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File No. 91

    February Session, 2018

Substitute Senate Bill No. 180

Senate, March 28, 2018

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through SEN. FLEXER of the 29th Dist. and SEN. MCLACHLAN, M. of the 24th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT REQUIRING EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CERTAIN QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCY CONTRACTS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018, and applicable to contracts entered into or renewed on or after said date) (a) For the purposes of this section, "quasi-public agency" has the same meaning as provided in section 1-120 of the general statutes and "contract" means any of the following that a quasi-public agency intends to enter into or renew: (1) An employment contract with an annual increase or bonus of more than fifty thousand dollars, (2) a consulting contract with an annual cost of more than five hundred thousand dollars, or (3) a separation agreement with a cost of more than one hundred thousand dollars.

(b) On and after October 1, 2018, each quasi-public agency shall submit a copy of each contract to the Attorney General for review and comment prior to entering into or renewing such contract. The quasi-public agency shall also, at the time of submission of such contract to the Attorney General, submit a copy of such contract to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of such quasi-public agency, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any third-party consulting contract with a firm or individual associated with financial activities, if such contract is entered into or renewed for the purposes of (1) complying with state or federal law or regulation, or (2) administering a federal program.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018, and applicable to contracts entered into or renewed on or after said date

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In Section 1(b), "or renewed" was added for consistency.

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires certain contracts and agreements be submitted to the Attorney General and legislative committee of cognizance, has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 180

AN ACT REQUIRING EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CERTAIN QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCY CONTRACTS.

SUMMARY

This bill requires that the following quasi-public agency contracts and agreements be submitted, prior to execution or renewal, to the attorney general for review and comment and also to the legislative committee of cognizance over the agency: (1) employment contracts with an annual increase or bonus of more than $50,000, (2) consulting contracts with an annual cost of more than $500,000, and (3) separation agreements over $100,000. The bill exempts third-party consulting contracts associated with financial activities for the purposes of complying with state or federal law or regulation or administering a federal program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018, and applicable to contracts entered into or renewed on or after this date.

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

sHB 5178, reported favorably by the Government Administration and Elections Committee, requires similar review of quasi-public agency contracts and agreements, without the exemption for financial consulting contracts. The bill also requires submission of the quasi-public agency's annual report to its committee of cognizance.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

16

Nay

0

(03/09/2018)

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