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General Assembly

File No. 120

    February Session, 2018

Substitute Senate Bill No. 357

Senate, March 28, 2018

The Committee on Housing reported through SEN. SLOSSBERG of the 14th Dist. and SEN. HWANG of the 28th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (k) of section 389 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(k) For the Department of Housing: Funding for the Department of Housing and Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Healthy Homes Program, [for the abatement of lead in homes in the state,] not exceeding $10,000,000, provided (1) not more than $7,000,000 shall be used for the abatement of lead in homes in the state and made available to residents in any municipality in the state, and (2) not more than $3,000,000 shall be used to address environmental health and safety concerns, including, but not limited to, mold, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides and radon.

Sec. 2. Subsection (j) of section 408 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(j) For the Department of Housing: Funding for the Department of Housing and Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Healthy Homes Program, [for the abatement of lead in homes in the state,] not exceeding $10,000,000, provided (1) not more than $7,000,000 shall be used for the abatement of lead in homes in the state and made available to residents in any municipality in the state, and (2) not more than $3,000,000 shall be used to address environmental health and safety concerns, including, but not limited to, mold, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides and radon.

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

Section 1

from passage

PA 17-2 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 389(k)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2018

PA 17-2 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 408(j)

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In Section 2, the effective date was changed from "Effective from passage" to "Effective July 1, 2018" for accuracy.

HSG

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:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Treasurer, Debt Serv.

GF - Uncertain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes several changes to a bond authorization for a lead abatement program. There is no net change to the amount of General Obligation bonds authorized in FY 18 and FY 19, though the allowable purpose and recipients of those funds is modified. To the extent that the programmatic changes alter the rate of bond expenditures, debt service repayment would be similarly slowed or accelerated.

The Out Years

The possible impact of increased or decreased debt identified above would continue into the future subject to the terms of the bond repayment.

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 357

AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.

SUMMARY

This bill modifies how the Department of Housing (DOH), through Children's Medical Center's Healthy Homes Program, must use the proceeds of a $10 million per fiscal year bond authorization for FYs 18 and 19. Current law requires DOH to use the proceeds only for residential lead abatement. The bill instead earmarks for each fiscal year up to: (1) $7 million for residential lead abatement in any Connecticut municipality and (2) $3 million to address home environmental hazards including mold, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage, except that the authorization for FY19 is effective July 1, 2018.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Housing Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/14/2018)

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