Commissions


Former Commissions

STATUTORY REFERENCE:   May Special Session, Public Act No. 16-3

As of July 1, 2016, the former African-American Affairs Commission, Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, and Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, were assimilated into the Commission on Equity and Opportunity. The former Commission on Aging, Commission on Children, and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women were assimilated into the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors.

Sec. 127. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2016) (a) There is established a Commission on Equity and Opportunity which shall be part of the Legislative Department. The commission shall focus on issues affecting each of the following underrepresented and underserved populations: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Latinos and Puerto Ricans. The Commission on Equity and Opportunity shall constitute a successor to the African-American Affairs Commission, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission and Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission in accordance with the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, and subsection (f) of section 4-38d and section 4-38e of the general statutes.

Sec. 129. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2016) (a) There is established a Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, which shall be part of the Legislative Department. The commission shall focus on issues affecting each of the following underrepresented and underserved populations: Women, children and the family and elderly persons. The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall constitute a successor to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Commission on Children, and Commission on Aging in accordance with the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, and subsection (f) of section 4-38d and section 4-38e of the general statutes.