Senate Bill No. 153

Public Act No. 99-2

An Act Expediting the Process for Collection of Debts Owed to the State.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 4a-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) Any debt referred to the Department of Administrative Services by a state agency [, which the department is unable after due diligence to collect within six months of such referral] may be referred by the commissioner to a consumer collection agency, licensed under section 36a-801, for collection, provided the debtor has been given at least thirty days' notice that the debt will be so referred.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved April 6, 1999