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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5967

   
 

*SB0054305967HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. ZIOBRON, 34th Dist.

REP. DAVIS C., 57th Dist.

To: Senate Bill No. 543

File No.

Cal. No.

"AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018."

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

"Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session and section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session, regarding the GENERAL FUND are amended to read as follows:

T1

 

2018-2019

 

T2

LEGISLATIVE

   

T3

     

T4

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

   

T5

Personal Services

[ 43,332,854]

41,791,059

T6

Other Expenses

[ 13,975,741]

11,976,294

T7

Equipment

[ 100,000]

 

T8

Interim Salary/Caucus Offices

[ 452,875]

 

T9

Redistricting

[ 100,000]

 

T10

Old State House

[ 500,000]

400,000

T11

Interstate Conference Fund

377,944

 

T12

New England Board of Higher Education

183,750

 

T13

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 59,023,164]

54,729,047

T14

     

T15

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

   

T16

Personal Services

10,349,151

 

T17

Other Expenses

272,143

 

T18

AGENCY TOTAL

10,621,294

 

T19

     

T20

COMMISSION WOMEN, CHILDREN, SENIORS

   

T21

Personal Services

400,000

 

T22

Other Expenses

[ 30,000]

22,366

T23

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 430,000]

422,366

T24

     

T25

COMMISSION ON EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY

   

T26

Personal Services

400,000

 

T27

Other Expenses

[ 30,000]

22,366

T28

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 430,000]

422,366

T29

     

T30

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T31

     

T32

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   

T33

Personal Services

[ 1,998,912]

3,168,797

T34

Other Expenses

[ 185,402]

176,132

T35

New England Governors' Conference

[ 74,391]

66,952

T36

National Governors' Association

[ 116,893]

105,204

T37

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 2,375,598]

3,517,085

T38

     

T39

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

   

T40

Personal Services

[ 2,623,326]

2,550,229

T41

Other Expenses

[ 1,747,589]

1,210,209

T42

Commercial Recording Division

[ 4,610,034]

4,306,082

T43

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 8,980,949]

8,066,520

T44

     

T45

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   

T46

Personal Services

591,699

 

T47

Other Expenses

[ 60,264]

57,251

T48

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 651,963]

648,950

T49

     

T50

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

   

T51

Elections Enforcement Commission

3,125,570

 

T52

     

T53

OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS

   

T54

Information Technology Initiatives

[ 28,226]

26,815

T55

Office of State Ethics

[ 1,403,529]

1,305,691

T56

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 1,431,755]

1,332,506

T57

     

T58

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

   

T59

Freedom of Information Commission

[ 1,513,476]

1,420,247

T60

     

T61

STATE TREASURER

   

T62

Personal Services

[ 2,838,478]

2,001,767

T63

Other Expenses

[ 132,225]

125,614

T64

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 2,970,703]

2,127,381

T65

     

T66

STATE COMPTROLLER

   

T67

Personal Services

[ 22,655,097]

21,662,685

T68

Other Expenses

[ 4,748,854]

4,784,986

T69

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 27,403,951]

26,447,671

T70

     

T71

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

   

T72

Personal Services

[ 56,210,743]

53,703,386

T73

Other Expenses

[ 6,831,117]

7,908,061

T74

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 63,041,860]

61,611,447

T75

     

T76

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

   

T77

Other Expenses

[ 34,218]

32,507

T78

Child Fatality Review Panel

[ 94,734]

89,997

T79

Contracting Standards Board

[ 257,894]

158,494

T80

Judicial Review Council

[ 124,509]

123,334

T81

Judicial Selection Commission

[ 82,097]

77,992

T82

Office of the Child Advocate

[ 630,059]

627,188

T83

Office of the Victim Advocate

[ 387,708]

384,509

T84

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners

[ 113,272]

112,936

T85

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 1,724,491]

1,606,957

T86

     

T87

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T88

Personal Services

[ 10,006,964]

8,557,509

T89

Other Expenses

[ 1,098,084]

1,343,180

T90

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

[ 39,668]

25,437

T91

Justice Assistance Grants

[ 910,489]

778,468

T92

Project Longevity

[ 850,000]

552,234

T93

Council of Governments

[ 5,000,000]

3,000,000

T94

Tax Relief For Elderly Renters

25,020,226

 

T95

Private Providers

 

31,037,000

T96

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes on State Property

[ 56,045,788]

57,651,635

T97

Reimbursements to Towns for Private Tax-Exempt Property

105,889,432

 

T98

Reimbursement Property Tax - Disability Exemption

374,065

 

T99

Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program

65,000

 

T100

Property Tax Relief for Veterans

2,777,546

 

T101

Municipal Revenue Sharing

[ 36,819,135]

28,252,904

T102

Municipal Transition

[ 15,000,000]

53,500,000

T103

Municipal Stabilization Grant

37,753,335

 

T104

Municipal Restructuring

[ 28,000,000]

7,300,000

T105

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 325,649,732]

363,877,971

T106

     

T107

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

   

T108

Personal Services

[ 17,914,195]

19,080,714

T109

Other Expenses

[ 3,056,239]

2,903,427

T110

SSMF Administration

[ 521,833]

485,826

T111

Burial Expenses

6,666

 

T112

Headstones

307,834

 

T113

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 21,806,767]

22,784,467

T114

     

T115

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T116

Personal Services

[ 47,168,198]

44,821,392

T117

Other Expenses

[ 28,804,457]

27,709,202

T118

Loss Control Risk Management

[ 92,634]

88,002

T119

Employees' Review Board

[ 17,611]

16,730

T120

Surety Bonds for State Officials and Employees

[ 147,524]

140,148

T121

Refunds Of Collections

[ 21,453]

20,380

T122

Rents and Moving

[ 11,318,952]

9,884,155

T123

W. C. Administrator

5,000,000

 

T124

State Insurance and Risk Mgmt Operations

10,917,391

 

T125

IT Services

[ 12,384,014]

11,171,585

T126

Firefighters Fund

[ 400,000]

100,000

T127

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 116,272,234]

109,868,985

T128

     

T129

ATTORNEY GENERAL

   

T130

Personal Services

[ 30,923,304]

29,196,645

T131

Other Expenses

[ 1,068,906]

920,461

T132

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 31,992,210]

30,117,106

T133

     

T134

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

   

T135

Personal Services

[ 44,021,057]

41,636,281

T136

Other Expenses

[ 2,273,280]

2,159,460

T137

Witness Protection

[ 164,148]

155,941

T138

Training And Education

[ 27,398]

26,028

T139

Expert Witnesses

[ 135,413]

128,642

T140

Medicaid Fraud Control

1,041,425

 

T141

Criminal Justice Commission

[ 409]

389

T142

Cold Case Unit

228,213

 

T143

Shooting Taskforce

1,034,499

 

T144

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 48,925,842]

46,410,878

T145

     

T146

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T147

     

T148

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

   

T149

Personal Services

[ 146,234,975]

141,012,464

T150

Other Expenses

[ 26,611,310]

25,280,114

T151

Stress Reduction

[ 25,354]

24,086

T152

Fleet Purchase

[ 6,581,737]

6,252,650

T153

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,636,817

 

T154

Criminal Justice Information System

[ 2,739,398]

2,602,428

T155

Fire Training School - Willimantic

150,076

 

T156

Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio Network

[ 21,698]

18,552

T157

Maintenance of State-Wide Fire Radio Network

[ 14,441]

12,347

T158

Police Association of Connecticut

172,353

 

T159

Connecticut State Firefighter's Association

176,625

 

T160

Fire Training School - Torrington

81,367

 

T161

Fire Training School - New Haven

48,364

 

T162

Fire Training School - Derby

37,139

 

T163

Fire Training School - Wolcott

100,162

 

T164

Fire Training School - Fairfield

70,395

 

T165

Fire Training School - Hartford

169,336

 

T166

Fire Training School - Middletown

68,470

 

T167

Fire Training School - Stamford

55,432

 

T168

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 187,995,449]

180,969,177

T169

     

T170

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

   

T171

Personal Services

[ 2,711,254]

2,635,706

T172

Other Expenses

[ 2,284,779]

2,171,661

T173

Honor Guards

525,000

 

T174

Veteran's Service Bonuses

93,333

 

T175

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 5,614,366]

5,425,700

T176

     

T177

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

   

T178

Personal Services

[ 12,749,297]

11,730,806

T179

Other Expenses

[ 1,193,685]

1,134,001

T180

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 13,942,982]

12,864,807

T181

     

T182

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T183

Personal Services

[ 8,747,739]

7,942,500

T184

Other Expenses

[ 1,080,343]

1,126,326

T185

CETC Workforce

[ 619,591]

457,632

T186

Workforce Investment Act

[ 36,758,476]

36,662,281

T187

Job Funnels Projects

[ 108,656]

 

T188

Connecticut's Youth Employment Program

[ 4,000,000]

3,500,000

T189

Jobs First Employment Services

[ 13,869,606]

12,482,645

T190

Apprenticeship Program

465,342

 

T191

Spanish-American Merchants Association

[ 400,489]

300,367

T192

Connecticut Career Resource Network

153,113

 

T193

STRIVE

[ 108,655]

146,684

T194

Opportunities for Long Term Unemployed

[ 1,753,994]

1,315,495

T195

Veterans' Opportunity Pilot

227,606

 

T196

Second Chance Initiative

[ 444,861]

311,403

T197

Cradle To Career

[ 100,000]

 

T198

New Haven Jobs Funnel

344,241

 

T199

Healthcare Apprenticeship Initiative

[ 1,000,000]

 

T200

Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative

1,000,000

 

T201

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 71,182,712]

66,435,635

T202

     

T203

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

   

T204

Personal Services

[ 5,880,844]

5,586,704

T205

Other Expenses

[ 302,061]

286,958

T206

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

5,977

 

T207

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 6,188,882]

5,879,639

T208

     

T209

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T210

     

T211

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   

T212

Personal Services

[ 3,610,221]

3,382,125

T213

Other Expenses

[ 845,038]

715,175

T214

Senior Food Vouchers

350,442

 

T215

Dairy Farmer - Agriculture Sustainability

 

2,000,000

T216

Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity

[ 97]

 

T217

WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce

167,938

 

T218

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 4,973,736]

6,615,680

T219

     

T220

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T221

Personal Services

[ 22,144,784]

21,241,948

T222

Other Expenses

[ 527,266]

456,853

T223

Mosquito Control

[ 221,097]

111,097

T224

State Superfund Site Maintenance

[ 399,577]

379,598

T225

Laboratory Fees

[ 129,015]

122,564

T226

Dam Maintenance

[ 113,740]

108,068

T227

Emergency Spill Response

[ 6,481,921]

5,730,389

T228

Solid Waste Management

[ 3,613,792]

3,083,671

T229

Underground Storage Tank

[ 855,844]

813,615

T230

Clean Air

[ 3,925,897]

3,663,512

T231

Environmental Conservation

[ 4,950,803]

4,614,325

T232

Environmental Quality

[ 8,410,957]

7,821,068

T233

Greenways Account

[ 2]

 

T234

Fish Hatcheries

[ 2,079,562]

1,985,584

T235

Interstate Environmental Commission

[ 44,937]

42,690

T236

New England Interstate Water Pollution Commission

[ 26,554]

25,226

T237

Northeast Interstate Forest Fire Compact

[ 3,082]

2,928

T238

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

[ 30,295]

28,780

T239

Thames River Valley Flood Control Commission

[ 45,151]

42,893

T240

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 54,004,276]

50,274,809

T241

     

T242

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

   

T243

Personal Services

[ 7,145,317]

6,597,063

T244

Other Expenses

[ 527,335]

500,968

T245

Office of Military Affairs

[ 187,575]

178,196

T246

Capital Region Development Authority

[ 6,299,121]

4,886,182

T247

Municipal Regional Development Authority

[ 610,500]

 

T248

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 14,769,848]

12,162,409

T249

     

T250

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T251

Personal Services

[ 1,853,013]

1,665,376

T252

Other Expenses

[ 162,047]

153,945

T253

Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors

[ 1,035,431]

1,014,722

T254

Homeless Youth

[ 2,329,087]

2,214,962

T255

Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration

[ 2,084,241]

1,980,029

T256

Congregate Facilities Operation Costs

[ 7,336,204]

6,830,006

T257

Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy

[ 1,982,065]

1,845,303

T258

Housing/Homeless Services

[ 78,628,792]

79,708,308

T259

Housing/Homeless Services - Municipality

586,965

 

T260

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 95,997,845]

95,999,616

T261

     

T262

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

   

T263

Personal Services

[ 5,636,399]

5,479,344

T264

Other Expenses

[ 910,560]

865,032

T265

Mosquito Control

[ 502,312]

427,428

T266

Wildlife Disease Prevention

[ 92,701]

88,136

T267

Tick Born Illnesses

 

50,000

T268

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 7,141,972]

6,909,940

T269

     

T270

HEALTH

   

T271

     

T272

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

   

T273

Personal Services

[ 34,180,177]

32,806,581

T274

Other Expenses

[ 7,908,041]

7,611,063

T275

Children's Health Initiatives

 

2,935,769

T276

Community Health Services

[ 1,900,431]

1,699,845

T277

Rape Crisis

[ 558,104]

546,942

T278

Local and District Departments of Health

[ 4,144,588]

4,171,461

T279

School Based Health Clinics

11,039,012

 

T280

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 59,730,353]

60,810,673

T281

     

T282

OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY

   

T283

Personal Services

[ 1,937,390]

1,812,390

T284

Other Expenses

38,042

 

T285

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 1,975,432]

1,850,432

T286

     

T287

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

   

T288

Personal Services

[ 4,926,809]

4,789,527

T289

Other Expenses

1,435,536

 

T290

Equipment

23,310

 

T291

Medicolegal Investigations

22,150

 

T292

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 6,407,805]

6,270,523

T293

     

T294

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

   

T295

Personal Services

[ 206,888,083]

194,078,878

T296

Other Expenses

[ 16,590,769]

15,333,850

T297

Housing Supports and Services

350,000

 

T298

Family Support Grants

3,700,840

 

T299

Clinical Services

[ 2,365,359]

2,325,359

T300

Workers' Compensation Claims

13,823,176

 

T301

Behavioral Services Program

22,478,496

 

T302

Supplemental Payments for Medical Services

[ 3,761,425]

3,686,196

T303

ID Partnership Initiatives

[ 1,900,000]

1,529,000

T304

Emergency Placements

 

5,000,000

T305

Rent Subsidy Program

[ 4,879,910]

4,782,312

T306

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

[ 251,900,305]

250,382,413

T307

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 528,638,363]

517,470,520

T308

     

T309

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   

T310

Personal Services

[ 185,075,887]

174,507,895

T311

Other Expenses

[ 24,412,372]

23,191,753

T312

Housing Supports and Services

[ 23,269,681]

22,804,287

T313

Managed Service System

[ 56,505,032]

58,648,988

T314

Legal Services

700,144

 

T315

Connecticut Mental Health Center

[ 7,848,323]

6,613,486

T316

Professional Services

11,200,697

 

T317

General Assistance Managed Care

[ 42,160,121]

41,339,713

T318

Workers' Compensation Claims

11,405,512

 

T319

Nursing Home Screening

[ 636,352]

 

T320

Young Adult Services

[ 76,859,968]

75,125,743

T321

TBI Community Services

[ 8,779,723]

8,596,174

T322

Jail Diversion

[ 190,000]

95,000

T323

Behavioral Health Medications

6,720,754

 

T324

Medicaid Adult Rehabilitation Option

[ 4,269,653]

4,184,260

T325

Discharge and Diversion Services

[ 24,533,818]

24,043,142

T326

Home and Community Based Services

[ 24,173,942]

23,673,942

T327

Nursing Home Contract

[ 417,953]

409,594

T328

Pre-Trial Account

[ 620,352]

 

T329

Katie Blair House

[ 15,000]

 

T330

Forensic Services

[ 10,140,895]

9,922,892

T331

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

17,788,229

 

T332

Grants for Mental Health Services

65,874,535

 

T333

Employment Opportunities

[ 8,901,815]

8,723,779

T334

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 612,500,758]

595,570,519

T335

     

T336

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD

   

T337

Personal Services

[ 271,444]

269,770

T338

Other Expenses

[ 26,387]

25,068

T339

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 297,831]

294,838

T340

     

T341

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T342

     

T343

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   

T344

Personal Services

[ 122,536,340]

116,831,818

T345

Other Expenses

[ 146,570,860]

139,611,834

T346

Genetic Tests in Paternity Actions

[ 81,906]

77,811

T347

HUSKY B Program

5,320,000

 

T348

Medicaid

[ 2,616,365,000]

2,609,348,000

T349

Old Age Assistance

[ 38,026,302]

39,826,302

T350

Aid To The Blind

584,005

 

T351

Aid To The Disabled

[ 59,707,546]

61,607,546

T352

Temporary Family Assistance - TANF

[ 70,131,712]

75,131,712

T353

Emergency Assistance

1

 

T354

Food Stamp Training Expenses

[ 9,832]

9,340

T355

DMHAS-Disproportionate Share

108,935,000

 

T356

Connecticut Home Care Program

[ 46,530,000]

44,350,000

T357

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs

[ 697,307]

630,568

T358

Community Residential Services

[ 571,064,720]

569,052,640

T359

Protective Services to the Elderly

[ 785,204]

 

T360

Safety Net Services

[ 1,840,882]

1,666,476

T361

Refunds Of Collections

[ 94,699]

89,964

T362

Services for Persons With Disabilities

[ 370,253]

369,318

T363

Nutrition Assistance

[ 837,039]

705,940

T364

State Administered General Assistance

19,334,722

 

T365

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

[ 10,125,737]

9,205,054

T366

Community Services

[ 688,676]

 

T367

Human Service Infrastructure Community Action Program

[ 3,209,509]

2,901,488

T368

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

[ 1,271,286]

1,245,860

T369

Programs for Senior Citizens

[ 7,895,383]

 

T370

Family Programs - TANF

[ 316,835]

 

T371

Domestic Violence Shelters

[ 5,353,162]

5,247,072

T372

Hospital Supplemental Payments

496,340,138

 

T373

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs - Municipality

[ 4,120]

 

T374

Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Municipality

[ 100,287]

93,367

T375

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 4,335,128,463]

4,308,515,976

T376

     

T377

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

   

T378

Personal Services

[ 4,843,781]

6,400,076

T379

Other Expenses

[ 1,398,021]

1,435,685

T380

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children

[ 4,040,237]

3,959,503

T381

Employment Opportunities – Blind & Disabled

1,032,521

 

T382

Vocational Rehabilitation - Disabled

7,354,087

 

T383

Supplementary Relief and Services

[ 45,762]

44,847

T384

Special Training for the Deaf Blind

268,003

 

T385

Connecticut Radio Information Service

[ 27,474]

20,194

T386

Independent Living Centers

420,962

 

T387

Programs for Senior Citizens

 

3,268,993

T388

Elderly Nutrition

 

4,626,390

T389

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 19,430,848]

28,831,261

T390

     

T391

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

   

T392

     

T393

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

   

T394

Personal Services

[ 16,264,240]

15,428,356

T395

Other Expenses

[ 3,261,940]

3,082,927

T396

Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6, and 8

[ 10,443,016]

7,524,372

T397

Primary Mental Health

383,653

 

T398

Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)

[ 462,534]

296,600

T399

Adult Education Action

[ 216,149]

184,807

T400

Connecticut Writing Project

[ 30,000]

 

T401

Neighborhood Youth Centers

[ 650,172]

416,923

T402

Longitudinal Data Systems

[ 1,212,945]

 

T403

Sheff Settlement

[ 11,027,361]

11,017,392

T404

Parent Trust Fund Program

[ 395,841]

253,833

T405

Regional Vocational-Technical School System

[ 133,918,454]

130,188,101

T406

Commissioner's Network

[ 10,009,398]

7,509,398

T407

Local Charter Schools

[ 540,000]

492,000

T408

Bridges to Success

[ 40,000]

 

T409

K-3 Reading Assessment Pilot

[ 2,461,940]

2,215,782

T410

Talent Development

[ 650,000]

2,111,831

T411

School-Based Diversion Initiative

[ 1,000,000]

900,000

T412

Technical High Schools Other Expenses

[ 23,861,660]

22,668,577

T413

Division of Post-Secondary Education

 

3,296,985

T414

American School For The Deaf

8,257,514

 

T415

Regional Education Services

[ 350,000]

262,500

T416

Family Resource Centers

5,802,710

 

T417

Charter Schools

116,964,132

 

T418

Youth Service Bureau Enhancement

[ 648,859]

619,660

T419

Child Nutrition State Match

2,354,000

 

T420

Health Foods Initiative

4,151,463

 

T421

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Fund

 

31,488,637

T422

Vocational Agriculture

[ 10,228,589]

13,759,589

T423

Adult Education

20,383,960

 

T424

Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private Schools

[ 3,526,579]

3,438,415

T425

Education Equalization Grants

[ 2,017,131,405]

2,017,131,405

T426

Bilingual Education

[ 2,848,320]

2,777,112

T427

Priority School Districts

[ 38,103,454]

37,150,868

T428

Young Parents Program

[ 106,159]

68,074

T429

Interdistrict Cooperation

[ 3,050,000]

1,460,625

T430

School Breakfast Program

2,158,900

 

T431

Excess Cost - Student Based

[ 142,119,782]

140,619,782

T432

Youth Service Bureaus

2,598,486

 

T433

Open Choice Program

[ 40,090,639]

39,138,373

T434

Magnet Schools

326,508,158

 

T435

After School Program

4,720,695

 

T436

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 2,968,933,107]

2,989,786,595

T437

     

T438

OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

   

T439

Personal Services

[ 7,791,962]

7,865,429

T440

Other Expenses

[ 411,727]

391,141

T441

Birth to Three

21,446,804

 

T442

Evenstart

[ 437,713]

295,456

T443

2Gen - TANF

[ 750,000]

412,500

T444

Nurturing Families Network

10,230,303

 

T445

Head Start Services

[ 5,186,978]

5,083,238

T446

Care4Kids TANF/CCDF

[ 130,032,034]

103,353,224

T447

Child Care Quality Enhancements

6,855,033

 

T448

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

1,130,750

 

T449

Early Care and Education

[ 101,507,832]

127,519,851

T450

Smart Start

3,325,000

 

T451

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 289,106,136]

287,908,729

T452

     

T453

STATE LIBRARY

   

T454

Personal Services

[ 5,019,931]

4,880,054

T455

Other Expenses

[ 426,673]

405,339

T456

State-Wide Digital Library

[ 1,750,193]

1,496,415

T457

Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service

[ 276,232]

236,366

T458

Legal/Legislative Library Materials

[ 638,378]

545,813

T459

Support Cooperating Library Service Units

[ 184,300]

118,182

T460

Connecticard Payments

[ 781,820]

855,438

T461

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 9,077,527]

8,537,607

T462

     

T463

[ OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

   

T464

Personal Services

1,428,180

 

T465

Other Expenses

69,964

 

T466

Minority Advancement Program

1,789,690

 

T467

National Service Act

260,896

 

T468

Minority Teacher Incentive Program

355,704

 

T469

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Fund

33,388,637

 

T470

AGENCY TOTAL

37,293,071]

 

T471

     

T472

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

   

T473

Operating Expenses

[ 176,494,509]

171,494,997

T474

Workers' Compensation Claims

2,271,228

 

T475

Next Generation Connecticut

[ 17,353,856]

16,865,367

T476

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 196,119,593]

190,631,592

T477

     

T478

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

   

T479

Operating Expenses

[ 106,746,848]

103,772,410

T480

AHEC

[ 374,566]

374,367

T481

Workers' Compensation Claims

[ 4,324,771]

600,000

T482

Bioscience

[ 11,567,183]

11,261,097

T483

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 123,013,368]

116,007,874

T484

     

T485

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

   

T486

Personal Services

[ 1,606,365]

1,601,604

T487

Other Expenses

[ 468,134]

404,727

T488

Retirement Contributions

[ 1,332,368,000]

1,292,314,000

T489

Retirees Health Service Cost

14,575,250

 

T490

Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs

4,644,673

 

T491

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 1,353,662,422]

1,313,540,254

T492

     

T493

CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

   

T494

Workers' Compensation Claims

3,289,276

 

T495

Charter Oak State College

[ 2,263,617]

2,200,543

T496

Community Tech College System

[ 138,243,937]

140,293,547

T497

Connecticut State University

[ 142,230,435]

138,303,424

T498

Board of Regents

[ 366,875]

362,240

T499

Developmental Services

[ 9,168,168]

8,912,702

T500

Outcomes-Based Funding Incentive

[ 1,236,481]

 

T501

Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy

[ 994,650]

 

T502

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 297,793,439]

293,361,732

T503

     

T504

CORRECTIONS

   

T505

     

T506

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

   

T507

Personal Services

[ 382,622,893]

377,761,074

T508

Other Expenses

[ 66,727,581]

64,678,930

T509

Workers' Compensation Claims

[ 26,871,594]

29,371,594

T510

Inmate Medical Services

72,383,992

 

T511

Board of Pardons and Paroles

[ 6,415,288]

5,822,161

T512

STRIDE

[ 108,656]

 

T513

Program Evaluation

[ 75,000]

 

T514

Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates

[ 3,000]

2,850

T515

Legal Services To Prisoners

[ 797,000]

757,150

T516

Volunteer Services

[ 129,460]

 

T517

Community Support Services

[ 33,909,614]

32,214,133

T518

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 590,044,078]

582,991,884

T519

     

T520

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

   

T521

Personal Services

[ 273,254,796]

253,242,096

T522

Other Expenses

[ 30,416,026]

28,342,225

T523

Workers' Compensation Claims

12,578,720

 

T524

Family Support Services

867,677

 

T525

Differential Response System

7,764,046

 

T526

Regional Behavioral Health Consultation

1,619,023

 

T527

Health Assessment and Consultation

1,082,532

 

T528

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

14,979,041

 

T529

Day Treatment Centers for Children

6,759,728

 

T530

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

10,116,287

 

T531

Community Based Prevention Programs

7,637,305

 

T532

Family Violence Outreach and Counseling

2,547,289

 

T533

Supportive Housing

18,479,526

 

T534

No Nexus Special Education

2,151,861

 

T535

Family Preservation Services

6,070,574

 

T536

Substance Abuse Treatment

9,840,612

 

T537

Child Welfare Support Services

1,757,237

 

T538

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

[ 98,735,921]

100,475,366

T539

Board and Care for Children - Foster

[ 135,345,435]

134,515,598

T540

Board and Care for Children - Short-term and Residential

[ 90,339,295]

92,253,809

T541

Individualized Family Supports

[ 6,552,680]

6,063,108

T542

Community Kidcare

37,968,191

 

T543

Covenant to Care

[ 136,273]

133,548

T544

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 777,000,075]

757,245,399

T545

     

T546

JUDICIAL

   

T547

     

T548

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   

T549

Personal Services

[ 325,432,553]

325,417,550

T550

Other Expenses

[ 60,639,025]

59,839,025

T551

Forensic Sex Evidence Exams

1,348,010

 

T552

Alternative Incarceration Program

[ 49,538,792]

46,980,195

T553

Justice Education Center, Inc.

[ 466,217]

250,000

T554

Juvenile Alternative Incarceration

[ 20,683,458]

28,093,935

T555

Probate Court

[ 4,450,000]

4,350,000

T556

Workers' Compensation Claims

6,042,106

 

T557

Youthful Offender Services

[ 10,445,555]

 

T558

Victim Security Account

[ 8,792]

8,361

T559

Children of Incarcerated Parents

[ 544,503]

490,053

T560

Legal Aid

[ 1,552,382]

1,397,144

T561

Youth Violence Initiative

[ 1,925,318]

1,203,323

T562

Youth Services Prevention

[ 3,187,174]

2,925,401

T563

Children's Law Center

[ 102,717]

87,823

T564

Juvenile Planning

[ 333,792]

198,189

T565

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

11,149,525

 

T566

Board and Care for Children - Short-term and Residential

[ 6,564,318]

6,285,334

T567

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 504,414,237]

496,065,974

T568

     

T569

PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION

   

T570

Personal Services

[ 40,042,553]

38,260,790

T571

Other Expenses

[ 1,173,363]

1,114,539

T572

Assigned Counsel

[ 22,442,284]

20,820,170

T573

Expert Witnesses

[ 3,234,137]

2,731,824

T574

Training And Education

[ 119,748]

113,761

T575

Interest of Justice Assignments

 

500,000

T576

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 67,012,085]

63,541,084

T577

     

T578

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T579

     

T580

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

   

T581

Debt Service

1,858,767,569

 

T582

UConn 2000 - Debt Service

210,955,639

 

T583

CHEFA Day Care Security

5,500,000

 

T584

Pension Obligation Bonds - TRB

118,400,521

 

T585

Municipal Restructuring

[ 20,000,000]

44,340,252

T586

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 2,213,623,729]

2,237,963,981

T587

     

T588

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T589

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

2,985,705

 

T590

     

T591

STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS

   

T592

Unemployment Compensation

[ 6,465,764]

8,856,028

T593

State Employees Retirement Contributions

[ 1,324,658,878]

1,157,976,856

T594

Higher Education Alternative Retirement System

[ 1,000]

27,300,000

T595

Pensions and Retirements - Other Statutory

1,657,248

 

T596

Judges and Compensation Commissioners Retirement

27,427,480

 

T597

Insurance - Group Life

[ 8,235,900]

8,256,284

T598

Employers Social Security Tax

[ 197,818,172]

194,327,232

T599

State Employees Health Service Cost

[ 707,332,481]

654,160,627

T600

Retired State Employees Health Service Cost

[ 844,099,000]

709,099,000

T601

Other Post Employment Benefits

91,200,000

 

T602

SERS Defined Contribution Match

 

1,101,700

T603

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 3,208,895,923]

2,881,362,455

T604

     

T605

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

   

T606

Reserve For Salary Adjustments

[ 484,497,698]

99,232,684

T607

     

T608

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T609

Workers' Compensation Claims

7,605,530

 

T610

     

T611

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

[ 19,885,371,203]

19,041,080,047

T612

     

T613

LESS:

   

T614

     

T615

Unallocated Lapse

[ -51,765,570]

-10,515,570

T616

Unallocated Lapse - Legislative

[ -1,000,000]

 

T617

Unallocated Lapse - Judicial

[ -8,000,000]

-5,000,000

T618

Statewide Hiring Reduction - Executive

-7,000,000

 

T619

Targeted Savings

[ -150,878,179]

 

T620

Achieve Labor Concessions

[ -867,600,000]

 

T621

Municipal Aid Savings

[ -8,500,000]

 

T622

     

T623

NET - GENERAL FUND

[ 18,790,627,454]

19,018,564,477

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 2 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND are amended to read as follows:

T624

 

2018-2019

 

T625

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T626

     

T627

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T628

State Insurance and Risk Mgmt Operations

8,508,924

 

T629

     

T630

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T631

     

T632

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

   

T633

Personal Services

[ 49,296,260]

48,386,107

T634

Other Expenses

15,397,378

 

T635

Equipment

468,756

 

T636

Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Project

214,676

 

T637

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 65,377,070]

64,466,917

T638

     

T639

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T640

     

T641

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T642

Personal Services

2,060,488

 

T643

Other Expenses

701,974

 

T644

AGENCY TOTAL

2,762,462

 

T645

     

T646

TRANSPORTATION

   

T647

     

T648

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

   

T649

Personal Services

[ 175,874,964]

170,864,782

T650

Other Expenses

53,214,223

 

T651

Equipment

1,341,329

 

T652

Minor Capital Projects

449,639

 

T653

Highway Planning And Research

3,060,131

 

T654

Rail Operations

[ 198,225,900]

209,673,193

T655

Bus Operations

[ 168,421,676]

189,887,787

T656

ADA Para-transit Program

[ 38,039,446]

40,796,221

T657

Non-ADA Dial-A-Ride Program

1,576,361

 

T658

Pay-As-You-Go Transportation Projects

[ 13,629,769]

11,629,769

T659

Port Authority

400,000

 

T660

Transportation to Work

2,370,629

 

T661

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 656,604,067]

685,264,064

T662

     

T663

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T664

     

T665

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   

T666

     

T667

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T668

     

T669

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

   

T670

Debt Service

[ 680,223,716]

638,973,716

T671

     

T672

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T673

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

213,133

 

T674

     

T675

STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS

   

T676

Unemployment Compensation

[ 203,548]

302,854

T677

State Employees Retirement Contributions

[ 144,980,942]

126,280,942

T678

Insurance - Group Life

277,357

 

T679

Employers Social Security Tax

[ 15,674,834]

15,624,653

T680

State Employees Health Service Cost

[ 50,218,403]

46,557,134

T681

Other Post Employment Benefits

6,000,000

 

T682

SERS Defined Contribution Match

 

120,200

T683

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 217,355,084]

195,163,140

T684

     

T685

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

   

T686

Reserve For Salary Adjustments

2,301,186

 

T687

     

T688

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T689

Workers' Compensation Claims

6,723,297

 

T690

     

T691

TOTAL - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

[ 1,640,068,939]

1,604,376,839

T692

     

T693

LESS:

   

T694

     

T695

Unallocated Lapse

-12,000,000

 

T696

     

T697

NET - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

[ 1,628,068,939]

1,592,376,839

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 3 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND are amended to read as follows:

T698

 

2018-2019

 

T699

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T700

     

T701

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T702

Grants To Towns

[ 49,942,796]

50,942,796

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 5 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the BANKING FUND are amended to read as follows:

T703

 

2018-2019

 

T704

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T705

     

T706

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING

   

T707

Personal Services

10,984,235

 

T708

Other Expenses

1,478,390

 

T709

Equipment

44,900

 

T710

Fringe Benefits

[ 8,787,388]

9,007,073

T711

Indirect Overhead

[ 291,192]

441,615

T712

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 21,586,105]

21,956,213

T713

     

T714

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T715

Opportunity Industrial Centers

475,000

 

T716

Customized Services

950,000

 

T717

AGENCY TOTAL

1,425,000

 

T718

     

T719

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T720

     

T721

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T722

Fair Housing

670,000

 

T723

     

T724

JUDICIAL

   

T725

     

T726

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   

T727

Foreclosure Mediation Program

3,610,565

 

T728

     

T729

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T730

     

T731

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T732

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

95,178

 

T733

     

T734

TOTAL - BANKING FUND

[ 27,386,848]

27,756,956

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 6 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 17 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, regarding the INSURANCE FUND are amended to read as follows:

T735

 

2018-2019

 

T736

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T737

     

T738

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T739

Personal Services

313,882

 

T740

Other Expenses

6,012

 

T741

Fringe Benefits

200,882

 

T742

AGENCY TOTAL

520,776

 

T743

     

T744

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T745

     

T746

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

   

T747

Personal Services

13,796,046

 

T748

Other Expenses

[ 1,727,807]

1,774,279

T749

Equipment

52,500

 

T750

Fringe Benefits

[ 10,938,946]

11,312,758

T751

Indirect Overhead

[ 466,740]

271,839

T752

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 26,982,039]

27,207,422

T753

     

T754

OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE

   

T755

Personal Services

[ 1,683,355]

1,564,246

T756

Other Expenses

305,000

 

T757

Equipment

[ 15,000]

5,000

T758

Fringe Benefits

[ 1,329,851]

1,267,599

T759

Indirect Overhead

106,630

 

T760

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 3,439,836]

3,248,475

T761

     

T762

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T763

     

T764

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T765

Crumbling Foundations

110,844

 

T766

AGENCY TOTAL

110,844

 

T767

     

T768

HEALTH

   

T769

     

T770

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

   

T771

Needle and Syringe Exchange Program

459,416

 

T772

Children's Health Initiatives

[ 2,935,769]

 

T773

AIDS Services

4,975,686

 

T774

Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment

2,150,565

 

T775

Immunization Services

[ 48,018,326]

47,107,827

T776

X-Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care

965,148

 

T777

Venereal Disease Control

197,171

 

T778

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 59,702,081]

55,855,813

T779

     

T780

OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY

   

T781

Personal Services

[ 560,785]

836,433

T782

Other Expenses

[ 2,386,767]

2,136,767

T783

Equipment

 

10,000

T784

Fringe Benefits

[ 430,912]

738,151

T785

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 3,378,464]

3,721,351

T786

     

T787

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   

T788

Managed Service System

408,924

 

T789

     

T790

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T791

     

T792

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   

T793

Fall Prevention

[ 376,023]

 

T794

     

T795

STATE DEPARTMENT ON AGING

   

T796

     

T797

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

   

T798

Fall Prevention

 

376,023

T799

     

T800

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T801

     

T802

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T803

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

116,945

 

T804

     

T805

TOTAL - INSURANCE FUND

[ 95,035,932]

91,566,573

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 7 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND are amended to read as follows:

T806

 

2018-2019

 

T807

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T808

     

T809

OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL

   

T810

Personal Services

1,288,453

 

T811

Other Expenses

332,907

 

T812

Equipment

2,200

 

T813

Fringe Benefits

[ 1,056,988]

1,082,301

T814

Indirect Overhead

[ 100]

67,663

T815

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 2,680,648]

2,773,524

T816

     

T817

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T818

     

T819

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T820

Personal Services

[ 11,834,823]

11,076,243

T821

Other Expenses

1,479,367

 

T822

Equipment

19,500

 

T823

Fringe Benefits

[ 9,467,858]

8,860,994

T824

Indirect Overhead

100

 

T825

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 22,801,648]

21,436,204

T826

     

T827

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T828

     

T829

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T830

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

89,658

 

T831

     

T832

TOTAL - CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND

[ 25,571,954]

24,299,386

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 8 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND are amended to read as follows:

T833

 

2018-2019

 

T834

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T835

     

T836

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

   

T837

Personal Services

369,969

 

T838

Other Expenses

10,428

 

T839

Fringe Benefits

306,273

 

T840

AGENCY TOTAL

686,670

 

T841

     

T842

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T843

     

T844

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T845

Occupational Health Clinics

687,148

 

T846

     

T847

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

   

T848

Personal Services

10,240,361

 

T849

Other Expenses

2,659,765

 

T850

Equipment

1

 

T851

Fringe Benefits

[ 8,192,289]

9,216,325

T852

Indirect Overhead

[ 291,637]

440,294

T853

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 21,384,053]

22,556,746

T854

     

T855

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T856

     

T857

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

   

T858

Personal Services

514,113

 

T859

Other Expenses

53,822

 

T860

Rehabilitative Services

1,111,913

 

T861

Fringe Benefits

430,485

 

T862

AGENCY TOTAL

2,110,333

 

T863

     

T864

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T865

     

T866

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T867

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

72,298

 

T868

     

T869

TOTAL - WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

[ 24,940,502]

26,113,195

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 10 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the TOURISM FUND are amended to read as follows:

T870

 

2018-2019

 

T871

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T872

     

T873

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

   

T874

Statewide Marketing

4,130,912

 

T875

Hartford Urban Arts Grant

242,371

 

T876

New Britain Arts Council

39,380

 

T877

Main Street Initiatives

100,000

 

T878

Neighborhood Music School

80,540

 

T879

Nutmeg Games

40,000

 

T880

Discovery Museum

196,895

 

T881

National Theatre of the Deaf

78,758

 

T882

Connecticut Science Center

446,626

 

T883

CT Flagship Producing Theaters Grant

259,951

 

T884

Performing Arts Centers

787,571

 

T885

Performing Theaters Grant

306,753

 

T886

Arts Commission

1,497,298

 

T887

Art Museum Consortium

287,313

 

T888

Litchfield Jazz Festival

29,000

 

T889

Arte Inc.

20,735

 

T890

CT Virtuosi Orchestra

15,250

 

T891

Barnum Museum

20,735

 

T892

Various Grants

393,856

 

T893

Connecticut Boxing Commission

 

100,000

T894

Greater Hartford Arts Council

74,079

 

T895

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

30,863

 

T896

Maritime Center Authority

303,705

 

T897

Connecticut Humanities Council

850,000

 

T898

Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail

36,414

 

T899

New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

414,511

 

T900

New Haven Arts Council

52,000

 

T901

Beardsley Zoo

253,879

 

T902

Mystic Aquarium

322,397

 

T903

Northwestern Tourism

[ 400,000]

 

T904

Eastern Tourism

[ 400,000]

 

T905

Central Tourism

[ 400,000]

 

T906

Twain/Stowe Homes

81,196

 

T907

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield

52,000

 

T908

AGENCY TOTAL

[ 12,644,988]

11,544,988

Sec. 9. Section 588 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the total grants paid to municipalities from the moneys available in the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund established by section 3-55i of the general statutes shall be as follows:

T909

Grantee

Grant Amount for

Grant Amount for

 

T910

 

Fiscal Year 2018

Fiscal Year 2019

 

T911

       

T912

Andover

$14,975

$6,680

 

T913

Ansonia

160,809

113,045

 

T914

Ashford

23,221

12,010

 

T915

Avon

18,973

   

T916

Barkhamsted

16,480

6,728

 

T917

Beacon Falls

28,405

12,467

 

T918

Berlin

43,425

   

T919

Bethany

15,440

881

 

T920

Bethel

48,774

   

T921

Bethlehem

13,341

4,125

 

T922

Bloomfield

149,114

94,314

 

T923

Bolton

16,279

3,244

 

T924

Bozrah

16,045

9,143

 

T925

Branford

53,780

   

T926

Bridgeport

5,856,925

5,606,925

 

T927

Bridgewater

8,143

3,734

 

T928

Bristol

559,715

400,282

 

T929

Brookfield

21,694

   

T930

Brooklyn

212,937

191,703

 

T931

Burlington

22,355

   

T932

Canaan

9,348

6,202

 

T933

Canterbury

28,601

15,208

 

T934

Canton

20,081

   

T935

Chaplin

79,006

73,052

 

T936

Cheshire

2,039,432

1,962,440

 

T937

Chester

14,638

3,278

 

T938

Clinton

30,336

   

T939

Colchester

65,420

23,167

 

T940

Colebrook

9,838

6,045

 

T941

Columbia

19,213

4,857

 

T942

Cornwall

8,114

4,434

 

T943

Coventry

44,362

13,336

 

T944

Cromwell

35,310

   

T945

Danbury

898,935

678,398

 

T946

Darien

9,024

   

T947

Deep River

16,522

4,490

 

T948

Derby

240,912

207,304

 

T949

Durham

20,345

1,003

 

T950

East Granby

14,706

987

 

T951

East Haddam

27,015

3,042

 

T952

East Hampton

40,629

6,742

 

T953

East Hartford

291,227

156,898

 

T954

East Haven

158,456

82,006

 

T955

East Lyme

320,180

270,204

 

T956

East Windsor

45,500

15,432

 

T957

Eastford

11,911

7,529

 

T958

Easton

10,434

   

T959

Ellington

44,853

4,081

 

T960

Enfield

1,342,216

1,224,751

 

T961

Essex

12,209

   

T962

Fairfield

276,419

114,941

 

T963

Farmington

29,796

   

T964

Franklin

14,960

9,738

 

T965

Glastonbury

40,754

   

T966

Goshen

10,357

2,687

 

T967

Granby

23,972

   

T968

Greenwich

92,423

   

T969

Griswold

86,837

55,478

 

T970

Groton

1,336,108

1,232,069

 

T971

Guilford

25,668

   

T972

Haddam

22,842

908

 

T973

Hamden

887,622

725,946

 

T974

Hampton

13,774

8,881

 

T975

Hartford

6,263,314

6,136,523

 

T976

Hartland

12,191

6,593

 

T977

Harwinton

18,235

3,676

 

T978

Hebron

28,438

3,350

 

T979

Kent

8,957

1,298

 

T980

Killingly

139,384

94,184

 

T981

Killingworth

15,190

   

T982

Lebanon

32,377

13,139

 

T983

Ledyard

878,678

[ 891,000]

1,391,000

T984

Lisbon

22,716

11,287

 

T985

Litchfield

17,970

   

T986

Lyme

8,286

1,997

 

T987

Madison

19,020

   

T988

Manchester

565,397

412,450

 

T989

Mansfield

204,996

179,151

 

T990

Marlborough

18,541

1,807

 

T991

Meriden

857,313

698,609

 

T992

Middlebury

15,721

   

T993

Middlefield

17,261

5,616

 

T994

Middletown

1,184,574

1,060,747

 

T995

Milford

377,139

236,690

 

T996

Monroe

33,321

   

T997

Montville

952,470

[ 946,162]

1,446,162

T998

Morris

11,054

5,059

 

T999

Naugatuck

230,356

147,899

 

T1000

New Britain

2,172,652

1,980,822

 

T1001

New Canaan

8,816

   

T1002

New Fairfield

29,123

   

T1003

New Hartford

18,753

822

 

T1004

New Haven

5,753,352

5,503,352

 

T1005

New London

1,737,694

1,667,837

 

T1006

New Milford

74,366

2,049

 

T1007

Newington

245,693

164,924

 

T1008

Newtown

903,200

829,098

 

T1009

Norfolk

13,256

8,899

 

T1010

North Branford

40,346

2,647

 

T1011

North Canaan

20,843

12,383

 

T1012

North Haven

149,723

86,789

 

T1013

North Stonington

841,889

880,690

 

T1014

Norwalk

809,075

577,059

 

T1015

Norwich

1,912,306

1,860,229

 

T1016

Old Lyme

14,374

   

T1017

Old Saybrook

14,310

   

T1018

Orange

43,141

6,408

 

T1019

Oxford

25,388

   

T1020

Plainfield

121,937

82,099

 

T1021

Plainville

72,491

27,635

 

T1022

Plymouth

65,316

33,955

 

T1023

Pomfret

19,468

9,172

 

T1024

Portland

27,715

2,902

 

T1025

Preston

1,125,119

1,165,290

 

T1026

Prospect

26,678

1,085

 

T1027

Putnam

100,687

75,902

 

T1028

Redding

10,912

   

T1029

Ridgefield

14,143

   

T1030

Rocky Hill

266,437

213,545

 

T1031

Roxbury

7,982

2,188

 

T1032

Salem

18,219

7,370

 

T1033

Salisbury

8,929

   

T1034

Scotland

15,714

11,620

 

T1035

Seymour

67,640

24,111

 

T1036

Sharon

9,111

2,001

 

T1037

Shelton

74,849

   

T1038

Sherman

9,772

109

 

T1039

Simsbury

28,478

   

T1040

Somers

1,594,267

1,564,515

 

T1041

South Windsor

54,351

   

T1042

Southbury

37,443

   

T1043

Southington

122,491

7,160

 

T1044

Sprague

25,323

17,479

 

T1045

Stafford

92,112

60,839

 

T1046

Stamford

875,635

625,635

 

T1047

Sterling

33,410

24,317

 

T1048

Stonington

31,251

   

T1049

Stratford

160,760

30,567

 

T1050

Suffield

2,802,224

2,760,598

 

T1051

Thomaston

37,095

16,872

 

T1052

Thompson

62,808

38,307

 

T1053

Tolland

34,843

   

T1054

Torrington

287,599

196,642

 

T1055

Trumbull

49,633

   

T1056

Union

21,240

19,013

 

T1057

Vernon

156,412

79,820

 

T1058

Voluntown

87,466

80,641

 

T1059

Wallingford

151,703

33,058

 

T1060

Warren

8,125

4,369

 

T1061

Washington

8,526

   

T1062

Waterbury

2,887,435

2,637,435

 

T1063

Waterford

42,167

   

T1064

Watertown

69,660

11,631

 

T1065

West Hartford

194,502

27,820

 

T1066

West Haven

951,618

807,097

 

T1067

Westbrook

16,186

   

T1068

Weston

8,893

   

T1069

Westport

26,431

   

T1070

Wethersfield

207,167

137,556

 

T1071

Willington

33,019

17,399

 

T1072

Wilton

10,862

   

T1073

Winchester

78,242

49,474

 

T1074

Windham

857,889

793,155

 

T1075

Windsor

68,446

   

T1076

Windsor Locks

420,787

387,713

 

T1077

Wolcott

60,939

16,939

 

T1078

Woodbridge

11,091

   

T1079

Woodbury

19,685

   

T1080

Woodstock

26,183

5,694

 

Sec. 10. Section 592 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 12-18b of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, each town, city and borough shall receive the following payment in lieu of taxes for state-owned property not later than October thirty-first of each year.

T1081

Municipality/

Grant Amount

Grant Amount

 

T1082

District

Fiscal Year 2018

Fiscal Year 2019

 

T1083

       

T1084

Andover

$4,211

$9,631

 

T1085

Ansonia

44,259

61,845

 

T1086

Ashford

44

2,817

 

T1087

Avon

 

27,370

 

T1088

Barkhamsted

1,682

9,887

 

T1089

Beacon Falls

20,772

24,899

 

T1090

Berlin

447

6,108

 

T1091

Bethany

5,865

20,648

 

T1092

Bethel

149

15,360

 

T1093

Bethlehem

158

527

 

T1094

Bloomfield

13,651

13,651

 

T1095

Bolton

15,913

24,288

 

T1096

Bozrah

 

3,044

 

T1097

Branford

 

12,155

 

T1098

Bridgeport

2,319,865

2,319,865

 

T1099

Bridgewater

51

639

 

T1100

Bristol

 

47,877

 

T1101

Brookfield

337

   

T1102

Brooklyn

79,919

79,919

 

T1103

Burlington

5,437

22,931

 

T1104

Canaan

58,344

58,344

 

T1105

Canterbury

327

5,357

 

T1106

Canton

 

9,325

 

T1107

Chaplin

31,817

31,817

 

T1108

Cheshire

1,317,410

1,317,410

 

T1109

Chester

415

9,068

 

T1110

Clinton

 

16,949

 

T1111

Colchester

 

74,928

 

T1112

Colebrook

1,206

2,813

 

T1113

Columbia

167

3,666

 

T1114

Cornwall

3,149

9,753

 

T1115

Coventry

284

23,414

 

T1116

Cromwell

180

8,749

 

T1117

Danbury

1,597,717

1,597,717

 

T1118

Darien

 

10,948

 

T1119

Deep River

 

7,424

 

T1120

Derby

663

29,550

 

T1121

Durham

123

6,251

 

T1122

East Granby

 

3,868

 

T1123

East Haddam

8,423

18,370

 

T1124

East Hampton

19,217

19,217

 

T1125

East Hartford

69,451

69,451

 

T1126

East Haven

240,702

462,357

 

T1127

East Lyme

192,581

192,581

 

T1128

East Windsor

57,816

548,433

 

T1129

Eastford

 

32,004

 

T1130

Easton

410

49,981

 

T1131

Ellington

96

4,540

 

T1132

Enfield

655,840

655,840

 

T1133

Essex

78

277

 

T1134

Fairfield

137

19,259

 

T1135

Farmington

2,106,294

2,069,061

 

T1136

Franklin

5,944

9,390

 

T1137

Glastonbury

     

T1138

Goshen

408

8,655

 

T1139

Granby

50

1,061

 

T1140

Greenwich

   

T1141

Griswold

17,108

32,943

 

T1142

Groton

564,150

[ 564,150]

1,564,150

T1143

Guilford

   

T1144

Haddam

21,098

33,979

 

T1145

Hamden

662,757

662,757

 

T1146

Hampton

12,327

12,327

 

T1147

Hartford

10,162,953

10,162,953

 

T1148

Hartland

56,100

56,100

 

T1149

Harwinton

 

5,872

 

T1150

Hebron

 

7,647

 

T1151

Kent

28,889

28,889

 

T1152

Killingly

149,332

149,332

 

T1153

Killingworth

52,447

50,606

 

T1154

Lebanon

3,431

14,807

 

T1155

Ledyard

379,330

379,330

 

T1156

Lisbon

130

3,830

 

T1157

Litchfield

24,449

42,754

 

T1158

Lyme

 

9,054

 

T1159

Madison

324,440

295,398

 

T1160

Manchester

428,017

428,017

 

T1161

Mansfield

5,566,517

5,566,517

 

T1162

Marlborough

 

14,788

 

T1163

Meriden

192,354

258,466

 

T1164

Middlebury

 

25,793

 

T1165

Middlefield

33

4,920

 

T1166

Middletown

2,217,276

[ 2,217,276]

2,823,123

T1167

Milford

195,096

281,776

 

T1168

Monroe

46

   

T1169

Montville

1,079,480

1,079,480

 

T1170

Morris

820

11,872

 

T1171

Naugatuck

2,998

46,475

 

T1172

New Britain

2,996,392

2,996,392

 

T1173

New Canaan

7,331

   

T1174

New Fairfield

127

3,348

 

T1175

New Hartford

 

10,288

 

T1176

New Haven

5,146,251

5,146,251

 

T1177

New London

295,665

397,802

 

T1178

New Milford

194

323,944

 

T1179

Newington

14,719

14,719

 

T1180

Newtown

456,363

456,363

 

T1181

Norfolk

38,529

38,529

 

T1182

North Branford

 

2,986

 

T1183

North Canaan

6,827

12,906

 

T1184

North Haven

2,621

62,062

 

T1185

North Stonington

219

12,148

 

T1186

Norwalk

31,982

269,172

 

T1187

Norwich

612,634

680,137

 

T1188

Old Lyme

146

9,966

 

T1189

Old Saybrook

 

34,274

 

T1190

Orange

194

5,952

 

T1191

Oxford

116,873

108,327

 

T1192

Plainfield

1,260

34,173

 

T1193

Plainville

388

8,596

 

T1194

Plymouth

458

5,936

 

T1195

Pomfret

27,221

29,556

 

T1196

Portland

199

13,439

 

T1197

Preston

716

7,233

 

T1198

Prospect

 

1,038

 

T1199

Putnam

 

18,421

 

T1200

Redding

88,698

75,147

 

T1201

Ridgefield

2,087

22,112

 

T1202

Rocky Hill

512,303

512,303

 

T1203

Roxbury

64

1,402

 

T1204

Salem

35,653

35,653

 

T1205

Salisbury

108

3,342

 

T1206

Scotland

15,937

15,937

 

T1207

Seymour

 

11,453

 

T1208

Sharon

 

13,010

 

T1209

Shelton

344

   

T1210

Sherman

 

7

 

T1211

Simsbury

2,555

35,655

 

T1212

Somers

715,904

715,904

 

T1213

South Windsor

78

142,250

 

T1214

Southbury

13,994

   

T1215

Southington

 

6,766

 

T1216

Sprague

366

6,156

 

T1217

Stafford

4,404

28,118

 

T1218

Stamford

931,423

931,423

 

T1219

Sterling

131

2,904

 

T1220

Stonington

     

T1221

Stratford

122,285

213,514

 

T1222

Suffield

1,801,140

1,801,140

 

T1223

Thomaston

5,728

19,583

 

T1224

Thompson

41

6,524

 

T1225

Tolland

 

24,569

 

T1226

Torrington

96,492

162,755

 

T1227

Trumbull

 

98

 

T1228

Union

15,426

15,426

 

T1229

Vernon

113,496

123,084

 

T1230

Voluntown

71,479

119,254

 

T1231

Wallingford

 

33,319

 

T1232

Warren

2,084

2,084

 

T1233

Washington

6,117

13,927

 

T1234

Waterbury

3,021,121

3,021,121

 

T1235

Waterford

122,408

143,075

 

T1236

Watertown

9,723

9,723

 

T1237

West Hartford

 

16,127

 

T1238

West Haven

 

181,198

 

T1239

Westbrook

 

51,571

 

T1240

Weston

     

T1241

Westport

351,519

305,404

 

T1242

Wethersfield

107,242

135,355

 

T1243

Willington

17,136

24,965

 

T1244

Wilton

330

10,271

 

T1245

Winchester

31,191

59,944

 

T1246

Windham

2,558,128

2,558,128

 

T1247

Windsor

 

27,298

 

T1248

Windsor Locks

25,283

45,282

 

T1249

Wolcott

 

1,140

 

T1250

Woodbridge

     

T1251

Woodbury

183

   

T1252

Woodstock

1,581

3,987

 

T1253

Danielson (Bor.)

10,980

10,980

 

T1254

Litchfield (Bor.)

288

288

 

Sec. 11. Section 12 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2-35, 4-73, 10a-77, 10a-99, 10a-105 and 10a-143 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] year ending June 30, 2018, [ and June 30, 2019,] in order to reduce labor-management expenditures by $700,000,000 for [ the] said fiscal year. [ ending June 30, 2018, and by $867,600,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.]

(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 General Fund.

Sec. 12. Section 13 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (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 [ $45,000,000] $10,515,570 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] year 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] said 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] $5,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Chief Justice and Chief Public Defender.

Sec. 13. Section 14 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (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 $111,814,090 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. [ , and $150,878,179 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.]

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2018) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the executive branch in order to achieve savings in the General Fund of $7,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, by means of a hard hiring reduction and an acceleration of efforts to privatize the delivery of services currently provided by the state, consistent with provisions of the ratified 2017 SEBAC agreement, dated June 25, 2017, between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, approved pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes, concerning job security and layoffs.

Sec. 15. (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, including the provisions of this act, the Governor shall not reduce allotment requisitions or allotments in force in any budgeted agency of the state concerning aid to municipalities.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) Any savings achieved through implementation of the provisions of the ratified 2017 SEBAC agreement, dated June 25, 2017, between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, approved pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes, in any appropriated fund, other than the Special Transportation Fund, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be credited to the resources of the General Fund.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2018) The sum of $250,000 appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session and section 1 of this act, to the Department of Social Services, for Medicaid, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be made available as a grant to Sharon Hospital during said fiscal year in recognition of said hospital's rural hospital status.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2018) Up to $2,560,000 appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session and section 1 of this act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Housing, for Housing/Homeless Services, shall be used in the following amounts for the purposes specified: (1) $400,000 for assistance for individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Maria; (2) $150,000 for a grant to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center; (3) $90,000 for a grant to Noble House operated by CASA, Inc. in Bridgeport; (4) $700,000 to operate the Infoline program to make assessments and provide resources for individuals experiencing homelessness; (5) $850,000 to support the Coordinated Access Network homeless system; and (6) $370,000 to provide overflow shelter capacity required under the state's cold weather protocol.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) On or before January 1, 2019, the board of directors of The University of Connecticut Health Center, established pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10a-104 of the general statutes, shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Developmental Services for the provision of dental services.

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2018) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the Commissioner of Transportation shall fund all transit districts at the same rate at which such districts were funded for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2018) Any reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force authorized under the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes to the Bus Operations account in the Department of Transportation during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be achieved only from the operation of CTfastrak.

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 13b-38h of the general statutes, the Department of Transportation shall not increase fares for mass transportation by land for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, not later than October 1, 2018, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall issue a request for proposals to sell the former Connecticut Juvenile Training School property located in the city of Middletown at a cost that is not less than the fair market value of said property, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers selected by the secretary. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-21 of the general statutes, the Office of Policy and Management shall use an expedited process for the sale of said property, provided the sale shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the sale of said property not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Office of Policy and Management. The property shall remain under the care and control of the office until a sale is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for said sale. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of said sale.

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of section 16-245m of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall authorize the disbursement of forty-three million five hundred thousand dollars in each such fiscal year from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Funds established pursuant to said subsections. The amount disbursed from each Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund shall be proportionately based on the receipts received by each of said funds. Such disbursements shall be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2018) The sum of $250,000 appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session and section 1 of this act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Public Health, for Other Expenses, shall be used by the department in said fiscal year for the Easy Breathing Program.

Sec. 26. (Effective July 1, 2018) Not later than July 31, 2018, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall provide the sum of $250,000 from the facilities surplus property account to the town of Voluntown for the purchase of a fire truck to be used for the provision of firefighting services in the municipality on municipal and state-owned land.

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session and section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session, to the Department of Social Services, for Hospital Supplemental Payments, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, shall not lapse on June 30, 2018, and shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 28. (Effective from passage) The amount appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 17-1 of the January special session and section 1 of this act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture, for Dairy Farmer - Agriculture Sustainability, shall be transferred into the agriculture sustainability account, established pursuant to section 4-66c of the general statutes, not later than July 15, 2018.

Sec. 29. Section 13b-17 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, for the efficient conduct of the business of the department. The commissioner may delegate (1) to the Deputy Commissioner of Transportation any of the commissioner's duties and responsibilities; (2) to the bureau chief for an operating bureau any of the commissioner's duties and responsibilities which relate to the functions to be performed by that bureau; and (3) to other officers, employees and agents of the department any of the commissioner's duties and responsibilities that the commissioner deems appropriate, to be exercised under the commissioner's supervision and direction.

(b) (1) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 establishing reasonable fees for any application submitted to the Department of Transportation or the Office of the State Traffic Administration for (A) a state highway right-of-way encroachment permit, or (B) a certificate of operation for an open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic pursuant to section 14-311, provided the fees so established shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five per cent of the estimated administrative costs related to such applications.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, on and after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall charge the following fees for any application submitted to the Department of Transportation or the Office of the State Traffic Administration for a state highway right-of-way encroachment permit for an open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic as determined by the department or office: (A) For any such theater, center or development with a gross floor area of at least one hundred thousand square feet, but not more than three hundred thousand square feet, a fee of one thousand dollars; (B) for any such theater, center or development with a gross floor area of greater than three hundred thousand square feet, but not more than seven hundred fifty thousand square feet, a fee of two thousand dollars; and (C) for any such theater, center or development with a gross floor area of greater than seven hundred fifty thousand square feet, a fee of three thousand dollars.

(3) The commissioner may exempt municipalities from any fees imposed pursuant to this subsection.

[ (c) Not later than January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall establish fees for any application submitted to the Department of Transportation or the Office of the State Traffic Administration for a state highway right-of-way encroachment permit for an open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic pursuant to section 14-311. Such fees shall mirror the amounts charged for such permits by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.]

Sec. 30. Subsection (c) of section 14-12 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The commissioner may, for the more efficient administration of the commissioner's duties, appoint licensed dealers meeting qualifications established by the commissioner pursuant to regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to issue, [ new] transfer or renew registrations for passenger motor vehicles, motorcycles, campers, camp trailers, commercial trailers, service buses, school buses, trucks or other vehicle types as determined by the commissioner. [ when they are sold by a licensed dealer.] The commissioner shall charge such dealer a fee of ten dollars for each [ new] dealer issue form furnished for the purposes of this subsection. A person [ purchasing a motor vehicle or other vehicle type as determined by the commissioner from a dealer so appointed and registering such vehicle pursuant to this section] registering a vehicle, motorcycle, camper, trailer, bus, truck or other vehicle type as determined by the commissioner from a dealer shall file an application with the dealer and pay, to the dealer, a fee in accordance with the provisions of section 14-49. The commissioner shall prescribe the time and manner in which the application and fee shall be transmitted to the commissioner.

Sec. 31. Subsection (b) of section 14-41 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) An original operator's license shall expire within a period not exceeding six years following the date of the operator's next birthday. The fee for such license shall be seventy-two dollars. The commissioner may authorize a contractor, including, but not limited to, an automobile club or association [ ,] licensed in accordance with the provisions of section 14-67, [ on or before July 1, 2007,] or any municipality, to issue duplicate operators' licenses and identity cards pursuant to section 14-50a and duplicate commercial drivers' licenses, renew operators' licenses and commercial drivers' licenses, renew identity cards issued pursuant to section 1-1h and conduct registration transactions at the office or facilities of such contractors or municipalities. The commissioner may authorize such contractors and municipalities to charge a convenience fee, which shall not exceed five dollars, to each applicant for [ a] an operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card renewal or duplication, or for a registration transaction.

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than December 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Public Health shall collaborate with the municipal and district directors of health to develop a process that allows for licensure by reciprocity of a food vendor who (1) is licensed or certified by a local health department or district to operate as a food vendor in a particular municipality or health district, and (2) seeks to operate as a food vendor in a different municipality or health district. For purposes of this section, "food vendor" means a person who sells food that is meant for immediate consumption from a portable food booth, food cart or food truck.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health shall 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 regarding the process developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Not later than February 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health and the local health directors shall implement licensure by reciprocity of a food vendor in accordance with the process developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 33. Subsection (a) of section 16-2 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) There shall continue to be a Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, [ within the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,] which shall constitute a successor to the functions, powers and duties of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection relating to all matters of rate regulation for public utilities and regulated entities under this title and shall promote policies that will lead to just and reasonable utility rates in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39. The head of such authority shall be the chairperson elected in accordance with subsection (b) of this section. Such chairperson may implement policies and procedures necessary to implement this section. Such authority shall consist of three electors of this state, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of both houses of the General Assembly. Not more than two members of said authority in office at any one time shall be members of any one political party. On or before July 1, 2011, the Governor shall appoint three members to the authority. The first utility commissioner appointed by the Governor on or before July 1, 2011, who is of the same political party as that of the Governor shall serve a term of five years. The second utility commissioner appointed by the Governor on or before July 1, 2011, who is of the same political party as that of the Governor shall serve a term of four years. The first utility commissioner appointed by the Governor on or before July 1, 2011, who is of a different political party as that of the Governor shall serve a term of three years. Any utility commissioner appointed on or after January 1, 2014, shall serve a term of four years. The procedure prescribed by section 4-7 shall apply to such appointments, except that the Governor shall submit each nomination on or before May first, and both houses shall confirm or reject it before adjournment sine die. The utility commissioners shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties. The term of any utility commissioner serving on June 30, 2011, shall be terminated.

Sec. 34. Section 22a-2d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) There is established a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which shall have jurisdiction relating to the preservation and protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state, energy and policy planning [ and regulation] and advancement of telecommunications and related technology. For the purposes of energy policy, [ and regulation,] the department shall have the following goals: (1) Reducing rates and decreasing costs for Connecticut's ratepayers, (2) ensuring the reliability and safety of our state's energy supply, (3) increasing the use of clean energy and technologies that support clean energy, and (4) developing the state's energy-related economy. For the purpose of environmental protection and regulation, the department shall have the following goals: (A) Conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and environment of the state, and (B) preserving the natural environment while fostering sustainable development. [ The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority within the department shall be responsible for all matters of rate regulation for public utilities and regulated entities under title 16 and shall promote policies that will lead to just and reasonable utility rates.] The department head shall be the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, with the powers and duties therein prescribed. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall establish bureaus, one of which shall be designated an energy bureau.

(b) The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Environmental Protection [ and the Department of Public Utility Control] in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(c) The commissioner may implement policies and procedures necessary to implement this section.

Sec. 35. (Effective July 1, 2018) The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall, in codifying the provisions of sections 33 and 34 of this act, make such conforming, technical, grammatical and punctuation changes throughout the general statutes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 33 and 34 of this act.

Sec. 36. Section 7-273f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

Annually the board of directors shall hold a public meeting at which itemized estimates of the expenditures of the district for the ensuing fiscal year shall be presented and at which all persons within the district shall be heard in regard to any appropriation which they are desirous that the board should recommend or reject. The board shall, after such public hearing, prepare and cause to be published in a newspaper or newspapers having a substantial circulation in such district a report in a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Revenue Services containing: (1) An itemized statement of all actual receipts from all sources of such district during its last fiscal year; (2) an itemized statement of classification of all actual expenditures during the same year; (3) an itemized estimate of anticipated revenues during the ensuing fiscal year from each source; (4) an itemized estimate of expenditures for such ensuing fiscal year; and (5) the amount of revenue surplus or deficit of the district at the beginning of the fiscal year for which estimates are being prepared. At the time of such publication, the board shall submit such district budget to the Commissioner of Transportation and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and appropriations. Not less than two nor more than four weeks after such publication the board shall make such specific appropriations as appear advisable, but no appropriation for any purpose shall be made exceeding the amount published for that purpose and no appropriation shall be made for any purpose not published. If it becomes necessary during any fiscal year for the board to appropriate additional sums, the provisions of this section governing annual appropriations shall govern so far as they are applicable. The accounts of the district shall be audited in the manner provided by section 7-392.

Sec. 37. Section 17b-256f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 6 of public act 17-1 of the January special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

The Commissioner of Social Services shall [ establish eligibility] increase income disregards used to determine eligibility by the Department of Social Services for the federal Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary and the Qualifying Individual programs, administered in accordance with the provisions of 42 USC 1396d(p), by such amounts that shall result in persons with income that is (1) less than [ one hundred] two hundred eleven per cent of the federal poverty level qualifying for the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program, (2) at or above [ one hundred] two hundred eleven per cent of the federal poverty level but less than [ one hundred twenty] two hundred thirty-one per cent of the federal poverty level qualifying for the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary program, and (3) at or above [ one hundred twenty] two hundred thirty-one per cent of the federal poverty level but less than [ one hundred thirty-five] two hundred forty-six per cent of the federal poverty level qualifying for the Qualifying Individual program. The commissioner shall not apply an asset test for eligibility under the Medicare Savings Program. The commissioner shall not consider as income Aid and Attendance pension benefits granted to a veteran, as defined in section 27-103, or the surviving spouse of such veteran. The Commissioner of Social Services, pursuant to section 17b-10, may implement policies and procedures to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided the commissioner prints notice of the intent to adopt the regulations on the department's Internet web site and the eRegulations System not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 38. Section 8-119f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Commissioner of Housing shall design, implement, operate and monitor a program of congregate housing. For the purpose of this program, the Commissioner of Housing shall consult with the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services for the provision of services for persons with physical disabilities in order to comply with the requirements of section 29-271.

Sec. 39. Section 17b-650a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is created a Department of Rehabilitation Services. [ The Department of Social Services shall provide administrative support services to the Department of Rehabilitation Services until the Department of Rehabilitation Services requests cessation of such services, or until June 30, 2013, whichever is earlier.] The Department of Rehabilitation Services shall be responsible for providing the following: (1) Services to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; (2) services for persons who are blind or visually impaired; [ and] (3) rehabilitation services in accordance with the provisions of the general statutes concerning the Department of Rehabilitation Services; and (4) services for older persons and their families. The Department of Rehabilitation Services shall constitute a successor authority to the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(b) The department head shall be the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, and shall have the powers and duties described in said sections. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall appoint such persons as may be necessary to administer the provisions of public act 11-44 and the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall fix the compensation of such persons in accordance with the provisions of section 4-40. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services may create such sections within the Department of Rehabilitation Services as will facilitate such administration, including a disability determinations section for which one hundred per cent federal funds may be accepted for the operation of such section in conformity with applicable state and federal regulations. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the purposes of the department as established by statute.

(c) The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall, annually, in accordance with section 4-60, submit to the Governor a report in electronic format on the activities of the Department of Rehabilitation Services relating to services provided by the department to persons who (1) are blind or visually impaired, (2) are deaf or hard of hearing, [ or] (3) receive vocational rehabilitation services, or (4) are older persons or their families. The report shall include the data the department provides to the federal government that relates to the evaluation standards and performance indicators for the vocational rehabilitation services program. The commissioner shall submit the report in electronic format, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

(d) The functions, powers, duties and personnel of the former Department on Aging, or any subsequent division or portion of a division with similar functions, powers, duties and personnel, shall be transferred to the Department of Rehabilitation Services pursuant to the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(e) The Department of Rehabilitation Services shall constitute a successor department to the former Department on Aging, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39. Wherever the words "Commissioner on Aging" are used in the general statutes, the words "Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof. Wherever the words "Department on Aging" are used in the general statutes, the words "Department of Rehabilitation Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof. Any order or regulation of the former Department on Aging that is in force on the effective date of this section shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Rehabilitation Services until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law.

(f) The Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, transfer funds between the Department of Social Services and the Department of Rehabilitation Services pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4-87 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

(g) The Department of Rehabilitation Services is designated as the State Unit on Aging to administer, manage, design and advocate for benefits, programs and services for older persons and their families pursuant to the Older Americans Act. The department shall study continuously the conditions and needs of older persons in this state in relation to nutrition, transportation, home care, housing, income, employment, health, recreation and other matters. The department shall be responsible, in cooperation with federal, state, local and area planning agencies on aging, for the overall planning, development and administration of a comprehensive and integrated social service delivery system for older persons. The Department of Rehabilitation Services is designated as the state agency for the administration of nutritional programs for elderly persons described in section 17a-302, the fall prevention program described in section 17a-303a, the CHOICES program described in section 17a-314, the Aging and Disability Resource Center Program described in section 17a-316a, and the Alzheimer's respite program described in section 17b-349e.

Sec. 40. Section 17b-1 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established a Department of Social Services. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Social Services, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, with the powers and duties therein prescribed.

(b) The Department of Social Services shall constitute a successor department to the [ Department on Aging,] Department of Income Maintenance and the Department of Human Resources in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

(c) Wherever the words [ "Commissioner on Aging",] "Commissioner of Income Maintenance" or "Commissioner of Human Resources" are used in the general statutes, the words "Commissioner of Social Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof. Wherever the words [ "Department on Aging",] "Department of Income Maintenance" or "Department of Human Resources" are used in the general statutes, "Department of Social Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof.

(d) Any order or regulation of the Department of Income Maintenance [ ,] or the Department of Human Resources [ or the Department on Aging] which is in force on July 1, 1993, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Social Services until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. [ Any order or regulation of the Department on Aging which is in force on the effective date of this section shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Social Services until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law.] Where any order or regulation of said departments conflict, the Commissioner of Social Services may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of public act 93-262 while in the process of adopting the policy or procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt the regulations is [ printed in the Connecticut Law Journal] posted on the eRegulations System within twenty days of implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

[ (e) The functions, powers, duties and personnel of the Department on Aging, or any subsequent division or portion of a division with similar functions, powers, personnel and duties, shall be transferred to the Department of Social Services pursuant to the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(f) The Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, transfer funds between the Department on Aging and the Department of Social Services pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4-87 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.]

Sec. 41. Section 17b-2 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[ (a)] The Department of Social Services is designated as the state agency for the administration of (1) the Connecticut energy assistance program pursuant to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981; (2) the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994; (3) the refugee assistance program pursuant to the Refugee Act of 1980; (4) the legalization impact assistance grant program pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; (5) the temporary assistance for needy families program pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; (6) the Medicaid program pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act; (7) the supplemental nutrition assistance program pursuant to the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; (8) the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income Program pursuant to the Social Security Act; (9) the state child support enforcement plan pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act; (10) the state social services plan for the implementation of the social services block grants and community services block grants pursuant to the Social Security Act; and (11) services for persons with autism spectrum disorder in accordance with sections 17a-215 and 17a-215c. [ ; (12) nutritional programs for elderly persons; and (13) the fall prevention program described in section 17a-303a.]

[ (b) The Department of Social Services is designated as the State Unit on Aging to administer, manage, design and advocate for benefits, programs and services for older persons and their families pursuant to the Older Americans Act. The department shall study continuously the conditions and needs of older persons in this state in relation to nutrition, transportation, home care, housing, income, employment, health, recreation and other matters. The department shall be responsible, in cooperation with federal, state, local and area planning agencies on aging, for the overall planning, development and administration of a comprehensive and integrated social service delivery system for older persons.]

Sec. 42. Subsection (c) of section 3-123aa of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) There is established an advisory committee to the Connecticut Homecare Option Program for the Elderly, which shall consist of the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Commissioner of Social Services, the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, the director of the long-term care partnership policy program within the Office of Policy and Management, and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services and finance, revenue and bonding, or their designees. The Governor shall appoint one provider of home care services for the elderly and a physician specializing in geriatric care. The advisory committee shall meet at least annually. The State Comptroller shall convene the meetings of the committee.

Sec. 43. Section 4-38c of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

There shall be within the executive branch of state government the following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, Board of Regents for Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sec. 44. Section 4-38c of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 7 of public act 17-237 and section 287 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2019):

There shall be within the executive branch of state government the following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, Board of Regents for Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Technical Education and Career System.

Sec. 45. Section 7-127b of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The chief elected official or the chief executive officer if by ordinance of each municipality shall appoint a municipal agent for elderly persons. Such agent shall be a member of an agency that serves elderly persons in the municipality or a responsible resident of the municipality who has demonstrated an interest in the elderly or has been involved in programs in the field of aging.

(b) The duties of the municipal agent may include, but shall not be limited to, (1) disseminating information to elderly persons, assisting such persons in learning about the community resources available to them and publicizing such resources and benefits; (2) assisting elderly persons to apply for federal and other benefits available to such persons; and (3) reporting to the chief elected official or chief executive officer of the municipality and the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services any needs and problems of the elderly and any recommendations for action to improve services to the elderly.

(c) Each municipal agent shall serve for a term of two or four years, at the discretion of the appointing authority of each municipality, and may be reappointed. If more than one agent is necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, the appointing authority, in its discretion, may appoint one or more assistant agents. The town clerk in each municipality shall notify the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services immediately of the appointment of a new municipal agent. Each municipality may provide to its municipal agent resources sufficient for such agent to perform the duties of the office.

(d) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall adopt and disseminate to municipalities guidelines as to the role and duties of municipal agents and such informational and technical materials as may assist such agents in performance of their duties. The department, in cooperation with the area agencies on aging, may provide training for municipal agents within the available resources of the department and of the agencies on aging.

Sec. 46. Subsection (a) of section 17a-302 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall be responsible for the administration of programs which provide nutritionally sound diets to needy older persons and for the expansion of such programs when possible. Such programs shall be continued in such a manner as to fully utilize congregate feeding and nutrition education of older citizens who qualify for such program.

Sec. 47. Section 17a-303a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall establish, within available appropriations, a fall prevention program. Within such program, the department shall:

(1) Promote and support research to: (A) Improve the identification, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of older persons and others who have a high risk of falling; (B) improve data collection and analysis to identify risk factors for falls and factors that reduce the likelihood of falls; (C) design, implement and evaluate the most effective fall prevention interventions; (D) improve intervention strategies that have been proven effective in reducing falls by tailoring such strategies to specific populations of older persons; (E) maximize the dissemination of proven, effective fall prevention interventions; (F) assess the risk of falls occurring in various settings; (G) identify barriers to the adoption of proven interventions with respect to the prevention of falls among older persons; (H) develop, implement and evaluate the most effective approaches to reducing falls among high-risk older persons living in communities and long-term care and assisted living facilities; and (I) evaluate the effectiveness of community programs designed to prevent falls among older persons;

(2) Establish, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, a professional education program in fall prevention, evaluation and management for physicians, allied health professionals and other health care providers who provide services for older persons in this state. The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services may contract for the establishment of such program through (A) a request for proposal process, (B) a competitive grant program, or (C) cooperative agreements with qualified organizations, institutions or consortia of qualified organizations and institutions;

(3) Oversee and support demonstration and research projects to be carried out by organizations, institutions or consortia of organizations and institutions deemed qualified by the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services. Such demonstration and research projects may be in the following areas:

(A) Targeted fall risk screening and referral programs;

(B) Programs designed for community-dwelling older persons that use fall intervention approaches, including physical activity, medication assessment and reduction of medication when possible, vision enhancement and home-modification strategies;

(C) Programs that target new fall victims who are at a high risk for second falls and that are designed to maximize independence and quality of life for older persons, particularly those older persons with functional limitations; and

(D) Private sector and public-private partnerships to develop technologies to prevent falls among older persons and prevent or reduce injuries when falls occur; and

(4) Award grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, organizations, institutions or consortia of organizations and institutions deemed qualified by the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services to design, implement and evaluate fall prevention programs using proven intervention strategies in residential and institutional settings.

(b) In awarding any grants or entering into any agreements or contracts after October 1, 2017, the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall determine appropriate data and program outcome measures, including fall prevention program outcome measures, as applicable, that the recipient organization, institution or consortia of organizations and institutions shall collect and report to the commissioner and the frequency of such reports.

Sec. 48. Section 17a-304 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The state shall be divided into five elderly planning and service areas, in accordance with federal law and regulations, each having an area agency on aging to carry out the mandates of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The area agencies shall (1) represent older persons within their geographic areas, (2) develop an area plan for approval by the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services and upon such approval administer the plan, (3) coordinate and assist local public and nonprofit, private agencies in the development of programs, (4) receive and distribute federal and state funds for such purposes, in accordance with applicable law, and (5) carry out any additional duties and functions required by federal law and regulations.

Sec. 49. Section 17a-305 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall equitably allocate, in accordance with federal law, federal funds received under Title IIIB and IIIC of the Older Americans Act to the five area agencies on aging established pursuant to section 17a-304. The department, before seeking federal approval to spend any amount above that allotted for administrative expenses under said act, shall inform the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging and human services that it is seeking such approval.

(b) Sixty per cent of the state funds appropriated to the five area agencies on aging for elderly nutrition and social services shall be allocated in the same proportion as allocations made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Forty per cent of all state funds appropriated to the five area agencies on aging for elderly nutrition and social services used for purposes other than the required nonfederal matching funds shall be allocated at the discretion of the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services, in consultation with the five area agencies on aging, based on their need for such funds. Any state funds appropriated to the five area agencies on aging for administrative expenses shall be allocated equally.

(c) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services, in consultation with the five area agencies on aging, shall review the method of allocation set forth in subsection (a) of this section and shall report any findings or recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and human services.

(d) An area agency may request a person participating in the elderly nutrition program to pay a voluntary fee for meals furnished, except that no eligible person shall be denied a meal due to an inability to pay such fee.

Sec. 50. Section 17a-306 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes, programs and services authorized pursuant to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended from time to time. The department may operate under any new policy necessary to conform to a requirement of a federal or joint state and federal program while it is in the process of adopting the policy in regulation form, provided the department posts such policy on the eRegulations System not later than twenty days after adopting the policy. Such policy shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

Sec. 51. Section 17a-310 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services may make a grant to any city, town or borough or public or private agency, organization or institution for the following purposes: (1) For community planning and coordination of programs carrying out the purposes of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended; (2) for demonstration programs or activities particularly valuable in carrying out such purposes; (3) for training of special personnel needed to carry out such programs and activities; (4) for establishment of new or expansion of existing programs to carry out such purposes, including establishment of new or expansion of existing centers of service for older persons, providing recreational, cultural and other leisure time activities, and informational, transportation, referral and preretirement and postretirement counseling services for older persons and assisting such persons in providing volunteer community or civic services, except that no costs of construction, other than for minor alterations and repairs, shall be included in such establishment or expansion; and (5) for programs to develop or demonstrate approaches, methods and techniques for achieving or improving coordination of community services for older or aging persons and such other programs and services as may be allowed under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, or to evaluate these approaches, techniques and methods, as well as others which may assist older or aging persons to enjoy wholesome and meaningful living and to continue to contribute to the strength and welfare of the state and nation.

Sec. 52. Section 17a-313 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services may use moneys appropriated for the purposes of section 17a-310 for the expenses of administering the grant program under said section, provided the total of such moneys so used shall not exceed five per cent of the moneys so appropriated.

Sec. 53. Section 17a-314 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "CHOICES" means Connecticut's programs for health insurance assistance, outreach, information and referral, counseling and eligibility screening; and

(2) "CHOICES health insurance assistance program" means the federally recognized state health insurance assistance program funded pursuant to P.L. 101-508 and administered by the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services, in conjunction with the area agencies on aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, that provides free information and assistance related to health insurance issues and concerns of older persons and other Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut.

(b) The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall administer the CHOICES health insurance assistance program, which shall be a comprehensive Medicare advocacy program that provides assistance to Connecticut residents who are Medicare beneficiaries.

(c) The program shall provide: (1) Toll-free telephone access for consumers to obtain advice and information on Medicare benefits, including prescription drug benefits available through the Medicare Part D program, the Medicare appeals process, health insurance matters applicable to Medicare beneficiaries and long-term care options available in the state at least five days per week during normal business hours; (2) information, advice and representation, where appropriate, concerning the Medicare appeals process, by a qualified attorney or paralegal at least five days per week during normal business hours; (3) information through appropriate means and format, including written materials, to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, senior citizens and organizations regarding Medicare benefits, including prescription drug benefits available through Medicare Part D and other pharmaceutical drug company programs and long-term care options available in the state; (4) information concerning Medicare plans and services, private insurance policies and federal and state-funded programs that are available to beneficiaries to supplement Medicare coverage; (5) information permitting Medicare beneficiaries to compare and evaluate their options for delivery of Medicare and supplemental insurance services; (6) information concerning the procedure to appeal a denial of care and the procedure to request an expedited appeal of a denial of care; and (7) any other information the program or the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services deems relevant to Medicare beneficiaries.

(d) The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services may include any additional functions necessary to conform to federal grant requirements.

(e) All hospitals, as defined in section 19a-490, which treat persons covered by Medicare Part A shall: (1) Notify incoming patients covered by Medicare of the availability of the services established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, (2) post or cause to be posted in a conspicuous place therein the toll-free number established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, and (3) provide each Medicare patient with the toll-free number and information on how to access the CHOICES program.

(f) The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 54. Subsection (a) of section 17a-316a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall develop and administer a program to provide a single, coordinated system of information and access for individuals seeking long-term support, including in-home, community-based and institutional services. The program shall be the state Aging and Disability Resource Center Program in accordance with the federal Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, P.L. 109-365 and shall be administered as part of the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services' CHOICES program in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 17a-314. Consumers served by the program shall include, but not be limited to, those sixty years of age or older and those eighteen years of age or older with disabilities and caregivers.

Sec. 55. Section 17a-405 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this chapter:

(1) "State agency" means the [ Office of Policy and Management] Department of Rehabilitation Services.

(2) "Office" means the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman established in this section.

(3) "State Ombudsman" means the State Ombudsman established in this section.

(4) "Program" means the long-term care ombudsman program established in this section.

(5) "Representative" includes a regional ombudsman, a residents' advocate or an employee of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman who is individually designated by the State Ombudsman.

(6) "Resident" means an older individual who resides in or is a patient in a long-term care facility who is sixty years of age or older.

(7) "Long-term care facility" means any skilled nursing facility, as defined in Section 1819(a) of the Social Security Act, (42 USC 1395i-3(a)) any nursing facility, as defined in Section 1919(a) of the Social Security Act, (42 USC 1396r(a)) a board and care facility as defined in Section 102(19) of the federal Older Americans Act, (42 USC 3002(19)) and for purposes of ombudsman program coverage, an institution regulated by the state pursuant to Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act, (42 USC 1382e(e)) and any other adult care home similar to a facility or nursing facility or board and care home.

(8) [ "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services.

(9) "Applicant" means an older individual who has applied for admission to a long-term care facility.

(b) There is established an independent Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman within the [ Office of Policy and Management] Department of Rehabilitation Services. The [ Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall appoint a State Ombudsman who shall be selected from among individuals with expertise and experience in the fields of long-term care and advocacy to head the office and the State Ombudsman shall appoint assistant regional ombudsmen. In the event the State Ombudsman or an assistant regional ombudsman is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the [ secretary] commissioner shall appoint an acting State Ombudsman and the State Ombudsman shall appoint an acting assistant regional ombudsman.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, on and after July 1, 1990, the positions of State Ombudsman and regional ombudsmen shall be classified service positions. The State Ombudsman and regional ombudsmen holding said positions on said date shall continue to serve in their positions as if selected through classified service procedures. As vacancies occur in such positions thereafter, such vacancies shall be filled in accordance with classified service procedures.

Sec. 56. Section 17a-407 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

No person may perform any functions as a residents' advocate until the person has successfully completed a course of training required by the State Ombudsman. Any residents' advocate who fails to complete such a course within a reasonable time after appointment may be removed by the State Ombudsman or the regional ombudsman for the region in which such residents' advocate serves. The [ Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, after consultation with the State Ombudsman, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the course of training required by this [ subsection] section.

Sec. 57. Section 17a-416 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The [ Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, after consultation with the State Ombudsman, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of sections 17a-405 to 17a-417, inclusive, 19a-531 and 19a-532.

Sec. 58. Section 17a-417 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The [ Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall require the State Ombudsman to:

(1) Prepare an annual report:

(A) Describing the activities carried out by the office in the year for which the report is prepared;

(B) Containing and analyzing the data collected under section 17a-418;

(C) Evaluating the problems experienced by and the complaints made by or on behalf of residents;

(D) Containing recommendations for (i) improving the quality of the care and life of the residents, and (ii) protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of the residents;

(E) (i) Analyzing the success of the program including success in providing services to residents of long-term care facilities; and (ii) identifying barriers that prevent the optimal operation of the program; and

(F) Providing policy, regulatory and legislative recommendations to solve identified problems, to resolve the complaints, to improve the quality of the care and life of residents, to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents and to remove the barriers that prevent the optimal operation of the program.

(2) Analyze, comment on and monitor the development and implementation of federal, state and local laws, regulations and other government policies and actions that pertain to long-term care facilities and services, and to the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents in the state, and recommend any changes in such laws, regulations and policies as the office determines to be appropriate.

(3) (A) Provide such information as the office determines to be necessary to public and private agencies, legislators and other persons, regarding (i) the problems and concerns of older individuals residing in long-term care facilities; and (ii) recommendations related to the problems and concerns; and (B) make available to the public and submit to the federal assistant secretary for aging, the Governor, the General Assembly, the Department of Public Health and other appropriate governmental entities, each report prepared under subdivision (1) of this section.

Sec. 59. Subsection (c) of section 17a-411 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall have authority to seek funding for the purposes contained in this section from public and private sources, including but not limited to any federal or state funded programs.

Sec. 60. Subsection (b) of section 17a-667 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The council shall consist of the following members: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (2) the Commissioners of Children and Families, Consumer Protection, Correction, Education, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Emergency Services and Public Protection, Rehabilitation Services and Social Services, and the Insurance Commissioner, or their designees; (3) the Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee; (4) the chairperson of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or the chairperson's designee; (5) the president of The University of Connecticut, or the president's designee; (6) the Chief State's Attorney, or the Chief State's Attorney's designee; (7) the Chief Public Defender, or the Chief Public Defender's designee; and (8) the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, criminal justice and appropriations, or their designees. The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner of Children and Families shall be cochairpersons of the council and may jointly appoint up to seven individuals to the council as follows: (A) Two individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder or representing an advocacy group for individuals with a substance use disorder; (B) a provider of community-based substance abuse services for adults; (C) a provider of community-based substance abuse services for adolescents; (D) an addiction medicine physician; (E) a family member of an individual in recovery from a substance use disorder; and (F) an emergency medicine physician currently practicing in a Connecticut hospital. The cochairpersons of the council may establish subcommittees and working groups and may appoint individuals other than members of the council to serve as members of the subcommittees or working groups. Such individuals may include, but need not be limited to: (i) Licensed alcohol and drug counselors; (ii) pharmacists; (iii) municipal police chiefs; (iv) emergency medical services personnel; and (v) representatives of organizations that provide education, prevention, intervention, referrals, rehabilitation or support services to individuals with substance use disorder or chemical dependency.

Sec. 61. Subsection (b) of section 17b-4 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health and the Department of Rehabilitation Services, may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to establish requirements with respect to the submission of reports concerning financial solvency and quality of care by nursing homes for the purpose of determining the financial viability of such homes, identifying homes that appear to be experiencing financial distress and examining the underlying reasons for such distress. Such reports shall be submitted to the Nursing Home Financial Advisory Committee established under section 17b-339.

Sec. 62. Section 17b-251 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall establish an outreach program to educate consumers as to: (1) The need for long-term care; (2) mechanisms for financing such care; (3) the availability of long-term care insurance; and (4) the asset protection provided under sections 17b-252 to 17b-254, inclusive, and 38a-475. The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall provide public information to assist individuals in choosing appropriate insurance coverage.

Sec. 63. Subsection (c) of section 17b-337 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The Long-Term Care Planning Committee shall consist of: (1) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health, elderly services and long-term care; (2) the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee; (3) one member of the Office of Policy and Management appointed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; (4) two members from the Department of Public Health appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health, one of whom is from the Office of Health Care Access division of the department; (5) one member from the Department of Housing appointed by the Commissioner of Housing; (6) one member from the Department of Developmental Services appointed by the Commissioner of Developmental Services; (7) one member from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services; (8) one member from the Department of Transportation appointed by the Commissioner of Transportation; [ and] (9) one member from the Department of Children and Families appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families; and (10) one member from the Department of Rehabilitation Services appointed by the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services. The committee shall convene no later than ninety days after June 4, 1998. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The chairperson shall be elected from among the members of the committee. The committee shall seek the advice and participation of any person, organization or state or federal agency it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 64. Section 17b-349e of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Respite care services" means support services which provide short-term relief from the demands of ongoing care for an individual with Alzheimer's disease.

(2) "Caretaker" means a person who has the responsibility for the care of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or has assumed the responsibility for such individual voluntarily, by contract or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

(3) "Copayment" means a payment made by or on behalf of an individual with Alzheimer's disease for respite care services.

(4) "Individual with Alzheimer's disease" means an individual with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

(b) The Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall operate a program, within available appropriations, to provide respite care services for caretakers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, provided such individuals with Alzheimer's disease meet the requirements set forth in subsection (c) of this section. Such respite care services may include, but need not be limited to (1) homemaker services; (2) adult day care; (3) temporary care in a licensed medical facility; (4) home-health care; (5) companion services; or (6) personal care assistant services. Such respite care services may be administered directly by the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services, or through contracts for services with providers of such services, or by means of direct subsidy to caretakers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease to purchase such services.

(c) (1) No individual with Alzheimer's disease may participate in the program if such individual (A) has an annual income of more than forty-one thousand dollars or liquid assets of more than one hundred nine thousand dollars, or (B) is receiving services under the Connecticut home-care program for the elderly. On July 1, 2009, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall increase such income and asset eligibility criteria over that of the previous fiscal year to reflect the annual cost of living adjustment in Social Security income, if any.

(2) No individual with Alzheimer's disease who participates in the program may receive more than three thousand five hundred dollars for services under the program in any fiscal year or receive more than thirty days of out-of-home respite care services other than adult day care services under the program in any fiscal year, except that the commissioner shall adopt regulations pursuant to subsection (d) of this section to provide up to seven thousand five hundred dollars for services to a participant in the program who demonstrates a need for additional services.

(3) The commissioner may require an individual with Alzheimer's disease who participates in the program to pay a copayment for respite care services under the program, except the commissioner may waive such copayment upon demonstration of financial hardship by such individual.

(d) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include, but need not be limited to (1) standards for eligibility for respite care services; (2) the basis for priority in receiving services; (3) qualifications and requirements of providers, which shall include specialized training in Alzheimer's disease, dementia and related disorders; (4) a requirement that providers accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, when available, receive preference in contracting for services; (5) provider reimbursement levels; (6) limits on services and cost of services; and (7) a fee schedule for copayments.

(e) The [ Commissioner of Social Services] commissioner may allocate any funds appropriated in excess of five hundred thousand dollars for the program among the five area agencies on aging according to need, as determined by [ said] the commissioner.

Sec. 65. Subsection (d) of section 17b-352 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Any facility acting pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section shall provide written notice, at the same time it submits its letter of intent, to all patients, guardians or conservators, if any, or legally liable relatives or other responsible parties, if known, and shall post such notice in a conspicuous location at the facility. The facility's written notice shall be accompanied by an informational letter issued jointly from the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services on patients' rights and services available as they relate to the letter of intent. The notice shall state the following: (1) The projected date the facility will be submitting its certificate of need application, (2) that only the Department of Social Services has the authority to either grant, modify or deny the application, (3) that the Department of Social Services has up to ninety days to grant, modify or deny the certificate of need application, (4) a brief description of the reason or reasons for submitting a request for permission, (5) that no patient shall be involuntarily transferred or discharged within or from a facility pursuant to state and federal law because of the filing of the certificate of need application, (6) that all patients have a right to appeal any proposed transfer or discharge, and (7) the name, mailing address and telephone number of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and local legal aid office.

Sec. 66. Section 21a-3a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of Consumer Protection, in collaboration with the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services, shall conduct a public awareness campaign, within available funding, to educate elderly consumers and caregivers on ways to resist aggressive marketing tactics and scams.

Sec. 67. Section 38a-47 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

All domestic insurance companies and other domestic entities subject to taxation under chapter 207 shall, in accordance with section 38a-48, annually pay to the Insurance Commissioner, for deposit in the Insurance Fund established under section 38a-52a, an amount equal to the actual expenditures made by the Insurance Department during each fiscal year, and the actual expenditures made by the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, including the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel as estimated by the Comptroller, plus (1) the expenditures made on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a-9 for such year, and (2) the amount appropriated to the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services for the fall prevention program established in section 17a-303a from the Insurance Fund for the fiscal year, but excluding expenditures paid for by fraternal benefit societies, foreign and alien insurance companies and other foreign and alien entities under sections 38a-49 and 38a-50. Payments shall be made by assessment of all such domestic insurance companies and other domestic entities calculated and collected in accordance with the provisions of section 38a-48. Any such domestic insurance company or other domestic entity aggrieved because of any assessment levied under this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 38a-52.

Sec. 68. Section 38a-48 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) On or before June thirtieth, annually, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall render to the Insurance Commissioner a statement certifying the amount of taxes or charges imposed on each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity under chapter 207 on business done in this state during the preceding calendar year. The statement for local domestic insurance companies shall set forth the amount of taxes and charges before any tax credits allowed as provided in subsection (a) of section 12-202.

(b) On or before July thirty-first, annually, the Insurance Commissioner and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate shall render to each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity liable for payment under section 38a-47: (1) A statement that includes (A) the amount appropriated to the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate for the fiscal year beginning July first of the same year, (B) the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel for such year, as estimated by the Comptroller, (C) the estimated expenditures on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a-9 for such year, and (D) the amount appropriated to the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services for the fall prevention program established in section 17a-303a from the Insurance Fund for the fiscal year; (2) a statement of the total taxes imposed on all domestic insurance companies and domestic insurance entities under chapter 207 on business done in this state during the preceding calendar year; and (3) the proposed assessment against that company or entity, calculated in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, provided for the purposes of this calculation the amount appropriated to the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate plus the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel and the estimated expenditures on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a-9 shall be deemed to be the actual expenditures of the department and the office, and the amount appropriated to the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services from the Insurance Fund for the fiscal year for the fall prevention program established in section 17a-303a shall be deemed to be the actual expenditures for the program.

(c) (1) The proposed assessments for each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall be calculated by (A) allocating twenty per cent of the amount to be paid under section 38a-47 among the domestic entities organized under sections 38a-199 to 38a-209, inclusive, and 38a-214 to 38a-225, inclusive, in proportion to their respective shares of the total taxes and charges imposed under chapter 207 on such entities on business done in this state during the preceding calendar year, and (B) allocating eighty per cent of the amount to be paid under section 38a-47 among all domestic insurance companies and domestic entities other than those organized under sections 38a-199 to 38a-209, inclusive, and 38a-214 to 38a-225, inclusive, in proportion to their respective shares of the total taxes and charges imposed under chapter 207 on such domestic insurance companies and domestic entities on business done in this state during the preceding calendar year, provided if there are no domestic entities organized under sections 38a-199 to 38a-209, inclusive, and 38a-214 to 38a-225, inclusive, at the time of assessment, one hundred per cent of the amount to be paid under section 38a-47 shall be allocated among such domestic insurance companies and domestic entities.

(2) When the amount any such company or entity is assessed pursuant to this section exceeds twenty-five per cent of the actual expenditures of the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, such excess amount shall not be paid by such company or entity but rather shall be assessed against and paid by all other such companies and entities in proportion to their respective shares of the total taxes and charges imposed under chapter 207 on business done in this state during the preceding calendar year, except that for purposes of any assessment made to fund payments to the Department of Public Health to purchase vaccines, such company or entity shall be responsible for its share of the costs, notwithstanding whether its assessment exceeds twenty-five per cent of the actual expenditures of the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate. The provisions of this subdivision shall not be applicable to any corporation which has converted to a domestic mutual insurance company pursuant to section 38a-155 upon the effective date of any public act which amends said section to modify or remove any restriction on the business such a company may engage in, for purposes of any assessment due from such company on and after such effective date.

(d) For purposes of calculating the amount of payment under section 38a-47, as well as the amount of the assessments under this section, the "total taxes imposed on all domestic insurance companies and other domestic entities under chapter 207" shall be based upon the amounts shown as payable to the state for the calendar year on the returns filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services pursuant to chapter 207; with respect to calculating the amount of payment and assessment for local domestic insurance companies, the amount used shall be the taxes and charges imposed before any tax credits allowed as provided in subsection (a) of section 12-202.

(e) On or before September thirtieth, annually, for each fiscal year ending prior to July 1, 1990, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to the proposed assessments and making such adjustments as in their opinion may be indicated, shall assess each such domestic insurance company or other domestic entity an amount equal to its proposed assessment as so adjusted. Each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner on or before October thirty-first an amount equal to fifty per cent of its assessment adjusted to reflect any credit or amount due from the preceding fiscal year as determined by the commissioner under subsection (g) of this section. Each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner on or before the following April thirtieth, the remaining fifty per cent of its assessment.

(f) On or before September first, annually, for each fiscal year ending after July 1, 1990, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to the proposed assessments and making such adjustments as in their opinion may be indicated, shall assess each such domestic insurance company or other domestic entity an amount equal to its proposed assessment as so adjusted. Each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner (1) on or before June 30, 1990, and on or before June thirtieth annually thereafter, an estimated payment against its assessment for the following year equal to twenty-five per cent of its assessment for the fiscal year ending such June thirtieth, (2) on or before September thirtieth, annually, twenty-five per cent of its assessment adjusted to reflect any credit or amount due from the preceding fiscal year as determined by the commissioner under subsection (g) of this section, and (3) on or before the following December thirty-first and March thirty-first, annually, each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner the remaining fifty per cent of its proposed assessment to the department in two equal installments.

(g) If the actual expenditures for the fall prevention program established in section 17a-303a are less than the amount allocated, the Commissioner of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall notify the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate. Immediately following the close of the fiscal year, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate shall recalculate the proposed assessment for each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity in accordance with subsection (c) of this section using the actual expenditures made by the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate during that fiscal year, the actual expenditures made on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a-9 and the actual expenditures for the fall prevention program. On or before July thirty-first, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate shall render to each such domestic insurance company and other domestic entity a statement showing the difference between their respective recalculated assessments and the amount they have previously paid. On or before August thirty-first, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to such statements, shall make such adjustments which in their opinion may be indicated, and shall render an adjusted assessment, if any, to the affected companies.

(h) If any assessment is not paid when due, a penalty of twenty-five dollars shall be added thereto, and interest at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be paid thereafter on such assessment and penalty.

(i) The [ commissioner] Insurance Commissioner shall deposit all payments made under this section with the State Treasurer. On and after June 6, 1991, the moneys so deposited shall be credited to the Insurance Fund established under section 38a-52a and shall be accounted for as expenses recovered from insurance companies.

Sec. 69. Section 38a-475 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Insurance Department shall only precertify long-term care insurance policies that (1) alert the purchaser to the availability of consumer information and public education provided by the Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services pursuant to section 17b-251; (2) offer the option of home and community-based services in addition to nursing home care; (3) in all home care plans, include case management services delivered by 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 in regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (e) of section 17b-342, which services shall include, but need not be limited to, the development of a comprehensive individualized assessment and care plan and, as needed, the coordination of appropriate services and the monitoring of the delivery of such services; (4) provide inflation protection; (5) provide for the keeping of records and an explanation of benefit reports on insurance payments which count toward Medicaid resource exclusion; and (6) provide the management information and reports necessary to document the extent of Medicaid resource protection offered and to evaluate the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. No policy shall be precertified if it requires prior hospitalization or a prior stay in a nursing home as a condition of providing benefits. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the precertification provisions of this section.

Sec. 70. Section 17a-302a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of [ Social] Rehabilitation Services shall hold quarterly meetings with nutrition service stakeholders to (1) develop recommendations to address complexities in the administrative processes of nutrition services programs, (2) establish quality control benchmarks in such programs, and (3) help move toward greater quality, efficiency and transparency in the elderly nutrition program. Stakeholders shall include, but need not be limited to, (A) one representative of each of the following: (i) Area agencies on aging, (ii) access agencies, (iii) the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, and (iv) nutrition providers, and (B) one or more representatives of (i) food security programs, (ii) contractors, (iii) nutrition host sites, and (iv) consumers.

Sec. 71. Subsection (c) of section 17b-28 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) On and after October 31, 2017, the council shall be composed of the following members:

(1) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services, public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees;

(2) Five appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a community provider of adult Medicaid health services, one of whom shall be a recipient of Medicaid benefits for the aged, blind and disabled or an advocate for such a recipient, one of whom shall be a representative of the state's federally qualified health clinics and one of whom shall be a member of the Connecticut Hospital Association;

(3) Five appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of the home health care industry, one of whom shall be a primary care medical home provider, one of whom shall be an advocate for Department of Children and Families foster families and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management;

(4) Three appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with substance abuse disabilities, one of whom shall be a Medicaid dental provider and one of whom shall be a representative of the for-profit nursing home industry;

(5) Three appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a representative of school-based health centers, one of whom shall be a recipient of benefits under the HUSKY Health program and one of whom shall be a physician who serves Medicaid clients;

(6) Three appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with disabilities, one of whom shall be a dually eligible Medicaid-Medicare beneficiary or an advocate for such a beneficiary and one of whom shall be a representative of the not-for-profit nursing home industry;

(7) Three appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a low-income adult recipient of Medicaid benefits or an advocate for such a recipient, one of whom shall be a representative of hospitals and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management;

(8) The executive director of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors or the executive director's designee;

(9) A member of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, designated by the executive director;

(10) A representative of the Long-Term Care Advisory Council;

(11) The Commissioners of Social Services, Children and Families, Public Health, Developmental Services, Rehabilitation Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, or their designees, who shall be ex-officio nonvoting members;

(12) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee, who shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member;

(13) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, who shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member; and

(14) One representative of an administrative services organization which contracts with the Department of Social Services in the administration of the Medicaid program, who shall be a nonvoting member.

Sec. 72. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 17b-342 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(i) (1) On and after July 1, [ 2015] 2018, the Commissioner of Social Services shall, within available appropriations, administer a state-funded portion of the program for persons (A) who are sixty-five years of age and older; (B) who are inappropriately institutionalized or at risk of inappropriate institutionalization; (C) whose income is less than or equal to the amount allowed under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section; [ and] (D) whose assets, if single, do not exceed one hundred fifty per cent of the federal minimum community spouse protected amount pursuant to 42 USC 1396r-5(f)(2) or, if married, the couple's assets do not exceed two hundred per cent of said community spouse protected amount; [ . For program applications received by the Department of Social Services for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, only persons] and (E) who require the level of care provided in a nursing home. [ shall be eligible for the state-funded portion of the program, except for] Eligible persons for the state-funded portion of the program shall also include persons residing in affordable housing under the assisted living demonstration project established pursuant to section 17b-347e and persons who are enrolled in the program on June 30, 2018, who are otherwise eligible in accordance with this section.

Sec. 73. Subsection (a) of section 17b-239 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Medicaid rates paid to acute care hospitals, including children's hospitals, shall be based on diagnosis-related groups established and periodically rebased by the Commissioner of Social Services in accordance with 42 USC 1396a(a)(30)(A), provided the Department of Social Services completes a fiscal analysis of the impact of such rate payment system on each hospital. The commissioner shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, file a report on the results of the fiscal analysis not later than six months after implementing the rate payment system with the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Within available appropriations, the commissioner shall annually determine in-patient payments for each hospital by multiplying diagnosis-related group relative weights by a base rate. Over a period of up to four years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, within available appropriations and at the discretion of the commissioner, the Department of Social Services shall transition hospital-specific, diagnosis-related group base rates to state-wide diagnosis-related group base rates by peer groups determined by the commissioner. For the purposes of this subsection and subsection (c) of this section, "peer group" means a group comprised of one of the following categories of acute care hospitals: Privately operated acute care hospitals, publicly operated acute care hospitals, or acute care children's hospitals licensed by the Department of Public Health. At the discretion of the Commissioner of Social Services, the peer group for privately operated acute care hospitals may be further subdivided into peer groups for privately operated acute care hospitals. For inpatient hospital services that the Commissioner of Social Services determines are not appropriate for reimbursement based on diagnosis-related groups, the commissioner shall reimburse for such services using any other methodology that complies with 42 USC 1396a(a)(30)(A). Within available appropriations, the commissioner may, in his or her discretion, make additional payments to hospitals based on criteria to be determined by the commissioner. Upon the conversion to a hospital payment methodology based on diagnosis-related groups, the commissioner shall evaluate payments for all hospital services, including, but not limited to, a review of pediatric psychiatric inpatient units within hospitals. The commissioner may, within available appropriations, implement a pay-for-performance program for pediatric psychiatric inpatient care. On and after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall not make Medicaid payments to hospitals for graduate medical education. Nothing contained in this section shall authorize Medicaid payment by the state to any such hospital in excess of the charges made by such hospital for comparable services to the general public.

Sec. 74. Section 5-156a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (h) as follows (Effective July 1, 2018):

(NEW) (h) Any recovery of pension costs from appropriated or nonappropriated sources other than the General Fund and Special Transportation Fund that causes the payments to the State Employees Retirement System to exceed the actuarially determined employer contribution for any fiscal year shall be deposited into the State Employees Retirement Fund as an additional employer contribution at the end of such fiscal year.

Sec. 75. Section 46b-136 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

In any proceeding in a juvenile matter, the judge before whom such proceeding is pending shall, even in the absence of a request to do so, provide an attorney to represent the child or youth, the child's or youth's parent or parents or guardian, or other person having control of the child or youth, if such judge determines that the interests of justice so require, and in any proceeding in which the custody of a child is at issue, such judge shall provide an attorney to represent the child and may authorize such attorney or appoint another attorney to represent such child or youth, parent, guardian or other person on an appeal from a decision in such proceeding. Where, under the provisions of this section, the court so appoints counsel for any such party who is found able to pay, in whole or in part, the cost thereof, the court shall assess as costs against such parents, guardian or custodian, including any agency vested with the legal custody of the child or youth, the expense so incurred and paid by the [ Division of Public Defender Services] Judicial Department in providing such counsel, to the extent of their financial ability to do so. The Division of Public Defender Services shall establish the rate at which counsel provided pursuant to this section shall be compensated.

Sec. 76. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 7-277b of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(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. 77. Section 7-576j of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Treasurer may enter the state into a contract with any designated tier III or tier IV municipality, upon such municipality's request, and after approval of the contract by the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance, for the provision of contract assistance to such municipality in accordance with the provisions of this section. The contract shall not be signed or executed until such time that said committees have approved the contract. Any such contract assistance shall be limited to an amount equal to (1) the annual debt service on the outstanding amount of (A) refunding bonds to be issued by such municipality pursuant to section 7-370c, or (B) any other bonds or notes issued by such municipality, provided such refunding bonds or other bonds or notes are for payment, funding, refunding, redemption, replacement or substitution of bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued by such municipality, plus (2) costs of issuance on any such refunding bonds and any other costs or expenses, including, but not limited to, any tax payments, that result directly from the refunding of debt.

(b) Any contract described in subsection (a) of this section may provide that such contract assistance that is necessary to make debt service payments on behalf of such municipality shall be paid directly by the state to the municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder of the refunding bonds, other bonds or notes that are the subject of such contract.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no such contract shall be entered into by the secretary and the Treasurer unless such designated tier III or tier IV municipality files a certificate with the secretary, [ and] the Treasurer and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance that sets forth the amount of debt service and costs of issuance expected to be paid on any such refunding bonds to be secured by such state assistance contract.

(d) In making any requisite finding or determination for the purpose of entering into, [ or] executing or approving any contract described in subsection (a) of this section, the secretary, [ and] the Treasurer and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance may rely upon any reports or estimates of experts, as appropriate, to evaluate the feasibility of any such refunding of debt.

(e) Any provision of a contract described in subsection (a) of this section shall constitute a full faith and credit obligation of the state and as part of any such contractual obligation of the state to such municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder of any such refunding bonds, other bonds or notes, as applicable, appropriation of all amounts necessary to timely meet the terms of such contractual obligation is hereby made and the State Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due to such municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder, as applicable.

(f) Any designated tier III or tier IV municipality that enters into a contract with the state pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may pledge such contract assistance of the state as security for the payment of such refunding bonds issued by such municipality.

(g) In lieu of contract assistance in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the secretary and the Treasurer may agree to provide other forms of credit support to any designated tier III or tier IV municipality, including, but not limited to, an assumption of all or any portion of any bonds, notes or other obligations of such municipality or issuance of new state obligations in replacement of such bonds, notes or other obligations, provided such credit support shall not exceed the amount of contract assistance that could otherwise be provided by the state to such municipality in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(h) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the total funds available to a distressed municipality.

(i) The secretary and the Treasurer shall not enter into a contract, as described in subsection (a) of this section, with any municipality that files for bankruptcy.

(j) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, following the provision of contract assistance to any designated tier III or IV municipality pursuant to this section for a period of two fiscal years, the total amount of all appropriated statutory aid paid for any such subsequent fiscal year to any such designated tier III or IV municipality, excluding the equalization aid grant paid to any such designated tier III or IV municipality pursuant to section 10-262i, shall be reduced in an amount equal to the debt service paid by the state in the applicable fiscal year on behalf of such designated tier III or IV municipality pursuant to any contract for financial assistance entered into by the state and such designated tier III or IV municipality pursuant to this section unless such appropriated statutory aid is approved by each chamber of the General Assembly.

(k) The Municipal Accountability Review Board shall make recommendations to the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of the budgets of state agencies on the amount of funding needed for the Municipal Restructuring Fund to enable any such municipality to meet the fiscal needs of such municipality in accordance with any plan approved pursuant to subsection (a) of section 7-576i and with due regard to the reduction required by subsection (j) of this section. Such recommendations to the Governor shall be timely made for the purposes of the Governor's budget proposal.

(l) The provisions of subsections (a), (c) and (d) of this section concerning approval of any such contract by the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance shall only apply to any application for contract assistance that is submitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Treasurer on or after the effective date of this section.

Sec. 78. Section 2-71y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

[ In consideration of the sum of one dollar, the] The Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall [ lease or sublease, as appropriate, the Old State House to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Such lease or sublease shall be for a term that is coterminous with the Joint Committee on Legislative Management's lease with the city of Hartford for said Old State House that is in effect as of July 1, 2016. Upon execution of such lease or sublease, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall] be responsible for the care, maintenance and operation of the Old State House.

Sec. 79. Section 12-170f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Any renter, believing himself or herself to be entitled to a grant under section 12-170d for any calendar year, shall apply for such grant to the assessor of the municipality in which the renter resides or to the duly authorized agent of such assessor or municipality on or after April first and not later than October first of each year with respect to such grant for the calendar year preceding each such year, on a form prescribed and furnished by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the assessor. A renter may apply to the secretary prior to December fifteenth of the claim year for an extension of the application period. The secretary may grant such extension in the case of extenuating circumstance due to illness or incapacitation as evidenced by a certificate signed by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse to that extent, or if the secretary determines there is good cause for doing so. A renter making such application shall present to such assessor or agent, in substantiation of the renter's application, a copy of the renter's federal income tax return, and if not required to file a federal income tax return, such other evidence of qualifying income, receipts for money received, or cancelled checks, or copies thereof, and any other evidence the assessor or such agent may require. When the assessor or agent is satisfied that the applying renter is entitled to a grant, such assessor or agent shall issue a certificate of grant in such form as the secretary may prescribe and supply showing the amount of the grant due.

(b) The assessor or agent shall forward the application to the secretary not later than the last day of the month following the month in which the renter has made application. Any municipality that neglects to transmit to the secretary the application as required by this section shall forfeit two hundred fifty dollars to the state, provided the secretary may waive such forfeiture in accordance with procedures and standards adopted by regulation in accordance with chapter 54. The certificate of grant shall be delivered to the renter and the assessor or agent shall keep the [ original copy] copies of such certificate and application.

(c) After the secretary's review of each claim, pursuant to section 12-120b, and verification of the amount of the grant, the secretary shall make a determination of any per cent reduction to all claims that will be necessary to keep within available appropriations and, not later than October fifteenth of each year, prepare a list of certificates approved for payment, and shall thereafter supplement such list monthly. Such list and any supplements thereto shall be approved for payment by the secretary and shall be forwarded by the secretary to the Comptroller, along with a notice of any necessary per cent reduction in claim amounts, and the Comptroller shall, not later than fifteen days following receipt of such list, draw an order on the Treasurer in favor of each person on such list and on supplements to such list in the amount of such person's claim, minus any per cent reduction noticed by the secretary pursuant to this subsection, and the Treasurer shall pay such amount to such person, not later than fifteen days following receipt of such order.

[ (d) The secretary shall (1) select one or more grants of state financial assistance provided to a municipality pursuant to any provision of the general statutes to withhold or reduce for purposes of this section, (2) not later than June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, withhold or reduce such state financial assistance provided to a municipality in an amount equal to fifty per cent of any grant payments made pursuant to this section to renters in such municipality for the most recent application period, provided the aggregate amount withheld or reduced shall not exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars per municipality for any fiscal year, and (3) transfer such amounts withheld or reduced to the Office of Policy and Management for purposes of making grant payments pursuant to this section. For purposes of this subsection "state financial assistance" means any grant funded by an appropriation authorized by public or special act of the General Assembly, but excluding any grant or loan financed from the proceeds of the state's general obligation bond issued pursuant to any authorization, allocation or approval of the State Bond Commission.]

[ (e)] (d) If the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management determines a renter was overpaid for such grant, the amount of any subsequent grant paid to the renter under section 12-170d after such determination shall be reduced by the amount of overpayment until the overpayment has been recouped. Any claimant aggrieved by the results of the secretary's review or determination shall have the rights of appeal as set forth in section 12-120b. Applications filed under this section shall not be open for public inspection. Any person who, for the purpose of obtaining a grant under section 12-170d wilfully fails to disclose all matters related thereto or with intent to defraud makes any false statement shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.

[ (f)] (e) Any municipality may provide, upon approval by its legislative body, that the duties and responsibilities of the assessor, as required under this section and section 12-170g, shall be transferred to (1) the officer in such municipality having responsibility for the administration of social services, or (2) the coordinator or agent for the elderly in such municipality.

Sec. 80. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) (a) The Labor Commissioner, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2019, to June 30, 2023, inclusive, shall annually provide grants-in-aid to the regional workforce development boards for the purpose of funding advanced manufacturing training programs, including, but not limited to, all components of the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative administered by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board.

(b) Grants-in-aid provided in accordance with this section shall total the following amounts: (1) One million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019; (2) two million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020; (3) two million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021; (4) two million five hundred thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022; and (5) two million five hundred thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.

Sec. 81. (Effective from passage) The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities shall make efforts to enter into a memorandum of understanding or other agreement to provide not less than one thousand square feet of existing, unused laboratory space on the campus of Three Rivers Community College to the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board for training related to the plastics manufacturing industry.

Sec. 82. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) Not later than January 1, 2019, and every three years thereafter, the Labor Commissioner shall submit a report, 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 labor, commerce and finance, revenue and bonding. Such report shall include a comprehensive review of the capital needs of businesses engaged in the manufacture of submarines in the state for the current fiscal year and the succeeding three fiscal years and legislative recommendations for the state to meet or provide relief to such businesses for such capital needs. The commissioner shall consult such businesses in the process of conducting the study submitted pursuant to this section.

Sec. 83. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, (1) not later than November 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Correction shall transfer any parcel of land owned by the Department of Correction and located in the town of Cheshire that the Commissioner of Correction determines to be surplus to the Department of Administrative Services, and (2) not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall issue a request for proposals to sell any such parcel of land. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall sell any such parcel at a cost that is not less than the fair market value of such parcel, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers selected by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-21 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall use an expedited process for the sale of such parcel, provided the sale shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the sale of any such parcel not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Administrative Services. The parcel shall remain under the care and control of the Department of Administrative Services until a sale is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for said sale. The Department of Administrative Services shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of said sale.

Sec. 84. Subsection (a) of section 17b-3 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Social Services shall administer all law under the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Services. The commissioner shall have the power and duty to do the following: (1) Administer, coordinate and direct the operation of the department; (2) adopt and enforce such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary to implement the purposes of the department as established by statute; (3) establish rules for the internal operation and administration of the department; (4) establish and develop programs and administer services to achieve the purposes of the department as established by statute; (5) contract for facilities, services and programs to implement the purposes of the department as established by statute; (6) process applications and requests for services promptly; (7) with the approval of the Comptroller and in accordance with such procedures as may be specified by the Comptroller, make payments to providers of services for individuals who are eligible for benefits from the department as appropriate; (8) make no duplicate awards for items of assistance once granted, except for replacement of lost or stolen checks on which payment has been stopped; (9) promote economic self-sufficiency where appropriate in the department's programs, policies, practices and staff interactions with recipients; (10) act as advocate for the need of more comprehensive and coordinated programs for persons served by the department; (11) plan services and programs for persons served by the department; (12) coordinate outreach activities by public and private agencies assisting persons served by the department; (13) consult and cooperate with area and private planning agencies; (14) advise and inform municipal officials and officials of social service agencies about social service programs and collect and disseminate information pertaining thereto, including information about federal, state, municipal and private assistance programs and services; (15) encourage and facilitate effective communication and coordination among federal, state, municipal and private agencies; (16) inquire into the utilization of state and federal government resources which offer solutions to problems of the delivery of social services; (17) conduct, encourage and maintain research and studies relating to social services development; (18) prepare, review and encourage model comprehensive social service programs; (19) maintain an inventory of data and information and act as a clearing house and referral agency for information on state and federal programs and services; and (20) conduct, encourage and maintain research and studies and advise municipal officials and officials of social service agencies about forms of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination between public and private agencies designed to advance social service programs. The commissioner may require notice of the submission of all applications by municipalities, any agency thereof, and social service agencies, for federal and state financial assistance to carry out social services. The commissioner shall establish state-wide and regional advisory councils and shall, not later than October 1, 2018, appoint an employee of the department to serve as the department's municipal liaison. The department's municipal liaison shall provide assistance to municipal employees who assist residents of the municipality in resolving issues relating to eligibility for benefits and services provided by the department.

Sec. 85. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Social Services, subject to subsections (c) to (f), inclusive, of this section, may prohibit a pharmacy provider from automatically refilling certain prescription drugs for a medical assistance recipient, regardless of whether a recipient requests or consents to participation in an automatic prescription drug refill program. The Department of Social Services shall not make payment for a prescription drug refill without an explicit request for such payment from the recipient or the recipient's legal representative.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee established pursuant to section 17b-274d of the general statutes, shall, not later than September 1, 2018, recommend the exemption of certain prescription drugs or classes of such drugs from any prohibition on automatic prescription drug refills.

(c) Not later than October 1, 2018, the commissioner shall submit the recommendations developed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and human services.

(d) Not later than thirty days after the date of their receipt of such recommendations, the joint standing committees shall hold a public hearing on the recommendations. At the conclusion of a public hearing held in accordance with the provisions of this section, the joint standing committees shall advise the commissioner of their approval, denial or modifications, if any, of the recommendations.

(e) If the joint standing committees do not concur, the committee chairpersons shall appoint a committee of conference which shall be composed of three members from each joint standing committee. At least one member appointed from each joint standing committee shall be a member of the minority party. The report of the committee of conference shall be made to each joint standing committee, which shall vote to accept or reject the recommendations. The report of the committee of conference may not be amended.

(f) If a joint standing committee rejects the report of the committee of conference, that joint standing committee shall notify the commissioner of the rejection and the commissioner's recommendations shall be deemed approved. If the joint standing committees accept the report, the committee having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies shall advise the commissioner of their approval, denial or modifications, if any, of the commissioner's recommendations. If the joint standing committees do not so advise the commissioner during the thirty-day period, the recommendations shall be deemed approved.

Sec. 86. Subsection (j) of section 17b-274d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) The Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee [ may] shall also make recommendations to the department regarding (1) the prior authorization of any prescribed drug, and (2) what prescribed drug, if any, should be eligible for automatic refill.

Sec. 87. Section 22a-6ee of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, whether received before, on or after the effective date of this section, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall review and make a final determination on each of the following types of permit applications not later than ninety days after receipt of such application provided such application is complete: (1) Air permits for the temporary use of radiation DTX or the temporary use of radiation RMI issued pursuant to section 22a-150, (2) aquifer protection registration issued pursuant to section 22a-354i-7 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (3) aquifer protection, (4)] (3) certificate of permission issued pursuant to section 22a-363b, [ (5)] (4) coastal management consistency review form for federal authorization, [ (6) emergency authorization to discharge to groundwater to remediate pollution, (7) property transfers, (8)] (5) disposal of special waste issued pursuant to section 22a-209 and any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, [ (9)] (6) marine terminals, [ (10) pesticide application by aircraft, (11) pesticides in state waters, (12)] (7) waste transportation, (8) collecting waste oil or petroleum or chemical liquids or hazardous waste issued pursuant to section 22a-454, [ (13)] (9) E-waste: Manufacturer issued pursuant to section 22a-630, [ (14) E-waste: Covered recycler, (15)] (10) emergency discharge authorization issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 22a-6k, [ (16)] (11) online sportsmen licensing system, [ (17)] (12) state park passes and bus permits issued pursuant to section 23-26, [ (18)] (13) state parks and forests special use licenses issued pursuant to section 23-11, [ (19)] (14) campground reservations, (15) leases of camping sites issued pursuant to sections 23-16 and 23-16a, [ (20) other camping permits, (21)] (16) boating permits issued pursuant to section 15-140b, [ (22)] (17) safe boating certifications issued pursuant to section 15-140e, [ (23)] (18) marine event permits issued pursuant to section 15-121-A6 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (24)] (19) marine dealer certificates issued pursuant to section 15-121-B5 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (25)] (20) navigation marker permit issued pursuant to section 15-121-A5 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (26)] (21) regulatory marker permit issued pursuant to section 15-121-A5 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (27)] (22) water ski slalom course or jump permit issued pursuant to section 15-134, [ (28) fishing tournaments, (29)] (23) inland fishing licenses issued pursuant to section 26-112, [ (30)] (24) marine recreational and commercial licenses, [ (31)] (25) hunting and trapping issued pursuant to section 26-30, [ (32)] (26) nonshooting field trial issued pursuant to section 26-51-2 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, [ (33)] (27) private land shooting preserve permit issued pursuant to section 26-48, [ (34)] (28) regulated hunting dog training applications issued pursuant to sections 26-49, 26-51 and 26-52, [ (35)] (29) scientific collection permit for aquatic species, plants and wildlife, and for educational mineral collection issued pursuant to section 26-60, [ (36) commercial arborist, (37) licensed environmental professional, (38) pesticide certification licensing and registration, (39) solid waste facility operator, (40) wastewater treatment facility operator certification, (41)] (30) commercial fishing licenses and permits issued pursuant to section 26-142a, [ (42) forest practitioner, (43)] (31) nuisance wildlife control operator issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 26-47, [ (44)] (32) taxidermist issued pursuant to section 26-58, and [ (45)] (33) wildlife rehabilitator issued pursuant to section 26-54. Following such ninety-day period, if a final determination on such an application is not made by said agency, such application shall be deemed approved. Unless an applicant provides the department with additional time, in writing, the department shall ensure that all deficiencies in any of the following applications for a permit are identified and the applicant notified, in writing, of such deficiencies not later than ninety days after the department received such application: Pesticide application by aircraft, pesticides in state waters and E-Waste Covered recycler.

Sec. 88. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall establish a pilot program that authorizes the use of not more than two licensed environmental professionals, as described in section 22a-133v of the general statutes, or other independent environmental law, management or remediation professionals who, by reason of their education, training and professional experience, are recognized as experts, or may be deemed experts by the commissioner, in their respective fields, by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the purpose of expediting the issuance of permits. The commissioner may establish fees for the expedited service provided pursuant to this subsection. The commissioner shall retain all authority for the issuance of any permit pursuant to such pilot program.

Sec. 89. Section 4-15 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

Except as provided in [ sections] section 2-15, [ and 4-14,] the Comptroller shall not draw any order on the Treasurer for any sum to cover any charge for expense for travel to and from his home and the Capitol, or any personal expense while at the Capitol, of any officer or employee of the state having an office in the Capitol; or for any sum charged for clerical services rendered such officer or employee other than services rendered at the office of such officer or employee at the Capitol, except for clerical or special services approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

Sec. 90. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 17b-239e of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(2) (A) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the amount of funds in the supplemental pools shall total in the aggregate five hundred ninety-eight million four hundred forty thousand one hundred thirty-eight dollars.

(B) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the amount of funds in the supplemental pools shall total in the aggregate four hundred ninety-six million three hundred forty thousand one hundred thirty-eight dollars.

(C) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, the amount of funds in the supplemental pools shall total in the aggregate one hundred sixty-six million five hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 91. Section 23-15h of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

There is established an account to be known as the Passport to the Parks account which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. Moneys in such account shall be used to provide expenses of the Council on Environmental Quality, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and for the care, maintenance, operation and improvement of state parks and campgrounds, the funding of soil and water conservation districts and the funding of environmental review teams. [ Any moneys in such account may be expended only pursuant to an appropriation by the General Assembly.] All funds collected from the Passport to the Parks Fee established pursuant to section 14-49b shall be deposited into the Passport to the Parks account. Such account shall contain all moneys required by law to be deposited in such account. Such account may receive funds from private or public sources, including, but not limited to, any municipal government or the federal government. Such account shall contain subaccounts as required by section 23-15b.

Sec. 92. Section 23-15 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

All receipts from the operation of the state parks shall be deposited in the Passport to the Parks account established pursuant to section 23-15h. Expenditures incurred by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the operation, maintenance and extension of or improvements to state parks shall be paid with moneys [ appropriated] from the Passport to the Parks account.

Sec. 93. Section 10-95q of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) On or after July 1, 2017, until June 30, [ 2020] 2022, the Technical Education and Career System board may recommend a candidate for superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System to the Commissioner of Education. The commissioner may hire or reject any candidate for superintendent recommended by the board. If the commissioner rejects a candidate for superintendent, the board shall recommend another candidate for superintendent to the commissioner. The term of office of the superintendent hired under this subdivision shall expire on June 30, [ 2020] 2022.

(2) On and after July 1, [ 2020] 2022, the Technical Education and Career System board shall recommend a candidate for superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System to the executive director of the Technical Education and Career System. The executive director may hire or reject any candidate for superintendent recommended by the board. If the executive director rejects a candidate for superintendent, the board shall recommend another candidate for superintendent to the executive director. The term of office of the superintendent hired under this subdivision shall be three years and may be extended for no more than three years at any one time.

(b) The superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System shall be responsible for the operation and administration of the technical education and career schools and all other matters relating to vocational, technical, technological and postsecondary education in the system.

Sec. 94. Section 10-99f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, to June 30, [ 2019] 2021, inclusive, the budget for the Technical Education and Career System shall (1) be a separate budgeted agency from the Department of Education, and (2) include a separate (A) educational account for educational and school-based accounts and expenditures, and (B) noneducational account.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor, when considering reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force, shall give priority to the educational needs of the system and instructional staffing needs, as identified in the statement of staffing needs submitted by the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System pursuant to section 10-99g, and every effort shall be made to avoid impairment of the system's educational mission and interruption to instructional time during such consideration.

Sec. 95. Section 10-99f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 9 of public act 17-237, is repealed and the following is substituted thereof (Effective July 1, 2021):

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [ 2020] 2022, and each fiscal year thereafter, the budget for the Technical Education and Career System shall (1) be a separate budgeted agency, and (2) include a separate (A) educational account for educational and school-based accounts and expenditures, and (B) noneducational account.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor, when considering reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force, shall give priority to the educational needs of the system and instructional staffing needs, as identified in the statement of staffing needs submitted by the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System pursuant to section 10-99g, [ as amended by this act,] and every effort shall be made to avoid impairment of the system's educational mission and interruption to instructional time during such consideration.

Sec. 96. Section 10-99h of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, [ and June 30, 2019] to June 30, 2021, inclusive, the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System shall create and maintain a list that includes an inventory of all technical and vocational equipment, supplies and materials purchased or obtained and used in the provision of career technical education in each technical education and career school and across the Technical Education and Career System. The board shall consult such list (1) during the preparation of the budget for the Technical Education and Career System, pursuant to section 10-99g, (2) prior to purchasing or obtaining any new equipment, supplies or materials, and (3) for the purpose of sharing equipment, supplies and materials among technical education and career schools.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [ 2020] 2022, and each fiscal year thereafter, the executive director of the Technical Education and Career System shall create and maintain a list that includes an inventory of all technical and vocational equipment, supplies and materials purchased or obtained and used in the provision of career technical education in each technical education and career school and across the Technical Education and Career System. The executive director shall consult such list (1) during the preparation of the budget for the Technical Education and Career System, pursuant to section 10-99g, (2) prior to purchasing or obtaining any new equipment, supplies or materials, and (3) for the purpose of sharing equipment, supplies and materials among technical education and career schools.

Sec. 97. Section 16 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 79 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal [ year] years ending June 30, 2018, to June 30, 2021, inclusive, the State Board of Education shall hire a consultant to (1) assist the Technical Education and Career System board with the development of a transition plan for the Technical Education and Career System, (2) identify and provide recommendations concerning which services could be provided more efficiently through or in conjunction with another local or regional board of education, municipality or state agency by means of a memorandum of understanding with the Technical Education and Career System, and (3) identify efficiencies, best practices and cost savings in procurement. Such consultant shall consult with the administrative and professional staff of the Technical Education and Career System in the development of the transition plan and recommendations described in subdivision (2) of this section. Not later than January 1, [ 2019] 2021, the state board shall submit a report on the transition plan and such identified services and any recommendations for legislation necessary to implement such transition plan and such identified services to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 98. Section 18 of public act 17-237 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, [ and June 30, 2019] to June 30, 2021, inclusive, the Department of Education shall (1) provide training to those persons employed by the department within the Technical Education and Career System who will be responsible for performing central office and administrative functions for the system on and after July 1, [ 2019] 2021, and (2) identify those persons within the system who can be trained to perform multiple functions or responsibilities for the system.

Sec. 99. (Effective from passage) Sections 5, 10 and 20 of public act 17-237 shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Sec. 100. (Effective from passage) Section 2 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 73 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Sec. 101. (Effective from passage) Section 4 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 74 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Sec. 102. (Effective from passage) Section 6 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 279 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Sec. 103. (Effective from passage) Section 7 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 287 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Sec. 104. Subsection (a) of section 5-271 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) (1) Employees shall have, and shall be protected in the exercise of the right of self-organization, to form, join or assist any employee organization, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing on questions of wages, hours and other conditions of employment, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection and subsection (d) of section 5-272, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, free from actual interference, restraint or coercion.

(2) On and after July 1, 2027, "wages, hours and other conditions of employment" shall not include any question related to (A) state employee retirement benefits or the state employees retirement system, including the inclusion of payments for overtime worked in the determination of retirement income, or (B) state employee health and welfare benefits.

Sec. 105. Subsection (c) of section 5-272 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(c) For the purposes of sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, to bargain collectively is the performance of the mutual obligation of the employer or his designated representatives and the representative of the employees to meet at reasonable times, including meetings appropriately related to the budget-making process, and bargain in good faith with respect to wages, hours and other conditions of employment, except as provided in subsection (a) of section 5-271 and subsection (d) of this section, or the negotiation of an agreement, or any question arising thereunder, and the execution of a written contract incorporating any agreement reached if requested by either party, but such obligation shall not compel either party to agree to a proposal or require the making of a concession.

Sec. 106. Subsection (h) of section 5-154 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(h) "Salary" means (1) any payment, including longevity payments and payments for accrued vacation time under section 5-252, but, on and after July 1, 2027, excluding any payments for overtime worked, for state service made from a payroll submitted to the Comptroller; and (2) the cash value of maintenance furnished by the state; and (3) fees received from the state in whole or in part in lieu of or in addition to item (1) above and established to the satisfaction of the Retirement Commission, to the extent that the employee has made retirement contributions on such fees; and (4) compensation paid by the United States to state employees who are employees of the United States Purchasing and Finance Office; and (5) compensation paid to employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-208a, any state employee who is employed by more than one state agency during any week shall, for compensation earned on and after January 1, 1983, have all such compensation recognized for all purposes of the retirement program;

Sec. 107. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, on and after July 1, 2027, pension contributions shall not be withheld from payments for overtime worked for any state employee who is a member of the state employees retirement system.

Sec. 108. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for officers and employees of the executive branch, the constituent units of higher education, the Board of Regents for Higher Education, officers and employees of the Judicial Department and employees of the legislative branch who retire on or after July 1, 2027, regardless of their date of hire, no retiree shall receive a cost-of-living allowance until such cost-of-living allowance is approved by the General Assembly.

Sec. 109. Subsection (j) of section 45a-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) There shall be transferred from time to time from the Probate Court Administration Fund such budgeted amounts as are established in accordance with section 45a-85 or such expenditures as are authorized pursuant to subsection (c) of section 45a-84 for the proper administration of each court of probate. [ Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, on June 30, 2013, and annually thereafter, any balance in the Probate Court Administration Fund in excess of an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the total expenditures authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 45a-84 for the immediately succeeding fiscal year shall be transferred to the General Fund.] Any balance remaining in the Probate Court Administration Fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in said fund for the fiscal year next succeeding.

Sec. 110. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a panel to study and make recommendations regarding the proposals made by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, established pursuant to section 250 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, in its final report concerning the rebalancing of state taxes to better stimulate economic growth without raising net new taxes. The study shall include, but not be limited to, reviews of (1) options for expanding revenue sources for municipalities, and (2) base-broadening methodologies for the sales and use taxes, taking into account the work of said commission and the State Tax Panel convened pursuant to section 138 of public act 14-217.

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

(1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall have either served on the State Tax Panel, convened pursuant to section 138 of public act 14-217, or on the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, established pursuant to section 250 of public act 17-2 of the June special session;

(2) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have either served on said tax panel or on said commission;

(3) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall have either served on said tax panel or on said commission;

(4) One appointed by the Republican president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall have either served on said tax panel or on said commission; and

(5) The Commissioner of Revenue Services, who shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the panel.

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

(d) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall jointly select a cochairperson of the panel from among the members of the panel. The minority leader of the House of Representatives and the Republican president pro tempore of the Senate shall jointly select a cochairperson of the panel from among the members of the panel. Such cochairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the panel, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(e) 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 panel.

(f) The panel may consult with any individuals or entities the members of the panel deem appropriate or necessary and may request the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to hire a consultant or consultants to assist the panel in conducting the study.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2019, the panel 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 panel shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2019, whichever is later.

Sec. 111. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than July 1, 2018, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall develop and issue a request for proposals to hire a national consultant to study and make recommendations regarding efficiency improvements in revenue collection and agency expense management that will result in a savings of at least five hundred million dollars. Such recommendations shall not adversely impact program quality or social services program benefits.

(b) The secretary shall consult with former members of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, established pursuant to section 250 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, on the scope of the study and shall update such former members on its progress. Not later than January 1, 2019, the consultant shall submit a report on the consultant's findings and recommendations 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, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 112. Section 5-278 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) When an employee organization has been designated, in accordance with the provisions of sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, the employer shall be represented in collective bargaining with such employee organization in the following manner: (1) In the case of an executive branch employer, including the Division of Criminal Justice, by the chief executive officer whether elected or appointed, or his designated representative; who shall maintain a close liaison with the legislature relative to the negotiations and the potential fiscal ramifications of any proposed settlement; (2) in the case of a judicial branch employer, by the Chief Court Administrator or his designated representative; and (3) in the case of each segment of the system of higher education, the faculty and professional employees shall negotiate with their own board of trustees or its designated representative.

(b) (1) Any agreement reached by the negotiators shall be reduced to writing. The agreement, together with a request for funds necessary to fully implement such agreement and for approval of any provisions of the agreement which are in conflict with any statute or any regulation of any state agency, and any arbitration award, issued in accordance with section 5-276a, together with a statement setting forth the amount of funds necessary to implement such award, shall be filed by the bargaining representative of the employer with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate within ten days after the date on which such agreement is reached or such award is distributed. The General Assembly may approve any such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. The General Assembly may reject any such award as a whole by a two-thirds vote of either house if it determines that there are insufficient funds for full implementation of the award.

(2) (A) If an agreement is rejected, the matter shall be returned to the parties, who shall initiate arbitration in accordance with the provisions of section 5-276a. The parties may submit any award issued pursuant to such arbitration to the General Assembly for approval in the same manner as the rejected agreement. If the arbitration award is rejected by the General Assembly, the matter shall be returned again to the parties for further arbitration. Any award issued pursuant to such further arbitration shall be deemed approved by the General Assembly.

(B) If an arbitration award, other than an award issued pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, is rejected, the matter shall be returned to the parties for further arbitration. Any award issued pursuant to such further arbitration shall be deemed approved by the General Assembly.

(3) Once approved by the General Assembly, any provision of an agreement or award need not be resubmitted by the parties to such agreement or award as part of a future contract approval process unless changes in the language of such provision are negotiated by such parties. Any supplemental understanding reached between such parties containing provisions which would supersede any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of any state agency or would require additional state funding shall be submitted to the General Assembly for approval in the same manner as agreements and awards. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty days after the date of filing. If the General Assembly is not in session when such agreement or award is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly within ten days of the first day of the next regular session or special session called for such purpose. The agreement or award shall be deemed rejected if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty days after such filing or submission. The thirty-day period shall not begin or expire unless the General Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any agreement or award filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session.

(4) Each house of the General Assembly shall permit not more than six hours of total time for debate of a resolution to approve or reject an agreement or award filed with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate pursuant to this subsection. Those speaking in favor of such resolution shall be allocated not more than three hours of total time for debate, and those speaking in opposition to such resolution shall be allocated not more than three hours of total time for debate. A vote shall be taken on the resolution upon the conclusion of the debate.

(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of this subsection, if the debate on such resolution occurs during the last three days of the thirty-day period, each house of the General Assembly shall permit not more than four hours of total time for debate of such resolution. Those speaking in favor of such resolution shall be allocated not more than two hours of total time for debate and those speaking in opposition to such resolution shall be allocated not more than two hours of total time for debate. A vote shall be taken on the resolution upon the conclusion of the debate.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of any general statute or special act to the contrary, the legislature shall appropriate whatever funds are required to comply with a collective bargaining agreement, supplemental understanding or arbitration award, provided the request called for in subsection (b) of this section has been approved by the legislature.

(d) No provision of any general statute or special act shall prevent negotiations between an employer and an employee organization which has been designated as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, from continuing after the final date for setting the state budget. An agreement between an employer and an employee organization shall be valid and in force under its terms when entered into in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and signed by the chief executive officer or administrator as a ministerial act. Such terms may make any such agreement effective on a date prior to the date on which the agreement is entered. No publication thereof shall be required to make it effective. The procedure for the making of an agreement between the employer and an employee organization provided by sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, shall be the exclusive method for making a valid agreement for employees represented by an employee organization, and any provisions in any general statute or special act to the contrary shall not apply to such an agreement.

(e) Where there is a conflict between any agreement or arbitration award approved in accordance with the provisions of sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, on matters appropriate to collective bargaining, as defined in said sections, and any general statute or special act, or regulations adopted by any state agency, the terms of such agreement or arbitration award shall prevail; provided if participation of any employees in a retirement system is [ effected] affected by such agreement or arbitration award negotiated or issued prior to July 1, 2027, the effective date of participation in said system, notwithstanding any contrary provision in such agreement or arbitration award, shall be the first day of the third month following the month in which a certified copy of such agreement or arbitration award is received by the Retirement Commission or such later date as may be specified in the agreement or arbitration award.

(f) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, collective bargaining negotiations concerning changes to the state employees retirement system to be effective on and after July 1, 1988, but prior to July 1, 2027, and collective bargaining negotiations concerning health and welfare benefits to be effective on and after July 1, 1994, but prior to July 1, 2027, shall be conducted between the employer and a coalition committee which represents all state employees who are members of any designated employee organization. (2) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the employer and any designated employee organization from bargaining directly with each other on matters related to the state employees retirement system and health and welfare benefits whenever the parties jointly agree that such matters are unique to the particular bargaining unit. (3) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the employer and representatives of employee organizations from dealing with any state-wide issue using the procedure established in said subdivision.

(g) (1) Nonmandatory subjects of bargaining shall not be subject to the impasse procedures of section 5-276a. In the case of higher education teaching faculty, the arbitrator shall not make a decision involving academic policy unless it affects the wages, hours or conditions of employment of such faculty. Any arbitration award issued on such matters shall be unenforceable. (2) Unless mutually agreed to by the parties, the impasse procedures of section 5-276a shall not be invoked during the pendency before the State Board of Labor Relations of any scope of bargaining question arising from the parties' negotiations. Any such question shall take precedence over all other matters pending before said board.

Sec. 113. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than July 1, 2018, the Office of Legislative Management shall issue a request for proposals to hire an independent consultant that specializes in state retirement programs, employee health and other benefits programs and employee compensation to analyze the ratified 2017 SEBAC agreement, dated June 25, 2017, between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, approved pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes. Such analysis shall include, but shall not be limited to, such matters as: (1) The competitiveness of state workers' wages and benefits compared to competitor states and to private sector wages and benefits; (2) the relative equity of benefits and terms among the tiers of the state employees retirement system; (3) the potential for disruptive effects from policies enacted in said agreement; (4) the impacts of job protection policies; and (5) options for exempting quasi-public entities from state employee collective bargaining requirements in light of the unique nature and operation of such entities.

(b) Not later than February 1, 2019, such consultant shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on the analysis completed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The report shall include any recommendations for (1) policy revisions concerning the matters analyzed, and (2) legislation necessary to implement such revisions.

Sec. 114. Subdivision (9) of subsection (d) of section 7-473c of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

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

Sec. 115. Subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 10-153f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(4) After hearing all the issues, the arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall, within twenty days, render a decision in writing, signed by a majority of the arbitrators or the single arbitrator, which states in detail the nature of the decision and the disposition of the issues by the arbitrators or the single arbitrator. The written decision shall include a narrative explaining the evaluation by the arbitrators or the single arbitrator of the evidence presented for each item upon which a decision was rendered by the arbitrators or the single arbitrator and shall state with particularity the basis for the decision as to each disputed issue and the manner in which the factors enumerated in this subdivision were considered in arriving at such decision, including, where applicable, the specific similar groups and conditions of employment presented for comparison and accepted by the arbitrators or the single arbitrator and the reason for such acceptance. The arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall file one copy of the decision with the commissioner, each town clerk in the school district involved, the legislative body or bodies of the town or towns for the school district involved, or, in the case of a town for which the legislative body of the town is a town meeting or representative town meeting, to the board of selectmen, and the board of education and organization which are parties to the dispute. The decision of the arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties to the dispute unless a rejection is filed in accordance with subdivision (7) of this subsection. The decision of the arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall incorporate those items of agreement the parties have reached prior to its issuance. At any time prior to the issuance of a decision by the arbitrators or the single arbitrator, the parties may jointly file with the arbitrators or the single arbitrator, any stipulations setting forth contract provisions which both parties agree to accept. In arriving at a decision, the arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall give priority to the public interest and the financial capability of the town or towns in the school district, including consideration of other demands on the financial capability of the town or towns in the school district. In assessing the financial capability of the town or towns, there shall be an irrebuttable presumption that a budget reserve [ of five] equal to fifteen per cent or less of the operating budget of any town in the school district is not available for payment of the cost of any item subject to arbitration under this chapter. The arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall further consider, in light of such financial capability, the following factors: (A) The negotiations between the parties prior to arbitration, including the offers and the range of discussion of the issues; (B) the interests and welfare of the employee group; (C) changes in the cost of living averaged over the preceding three years; (D) the existing conditions of employment of the employee group and those of similar groups; and (E) the salaries, fringe benefits, and other conditions of employment prevailing in the state labor market, including the terms of recent contract settlements or awards in collective bargaining for other municipal employee organizations and developments in private sector wages and benefits. The parties shall submit to the arbitrators or the single arbitrator their respective positions on each individual issue in dispute between them in the form of a last best offer. The arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall resolve separately each individual disputed issue by accepting the last best offer thereon of either of the parties, and shall incorporate in a decision each such accepted individual last best offer and an explanation of how the total cost of all offers accepted was considered. The award of the arbitrators or the single arbitrator shall not be subject to rejection by referendum. The parties shall each pay the fee of the arbitrator selected by or for them and share equally the fee of the third arbitrator or the single arbitrator and all other costs incidental to the arbitration.

Sec. 116. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) On and after July 1, 2018, any municipal employee affected by a service sharing agreement between one or more municipalities shall be represented by a coalition committee or new bargaining unit representing similarly situated employees in any proceeding concerning such agreement and its impact on such employee.

Sec. 117. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a panel to conduct a study of the proposal made by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, established pursuant to section 250 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, in its final report for reform of the Teachers' Retirement System.

(b) The study shall include, but need not be limited to, consideration of: (1) A thirty-year contribution of lottery net proceeds to the Teachers' Retirement Fund to pay down unfunded liabilities, (2) re-amortization of remaining fund liabilities in 2025 after current bonds are defeased, and (3) the creation of a hybrid defined benefit/defined contribution plan for new teachers with risk sharing on investment returns.

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

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

(2) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

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

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

(5) One appointed by the Republican president pro tempore of the Senate; and

(6) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

(d) Each appointee shall be an expert in one of the following areas: Public pensions, finance, bonding, defined benefit plans or defined contribution plans. All appointments to the panel shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall jointly select a cochairperson of the panel from among the members of the panel. The minority leader of the House of Representatives and the Republican president pro tempore of the Senate shall jointly select a cochairperson of the panel from among the members of the panel. Such cochairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations shall serve as administrative staff of the panel.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2019, the panel shall report on the results of the study 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 appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Such report may include recommendations for reform of the Teachers' Retirement System and legislation to enact such reform.

Sec. 118. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, no collective bargaining agreement entered into on or after July 1, 2018, between a municipality and an employee organization that is the exclusive representative of the municipality's employees shall contain any provision limiting the ability of the municipality to permit volunteer services for the maintenance of buildings and grounds.

Sec. 119. (Effective July 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, any funds remaining after the distribution of equalization aid grants pursuant to the provisions of section 10-262i of the general statutes, shall be distributed in said fiscal year to those towns whose districts received students during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, who were displaced by Hurricane Maria. Such distribution shall be on a per-student basis determined by the highest number of displaced students enrolled in each such district in any week during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

Sec. 120. (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of this section, (1) "employee" means any privately employed person who provides state-administered human services, including, but not limited to, any person who receives compensation pursuant to a contractual arrangement with a private human services provider who is not directly employed by such provider, and (2) "state-administered human services" means any of the services administered by the Departments of Correction, Housing, Public Health, Social Services, Children and Families, Rehabilitation Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Office of Early Childhood and the Judicial Department that involve direct care of or services for eligible persons, including, but not limited to, medical services, mental health and addiction treatment, nutrition and housing assistance, and services for children.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall allocate available funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to provide a one per cent cost-of-living adjustment to employees who provide state-administered human services. The secretary may reduce rates for any private provider of human services that receives such funds to provide such cost-of-living adjustment to employees but fails to provide such adjustment.

Sec. 121. Section 4-30a of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 15, 2018):

(a) (1) All revenue in excess of three billion one hundred fifty million dollars received by the state each fiscal year from estimated and final payments of the personal income tax imposed under chapter 229 shall be transferred by the Treasurer to a special fund to be known as the Budget Reserve Fund. On and after July 1, 2018, the threshold amount shall be adjusted annually by the compound annual growth rate of personal income in the state over the preceding five calendar years, using data reported by United States Bureau of Economic Analysis.

(2) The General Assembly may amend the threshold amount of three billion one hundred fifty million dollars, by vote of at least three-fifths of the members of each house of the General Assembly, due to changes in state or federal tax law or policy or significant adjustments to economic growth or tax collections.

(b) After the accounts for the General Fund have been closed for each fiscal year and the Comptroller has determined the amount of unappropriated surplus in said fund, after any amounts required by provision of law to be transferred for other purposes have been deducted, the amount of such surplus shall be transferred by the Treasurer to the Budget Reserve Fund.

(c) (1) (A) Whenever the amount in the Budget Reserve Fund equals fifteen per cent of the net General Fund appropriations for the current fiscal year, no further transfers shall be made by the Treasurer to the Budget Reserve Fund and the amount of such funds in excess of that transferred to said fund shall be deemed to be appropriated, as selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state, to (i) the State Employees Retirement Fund, in addition to the contributions required pursuant to section 5-156a, but not exceeding five per cent of the unfunded past service liability of the state employees retirement system as set forth in the most recent actuarial valuation certified by the State Employee Retirement Commission, [ or] (ii) the Teachers' Retirement Fund, in addition to the payments required pursuant to section 10-183z, but not exceeding five per cent of the unfunded past service liability of the teachers' retirement system as set forth in the most recent actuarial valuation prepared for the Teachers' Retirement Board, (iii) the State of Connecticut Other Post-Employment Benefits Program, not exceeding five per cent of the unfunded past service liability of the program as set forth in the most recent actuarial valuation certified by the State Employee Retirement Commission, or (iv) the teachers' retirement system retiree health insurance plan, not exceeding five per cent of the unfunded past service liability of the plan as set forth in the most recent actuarial valuation prepared for the Teachers' Retirement Board.

(B) Any surplus in excess of the amounts transferred to the Budget Reserve Fund and the state employees retirement system, [ or] the teachers' retirement system, the State of Connecticut Other Post-Employment Benefits Program or the teachers' retirement system retiree health insurance plan, as applicable, shall be deemed to be appropriated for: (i) Redeeming prior to maturity any outstanding indebtedness of the state selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state; (ii) purchasing outstanding indebtedness of the state in the open market at such prices and on such terms and conditions as the Treasurer shall determine to be in the best interests of the state for the purpose of extinguishing or defeasing such debt; (iii) providing for the defeasance of any outstanding indebtedness of the state selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state by irrevocably placing with an escrow agent in trust an amount to be used solely for, and sufficient to satisfy, scheduled payments of both interest and principal on such indebtedness; (iv) making additional payments towards unfunded past service liability of the state employees retirement system, [ or of] the teachers' retirement system, the State of Connecticut Other Post-Employment Benefits Program or the teachers' retirement system retiree health insurance plan, as selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state; [ ,] or (v) any combination of these methods. Pending the use or application of such amount for the payment of interest and principal, such amount may be invested in (I) direct obligations of the United States government, including state and local government treasury securities that the United States Treasury issues specifically to provide state and local governments with required cash flows at yields that do not exceed Internal Revenue Service arbitrage limits, (II) obligations guaranteed by the United States government, and (III) securities backed by United States government obligations as collateral and for which interest and principal payments on the collateral generally flow immediately through to the security holder.

(2) [ Whenever the amount in the Budget Reserve Fund equals five per cent or more of the net General Fund appropriations for the current fiscal year, the] The General Assembly may transfer funds [ in excess of the five per cent threshold] from the Budget Reserve Fund [ ,] for the purpose of paying unfunded past service liability of the state employees retirement system, [ or of] the teachers' retirement system, the State of Connecticut Other Post-Employment Benefits Program or the teachers' retirement system retiree health insurance plan, as the General Assembly [ , in consultation with the Treasurer,] determines to be in the best interests of the state. Such payments shall be in addition to any other contributions or payments required pursuant to section 5-156a or 10-183z or subdivision (1) of this [ section] subsection.

(d) Moneys in the Budget Reserve Fund shall be expended only as provided in this subsection and subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section.

(1) Whenever in any fiscal year the Comptroller has determined the amount of a deficit applicable with respect to the immediately preceding fiscal year, to the extent necessary, the amount of funds credited to the Budget Reserve Fund shall be deemed to be appropriated for purposes of funding such deficit.

(2) The General Assembly may transfer funds from the Budget Reserve Fund to the General Fund if any consensus revenue estimate maintained or revised pursuant to section 2-36c for the current biennium projects a decline in General Fund revenues for the current biennium of one per cent or more from the total amount of General Fund estimated revenue on which the budget act or any adjusted appropriation and revenue plan, enacted by the General Assembly for the current biennium, was based. Any such transfer may be made at any time during the remainder of the current biennium.

(3) The General Assembly may transfer funds from the Budget Reserve Fund to the General Fund if the consensus revenue estimate maintained or revised not later than April thirtieth annually pursuant to section 2-36c projects a decline in General Fund revenues, in either year or both years of the biennium immediately following such consensus revenue estimate, of one per cent or more from the total of General Fund appropriations for the current year. Any such transfer shall be made in the fiscal year for which such deficit is projected.

(e) The Treasurer is authorized to invest all or any part of said fund in accordance with the provisions of section 3-31a. The interest derived from the investment of said fund shall be credited to the General Fund.

Sec. 122. Section 2-33c of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 15, 2018):

(a) In addition to the provisions of section 2-33a, on and after July 1, 2019, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the General Assembly shall not authorize General Fund [ and Special Transportation Fund] appropriations for any fiscal year in an amount that, in the aggregate, exceeds the percentage of the statement of estimated revenue passed pursuant to subsection (b) of section 2-35 for each fiscal year indicated as follows:

T1255

Fiscal Year Ending June 30,

Percentage of Estimated Revenue

T1256

2020

99.5

T1257

2021

99.25

T1258

2022

99

T1259

2023

98.75

T1260

2024

98.5

T1261

2025

98.25

T1262

2026, and each

98

T1263

fiscal year thereafter

 

(b) The General Assembly may authorize General Fund [ and Special Transportation Fund] appropriations for any fiscal year in an amount that, in the aggregate, exceeds the percentage of estimated revenue specified in subsection (a) of this section for such fiscal year, if:

(1) (A) The Governor declares an emergency or the existence of extraordinary circumstances and at least three-fifths of the members of each house of the General Assembly vote to exceed such percentage for the purposes of such emergency or extraordinary circumstances, and (B) any such appropriation is for the fiscal year in progress only. Any such declaration shall specify the nature of such emergency or circumstances; or

(2) Each house of the General Assembly approves by majority vote any such appropriation for purposes of an adjusted appropriation and revenue plan.

Sec. 123. Subsection (f) of section 3-21 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 15, 2018):

(f) (1) (A) On and after July 1, 2018, the Treasurer may not issue general obligation bonds or notes pursuant to section 3-20 or credit revenue bonds pursuant to section 3-20j that exceed in the aggregate one billion nine hundred million dollars in any fiscal year. Commencing July 1, 2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, the aggregate limit shall be adjusted in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the preceding calendar year, less food and energy, as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(B) Any calculation made pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision shall not include (i) any general obligation bonds issued as part of CSCU 2020, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 10a-91c, or UConn 2000, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 10a-109c, or (ii) any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for borrowed money which are issued for the purpose of refunding other bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness.

(2) (A) Not later than January 1, 2018, and January first annually thereafter, the Treasurer shall provide the Governor with a list of allocated but unissued bonds. The Governor shall post such list on the Internet web site of the office of the Governor.

(B) Notwithstanding section 4-85, the Governor shall not approve allotment requisitions pursuant to said section that would result in the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes pursuant to section 3-20 or credit revenue bonds pursuant to section 3-20j that exceed in the aggregate one billion nine hundred million dollars in any fiscal year. Commencing July 1, 2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, the aggregate limit shall be adjusted in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the preceding calendar year, less food and energy, as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not later than April 1, 2018, and April first annually thereafter, the Governor shall provide the Treasurer with a list of general obligation bond and credit revenue bond expenditures that can be made July first commencing the next fiscal year totaling not more than one billion nine hundred million dollars. Commencing July 1, 2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, the aggregate limit shall be adjusted in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the preceding calendar year, less food and energy, as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Governor shall post such list on the Internet web site of the office of the Governor.

(C) Any calculation made pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision shall not include (i) any general obligation bonds issued as part of CSCU 2020, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 10a-91c, or UConn 2000, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 10a-109c, or (ii) any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for borrowed money which are issued for the purpose of refunding other bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness.

Sec. 124. (Effective May 14, 2018) After (1) the Treasurer has transferred, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 4-30a of the general statutes, the excess revenue from estimated and final payments of the personal income tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes to the Budget Reserve Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and (2) the Comptroller has determined pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 4-30a of the general statutes the amount of any deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and the necessary funds to fund such amount have been deemed appropriated from the excess revenue under subdivision (1) of this section, the Comptroller shall pay one-third of the remainder of the excess revenue under subdivision (1) of this section towards unfunded past service liability of the state employees retirement system, pay one-third of the remainder of such excess revenue less sixteen million one hundred thousand dollars towards unfunded past service liability of the teachers' retirement system and transfer sixteen million one hundred thousand dollars of the remainder of such excess revenue to the retired teachers' health insurance premium account established pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10-183t of the general statutes. Such payments shall be in addition to any other contributions or payments required pursuant to section 5-156a or 10-183z of the general statutes.

Sec. 125. Subsection (aa) of section 3-20 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 15, 2018):

(aa) (1) For each fiscal year during which general obligation bonds or credit revenue bonds issued on and after May 15, 2018, and prior to July 1, 2020, shall be outstanding, the state of Connecticut shall comply with the provisions of (A) section 4-30a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2017, as amended by section 704 of public act 17-2 of the June special session and section 121 of this act, (B) section 2-33c in effect on October 31, 2017, as amended by section 122 of this act, (C) section 2-33a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2017, as amended by section 709 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, (D) subsections (d) and (g) of this section, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2017, as amended by sections 710 and 711 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, and (E) section 3-21 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2017, as amended by section 712 of public act 17-2 of the June special session and section 123 of this act. The state of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds, notes and other obligations issued pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection that no public or special act of the General Assembly taking effect on or after May 15, 2018, and prior to July 1, 2028, shall alter the obligation to comply with the provisions of the sections and subsections set forth in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of this subdivision, until such bonds, notes or other obligations, together with the interest thereon, are fully met and discharged, provided nothing in this subsection shall preclude such alteration (i) if and when adequate provision shall be made by law for the protection of the holders of such bonds, or (ii) (I) if and when the Governor declares an emergency or the existence of extraordinary circumstances, in which the provisions of section 4-85 are invoked, (II) at least three-fifths of the members of each chamber of the General Assembly vote to alter such required compliance during the fiscal year for which the emergency or existence of extraordinary circumstances are determined, and (III) any such alteration is for the fiscal year in progress only.

(2) The Treasurer shall include this pledge and undertaking in general obligation bonds and credit revenue bonds issued on or after May 15, 2018, and prior to July 1, 2020, provided such pledge and undertaking (A) shall be applicable for a period of ten years from the date of first issuance of such bonds, and (B) shall not apply to refunding bonds issued for bonds issued under this subdivision.

Sec. 126. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall, within the aggregate limit specified under subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, authorize bond issuances each calendar year for transportation projects up to the amounts specified under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) For the calendar years commencing January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2027, inclusive, the State Bond Commission shall authorize general obligation bonds for transportation projects, capped at the following amounts:

T1264

Calendar Year Commencing

Up to

T1265

January 1,

 

T1266

2018

$517,500,000

T1267

2019

440,700,000

T1268

2020

684,600,000

T1269

2021

777,800,000

T1270

2022

778,700,000

T1271

2023

789,200,000

T1272

2024

801,300,000

T1273

2025

805,300,000

T1274

2026

825,700,000

T1275

2027

863,500,000

(c) For the calendar years commencing January 1, 2028, to January 1, 2047, inclusive, the State Bond Commission shall authorize up to seven hundred twenty-eight million five hundred thousand dollars in general obligation bonds in each such calendar year for transportation projects.

(d) Whenever any general statute or public or special act, whether enacted before, on or after the effective date of this section, authorizes special tax obligation bonds or 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 special tax obligation bonds or general obligation bonds under this section. In no event shall the total of the principal amount of special tax obligation bonds and general obligation bonds issued pursuant to the authority of any general statute or public or special act exceed the amount authorized thereunder.

Sec. 127. Section 12-705 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [ (1)] Each employer, as defined in section 12-707, maintaining an office or transacting business within this state and making payment of any wages taxable under this chapter to a resident or nonresident individual shall deduct and withhold from such wages for each payroll period a tax computed in such manner as to result, so far as practicable, in withholding from the employee's wages during each calendar year an amount substantially equivalent to the tax reasonably estimated to be due from the employee under this chapter with respect to the amount of such wages during the calendar year. The method of determining the amount to be withheld shall be prescribed by regulations of the Commissioner of Revenue Services adopted in accordance with chapter 54.

[ (2) Each payer, as defined in section 12-707, of pension or annuity distributions, including distributions from an employer pension, an annuity, a profit-sharing plan, a stock bonus, a deferred compensation plan, an individual retirement arrangement, an endowment or a life insurance contract, that (A) maintains an office or transacts business within this state, and (B) makes payment of any amounts taxable under this chapter to a resident individual, shall deduct and withhold from the taxable portion of any such distribution a tax computed in such manner as to result, so far as practicable, in withholding from the distributions paid during each calendar year an amount substantially equivalent to the tax reasonably estimated to be due from the payee, as defined in section 12-707, under this chapter with respect to such distributions during the calendar year. The method of determining the amount to be withheld shall be the same as the method used by employers with respect to the payment of wages, except that a lump sum distribution shall be taxable at the highest marginal rate unless (i) any portion of the lump sum distribution was previously subject to tax, or (ii) the lump sum distribution is a rollover that is effected as a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer. For purposes of this section, "lump sum distribution" means a payment from a payer to a resident payee of such resident payee's entire retirement account balance, exclusive of any other tax withholding and any administrative charges and fees.]

(b) The commissioner may, if such action is deemed necessary for the protection of the revenue and under such regulations as the commissioner may adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, require persons other than employers [ and payers] (1) to deduct and withhold taxes from payments made by such persons to residents of this state, nonresidents and part-year residents, (2) to file a withholding return as prescribed by the commissioner, and (3) to pay over to the commissioner, or to a depositary designated by the commissioner, the taxes so required to be deducted and withheld, in accordance with a schedule established in such regulations.

(c) The commissioner may adopt regulations providing for withholding from (1) remuneration for services performed by an employee for his or her employer that does not constitute wages, (2) wages paid to an employee by an employer not maintaining an office or transacting business within this state, or (3) any other type of payment with respect to which the commissioner finds that withholding would be appropriate under the provisions of this chapter if the employer and the employee, or, in the case of any other type of payment, the person making and the person receiving such payment, agree to such withholding. Such agreement shall be made in such form and manner as the commissioner may prescribe by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. For purposes of this chapter, remuneration, wages or other payments with respect to which such an agreement is made shall be regarded as if they were wages paid to an employee by an employer maintaining an office or transacting business within this state to the extent that such remuneration or wages are paid or other payments are made during the period for which the agreement is in effect.

(d) Any resident payee who submitted, on or after October 31, 2017, and prior to the effective date of this section, a withholding certificate for pension or annuity distributions to the payer of such distributions may request that such payer not deduct and withhold tax from such distributions. Each payer that receives such reques