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Raised Bill No. 180

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1061

 

*01061_______GAE*

Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

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 and 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 employment contract, consulting contract or separation agreement that a quasi-public agency intends to enter into or renew.

(b) On and after October 1, 2018, each quasi-public agency shall submit a copy of all contracts to the Attorney General for review and comment prior to entering into or renewing any such contract. If such contract has an annual cost of over one hundred thousand dollars, the quasi-public agency shall, at the time of submission of such contract to the Attorney General, also 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, where such contract is entered into 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 and after said date

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To increase executive and legislative oversight of quasi-public agency contracts by requiring the submission of certain contracts to the Attorney General and relevant legislative committee.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]