2017PA 00002 R00SB 01502SS1 PA

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1 Senate Bill No. 1502 Act No. 17 - June Special Session, Public 2 E STATE BUDGET FOR T HE BIENNIUM AN ACT CONCERNING TH , MAKING APPROPRIATI ENDING JUNE 30, 2019 ONS THEREFOR, STING BONDS OF THE S TATE AND AUTHORIZING AND ADJU IMPLEMENTING PROVISI GET. ONS OF THE BUD Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. ( ) The following sums are Effective from passage appropriated from the GENERAL FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 LEGISLATIVE LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT 43,542,854 Personal Services 43,332,854 Other Expenses 13,975,741 13,364,982 Equipment 100,000 100,000 452,875 452,875 Interim Salary/Caucus Offices Redistricting 100,000 100,000 O ld State House 500,000 500,000 377,944 377,944 Interstate Conference Fund New England Board of Higher Education 183,750 183,750 AGENCY TOTAL 58,622,405 59,023,164

2 Senate Bill No. 1502 AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS 10,349,151 10,349,151 Personal Services 272,143 272,143 Other Expenses 10,621,294 AGENCY TOTAL 10,621,294 WOMEN, CHILDREN, ON COMMISSION SENIORS 400,000 Personal Services 400,000 30,000 Other Expenses 30,000 430,000 430,000 AGENCY TOTAL COMMISSION ON EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY 400,000 Personal Services 400,000 30,000 Other Expenses 30,000 AGENCY TOTAL 430,000 430,000 GENERAL GOVERNMENT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Personal Services 1,998,912 1,998,912 Other Expenses 185,402 185,402 New England Governors' Confere nce 74,391 74,391 National Governors' Association 116,893 116,893 AGENCY TOTAL 2,375,598 2,375,598 SECRETARY OF THE STATE 2,623,326 2,623,326 Personal Services Other Expenses 1,747,593 1,747,589 4, Commercial Recording Division 4,610,034 610,034 AGENCY TOTAL 8,980,953 8,980,949 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Personal Services 591,699 591,699 Other Expenses 60,264 60,264 AGENCY TOTAL 651,963 651,963 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 2 of 895

3 Senate Bill No. 1502 ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION Elections Enforcement Commission 3,125,570 3,125,570 OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS Information Technology Initiatives 28,226 28,226 1,403,529 Office of State Ethics 1,403,529 1,431,755 1,431,755 AGENCY TOTAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION 1,513,476 1,513,476 ssion Freedom of Information Commi STATE TREASURER Personal Services 2,838,478 2,838,478 Other Expenses 132,225 132,225 AGENCY TOTAL 2,970,703 2,970,703 STATE COMPTROLLER Personal Services 22,655,097 22,655,097 Other Expenses 4 4,748,854 ,748,854 27,403,951 27,403,951 AGENCY TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES 56,210,743 56,380,743 Personal Services 7,961,117 6,831,117 Other Expenses 64,341,860 63,041,860 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY Other Expenses 34,218 34,218 94,734 94,734 Child Fatality Review Panel Contracting Standards Board 257,894 257,894 124,509 124,509 Judicial Review Council Judicial Selection Commission 82,097 82,097 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 3 of 895

4 Senate Bill No. 1502 Office of the Child Advocate 630,059 630,059 Offic e of the Victim Advocate 387,708 387,708 Board of Firearms Permit Examiners 113,272 113,272 1,724,491 1,724,491 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 10,006,964 Personal Services 10,006,964 Other Expenses 1,098,084 1,098,084 Autom ated Budget System and Data Base 39,668 39,668 Link Justice Assistance Grants 910,489 910,489 Project Longevity 850,000 850,000 5,000,000 2,750,000 Council of Governments 13,666,177 12,685,377 Tax Relief For Elderly Renters for Loss of Taxes Reimbursement to Towns 56,045,788 51,596,345 on State Property 100,900,058 - Reimbursements to Towns for Private Tax 105,889,432 Exempt Property Disability Reimbursement Property Tax 374,065 - 374,065 Exemption Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program 65 ,000 65,000 Property Tax Relief for Veterans 2,777,546 2,777,546 35,221,814 36,819,135 Municipal Revenue Sharing Municipal Restructuring 28,000,000 28,000,000 15,000,000 36,000,000 Municipal Transition Municipal Stabilization Grant 37, 753,335 56,903,954 314,295,683 AGENCY TOTAL 340,179,364 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS 17,914,195 19,914,195 Personal Services Other Expenses 3,056,239 3,056,239 521,833 521,833 SSMF Administration Burial Expenses 6,666 6,666 307,834 307,834 Headstones 21,806,767 23,806,767 AGENCY TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE 17 - 2 4 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

5 Senate Bill No. 1502 SERVICES Personal Services 47,168,198 47,168,198 Other Expenses 28,543,249 28,804,457 92,634 Loss Control Risk Management 92,634 1 Employees' Review Board 17,611 17,61 147,524 65,949 Surety Bonds for State Officials and Employees 21,453 Refunds Of Collections 21,453 Rents and Moving 10,562,692 11,318,952 5,000,000 W. C. Administrator 5,000,000 952,907 Connecticut Education Network 10,917,391 10,719,619 State Insurance and Risk Mgmt . Operations 12,489,014 12,384,014 IT Services 400,000 Firefighters Fund 400,000 116,033,326 116,272,234 AGENCY TOTAL ATTORNEY GENERAL 30,323,304 30,923,304 Personal Services 968,906 Other Expenses 1,068,906 A GENCY TOTAL 31,292,210 31,992,210 DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Personal Services 44,094,555 44,021,057 Other Expenses 2,276,404 2,273,280 164,148 Witness Protection 164,148 27,398 27,398 Training And Education 13 Expert Witnesses 135,413 5,413 1,041,425 Medicaid Fraud Control 1,041,425 409 409 Criminal Justice Commission 228,213 228,213 Cold Case Unit 1,034,499 1,034,499 Shooting Taskforce 49,002,464 48,925,842 AGENCY TOTAL REGULATION AND PROTECTION DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES 17 - 2 5 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

6 Senate Bill No. 1502 AND PUBLIC PROTECTION Personal Services 144,109,537 146,234,975 Other Expenses 26,623,919 26,611,310 25,354 25,354 Stress Reduction Fleet Purchase 6,202,962 6,581,737 4,636,817 Workers' Compensation Claims 4,541,962 2,739,398 2,392,840 Crimina l Justice Information System 150,076 150,076 Willimantic - Fire Training School Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio 21,698 21,698 Network Maintenance of State - Wide Fire Radio 14,441 14,441 Network 172,353 172,353 Police Association of Connect icut Connecticut State Firefighter's Association 176,625 176,625 81,367 Fire Training School - 81,367 Torrington Fire Training School 48,364 - New Haven 48,364 Derby - Fire Training School 37,139 37,139 Fire Training School 100,162 100,162 ott Wolc - Fire Training School - Fairfield 70,395 70,395 169,336 Fire Training School - Hartford 169,336 Fire Training School - 68,470 Middletown 68,470 55,432 Fire Training School - 55,432 Stamford 187,995,449 185,062,432 AGENCY TOTAL MILITARY DEPARTMENT 2,711,254 2,711,254 Personal Services Other Expenses 2,262,356 2,284,779 Honor Guards 525,000 525,000 93,333 Veteran's Service Bonuses 93,333 5,591,943 5,614,366 AGENCY TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION Personal Services 12,749,297 12,749,297 1,193,685 Other Expenses 1,193,685 13,942,982 13,942,982 AGENCY TOTAL June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 6 of 895

7 Senate Bill No. 1502 LABOR DEPARTMENT 8,747,739 Personal Services 8,747,739 1,080,343 1,080,343 Other Expenses CETC Workforce 619,591 619,591 36,758,476 36,758,476 W orkforce Investment Act Job Funnels Projects 108,656 108,656 Connecticut's Youth Employment Program 1,000,000 4,000,000 Jobs First Employment Services 13,869,606 13,869,606 Apprenticeship Program 465,342 465,342 400,489 Spanish - Amer ican Merchants Association 400,489 Connecticut Career Resource Network 153,113 153,113 STRIVE 108,655 108,655 Opportunities for Long Term Unemployed 1,753,994 1,753,994 Veterans' Opportunity Pilot 227,606 227,606 444,861 Second Chance Initiative 444,861 Cradle To Career 100,000 100,000 New Haven Jobs Funnel 344,241 344,241 Healthcare Apprenticeship Initiative 500,000 1,000,000 Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative 500,000 1,000,000 AGENCY TOTAL 67,182,712 71,182,712 COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES 5,916,770 5,880,844 Personal Services 302,061 302,061 Other Expenses 5,977 5,977 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission AGENCY TOTAL 6,188,882 6,224,808 CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT ICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGR Personal Services 3,610,221 3,610,221 Other Expenses 845,038 845,038 350,442 Senior Food Vouchers 350,442 97 97 Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 7 of 895

8 Senate Bill No. 1502 WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce 167,938 167,938 AGENCY TOTAL 4,973,736 4,973, 736 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Personal Services 23,162,728 22,144,784 Other Expenses 1,408,267 527,266 224,243 Mosquito Control 221,097 State Superfund Site Maintenance 399,577 399,577 Laboratory Fees 129,015 129, 015 Dam Maintenance 120,486 113,740 Emergency Spill Response 6,481,921 6,481,921 3,613,792 3,613,792 Solid Waste Management Underground Storage Tank 855,844 855,844 3,925,897 Clean Air 3,925,897 4,950,803 5,263,481 Environmental Conservation 8,434,764 8,410,957 Environmental Quality Greenways Account 2 2 2,079,562 Fish Hatcheries 2,079,562 Interstate Environmental Commission 44,937 44,937 New England Interstate Water Pollution 26,554 26,554 Commission 3,082 Compact Northeast Interstate Forest Fire 3,082 30,295 Connecticut River Valley Flood Control 30,295 Commission 45,151 Thames River Valley Flood Control 45,151 Commission 56,249,598 AGENCY TOTAL 54,004,276 COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 173,190 Personal Services Other Expenses 613 AGENCY TOTAL 173,803 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 8 2 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 17 - 895

9 Senate Bill No. 1502 Personal Services 7,145,317 7,145,317 Other Expenses 527,335 527,335 Statewide Marketing 6,435,000 Hartford Urban Arts Grant 242,371 tain Arts Council New Bri 39,380 Main Street Initiatives 100,000 187,575 Office of Military Affairs 187,575 CCAT - CT Manufacturing Supply Chain 497,082 6,261,621 6,299,121 Capital Region Development Authority 80,540 Neighborhood Music School 610,500 Municip al Regional Development Authority Nutmeg Games 40,000 Discovery Museum 196,895 78,758 National Theatre of the Deaf CONNSTEP 390,471 446,626 Connecticut Science Center CT Flagship Producing Theaters Grant 259,951 Centers 787,571 Performing Arts Performing Theaters Grant 306,753 Arts Commission 1,497,298 Art Museum Consortium 287,313 Litchfield Jazz Festival 29,000 Arte Inc. 20,735 CT Virtuosi Orchestra 15,250 Barnum Museum 20,735 Various Grants 130,000 Greater Hartford Arts Council 74,079 Stepping Stones Museum for Children 30,863 Maritime Center Authority 303,705 Connecticut Humanities Council 850,000 Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail 36,414 Amistad Vessel 263,856 New Haven Festi val of Arts and Ideas 414,511 New Haven Arts Council 52,000 253,879 Beardsley Zoo 322,397 Mystic Aquarium 17 - 2 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 9 of 895

10 Senate Bill No. 1502 Northwestern Tourism 400,000 Eastern Tourism 400,000 Central Tourism 400,000 81,196 Twain/Stowe Homes Cultural Alliance of Fai rfield 52,000 14,769,848 AGENCY TOTAL 29,958,477 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 1,853,013 Personal Services 1,853,013 162,047 162,047 Other Expenses 1,035,431 1,035,431 Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors Homeless Youth 2,329,087 2,329,087 Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration 2,084,241 2,084,241 7,336,204 7,336,204 Congregate Facilities Operation Costs Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy 1,982,065 1,982,065 78,628,792 Housing/Homeless Services 74,024,210 Municipality - Housing/Homeless Services 586,965 586,965 AGENCY TOTAL 91,393,263 95,997,845 AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION 5,636,399 Personal Services 5,636,399 Other Expenses 910,560 910,560 Mosquito Control 502,312 502,312 Wildlife Disease Prevention 92,701 92,7 01 7,141,972 AGENCY TOTAL 7,141,972 HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Personal Services 35,454,225 34,180,177 7,799,552 Other Expenses 7,908,041 Children's Health Initiatives 2,935,769 2,935,769 Community Health Services 1,689, 268 1,900,431 Rape Crisis 558,104 558,104 4,144,588 Local and District Departments of Health 4,144,588 School Based Health Clinics 11,039,012 11,039,012 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 10 of 895

11 Senate Bill No. 1502 62,666,122 AGENCY TOTAL 63,620,518 OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY 1,93 7,390 Personal Services Other Expenses 38,042 1,975,432 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER 4,926,809 4,926,809 Personal Services Other Expenses 1,435,536 1,435,536 Equipment 26,400 23,310 Medicolegal Investigations 22,150 22,150 6,407,805 Y TOTAL 6,410,895 AGENC DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES 207,943,136 206,888,083 Personal Services 16,665,111 Other Expenses 16,590,769 350,000 Housing Supports and Services Family Support Grants 3,700,840 3,700,840 2,372,737 Clinical Ser vices 2,365,359 Workers' Compensation Claims 13,823,176 13,823,176 Behavioral Services Program 22,478,496 22,478,496 3,761,425 Supplemental Payments for Medical Services 3,761,425 1,400,000 ID Partnership Initiatives 1,900,000 Rent Subs idy Program 4,879,910 4,879,910 Employment Opportunities and Day Services 242,551,827 251,900,305 519,576,658 AGENCY TOTAL 528,638,363 DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES 185,075,887 Personal Services 185,075,887 Other Expen ses 24,412,372 24,412,372 Housing Supports and Services 23,269,681 23,269,681 56,505,032 56,505,032 Managed Service System June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 11 of 895

12 Senate Bill No. 1502 Legal Services 700,144 700,144 Connecticut Mental Health Center 7,848,323 7,848,323 Professional Services 11,200,697 11,200 ,697 General Assistance Managed Care 41,449,129 42,160,121 Workers' Compensation Claims 11,405,512 11,405,512 Nursing Home Screening 636,352 636,352 76,859,968 76,859,968 Young Adult Services TBI Community Services 8,779,723 8,779,723 Jail Dive rsion 95,000 190,000 Behavioral Health Medications 6,720,754 6,720,754 4,269,653 Medicaid Adult Rehabilitation Option 4,269,653 Discharge and Diversion Services 24,533,818 24,533,818 24,173,942 22,168,382 Home and Community Based Services 417,953 417,953 Home Contract Nursing Trial Account 620,352 620,352 Pre - 10,235,895 Forensic Services 10,140,895 15,000 15,000 Katie Blair House Grants for Substance Abuse Services 17,788,229 17,788,229 65,874,535 65,874 ,535 Grants for Mental Health Services Employment Opportunities 8,901,815 8,901,815 609,784,206 612,500,758 AGENCY TOTAL PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD Personal Services 271,444 271,444 26,387 26,387 Other Expenses AGENCY TOTAL 297,831 297,831 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Personal Services 122,536,340 122,536,340 143,029,224 Other Expenses 146,570,860 Genetic Tests in Paternity Actions 81,906 81,906 - 31,205 State Funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 5,060,000 m HUSKY B Progra 5,320,000 2 17 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 12 of 895

13 Senate Bill No. 1502 Medicaid 2,61 9 ,440,000 2,733 ,065,000 Old Age Assistance 38,506,679 38,026,302 Aid To The Blind 577,715 584,005 Aid To The Disabled 60,874,851 59,707,546 Temporary Family Assistance - TANF 70,131,712 70,131,712 Emergency As sistance 1 1 9,832 9,832 Food Stamp Training Expenses 108,935,000 DMHAS - Disproportionate Share 108,935,000 Connecticut Home Care Program 42,090,000 46,530,000 Hispanic - 697,307 697,307 Human Resource Development Programs 571,064,720 ices 553,929,013 Community Residential Serv Protective Services to the Elderly 785,204 Safety Net Services 1,840,882 1,840,882 Refunds Of Collections 94,699 94,699 370,253 370,253 Services for Persons With Disabilities 725,000 Nutrition Assistance 837,039 ate Administered General Assistance 19,431,557 19,334,722 St Connecticut Children's Medical Center 11,391,454 10,125,737 Community Services 688,676 688,676 Human Service Infrastructure Community 2,994,488 3,209,509 Action Program tion 1,271,286 1,271,286 Teen Pregnancy Preven Programs for Senior Citizens 7,895,383 7,895,383 316,835 TANF 316,835 Family Programs - Domestic Violence Shelters 5,304,514 5,353,162 598 ,440,138 496 ,340,138 Hospital Supplemental Payments Human Resource Development - Hisp anic 4,120 4,120 Municipality - Programs Teen Pregnancy Prevention - 100,287 Municipality 100,287 4,451,828,463 AGENCY TOTAL 4,416,800,357 DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 4,843,781 4,843,781 Personal Services 1,398,021 1,398,021 Other Expenses 4,040,237 4,040,237 Educational Aid for Blind and Visually 17 - 2 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 13 of 895

14 Senate Bill No. 1502 Handicapped Children Employment Opportunities – Blind & 1,032,521 1,032,521 Disabled 7,354,087 7,354,087 Vocational Rehabilitation - Disabled 45,762 ,762 Supplementary Relief and Services 45 268,003 268,003 Special Training for the Deaf Blind 27,474 Connecticut Radio Information Service 27,474 Independent Living Centers 420,962 420,962 19,430,848 19,430,848 AGENCY TOTAL EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES DEPARTME NT OF EDUCATION 16,264,240 16,264,240 Personal Services 3,261,940 3,261,940 Other Expenses 10,443,016 10,443,016 Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6, and 8 Primary Mental Health 383,653 383,653 462,534 462,534 Leadership, Education, Athletics in ip (LEAP) Partnersh 216,149 216,149 Adult Education Action Connecticut Writing Project 30,000 30,000 Resource Equity Assessments 134,379 Neighborhood Youth Centers 650,172 650,172 Longitudinal Data Systems 1,212,945 1,212,945 Sheff Settl ement 11,027,361 11,027,361 395,841 Parent Trust Fund Program 395,841 Regional Vocational 133,918,454 133,875,227 Technical School System - 10,009,398 10,009,398 Commissioner's Network Local Charter Schools 480,000 540,000 Bridges to Success 40,000 40,000 K - 3 Reading Assessment Pilot 2,461,580 2,461,940 650,000 650,000 Talent Development 1,000,000 - Based Diversion Initiative 1,000,000 School 23,861,660 23,861,660 Technical High Schools Other Expenses American School For The Deaf ,257,514 8 8,257,514 2 17 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 14 of 895

15 Senate Bill No. 1502 Regional Education Services 350,000 350,000 Family Resource Centers 5,802,710 5,802,710 Charter Schools 109,821,500 116,964,132 Youth Service Bureau Enhancement 648,859 648,859 Child Nutrition State Match 2,354,000 2,354,000 Health Foo ds Initiative 4,101,463 4,151,463 Vocational Agriculture 10,228,589 10,228,589 20,383,960 Adult Education 20,383,960 Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private 3,526,579 3,526,579 Schools Education Equalization Grants 1,986,183,701 2,017,131,405 Bilingual Education 2,848,320 2,848,320 38,103,454 Priority School Districts 38,103,454 Young Parents Program 106,159 106,159 3,050,000 3,050,000 Interdistrict Cooperation 2,158,900 2,158,900 School Breakfast Program Student Based 1 142,119,782 42,542,860 Excess Cost - Youth Service Bureaus 2,598,486 2,598,486 38,090,639 40,090,639 Open Choice Program Magnet Schools 328,058,158 326,508,158 After School Program 4,720,695 4,720,695 AGENCY TOTAL 2,930,796,641 2,968,933,107 OFFICE OF E ARLY CHILDHOOD Personal Services 7,791,962 7,791,962 411,727 Other Expenses 411,727 21,446,804 21,446,804 Birth to Three Evenstart 437,713 437,713 750,000 750,000 2Gen - TANF Nurturing Families Network 10,230,303 10,230,303 5,186,978 5,186,978 ces Head Start Servi Care4Kids TANF/CCDF 124,981,059 130,032,034 Child Care Quality Enhancements 6,855,033 6,855,033 Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership 1,130,750 1,130,750 Early Care and Education 101,507,832 104,086,354 5,000 3,32 Smart Start June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 15 of 895

16 Senate Bill No. 1502 289,106,136 AGENCY TOTAL 283,308,683 STATE LIBRARY Personal Services 5,019,931 5,019,931 Other Expenses 426,673 426,673 1,750,193 1,750,193 - State Wide Digital Library Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service 276,232 276,232 Legal/Legis lative Library Materials 638,378 638,378 184,300 Support Cooperating Library Service Units 184,300 781,820 781,820 Connecticard Payments 9,077,527 9,077,527 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Personal Services 1,428,180 1,428,180 her Expenses 69,964 69,964 Ot 1,789,690 1,789,690 Minority Advancement Program 260,896 260,896 National Service Act Minority Teacher Incentive Program 355,704 355,704 Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Fund 35,345,804 33,388,637 AGENCY TOTAL 39,250,238 7,293,071 3 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Operating Expenses 179,422,908 176,494,509 2,271,228 2,299,505 Workers' Compensation Claims Next Generation Connecticut 17,353,856 17,530,936 AGENCY TOTAL 199,253,349 196,119,593 UNIVERSITY OF CON NECTICUT HEALTH CENTER 106,746,848 Operating Expenses 106,746,887 AHEC 374,566 374,566 Workers' Compensation Claims 4,320,855 4,324,771 11,567,183 Bioscience 10,984,843 122,427,151 123,013,368 AGENCY TOTAL TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD 17 - 2 16 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

17 Senate Bill No. 1502 Personal Services 1,606,365 1,606,365 Other Expenses 468,134 468,134 1,290,429,000 1,332,368,000 Retirement Contributions 14,575,250 Retirees Health Service Cost 14,554,500 4,644,673 Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs 4,644,673 1,353,662,422 AGENCY TOTAL 1,311,702,672 CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Workers' Compensation Claims 3,289,276 3,289,276 Charter Oak State College 2,263,617 2,263,617 Community Tech College System 150,743,937 138,243,937 Connecticut State University 140,932,908 142,230,435 Board of Regents 366,875 366,875 Developmental Services 9,168,168 9,168,168 1,236,481 Based Funding Incentive 1,236,481 Outcomes - 994,650 Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy 994,650 308,995, 912 297,793,439 AGENCY TOTAL CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION Personal Services 383,924,663 382,622,893 Other Expenses 66,973,023 66,727,581 26,871,594 26,871,594 Workers' Compensation Claims Inmate Medical Services 80,426,658 72,383,992 6,415,288 Board of Pardons and Paroles 6,415,288 108,656 STRIDE 108,656 75,000 75,000 Program Evaluation 3,000 3,000 Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates Legal Services To Prisoners 797,000 797,000 Volunteer Services 129,460 129,460 33,909,614 33,909,614 Support Services Community 590,044,078 599,633,956 AGENCY TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND 17 - 2 17 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

18 Senate Bill No. 1502 FAMILIES 273,254,796 273,254,796 Personal Services 30,416,026 30,576,026 Other Expenses 12,578,720 12,578, 720 Workers' Compensation Claims 867,677 Family Support Services 867,677 Differential Response System 7,809,192 7,764,046 1,699,624 1,619,023 Regional Behavioral Health Consultation Health Assessment and Consultation 1,082,532 1,349,199 14,979,041 Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Chi ldren 15,046,541 Day Treatment Centers for Children 6,815,978 6,759,728 5,443,769 Juvenile Justice Outreach Services Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention 11,949,620 10,116,287 Community Based Prevention Programs 7,945,305 7,637,305 3,061,579 mily Violence Outreach and Counseling Fa 2,547,289 Supportive Housing 18,479,526 18,479,526 No Nexus Special Education 2,151,861 2,151,861 6,133,574 6,070,574 Family Preservation Services 9,840,612 9,913,559 Substance Abuse Treatment Welfare Support Services 1,757,237 1,757,237 Child Board and Care for Children - Adoption 97,105,408 98,735,921 - Board and Care for Children Foster 134,738,432 135,345,435 Board and Care for Children - Short - 90,339,295 92,819,051 term and Residential 6,552,680 I ndividualized Family Supports 6,523,616 37,968,191 38,268,191 Community Kidcare 136,273 136,273 Covenant to Care 786,424,754 777,000,075 AGENCY TOTAL JUDICIAL JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 325,432,553 326,270,877 Personal Services Other Expenses 61,067,995 60,639,025 Forensic Sex Evidence Exams 1,348,010 1,348,010 49,538,792 49,538,792 Alternative Incarceration Program 466,217 Justice Education Center, Inc. 466,217 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 18 of 895

19 Senate Bill No. 1502 Juvenile Alternative Incarceration 20,683,458 20,683,458 Probate Court 2,000,000 4,450,000 6,042,106 Workers' Compensation Claims 6,042,106 Youthful Offender Services 10,445,555 10,445,555 Victim Security Account 8,792 8,792 544,503 Children of Incarcerated Parents 544,503 82 1,552,3 1,552,382 Legal Aid Youth Violence Initiative 1,925,318 1,925,318 3,187,174 Youth Services Prevention 3,187,174 102,717 102,717 Children's Law Center Juvenile Planning 333,792 333,792 11,149,525 5,574,763 Juvenile Justice Outreach Services ildren 6,564,318 term and Board and Care for Ch 3,282,159 - Short - Residential 494,374,610 504,414,237 AGENCY TOTAL PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION Personal Services 40,130,053 40,042,553 1,176,487 1,173,363 Other Expenses 284 Assigned Counsel - Criminal 22,442, 22,442,284 Expert Witnesses 3,234,137 3,234,137 Training And Education 119,748 119,748 AGENCY TOTAL 67,102,709 67,012,085 - FUNCTIONAL NON DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER Debt Service 1,955,817,562 1,858,767,569 bt Service 210,955,639 UConn 2000 - De 189,526,253 CHEFA Day Care Security 5,500,000 5,500,000 Pension Obligation Bonds - 118,400,521 TRB 140,219,021 20,000,000 20,000,000 Municipal Restructuring 2,213,623,729 AGENCY TOTAL 2,311,062,836 STATE COMPTROLLER - 17 - 2 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 19 of 895

20 Senate Bill No. 1502 MISCELLANEOUS 546,139 2,985,705 Change to Accruals - Nonfunctional STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS 6,465,764 7,272,256 Unemployment Compensation 1,200,988,149 1,324,658,878 State Employees Retirement Contributions 1,000 ternative Retirement Higher Education Al 1,000 System Pensions and Retirements 1,657,248 1,606,796 - Other Statutory 25,457,910 27,427,480 Judges and Compensation Commissioners Retirement Insurance - Group Life 7,991,900 8,235,900 Employers Social Security Tax 197,818,172 98,812,550 1 707,332,481 State Employees Health Service Cost 665,642,460 Retired State Employees Health Service Cost 774,399,000 844,099,000 Training and Travel 115,000 - Tuition Reimbursement 91,200,000 91 ,200,000 Other Post Employment Benefits 3,208,895,923 2,973,487,021 AGENCY TOTAL RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS Reserve For Salary Adjustments 317,050,763 484,497,698 WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 7,605,530 7, 605,530 Workers' Compensation Claims TOTAL - 19,986,887,353 19,610,855,680 GENERAL FUND LESS: Unallocated Lapse - 42,250,000 - 51,765,570 1,000,000 Unallocated Lapse - Legislative - 1,000,000 - 8,000,000 Unallocated Lapse - Judicial - 3,000,000 - Statewide Hirin g Reduction 7,000,000 6,500,000 - - - 150,878,179 111,814,090 - Targeted Savings 7,500,000 - Reflect Delay June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 20 of 895

21 Senate Bill No. 1502 867,600,000 - 700,000,000 - Achieve Labor Concessions NET 18,907,409,174 18,738,791,590 GENERAL FUND - e following sums are appropriated Sec. 2. ( Effective from passage ) Th from the SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 GENERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 8,508,924 8,353,680 State Insurance and Risk Mgmt . Operations REGULATION AND PROTECTION DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Personal Services 49,601,226 49,296,260 Other Expenses 15,897,378 15,397,378 468,756 Equipment 468,756 Commercial Vehicle Information Systems 214,676 214,676 a nd Networks Project 65,377,070 66,182,036 AGENCY TOTAL CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 2,060,488 2,060,488 Personal Services 701,974 701,974 Other Expenses 2,762,462 2,762,462 AGENCY TOTA L TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 17 - 2 21 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

22 Senate Bill No. 1502 Personal Services 175,824,829 175,874,964 Other Expenses 53,727,023 53,214,223 Equipment 1,341,329 1,341,329 Minor Capital Projects 449,639 449,639 Highway Planni ng And Research 3,060,131 3,060,131 Rail Operations 173,370,701 198,225,900 168,421,676 156,352,699 Bus Operations ADA Para - transit Program 38,039,446 38,039,446 1,576,361 - ADA Dial - A - Ride Program 1,576,361 Non 13,629,769 - 13,629,769 s Pay Go Transportation Project As - You - 400,000 Port Authority 400,000 Transportation to Work 2,370,629 2,370,629 656,604,067 620,142,556 AGENCY TOTAL FUNCTIONAL - NON - DEBT SERVICE STATE TREASURER 614,679,938 680,223,716 Debt Service STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals 675,402 213,133 FRINGE STATE COMPTROLLER - BENEFITS 203,548 203,548 Unemployment Compensation State Employees Retirement Contributions 132,842,942 144,980,942 Insurance - Gr oup Life 273,357 277,357 15,655,534 15,674,834 Employers Social Security Tax State Employees Health Service Cost 46,110,687 50,218,403 Other Post Employment Benefits 6,000,000 6,000,000 AGENCY TOTAL 217,355,084 201,086,068 ADJUSTMENTS RESERVE FOR SALARY 2,301,186 2,301,186 Reserve For Salary Adjustments 17 - 2 22 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

23 Senate Bill No. 1502 WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Workers' Compensation Claims 6,723,297 6,723,297 1,640,068,939 TOTAL - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION 1,522,906,625 FUND LESS: 12,000,000 - Unallocated Lapse - 12,000,000 1,628,068,939 NET - 1,510,906,625 SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND Sec. 3. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums are appropriated from the MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND for e annual periods indicated for the purposes described. th - 2018 2018 - 2017 2019 GENERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT Grants To Towns 57,649,850 49,942,796 Sec. 4. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums are appropriated fr om the REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2017 - - 2019 2018 2018 CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 430,138 430,138 Personal Services 7 273,00 Other Expenses 273,007 Fringe Benefits 361,316 361,316 1,064,461 AGENCY TOTAL 1,064,461 17 - 2 23 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

24 Senate Bill No. 1502 NON FUNCTIONAL - STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS 2,845 Nonfunctional Change to Accruals - 2,845 TOTAL 1,067,306 1,067,306 - REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND Sec. 5. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums are appropriated from the BANKING FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2019 - 2018 2018 - 2017 REGULATION AND PROTECTION DEPARTMENT OF BANKING 10,984,235 Personal Services 10,998,922 Other Expenses 1,478,390 1,478,390 Equipment 44,900 44,900 8,799,137 8,787,388 Fringe Benefits 291,192 291,192 Indirect Overhead 21,586,105 21,612,541 AGENCY TOTAL LABOR DEPARTMENT Opportunity Industrial Centers 4 75,000 475,000 Customized Services 950,000 950,000 AGENCY TOTAL 1,425,000 1,425,000 CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 670,000 670,000 Fair Housing JUDICIAL 17 - 2 24 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

25 Senate Bill No. 1502 JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 3,610,565 3,610,565 Foreclosure Mediati on Program NON - FUNCTIONAL - STATE COMPTROLLER MISCELLANEOUS Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals 95,178 95,178 27,386,848 27,413,284 - TOTAL BANKING FUND Sec. 6. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums a re appropriated from the INSURANCE FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2019 - 2018 2018 2017 - GENERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT Personal Services 313,882 313,882 Other Expenses 6,012 6,012 200,882 Fr inge Benefits 200,882 AGENCY TOTAL 520,776 520,776 REGULATION AND PROTECTION INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 13,796,046 Personal Services 13,942,472 Other Expenses 1,727,807 1,727,807 52,500 52,500 Equipment 498 10,938,946 Fringe Benefits 11,055, Indirect Overhead 466,740 466,740 27,245,017 26,982,039 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE 25 of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 895

26 Senate Bill No. 1502 Personal Services 2,097,714 1,683,355 2,691,767 305,000 Other Expenses 15,000 15,000 Equipment 1,329,851 481 1,644, Fringe Benefits 106,630 106,630 Indirect Overhead 3,439,836 6,555,592 AGENCY TOTAL CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 110,844 Crumbling Foundations 110,844 HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Needle 459,416 459,416 and Syringe Exchange Program 4,975,686 4,975,686 AIDS Services Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and 2,150,565 2,150,565 Treatment Immunization Services 43,216,992 48,018,326 X - Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care 965,148 965,148 Venereal Disease Control 197,171 197,171 56,766,312 51,964,978 AGENCY TOTAL OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY 560,785 Personal Services Other Expenses 2,386,767 430,912 Fringe Benefits 3,378,464 AGENCY TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEA LTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES Managed Service System 408,924 408,924 HUMAN SERVICES 17 - 2 26 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

27 Senate Bill No. 1502 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 376,023 376,023 Fall Prevention NON - FUNCTIONAL - STATE COMPTROLLER MISCELLANEOUS Nonfunctional - Chan ge to Accruals 116,945 116,945 87,299,099 TOTAL 92,100,163 - INSURANCE FUND Sec. 7. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums are appropriated from the CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND for the annual periods indicated for the p urposes described. 2019 - 2018 2018 2017 - REGULATION AND PROTECTION OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL 1,288,453 1,288,453 Personal Services Other Expenses 332,907 332,907 2,200 Equipment 2,200 Fringe Benefits 1,056,988 1,056,988 Indirect Ove rhead 100 100 2,680,648 AGENCY TOTAL 2,680,648 CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Personal Services 11,834,823 11,834,823 Other Expenses 1,479,367 1,479,367 Equipment 19,500 19,500 Fri nge Benefits 9,467,858 9,467,858 Indirect Overhead 100 100 22,801,648 AGENCY TOTAL 22,801,648 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 27 of 895

28 Senate Bill No. 1502 NON - FUNCTIONAL STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS Change to Accruals 89,658 89,658 Nonfunctional - CONSUMER COUNSEL AND 25,571,954 TOTAL - 25,571,954 IC UTILITY CONTROL FUND PUBL ) The following sums are appropriated Effective from passage Sec. 8. ( from the WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2018 2019 2017 - 2018 - NT GENERAL GOVERNME DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 369,969 Personal Services 369,969 10,428 10,428 Other Expenses Fringe Benefits 306,273 306,273 AGENCY TOTAL 686,670 686,670 REGULATION AND PROTECTION LABOR DEPARTMENT Occupational Healt 687,148 687,148 h Clinics WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION Personal Services 10,268,099 10,240,361 2,659,765 2,321,765 Other Expenses 1 Equipment 1 Fringe Benefits 8,214,479 8,192,289 291,637 291,637 Indirect Overhead 21,384,053 95,981 21,0 AGENCY TOTAL 2 17 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 28 of 895

29 Senate Bill No. 1502 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES Personal Services 514,113 514,113 53,822 Other Expenses 53,822 Rehabilitative Services 1,111,913 1,111,913 430,485 430,485 Fringe Benefits 2,110 AGENCY TOTAL ,333 2,110,333 - NON FUNCTIONAL - STATE COMPTROLLER MISCELLANEOUS 72,298 - Change to Accruals 72,298 Nonfunctional TOTAL - WORKERS' COMPENSATION 24,940,502 24,652,430 FUND Sec. 9. ( Effective from passage ) The following sums are appropriated from the CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2018 2019 - 2018 - 2017 JUDICIAL JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT Criminal Injuries Compensation 2,934,088 2,934,088 Sec. 10. ( Effec tive from passage ) The following sums are appropriated from the TOURISM FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described. 2018 2019 2018 - 2017 - CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT 17 - 2 29 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. of 895

30 Senate Bill No. 1502 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT tewide Marketing Sta 4,130,912 242,371 Hartford Urban Arts Grant New Britain Arts Council 39,380 Main Street Initiatives 100,000 80,540 Neighborhood Music School Nutmeg Games 40,000 196,895 Discovery Museum National Theatre of the Deaf 78 ,758 446,626 Connecticut Science Center CT Flagship Producing Theaters Grant 259,951 Performing Arts Centers 787,571 Performing Theaters Grant 306,753 1,497,298 Arts Commission Art Museum Consortium 287,313 000 29, Litchfield Jazz Festival 20,735 Arte Inc. CT Virtuosi Orchestra 15,250 Barnum Museum 20,735 Various Grants 393,856 Greater Hartford Arts Council 74,079 Stepping Stones Museum for Children 30,863 303,705 Maritime Center Authority uncil Connecticut Humanities Co 850,000 Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail 36,414 New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas 414,511 New Haven Arts Council 52,000 Beardsley Zoo 253,879 Mystic Aquarium 322,397 Northwestern Tourism 400,000 400,000 Eastern Tourism Central Tourism 400,000 81,196 Twain/Stowe Homes Cultural Alliance of Fairfield 52,000 17 - 2 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 30 of 895

31 Senate Bill No. 1502 AGENCY TOTAL 12,644,988 Sec. 11 . ( Effective from passage ) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the following sums shall be made a vailable from the Passport to the Parks account: $400,000 for soil and water conservation districts and $253,000 for environmental review teams. Sec. 12. ( Effective from passage ) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of 35, 4 143 of the general - 105 and 10a - a 99, 10 - 77, 10a - 73, 10a - sections 2 - statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency and fund of the state for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in management expenditures by $700,000,000 for - labor order to reduce the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and by $867,600,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. - - 77, 10a - 99, 10a (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10a - 105 and 10a , any reductions in allotments 143 of the general statutes pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that are applicable to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, The University of Connecticut and The University of Connecticut Health Center shall be Fund. credited to the General from passage Effective Sec. 13. ( ) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the executive branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $42,250,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $45,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. (b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the legislative branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 31 of 895

32 Senate Bill No. 1502 savings of $1,000,000 in the General Fund during each such fiscal year. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the president pro e Senate, the speaker and majority tempore and majority leader of th leader of the House of Representatives, the Senate Republican president pro tempore and the minority leader of the House of Representatives. (c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the judicial branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $3,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $8,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Chief Justice and Chief Public Defender. Effective from passage Sec. 14. ( ) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted ate in order to achieve targeted budget savings in the agency of the st , 14,090 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, 8 1 General Fund of $11 and $15 ,878,179 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. 0 ) The Secretary of the Office of Policy Sec. 15. ( Effective from passage and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Any such elays for newly reductions shall be the result of implementation d funded programs and services or due to savings achieved during the period July 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017. ) The Secretary of the Office of Policy Effective from passage Sec. 16. ( any budgeted and Management may make reductions in allotments in agency of the state for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings of $12,000,000 in the Special Transportation Fund during each such fiscal year. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 32 of 895

33 Senate Bill No. 1502 ing the provisions of ) Notwithstand from passage Effective Sec. 17. ( 85 of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy section 4 - and Management shall not allot funds appropriated in sections 1 to 1 , 0 Change to Accruals. inclusive, of this act for Nonfunctional – Effective Sec. 18. ( (a) The Secretary of the Office of ) passage from Policy and Management may transfer amounts appropriated for , inclusive, of this act from agencies 0 Personal Services in sections 1 to 1 to the Reserve for Salary Adjustments account to reflect a more accurate im pact of collective bargaining and related costs. (b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer funds appropriated in section 1 of this act, for Reserve for Salary Adjustments, to any agency in any appropriated fund to give o salary increases, other employee benefits, agency costs related effect t to staff reductions including accrual payments, achievement of agency personal services reductions, or other personal services adjustments authorized by this act or any other act or other ap plicable statute. ) (a) That portion of unexpended funds, Sec. 19. ( Effective from passage as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and - 244, as amended by public Management, appropriated in public act 15 hich relate to collective , w 2 of the May - act 16 special session bargaining agreements and related costs, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019. (b) That portion of unexpen ded funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in , inclusive, of this act, which relate to collective 0 sections 1 to 1 bargaining agreements and related costs for the fiscal year ending June ot lapse on June 30, 2018, and such funds shall continue 30, 2018, shall n to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 33 of 895

34 Senate Bill No. 1502 Any appropriation, or portion thereof, ) from passage Effective Sec. 20. ( 0 usive, of this act, may made to any agency, under sections 1 to 1 , incl be transferred at the request of such agency to any other agency by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to take full advantage of federal matching funds, provided both agencies xpenditure of such transferred funds by the shall certify that the e receiving agency will be for the same purpose as that of the original appropriation or portion thereof so transferred. Any federal funds generated through the transfer of appropriations between agencies ed for reimbursing appropriated expenditures or for may be us expanding program services or a combination of both as determined by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee. ) (a) Any appropriation, or portion from passage Effective Sec. 21. ( thereof, made to any agency under sections 1 to 1 0 , inclusive, of this act, may be adjusted by the Governor, with approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, in order to maximize federal funding available provisions of law. to the state, consistent with the relevant federal (b) The Governor shall report on any such adjustment permitted under subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions - 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of section 11 ing cognizance of matters relating to of the General Assembly hav appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding. ) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, from passage Effective Sec. 22. ( made to The University of Connecticut Health Center in section 1 of this act may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement. Effective Sec. 23. ( ated to the ) All funds appropri from passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 34 of 895

35 Senate Bill No. 1502 Disproportionate Share Department of Social Services for DMHAS – shall be expended by the Department of Social Services in such amounts and at such times as prescribed by the Office of Policy and all make Management. The Department of Social Services sh disproportionate share payments to hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for operating expenses and for related fringe benefit expenses. Funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for fringe benefits, shall be used to reimburse the Comptroller. All other funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and other than federal Addiction Services shall be deposited to grants - share payments not expended in grants accounts. All disproportionate other than federal accounts shall lapse at the end of the fiscal year. - Effective ( Sec. 24. Any appropriation, or portion thereof, ) from passage made to the Department of Veterans' Affairs in section 1 of this act ma y be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement. Effective During the fiscal years ending June Sec. 25. ) from passage ( 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, $1,000,000 of the federal funds received by the Department of Education, from Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), shall be transferred to the Office of to Early Childhood in each such fiscal year, fo r the Birth - - Three program, in order to carry out Part B responsibilities consistent with the IDEA. from passage Effective ( Sec. 26. Notwithstanding the provisions of ) 17 of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June section 17a - June 30, 2019, the provisions of said section shall not be 30, 2018, and considered in any increases or decreases to residential rates or allowable per diem payments to private residential treatment centers - licensed pursuant to section 17a 145 of the general statutes. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 35 of 895

36 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) For all allowable expenditures ) from passage Effective ( Sec. 27. made pursuant to a contract subject to cost settlement with the Department of Developmental Services by an organization in compliance with performance requirements of such contract, one h undred per cent, or an alternative amount as identified by the Commissioner of Developmental Services and approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, of the difference between actual expenditures incurred and the amount received by th e organization from the Department of Developmental Services pursuant to such contract shall be reimbursed to the Department of Developmental Services during each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019. y nonprofit providers with purchase (b) For expenditures incurred b of service contracts with the Department of Mental Health and - Addiction Services for which year end cost reconciliation currently occurs, and where such providers are in compliance with performance ontract, one hundred per cent, or an alternative requirements of such c amount as identified by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and as allowed by applicable state and federal laws and r egulations, of the difference between actual expenditures incurred and the amount received by the organization from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services pursuant to such contract shall be reimbursed to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Sec. 28. The Secretary of the Office of Policy ) from passage Effective ( and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted savings in the state e in order to achiev wide hiring - agency of the state 6,500,000 General Fund of $ for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and 7,000,000 $ for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 36 of 895

37 Senate Bill No. 1502 Not later than June 30, 2019, the city ) from passage Effective Sec. 29. ( of Hartford shall issu e a request for proposals for the purchase of the civic center and coliseum complex in Hartford known as the XL Center on the effective date of this section. Effective from passage Sec. 30. ( ) Notwithstanding the provisions of - 28f of the general s section 4 tatutes, the sum of $750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and the sum of $750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to the Department of Social Services to implement ations resulting from a study conducted pursuant to recommend 6 to enhance and improve the services and - section 27 of public act 11 supports for individuals with autism and their families. - ) Notwithstanding section 4 Effective from passage Sec. 31. ( 28f of the genera l statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to The University of Connecticut Health Center, for Other Expenses, in each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, for the purpose of suppor ting the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. Sec. 32. ( ) It is intended that Even Start be Effective from passage integrated into the coordinated state planning and implementation of generational initiative of t - two , wide - the state he Office of Early Childhood. 1 3 December ) (a) On or before Effective from passage Sec. 33. ( , 2017, any municipality that has more than one family resource center located in its public schools under the family resource center program 4o of the general statutes shall close - o section 10 established pursuant t one of such centers. (b) Each family resource center in existence on January 1, 2018 , shall receive, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 37 of 895

38 Senate Bill No. 1502 from the amount appropriated 2019, a grant in the amount of $100,000 in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Family Resource Centers, for each of said fiscal years. Any amount of such appropriation remaining after the disbursement of such grants shall be count established in subsection (c) of this section for deposited in the ac the purposes described in said subsection. (c) There is established an account to be known as the "family resource center grant account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the Genera l Fund. The account shall contain moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended, during each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, by the Department of Education for the purposes of es tablishing a competitive grant program for family resource centers. Family resource centers may apply for a grant pursuant to this subsection at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes. 89 is repealed Sec. 34. Subsection (b) of section 16 of public act 17 - and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (b) On and after the date the Secretary of the Office of Policy and four million five seven Management finds that a minimum of [ ] hundred thousand do llars has been deposited in the municipal gaming public act account pursuant to subsection (c) of section 15 of this act ] [ - 17 , the Office of Policy and Management shall provide an annual 89 wing grant of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to each of the follo Hartford, Ellington, Enfield, municipalities: Bridgeport, East Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, , Waterbury South Windsor . and Windsor Locks ; and each of the following distressed municipalities: East Hartford [ le to each municipality The amount of the grant payab ] and Hartford. during any fiscal year shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants exceeds the amount of funds available for such year. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 38 of 895

39 Senate Bill No. 1502 Sec. 35. Subsection (c) of section 15 of public act 17 - 89 is repealed and the following is subs tituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (c) Not later than thirty days after the date the casino gaming facility is operational and on a monthly basis thereafter while such casino gaming facility is operational, MMCT Venture, LLC, shall pay to th e state: (1) Ten per cent of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of authorized games, except video facsimile games, which shall be deposited in the state wide tourism marketing account, established - - 395a of the general statute s; (2) fifteen per cent pursuant to section 10 of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of authorized games, except video facsimile games, which shall be deposited in the General - Fund; and (3) twenty five per cent of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of video fac simile games, which shall be deposited as million five hundred thousand dollars follows: (A) [ Four ] Seven annually in the municipal gaming account, established pursuant to 89 - public act 17 ] this act [ section 16 of , and (B) any remaining amounts in the Gene ral Fund. Sec. 36. ( ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage section 19a - 7j of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall the amounts required pursuant inform the Insurance Commissioner of t to subsection (a) of said section no later than November 1, 2017. Effective from passage Sec. 37. ( ) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory priations between any budgeted agency of Committee, transfer appro the state in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in order to reconcile allocations made pursuant to Governor Malloy Executive Order 58 to with appropriations in sections 1 of this act. 11 , inclusive, ective from passage Eff ( . 38 ) For the fiscal years ending June 30, Sec. 2018, and June 30, 2019, the Department of Social Services, the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 39 of 895

40 Senate Bill No. 1502 Department of Children and Families and the Judicial Branch may, with the approval of the Office of Policy and Management, and in comp liance with any advanced planning document approved by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, establish receivables for the reimbursement anticipated from approved projects. Sec. 39 . Subsection (e) of section 19a - 491 of the general statutes i s Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (e) The commissioner shall charge one thousand dollars for the licensing and inspection every [ four ] three years of outpatient clinics urgent care that provide either medical or ment al health service, services , except those operated clinical services ] clinics [ child - and well by municipal health departments, health districts or licensed nonprofit nursing or community health agencies. Sec. 04 of the general statutes is 40 . Subsection (b) of section 17b - 1 from Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (b) On July 1, 2007, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall increase the payment standards over those of the previous fiscal year und er the temporary family assistance program and the - state administered general assistance program by the percentage increase, if any, in the most recent calendar year average in the consumer price index for urban consumers over the average for the previous calendar year, provided the annual increase, if any, shall not exceed five per cent, except that the payment standards for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012, June 30, 2013, [ June 30, 2017, and , and June 30, 2019, June 30, 2018 June 30, 2016, ] shall not be increased. 244 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 17b 41 Sec. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 40 of 895

41 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) The room and board component of the rates to be paid by the ivate facilities and facilities operated by regional education state to pr service centers which are licensed to provide residential care pursuant - to section 17a 227, but not certified to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid program as intermediate care facilities fo individuals with r , shall be determined annually by the intellectual disabilities Commissioner of Social Services, except that rates effective April 30, 1989, shall remain in effect through October 31, 1989. Any facility with real property other than land placed in service prior to July 1, 1991, shall, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, receive a rate of return on real property equal to the average of the rates of return applied to real property other than land placed in service for the five years pr eceding July 1, 1993. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, the rate of return on real property for property items shall be revised every five years. The commissioner shall, upon allow actual debt service, submission of a request by such facility, comprised of principal and interest, on the loan or loans in lieu of - property costs allowed pursuant to section 17 - 5 of the regulations 313b of Connecticut state agencies, whether actual debt service is higher or allowed property costs, provided such debt service lower than such terms and amounts are reasonable in relation to the useful life and the base value of the property. In the case of facilities financed through the hall allow Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the commissioner s actual debt service, comprised of principal, interest and a reasonable repair and replacement reserve on the loan or loans in lieu of property 313b costs allowed pursuant to section 17 5 of the regulations of - - actual debt service is higher or Connecticut state agencies, whether lower than such allowed property costs, provided such debt service terms and amounts are determined by the commissioner at the time the loan is entered into to be reasonable in relation to the useful life and base value of the property. The commissioner may allow fees June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 41 of 895

42 Senate Bill No. 1502 associated with mortgage refinancing provided such refinancing will result in state reimbursement savings, after comparing costs over the , terms of the existing proposed loans. For the fiscal year ending June 30 half of - 1992, the inflation factor used to determine rates shall be one the gross national product percentage increase for the period between the midpoint of the cost year through the midpoint of the rate year. For nflation factor used to determine fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, the i - thirds of the gross national product percentage rates shall be two increase from the midpoint of the cost year to the midpoint of the rate year. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, and June 30, 1997, no inflation fa ctor shall be applied in determining rates. The Commissioner of Social Services shall prescribe uniform forms on which such facilities shall report their costs. Such rates shall be determined on the basis of a reasonable payment for necessary raising or endowment - increase in grants, gifts, fund services. Any income used for the payment of operating costs by a private facility in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, shall be excluded by the es commissioner from the income of the facility in determining the rat to be paid to the facility for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, provided any operating costs funded by such increase shall not obligate the state to increase expenditures in subsequent fiscal years. a payment by the Nothing contained in this section shall authorize state to any such facility in excess of the charges made by the facility for comparable services to the general public. The service component of the rates to be paid by the state to private facilities and facilities ducation service centers which are licensed to operated by regional e - 227, but not certified provide residential care pursuant to section 17a to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid programs as intermediate care e facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, shall b determined annually by the Commissioner of Developmental Services 244a. For the fiscal year ending June 30, - in accordance with section 17b 2008, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than two per cent ity on June 30, 2007, except greater than the rate in effect for the facil June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 42 of 895

43 Senate Bill No. 1502 any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2007, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2007. For the fiscal year 30, 2009, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than ending June two per cent greater than the rate in effect for the facility on June 30, 2008, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2008, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2008. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except tha t (1) the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2009, if a capital improvement required by the Commissioner of Developmental e Services for the health or safety of the residents was made to th facility during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, or June 30, 2011, and (2) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or June 30, 2011, due to interim rate , shall be issued such lower status or agreement with the department rate. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2011, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2012, except that (A) the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate e facility for the period ending June 30, 2011, if a capital paid to th improvement required by the Commissioner of Developmental Services for the health or safety of the residents was made to the lity facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and (B) any faci that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. Any facility that has a all receive a reduced significant decrease in land and building costs sh rate to reflect such decrease in land and building costs. The rate paid to a facility may be increased if a capital improvement approved by the Department of Developmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Servic es, for the health or safety of the residents June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 43 of 895

44 Senate Bill No. 1502 was made to the facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, only to the extent such increases are within available 30, appropriations. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 2017, rates shall not exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2015, except the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2015, if a capital improvement approved by the Departm ent of Developmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, for the health or safety of the residents was made to the facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or June 30, 2017, [ only ] to the extent such rate increase s are within available appropriations. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, and each succeeding fiscal year, any facility that would have been issued a lower rate, due to interim rate status, a change in allowable fair rent or agre ement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, rates shall not exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2017, except the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2017, if a capital improvement approved by the Department of Developmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, for the health or safety of the residents was made to the facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, to the extent such rate increases are within available appropriations. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, ending June 30, 2018, and state rates of payment for the fiscal years June 30, 2019, for residential care homes, community living arrangements and community companion homes that receive the flat - 54 of the regulations - 311 rate for residential services under section 17 43 hall be set in accordance with section of Connecticut state agencies s of this act. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 44 of 895

45 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Commissioner of Social Services and the Commissioner [ (b) ] (c) of Developmental Services shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. 340 of the general statutes is amended by - . Section 17b 42 Sec. adding subsection (j) as follows ( Effective from passage ): (NEW) (j) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, state rates of payment for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, for residential care homes, community living arrangements and community companion homes that receive the flat rate for residential services under section 17 54 of the regulations of Connecticut state - 311 - ce with section of this act. 43 agencies shall be set in accordan ) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of from passage Effective . ( 43 Sec. 244 and subsections (a) to (i), inclusive, of section 17b section 17b - - 340 of the general statutes, or any other provision of the general statutes or regulat ion adopted thereunder, the state rates of payments in effect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, for residential care homes, community living arrangements and community companion homes under - - n 17 sectio that receive the flat rate for residential services 311 54 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies shall remain in effect until June 30, 2019. 340 of the - . Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 17b 44 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu ective Eff thereof ( ): from passage For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any residential care (1) (h) home with an operating cost component of its rate in excess of one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost components of rates in effect January 1, 1992, shall not receive an operating cost component increase. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 45 of 895

46 Senate Bill No. 1502 residential care home with an operating cost component of its rate that is less than one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost mponents of rates in effect January 1, 1992, shall have an allowance co - for real wage growth equal to sixty five per cent of the increase 311 determined in accordance with subsection (q) of section 17 - 52 of - ded such operating the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, provi cost component shall not exceed one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost components in effect January 1, 1992. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, for the purpose of residential care home with allowable determining allowable fair rent, a fair rent less than the twenty wide - fifth percentile of the state - allowable fair rent shall be reimbursed as having allowable fair rent wide allowable fair - fifth percentile of the state - equal to the twenty ng with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, a residential rent. Beginni care home with allowable fair rent less than three dollars and ten cents per day shall be reimbursed as having allowable fair rent equal to placed in three dollars and ten cents per day. Property additions service during the cost year ending September 30, 1996, or any succeeding cost year shall receive a fair rent allowance for such additions as an addition to three dollars and ten cents per day if the fair rent for the facility for property placed in service prior to September 30, 1995, is less than or equal to three dollars and ten cents Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, a per day. residential care home shall be reimbursed the greater of the allowable ursement associated with real property accumulated fair rent reimb additions and land as calculated on a per day basis or three dollars and ten cents per day if the allowable reimbursement associated with real property additions and land is less than three dollars and ten cents per ay. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal d year, the allowance for real wage growth, as determined in accordance 52 of the regulations of - 311 - with subsection (q) of section 17 Connecticut state agencies, shall not be applied. F or the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, the inflation June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 46 of 895

47 Senate Bill No. 1502 - 311 - adjustment made in accordance with subsection (p) of section 17 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies shall not be applied nning with the fiscal year ending June 30, to real property costs. Begi 1997, minimum allowable patient days for rate computation purposes five beds or less shall be - for a residential care home with twenty five per cent of licensed capacity. Beginning with the fiscal year - eighty endin g June 30, 2002, for the purposes of determining the allowable salary of an administrator of a residential care home with sixty beds or less the department shall revise the allowable base salary to thirty - eafter in accordance seven thousand dollars to be annually inflated ther with section 17 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. - 311 - The rates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, shall be based upon the increased allowable salary of an administrator, regardless of expended in the 2000 cost report period whether such amount was upon which the rates are based. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and until the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, inclusive, the inflation adjustment for rates made in accordance with subsection - - (p 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies 311 ) of section 17 shall be increased by two per cent, and beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, the inflation adjustment for rates made in hall be increased by one accordance with subsection (c) of said section s per cent. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, for the purpose of determining the allowable salary of a related party, the seven - department shall revise the maximum salary to twenty dollars to be annually inflated six - thousand eight hundred fifty - thereafter in accordance with section 17 52 of the regulations of - 311 Connecticut state agencies and beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, such allowable salary shall be computed on an hourly imum number of hours allowed for a related party basis and the max - other than the proprietor shall be increased from forty hours to forty eight hours per work week. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and one - cent quarter per more than the rate the facility received in the prior fiscal year, except June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 47 of 895

48 Senate Bill No. 1502 any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2004, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, due to interim rate artment shall be issued such lower status or agreement with the dep rate effective July 1, 2004. Effective upon receipt of all the necessary federal approvals to secure federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase provided in subdivision (4) of on (f) of this section, but in no event earlier than October 1, subsecti 320 is 2005, and provided the user fee imposed under section 17b - required to be collected, each facility shall receive a rate that is determined in accordance with applicable law and subject t o appropriations, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2005, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, October 1, 2005. Such rate shall be issued such lower rate effective increase shall remain in effect unless: (A) The federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase are no 320 - longer available; or (B) the user fee created pursuant to section 17b or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, rates in effect is not in effect. F for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall remain in effect until September 30, 2006, except any facility that would have been issued a ing June 30, lower rate effective July 1, 2006, than for the fiscal year end 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2006. Effective October 1, 2006, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than four per cent ect for the facility on September 30, 2006, greater than the rate in eff except for any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective October 1, For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, rates 2006. in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or agreement with the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 48 of 895

49 Senate Bill No. 1502 department, shall be issued such lower rate, except (i) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, iscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status 2010, or the f or agreement with the Commissioner of Social Services shall be issued such lower rate; and (ii) the commissioner may increase a facility's rate for reasonable costs associated with such facility's compliance with the provisions of section 19a - 495a concerning the administration of medication by unlicensed personnel. For the fiscal year ending June 30, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2011, shall remain in 2012, effect until June 30, 20 12, except that (I) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, due to interim rate status or agreement with the Commissioner of Social may Services shall be issued such lower rate; and (II) the commissioner increase a facility's rate for reasonable costs associated with such facility's compliance with the provisions of section 19a 495a - concerning the administration of medication by unlicensed personnel. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Commis sioner of Social Services may, within available appropriations, provide a rate increase to a residential care home. Any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate the Commissioner of Social Services shall be status or agreement with issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the Commissioner of Social Services may provide fair rent increases to any facility that has undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent and has an approved certificate of 355. For the - 354 or 17b - 353, 17b - 352, 17b - need pursuant to section 17b fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for those facilities the rate in effect for the fiscal that have a calculated rate greater than year ending June 30, 2013, the commissioner may increase facility rates based upon available appropriations up to a stop gain as determined by the commissioner. No facility shall be issued a rate that is lower except that any te in effect on June 30, 2013, facility that than the ra would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 49 of 895

50 Senate Bill No. 1502 2014, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, due to interim rate status ed such lower rate. or agreement with the commissioner, shall be issu For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, a residential care home shall receive a rate increase for any capital improvement made during the fiscal year for the health and safety of residents and approved by the Department of Social Services, provided such rate increase is within available appropriations. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each succeeding fiscal year thereafter, costs of less than ten thousand dollars that are incurred by a lity and are associated with any land, building or nonmovable faci equipment repair or improvement that are reported in the cost year used to establish the facility's rate shall not be capitalized for a period of more than five years for rate For the fiscal year setting purposes. - ending June 30, 2015, subject to available appropriations, the commissioner may, at the commissioner's discretion: Increase the 311 - inflation cost limitation under subsection (c) of section 17 52 of the - agencies, provided such inflation regulations of Connecticut state allowance factor does not exceed a maximum of five per cent; establish a minimum rate of return applied to real property of five per cent inclusive of assets placed in service during cost year 2013; waive the of return under subsection (f) of section 17 standard rate - 52 of the 311 - regulations of Connecticut state agencies for ownership changes or health and safety improvements that exceed one hundred thousand dollars and that are required under a consent order from the rtment of Public Health; and waive the rate of return adjustment Depa - under subsection (f) of section 17 52 of the regulations of - 311 Connecticut state agencies to avoid financial hardship. For the fiscal ll not exceed years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, rates sha , except the those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2015 commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion and within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases to facilities which have documented fair rent additio ns placed in service in cost report years ending September 30, 2014, and September 30, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 50 of 895

51 Senate Bill No. 1502 . For the fiscal 2015, that are not otherwise included in rates issued years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, and each succeeding fiscal year, any facility that w ould have been issued a lower rate, due to interim rate status, a change in allowable fair rent or agreement with For the fiscal year the department, shall be issued such lower rate. ending June 30, 2018, rates shall not exceed those in effect for the od ending June 30, 2017, except the commissioner may, in the peri commissioner's discretion and within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases to facilities which have ar documented fair rent additions placed in service in the cost report ye ending September 30, 2016, that are not otherwise included in rates issued. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, rates shall not exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2018, except the commissioner may, in the commissioner's discreti on and within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases to facilities which have documented fair rent additions placed in service in the cost report year ending September 30, 2017, that are not otherwise included in rates issued. 340 of the - . Subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of section 17b 45 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu from passage Effective thereof ( ): For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, (A) no facility shall (4) is less than the rate it received for the rate year receive a rate that ending June 30, 1991; (B) no facility whose rate, if determined pursuant to this subsection, would exceed one hundred twenty per cent of the - on, state wide median rate, as determined pursuant to this subsecti half per cent more than the shall receive a rate which is five and one - rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1991; and (C) no facility whose rate, if determined pursuant to this subsection, would be the state less than one hundred twenty per cent of wide median rate, - as determined pursuant to this subsection, shall receive a rate which is June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 51 of 895

52 Senate Bill No. 1502 half per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year - six and one ending June 30, 1991. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, no ll receive a rate that is less than the rate it received for the facility sha rate year ending June 30, 1992, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1992. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994, no facility shall receive a ra te that is less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1993, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1993. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than five per cent less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1994, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1994. For the fiscal years ending June l receive a rate that is more 30, 1996, and June 30, 1997, no facility shal than three per cent more than the rate it received for the prior rate year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, a facility shall receive a rate increase that is not more than two per cent more than the rate that lity received in the prior year. For the fiscal year ending June the faci 30, 1999, a facility shall receive a rate increase that is not more than three per cent more than the rate that the facility received in the prior more than the rate that the year and that is not less than one per cent facility received in the prior year, exclusive of rate increases associated with a wage, benefit and staffing enhancement rate adjustment added for the period from April 1, 1999, to June 30, 1999, inclusive. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, each facility, except a facility with an interim rate or replaced interim rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, and a facility having a certificate of need or other agreement ding June 30, 2000, specifying rate adjustments for the fiscal year en shall receive a rate increase equal to one per cent applied to the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, exclusive of the facility's wage, benefit and staffing enhancement rate adjustment. For the fiscal y ear ending June 30, 2000, no facility with an interim rate, replaced interim rate or scheduled rate adjustment specified in a certificate of need or other agreement for the fiscal year ending June June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 52 of 895

53 Senate Bill No. 1502 ne per cent 30, 2000, shall receive a rate increase that is more than o more than the rate the facility received in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, each facility, except a facility with an interim rate or replaced interim rate for the fiscal year and a facility having a certificate of need or other ending June 30, 2000, agreement specifying rate adjustments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, shall receive a rate increase equal to two per cent applied to the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending J une 30, 2000, subject to verification of wage enhancement adjustments pursuant to subdivision (14) of this subsection. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, no facility with an interim rate, replaced interim rate or scheduled rate adjustment specified in a certificate of need or other agreement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, shall receive a rate increase that is more than two per cent more than the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000. For the fiscal year June 30, 2002, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and ending half per cent more than the rate the facility received in the prior - one fiscal year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, each facility shall receive a rate that is two per cent more t han the rate the facility received in the prior fiscal year, except that such increase shall be effective January 1, 2003, and such facility rate in effect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, shall be paid for services provided until 2, except any facility that would have been issued a December 31, 200 lower rate effective July 1, 2002, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2002, and h ave such rate increased two per cent effective June 1, 2003. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2003, shall remain in effect, except any facility that would have been issued a 1, 2003, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, lower rate effective July 2003, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2003. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2004, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 53 of 895

54 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall remain in effect until December 31, 2004, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2004, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, due to interim rate status or be issued such lower rate agreement with the department shall effective July 1, 2004. Effective January 1, 2005, each facility shall receive a rate that is one per cent greater than the rate in effect December 31, 2004. Effective upon receipt of all the necessary federal federal financial participation matching funds approvals to secure associated with the rate increase provided in this subdivision, but in no event earlier than July 1, 2005, and provided the user fee imposed - ear 320 is required to be collected, for the fiscal y under section 17b ending June 30, 2006, the department shall compute the rate for each facility based upon its 2003 cost report filing or a subsequent cost year filing for facilities having an interim rate for the period ending June 30, - 7 2005, as provided under section 1 55 of the regulations of - 311 Connecticut state agencies. For each facility not having an interim rate for the period ending June 30, 2005, the rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall be determined beginning with the higher of the computed rate ba sed upon its 2003 cost report filing or the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005. Such rate shall then be increased by eleven dollars and eighty cents per day except that in no two event shall the rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, be thir ty - dollars more than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, and for any facility with a rate below one hundred ninety five dollars - per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, such rate for the period greater than two hundred seventeen ending June 30, 2006, shall not be three cents per day and for any facility with a rate - dollars and forty five dollars per day for equal to or greater than one hundred ninety - the period ending June 30, 2005, such rate for the period ending June shall not exceed the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2006, half per cent. For each facility - 30, 2005, increased by eleven and one with an interim rate for the period ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006 , shall not exceed June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 54 of 895

55 Senate Bill No. 1502 the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, increased by eleven dollars and eighty cents per day plus the per day cost of the 320 divided by - user fee payments made pursuant to section 17b for any facility with an interim annual resident service days, except - five dollars per day for the period rate below one hundred ninety ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not be greater than two hundred seventeen dollars and forty - thr ee cents per day and for any facility with an interim rate equal to or greater than one hundred ninety - five dollars per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not exceed the rate in - effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, increased by eleven and one half per cent. Such July 1, 2005, rate adjustments shall remain in effect unless (i) the federal financial participation matching funds associated available; or (ii) the user fee with the rate increase are no longer - 320 is not in effect. For the fiscal year created pursuant to section 17b ending June 30, 2007, each facility shall receive a rate that is three per cent greater than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2006, e xcept any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2006, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued fiscal year ending June such lower rate effective July 1, 2006. For the tenths - 30, 2008, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and nine per cent greater than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2007, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate 07, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2007, due effective July 1, 20 to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2007. For the fiscal year ending 2008, shall June 30, 2009, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, remain in effect until June 30, 2009, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate. For the f iscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 55 of 895

56 Senate Bill No. 1502 2011, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except any facility that would have been the fiscal issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2011, shall rem ain in effect until June 30, 2013, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the department shall determine facility rates based upon 2011 cost report filings subject to the provisions of this section and applicable regulations except: (I) A ninety per cent minimum occupanc y standard shall be applied; (II) no facility shall receive a rate that is higher than the rate in effect on June 30, 2013; and (III) no facility shall receive a rate that is more than four per cent lower than the rate in effect on June at except th 30, 2013, any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2013, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be cal year ending issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2013. For the fis June 30, 2015, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2014, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2015, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2014, than for the rate period 14, due to interim rate status or agreement with the ending June 30, 20 department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2014. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, rates shall not 5, except the exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 201 rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2015, if the commissioner provides, within available appropriations, pro rata fair rent increases, which may, at the missioner, include increases for facilities which discretion of the com have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 56 of 895

57 Senate Bill No. 1502 additions or moveable equipment placed in service in cost report years ending September 30, 2014, and September 30, 2015, and not other wise included in rates issued. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, and each succeeding fiscal year, any facility that would , a change in [ have been issued a lower rate, due to interim rate status with the department, shall be issued ] allowable fair rent or agreement such lower rate. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, facilities that received a rate decrease due to the expiration of a 2015 fair rent asset shall receive a rate increase of an equivalent amount effective July 1 , 2017. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the department shall determine facility rates based upon 2016 cost report filings subject to the provisions of this section and applicable regulations, provided no er than the rate in effect on facility shall receive a rate that is high December 31, 2016, and no facility shall receive a rate that is more than two per cent lower than the rate in effect on December 31, 2016. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, no facility shall receive a rate that is high er than the rate in effect on June 30, 2018, except the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2018, if the commissioner provides, within available appropriations, pro rata fair rent increase s, which may, at the discretion of the commissioner, include increases for facilities which have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent additions or moveable equipment placed in service in the cost report , 2017, and not otherwise included in rates year ending September 30 issued. The Commissioner of Social Services shall add fair rent increases to any other rate increases established pursuant to this subdivision for a facility which has undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent, except for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, such fair rent increases shall only be provided to facilities with an approved certificate of need 352, 17b - - 353, 17b - 354 or 1 7b - pursuant to section 17b 355. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the commissioner may, within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases for facilities which June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 57 of 895

58 Senate Bill No. 1502 have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent additions placed in se rvice in cost report years ending September 30, 2008, to September 30, 2011, inclusive, and not otherwise included in rates issued. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the commissioner may, within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases, which may include moveable equipment at the discretion of the commissioner, for facilities which have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent additions or moveable equipment placed in service in cost report years ending September 30, 2012, and September 30, 2013, and not otherwise The commissioner shall add fair rent increases included in rates issued. associated with an approved certificate of need pursuant to section 354 or 17b - 353, 17b - 352, 17b - 17b 355. Interim rates may take into - account reasonable costs incurred by a facility, including wages and benefits. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services may, subject to available ase rates issued to licensed chronic appropriations, increase or decre and convalescent nursing homes and licensed rest homes with nursing supervision. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services shall, effective July 1, 2015, within iations, adjust facility rates in accordance with the available appropr application of standard accounting principles as prescribed by the commissioner, for each facility subject to subsection (a) of this section. irect and rata increase based on d - Such adjustment shall provide a pro indirect care employee salaries reported in the 2014 annual cost report, and adjusted to reflect subsequent salary increases, to reflect reasonable costs mandated by collective bargaining agreements with otherwise provided by a certified collective bargaining agents, or facility to its employees. For purposes of this subsection, "employee" shall not include a person employed as a facility's manager, chief administrator, a person required to be licensed as a nursing home administrator or any indivi dual who receives compensation for services pursuant to a contractual arrangement and who is not directly June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 58 of 895

59 Senate Bill No. 1502 employed by the facility. The commissioner may establish an upper limit for reasonable costs associated with salary adjustments beyond tment shall not apply. Nothing in this section shall which the adjus require the commissioner to distribute such adjustments in a way that jeopardizes anticipated federal reimbursement. Facilities that receive such adjustment but do not provide increases in employee salar ies as described in this subsection on or before July 31, 2015, may be subject to a rate decrease in the same amount as the adjustment by the commissioner. Of the amount appropriated for this purpose, no more based on reasonable than nine million dollars shall go to increases costs mandated by collective bargaining agreements. 46 Sec. . Subdivision (13) of subsection (f) of section 17b - 340 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu ): thereof ( Effective from passage For (13) , and any 2014 ] 1994 [ the fiscal year ending June 30, succeeding fiscal year, for purposes of computing minimum allowable patient days, utilization of a facility's certified beds shall be five ninety - per cent of capacity, determined at a minimum of [ ninety ] except for new facilities and facilities which are certified for additional beds which may be permitted a lower occupancy rate for the first three months of operation after the effective date of licensure. Sec. - 340 of the . Subsection (g) of section 17b 47 general statutes is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any intermediate care (g) individuals with intellectual disabilities with an operating facility for onent of its rate in excess of one hundred forty per cent of cost comp the median of operating cost components of rates in effect January 1, 1992, shall not receive an operating cost component increase. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any intermediate care facility for June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 59 of 895

60 Senate Bill No. 1502 with an operating cost individuals with intellectual disabilities component of its rate that is less than one hundred forty per cent of the median of operating cost components of rates in effect January 1, 1992, al wage growth equal to thirty per cent shall have an allowance for re of the increase determined in accordance with subsection (q) of section 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, provided - 311 - 17 such operating cost component shall not exceed one hundred forty per f the median of operating cost components in effect January 1, cent o 1992. Any facility with real property other than land placed in service prior to October 1, 1991, shall, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, l to the average of the receive a rate of return on real property equa rates of return applied to real property other than land placed in service for the five years preceding October 1, 1993. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, the rate of return or property items shall be revised every five years. on real property f The commissioner shall, upon submission of a request, allow actual debt service, comprised of principal and interest, in excess of property costs allowed pursuant to section 17 of 52 of the regulations - 311 - Connecticut state agencies, provided such debt service terms and amounts are reasonable in relation to the useful life and the base value of the property. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, and any made in accordance succeeding fiscal year, the inflation adjustment - 311 - with subsection (p) of section 17 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies shall not be applied to real property costs. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, growth, as determined in accordance with the allowance for real wage 52 of the regulations of Connecticut 311 - subsection (q) of section 17 - state agencies, shall not be applied. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, no rate shall exceed three five dollars per day unless the commissioner, in - ed seventy hundr consultation with the Commissioner of Developmental Services, determines after a review of program and management costs, that a rate in excess of this amount is necessary for care and treatment of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 60 of 895

61 Senate Bill No. 1502 facility residents. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, rate period, the Commissioner of Social Services shall increase the inflation adjustment for rates made in accordance with subsection (p) of section state agencies to update 52 of the regulations of Connecticut - 311 - 17 - allowable fiscal year 2000 costs to include a three and one half per cent inflation factor. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, rate period, the commissioner shall increase the inflation adjustment for rates made in - accordanc e with subsection (p) of section 17 - 311 52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies to update allowable fiscal year 2001 costs half per cent inflation factor, except that such - to include a one and one increase shall be effective November 1, 2002, a nd such facility rate in effect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, shall be paid for services provided until October 31, 2002, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2002, than for the fiscal year 30, 2002, due to interim rate status or agreement with the ending June department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2002, and have such rate updated effective November 1, 2002, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2003, shall remain in effect, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2003, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, due us or agreement with the department shall be issued to interim rate stat such lower rate effective July 1, 2003. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2004, shall 2004, remain in effect until September 30, 2004. Effective October 1, each facility shall receive a rate that is five per cent greater than the rate in effect September 30, 2004. Effective upon receipt of all the necessary federal approvals to secure federal financial participation ate increase provided in matching funds associated with the r subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of this section, but in no event earlier than October 1, 2005, and provided the user fee imposed under section - 17b 320 is required to be collected, each facility shall receive a rate that is four p er cent more than the rate the facility received in the prior June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 61 of 895

62 Senate Bill No. 1502 fiscal year, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2005, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, he department, shall be due to interim rate status or agreement with t issued such lower rate effective October 1, 2005. Such rate increase shall remain in effect unless: (1) The federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase are no longer 320 is not e created pursuant to section 17b available; or (2) the user fe - in effect. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall remain in effect until September 30, 2006, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2006, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2006. Effective October 1, 2006, t is more than three per cent greater no facility shall receive a rate tha than the rate in effect for the facility on September 30, 2006, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, be issued such lower rate effective October 1, 2006. For the fiscal shall year ending June 30, 2008, each facility shall receive a rate that is two - and nine tenths per cent greater than the rate in effect for the period that would have been issued a ending June 30, 2007, except any facility lower rate effective July 1, 2007, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2007, due to interim rate status, or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2007. For the fiscal year endin g June 30, 2009, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2008, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2009, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, with the department, shall be due to interim rate status or agreement issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except any facility that would have been i ssued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 62 of 895

63 Senate Bill No. 1502 agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, rates in effect fo r the period ending June 30, 2011, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2012, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, due to interim rate status or agreement with the For the fiscal years ending department, shall be issu ed such lower rate. June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, rates shall not exceed those in effect the rate paid to a facility for the period ending June 30, 2013, except may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2013, if a capital improvement approved by the Department of Developmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, for the health or safety of the residents was made to the une 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, facility during the fiscal year ending J to the extent such rate increases are within available ] only [ appropriations. Any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, due to in terim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, rates shall not exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2015, except the rate paid to a facilit y may be higher than the rate paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2015, if a capital improvement approved by the Department of Developmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, for the health or safety of the r esidents was made to the facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or June 30, 2017, to the extent such rate increases are within available ] only [ For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, appropriations. fiscal year, any facility that would have 2017, and each succeeding been issued a lower rate, due to interim rate status, a change in allowable fair rent or agreement with the department, shall be issued For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, such lower rate. 2019 , rates shall not exceed those in effect for the period ending June 30, 2017, except the rate paid to a facility may be higher than the rate June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 63 of 895

64 Senate Bill No. 1502 paid to the facility for the period ending June 30, 2017, if a capital improvement approved by the Department of De velopmental Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, for the health or safety of the residents was made to the facility during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, only to the extent such rate facility that has a Any increases are withi n available appropriations. significant decrease in land and building costs shall receive a reduced rate to reflect such decrease in land and building costs. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, June 30, 2013, June 30, 2014, J une 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, [ the and ] June 30, 2017, June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, Commissioner of Social Services may provide fair rent increases to any facility that has undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent and has an ap proved certificate of need pursuant to section - 354 or 17b - 353, 17b - 352, 17b - 17b 355. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services may, within available appropriations, increase or decrease rates issued to individuals with intellectual disabilities care facilities for intermediate to reflect a reduction in available appropriations as provided in subsection (a) of this section. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the commissioner shall not consi der rebasing in determining rates . Effective from passage 48 Sec. . ( ) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 17a 17 of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June - 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the provisions of said section shall not be conside red in any increases or decreases to residential rates or allowable per diem payments to private residential treatment centers licensed pursuant to section 17a - 145 of the general statutes. - . Subsection (a) of section 17b 282c of the general statutes 49 is Sec. Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): January 1, 2018 (a) All nonemergency dental services provided under the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 64 of 895

65 Senate Bill No. 1502 Department of Social Services' dental programs, as described in section - 282b, shall be subject to prior a 17b uthorization. Nonemergency services that are exempt from the prior authorization process shall include diagnostic, prevention, basic restoration procedures and nonsurgical extractions that are consistent with standard and reasonable dental practices. Payme nt for nonemergency dental services shall not exceed one thousand dollars per calendar year for an individual adult, provided services determined to be medically necessary, as defined in section 17b - 259b, including dentures, shall not be subject to such pa yment cap. Dental benefit limitations shall apply to each client regardless of the number of providers serving the client. The commissioner may recoup payments for services that are determined not to be for an emergency condition or otherwise in excess of what is medically necessary. The commissioner shall periodically, but not less than quarterly, review payments for emergency dental services and basic restoration procedures for appropriateness of payment. For the purposes of this section, tion" means a dental condition manifesting itself by "emergency condi acute symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect the absence of immediate ntal attention to result in placing the health of the individual, or de with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child, in serious jeopardy, cause serious impairment to body functions or cause serious dysfunction of any body org an or part. 50 256f of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. - . Section 17b ): Effective January 1, 2018 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( The Commissioner of Social Services shall increase income [ he Department of Social disregards used to determine eligibility by t establish eligibility ] Services for the federal Qualified Medicare - Beneficiary, the Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary and the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 65 of 895

66 Senate Bill No. 1502 , administered in accordance with the programs Qualifying Individual provisions of 42 USC 1396d(p), by such amounts that shall result in two hundred eleven ] one persons with income that is (1) less than [ per cent of the federal poverty level qualifying for the hundred [ two hundred Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program, (2) at or above eleven ] one hundr ed per cent of the federal poverty level but less than [ two hundred thirty - one ] one hundred twenty per cent of the federal poverty level qualifying for the Specified Low - Income Medicare two hundred thirty one ] one [ - Beneficiary program, and (3) at or above two [ per cent of the federal poverty level but less than hundred twenty six per cent of the federal five - one hundred thirty hundred forty - ] poverty level qualifying for the Qualifying Individual program. The commissioner shall not apply an asset test for el igibility under the Medicare Savings Program. The commissioner shall not consider as income Aid and Attendance pension benefits granted to a veteran, as 103, or the surviving spouse of such veteran. The defined in section 27 - - , pursuant to section 17b Commissioner of Social Services 10, may implement policies and procedures to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided the commissioner prints notice of the ] in the Connecticut Law Journal [ on the t the regulations intent to adop not later department's Internet web site and the eRegulations System than twenty days after the date of implementation. Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations a re adopted. 51 Sec. - 76d of the general statutes is . Subsection (a) of section 10 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (a) (1) In accordance with the regulations and procedures of Education and approved by the established by the Commissioner State Board of Education, each local or regional board of education shall provide the professional services requisite to identification of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 66 of 895

67 Senate Bill No. 1502 children requiring special education, identify each such child within its on, determine the eligibility of such children for special jurisdicti 76h, inclusive, prescribe - - education pursuant to sections 10 76a to 10 appropriate educational programs for eligible children, maintain a record thereof and make such reports as the commissioner may require. No child may be required to obtain a prescription for a substance covered by the Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801 et seq., as amended from time to time, as a condition of attending school, - 76ff or rec eiving services receiving an evaluation under section 10 - 76a to 10 - 76h, inclusive, or the Individuals with pursuant to sections 10 Disabilities Education Act, 20 USC 1400 et seq., as amended from time to time. 1, 2017, each local and regional board of (2) Not later than December education shall ( A) enroll as a provider in the state medical assistance program, (B) participate in the Medicaid School Based Child Health Program administered by the Department of Social Services, and (C) nt of submit billable service information electronically to the Departme Social Services, or its billing agent. (3) Any local or regional board of education may enter into an party vendor or another local or regional board - agreement with a third of education to comply with the requirements of subdivision (2) of this ection. Such agreement may provide that costs for services subs provided on behalf of a local or regional board of education shall be paid from the grant received pursuant to subdivision (5) of this ch grant subsection and shall be contingent on receipt of funds from su in an amount sufficient to cover the cost of providing such service. - Notwithstanding the provisions of section 17b 99, the Commissioner of Social Services shall not assess or extrapolate any overpayments to any party provider with the local or regional board of third that contracts - education to provide Medicaid services, when the error is determined by the department to be caused by (A) a clerical error; (B) information June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 67 of 895

68 Senate Bill No. 1502 provided by the local or regional board of education; or (C) another third - part y vendor in the submission of billable service information. (2) [ local or regional board of education, through the (4) Each ] Any planning and placement team established in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Education under this determine a child's Medicaid enrollment status. In ] may [ on, secti shall determining Medicaid enrollment status, the planning and placement team shall: (A) Inquire of the parents or guardians of each such child for Medicaid; and whether the child is enrolled in or may be eligible (B) if the child may be eligible for Medicaid, request that the parent (i) , and (ii) comply with the or guardian of the child apply for Medicaid requirements under 34 CFR 300.154, as amended from time to time, prior to billing for servic es under the Medicaid School Based Child . Health Program administered by the Department of Social Services For the purpose of determining Medicaid rates for Medicaid eligible special education and related services based on a representative cost sampling me thod, the board of education shall make available documentation of the provision and costs of Medicaid eligible special education and related services for any students receiving such services, s, to regardless of an individual student's Medicaid enrollment statu the Commissioner of Social Services or to the commissioner's authorized agent at such time and in such manner as prescribed. For the purpose of determining Medicaid rates for Medicaid eligible special education and related services based on an actual cost method, the local or regional board of education shall submit documentation of the costs and utilization of Medicaid eligible special education and related services for all students receiving such services to the Commissioner of Social Services or to the commissioner's authorized agent at such time and in such manner as prescribed. The commissioner or such agent may use information received from local ascertaining (I) or regional boards of education for the purposes of [ (i) ] (II) ] (ii) [ lity status, students' Medicaid eligibi submitting Medicaid June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 68 of 895

69 Senate Bill No. 1502 complying with state and federal audit requirements, (III) ] (iii) [ claims, and (iv) ] determining Medicaid rates for Medicaid eligible special (IV) [ education and related services. No child shall be denied specia l education and related services in the event the parent or guardian refuses to apply for Medicaid. [ Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, the (5) ] (3) Commissioner of Social Services shall make grant payments to local or education in amounts representing fifty per cent of regional boards of the federal portion of Medicaid claims processed for Medicaid eligible special education and related services provided to Medicaid eligible ending students in the school district. Beginning with the fiscal year June 30, 2009, the commissioner shall exclude any enhanced federal medical assistance percentages in calculating the federal portion of such Medicaid claims processed. Such grant payments shall be made on at least a quarterly basis and may represent estimates of amounts due to local or regional boards of education. Any grant payments made on an estimated basis, including payments made by the Department of Education for the fiscal years prior to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, shall be subsequen tly reconciled to grant amounts due based upon filed and accepted Medicaid claims and Medicaid rates. If, upon review, it is determined that a grant payment or portion of a grant payment was made for ineligible or disallowed Medicaid claims, the local or r egional board of education shall reimburse the Department of Social Services for any grant payment amount received based upon ineligible or disallowed Medicaid claims. (6) (4) [ Pursuant to federal law, the Commissioner of Social ] edicaid agent, shall determine rates for Services, as the state's M Medicaid eligible special education and related services pursuant to (2) subdivision of this subsection. The Commissioner of Social (4) ] [ Services may request and the Commissioner of Education and towns and regional school districts shall provide information as may be June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 69 of 895

70 Senate Bill No. 1502 necessary to set such rates. (7) ] Based on school district special education and related [ (5) services expenditures, the state's Medicaid agent shall report and certify to the federal Medicaid authority the state match required by federal law to obtain Medicaid reimbursement of eligible special education and related services costs. (8) ] Payments received pursuant to this section shall be paid to [ (6) urred such costs the local or regional board of education which has inc in addition to the funds appropriated by the town to such board for the current fiscal year. The planning and placement team shall, in accordance with (9) ] (7) [ the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 USC 1400 , et seq., as amended from time to time, develop and update annually a statement of transition service needs for each child requiring special education. (8) ] [ Each local and regional board of education responsible (A) (10) for providing special education a nd related services to a child or pupil shall notify the parent or guardian of a child who requires or who may require special education, a pupil if such pupil is an emancipated minor or eighteen years of age or older who requires or who may l education or a surrogate parent appointed pursuant to require specia 94g, in writing, at least five school days before such board - section 10 proposes to, or refuses to, initiate or change the child's or pupil's provision of identification, evaluation or educational placement or the a free appropriate public education to the child or pupil. Upon request by a parent, guardian, pupil or surrogate parent, (B) the responsible local or regional board of education shall provide such parent, guardian, pupil or surrogate parent an opportunity to meet with a member of the planning and placement team designated by June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 70 of 895

71 Senate Bill No. 1502 such board prior to the referral planning and placement team meeting at which the assessments and evaluations of the child or pupil who ucation is presented to such parent, requires or may require special ed parent for the first time. Such meeting guardian, pupil or surrogate shall be for the sole purpose of discussing the planning and placement team process and any concerns such parent, guardian, pupil or surrogate parent has regarding the child or pupil who requires or may require special education. (C) Such parent, guardian, pupil or surrogate parent shall (i) be given at least five school days' prior notice of any planning and ild or pupil, (ii) have placement team meeting conducted for such ch the right to be present at and participate in all portions of such meeting at which an educational program for such child or pupil is developed, reviewed or revised, and (iii) have the right to have advisors of such osing and at such person's own expense, and to have person's own cho the school paraprofessional assigned to such child or pupil, if any, to be present at and to participate in all portions of such meeting at which d, reviewed an educational program for such child or pupil is develope or revised. Immediately upon the formal identification of any child as a (D) child requiring special education and at each planning and placement team meeting for such child, the responsible local or regional board of parent or guardian of such child or education shall inform the surrogate parent or, in the case of a pupil who is an emancipated minor or eighteen years of age or older, the pupil of (i) the laws relating to special education, (ii) the rights of such parent, guardian, ent or pupil under such laws and the regulations adopted surrogate par by the State Board of Education relating to special education, including the right of a parent, guardian or surrogate parent to (I) withhold from ith the provisions enrolling such child in kindergarten, in accordance w 184, and (II) have advisors and the school - of section 10 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 71 of 895

72 Senate Bill No. 1502 paraprofessional assigned to such child or pupil to be present at, and to participate in, all portions of such meeting at which an educational veloped, reviewed or revised, in program for such child or pupil is de accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, and (iii) any relevant information and resources relating to individualized education programs created by the Department of ot limited to, information relating to Education, including, but n transition resources and services for high school students. If such parent, guardian, surrogate parent or pupil does not attend a planning and placement team meeting, the responsible local or regional board of educati on shall mail such information to such person. (E) Each local and regional board of education shall have in effect at the beginning of each school year an educational program for each . child or pupil who has been identified as eligible for special education (F) At each initial planning and placement team meeting for a child or pupil, the responsible local or regional board of education shall inform the parent, guardian, surrogate parent or pupil of the laws relating to physical restraint and seclusion pursu ant to section 10 - 236b and the rights of such parent, guardian, surrogate parent or pupil under such laws and the regulations adopted by the State Board of Education relating to physical restraint and seclusion. l or surrogate parent, (G) Upon request by a parent, guardian, pupi the responsible local or regional board of education shall provide the results of the assessments and evaluations used in the determination of eligibility for special education for a child or pupil to such parent, parent or pupil at least three school days before guardian, surrogate the referral planning and placement team meeting at which such results of the assessments and evaluations will be discussed for the first time. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statu (11) ] (9) [ tes, for June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 72 of 895

73 Senate Bill No. 1502 purposes of Medicaid reimbursement, when recommended by the planning and placement team and specified on the individualized education program, a service eligible for reimbursement under the Medicaid program shall be deemed to be authorized by a pr actitioner of the healing arts under 42 CFR 440.130, provided such service is recommended by an appropriately licensed or certified individual and is within the individual's scope of practice. Certain items of durable medical equipment, recommended pursuan t to the provisions of this subdivision, may be subject to prior authorization requirements established by the Commissioner of Social Services. Diagnostic and evaluation services eligible for reimbursement under the Medicaid planning and placement team shall program and recommended by the also be deemed to be authorized by a practitioner of the healing arts under 42 CFR 440.130 provided such services are recommended by an appropriately licensed or certified individual and are within the f practice. individual's scope o The Commissioner of Social Services shall implement the (12) ] (10) [ policies and procedures necessary for the purposes of this subsection while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in t to adopt the regulations is regulation form, provided notice of inten published in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days of implementing the policies and procedures. Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective. 76d of the general statutes is - ction 10 52 Sec. . Subsection (d) of se from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): passage To meet its obligations under sections 10 76a to 10 - - 76g, inclusive, (d) any local or regional board of education may make agreements with another such board or subject to the consent of the parent or guardian of any child affected thereby, make agreements with any private school or with any public or private agency or institution, including a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 73 of 895

74 Senate Bill No. 1502 s or services, but no group home to provide the necessary program expenditures made pursuant to a contract with a private school, agency or institution for such special education shall be paid under the provisions of section 10 76g, unless (1) such contract includes a - program and other treatment the child is description of the educational to receive, a statement of minimal goals and objectives which it is anticipated such child will achieve and an estimated time schedule for returning the child to the community or transferring such child to another a ppropriate facility, (2) subject to the provisions of this subsection, the educational needs of the child for whom such special education is being provided cannot be met by public school arrangements in the opinion of the commissioner who, before granting approval of such contract for purposes of payment, shall consider such factors as the particular needs of the child, the appropriateness and efficacy of the program offered by such private school, agency or arable alternatives, institution, and the economic feasibility of comp 1988 school year and for each - and (3) commencing with the 1987 school year thereafter, each such private school, agency or institution has been approved for special education by the Commissioner of Education or by the appropriate agenc y for facilities located out of state, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education setting ments pursuant to this section and placement priorities, place 76g may be made pursuant to such a payments under section 10 - contract if the public arrangements are more costly than the private school, institution or agency, provided the private school, institution or educational needs of the child and its program is agency meets the appropriate and efficacious. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection to the contrary, nothing in this subsection shall (A) require the removal of a child from a nonapproved facility if the child was placed there prior to July 7, 1987, pursuant to the determination of a planning and placement team that such a placement was appropriate June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 74 of 895

75 Senate Bill No. 1502 and such placement was approved by the Commissioner of Education, or (B) prohibit the placement of a child at a non approved facility if a planning and placement team determines prior to July 7, 1987, that the child be placed in a nonapproved facility for the 1987 - 1988 school year. Each child placed in a nonapproved facility as described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (3) of this subsection may continue at the facility provided the planning and placement team or hearing officer appointed pursuant to section 10 - 76h determines that the placement is appropriate. Expenditures incurred by any local or regional bo ard of education to maintain children in nonapproved facilities as described in said subparagraphs (A) and (B) shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of section 10 - 76g. Any local or regional board of education may enter into a contract with the owners or operators of any sheltered workshop or rehabilitation center for provision of an education occupational training program for children requiring special education who are at least sixteen years of age, approved by provided such workshop or institution shall have been the appropriate state agency. Whenever any child is identified by a local or regional board of education as a child requiring special [ education and board of education determines that the such ] said requirements for special education could be m et by a program provided within the district or by agreement with another board of education except for the child's need for services other than educational services such as medical, psychiatric or institutional care ] such said [ of educa may meet its obligation to tion board or services, furnish special education for such child by paying the reasonable cost of special education instruction in a private school, hospital or other such ] said of education [ institution provided or the board hat placement in such institution is necessary commissioner concurs t and proper and no state institution is available to meet such child's Any such private school, hospital or other institution receiving needs. such reasonable cost of special education instruction by such board of education shall submit all required documentation to such board of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 75 of 895

76 Senate Bill No. 1502 education for purposes of submitting claims to the Medicaid School Based Child Health Program administered by the Department of Social Services. 76 - . Subsection (d) of section 10 b of the general statutes is Sec. 53 Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): The State Board of Education shall ensure that local and regional (d) boards of education are providing the information described in (10) of subsection (a) of section subparagra ph (D) of subdivision [ (8) ] 76d to the parent or guardian of a child requiring special education - 10 - 94g and, in or the surrogate parent appointed pursuant to section 10 ghteen years of the case of a pupil who is an emancipated minor or ei age or older, the pupil. Sec. 221b of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 17b 54 from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year l federal matching funds received by the Department of thereafter, al Social Services for special education related services rendered in - - schools pursuant to section 10 76d shall be deposited in the General - cial Fund and credited to a nonlapsing account in the Department of So Services. Sixty per cent of such funds shall be expended by the Department of Social Services for payment of grants to towns pursuant [ - of subsection (a) of section 10 ] to subdivision (5) (3) 76d, and the remaining funds shall be available for expendit ure by the Department of Social Services for the payment of Medicaid claims. - 69 of the general statutes is Sec. . Subsection (b) of section 13b 55 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (b) s of the Special Transportation Fund The remaining resource June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 76 of 895

77 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall, pursuant to appropriation thereof in accordance with chapter 50 and subject to approval by the Governor of allotment thereof, be applied and expended for (1) payment of the principal of and interest bligation bonds of the state issued for transportation on "general o purposes", as defined in subsection (c) of this section, or any obligations refunding the same, (2) payment of state budget appropriations made to or for the Department of Transportation and the Depart ment of Motor Vehicles, (3) payment of state budget appropriations made to or for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for members of the Division of State Police designated by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public ion for motor patrol work pursuant to section 29 Protect - 4, except that (A) for the fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 1998, excluding the highway motor patrol budgeted expenses, and (B) for the fiscal the highway years commencing on or after July 1, 1999, excluding (4) payment to the Department of and motor patrol fringe benefits, Energy and Environmental Protection for purposes of regulation and [ . enforcement of chapter 268 , and (5) payment to the Department of ortation for employment Social Services for purposes of the transp independence program. ] ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage . ( Sec. 56 217 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of - section 5 Administrative Services may continue or extend any candidate list that was schedul ed to expire on or after June 7, 2017, to a date not later than December 31, 2018. Sec. Effective from passage . ( 57 ) The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this act, make such technical, ges as are necessary to carry out the grammatical and punctuation chan purposes of this act, including, but not limited to, correcting inaccurate internal references. Sec. 192 is repealed and the following is - . Section 2 of public act 17 58 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 77 of 895

78 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): ge Effective from passa substituted in lieu thereof ( For the purposes of this section, "transportation project" means (a) any transportation planning or capital project undertaken by the state on or after July 1, 2018, that expands capacity on a limited access ing facility or is estimated highway, transit or railroad system or park to cost one hundred fifty million dollars or more , but does not mean any transportation project undertaken by the state on or after July 1, 2018, that the Commissioner of Transportation finds is necessary to maintain the state' s infrastructure in good repair and estimates to cost . less than one hundred fifty million dollars (b) The Commissioner of Transportation, in consultation with the Commissioners of Economic and Community Development, Housing otection, the Secretary of the Office and Energy and Environmental Pr the chairpersons and ranking members of Policy and Management and of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and finance, revenue and bonding, shall develop a method to assess each transportation project to determine the impact of such transportation project on oriented development, housing - economic development, transit development, access to employment, the environment, traffic safety. congestion and public (c) On or before February 1, 2018, the commissioner shall submit, in - 4a of the general statutes, such assessment accordance with section 11 method to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly sportation. Not later than having cognizance of matters relating to tran sixty days after the receipt of such assessment method, said committee shall meet to approve or reject such assessment method and advise the commissioner of said committee's approval or rejection. If said ve or reject such assessment method within committee fails to appro sixty days of such receipt, such assessment method shall be deemed approved. Such assessment method shall become effective when June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 78 of 895

79 Senate Bill No. 1502 approved by an affirmative vote of said committee or deemed approved. In the event th at such assessment method is rejected, such assessment method shall be returned to the commissioner for revisions and resubmitted to said committee not later than thirty days after such rejection. (d) On and after July 1, 2018, the commissioner shall asses s each transportation project using the assessment method approved pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. The commissioner shall not include a transportation project in the Department of Transportation's five - year transportation capital plan for the s tate unless the assessment of such transportation project is completed. (e) The commissioner shall submit the assessment of each transportation project to the Transportation Policy Advisory Council ] this act [ established pursuant to section 1 of and post 192 - 17 public act such assessments on the Department of Transportation's Internet web site. (f) The Department of Transportation shall not submit a request for appropriations or authorization of bonds for a transportation project to ess the commissioner has submitted the the General Assembly unl assessment of such transportation project pursuant to subsection (e) of The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a [ this section. transportation project undertaken by the department provided the finds such project is necessary to maintain the state's commissioner transportation infrastructure in good repair and such project does not add capacity to a limited access highway, transit or railroad system or parking facility and is estimated to cost less than one h undred fifty ] million dollars. (g) On or before January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions - of section 11 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 79 of 895

80 Senate Bill No. 1502 sembly having cognizance of matters relating to of the General As transportation and finance, revenue and bonding, on the assessments of transportation projects completed in the previous calendar year. 59 Sec. Effective from passage . ( ) (a) There is established the Teachers' Retirement System Viability Commission, which shall consist of the members of the Teachers' Retirement Board, as established pursuant to section 10 - 183 l of the general statutes, and a global consulting firm with significant experience and expertise in hum an resources, talent development and health and retirement benefits and investments, contracted in accordance with the following: (1) Not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management s hall, within available appropriations, contract with a global consulting firm with significant experience and expertise in human resources, talent development and health and retirement benefits and investments. If, not later than sixty days after the effec tive date of this section, the secretary has not contracted with such a consulting firm pursuant to this section, the Office of Legislative Management shall contract with such a consulting firm. he (2) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or t executive director of the Office of Legislative Management, as the case may be, shall identify candidates with significant experience to perform the duties of the global consulting firm pursuant to this and any other factor section through the solicitation of qualifications that may bear on the ability to perform such duties. The secretary or the executive director, as the case may be, shall select and contract with the consulting firm through the solicitation of bids for the rom not less than four of the candidates so performance of such duties f identified. Each solicitation and any response to any such solicitation shall be made in writing. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any such contract shall not be deemed a personal June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 80 of 895

81 Senate Bill No. 1502 reement for purposes of chapter 55a of the general statutes service ag and shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 58 or 62 of the general statutes. (3) If the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management contracts s section, the Governor, with the with a consulting firm pursuant to thi approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, shall transfer any funds appropriated to the Office of Legislative Management for the purpose of contracting with such consulting firm to the Office of Policy and Management. If the Office of Legislative Management contracts with a consulting firm pursuant to this section, the funds appropriated to the Office of Legislative Management for the purpose of contracting with such consulting firm shall be retained by the Office of Legis lative Management. (4) The state may accept gifts, grants and donations designated for the purposes of contracting with the consulting firm pursuant to this provided the state shall not accept any such gift, grant or , section entified pursuant to subdivision (2) of donation from any candidate id this subsection. (b) The commission shall develop and implement a plan to maintain the financial viability of the Connecticut teachers' retirement system, developing 183c of the general statutes. In established under section 10 - such plan, the commission shall give significance to the financial capability of the state, which shall include: (1) The fiscal health of the state; (2) the balance in the Budget Reserve Fund, established under term 30a of the general stat utes; (3) the short and long - - section 4 liabilities of the state, including, but not limited to, the state's ability to meet minimum funding levels required by law, contract or court order; (4) the state's initial budgeted revenue for the state for the previous five fiscal years as compared to the actual revenue received by the state for such fiscal years; (5) state revenue projections for the fiscal years during the period in which the proposed plan is to be in operation; (6) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 81 of 895

82 Senate Bill No. 1502 and (7) the state's access to capital the economic outlook for the state; markets. The financial capability of the state shall not include the state's ability to raise revenue through new or increased taxes. The commission shall hold at least one public hearing and solicit the input rs, as defined in section 10 - of membe 183b of the general statutes, of the teachers' retirement system in developing such plan. (c) Not later than ninety days after a contract is entered into with such consulting firm, the commission shall submit such plan, and any proposed legislation necessary for the further implementation of such plan, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and appropriations and the h the provisions of section budgets of state agencies, in accordance wit 11 - 4a of the general statutes. The commission shall terminate not later than one year after the date it submits such report. ) The University of Connecticut Health Effective from passage . ( 60 Sec. Center board of directors, estab lished pursuant to subsection (c) of - 104 of the general statutes, shall seek to establish public - section 10a private partnerships with hospitals or other private entities selected by the board. Not later than April 1, 2018, the board shall submit a report concerning the status of such partnerships and any recommended legislation to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education, public ns of section health and appropriations, in accordance with the provisio 11 - 4a of the general statutes. . Subsection (o) of section 10 61 Sec. of the general statutes is l 264 - repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): For the school years commencing July 1, 2009, to July 1, [ 2016 ] (o) , inclusive, any local or regional board of education operating an 2018 interdistrict magnet school pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order [ June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 82 of 895

83 Senate Bill No. 1502 for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as extended, or the 2013 stipulation and order f or Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et decision in Sheff v. O'Neill, 238 Conn. 1 (1996), or any al., as extended ] related stipulation or order in effect , shall not charge tuition for any student enrolled in a preschool program or in kindergarten t o grade twelve, inclusive, in an interdistrict magnet school operated by such school district, except the Hartford school district may charge tuition for any student enrolled in the Great Path Academy. 62 . Subsection (b) of section 10 - 283 of the gener al statutes is Sec. repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage (b) (1) Notwithstanding the application date requirements of this section, at any time within the limit of available grant authorization of appropriated funds, the Commissioner of and within the limit Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of ] to [ may approve applications for grants Education, and make payments for such grants, for any of the following reasons: (A) To ding projects to remedy damage from fire and assist school buil (B) catastrophe, (C) to correct safety, health and other code violations, including the replacement or installation of skylights to replace roofs, to remedy a certifi as part of the roof replacement project, (D) ed school indoor air quality emergency, (E) to install insulation for exterior walls (F) or a limited use and limited and attics, to purchase and install access elevator, windows, photovoltaic panels, wind generation public school administrative systems, building management systems, a or service facility or at any time within [ portable classroom buildings , the limit of available grant authorization and make payments thereon provided portable classroom ] within the limit of appropriated funds, ts shall not create a new facility or cause an existing building projec facility to be modified so that the portable buildings comprise a substantial percentage of the total facility area, as determined by the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 83 of 895

84 Senate Bill No. 1502 commissioner. (2) Not later than seven calendar days following the discovery of a reason described in subparagraphs (A) to (F), inclusive, of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the superintendent of schools of a town or regional school district shall notify the Commissioner of uch reason in order to be Administrative Services in writing of s eligible for a grant under this subsection. Such superintendent shall submit an application to the commissioner not later than six months following such notification in order to receive a grant under this subsection. Sec. 287 of the general statutes is 63 . Subs ection (c) of section 10 - Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (c) Commissioner of Administrative Services ] commissioner [ If the approved conditions determines that a building project has not met the ] Department [ State Board of Education of the original application, the of Administrative Services may withhold subsequent state grant payments for said project until appropriate action, as determined by the commissioner, is taken to ca use the building project to be in compliance with the approved conditions or may require repayment of all state grant payments for said project when such appropriate action is not undertaken within a reasonable time. - . Section 10 64 Sec. statutes is repealed and the 287i of the general ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( A grant under this chapter for any school building project authorized by the General Assembly on or after July 1, 1996, or for any n is made pursuant to subsection (b) of project for which applicatio - 283, on or after July 1, 1997, shall be paid as follows: section 10 Applicants shall request progress payments for the state share of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 84 of 895

85 Senate Bill No. 1502 76e and - 65, 10 - eligible project costs calculated pursuant to sections 10 t such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of 286, a - 10 Administrative Services shall prescribe provided no payments shall commence until the applicant has filed a notice of authorization of funding for the local share of project costs, and provided further no payments other than those for architectural planning and site acquisition shall be made prior to approval of the final architectural plans pursuant to section 10 - 292. The Department of Administrative rant pending Services shall withhold per cent of a g eleven ] five [ 287 provided, if the - completion of an audit pursuant to section 10 department is unable to complete the required audit within six months of the date a request for final payment is filed, the applicant may have d include the cost of such audit in an independent audit performed an the eligible project costs. 65 Sec. 63f of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 10 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): Such withdrawal or dissolution shall not impair the oblig ation of the withdrawing town or the district to the holders of any bonds or other outstanding indebtedness issued prior to withdrawal or , including any responsibilities dissolution under authority of this part or financial obligations related to a school building project pursuant to chapter 173 . The regional board of education and the board of education of the town or towns involved may make agreements for the payment of money to or from the district and said towns in accordance drawal , except any such agreement or final with the final plan of with plan of withdrawal shall not relieve a withdrawing town from its responsibilities or financial obligations related to a school building . project pursuant to chapter 173 66 285b of the - of section 10 . Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 85 of 895

86 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) (1) Any incorporated or endowed high school or academy approved by the State Board of Education, pursuant to section 10 34 , - to subsequently may apply and be eligible to ] be considered for a [ grant building ] commitments school [ construction ] [ project pursuant to provided the school building ] commitment from the state , [ project complies with the provisions of this chapter. 282 of the general statutes is . Subdivision (18) of section 10 - Sec. 67 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (18) ] totally [ "Renovation" means a school building project to [ (A) which results in the renovated refurbish an existing building facility taking on a useful life comparable to that of a new facility and which will cost less than building a new facility as determined by the Department of Administrative Services, provided the school district bility study and cost analysis of the project prepared may submit a feasi by an independent licensed architect to the department prior to final plan approval, (B) which ] that was not renovated in accordance with te of year period ending on the da - this subdivision during the twenty [ application, and - five per cent of of which not less than seventy ] (C) , and that years old the facility to be renovated is at least [ thirty ] twenty of the square footage of the results in at least fifty - five per cent completed building project being so renovated and the entire completed project having a useful life comparable to that of a new construction, and for which the total project costs of the renovation are ; less than the total project costs of a new construction 68 Sec. l 183 of the general statutes is tion 10 . Subsection (a) of sec - Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage and applicable to appointments made on and after said date (a) (1) On and after July 1, 1991, the management of the system shall tinue to be vested in the Teachers' Retirement Board, whose con June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 86 of 895

87 Senate Bill No. 1502 members shall include the Treasurer, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Education, or their designees, who shall be voting members of the board, ex offici o. (2) On or before June 15, 1985, and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, two persons to serve as members of said board for terms of four years beginning July first follo wing such election. Both of such persons shall be active teachers who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired and elected by all the members of the system. On or before July 1, 1991, and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, three persons to serve as members of said board for terms of four years beginning July first following such election. Two of such persons shall be retired teachers who shall nominated by the retired members of the system and elected by all be the members of the system and one shall be an active teacher who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired and before July 1, 2011, elected by all the members of the system. (3) On or and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, one person to serve as a member of said board for a term of four years beginning ction. Such person shall be an active July first following such ele teacher who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired, elected by all the members of the system and a member of an exclusive representative of a teachers' bargaining unit that is not ed by the members of the board elected under subdivision (2) represent of this subsection. (4) If a vacancy occurs in the positions filled by the members of the system who are not retired, said board shall elect a unexpired portion member of the system who is not retired to fill the of the term. If a vacancy occurs in the positions filled by the retired members of the system, said board shall elect a retired member of the system to fill the unexpired portion of the term. The Governor shall to said board in accordance with the appoint five public members June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 87 of 895

88 Senate Bill No. 1502 , one of whom shall be the mayor, first provisions of section 4 - 9a selectman or chief elected official of a municipality. On and after the effective date of this section, the Governor shall fill the next vacant on the board that is appointed by the Governor with a person position who is the mayor, first selectman or chief elected official of a . The members of the board shall serve without municipality compensation, but shall be reimbursed for any expenditures or loss of salary or wages which they incur through service on the board. All decisions of the board shall require the approval of six members of the board or a majority of the members who are present, whichever is greater. . Subsection (a) of section 10 f the general statutes is - 19o o 69 Sec. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (a) The Commissioner of Education shall establish a program to provide grants to youth service bureaus in accordance with this (1) service bureaus which section. Only youth were eligible to receive grants pursuant to this section for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, or which (2) applied for a grant by June 30, 2012, with prior approval [ ] or of the town's contribution pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, [ which (3) applied for a grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, ] or (4) applied for a grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, 2017, with prior approval of the town's contribution pursuant to shall be eligible for a grant pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, this section ] for any fiscal year commencing on or after July 1, 2012. [ . , within available Each such youth service bureau shall receive a grant of fourteen thousand dollars. The Department appropriations, tion may expend an amount not to exceed two per cent of the of Educa amount appropriated for purposes of this section for administrative expenses. If there are any remaining funds, each such youth service bureau that was awarded a grant in excess of fifteen thousan d dollars June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 88 of 895

89 Senate Bill No. 1502 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, shall receive a percentage of such funds. The percentage shall be determined as follows: For each such grant in excess of fifteen thousand dollars, the difference between the youth service bureau for the the amount of the grant awarded to fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, and fifteen thousand dollars shall be divided by the difference between the total amount of the grants awarded to all youth service bureaus that were awarded grants in excess of fifteen th ousand dollars for said fiscal year and the product of fifteen thousand dollars and the number of such grants for said fiscal year. Sec. ) (a) For the purposes of this section, Effective from passage . ( 70 ns a special "special education predictable cost cooperative" mea education funding model that (1) aggregates special education costs at the state level to compensate for volatility at the local level by (A) providing predictability to local and regional boards of education for aintaining current state funding for special education costs, (B) m special education services, (C) differentiating funding based on student learning needs, (D) equitably distributing special education funding, (E) providing boards of education with flexibility and n, and (F) limiting local financial responsibility encouraging innovatio for students with extraordinary needs, (2) is funded by: (A) A community contribution from each school district, calculated based on the number of special education students enrolled in the school district and the school district's previous special education costs, with each town paying the community contribution of its resident students, reduced by an equity adjustment based on the town's ability to pay, ion of the special and (B) the state contribution, which is a reallocat education portion of the equalization aid grant and the excess cost grant, (3) provides all school districts with some state support for special education services, (4) ensures that a school district's r than the actual per pupil special community contribution will be lowe education cost of the school district, and (5) reimburses school districts June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 89 of 895

90 Senate Bill No. 1502 for one hundred per cent of their actual special education costs for a fiscal year. y study (b) There is established a task force to conduct a feasibilit regarding alternative methods for funding special education in the state, and addressing the factors impacting the increasing cost and predictability of special education services. Such feasibility study shall examine a special education predictabl e cost cooperative model and other alternative models for funding special education that are used in other states and shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (1) An actuarial analysis of such special education predictable cost cooperative model and alternative models; (2) An explanation and demonstration of how (A) towns would contribute to such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, (B) towns would be compensated for special education costs under such s pecial education cost cooperative model or alternative model, and (C) a town's compensation under such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model would affect its required contribution in the subsequent fiscal year; sideration and analysis of the possible legal status of the (3) A con special education predictable cost cooperative model and alternative models, including, but not limited to, an independent state agency, a for quasi t profit public agency, within an existing state agency a no - - - organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or a private entity; eration of the potential governance structure of such (4) A consid special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 90 of 895

91 Senate Bill No. 1502 models, that may include (A) the process for nominating and selecting r for members of the board of directors and the executive administrato such special education cost cooperative model or alternative model, (B) the number and composition of the members on the board of directors, (C) the qualifications for an executive administrator, who would be responsible for providing operational, fi nancial and strategic support to such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, and (D) the accountability of the board of directors and executive administrator to the towns participating in such special education cost coop erative model or alternative model, including procedures for towns or boards of education to bring complaints or issues before the board of directors; (5) A consideration of (A) the number of staff necessary to administer such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, (B) the costs associated with the hiring and employment of such staff, and (C) the funding source for hiring and employing such staff; (6) An analysis of different models and sources for funding the itial capital investment for such special education required in predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, including the impact on state special education funding if fifty million dollars of state funds is used for such initial capital investment; (7) A description of (A) a timeline for implementation of such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, (B) key dependencies and prerequisites for such implementation, such as the total number of towns voluntarily in such special education predictable cost cooperative participating model or alternative model needed for such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model to function properly or whether participation in such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model should be mandatory, and June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 91 of 895

92 Senate Bill No. 1502 (C) contingency plans for any foreseeable problems arising from the implementation of such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model; and tion and analysis of state and federal law that (8) An identifica would be involved in the creation and administration of such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, including (A) whether the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 2 0 USC 1400, et seq., as amended from time to time, permits a state to establish such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model, (B) a framework for complying with regulatory requirements, such as underwriting services, legal counsel, actuarial services, investment management, accounting and auditing services, and maintenance of effort requirements prescribed by federal law, and (C) the accountability of such special education predictable cost cooperative model or alternative model to the General Assembly. (c) The task force shall consist of the following members: (1) A representative of the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials; (2) A representative of the Connecticut Association of Public School ; Superintendents (3) A representative of the Connecticut Council of Administrators of Special Education; (4) A representative of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education; (5) A representative of the Connecticut Captive Insurance Association; (6) A representativ e of the Connecticut Association of Schools; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 92 of 895

93 Senate Bill No. 1502 (7) A representative of the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center; (8) A representative of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities; (9) A representative of the RESC Alliance; (10) A faculty member from the UCo nn Actuarial Science Program at The University of Connecticut; (11) The Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee; and (12) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee. (d) The first meeting of the task force shall be held not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. The chairperson of the task force shall be elected from among the members at the first meeting of the task force. orce shall not (e) In conducting such feasibility study, the task f cause any state agency to incur costs of more than one thousand dollars, exclusive of any costs associated with reimbursing any staff person of such state agency for mileage expenses. The task force may pr - for - not any also receive funds from ofit organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or accept pro bono ic or private entity to conduct such feasibility services from any publ study. The Office of Legislative Management shall assist the task force in administering any funds or services received or sought by the task force pursuant to this section. (f) Not later than January 1, 201 9, the task force shall submit such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 93 of 895

94 Senate Bill No. 1502 feasibility study and any recommendations for legislation to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and appropriations and the budgets of 4a of the - in accordance with the provisions of section 11 state agencies, general statutes. The task force shall terminate on January 1, 2019. Sec. . (NEW) ( Effective from passage ) (a) There is established the 71 Connecticut Achievement and Resource Equity in Schools Commi ssion to provide analysis and recommendations concerning state funding for education and resources needed to ensure that all public school students in the state have an opportunity to succeed. The commission shall develop a strategic plan that includes rec ommendations for implementing a system for distributing state public education funding, that (1) includes a funding formula that (A) makes use of an appropriate foundation level, (B) addresses the issue of unequal local on unequal local property tax burdens and reduces the reliance taxation to fund services, (C) increases equity and fairness, and (D) reduces segregation; (2) depends on a stable, fair, reliable and identifiable funding source; (3) addresses students' educational needs grade twelve, and (4) provides predictability from preschool through and sustainability in grant allocations to towns and school districts. (b) The commission shall consist of the following members who economic, racial - shall reflect the state's geographic, population, socio ethnic diversity: and (1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Education Association; appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one (2) Two of whom is a representative of the RESC Alliance and one of whom is an economist with expertise in measures of poverty; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 94 of 895

95 Senate Bill No. 1502 (3) Two appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore, one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Federation of School Administrators and one of whom is a representative of a regional agricultural science and technology education center; (4) Two appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, on e of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents and one of whom is a representative of the American Federation of Teachers - Connecticut; (5) Two appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of epresentative of the Connecticut Conference of whom is a r Municipalities and one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Council of Administrators of Special Education; (6) Two appointed by the deputy Senate Republican president pro employee of the bureau of choice tempore, one of whom is an programs within the Department of Education and one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut PTA; (7) Two appointed by the minority leader of the House of ticut Representatives, one of whom is a representative of the Connec Association of Schools and one of whom is a representative of the Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners; (8) One appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House of epresentatives who shall be a representative of the Connecticut R Association of School Business Officials; and (9) One appointed jointly by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the Senate Republican president pro tempore who shall be a e of the State Education Resource Center. representativ June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 95 of 895

96 Senate Bill No. 1502 (c) All appointments to the commission shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this section, any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. (d) There shall be two chairpersons of the commission appointed as follows: (1) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall select a chairperson of the commission from among the members of the ident pro tempore of the Senate and the commission, and (2) the pres Senate Republican president pro tempore shall jointly select the other chairperson of the commission from among the members of the commission. If the chairperson appointed pursuant to subdivision (2) on becomes vacant, the president pro tempore of the of this subsecti Senate and the Senate Republican president pro tempore, or the president pro tempore of the Senate, as the case may be, shall fill such vacancy. The chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the co mmission, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. (e) Not later than April 1, 2018, the commission shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Secretary of icy and Management and the joint standing the Office of Pol committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 - 4a of the . general statutes 10 95 of the general statutes, as amended by section - Section . 72 Sec. 1 of public act 17 237, is repealed and the following is substituted in - ): from passage Effective lieu thereof ( The State Board of Education may establish and maintain a state - (a) to be known as schools education and career system of technical wide the . The system shall be Technical Education and Career System June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 96 of 895

97 Senate Bill No. 1502 by a board that shall consist of eleven members as follows: (1) advised be based employers who shall - Four executives of Connecticut nominated by the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission established pursuant to section 31 3h, and appointed by the Governor, - (2) five members appointed by the State Board of Education, (3) the and (4) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, Labor Commissioner. The Governor shall appoint the chairperson. The chairperson of the ] board [ Technical Education and Career System - officio member of the State Board of shall serve as a nonvoting ex Education. (b) Technical Education and board shall offer Career System The time - , and may offer part comprehensive secondary education time - full and evening, programs in vocational, technical, technological and recommend to postsecondary education and training. The board may the superintendent of th e Technical Education and Career System the admission of students to any [ policies governing such ] technical school in compliance with state and federal law. education and career The Commissioner of Education, in accordance with policies board, may appoint and remove members of the established by the staffs of such schools and make rules for the management of and expend the funds provided for the support of such schools. The board and the Commissioner of Education shall jointly (c) technical high recommend a candidate fo r superintendent of the [ school system ] Technical Education and Career System who shall be appointed as superintendent by the State Board of Education. Such superintendent shall be responsible for the operation and hnical high school tec [ system. The board may administration of the ] enter into cooperative arrangements with local and regional boards of education, private occupational schools, institutions of higher education, job training agencies and employers in order to provide tion, educa general or technological technical, vocational, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 97 of 895

98 Senate Bill No. 1502 postsecondary education or work experience. The superintendent, in conjunction with the commissioner, may arrange for training to be provided to the board at such times, and on such matters, as are deemed appro priate to assist the board in the conduct of its business. If the New England Association of Schools and Colleges places a (d) school on probation or otherwise education and career technical Technical Education and Career notifies the superintendent of the System that a technical education and career school is at risk of losing its accreditation, the Commissioner of Education, on behalf of the board, shall notify the joint Technical Education and Career System ng cognizance of standing committee of the General Assembly havi matters relating to education of such placement or problems relating to accreditation. board shall establish Technical Education and Career System The (e) specific achievement goals for students at the technical education and career school s at each grade level. The board shall measure the performance of each technical education and career school and shall identify a set of quantifiable measures to be used. The measures shall r include factors such as the performance of students in grade ten o - eleven on the mastery examination, under section 10 related 14n, trade - assessment tests, dropout rates and graduation rates. (f) The Technical Education and Career System board may accept t not gifts, grants and donations on behalf of the system, including, bu - kind donations, designated for the purchase of limited to, in equipment or materials, the hiring of teachers at a technical education and career school or the acquisition of real property and the system may accept , except no employee of the construction of facilities any gift, grant or donation as an individual, or on behalf of the system, that is for personal use. Any gift, grant or donation accepted on behalf of the system shall be in accordance with the state code of ethics for forth in chapter 10. The board shall submit quarterly public officials set June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 98 of 895

99 Senate Bill No. 1502 reports to the Office of Policy and Management concerning all gifts, grants or donations received pursuant to this subsection . 73 . Section 10 - 95 of the general statutes, as amended by section Sec. 72 237 and section - public act 17 of this act, is repealed and the 2 of ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2019 There is established a state - wide system of technical education and Technical Education and Career schools to be known as the career . The System - shall offer full Technical Education and Career System time and - time comprehensive secondary education , and may offer part evening, programs in vocational, technical, technological and postsecondary education and training. 74 237 is repealed and the following is - Section 4 of public act 17 . Sec. substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2019 ): (a) The Technical Education and Career System shall be under the direction of the Executive Director of the Technical Education and System, whose appointment shall be made by the Governor. Career Such appointment shall be in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 - Any person 5 to 4 - 8, inclusive, of the general statutes. appointed to be the executive director shall have experience with e ducational systems. The Executive Director of the Technical Education and Career System shall be responsible for the operation and administration and the financial accountability and oversight of g to the the Technical Education and Career System in matters relatin - wide management and other noneducational central office, system matters. The executive director shall organize the Technical Education and Career System into such bureaus, divisions and other units as may be necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the system, and may, from time to time, create, abolish, transfer or consolidate within the system any bureau, division or other unit as may be necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the system. The executive June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 99 of 895

100 Senate Bill No. 1502 point, and may prescribe the duties of any director may ap subordinates, agents and employees as he or she finds necessary in the conduct of the system. (b) The executive director shall review and approve all contracts for the Technical Education and Career System. e executive director may enter into cooperative arrangements (c) Th with local and regional boards of education, private occupational schools, institutions of higher education, job training agencies and employers in order to provide (1) general education, (2) voc ational, technical, technological or postsecondary education, and (3) work experience. (d) The executive director may, upon approval of the board, accept gifts, grants and donations on behalf of the system, including, but not - designated for the purchase of kind donations, limited to, in equipment or materials, the hiring of teachers at a technical education and career school or the acquisition of real property and the construction of facilities , except no employee of the system may accept donation as an individual, or on behalf of the system, any gift, grant or that is for personal use. Any gift, grant or donation accepted on behalf of the system shall be in accordance with the state code of ethics for director shall public officials set forth in chapter 10. The executive submit quarterly reports to the Office of Policy and Management concerning all gifts, grants or donations received pursuant to this subsection . (e) The executive director shall establish a master schedule for the er System and may amend such master Technical Education and Care schedule from time to time. (f) The executive director shall communicate directly with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management when requesting the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 100 of 895

101 Senate Bill No. 1502 ting budget creation or filling of staff positions included in the opera for the Technical Education and Career System. When reviewing such requests, priority shall be given to any request for instructional staff, as identified in the statement of staffing needs submitted by the tion and Career System superintendent of the Technical Educa pursuant to section 10 - 99g of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and every effort shall be made to avoid 237 and - public act 17 interruption to instructional time during such review. (g) hools and Colleges places a If the New England Association of Sc technical education and career school on probation or otherwise notifies the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System that a technical education and career school is at risk of losing ecutive director shall notify the Commissioner its accreditation, the ex of Education and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education of such placement or problems relating to accreditation. 237 is repealed and the following - ct 17 . Section 12 of public a 75 Sec. is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): The Department of Education shall conduct a review of the as it [ . admissions policy of the Technical Education and Career System relates to the enrollment of s tudents with disabilities and students who are receiving or eligible to receive special education and related Such review shall include, but need not be limited to, services. ] consideration of (1) applicable principles of state and federal law, (2) poses and public character of the Technical Education and the pur (3) Career System, the use of placement tests and wait lists, (4) ] and [ the admissions policies relating to the enrollment of students with ceive special disabilities, students who are receiving or eligible to re education and related services, and students who are English language (5) 76kk of the general statutes, - learners, as defined in section 10 enrollment data of students receiving special education and related June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 101 of 895

102 Senate Bill No. 1502 and Career System compared to services in the Technical Education state , and (6) diversity standards for the wide and district averages - inclusion of minority students, as defined in section 10 76kk of the - general statutes. The department shall consult with the administrative and professiona l staff of the Technical Education and Career System in . Not the review and any subsequent revisions to the admissions policy later than January 15, 2018, the department shall submit such review, including any recommendations regarding modifications to the admissions policy or to any applicable statute or regulation, to the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System, the Technical Education and Career System board, and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance o f matters - relating to education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 4a of the general statutes. . Section 13 of public act 17 76 Sec. 237 is repealed and the following - is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): commencing July 1, 2018, and each school year For the school year thereafter, the Department of Education shall develop, and update as necessary, uniform standards and curriculum for all career technical education programs offered by local or regional boards of education. e department may adopt existing uniform standards and curriculum Th when developing such uniform standards and curriculum under this section. Such uniform standards and curriculum shall be aligned with professional certification requirements. The department any relevant shall make available, and provide technical assistance relating to the implementation of, such standards and curriculum to any local or regional board of education that offers a career technical education program. Sec. - act 17 . Section 14 of public 237 is repealed and the following 77 Effective from passage is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 102 of 895

103 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Department of Education shall, within available appropriations, conduct an evaluation of any existing standards relating to career d by the Technical Education and Career technical education use System. The evaluation shall examine whether such standards are (1) professional certification requirements, and (2) aligned with existing uniform across the Technical Education and Career System. Not later ber 1, 2018, the department shall submit a report on its than Octo findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, ral 4a of the gene - in accordance with the provisions of section 11 statutes. 237 is repealed and the following - . Section 15 of public act 17 78 Sec. ): from passage Effective is substituted in lieu thereof ( The superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System hnical college, and tec - (1) regional community shall consult with each (2) local or regional board of education (A) for a town in which a technical education and career school is located, and (B) that offers any career technical education programs, for the purpose of establishing undancies and consolidating programmatic partnerships, reducing red . offerings and to fulfill workforce needs in the state 79 . Section 16 of public act 17 Sec. - 237 is repealed and the following from passage is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective 30, 2018, the State Board of Education For the fiscal year ending June shall hire a consultant to (1) assist the Technical Education and Career System board with the development of a transition plan for the (2) identify and provide and [ ] Technical Education and Career System, recommendat ions concerning which services could be provided more efficiently through or in conjunction with another local or regional board of education, municipality or state agency by means of a memorandum of understanding with the Technical Education and June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 103 of 895

104 Senate Bill No. 1502 , and (3) identify efficiencies, best practices and cost stem Career Sy savings in procurement. Such consultant shall consult with the administrative and professional staff of the Technical Education and Career System in the development of the transition plan and rec ommendations described in subdivision (2) of this section . Not later than January 1, 2019, the state board shall submit a report on the transition plan and such identified services and any recommendations ion plan and such for legislation necessary to implement such transit identified services to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 4a of the general statutes. - 80 Sec. 4 of the general statutes, as - 10 . Subsection (a) of section 42 and section 19 of public act - amended by section 2 of public act 17 237, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof 17 - Effective from passage ): ( ( a) Said board shall have general supervision and control of the educational interests of the state, which interests shall include preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education and adult education; shall provide leadership n in the state, and otherwise promote the improvement of educatio including research, planning and evaluation and services relating to the provision and use of educational technology, including - telecommunications, by school districts; shall adopt state wide subject standards are reviewed and matter content standards, provided such revised at least once every ten years; shall prepare such courses of study and publish such curriculum guides including recommendations for textbooks, materials, instructional technological resources and determines are necessary to assist school other teaching aids as it districts to carry out the duties prescribed by law; shall conduct workshops and related activities, including programs of intergroup relations training, to assist teachers in making effective use of such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 104 of 895

105 Senate Bill No. 1502 um materials and in improving their proficiency in meeting the curricul diverse needs and interests of pupils; shall keep informed as to the condition, progress and needs of the schools in the state; shall develop programs or cause to be developed evaluation and assessment designed to measure objectively the adequacy and efficacy of the educational programs offered by public schools and shall selectively conduct such assessment programs annually and report, pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, to the joint st anding committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, on an annual basis ; and shall establish and keep an inventory account, - of all property 36, in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Department of Education, owned and in the custody secure such inventory to prevent theft or loss and establish controls over the disposal of such inventory. 1 of the general statutes, as - . Subsection (b) of section 10 81 Sec. - amended by section 37 of public act 17 pealed and the 237, is re Effective ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage The Governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the (b) General Assembly, the members of said board, provided each student member (1) is on the list submitted to t he Governor pursuant to section - 2a, (2) is enrolled in a public high school in the state, (3) has 10 completed eleventh grade prior to the commencement of his term, (4) has at least a B plus average, and (5) provides at least three references from teachers in the school the student member is attending. The nonstudent members shall serve for terms of four years commencing on March first in the year of their appointment. The student members shall serve for terms of one year commencing on July first in the yea r Connecticut State Colleges of their appointment. The president of the chairperson and Universities ] of the Technical superintendent [ and the - shall serve as ex board Education and Career System officio members without a vote. Any vacancy in said State Boa rd of Education shall be June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 105 of 895

106 Senate Bill No. 1502 19. - filled in the manner provided in section 4 . Section 1 of public act 17 - 100 is repealed and the following is Sec. 82 ): Effective from passage substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) There is established a division of postsecondary edu cational technical high school system established [ programs within the pursuant to section 10 - 95 of the general statutes ] Technical Education and Career System . The division shall administer any postsecondary educational program that (1) was offered at a t [ high ] echnical school during the school year commencing July education and career 1, 2016, or (2) is approved by the ] technical high school system [ board on or after [ the effective Technical Education and Career System date of this section ] July 5, 2017 . (b) Any student admitted for enrollment in a postsecondary educational program administered by the division shall have a high - one years of age or school diploma or its equivalent, or be twenty older. Sec. . Subsection (a) of section 10 al statutes is 285a of the gener - 83 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (a) The percentage of school building project grant money a local board of education may be eligible to receive, under the provisions of l be assigned by the Commissioner of section 10 - 286, shal Administrative Services in accordance with the percentage calculated by the Commissioner of Education as follows: (1) For grants approved 283 for which application is - pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10 after July 1, 1991, and before July 1, 2011, (A) each town made on and - shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in section 10 ranking, a 261; and (B) based upon such - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 106 of 895

107 Senate Bill No. 1502 percentage of not less than twenty nor more than eighty shall be (2) for grants and [ determined for each town on a continuous scale; ] approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10 283 for which - application is made on and after July 1, 2011, and before July 1, 2017, (A) each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one - nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net hundred sixty grand list per capita, as defined in section 10 261, and (B) based upon - such ranking, (i) a percen tage of not less than ten nor more than seventy shall be determined for new construction or replacement of a school building for each town on a continuous scale, and (ii) a percentage of not less than twenty nor more than eighty shall be ovations, extensions, code violations, roof determined for ren replacements and major alterations of an existing school building and the new construction or replacement of a school building when a town or regional school district can demonstrate that a new construction or re placement is less expensive than a renovation, extension or major alteration of an existing school building for each town on a continuous ; and (3) for grants approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section scale 283 for which application is made on and a 10 - fter July 1, 2017, (A) each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty - nine according to the adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, - as defined in section 10 261, of the town two, three and four years ear in which application is made, and (B) based prior to the fiscal y upon such ranking, (i) a percentage of not less than ten nor more than seventy shall be determined for new construction or replacement of a school building for each town on a continuous scale, and (ii) a perc entage of not less than twenty nor more than eighty shall be determined for renovations, extensions, code violations, roof replacements and major alterations of an existing school building and town the new construction or replacement of a school building when a or regional school district can demonstrate that a new construction or replacement is less expensive than a renovation, extension or major alteration of an existing school building for each town on a continuous June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 107 of 895

108 Senate Bill No. 1502 scale . on 10 84 Sec. - 220 of the general statutes is . Subsection (a) of secti Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (a) Each local or regional board of education shall maintain good public elementary and secondary schools, implement the educational in terests of the state, as defined in section 10 - 4a, and provide such other educational activities as in its judgment will best serve the interests of the school district; provided any board of education may ct in accordance with secure such opportunities in another school distri provisions of the general statutes and shall give all the children of the school district, including children receiving alternative education, as 74j, as nearly equal advantages as may be defined in section 10 - practicable; shall provi de an appropriate learning environment for all its students which includes (1) adequate instructional books, supplies, materials, equipment, staffing, facilities and technology, (2) equitable e of allocation of resources among its schools, (3) proper maintenanc facilities, and (4) a safe school setting; shall, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (f) of this section, maintain records of allegations, investigations and reports that a child has been abused or 65, - ed in section 53a neglected by a school employee, as defin employed by the local or regional board of education; shall have charge of the schools of its respective school district; shall make a - term continuing study of the need for school facilities and of a long rom time to time make school building program and f recommendations based on such study to the town; shall adopt and implement an indoor air quality program that provides for ongoing maintenance and facility reviews necessary for the maintenance and y of its facilities; shall adopt and improvement of the indoor air qualit - implement a green cleaning program, pursuant to section 10 231g, that provides for the procurement and use of environmentally preferable June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 108 of 895

109 Senate Bill No. 1502 cleaning products in school buildings and facilities; on and after July 1, every five years ] triennially [ , and 2021 thereafter, shall report to [ 2011 ] the Commissioner of Administrative Services on the condition of its - facilities and the action taken to implement its long term school building program, indoor air quality program and gree n cleaning program, which report the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall use to prepare a report that said ] triennial [ every five years 4a to the joint - commissioner shall submit in accordance with section 11 mbly having cognizance of standing committee of the General Asse matters relating to education; shall advise the Commissioner of Administrative Services of the relationship between any individual - school building project pursuant to chapter 173 and such long term school building program; shall h ave the care, maintenance and operation of buildings, lands, apparatus and other property used for school purposes and at all times shall insure all such buildings and all capital equipment contained therein against loss in an amount not less than eighty p er cent of replacement cost; shall determine the number, age and qualifications of the pupils to be admitted into each school; shall develop and implement a written plan for minority staff 4a; shall - recruitment for purposes of subdivision (3) of section 10 employ and dismiss the teachers of the schools of such district subject - to the provisions of sections 10 158a; shall designate the - 151 and 10 schools which shall be attended by the various children within the will enable each child of school district; shall make such provisions as school age residing in the district to attend some public day school for the period required by law and provide for the transportation of children wherever transportation is reasonable and desirable, and for such purpose may make contracts covering periods of not more than alternative education, in accordance with the five years; may provide 74j, provisions of section 10 suitable educational or place in another - program a pupil enrolling in school who is nineteen years of age or ol der and cannot acquire a sufficient number of credits for graduation by age twenty one; may arrange with the board of education of an - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 109 of 895

110 Senate Bill No. 1502 adjacent town for the instruction therein of such children as can attend school in such adjacent town more conveniently; s hall cause each child five years of age and over and under eighteen years of age who is not a high school graduate and is living in the school district to attend - school in accordance with the provisions of section 10 184, and shall perform all acts require d of it by the town or necessary to carry into effect the powers and duties imposed by law. 225 is repealed - Sec. 85 . Subsection (a) of section 1 of public act 17 Effective from passage ): and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) There is estab lished a task force within the legislative branch to examine the use of body - worn recording equipment by state and - 6d of the general statutes, municipal police in accordance with section 29 - public act 17 ] this act [ as amended by examine . Such task force shall 225 (1) whether such statute should be expanded or otherwise amended, including, but not limited to, a consideration of whether such statute or any other statute should address the use of electronic defense weapon - recording equipment, as defined in sec tion 7 277b of the general statutes, 225 - public act 17 as amended by [ this act ] , (2) training associated with the use of such equipment, and (3) data storage and freedom of information issues associated with the data created by the use of such equipment. S 210 of the general statutes, as - . Subsection (e) of section 17a 86 ec. - 61, is repealed and the following amended by section 1 of public act 17 is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2018 ): [ Any person with intellectual disability, or the pare nt, guardian, (e) ] legal representative of such person, may request conservator or other a hearing to contest the category assignment made by the department for persons seeking residential placement, residential services or earing shall be made, in writing, to residential support. A request for h the commissioner. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 110 of 895

111 Senate Bill No. 1502 210 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Section 17a . 87 Sec. ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) There shall be a Department of Developmental Services. The Department of Developmental Services, with the advice of a Council on Developmental Services, shall be responsible for the planning, comprehensive and development and administration of complete, wide services for persons with intellectual disability integrated state - Willi syndrome. - and persons medically diagnosed as having Prader The Department of Developmental Services shall be under the ental Services, who shall supervision of a Commissioner of Developm be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of 8, inclusive. The Council on Developmental Services 5 to 4 - sections 4 - may advise the Governor on the appointment. The commissioner shall und, training, education or experience in be a person who has backgro administering programs for the care, training, education, treatment and custody of persons with intellectual disability. The commissioner shall be responsible, with the advice of the council, for: (1) Planning and developing complete, comprehensive and integrated state wide - services for persons with intellectual disability; (2) the implementation and where appropriate the funding of such services; and (3) the coordination of the efforts of the Department of Developm ental Services with those of other state departments and agencies, municipal governments and private agencies concerned with and providing services for persons with intellectual disability. The commissioner shall peration of the state be responsible for the administration and o - training school, state developmental services regions and all state operated community based residential facilities established for the - diagnosis, care and training of persons with intellectual disability. The sponsible for establishing standards, commissioner shall be re providing technical assistance and exercising the requisite supervision of all state supported residential, day and program support services - for persons with intellectual disability and work activity programs June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 111 of 895

112 Senate Bill No. 1502 226. The commissioner shall - pursuant to section 17a operated stimulate research by public and private agencies, institutions of higher education and hospitals, in the interest of the elimination and ersons amelioration of intellectual disability and care and training of p with intellectual disability. The commissioner shall conduct or monitor investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect and file reports as requested by state agencies having statutory responsibility for the The commissioner shall igations. conduct and oversight of such invest receive and investigate complaints from persons with intellectual disabilities and persons receiving services from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, or f such persons or from any other interested legal representatives o person. In the event of the death of a person with intellectual disability for whom the department has direct or oversight responsibility for medical care, the commissioner shall ensure that a comprehensive and imely review of the events, overall care, quality of life issues and t medical care preceding such death is conducted by the department and shall, as requested, provide information and assistance to the Independent Mortality Review Board established by Execu tive Order ] John G. Rowland [ of Governor 57 . The Dannel P. Malloy No. [ 25 ] commissioner shall report to the board and the board shall review any death: (A) Involving an allegation of abuse or neglect; (B) for which the or local medical examiner has Office of the Chief Medical Examiner accepted jurisdiction; (C) in which an autopsy was performed; (D) which was sudden and unexpected; or (E) in which the commissioner's review raises questions about the appropriateness of care. The process and the Independent Mortality department's mortality review Review Board shall operate in accordance with the peer review provisions established under section 19a 17b for medical review teams - and confidentiality of records provisions established under section partment of Public Health. 25 for the De - 19a The commissioner shall be responsible for the development of (b) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 112 of 895

113 Senate Bill No. 1502 criteria as to the eligibility of any person with intellectual disability for ] residential care in any public or state - supported private [ institution after considering the recommendation of a properly and, facility designated diagnostic agency, may assign such person to a public or [ state - supported private institution ] facility . The commissioner may facility institution to anothe r transfer such persons from one such [ ] when necessary and desirable for their welfare, provided such person ] parent, conservator, guardian or other [ and such person's legal representative receive written notice of their right to object to such transfer at least ten days prior to the proposed transfer of such person facility. Such prior notice shall not be ] institution or [ from any such required when transfers are made between residential units within the training school or a state developmental services region or when necessary to avoid a seri ous and immediate threat to the life or physical or mental health of such person or others residing in such facility. The notice required by this subsection shall institution or ] [ notify the recipient of his or her right to object to such transfer, except in the case of an emergency transfer as provided in this subsection, and shall include the name, address and telephone number of the Office of [ ] Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities nonprofit entity - 10b to with section 46a designated by the Governor in accordance serve as the Connecticut protection and advocacy system . In the event of an emergency transfer, the notice required by this subsection shall notify the recipient of his or her right to request a hearing in accordance with subsectio n (c) of this section and shall be given within ten days following the emergency transfer. In the event of an objection to the proposed transfer, the commissioner shall conduct a hearing in all be accordance with subsection (c) of this section and the transfer sh stayed pending final disposition of the hearing, provided no such hearing shall be required if the commissioner withdraws such proposed transfer. (c) Any person with intellectual disability who is eighteen years of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 113 of 895

114 Senate Bill No. 1502 facility operated by ] institution or [ y age or older and who resides at an [ the Department of Developmental Services, or the parent, guardian, legal representative of any person with ] conservator or other facility, ] institution or [ intellectual disability who resides at any such [ institution or to any transfer of such person from one may object ] facility to another for any reason other than a medical reason or an emergency, or may request such a transfer. In the event of any such on such objection or request, the commissioner shall conduct a hearing proposed transfer, provided no such hearing shall be required if the commissioner withdraws such proposed transfer. In any such transfer hearing, the proponent of a transfer shall have the burden of showing, the proposed transfer is in the by clear and convincing evidence, that best interest of the resident being considered for transfer and that the facility and programs to which transfer is proposed (1) are safe and effectively supervised and monitored, and (2) provide a greater opportunity for pe rsonal development than the resident's present setting. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. [ Any person with intellectual disability, or the (d) parent, guardian, conservator or other ch person, may request legal representative of su ] a hearing for any final determination by the department that denies such person eligibility for programs and services of the department. A request for a hearing shall be made in writing to the commissioner. Such hearing shall be cond ucted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. (e) [ parent, guardian, Any person with intellectual disability, or the ] legal representative of such person, may request conservator or other partment assignment made by the de priority a hearing to contest the for persons seeking residential placement, residential services or residential support. A request for hearing shall be made, in writing, to the commissioner. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 114 of 895

115 Senate Bill No. 1502 the provisions of chapter 54. person with intellectual disability or the Any (f) parent, guardian, [ ] legal representative of such person, may object to conservator or other (1) a proposed approval by the department of a program for such tions or - person that includes the use of behavior modifying medica aversive procedures, or (2) a proposed determination of the department that community placement is inappropriate for such person placed under the direction of the commissioner. The department shall provide written notice of any such proposed val or determination to the person, or to the parent, guardian, [ appro legal representative of such person, at least ten ] conservator or other days prior to making such approval or determination. In the event of ation, the an objection to such proposed approval or determin commissioner shall conduct a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, provided no such hearing shall be required if such the commissioner withdraws proposed approval or determination. - . Section 46a utes is repealed and the 11a of the general stat Sec. 88 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): Effective For the purposes of sections 46a - 11g, inclusive: 11a to 46a - "Abuse" means the wilful infliction of physical pain or injury or (1) the wilful deprivation by a careta ker of services which are necessary to the person's health or safety; (2) "Neglect" means a situation where a person with intellectual either is living alone and is not able to provide for himself or disability aintain his or her physical herself the services which are necessary to m and mental health or is not receiving such necessary services from the caretaker; (3) "Caretaker" means a person who has the responsibility for the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 115 of 895

116 Senate Bill No. 1502 care of a person with intellectual disability as a result of a family ip or who has assumed the responsibility for the care of the relationsh person with intellectual disability voluntarily, by contract or by order [ of a court of competent jurisdiction. Neither a guardian nor a The legal representative of a person ] conservator need be a caretaker with intellectual disability need not be such person's caretaker ; (4) "Conservator" means a conservator of the person or of the estate [ appointed pursuant to sections 45a 644 to 45a 662, inclusive; - - e of Protection and "Director" means the director of the Offic (5) ] Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; (4) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Developmental Services, or such commissioner's designee; (5) "Evaluation report" means the written documentation of an ect conducted by the Abuse Investigation investigation of abuse or negl Division of the Department of Developmental Services that includes, but is not limited to, the report of an allegation of abuse or neglect, evaluations, findings and recommended actions; (6) "Facility" means any pub lic or private hospital, nursing home facility, residential care home, training school, regional facility, group home, community companion home, school or other program serving persons with intellectual disability; [ (7) "Guardian" means the guardian or lim ited guardian of a person 669 to - with intellectual disability appointed pursuant to sections 45a ] , inclusive; 683 - 45a (7) "Legal representative" means a plenary guardian or limited guardian of a person with intellectual disability appointed pursuant to - 669 to 45a - ctions 45a se 683, inclusive, or a conservator of the person or - a conservator of the estate appointed pursuant to sections 45a 644 to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 116 of 895

117 Senate Bill No. 1502 45a - 662, inclusive; (8) "Person with intellectual disability" means a person who: (A) as provided in section 1 Has intellectual disability, 1g, (B) is at least the - age of eighteen and under the age of sixty, except, for purposes of subsection (b) of section 46a - 11c, is eighteen years of age or older, and (C) is substantially unable to protect himself or herself from a buse and includes all such persons living in residential facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Developmental Services; (9) "Person who receives services from the Department of Social means an Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services" - nine years of age, inclusive, individual eighteen years of age to fifty who receives funding or services from said division; and (10) ] (9) [ "Protective services" means services provided by the state or any other governmental or private organizati on or individual which are necessary to prevent abuse or neglect. Such services may include the provision of medical care for physical and mental health needs; the provision of support services in the facility, including the time limited tment staff in such facility; the relocation of a placement of depar person with intellectual disability to a facility able to offer such care 274 or 17a 277, as applicable; - - 210, 17a - pursuant to section 17a assistance in personal hygiene; food; clothing; adequately heated an d ventilated shelter; protection from health and safety hazards; protection from maltreatment, the result of which includes, but is not limited to, malnutrition, deprivation of necessities or physical - of the above punishment; and transportation necessary to secure any stated services, except that this term shall not include taking such ] [ . ; person into custody without consent (10) [ "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Developmental Services; and June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 117 of 895

118 Senate Bill No. 1502 of "Individual who receives services from the Department (11) Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services" means an individual eighteen years of age to sixty years of age, inclusive, who Services' Social receives funding or services from the Department of rvices. Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Se ] 11b of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. 89 . Section 46a - Effective from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) Any physician or surgeon licensed under the provisions of any hospital in this chapter 370, any resident physician or intern in state, whether or not so licensed, any registered nurse, any person paid for caring for persons in any facility and any licensed practical nurse, medical examiner, dental hygienist, dentist, occupational therapist, ractor, psychologist, podiatrist, social worker, optometrist, chirop school teacher, school principal, school guidance counselor, school paraprofessional, mental health professional, physician assistant, licensed or certified substance abuse counselor, licensed marital and mily therapist, speech and language pathologist, clergyman, police fa officer, pharmacist, physical therapist, licensed professional counselor or sexual assault counselor or domestic violence counselor, as defined 146k, who has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that in section 52 - [ ] individual any person with intellectual disability or any who person receives services from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services has been abused or neglected able but not later than seventy shall, as soon as practic - two hours after such person has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a person [ with intellectual disability or any who receives person ] individual services from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism ectrum Disorder Services has been abused or neglected, report such Sp information or cause a report to be made in any reasonable manner to ] director or persons the director designates to receive such reports [ the lowed up by a written . Such initial report shall be fol commissioner June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 118 of 895

119 Senate Bill No. 1502 report not later than five calendar days after the initial report was made. Any person required to report under this subsection who fails to make such report shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars. tain the name and address of the allegedly Such report shall con (b) abused or neglected person, a statement from the person making the report indicating his or her belief that such person has intellectual disability or receives funding or services from the Department of Social vices' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, information Ser supporting the supposition that such person is substantially unable to protect himself or herself from abuse or neglect, information regarding nd any other the nature and extent of the abuse or neglect a information that the person making such report believes might be helpful in an investigation of the case and the protection of such person with intellectual disability or who receives funding or services Division of Autism Spectrum from the Department of Social Services' Disorder Services. 11a, shall inform residents - Each facility, as defined in section 46a (c) of their rights and the staff of their responsibility to report abuse or neglect and shall establish appropriate policies and procedure s to facilitate such reporting. Any other person having reasonable cause to believe that a (d) person with intellectual disability or who a person ] an individual [ receives services from the Department of Social Services' Division of r Services is being or has been abused or Autism Spectrum Disorde neglected may report such information, in any reasonable manner, to ] director or to the director's designee [ the . commissioner Any person who makes any report pursuant to sections 46a (e) - 11a or who testifies in any administrative or judicial to 46a 11g, inclusive, - proceeding arising from such report shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability on account of such report or testimony, except for June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 119 of 895

120 Senate Bill No. 1502 liability for perjury, unless such person acted in bad faith or with malicious purpose. Any person who obstructs, hinders or endangers any person reporting or investigating abuse or neglect or providing protective services or who makes a report in bad faith or with penalty shall be malicious purpose and who is not subject to any other fined not more than five hundred dollars. No resident or employee of a facility, as defined in section 46a 11a, shall be subject to reprisal or - discharge because of his actions in reporting pursuant to sections 46a - e. 11a to 46a - 11g, inclusiv (f) For purposes of said sections, the treatment of any person with ] individual intellectual disability or any [ who receives services person from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum ctitioner, in lieu of Disorder Services by a Christian Science pra treatment by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts, shall not of itself constitute grounds for the implementation of protective services. director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for [ When the (g) Persons with Disabilit ies or persons designated by said director are ] required to investigate or monitor abuse or neglect commissioner is Office of Protection and Advocacy for reports that are referred to the [ ] Persons with Disabilities from Department of Developmental Services another agency, all provisions of this section shall apply to any investigation or monitoring of such case or report. 11c of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. 90 . Section 46a - Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): ] [ commissioner , upon receiving a report that a director (a) The person with intellectual disability allegedly is being or has been abused or neglected, shall make an initial determination whether such the report warrants person has intellectual disability, shall determine if investigation and shall cause, in cases that so warrant, a prompt, thorough evaluation to be made to determine whether the person has June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 120 of 895

121 Senate Bill No. 1502 intellectual disability and has been abused or neglected. For the purposes of sections 46a - 11a to 46a - 11g, inclusive, the determination of intellectual disability may be made by means of a review of records and shall not require the [ director ] commissioner to conduct a full psychological examination of the person. Any delay in making such determination of intellectual disability shall not delay the investigation of abuse or neglect or recommendation of provision of protective services. The evaluation shall include a visit to the named person with intellectual disability and consultation with those individua ls having knowledge of the facts of the particular case. All state, local and private agencies shall have a duty to cooperate with any investigation Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with [ conducted by the ] Department of Developmen tal Services under this section, Disabilities records including the release of complete [ client ] of the named person for review, inspection and copying, except where the person with intellectual disability refuses to permit his or her record to be released. The [ direct shall have subpoena powers to compel ] commissioner or of the records any information related to such investigation. All [ client ] shall be kept confidential by said named person . department ] office [ Upon completion of the evaluation of each case, written fi ndings shall be prepared which shall include a determination of whether abuse or neglect has occurred and recommendations as to whether protective [ director ] commissioner , except in cases services are needed. The [ parent or guardian ] where the legal repres entative is the alleged perpetrator of abuse or neglect or is residing with the alleged legal representative perpetrator, shall notify the [ parents or guardian ] , if any, of the person with intellectual disability if a report of abuse or determines commissioner director ] neglect is made whi [ ch the [ director ] commissioner shall provide the warrants investigation. The parents or guardians [ ] legal representative who the [ director ] [ ] determines is entitled to such information with commissioner are ation upon request. The person filing the report of abuse further inform request. such person's or neglect shall be notified of the findings upon June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 121 of 895

122 Senate Bill No. 1502 an (b) The [ director ] commissioner , upon receiving a report that [ ] individual ent of who receives services from the Departm a person Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, allegedly is being or has been abused or neglected, shall make an person ] initial determination whether such [ individual receives funding or services from said division, shall determine if the report warrants investigation and shall cause, in cases that so warrant, a prompt, thorough evaluation, as described in subsection (b) of section 247f, to be made by the Department of Developmental Services to 17a - individual ] person has been abused or determine whether the [ neglected. cases where there is a death of a person with intellectual In (c) disability for whom the Department of Developmental Services has direct or oversight responsibility for medical care, and there is reasonable cause to s uspect or believe that such death may be due to [ abuse or neglect, the Commissioner of Developmental Services shall notify the director or the director's designee not later than twenty - four hours after the commissioner determines that there is reasonable c ause to suspect or believe that such death may be due to abuse or neglect shall conduct an investigation to commissioner ] and the director determine whether abuse or neglect occurred, except as may be nsultation with otherwise required by court order. The director, in co [ the Commissioner of Developmental Services, shall commissioner ] establish protocols for conducting such investigations. (d) commissioner ] wide registry - director shall maintain a state The [ [ of the reports received, the evaluation and findin gs and actions an electronic copy of the reports received of alleged recommended ] . abuse or neglect and all evaluation reports (e) nor the of alleged abuse or neglect Neither the original report evaluation report of the investigator which includes findings and recommendations shall be deemed a public record for purposes of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 122 of 895

123 Senate Bill No. 1502 section 1 - 210. The name of the person making the original report shall not be disclosed to any person unless the person making the original report consents to such disclosure or unless a judicial proceeding results therefrom. 91 Sec. 11d of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 46a Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): by an investigation (a) If it is determined that a person with bility has been abused or neglected, the [ director shall intellectual disa refer the case to the Department of Developmental Services for the development and implementation of commissioner shall develop and ] Said referral shall be [ a plan of protective services. implement The name of the ] ccompanied by a copy of the evaluation report. a person making the report of abuse or neglect shall not be disclosed without his or her consent. (b) If the caretaker of a person with intellectual disability who has consented to the receipt o f protective services refuses to allow the provision of such services to such person, the commissioner may petition the Superior Court for an order enjoining the caretaker from interfering with the provision of protective services to the person . [ The petition shall allege specific facts ] llectual disability. with inte sufficient to show that the person with intellectual disability is in need of protective services and consents to their provision and that the ervices. If the court caretaker refuses to allow the provision of such s ] [ is in need of such with intellectual disability finds that the person services and has been prevented by the caretaker from receiving the same, the court may issue an order enjoining the caretaker from of protective services to the person . interfering with the provision [ ] with intellectual disability. - . Section 46a 92 Sec. 11e of the general statutes is repealed and the ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 123 of 895

124 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) If a person with intellectual disability doe s not consent to the receipt of protective services, or if such person withdraws his consent, such services shall not be provided or continued, except that if the commissioner has reason to believe that such person [ with intellectual the ] he [ city to consent to or refuse such services, lacks capa disability ] commissioner may petition the Probate Court for the appointment of a ] [ , legal representative [ guardian ] guardian legal representative . If any appointed pursuant to the provisions of this section, does no t consent to the provision of such services, the commissioner may petition the Probate Court for the removal and replacement of such [ said guardian ] legal representative . (b) The commissioner, shall, not later than fifteen calendar days referral of any case for the provision of protective date of [ after the services, furnish the director with completion and submission of the ] a written plan of services. [ The director may evaluation report, provide comment on the proposed plan and recommend modifications. Th e commissioner shall cooperate with the director in resolving disagreements concerning the plan. Any comments made by the director shall be placed on file with the commissioner and the director. ] commences an investigatio commissioner n and (c) If the [ director ] finds that the person with intellectual disability is seriously in need of shall report the he ] the commissioner [ [ immediate protective services, facts of the case to the commissioner and the commissioner shall ] not ] delay the commencement of protecti ve services pending the [ full If the commissioner's proposed [ evaluation report. completion of the action involves the removal from his home of a person with intellectual disability under guardianship or of a person with petent and does not voluntarily intellectual disability who is com consent to his removal, the commissioner shall follow the procedures If the commissioner's proposed action ] 274. - mandated in section 17a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 124 of 895

125 Senate Bill No. 1502 involves the removal of a person with intellectual disability from his or her home and such person is under legal representation or is competent and does not voluntarily consent to his or her removal, the commissioner shall follow the procedures mandated under section 274. 17a - Sec. 11f of the general statutes is repealed and - . Section 46a 93 the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): Concurrent with the implementation of any protective services (a) for which payment is required, an evaluation shall be undertaken by the commissioner regarding the ability of the pers on with intellectual disability to pay for the protective services. If the person is so able, procedures for reimbursement for the cost of providing the services shall be initiated. If it is determined that the person is not capable of ices, the services shall be provided in accordance paying for such serv with policies and procedures established by the commissioner. (b) Subsequent to the initial provision of protective services, the Department of Developmental Services shall review each case, ing with the person with intellectual disability at least including meet once every six months, to determine whether continuation or [ modification of the services is warranted. Said department shall advise the director relative to the continuation of protective services for each such person with intellectual disability. The commissioner may terminate protective services upon the request of the person with 11e, or - intellectual disability or his guardian, pursuant to section 46a upon agreement by the commissioner and the di rector that such services are no longer required. The commissioner may terminate ] protective services upon the commissioner's determination that such services are no longer required, or upon request of the person with intellectual disability or such person 's legal representative pursuant to 11e. - section 46a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 125 of 895

126 Senate Bill No. 1502 (c) In performing the duties set forth in sections - - 247f and 46a 17a 11c to 46a may request the commissioner ] director [ 11g, inclusive, the - assistance of the staffs and resources of all appropriate state departments, agencies, commissions and local health directors, and may utilize any other public or private agencies, groups or individuals who are appropriate and may be available. 94 11g of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. . Section 46a - follo wing is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): If, as a result of any investigation initiated under the provisions of 17a 11f, inclusive, a determination is - 11a to 46a - 46a 247f and - sections made that a caretaker or other person has abused a person with intellectual disability or a person receiving services from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services , the [ director ] commissioner shall refer such information in writing to the appropriate office of the s tate's attorney, which shall conduct such further investigation as may be deemed necessary and shall determine whether criminal proceedings should be initiated against such caretaker or other person, in accordance with applicable [ investigation by the commissioner ] director state law. If any initial discloses evidence of an immediate and serious threat to the health or life of a person with intellectual disability or a person receiving services from the Department of Social Services' Division of Autism ] office , said department [ Spec trum Disorder Services shall immediately refer the matter to state or local police, as appropriate, who shall immediately investigate the matter. The commissioner shall ignee, of notify the Commissioner of Social Services, or his or her des any referral of information to the office of the state's attorney or to state or local police concerning an abuse or neglect investigation of a person receiving services from the Department of Social Services' Services. Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder - . Section 46a 95 Sec. 11h of the general statutes is repealed and the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 126 of 895

127 Senate Bill No. 1502 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): The name and address of and other personally identifiable information concerning a person whose death or ser ious injury is reported to the [ Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with executive director of the nonprofit entity designated by Disabilities ] the Governor in accordance with section 46a 10b to serve as the - stem, as required by the Connecticut protection and advocacy sy Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, 42 USC 15041 et seq., as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder, and as required by the Protection and th Mental Illness Act, 42 USC 10801 et Advocacy for Individuals wi seq., as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder, pursuant to section 46a - 153, the name and address of and other personally identifiable information concerning any person who such nonprofit entity in ] provides inf ormation obtained by [ the office the course of an investigation of any such report, and all confidential such nonprofit entity ] the office [ records obtained by in the course of l not be subject to any such investigation shall be confidential and shal disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section ] the office [ 200. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit 1 - such nonprofit entity from disclosing personally identifiable or with the consent of a person authorized by confidential information law to consent to the release of such information or from issuing making bodies reports to the public or providing information to policy - that contain statistical data, analysis or case studies, provided the [ ] such nonprofit entity shall not disclose the identity of any e offic or any means of discovering such person with disabilities ] a disability [ identity. 96 13a of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 46a Sec. ): Effective from passage f ( following is substituted in lieu thereo Each state, local or private agency responsible for the protection of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 127 of 895

128 Senate Bill No. 1502 persons with disabilities shall cooperate with any investigation Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with [ conducted by the Department ] Disabilities and shall release of Developmental Services . [ ] office client records for review and inspection by said department No such state, local or private agency shall release the records of a client without the express consent of such client or as otherwise provi ded by law. - Sec. . Section 17b 650a of the general statutes is repealed and the 97 ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) There is created a Department of Rehabilitation Services. The ide administrative support Department of Social Services shall prov services to the Department of Rehabilitation Services until the Department of Rehabilitation Services requests cessation of such services, or until June 30, 2013, whichever is earlier. The Department of Rehabilitation Services sh all be responsible for providing the persons who ] the deaf and hearing impaired [ following: (1) S ervices to [ ; (2) services for are deaf or hard of hearing the blind and visually ; and (3) ] persons who are blind or visually impaired impaired rehabilitation s ervices in accordance with the provisions of the general statutes concerning the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The Department of Rehabilitation Services shall constitute a successor authority to the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services in accordance with 38d, 4 39. the provisions of sections 4 - 38e and 4 - - (b) The department head shall be the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 - 8, inclusive, and 5 to 4 - the powers and duties described in said sections. The shall have Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall appoint such persons as 44 and - may be necessary to administer the provisions of public act 11 the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall fix the ensation of such persons in accordance with the provisions of comp June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 128 of 895

129 Senate Bill No. 1502 may create section 4 - 40. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services the Department of Rehabilitation Services such sections within as will facilitate such administration, including a disability determinations section for which one hundred per cent federal funds may be accepted for the operation of such section in conformity with applicable state and federal regulations. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services may adopt regulations, in accord ance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the purposes of the department as established by statute. The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services shall, annually, in (c) - 60, submit to the Governor a report in accordance with section 4 ormat on the activities of the Department of Rehabilitation electronic f Services relating to services provided by the department to ] individuals [ who (1) are blind or visually impaired, (2) are persons hard of ] impaired, [ , or (3) receive vocational deaf or hearing reh abilitation services. The report shall include the data the department provides to the federal government that relates to the evaluation standards and performance indicators for the vocational rehabilitation services program. The commissioner shall submit the report in electronic format, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 - 4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. (d) [ Effective July 1, 2017, the Department of Rehabilitation Services shall constitute a successor department, in accordance with the - 38d and 4 - provisions of sections 4 39, to the Office of Protection and investigations Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities with respect to - of allegations of abuse or neglect pursuant to sections 46a 11a to 46a - 11f, inclusive. ] Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 98 Sec. ) The Department of Developmental Services shall constitute a successor department, in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 129 of 895

130 Senate Bill No. 1502 39 of the - 38d and 4 - ions of sections 4 accordance with the provis general statutes, to the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, with respect to investigations of allegations of abuse or neglect pursuant to sections 46a 11h, inclusive, of the - - 11a to 46a neral statutes. ge Sec. ) Any person who is the subject Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 99 of an abuse or neglect investigation, such person's legal representative, or any other person interested in such investigation may contact the nonprofit entity designated by the Governor in accordance with 10b of the general statutes to serve as the Connecticut - section 46a protection and advocacy system with any concerns with the conduct of such investigation. The Commissioner of Developmental Services shall not take or th reaten to take any action against any such person who contacts such nonprofit entity with such concerns. Sec. 100 . Subsection (a) of section 54 - 142q of the general statutes is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( e ): passag (a) As used in this section, (1) "governing board" means the Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board established in - this section, (2) "offender based tracking system" means an information board and subject system that enables, as determined by the governing to this chapter, criminal justice agencies, as defined in subsection (b) of 142g, the Division of Public Defender Services and the - section 54 Office of the Federal Public Defender to share criminal history record information, as defined i n subsection (a) of section 54 - 142g, and to access electronically maintained offender and case data involving felonies, misdemeanors, violations, motor vehicle violations, motor vehicle offenses for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment may , and infractions, and (3) "criminal justice information be imposed based tracking system and information - offender [ systems" means the ] systems among criminal justice agencies information systems June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 130 of 895

131 Senate Bill No. 1502 . 142s - designed and implemented pursuant to section 54 Sec. 142q of the general statutes is - ion (h) of section 54 . Subsect 101 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage A member of the governing board, a member of a permanent or (h) an ad hoc committee established by the governing board , and any [ offender - person operating and administering the based tracking ] criminal justice information system shall be deemed to be "state - officers and employees" for the purposes of chapter 53 and section 5 141d. 2r of the general statutes is 14 - . Subsection (a) of section 54 102 Sec. repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage [ (a) Any data in the offender - based tracking ] a criminal justice system, as defined in section 54 142q, shall be available to - information the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the executive director of a division of or unit within the Judicial Department that oversees information technology, or to such persons' designees, for the purpose of maintaining and administering said system. 142q of the general statutes is 103 . Subsection (b) of section 54 - c. Se repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (b) There shall be a Criminal Justice Information System Governing ice of Policy and Management Off [ Board which shall be within the ] for Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection administrative purposes only and shall oversee criminal justice information systems. . Subsection (e) of section 54 104 Sec. 142q of the general statutes is - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 131 of 895

132 Senate Bill No. 1502 Effective from d the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed an passage ): (e) The governing board shall hire an executive director of the board who shall not be a member of the board and who shall serve at the hall be qualified by pleasure of the board. The executive director s education, training or experience to oversee the design and implementation of a comprehensive, state wide information - technology system for the sharing of criminal justice information as Office of Poli cy and Management ] provided in section 54 - 142s. The [ shall provide Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection office space and such staff, supplies and services as necessary for the executive director to properly carry out his or her duties under this subsection. ection (b) of section 54 . Subs 105 Sec. 142r of the general statutes is - repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage Any data in said system from an information system of a (b) criminal justice agency, as defined in subsection (b) o f section 54 142g, - that is available to the public under the provisions of the Freedom of 200, shall be obtained from the - Information Act, as defined in section 1 agency from which such data originated. The Secretary of the Office of [ Commissioner of Emergency Services and Policy and Management ] shall provide to any person who submits a request Public Protection for such data to the Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board, pursuant to said act, the name and address of the agency from which such data originated. 106 79a of the general statutes is - . Subsection (c) of section 2 Sec. Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 132 of 895

133 Senate Bill No. 1502 the second Wednesday after the convening of the [ On or before (c) 1998 regular sessio , and October 1, 2019 ] n of the General Assembly every four years thereafter, the commission shall submit to the General Assembly a report which lists each existing state mandate, as defined 32b, and which (1) categorizes each - in subsection (a) of section 2 mandate as constitutional, statutory or executive, (2) provides the date of original enactment or issuance along with a brief description of the history of the mandate, and (3) analyzes the costs incurred by local In each report the governments in implementing the mandate. commission may also make recommendations on state mandates for consideration by the commission. On and after October 1, 1996, the report shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matt ers relating to appropriations and budgets of state agencies, to any other joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance and, upon request, to any member of the General Assembly. A summary of the report shall be submitted to each membe r of the General Assembly if the summary is two pages or less and a notification of the report shall be submitted to each member if the summary is more than two pages. Submission shall be by mailing the report, summary or notification to the legislative ad dress of each member of the committees or the General Assembly, as applicable. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the commission from making more frequent recommendations on state mandates. Sec. neral statutes is repealed and the 32c of the ge - 107 . Section 2 ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ] On and after January 1, 2019, the Connecticut Advisory Not [ Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, established pursuant to more than ninety days after adjournment of 79a, shall, not - section 2 any regular or special session of the General Assembly or September first immediately following adjournment of a regular session, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 133 of 895

134 Senate Bill No. 1502 the Connecticut Advisory Commission on [ whichever is sooner, - 79a, tions, established pursuant to section 2 Intergovernmental Rela ] shall submit to the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the leader Senate a report which lists each state mandate enacted during said regular or special session of the General Assembly. Within five days of receipt of the report, the speaker and the president pro tempore shall submit the report to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and refer each state mandate to the joint standing committee or select committee of the General Assembly having secretary shall cognizance of the subject matter of the mandate. The provide notice of the report to the chief elected official of each municipality. - Sec. 108 . Section 12 7c of the general statutes is repealed and the ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage (a) The Commissioner o f Revenue Services shall, on or before 2018 [ February 15, ] , and biennially thereafter, submit to the joint 2020 standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, and post on the nternet web site a report on the overall incidence of the department's I income tax, sales and excise taxes, the corporation business tax and property tax. The report shall present information on the distribution of the tax burden as follows: For individuals: (1) ome classes, including income distribution expressed for Inc (A) every ten percentage points; and (B) Other appropriate taxpayer characteristics, as determined by June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 134 of 895

135 Senate Bill No. 1502 said commissioner. (2) For businesses: (A) Business size as established by gross receipts; Legal (B) organization; and Industry by NAICS code. (C) The Commissioner of Revenue Services may enter into a contract (b) with any public or private entity for the purpose of preparing the report required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. . (NEW) 109 Sec. ) The Secretary of the Office of Effective from passage ( Policy and Management shall develop and annually report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations sensitivity and stress test ana lyses for the teachers' retirement system and the state employees retirement system. Such reporting shall include projections of benefit levels, pension costs, liabilities, and debt reduction under various economic hall submit the report in and investment scenarios. The secretary s - 4a of the general statutes and shall post and accordance with section 11 update the report on the Office of Policy and Management Internet web site at least annually. 100k of the general statutes is repealed an - . Section 7 110 Sec. d the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage [ (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any special act, ] Any town, consolidated town and city municipal charter or ordinance, any governments or , regional council of or consolidated town and borough any combination of towns, consolidated towns and cities or may, by town or borough meeting consolidated towns and boroughs vote, or, in those municipalities in which there is no such meeting, by a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 135 of 895

136 Senate Bill No. 1502 egislative body thereof, thirds majority of the members of the l - two ] provide for the appointment of one or more [ but not more than five assessors. Any such municipality or municipalities or regional council of governments may establish the qualifications and compensation of rs, and may provide for the appointment by such assessor or assesso the assessor or board of assessors of clerical and other assistance within the limits of the appropriation therefor, provided, if there is more than one assessor, such assessors shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the board of assessors. (b) Any assessor appointed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his or her duties by the municipality or municipalities that or clerks ] town [ of the clerk provided for the appointment of such assessor, or, in the case of a regional council of governments, by the clerk of each participating . municipality . Subsection (a) of section 7 111 Sec. 168a of the general statutes is - repealed and the following is substituted in from Effective lieu thereof ( ): passage A municipality may, by ordinance, impose a surcharge on the (a) (1) for admission charge [ - 540, ] , as defined in subdivision (3) of section 12 any event that is held at a facility located within the municipality. The amount of such surcharge shall not exceed five per cent of the amount of admission, except that the amount of such surcharge imposed on the - facility described in subdivision (12) of subsection (a) of section 12 541 shall not exceed ten per cent of the amou nt of admission. The amount of any such surcharge shall be in addition to any tax otherwise applicable to such admission charge, except that no municipality may (A) (1) impose a surcharge on a facility pursuant to this section if ] [ the municipality imposes a surcharge on such facility pursuant to section - (B) ] (2) all of the proceeds from the event inure exclusively [ 579, or 12 to an entity which is exempt from federal income tax under the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 136 of 895

137 Senate Bill No. 1502 Internal Revenue Code, provided such entity actively engages in and a ssumes the financial risk associated with the presentation of such event. Any municipal ordinance adopted pursuant to this section may exclude additional events or facilities from the surcharge imposed pursuant to this section. the amount (2) As used in this section, "admission charge" means paid, whether in the form of a ticket price, license fee, skybox, luxury suite or club seat rental charge or purchase price, or otherwise, for the right or privilege to have access to a place or location where , entertainment or recreation is provided, exclusive of any amusement charges for instruction, and including any preferred seat license fee or any other payment required in order to have the right to purchase seats or secure admission to any such place or location. Places of amusement, entertainment or recreation (A) include, but are not limited to, theaters, auditoriums where lectures and concerts are given, amusement parks, fairgrounds, race tracks, dance halls, ball parks, rs, golf courses, miniature stadiums, amphitheaters, convention cente golf courses, tennis courts, skating rinks, swimming pools, bathing beaches, gymnasiums, auto shows, boat shows, camping shows, home shows, dog shows and antique shows, but (B) do not include motion picture shows. ion 19a . Sect 755 of the general statutes is repealed and the - 112 Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): Effective The Lieutenant Governor shall, within existing resources, (a) designate an individual to serve as Health Information Technology Offic be er. The Health Information Technology Officer shall (1) responsible for coordinating all state health information technology ] (2) seek funding for and oversee the planning, ; and initiatives [ the implementation and development of policies and procedures for payer claims database program established - administration of the all under section of this act; and (3) establish and maintain a 113 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 137 of 895

138 Senate Bill No. 1502 consumer health information Internet web site as described in section Officer of this act. The Health Information Technology 114 may seek private and federal funds for staffing to support such initiatives. (b) The Health Information Technology Officer shall, in consultation with the Health Information Technology Advisory Council, maintain payer g and administering the all written procedures for implementin - 113 claims database program established under section of this act. Any such written procedures shall include (1) reporting requirements for reporting entities, as defined in section of this act; and (2) 113 r providing notice to a reporting entity, as defined in requirements fo of this act, of any alleged failure on the part of such 113 section reporting entity to comply with such reporting requirements. 113 (c) Unless expressly specified, nothing in this section or section of this act and no action taken by the Health Information Technology 113 Officer pursuant to this section or section of this act shall be construed to preempt, supersede or affect the authority of the rance in the Insurance Commissioner to regulate the business of insu state. ) Effective from passage ( 113 Sec. . (NEW) (a) As used in this section: (1) "All payer claims database" means a database that receives and - stores data from a reporting entity relating to medical insurance pharmacy claims and other insurance claims, dental insurance claims, claims information from enrollment and eligibility files. (2) (A) "Reporting entity" means: - (i) An insurer, as described in section 38a 1 of the general statutes, licensed to do health insurance business in this state; 175 of the general ( ii) A health care center, as defined in section 38a - statutes; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 138 of 895

139 Senate Bill No. 1502 (iii) An insurer or health care center that provides coverage under Part C or Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended his state; from time to time, to residents of t party administrator, as defined in section 38a - (iv) A third 720 of the - general statutes; (v) A pharmacy benefits manager, as defined in section 38a - 479aaa of the general statutes; (vi) A hospital service corporation, as defined in section 38a - 19 9 of the general statutes; (vii) A nonprofit medical service corporation, as defined in section 214 of the general statutes; - 38a - 595 of (viii) A fraternal benefit society, as described in section 38a siness in this the general statutes, that transacts health insurance bu state; (ix) A dental plan organization, as defined in section 38a 577 of the - general statutes; 479aa of - (x) A preferred provider network, as defined in section 38a the general statutes; and (xi) Any other person that administers health care claims and payments pursuant to a contract or agreement or is required by statute to administer such claims and payments. (B) "Reporting entity" does not include an employee welfare benefit y plan, as defined in the federal Employee Retirement Income Securit Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, that is also a trust established pursuant to collective bargaining subject to the federal Labor Management Relations Act. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 139 of 895

140 Senate Bill No. 1502 (3) "Medicaid data" means the Medicaid provider registry, health claims data and Medicaid recipient data maintained by the Department of Social Services. (b) (1) There is established an all - payer claims database program. The Health Information Technology Officer, designated under section - 19a planning, 755 of the general statutes, shall: (A) Oversee the implementation and administration of the all - payer claims database program for the purpose of collecting, assessing and reporting health care information relating to safety, quality, cost - effectiveness, access and efficiency for all levels of hea lth care; (B) ensure that data received is securely collected, compiled and stored in accordance with state and federal law; and (C) conduct audits of data submitted by reporting entities in order to verify its accuracy. (2) The Health Information Technolo gy Officer shall seek funding from the federal government, other public sources and other private sources to cover costs associated with the planning, implementation - payer claims database program. and administration of the all reporting requirements as set forth in (3) (A) Upon the adoption of - subsection (b) of section 19a 755 of the general statutes, a reporting payer - entity shall report health care information for inclusion in the all claims database in a form and manner prescribed by the Health on Technology Officer. The Health Information Technology Informati Officer may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty on any reporting entity that fails to report health care information as prescribed. Such civil penalty shall not exceed one thousand doll ars per day for each day of violation and shall not be imposed as a cost for party - the purpose of rate determination or reimbursement by a third payer. (B) The Health Information Technology Officer may provide the name of any reporting entity on which such penalty has been imposed June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 140 of 895

141 Senate Bill No. 1502 to the Insurance Commissioner. After consultation with said officer, the commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring an action in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to recover any ursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision. penalty imposed p (4) The Commissioner of Social Services shall submit Medicaid data - to the Health Information Technology Officer for inclusion in the all payer claims database only for purposes related to administration of t he State Medicaid Plan, in accordance with 42 CFR 431.301 to 42 CFR 431.306, inclusive. (5) The Health Information Technology Officer shall: (A) Utilize data in the all - payer claims database to provide health care consumers ncerning the cost and quality of health in the state with information co care services for the purpose of allowing such consumers to make economically sound and medically appropriate health care decisions; payer claims database available to any - and (B) make data in the all nsurer, employer, health care provider, consumer of state agency, i health care services or researcher for the purpose of allowing such person or entity to review such data as it relates to health care utilization, costs or quality of health care services. If health mation, as defined in 45 CFR 160.103, as amended from time to infor time, is permitted to be disclosed under the Health Insurance 191, as amended - Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104 osure from time to time, or regulations adopted thereunder, any discl thereof made pursuant to this subdivision shall have identifiers removed, as set forth in 45 CFR 164.514, as amended from time to time. Any disclosure made pursuant to this subdivision of information other than health information shall be made in a m anner to protect the confidentiality of such other information as required by state and federal law. The Health Information Technology Officer may set a fee to be charged to each person or entity requesting access to data stored abase. payer claims dat - in the all June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 141 of 895

142 Senate Bill No. 1502 (6) The Health Information Technology Officer may (A) in - Payer Claims Database Advisory Group set consultation with the All 59f of the general statutes, enter into a contract - forth in section 17b - ter the all payer with a person or entity to plan, implement or adminis claims database program, (B) enter into a contract or take any action that is necessary to obtain data that is the same data required to be submitted by reporting entities under Medicare Part A or Part B, (C) enter into a contract for the collection, management or analysis of data received from reporting entities, and (D) in accordance with subdivision (4) of this subsection, enter into a contract or take any action that is necessary to obtain Medicaid data. Any such contract for the colle ction, management or analysis of such data shall expressly prohibit the disclosure of such data for purposes other than the purposes described in this subsection. ) (a) For purposes of this Sec. 114 . (NEW) ( Effective from passage section and sections 19a 4a, 19a 90 - - 477f, - 477d to 38a 904b and 38a - inclusive, of the general statutes: (1) "Allowed amount" means the maximum reimbursement dollar amount that an insured's health insurance policy allows for a specific procedure or service; tion Internet web site" means an (2) "Consumer health informa Internet web site developed and operated by the Health Information Technology Officer to assist consumers in making informed decisions concerning their health care and informed choices among health care providers; ode of care" means all health care services related to the (3) "Epis treatment of a condition or a service category for such treatment and, for acute conditions, includes health care services and treatment provided from the onset of the condition to its resolution o r a service category for such treatment and, for chronic conditions, includes June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 142 of 895

143 Senate Bill No. 1502 health care services and treatment provided over a given period of time or a service category for such treatment; (4) "Health care provider" means any individual, corporation, fa cility or institution licensed by this state to provide health care services; (5) "Health carrier" means any insurer, health care center, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, fraternal benefit ng for delivery, renewing, society or other entity delivering, issui amending or continuing any individual or group health insurance policy in this state providing coverage of the type specified in 469 of the general subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a - statutes; formation Technology Officer" means the individual (6) "Health In 755 of the general statutes; - designated pursuant to section 19a 490 - (7) "Hospital" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a of the general statutes; - (8) "Out pocket costs" means costs that are no t reimbursed by a - of health insurance policy and includes deductibles, coinsurance and copayments for covered services and other costs to the consumer associated with a procedure or service; (9) "Outpatient surgical facility" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a 493b of the general statutes; and - (10) "Public or private third party" means the state, the federal government, employers, a health carrier, third party administrator, as - 720 of the general statutes, or managed care - defined in section 38a ganization. or (b) (1) Within available resources, the consumer health information June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 143 of 895

144 Senate Bill No. 1502 Internet web site shall: (A) Contain information comparing the quality, price and cost of health care services, including, to the extent practicable, (i) comparative price and cost information for the health care services and procedures reported pursuant to subsection (c) of this section categorized by payer or listed by health care provider, (ii) links to Internet web sites and consumer tools where consumers may obtain comparat ive cost and quality information, including The Joint Commission and Medicare hospital compare tool, (iii) definitions of common health insurance and medical terms so consumers may compare health coverage and understand the terms of their coverage, and (iv ) factors consumers should consider when choosing an insurance product or provider group, including provider network, premium, cost sharing, covered services and tier information; (B) be designed to assist consumers and institutional purchasers in making nformed decisions regarding their health care and informed choices i among health care providers and, to the extent practicable, provide reference pricing for services paid by various health carriers to health age and a format that care providers; (C) present information in langu is understandable to the average consumer; and (D) be publicized to the general public. All information outlined in this section shall be posted on an Internet web site established, or to be established, by the nology Officer in a manner and time frame as Health Information Tech may be organizationally and financially reasonable in his or her sole discretion. (2) Information collected, stored and published by the exchange ce pursuant to this section is subject to the federal Health Insuran Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104 191, as amended - from time to time. (3) The Health Information Technology Officer may consider adding quality measures to the Internet web site as recommended by the State rogram management office. Innovation Model Initiative p June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 144 of 895

145 Senate Bill No. 1502 (c) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the Health Information Technology Officer shall, to the extent the information is available, make available to the public on the consumer site a list of: (1) The fifty most health information Internet web frequently occurring inpatient services or procedures in the state; (2) the fifty most frequently provided outpatient services or procedures in five most frequent surgical services or - the state; (3) the twenty procedures - five most frequent imaging in the state; (4) the twenty services or procedures in the state; and (5) the twenty five most - frequently used pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the state. Such lists may (A) be expanded to include additional admiss ions and procedures, (B) be based upon those services and procedures that are most commonly performed by volume or that represent the greatest percentage of related health care expenditures, or (C) be designed to include those services and procedures most likely to result of - in out pocket costs to consumers or include bundled episodes of - care. (d) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, to the extent practicable, the Health Information Technology Officer shall issue a report, in a manner to be decided by the officer, that includes the (1) billed and allowed amounts paid to health care providers in each health carrier's network for each service and procedure service - of - included pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, and (2) out sts for each such service and procedure. pocket co (e) (1) On and after January 1, 2018, each hospital shall, at the time of scheduling a service or procedure for nonemergency care that is included in the report prepared by the Health Information Technology pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, regardless of the Officer location or setting where such services are delivered, notify the patient of the patient's right to make a request for cost and quality information. Upon the request of a patient for a diagnosis or procedure June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 145 of 895

146 Senate Bill No. 1502 included in such report, the hospital shall, not later than three business days after scheduling such service or procedure, provide written notice, electronically or by mail, to the patient who is the subject of the service or procedure conce rning: (A) If the patient is uninsured, the amount to be charged for the service or procedure if all charges are paid in full without a public or private third party paying any portion of the charges, including the amount of any facility fee, or, if the spital is not able to provide a specific amount due to an inability to ho predict the specific treatment or diagnostic code, the estimated maximum allowed amount or charge for the service or procedure, including the amount of any facility fee; (B) the corresp onding Medicare reimbursement amount or, if there is no corresponding Medicare reimbursement amount for such diagnosis or procedure, (i) the approximate amount Medicare would have paid the hospital for the services on the billing statement, or (ii) the per centage of the hospital's charges that Medicare would have paid the hospital for the services; (C) if the patient is insured, the allowed amount, the toll free - telephone number and the Internet web site address of the patient's ient can obtain information concerning health carrier where the pat of charges and out - - pocket costs; (D) The Joint Commission's composite accountability rating and the Medicare hospital compare star rating for the hospital, as applicable; and (E) the Internet web site addresses for Th e Joint Commission and the Medicare hospital compare tool where the patient may obtain information concerning the hospital. of network under - - (2) If the patient is insured and the hospital is out all include the patient's health insurance policy, such written notice sh - of - a statement that the service or procedure will likely be deemed out - of - network and that any out network applicable rates under such policy may apply. 1082 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 38a 115 Sec. Effective llowing is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed and the fo from June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 146 of 895

147 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): passage (a) The board of directors of the shall adopt written exchange procedures, in accordance with the provisions of section 1 121, for: (1) - ding a Adopting an annual budget and plan of operations, inclu requirement of board approval before the budget or plan may take effect; (2) hiring, dismissing, promoting and compensating employees of the exchange, including an affirmative action policy and a e created or a requirement of board approval before a position may b vacancy filled; (3) acquiring real and personal property and personal services, including a requirement of board approval for any nonbudgeted expenditure in excess of five thousand dollars; (4) ting and other contracting for financial, legal, bond underwri professional services, including a requirement that the exchange solicit it that proposals at least once every three years for each such service uses; (5) issuing and retiring bonds, bond anticipation notes and other rity; (6) establishing requirements for obligations of the autho certification of qualified health plans that include, but are not limited to, minimum standards for marketing practices, network adequacy, essential community providers in underserved areas, accreditation, provement, uniform enrollment forms and descriptions of quality im coverage, and quality measures for health benefit plan performance; (7) and 1090, - 1080 to 38a - implementing the provisions of sections 38a ch written inclusive, or other provisions of the general statutes. Any su procedures adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall not conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary ; (8) implementing and administering [ . under the Affordable Care Act gram established pursuant to section payer claims database pro - the all 1091. Any such written procedures adopted pursuant to this - 38a subdivision shall include reporting requirements for reporting entities, - as defined in section 38a 1091; and (9) providing notice to a reporting defined in section 38a entity, as - 1091, of, and the rules of practice for a hearing process for, such reporting entity's alleged failure to comply June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 147 of 895

148 Senate Bill No. 1502 with reporting requirements. ] 1083 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 38a Sec. 116 from Effective ollowing is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed and the f passage ): (a) ] 1091 - - , 1093 For purposes of sections 38a - 1080 to [ 38a 38a inclusive, "purposes of the exchange" means the purposes of and the nt to this pursuit of the goals of the exchange expressed in and pursua section and the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the - exchange set forth in sections 38a 1087, inclusive, which - 1084 to 38a are hereby determined to be public purposes for which public funds may be expended. The powers enumerated in this section shall be interpreted broadly to effectuate the purposes of the exchange and shall not be construed as a limitation of powers. . Section 38a 117 Sec. 1084 of the general statutes is repealed and the - following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): Effective The exchange shall: (1) Administer the exchange for both qualified individuals and qualified employers; Commission surveys of individuals, small employers and health (2) re care providers on issues related to health care and health ca coverage; Implement procedures for the certification, recertification and (3) decertification, consistent with guidelines developed by the Secretary 1086, - under Section 1311(c) of the Affordable Care Act, and section 38a of health benefit plans as quali fied health plans; - Provide for the operation of a toll (4) free telephone hotline to respond to requests for assistance; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 148 of 895

149 Senate Bill No. 1502 (5) Provide for enrollment periods, as provided under Section 1311(c)(6) of the Affordable Care Act; (A) site through which enrollees and Maintain an Internet web (6) ] [ prospective enrollees of qualified health plans may obtain standardized comparative information on such plans including, but not limited to, the enrollee satisfaction survey information under rdable Care Act and any other Section 1311(c)(4) of the Affo information or tools to assist enrollees and prospective enrollees ; , and (B) [ evaluate qualified health plans offered through the exchange on and after July 1, 2016, establish and maintain a consumer health 1084a; - et web site as described in section 38a information Intern ] Publish the average costs of licensing, regulatory fees and any (7) other payments required by the exchange and the administrative costs of the exchange, including information on moneys lost to waste, fraud nd abuse, on an Internet web site to educate individuals on such a costs; On or before the open enrollment period for plan year 2017, (8) assign a rating to each qualified health plan offered through the exchange in accordance with the criteria developed by the Secretary under Section 1311(c)(3) of the Affordable Care Act, and determine each qualified health plan's level of coverage in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary under Section 1302(d)(2)(A) of the Affordable Care Act; dized format for presenting health benefit options (9) Use a standar in the exchange, including the use of the uniform outline of coverage established under Section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 15, as amended from time to time; - USC 300gg (10) , in accordance with Section 1413 of the Inform individuals Affordable Care Act, of eligibility requirements for the Medicaid June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 149 of 895

150 Senate Bill No. 1502 program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) under he Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, or Title XXI of t any applicable state or local public program, and enroll an individual in such program if the exchange determines, through screening of the le for any application by the exchange, that such individual is eligib such program; Collaborate with the Department of Social Services, to the (11) extent possible, to allow an enrollee who loses premium tax credit eligibility under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and is eligible for HUSKY A or any other state or local public program, to remain enrolled in a qualified health plan; (12) Establish and make available by electronic means a calculator to determine the actual cost of coverage after application of any premium nternal Revenue Code and any tax credit under Section 36B of the I - sharing reduction under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act; cost Establish a program for small employers through which (13) qualified employers may access coverage for their employees and that ployer to specify a level of coverage so shall enable any qualified em that any of its employees may enroll in any qualified health plan offered through the exchange at the specified level of coverage; Offer enrollees and small employers the option of having the (14) nd administer premiums, including through exchange collect a allocation of premiums among the various insurers and qualified health plans chosen by individual employers; Grant a certification, subject to Section 1411 of the Affordable (15) ses of the individual responsibility Care Act, attesting that, for purpo penalty under Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code, an individual is exempt from the individual responsibility requirement or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 150 of 895

151 Senate Bill No. 1502 from the penalty imposed by said Section 5000A because: (A) ified health plan available through There is no affordable qual the exchange, or the individual's employer, covering the individual; or The individual meets the requirements for any other such (B) exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or penalty; (16) e Secretary of the Treasury of the United States the Provide to th following: A list of the individuals granted a certification under (A) subdivision (15) of this section, including the name and taxpayer identification number of each individual; The name and taxpaye (B) r identification number of each individual who was an employee of an employer but who was determined to be eligible for the premium tax credit under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code because: The employer did not provide minimum essential health (i) benefits coverage; or The employer provided the minimum essential coverage but it (ii) was determined under Section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code to be unaffordable to the employee or not provide the required minimum actuarial value; and he name and taxpayer identification number of: T (C) Each individual who notifies the exchange under Section (i) 1411(b)(4) of the Affordable Care Act that such individual has changed employers; and (ii) th Each individual who ceases coverage under a qualified heal plan during a plan year and the effective date of that cessation; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 151 of 895

152 Senate Bill No. 1502 Provide to each employer the name of each employee, as (17) described in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (16) of this section, of the plan during a employer who ceases coverage under a qualified health plan year and the effective date of the cessation; Perform duties required of, or delegated to, the exchange by the (18) Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States related to determining eligibility for premium tax credi - ts, reduced cost sharing or individual responsibility requirement exemptions; (19) Select entities qualified to serve as Navigators in accordance with Section 1311(i) of the Affordable Care Act and award grants to enable Navigators to: ducation activities to raise awareness of the Conduct public e (A) availability of qualified health plans; Distribute fair and impartial information concerning enrollment (B) in qualified health plans and the availability of premium tax credits under Section 36B of the Interna - sharing l Revenue Code and cost reductions under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act; (C) Facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans; Provide referrals to the Office of the Healthcare Advocate or (D) ction 2793 of the health insurance ombudsman established under Se 93, as amended from time to - Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 300gg time, or any other appropriate state agency or agencies, for any enrollee with a grievance, complaint or question regarding the r a determination under that enrollee's health benefit plan, coverage o plan or coverage; and (E) Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served by the exchange; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 152 of 895

153 Senate Bill No. 1502 the Review the rate of premium growth within and outside (20) consider and exchange developing in information such recommendations on whether to continue limiting qualified employer status to small employers; Credit the amount, in accordance with Section 10108 of the (21) oucher to the monthly Affordable Care Act, of any free choice v premium of the plan in which a qualified employee is enrolled and collect the amount credited from the offering employer; (22) Consult with stakeholders relevant to carrying out the activities 090, inclusive, including, but 1 - 1080 to 38a - required under sections 38a not limited to: (A) Individuals who are knowledgeable about the health care system, have background or experience in making informed decisions regarding health, medical and scientific matters and are enrollees in alth plans; qualified he (B) Individuals and entities with experience in facilitating enrollment in qualified health plans; Representatives of small employers and self (C) - employed individuals; (D) The Department of Social Services; and Advocates for enrolling hard (E) reach populations; - to - Meet the following financial integrity requirements: (23) Keep an accurate accounting of all activities, receipts and (A) expenditures and annually submit to the Secretary, the Governor, the Insurance Commissioner and the General Ass embly a report concerning such accountings; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 153 of 895

154 Senate Bill No. 1502 Fully cooperate with any investigation conducted by the (B) Secretary pursuant to the Secretary's authority under the Affordable Care Act and allow the Secretary, in coordination with the Inspector United States Department of Health and Human General of the Services, to: (i) Investigate the affairs of the exchange; (ii) Examine the properties and records of the exchange; and (iii) Require periodic reports in relation to the activities undertaken by the exchange; a nd (C) Not use any funds in carrying out its activities under sections 1091 - and section 38a [ 1089, inclusive, - 1080 to 38a - 38a that are ] intended for the administrative and operational expenses of the essive exchange, for staff retreats, promotional giveaways, exc executive compensation or promotion of federal or state legislative and regulatory modifications; Seek to include the most comprehensive health benefit (A) (24) plans that offer high quality benefits at the most affordable price in the encourage health carriers to offer tiered health care exchange, (B) - provider network plans that have different cost sharing rates for different health care provider tiers and reward enrollees for choosing low - cost, high - quality health care providers by offering lower pocket expenses, and (C) offer opayments, deductibles or other out - of - c any such tiered health care provider network plans through the and exchange; Report at least annually to the General Assembly on the effect (25) the exchange and make of adverse selection on the operations of legislative recommendations, if necessary, to reduce the negative impact from any such adverse selection on the sustainability of the exchange, including recommendations to ensure that regulation of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 154 of 895

155 Senate Bill No. 1502 insurers and health benefit plans are similar for qualified health plans offered through the exchange and health benefit plans offered outside the exchange. The exchange shall evaluate whether adverse selection is occurring with respect to health benefit plans that are grandfathered insured plans, plans sold through under the Affordable Care Act, self - ] and ; [ . the exchange and plans sold outside the exchange [ Seek funding for and oversee the planning, implementation (26) and development of policies and procedures for the administration of - payer claims database program established under section 38a t he all - 1091. ] 118 - . Subsection (a) of section 38a 1088 of the general statutes is Sec. from Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (a) The state of Connecti cut does hereby pledge to, and agree with, any person with whom the exchange may enter into contracts - , 1091 pursuant to the provisions of sections 38a - 1080 to [ 38a 1093 - ] 38a inclusive, that the state will not limit or alter the rights hereby vested in the exchange until such contracts and the obligations thereunder are fully met and performed on the part of the exchange, except that nothing in this subsection shall preclude such limitation or alteration if tection of such adequate provision shall be made by law for the pro persons entering into contracts with the exchange. - . Subsections (b) and (c) of section 38a 119 Sec. 1090 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ): ( Effective from passage (b) The exchange shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1 - 200, except that [ : - 1081 to 38a - the The ] following information under sections 38a (1) 210: - 1089, inclusive, shall not be subject to disclosure under section 1 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 155 of 895

156 Senate Bill No. 1502 (A) (1) The names and app lications of individuals and employers [ ] [ (B) ] seeking coverage through the exchange; individuals' health (2) information; and [ (C) ] (3) information exchanged between the Departments of Social Services, Public (A) ] exchange and the [ (i) (iii) rvices, [ (ii) ] (B) Insurance Department, [ ] Health and Revenue Se (C) office of the Comptroller, or [ (iv) ] (D) any other state agency that is subject to confidentiality agreements under contracts entered into with ; and [ ] the exchange . t to subdivision (4) of Any disclosures made pursuan (A) (2) [ subsection (b) of section 38a 1091 of health information, as defined in - 45 CFR 160.103, as amended from time to time, provided such health information is permitted to be disclosed under the Health Insurance ility Act of 1996, P.L. 104 - 191, as amended Portability and Accountab from time to time, or regulations adopted thereunder, shall have identifiers removed, as set forth in 45 CFR 164.514, as amended from time to time; and (B) Any disclosures made pursuant to subdivision (4) of subs ection (b) of section 38a - 1091 of information other than health information shall be made in a manner to protect the confidentiality of such other information as required by state and federal law. ] , sections or ] (c) Unless expressly specified, nothing in this section [ or section 38a 1091 1080 to 38a - 1089, inclusive, [ - - 38a ] and no action taken by the exchange pursuant to said sections shall be construed to preempt, supersede or affect the authority of the commissioner to regulate the business of insurance in the state. All health carriers offering qualified health plans in the state shall comply with all - ] 38a , 1093 applicable provisions of sections 38a - 1083 to [ 38a - 1091 inclusive, and procedures adopted by the board pursuant to section - . 1082 38a Sec. 123ddd of the general statutes is - bsection (d) of section 3 . Su 120 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 156 of 895

157 Senate Bill No. 1502 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): Nothing in sections 3 - 123aaa to 3 (d) 123hhh, inclusive, 19a - 654, 19a - - 38a - 513f, 38a - 513g or [ 38a - 1091 ] sect 725, 113 of this act shall ion diminish any right to retiree health insurance pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or any other provision of the general statutes. 121 . Subsection (b) of section 3 - 123hhh of the general statutes is Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from repealed and the ): passage (b) Nothing in this section or sections 3 - 123aaa to 3 - 123ggg, 38a [ 513g or - 513f, 38a - 113 section ] 1091 inclusive, 19a - 654, 19a - 725, 38a - shall modify the state employee plan in any way without the of this act written consent of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. . Section 38a - 477f of the general statutes, as amended by 122 Sec. section 3 of public act 17 - nd the following is 241, is repealed a substituted in lieu thereof Effective from passage ) : ( (a) On and after January 1, 2016, no contract entered into or renewed between a health care provider and a health carrier shall contain a provision prohibiting disclosure of (1) bill ed or allowed - amounts, reimbursement rates or out - of pocket costs, or (2) any data to 38a the all - payer claims database program established under section [ - ] 1091 Information described in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this act 113 . of this subsection may be us ed to assist consumers and institutional purchasers in making informed decisions regarding their health care and informed choices among health care providers and allow comparisons between prices paid by various health carriers to health care providers. (b) On and after October 1, 2017, no contract entered into between a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 157 of 895

158 Senate Bill No. 1502 health care provider, or any agent or vendor retained by the health care provider to provide data or analytical services to evaluate and manage health care services provided to the health ca rrier's plan participants, and a health carrier shall contain a provision prohibiting disclosure of (1) billed or allowed amounts, reimbursement rates or payer claims database - pocket costs, or (2) any data to the all - of - out - . of this act program established under sectio n [ 38a 113 1091 ] Information described in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection may be used to assist consumers and institutional purchasers in making informed decisions regarding their health care and informed choices among health care providers and allow comparisons between prices paid by various health carriers to health care providers. (c) If a contract described in subsection (a) or (b) of this section, whichever is applicable, contains a provision prohibited under the applicable sub section, such provision shall be void and unenforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any contract provision under this subsection shall not affect any other provision of the contract. . Subsection (a) of section 38a 123 Sec. atutes, as 477e of the general st - - 15, is repealed and the amended by section 45 of public act 17 from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): , each health carrier, as defined in (a) On and after January 1, 2017 ] ntain an Internet web site , shall mai of this act 114 section [ 38a - 1084a and toll - free telephone number that enables consumers to request and network costs for inpatient admissions, obtain: (1) Information on in - health care procedures and services, including (A) the allowed amount for, at a minimum, a dmissions and procedures reported to the - of this act exchange pursuant to section [ 38a for each health 1084a ] 114 pocket costs that a - of - care provider in the state; (B) the estimated out consumer would be responsible for paying for any such admission or pr ocedure that is medically necessary, including any facility fee, - of - coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out pocket expense; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 158 of 895

159 Senate Bill No. 1502 and (C) data or other information concerning (i) quality measures for the health care provider, (ii) patient satisfaction, t o the extent such information is available, (iii) a directory of participating providers, as defined in section 38a - 472f, in accordance with the provisions of section 38a 477h; and (2) information on out - of - network costs for - inpatient admissions, health ca re procedures and services. Sec. . Subsection (f) of section 38a - 1081 of the general statutes is 124 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (f) The board may consult with such parties, public or private, as it de ems desirable or necessary in exercising its duties under sections 38a [ 1080 to , inclusive. 1093 - 38a ] 1091 - 38a - 125 59d of the general statutes is - Sec. . Subsection (f) of section 17b from Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (f) The Health Information Technology Officer shall have wide Health Information administrative authority over the State - Exchange. The Health Information Technology Officer shall be e, the responsible for designating, and posting on its Internet web sit list of systems, technologies, entities and programs that shall constitute the State - wide Health Information Exchange. Systems, technologies, entities, and programs that have not been so designated shall not be considered part of said exchange. 59e of the general statutes is - 126 . Subsection (c) of section 17b Sec. Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from ): passage Not later than two years after commencement of the operation of (c) (1) hange, wide Health Information Exc - each health care the State provider with an electronic health record system capable of connecting June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 159 of 895

160 Senate Bill No. 1502 wide Health Information Exchange to, and participating in, the State - shall apply to begin the process of connecting to, and participating in, the State , and (2) each health care Health Information Exchange wide - provider without an electronic health record system capable of connecting to, and participating in, the State - wide Health Information Exchange shall be capable of sending and receiving secure messages t hat comply with the Direct Project specifications published by the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology . . Section 17b 59f of the general statutes, as amended by Sec. - 127 nd the following is 188, is repealed a - section 7 of public act 17 substituted in lieu thereof ( ): from passage Effective There shall be a State Health Information Technology Advisory (a) Health Information Technology Officer, Council to advise the - designated in accordance with section 19a oping priorities in devel 755, and policy recommendations for advancing the state's health information technology and health information exchange efforts and in the Health Information Technology Officer goals and to advise the - wide health information development and implementation of the state technology plan and standards and the State wide Health Information - - Exchange, established pursuant to section 17b 59d. The advisory Health Information Technology Officer council shall also advise the regarding the development of ap propriate governance, oversight and accountability measures to ensure success in achieving the state's health information technology and exchange goals. The council shall consist of the following members: (b) (1) appointed in The Health Information Technology Officer, - accordance with section 19a 755, or the Health Information Technology Officer's designee; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 160 of 895

161 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Commissioners of Social Services, Mental Health and (2) Addiction Services, Children and Families, Correction, Public Health ces, or the commissioners' designees; and Developmental Servi The Chief Information Officer of the state, or the Chief (3) Information Officer's designee; (4) The chief executive officer of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, or the chief executive officer's designee; The director of the state innovation model initiative program (5) management office, or the director's designee; (6) The chief information officer of The University of Connecticut Health Center, or said chief information officer's designee; Advocate, or the Healthcare Advocate's The Healthcare (7) designee; (8) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee; (9) ] (8) Five members appointed by the Governor, one each of [ whom shall be (A) a representative of a health system that includes B) a representative of the health insurance more than one hospital, ( industry, (C) an expert in health information technology, (D) a health care consumer or consumer advocate, and (E) a current or former employee or trustee of a plan established pursuant to subdivision (5) of ection (c) of 29 USC 186; subs Three (9) ] members appointed by the president pro tempore of (10) [ the Senate, one each who shall be (A) a representative of a federally qualified health center, (B) a provider of behavioral health services, ve of the Connecticut State Medical Society; and (C) a representati (10) Three (11) ] members appointed by the speaker of the House of [ technology expert who Representatives, one each who shall be (A) a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 161 of 895

162 Senate Bill No. 1502 represents a hospital system, as defined in section 19a - 486i , (B) a provider of home health care services, and (C) a health care consumer or a health care consumer advocate; ] One member appointed by the majority leader of the (12) [ (11) Senate, who shall be a representative of an independent community hospital; [ (12) ] (13) One memb er appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a physician who provides services in a multispecialty group and who is not employed by a hospital; (14) ] (13) One member appointed by the minority leader of the [ Senate, who shall be a primary care physician who provides services in a small independent practice; [ One member appointed by the minority leader of the (15) ] (14) House of Representatives, who shall be an expert in health care analytics and quality analysis; ] [ (15) ( 16) The president pro tempore of the Senate, or the president's designee; The speaker of the House of Representatives, or the [ (16) ] (17) speaker's designee; (17) The minority leader of the Senate, or the minority leader's (18) ] [ designee; and (18) ] [ (19) The minority leader of the House of Representatives, or the minority leader's designee. [ Any member appointed or designated under subdivisions (c) ] (9) (19) ] (18) [ (10) to , inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section may be a y. member of the General Assembl June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 162 of 895

163 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Health Information Technology Officer, appointed in (1) (d) 755, - shall serve as a chairperson of the accordance with section 19a council. The council shall elect a second chairperson from among its The cha irpersons of the members, who shall not be a state official. council may establish subcommittees and working groups and may appoint individuals other than members of the council to serve as members of the subcommittees or working groups. The terms of the members shall be coterminous with the terms o f the appointing - authority for each member and subject to the provisions of section 4 1a. If any vacancy occurs on the council, the appointing authority having the power to make the appointment under the provisions of accordance with the provisions of this section shall appoint a person in this section. A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum. Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. (2) The chairpersons of the council may appoint up to four additional members to the council, who shall serve at the pleasure of the chairpersons. (e) (1) The council shall establish a working group to be known as se Advisory Group. Said group shall Payer Claims Databa - the All include, but need not be limited to, (A) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Comptroller, the Commissioners of Public Health, Social Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Insurance Commissioner, the Healthcare Advocate and the Chief Information Officer, or their designees; (B) a representative of the Connecticut State Medical Society; and (C) representatives of health insurance companies, health insurance purchasers, hospitals, mer advocates and health care providers. The Health consu Information Technology Officer may appoint additional members to said group. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 163 of 895

164 Senate Bill No. 1502 Payer Claims Database Advisory Group shall develop a - (2) The All - plan to implement a state wide multipayer data initiative to e nhance the state's use of heath care data from multiple sources to increase efficiency, enhance outcomes and improve the understanding of health care expenditures in the public and private sectors. [ ] lanning Prior to submitting any application, proposal, p (f) (e) document or other request seeking federal grants, matching funds or other federal support for health information technology or health information exchange, the Health Information Technology Officer or nt such application, the Commissioner of Social Services shall prese proposal, document or other request to the council for review and comment. Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 128 Sec. ) (a) The state, acting by and through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in collaboration with the He alth Information Technology Officer - 755 of the general statutes, and the designated under section 19a Lieutenant Governor, shall establish a program to expedite the development of the State wide Health Information Exchange, - - 59 d of the general statutes, to assist the established under section 17b state, health care providers, insurance carriers, physicians and all stakeholders in empowering consumers to make effective health care centered care, improve the quality, safety - decisions, promote patient of health care, reduce waste and duplication of services, and value - making, keep confidential health information support clinical decision secure and make progress toward the state's public health goals. The wide Health - purposes of the program shall be to (1) assist the State Information Exchange in establishing and maintaining itself as a neutral and trusted entity that serves the public good for the benefit of all Connecticut residents, including, but not limited to, Connecticut health care consumers and Connectic ut health care providers and carriers, (2) perform, on behalf of the state, the role of intermediary June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 164 of 895

165 Senate Bill No. 1502 - between public and private stakeholders and customers of the State wide Health Information Exchange, and (3) fulfill the responsibilities Health Strategy, as described in section 1 64 of the Office of of this act. (b) The Health Information Technology Officer shall design, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in collaboration with said officer, may establish or incorporate an entity to im plement the program established under subsection (a) of this section. Such entity shall, without limitation, be owned and governed, in whole or in part, by a party or parties other than the state and may be organized as a nonprofit entity. stablished or incorporated pursuant to subsection (b) (c) Any entity e of this section shall have its powers vested in and exercised by a board of directors. The board of directors shall be comprised of the following members who shall each serve for a term of two years: ) One member who shall have expertise as an advocate for (1 consumers of health care, appointed by the Governor; (2) One member who shall have expertise as a clinical medical doctor, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; ll have expertise in the area of hospital (3) One member who sha administration, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) One member who shall have expertise in the area of corporate law or finance, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; ber who shall have expertise in group health insurance (5) One mem coverage, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (6) The Chief Information Officer, the Secretary of the Office of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 165 of 895

166 Senate Bill No. 1502 Policy and Management and the Health Information Technology officio, voting - Officer, or their designees, who shall serve as ex members of the board; and (7) The Health Information Technology Officer, or his or her designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the board. (d) All initial appointments shall be made not later than February 1, 2018. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority for the balance of the unexpired term. If an appointing authority fails to make an initial appointment on or before sixty days after the establishment to fill a vacancy in an appointment on or before sixty of such entity, or days after the date of such vacancy, the Governor shall make such appointment or fill such vacancy. (e) The entity established under subsection (c) of this section may (1) duties, qualifications and compensation; (2) employ a staff and fix their solicit, receive and accept aid or contributions, including money, property, labor and other things of value from any source; (3) receive, and manage on behalf of the state, funding from the federal government, other public sources or private sources to cover costs associated with the planning, implementation and administration of - wide Health Information Exchange; (4) collect and remit fees the State set by the Health Information Technology Officer charged to pe rsons or entities for access to or interaction with said exchange; (5) retain outside consultants and technical experts; (6) maintain an office in the state at such place or places as such entity may designate; (7) procure ion with such entity's property and insurance against loss in connect other assets in such amounts and from such insurers as such entity deems desirable; (8) sue and be sued and plead and be impleaded; (9) borrow money for the purpose of obtaining working capital; and (10) - owers, purposes and restrictions of sections 17b 59a, subject to the p 59f and 19a - 59d, 17b - 755 of the general statutes, do all acts and 17b - things necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 166 of 895

167 Senate Bill No. 1502 section and section 164 of this act. Sec. ) For each position of om passage Effective fr . (NEW) ( 129 employment with the State of Connecticut that involves exposure to federal tax information, the employing agency shall, subject to the 51i of the general statutes, require each provisions of section 31 - applicant for, each e mployee applying for transfer to, and, at least every ten years, each current employee of such a position, to (1) state in writing whether such applicant or employee has been convicted of a crime or whether criminal charges are pending against such applica nt or employee at the time of application for employment or transfer and, if so, to identify the charges and court in which such charges are pending, and (2) be fingerprinted and submit to state and national story records checks criminal history records checks. The criminal hi required by this section shall be conducted in accordance with section 17a of the general statutes. - 29 . ( 130 Sec. ) For each of the fiscal years ending Effective from passage June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, Connecticut Innovations, ncorporated shall provide a grant aid in the amount of three I - - in hundred fifty thousand dollars to the Women's Business Development Council in the city of Stamford. 131 . Subsection (d) of section 15 of public act 17 Sec. 89 is repealed - ): and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage (d) Not later than the date the casino gaming facility is operational and annually thereafter while such casino gaming facility is operational, MMCT Venture, LLC, shall contribute three hundred Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling [ thousand dollars to the ] chronic gamblers treatment and rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a . 713 of the general statutes - ) (a) There is established a working Effective from passage . ( 132 Sec. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 167 of 895

168 Senate Bill No. 1502 se a roadmap to establish the state as a national leader in group to devi based - the development and commercialization of new microbiome treatments, products and services. In devising the roadmap, the working group shall examine all of the following, in addition to any ther initiatives the working group deems appropriate and necessary o to accomplish its duties under this section: (1) Best practices of states and institutions recognized as leaders in the microbiome field, including, but not limited to, the University of Ca lifornia, San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation, its associated initiatives and partners and its business networks and connections; (2) The relative importance of and interrelationship between pure nd best microbiome research and commercialization activity, a practices to stimulate both; (3) Whether it would be in the best interest of the state to develop a specialization or specializations within the human, animal or environmental microbiome field or any subfield thereof; ills necessary (4) (A) The talent pool and sk to establish the state as a leader in the microbiome industry, (B) the educational curricula and training levels required to fill such needs and the level at which public and independent institutions of higher education in the state are ing such requirements, (C) the ability of the state to attract out meet - of - state individuals with such talent and skills, and (D) a determination of how to develop such talent and skills to the levels required to meet the goals and requirements of this subsecti on, in terms of the skills required, the needed number of skilled workers in the state and specific academic and practical training recommended to be strengthened at such institutions; and (5) The strength and amount of academic expertise in the field at public and independent institutions of higher microbiome June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 168 of 895

169 Senate Bill No. 1502 education in the state, including how aligned such expertise is with the working group's roadmap, considering such institutions' plans to grow and deepen such expertise and technology commercializatio n efforts by faculty at such institutions. (b) The working group shall consist of (1) the Commissioners of Economic and Community Development, Public Health and Revenue Services, or their designees, (2) the chairperson of the CTNext board of directors or t he chairperson's designee, (3) the president of The University of Connecticut or the president's designee, (4) the dean of The University of Connecticut School of Medicine or the dean's designee, (5) the president of the Board of Regents for Higher on or the president's designee, and (6) the following, to be Educati appointed by the Governor: (A) One representative of an independent institution of higher education in the state; (B) one representative of an independent medical school in the state; (C) one rep resentative from Yale University or Yale University School of Medicine; (D) two representatives of bioscience companies located in the state and in business for five years or more; (E) two representatives of bioscience business for less than five years; companies located in the state and in (F) one representative of a venture capital firm located in the state; and (G) one individual who represents hospitals in the state. The working group may consult with industry stakeholders and representatives of ome companies, representatives of educational and research microbi institutions that are focused on the microbiome sector, representatives of the medical field who have expertise in the medical applications of ndividuals or - based products and services and any other i microbiome representatives of fields the working group deems necessary or appropriate to inform it on the microbiomes sector. (c) The Governor shall select the chairperson of the working group from among the members of the working group. Such chairperso n shall schedule the first meeting of the working group, which shall be June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 169 of 895

170 Senate Bill No. 1502 held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. (d) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the rs relating to finance, General Assembly having cognizance of matte revenue and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of the task force. (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2 15 of the general - statutes, no member of the working group shall receive mileage reimbursement or a transport ation allowance for traveling to or from a meeting of the working group. (f) Not later than January 1, 2018, the working group shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11 4a of the general statutes, of its - roadmap developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, commerce and public health. The report shall include (1) recommendations for anges to effectuate the roadmap, (2) legislative and programmatic ch for each such recommended change, a proposed budget, listing options for full, medium and low funding levels, and (3) for each such recommended change, recommended measureable and achievable goals and a proposed timetab le for accomplishing such change. (g) Not later than February 1, 2018, the working group shall make a presentation of its report under subsection (e) of this section to the Governor and at a joint presentation to the joint standing committees l Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to of the Genera finance, revenue and bonding, commerce and public health. 109cc of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. . Section 10a 133 - ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Not lat er than August 1, 2006, the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut shall establish the construction assurance June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 170 of 895

171 Senate Bill No. 1502 office. Positions in the office shall be paid positions. The office shall be director who shall be responsible f ] time - full or reviews of led by a [ construction performance of UConn 2000, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 10a - 109c, and shall report at least quarterly to the construction management oversight committee in accordance with - 109bb and to the president of Th e University of section 10a Connecticut. 134 Sec. 39t of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 32 ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage (a) There shall be a Higher Education Entrepreneurship Advisory ch committee shall consist of members Committee within CTNext. Su appointed by the CTNext board of directors, including, but not limited to: (1) An equal number of representatives of public and private institutions of higher education; (2) one baccalaureate student ) one graduate student representative; (4) one high representative; (3 school student who shall be a nonvoting member; and (5) three serial entrepreneurs having experience as an entrepreneur in residence at an term institution of higher education. Such members shall be subject to limits prescribed by the CTNext board. All initial appointments to the committee pursuant to this subsection shall be made not later than June 1, 2017. Each member shall hold office until a successor is erial entrepreneur" appointed. For the purposes of this section, "s up - means an entrepreneur having brought one or more start businesses to venture capital funding by an institutional investor. The executive director of CTNext shall call the first meeting of (b) ne 15, 2017. The advisory the advisory committee not later than Ju group shall select chairpersons of the advisory group during such meeting. The advisory committee shall meet not less than quarterly thereafter and at such other times as the chairperson deems necessary. (c) ory committee shall receive No member of the advis June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 171 of 895

172 Senate Bill No. 1502 compensation for such member's service, except that each member shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred during the performance of such member's official duties. (d) the advisory committee shall A majority of members of constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory committee. The advisory committee may act by a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a nce, for the transaction of any business or the quorum is in attenda exercise of any power of the advisory committee, except as otherwise provided in this section. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall [ (e) not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner or officer of any person, firm or corporation, or any individual having a financial interest in a person, firm or corporation, to serve as a member of the advisory committee, provided such trustee, director, partner, individual complies with all applicable provisions of chapter officer or 10. All members of the advisory committee shall be Every member ] public officials and shall adhere to the code of ethics for deemed [ er shall be public officials set forth in chapter 10, except that no memb required to file a statement of financial interest as described in section - . a member of an advisory board for purposes of chapter 10 ] 83 1 (f) Any institution of higher education, or partnership of one or may submit an application for more institutions of higher education, aid to the advisory - in - higher education entrepreneurship grant committee, on a form prescribed by the advisory committee. The advisory committee shall review applications for grants - in - (g) section. The advisory committee aid submitted to it pursuant to this may recommend approval of any such application to the CTNext board of directors if it determines that the application is consistent with and in furtherance of the master plan for entrepreneurship at June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 172 of 895

173 Senate Bill No. 1502 tutions of higher education developed pursuant public and private insti - to section 32 - 39s. The advisory committee shall give priority for grants - aid to applications including collaborative initiatives between in institutions of higher education. 99a of the general statutes, as Sec. . Subsection (l) of sectio n 17b - 135 9, is repealed and the following - amended by section 2 of public act 17 is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with [ (l) r 54, to carry out the provisions of this section the provisions of chapte and to ensure the fairness of the audit process, including, but not ] limited to, the sampling methodologies associated with the process. The commissioner shall provide free training to facilities on the paration of cost reports to avoid clerical errors and shall post pre information on the department's Internet web site concerning the auditing process and methods to avoid clerical errors. Not later than otocols to assist April 1, 2015, the commissioner shall establish audit pr facilities subject to audit pursuant to this section in developing programs to improve compliance with Medicaid requirements under state and federal laws and regulations, provided audit protocols may tive or procedural right or benefit not be relied upon to create a substan enforceable at law or in equity by any person, including a corporation. The commissioner shall establish and publish on the department's Internet web site audit protocols for: (1) Licensed chronic and convalescent nursin g homes, (2) chronic disease hospitals associated with chronic and convalescent nursing homes, (3) rest homes with nursing supervision, (4) licensed residential care homes, as defined in 490, and (5) residential facilities for - section 19a persons with - llectual disability 227 and that are licensed pursuant to section 17a inte certified to participate in the Medicaid program as intermediate care individuals with intellectual disability. facilities for The commissioner Services, or any entity with shall ensure that the Department of Social June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 173 of 895

174 Senate Bill No. 1502 which the commissioner contracts to conduct an audit pursuant to this section, has on staff or consults with, as needed, licensed health professionals with experience in treatment, billing and coding ilities being audited pursuant to this procedures used by the fac section. 136 Sec. 358 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 17b repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): - ion 17b (a) Any temporary manager appointed pursuant to sect 357, shall operate under the authority and supervision of the Department of Social Services. A temporary manager shall have the same powers as a 507, and shall exercise such - receiver of a corporation under section 52 which constitute grounds for the powers to remedy the conditions imposition of the temporary manager, to assure adequate health for the patients, and to preserve the assets and property of the owner. If the temporary manager determines that the condition of the facility rangements be made for the transfer of residents in requires that ar order to assure their health and safety, the temporary manager shall direct the facility's efforts in locating alternative placements and in - n 19a preparing discharge plans which meet the requirements of sectio 535 and shall supervise the transportation of residents and such residents' belongings and medical records to the places where such residents are being transferred or discharged. A temporary manager shall not be liable for injury to person or propert y that is attributable to the conditions of such facility and shall only be liable for his acts or omissions that constitute gross, wilful or wanton negligence. The Department of Social Services, upon application by the temporary or of such facility, may terminate the manager or the administrat temporary manager if it finds that the condition of the facility no longer warrants the appointment of a temporary manager. If the department denies an application for the termination of a temporary June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 174 of 895

175 Senate Bill No. 1502 manager brought pu rsuant to this section, the facility or the temporary manager may obtain review of such determination by a hearing conducted pursuant to chapter 54, provided that the hearing is requested within fifteen days of the provision of notice denying the on. Any temporary manager appointed by the Department of applicati - Social Services pursuant to section 17b 357 shall be paid a reasonable fee for his services to be determined and to be paid by the department. The facility shall be liable to the department for the c ost of services of the temporary manager appointed at such facility and the department may recover the cost thereof by setting off such amount against the funds that would otherwise be paid to such facility for services rendered to recipients of assistance under the Medicaid program. The ] shall adopt regulations in [ Department of Social Services may accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, as to the qualifications required for a temporary manager and the procedure by which a ed for appointment. temporary manager is select . Subsection (b) of section 17b 137 Sec. 801 of the general statutes is - Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage The commissioner shall administer a state appropriated - (b) weatherization assista nce program to provide, within available appropriations, weatherization assistance in accordance with the provisions of the state plan implementing the weatherization Income - assistance block grant program authorized by the federal Low Home Energy Assistanc e Act of 1981, and programs of fuel assistance and weatherization assistance with funds authorized by the federal Low - Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 and oil settlement 28. The - funds in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of section 4 may ioner adopt regulations, in accordance with the commiss ] shall [ , [ provisions of chapter 54 (1) establishing priorities for determining which households shall receive such weatherization assistance, (2) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 175 of 895

176 Senate Bill No. 1502 nergy requiring that the only criterion for determining which e conservation measures shall be implemented pursuant to this subsection in any such dwelling unit shall be the simple payback calculated for each energy conservation measure recommended in the maximum energy audit conducted for such unit, (3) establishing the allowable payback period for such energy conservation measures, and (4) establishing conditions for the waiver of the provisions of subdivisions (1) to (3), inclusive, of this subsection in the event of ] emergencies to implement and administer sai d programs . The programs provided for under this subsection shall include a program of fuel and weatherization assistance for emergency shelters for homeless individuals and victims of domestic violence. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordanc e with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement and administer the program of fuel and weatherization assistance for emergency shelters. 261 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 17b 138 Sec. Effective ieu thereof ( repealed and the following is substituted in l ): January 1, 2018 (a) Medical assistance shall be provided for any otherwise eligible person whose income, including any available support from legally liable relatives and the income of the person's spouse or dependent three per cent, pending - more than one hundred forty child, is not approval of a federal waiver applied for pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, of the benefit amount paid to a person with no income under the temporary family assistance program in the appropriate region of residence and if such person is an institutionalized individual as defined in Section of the Social Security Act, 42 USC 1917 , and has not made an assignment or transfer or other 1396p(h)(3) e for the purpose disposition of property for less than fair market valu of establishing eligibility for benefits or assistance under this section. Any such disposition shall be treated in accordance with Section June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 176 of 895

177 Senate Bill No. 1502 1917(c) of the Social Security Act, 42 USC 1396p(c). Any disposition of property made on behalf of an applicant or recipient or the spouse of an applicant or recipient by a guardian, conservator, person authorized to make such disposition pursuant to a power of attorney or other person so authorized by law shall be attributed to such applicant, recipie nt or spouse. A disposition of property ordered by a court shall be evaluated in accordance with the standards applied to any other such disposition for the purpose of determining eligibility. The commissioner shall establish the standards for eligibility for medical assistance at one hundred forty - three per cent of the benefit of equal size with no income under the amount paid to a household temporary family assistance program in the appropriate region of residence. In determining eligibility, the commissi oner shall not consider as income Aid and Attendance pension benefits granted to a veteran, as defined in section 27 103, or the surviving spouse of such - - 17b section veteran. Except as provided in 292, the - 277 and section 17b ll provide coverage to persons under medical assistance program sha ninety household the age of nineteen with income up to one hundred - six per cent of the federal poverty level without an asset limit and to persons under the age of nineteen, who qualify for coverage under f the Social Security Act, with household income not Section 1931 o six per cent of the federal poverty level exceeding one hundred ninety - without an asset limit, and their parents and needy caretaker relatives, who qualify for coverage under Section 1931 of the Social S ecurity Act, thirty ] fifty [ income not exceeding one hundred three household - with per cent of the federal poverty level without an asset limit. Such levels shall be based on the regional differences in such benefit amount, if based on regional differences are not in applicable, unless such levels conformance with federal law. Any income in excess of the applicable amounts shall be applied as may be required by said federal law, and assistance shall be granted for the balance of the cost of authorized medica l assistance. The Commissioner of Social Services shall provide applicants for assistance under this section, at the time of application, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 177 of 895

178 Senate Bill No. 1502 with a written statement advising them of (1) the effect of an assignment or transfer or other disposition of property on eligibility for benefits or assistance, (2) the effect that having income that exceeds the limits prescribed in this subsection will have with respect to program eligibility, and (3) the availability of, and eligibility for, rturing Families Network established services provided by the Nu For coverage dates on or after January 1, 751b. - pursuant to section 17b 2014, the department shall use the modified adjusted gross income financial eligibility rules set forth in Section 1902(e)(14) of the Social ty Act and the implementing regulations to determine eligibility Securi for HUSKY A, HUSKY B and HUSKY D applicants, as defined in section 17b - 290. Persons who are determined ineligible for assistance pursuant to this section shall be provided a written statement notifying such persons of their ineligibility and advising such persons of their potential eligibility for one of the other insurance affordability programs as defined in 42 CFR 435.4. January 1, 2018 139 Sec. ) The Commissioner of . (NEW) ( Effective Services shall review whether a parent or needy caretaker Social relative, who qualifies for Medicaid coverage under Section 1931 of the Social Security Act and is no longer eligible on and after the effective date of this section, remains eligible for Medicaid under the same or a different category of coverage before terminating coverage. 124v of the general statutes is - . Subsection (c) of section 4 140 Sec. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (1) (c) There is esta blished the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for infrastructure costs related to the consolidation of programs and services resulting from the collaborative efforts of two or more such organizatio ns. Grant funds may be used for: (A) The purchase of and improvements to facilities; (B) the refinancing of facility loans; (C) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 178 of 895

179 Senate Bill No. 1502 equipment purchases; (D) energy conservation, transportation and ted to technology projects; (E) planning and administrative costs rela such purchases, improvements, refinancing or projects; and (F) any other purpose authorized in guidelines established under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (2) Not later than February 1, 2010, the Secretary of the Office of shall, in consultation with the chairpersons of Policy and Management the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, and with representatives of nonprofit organizations that receive state funding, develop guideline s for (A) administration of the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program, (B) eligibility criteria for participation by nonprofit organizations, and for the expenditure of grant funds, and (C) prioritization for the awarding of grants pursuant is section. to th Not later than March 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the [ (3) Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall publish a notice of grant availability and solicit proposals for funding under the Nonprofit nonprofit collaboration incentive grant p rogram. ] organizations eligible for such funding pursuant to the guidelines developed under subdivision (2) of this subsection may file applications for such funding at such times and in such manner as the l review all grant applications secretary prescribes. The secretary shal and make determinations as to which projects to fund and the amount of grants to be awarded in accordance with the guidelines developed under subdivision (2) of this subsection. l 112 - . Section 17b 141 Sec. of the general stat utes is repealed and the Effective from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( - a two [ a) There is established ( generational school readiness and workforce development pilot program. The pilot program shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 179 of 895

180 Senate Bill No. 1502 foster family an initiative to operate through June 30, 2017, and sh all ] by delivering [ income households - sufficiency in low - economic self through a ] academic and job readiness support services comprehensive two - generational service delivery approach. The initiative shall promote systemic cha nge to create conditions across local and state public sector agencies and the private sector to support early childhood care and education, health and workforce readiness - across two generations in the same household. and self sufficiency clude, but need not be limited to, mothers, fathers, Households may in The pilot program [ noncustodial parents and other primary caregivers. Hartford, Norwalk, Meriden, shall be located in New Haven, Greater a Colchester and Bridgeport. The pilot sites shall work together as income households learning community, informed by members of low - peer exchange and technical assistance in - to within the pilot sites, peer - best practices. For purposes of this section, "Greater Hartford" means Hartford, East Hartford and West Hartford. - generational school readiness and workforce The two (b) wide, development pilot program shall serve as a blueprint for a state - two generational school readiness and workforce development model - ion to wide learning, in addit - and may include opportunities for state generational system building and policy - the pilot sites, in two development. The pilot program shall be funded by state and available private moneys and shall include: (1) Early ] The Office of Early Childhood shall serve as the two - (b) generational initiative's coordinating agency for the executive branch. The initiative may review and consider the following, within available appropriations: (1) Improvements to the coordination and delivery of early learning programs, adult education, child care, hou sing, job training, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 180 of 895

181 Senate Bill No. 1502 transportation, financial literacy and other related support services, including, but not limited to, health and mental health services, offered at one location, wherever possible; ms around the (2) Alignment of existing state and local support syste household, including how to leverage Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant funds, and services to equip such households with the tools and skills needed to overcome obstacles and engage opportunities; [ (2) ] (3) Development of a long - term plan to [ adopt a two - generational model for the delivery of the services described in - wide basis ] coordinate, subdivision (1) of this subsection on a state align and optimize service delivery of relevant programs state wide . Such plan [ shall ] may include, but need not be limited to, (A) the targeted use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [ (TANF) ] block grant funds, to the extent permissible under federal law, to ] grant [ (B) state ] , and [ ; generational programming support two - generational incentives for private entities that develop such two - programming; (C) streamlined resource, practice and data sharing among and between agencies that serve families involved in the initiative in order to best serve such families; and (D) the development - and generational programming outcomes; an d assessment of two ] (3) [ Partnerships between state and national philanthropic (4) [ the pilot sites and interagency organizations, as available, to provide working group established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section , in and design of [ in the phase technical assistance - with ] support, - generational programs and practices, an evaluation plan, model two state ] wide replication and implementation of the program; and - communities in the guidance and best practices to the participating initiative and the advisory council established pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 181 of 895

182 Senate Bill No. 1502 A workforce liaison to gauge the needs of employers and (4) [ - households in each community and help coordinate the two t the needs of such employers and generational program to mee households. The program shall be overseen by an interagency working group (c) that shall include, but need not be limited to, the Commissioners of Social Services, Early Childhood, Education, Housing, Transportation, Publi c Health and Correction, or each commissioner's designee; the Labor Commissioner, or the Labor Commissioner's designee; the Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee; one member of the joint standing committee of the General As sembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; one member of the joint standing committee of the ting to human General Assembly having cognizance of matters rela services, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; one member representing the interests of business or trade organizations, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; one member with and families, appointed by the expertise on issues concerning children majority leader of the House of Representatives; one member of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, appointed by the minority leader member of the joint standing committee of the of the Senate; one General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; not income households selected by the - more than six members of low oordinating services at each pilot site; representatives of agency c philanthropic organizations and scholars who are nonprofit and generational programs and policies; and other business - experts in two - and academic professionals as needed to achieve goals for two enerational systems planning, evaluations and outcomes g . The staff of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall serve as the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 182 of 895

183 Senate Bill No. 1502 organizing and administrative staff of the working group. Coordinators of two (d) generational programs in each community - in the pilot program and any organization serving as a fiduciary for the program shall report on a quarterly basis to the interagency ] working group. generational - (c) The initiative shall foster the comprehensive two service delivery approach for early car e and education and workforce readiness in learning communities that may include, but need not be limited to, New Haven, Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, Norwalk, Meriden, Windham, Enfield, Waterbury and Bridgeport. The income households - by members of low initiative shall be informed within these communities and foster a peer peer exchange and - to - technical assistance in best practices that shall be shared with the advisory council established pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. The staff of t he Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall serve as the organizing and administrative staff to the learning communities. Generational Advisory Council shall be established as (d) A Two - part of the initiative to advise the state on how to foster fam ily economic self income households through a - sufficiency in low - generational service delivery approach for early - comprehensive two care and education and workforce readiness. The council shall consist speaker of of one member of the General Assembly appointed by the the House of Representatives, who shall serve as a cochairperson; one member of the Senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall serve as a cochairperson; one member representing nizations appointed by the the interests of business or trade orga majority leader of the Senate; one member with expertise on issues concerning health and mental health appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; one member on issues concerning ted by the minority leader of the Senate; children and families appoin June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 183 of 895

184 Senate Bill No. 1502 one member of the General Assembly appointed by the minority - leader of the House of Representatives; a member of a low income household selected by the Commission on Women, Children and nonprofit and philanthropic organizations Seniors; representatives of generational programs and - and scholars who are experts in two policies; and other business and academic professionals as needed to generational systems planning, evaluations and - achieve goals for two ted by the cochairpersons. The Commissioners of Social outcomes selec Services, Early Childhood, Education, Housing, Transportation, Public Health and Correction and the Labor Commissioner, or each the Chief Court Administrator, or the commissioner's designee; and officio - Court Administrator's designee, shall serve as ex Chief members of the advisory council. The staff of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall serve as the organizing and administrative staff of the advisory council. Januar ] y 1, 2017, the interagency working group (e) Not later than [ shall submit a report, in December 31, 2018, the advisory council - 4a, to the joint standing accordance with the provisions of section 11 committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to e ducation, housing, human services, public health, transportation and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies informed strategies selected for success; (2) - : (1) The parent states [ that the challenges and opportunities in working with a parent and c hild concurrently to promote school and workforce success; (3) the changes in policy, program, budget or communications on the local and state levels to achieve the goals of the program; (4) child, parent and family s and school success, as outcomes in the areas of school readines determined by the interagency working group in consultation with state and national evaluators; (5) workforce readiness, work success and family support outcomes, as determined by the interagency working group in consultation with state and national evaluators; (6) the cost of the program in both state and private dollars; and (7) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 184 of 895

185 Senate Bill No. 1502 recommendations to expand the program to additional communities includes: (1) The challenges and opportunities in working ] state wide - ild concurrently in a two with a parent and ch generational service delivery model; (2) recommendations to improve systems, policy, culture, program, budget or communications issues among agencies and service providers on the local and state levels to achieve two - outcomes; and (3) recommendations on the elimination of generational barriers to promote two . generational success - 142 - . Section 4 68t of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. from passage Effective ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( he Office of Policy and Management shall track The Secretary of t Not later and analyze the rates of recidivism for children in this state. than August 15, 2018, and annually August fifteenth thereafter, the 4a, a report - secretary shall submit, in accordance with section 11 containing and analyzing such rates of recidivism to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary. Sec. 143 . Section 17a - 22bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substitute d in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) (1) The Commissioner of Children and Families, in consultation with representatives of the children and families served by the department, including children at increased risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, providers of mental, emotional or behavioral health services for such children and families, advocates, and others interested in the well - being of children and families in this ss state, shall develop a comprehensive implementation plan, acro agency and policy areas, for meeting the mental, emotional and behavioral health needs of all children in the state, and preventing or reducing the long - term negative impact of mental, emotional and th developing In children. on issues health behavioral e June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 185 of 895

186 Senate Bill No. 1502 implementation plan, the department shall include, at a minimum, the following strategies to prevent or reduce the long - term negative impact of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues on children: an emphasis on focused techniques, with - Employing prevention (A) early identification and intervention; (B) appropriate services; Ensuring access to developmentally - Offering comprehensive care within a continuum of services; (C) Engaging communities, families and youths in the planning, (D) valuation of mental, emotional and behavioral health delivery and e care services; Being sensitive to diversity by reflecting awareness of race, (E) culture, religion, language and ability; - Establishing results (F) based accountability measures to track progress towards the goals and objectives outlined in this section, - 22dd and 17a - 22cc, 17a - - sections 17a 248h and section 7 of public act 13 178; informed quality assurance strategies to address Applying data - (G) mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in children; - Improving the integration of school and community based H) ( [ and ] mental health services; (I) Enhancing early interventions, consumer input and public information and accountability by (i) in collaboration with the amily and youth engagement Department of Public Health, increasing f in medical homes; (ii) in collaboration with the Department of Social 1 Infoline program; and (iii) - 1 - Services, increasing awareness of the 2 in collaboration with each program that addresses the mental, emotional or behavioral h ealth of children within the state, insofar as June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 186 of 895

187 Senate Bill No. 1502 they receive public funds from the state, increasing the collection of data on the results of each program, including information on issues related to response times for treatment, provider availability and cess to treatment options ac ; and (J) Identifying and addressing any increased risk of involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice system attributable to unmet mental, . emotional and behavioral health needs of children the commissioner shall submit and (2) Not later than April 15, 2014, present a status report on the progress of the implementation plan, in 4a, to the Governor and the joint standing accordance with section 11 - committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters ren and appropriations. relating to child On or before October 1, 2014, the commissioner shall submit and (3) present the implementation plan, in accordance with section 11 4a, to - the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of ma tters relating to children and appropriations. On or before October 1, 2015, and biennially thereafter through (4) and including 2019, the department shall, in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Social Services, Department of Dev elopmental Services, Office of Early Childhood, Department of Public Health and Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch, submit and present progress reports on the status of driven recommendations to alter or - implementation, and any data ment the implementation in accordance with section 11 aug 4a, to the - Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children and appropriations. Emergency mobile psychiatric service providers sha (b) ll collaborate based - based mental health care agencies, school - with community June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 187 of 895

188 Senate Bill No. 1502 health centers and the contracting authority for each local or regional board of education throughout the state, utilizing a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, me moranda of understanding, policy and protocols regarding referrals and outreach and liaison between the respective entities. These methods shall be designed to (1) improve coordination and communication in order to enable such entities to and refer children with mental, emotional or promptly identify behavioral health issues to the appropriate treatment program, and (2) plan for any appropriate follow up with the child and family. - (c) Local law enforcement agencies and local and regional boards of that employ or engage school resource officers shall, education provided federal funds are available, train school resource officers in nationally recognized best practices to prevent students with mental health issues from being victimized or disproportionately re ferred to the juvenile justice system as a result of their mental health issues. The Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with (d) agencies that provide training for mental health care providers in urban, suburban and rural areas, shall pr in, ongoing - ovide phased based and - training for mental health care providers in evidence trauma informed interventions and practices. - seek existing public or private reimbursement for The state shall (e) vices delivered in (1) mental, emotional and behavioral health care ser the home and in elementary and secondary schools, and (2) mental, emotional and behavioral health care services offered through the Department of Social Services pursuant to the federal Early and nt Program under 42 USC Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatme 1396d. (f) On or before October 1, 2017, the Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with the Judicial Branch and the Department of Correction, shall submit a plan to prevent or reduce the negative June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 188 of 895

189 Senate Bill No. 1502 otional and behavioral health issues on children impact of mental, em and youth twenty years of age or younger who are held in secure detention or correctional confinement, in accordance with section 11 - 4a, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General bly having cognizance of matters relating to children and Assem appropriations. (g) On or before October 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Correction shall compile records regarding the frequency and use of physical restraint and seclusion, as defined in - section 46a 150, on children and youth twenty years of age or younger who are in the custody of the commissioner at the John R. Manson Youth Institution, Cheshire, and shall submit a report summarizing - visions of section 11 such records, in accordance with the pro 4a, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children. Such report shall address the prior year and shall indicate, at a minimum, the frequency that (1) physical ed as (A) an emergency intervention, and (B) a restraint was us nonemergency intervention, and (2) restricted housing or other types of administrative segregation or seclusion were used at such facility. (h) On or before July 1, 2018, the Department of Children and s, in collaboration with the Children's Mental, Emotional and Familie Behavioral Health Plan Implementation Advisory Board, established 22f, shall submit recommendations for - pursuant to section 17a addressing any unmet mental, emotional and behavioral health needs of children that are attributed to an increased risk of involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, in accordance with section 11 4a, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the - ting to children General Assembly having cognizance of matters rela and appropriations. - . Subsection (b) of section 17a 144 Sec. 22ff of the general statutes is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 189 of 895

190 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): passage The board shall consist of the following members: (b) t appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, (1) Eigh who shall represent families of children who have been diagnosed with mental, emotional or behavioral health issues; (2) Two appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, who shall represe nt a private foundation providing mental, emotional or behavioral health care services for children and families in the state; (3) Four appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, care who shall be providers of mental, emotional or behavioral health services for children in the state , at least one of whom shall be a provider of services to children involved with the juvenile justice ; system Three appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, (4) ups that provide services for who shall represent private advocacy gro children and families in the state; One appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, (5) 1 - who shall represent the United Way of Connecticut 2 1 Infoline - program; e of One appointed by the majority leader of the Hous (6) Representatives, who shall be a medical doctor representing the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Emergency Department; One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall be (7) a superintendent of schools in the state; (8) One appointe d by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall represent the Connecticut Behavioral Healthcare Partnership; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 190 of 895

191 Senate Bill No. 1502 One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate who shall (9) Based Health Centers; - represent the Connecticut Association of School (10) The Commissioner of Children and Families, or the commissioner's designee; The Commissioner of Developmental Services, or the (11) commissioner's designee; (12) The Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee; mmissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's The Co (13) designee; The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or (14) the commissioner's designee; The Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's (15) designee; hildhood, or the commissioner's (16) The Commissioner of Early C designee; (17) The Insurance Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee; The executive director of the Court Support Services Division of (18) the Judicial Branch, or the executive director's designee; (19) cate, or the Child Advocate's designee; The Child Advo The Healthcare Advocate, or the Healthcare Advocate's (20) designee; and (21) The executive director of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, or the executive director's designee. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 191 of 895

192 Senate Bill No. 1502 of the general statutes is repealed and the 149 - . Section 46b 145 Sec. ): Effective July 1, 2019 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) Any selectman, town manager, police officer or welfare [ department of any town, city or borough, any probation officer or superintendent of schools, the Commissioner of Children and Families, caring institution or agency approved or licensed by the - any child Commissioner of Children and Families, any youth service bureau, a tative parent or foster parent of a child, or a child or the child's represen or attorney, who believes that the acts or omissions of a child are such that the child is from a family with service needs, may file a written complaint setting forth those facts with the Superior Court which has venue over the matter. The cour t shall refer a complaint filed under subsection (a) of (b) this section to a probation officer, who shall promptly determine whether it appears that the alleged facts, if true, would be sufficient to meet the definition of a family with service needs, provide d a complaint alleging that a child is a truant or habitual truant shall not be determined to be insufficient to meet the definition of a family with service needs solely because it was filed during the months of April, May or June. If such probation offic er so determines, the probation officer shall, after an initial assessment, promptly refer the child and based program or other - the child's family to a suitable community service provider, or to a family support center as provided in section 46b voluntary services. If the child and the child's family are 149e, for - based program or other service provider and referred to a community - the person in charge of such program or provider determines that the services, child and the child's family can no longer benefit from its such person shall inform the probation officer, who shall, after an appropriate assessment, either refer the child and the child's family to a family support center for additional services or determine whether or not to file a petition with the court under subsection (c) of this section. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 192 of 895

193 Senate Bill No. 1502 If the child and the child's family are referred to a family support center and the person in charge of the family support center determines that the child and the child's family can no longer benefit rvices, such person shall inform the probation officer, who from its se may file a petition with the court in the manner prescribed in subsection (c) of this section. The probation officer shall inform the complainant in writing of the probation officer's action under this subsection. If it appears that the allegations are not true, or that the child's family does not meet the definition of a family with service needs, the probation officer shall inform the complainant in writing of ] such finding. this section in effect on June 30, 2019, revision (a) The provisions of of 1958, revised to January 1, 2019, shall be applicable to any petition filed in accordance with such provisions on or before June 30, 2019. (c) [ h service A petition alleging that a child is from a family wit (b) ] needs shall be verified and filed with the Superior Court which has venue over the matter. The petition shall set forth plainly: (1) The facts which bring the child within the jurisdiction of the court; (2) the name, date of birth, sex and reside nce of the child; (3) the name and residence of the child's parent or parents, guardian or other person having control of the child; and (4) a prayer for appropriate action by the court in conformity with the provisions of this section. When a pe (b) ] (c) (c) [ tition is filed under subsection [ (d) ] of this section, the court may issue a summons to the child and the child's parents, guardian or other person having control of the child to appear in court at a specified time and place. The summons shall be sign ed by a judge or by the clerk or assistant clerk of the court, and a copy of the petition shall be attached to it. Whenever it appears to the judge that orders addressed to an adult, as set forth in section 46b - 121, are ild, a similar summons shall be necessary for the welfare of such ch issued and served upon such adult if he or she is not already in court. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 193 of 895

194 Senate Bill No. 1502 128. - Service of summons shall be made in accordance with section 46b 121, - The court may punish for contempt, as provided in section 46b dian or other person so summoned who fails to any parent, guar If a petition is filed appear in court at the time and place so specified. [ under subsection (c) of this section alleging that a child is from a truant, family with service needs because a child is a truant or habitual the court may not dismiss such petition solely because it was filed during the months of April, May or June. When a petition is filed under subsection (c) of this section (e) alleging that a child is from a family with service needs because such c hild has been habitually truant, the court shall order that the local or regional board of education for the town in which the child resides, or the private school in the case of a child enrolled in a private school, shall cause an educational evaluation o f such child to be performed if no such evaluation has been performed within the preceding year. Any costs incurred for the performance of such evaluation shall be borne by such local or regional board of education or such private ] school. appears from the allegations of a petition or other sworn If it (d) ] (f) [ affirmations that there is: (1) A strong probability that the child may do something that is injurious to himself prior to court disposition; (2) a ior to the hearing; or strong probability that the child will run away pr (3) a need to hold the child for another jurisdiction, a judge may vest temporary custody of such child in some suitable person or agency. No nondelinquent juvenile runaway from another state may be held in a operated detention state - home in accordance with the provisions of 151h, the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. A hearing on - section 46b temporary custody shall be held not later than ten days after the date on which a judge signs an order of temporary custody. Following such hear ing, the judge may order that the child's temporary custody continue to be vested in some suitable person or agency. Any expenses June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 194 of 895

195 Senate Bill No. 1502 of temporary custody shall be paid in the same manner as provided in subsection (b) of section 46b - 129. of this section (b) [ (g) ] (e) ] If a petitio n is filed under subsection [ (c) and it appears that the interests of the child or the family may be best served, prior to adjudication, by a referral to community based or - d for a other services, the judge may permit the matter to be continue reasonable period of time not to exceed six months, which time period may be extended by an additional three months for cause. If it appears at the conclusion of the continuance that the matter has been s the petition. satisfactorily resolved, the judge may dismis ] (h) [ If the court finds, based on clear and convincing evidence, (f) that a child is from a family with service needs, the court may, in addition to issuing any orders under section 46b - 121: (1) Refer the n and Families for any voluntary child to the Department of Childre [ ; services provided by the department or, if the child is from a family with service needs solely as a result of a finding that the child is a truant or habitual truant, to the authorities of the local or regional school di strict or private school for services provided by such school district or such school, which services may include summer school, or to community agencies providing child and family services; ] (2) order custody of a the child to remain in the child's own home or in the subject to the supervision of ] relative or any other suitable person [ (A) a probation officer ; [ , or (B) in the case of a child who is from a family with service needs solely as a result of a finding that the child is a nt, subject to the supervision of a probation truant or habitual trua officer and the authorities of the local or regional school district or private school; (3) if the child is from a family with service needs as a ] person result of the child engaging in sexual intercourse with another and such other person is thirteen years of age or older and not more than two years older or younger than such child, (A) refer the child to a youth service bureau or other appropriate service agency for June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 195 of 895

196 Senate Bill No. 1502 egnancy program or a participation in a program such as a teen pr sexually transmitted disease program, and (B) require such child to perform community service such as service in a hospital, an AIDS prevention program or an obstetrical and gynecological program; or (4) upon a finding that there is no less restrictive alternative, commit the child to the care and custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families for an indefinite period not to exceed eighteen months. The child shall be entitled to representation by counsel and an evidentiary . If the court issues any order which regulates future conduct of hearing the child, parent or guardian, the child, parent or guardian shall receive adequate and fair warning of the consequences of violation of shall be provided to the order at the time it is issued, and such warning the child, parent or guardian, to his or her attorney and to his or her legal guardian in writing and shall be reflected in the court record and proceedings. At any time during the period of supervision, after hearing (g) ] (i) [ good cause shown, the court may modify or enlarge the and for conditions, whether originally imposed by the court under this section or otherwise, as deemed appropriate by the court. The court shall to such cause a copy of any such orders to be delivered to the child and child's parent or guardian and probation officer. (1) (h) ] (j) [ The Commissioner of Children and Families may file a motion for an extension of a commitment under this section on the grounds that an extension would be in the best interest of the c hild. The court shall give notice to the child and the child's parent or guardian at least fourteen days prior to the hearing upon such motion. The court may, after hearing and upon finding that such extension is in there is no suitable less restrictive the best interest of the child and that alternative, continue the commitment for an additional indefinite period of not more than eighteen months. (2) The Commissioner of Children and Families may at any time file a motion to discharge a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 196 of 895

197 Senate Bill No. 1502 child committed unde r this section, and any child committed to the commissioner under this section, or the parent or guardian of such child, may at any time but not more often than once every six months file a motion to revoke such commitment. The court shall notify the , the child's parent or guardian and the commissioner of any child motion filed under this subsection, and of the time when a hearing on such motion will be held. Any order of the court made under this subsection shall be deemed a final order for purposes of app eal, except that no bond shall be required and no costs shall be taxed on such appeal. (3) Not later than twelve months after a child is committed to the Commissioner of Children and Families in accordance with 149f, is section or section 46b - subdivision (4) of subsection [ (h) ] (f) of th the court shall hold a permanency hearing in accordance with (i) ] (k) [ subsection of this section. After the initial permanency hearing, subsequent permanency hearings shall be held at least once every twelve months while th e child remains committed to the Commissioner of Children and Families. ] At least sixty days prior to each permanency hearing [ (k) (i) (h) ] (j) [ required under subsection of this section, the Commissioner of Children and Families shall file a permanency pl an with the court. At each permanency hearing, the court shall review and approve a permanency plan that is in the best interests of the child and takes into consideration the child's need for permanency. Such permanency plan may include the goal of: (1) R evocation of commitment and subsequent placement of the child with the parent or guardian, (2) transfer of guardianship, (3) permanent placement with a relative, (4) adoption, or (5) any other planned permanent living arrangement ordered by the court, prov ided the Commissioner of Children and Families has documented a compelling reason why it would not be in the best interest of the child for the permanency plan to include the goals set forth in subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive, of this subsection. ther planned permanent living arrangement may include, but Such o June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 197 of 895

198 Senate Bill No. 1502 not be limited to, placement of the child in an independent living program. At any such permanency hearing, the court shall also determine whether the Commissioner of Children and Families has made reasonable efforts to achieve the goals in the permanency plan. . Subdivision (5) of section 46b 146 Sec. 120 of the general statutes is - repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2019 ): ns a family that includes a child "Family with service needs" mea (5) who is at least seven years of age and is under eighteen years of age , according to a petition lawfully filed on or before June 30, 2019, who (A) has without just cause run away from the parental home or other horized and lawful place of abode, (B) is beyond the properly aut control of the child's or youth's parent, parents, guardian or other custodian, (C) has engaged in indecent or immoral conduct, is a [ (D) or truant or habitual truant or who, while in school, has been ntinuously and overtly defiant of school rules and regulations, or co ] (E) is thirteen years of age or older and has engaged in sexual intercourse with another person and such other person is thirteen years of age or older and not more than two years older or younger than such child or youth; . Subsection (k) of section 46b 147 Sec. - 124 of the general statutes, as 99, is repealed and the following - amended by section 2 of public act 17 is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage (1) Notwithstand ing the provisions of subsection (d) of this (k) section, any information concerning a child that is obtained during any mental health screening or assessment of such [ ] detention screening or f child, during the provision of services pursuant to subsection (b) o 149, or during the performance of an educational - section 46b - evaluation pursuant to subsection (e) of section 46b 149, shall be used solely for planning and treatment purposes and shall otherwise be June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 198 of 895

199 Senate Bill No. 1502 oviding such confidential and retained in the files of the entity pr services or performing such screening, assessment or evaluation. Such information may be further disclosed only for the purposes of any - court ordered evaluation or treatment of the child or provision of - services to the child, or pursuant to se ctions 17a 101 to 17a - 101e, - inclusive, 17b [ - Any information concerning a 451 or 51 - 450, 17b 36a. child that is obtained during the administration of the detention 133 shall be used - screening instrument in accordance with section 46b of making a recommendation to the court solely for the purpose Such information shall not be ] regarding the detention of the child. subject to subpoena or other court process for use in any other proceeding or for any other purpose. on (d) of this section, (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsecti any information concerning a child that is obtained during any detention risk screening of such child shall be used solely for determining the child's risk to public safety as required by subsection (e) of section 46b 133. The infor mation obtained and results of the - detention risk screening shall be used for the purpose of making a recommendation to the court regarding the detention of the child and shall otherwise be confidential and retained in the files of the person ch screening, but shall be disclosed to any attorney of performing su record upon motion and order of the court. Any information and results disclosed upon such motion and order shall be available to any ll attorney of record for such case. Such information and results sha otherwise not be subject to subpoena or other court process for use in any other proceeding or for any other purpose. 149f of the general - . Subsections (a) and (b) of section 46b 148 Sec. reof statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu the ): Effective July 1, 2019 ( (a) When a child who has been adjudicated as a child from a family with service needs pursuant to a petition filed on or before June 30, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 199 of 895

200 Senate Bill No. 1502 violates any valid order , 149 - in accordance with section 46b 2019, e conduct of the child made by the court which regulates futur following such an adjudication, a probation officer, on receipt of a complaint setting forth facts alleging such a violation, or on the probation officer's own motion on the basis of his or her knowledge of iolation, may file a petition with the court alleging that the such a v child has violated a valid court order and setting forth the facts claimed to constitute such a violation. Service shall be made in the same manner as set forth for a summons in subsection (c) ] (d) [ of - section 46b 149. The child shall be entitled to representation by counsel and an evidentiary hearing on the allegations contained in the petition. If the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that the child has r, the court may (1) order the child to remain violated a valid court orde in such child's home or in the custody of a relative or any other suitable person, subject to the supervision of a probation officer or an existing commitment to the Commissioner of Children and Families, (2) upon a finding that there is no less restrictive alternative appropriate to the needs of the child and the community, enter an order that directs or authorizes a peace officer or other appropriate person to place the child in a staff secure facility under the auspices of - - the Court Support Services Division for a period not to exceed forty five days, with court review every fifteen days to consider whether continued placement is appropriate, at the end of which period the nity and may be subject to the child shall be returned to the commu supervision of a probation officer, or (3) order that the child be committed to the care and custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families for a period not to exceed eighteen months and that the care and custody. child cooperate in such When a child who has been adjudicated as a child from a family (b) pursuant to a petition filed on or before June 30, with service needs - in accordance with section 46b 2019, 149 is under an order of to the Commissioner of supervision or an order of commitment June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 200 of 895

201 Senate Bill No. 1502 Children and Families and believed to be in imminent risk of physical harm from the child's surroundings or other circumstances, a probation officer, on receipt of a complaint setting forth facts alleging such risk, or on the probati on officer's own motion on the basis of his or her knowledge of such risk, may file a petition with the court alleging that the child is in imminent risk of physical harm and setting forth the facts claimed to constitute such risk. Service shall be made in the same manner as set forth for a summons in subsection [ of (c) ] (d) section 46b - 149. If it appears from the specific allegations of the petition and other verified affirmations of fact accompanying the petition, or subsequent thereto, that there is prob able cause to believe that (1) the child is in imminent risk of physical harm from the child's surroundings, (2) as a result of such condition, the child's safety is endangered and immediate removal from such surroundings is there is no less restrictive (3) safety, and necessary to ensure the child's alternative available, the court shall enter an order that directs or authorizes a peace officer or other appropriate person to place the - child in a staff secure facility under the auspices of the Court Support Services Division for a period not to exceed forty five days, subject to - subsection (c) of this section, with court review every fifteen days to consider whether continued placement is appropriate, at the end of returned to the community which period the child shall either be (A) for appropriate services, subject to the supervision of a probation officer or an existing commitment to the Commissioner of Children and Families, or (B) committed to the Department of Children and Families for a period not to ex ceed eighteen months if a hearing has been held and the court has found, based on clear and convincing evidence, that (i) the child is in imminent risk of physical harm from the child's surroundings, (ii) as a result of such condition, the child's s endangered and removal from such surroundings is necessary safety i to ensure the child's safety, and (iii) there is no less restrictive alternative available. Any such child shall be entitled to the same procedural protections as are afforded to a delinquent chi ld. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 201 of 895

202 Senate Bill No. 1502 Sec. 149 . Subsection (a) of section 46b - 133g of the general statutes, as amended by section 41 of public act 17 - 99, is repealed and the from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective port Services (a) Not later than January 1, 2017, the Court Sup Division of the Judicial Department shall develop and implement a detention risk assessment instrument to be used to determine, based : (1) Probable cause to believe that a on the risk level, whether there is child will pose a risk to public s afety if released to the community prior to the court hearing or disposition, or (2) a need to hold the child in order to ensure the child's appearance before the court, as demonstrated by the child's previous failure to respond to the court process. Such instrument shall be used when assessing whether a child risk - should be detained pursuant to section 46b 133. Any detention screening shall be subject to the protections of subsection (k) of section . 124 - 46b ] , as amended by this act. [ January 1, 2018 Effective . ( 150 Sec. ) (a) There is established a pilot program that shall provide indigent individuals with access to legal counsel at any hearing on an application for relief from abuse brought - 15 of the general statutes. The pilot program sh all be under section 46b administered in accordance with the provisions of this section. Funding for the pilot program shall be in accordance with the 151 of this act. If funding is not made available in provisions of section of this act by July 151 accordance with section 1, 2018, then the Division of Public Defender Services and the Judicial Branch shall not be required to undertake the duties described in this section. The pilot program shall commence on July 1, 2018, and shall terminate on June 30, 2019. (b) (1) The Judi cial Branch, utilizing funds made available pursuant of this act, shall contract with one or more nonprofit 151 to section organizations, whose principal purpose is to provide legal services to indigent individuals, to provide legal counsel to an applicant at any June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 202 of 895

203 Senate Bill No. 1502 hearing on an application for relief from abuse brought under section 15 of the general statutes. The provision of legal counsel under this - 46b subsection shall only be for the duration of the pilot program and shall her the application for relief under be limited to the issue of whet - 15 of the general statutes shall be granted or denied. section 46b (2) The Division of Public Defender Services, utilizing funds made available pursuant to section 151 of this act, shall provide legal counsel to a respo ndent at any hearing on an application for relief from abuse brought under section 46b - 15 of the general statutes. The provision of legal counsel under this subsection shall only be for the duration of the whether the pilot program and shall be limited to the issue of 15 of the general statutes shall - application for relief under section 46b be granted or denied. (c) The Chief Court Administrator shall select one judicial district in which to provide the legal services described in subsection (b) of this tion. sec (d) No individual who seeks services under the pilot program shall be provided access to legal counsel under subsection (b) of this section, unless: (1) If such individual is (A) the applicant in a proceeding ral statutes, the individual 15 of the gene - brought under section 46b successfully demonstrates to the nonprofit organization with whom the Judicial Branch has contracted for the provision of legal services that he or she is indigent, or (B) the respondent in a proceeding b 15 of the general statutes, the individual - brought under section 46 successfully demonstrates to the Division of Public Defender Services that he or she is indigent; and (2) such proceeding is pending in the judicial district selected pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. (e) For purposes of this section, an applicant or respondent shall be determined indigent if he or she has annual gross income that is at or below the following guidelines: (1) $23,760 for an applicant or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 203 of 895

204 Senate Bill No. 1502 respondent with no dependents, (2) $32,040 for an applicant or respondent with one dependent, (3) $40,320 for an applicant or respondent with two dependents, and (4) $48,600 for an applicant or respondent with three dependents. If an applicant or respondent has more than three dependents, for each additio nal dependent the sum of $8,320 shall be added to $48,600. (f) Prior to providing legal counsel to any individual under the pilot program, the Division of Public Defender Services and any nonprofit organization with whom the Judicial Branch contracts for t he provision of legal services under the pilot program, shall ensure that attorneys are assigned to proceedings in a manner that will avoid conflicts of interest, as defined by the Rules of Professional Conduct. (g) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Chie f Court Administrator, - shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary on: (1) f the pilot program, and (2) whether a The status and results o permanent program that provides similar legal services should be established in the state. Such report may also include legislative recommendations concerning the establishment of the pilot program s. on a permanent basi ) For each of the fiscal years ending Effective from passage . ( 151 Sec. June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the Attorney General, utilizing transfer invoices, shall remit two hundred thousand dollars to the to the Division of Judicial Branch and two hundred thousand dollars Public Defender Services from moneys received by the Office of the Attorney General in connection with the settlement of any lawsuit to which the state is a party. Moneys remitted to the Judicial Branch and r Services pursuant to this section shall the Division of Public Defende 150 be used for purposes of the pilot program established in section of this act. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 204 of 895

205 Senate Bill No. 1502 157 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 10 Sec. 152 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ective from Eff passage ): (a) [ local ] board of education for a [ Any ] Each or regional municipality with (1) a population of ten thousand or more, (2) three or more public schools located in the municipality, and (3) two - efined in section 10 thousand or more resident students, as d shall 262f, provide for the supervision of the schools under its control by a superintendent who shall serve as the chief executive officer of the board. A local board of education for any other municipality may (A) ervision of the schools under its control by a provide for the sup superintendent who shall serve as the chief executive officer of the board, or (B) receive direction concerning the supervision of the schools under its control by a superintendent employed by another local bo ard of education, provided the legislative body of such other municipality authorizes the use of such superintendent. Each regional board of education shall provide for the supervision of the schools under its control by a superintendent who shall serve as the chief The superintendent shall have executive executive officer of the board. authority over the school system and the responsibility for its supervision. Employment of a superintendent shall be by election of the board of education. Except as provide d in subsection (b) of this section, no person shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the superintendent until the board receives written confirmation from the Commissioner of Education that the person to be employed is properly ad such certification waived by the commissioner certified or has h pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. The commissioner shall inform any such board, in writing, of the proper certification, waiver of certification or lack of certification or waiver of any such perso n not later than fourteen days after the name of such person is submitted to the commissioner pursuant to section 10 - 226. A majority vote of all members of the board shall be necessary to an election, and the board June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 205 of 895

206 Senate Bill No. 1502 t and the term of office, which shall fix the salary of the superintenden shall not exceed three years. Upon election and notification of employment or reemployment, the superintendent may request and the board shall provide a written contract of employment which he salary, employment benefits and includes, but is not limited to, t term of office of such superintendent. Such superintendent shall, at least three weeks before the annual town or regional school district meeting, submit to the board a full written report of the proceedings of and of the condition of the several schools during the such board school year preceding, with plans and suggestions for their improvement. The board of education shall evaluate the performance of the superintendent annually in accordance with guidelines and mutually determined and agreed to by such board and such criteria superintendent. Sec. ) Upon the approval of the Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 153 legislative body of a municipality and the local board of education for local board of education such municipality, such legislative body and may enter into a cooperative agreement relating to the performance of administrative and central office functions for the municipality and the school district. - . Subsection (a) of section 10 158a of the general statutes is Sec. 154 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (a) Any two or more boards of education may, in writing, agree to establish cooperative arrangements to provide school accommodations cial education services, health care services, programs or activities, spe , services alternative education, as defined in section 10 - 74j, or or [ ] to enable such boards to carry administrative and central office duties out the duties specified in the general statutes. Such arrangements may incl ude the establishment of a committee to supervise such programs, the membership of the committee to be determined by the agreement June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 206 of 895

207 Senate Bill No. 1502 of the cooperating boards. Such committee shall have the power, in or, receive accordance with the terms of the agreement, to (1) apply f directly and expend on behalf of the school districts which have designated the committee an agent for such purpose any state or federal grants which may be allocated to school districts for specified programs, the supervision of which has been delegated to such committee, provided such grants are payable before implementation of any such program or are to reimburse the committee pursuant to subsection (d) of this section for transportation provided to a school operated by a cooperative arrangem ent; (2) receive and disburse funds appropriated to the use of such committee by the cooperating school districts, the state or the United States, or given to the committee by individuals or private corporations; (3) hold title to real or personal property in trust, or as otherwise agreed to by the parties, for the appointing boards; (4) employ personnel; (5) enter into contracts; and (6) otherwise provide the specified programs, services and activities. ect to the Teachers employed by any such committee shall be subj provisions of the general statutes applicable to teachers employed by the board of education of any town or regional school district. For purposes of this section, the term "teacher" shall include each the rank of professional employee of a committee below superintendent who holds a regular certificate issued by the State Board of Education and who is in a position requiring such certification. (NEW) ( . 155 Sec. ) Prior to the start date for any Effective from passage person hired to fill a central office administrative personnel position (1) that provides an annual salary of one hundred thousand dollars or greater, and (2) for which the proposed or approved education budget does not provide funding for such central office administrative personnel p osition, the local board of education for a municipality shall notify the legislative body of such municipality regarding such hiring. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 207 of 895

208 Senate Bill No. 1502 for with central office administrative personnel position that is paid funds received from a grant awarded to the local board of education or from any gift or donation made to the local board of education. ) A regional board of . (NEW) ( 156 Sec. Effective from passage education may establish a finance committee for the regional school district. The finance committee shall provide information to the regional board of education concerning local budget issues of the member towns, and any assistance requested by the regional board of education in the preparation of the prop osed budget for the regional - school district, pursuant to section 10 51 of the general statutes. The local board of education for each member town, or the legislative body of a member town in which there is no local board of education for such member town, shall appoint two representatives to the finance committee. from passage Sec. 157 ) Any local board of education . (NEW) ( Effective shall file forthwith a signed copy of any contract for administrative personnel with the town clerk, which town clerk shall p ost a copy of any such contract on the town's Internet web site. Any regional board of education shall file a copy of any such contract with the town clerk in each member town, which town clerk shall post a copy of any such web site. contract on the town's Internet 473c of the - . Subdivision (9) of subsection (d) of section 7 158 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu ): from passage Effective thereof ( In arriving at a decision, the arbitration panel shall give priority (9) to the public interest and the financial capability of the municipal employer, including consideration of other demands on the financial There shall be an irrebuttable capability of the municipal employer. presumption that fifteen per cent of the municipal employer's budget reserve is not available for payment of the cost of any item subject to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 208 of 895

209 Senate Bill No. 1502 The panel shall further consider the arbitration under this chapter. following factors in light of such financial capability: (A) The negotiations between the partie s prior to arbitration; (B) the interests and welfare of the employee group; (C) changes in the cost of living; (D) the existing conditions of employment of the employee group and those of similar groups; and (E) the wages, salaries, fringe benefits, and ther conditions of employment prevailing in the labor market, o including developments in private sector wages and benefits. - . Subsection (b) of section 17b 8 of the general statutes is 159 Sec. repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effec tive from passage ): If in developing the budget for the department for the next [ (b) fiscal year, the commissioner contemplates applying for a federal waiver or submitting a proposed amendment to the federal oner of Social The Commissi ] government, the commissioner shall notify the Services shall annually, not later than December fifteenth, joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies e of the General Assembly having and the joint standing committe cognizance of matters relating to human services of potential Medicaid waivers and amendments to the Medicaid state plan that may result in a cost savings for the state. The commissioner shall notify the of the p [ any Medicaid waiver committees ] such ossibility of application or proposed amendment to the Medicaid state plan that the commissioner is considering in developing a budget for the next fiscal year before the commissioner submits such budget for legislative approval . ) Notwithstanding any special Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 160 Sec. act, municipal charter or home rule ordinance, the legislative body of a municipality and the local board of education for such municipality shall consult when possible regarding the joi nt purchasing of property June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 209 of 895

210 Senate Bill No. 1502 insurance, casualty insurance and workers' compensation insurance. For the purpose of this section, "municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough. Sec. ) Any local board of education ive from passage Effect . (NEW) ( 161 for a municipality, after going out to bid for a good or service and receiving submissions, shall consult with the legislative body of such municipality if such municipality provides or uses such good or ce, and, if the equivalent level of such good or service is provided servi by such municipality or through a municipal contract for a lower cost than the lowest qualified bid submission received by such local board sider a cooperative of education, such board of education shall con agreement with such municipality for the provision of such good or service. For purposes of this section, "good or service" includes, but is not limited to, portable classrooms, motor vehicles or materials and ne systems, computers and copy machines. equipment, such as telepho Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 162 Sec. ) Each local board of education for a municipality shall consult with the legislative body of such municipality prior to purchasing payroll processing or accounts are systems to determine whether such systems may be payable softw purchased or shared on a regional basis. 230 is repealed and the Sec. 163 - . Section 33 of public act 17 Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): The bridge on Route 229 in Southi ngton, overpassing Interstate 84, Memorial Boislard ] Boisland [ shall be designated the "Detective Bruce Bridge". 164 (a) There is established an ) Effective January 1, 2018 ( . (NEW) Sec. Office of Health Strategy, which shall be within the Department of Publ ic Health for administrative purposes only. The department head June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 210 of 895

211 Senate Bill No. 1502 of said office shall be the executive director of the Office of Health Strategy, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with - 5 to 4 - the provisions of sections 4 the general statutes, 8, inclusive, of with the powers and duties therein prescribed. (b) On or before July 1, 2018, the Office of Health Strategy shall be responsible for the following: (1) Developing and implementing a comprehensive and cohesive e state, including, but not limited to, a health care vision for th coordinated state health care cost containment strategy; s payers claim - (2) Directing and overseeing (A) the all database , and (B) the 113 of this act program established pursuant to section nitiative and related successor initiatives; State Innovation Model I (3) Coordinating the state's health information technology initiatives; (4) Directing and overseeing the Office of Health Care Access and all of its duties and responsibilities as set forth in chapter 368z of th e general statutes; and (5) Convening forums and meetings with state government and external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, to discuss health care issues designed to t and quality strategies. develop effective health care cos (c) The Office of Health Strategy shall constitute a successor, in 38d, 4 - accordance with the provisions of sections 4 39 of the - 38e and 4 - general statutes, to the functions, powers and duties of the following: (1) The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, established - pursuant to section 38a 1081 of the general statutes, relating to the 113 payer claims database pursuant to section - administration of the all June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 211 of 895

212 Senate Bill No. 1502 ; and of this act e (A) (2) The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, relating to th - 6q of development of a chronic disease plan pursuant to section 19a the general statutes, (B) housing, chairing and staffing of the Health 725 of the general statutes, and - Care Cabinet pursuant to section 19a (C) (i) appointment of the health informa tion technology officer 755 of the general statutes, and (ii) oversight of pursuant to section 19a - the duties of such health information technology officer as set forth in - 59a and 17b - 59, 17b sections 17b - 59f of the general statutes. (d) Any order or regul ation of the entities listed in subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (c) of this section that is in force on July 1, 2018, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. 165 1089 of the - vision (11) of subsection (a) of section 38a . Subdi Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): from passage Effective The status of the implementation and administration of the all (11) - 38a ] 1091 [ - payer claims database progr am established under section 113 of this act . ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage . ( Sec. 166 99 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Social - section 17b Services shall not extrapolate any overpayments or assess any three early intervention services, - - enalties against providers of birth p to 248 of the general statutes, as such services are defined in section 17a - - for errors made by such providers during the implementation of a fee service payment methodology from Nov - ember 1, 2017, to April 30, for 2018, inclusive. 167 Effective from passage . ( ) The Division of Criminal Justice shall Sec. maintain funds appropriated to the Cold Case Unit separate from June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 212 of 895

213 Senate Bill No. 1502 funds appropriated to the Shooting Task Force and shall expend such funds solely for the purposes appropriated. Effective from passage and applicable to taxable and . (NEW) ( 168 Sec. ) (a) As used in this income years commencing on or after January 1, 2017 section, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning: (1) "7/7 participant" means an eligible owner whose application submitted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section has been approved by the commissioner; (2) "7/7 site" means the real property redeveloped and ut ilized or proposed to be redeveloped and utilized by a 7/7 participant in accordance with this section; (3) "Brownfield" has the same meaning as provided in section 32 - 760 of the general statutes; (4) "Completion of the brownfield remediation" means the mpleted remediation of a 7/7 site by a 7/7 participant as evidenced co by the filing of either a verification or interim verification that meets 134 of the - 133y or 22a 133x, 22a - the requirements of section 22a - general statutes; person, firm, limited liability (5) "Eligible owner" means any profit corporation or other business entity - company, nonprofit or for that holds title to (A) a brownfield, provided such owner did not establish, create or maintain a source of pollution to the waters of the state for purpo ses of section 22a - 432 of the general statutes and is not responsible pursuant to any other provision of the general statutes for any pollution or source of pollution on such brownfield; or (B) real or more property that has been abandoned or underutilized for ten years; and June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 213 of 895

214 Senate Bill No. 1502 (6) "Qualified expenditures" means the expenditures associated with the investigation, assessment and remediation of a brownfield, including, but not limited to: (A) Soil, groundwater and infrastructure ) remediation of soil, sediments, investigation; (B) assessment; (C groundwater or surface water; (D) abatement; (E) hazardous materials term groundwater or natural or waste removal and disposal; (F) long - attenuation monitoring; (G) (i) environmental land use restrictions, (ii) activity an d use limitations, or (iii) other forms of institutional control; (H) reasonable attorneys' fees; (I) planning, engineering and environmental consulting; and (J) remedial activity to address building molition, and structural issues, including, but not limited to, de asbestos abatement, polychlorinated biphenyls removal, contaminated wood or paint removal and other infrastructure remedial activities. "Qualified expenditures" do not include expenditures funded for such d development directly investigation, assessment, remediation an through other state brownfield programs administered by the commissioner. (b) There is established within the Department of Economic and Community Development the 7/7 program. Said program shall edeveloping and utilizing provide incentives to businesses for r brownfields and real property that has been abandoned or underutilized for ten or more years. Participants in said program shall be eligible for the tax incentives provided under subsections (e) to (h), inclusive, of this section. 7/7 participant (c) To be designated a , an eligible owner shall submit to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development an application, on forms provided by the commissioner, that shall include the following information: (1) A description of the real property such eligible owner seeks to utilize and the proposed use for such property; (2) a written certification (A) from such eligible owner stating that such property is a brownfield, or (B) from the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 214 of 895

215 Senate Bill No. 1502 tating that such municipality in which such property is located s property has been abandoned or underutilized for ten or more years, as determined by such municipality; (3) a plan that such eligible owner shall submit to high schools in the area of the brownfield and the regional community technical col - leges that includes the anticipated workforce needs for the proposed use of such property and workforce training requirements in order to enable such schools and colleges to develop educational training programs to meet such workforce needs; (4) a commitme nt by the eligible owner to hire not less than thirty per cent of its workforce from students enrolled in any programs developed as a result of subdivision (3) of this subsection; (5) a written located certification from the municipality in which such property is that such municipality supports the application for the designation of such property as a 7/7 site; and (6) any other information the commissioner deems necessary. The commissioner shall approve any is subsection and shall application that satisfies the requirements of th notify the Commissioner of Revenue Services whenever he or she approves the application of an eligible owner. (d) Any 7/7 participant that seeks to redevelop and utilize a vided under brownfield shall not be eligible for any of the benefits pro subsections (e) to (h), inclusive, of this section until the completion of the brownfield remediation and the participant's notification of such completion to the Commissioners of Revenue Services and Economic municipality in which such and Community Development and the brownfield is located. (e) (1) If a 7/7 participant is subject to the tax imposed under chapter 208 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall grant a credit against any tax due under the provisions of sa id chapter in an amount equal to the total amount of tax due under said chapter for the income year that is attributable to the operations of such participant's business located on the 7/7 site after June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 215 of 895

216 Senate Bill No. 1502 chapter. The the deduction of any other credits allowable under said credit allowed by this subdivision shall be available in the first income year in which such participant begins business operations at such site and the succeeding six income years. chapter (2) If a 7/7 participant is subject to the tax imposed under 229 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall grant a credit to each member, shareholder or partner of such participant against any tax due under the provisions of said chapter, other than the liability imposed by section 12 - 707 of the general statutes, in an amount equal to such member's, shareholder's or partner's amount of tax due under said chapter for the taxable year that is attributable to the operations of such participant's business e deduction of any other credits located on the 7/7 site after th allowable under said chapter. The credit allowed by this subdivision shall be available in the first taxable year in which such participant begins business operations at such site and the succeeding six taxable years. 1) The taxes imposed by chapter 219 of the general statutes shall (f) ( not apply to any item purchased by a 7/7 participant in the first seven calendar years from the date such participant initiates business ased for use in the operations at a 7/7 site, provided such item is purch ordinary course of business at such site. (2) At the time of sale, a 7/7 participant shall present to the person who makes the sale a certificate to the effect that the item is subject to by and bear the name such exemption. The certificate shall be signed and address of the purchaser. The certificate shall be substantially in such form as the Commissioner of Revenue Services prescribes. (3) If a purchaser who presents a certificate, in accordance with subdivision (2) of this subsection, makes any use of the item other than the purpose set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the use shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 216 of 895

217 Senate Bill No. 1502 be deemed to be a use by the purchaser in accordance with chapter 219 of the general statutes, as of the time the property is first used by him or her, and the item shall be taxable to such purchaser in accordance with said chapter. (g) (1) In the case of a 7/7 participant subject to the tax imposed under chapter 208 of the general statutes, in arriving at net income, as of the general statutes, in the eighth income 213 - defined in section 12 year following such 7/7 participant's initiation of business operations at a 7/7 site that was a brownfield and the six succeeding income years, there shall be deducted from gross income, as defined in section - 213 of the general statutes, an amount not to exceed eight and fifty - 12 - one - seven hundredths per cent of the qualified expenditures associated with the remediation of such site. (2) In the case of a 7/7 participant subject to the tax imposed under 229 of the general statutes, in the eighth income year following chapter such 7/7 participant's initiation of business operations at a 7/7 site that was a brownfield and the six succeeding income years, there shall be come, as defined in subtracted from Connecticut adjusted gross in - 701 of the general statutes, an amount not to exceed eight section 12 and fifty hundredths per cent of the qualified expenditures - one - seven - associated with the remediation of such site. (h) Notwithstanding any provision of the general s tatutes or of any special act, municipal charter or home rule ordinance, for five assessment years following the date a 7/7 participant obtained a building permit to begin construction at a 7/7 site, the municipality in tinue to use the assessed value of which such site is located shall con such site as of the date such participant's application was approved under subsection (c) of this section. (i) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, ces, shall in consultation with the Commissioner of Revenue Servi June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 217 of 895

218 Senate Bill No. 1502 adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section. 217 of the - . Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12 169 Sec. ollowing is substituted in lieu general statutes is repealed and the f thereof ( Effective from passage and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2017 ): (a) (1) In arriving at net income as defined in section 12 213, whether - er the federal or not the taxpayer is taxable und corporation net income tax, there shall be deducted from gross income, (A) all items deductible under the Internal Revenue Code effective and in force on the last day of the income year except (i) any taxes imposed under the provisions ch are paid or accrued in the income year and in the of this chapter whi income year commencing January 1, 1989, and thereafter, any taxes in any state of the United States or any political subdivision of such state, income or or the District of Columbia, imposed on or measured by the profits of a corporation which are paid or accrued in the income year, (ii) deductions for depreciation, which shall be allowed as provided in subsection (b) of this section, (iii) deductions for qualified domestic s provided in Section 199 of the Internal production activities income, a Revenue Code, and (iv) in the case of any captive real estate investment trust, the deduction for dividends paid provided under Section 857(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and (B) additionally, in - regulated investment company, the sum of (i) the exempt the case of a interest dividends, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, and (ii) - exempt income expenses, bond premium, and interest related to tax de, that are disallowed as deductions under the Internal Revenue Co and (C) in the case of a taxpayer maintaining an international banking facility as defined in the laws of the United States or the regulations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as either may be amended from time to time, the gros s income attributable to the international banking facility, provided, no expense or loss attributable June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 218 of 895

219 Senate Bill No. 1502 to the international banking facility shall be a deduction under any provision of this section, and (D) additionally, in the case of all ividends as defined in the Internal Revenue Code taxpayers, all d effective and in force on the last day of the income year not otherwise deducted from gross income, including dividends received from a DISC or former DISC as defined in Section 992 of the Internal Revenue ode and dividends deemed to have been distributed by a DISC or C former DISC as provided in Section 995 of said Internal Revenue Code, other than thirty per cent of dividends received from a domestic corporation in which the taxpayer owns less than twenty pe r cent of the total voting power and value of the stock of such corporation, and (E) additionally, in the case of all taxpayers, the value of any capital gain realized from the sale of any land, or interest in land, to the state, of the state, or to any nonprofit land any political subdivision conservation organization where such land is to be permanently preserved as protected open space or to a water company, as defined in section 25 32a, where such land is to be permanently preserved as - ace or as Class I or Class II water company land, and protected open sp (F) in the case of manufacturers, the amount of any contribution to a manufacturing reinvestment account established pursuant to section 32 xtent 9zz in the income year that such contribution is made to the e - not deductible for federal income tax purposes , and (G) additionally, 68 to the extent allowable under subsection (g) of section 1 of this act, 68 the amount paid by a 7/7 participant, as defined in section 1 of this field . act, for the remediation of a brown . Section 10 170 Sec. 17g of the general statutes is repealed and the - following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): ] ] and June 30, to [ 2017 For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, [ ach local and regional , the board of education for e 2019, inclusive school district that is required to provide a program of bilingual - education, pursuant to section 10 17f, may make application to the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 219 of 895

220 Senate Bill No. 1502 , within available receive annually State Board of Education and shall amount equal to the product obtained by appropriations, a grant in an one million nine hundred sixteen thousand one hundred multiplying by the ratio which the number of eligible children in the school thirty wide. - district bears to the total number of such eligible children state board of education for each local and regional school district The receiving funds pursuant to this section shall annually, on or before September first, submit to the State Board of Education a progress report which shall include (1) measures of increased edu cational opportunities for eligible students, including language support services and language transition support services provided to such students, (2) program evaluation and measures of the effectiveness of d language programs, its bilingual education and English as a secon including data on students in bilingual education programs and students educated exclusively in English as a second language programs, and (3) certification by the board of education submitting the report that any funds received pursua nt to this section have been used for the purposes specified. The State Board of Education shall 17f. For annually evaluate programs conducted pursuant to section 10 - purposes of this section, measures of the effectiveness of bilingual as a second language programs include, but education and English - need not be limited to, mastery examination results, under section 10 14n, and graduation and school dropout rates. Any amount appropriated under this section in excess of one million nine hundred d one hundred thirty dollars shall be spent in sixteen thousan 17n and 10 - 17k, 10 - 66t. accordance with the provisions of sections 10 - Any unexpended funds, as of November first, appropriated to the Department of Education for purposes of providing a grant to a local ional board of education for the provision of a program of or reg - 17f, shall be distributed on bilingual education, pursuant to section 10 a pro rata basis to each local and regional board of education receiving Notwithstanding the pro a grant under this section. visions of this 2017 [ section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, to June 30, ] June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 220 of 895

221 Senate Bill No. 1502 , inclusive, the amount of grants payable to local or regional 2019 boards of education for the provision of a program of bilingual education under this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year. Sec. 71 of the general statutes is . Subsection (a) of section 10 171 - Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (a) Each local or regional board of education or regional educational service center which has submitted an adult education proposal to the 71a shall, annually, be - State Board of Education pursuant to section 10 eligible to receiv a state grant based , within available appropriations, e on a percentage of eligible costs for adult education as defined in 67, provided such percentage shall be determined as section 10 - follows: a local The percentage of the eligible costs for adult education (1) board of education shall receive, under the provisions of this section, shall be determined as follows: (A) Each town shall be ranked in - nine according to descending order from one to one hundred sixty such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in 261; and (B) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not - section 10 five shall be determined for each - less than zero or more than sixty town on a continuous scale, except that the percentage for a priority school district pursua - 266p shall not be less than nt to section 10 - half twenty. Any such percentage shall be increased by seven and one five per cent for any local - percentage points but shall not exceed sixty board of education which provides basic adult education programs for adults at facilities operated by or within the general administrative control and supervision of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, provided such adults reside at such facilities. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 221 of 895

222 Senate Bill No. 1502 cation a regional The percentage of the eligible costs for adult edu (2) board of education shall receive under the provisions of this section shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the total population, as defined in section 10 261, of - each town in the district by such town's ranking, as determined in subdivision (1) of this subsection, (B) adding together the figures for each town determined under (A), and (C) dividing the total computed under (B) by the total population of all towns in the district. The rankin g of each regional board of education shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and each such board shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank, except that the reimbursement percentage for a priority school di strict 266p shall not be less than twenty. - pursuant to section 10 (3) The percentage of the eligible costs for adult education a regional educational service center shall receive under the provisions of this subsection and section 10 d by its ranking. Such 66i shall be determine - ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the total population, as - defined in section 10 261, of each member town in the regional educational service center by such town's ranking, as determined in tion, (B) adding together the figures for subdivision (1) of this subsec each town determined under (A), and (C) dividing the total computed under (B) by the total population of all member towns in the regional educational service center. The ranking of each regional educational center shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and service each such center shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank. . Subsection (b) of section 10 76g of the general statutes is - 172 Sec. ng is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from repealed and the followi ): passage (b) Any local or regional board of education which provides special education pursuant to the provisions of sections 10 76g, - 76a to 10 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 222 of 895

223 Senate Bill No. 1502 inclusive, for any exceptional child described in subparagrap h (A) of 76a, under its jurisdiction, excluding (1) - subdivision (5) of section 10 children placed by a state agency for whom a board of education receives payment pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 10 ildren who require special - 76d, and (2) ch owned or leased property, and who are education, who reside on state - not the educational responsibility of the unified school districts established pursuant to sections 17a - 37 and 18 - 99a, shall be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of special education instruction, as defined in the regulations of the State Board of Education, in an amount equal to (A) for any fiscal year commencing prior to July 1, rd 2005, five times the average per pupil educational costs of such boa of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with 76f, and (B) for the fiscal the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10 - year commencing July 1, 2005, and each fiscal year thereafter, four and l educational costs of such board one - half times such average per pupi , within available of education. The State Board of Education shall appropriations, pay on a current basis any costs in excess of the local or regional board's basic contribution paid by such board in ovisions of this subsection. Any amounts paid accordance with the pr by the State Board of Education on a current basis pursuant to this subsection shall not be reimbursable in the subsequent year. Application for such grant shall be made by filing with the Department on, in such manner as prescribed by the commissioner, of Educati annually on or before December first a statement of the cost of providing special education pursuant to this subsection, provided a board of education may submit, not later than March first, claims for additional children or costs not included in the December filing. Payment by the state for such excess costs shall be made to the local or five per cent of the regional board of education as follows: Seventy - cost in February and the balance in May. The amo unt due each town pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be paid to the treasurer of each town entitled to such aid, provided the treasurer shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 223 of 895

224 Senate Bill No. 1502 treat such grant, or a portion of the grant, which relates to special rred in excess of such town's board of education expenditures incu education budgeted estimate of such expenditures, as a reduction in expenditures by crediting such expenditure account, rather than town revenue. Such expenditure account shall be so credited no later than after receipt by the treasurer of necessary documentation thirty days from the board of education indicating the amount of such special education expenditures incurred in excess of such town's board of education budgeted estimate of such expenditures. 215b of the general statutes, as Sec. . Subse 173 - ction (a) of section 10 amended by section 72 of public act 17 - 237, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) The State Board of Education is authorized to expend in each cal year an amount equal to (1) the , within available appropriations, fis money required pursuant to the matching requirements of said federal laws and shall disburse the same in accordance with said laws, and (2) year in accordance with ten cents per lunch served in the prior school said laws by any local or regional board of education, the Technical or governing authority of a state charter Education and Career System school, interdistrict magnet school or endowed academy approved 34 pursuant to section 10 - th at participates in the National School as amended Lunch Program and certifies pursuant to section 10 - 215f, 237 - public act 17 ] this act that the nutrition standards established , [ by - by the Department of Education pursuant to section 10 215e shall be . met Se 80 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (c) of section 19a 174 c. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage commissioner The (c) , within available appropriations, shall require d care center or group child care each prospective employee of a chil June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 224 of 895

225 Senate Bill No. 1502 home in a position requiring the provision of care to a child to submit comprehensive background checks, including to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuan t to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29 17a. The commissioner shall also request a check of the - - state child abuse registry established pursuant to section 17a The 101k. Department of Social Services may agree to transfer funds Office of Early appropriated for criminal history records checks to the . The Childhood shall notify each Commissioner of Early Childhood licensee of the provisions of this subsection. No such prospective in the child care employee shall have unsupervised access to children center or group child care home until such comprehensive background check is completed and the Commissioner of Early Childhood permits such prospective employee to work in such child care center or group child care home. 175 Sec. 87b of the general statutes is . Subsec tion (c) of section 19a - repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage (c) , within available appropriations, shall require commissioner The child care f a family each initial applicant or prospective employee o home in a position requiring the provision of care to a child, including an assistant or substitute staff member and each household member comprehensive who is sixteen years of age or older, to submit to tate and national criminal history background checks, including s records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuant 17a. to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29 - The commissioner shall also request a check of the state child abuse 101k. The commissioner - established pursuant to section 17a registry shall notify each licensee of the provisions of this subsection. For purposes of this subsection, "household member" means any person, other than the person who is licensed to conduct, operate or m aintain a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 225 of 895

226 Senate Bill No. 1502 family child care home, who resides in the family child care home, such as the licensee's spouse or children, tenants and any other occupant. Sec. 749k of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 17b 176 repealed and the following is su bstituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) The Commissioner of Early Childhood shall, within available , other than a relative, [ any person appropriations, require providing ] child care services to a child child who receives a ] in the child's home [ care subsidy from the to submit to Office of Early Childhood state and national comprehensive background checks, including criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks accordance required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in 17a. The commissioner shall also request a check of the with section 29 - state child abuse registry established pursuant to section 17a 101k. - ) The comprehensive from passage . (NEW) ( 177 Sec. Effective ction (c) of section 19a - background checks required pursuant to subse 87b of the - 80 of the general statutes, subsection (c) of section 19a 749k of the general general statutes, and subsection (a) of section 17b - statutes, shall be conducted at least once every five years. Any person who applies for a position at a child care facility in the state shall not be required to submit to such comprehensive background checks if such person (1) is an employee of a child care facility in the state, or ate during was previously an employee of a child care facility in the st the previous one hundred eighty days, and (2) has successfully completed such comprehensive background checks in the previous five years. Nothing in this section prohibits the Commissioner of Early Childhood from requiring that an employee or pr ospective employee of a child care facility to submit to comprehensive background checks more than once during a five - year period. For purposes of this section, "child care facility" means a child care center, group child care home or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 226 of 895

227 Senate Bill No. 1502 e that provides "child care services", as described family child care hom 77 of the general statutes, and the home of a family child - in section 19a - 705 of the general statutes. care provider, as defined in section 17b . Section 4b 178 Sec. and the 13 of the general statutes is repealed - ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish and the use , policies and procedures for the maintenance of order on of te or under the , parking areas on any property owned by the sta - supervision of said commissioner, except as provided in sections 2 71h, 10a 139 and except for properties under the - 92 and 10a - 79, 10a - The supervision, care and control of the Chief Court Administrator. es may designate the Commissioner of Administrative Servic commissioner of any other agency, as defined in section 4 - 166, to establish policies and procedures for the maintenance of order on, and the use of, parking areas on any property under the supervision of ] such policy or [ such commissioner. Any person v iolating any procedure adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be fined not more five dollars and the vehicle in violation of such - than seventy policy or may be towed, provided there is conspicuous signage procedure towing and indicating where the vehicle will be giving notice of such stored, how the vehicle may be redeemed and any costs or fees that may be charged. policy or procedure The enforcement of any such [ 18 and by - shall be by special policemen appointed under section 29 Departme nt of Administrative Services buildings and grounds patrol officers, except that only such special policemen may tow, or cause the towing of, such vehicles. The commissioner or the commissioner's ] - ractor party cont designee, including, but not limited to, a third retained by the commissioner, may issue a citation to, or tow the vehicle of, any person violating the policies or procedures established pursuant to this subsection. The Chief Court Administrator may establish policies and (b) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 227 of 895

228 Senate Bill No. 1502 aintenance of order and the use of parking areas procedures for the m on any property under the supervision, care and control of the Chief Court Administrator. Such policies and procedures may provide that any vehicle parked on such property in violation of such policies and rocedures shall be towed. p Each state agency shall develop a program to encourage its (c) employees to use mass transportation. Such program shall address the feasibility of restricting the amount of free parking by at least ten per cent for those state emp loyees who work in urban areas and for providing such employees with subsidies to ride mass transportation. Each state agency shall submit its program to the Department of Administrative Services. For the purposes of this subsection, "state ach state department, office or other agency of the agency" means e state; and "urban area" means any town or city having a population of five thousand or more or any town or city in which one - seventy hundred or more state employees are employed at the same site. The Secr etary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, after receipt of and pursuant to each state agency's plan to determine the amount and process by which a state employee may obtain a subsidy. 179 Sec. ) Not later than February 1, 2018, the Effective from passage . ( Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Department velop and submit, in of Administrative Services shall jointly de - accordance with the provisions of section 11 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees and ng recommendations to reduce appropriations, a report containi workers' compensation costs. Such report shall include: (1) Methods to party administrators, (2) guidelines - better manage contracts with third - for third party administrators to utilize when informing employees June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 228 of 895

229 Senate Bill No. 1502 enefits and programs, (3) plans for increased light about available b duty work options, (4) recommendations for legislation as may be necessary or appropriate, and (5) any other recommendations to implement the provisions of this section. 180 (a) There is established a Connecticut Sec. ) Effective from passage . ( Pension Sustainability Commission to study the feasibility of placing state capital assets in a trust and maximizing those assets for the sole benefit of the state pension system. Such commission shall (1) perform a preliminary inventory of state capital assets for the purpose of determining the extent and suitability of those assets for inclusion in such a trust; (2) study the potential impact that the inclusion and maximization of such state capital assets in such a trust may have on the unfunded liability of the state pension system; (3) make recommendations on the appropriateness of placing state assets in a trust and maximizing those assets for the sole benefit of the state cility plan prepared pursuant pension system; (4) examine the state fa to section 4 23 of the general statutes and the inventories of state real - b property submitted pursuant to section 4 - 67g of the general statutes; and (5) if found to be appropriate by the members of the commission, ndations for any legislative or administrative action make recomme necessary for establishing a process to (A) create and manage such a trust, and (B) identify specific state capital assets for inclusion in such a trust. (b) The commission established under subsection (a) of this section shall not be construed to be a board or commission within the meaning of section 4 9a of the general statutes. - (c) The commission shall consist of the following members: (1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (2) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 229 of 895

230 Senate Bill No. 1502 (3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have experience in banking and private sector financial management; f the Senate, who shall (4) One appointed by the majority leader o represent a state employee collective bargaining unit that benefits from the state pension system; (5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; mpore; (6) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro te (7) One appointed by the deputy Senate Republican president pro tempore, who shall have expertise in private sector real estate development; (8) One appointed by the Governor; (9) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the signee; commissioner's de (10) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (11) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee; (12) The State Comptroller, or the State Comptroller's designee; and the State Treasurer's designee. (13) The State Treasurer, or (d) Any member of the commission appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly. (e) All appointments to the commission shall be made not later tha n twenty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 230 of 895

231 Senate Bill No. 1502 be filled by the appointing authority. (f) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the m among the members of the commission. Such commission fro chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the commission, which shall be held not later than forty days after the effective date of this section. e of the (g) The administrative staff of the joint standing committe General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of the commission. (h) Not later than January 1, 2019, the commission shall submit a report on its findings and recommendati ons to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, in accordance with the 4a of the general statutes. The commission - provisions of section 11 t submits such report or January 1, shall terminate on the date that i 2019, whichever is later. - . Section 19a 181 Sec. 486i of the general statutes is repealed and the ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) As used in this section: (1) formation of a relationship between two "Affiliation" means the or more entities that permits the entities to negotiate jointly with third parties over rates for professional medical services; "Captive professional entity" means a partnership, professional (2) ed liability company or other entity formed to render corporation, limit professional services in which a partner, a member, a shareholder or a beneficial owner is a physician, directly or indirectly, employed by, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 231 of 895

232 Senate Bill No. 1502 gnated by controlled by, subject to the direction of, or otherwise desi (A) a hospital, (B) a hospital system, (C) a medical school, (D) a medical foundation, organized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 33 - 182bb, or (E) any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under nership, governance, common control with, whether through ow contract or otherwise, another person, entity or organization described in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive, of this subdivision; 490 - (3) "Hospital" has the same meaning as provided in section [ 19a ] 19a - 646 ; ans: (A) A parent corporation of one or "Hospital system" me (4) more hospitals and any entity affiliated with such parent corporation ; through ownership, governance or membership or (B) a hospital ] , [ and any entity affiliated with such hospital through ownership, governance or m embership; "Health care provider" has the same meaning as provided in (5) - section 19a 17b; (6) "Medical foundation" means a medical foundation formed under chapter 594b; - (7) "Physician" has the same meaning as provided in section 20 13a; 25; "Person" has the same meaning as provided in section 35 (8) - "Professional corporation" has the same meaning as provided in (9) - section 33 182a; "Group practice" means two or more physicians, legally (10) iability organized in a partnership, professional corporation, limited l company formed to render professional services, medical foundation, - for - profit corporation, faculty practice plan or other similar entity not (A) in which each physician who is a member of the group provides June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 232 of 895

233 Senate Bill No. 1502 substantially the full range of service s that the physician routinely provides, including, but not limited to, medical care, consultation, diagnosis or treatment, through the joint use of shared office space, facilities, equipment or personnel; (B) for which substantially all of the services of the physicians who are members of the group are provided through the group and are billed in the name of the group practice and amounts so received are treated as receipts of the group; or (C) in which the overhead expenses of, and the income from, the gr oup are distributed in accordance with methods previously determined by members of the group. An entity that otherwise meets the definition of group practice under this section shall be considered a group practice although its shareholders, partners or own ers of the group practice include single - physician professional corporations, limited liability companies formed to render professional services or other entities in which beneficial owners are individual physicians; and he smallest number of zip codes "Primary service area" means t (11) - five per cent of from which the group practice draws at least seventy its patients. (b) At the same time that any person conducting business in this state that files merger, acquisition or any other information regarding ket concentration with the Federal Trade Commission or the mar - United States Department of Justice, in compliance with the Hart Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, 15 USC 18a, where a - Scott hospital, hospital system or other health care provider is a party to t he merger or acquisition that is the subject of such information, such person shall provide written notification to the Attorney General of such filing and, upon the request of the Attorney General, provide a mation. copy of such merger, acquisition or other infor (c) Not less than thirty days prior to the effective date of any transaction that results in a material change to the business or corporate structure of a group practice, the parties to the transaction June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 233 of 895

234 Senate Bill No. 1502 neral of such material shall submit written notice to the Attorney Ge change. For purposes of this subsection, a material change to the business or corporate structure of a group practice includes: (1) The merger, consolidation or other affiliation of a group practice with (A) at results in a group practice comprised of another group practice th eight or more physicians, or (B) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized or l controlled by such hospital or hospital system; (2) the acquisition of al or substantially all of (A) the properties and assets of a group practice, or (B) the capital stock, membership interests or other equity interests of a group practice by (i) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or m ore physicians, or (ii) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized or controlled by such hospital or hospital system; (3) the employment of all or substantially all of the physicians actice by (A) another group practice that results in a of a group pr group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (B) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by or otherwise affili ated with such hospital or hospital system; and (4) the acquisition of one or more insolvent group practices by (A) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (B) a rofessional entity, medical hospital, hospital system, captive p foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with such hospital or hospital system. The written notice required under subsection (c) of this (1) (d) nsaction and describe the section shall identify each party to the tra material change as of the date of such notice to the business or corporate structure of the group practice, including: A description (A) of the nature of the proposed relationship among the parties to the (B) proposed transaction; the names and specialties of each physician that is a member of the group practice that is the subject of the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 234 of 895

235 Senate Bill No. 1502 proposed transaction and who will practice medicine with the resulting group practice, hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, me dical foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by, or otherwise affiliated with such hospital or hospital system following the names of the business (C) the effective date of the transaction; ffective date of the entities that are to provide services following the e transaction; the address for each location where such services are (D) to be provided; (E) a description of the services to be provided at each (F) the primary service area to be served by each such location; and such location. Not (2) later than thirty days after the effective date of any transaction described in subsection (c) of this section, the parties to the transaction shall submit written notice to the Commissioner of Public Health. Such written notice shall include, but need no t be limited to, the same information described in subdivision (1) of this subsection. The commissioner shall post a link to such notice on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site. Not less than thirty days prior to the effective date of an y (e) transaction that results in an affiliation between one hospital or hospital system and another hospital or hospital system, the parties to the affiliation shall submit written notice to the Attorney General of such affiliation. Such written notice shall identify each party to the affiliation and describe the affiliation as of the date of such notice, including: (1) A description of the nature of the proposed relationship among the parties to the affiliation; (2) the names of the business to provide services following the effective date of the entities that are affiliation; (3) the address for each location where such services are to be provided; (4) a description of the services to be provided at each erved by each such location; and (5) the primary service area to be s such location. Written information submitted to the Attorney General pursuant (f) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 235 of 895

236 Senate Bill No. 1502 , inclusive, of this section shall be maintained (e) to subsections (b) to and used by the Attorney General in the same manner as provided in section 35 42. - December 31, 2014 [ Not later than (g) , and January 15, 2018 ] annually thereafter, each hospital and hospital system shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written ed or report describing the activities of the group practices own affiliated with such hospital or hospital system. Such report shall include, for each such group practice: (1) A description of the nature of the relationship between the hospital or hospital system and the group es of each physician practicing practice; (2) the names and specialti medicine with the group practice; (3) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the group practice and the address for each location where such services are provided; (4) a description of the servic es provided at each such location; and (5) the primary service area served by each such location. ] December 31, 2014 [ , and January 15, 2018 (h) Not later than annually thereafter, each group practice comprised of thirty or more ubject of a report filed under subsection (g) physicians that is not the s of this section shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written report concerning the group practice. Such report shall include, for each such group practice: (1) The names and specialties of each physician practicing medicine with the group practice; (2) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the group practice and the address for each location where such services are provided; (3) a description of the services provided at each such location; and (4) the primary service area served by each such location. ] January 15, 2018 , and December 31, 2015 Not later than [ (i) annually thereafter, each hospital and hospital system shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 236 of 895

237 Senate Bill No. 1502 report describing each affiliation with another hospital or hospital system. Such report shall include: (1) The name and address of each he party to the affiliation; (2) a description of the nature of t relationship among the parties to the affiliation; (3) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the affiliation and the address for each location where such services are provided; (4) a description of the services provided at each such location; and (5) the primary service area served by each such location. - . Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 17b 352 of the Sec. 182 general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu Effective thereof ( ): e from passag - (a) For the purposes of this section and section 17b 353, "facility" persons with intellectual disability means a residential facility for 277 and certified to participate in the - licensed pursuant to section 17a diate care facility for Title XIX Medicaid program as an interme , a nursing home, rest home or individuals with intellectual disabilities Facility" does not " 490. - residential care home, as defined in section 19a include a nursing home that does not participate in the Medicaid program and is assoc iated with a continuing care facility as described in section 17b - 520. Any facility which intends to (1) transfer all or part of its (b) ownership or control prior to being initially licensed; (2) introduce any additional function or service into its progr am of care or expand an or [ (3) terminate a service or decrease existing function or service; ] substantially its total bed capacity ; or (4) relocate all or a portion of , such facility's licensed beds, to a new facility or replacement facility a complete request for permission to implement such shall submit ] or decrease [ or , transfer, addition, expansion, increase, termination with such information as the department relocation of facility beds requires to the Department of Social Services, provided no permis sion or request for permission to close a facility is required when a facility June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 237 of 895

238 Senate Bill No. 1502 in receivership is closed by order of the Superior Court pursuant to - 545. The Office of the Long - section 19a Term Care Ombudsman pursuant to section 17a the facility of any 405 shall be notified by - proposed actions pursuant to this subsection at the same time the request for permission is submitted to the department and when a facility in receivership is closed by order of the Superior Court 545. - pursuant to section 19a An ap plicant, prior to submitting a certificate of need (c) application, shall request, in writing, application forms and instructions from the department. The request shall include: (1) The name of the applicant or applicants; (2) a statement indicating whether th e application is for (A) a new, additional, expanded or replacement facility, service or function , (B) a or relocation of facility beds termination or reduction in a presently authorized service or bed capacity, or (C) any new, additional or terminated bed s and their type; (3) the estimated capital cost; (4) the town where the project is or will be located; and (5) a brief description of the proposed project. Such request shall be deemed a letter of intent. No certificate of need ered submitted to the department unless a application shall be consid current letter of intent, specific to the proposal and in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, has been on file with the department for not less than ten business days. For purposes of this subsection , "a current letter of intent" means a letter of intent on file with the department for not more than one hundred eighty days. A certificate of need application shall be deemed withdrawn by the department, if a ed to within one department completeness letter is not respond - hundred eighty days. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman shall be notified by the facility at the same time as the letter of intent is submitted to the department. 183 353 of the general statutes is repealed and th - e . Section 17b Sec. ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 238 of 895

239 Senate Bill No. 1502 , 352 - (a) Any facility, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17b which proposes (1) a capital expenditure [ ] to incur (1) capital exceeding one million dollars, which increa ses facility expenditures square footage by more than five thousand square feet or five per cent [ of the existing square footage, whichever is greater, (2) a capital exceeding two million dollars, expenditure ] or (2) capital expenditures r medical equipment requiring a capital or (3) the acquisition of majo [ expenditure in excess of four hundred thousand dollars, including the shall submit a request for approval of ] leasing of equipment or space, such expenditure, with such information as the department requires, Any such facility which [ Department of Social Services. to the proposes to acquire imaging equipment requiring a capital expenditure in excess of four hundred thousand dollars, including the leasing of such equipment, shall obtain the approval of the Office of alth Care Access division of the Department of Public Health in He accordance with the provisions of chapter 368z, subsequent to obtaining the approval of the Commissioner of Social Services. Prior to the facility's obtaining the imaging equipment, the Commis sioner of Public Health, after consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, may elect to perform a joint or simultaneous review with the ] Department of Social Services. An applicant, prior to submitting a certificate of need (b) l request, in writing, application forms and application, shal instructions from the department. The request shall include: (1) The name of the applicant or applicants; (2) a statement indicating whether the application is for (A) a new, additional, expanded or replacement facility, service or function, (B) a termination or reduction in a or relocation of facility presently authorized service or bed capacity beds , or (C) any new, additional or terminated beds and their type; (3) the estimated capital cost; (4) the town where the project is or will be located; and (5) a brief description of the proposed project. Such request shall be deemed a letter of intent. No certificate of need June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 239 of 895

240 Senate Bill No. 1502 application shall be considered submitted to the department unless a specific to the proposal and in accordance with current letter of intent, the provisions of this subsection, has been on file with the department for not less than ten business days. For purposes of this subsection, "a current letter of intent" means a letter of intent on file with the department for not more than one hundred eighty days. A certificate of need application shall be deemed withdrawn by the department if a department completeness letter is not responded to within one hundred eighty days. (c) - s pursuant to this section, section 17b In conducting its activitie 352 or both, except as provided for in subsection (d) of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services or said commissioner's designee may hold a public hearing on an application or on more than one if such applications are of a similar nature with respect to application, the request. At least two weeks' notice of the hearing shall be given to the facility by certified mail and to the public by publication in a a served by the newspaper having a substantial circulation in the are facility. Such hearing shall be held at the discretion of the commissioner in Hartford or in the area so served. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall consider such request in relation uch capital program or to the community or regional need for s purchase of land, the possible effect on the operating costs of the facility and such other relevant factors as the commissioner or the commissioner's designee deems necessary. In approving or modifying or the commissioner's designee may such request, the commissioner not prescribe any condition, such as, but not limited to, any condition or limitation on the indebtedness of the facility in connection with a bond issued, the principal amount of any bond issued or any other particulars related to the financing of such capital details or expenditure, not directly related to the scope of such capital program and within the control of the facility. If the hearing is conducted by a designee of the commissioner, the designee shall submit any findings June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 240 of 895

241 Senate Bill No. 1502 and recommendations to the commissioner. The commissioner shall grant, modify or deny such request within ninety days, except as provided for in this section. Upon the request of the applicant, the review period may be extended for an additional fifteen days if the commissioner or the commissioner's designee has requested additional information subsequent to the commencement of the review period. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may extend the review period for a maximum of thirty d ays if the applicant has not filed in a timely manner information deemed necessary by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. ] No [ (d) facility shall be Except as provided in this subsection, no allowed to close or decrease substantially its total bed capacity until such time as a public hearing has been held in accordance with the provisions of this subsection and the Commissioner of Social Services has approved the facility's request unless such decrease is associated commissioner may impose a civil penalty with a census reduction. The of not more than five thousand dollars on any facility that fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection. Penalty payments received by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection shall be special fund established by the department pursuant deposited in the 357 and used for the purposes specified - to subsection (c) of section 17b in said subsection (c). The commissioner or the commissioner's f: (1) designee shall hold a public hearing upon the earliest occurrence o Receipt of any letter of intent submitted by a facility to the department, or (2) receipt of any certificate of need application. Such hearing shall facility for which the letter of intent or certificate of need be held at the ted not later than thirty days after the date on application was submit which such letter or application was received by the commissioner. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall provide both ss the facility and the public with notice of the date of the hearing not le than fourteen days in advance of such date. Notice to the facility shall be by certified mail and notice to the public shall be by publication in a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 241 of 895

242 Senate Bill No. 1502 newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area served by the section shall not apply to any The provisions of this sub facility. certificate of need approval requested for the relocation of a facility, or a portion of a facility's licensed beds, to a new or replacement facility. (e) The Commissioner of Social Services shall adopt regulations, in ance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this accord section. The commissioner shall implement the standards and procedures of the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health concerning certificates of need 643, as appropriate for the established pur suant to section 19a - purposes of this section, until the time final regulations are adopted in accordance with said chapter 54. 184 Sec. - 354 of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 17b ): from passage Effective ieu thereof ( following is substituted in l The (a) Department of Social Services shall not accept or approve any requests for additional nursing home beds, except (1) beds restricted to use by patients with acquired immune deficiency neurological rehabilitation uiring ; (2) beds req syndrome or by patients which guarantees life care associated with a continuing care facility , [ 520, provided such beds - as described in section 17b ] for its residents are not used in the Medicaid program and the ratio of proposed ng home beds to the continuing care facility's independent living nursi units is within applicable industry standards. For the purpose of this subsection, beds associated with a continuing care facility are not - ant to sections 17b subject to the certificate of need provisions pursu 352 and 17b ; (3) Medicaid certified beds to be relocated from one 353 - licensed nursing facility to another licensed nursing facility to meet a priority need identified in the strategic plan developed pursuant to [ (4) subsection (c) of sectio Medicaid beds to be 369; - n 17b and relocated from a licensed facility or facilities to a new licensed facility, provided at least one currently licensed facility is closed in the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 242 of 895

243 Senate Bill No. 1502 t transaction, and the new facility bed total is not less than ten per cen ] lower than the total number of beds relocated. The licensed Medicaid nursing facility beds to be relocated from one or more existing nursing facilities to a new nursing facility, provided (A) no new Medicaid rrently licensed facility is certified beds are added, (B) at least one cu closed in the transaction as a result of the relocation, (C) the relocation is done within available appropriations, (D) the facility participates in the Money Follows the Person demonstration project pursuant to - 9, (E) the availability of beds in the area of need will not 36 section 17b be adversely affected, (F) the certificate of need approval for such new facility or facility relocation and the associated capital expenditures are 353, and (G) the - 352 and 17b - obtained pursuant to sections 17b facilities included in the bed relocation and closure shall be in accordance with the strategic plan developed pursuant to subsection provided (A) the availability of beds in an area , [ . 369 - (c) of section 17b affected; and (B) no such relocation shall of need will not be adversely result in an increase in state expenditures. For the purposes of subsection (a) of this section, "a continuing (b) care facility which guarantees life care for its residents" means: (1) A participate in the Medicaid program; (2) a facility which does not facility which establishes its financial stability by submitting to the commissioner documentation which (A) demonstrates in financial statements compiled by certified public accountants that the facility direct or indirect owners have (i) on the date of the certificate of and its need application and for five years preceding such date, net assets or reserves equal to or greater than the projected operating revenues for ion or (ii) assets or other the facility in its first two years of operat indications of financial stability determined by the commissioner to be sufficient to provide for the financial stability of the facility based on its proposed financial structure and operations, (B) demonstrates in financial st atements compiled by certified public accountants that the facility, on the date of the certificate of need application, has a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 243 of 895

244 Senate Bill No. 1502 five per cent occupancy of at - projected debt coverage ratio at ninety least one and twenty inancial hundredths, (C) details the f - five one - operation and projected cash flow of the facility on the date of the certificate of need application, to be updated every five years thereafter, and demonstrates that fees payable by residents and the assets, income and insurance coverage of resid ents, in combination with other sources of facility funding, are sufficient to provide for the expenses of life care services for the life of the residents to be made available within a continuum of care which shall include the provision of health services in the independent living units, and (D) provides - that any transfer of ownership of the facility to take place within a five year period from the date of approval of its certificate of need shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Social Se rvices in 355; (3) a facility which - accordance with the provisions of section 17b establishes to the satisfaction of the commissioner that it can provide for the expenses of the continuum of care to be made available to isions of chapter 319f and residents by complying with the prov demonstrating sufficient assets, income, financial reserves or long - term care insurance to provide for such expenses and maintain financially year period based on viable operation of the facility for a thirty - generally accepted a ccounting practices and actuarial principles, which demonstration (A) may include making available to prospective - term care insurance policies which are substantially residents long equivalent in value and coverage to policies precertified pursuant to ion 38a 475, (B) shall include establishing eligibility criteria and sect - screening each resident prior to admission and annually thereafter to ensure that his assets, income and insurance coverage are sufficient in nding to cover such combination with other sources of facility fu expenses, (C) shall include entering into contracts with residents concerning monthly or other periodic fees payable by residents for services provided, and (D) allowing residents whose expenses are not covered by insurance to pledge or transfer income, assets or proceeds from the sale of assets in amounts sufficient to cover such expenses; (4) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 244 of 895

245 Senate Bill No. 1502 a facility which demonstrates it will establish a contingency fund, prior to becoming operational, in an initial amount of five hundred dollars which shall be increased in equal annual increments thousand to at least one million dollars by the start of the facility's sixth year of operation and which shall be replenished within twelve months of any shall not exceed expenditure, provided the amount to be replenished two hundred fifty thousand dollars annually until one million dollars is reached, to provide for the expenses of the continuum of care to be made available to residents which may not be covered by residents' assets, income or insurance, p rovided the commissioner may approve the establishment of a contingency fund in a lesser amount upon the application of a facility for which a lesser amount is appropriate based on the size of the facility; and (5) a facility which is operated by t with demonstrated experience and ability in the managemen operation of similar facilities. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a facility may be deemed a continuing care facility which the criteria guarantees life care for its residents if (A) the facility meets set forth in subdivisions (2) to (5), inclusive, of this subsection, was Medicaid certified prior to October 1, 1993, and has been deemed qualified to enter into a continuing care contract under chapter 319hh s prior to filing its certificate of need for at least two consecutive year application under this section, provided (i) no additional bed approved pursuant to this section shall be Medicaid certified; (ii) no patient in such a bed shall be involuntarily transferred to another bed is eligibility for Medicaid and (iii) the facility shall pay the cost due to h of care for a patient in such a bed who is Medicaid eligible and does not wish to be transferred to another bed or (B) the facility is operated hich is committed to the care exclusively by and for a religious order w being of its members for the duration of their lives and whose - and well members are bound thereto by the profession of permanent vows. On and after July 1, 1997, the Department of Social Services shall give st for modification of a certificate of need from a priority to a reque continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 245 of 895

246 Senate Bill No. 1502 ] pursuant to the provisions of this subsection. (b) ] (c) [ 352 and - For the purposes of this section and sections 17b ion shall be deemed to have begun if the following 353, construct - 17b have occurred and the department has been so notified in writing within the thirty days prior to the date by which construction is to begin: (1) All necessary town, state and federal approvals required to begin construction have been obtained, including all zoning and wetlands approvals; (2) all necessary town and state permits required to begin construction or site work have been obtained; (3) financing approval, as defined in subsection section, has been of this (c) ] (d) [ obtained; and (4) construction of a structure approved in the certificate of need has begun. For the purposes of this subsection, commencement of construction of a structure shall include, at a minimum, completion standing the provisions of this subsection, of a foundation. Notwith upon receipt of an application filed at least thirty days prior to the date by which construction is to begin, the commissioner may deem construction to have begun if: (A) An owner of a certificate of need has fu lly complied with the provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection; (B) such owner submits clear and convincing evidence that he has complied with the provisions of this subsection sufficiently to demonstrate a high probability that const ruction shall be completed in time to obtain licensure by the Department of Public Health on or before the date required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; (C) construction of a structure cannot begin due to unforeseeable control of the owner; and (D) at least ten per circumstances beyond the cent of the approved total capital expenditure or two hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever is greater, has been expended. [ (b) ] (c) [ For the purposes of subsection (c) of this section, (d) ] provisions of subsection of this section, financing (d) subject to the ] [ (e) shall be deemed to have been obtained if the owner of the certificate of need receives a commitment letter from a lender indicating an June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 246 of 895

247 Senate Bill No. 1502 easonable and affirmative interest in financing the project subject to r customary conditions, including a final commitment from the lender's loan committee or other entity responsible for approving loans. If a lender which has issued a commitment letter subsequently refuses to finance the project, the owner shall notify the department in writing within five business days of the receipt of the refusal. The owner shall, if so requested by the department, provide the commissioner with copies of all communications between the owner and the lender concerning the reques t for financing. The owner shall have one further opportunity to obtain financing which shall be demonstrated by submitting another commitment letter from a lender to the department within thirty days of the owner's receipt of the refusal from the first nder. le On and after March 1, 1993, financing (e) [ (d) Financing shall be ] deemed to have been obtained for the purposes of this section and 353 if the owner of the certificate of need has - 352 and 17b - sections 17b g in writing from a lender (1) received a final commitment for financin or (2) provided evidence to the department that the owner has sufficient funds available to construct the project without financing. Any decision of the Office of Health Care Access issued prior to (f) [ r construction has begun or financing has July 1, 1993, as to whethe been obtained for nursing home beds approved by the office prior to said date shall be deemed to be a decision of the Commissioner of 352 Social Services for the purposes of this section and sections 17b - ] 35 - and 17b 3. ] [ , A continuing care facility which guarantees life care for (1) [ (g) (e) section as described in its residents, as defined in subsection (b) of this ] , (A) shall arrange for a medical assessment to be conducted by 520 - 17b access agency approved by the Office an independent physician or an of Policy and Management and the Department of Social Services as meeting the requirements for such agency as defined by regulations June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 247 of 895

248 Senate Bill No. 1502 342, prior to the - adopted pursuant to subsection (e) of section 17b admission of any resident to the nursing facility and shall document such assessment in the resident's medical file and (B) may transfer or discharge a resident who has intentionally transferred assets in a sum ng facility which will render the resident unable to pay the cost of nursi care in accordance with the contract between the resident and the facility. , A continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its [ (2) as described in ] residents, as defined in subsection (b) of this section year period immediately subsequent to - , may, for the seven 520 - 17b becoming operational, accept nonresidents directly as nursing facility patients on a contractual basis provided any such contract shall include, but not be limited to, requiring the facility (A) to document ment of the patient in such facility is medically appropriate; that place (B) to apply to a potential nonresident patient the financial eligibility pursuant to said criteria applied to a potential resident of the facility ; [ ly screen each nonresident and (C) to at least annual ] subsection (b); patient to ensure the maintenance of assets, income and insurance sufficient to cover the cost of at least forty two months of nursing - facility care. A facility may transfer or discharge a nonresident patient austing assets sufficient to pay the costs of his care upon the patient exh or upon the facility determining the patient has intentionally transferred assets in a sum which will render the patient unable to pay from the two months of nursing facility care - the costs of a total of forty date of initial admission to the nursing facility. Any such transfer or 535. The - discharge shall be conducted in accordance with section 19a commissioner may grant one or more three year extensions of the - nonresident patients, period during which a facility may accept provided the facility is in compliance with the provisions of this section. [ Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, (h) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 248 of 895

249 Senate Bill No. 1502 if an owner of an approved certificate of need for additional nursing home beds has not ified the Office of Health Care Access or the Department of Social Services on or before September 30, 1993, of his intention to utilize such beds for a continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and has filed documentation with the Department of Social Services on or before September 30, 1994, demonstrating the requirements of said subsection (b) have been met, the certificate of need shall not expire. al Services may waive or modify any The Commissioner of Soci (i) requirement of this section, except subdivision (1) of subsection (b) which prohibits participation in the Medicaid program, to enable an established continuing care facility registered pursuant to chapter September 1, 1991, to add nursing home beds provided 319hh prior to the continuing care facility agrees to no longer admit nonresidents into any of the facility's nursing home beds except for spouses of residents of such facility and provided the addition of nursing hom e beds will not have an adverse impact on the facility's financial stability, as defined in subsection (b) of this section, and are located within a structure constructed and licensed prior to July 1, 1992. ] The Commissioner of Social Services may ] hall s [ adopt [ (j) ] (f) regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall implement the standards and procedures of the Office of Health Care Access division g certificates of need of the Department of Public Health concernin 643, as appropriate for the - established pursuant to section 19a purposes of this section, until the time final regulations are adopted in accordance with said chapter 54. Sec. tutes is 84 of the general sta - . Subsection (a) of section 17b 185 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 249 of 895

250 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) Upon the death of any beneficiary under the state supplement or the temporary family assistance program, the Commissioner of Social yment of a sum not to exceed one thousand Services shall order the pa two hundred dollars as an allowance toward the funeral and burial . The payment for funeral and burial decedent expenses of such expenses shall be reduced by (1) the amount in any revocable or the face nd, (2) any prepaid funeral contract, irrevocable funeral fu (3) value of any life insurance policy owned by the decedent that names a , (4) the net value funeral home, cemetery or crematory as a beneficiary of all liquid assets in the decedent's estate, and (5) contribu tions in excess of three thousand four hundred dollars toward such funeral and burial expenses from all other sources, including friends, relatives and all other persons, organizations, agencies, veterans' programs and - ng the provisions of section 17b Notwithstandi other benefit programs. 90, whenever payment for funeral, burial or cremation expenses is reduced due to liquid assets in the decedent's estate, the commissioner may disclose information concerning such liquid assets to the funeral director, cemet ery or crematory providing funeral, burial or cremation services for the decedent. 186 Sec. . Subsection (a) of section 17b - 131 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) When a person in any town, or sent from such town to any licensed institution or state humane institution, dies or is found dead therein and does not leave sufficient estate and has no legally liable relative able to pay the cost of a proper funeral and burial, or upon the death of any beneficiary under the state - administered general assistance program, the Commissioner of Social Services shall give to such person a proper funeral and burial, and shall pay a sum not hundred ance toward dollars as an allow exceeding one thousand two be paid, upon shall sum decedent. Said the funeral expenses of such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 250 of 895

251 Senate Bill No. 1502 submission of a proper bill, to the funeral director, cemetery or crematory, as the case may be. Such payment for funeral and burial in any revocable or expenses shall be reduced by (1) the amount irrevocable funeral fund, (2) any prepaid funeral contract, (3) the face that names a value of any life insurance policy owned by the decedent , (4) the net value funeral home, cemetery or crematory as a beneficiary in the decedent's estate, and (5) of all liquid assets contributions in three thousand four excess of hundred dollars toward such funeral and burial expenses from all other sources including friends, relatives and all other persons, organizations, agencies and , veterans' programs . - Notwithstanding the provisions of section 17b other benefit programs 90, whenever payment for funeral, burial or cremation expenses is reduced due to liquid assets in the decedent's estate, the commissioner quid assets to the funeral may disclose information concerning such li director, cemetery or crematory providing funeral, burial or cremation services for the decedent. . Sec. 187 14 of the general statutes, as Subsection (c) of section 19a - 66, is repealed and t - amended by section 7 of public act 17 he following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): July 1, 2018 (c) No board shall exist for the following professions that are licensed or otherwise regulated by the Department of Public Health: Speech and language pathologist and audiologist; (1) 2) Hearing instrument specialist; ( (3) Nursing home administrator; Sanitarian; (4) Subsurface sewage system installer or cleaner; (5) Marital and family therapist; (6) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 251 of 895

252 Senate Bill No. 1502 midwife; - Nurse (7) (8) Licensed clinical social worker; ; (9) Respiratory care practitioner Asbestos contractor, asbestos consultant and asbestos training (10) provider; Massage therapist; (11) Registered nurse's aide; (12) Radiographer; (13) Dental hygienist; (14) (15) Nutritionist; Dietitian - (16) Asbestos abatement worker; (17) ment site supervisor; Asbestos abate (18) Licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor; (19) Professional counselor; Acupuncturist; (20) (21) Occupational therapist and occupational therapist assistant; (22) Lead abatement contractor, lead consultant contractor, lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor, lead abatement worker, lead training provider, lead inspector, lead inspector risk assessor and lead project designer; - planner (23) Emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician, emergency medic al responder and emergency medical June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 252 of 895

253 Senate Bill No. 1502 services instructor; (24) Paramedic; Athletic trainer; (25) (26) Perfusionist; - (27) Master social worker subject to the provisions of section 20 195v; tt; 74 - Radiologist assistant, subject to the provisions of section 20 (28) (29) Homeopathic physician; (30) Certified water treatment plant operator, certified distribution system operator, certified small water system operator, certified backflow prevention device tester and certified cross connection survey inspector, inclu ding certified limited operators, certified conditional operators and certified operators in training; and ] [ (31) Tattoo technician; (32) Genetic counselor ; and (33) Behavior analyst . The department shall assume all powers and duties normally vested a board in administering regulatory jurisdiction over such with professions. The uniform provisions of this chapter and chapters 368v, 369 to 381a, inclusive, 383 to 388, inclusive, 393a, 395, 398, 399, 400a or entry and and 400c, including, but not limited to, standards f renewal; grounds for professional discipline; receiving and processing complaints; and disciplinary sanctions, shall apply, except as otherwise provided by law, to the professions listed in this subsection. 185i of the gen - Section 20 . 188 Sec. eral statutes is repealed and the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 253 of 895

254 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2018 - and sections 10 (a) As used in this section 14 and - 145t, 19a - 76ii, 10 : , inclusive, of this act 195 to 89 413 and sections 1 - 20 (1) cation Board" means the nonprofit "Behavior Analyst Certifi corporation established to meet the professional credentialing needs of behavior analysts, governments and consumers of behavior analysis services and accredited by the National Council for Certifying n, D.C., or any successor national accreditation Agencies in Washingto organization; "Board certified behavior analyst (BCBA)" means a person who (2) [ has been certified as a behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board; and (3) "Board certified assistant behavi ] or analyst (BCABA)" (2) "Behavior analysis" means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavior stimuli and consequences, including the use of direct observation, measurement and functional analysis of the relat ionship between the environment and behavior, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior, but does not include: (A) Psychological testing, (B) neuropsychology, (C) cognitive therapy, (D) sex therapy, (E) (G) cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, (F) hypnotherapy, - term counseling as treatment (H) psychotherapy, or (I) long modalities; (3) "Behavior analyst" means a person who is licensed to practice or 1 of this act; behavior analysis under the provisions of section 1 91 90 and Assistant behavior analyst" (4) " means a person who has been certified as an assistant behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 254 of 895

255 Senate Bill No. 1502 Certification Board to assist in the practice of behavior analysis under . the supervision of a behavior analyst certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification No person, unless (b) board certified behavior analyst or a board certified ] [ Board as a assistant behavior analyst, shall use in connection with his or her name yst", or place of business: (1) The words [ "board certified behavior anal "certified behavior analyst", "board certified assistant behavior ] analyst" or "certified assistant behavior analyst", (2) the letters , [ ] "BCABA", or (3) any words, letters, abbreviations or "BCBA" or board certified [ s a insignia indicating or implying that he or she i board certified assistant behavior analyst or in any ] behavior analyst or way, orally, in writing, in print or by sign, directly or by implication, ] board certified behavior analyst or [ represent himself or herself as a board certified assistant behavior analyst. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class D felony . For the purposes of this section, each instance of contact or consultation with this section shall an individual which is in violation of any provision of constitute a separate offense. . (NEW) ( Effective July 1, 2018 ) (a) No person may practice 189 Sec. behavior analysis unless licensed pursuant to section 153 or 154 of this act. use of (b) No person may use the title "behavior analyst" or make any title, words, letters or abbreviations that may reasonably be confused with licensure as a behavior analyst unless such person is of this act. or 1 90 licensed pursuant to section 1 91 n who (1) (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a perso provides behavior analysis or assists in the practice of behavior analysis while acting within the scope of practice of the person's license or certification and training, provided the person does not hold himself or herself out to the public as a behavior analyst, (2) is a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 255 of 895

256 Senate Bill No. 1502 student enrolled in a behavior analysis educational program accredited by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, or a graduate education program in which behavior analysis is an integral part of the student's course of study and such student is performing such behavior analysis or assisting in behavior analysis under the direct supervision of a behavior analyst, (3) is an instructor in a course approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, (4) is an analyst working under the supervision of a behavior assistant behavior analyst in accordance with the standards established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, (5) implements an intervention based on behavior analysis under the supervision of a behavior analyst, or (6) is a family member, guardian or caretaker implementing a behavior analysis treatment plan under the direction of a behavior analyst. ) (a) The Commissioner of Effective July 1, 2018 . (NEW) ( 190 Sec. lyst to any Public Health shall grant a license as a behavior ana applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such applicant is certified as a behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The commissioner shall develop and fee shall be three hundred provide application forms. The application fifty dollars. (b) A license issued under this section may be renewed annually. The license shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of 88 of the general statutes, for a fee of one hundred seventy - section 19a - rs. Each behavior analyst applying for license renewal shall five dolla furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having current certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Effective July 1, 2018 . (NEW) ( ) A person, who is not elig ible Sec. 191 90 for licensure under section 1 of this act, may apply for licensure by endorsement as a behavior analyst. Such applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant is licensed or certified as a behavior analyst, or as a person entitled to perform June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 256 of 895

257 Senate Bill No. 1502 similar services under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction that has requirements for practicing in such capacity that are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state and that there are no disciplinary actions or unresolved complaints pending. Sec. 192 . Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 19a - 88 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu Effective July 1, 2018 ): thereof ( (e) a license or certificate issued under (1) Each person holding 195cc - 74s, 20 - 65k, 20 - 514, 20 - section 19a of this act, section 1 90 or 1 91 and chapters 370 to 373, inclusive, 375, 378 to 381a, or 20 - 206 ll inclusive, 383 to 383c, inclusive, 384, 384a, 384b, 384d, 385, 393a, 395, 206n or 20 206o shall, annually, during the - - or 400a and section 20 399 month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the Department of Public Health, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business a ddress and such other information as the department requests. Sec. Effective July 1, 2018 . (NEW) ( 193 ) The Commissioner of Public Health may take any disciplinary action set forth in section 19a 17 of - the general statutes against a behavior analyst for any of the following reasons: (1) Failure to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; (2) conviction of a felony; (3) fraud or deceit in obtaining or seeking reinstatement of a license to practice behavior analysis; (4) tice of behavior analysis; (5) negligent, fraud or deceit in the prac incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; (6) physical, mental or emotional illness or disorder resulting in an inability to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; (7) alcohol or sub stance abuse; or (8) wilful falsification of entries in any hospital, patient or other record pertaining to behavior analysis. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his or her physical or me ntal capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 257 of 895

258 Senate Bill No. 1502 commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section mmissioner shall give notice and 17 of the general statutes. The co - 19a an opportunity to be heard on any contemplated action under section 19a 17 of the general statutes. - Sec. - 413 of the general statutes is . Subdivision (6) of section 20 194 Effective July ereof ( repealed and the following is substituted in lieu th 1, 2018 ): (6) board The provision of applied behavior analysis services by a [ certified assistant behavior analyst or a board certified licensed ] behavior analyst, as such terms are defined in section 20 185i, in - on 10 accordance with secti - 76ii. - . Section 10 195 Sec. 76ii of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2018 ): (a) [ On and after July 1, 2012, a local or regional board of education ] pecial education and related services that is responsible for providing s - 76a, shall provide applied behavior to a child, pursuant to section 10 analysis services to any such child with autism spectrum disorder if the individualized education program or plan pursuant to Section 504 [ (1) Such of the Re habilitation Act of 1973 requires such services. services shall be provided by a person who is, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, (A) licensed by the Department of on and such Public Health or certified by the Department of Educati or services are within the scope of practice of such license or certificate, (B) certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst, provided such assistant behavior behavior r the supervision of a certified analyst is working unde analyst. (2) A teacher or paraprofessional may implement the individualized education program or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 providing for such applied behavior June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 258 of 895

259 Senate Bill No. 1502 provided such teacher or paraprofessional is under analysis services, the supervision of a person described in subdivision (1) of this subsection. For purposes of this section, "applied behavior analysis" means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modi fications, using behavioral stimuli and consequences, including the use of direct observation, measurement and functional analysis of the relationship between the environment and behavior, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior. If the Commissioner of Education determines that there are (b) insufficient certified or licensed personnel available to provide applied behavior analysis services in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may autho rize the provision of such services by persons who: (1) Hold a bachelor's degree in a related field; (2) have completed (A) a minimum of nine credit hours of coursework from a course sequence approved by the rsework that meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, or (B) cou eligibility requirement to sit for the board certified behavior analyst behavior examination; and (3) are supervised by a board certified analyst. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the (c) ] inclusion of applied b ehavior analysis services in an individualized education program or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 196 Sec. 145t of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 10 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu th ereof ( Effective July ): 1, 2018 (a) For purposes of this section, "school support staff" means any person employed by a local or regional board of education as a [ board board certified ] [ assistant behavior certified ] behavior analyst or analyst, as such te athletic coach, as , 185i - rms are defined in section 20 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 259 of 895

260 Senate Bill No. 1502 defined in section 10 - 149d, or school paraprofessional. Sec. 197 . Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 38a - 488b of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu July 1, 2018 Effective ereof ( th ): As used in this section: (a) (1) "Applied behavior analysis" means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavioral stimuli and consequences, including the use of direct observation , measurement and functional analysis of the relationship between environment and behavior, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior. (2) "Autism spectrum disorder services provider" means any person, tment for an autism spectrum entity or group that provides trea disorder pursuant to this section. (3) "autism spectrum disorder" "Autism spectrum disorder" means as set forth in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental D isorders". "Behavioral therapy" means any interactive behavioral therapies (4) - based research and consistent with the services derived from evidence and interventions designated by the Commissioner of Social Services pursuant to subsection (l) of section 1 215c, including, but not - 7a limited to, applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, or other therapies supported by empirical evidence of the effective treatment of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, are: (A) Provided to that years of age; children less than twenty - one and (B) provided or supervised by (i) a who [ , behavior analyst licensed is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, (ii) a licensed ] physician, or (iii) a licensed psychologist. For the purposes of this subdivision, behavioral therapy is "supervised by" such licensed June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 260 of 895

261 Senate Bill No. 1502 behavior analyst, licensed physician or licensed psychologist when - to - such supervision entails at least one hour of face face supervision of er by such the autism spectrum disorder services provid licensed behavior analyst, licensed physician or licensed psychologist for each ten hours of behavioral therapy provided by the supervised provider. "Diagnosis" means the medically necessary assessment, (5) evaluation or testing performed by a l icensed physician, licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker to determine if an individual has autism spectrum disorder. Each individual health insurance policy providing coverage of (b) and (12) of section the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) 469 that is delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or - 38a continued in this state shall provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. For the purposes of this section 482a, auti - and section 38a sm spectrum disorder shall be considered an illness. (c) Such policy shall provide coverage for the following treatments, provided such treatments are (1) medically necessary, and (2) identified and ordered by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist licensed clinical social worker for an insured who is diagnosed with or autism spectrum disorder, in accordance with a treatment plan [ , developed by a licensed who is certified by the behavior analyst Behavior Analyst Certification Board, ] licensed physician , licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, pursuant to a comprehensive evaluation or reevaluation of the insured: Behavioral therapy; (A) Prescription drugs, to the extent prescription drugs are a (B) covered benefit for other diseases and conditions under such policy, prescribed by a licensed physician, a licensed physician assistant or an June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 261 of 895

262 Senate Bill No. 1502 advanced practice registered nurse for the treatment of symptoms and comorbidities of autism spectrum disorder; Direct psychiatric or consultative s ervices provided by a (C) licensed psychiatrist; Direct psychological or consultative services provided by a (D) licensed psychologist; (E) Physical therapy provided by a licensed physical therapist; (F) Speech and language pathology services provided by a lic ensed speech and language pathologist; and Occupational therapy provided by a licensed occupational (G) therapist. 198 514b of the - Sec. . Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 38a u general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lie thereof ( Effective ): July 1, 2018 (a) As used in this section: (1) "Applied behavior analysis" means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavioral ion, stimuli and consequences, including the use of direct observat measurement and functional analysis of the relationship between environment and behavior, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior. "Autism spectrum disorder services provider" means any person, (2) reatment for autism spectrum disorder entity or group that provides t pursuant to this section. "Autism spectrum disorder" means (3) "autism spectrum disorder" set forth in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric as June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 262 of 895

263 Senate Bill No. 1502 isorders". Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental D "Behavioral therapy" means any interactive behavioral therapies (4) based research and consistent with the services - derived from evidence and interventions designated by the Commissioner of Social Services - pursuant to subsection (l) of section 17a 215c, including, but not limited to, applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, or other therapies supported by empirical evidence of the effective treatment of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, years of age; one - twenty o children less than that are: (A) Provided t licensed who [ , behavior analyst and (B) provided or supervised by (i) a (ii) a licensed ] is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, f this physician, or (iii) a licensed psychologist. For the purposes o subdivision, behavioral therapy is "supervised by" such licensed behavior analyst, licensed physician or licensed psychologist when - - such supervision entails at least one hour of face to face supervision of the autism spectrum disorder services provi licensed der by such behavior analyst, licensed physician or licensed psychologist for each ten hours of behavioral therapy provided by the supervised provider. (5) "Diagnosis" means the medically necessary assessment, evaluation or testing performed by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker to determine if an individual has autism spectrum disorder. Each group health insurance policy providing coverage of the (b) type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and - (12) of section 38a 469 that is delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state shall provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. For the purposes of this section pectrum disorder shall be considered an 513c, autism s - and section 38a illness. (c) Such policy shall provide coverage for the following treatments, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 263 of 895

264 Senate Bill No. 1502 provided such treatments are (1) medically necessary, and (2) identified and ordered by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist ensed clinical social worker for an insured who is diagnosed with or lic autism spectrum disorder, in accordance with a treatment plan [ behavior analyst developed by a licensed , who is certified by the censed Behavior Analyst Certification Board, ] licensed physician, li psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, pursuant to a comprehensive evaluation or reevaluation of the insured: Behavioral therapy; (A) Prescription drugs, to the extent prescription drugs are a (B) ditions under such policy, covered benefit for other diseases and con prescribed by a licensed physician, a licensed physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse for the treatment of symptoms and comorbidities of autism spectrum disorder; (C) ces provided by a Direct psychiatric or consultative servi licensed psychiatrist; (D) Direct psychological or consultative services provided by a licensed psychologist; (E) Physical therapy provided by a licensed physical therapist; d Speech and language pathology services provided by a license (F) speech and language pathologist; and Occupational therapy provided by a licensed occupational (G) therapist. ) There is established an account to be 199 Effective July 1, 2018 Sec. . ( known as the " expense account" which behavior analyst licensing fee General l be a separate, nonlapsing account within the shal Fund. The account shall contain moneys collected from licensure fees for behavior June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 264 of 895

265 Senate Bill No. 1502 analysts, as defined in section 20 - 185i of the general statutes, sufficient ecessary to collect such fees to cover costs of any staff and equipment n as determined by the Commissioner of Public Health. Moneys in the account shall be expended by for the the Department of Public Health purposes of funding such staff and equipment. 200 tutes is repealed and the . Section 17b Sec. 491b of the general sta - ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage Factor VIII pharmaceuticals ] The maximum allowable cost paid for [ under the Medicaid antihemophilic Factor VII, VIII, IX and X products shall be the actual program as reflected on the acquisition cost manufacturer's invoice plus the professional plus eight per cent dispensing fee established for covered outpatient drugs The [ . Commissioner of Social Services may designate specific suppliers of Factor VIII pharmaceuti cals from which a dispensing pharmacy shall order the prescription to be delivered to the pharmacy and billed by the supplier to the Department of Social Services. If the commissioner so designates specific suppliers of Factor VIII pharmaceuticals, the artment shall pay the dispensing pharmacy a handling fee equal to dep ] eight per cent of the actual acquisition cost for such prescription. . (NEW) ( ) (a) The Commissioner of Effective from passage 201 Sec. ment for the - Social Services shall not impose a cost sharing require purchase of prescription drugs on the preferred drug list pursuant to 274d of the general statutes on a parent or needy caretaker section 17b - - relative otherwise eligible for Medicaid pursuant to section 17b 261 of commissioner determines a cost sharing - the general statutes. If the requirement for nonpreferred drugs or other Medicaid services provided to such parent or needy caretaker relative is necessary, the commissioner shall, thirty days before imposing such requirement, t standing committee of the General Assembly having notify (1) the join cognizance of matters relating to human services, and (2) such parent or needy caretaker relative. The commissioner shall notify such parent June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 265 of 895

266 Senate Bill No. 1502 Medicaid or needy caretaker relative that he or she shall not be denied - service for inability to meet such cost sharing requirement. sharing for (b) The commissioner shall not impose cost nonpreferred prescription drugs if a physician certifies that the nonpreferred drug is medically necessary. imposes a cost sharing requirement on a - (c) If the commissioner parent or needy caretaker relative otherwise eligible for Medicaid 261 of the general statutes, the commissioner pursuant to section 17b - shall submit a quarterly report, in accordance with the provisions of 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of - 11 section the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services on: (1) Any decrease in the number of visits to Medicaid pared to the providers by such parent or needy caretaker relative com same time period before the cost - sharing requirement was imposed, and (2) any difference in the average number of visits to Medicaid providers made by such parent or needy caretaker relative compared - health not subject to a cost to other Medicaid recipients of comparable sharing requirement. Sec. 488a of the general statutes is - . Subsection (b) of section 38a 202 Effective repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): January 1, 2018 viding coverage of Each individual health insurance policy pro (b) the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 469 delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued - 38a in this state shall provide benefits for the diagnosis and treatment of nditions. Benefits payable include, but need not mental or nervous co be limited to: - General inpatient hospitalization, including in state (1) operated facilities; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 266 of 895

267 Senate Bill No. 1502 (2) Medically necessary acute treatment services and medically necessary clinical stabilization services; (3) Gen eral hospital outpatient services, including at state - operated facilities; (4) operated - Psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, including in state facilities; (5) - Psychiatric outpatient hospital services, including at state operated facilities; e outpatient services, including at state operated - Intensiv (6) facilities; operated facilities; - Partial hospitalization, including at state (7) (8) [ based maternal, infant and early childhood home - Evidence nt visitation services, as described in Section 2951 of the Patie Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111 - 148, as amended from time to time, that are designed to improve health outcomes for pregnant women, postpartum mothers and newborns and children, including, but not limited to, for maternal substance use diso rders or depression and relationship - focused interventions for children with mental or nervous conditions or substance use disorders; ] based services designed to address specific Intensive, home - [ (9) ] (8) mental or nervous conditions in a child; ) [ (10) ] (9 Evidence - based family - focused therapy that specializes in the treatment of juvenile substance use disorders; term family therapy intervention; - Short [ (11) ] (10) (11) ] (12) [ Nonhospital inpatient detoxification; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 267 of 895

268 Senate Bill No. 1502 [ (13) ] (12) Medically monitored detoxificat ion; [ (14) ] (13) Ambulatory detoxification; (14) Inpatient services at psychiatric residential treatment [ (15) ] facilities; [ (16) ] (15) Rehabilitation services provided in residential treatment facilities, general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals or psychi atric facilities; [ (17) ] (16) Observation beds in acute hospital settings; Psychological and neuropsychological testing conducted ] [ (18) (17) by an appropriately licensed health care provider; (19) [ Trauma screening conducted by a licensed behavioral (18) ] health professional; [ (20) ] Depression screening, including maternal depression (19) screening, conducted by a licensed behavioral health professional; and Substance use screening conducted by a licensed [ (21) ] (20) behavioral health professional . ] ; [ based and community - based treatment [ (22) Intensive, family - programs that focus on addressing environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders; - based therapeutic interventions for children; (23) Other home (24) - 495 - Chemical maintenance t reatment, as defined in section 19a 570 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies; and - Extended day treatment programs, as described in section 17a (25) 22. ] June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 268 of 895

269 Senate Bill No. 1502 514 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (b) of section 38a 203 Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed and the Effective ): January 1, 2018 b) ( Except as provided in subsection (j) of this section, each group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in 469 delivered, subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of sec tion 38a - issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state shall provide benefits for the diagnosis and treatment of mental or nervous conditions. Benefits payable include, but need not be limited to: - operated General inpatient hos pitalization, including in state (1) facilities; Medically necessary acute treatment services and medically (2) necessary clinical stabilization services; (3) General hospital outpatient services, including at state - operated facilities; operated - c inpatient hospitalization, including in state Psychiatri (4) facilities; (5) - Psychiatric outpatient hospital services, including at state operated facilities; operated - Intensive outpatient services, including at state (6) facilities; Partial hospitalizatio n, including at state - operated facilities; (7) - based maternal, infant and early childhood home Evidence (8) [ visitation services, as described in Section 2951 of the Patient 148, as amended from - Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111 time to time, that a re designed to improve health outcomes for pregnant women, postpartum mothers and newborns and children, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 269 of 895

270 Senate Bill No. 1502 including, but not limited to, for maternal substance use disorders or depression and relationship focused interventions for children with - mental or ne rvous conditions or substance use disorders; ] (9) [ (8) Intensive, home - based services designed to address specific ] mental or nervous conditions in a child; focused therapy that specializes in - based family - [ (10) ] (9) Evidence stance use disorders; the treatment of juvenile sub Short [ (11) ] (10) - term family therapy intervention; [ (12) ] (11) Nonhospital inpatient detoxification; (12) Medically monitored detoxification; [ (13) ] ] (14) [ Ambulatory detoxification; (13) ] (14) Inpatient services at psychiatric residential treatment (15) [ facilities; [ (16) ] (15) Rehabilitation services provided in residential treatment facilities, general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals or psychiatric facilities; (16) Observation beds in acute hospital settings; [ (17) ] (18) ] (17) Ps ychological and neuropsychological testing conducted [ by an appropriately licensed health care provider; [ (19) ] (18) Trauma screening conducted by a licensed behavioral health professional; (19) ] Depression screening, including maternal depression [ (20) scr and eening, conducted by a licensed behavioral health professional; (20) ] (21) [ Substance use screening conducted by a licensed June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 270 of 895

271 Senate Bill No. 1502 behavioral health professional . [ ; ] [ based treatment - based and community - Intensive, family (22) programs that focus on addressin g environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders; based therapeutic interventions for children; - Other home (23) Chemical maintenance treatment, as defined in section 19a - (24) 495 - s; and 570 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencie - Extended day treatment programs, as described in section 17a (25) 22. ] Sec. 175 of the general statutes is repealed and the 204 . Section 7 - ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( - Permits under the provisions of sections 7 186, inclusive, - 170 to 7 shall be of seven kinds. "Class No. 1" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within three months of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not m ore than fifteen thousand dollars. "Class No. 2" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within two months of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than two thou sand dollars. "Class No. 3" permits shall permit the operation ] a period of sixty ] ten consecutive [ not more than of a bazaar for [ excluding legal holidays and holy days on which the individual days, [ bazaar is not functioning. Any bazaar held under the au thority of any ] within six months of the granting of such such permit shall be held permit. "Class No. 4" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within one month of the granting of the permit prize or prizes offered shall be not more and the aggregate value of the than one hundred dollars. "Class No. 5" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within nine months June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 271 of 895

272 Senate Bill No. 1502 of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or red shall be not more than fifty thousand dollars. "Class No. prizes offe 6" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within one year of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than one hundred thousand dollars. "Class No. 7" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within fifteen months of the granting of the permit, shall allow no more than twelve prize drawings on separate dates and the aggrega te value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than fifty thousand dollars. No more than one "Class No. 1" permit, two "Class No. 3" permits, one "Class No. 4" permit, five "Class No. 5" permits, five "Class No. 6" permits or three "Class No. 2" permits shall be issued to any qualifying organization within any one calendar year. The aggregate value of prizes offered under any of such permits shall represent the amount paid by the applicant for the prize or prizes or the retail value of the f donated. same i 64a of the - . Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 54 205 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage When any arrested person charged with the commission of a (b) (1) class A felony, a class B felony, except a violation of section 53a - 86 or 87, 53a 122, a class C felony, except a violation of section 53a 152 - 53a - - - 60 to 53a - 153, or a class D felony under sections 53a or 53a - 60c, inclusive, section 53a - 114, 53a - 103a, 53a 136 - 103, 53a - 95, 53a - 72a, 53a - or 53a 38a, is - 216, or a family violence crime, as defined in section 46b - presented before the Superior Court, said court shall, in bailable offenses, promptly order the release of such person upon the first of ons of release found sufficient to reasonably the following conditi ensure the appearance of the arrested person in court and that the safety of any other person will not be endangered: (A) Upon such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 272 of 895

273 Senate Bill No. 1502 person's execution of a written promise to appear without special (B) upon such person's execution of a written promise to conditions, appear with nonfinancial conditions, (C) upon such person's execution of a bond without surety in no greater amount than necessary, (D) upon such person's execution of a bond with surety in no greate r , but in no event shall a judge prohibit a bond amount than necessary from being posted by surety . In addition to or in conjunction with any of the conditions enumerated in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive, of this subdivision, the court may, when it h as reason to believe that the person is drug - dependent and where necessary, reasonable and appropriate, order the person to submit to a urinalysis drug test and to participate in a program of periodic drug testing and treatment. The results of any such dru g test shall not be admissible in any criminal proceeding concerning such person. 170aa of the general statutes is - . Subsection (g) of section 12 206 Sec. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage uly first, annually, each municipality shall submit (g) On or before J a claim for the tax reductions approved under this to the secretary [ , ] section in relation to the assessment list of October first immediately that hich w [ preceding. On or after December 1, 1987, any municipality ] neglects to transmit to the secretary the claim as required by this ] provided [ , section shall forfeit two hundred fifty dollars to the state except that the secretary may waive such forfeiture in accordance with procedures and standards establis hed by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54. Subject to procedures for review and 120b, said secretary shall, - approval of such data pursuant to section 12 on or before December fifteenth next following, certify to the e each municipality as reimbursement for Comptroller the amount du loss of property tax revenue related to the tax reductions allowed under this section , except that the secretary may reduce the amount June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 273 of 895

274 Senate Bill No. 1502 due as reimbursement under this section by up to one hundred per nicipality that is not eligible for a grant under section cent for any mu . The Comptroller shall draw an order on the Treasurer on or 9s - 32 before the fifth business day following December fifteenth and the an Treasurer shall pay the amount due each municipality not later th - the thirty first day of December. Any claimant aggrieved by the results of the secretary's review shall have the rights of appeal as set forth in 120b. The amount of the grant payable to each municipality section 12 - in any year in accordance with this s ection shall be reduced proportionately in the event that the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section with respect to such year. Sec. 71 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 8 207 ollowing is substituted in lieu thereof ( f ): from passage Effective (a) In lieu of real property taxes, special benefit assessments and sewerage system use charges otherwise payable to such municipality, arter, on May 20, except in such municipalities as, by special act or ch 1957, had a sewer use charge, an authority shall pay each year to the municipality in which any of its moderate rental housing projects are located a sum to be determined by the municipality, with the approval of the Commissioner of Housi - half ng, not in excess of twelve and one per cent of the shelter rent per annum for each occupied dwelling unit in any such housing project; except that the amount of such payment shall not be so limited in any case where funds are made available for such payment by an agency or department of the United States government, but no payment shall exceed the amount of taxes which would be paid on the property were the property not exempt from taxation. (b) For the period commencing on June 2, 2016, and ending J une 30, 2019 , each municipality that received a grant aid pursuant to - in - 2018 ] [ 216 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, shall waive any - section 8 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 274 of 895

275 Senate Bill No. 1502 payment that becomes payable during such period pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, except that n o waiver shall be required in any case where funds are made available for such payment by an agency or department of the United States government. 208 . ( Effective from passage ) The following amounts appropriated Sec. in section 1 of this act to the Judici al Department, for Youth Services Prevention, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available in each of said fiscal years for the following grants: Agency Amount c. Advocacy Academy Accomplish Education In 8,000 $ Archipelago Inc. Project Music 37,500 Arte Inc. 80,000 Artist Collective 10,000 Artist Collective 10,000 15,000 Beat the Street Community Center BIMEC (Believe in Me Corp) 15,000 18,333 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury 18,333 5,000 Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley 30,000 Boys and Girls Club of Meriden 10,000 Boys and Girls Club of Stamford 37,500 Girls Club/Chandler Street 30,000 Boys and Bregamos Theater 10,000 Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders, Inc. 25,000 85,000 Bridgeport Caribe Youth League, Inc. BSL Education Foundation 20,000 Buddy Jordan Foundation 40,000 C.U.R.E.T . 10,000 C.U.R. E.T . 10,000 55,000 Caribe Youth Leaders 40,000 Central CT Coast YMCA/Hamden 40,000 Central CT Coast YMCA/Valley CHAMP Community Hands in Action 10,000 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 275 of 895

276 Senate Bill No. 1502 Mentoring Program Charter Oak Boxing 15,000 110,000 Church of the Good Shepard Citadel of Love 20,000 10,000 City of Meriden/Police Cadets 30,000 Computer Center Pope Park Cross Street Training and Academic Center, Inc. 5,000 East Hampton Youth and Family Services 55,000 10,000 Ebonyhorse Woman, Inc. an, Inc. 10,000 Ebonyhorse Wom Family Reentry Organization, Inc./Transition 10,000 Mentoring Program 35,000 Friends of Pope Park Troop 105 15,000 Garde Arts Center Girls, Inc. 10,000 Goodworks, Inc. 10,000 Goodworks, Inc. 10,000 25,000 GVI 25,000 Anacaona Youth - ian Woman Association Hait Enrichment Program Hartford Drill, Drum and Dance Corp. 20,000 Hartford Urban League 7,500 Hartford Urban League 7,500 Headquarters & Church Care of Kanaan Baptist Church 110,000 ers USA 5,000 Heavy Hitt igher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc . 20,000 H 18,333 Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. 18,333 5,000 Historically Black College Alumni, Inc. Human Resources Agen cy of New Britain, Inc. 65,000 Kids Kook Association, Inc. 10,000 45,000 M.G. LL McGivney Center 25,000 Meriden Wallingford Chrysalis 15,000 Meriden YMCA 10,000 40,000 Mi Casa 85,000 Middlesex United Way 0 15,00 Mount Olive Ministries 50,000 New Haven Reads Community Book Bank June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 276 of 895

277 Senate Bill No. 1502 New London Babe Ruth League, Inc. 5,000 New London Football League 15,000 New London Little League, Inc. 10,000 New London NAACP 5,000 12,000 New Opportunities of Greater Meriden/Boys to Men Program NH Symphony Orchestra 25,000 . 25,000 Afterschool Program O.P.M Oddfellows Playhouse 20,000 OIC 25,000 Orcutt Boys and Girls Club 55,000 10,000 Original Works Inc. Our Piece of the Pie 10,000 Our Piece of the Pie 10,000 Pathways Sandero Center/Greater New Britain Teen 20,000 Pregnancy Prevention Inc. Patrons of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, Inc. 20,000 18,333 Police Activity League of Waterbury C/O Waterbury Young Men's Christian Association dba G reater Waterbury YMCA Police Activity League of Waterbury C/O Waterbury 18,333 Young Men's Christian Association dba Greater Waterbury YMCA 45,000 Police Athletic League/ NH PAL Project Overcome Inc. 20,000 r' Kids, Inc. 35,0 00 18,333 Riv Memorial Foundation Inc. 18,333 Riv Memorial Foundation Inc. Rushford Hospital youth Program 10,000 Safe Futures, Inc. 20,000 Solar Youth 40,000 10,000 Sound Community Services, Inc. St. Margaret Willow Plaza NRZ, Assoc. Inc. 18,333 St. Margaret Willow Plaza NRZ, Assoc. Inc. 18,333 Stamford YMCA 10,000 40,000 Stamford YMCA Stratford Police Athletic League 10,000 20,000 Sullivan Basketball Academy, Inc. 15,000 Supreme Athletes June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 277 of 895

278 Senate Bill No. 1502 Take A Chance Foundation I nc. 20,000 10,000 The Pillar The Village Initiative Project, Inc. 25,000 The Walter E. Luckett Jr. Foundation 100,000 55,000 Town of Clinton/Partner in Community 55,000 Town of East Hartford: Youth Services/Youth Task Force ster 55,000 Town of Manche United Mentoring Academy, Inc. 20,000 12,500 Upper Albany Collaborative 12,500 Upper Albany Collaborative Upper Albany Collaborative 32,500 32,500 Upper Albany Collaborative VETTS, Inc. 65,000 110,000 c. Village Initiative Project, In Walnut Orange Walsh Neighborhood Revitalization 18,333 Zone Association Inc. Walnut Orange Walsh Neighborhood Revitalization 18,333 Zone Association Inc. William E Edwards Academic College Tours, Inc. 15,000 borative 10,000 Windsor Colla Windsor Collaborative 10,000 Windsor Collaborative 5,000 Windsor Collaborative 5,000 With These Hands 70,000 Women & Family Center 10,000 Writer's Block Ink 15,000 209 Sec. statutes is . Subsection (b) of section 31 - 98 of the general repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (b) Upon the conclusion of the proceedings, each member of the panel shall receive three hundred twenty - five dollars and a panel decision shall receive an additional member who prepares a written five [ ] one hundred seventy five hundred dollars, or the single - - member, if sitting in accordance with section 31 93, shall receive three - hundred twenty five dollars, provided if the proceedings extend June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 278 of 895

279 Senate Bill No. 1502 h member shall receive one hundred fifty dollars beyond one day, eac for each additional day beyond the first day, and provided further no proceeding may be extended beyond two days without the prior approval of the Labor Commissioner for each such additional day. ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage ( . 210 Sec. - 33d and 47 - sections 47 33h of the general statutes, any reversionary interest under a certain lease from Moses Seymour, Esq., Frederick nner, Wolcott, Esq., Elijah Wadsworth, Moses Seymour, Jr., Roger Ski Esq. and Aaron Smith, Esq., as lessors, and Julius Deming, Esq., treasurer, and the inhabitants of the county of Litchfield, as lessee and predecessor in interest to the state of Connecticut, for the parcel of land on which the old Litchfield County Courthouse now stands at 15 West Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, dated March 4, 1803, and recorded January 5, 1819, in Volume 21, Page 358 of the Litchfield land records, the root of title which is a deed from Grove Catlin to said Moses al, dated and recorded March 5, 1801, in Volume 20, Seymour, Esq., et Page 93, and a deed from John Marsh to Moses Seymour, Esq., et al, dated and recorded August 6, 1802, in Volume 20, Page 488, less a small parcel of land conveyed out by Moses Seymour, Esq., et al to d Boardman, et al, dated September 13, 1802, and recorded March Davi 30, 1803, in Volume 22, Page 91, is hereby terminated pursuant to 33c and 47 33e of the general statutes, unless the holder of - - sections 47 such reversionary interest has preserved such interes t by recording a notice, deed, probate certificate or other instrument of conveyance describing such interest in the Litchfield land records pursuant to 33d, 47 - sections 47 33g of the general statutes within the - 33f and 47 - - ffective date of this section. The year period ending on the e forty reversionary interest described in this section shall be deemed to include the land and improvements, including the Litchfield County Courthouse. The leased parcel of land has an area of approximately 0.31 acres and is id entified as Lot 20 in Block 47 on Litchfield Tax Assessor's Map 206. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 279 of 895

280 Senate Bill No. 1502 ) Any regional council of Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 211 Sec. governments may establish a revenue sharing agreement with one or more regional council of governments. E . (NEW) ( 212 Sec. ) (a) As used in this section: ffective from passage (1) "Program" means any distinguishable service or group of services within a budgeted agency, as defined in section 4 69 of the - general statutes, designed to accomplish a specific public goal and in specific public benefits. result (2) "Performance informed budget review" means consideration of - information and analysis concerning the programs administered by a budgeted agency, prepared by such agency in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, by the Governor and the General Assembly during the development of each biennial budget in Such accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of this section. oriented approach to planning, review shall involve a results - ormance measurement for programs that focus on budgeting and perf the quality of life results the state desires for its citizens and that identify program performance measures and indicators of the progress the state makes in achieving such results. encing July 1, 2017, and for each biennial (b) For the biennium comm budget thereafter, the General Assembly shall identify one or more budgeted agencies to transmit the information and analysis specified - in subsection (d) of this section for purposes of a performance et review for the next succeeding biennium. The Office informed budg of Fiscal Analysis shall provide technical support in the identification of such agencies. (c) There is established a joint bipartisan subcommittee on informed budgeting consisting of seven - performance members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 280 of 895

281 Senate Bill No. 1502 of matters relating to finance and seven members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters han February 1, 2018, (1) the relating to appropriations. Not later t chairpersons of the finance committee shall appoint six members of the finance committee to such subcommittee, at least two of whom shall be members of the minority party, and the ranking member of the finance appoint one member of the finance committee to such committee shall subcommittee, and (2) the chairpersons of the appropriations committee shall appoint six members of the appropriations committee to such subcommittee, at least two of whom shall be members of the minority party, and the ranking member of the appropriations committee shall appoint one member of the appropriations committee to such subcommittee. The subcommittee shall be chaired by two chairpersons, each selected from among the subcommittee members. rperson shall be selected by the chairpersons of the finance One chai committee and one chairperson shall be selected by the chairpersons of the appropriations committee. The term of such appointments shall tial terminate on December 31, 2018, regardless of when the ini appointment was made. Members of the subcommittee appointed on year terms, which shall - or after January 1, 2019, shall serve for two commence on the date of appointment. Members shall continue to the term of any serve until their successors are appointed, except that member shall terminate on the date such member ceases to be a member of the General Assembly. Any vacancy shall be filled by the respective appointing authority. (d) On or before October 1, 2018, and on or before October first of numbered year thereafter, the administrative head of each - each even budgeted agency identified in the biennial budget adopted for the immediately preceding biennium, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, shall transmit to (1) the Secr etary of the Office of Policy and Management, (2) the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 281 of 895

282 Senate Bill No. 1502 appropriations, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis, (3) the joint having cognizance of standing committee of the General Assembly matters relating to finance, and (4) the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to such - budgeted agency, utilizing the results based report format developed ttee of said appropriations committee, by the accountability subcommi the following information and analysis for each program administered by such agency: (A) A statement of the statutory basis, or other basis, and the history of the program. ithin the strategic plan (B) A description of how the program fits w and goals of the agency and an analysis of the quantified objectives of the program. (C) A description of the program's goals, fiscal and staffing data and the populations served by the program, and the level of funding and equired to accomplish the goals of the program if different than staff r the actual maintenance level. (D) Data demonstrating the amount of service provided, the effectiveness of said service provision, and the measurable impact on vice recipients. quality of life results for ser (E) An analysis of internal and external factors positively and negatively impacting the change in quality of life outcomes over time. (F) The program's administrative and other overhead costs. r benefits that actually (G) Where applicable, the amount of funds o reach the intended recipients of the program. (H) Any recommendations for improving the program's performance. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 282 of 895

283 Senate Bill No. 1502 (e) The Governor and General Assembly shall consider the information and analysis transmitted by budgeted agencies purs uant to subsection (d) of this section in developing each biennial budget. A public review of the reports transmitted by such agencies shall be incorporated into the agency budget hearing process conducted by the g committee of the General relevant subcommittees of the joint standin Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations. Effective from passage 213 Sec. . (NEW) ( ) The Commissioner of Social Services, in administering the state medical assistance program, may offset any federal funding reductions for providers or recipients of services described in 42 USC 1396d(a)(4)(C), provided (1) the General Assembly approves such use of state funds in a vote scheduled not later than ninety days following notice of such federal funding the commissioner, (2) such services are otherwise covered reduction by by the medical assistance program, and (3) providers otherwise meet the requirements of the Department of Social Services for participation and enrollment in the medical assistance program. 214 ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage Sec. . ( section 4b 53 of the general statutes, the State Bond Commission in - allocating the proceeds of state bonds on and after January 1, 2018, until January 1, 2020, for purposes of construction, recon struction or remodeling of any state building, shall not allocate any percentage of such proceeds for works of art, with respect to any such project commenced on or after January 1, 2018, until January 1, 2020. The Comptroller shall ) (a) Effective from passage . (NEW) ( Sec. 215 determine the amount of labor - management savings realized by the State of Connecticut for each fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, to June 30, 2027, inclusive, pursuant to the operation of the agreement between mployees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) the state and the State E with all attachments and agreements appended thereto, filed with the including any General Assembly on July 21, 2017, agreement reached June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 283 of 895

284 Senate Bill No. 1502 through negotiations between the state and SEBAC concerning wages, hours and other conditions of employment and any other agreement between the state and individual collective bargaining units representing management savings specified in the state employees to achieve the labor - , and for 1, 2017 state budget act for the biennium commencing on July adjustments or revisions made to said act for the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 2018, and for each successive state budget act numbered year adjustments or revisions made - thereafter and any even nnium commencing July 1, 2025. thereto, until and including for the bie and each December first (b) Not later than December 1, 2018, the Comptroller shall thereafter, until and including December 1, 2027, report the amount of labor management savings realized for the previous - fiscal year pursuan t to the operation of the agreements described in subsection (a) of this section to the Governor and the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of section 11 - 4a of the general statutes. . (NEW) ( ) (a) Except as pro from passage Effective 216 Sec. vided in subsection (b) of this section, each joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of any state agency that is the subject of a report issued by the Auditors of Public Accounts pursuant and the joint standing to any provision of the general statutes committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration shall hold a joint public hearing concerning such report not later than one hundred eighty days after such report is submitted to t he General Assembly by the auditors. (b) The chairpersons of any such committee may elect not to hold a public hearing on any auditor report that (1) contains no state agency violations of state statute or regulation, (2) contains only minor or ecommendations, or (3) the chairpersons determine does not technical r otherwise necessitate a public hearing. . Subsection (a) of section 51 217 Sec. 50b of the general statutes is - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 284 of 895

285 Senate Bill No. 1502 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): There shall be deducted and withheld from the salary payable to (a) each judge under subsections (a) and (d) of section 51 47, family - 231, and support magistrate under subsection (h) of section 46b - who is (1) app - 277 ointed compensation commissioner under section 31 a sum equal to five per cent of the judge's, prior to January 1, 2018, , and (2) family support magistrate's or commissioner's salary per cent of the appointed on or after January 1, 2018, a sum equal to six judge's, family support magistrate's or co . The mmissioner's salary sums deducted and withheld shall be deposited in the Judge's Retirement Fund. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any family support magistrate who had elected under the provisions of 231. - of section 46b subdivision (2) of subsection (i) Effective from passage . (NEW) ( Sec. 218 ) On and after June 30, 2027, no agreement negotiated pursuant to the provisions of subsection (f) of section 5 - 278 of the general statutes shall be for a term of more than four years. 219 - 313h of the general statutes is bsection (a) of section 7 . Su Sec. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage firefighters (a) There is established an account to be known as the " cancer relief ate, nonlapsing account account" which shall be a separ within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys . , including any [ required by law to be deposited in the account moneys deposited pursuant to section 16 Moneys in the account 256g. - ] shall be expended by ef subcommittee of the Connecticut the cancer reli 313i, - State Firefighters Association, established pursuant to section 7 for the purposes of providing wage replacement benefits to firefighters who are diagnosed with a condition of cancer described in section 7 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 285 of 895

286 Senate Bill No. 1502 313j. 256g of the general statutes is repealed and the - Sec . 220 . Section 16 ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) By June first of each year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall conduct a proceeding to determine the amou nt of the monthly fee to be assessed against each subscriber of: (1) Local telephone service, (2) commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20.3, and (3) voice over Internet protocol service, as defined in section 28 - 30b, to fund the de velopment and administration [ and the firefighters cancer - . 1 program of the enhanced emergency 9 - 1 ] 313j. - relief program established pursuant to section 7 The authority shall base such fee on the findings of the Commissioner of Emergency c Protection, pursuant to subsection (c) of section 28 Services and Publi - 24, taking into consideration any existing moneys available in the 1 Telecommunications Fund. The authority shall - 1 - Enhanced 9 consider the progressive wire line inclusion schedule contained in the 1 fin al report of the task force to study enhanced 9 - - 1 318. The telecommunications services established by public act 95 - - five cents authority shall not approve any fee (A) greater than seventy ve per month per access line, (B) that does not include the progressi wire line inclusion schedule, or (C) for commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20.3 that includes the progressive wire line inclusion schedule. Each telephone or telecommunications company providing local (b) ach provider of commercial mobile radio service telephone service, e and each provider of voice over Internet protocol service shall assess against each subscriber, the fee established by the authority pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, which shall be remitted to the office of - 1 - 1 the State Treasurer for deposit into the Enhanced 9 - Telecommunications Fund established pursuant to section 28 30a, not To the extent permitted by [ later than the fifteenth day of each month. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 286 of 895

287 Senate Bill No. 1502 t later than the federal law, on and after February 1, 2017, and no fifteenth day of each month thereafter, an amount equal to one cent per month per access line shall be remitted from the fees imposed under this section to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit in the - ount established pursuant to section 7 firefighters cancer relief acc ] 313h. (c) The fee imposed under this section shall not apply to any prepaid wireless telecommunications service, as defined in section 28 - 30b. 221 ) (a) The state may, in any Effective from passage Sec. . (NEW) ( publi c or special act, modify a contract to which it is a party (1) if any impairment to the contract is not substantial, or (2) (A) if any impairment to the contract is substantial, the public or special act serves a legitimate public purpose such as remedying a general social or economic problem, and (B) if such purpose is demonstrated, the means chosen to accomplish such purpose are reasonable and necessary. (b) Any such impairment of a contract as described in subsection (a) reasonable and necessary if (1) the of this section may be considered state did not consider such impairment on par with other policy alternatives, (2) the state did not impose a drastic impairment when an evident and more moderate course of action would serve its purpose d (3) the state did not act unreasonably in light of the equally well, an surrounding circumstances. 61 is repealed and the following is 222 Sec. - . Section 3 of public act 17 Effective from passage ): substituted in lieu thereof ( y, in collaboration The Commissioner of Developmental Services ma with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Social Services, organize and or their designees, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 287 of 895

288 Senate Bill No. 1502 participate in an Intellectual Disability Partnership. The partnership lity Partnership Advisory Committee form an Intellectual Disabi shall which shall include broad and diverse representation from families, providers and advocates for persons with intellectual disability. Family representatives shall include family members of individuals with a broad range of intellectual disability and needs, including level needs. Notice of the - partnership's individuals with high [ ] committee's meetings, agendas and minutes shall be posted on the Department of Developmental Services' Internet web site. Sec. ) The School Building Projects from passage Effective . ( 223 - Advisory Council, established pursuant to section 10 292q of the general statutes, shall conduct a study regarding the development and implementation of blueprints for prototype school designs for new construction projects. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) an analysis of (A) the costs associated with the creation of blueprints for prototype school designs for elementary, middle and ing such high schools, (B) the feasibility of boards of education us blueprints for prototype school designs as part of the school building project grant program, pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes, and (C) any cost savings associated with using such blueprints for prototype school designs, and (2) rec ommendations concerning the implementation of such blueprints for prototype school designs, and whether the use of such blueprints for prototype school designs should be related to reimbursement percentages for school building projects, - 10 285a of the general statutes. Not later than pursuant to section January 1, 2019, the School Building Projects Advisory Council shall submit such study to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and revenue and bonding, in accordance with the provisions of finance, 4a of the general statutes. - section 11 Sec. 262u of the general statutes, as amended by - . Section 10 224 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 288 of 895

289 Senate Bill No. 1502 section 3 of public act 17 - 215, is repealed and the following is ): Effective from passage ( substituted in lieu thereof 262i: - (a) As used in this section and section 10 school district [ (1) "Alliance district" means a a town that is in ] for (A) that accountability index thirty is among the towns with the lowest scores nt of Education, or (B) was , as calculated by the Departme previously designated as an alliance district by the Commissioner of Education for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2017, . inclusive (2) "Accountability index" has the same meaning as provided in 223 e. - section 10 "Mastery test data of record" has the same meaning as provided (3) in section 10 - 262f. (4) "Educational reform district" means a school district that is in a town that is among the ten lowest accountability index scores when all scores. accountability index towns are ranked highest to lowest in (b) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Commissioner of Education shall designate thirty school districts as alliance districts. Any school district designated as an alliance district shall be so des ignated for a period of five years. On or before June 30, 2016, the Department of Education shall determine if there are any additional alliance districts. (2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the commissioner shall designate thirty three school d istricts as alliance districts. Any school - district designated as an alliance district shall be so designated for a period of five years. (A) (1) (c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Comptroller June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 289 of 895

290 Senate Bill No. 1502 ance district any shall withhold from a town designated as an alli increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the prior fiscal year pursuant to section 10 262h. The Comptroller shall - transfer such funds to the Commissioner of Education. (B) For the , the to June 30, 2016, inclusive fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, Comptroller shall withhold from a town designated as an alliance district any increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10 - 262i. (C) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, the Comptroller shall withhold from a town designated as an alliance district any increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, pursuant to - ion (a) of section 10 subsect 262i, minus the aid reduction, as described in subsection (d) of section 10 - 262i. (D) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall withhold rict any increase in funds from a town designated as an alliance dist received over the amount the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10 The 262i. - Comptroller shall transfer such funds to the Commissioner of Education. n application pursuant to subsection (d) of this Upon receipt of a (2) section, the Commissioner of Education may pay such funds to the town designated as an alliance district and such town shall pay all such funds to the local or regional board of education for such town on th e condition that such funds shall be expended in accordance with the plan described in subsection (d) of this section, the provisions of - 262i, and any guidelines developed by the subsection (c) of section 10 nds shall be used to State Board of Education for such funds. Such fu improve student achievement in such alliance district and to offset any other local education costs approved by the commissioner. The local or regional board of education for a town designated (d) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 290 of 895

291 Senate Bill No. 1502 he Commissioner of Education, at as an alliance district may apply to t such time and in such manner as the commissioner prescribes, to receive any increase in funds received over the amount the town subsection (a) of section received for the prior fiscal year pursuant to - 10 pursuant to this subsection shall include . Applications 262i objectives and performance targets and a plan that are developed, in part, on the strategic use of student academic performance data. Such plan may include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A tiered system of interventions for the schools under the jurisdiction of such board based on the needs of such schools, (2) ways to strengthen the foundational programs in reading, through the intensive reading instruction program pursuant to section 10 reading 14u, to ensure - mastery in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, with a focus on standards and instruction, proper use of data, intervention strategies, current information for teachers, parental engagement, and teacher professional development, (3) additional l earning time, including extended school day or school year programming administered by school personnel or external partners, (4) a talent strategy that includes, but is not limited to, teacher and school leader recruitment licies that draw upon guidelines for a and assignment, career ladder po model teacher evaluation program adopted by the State Board of 151b, and adopted by each local or - Education, pursuant to section 10 regional board of education. Such talent strategy may include rate increased ability to attract, retain, provisions that demonst promote and bolster the performance of staff in accordance with performance evaluation findings and, in the case of new personnel, other indicators of effectiveness, (5) training for school leaders and on new teacher evaluation models, (6) provisions for the other staff cooperation and coordination with early childhood education providers to ensure alignment with district expectations for student entry into kindergarten, including funding for an existing local Head Start program, (7) provisions for the cooperation and coordination with other governmental and community programs to ensure that June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 291 of 895

292 Senate Bill No. 1502 students receive adequate support and wraparound services, including and community school models, (8) provisions for implementing wide education standards adopted by the State Board - furthering state of Education and all activities and initiatives associated with such standards, (9) strategies for attracting and recruiting minority teachers and administrators, (10) provisions for the enhancement of bilingual 17f, or other language education programs, pursuant to section 10 - acquisition services to English language learners, including, but not limited to, participation in the English language learner pilot program, 17n, (11) entering into the model nt to section 10 - established pursua this [ school district responsibilities agreement, described in section 2 of ] act , (12) leadership succession plans that provide 215 - public act 17 training and learning opportunities for administrators and are designed to assist in the seamless transition of school and district personnel in and out of leadership positions in the school district and the continuous implementation of plans developed under this (13) oals as determined any additional categories or g subsection, and by the commissioner. Such plan shall demonstrate collaboration with key stakeholders, as identified by the commissioner, with the goal of achieving efficiencies and the alignment of intent and practice of current programs with conditiona l programs identified in this subsection. The commissioner may (A) require changes in any plan submitted by a local or regional board of education before the commissioner approves an application under this subsection, and (B) permit a local or regional boa rd of education, as part of such plan, to use a portion of any funds received under this section for the purposes of paying tuition charged to such board pursuant to subdivision (1) of or subsection (b) of section 10 - 264o. l 264 - subsection (k) of section 10 The State Board of Education may develop guidelines and (e) criteria for the administration of such funds under this section. (f) The commissioner may withhold such funds if the local or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 292 of 895

293 Senate Bill No. 1502 his regional board of education fails to comply with the provisions of t section. The commissioner may renew such funding if the local or regional board of education provides evidence that the school district of such board is achieving the objectives and performance targets bmitted under this approved by the commissioner stated in the plan su section. Any local or regional board of education receiving funding (g) under this section shall submit an annual expenditure report to the commissioner on such form and in such manner as requested by the hall determine if commissioner. The commissioner s the local or (1) regional board of education shall repay any funds not expended in (2) such funding should accordance with the approved application, or be reduced in a subsequent fiscal year up to an amount equal to the amount that the co mmissioner determines is out of compliance with the provisions of this subsection. Any balance remaining for each local or regional board of (h) education at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward for such for the next fiscal year. local or regional board of education 225 Sec. 262f of the general statutes is - . Subdivision (2) of section 10 Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): "Base aid ratio" means (A) for the fiscal years ending June 30, (2) 2008, to June 30, 2013, inclusive, one minus the ratio of a town's wealth to the state guaranteed wealth level, provided no town's aid ratio shall hundredths, except for towns which rank from - be less than nine one one to twenty when all towns are ranked in desc ending order from one nine based on the ratio of the number of children - to one hundred sixty below poverty to the number of children age five to seventeen, inclusive, the town's aid ratio shall not be less than thirteen one - ed to determine the grants hundredths when based on data us June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 293 of 895

294 Senate Bill No. 1502 pursuant to section 10 - 262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, years ] year [ (B) for the fiscal and each [ ending June 30, 2014, [ and ] fiscal year therea , one minus the town's to June 30, 2017, inclusive fter ] wealth adjustment factor, except that a town's aid ratio shall not be less hundredths for a town designated as an alliance - than (i) ten one - 262u, and (ii) two one hu ndredths for - district, as defined in section 10 , and (C) for the a town that is not designated as an alliance district fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of (i) one minus the town's wealth adjustment factor, and (ii) the nt factor, if any, except that a town's town's base aid ratio adjustme base aid ratio shall not be less than (I) ten per cent for a town 262u, and (II) designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10 - one per cent for a town that is not designated as an alliance district . 262f of the general statutes is . Subdivision (25) of section 10 226 - Se c. repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): "Total need students" means the sum of (A) the number of (25) chool year, (B) (i) for any school resident students of the town for the s year commencing prior to July 1, 1998, one - quarter the number of children under the temporary family assistance program for the prior fiscal year, and (ii) for the school years commencing July 1, 1998, to July 1, 2006, in quarter the number of children under the - clusive, one temporary family assistance program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, (C) for school years commencing July 1, 1995, to July 1, 2006, - quarter of the mastery count for the school ye ar, (D) for inclusive, one school years commencing July 1, 1995, to July 1, 2006, inclusive, ten per cent of the number of eligible children, as defined in subdivision (1) of - 17e, for whom the board of education is not required to section 10 years 17f, (E) for the school - section 10 provide a program pursuant to fifteen per cent of to July 1, 2012, inclusive, commencing July 1, 2007, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 294 of 895

295 Senate Bill No. 1502 the number of eligible students, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 10 - 17e, for whom the board of education is not required to provide a years 17f, (F) for the school - program pursuant to section 10 to July 1, 2012, inclusive, commencing July 1, 2007, three per cent - thirty [ (G) for the ] and of the number of children below the level of poverty, years and each school year commencing July 1, 2013, [ school [ year ] thereafter to July 1, 2016, inclusive , thirty per cent of the number of ] , and (H) children eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk for the school year commencing July 1, 2017, and each school year er cent of the number of children eligible for free thereafter, (i) thirty p or reduced price meals or free milk, (ii) five per cent of the number of children eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk in excess ce meals or of the number of children eligible for free or reduced pri five per cent of the total number of - free milk that is equal to seventy resident students of the town for the school year, and (iii) fifteen per cent of the number of resident students who are English language . learners, as defined in section 10 - 76kk Sec. 227 . Subdivision (33) of section 10 - 262f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): "Fully funded grant" means the sum of (A) the product of a (33) and the town's total need ] level [ oundation town's base aid ratio, the f students for the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid, and (B) the town's regional bonus. - . Subdivisions (42) to (44), inclusive, of section 10 228 Sec. 262f of the epealed and the following is substituted in lieu are r general statutes thereof ( ): Effective from passage (A) for the "Equalized net grand list adjustment factor" means (42) fiscal years prior to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the ratio of the - ist per capita to one and one town's equalized net grant l half times the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 295 of 895

296 Senate Bill No. 1502 town equalized net grand list per capita of the town with the median equalized net grand list per capita , and (B) for the fiscal year ending s June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the ratio of the town' - equalized net grant list per capita to one and thirty - five - one times the town equalized net grand list per capita of the hundredths . town with the median equalized net grand list per capita (A) for (43) "Median household income adjustment factor" means t the ratio of he fiscal years prior to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the median household income of the town to one and one - half times the median household income of the town with the median household dian household income when all towns are ranked according to me , and (B) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal income year thereafter, the ratio of the median household income of the town thirty to one and times the median household hundredths - one - five - income of the town with the medi an household income when all towns . are ranked according to median household income (44) (A) for the fiscal years prior "Wealth adjustment factor" means the sum of a town's equalized to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, hundredths multiplied by ninety one net grand list adjustment factor - per cent and a town's median household income adjustment factor multiplied by ten one , and (B) for the fiscal year hundredths per cent - ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of a town's equalized net grand list adjustment factor multiplied by seventy per cent and a town's median household income adjustment factor multiplied by thirty per cent . 229 . Section 10 262f of the general statutes is amended by - Sec. Effective from ve, as follows ( adding subdivisions (46) to (49), inclusi ): passage (NEW) (46) "Base aid ratio adjustment factor" means (A) six percentage points for those towns ranked one, two, three, four or five June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 296 of 895

297 Senate Bill No. 1502 in total eligibility index points, (B) five percentage points for those six, seven, eight, nine or ten in total eligibility index towns ranked points, (C) four percentage points for those towns ranked eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen or fifteen in total eligibility index points, and teen, seventeen, (D) three percentage points for those towns ranked six eighteen or nineteen in total eligibility index points. (NEW) (47) "Eligibility index" has the same meaning as provided in - 545. section 7 (NEW) (48) "Base grant amount" means the equalization aid grant a e fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, as town was entitled to receive for th - enumerated in section 20 of public act 16 2 of the May special session, minus any reductions to said equalization aid grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, resulting from lapses to the funds for said equalization aid grant attributable to the appropriated recommendation made by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and - Management, pursuant to section 12 of public act 15 244. (NEW) (49) "Grant adjustment" means the absolute value of the town's base grant amount and its fully funded difference between a grant. 262h of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. . Section 10 - 230 ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage [ (a) Obsolete. Obsolete. (b) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, (c) (1) each town shall receive an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to the sum of any amounts paid to such town pursuant to subsection 66ee, and the - (c) and subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10 amount provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 297 of 895

298 Senate Bill No. 1502 (2) Equalization aid grant amounts. Grant for Fiscal Year Grant for Fiscal Year 2017 Town 2016 Andover 2,380,614 2,380,599 16,641,477 Ansonia 16,641,477 Ashford 3,933,350 3,933,350 3,415 1,23 1,233,415 Avon 1,678,323 1,678,295 Barkhamsted 4,155,524 4,155,471 Beacon Falls Berlin 6,381,659 6,381,544 Bethany 2,063,112 2,063,088 8,316,869 8,316,768 Bethel Bethlehem 1,319,337 1,319,337 6,319,698 Bloomfield 6,319,698 3,052,646 Bolton 3,052,630 1,255,401 1,255,387 Bozrah Branford 2,119,926 2,426,993 182,266,724 Bridgeport 182,266,724 Bridgewater 137,292 137,292 Bristol 45,705,925 45,705,925 Brookfield 1,564,515 1,564,493 7,110,490 7 ,110,430 Brooklyn 4,439,634 4,439,537 Burlington 209,258 209,258 Canaan 4,754,383 4,754,383 Canterbury 3,488,492 Canton 3,488,569 Chaplin 1,893,763 1,893,763 9,664,954 9,664,625 Cheshire Chester 691,462 691,432 2,667 6,502,667 6,50 Clinton Colchester 13,772,530 13,772,585 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 298 of 895

299 Senate Bill No. 1502 Colebrook 508,008 508,008 Columbia 2,589,653 2,589,623 85,322 85,322 Cornwall 8,942,206 8,942,234 Coventry 4,754,798 4,663,336 Cromwell 30,705,677 31,698,975 Danbury 616,006 1, 1,616,006 Darien 1,727,394 Deep River 1,727,412 8,001,514 Derby 8,001,514 3,993,506 Durham 3,993,506 1,435,957 1,481,760 East Granby East Haddam 3,791,594 3,791,563 East Hampton 7,715,347 7,715,291 49,563,484 East Hartford 49,563,484 20,004,233 20,004,233 East Haven 7,138,163 7,138,163 East Lyme 5,810,543 East Windsor 5,810,543 1,116,844 1,116,844 Eastford Easton 593,868 593,868 Ellington 9,822,206 9,822,009 29,196,275 29,195,835 Enfield Essex 389,697 389,6 97 3,590,008 Fairfield 3,590,008 1,611,013 Farmington 1,611,013 Franklin 948,235 948,235 Glastonbury 6,773,356 6,921,094 218,188 218,188 Goshen Granby 5,603,808 5,603,665 3,418,642 3,418,642 Greenwich Griswold 977,557 10, 10,977,669 25,625,179 25,625,179 Groton Guilford 3,058,981 3,058,981 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 299 of 895

300 Senate Bill No. 1502 Haddam 1,925,611 2,034,708 27,131,137 Hamden 27,131,137 1,339,928 1,339,928 Hampton Hartford 201,777,130 201,777,130 1,358,660 1,358,660 Hartland Harwinton 2,7 79,898 2,779,876 Hebron 7,021,279 7,021,219 167,342 167,342 Kent 15,871,254 15,871,254 Killingly 2,245,206 Killingworth 2,245,206 Lebanon 5,524,550 5,524,550 12,217,314 12,217,227 Ledyard Lisbon 3,927,193 3,927,193 1,525,242 d 1,525,262 Litchfiel Lyme 145,556 145,556 1,576,061 1,576,061 Madison Manchester 34,864,748 34,864,748 Mansfield 10,187,542 10,187,506 Marlborough 3,234,990 3,234,918 Meriden 60,812,457 60,812,457 Middlebury 814,636 914,010 2,153,527 Middlefield 2,153,551 Middletown 19,861,550 19,861,550 Milford 11,381,824 11,381,824 Monroe 6,616,696 6,616,669 Montville 12,858,302 12,858,140 657,975 Morris 657,975 Naugatuck 30,831,003 30,831,003 86,678,662 ,662 86,678 New Britain New Canaan 1,495,604 1,495,604 4,492,869 New Fairfield 4,492,822 New Hartford 3,197,830 3,197,865 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 300 of 895

301 Senate Bill No. 1502 New Haven 155,328,620 155,328,620 New London 26,058,803 26,058,803 12,170,243 New Milford 12,170,141 13,226,394 226,771 13, Newington Newtown 5,105,657 4,760,009 381,414 381,414 Norfolk 8,270,110 8,270,161 North Branford 2,091,790 North Canaan 2,091,790 4,023,706 North Haven 3,677,315 2,906,538 North Stonington 2,906,538 11,551,095 11,551,095 Norwalk Norwich 36,577,969 36,577,969 Old Lyme 605,586 605,586 652,677 Old Saybrook 652,677 1,350,098 1,623,431 Orange 4,677,464 4,677,464 Oxford 15,642,779 15,642,685 Plainfield Plainville 10,507,328 10,507,145 Plymouth 9 ,952,004 9,951,918 Pomfret 3,136,587 3,136,587 Portland 4,440,331 4,440,226 Preston 3,079,403 3,079,401 5,425,694 Prospect 5,425,749 8,498,260 Putnam 8,498,260 Redding 687,733 687,733 Ridgefield 2,063,814 2,063,814 4,396,918 l 3,946,076 Rocky Hil Roxbury 158,114 158,114 3,114,216 3,114,216 Salem Salisbury 187,266 187,266 1,450,663 Scotland 1,450,663 Seymour 10,179,389 10,179,589 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 301 of 895

302 Senate Bill No. 1502 Sharon 145,798 145,798 Shelton 5,706,910 6,199,810 244,327 Sherman 244,327 6,264,852 5,954,768 Simsbury Somers 6,068,546 6,068,653 13,159,658 13,159,496 South Windsor 3,606,189 3,034,452 Southbury 20,621,165 Southington 20,621,655 2,661,473 Sprague 2,661,506 9,981,310 Stafford 9,981,252 mford 10,885,284 11,109,306 Sta Sterling 3,257,690 3,257,637 Stonington 2,079,926 2,079,926 21,820,886 Stratford 21,821,740 6,345,284 6,345,468 Suffield 5,740,750 5,740,782 Thomaston 7,682,218 Thompson 7,682,218 10,929,052 10,928,981 Tolland Torrington 24,780,972 24,780,540 Trumbull 3,481,940 3,703,712 243,880 243,877 Union Vernon 19,650,126 19,650,126 2,550,166 Voluntown 2,550,166 21,866,589 Wallingford 21,866,413 Warren 99,777 99,777 Washington 240,1 47 240,147 Waterbury 134,528,710 134,528,710 Waterford 1,485,842 1,485,842 12,035,017 12,034,849 Watertown West Hartford 19,872,200 21,469,839 45,996,566 West Haven 45,996,566 427,677 Westbrook 427,677 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 302 of 895

303 Senate Bill No. 1502 Weston 948,564 948,564 Westport 1,988,255 1,988,255 Wethersfield 9,022,122 9,548,677 3,718,418 Willington 3,718,418 Wilton 1,557,195 1,557,195 8,187,980 8,187,980 Winchester Windham 26,816,024 26,816,024 12,476,044 12,476,044 Windsor 5,274,785 274,785 5, Windsor Locks 13,696,541 13,696,541 Wolcott 732,889 Woodbridge 732,889 1,347,989 1,106,713 Woodbury Woodstock 5,473,998 ] 5,473,975 (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, each town maintaining public schools according to law shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant as follows: (1) Any town designated as an alliance district, as 262u, shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant defined in section 10 - in an amount equal to its base grant amount; and (2) any town not gnated as an alliance district shall be entitled to an equalization aid desi five per cent of its base grant - grant in an amount equal to ninety amount. (b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, each town maintaining entitled to an equalization aid public schools according to law shall be grant as follows: (1) Any town whose fully funded grant is greater than its base grant amount shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant - tenth in an amount equal to its base grant amount plus four and one grant adjustment; and (2) any town whose fully funded per cent of its grant is less than its base grant amount shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its base grant amount - minus twenty five per cent of its grant adjustment, except any such t own designated as an alliance district shall be entitled to an June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 303 of 895

304 Senate Bill No. 1502 equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its base grant amount. (c) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2027, law shall inclusive, each town maintaining public schools according to be entitled to an equalization aid grant as follows: (1) Any town whose fully funded grant is greater than its base grant amount shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its equalization aid grant amount for the previ ous fiscal year plus ten and sixty - one - six hundredths per cent of its grant adjustment; and (2) any - town whose fully funded grant is less than its base grant amount shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its equalization aid g rant amount for the previous fiscal year minus eight - and thirty hundredths per cent of its grant adjustment, one - - three except any such town designated as an alliance district shall be entitled nt to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its base gra amount. (d) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2028, and each fiscal year thereafter, each town maintaining public schools according to law shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its fully funded grant, except any town des ignated as an alliance district whose fully funded grant amount is less than its base grant amount shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to its base grant amount. 524 of the general statutes is repealed and - . Section 19a the Sec. 231 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): from passage If, upon review, investigation or inspection pursuant to section 19a - 498, the Commissioner of Public Health determines that a nursing home facility or residential care home has violate d any provision of 491a to 19a section 17a - - 411, 19a - 491c, inclusive, 19a - 493a, 19a - 521 to - 555, - 553 to 19a - 551, inclusive, or 19a 531 to 19a 19a - 529, inclusive, 19a - inclusive, or any ] regulation in the Public Health Code or regulation [ June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 304 of 895

305 Senate Bill No. 1502 provision of any regu lation of Connecticut state agencies relating to the operation or licensure , or [ or ] the Fire Safety Code [ relating to ] maintenance of a nursing home facility or residential care home, which 527, - violation has been classified in accordance with section 19a he or [ immediately issue or cause to be she shall ] the commissioner may issued a citation to the licensee of such nursing home facility or residential care home. Governmental immunity shall not be a defense to any citation issued or civil penalty imposed sections [ pursuant to - , as to 19a 525 - this section or sections 19 528, inclusive 19a 524 ] - amended by this act ] shall [ . Each such citation shall be in writing, provide notice of the nature and scope of the alleged violation or , t be limited to, the citation and notice of include, but no and violations 496. Each - noncompliance issued in accordance with section 19a citation and notice of noncompliance issued under this section shall be sent by certified mail to the licensee at the address of the nursing home and lity or residential care home in issue. A copy of such citation faci notice of noncompliance shall also be sent to the licensed administrator at the address of the nursing home facility or residential care home. Sec. . Section 19a - 525 of the general sta tutes is repealed and the 232 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) The administrator of the nursing home facility or residential care within three home, or [ his or her ] the administrator's designee, shall, [ days, excluding Sat not later than ] urdays, Sundays and holidays, of receipt of the citation by the licensee, notify the five business days after commissioner if the licensee contests the citation. If the administrator within such three [ ] - da y period fails to so notify the commissioner not later than five business days after such receipt , the citation shall be deemed a final [ order ] determination of the commissioner, effective such five business days . upon the expiration of [ said period ] (b) If any administrator of a nursing ho me facility or residential care [ home, or designee, notifies the the administrator's ] his or her June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 305 of 895

306 Senate Bill No. 1502 commissioner that the licensee contests the citation, the commissioner within five days of such notice, excluding Saturdays, [ shall provide Sundays and holiday an informal conference between the licensee ] s, . If the licensee [ or the commissioner's designee and the commissioner and commissioner fail to reach an agreement at such conference, ] Not later than five business days after the conclusion of the informal co nference, the commissioner shall notify the licensee of the commissioner's determination, which may include the decision to (1) vacate the citation, or (2) sustain the final determination for the citation with or without modifications. If the commissioner decides to sustain the final determination for the citation and the licensee disagrees with the commissioner's decision, the licensee may, not later than five business days after such decision, submit a request in writing to the the commissioner shall set the matter and commissioner for a hearing . down for a hearing as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54 , [ not more than five nor less than three days after such conference, with notice of the date of such hearing to the administrator not less than two days before such hearing, provided the minimum time requirements may be waived by agreement. The commissioner shall, not later than three days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, or The ] after the conference if agreement is reached at such conference, the hearing, issue a final the conclusion of after commissioner shall, order, based on findings of fact, affirming, modifying or vacating the . in accordance with chapter 54 citation 526 of the general statu - Sec. 233 tes is . Subsection (a) of section 19a from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): passage (a) When, in the case of a class A or B violation, a final order becomes effective, the citation, the order, if any, affirming or modifying the citation and the find may shall be filed by the [ ing ] Commissioner of Public Health in the office of the clerk of the superior June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 306 of 895

307 Senate Bill No. 1502 court for the judicial district of Hartford. Said clerk shall cause said citation, order, if any, and finding to be filed in said court. Upon such ng, the civil penalty imposed may be enforced in the same manner fili as a judgment of the Superior Court, provided if an appeal is taken in 529, the court or a judge thereof may, in accordance with section 19a - its or his discretion, stay execution of such orde r. . Section 19a 527 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Sec. 234 ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Citations issued to nursing home facilities pursuant to section 19a - statutory or regulatory 524 , as amended by this act, for violations of shall be classified according to the nature of the violation requirements and shall state such classification and the amount of the civil penalty to be imposed on the face thereof. Any citations issued pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a notice of noncompliance, in accordance with section 19a - 496, that outlines the basis for such citation. The Commissioner of Public Health shall, by regulation in violations each of the statutory ] accordance with chapter 54, classify [ 524, as amended - nd regulatory requirements set forth in section 19a a by this act, for which a violation may result in a citation as follows: ] (1) Class A violations are conditions that (a) the Commissioner of [ Public Health determines present an immediate d anger of death or serious harm to any patient in the nursing home facility . [ or residential For each class A violation, a civil penalty of not more than care home. ] thousand dollars may be imposed; and [ five ] twenty ] (2) (b) Class B violations are conditi ons that [ the Commissioner of [ Public Health determines present a probability of ] potential for death or serious harm in the reasonably foreseeable future to any patient in he or she but the nursing home facility , [ or residential care home, ] that ind constitute a class A violation. For each such violation, a does not f [ civil penalty of not more than thousand dollars may be ten ] three June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 307 of 895

308 Senate Bill No. 1502 imposed. ) Citations issued to residential Effective from passage Sec. 235 . (NEW) ( he general statutes, as 524 of t - care homes pursuant to section 19a amended by this act, for violations of statutory or regulatory requirements shall be classified according to the nature of the violation and shall state such classification and the amount of the civil penalty to be imposed on the fa ce thereof. Any citations issued pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a notice of noncompliance, in - 496 of the general statutes, that outlines accordance with section 19a the basis for such citation. The Commissioner of Public Health shall, by regulation in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, classify each of the statutory and regulatory requirements set forth in - 524 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for section 19a lows: which a violation may result in a citation as fol the Commissioner of that Class A violations are conditions (1) Public Health determines present an immediate danger of death or serious harm to any patient in the residential care home. For each class A violation, a civil penalty of not more than fiv e thousand dollars may be imposed; and Class B violations are conditions the Commissioner of Public that (2) Health determines present a potential for death or serious harm in the reasonably foreseeable future to any patient in the residential care ut b he or she does not find constitute a class A violation. home, that For each such violation, a civil penalty of not more than three thousand dollars may be imposed. Sec. - 283 of the . Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 10 236 237, is - ed by section 82 of public act 17 general statutes, as amend Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 308 of 895

309 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Commissioner of Education shall assign each school (2) building project to a category on the basis of whether such project is primarily required to: (A) Create new facilities or alter existing facilities to provide for mandatory instructional programs pursuant to this chapter, for physical education facilities in compliance with Title Act of 1972 where such IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education programs or such compliance cannot be provided within existing facilities or for the correction of code violations which cannot be reasonably addressed within existing program space; (B) create new facilities or alter existing facili ties to enhance mandatory instructional programs pursuant to this chapter or provide comparable facilities among schools to all students at the same grade level or levels within the school district unless such project is otherwise explicitly included other category pursuant to this section; and (C) create new in an facilities or alter existing facilities to provide supportive services, provided in no event shall such supportive services include swimming courts, pools, auditoriums, outdoor athletic facilities, tennis elementary school playgrounds, site improvement or garages or storage, parking or general recreation areas. All applications submitted prior to July first shall be reviewed promptly by the Commissioner of of Administrative Services Administrative Services. The Commissioner shall estimate the amount of the grant for which such project is 285a, provided - eligible, in accordance with the provisions of section 10 an application for a school building project determined by the be a project that will assist the state in Commissioner of Education to meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as extended, or the goals of the 2013 et al., stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, as extended, shall have until September first to submit an application for such a project and may have until December first of the same year to secure and report all local and state approvals required to complete oner of Administrative Services the grant application. The Commissi shall annually prepare a listing of all such eligible school building June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 309 of 895

310 Senate Bill No. 1502 projects listed by category together with the amount of the estimated grants for such projects and shall submit the same to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the General Assembly on or before the fifteenth day of December, except as - provided in section 10 283a, with a request for authorization to enter into grant commitments. On or before December thirty - first annually, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit comments and recommendations regarding each eligible project on such listing of eligible school building projects to the school 283 - construction committee, established pursuant to section 10 Each [ a. such listing submitted after December 15, 2005, until December 15, 2010, inclusive, shall include a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by the parate schedule of Commissioner of Education once, and a se authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by said commissioner twice. Any such listing submitted after December 15, 2010, until December 15, 2011, inclusive, shall include a separate schedule of autho rized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services once, and a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined ice. For the period beginning July 1, 2011, and by said commissioner tw ending December 31, 2013, each such listing shall include a report on the review conducted by the Commissioner of Education of the enrollment projections for each such eligible project. On and after , 2014, each such listing shall include a report on the review January 1 conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services of the enrollment projections for each such eligible project. Each such listing ] h eligible project: shall include a report on the following factors for eac (i) An enrollment projection and the capacity of the school, (ii) a substantiation of the estimated total project costs, (iii) the readiness of such eligible project to begin construction, (iv) efforts made by the d of education to redistrict, reconfigure, merge or local or regional boar June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 310 of 895

311 Senate Bill No. 1502 close schools under the jurisdiction of such board prior to submitting enrollment and capacity an application under this section, (v) d information for all of the schools under the jurisdiction of such boar for the five years prior to application for a school building project grant, (vi) enrollment projections and capacity information for all of the schools under the jurisdiction of such board for the eight years and (vii) the state's tted, following the date such application is submi education priorities relating to reducing racial and economic isolation for the school district. For the period beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2012, no project, other than a project for a technical education and car eer school, may appear on the separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in cost more than twice. On and after July 1, 2012, no project, other than a project for a technical of education and career school, may appear on the separate schedule authorized projects which have changed in cost more than once, except the Commissioner of Administrative Services may allow a project to appear on such separate schedule of authorized projects a second time ch project can demonstrate if the town or regional school district for su that exigent circumstances require such project to appear a second time on such separate schedule of authorized projects. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, no projects which have changed in scope or e determined by the Commissioner of Administrative cost to the degre Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education, shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on such the time 285a at - list. The percentage determined pursuant to section 10 a school building project on such schedule was originally authorized shall be used for purposes of the grant for such project. On and after July 1, 2006, a project that was not previously authorized as an eive a higher percentage for interdistrict magnet school shall not rec 285a at the - reimbursement than that determined pursuant to section 10 time a school building project on such schedule was originally authorized. The General Assembly shall annually authorize the Commissioner of Administrative S ervices to enter into grant June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 311 of 895

312 Senate Bill No. 1502 commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with the commissioner's categorized listing for such projects as the General Assembly shall determine. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may not enter into any such gran t commitments except pursuant to such legislative authorization. Any regional school district which assumes the responsibility for completion of a public school building project shall be eligible for a grant pursuant to subdivision (5) or (6), as the case - may be, of subsection (a) of section 10 286 when such project is completed and accepted by such regional school district. ) The Commissioner of Administrative Sec. 237 . ( Effective from passage Services, having reviewed applications for state grants for publ ic school building projects in accordance with section 10 - 283 of the general statutes on the basis of priorities for such projects and standards for school construction established by the State Board of eligible projects Education, and having prepared a listing of all such ranked in order of priority, including a separate schedule of previously authorized projects which have changed substantially in scope or cost, as determined by said commissioner together with the amount of the estimated grant with respec t to each eligible project, and having submitted such listing of eligible projects, prior to December 15, 2016, to a committee of the General Assembly established under section 10 - 283a of the general statutes for the purpose of reviewing such listing, is h ereby authorized to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with said section 10 - 283 with respect to the following school building projects in such estimated amounts: (1) Estimated Grant Commitments. imated Est Estimated School District School Grant Project Costs Project Number BRANFORD June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 312 of 895

313 Senate Bill No. 1502 Francis Walsh Intermediate School 014 - 0034 EA $30,385,909 $85,933,000 FAIRFIELD Stratfield School 051 - 0131 A $36,793 $9,592 FAIRFIELD School North Stratfield 051 - 0132 A $41,410 $10,796 FAIRFIELD Riverfield School 051 - 0133 A $48,970 $12,766 FAIRFIELD Jennings School $14,505 $55,639 0134 A - 051 FAIRFIELD Tomlinson Middle School 051 - 0135 A $46,403 $12,097 FAIRFIELD Fairfield Woods Middle School 051 - 0136 A $86,168 $22,464 FAIRFIELD Sherman School 051 - 0137 A $30,394 $7,708 FAIRFIELD Osborn Hill School - 0138 A $72,704 $18,438 051 FAIRFIELD Dwight Elementary Sc hool 051 - 0139 A $62,275 $15,793 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 313 of 895

314 Senate Bill No. 1502 FAIRFIELD McKinley Elementary School - 0140 A $69,666 $17,667 051 FAIRFIELD Mill Hill School $22,203 051 0141 A $87,550 - FAIRFIELD Burr Elementary School 051 - 0142 A $133,776 $33, 926 FAIRFIELD Roger Ludlowe Middle School 051 - 0143 A $171,640 $43,528 GREENWICH New Lebanon School 0112 DV/N - 057 $29,847,200 $37,309,000 HAMDEN West Woods Elementary School 062 - 0097 N $26,180,000 $15,147,748 LEDYARD Ledyard Middle School 072 - 0090 RNV/EA $35,652,092 $22,410,905 NEW BRITAIN Smalley Academy 089 - 0168 EA/RR $53,000,000 $42,023,700 NEW CANAAN Saxe Middle School - 0048 EA/CV $18,600,000 $3,786,960 090 NE W LONDON South - New London High School Campus June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 314 of 895

315 Senate Bill No. 1502 095 - 0091 MAG/A $49,462,274 $39,569,819 NORTH STONINGTON Wheeler High School 102 - 0024 EA/RR $23,820,500 $10,974,104 NORTH STONINGTON North Stonington Elementary School - 0025 EA/RR $14,207,500 $8,879,688 102 WEST HARTFORD Hall High School 155 - 0240 EA $12,800,000 $8,120,000 REGIONAL DISTRICT 1 Housatonic Valley Regional High School 201 - 0045 A/CV $4,255,856 $1,930,456 TRICT 12 REGIONAL DIS Shepaug Valley Regional Agriscience STEM 0026 VA/N 212 - $29,957,408 $23,965,926 GROTON Cutler Elementary School (Carl C. Cutler Middle School) 0188 DV/RR - $36,680,000 $45,850,000 059 GROTON Westside E lementary School (West Side Middle School) 059 - 0189 EA/RR $48,480,000 $27,876,000 GROTON Consolidated Middle School 0190 N/PS - $42,792,750 059 $90,090,000 HAMDEN June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 315 of 895

316 Senate Bill No. 1502 Shepherd Glen School 062 - 0098 EA/RR $18,77 3,469 $27,665,000 KILLINGLY - Ag) Killingly High School (Vo 069 - 0062 VE $123,000 $98,400 LEDYARD Gallup Hill School 072 - 0091 RNV/EA $28,612,104 $17,985,569 MANCHESTER Verplanck School - 0235 EA/RR $29,172,000 $19,691,100 077 NEWINGTON John Wallace Middle School $742,820 $1,300,000 0106 A - 094 ROCKY HILL Rocky Hill Intermediate School 119 - 0052 N $48,345,097 $16,577,534 SHELTON Long Hill School 126 - 0086 A $382,060 $150,111 SHELTON Elizabeth Shelton School 126 - 0087 A $280,620 $110,256 SHELTON Mohegan School - 0088 A $280,620 $110,256 126 SIMSBURY Henry James Memorial School 128 $818,627 - 0108 A/CV $2,465,000 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 316 of 895

317 Senate Bill No. 1502 WATERBURY Wendell L. Cross Sc hool $36,309,619 151 - 0295 EA/RR $46,213,083 REGIONAL DISTRICT 12 Shepaug Valley High School $957,726 212 - 0025 A/EC $2,914,565 REGIONAL DISTRICT 14 Nonnewaug High School (Vo - Ag) 214 - 0094 VA/EA $662,000 $529,600 REGIO NAL DISTRICT 14 Nonnewaug High School (Vo - Ag) $470,054 $587,568 214 - 0095 VE BRANFORD Central Administration (Francis Walsh Intermediate School) 014 - 0035 BE/EA $2,267,000 $400,806 GUILFORD A. Baldwin Middle School - 0102 EC $2,351,115 $713,799 060 MILFORD Harborside Middle School $1,347,745 - $683,441 0195 EC 084 NORWALK West Rocks Middle School $1,400,000 $455,000 103 - 0244 EC WATERBURY Gilmartin School $432,893 $340,124 151 - 0294 EC WEST HAVEN May V. Carrigan Middle School June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 317 of 895

318 Senate Bill No. 1502 156 - 0139 EC $3,354,815 $2,576,162 REGIONAL DISTRICT 14 Region 14 Central Office (Nonnewaug High School) $385,162 214 - 0096 BE/A/CV $1,609,535 HARTFORD Martin Luther King School $68,000,000 $54,400,000 064 - 0310 MAG/A/RR/CV (2) Previously Authorized Projects That Have Changed Substantially in Scope or Cost which are Seeking Reauthorization. School District Authorized Requested School Project Number FAIRFIELD Fairfield Ludlowe High School 0127 EA/EC/RR - 051 Estimated... $11,630,700 Total Project Costs $15,537,674 Total Grant $3,073,994 $4,106,607 HARTFORD West Middle School 0303 EA/RR 064 - Estimat ed... Total Project Costs $54,600,000 $54,600,000 Total Grant $43,680,000 $43,680,000 NEW FAIRFIELD New Fairfield Middle/High School 0041 A/CV - 091 Estimated... June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 318 of 895

319 Senate Bill No. 1502 $443,641 $378,000 Total Project Costs $155,274 00 $132,3 Total Grant Effective from passage 238 ) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions Sec. . ( 283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by - of section 10 the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative 283 requiring that the description - Services pursuant to said section 10 of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Groton may change the description of the school building project type as it was submitte d at the time of application for the Cutler Elementary School (Carl C. Cutler Middle School) to a diversity school and roof 0188 DV/RR), and - replacement project (Project Number 059 subsequently qualify for reimbursement as a diversity school, in 286h of the general - with the provisions of section 10 accordance statutes, provided the Commissioner of Education finds that such diversity school will assist the town of Groton in correcting the the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in district. (b) On and after the effective date of this section, the Claude Chester School in Groton shall no longer qualify as a diversity school or be eligible for reimbursement as a diversity school under section 10 286h - of the general statutes. ) Notwithstanding the provisions of 239 . ( Effective from passage Sec. - section 10 283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10 e description of a 283 requiring that th - project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Hartford may change the description of the school building project type as it was submitted at the time of app lication for the Martin Luther King School to an interdistrict magnet facility, alteration, roof replacement June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 319 of 895

320 Senate Bill No. 1502 0310 - 064 Number (Project project violation code and MAG/A/RR/CV), and subsequently qualify for reimbursement as an interdistrict magnet facility, i n accordance with the provisions of 264h of the general statutes, provided the Commissioner of - section 10 Education approves a plan for the operation of the facility as an interdistrict magnet school program. 240 Sec. ) Notwithstand Effective from passage ing the provisions of . ( 292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the - section 10 State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have Department of Administrative Services, the been approved by the town of Brookfield may let out for bid on and commence a project for a roof replacement (Project Number 018 - 0055 RR) at Brookfield High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commi tment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services. 241 - . Subsection (b) of section 38 of public act 14 90 is repealed Sec. and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage - 264h of the general Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10 (b) statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the istrict magnet reimbursement rate for the construction of interd schools, the town of New London may use ninety - five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the interdistrict magnet facility project at the . New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts [ , provided the board of education for N ew London, the board of directors for the Garde Arts Center and the Commissioners of Education and Administrative Services enter into a memorandum of understanding establishing the parameters in which the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Perform ing Arts shall operate as an ] interdistrict magnet school. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 320 of 895

321 Senate Bill No. 1502 ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage . ( 242 Sec. - 283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the section 10 tive Services State Board of Education or the Department of Administra requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 283, or any regulation - 2017, or subsection (d) of said section 10 adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of ing authorization for the Administrative Services requiring local fund local share of project costs prior to application, for the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2018 regular legislative session, the Commissioner of review and approval priority to Administrative Services shall give school building projects for RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School in Region 8, provided (1) a referendum concerning the local funding authorization for the local share of project costs is scheduled and prepared, and the r esults authorizing such local funding are submitted on or before November 15, 2017, to the Department of Administrative Services, and (2) a complete grant application with funding authorization for the local share of the project costs is filed on September 30, 2017. or before . ( Sec. 243 Effective from passage ) Notwithstanding the provisions of 285a and 10 sections 10 - - 286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of - 285a and 10 - said sections 10 Administrative Services pursuant to 286 or any other document concerning the grant reimbursement percentage on eligible school building project expenditures, the percentage of school building project grant reimbursement that the city the eligible school building project of Norwich shall receive on expenditures for the extension and alteration project (Project Number 104 0112 RNV) at Kelly Middle School shall be eighty per cent. - ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage . ( 244 Sec. 286 of - section 10 the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 321 of 895

322 Senate Bill No. 1502 State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10 - 286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Col chester shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the renovation project (Project Number 028 0043 EA/RR) at William J. Johnston Middle - School. . Section 296 of public act 16 Sec. 245 - 4 o f the May special session is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10 283 of the general - ] this act [ statutes, as amended by 4 of the May special - public act 16 session , or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2015, a school building project for Side by Side Charter School in Norwalk with c osts not to two million five hundred thousand [ ] four million two hundred exceed thousand dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 261 of this act public act 16 , provided a 4 of the May special session - [ ] d prior to September 30, 2016. complete grant application is submitte Such building project shall be eligible for a reimbursement rate of one hundred per cent. All final calculations completed by the Department of Administrative Services for such school building project shall ion of the state grant for the school building project include a computat - year period. If such amortized on a straight line basis over a twenty building ceases to be used as Side by Side Charter School during such Charter amortization period, the governing authority of Side by Side School shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date the alternate use for the building project initially occurs. The amortization period for a project shall begin on the as complete by the governing authority. date the project was accepted June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 322 of 895

323 Senate Bill No. 1502 ) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions Effective from passage . ( 246 Sec. of section 10 - 283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative 283 concerning ineligible costs, the - pursuant to said section 10 Services town of New London shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for certain eligible costs for the new construction project at C.B. Jennings ded such 0079 N), provi - Elementary School (Project Number 095 eligible costs do not exceed seven hundred three thousand six hundred three dollars and such project meets all other provisions of - fifty chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the t of Administrative State Board of Education or the Departmen Services. - 287i - (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10 286e and 10 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the completion of an audit of a school building project by the Department of Administrative Services and the final payment of school building project grants following completion of such audit, the town of New London shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for costs relating to certain eligible costs for the new construction project 0079 N), - at C.B. Jennings Elementary School (Project Number 095 provided (1) the town of New London submits documentation and evidence to the Department of Administrative Services substantiating t hat the town of New London incurred expenses relating to such eligible costs, (2) such costs do not exceed five million two hundred five thousand two hundred eleven dollars, and (3) such project fifty - l statutes or any meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the genera regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services. - . Section 4 247 68s of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 323 of 895

324 Senate Bill No. 1502 January 1, 2016, and not later than October first in [ t later than (a) No ] numbered year - every even thereafter, October 1, 2018, and annually and Mental ] [ , the Departments of Correction, Children and Families , ] and Social Services Health and Addiction Services and the Court [ Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch shall compile a criminal and juvenile program inventory of each of said agency's [ justice ] programs and shall categorize them as evidence - based, e. Each program research - based, promising or lacking any evidenc inventory shall include a complete list of all agency programs, including the following information for each such program for the , as applicable : (1) A detailed description of the prior fiscal year program, (2) the names of providers, (3) t he intended treatment population, (4) the intended outcomes, (5) the method of assigning participants, (6) the total annual program expenditures, (7) a description of funding sources, (8) the cost per participant, (9) the annual number of participants, (10 ) the annual capacity for participants, and (11) the estimated number of persons eligible for, or needing, the program. Each program inventory required by subsection (a) of this (b) section shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of section ] Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within 4a to the - 1 1 [ the Office of Policy and Management, the joint standing Secretary of committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters human services, appropriations and relating to children, the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding, the Office of Fiscal Analysis, and the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University. , and annually (c) March 1, 2016 ] [ Not later than November 1, 2018 thereafter by November first, the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University shall submit a report - containing a cost benefit analysis of the programs inventoried in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 324 of 895

325 Senate Bill No. 1502 stice Policy and Criminal Ju [ subsection (a) of this section to the Planning Division of the Office of Policy and Management, ] Secretary the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, appropriations and the enue and bonding, and the budgets of state agencies and finance, rev Office of Fiscal Analysis, in accordance with the provisions of section 4a. - 11 (d) The Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis may include the cost benefit analysis provided by the - l and Regional Policy under subsection (c) of this Institute for Municipa section in their reports submitted to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding on or before November fifteenth annually, 36b. pursuant to subsection (b) of section 2 - (e) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall create a pilot program that applies the MacArthur Results First cost - the Pew principles of benefit analysis - - effective policies and model, with the overall goal of promoting cost programming by the state, to at least eight grant programs financed by the state selected by the secretary. Such grant programs sha ll include, but need not be limited to, programs that provide services for families in the state, employment programs and at least one contracting program that is provided by a state agency with an annual budget of over two hundred million dollars. Secretary of the Office of Policy (f) Not April 1, 2019, the later than and Management shall submit a report, in accordance with the 4a, to the joint standing committee of the - provisions of section 11 General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to opriations and the budgets of state agencies appr . Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, a description of the grant programs June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 325 of 895

326 Senate Bill No. 1502 the secretary has included in the pilot program described in subsection any ogram and (e) of this section, the status of the pilot pr recommendations. . Sec. 248 ) On or before February 1, 2018, the ( Effective from passage Department of Correction and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a progress report to the General Assembly, in accordance wit 4a of the general - h the provisions of section 11 statutes, on the request for information issued pursuant to section 20 of public act 15 1 of the December special session for developing options - vices. available to the state for the provision of inmate medical ser Effective from passage . ( 249 Sec. ) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health shall reduce on a pro rata time municipal health departments, pursuant to - basis payments to full 202 of the general statutes, and to health districts, pursuant - section 19a an aggregate amount equal - 245 of the general statutes, in to section 19a to $504,218 . Sec. ) (a) There is established a Effective from passage ( . 250 Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth which shall recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal develop and stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state. The commission shall study and make recommendations regarding state revenues, tax structures, spending, debt, administrative and organizational actions and related activities, including relevant municipal activities, to (1) achieve consistently balanced and timely budgets that are supportive of the interests of families and businesses n the state, and (2) materially and the revitalization of major cities withi improve the attractiveness of the state for existing and future businesses and residents. (b) The commission shall consist of the following members: June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 326 of 895

327 Senate Bill No. 1502 (1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; ppointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (2) One a (3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (6) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore; and (7) Eight persons appointed by the Governor. (c) (1) The appointing authorities shall endeavor to coordinate their appointments to achieve policy balance and diversity, including by ointing members who are representative of the diversity in gender, app age, ethnicity, race and geography of the state population. Commission members shall have expertise in public finance, economic growth and . No member of the development, job creation or public administration commission shall be a current public official. As used in this wide or municipal elected subdivision, "public official" means a state - elect of the General Assembly, an - officer, member or member employee or officer of the executive branch or the Judicial Department and an employee of the legislative branch, but does not include a member of an advisory board, as defined in section 1 - 79 of the general statutes. (2) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall not constitut e a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner or officer of any person, firm or corporation, or any individual having a financial interest in a person, firm or corporation, to serve as a member June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 327 of 895

328 Senate Bill No. 1502 , partner, officer or of the commission, provided such trustee, director individual complies with all applicable provisions of chapter 10 of the general statutes. All members of the commission shall be deemed public officials for purposes of chapter 10 of the general statutes and ions of the code of ethics for public officials shall adhere to the provis set forth in said chapter. (3) Members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services. All appointments to the commission shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. (d) The Governor shall select the chairpersons of the commission from among the members of the commission. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the commission, whic h shall be held not later than forty days after the effective date of this section. (e) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall h designate at provide staff support for the commission and shall eac least one staff member to attend meetings of the commission. Each of the four caucuses of the legislative branch, the Treasurer, the Comptroller and the Attorney General shall each appoint a staff sion, attend meetings of member to (1) upon the request of the commis the commission, and (2) communicate with the member's agency regarding the activities of the commission. The commission may request any office, department, board, commission or other agency of nd assistance as may be the state to supply such information a necessary or appropriate in order to carry out its duties and requirements. (f) The commission shall solicit public comment by holding one or more public hearings on its proposals. Not later than March 1, 2018, submit a report on its findings and the commission shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 328 of 895

329 Senate Bill No. 1502 recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, planning and development, finance, d appropriations and the budgets of state revenue and bonding an agencies, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 4a of the - general statutes. The commission shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or March 1, 2018, whichever is later. (g) Not later than March 30, 2018, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, planning and development, finance, revenue and bonding and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies shall either hold public hearing or individual public hearings on the one joint commission report. During the 2018 regular session, (1) one or more of said committees shall originate and, following an additional public hearing, report at least one bill drafting the report's recommen dations that are relevant to the cognizance of said committee, and (2) the General Assembly shall vote upon any such bill. ( . 251 Sec. ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage - 3mm of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 section 31 propriated in section 1 of this act for the fiscal year ending June 30, ap 2018, to the Labor Department, for Connecticut's Youth Employment Program, shall be distributed as follows: $150,000 to the City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, $350,000 to the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board, and Gray YMCA for said fiscal year. - $500,000 to the Wilson 252 Sec. . Section 10 - 262j of the general statutes is repealed and the Effective fro m passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subsections (c) to (e), inclusive, of this section, for the fiscal year [ ending June 30, , the budgeted appropriation for education 2018 ] 2016 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 329 of 895

330 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall be not less than the budgeted appropria tion for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, [ 2015 ] 2017 , plus any aid increase described in subsection (d) of section 10 - 262i, except that a town may reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June [ , by one or more of the following: 2018 ] 2016 30, If a town experiences an aid reduction, as described in (1) subsection (d) of section 10 - 262i, such town may reduce its budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to the aid reduction; (1) [ ] (2) Any district with (A) a resident student population in which the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches pursuant to federal law and regulations is equal to or greater than twenty per cent, and (B) a resident student count for October 1, , that , using the data of record as of January 31, 2015 [ ] 2017 [ 2014 ] 2016 2013 [ is lower than such district's resident student count for October 1, ] 2017 2015 2015 ] [ , may reduce , using the data of record as of January 31, ion for education by the difference such district's budgeted appropriat in the number of resident students for such years multiplied by fifty per cent of the net current expenditures per resident student of such district, provided such reduction shall not exceed one and one - half per the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal cent of 2015 , except that the Commissioner of ] year ending June 30, [ 2017 Education may, following a review of a town's proposed reductions to its budgeted appropriation for education, permit a tow n to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education in an amount greater than one and one - half per cent if the board of education for such town has approved, by vote at a meeting duly called, such proposed reductions; (2) [ ] (3) Any district with (A) a res ident student population in which the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches pursuant to federal law and regulations is less than twenty per , using 2016 cent, and (B) a resident student count for October 1, [ 2014 ] 2017 ] 2015 [ record as of January 31, the data of , that is lower than such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 330 of 895

331 Senate Bill No. 1502 , using the 2015 ] 2013 [ district's resident student count for October 1, [ 2015 ] 2017 , may reduce such district's data of record as of January 31, erence in the number budgeted appropriation for education by the diff of resident students for such years multiplied by fifty per cent of the net current expenditures per resident student of such district , provided such reduction shall not exceed three per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation fo ] 2015 [ r education for the fiscal year ending June 30, , except that the Commissioner of Education may, following a 2017 review of a town's proposed reductions to its budgeted appropriation for education, permit a town to reduce its budgeted appropriation f or education in an amount greater than three per cent if the board of education for such town has approved, by vote at a meeting duly called, such proposed reductions; [ Any district (A) that does not maintain a high school and (4) ] (3) her school district pursuant to section 10 pays tuition to anot 33 for - resident students to attend high school in another district, and (B) in which the number of resident students attending high school for such 2014 district for October 1, [ ] 2016 , using the data of record as of 2015 2017 ] , is lower than such district's number of resident January 31, [ [ students attending high school for October 1, , using the 2015 ] 2013 2015 , may reduce such district's 2017 ] [ data of record as of January 31, by the difference in the number budgeted appropriation for education of resident students attending high school for such years multiplied by 33; or - the amount of tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10 (4) (5) Any district that realizes new and documentable savings ] [ district efficiencies approved by the Commissioner through increased of Education or through regional collaboration or cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10 158a may reduce such district's - budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to half of the district unt of savings experienced as a result of such amo efficiencies, regional collaboration or cooperative arrangement, provided such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 331 of 895

332 Senate Bill No. 1502 half of one per cent of the district's - reduction shall not exceed one budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June . ] 2015 2017 30, [ (b) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subsections (c) to (e), inclusive, of this section, for the fiscal year , the budgeted appropriation for education ending June 30, [ 2017 ] 2019 the budgeted appropriation for education for the shall be not less than fiscal year ending June 30, [ 2016 ] 2018 , plus any aid increase received 262i, except that a town may - pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10 reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal y ear ] ending June 30, 2017 2019 , by one or more of the following: [ If a town experiences an aid reduction, as described in (1) subsection (d) of section 10 262i, such town may reduce its budgeted - uction; appropriation for education in an amount equal to the aid red (2) Any district with (A) a resident student population in which the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches pursuant to federal law and regulations is equal to or greater than twenty per cent, and (B) a resident stude nt count for October 1, [ 2015 ] 2018 , that is 2017 , using the data of record as of January 31, [ 2016 ] [ lower than such district's resident student count for October 1, ] 2014 , may reduce 2018 2016 , using the data of record as of January 31, [ 2016 ] ict's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference such distr in the number of resident students for such years multiplied by fifty net current expenditures per resident student per cent of the of such , provided such reduction shall not exceed one half per - district and one cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 2018 , except that the Commissioner of ] [ Education may, following a review of a town's proposed reductions to r education, permit a town to reduce its its budgeted appropriation fo budgeted appropriation for education in an amount greater than one half per cent if the board of education for such town has - and one June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 332 of 895

333 Senate Bill No. 1502 approved, by vote at a meeting duly called, such proposed reductions; rict with (A) a resident student population in which the (3) Any dist number of students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches pursuant to federal law and regulations is less than twenty per cent, 2017 ] 2015 [ and (B) a resident student count for October 1, , using the 2018 , that is lower than such data of record as of January 31, [ 2016 ] , using the 2016 district's resident student count for October 1, [ 2014 ] data of record as of January 31, , may reduce such district's 2018 ] 2016 [ ucation by the difference in the number budgeted appropriation for ed fifty per cent of the of resident students for such years multiplied by net current expenditures per resident student, as defined in , provided such of such district 262f, - subdivision (45) of section 10 l not exceed three per cent of the district's budgeted reduction shal [ 2016 ] appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 , except that the Commissioner of Education may, following a review of a town's proposed reductions to its budgeted appropriat ion for education, permit a town to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education in an amount greater than three per cent if the board of education for such town has approved, by vote at a meeting duly called, such proposed reductions; (4) (A) that does not maintain a high school and pays Any district tuition to another school district pursuant to section 10 33 for resident - students to attend high school in another district, and (B) in which the number of resident students attending high school for such district for [ [ 2015 ] 2017 , using the data of record as of January 31, 2016 ] October 1, 2018 , is lower than such district's number of resident students attending high school for October 1, [ 2014 ] 2016 , using the data of may reduce such district's record as of January 31, ] 2018 , [ 2016 budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in the number of resident students attending high school for such years multiplied by - the amount of tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10 33; or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 333 of 895

334 Senate Bill No. 1502 hat realizes new and documentable savings (5) Any district t through increased district efficiencies approved by the Commissioner of Education or through regional collaboration or cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10 - 158a may reduce such district's riation for education in an amount equal to half of the budgeted approp district efficiencies, amount of savings experienced as a result of such regional collaboration or cooperative arrangement, provided such reduction shall not exceed one - half of one per cent of the dis trict's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June . 30, [ 2015 ] 2017 For the fiscal years ending June 30, [ 2016 ] 2018 , and June 30, (c) 2017 [ ] 2019 , the Commissioner of Education may permit a town to reduce its budgeted appropriati on for education in an amount has determined by the commissioner if the school district in such town permanently ceased operations and closed one or more schools in the school district due to declining enrollment at such closed school or schools in the fis , 2018 ] 2016 [ , to June 30, 2013 cal years ending June 30, . inclusive 2018 (d) For the fiscal years ending June 30, [ 2016 ] , and June 30, 2019 designated as an alliance district, as 2017 ] [ , a town [ currently ] or formerly designate [ 262u, - defined in section 10 d as an alliance shall not reduce its budgeted appropriation for education ] district pursuant to this section. (e) For the fiscal years ending June 30, [ 2016 ] 2018 , and June 30, ] [ 2017 , the provisions of this section shall not apply to any district 2019 at is in the top ten per cent of school districts based on the th accountability index, as defined in section 10 - 223e . (f) , and June 30, 2018 2016 [ For the fiscal years ending June 30, ] 2019 ] 2017 , the provisions of this section shall not apply to the [ member towns of a regional school district during the first full fiscal June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 334 of 895

335 Senate Bill No. 1502 year following the establishment of the regional school district, provided the budgeted appropriation for education for member towns of such regional school district for each subsequent fisc al year shall be determined in accordance with this section. - . Subsection (d) of section 10 253 Sec. 262i of the general statutes is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage For the fiscal year ending if the amount paid to Jun e 30, 2017, (1) [ (d) a town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, pursuant to section 20 - the amount is greater than 2 of the May special session, of public act 16 paid to such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, pursuant to ection (c) of section 10 subs for the 262h, such amount paid to a town - amount paid to such town minus such fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, shall be the aid increase for such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 20 17. (2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, if the amount paid to a town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, pursuant to section 20 of is less than - public act 16 2 of the May special session, the amount paid ing June 30, 2016, pursuant to to such town for the fiscal year end for the 262h, such amount paid to a town - subsection (c) of section 10 minus such amount paid to such town fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, shall be the aid reduction for for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, r the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. such town fo ] (d) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, (A) if the amount of the equalization aid grant a town is entitled to pursuant to section 10 - 262h is greater than its base grant amount, the difference between the mount of such equalization aid grant and such town's base grant a amount shall be the aid increase for such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and (B) if the amount of the equalization aid s less than its 262h i - grant a town is entitled to pursuant to section 10 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 335 of 895

336 Senate Bill No. 1502 base grant amount, the difference between such town's base grant amount and the amount of such equalization aid grant shall be the aid reduction for such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. 2019, (A) if the amount of the (2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 262h - equalization aid grant a town is entitled to pursuant to section 10 is greater than the equalization aid grant amount such town received for the previous fiscal year, the difference between the amount of such town's equ alization aid grant for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and the equalization aid grant amount such town received for the previous fiscal year shall be the aid increase for such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and (B) if the amount of t he equalization aid 262h is less than the grant a town is entitled to pursuant to section 10 - equalization aid grant amount such town received for the previous fiscal year, the difference between the equalization aid grant amount such town received for the previous fiscal year and the amount of such town's equalization aid grant for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be the aid reduction for such town for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. 254 . Subsections (a) and (b) of section 51 - general 47 of the Sec. statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) The judges of the Superior Court, judges of the Appellate Court and judges of the Supreme Court shall receive annually salaries as follows: n and after July 1, 2014, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme O (1) - Court, one hundred ninety seven - four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme seven - ty Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred eigh thousand one hundred forty eight dollars; (C) each associate judge of - the Supreme Court, one hundred eighty thousand two hundred four June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 336 of 895

337 Senate Bill No. 1502 dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred - seventy (E) each judge of the eight thousand two hundred ten dollars; - nine thousand two hundred forty - Appellate Court, one hundred sixty five dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the - Superior Court, one hundred sixty - six thousand one hundred fifty of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty - eight dollars; (G) each judge two thousand seven hundred fifty one dollars. - On and after July 1, 2015, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme (2) nine dollars; (B) the Court, two hundred thousand five hundred ninety - Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety two thousand seven - - three dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme hundred sixty five thousand six hundred ten dollars; (D) - Court, one hundred eighty three - of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty the Chief Judge thousand five hundred fifty six dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate - - four thousand three hundred twenty - Court, one hundred seventy three dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of th e Superior Court, one hundred seventy - one thousand one hundred forty - three dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seven thousand six hundred thirty - four dollars. - sixty (3) , is and prior to the effective date of th On and after July 1, 2017 section (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred six , thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or eight thousand five hun dred Superior Court, one hundred ninety - - forty five dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one eight dollars; (D) - hundred ninety - one thousand one hundred seventy - nine the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty thousand sixty he Appellate Court, three dollars; (E) each judge of t - - nine thousand five hundred fifty - one hundred seventy two dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 337 of 895

338 Senate Bill No. 1502 seven - one hundred seventy - six thousand two hundred seventy dollars; (G) each judge of the Super ior Court, one hundred seventy - three dollars. two thousand six hundred sixty - On and after (4) , (A) the Chief the effective date of this section Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred thousand five hundred ninety - nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Adminis trator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety - three dollars; (C) each - two thousand seven hundred sixty associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred eighty - five thousand six hundred ten dollars; (D) the C hief Judge of the Appellate six - three thousand five hundred fifty - Court, one hundred eighty - dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy three dollars; (F) the Deputy - four thousand three hundred twenty judge of the Superior Court, one Chief Court Administrator if a three dollars; (G) - one thousand one hundred forty - hundred seventy seven thousand - each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty four dollars. - six hundred thirty (5) On and after July 1, 2019, (A) the Chief Justice of t he Supreme Court, two hundred six thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, - Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety eight - thousand five hundred forty ciate judge of five dollars; (C) each asso one thousand one hundred the Supreme Court, one hundred ninety - - seventy eight dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one - hundred eighty - nine thousand sixty three dollars; (E) each judge of the nine thousand five hundred - y Appellate Court, one hundred sevent two dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge fifty - six thousand two hundred of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy - seventy seven dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one - - three dollars. - hundred seventy usand six hundred sixty two tho (b) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive (1) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 338 of 895

339 Senate Bill No. 1502 under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2014, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in annual salary, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in s the chief annual salary and each Superior Court judge designated a administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in a nnual salary. (2) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2015, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall two dollars in additional - ty receive one thousand one hundred for compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand - one hundred forty two dollars in additional compensation and each as the chief administrative judge for Superior Court judge designated facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the two Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred forty - s in additional compensation. dollar In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under (3) prior to the and subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2017, a judge designated as the administrative , effective date of this section judge o f the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy seven dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court - judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall seven dol - receive one thousand one hundred seventy lars in additional compensation and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 339 of 895

340 Senate Bill No. 1502 marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, he Superior Court shall receive one Criminal or Civil Division of t seven dollars in additional - thousand one hundred seventy compensation. In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under (4) the effective date of this subsection (a) of this section, on and after , a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate section system shall receive one thousand one hundred forty - two dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the ive one thousand administrative judge of a judicial district shall rece two dollars in additional compensation and each - one hundred forty Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred forty two - dollars in additional compensation. In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under (5) subsection (a) of this section, on and af ter July 1, 2019, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall seven dollars in additional - receive one thousand one hundred seventy compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the district shall receive one thousand administrative judge of a judicial seven dollars in additional compensation and one hundred seventy - each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial ref erees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of - the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy seven dollars in additional compensation. 255 434 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (f) of section 52 Sec. the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed and Effective from passage ): June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 340 of 895

341 Senate Bill No. 1502 (f) Each judge trial referee shall receive, for acting as a referee or as a single auditor or committee of any court or for performing duties assigned by the Chief Court Administrator w ith the approval of the Chief Justice, for each day the judge trial referee is so engaged, in addition to the retirement salary: (1) (A) On and after July 1, 2014, the , four dollars (B) on and after July 1, 2015, ] ; [ sum of two hundred forty - - [ July 1, (C) on and after the sum of two hundred fifty ] one dollars, and the sum of two and prior to the effective date of this section , 2017, hundred fifty , (D) on and after nine dollars the effective date of this - (E) on and after one dollars, and - , the sum of two hundred fifty section - July 1, 2019, the sum of two hundred fifty ; and (2) nine dollars expenses, including mileage. Such amounts shall be taxed by the court making the reference in the same manner as other court expenses. . Subsection (h) of section 46b 256 Sec. - 231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): On and after July 1, 2014, the Chief Family Support (h) (1) Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred forty - one thousand six six dollars, and other family support magistrates shall hundred eighty - four thousand eight - receive an annual salary of one hundred thirty - eight dollars. hundred forty On and after July 1, 2015, the Chief Family Support Magistrate (2) five thousand nine hundred shall receive a salary of one hundred forty - thirty - six dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an eight thousand eight hundred annual salary of one hundred thirty - three dollars. - ninety On and after July 1, 2017, and (3) prior to the effect ive date of this the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of , section one hundred fifty thousand three hundred fourteen dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 341 of 895

342 Senate Bill No. 1502 dollars. hundred forty - three thousand sixty the effective date of this section On and after (4) , the Chief Family five Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred forty - six dollars, and other family support thousand nine hundred thirty - eight - y of one hundred thirty magistrates shall receive an annual salar thousand eight hundred ninety three dollars. - On and after July 1, 2019, the Chief Family Support Magistrate (5) shall receive a salary of one hundred fifty thousand three hundred strates shall receive an fourteen dollars, and other family support magi annual salary of one hundred forty three thousand sixty dollars. - . Subsection (b) of section 46b Sec. 257 - 236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage (1) and after July 1, 2014, each family support referee shall On (b) receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred eleven dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged. On and after July 1, 2015, each family support referee shall (2) receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred seventeen dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a fa mily support referee is so engaged. On and after July 1, 2017, prior to the effective date of this (3) and , each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family section support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two - red twenty hund three dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 342 of 895

343 Senate Bill No. 1502 , each family the effective date of this section On and after (4) support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in additi on to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred seventeen dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged. (5) On and after July 1, 2019, each family support referee shall port referee, in addition to the receive, for acting as a family sup retirement salary, the sum of two hundred twenty three dollars and - expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged. Effective from passage . ( 258 Sec. ) Notwithstanding any provision of the g eneral statutes, not later than December 1, 2017, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority shall make a payment in lieu of taxes to the city of Hartford in the amount of one million dollars. ear ending 259 ) For the fiscal y Effective from passage . (NEW) ( Sec. June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, each regional council of governments shall, within available appropriations, receive a grant - in - aid to be known as a regional services grant, the amount of which shall etermined by the Secretary of the Office be based on a formula to be d of Policy and Management. No such council shall receive a grant for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, unless the secretary approves a spending plan for such grant moneys submitted by such council to the y on or before November 1, 2017. No such council shall receive secretar a grant for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, or any fiscal year thereafter, unless the secretary approves a spending plan for such n or before grant moneys submitted by such council to the secretary o July 1, 2018, and annually thereafter. Each regional council of governments shall use such grant funds for planning purposes and to achieve efficiencies in the delivery of municipal services, without diminishing the quality of such services. On or before October 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, each regional council of governments shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 343 of 895

344 Senate Bill No. 1502 4a of the general - submit a report, in accordance with section 11 statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly relating to planning and development having cognizance of matters and finance, revenue and bonding, and to the secretary. Such report shall (1) summarize the expenditure of such grant funds, (2) describe any regional program, project or initiative currently provided or council, (3) review the performance of any existing planned by the regional program, project or initiative relative to its initial goals and objectives, (4) analyze the existing services provided by member municipalities or by the state that, in the opinion of the counc il, could be more effectively or efficiently provided on a regional basis, and (5) provide recommendations for legislative action concerning potential impediments to the regionalization of services. . Section 8 260 Sec. ed and the 31b of the general statutes is repeal - Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): , each regional planning agency (a) On or before January 1, 2015 37a, inclusive, of the general created pursuant to sections 8 31a to 8 - - ary 1, 2013, and each regional statutes, revision of 1958, revised to Janu council of elected officials created pursuant to sections 4 - 124c to 4 - 124h, inclusive, shall be restructured to form a regional council of 124j. - governments as provided in section 4 (b) ccept or participate in A regional council of governments may a any grant, donation or program available to any political subdivision of the state and may also accept or participate in any grant, donation or program made available to counties by any other governmental or tanding the provisions of any special or public private entity. Notwiths act, any political subdivision of the state may enter into an agreement with a regional council of governments to perform jointly or to provide, alone or in cooperation with any other entity, any service, act ivity or undertaking that the political subdivision is authorized by law to perform. A regional council of governments established June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 344 of 895

345 Senate Bill No. 1502 pursuant to this section may administer and provide regional services bregional to municipalities and may delegate such authority to su groups of such municipalities. Regional services provided to member municipalities shall be determined by each regional council of 229 and - governments, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 9 itation, the following 229b, and may include, without lim section 9 - services: (1) Engineering; (2) inspectional and planning; (3) economic development; (4) public safety; (5) emergency management; (6) animal control; (7) land use management; (8) tourism promotion; (9) social; (10) health; (11) educat ion; (12) data management; (13) regional sewerage; (14) housing; (15) computerized mapping; (16) household hazardous waste collection; (17) recycling; (18) public facility siting; (19) coordination of master planning; (20) vocational training and nt; (21) solid waste disposal; (22) fire protection; (23) developme regional resource protection; (24) regional impact studies; and (25) transportation. (c) [ , and annually thereafter, each 2015 Beginning on January 1, annual report to the shall submit an regional council of governments Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to municipalities. Such annual report shall include the any regional program, project or following: (1) A description of initiative provided or planned by such regional council of governments; (2) a description of any expenditure, including the source of funding, spent on each such regional program, project or initiative and a cost alysis for such expenditure; (3) a list of benefit an - existing services provided by a municipality or by the state that, in the opinion of the regional council of governments, could be transferred to such regional council of governments and any efficiency associated with such transfer; (4) a discussion and review of the performance of any regional program, project or initiative, including any recommendations for legislative action; and (5) specific annual goals June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 345 of 895

346 Senate Bill No. 1502 program, and objectives and quantifiable outcome measures for each project or initiative administered or provided by such regional council of governments. ] ) (a) For purposes of this section and Effective from passage . ( 261 Sec. of this act, (1) "eligible, low 262 section income person" means a person - ies for assistance from the Department of Social Services or who qualif a community action agency, and (2) "community action agency" has 885 of the general - the same meaning as provided in section 17b - e statutes. The Commissioner of Social Services may establish a twelv month pilot project in partnership with the Torrington community action agency to provide streamlined social services to assist eligible, - low income persons to achieve economic independence. (b) The project shall include: (1) The location of certain ff from the sta Department of Social Services' Torrington office at the Torrington - community action agency to provide on site eligibility determinations for applicants to assistance programs administered by the department, on a basis to be determined by the de - partment, and (2) community wide case conference meetings of service providers coordinated by the community action agency to address systemic barriers to economic income persons. In coordinating - independence faced by eligible, low the community action agency shall consult case conference meetings, with service providers that may include: (A) The Departments of Social Services, Children and Families, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Education, Rehabilitation, Correction and Housing and the Labor Departm ent, (B) the Torrington Housing Authority, (C) the Northwestern Connecticut Transit District, (D) Northwestern Connecticut Community College, (E) Torrington Superior Court, (F) the Office of Adult Probation serving Torrington, and (G) the regional n service center serving western Connecticut. In transferring educatio staff pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, the Commissioner of Social Services shall not reduce staff. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 346 of 895

347 Senate Bill No. 1502 (c) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Social Services, in cons ultation with the Torrington community action agency, shall submit a report on the pilot project, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 - 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matte include, but need rs relating to human services. The report shall not be limited to: (1) The number of persons served in the pilot project, (2) the services provided, and (3) the documented outcomes in the ersons served in the areas of jobs, housing and education obtained by p pilot project. Effective from passage . ( ) (a) The sum of one hundred 262 Sec. thousand dollars is appropriated to the Department of Social Services, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, for (1) rhead expenses related to relocating department staff rental and ove from the department's Torrington office to the Torrington community month - action agency, and (2) for additional costs related to a twelve pilot project administered by the department and the community low eligible, income a - ction agency to coordinate delivery of services to persons. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4 85 of the general - statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the Governor shall not reduce any allotment requisition or allotment in force for the Department of Social Services that results in the premature termination month pilot project. - of a twelve ) Effective from passage (a) . (NEW) ( No alcoholic liquor shall 263 Sec. urer permittee be sold or delivered by any wholesaler or manufact except from such wholesaler's or manufacturer's permit premises, unless the wholesaler or manufacturer permittee has first received and inventoried the alcoholic liquor, which shall be unloaded from the delivery truck and come to rest in the warehouse facility of such wholesaler or manufacturer before being shipped to a retailer directly. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 347 of 895

348 Senate Bill No. 1502 The Commissioner of Consumer Protection or his or her authorized agent may inspect such wholesaler's or manufacturer's permit premises, books and records to ensure compliance with the provisions of this section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this section shall not apply to the sale, delivery or shipment of wine by a 18 of the general - farm winery pursuant to subsection (a) of section 30 utes or to the holder of an out stat state small winery shipper's - of - - permit for wine issued pursuant to section 30 18a of the general statutes. (b) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this tive act or practice in section shall have engaged in an unfair or decep 110b of the general statutes. - violation of section 42 ) (a) In furtherance of the Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 264 Sec. - Comprehensive Energy Strategy established pursuant to section 16a 3d of the general statutes relating to the ev aluation of district heating and thermal loops in high - density areas, on or before January 1, 2018, an electric distribution company serving customers located in a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32 9p of the general - statutes, that has a pop seven - ulation in excess of one hundred twenty thousand, shall conduct a procurement for electricity and renewable energy credits from a combined heat and power system located in such municipality that (1) has a nameplate capacity of not more than ten atts, (2) is in a configuration that is compatible for use with a megaw district heating system, as defined in section 16 - 258 of the general statutes, (3) is owned by a thermal energy transportation company, and (4) may include fuel cells. Such combined heat and power system shall be (A) procured by a thermal energy transportation company through a competitive bidding process, (B) in a configuration compatible for use with a district heating system, and (C) installed at a location that will maximize the efficient use of the thermal energy from the combined heat and power system by a thermal energy June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 348 of 895

349 Senate Bill No. 1502 transportation company. The thermal energy produced by such combined heat and power system shall be subject to firm customer commitments to subscribe to thermal energy s ervices from such thermal energy transportation company, as demonstrated by such thermal energy transportation company, for the term of the power purchase agreement entered into pursuant to this section. After to such procurement, reviewing any proposals submitted in response the electric distribution company may enter into a power purchase agreement with a thermal energy distribution company for the purchase of electricity and renewable energy credits for a period of not more than twenty years. er than fifteen days after an electric distribution company (b) No lat enters into a power purchase agreement pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the electric distribution company shall submit such view and agreement to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for re approval. The authority shall evaluate such agreement and may approve such agreement if the authority finds that the agreement (1) complies with the requirements of this section, and (2) serves the long - shall not approve any term interests of ratepayers. The authority agreement supported in any form of cross subsidization by entities affiliated with the electric distribution company. A combined heat and power system acquired and built pursuant to a power purchase agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall not exceed a total nameplate capacity rating of ten megawatts in the aggregate. The electric distribution company may not, under any circumstances, recover more than the full costs of the agreement approved by the s of any such agreement, including costs authority. The net cost incurred by the electric distribution company under the agreement and reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution company in connection with the agreement, shall be recovered on a timely basis through a r econciling component of electric rates as determined by the authority that is nonbypassable when switching electric suppliers. Any June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 349 of 895

350 Senate Bill No. 1502 net revenues from the sale of products purchased in accordance with any agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall be credited to customers through the same reconciling component of electric rates that is utilized to recover the costs of such agreement. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information procured by an electric System for any Class I or Class III source distribution company pursuant to this section may be (A) sold into the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by an electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet t he requirements of section 16 - 245a of the general statutes, so long as the revenues from such sale are credited to electric distribution company customers as described in this subsection, or (B) retained by the electric distribution company to meet the req 245a of the general statutes. In - uirements of section 16 considering whether to sell or retain such certificates, the company shall select the option that is in the best interest of such company's ratepayers, consistent with the procurement plan approved p ursuant 244c and 16 244m of the general statutes. - - to sections 16 Sec. 265 ) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions Effective from passage . ( 262j of the general statutes, title 7 of the general statutes, - of section 10 cial act, any municipal chapter 204 of the general statutes, any spe charter or any home rule ordinance, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, if a municipality has adopted a budget, levied taxes pursuant to such budget or made adjustments, transfers or udget prior to the adoption of the state budget modifications to such b for said fiscal year and such municipality receives, pursuant to such adopted state budget, a lower amount of state aid than that projected in the municipality's adopted, adjusted or modified budget, such mun icipality may (1) amend its education budget in the same manner as such education budget was originally adopted, adjusted or modified, provided the amendment to such education budget shall not exceed the amount of the decrease in equalization aid grants ma de to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 350 of 895

351 Senate Bill No. 1502 262h of the general statutes, (2) - the municipality pursuant to section 10 amend its noneducation budget in the same manner as such noneducation budget was originally adopted, adjusted or modified, all not provided the amendment to such noneducation budget sh exceed the amount of the decrease in state aid other than equalization aid grants made to the municipality pursuant to section 10 - 262h of the general statutes, (3) make transfers between accounts without having to follow the same process by which t he original budget was adopted, provided such transfers are approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of such municipality's legislative body, and (4) not later than February 1, 2018, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and January 1, 2019, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, adjust the tax levy - pursuant to section 7 567 of the general statutes and the amount of any remaining installments of such taxes accordingly. If a municipality has levied a tax for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, such municipality due and payable in a single installment, that was may mail or hand deliver to persons liable therefor a supplemental rate bill for any additional tax levy resulting pursuant to subdivision (4) of this subsection. a municipality amends its adopted budget or makes transfers (b) If between accounts pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the state shall not consider such amendment or transfers when determining istrict for whether any amount of aid distributed to a municipality or d educational purposes only was not so expended. The State Board of Education shall not cause any such amount to be forfeited or deducted from such municipality's or district's future equalization aid grant payment. Any such amount shall be inclu ded in a municipality's or district's budgeted appropriation for education for the purposes of establishing any future minimum budget requirement. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a municipality designated as an - fined in section 10 alliance district, as de 262u of the general statutes. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 351 of 895

352 Senate Bill No. 1502 (c) For the purposes of this section, "municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough and "legislative body" means a board of selectmen, town l, city council, board of aldermen, board of directors, board of counci representatives or board of the warden and burgesses of a municipality. Effective from passage Sec. . 266 ) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions ( of section 12 - 142 of the general statutes, title 7 or 10 of the general statutes, chapters 170 and 204 of the general statutes, any special act, any municipal charter or any home rule ordinance, if a municipality or regional board of education has adopted a budget or levied taxes for the fiscal year endi ng June 30, 2018, prior to the adoption of the state budget for said fiscal year and such municipality or regional board of education receives, pursuant to such adopted state budget, an amount t in excess of one hundred thousand dollars of state aid than tha projected in the municipality's or regional board of education's adopted budget, such municipality or regional board of education may (1) amend its budget in the same manner as such budget was originally adopted, and (2) not later than January 1, 2018, a djust the tax levy and the amount of any remaining installments of such taxes. The amendment to such budget shall be in an amount not exceeding the increase in state aid to the municipality or regional board of education. that was If a municipality has levied a tax due and payable in a single for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, such municipality installment may mail or hand deliver to persons liable therefor a supplemental rate bill for any additional tax levy resulting pursuant to subdivision this subsection or the repeal of the motor vehicle mill rate cap. (2) of (b) For the purposes of this section, "municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough. 267 Sec. utes is repealed and the 157a of the general stat - . Section 10 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 352 of 895

353 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes to the contrary, the boards of education of any two or more towns, or the nal school district and the board of board of education of any regio education of one or more of the towns comprising the district, or a committee formed and authorized by agreement of such boards on behalf of such boards may jointly employ a superintendent of schools, and said superinte ndent of schools shall have the powers and duties for each of said boards as provided in section 10 - 157. Such boards of education or such committee shall specify in a written agreement the term of office of such superintendent, which shall not exceed three years, and the proportionate share and limits of authorized expenditures for the salary of such superintendent and other necessary expenses, and any other pertinent matters, and shall provide for the - 157. Any evaluation of the superintendent pursuant to section 10 agreement authorizing the employment of a superintendent pursuant to this section shall include, but not be limited to, the duties of the committee, the membership of the committee, the voting requirements n of the agreement. for action, and provision for terminatio Any board of education may withdraw from any agreement (b) entered into under subsection (a) of this section if, at least one year prior to the date of proposed withdrawal, it gives written notice of its intent to do so to each of the o ther boards. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any special act, municipal charter, local ordinance, home rule ordinance or other ordinance, or the provisions of chapters 170 and 171, any board of education that ls under this section may jointly employs a superintendent of schoo hold regular joint meetings, at least once every two months, with any of the other boards of education that are jointly employing such superintendent for the purpose of reducing the expenses of such boards of education and alignin g the provision of education by such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 353 of 895

354 Senate Bill No. 1502 boards of education. 705 of the - . Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 9 268 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu Effective ): from passage thereof ( qualified candidat The e committee of a candidate for the office of (2) Governor who has been nominated, or who has qualified to appear on the election ballot in accordance with the provisions of subpart C of part III of chapter 153, shall be eligible to receive a grant from the fun d for the general election campaign in the amount of six million dollars, five per cent of - provided (A) any such committee shall receive seventy said amount if such committee applies for such grant, in accordance - eth day but before the fifty 706, on or after the seventi - with section 9 sixth day preceding the election, (B) any such committee shall receive sixty five per cent of said amount if such committee so applies on or - second day preceding the - sixth day but before the forty - after the fifty - five per cent of said election, (C) any such committee shall receive fifty amount if such committee so applies on or after the forty - second day eighth day preceding the election, (D) any such - but before the twenty committee shall receive forty per cent of said amount if such eighth day preceding the - committee so applies on or after the twenty election, and (E) in the case of an election held in 2014, or thereafter , said amount shall be adjusted under subsection (d) except for in 2018 of this section. Sec. 705 of the 269 . Subdivisio n (2) of subsection (b) of section 9 - general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu from passage Effective ): thereof ( The qualified candidate committee of a candidate for the office of (2) Attorney General, State Comptroll er, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer who has been nominated, or who has qualified to appear on the election ballot in accordance with the provisions of subpart C of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 354 of 895

355 Senate Bill No. 1502 part III of chapter 153, shall be eligible to receive a grant from the fund for th e general election campaign in the amount of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, provided (A) any such committee shall receive five per cent of said amount if such committee applies for such - seventy e seventieth day 706, on or after th - grant, in accordance with section 9 sixth day preceding the election, (B) any such but before the fifty - committee shall receive sixty five per cent of said amount if such - committee so applies on or after the fifty - sixth day but before the forty - second day preceding the elect ion, (C) any such committee shall receive fifty five per cent of said amount if such committee so applies - second day but before the twenty - eighth day - on or after the forty preceding the election, (D) any such committee shall receive forty per amount if such committee so applies on or after the cent of said in the case of an eighth day preceding the election, and (E) - twenty except for in 2018 , said amount shall election held in 2014, or thereafter be adjusted under subsection (d) of this section. Sec. 270 . S ubsection (d) of section 9 - 705 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage except for in 2018 For elections held in 2014, and thereafter (d) , the ) and (c) of this section shall amount of the grants in subsections (a), (b be adjusted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission not later than January 15, 2014, and quadrennially thereafter except for in 2018 , in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all published by the United States Department of urban consumers as Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on first in the year January 1, 2010, and ending on December thirty - preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made. 271 705 of the - n (2) of subsection (e) of section 9 Sec. . Subdivisio general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu ): from passage Effective thereof ( June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 355 of 895

356 Senate Bill No. 1502 The qualified candidate committee of a candidate for the office of (2) ted, or has qualified to appear on state senator who has been nomina the election ballot in accordance with subpart C of part III of chapter 153, shall be eligible to receive a grant from the fund for the general - election campaign in the amount of eighty five thousand dollars, (A) - five per cent of any such committee shall receive seventy provided said amount if such committee applies for such grant, in accordance 706, on or after the seventieth day but before the fifty - - with section 9 shall receive sixth day preceding the election, (B) any such committee five per cent of said amount if such committee so applies on or - sixty - second day preceding the - sixth day but before the forty after the fifty five per cent of said - election, (C) any such committee shall receive fifty so applies on or after the forty amount if such committee second day - but before the twenty - eighth day preceding the election, (D) any such committee shall receive forty per cent of said amount if such committee so applies on or after the twenty - eighth day preceding the election, a in the case of an election held in 2010, or thereafter nd (E) except for in 2018 , said amount shall be adjusted under subsection (h) of this section. Sec. - 705 of the . Subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of section 9 272 ollowing is substituted in lieu general statutes is repealed and the f ): Effective thereof ( from passage The qualified candidate committee of a candidate for the office of (2) state representative who has been nominated, or has qualified to appear on the election ballot in accordance with subpa rt C of part III of chapter 153, shall be eligible to receive a grant from the fund for the - general election campaign in the amount of twenty five thousand - dollars, provided five (A) any such committee shall receive seventy committee applies for such grant, in per cent of said amount if such - accordance with section 9 706, on or after the seventieth day but before sixth day preceding the election, (B) any such committee shall - the fifty June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 356 of 895

357 Senate Bill No. 1502 receive sixty - five per cent of said amount if such committee so applies o n or after the fifty - sixth day but before the forty - second day preceding the election, (C) any such committee shall receive fifty - five per cent of said amount if such committee so applies on or after the eighth day pr - second day but before the twenty - forty eceding the election, (D) any such committee shall receive forty per cent of said amount if such committee so applies on or after the twenty - eighth day preceding the election, and (E) in the case of an election held in 2010, or thereafter except for in 201 8 , said amount shall be adjusted under subsection (h) of this section. 705 of the general statutes is . Subsection (h) of section 9 273 Sec. - repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage , the except for in 2018 and thereafter For elections held in 2010, (h) amount of the grants in subsections (e), (f) and (g) of this section shall be adjusted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission not later , in except for in 2018 than January 15, 2010, and biennially thereafter cordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban ac consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2008, and ending on December thirty - first in the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made. Sec. 7a of the - . Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 9 274 general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu ): thereof ( Effective from passage (g) ] (1) [ Except as provide d in subdivision (2) of this subsection, in the case of a written complaint filed with the commission pursuant In - [ on or after January 1, 1988, if 7b ] , commission staff shall to section 9 conduct and complete a preliminary examination of such complaint by the fourteenth day following its receipt, at which time such staff shall, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 357 of 895

358 Senate Bill No. 1502 at its discretion, (A) dismiss the complaint for failure to allege any substantial violation of state election law supported by evidence, (B) engage the respondent in discussions in an effort to speedily resolve any matter pertaining to a de minimis violation, or (C) investigate and docket the complaint for a determination by the commission that probable cause or no probable cause exists for any such violation. If smisses a complaint pursuant to subparagraph (A) commission staff di of this subdivision, such staff shall provide a brief written statement concisely setting forth the reasons for such dismissal. If commission staff engages a respondent pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this s ubdivision but is unable to speedily resolve any such matter described in said subparagraph by the forty - fifth day following receipt of the complaint, such staff shall docket such complaint for a obable determination by the commission that probable cause or no pr the commission cause exists for any violation of state election law. If does not, by the sixtieth day following receipt of the complaint, either issue a decision or render its determination that probable cause or no more violations any violation ] one or [ of state probable cause exists for election laws, the complainant or respondent may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford for an order to show cause why the commission has not acted upon the complaint and to ce that the commission has unreasonably delayed provide eviden For any complaint received on or after January 1, 2018, if the action. commission does not, by one year following receipt of such complaint, issue a decision thereon, the commission shall dismiss such complai nt, provided the length of time of any delay caused by (i) the commission or commission staff granting any extension or continuance to a respondent prior to the issuance of any such decision, (ii) any ) any litigation subpoena issued in connection with such complaint, (iii in state or federal court related to such complaint, or (iv) any investigation by, or consultation of the commission or commission staff with, the Chief State's Attorney, the Attorney General, the United States Department of Justice or the United States Attorney for June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 358 of 895

359 Senate Bill No. 1502 Connecticut related to such complaint, shall be added to such one year. 7b of the - . Subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 9 275 Sec. general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu from passage Effective thereof ( ): (5) (A) To inspect or audit at any reasonable time and upon reasonable notice the accounts or records of any treasurer or principal treasurer, except as provided for in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, as required by chapter 155 or 157 and to audit any such election, primary or referendum held within the state; provided, (i) (I) not later than two months preceding the day of an election at which a candidate is seeking election, the commission shall complete any audit it has initiated in the absence of a complaint that involves a committee of the same candidate from a previous election, and (II) during the month period preceding the day of an election at which a - two candidate is seeking election, the commission shall not initiate an audit in the absence of a complaint that involves a committee of the same candidate from a previous election, and (ii) the commission shall not - audit any caucus, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 9 372. (B) When conducting an audit after an election or pr imary, the commission shall randomly audit not more than fifty per cent of candidate committees, which shall be selected through the process of a that takes into account lottery conducted by the commission weighted ved by the office of state senator the selection frequency of a district ser or state representative, as applicable, for the immediately preceding three regular elections for such office and increases or decreases the likelihood that such district will be selected for audit based on such selection frequency , except that the commissioner shall audit all - wide office. candidate committees for candidates for a state (C) The commission shall notify, in writing, any committee of a candidate for an office in the general election, or of any candidate who June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 359 of 895

360 Senate Bill No. 1502 ad a primary for nomination to any such office not later than May h first of the year immediately following such election. In no case - thirty shall the commission audit any such candidate committee that the with this commission fails to provide notice to in accordance subparagraph; 276 . Section 9 Sec. 704 of the general statutes is repealed and the - from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective (a) The amount of qualifying contributions that the candidate equired to receive in order to be committee of a candidate shall be r eligible for grants from the Citizens' Election Fund shall be: (1) election to the office In the case of a candidate for nomination or of Governor, contributions from individuals in the aggregate amount - y thousand dollars, of which two hundred twenty of two hundred fift five thousand dollars or more is contributed by individuals residing in the state , except that in the case of a primary or election held in 2022, or thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts shall be fir st adjusted under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars with exactly . The provisions of this subdivision shall fifty dollars rounded upward xcept as provided in ] E be subject to the following: (A) [ The - subparagraph (C) of this subdivision and subsection (g) of section 9 610, (i) before January 1, 2019, the candidate committee shall return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individual, that exceeds one including said candidate, (ii) on and hundred dollars, after January 1, 2019, the candidate committee shall return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individual, including and (iii) any said candidate, that exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, such excess portion shall not be considered in calculating [ such ] the , [ and ] (B) all aggregate contribution under this subdivision amounts contributions received by (i) an exploratory committee established by said candidate, or (ii) an exploratory committe e or candidate June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 360 of 895

361 Senate Bill No. 1502 committee of a candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor who is deemed to be jointly campaigning with a candidate for nomination or election to the office of Governor under subsection (a) of section 9 709, - which meet the criteria for q ualifying contributions to candidate [ committees under this section shall be considered in calculating such ] , amounts and ] the aggregate contribution ; (C) in the case of a primary [ - dollar - or election held in 2022, or thereafter, the two - hundred fifty mum individual contribution amount provided in subparagraph maxi (A) of this subdivision shall be first adjusted under subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of ten dollars with exactly five dollars rounded up ward. In the case of a candidate for nomination or election to the office (2) of Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State, contributions from individuals in usand dollars, of which sixty - five tho - the aggregate amount of seventy seven thousand five hundred dollars or more is contributed by individuals residing in the state , except that in the case of a primary or election for Lieutenant Governor held in 2022, or thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts shall be first adjusted under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars with exactly fifty dollars rounded upward and in the case of a primary or election for Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State held in 2018, or thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts shall be first adjusted under subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of one hu ndred dollars with . The provisions of this exactly fifty dollars rounded upward [ Except as ] subdivision shall be subject to the following: (A) The provided in subparagraph (C) of this subdivision and subsection (g) of candidate committee shall 019, the 610, (i) before January 1, 2 - section 9 return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individual, including said candidate, that exceeds one hundred dollars, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 361 of 895

362 Senate Bill No. 1502 (ii) on and after January 1, 2019, the candidate committee shall return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individual, including said candidate, that exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, and (iii) any such excess portion shall not be considered in calculating under this subdiv [ such ] the aggregate contribution amounts , ision [ ] (B) all contributions received by an exploratory committee and established by said candidate that meet the criteria for qualifying contributions to candidate committees under this section shall be considered in calculating [ such amounts ] the aggre gate contribution , and (C) in the case of a primary or election held in 2022, or amounts fifty - hundred - two the thereafter, individual maximum dollar - contribution amount provided in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision ion (1) of subsection (c) of this shall be first adjusted under subdivis section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of ten dollars with . exactly five dollars rounded upward (3) In the case of a candidate for nomination or election to the office ns from individuals in the of state senator for a district, contributio aggregate amount of fifteen thousand dollars, including contributions from at least three hundred individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in said district , except that in the case of ction held in 2018, or thereafter, the aggregate a primary or ele contribution amount shall be first adjusted under subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars with exactly fifty dollars rounded upward . The provisions of this subdivision shall be subject to the following: (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (D) of this subdivision and [ The ] 610, (i) before December 1, 2017, the - subsection (g) of section 9 any contribution or candidate committee shall return the portion of contributions from any individual, including said candidate, that (ii) on and after December 1, 2017, the exceeds one hundred dollars, candidate committee shall return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individua l, including said candidate, that June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 362 of 895

363 Senate Bill No. 1502 such excess portion (iii) any and exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, shall not be considered in calculating the aggregate contribution amount under this subdivision, (B) no contribution shall be counted f the requirement under this subdivision for for the purposes o contributions from at least three hundred individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in the district unless the contribution is five dollars or more, and (C) all contributions received by an exploratory committee established by said candidate that meet the criteria for qualifying contributions to candidate committees under this section shall be considered in calculating the aggregate ch exploratory contribution amount under this subdivision and all su committee contributions that also meet the requirement under this subdivision for contributions from at least three hundred individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in the district , and (D) in the es of said requirement shall be counted for the purpos - case of a primary or election held in 2020, or thereafter, the two - fifty dollar maximum individual contribution amount - hundred provided in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision shall be adjusted f subsection (c) of this section and then under subdivision (2) o rounded to the nearest multiple of ten dollars with exactly five dollars . rounded upward (4) In the case of a candidate for nomination or election to the office of state representative for a district, contributions from individuals in the aggregate amount of five thousand dollars, including contributions from at least one hundred fifty individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in said district , except that in the case of tion held in 2018, or thereafter, the aggregate a primary or elec contribution amount shall be first adjusted under subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section and then rounded to the nearest multiple he T of one hundred dollars with exactly fifty dollars rounded upward. provisions of this subdivision shall be subject to the following: (A) The [ Except as provided in subparagraph (D) of this subdivision and ] June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 363 of 895

364 Senate Bill No. 1502 610, (i) before December 1, 2017, the subsection (g) of section 9 - any contribution or candidate committee shall return the portion of contributions from any individual, including said candidate, that (ii) on and after December 1, 2017, the exceeds one hundred dollars, candidate committee shall return the portion of any contribution or contributions from any individual , including said candidate, that such excess portion (iii) any and exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, shall not be considered in calculating the aggregate contribution amount under this subdivision, (B) no contribution shall be counted for the purposes of the requirement under this subdivision for contributions from at least one hundred fifty individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in the district unless the ] and [ contribution is five dollars or more, ived (C) all contributions rece by an exploratory committee established by said candidate that meet the criteria for qualifying contributions to candidate committees under this section shall be considered in calculating the aggregate contribution amount under this subdivision and al l such exploratory committee contributions that also meet the requirement under this subdivision for contributions from at least one hundred fifty individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in , and the district shall be counted for th e purposes of said requirement (D) in the case of a primary or election held in 2020, or thereafter, the dollar maximum individual contribution amount - fifty - hundred - two provided in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision shall be adjusted on (2) of subsection (c) of this section and then under subdivisi rounded to the nearest multiple of ten dollars with exactly five dollars . rounded upward of (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions (3) and (4) for the office of state this subsection, in the case of a special election senator or state representative for a district, (A) the aggregate amount of qualifying contributions that the candidate committee of a candidate for such office shall be required to receive in order to be eligible for a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 364 of 895

365 Senate Bill No. 1502 five per cent or - he Citizens' Election Fund shall be seventy grant from t more of the corresponding amount required under the applicable said , as adjusted and rounded pursuant to the subdivision (3) or (4) , and (B applicable provisions of subsection (b) of this section ) the number of contributions required from individuals residing in municipalities included, in whole or in part, in said district shall be seventy - five per cent or more of the corresponding number required under the applicable said subdivision (3) or (4). (b) (1) For elections for the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor held in 2022, and thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts in subdivision (1) or (2), as applicable, of subsection (a) of this nforcement section shall be adjusted by the State Elections E Commission not later than January 15, 2022, and quadrennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on - January 1, 2017, and ending on December thirty first in the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made. For elections for the office of Attorney General, State (2) e State held in 2018, and Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of th thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be adjusted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission not later than January 15, 2018, and accordance with any change in the quadrennially thereafter, in consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2017, and ending on December r preceding the year in which said adjustment is first in the yea - thirty to be made. (3) For elections for the office of state senator or state representative held in 2018, and thereafter, the aggregate contribution amounts in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 365 of 895

366 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) of this section subdivision (3) or (4), as applicable, of subsection shall be adjusted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission not later than January 15, 2018, and biennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers tes Department of Labor, Bureau of as published by the United Sta Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2017, and first in the year preceding the year in - ending on December thirty which said adjustment is to be made. , Lieutenant Governor, (c) (1) For elections for the office of Governor Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of - - dollar the State held in 2022, and thereafter, the two fifty hundred - maximum individual contribution amount in subdivision (1) or (2), as (a) of this section shall be adjusted by the applicable, of subsection State Elections Enforcement Commission not later than January 15, 2022, and quadrennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2017, and ending on December thirty - first in the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made. ator or state representative (2) For elections for the office of state sen fifty - dollar maximum - - held in 2020, and thereafter, the two hundred individual contribution amount in subdivision (3) or (4), as applicable, of subsection (a) of this section shall be adjusted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission not later than January 15, 2020, and biennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period ginning on January 1, 2017, and ending on December thirty - first in be the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made. ] (b) [ Each individual who makes a contribution of more than (d) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 366 of 895

367 Senate Bill No. 1502 or promote the fifty dollars to a candidate committee established to aid election shall success of a participating candidate for nomination or include with the contribution a certification that contains the same information described in subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 9 - 608 and shall follow the same procedure prescribed in said subsection. (c) [ The following shall not be deemed to be qualifying (e) ] contributions under subsection (a) of this section and shall be returned by the treasurer of the candidate committee to the contributor or the State Elections Enforcement Commission for deposit transmitted to in the Citizens' Election Fund: A contribution from a principal of a state contractor or (1) prospective state contractor; (2) A contribution of less than five dollars, and a contribution of five doll ars or more from an individual who does not provide the full name and complete address of the individual; A contribution under subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of (3) this section from an individual who does not reside in the state, in excess of th e applicable limit on contributions from out of - state - individuals in subsection (a) of this section; and (4) A contribution made by a youth who is less than twelve years of age. [ (d) After a candidate committee receives the applicable ] (f) of qualifying contributions under subsection (a) of aggregate amount this section, the candidate committee shall transmit any additional contributions that it receives to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Citizens' Election Fund. (g) As used in this section, "p ] (e) [ rincipal of a state contractor or prospective state contractor" has the same meaning as provided in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 367 of 895

368 Senate Bill No. 1502 subsection (g) of section 9 - 612, and "individual" shall include sole proprietorships. ) Not later than June 30, 2018, the Effective from passage . ( 277 Sec. Teachers' Retirement Board shall conduct a study of the impact of potential changes in actuarial assumptions used in the valuation of the Teachers' Retirement Fund, including the assumed annual investment rate of return and the period and methodology for a mortization of unfunded liabilities, on the annual actuarially determined employer contributions, funded and unfunded liabilities, and funding ratio estimated over a period of not less than thirty years. Not later than December 1, 2018, the board shall sub mit a summary of the results of such study and any recommendations for changes to the actuarial assumptions to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the and education, in accordance with the budgets of state agencies 4a of the general statutes. - provisions of section 11 Sec. 5 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Section 4 . 278 Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): 7 and 6, 4 8, the term "department head" - 4 As used in sections 4 - - means Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, [ Commissioner of Administrative Services, ] Commissioner on Aging, Commissioner of Revenue Services, Banking Commissioner, sioner of Consumer Commissioner of Children and Families, Commis Protection, Commissioner of Correction, Commissioner of Economic State Development, Community and Education, of Board Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commissioner of Energy Protection, and Environmental Commissi oner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Public Health, Insurance Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Commissioner of Social Services, Commissioner of Developmental Services, Commissioner of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 368 of 895

369 Senate Bill No. 1502 Motor Vehicles, C ommissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Commissioner of Housing, Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, the Commissioner of Early Childhood and the executive director of the Office of Military Affairs. As used in sections 4 6 and - 4 7, "department head" also means the Commissioner of - Education. . Section 4 Sec. 279 - 5 of the general statutes, as amended by section 6 of public act 17 - 237, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective July 1, 2019 ): - - 7 and 4 - 6, 4 8, the term "department head" As used in sections 4 means Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Commissioner of Administrative Services, ] Commissioner on Aging, [ Commissioner of Revenue Services, Banking Commissioner, ren and Families, Commissioner of Consumer Commissioner of Child Protection, Commissioner of Correction, Commissioner of Economic State Education, and of Community Board Development, Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Protection, Commissioner of Energy Environmen tal and Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Public Health, Insurance Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Commissioner of Social Services, Commissioner of Developmental Services, Commissio ner of Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Commissioner of Housing, Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, the Commissioner of Early Childhood, the Executive executive director of the Office of Military Affairs and the Director of the Technical Education and Career System. As used in - 6 and 4 7, "department head" also means the Commissioner - sections 4 of Education. - . Subsection (b) of section 8 280 37nnn of the general statutes is Sec. g is substituted in lieu thereof ( repealed and the followin from Effective June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 369 of 895

370 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): passage The council shall consist of the following members: (1) The (b) Commissioners of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Children and Families, Correction, Economic and [ ] , Aging and Developmental elopment, Education Community Dev Services, or their designees; (2) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his or her designee; (3) the executive director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, or his or her designee; (4 ) the executive director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition, or his or her designee; (5) the executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, or his or her designee; (6) the executive director of the ity, or his or her designee; (7) the Connecticut Housing Finance Author president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, or his or her designee; (8) two members, appointed by the members specified in subdivisions (1) to of this subsection, who shall be tenants receiving state (6), inclusive, (9) housing assistance; and one member, appointed by the members specified in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection, who shall be a state resident eligible to receive state housing assistance. The Governor shall designate a member of the council to serve as chairperson. 119f of the general statutes, as amended by - Sec. 281 . Section 8 202, is repealed and the following is - section 6 of public act 17 ): from passage e Effectiv substituted in lieu thereof ( The Commissioner of Housing shall design, implement, operate and monitor a program of congregate housing. For the purpose of this program, the Commissioner of Housing shall consult with the e provision of ] [ on Aging of Social Services for th Commissioner services for persons with physical disabilities in order to comply with 271. - the requirements of section 29 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 370 of 895

371 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) (1) Wherever the term ) Effective from passage ( Sec. 282 . (NEW) 017, "Commissioner on Aging" is used in any public or special act of 2 the term "Commissioner of Social Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term "Department on Aging" is used in any public or special act of 2017, the term "Department of Social Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereo f. (b) The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this section, make such technical, grammatical and punctuation changes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. - tutes is repealed and the 1 of the general sta . Section 17b Sec. 283 Effective from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) There is established a Department of Social Services. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Social Services, who in accordance with the provisions shall be appointed by the Governor 8, inclusive, with the powers and duties therein - 5 to 4 - of sections 4 prescribed. The Department of Social Services shall constitute a successor (b) Department on Aging, Department of Income department to the nd the Department of Human Resources in accordance Maintenance a 39. - 38d and 4 - with the provisions of sections 4 (c) Wherever the words "Commissioner on Aging", "Commissioner of Income Maintenance" or "Commissioner of Human Resources" are used in the general statutes, t he words "Commissioner of Social Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof. Wherever the words "Department on Aging", "Department of Income Maintenance" or "Department of Human Resources" are used in the general statutes, s" shall be substituted in lieu thereof. "Department of Social Service order or Any ] 301a, any - Subject to the provisions of section 17a [ (d) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 371 of 895

372 Senate Bill No. 1502 regulation of the Department of Income Maintenance, the Department of Human Resources or the Department on Aging which is in force on 3, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation July 1, 199 of the Department of Social Services until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. Any order or regulation of the Department on Aging which is in force on the effective date of this s ection shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Social Services until amended, repealed or Where any order or regulation of said superseded pursuant to law. may departments conflict, the Commissioner of Social Services implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of 262 while in the process of adopting the policy or - public act 93 procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt the regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law J ournal within twenty days of implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective. (e) The functions, powers, duties and personnel of the Department n o sion with Aging, or any subsequent division or portion of a divi similar functions, powers, personnel and duties, shall be transferred to the Department of Social Services pursuant to the provisions of - 39. 38e and 4 - 38d, 4 - sections 4 f) ( The Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, tr Aging and the n ansfer funds between the Department o - Department of Social Services pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4 87 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Sec. - 2 of the general statutes is repealed and the 284 . Section 17b following is subs ): Effective from passage tituted in lieu thereof ( The Department of Social Services is designated as the state (a) agency for the administration of (1) the Connecticut energy assistance program pursuant to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 372 of 895

373 Senate Bill No. 1502 the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services for the 1981; (2) the refugee assistance program fiscal year ending June 30, 1994; (3) (4) pursuant to the Refugee Act of 1980; the legalization impact assistance grant program pursuant to the Immigration Re form and the temporary assistance for needy families (5) Control Act of 1986; program pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; (6) the Medicaid program th e supplemental pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act; (7) nutrition assistance program pursuant to the Food and Nutrition Act (8) the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income of 2008; the state child support (9) Program pursuant to the Social Security Act; (10) D of the Social Security Act; - itle IV enforcement plan pursuant to T the state social services plan for the implementation of the social services block grants and community services block grants pursuant to and the Social Security Act; [ ] (11) services for persons with autism - ; 215c - spectr um disorder in accordance with sections 17a 215 and 17a (12) nutritional programs for elderly persons; and (13) the fall prevention program described in section 17a . 303a - (b) The Department of Social Services is designated as the State Unit on Aging to administer, manage, design and advocate for benefits, programs and services for older persons and their families pursuant to the Older Americans Act. The department shall study continuously the ation to conditions and needs of older persons in this state in rel nutrition, transportation, home care, housing, income, employment, health, recreation and other matters. The department shall be responsible, in cooperation with federal, state, local and area planning agencies on aging, for the overall planning, development and administration of a comprehensive and integrated social service delivery system for older persons. - . Subsection (c) of section 3 285 Sec. 123aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( rom Effective f June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 373 of 895

374 Senate Bill No. 1502 ): passage There is established an advisory committee to the Connecticut (c) Homecare Option Program for the Elderly, which shall consist of the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Commissioner of Social th ] the Commissioner on Aging, [ - Services, term e director of the long care partnership policy program within the Office of Policy and Management, and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance n services and finance, revenue and of matters relating to aging, huma bonding, or their designees. The Governor shall appoint one provider of home care services for the elderly and a physician specializing in geriatric care. The advisory committee shall meet at least annually. The mptroller shall convene the meetings of the committee. State Co 286 . Section 4 - 38c of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): e There shall be within the executive branch of state government th following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department on Aging, Department of ] [ Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, sumer Department of Children and Families, Department of Con Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Energy and Board of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, Regents for Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Social Services, es and Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicl Affairs. Veterans Department of 38c of the general statutes, as amended by section - . Section 4 287 Sec. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 374 of 895

375 Senate Bill No. 1502 237, is repealed and the following is substituted in - 7 of public act 17 Effective lieu thereof ( July 1, 2019 ): branch of state government the There shall be within the executive following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department Department of ] of Administrative Services, Department on Aging, [ Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children a nd Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Energy and Department of Public Health, Board of Environmental Protection, Regents for Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Social Services, on, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportati Affairs and the Technical Education and Veterans Department of Career System. . Section 7 127b of the general statutes is repealed and the - 288 Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): Effective from passage if by chief elected official or the chief executive officer (a) The ordinance of each municipality shall appoint a municipal agent for elderly persons. Such agent shall be a member of an agency that serves ent of the elderly persons in the municipality or a responsible resid municipality who has demonstrated an interest in the elderly or has been involved in programs in the field of aging. The duties of the municipal agent may include, but shall not be (b) , assisting limited to, (1) disseminating information to elderly persons such persons in learning about the community resources available to them and publicizing such resources and benefits; (2) assisting elderly persons to apply for federal and other benefits available to such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 375 of 895

376 Senate Bill No. 1502 ected official or chief executive persons; (3) reporting to the chief el ] on Aging [ officer of the municipality and the Department of Social any needs and problems of the elderly and any Services recommendations for action to improve services to the elderly. for a term of two or four years, (c) Each municipal agent shall serve at the discretion of the appointing authority of each municipality, and may be reappointed. If more than one agent is necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, the appointing authority, in its discretion, point one or more assistant agents. The town clerk in each may ap municipality shall notify the Department of Social Services ] on Aging [ immediately of the appointment of a new municipal agent. Each ient municipality may provide to its municipal agent resources suffic for such agent to perform the duties of the office. of Social Services ] on Aging [ The Department shall adopt and (d) disseminate to municipalities guidelines as to the role and duties of as municipal agents and such informational and technical materials may assist such agents in performance of their duties. The department, in cooperation with the area agencies on aging, may provide training for municipal agents within the available resources of the department and of the agencies on aging. . Sub 41b of the general statutes is - section (a) of section 16a 289 Sec. repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): Income Energy Advisory Board which shall (a) There shall be a Low - consist of the following members or their design The [ ees: Commissioner on Aging or the commissioner's designee; a A ] representative of each electric and gas public service company designated by each such company; the chairperson of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; the Consumer Counsel; the exe cutive director of Operation Fuel; the executive director of Infoline; the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 376 of 895

377 Senate Bill No. 1502 director of the Connecticut Local Administrators of Social Services; the executive director of Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut; the Connecticut president of AARP; a designee of the Norwich Public Utility; a designee of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association; and a representative of the community action agencies administering energy assistance programs under contract with the Department of Social Services, d esignated by the Connecticut Association for Community Action. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioners of Social Services and Energy and Environmental Protection, or their designees, shall serve as nonvoting members of th e board. 290 Sec. . Subsection (a) of section 17a - 302 of the general statutes, as amended by section 55 of public act 17 - 202, is repealed and the Effective from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( shall be ices of Social Serv ] on Aging [ (a) The Department responsible for the administration of programs which provide nutritionally sound diets to needy older persons and for the expansion of such programs when possible. Such programs shall be continued in te feeding and nutrition such a manner as to fully utilize congrega education of older citizens who qualify for such program. 303a of the general statutes, as amended by Sec. . Section 17a - 291 202, is - - section 3 of public act 17 123 and section 56 of public act 17 repealed and the following is substi from tuted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): passage on Aging shall establish, [ (a) The Department of Social Services ] within available appropriations, a fall prevention program. Within such program, the department shall: Promote and support research to: (A (1) ) Improve the identification, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of older persons and others June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 377 of 895

378 Senate Bill No. 1502 who have a high risk of falling; (B) improve data collection and analysis to identify risk factors for falls and factors that reduce the (C) design, implement and evaluate the most likelihood of falls; effective fall prevention interventions; (D) improve intervention strategies that have been proven effective in reducing falls by tailoring such strategies to specific populations of older persons; (E) maximize he dissemination of proven, effective fall prevention interventions; (F) t assess the risk of falls occurring in various settings; (G) identify barriers to the adoption of proven interventions with respect to the prevention of falls among older persons; (H) develop, implement and - evaluate the most effective approaches to reducing falls among high - risk older persons living in communities and long term care and assisted living facilities; and (I) evaluate the effectiveness of community programs designed to prev ent falls among older persons; Establish, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public (2) Health, a professional education program in fall prevention, evaluation and management for physicians, allied health professionals and other who provide services for older persons in this health care providers on Aging may contract for of Social Services state. The Commissioner [ ] the establishment of such program through (A) a request for proposal process, (B) a competitive grant program, or (C) cooperative nts with qualified organizations, institutions or consortia of agreeme qualified organizations and institutions; Oversee and support demonstration and research projects to be (3) carried out by organizations, institutions or consortia of organizations ] of on Aging and institut ions deemed qualified by the Commissioner [ . Such demonstration and research projects may be in Social Services the following areas: (A) Targeted fall risk screening and referral programs; - Programs designed for community (B) ons that dwelling older pers June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 378 of 895

379 Senate Bill No. 1502 use fall intervention approaches, including physical activity, medication assessment and reduction of medication when possible, vision enhancement and home - modification strategies; (C) or Programs that target new fall victims who are at a high risk f second falls and that are designed to maximize independence and quality of life for older persons, particularly those older persons with functional limitations; and (D) private partnerships to develop Private sector and public - lls among older persons and prevent or technologies to prevent fa reduce injuries when falls occur; and Award grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative (4) agreements with, organizations, institutions or consortia of missioner organizations and institutions deemed qualified by the Com of Social Services ] on Aging [ to design, implement and evaluate fall prevention programs using proven intervention strategies in residential and institutional settings. (b) In awarding any grants or entering into any agreements or on [ r the effective date of this section, the Commissioner contracts afte of Social Services ] Aging shall determine appropriate data and program outcome measures, including fall prevention program outcome measures, as applicable, that the recipient organization, ion or consortia of organizations and institutions shall collect institut and report to the commissioner and the frequency of such reports. Sec. Effective 19 is amended to read as follows ( - . Special act 17 292 ): from passage derly tenants" means tenants (a) For the purposes of this section, "el two years of age or older and "younger tenants with disabilities" sixty - means tenants who are not yet sixty - two years of age and who have been certified by the Social Security Board as being totally disabled June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 379 of 895

380 Senate Bill No. 1502 curity Act or certified by any other federal board or under the Social Se agency as being totally disabled. The Commissioner of Housing, in consultation with the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to ing, shall designate three state hous funded housing projects that - provide services to elderly tenants and younger tenants with disabilities for the purposes of conducting a study. (b) The Commissioner of Housing, in consultation with the Health and Addiction Services, the Department Department of Mental ] on Aging [ , the Department of Developmental of Social Services Services and Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc., shall, within available funded housing projects - appropriations, conduct a study of the state desi gnated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section. The study - shall include but need not be limited to, for each designated state funded housing project: (1) A census of the occupants, including the number of residents who are elderly tenants and the number of tenants who are younger tenants with disabilities; (2) the rents charged to residents who are elderly tenants and residents who are younger tenants with disabilities; (3) the operating costs and the percentage of ered by rents received from tenants the operating costs that are cov pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection; (4) information about the use of municipal services, including, but not limited to, ambulance, police and fire services for apartments occupied by elderly tenants and unger tenants with disabilities; (5) an assessment of the support by yo services available to assist elderly tenants and younger tenants with disabilities and any gaps in such services; (6) recommendations for the for elderly tenants and provision of additional support services needed younger tenants with disabilities; (7) an estimate of any additional state appropriations needed to implement any recommendations pursuant to subdivision (6) of this subsection; (8) the number of eviction proceedings initiated by th e landlord against all tenants for any reason during the last five years; (9) the number of eviction June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 380 of 895

381 Senate Bill No. 1502 proceedings initiated against elderly tenants for any reason during the last five years; (10) the number of eviction proceedings initiated tenants with disabilities for any reason during the last against younger five years; (11) a summary of the number of evictions initiated against younger tenants with disabilities because of a violation of the lease caused by a negative incident between a younger tenant wi th disabilities and an elderly tenant during the last five years; (12) a summary of the number of evictions initiated against elderly tenants because of a violation of the lease caused by a negative incident ith disabilities between an elderly tenant and a younger tenant w during the last five years; and (13) the number of summary process judgments issued by a court against an elderly tenant with disabilities or a younger tenant during the last five years. (c) As part of the study described in subsection (b ) of this section, the Commissioner of Housing, in consultation with the Department of of ] on Aging [ Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department , the Department of Developmental Services and Social Services ll convene meetings of Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc., sha stakeholders to receive information relating to such study and any funded housing project - other relevant information about each state designated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section. Such need not be limited to, the property stakeholders shall include, but funded housing project designated in - manager of each state accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the elderly tenants and funded - younger tenants with disabilities residing in each such state nant advocates, the director of each affected housing project, te municipality's social service department, or his or her designee, representatives from each affected municipality's first responder services, including police, fire, emergency medical technician ocal service providers. personnel and l (d) On or before March 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Housing shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 381 of 895

382 Senate Bill No. 1502 report the findings of the study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 - 4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of having cognizance of matters relating to the General Assembly housing. - 304 of the general statutes, as amended by . Section 17a Sec. 293 section 57 of public act 17 - 202, is repealed and the following is ): Effective from passage substituted in lieu thereof ( The state shall be divided into five elderly planning and service areas, in accordance with federal law and regulations, each having an area agency on aging to carry out the mandates of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The area agencies shall (1) t older persons within their geographic areas, (2) develop an represen of Social Services ] on Aging [ area plan for approval by the Department and upon such approval administer the plan, (3) coordinate and assist local public and nonprofit, private agencies in the d evelopment of programs, (4) receive and distribute federal and state funds for such purposes, in accordance with applicable law, (5) carry out any additional duties and functions required by federal law and regulations. eral statutes is repealed and the Sec. 294 - 305 of the gen . Section 17a ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage [ on Aging (a) The Department shall equitably of Social Services ] allocate, in accordance with federal law, federal funds received under of the Older Americans Act to the five area agencies Title IIIB and IIIC 304. The department, - on aging established pursuant to section 17a before seeking federal approval to spend any amount above that allotted for administrative expenses under said act, shall inform the of the General Assembly having cognizance committees nt standing joi of matters relating to aging and human services that it is seeking such approval. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 382 of 895

383 Senate Bill No. 1502 (b) Sixty per cent of the state funds appropriated to the five area agencies on aging for elderly nutrition a nd social services shall be allocated in the same proportion as allocations made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Forty per cent of all state funds appropriated to the five area agencies on aging for elderly nutrition and social services used fo r purposes other than the required nonfederal matching funds shall be allocated at the discretion of the Commissioner [ , in consultation with the on Aging ] of Social Services five area agencies on aging, based on their need for such funds. Any ppropriated to the five area agencies on aging for state funds a administrative expenses shall be allocated equally. [ The Department (c) , in consultation of Social Services ] on Aging with the five area agencies on aging, shall review the method of allocation set forth i n subsection (a) of this section and shall report any findings or recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and human services. area agency may request a person participating in the elderly An (d) nutrition program to pay a voluntary fee for meals furnished, except that no eligible person shall be denied a meal due to an inability to pay such fee. Sec. statutes is repealed and the 306 of the general - . Section 17a 295 ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage The Department of Social Services shall adopt on Aging [ ] regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry services authorized pursuant to the out the purposes, programs and . The Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended from time to time department may operate under any new policy necessary to conform to a requirement of a federal or joint state and federal program while it of adopting the policy in regulation form, provided is in the process June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 383 of 895

384 Senate Bill No. 1502 not later the department posts such policy on the eRegulations System than twenty days after adopting the policy. Such policy shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective. 310 of the general statutes, as amended by Sec. 296 . Sect ion 17a - - section 58 of public act 17 202, is repealed and the following is Effective from passage ): substituted in lieu thereof ( on Aging The Department [ ] of Social Services may make a grant to any city, town or bo rough or public or private agency, organization or (1) For community ] institution for the following purposes: [ (a) planning and coordination of programs carrying out the purposes of (2) ] (b) [ the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended; for rograms or activities particularly valuable in carrying demonstration p (3) ] (c) [ for training of special personnel needed to out such purposes; for establishment of carry out such programs and activities; [ (d) (4) ] purposes, new or expansion of existing programs to carry out such including establishment of new or expansion of existing centers of service for older persons, providing recreational, cultural and other leisure time activities, and informational, transportation, referral and preretirement and postretirement cou nseling services for older persons and assisting such persons in providing volunteer community or civic services, except that no costs of construction, other than for minor alterations and repairs, shall be included in such establishment or expansion; for programs to develop or demonstrate and (5) ] (e) [ approaches, methods and techniques for achieving or improving coordination of community services for older or aging persons and such other programs and services as may be allowed under Title III of Americans Act of 1965, as amended, or to evaluate these the Older approaches, techniques and methods, as well as others which may assist older or aging persons to enjoy wholesome and meaningful living and to continue to contribute to the strength and welfare of the state and nation. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 384 of 895

385 Senate Bill No. 1502 Sec. 297 . Section 17a - 313 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): of Social Services ] on Aging [ may use moneys The Department 310 for the expenses of appropriated for the purposes of sectio n 17a - administering the grant program under said section, provided the total of such moneys so used shall not exceed five per cent of the moneys so appropriated. Sec. 298 . Section 17a - 314 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) As used in this section: insurance for health "CHOICES" means Connecticut's programs (1) assistance, outreach, information and and referral, counseling eligibility screening; and (2) insurance assistance program" means the " CHOICES health federally recognized state health insurance assistance program funded 508 and administered by the Department - on [ pursuant to P.L. 101 Aging ] of Social Services , in conjunction with the area agencies on aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, that provides free information and assistance related to health insurance issues and concerns of older persons and other Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut. [ The Department hall administer s of Social Services ] on Aging (b) the CHOICES health insurance assistance program , which shall be a comprehensive Medicare advocacy program that provides assistance to Connecticut residents who are Medicare beneficiaries. one access for free teleph - provide: (1) Toll The program shall (c) consumers to obtain advice and information on Medicare benefits, including prescription drug benefits available through the Medicare June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 385 of 895

386 Senate Bill No. 1502 Part D program, the Medicare appeals process, health insurance - term care matters applicable to Medicare beneficiaries and long options available in the state at least five days per week during normal business hours; (2) information, advice and representation, where appropriate, concerning the Medicare appeals process, by a qualified attorney or paralegal at leas t five days per week during normal business hours; (3) information through appropriate means and Medicare beneficiaries, their format, including written materials, to families, senior citizens and organizations regarding Medicare benefits, including prescr iption drug benefits available through Medicare Part D and other pharmaceutical drug company programs term care options available in the state; (4) information - and long concerning Medicare plans and services, private insurance policies and federal and stat e - funded programs that are available to beneficiaries to supplement Medicare coverage; (5) information permitting Medicare beneficiaries to compare and evaluate their options for delivery of Medicare and supplemental insurance services; (6) information cerning the procedure to appeal a denial of care and the procedure con to request an expedited appeal of a denial of care; any other and (7) [ or the Commissioner information the program of Social ] on Aging Services deems relevant to Medicare beneficiaries. ] on Aging [ may include of Social Services (d ) The Commissioner any additional functions necessary to conform to federal grant requirements. 490, which treat persons - All hospitals, as defined in section 19a (e) oming patients covered covered by Medicare Part A shall: (1) Notify inc by Medicare of the availability of the services established pursuant to of this section, (2) post or cause to be posted in a subsection (c) free number established pursuant to - conspicuous place therein the toll subsection of this section, and (3) provide each Medicare patient (c) - with the toll free number and information on how to access the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 386 of 895

387 Senate Bill No. 1502 CHOICES program. of Social Services ] may adopt (f) The Commissioner [ on Aging nt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as necessary to impleme the provisions of this section. - Sec. 299 . Subsection (a) of section 17a 316a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): on Aging [ of Social Services ] (a) The Commissioner shall develop and administer a program to provide a single, coordinated system of term support, - information and access for individuals seeking long - home, community - including in based and institutional services. The program shall be the state Aging and Disability Resour ce Center Program in accordance with the federal Older Americans Act - Amendments of 2006, P.L. 109 365 and shall be administered as part of in program CHOICES of Social Services' ] the Department [ on Aging's accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 17a 314. - Consumers served by the program shall include, but not be limited to, those sixty years of age or older and those eighteen years of age or older with disabilities and caregivers. 405 of the general statutes is repe aled and the Sec. 300 . Section 17a - ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) As used in this chapter: Office of Policy [ "State agency" means the Department on Aging ] (1) and Management . Term Care Ombudsman - "Office" means the Office of the Long (2) stablished in this section. e "State Ombudsman" means the State Ombudsman established in (3) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 387 of 895

388 Senate Bill No. 1502 this section. term care ombudsman program - "Program" means the long (4) established in this section. (5) "Representative" includes a regional ombudsman, a residents' - advocate or an employee of the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman who is individually designated by the State Ombudsman . "Resident" means an older individual who resides in or is a (6) term care facility who is sixty years of age or o - patient in a long lder. term care facility" means any skilled nursing facility, as - "Long (7) - defined in Section 1819(a) of the Social Security Act, (42 USC 1395i 3(a)) any nursing facility, as defined in Section 1919(a) of the Social and care facility as defined in Security Act, (42 USC 1396r(a)) a board Section 102(19) of the federal Older Americans Act, (42 USC 3002(19)) and for purposes of ombudsman program coverage, an institution regulated by the state pursuant to Section 1616(e) of the Social Security e(e)) and any other adult care home similar to a Act, (42 USC 1382 facility or nursing facility or board and care home. on Aging "Secretary" "Commissioner" means the Commissioner ] (8) [ means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management . "Applicant" means an olde r individual who has applied for (9) admission to a long - term care facility. (b) Term - There is established an independent Office of the Long Office of Policy Care Ombudsman within the [ Department on Aging ] Secretary . The of the and Management ] Commissioner on Aging [ shall appoint a State Ombudsman Office of Policy and Management who shall be selected from among individuals with expertise and experience in the fields of long term care and advocacy to head the - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 388 of 895

389 Senate Bill No. 1502 t regional office and the State Ombudsman shall appoint assistan ombudsmen. In the event the State Ombudsman or an assistant regional ombudsman is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the commissioner ] shall appoint an acting State Ombudsman [ secretary and the State Ombudsman shall appoint an acting as sistant regional ombudsman. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, on and after July 1, 1990, the positions of State Ombudsman and regional ombudsmen shall be classified service positions. The State Ombudsman and regional omb udsmen holding said positions on said date shall continue to serve in their positions as if selected through classified service procedures. As vacancies occur in such positions thereafter, such vacancies shall be filled in accordance with classified e procedures. servic 407 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 17a Sec. 301 Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): No person may perform any functions as a residents' advocate until a course of training required by the person has successfully completed the State Ombudsman. Any residents' advocate who fails to complete such a course within a reasonable time after appointment may be removed by the State Ombudsman or the regional ombudsman for the [ ents' advocate serves. The ] region in which such resid commissioner Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management , after consultation with the State Ombudsman, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the course of training required by this subsection. - . Section 17a 302 416 of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 389 of 895

390 Senate Bill No. 1502 The [ Commis sioner on Aging ] Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management , after consultation with the State Ombudsman, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to 417, inclusive, - 405 to 17a - carry out the provisions of sections 17a - 19a 532. 531 and 19a - 417 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 17a 303 Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): The Secretary of the Office of Policy and ] Commissioner on Aging [ ate Ombudsman to: shall require the St Management (1) Prepare an annual report: Describing the activities carried out by the office in the year for (A) which the report is prepared; (B) Containing and analyzing the data collected under section 17a - 418; (C) Evaluating the problems experie nced by and the complaints made by or on behalf of residents; (D) Containing recommendations for (i) improving the quality of the care and life of the residents, and (ii) protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of the residents; the success of the program including success in (i) Analyzing (E) - term care facilities; and (ii) providing services to residents of long identifying barriers that prevent the optimal operation of the program; and ions to Providing policy, regulatory and legislative recommendat (F) solve identified problems, to resolve the complaints, to improve the quality of the care and life of residents, to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents and to remove the barriers that prevent June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 390 of 895

391 Senate Bill No. 1502 ram. the optimal operation of the prog Analyze, comment on and monitor the development and (2) implementation of federal, state and local laws, regulations and other government policies and actions that pertain to long term care facilities - nd rights of residents and services, and to the health, safety, welfare a in the state, and recommend any changes in such laws, regulations and policies as the office determines to be appropriate. Provide such information as the office determines to be (3) (A) necessary to public and private agencies, legi slators and other persons, regarding (i) the problems and concerns of older individuals residing term care facilities; and (ii) recommendations related to the - in long problems and concerns; and (B) make available to the public and istant secretary for aging, the Governor, the submit to the federal ass General Assembly, the Department of Public Health and other appropriate governmental entities, each report prepared under subdivision (1) of this section. - Sec. 304 . Subsection (c) of section 17a 411 of the gen eral statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): of Social Services ] on Aging The Commissioner (c) [ shall have authority to seek funding for the purposes contained in this section sources, including but not limited to any from public and private federal or state funded programs. - 305 667 of the general statutes is Sec. . Subsection (b) of section 17a Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (b) The council shall co nsist of the following members: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (2) the Commissioners of Children and Families, Consumer June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 391 of 895

392 Senate Bill No. 1502 Protection, Correction, Education, Mental Health and Addiction Emergency Services and Public Protection and Health, Services, Public [ and the Insurance ] Social Services, Commissioner on Aging, Commissioner, or their designees; (3) the Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee; (4) the chairperson of the ard of , or the chairperson's designee; Regents for Higher Education Bo (5) the president of The University of Connecticut, or the president's designee; (6) the Chief State's Attorney, or the Chief State's Attorney's the Chief Public Defender, or (7) designee; the Chief Public Defender's the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint (8) designee; and standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, criminal justice and appropriations, or their designees. The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner of Children and Families shall be cochairpersons of the council and may jointly appoint up to seven individuals to the council as follows: (A) Two individuals in recovery substance use disorder or representing an advocacy group for from a individuals with a substance use disorder; (B) a provider of community - based substance abuse services for adults; (C) a provider n - of community based substance abuse services for adolescents; (D) a addiction medicine physician; (E) a family member of an individual in recovery from a substance use disorder; and (F) an emergency medicine physician currently practicing in a Connecticut hospital. The cochairpersons of the council may establish subcommi ttees and working groups and may appoint individuals other than members of the council to serve as members of the subcommittees or working groups. Such individuals may include, but need not be limited to: (i) macists; (iii) municipal Licensed alcohol and drug counselors; (ii) phar police chiefs; (iv) emergency medical services personnel; and (v) representatives of organizations that provide education, prevention, intervention, referrals, rehabilitation or support services to individuals sorder or chemical dependency. with substance use di June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 392 of 895

393 Senate Bill No. 1502 - . Subsection (b) of section 17b 306 Sec. 4 of the general statutes is Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( passage ): (b) The Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the [ ] may and the Department on Aging, Departme nt of Public Health , adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to establish requirements with respect to the submission of reports for concerning financial solvency and quality of care by nursing homes the purpose of determining the financial viability of such homes, identifying homes that appear to be experiencing financial distress and examining the underlying reasons for such distress. Such reports shall Advisory Committee be submitted to the Nursing Home Financial 339. - established under section 17b 251 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 17b 307 Sec. Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): of Social Services [ on Aging ] The Department shall establish an outreach program to educate consumers as to: (1) The need for long - term care; (2) mechanisms for financing such care; (3) the availability of long - term care insurance; and (4) the asset protection provided 252 to 17b 475. The - 38a 254, inclusive, and - - under sections 17b on Aging of Social Services shall provide public ] Department [ information to assist individuals in choosing appropriate insurance coverage. 337 of the general statutes, as Sec. 308 . Subsection (c) of section 17b - amended by section 18 of publi 96, is repealed and the - c act 17 ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage Term Care Planning Committee shall consist of: (1) - The Long (c) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembl y having cognizance of matters June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 393 of 895

394 Senate Bill No. 1502 relating to human services, public health, elderly services and long - term care; (2) the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee; (3) one member of the Office of Policy and Management appointed by the S ecretary of the Office of Policy and Management; (4) [ one member from the Department on Aging ] two members from the appointed by the Commissioner on Aging ; (5) Department of Public Health appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health, one of whom is from the Office of Health Care Access division [ of the department; (5) (6) ] one member from the Department of one Housing appointed by the Commissioner of Housing ; [ (7) ] (6) member from the Department of Developmental Services appointed by ] (8) [ evelopmental Services; the Commissioner of D one member (7) from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction (8) ] (9) [ Services; one member from the Department of Transportation one appointed by the Commi ssioner of Transportation; and [ (10) (9) ] member from the Department of Children and Families appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families. The committee shall convene no later than ninety days after June 4, 1998. Any vacancy shall by the appointing authority. The chairperson shall be elected be filled from among the members of the committee. The committee shall seek the advice and participation of any person, organization or state or federal agency it deems necessary to carry out the provisio ns of this section. Sec. 309 349e of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 17b - ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( (a) As used in this section: "Respite care services" means support services which provide (1) - t shor term relief from the demands of ongoing care for an individual with Alzheimer's disease. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 394 of 895

395 Senate Bill No. 1502 "Caretaker" means a person who has the responsibility for the (2) care of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or has assumed the l voluntarily, by contract or by order responsibility for such individua of a court of competent jurisdiction. (3) "Copayment" means a payment made by or on behalf of an individual with Alzheimer's disease for respite care services. dual with (4) "Individual with Alzheimer's disease" means an indivi Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. ] shall operate a of Social Services (b) The Commissioner [ on Aging program, within available appropriations, to provide respite care services for caretakers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, ed such individuals with Alzheimer's disease meet the provid requirements set forth in subsection (c) of this section. Such respite care services may include, but need not be limited to (1) homemaker services; (2) adult day care; (3) temporary care in a licensed medical - health care; (5) companion services; or (6) personal facility; (4) home care assistant services. Such respite care services may be administered ] on Aging [ directly by the Department , or through of Social Services rs of such services, or by means of contracts for services with provide direct subsidy to caretakers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease to purchase such services. No individual with Alzheimer's disease may participate in the (1) (c) more than program if such individual (A) has an annual income of one thousand dollars or liquid assets of more than one hundred forty - nine thousand dollars, or (B) is receiving services under the care program for the elderly. On July 1, 2009, and - Connecticut home crease such income and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall in asset eligibility criteria over that of the previous fiscal year to reflect the annual cost of living adjustment in Social Security income, if any. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 395 of 895

396 Senate Bill No. 1502 No individual with Alzheimer's disease who participates in the (2) e more than three thousand five hundred dollars program may receiv for services under the program in any fiscal year or receive more than home respite care services other than adult day of - thirty days of out - care services under the program in any fiscal year, except that the commissioner shall adopt regulations pursuant to subsection (d) of this section to provide up to seven thousand five hundred dollars for services to a participant in the program who demonstrates a need for additional services. The commissioner may req (3) uire an individual with Alzheimer's disease who participates in the program to pay a copayment for respite care services under the program, except the commissioner may waive such copayment upon demonstration of financial hardship by such individual. Th (d) e commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include, but need not be limited to (1) standards for eligibility for respite care services; (2) the basis for priority in receiving services; (3) qualifications and requirements of providers, which shall include specialized training in Alzheimer's disease, dementia and related disorders; (4) a requirement that providers accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, when available, receive preference in contracting for services; (5) provider reimbursement levels; (6) limits on services and cost of services; and (7) a fee schedule for copayments. on Aging may allocate ] [ (e) The Commissioner of Social Services any funds appropriated in excess of five hundred thousand dollars for the program among the five area agencies on aging according to need, as determined by said commissioner. - b . Subsection (d) of section 17 310 Sec. 352 of the general statutes is June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 396 of 895

397 Senate Bill No. 1502 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (d) Any facility acting pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section shall provide written notice, at the same time it sub mits its letter of intent, to all patients, guardians or conservators, if any, or legally liable relatives or other responsible parties, if known, and shall post such notice in a conspicuous location at the facility. The facility's written notice shall be accompanied by an informational letter issued Term Care Ombudsman and the - jointly from the Office of the Long on patients' rights and [ on Aging ] of Social Services Department services available as they relate to the letter of intent. The notice shall state the following: (1) The projected date the facility will be submitting its certificate of need application, that only the (2) Department of Social Services has the authority to either grant, modify that the (3) or deny the application, has Services Department of Social up to ninety days to grant, modify or deny the certificate of need (4) application, a brief description of the reason or reasons for that no patient shall be (5) submitting a request for permission, hin or from a facility involuntarily transferred or discharged wit pursuant to state and federal law because of the filing of the certificate that all patients have a right to appeal any of need application, (6) proposed transfer or discharge, and the name, mailing address and (7) Term Care Ombudsman - telephone number o f the Office of the Long and local legal aid office. - Sec. 311 3a of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 21a following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): boration with the The Department of Consumer Protection, in colla Department of Social Services shall ] and the Department on Aging, [ , conduct a public awareness campaign, within available funding, to educate elderly consumers and caregivers on ways to resist aggressive marketing tactics and scams. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 397 of 895

398 Senate Bill No. 1502 47 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Sec. 312 . Section 38a Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): All domestic insurance companies and other domestic entities section subject to taxation under chapter 207 shall, in accordance with 38a - 48, annually pay to the Insurance Commissioner, for deposit in the Insurance Fund established under section 38a - 52a, an amount equal to the actual expenditures made by the Insurance Department during each fiscal year, and the actual expenditur es made by the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, including the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel as estimated by the Comptroller, plus (1) the expenditures made on behalf of the department and the office 9 - t Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a from the Capital Equipmen on [ for such year, and (2) the amount appropriated to the Department ] Aging for the fall prevention program established in of Social Services 303a from the Insurance Fund for the fiscal year, but section 17a - ng expenditures paid for by fraternal benefit societies, foreign excludi and alien insurance companies and other foreign and alien entities - 50. Payments shall be made by - 49 and 38a under sections 38a assessment of all such domestic insurance companies and other mestic entities calculated and collected in accordance with the do 48. Any such domestic insurance company or provisions of section 38a - other domestic entity aggrieved because of any assessment levied under this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the 52. - provisions of section 38a 313 Sec. 48 of the general statutes, as amended by - . Section 38a 125, is repealed and the following is - sections 4 and 5 of public act 17 ): Effective from passage substituted in lieu thereof ( h, annually, the Commissioner of (a) On or before June thirtiet Revenue Services shall render to the Insurance Commissioner a statement certifying the amount of taxes or charges imposed on each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity under chapter June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 398 of 895

399 Senate Bill No. 1502 s state during the preceding calendar year. 207 on business done in thi The statement for local domestic insurance companies shall set forth the amount of taxes and charges before any tax credits allowed as 202. - provided in subsection (a) of section 12 On or before July thirty - fi (b) rst, annually, the Insurance Commissioner and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate shall render to each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity liable for 47, (1) a statement which includes (A) the payment under section 38a - to the Insurance Department and the Office of amount appropriated the Healthcare Advocate for the fiscal year beginning July first of the same year, (B) the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel for such year, as estimated by the Comptroller, (C) the timated expenditures on behalf of the department and the office es 9 - from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a on [ for such year, and (D) the amount appropriated to the Department for the fall prevention program of Social Services established in ] Aging section 17a - 303a from the Insurance Fund for the fiscal year, (2) a statement of the total taxes imposed on all domestic insurance companies and domestic insurance entities under chapter 207 on ng calendar year, and (3) business done in this state during the precedi the proposed assessment against that company or entity, calculated in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, provided that for the purposes of this calculation the amount partment and the Office of the appropriated to the Insurance De Healthcare Advocate plus the cost of fringe benefits for department and office personnel and the estimated expenditures on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund 9 shall be deemed to be the actual expenditures pursuant to section 4 a - of the department and the office, and the amount appropriated to the from the Insurance Fund for [ of Social Services on Aging ] Department the fiscal year for the fall prevention program established in secti on - 17a 303a shall be deemed to be the actual expenditures for the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 399 of 895

400 Senate Bill No. 1502 program. (c) (1) The proposed assessments for each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall be calculated by (A) allocating 47 among - ction 38a twenty per cent of the amount to be paid under se 199 to 38a 209, - - the domestic entities organized under sections 38a 225, inclusive, in proportion to their inclusive, and 38a - 214 to 38a - respective shares of the total taxes and charges imposed under chapter ss done in this state during the preceding 207 on such entities on busine calendar year, and (B) allocating eighty per cent of the amount to be - 47 among all domestic insurance companies paid under section 38a - and domestic entities other than those organized under sections 38a - 209, inclusive, and 38a - 199 to 38a 225, inclusive, in - 214 to 38a proportion to their respective shares of the total taxes and charges imposed under chapter 207 on such domestic insurance companies and domestic entities on business done in this state during the ding calendar year, provided if there are no domestic entities prece - 214 to 209, inclusive, and 38a - - 199 to 38a organized under sections 38a 38a 225, inclusive, at the time of assessment, one hundred per cent of - 47 shall be allocated among - the amount to be paid under section 38a such domestic insurance companies and domestic entities. When the amount any such company or entity is assessed (2) five per cent of the actual pursuant to this section exceeds twenty - of the expenditures of the Insurance Department and the Office Healthcare Advocate, such excess amount shall not be paid by such company or entity but rather shall be assessed against and paid by all other such companies and entities in proportion to their respective ed under chapter 207 on shares of the total taxes and charges impos business done in this state during the preceding calendar year, except that for purposes of any assessment made to fund payments to the Department of Public Health to purchase vaccines, such company or r its share of the costs, notwithstanding entity shall be responsible fo June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 400 of 895

401 Senate Bill No. 1502 five per cent of the actual - whether its assessment exceeds twenty expenditures of the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate. The provisions of this subdivision shall not be y corporation which has converted to a domestic applicable to an mutual insurance company pursuant to section 38a 155 upon the - effective date of any public act which amends said section to modify or remove any restriction on the business such a company may engage in, for p urposes of any assessment due from such company on and after such effective date. (d) For purposes of calculating the amount of payment under - section 38a 47, as well as the amount of the assessments under this section, the "total taxes imposed on all domes tic insurance companies and other domestic entities under chapter 207" shall be based upon the amounts shown as payable to the state for the calendar year on the returns filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services pursuant to chapter 207; with respect to calculating the amount of payment and assessment for local domestic insurance companies, the amount used shall be the taxes and charges imposed before any tax credits allowed - 202. as provided in subsection (a) of section 12 irtieth, annually, for each fiscal year On or before September th (e) ending prior to July 1, 1990, the Insurance Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to the proposed assessments and making such adjustments as in their opinion may be assess each such domestic insurance company or other indicated, shall domestic entity an amount equal to its proposed assessment as so adjusted. Each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity - shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner on or before October thirty rst an amount equal to fifty per cent of its assessment adjusted to fi reflect any credit or amount due from the preceding fiscal year as determined by the commissioner under subsection (g) of this section. tity shall pay Each domestic insurance company or other domestic en June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 401 of 895

402 Senate Bill No. 1502 to the Insurance Commissioner on or before the following April thirtieth, the remaining fifty per cent of its assessment. (f) On or before September first, annually, for each fiscal year and the ending after July 1, 1990, the Insurance Commissioner Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to the proposed assessments and making such adjustments as in their opinion may be indicated, shall assess each such domestic insurance company or other domestic entity an amount equal to its prop osed assessment as so adjusted. Each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner (1) on or before June 30, 1990, and on or before June thirtieth annually thereafter, an estimated payment against its assessmen t for the following year equal to twenty - five per cent of its assessment for the fiscal year ending such June thirtieth, (2) on or before September thirtieth, annually, twenty - five per cent of its assessment adjusted to reflect any credit or amount due m the preceding fiscal year as determined by the commissioner fro under subsection (g) of this section, and (3) on or before the following first, annually, each domestic - December thirty - first and March thirty insurance company or other domestic entity shall pa y to the Insurance Commissioner the remaining fifty per cent of its proposed assessment to the department in two equal installments. (g) If the actual expenditures for the fall prevention program ocated, the 303a are less than the amount all - established in section 17a ] on Aging of Social Services [ shall notify the Insurance Commissioner Commissioner and the Healthcare Advocate. Immediately following the close of the fiscal year, the Insurance Commissioner and the posed assessment for Healthcare Advocate shall recalculate the pro each domestic insurance company or other domestic entity in accordance with subsection (c) of this section using the actual expenditures made by the Insurance Department and the Office of the , the actual expenditures Healthcare Advocate during that fiscal year June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 402 of 895

403 Senate Bill No. 1502 made on behalf of the department and the office from the Capital 9 and the actual - Equipment Purchase Fund pursuant to section 4a - expenditures for the fall prevention program. On or before July thirty first, the Insurance Commissio ner and the Healthcare Advocate shall render to each such domestic insurance company and other domestic entity a statement showing the difference between their respective recalculated assessments and the amount they have previously paid. first, the Insurance Commissioner and the - On or before Augus t thirty Healthcare Advocate, after receiving any objections to such statements, shall make such adjustments which in their opinion may be indicated, and shall render an adjusted assessment, if any, to the affected companies. (h) five - If any assessment is not paid when due, a penalty of twenty dollars shall be added thereto, and interest at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be paid thereafter on such assessment and penalty. The commissioner shall deposit (i) all payments made under this section with the State Treasurer. On and after June 6, 1991, the moneys so deposited shall be credited to the Insurance Fund established under 52a and shall be accounted for as expenses recovered from - section 38a anies. insurance comp 475 of the general statutes, as amended by Sec. . Section 38a - 314 15, is repealed and the following is - section 40 of public act 17 Effective from passage substituted in lieu thereof ( ): The Insurance Department shall only precertify long - term care surance policies that (1) alert the purchaser to the availability of in consumer information and public education provided by the - on Aging 251; [ Department of Social Services pursuant to section 17b ] n addition based services i - (2) offer the option of home and community to nursing home care; (3) in all home care plans, include case management services delivered by an access agency approved by the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 403 of 895

404 Senate Bill No. 1502 Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Social Services as meeting the requirements for such agency as defined in 342, - regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (e) of section 17b which services shall include, but need not be limited to, the development of a comprehensive individualized assessment and care plan and, as needed, the coordination of appropri ate services and the monitoring of the delivery of such services; (4) provide inflation protection; (5) provide for the keeping of records and an explanation of benefit reports on insurance payments which count toward Medicaid rovide the management information and resource exclusion; and (6) p reports necessary to document the extent of Medicaid resource protection offered and to evaluate the Connecticut Partnership for Term Care. No policy shall be precertified if it requires prior Long - prior stay in a nursing home as a condition of hospitalization or a providing benefits. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the precertification provisions of this section. Sec. ral statutes is 274 of the gene - . Subdivision (7) of section 4 315 repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage administered health or human services program" means - "State (7) Department on [ programs administered by any of the following: The Children and Families, the Department of ] Aging, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Social Services, the Office dhood, and the Office of the State Comptroller, for the of Early Chil State Employee and Retiree Health programs, as well as other health care programs administered by the Office of the State Comptroller, and for Services, Administrative of Workers' Department the Compe nsation medical claims, including such programs reimbursed in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 404 of 895

405 Senate Bill No. 1502 whole or in part by the federal government. 302a of the general statutes, as amended by - . Section 17a 316 Sec. - section 3 of public act 17 34, is repealed and the following is Effective from passage ): thereof ( substituted in lieu ] Department of Social Services The [ Department on Aging and the shall hold quarterly meetings with nutrition service stakeholders to (1) in to recommendations develop complexities the address utrition services programs, (2) establish administrative processes of n quality control benchmarks in such programs, and (3) help move toward greater quality, efficiency and transparency in the elderly nutrition program. Stakeholders shall include, but need not be limited epresentative of each of the following: (i) Area agencies on to, (A) one r aging, (ii) access agencies, (iii) the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, and (iv) nutrition providers, and (B) one or more , (iii) representatives of (i) food security programs, (ii) contractors and (iv) consumers. sites, nutrition host Sec. 317 - 28 of the general statutes is . Subsection (c) of section 17b Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage f this section [ July 1, 2011 On and after , the (c) the effective date o ] council shall be composed of the following members: The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing (1) committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services, public health and appr opriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees; appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Five (2) one of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a community provider of adult Medicaid health ervices, one of whom shall be a recipient of Medicaid benefits for the s June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 405 of 895

406 Senate Bill No. 1502 one of , aged, blind and disabled or an advocate for such a recipient whom shall be a representative of the state's federally qualified health clinics and one of whom shall be a member o f the Connecticut Hospital Association; appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one (3) Five of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of the home health care industry, one of whom shall be a pri mary care medical home provider, one of whom shall be an advocate for Department of Children and Families foster families and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management; (4) by the majority leader of the House of appointed Three Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with substance abuse disabilities, one of whom shall be a Medicaid dental - provider and one of whom shall be a representative of the for profit nursing hom e industry; Three (5) appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a representative of school - based health centers, one of whom shall be a recipient of benefits under the HUSKY Health serves Medicaid program and one of whom shall be a physician who clients; Three appointed by the minority leader of the House of (6) Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with Medicare disabilities, one of whom shall be a dually eligible Medicaid - ch a beneficiary and one of whom beneficiary or an advocate for su shall be a representative of the not profit nursing home industry; - for - appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one of Three (7) - whom shall be a low income adult recipient of Medicaid benefits or an advocate for such a recipient, one of whom shall be a representative of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 406 of 895

407 Senate Bill No. 1502 hospitals and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management; Women, Children The executive director of the Commission on (8) and or the executive director's designee; Seniors A member of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, (9) designated by the executive director; A representative of the Long (10) - Term Care Advisory Council; (11) The Commissioners of Social Services, Children and Families, Public Health, Developmental Services and Mental Health and or their and the Commissioner on Aging, [ ] Addiction Services, officio nonvoting members; - designees, who shall be ex (12) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee, who shall be an officio nonvoting member; - ex (13) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, who shall be an ex - officio nonvoting member; and (14) One representative of an administrative services organization e Department of Social Services in the which contracts with th administration of the Medicaid program, who shall be a nonvoting member. Sec. 412 of the general statutes is - 318 Subdivision (35) of section 12 . m repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective fro passage ): Sales of tangible personal property or services to any center of (35) [ service for elderly persons as described in ] section subdivision (d) of 310. - 17a Sec. 541 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (a) of section 12 319 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 407 of 895

408 Senate Bill No. 1502 repealed and the follo wing is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from ): passage (a) There is hereby imposed a tax of ten per cent of the admission charge to any place of amusement, entertainment or recreation, except that no tax shall be imposed with respect to any admissio n charge (1) when the admission charge is less than one dollar or, in the case of any motion picture show, when the admission charge is not more than five dollars, (2) when a daily admission charge is imposed which entitles the patron to participate in an athletic or sporting activity, (3) to any event, other than events held at the stadium facility, as defined in section 32 - 651, if all of the proceeds from the event inure exclusively to an entity which is exempt from federal income tax under the Internal R evenue Code, provided such entity actively engages in and assumes the financial risk associated with the presentation of such event, (4) to any event, other than events held at the stadium facility, as defined in 651, which, in the opinion of th - section 32 e commissioner, is conducted primarily to raise funds for an entity which is exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code, provided the commissioner is satisfied that the net profit which inures to such entity the amount of the admissions tax which, from such event will exceed but for this subdivision, would be imposed upon the person making such charge to such event, (5) other than for events held at the stadium 651, paid by centers of service for facility, as defined in section 32 - elderl 310, (6) - section 17a ] subdivision (d) of [ y persons, as described in to any production featuring live performances by actors or musicians presented at Gateway's Candlewood Playhouse, Ocean Beach Park or ided such theater any nonprofit theater or playhouse in the state, prov or playhouse possesses evidence confirming exemption from federal tax under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, (7) to any carnival or amusement ride, (8) to any interscholastic athletic event held at the 651, (9) - stadium facility, as define if the admission d in section 32 charge would have been subject to tax under the provisions of section June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 408 of 895

409 Senate Bill No. 1502 542 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, - 12 1999, (10) to any event at (A) the XL Center in Hartford, or (B) the Web ster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, (11) from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017, to any athletic event presented by a member team of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in n' Donuts Park in Bridgeport, (12) to any event presented at the Dunki Hartford, or (13) on and after July 1, 2017, to any athletic event presented by a member team of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball at the New Britain Stadium. On and after July 1, 2000, the tax motion picture show shall be eight imposed under this section on any per cent of the admission charge and, on and after July 1, 2001, the tax imposed on any such motion picture show shall be six per cent of such charge. ) Notwithstanding the provisions of Effective from passage . ( 320 Sec. 183t of the general statutes, for each of the fiscal years - section 10 ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the state shall make payments pursuant to subsections (a) and (c) of said section only within available appropriations for these purposes. The re tired teachers' health insurance premium account within the Teachers' Retirement Fund, established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of said section, shall pay any remaining costs associated with (1) the basic plan's premium equivalent un der subsection (a) of said section to ensure that the retiree share of such premium equivalent remains at third, and (2) the subsidy under subsection (c) of said section. - one ) Notwithstanding any Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 321 Sec. eral statutes, on and after July 1, 2018, no child, as provision of the gen defined in section 46b 120 of the general statutes, who has been - 120 of the general - convicted as delinquent, as described in section 46b statutes, may be committed to the Department of Children and Fam ilies as a result of such conviction. The court may sentence any such child to a period of probation that may include, in addition to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 409 of 895

410 Senate Bill No. 1502 other orders and conditions set forth in subsections (b) to (e), inclusive, 140 of the general statutes, a - of section 46b period of placement in a secure, limited secure or nonsecure residential facility. ) The Judicial Branch shall Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 322 Sec. for juvenile justice services to include a - expand its contracted comprehensive system of graduated respons es with an array of services, sanctions and secure placements available for the court and juvenile probation officers and other staff of the Court Support Services Division to use in order to provide individualized atment to any child, as defined supervision, care, accountability and tre 120 of the general statutes, who has been convicted as - in section 46b - delinquent, as described in section 46b 120 of the general statutes. The court and juvenile probation officers and other staff of the Court Support Servic es Division shall apply such services and sanctions and make such secure placements in a manner consistent with public safety in order to (1) deter any such child from the commission of any further r persons will delinquent act, and (2) ensure that the safety of any othe not be endangered. 323 Sec. ) There shall be a transitional period Effective from passage . ( commencing July 1, 2018, and ending not later than January 1, 2019, during which period the Judicial Branch may place a child, as defined 120 of the general statutes, who has been convicted as - 6b in section 4 120 of the general statutes, in a - delinquent, as described in section 46b congregate care setting operated by the Department of Children and based services Families or order that such child receive community - provided by said department, if the department operated such setting or provided such services to children convicted as delinquent, as 120 of the general statutes, prior to July 1, - described in section 46b amilies shall enter into an 2018. The Commissioner of Children and F agreement with the Judicial Branch to allow for the use of such settings and services, and the costs of said settings and services shall be paid by June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 410 of 895

411 Senate Bill No. 1502 the Judicial Branch to the department. 324 . ( Effective from passage ) For th e fiscal years ending June 30, Sec. Connecticut airport 2018, and June 30, 2019, $1,500,000 of funds in the account, established under section 672 of this act, shall be and aviation used in each of said fiscal years for the operation of Tweed - New Haven Airport. - 49b of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 14 Sec. 325 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective January 1, 2018 ): (a) For each new registration or renewal of registration of any motor vehicle with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle s pursuant to this chapter, the person registering such vehicle shall pay to the commissioner a fee of ten dollars for registration for a biennial period and five dollars for registration for an annual period, except that any ears of age or older on or after January 1, individual who is sixty - five y 1994, may, at the discretion of such individual, pay the fee for either a - one subsection ] section [ year period. The provisions of this - year or two [ is not [ with respect ] to any motor vehicle shall not apply which ] that [ is ] which that self - propelled, [ which ] that is electrically powered, or exempted from payment of a registration fee. This fee may be identified as the "federal Clean Air Act fee" on any registration form provided by the commissioner. Payments colle cted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be deposited as follows: (1) Fifty - seven - and one half per cent of such payments collected shall be deposited into the Special Transportation Fund established pursuant to section 13b - 68, and (2) forty - tw o and one - half per cent of such payments collected shall be deposited into the General Fund. The fee required by ] subsection is in addition to any other fees prescribed by section [ this cle. any other provision of this title for the registration of a motor vehi No part of the federal Clean Air Act fee shall be subject to a refund 49. - under subsection (aa) of section 14 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 411 of 895

412 Senate Bill No. 1502 (b) For each new registration or renewal of registration of any motor vehicle with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles pursuant to this er, the person registering such vehicle shall pay to the chapt commissioner a fee of ten dollars for registration for a biennial period for the following registration types: Passenger, motorcycle, motor home, combination or antique. Any person who is sixty years or five - older and who obtains a one year registration renewal under section - 14 - 49 for such registration type shall pay five dollars for the annual registration period. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any motor vehicle that is not self - propelled or that is exempted from payment of a registration fee. This fee shall be identified as the "Passport to the Parks Fee" on any registration form provided by the commissioner. Payments collected pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be deposited in the Passport to the Parks account of this act. The fee required by this 331 established pursuant to section subsection is in addition to any other fees prescribed by any other provision of this title for the registration of a motor vehicle . No part of the "Passport to the Parks Fee" shall be subject to a refund under subsection (aa) of section 14 49. - 10b of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. 326 . Section 23 - January 1, 2018 Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): e Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may Th related services to the public at state park - provide outdoor recreation and forest recreation areas. Such services may include rentals of bicycles, boats, cabins and tents, sale of firewood and oper ation of camp stores supplying camping necessaries. Fees for such services shall be set by the commissioner, according to market value. Revenue Conservation Fund and from such services shall be deposited in the [ ] assport to the Parks P credited to an enterprise program account of this act 331 established pursuant to section for use in the account state park and forest facilities. Such services and fees shall not affect June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 412 of 895

413 Senate Bill No. 1502 admission, parking, camping and related existing fees. No services shall compete with a co ncessionaire under contract with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at the time such service is offered. 27 . Section 23 - 15 of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. 3 ): 2018 January 1, Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( All receipts from the operation of the state parks shall be deposited - 32 in the [ General Fund in accordance with the provisions of section 4 ] of Passport to the Parks account established pursuant to section 331 Department of Energy and this act . Expenditures incurred by the Environmental Protection for the operation, maintenance and extension of or improvements to state parks shall be paid with moneys ] General Fund [ appropriated from the . Passport to the Parks account eneral statutes is repealed and the 16 of the g - Sec. 328 . Section 23 Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): January 1, 2018 The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may execute with residents and nonresidents of this state leases of camping s on the state parks for limited periods except as sites and building provided in section 23 - 16a and the proceeds from such leases, together with any other income resulting from the use of the state parks, shall [ sport Pas ] 15 be added to the - General Fund as provided in section 23 to the Parks account established pursuant to section . Not of this act 331 later than May 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish a schedule of fees payable for the leasing of state camping sites and buildings for residents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred thirty - five per cent of the amounts charged according to the schedule of camping permit fees established by said commissioner and in effect as of April 1, 2009. Not later than May 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish a s chedule of fees payable for the leasing of state camping sites and buildings for nonresidents of this state in amounts not greater June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 413 of 895

414 Senate Bill No. 1502 than one hundred fifty per cent of the amounts charged according to the schedule of camping permit fees established by said c ommissioner and in effect as of April 14, 2010. Annually, not later than the first day of November, said commissioner shall allocate from funds available for state park and forest areas in the then current fiscal year, an t of the portion of such fees collected amount not less than fifty per cen in the preceding fiscal year directly related to the amount of increase in such fees as required in this section, to be used for purposes of maintenance and improvement of such state camping sites and fees paid for any lease under this section shall not be buildings. Any subject to refund under section 22a - 10 unless (1) the lessee gives notice of cancellation to the commissioner not later than fourteen days prior to the date such lease is to commence, (2) the park is closed by executive order of the Governor, or (3) the lessee submits proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, of a death or serious illness in the family which prevents use of the facility during the period of the lease. nable service charge from any The commissioner may deduct a reaso amount refunded pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (3) of this section. 26 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Sec. 329 . Section 23 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): January 1, 2018 ner may (1) provide for the collection of fees for (a) The commissio parking, admission, boat launching and other uses of state parks, forests, boat launches and other state recreational facilities, (2) establish from time to time the daily and seasonal amount thereof, (3) enter into contractual relations with other persons for the operation of concessions, (4) establish other sources of revenue to be derived from services to the general public using such parks, forests and facilities, (5) employ such assistants as may be ne cessary for the collection of such revenue. The commissioner shall deposit such revenue derived [ ] General Fund Passport to therefrom with the State Treasurer in the 331 the Parks account established pursuant to section . On of this act June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 414 of 895

415 Senate Bill No. 1502 2, any increase in any fee or any establishment of a and after July 1, 199 new fee under this section shall be by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Not later than May 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the daily and seasonal amount such parking, admission, boat launching and other use fees for of - residents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred thirty five per cent of the amounts charged for such fees by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Not later than May 1, 2010, s aid commissioner shall establish the daily and seasonal amount of such parking, admission, boat launching and other use fees for nonresidents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred fifty per cent of the amounts charged for such fees by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the commissioner may enter into an agreement with any municipality under which the municipality may retain fees collected by municipal officers at state ate employees are not on duty. boat launches when st (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may establish fees for the public use of the mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, the Ellie Mitchell Pavilion at Rocky Ne ck State Park in East Lyme and Gillette Castle in East Haddam provided no fee shall be charged to any State Park group organized as a nonprofit corporation under 26 USC 501(c)(3) for purposes of providing support to such parks or facilities and further vided the commissioner shall specify procedures and criteria for pro the selection of any private business which is engaged by the state to provide services during any such public use, including, but not limited to, catering services. Such fees, procedures and criteria shall be effective until June 30, 1999, or until regulations are adopted, whichever is sooner. Regulations implementing such fees, procedures and criteria shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 on or before July 1, 1999. Such fees shall be comparable with rents and charges of similar properties based on fair market rates. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 415 of 895

416 Senate Bill No. 1502 of the nonresident ] resident [ The commissioner shall issue to any (c) state, upon payment of a fee established by said commissioner, a onnecticut private passenger motor vehicle pass nontransferable C which permits free parking throughout the calendar year at any state park, forest, boat launch or other state recreational facility, provided the commissioner shall not be required to issue such a pass to any park, forest or facility which is wholly managed by a private concessionaire and may require payment of fees for special events. Not later than May 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the [ not greater amount of such fee for residents of this state in an amount five per cent of the amount charged for such - than one hundred thirty fee by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Not later than May 1, ] 2010, said commissioner shall establish the amount of such fee for t not greater than one hundred nonresidents of this state in an amoun fifty per cent of the amount charged for such fee by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. (d) The commissioner shall issue to any resident of the state who is ate who is a sixty five years of age or older and to any resident of this st - - 254, or under federal law, disabled veteran, as defined in section 14 without fee, upon application of such resident, a nontransferable admission and boat parking, lifetime pass which shall permit free [ ] access parking for use at any state par k, forest or state recreational facility, provided the commissioner shall not be required to issue such a pass for use of any park, forest or facility which is wholly managed by a private concessionaire and may require payment of fees for special events. (e) Notwithstanding any provision of this section, any person with a valid Connecticut motor vehicle license plate shall not pay a parking fee at any state park, forest or other state recreational facility on and after January 1, 2018. Sec. 15b of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 23 330 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 416 of 895

417 Senate Bill No. 1502 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective January 1, 2018 ): There is established a separate, nonlapsing account within the [ (a) General Fund, known as the maintenance, repair and improvement t. accoun All funds collected from rent paid by any person for the use ] of state park property for any special event of limited duration, including, but not limited to, weddings and receptions, shall be deposited into the established Passport to the Parks account, ] [ account 331 pursuant to section unless the Commissioner of Energy of this act, and Environmental Protection enters into a written agreement, signs an instrument or issues a license which specifically states otherwise. ds from private or public sources, Said account may also receive fun [ ] including the federal government or a municipal government. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any (b) funds received by the Department of Energy and Environmental ) of this section shall be deposited Protection pursuant to subsection (a General Fund and credited to the maintenance, repair and [ in the Passport to the Parks account established improvement account ] pursuant to section 331 of this act . Within said account there shall be a ch state park from which funds are collected subaccount for ea pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, which subaccounts shall be held separate and apart from each other. Each subaccount shall be available to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection for m aintaining, making improvements to, erecting structures on or repairing the property, including houses and other buildings, of the state park for which such subaccount was established. Nothing in this section shall prevent the commissioner from obtaining r using funds from sources other than the maintenance, repair and [ o ] improvement account f Passport to the Parks account or the purposes [ maintenance, repair and described in this subsection. Funds in the sh Passport to the Parks account all be used to ] improvement account supplement state funds appropriated for the general operation of state June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 417 of 895

418 Senate Bill No. 1502 parks and shall not replace such appropriated funds for purposes of such general operation. On or before October 1, 2010, and semiannually thereafter, the (c) Commissione r of Energy and Environmental Protection shall report to the Office of Fiscal Analysis on the state parks for which funds have been collected pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such report aintenance, m shall include (1) the amount of funds received into the [ repair and improvement account ] Passport to the Parks account , itemized by subaccount, (2) the amount of funds the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has expended from the account for each park, and (3) the projects for which suc h funds have been expended. Said commissioner shall post the same information on the department's Internet web site. . (NEW) ( ) There is established an Effective January 1, 2018 331 Sec. account to be known as the Passport to the Parks account which shall e a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. Moneys in b such account shall be used to provide expenses of the Council on Environmental Quality, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and for the care, maintenance, operation and im provement of state parks and campgrounds, the funding of soil and water conservation districts and the funding of environmental review teams. Any moneys in such account may be expended only pursuant to an llected from the appropriation by the General Assembly. All funds co - Passport to the Parks Fee established pursuant to section 14 49b of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall be deposited into the Passport to the Parks account. Such account shall contain all moneys required by law to be deposi ted in such account. Such account may receive funds from private or public sources, including, but not limited to, any municipal government or the federal government. Such - account shall contain subaccounts as required by section 23 15b of the general statu tes, as amended by this act. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 418 of 895

419 Senate Bill No. 1502 278 of the general statutes is - . Subsection (b) of section 5 332 Sec. Effective from repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage (b) Any agreement reached by the negotiators shall be reduced (1) to writi ng. The agreement, together with a request for funds necessary to fully implement such agreement and for approval of any provisions of the agreement which are in conflict with any statute or any sued in regulation of any state agency, and any arbitration award, is 276a, together with a statement setting forth - accordance with section 5 the amount of funds necessary to implement such award, shall be filed by the bargaining representative of the employer with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the S enate within ten days after the date on which such agreement is reached or such award is distributed. The General Assembly may approve any such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. The General Assembly may reject any such award as a whole by a two - thirds vote of either house if it determines that there are insufficient funds for full implementation of the award. rejected, the matter shall an agreement is If (2) (A) be returned to the for further bargaining , parties who shall initiate arbitration in ] [ accordance with the provisions of section 5 - 276a. The parties may submit any award issued pursuant to such arbitration to the General Assembly manner as the rejected agreement. for approval in the same If the arbitration award is rejected by the General Assembly, the matter shall be returned again to the parties for further arbitration. Any award issued pursuant to such further arbitration shall be deemed General Assembly approved by the . (B) If an arbitration award, other than an award issued pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, is rejected, the matter shall be returned to the parties for further arbitration. Any award issued June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 419 of 895

420 Senate Bill No. 1502 ation shall be deemed approved by the pursuant to such further arbitr General Assembly. Once approved by the General Assembly, any provision of an (3) agreement or award need not be resubmitted by the parties to such agreement or award as part of a future contract approval process unless changes in the language of such provision are negotiated by such parties. Any supplemental understanding reached between such parties containing provisions which would supersede any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of any state agency o r would require additional state funding shall be submitted to the General Assembly for approval in the same manner as agreements and awards. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty da ys after the date of filing. If the General Assembly is not in session when such agreement or award is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly within ten days of the first day of the next regular session or special session called for [ ] approved ose. The agreement or award shall be deemed such purp if rejected the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty days after such filing or submission. e General day period shall not begin or expire unless th - The thirty Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any agreement or award filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session. (4) Each house of the General Assembly shall permit not more than six hours of total time for debate of a resolution to approve or reject an agreement or award filed with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate pursuant t o this subsection. Those speaking in favor of such resolution shall be allocated not more than three hours of total time for debate, and those speaking in opposition to such resolution shall be allocated not more than three hours of total June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 420 of 895

421 Senate Bill No. 1502 A vote shall be taken on the resolution upon the time for debate. conclusion of the debate. (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of this subsection, if the debate on such resolution occurs during the last three - days of the thirty the General Assembly day period, each house of shall permit not more than four hours of total time for debate of such resolution. Those speaking in favor of such resolution shall be allocated not more than two hours of total time for debate and those speaking in opposition to such resolution shall be allocated not more than two hours of total time for debate. A vote shall be taken on the resolution upon the conclusion of the debate. 333 Sec. ) Notwithstanding the provisions of . ( Effective from passage - 36b of the general statutes: (1) The subsections (a) and (b) of secti on 2 joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding shall not be required to meet on or e November 30, 2017, with the Secretary of the Office of Policy befor and Management, the director of the Office of Fiscal Analysis and such other persons as they deem appropriate as specified in said subsection (a), and (2) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the director of the Office of Fiscal Analysis shall not be required to submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the , revenue and bonding, on or budgets of state agencies and finance before November 15, 2017, the items specified in said subsection (b). - ) For purposes of sections 7 Sec. 334 . (NEW) ( Effective from passage 335 701 of the general statutes and sections - 374b and 12 , 337 to 342 of this act, "residential 347 and 346 nclusive, , i 344 inclusive, to family - family or four building" means a one - family, three - family, two - dwelling including, but not limited to, a condominium unit or dwelling in a planned unit development. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 421 of 895

422 Senate Bill No. 1502 ) (a) There is established an age Effective from pass . (NEW) ( 335 Sec. account to be known as the "Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be nd any voluntary contributions. Moneys in deposited in the account a the account shall be made available to incorporate the captive 36 insurance company established pursuant to section 3 of this act. Moneys in the account shall be transferred to such captive insurance company upon li censure by the Insurance Department. Voluntary contributions to the fund shall be deemed to be given for the purpose of providing financial assistance to owners of residential buildings for the repair or replacement of concrete foundations of such building s that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite and to minimize any negative impact on the economies of municipalities in which such residential buildings are located. No such contributions captive shall be further restricted by the donor or used by the insurance company for any other purposes. The captive insurance company shall not return any portion of such contributions to any donor. Any bond proceeds deposited into the fund shall be kept separate from any and all other funds deposited into t he fund. (b) The Department of Housing may apply for, receive and administer any federal funds, including, but not limited to, funds made available by the United States Department of Housing and t Urban Development Section 108 Loan Guarantee program to assis owners of residential buildings having concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite. All such federal funds received with the intent of assisting owners of residential buildings having concrete foundations that have deter iorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite shall be deposited into the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. . (NEW) ( 336 Sec. ) (a) A captive insurance Effective from passage June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 422 of 895

423 Senate Bill No. 1502 d by the incorporators described in this company shall be establishe subsection, as a not profit entity, in accordance with the provisions - for - of sections 38a 91tt, inclusive, of the general statutes, for - 91aa to 38a - the public purpose of providing assistance to owners of residential buildings with concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite, where such assistance ensures that any such foundation will be repaired or replaced and where such assistance is urally sound concrete intended to provide any such owner with a struct foundation by arranging and approving a financial package that achieves full repair or replacement of such foundation with the lowest possible amount of borrowed funds. There shall be five incorporators ny, who shall be appointed in the of such captive insurance compa following manner: One by the Governor, one by the speaker, one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one by the president pro tempore and one by the Republican president pro orporators, in their discretion, may tempore of the Senate. The inc The appoint other individuals to form an organizing committee. speaker, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore and the Republican president pro tempore of the Senate shall each ap point a member of the General Assembly as a nonvoting, ex Thirty days officio member of the organizing committee. - after the effective date of this section, if no appointments have been made by the speaker and minority leader of the House of or by the president pro tempore and Republican Representatives president pro tempore of the Senate, the Governor shall make such appointments in order to fulfill the obligations of this section. (b) In addition to any other requirements imposed by law applicable to captive insurance company , the ve insurance companies capti established pursuant to this section shall: (1) Upon request of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 423 of 895

424 Senate Bill No. 1502 development, public safety and housing, or the Governor, make recommendations regarding the expansion of eligibility for financial assistance pursuant to this section and modifications to improve the efficiency and operation of the captive insurance company in order to serve its public purpose; (2) Establish a board of directors who shall serve in a volunteer capacity. The membership of the board shall include, but need not be limited to, a real estate agent or broker, two owners of residential buildings who have concrete foundations th at have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite, a chief executive or such chief executive's designee of a municipality in which residential buildings with concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite are located, an individual with professional investment experience and currently registered as an investment adviser pursuant to title 36b of the general statutes, the executive directors of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Eastern Region Council of and designees directors' executive such or rnments Gove representatives from the insurance and banking industries, who shall not have professional relationships with any bank or insurance company that has a financial interest in residential buildings subject to , inclusive, 342 337 to , inclusive, 344 to the provisions of sections 335 minority and 347 of this act. The speaker, the leader of the House 346 of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate and the ll each appoint a member Senate Republican president pro tempore sha - officio member of the of the General Assembly as a nonvoting, ex board of directors; (3) Develop eligibility requirements and underwriting guidelines for financial assistance for repair or replacement of concrete foundations. requirements and guidelines shall, not later than thirty days prior Such to their adoption, amendment or modification, be published on a ; public Internet web site maintained by the captive insurance company June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 424 of 895

425 Senate Bill No. 1502 sing, (4) Develop in coordination with the Department of Hou Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and participating lenders in the Program, Enhancements Collapsing Foundations Credit of this act, a single, unified established pursuant to section 337 all financial application for owners of residential buildings to apply for 337 assistance available pursuant to this section and sections 343 and of this act; (5) Provide financial assistance to such owners of residential buildings for the repair or replacement of concrete foundations that the presence of pyrrhotite, including, but not have deteriorated due to limited to, financial reimbursement to homeowners who have had such repair or replacement performed prior to the effective date of this section; (6) Assist such owners of residential buildings to obtain additi onal financing necessary to fully fund the repair or replacement of concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite; (7) Approve contractors or other vendors for eligibility to perform alf of claimants; foundation repairs or replacements on beh (8) Disburse such financial assistance to approved contractors or other vendors on behalf of claimants; (9) Ensure that the financial assistance is used solely for costs of ed repairing and replacing concrete foundations that have deteriorat due to the presence of pyrrhotite; (10) Require the disclosure of the amount of all financial compensation received by an owner of such a residential building, if any, arising out of a claim for coverage under the property coverage eowners policy for foundation deterioration due provisions of the hom to the presence of pyrrhotite and ensure that such amount is considered when determining the amount of financial assistance June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 425 of 895

426 Senate Bill No. 1502 offered to such owner; (11) When appropriate, apply for, qualify for and receive any federal funds made available under any federal act, for assistance to owners of residential buildings and residential condominium units having concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence ederal law, all such of pyrrhotite. To the extent permissible under f federal funds shall be deposited into the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund established pursuant to section 335 of this act; and (12) Enter into agreements, as necessary, with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and any parti cipating lender, as defined in 337 section of this act, to develop and implement additional loan programs or financial products to assist such owners to repair or replace concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the employing terms and conditions that are presence of pyrrhotite, while preferable to the open market. (c) Such captive insurance company may, subject to the provisions of this section, do all things necessary and desirable in its discretion to accomplish its purposes, including hiring e mployees and contracting for administrative or operational services, and entering into agreements with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority created 244 of the general statutes and any participating - pursuant to section 8 of this act, to develop and implement 37 3 lender, as defined in section additional loan programs or financial products that will assist owners of residential buildings to repair or replace concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite on terms and ons that are preferable to the open market. Not more than ten conditi per cent of all moneys allocated or made available to the captive insurance company in any calendar year shall be used for administrative or operational costs. ptive insurance company shall (d) Employees and agents of the ca June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 426 of 895

427 Senate Bill No. 1502 not be deemed state employees, except that employees and directors - 84b, 1 - 84a, 1 - , 1 84 - 1 shall be subject to the provisions of section s 85 and of the general statutes. Any agent, consultant or contractor of the 86 - 1 captive in surance company shall be subject to the provisions of 101nn of the general statutes. The Office of State - 86e and 1 - sections 1 Ethics shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this subsection. (e) Notwithstanding sections 38a - 11 and 38a - 91bb of the general statutes, the captive insurance company shall not be required to pay a license fee for the first year of licensure or a renewal fee for any year thereafter, as set forth in said sections. - for - t (f) In addition to any report required to be filed by no p rofit entities generally under regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, the captive insurance company shall submit quarterly reports to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance ance, planning and development, of matters relating to insurance, fin housing and public safety on its operation and financial condition. Such quarterly reports shall include, but need not be limited to, information concerning: (1) Moneys allocated or made available to it ion, (2) total financial assistance and financial pursuant to this sect assistance, by town, provided to owners of such residential buildings pursuant to this section, (3) administrative and operational expenditures, (4) the total number and number, by town, of assistance received during the quarter and to date, (5) applications for the total number and number, by town, of applications for assistance granted during the quarter and to date, (6) the average time to process applications, and (7) the total number and number, by town , of applications pending and amount of such claims. (g) The joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance, finance, planning and development, housing and public safety shall, not less than annually, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 427 of 895

428 Senate Bill No. 1502 old a joint public hearing on the operation and financial condition of h the captive insurance company. (h) A decision on an application for assistance pursuant to this section shall be made in writing and provided to the homeowner and rmation relied upon and the basis for such shall include the info decision, including the relevant eligibility and underwriting criteria. An owner of such a residential building may request a review of any decision by the captive insurance company relating to such homeowner not later than thirty days after the decision. A final determination on such a request for review shall be made in writing and provided to the homeowner not later than thirty days after receipt of the homeowner's request, unless an extension is agreed to by th e homeowner. The final determination shall be subject to approval by the board of directors. There shall be no right to appeal such final determination. (i) The captive insurance company shall continue until June 30, 2022, ted by law. Upon the termination of the or until its existence is termina existence of the company, all its right and properties shall pass to and be vested in the state of Connecticut. ) (a) For the purposes of this Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 337 Sec. section: eans the owner of a residential building; (1) "Eligible borrower" m (2) "Participating lender" means a depository bank or credit union that participates in the Collapsing Foundations Credit Enhancements Program established pursuant to this section; and ny loan provided to an eligible (3) "Qualifying loan" means a borrower for the purpose of repairing or replacing a concrete foundation that has deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite and (A) is issued by a participating lender, (B) is subject to the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 428 of 895

429 Senate Bill No. 1502 lished by the participating lender, (C) underwriting standards estab carries a rate of interest in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, and (D) is made pursuant to the Collapsing Foundations Credit Enhancements Program. it (b) There is established a Collapsing Foundations Cred Enhancements Program, administered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, for the purpose of assisting eligible borrowers to obtain necessary funding for replacement or repair of concrete pyrrhotite. foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of The program shall, among other efforts, make one or more financial products or credit enhancements available, including, but not limited to, loan guarantees that may enable participating lenders to make - qualifying loans with loan s in excess of regulatory value ratio - to standards. To participate in the program, the participating lender shall offer a qualifying loan with an interest rate that is not less than one - half of one percentage point below the interest rate that is otherwise he eligible borrower based on the creditworthiness of available to t such eligible borrower. (c) The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall seek the participation of banks and credit unions in the Collapsing Foundations the terms, conditions Credit Enhancements Program and shall develop and standards for such program, in consultation with the Lieutenant Governor and representatives of the banking and credit union industries, not later than thirty days before the program, or any phase to eligible borrowers. The terms, of the program, is made available conditions and standards that are developed shall identify the necessary form of inspection or testing to verify that the eligible borrower's foundation has deteriorated due to the presence of conditions of any financial product or pyrrhotite and the terms and credit enhancement that may be made available pursuant to the program, taking into account the funding that may be necessary to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 429 of 895

430 Senate Bill No. 1502 support such financial product or credit enhancement. The program ses and shall permit a participating lender to may be launched in pha make a qualifying loan with or without utilizing any other financial products or credit enhancements developed pursuant to such program. (d) The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall publish a plain lang uage summary of such program and the borrower eligibility requirements on the Internet web site of the authority not later than fifteen days before such program, or any phase of such program, is made available to property owners. 338 . (NEW) ( Effective Sec. from passage ) (a) On and after the effective date of this section, no person shall reuse any part of recycled material known to contain the mineral pyrrhotite to produce structural concrete for residential or commercial construction, unless such reuse is consistent with the standard established pursuant to section 346 of this act. (b) A violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be an unfair or 110b deceptive act or practice pursuant to subsection (a) of section 42 - of the general statutes. . 339 Sec. 263 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Section 29 ): Effective from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( - 252a and the (a) Except as provided in subsection (h) of section 29 State Building Code adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of sec tion 29 - 252, after October 1, 1970, no building or structure shall be constructed or altered until an application has been filed with the building official and a permit issued. Such permit shall be issued or refused, in whole after the date of an application. No permit or in part, within thirty days shall be issued except upon application of the owner of the premises affected or the owner's authorized agent. No permit shall be issued to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 430 of 895

431 Senate Bill No. 1502 a contractor who is required to be registered pursuant to chapter 400, for work to be performed by such contractor, unless the name, business address and Department of Consumer Protection registration number of such contractor is clearly marked on the application for the r's certificate of permit, and the contractor has presented such contracto registration as a home improvement contractor. Prior to the issuance of day period, the building official shall - a permit and within said thirty review the plans of buildings or structures to be constructed or altered, limited to, plans prepared by an architect licensed including, but not pursuant to chapter 390, a professional engineer licensed pursuant to chapter 391 or an interior designer registered pursuant to chapter 396a acting within the scope of such license or registration, to de termine their compliance with the requirements of the State Building Code and, where applicable, the local fire marshal shall review such plans to determine their compliance with the Fire Safety Code. Such plans compliance with the submitted for review shall be in substantial provisions of the State Building Code and, where applicable, with the provisions of the Fire Safety Code. (b) On and after July 1, 1999, the building official shall assess an education fee on each building permit application. During th e fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999, the amount of such fee shall be sixteen cents per one thousand dollars of construction value as declared on the building permit application and the building official shall remit such f Administrative Services, for fees quarterly to the Department o deposit in the General Fund. Upon deposit in the General Fund, the amount of such fees shall be credited to the appropriation to the Department of Administrative Services and shall be used for the code l programs established pursuant to section 29 - training and educationa 251c and the educational programs required in subsections (a) and (b) 262. On and after July 1, 2000, the assessment shall be - of section 29 made in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 251c. All fees collected pursuant to this subsection - of section 29 (d) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 431 of 895

432 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall be maintained in a separate account by the local building department. During the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999, the local es for building department may retain two per cent of such fe administrative costs incurred in collecting such fees and maintaining such account. On and after July 1, 2000, the portion of such fees which may be retained by a local building department shall be determined in ursuant to subsection (d) of accordance with regulations adopted p - section 29 No building official shall assess such education fee on 251c. a building permit application to repair or replace a concrete foundation that has deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite. (c) Any municipality may , by ordinance adopted by its legislative body, exempt Class I renewable energy source projects from payment of building permit fees imposed by the municipality. (d) Notwithstanding any municipal charter, home rule ordinance or special act, no municipality shall collect an application fee on a building permit application to repair or replace a concrete foundation that has deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite. - 327b of the general statutes is Sec. 340 . Subsection (d) of section 20 Effective from repealed and the f ollowing is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): passage Not later than January 1, 2013, the Commissioner of (1) (d) Consumer Protection shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with en the provisions of chapter 54, prescribe the form of the writt residential disclosure report required by this section and sections 20 - - 327e, inclusive. The regulations shall provide that the form 327c to 20 include information concerning: Municipal assessments, including, but not limited to, sewer or (A) es applicable to the property. Such information shall water charg include: (i) Whether such assessment is in effect and the amount of the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 432 of 895

433 Senate Bill No. 1502 assessment; (ii) whether there is an assessment on the property that has not been paid, and if so, the amount of the unpaid assess ment; and (iii) to the extent of the seller's knowledge, whether there is reason to believe that the municipality may impose an assessment in the future; Leased items on the premises, including, but not limited to, (B) propane fuel tanks, water heaters, ma jor appliances and alarm systems; Whether the real property is located in a municipally (C) (i) designated village district or municipally designated historic district or has been designated on the National Register of Historic Places, and (ii) a statement that information concerning village districts and historic districts may be obtained from the municipality's village or historic district commission, if applicable. (2) Such form of the written residential disclosure report shall contain the following: ) A certification by the seller in the following form: (A "To the extent of the seller's knowledge as a property owner, the seller acknowledges that the information contained above is true and accurate for those areas of the property listed. In the event a re al estate broker or salesperson is utilized, the seller authorizes the brokers or salespersons to provide the above information to prospective buyers, selling agents or buyers' agents. ... (Seller) ... (Date) ... (Seller)" ... (Date) cation by the buyer in the following form: A certifi (B) "The buyer is urged to carefully inspect the property and, if desired, to have the property inspected by an expert. The buyer understands June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 433 of 895

434 Senate Bill No. 1502 that there are areas of the property for which the seller has no and that this disclosure statement does not encompass knowledge those areas. The buyer also acknowledges that the buyer has read and received a signed copy of this statement from the seller or seller's agent. ... (Seller) ... (Date) ... (Seller)" ... (Date) A statement concerning the responsibility of real estate brokers (C) in the following form: "This report in no way relieves a real estate broker of the broker's obligation under the provisions of section 20 5a of the Regulations - 328 - gencies to disclose any material facts. Failure to of Connecticut State A do so could result in punitive action taken against the broker, such as fines, suspension or revocation of license." A statement that any representations made by the seller on the (D) isclosure report shall not constitute a warranty to written residential d the buyer. (E) A statement that the written residential disclosure report is not a substitute for inspections, tests and other methods of determining the physical condition of property. ncerning environmental matters such as lead, Information co (F) radon, subsurface sewage disposal, flood hazards and, if the residence 150, the - is or will be served by well water, as defined in section 21a results of any water test performed for volatile organic compounds d such other topics as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection an may determine would be of interest to a buyer. (G) A statement that information concerning the residence address of a person convicted of a crime may be available from law June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 434 of 895

435 Senate Bill No. 1502 or the Department of Emergency Services and enforcement agencies Public Protection and that the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains a site on the Internet listing information about the residence address of persons required to register under section 254, who have so registered. - 252, 54 - - 253 or 54 251, 54 54 - (H) If the property is located in a common interest community, whether the property is subject to any community or association dues or fees. (I) ere is or has Whether, during the seller's period of ownership, th ever been an underground storage tank located on the property, and, if there is or was, if it has been removed. If such underground storage tank has been removed, such seller shall state when it was removed, who removed it and shall provide a ny and all written documentation of such removal within the seller's possession and control. (J) A statement that the prospective purchaser should consult with the municipal building official in the municipality in which the property is located to confirm that building permits and certificates of occupancy have been issued for work on the property, where applicable. A statement that the prospective purchaser should have the (K) property inspected by a licensed home inspector. (L) If the foundation of the pr operty is made of concrete, a statement that the prospective purchaser should have the foundation inspected by a professional engineer licensed pursuant to chapter 391 who is a structural engineer, for deterioration of the foundation due to the pyrrhotite. presence of (M) A question as to whether the seller has knowledge of any testing or inspection done by a licensed professional related to a foundation on the property. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 435 of 895

436 Senate Bill No. 1502 (N) A question as to whether the seller has knowledge of any repairs related to a found ation on the property. (L) [ A question as to whether the seller is aware of any prior or (O) ] pending litigation, government agency or administrative action, order or lien on the premises related to the release of any hazardous substance. ] (M) Whether there are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (P) [ detectors located in a dwelling on the premises, the number of such detectors, whether there have been any problems with such detectors and an explanation of any such problems. . (NEW) ( 341 Sec. passage and applicable to policies issued, Effective from ) (a) For the purposes of this renewed or in effect on or after said date section, "personal risk insurance" means homeowners, tenants, mobile manufactured home and other property and casualty insurance for l, family or household needs except workers' compensation persona and automobile insurance. (b) Any policy of personal risk insurance, master policy obtained 83 of the general statutes or property insurance pursuant to section 47 - policy maintained pursuant to sect ion 47 255 of the general statutes - shall allow suit against the insurer not later than one year after the date the insured receives written denial for all or any part of a claim under the property coverage provisions of the policy for foundation ion due to the presence of pyrrhotite. deteriorat . Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (20) of subsection (a) of 342 Sec. 701 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is - section 12 substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage and applicable to taxable ): years commencing on and after January 1, 2017 (B) There shall be subtracted therefrom (i) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 436 of 895

437 Senate Bill No. 1502 income with respect to which taxation by any state is prohibited by 718, exempt - law, (ii) to the extent allowable under section 12 federal dividends paid by a regulated investment company, (iii) the amount of any refund or credit for overpayment of income taxes imposed by this litical subdivision state, or any other state of the United States or a po thereof, or the District of Columbia, to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, (iv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes and not otherwise subtracted from federal adjusted gross income pursuant to clause (x) of this subparagraph in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income, any tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, (v) to the extent any additional allowance for depreciation under Section 168(k) Internal Revenue Code, as provided by Section 101 of the Job of the Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, for property placed in service after December 31, 2001, but prior to September 10, 2004, was agraph added to federal adjusted gross income pursuant to subpar (A)(ix) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for a taxable year ending after December 31, 2001, twenty five - per cent of such additional allowance for depreciation in each of the e extent properly includable in four succeeding taxable years, (vi) to th gross income for federal income tax purposes, any interest income from obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, d istrict or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut, (vii) to the extent properly includable in determining the net gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of from the sale capital assets for federal income tax purposes, any gain or exchange of obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of political any public subdivision thereof, or Connecticut, instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity nnecticut, in the income year created under the laws of the state of Co such gain was recognized, (viii) any interest on indebtedness incurred or continued to purchase or carry obligations or securities the interest June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 437 of 895

438 Senate Bill No. 1502 on which is subject to tax under this chapter but exempt from federal to the extent that such interest on indebtedness is not income tax, deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income and is attributable to a trade or business carried on by such individual, (ix) ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred during the taxab le year for the production or collection of income which is subject to taxation under this chapter but exempt from federal income tax, or the management, conservation or maintenance of property held for the nd premium for the production of such income, and the amortizable bo taxable year on any bond the interest on which is subject to tax under this chapter but exempt from federal income tax, to the extent that such expenses and premiums are not deductible in determining federal attributable to a trade or business adjusted gross income and are carried on by such individual, (x) (I) for a person who files a return under the federal income tax as an unmarried individual whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than fifty s, or as a married individual filing separately whose thousand dollar federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than fifty thousand dollars, or for a husband and wife who file a return under ose the federal income tax as married individuals filing jointly wh federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than sixty thousand dollars or a person who files a return under the federal income tax as a head of household whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than sixty thou sand dollars, an amount equal to the Social Security benefits includable for federal income tax purposes; and (II) for a person who files a return under the federal income tax as an unmarried individual whose federal adjusted year is fifty thousand dollars or more, or gross income for such taxable as a married individual filing separately whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is fifty thousand dollars or more, or for a husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax as rried individuals filing jointly whose federal adjusted gross income ma from such taxable year is sixty thousand dollars or more or for a June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 438 of 895

439 Senate Bill No. 1502 person who files a return under the federal income tax as a head of household whose federal adjusted gross income for suc h taxable year is sixty thousand dollars or more, an amount equal to the difference between the amount of Social Security benefits includable for federal five per cent of the Social - income tax purposes and the lesser of twenty five per - Security benefits received du ring the taxable year, or twenty cent of the excess described in Section 86(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, (xi) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any amount rebated to a taxpayer pursuant to - ction 12 se 746, (xii) to the extent properly includable in the gross income for federal income tax purposes of a designated beneficiary, any distribution to such beneficiary from any qualified state tuition al Revenue Code, program, as defined in Section 529(b) of the Intern established and maintained by this state or any official, agency or instrumentality of the state, (xiii) to the extent allowable under section - 12 701a, contributions to accounts established pursuant to any qualified state tuition program, as defined in Section 529(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, established and maintained by this state or any official, agency or instrumentality of the state, (xiv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, of any Holocaust victims' settlement payment received in the amount the taxable year by a Holocaust victim, (xv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes of an - account holder, as defined in section 31 51ww, interest earned on funds deposited in the individual development account, as defined in section 31 - 51ww, of such account holder, (xvi) to the extent properly includable in the gross income for federal income tax purposes of a 123aa, interest, - designated beneficiary, as defined in section 3 dividends or capital gains earned on contributions to accounts established for the designated beneficiary pursuant to the Connecticut - Homecare Option Program for the Elderly established by sections 3 - includable the extent properly 123ff, inclusive, (xvii) to in 123aa to 3 income received any gross income for federal income tax purposes, June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 439 of 895

440 Senate Bill No. 1502 from the United States government as retirement pay for a retired member of (I) the Armed Forces of the United States, as defined in of the United States Code, or (II) the National Section 101 of Title 10 Guard, as defined in Section 101 of Title 10 of the United States Code, (xviii) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, any income from the dis charge of indebtedness in connection with any reacquisition, after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2011, of an applicable debt instrument or instruments, as those terms are defined in Section 108 of 1231 of the the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by Section American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to the extent any such income was added to federal adjusted gross income pursuant to subparagraph (A)(xi) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut e year, (xix) to the extent adjusted gross income for a preceding taxabl not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, the amount of any contribution to a manufacturing reinvestment account 9zz in the taxable year that such - established pursuant to section 32 ] and [ contribution is made, (xx) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, for the taxable year commencing January 1, 2015, ten per cent of the income received from the state teachers' retirement system, for the taxable year commencing five per cent of the income received from the - y 1, 2016, twenty Januar state teachers' retirement system, and for the taxable year commencing January 1, 2017, and each taxable year thereafter, fifty per cent of the income received from the state teachers' retirem ent system , and (xxi) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, the amount of any financial assistance received from the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund or paid to or on behalf of the 337 ilding pursuant to sections owner of a residential bu of this 343 and . act Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 343 Sec. ) (a) Two or more municipalities may, subject to the provisions of section 10a 185 of the - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 440 of 895

441 Senate Bill No. 1502 general statutes and chapter 187 of the general statutes and the of the legislative body of each such municipality, jointly approval borrow from any source for the purpose of paying for all or part of the cost of any project entered into jointly to abate a deleterious condition on real property that, if left unabated, would caus e the collapse of a concrete foundation due to the presence of pyrrhotite and damage the housing stock in such participating municipalities to such an extent that a negative impact on such participating municipalities' economies would result. 148 of the on to the powers enumerated in section 7 (b) In additi - general statutes, any two or more municipalities who jointly borrow pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may enter into an agreement n with the captive insurance company established pursuant to sectio 3 of 337 of this act, or any participating lender, as defined in section 36 this act, to jointly or otherwise provide financial assistance to owners of residential buildings with concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotit e. 374b of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 7 344 Sec. following is substituted in lieu thereof ( ): from passage Effective - 369, and any regional (a) A municipality, as defined in section 7 s, notes or other school district, may authorize the issuance of bond obligations in accordance with the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of funding a judgment, a compromised or settled claim against it or an award or sum payable by it pursuant to a agency acting in an determination by a court, or an officer, body or - judicial capacity, other than an award or sum administrative or quasi arising out of an employment contract, in any case in which the amount of such judgment, claim, award or sum exceeds five per cent taxation, as computed for the of the total annual receipts from - purposes of subsection (b) of section 7 374 or subsection (b) of section 10 56, as applicable, or two hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 441 of 895

442 Senate Bill No. 1502 is less, provided that the last principal installment of such bonds, notes or othe r obligations shall mature no later than twenty years from the date of original issue of such bonds, notes or other obligations issued for such purposes. The temporary borrowing periods provided by - sections 7 - 378 and 7 f the 378a shall apply to the computation o maximum maturity permitted by this section. This section shall not be applicable to the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations to fund judgments, settlements, awards or sums payable in connection with construction projects. (b) Any municipalit y may authorize the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations in accordance with the provisions of this chapter for the funding a reserve fund for property or (1) of purposes ] purpose [ ing fund , or (2) casualty losses established pursuant to section 7 - 403a for all or part of the cost of any project undertaken by such municipality to abate an actual or potential deleterious condition on real property that, if left unabated, would cause the collapse of a the presence of concrete foundation of a residential building due to pyrrhotite and damage the housing stock in such municipality to such an extent that a negative impact on such municipality's economy . would result ) (a) There is established a working Effective from passage . ( 345 Sec. group to develop a mod el quality control plan for quarries and to study the workforce of contractors engaged in the repair and replacement of concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite. ers: (b) The working group shall consist of the following memb (1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall have expertise in residential home building and one of whom shall have expertise in the construction industry; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 442 of 895

443 Senate Bill No. 1502 nate, one (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Se of whom shall be a member of the Capitol Region Council of Governments; (3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and (6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. (c) Any member of the working group may be a member of the General Assembly. (d) All appointments to the working group shall be made not later the effective date of this section. Any vacancy than thirty days after shall be filled by the appointing authority. (e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the working rs of the working group. Such group from among the membe chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the working group, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. (f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the neral Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to consumer Ge protection shall serve as administrative staff of the working group. (g) Not later than December 31, 2018, the working group shall oint submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the j standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to consumer protection, in accordance with the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 443 of 895

444 Senate Bill No. 1502 4a of the general statutes. The working group - provisions of section 11 ort or December 31, shall terminate on the date that it submits such rep 2018, whichever is later. Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 346 Sec. ) If the federal Army Corps of Engineers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, ASTM International or other nationally recognized standards bureau establishes a standard for the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete intended for use in foundations of residential buildings and the State Building Inspector adopts such standard into the State Building Code, any person selling or offering such concrete for sale shall pro vide the purchaser or potential purchaser with written notice that such concrete is in compliance with such standard. 347 Sec. . (NEW) ( Effective from passage ) There shall be a special homeowner advocate within the Department of Housing. Said be responsible for: (1) Coordinating the efforts of the advocate shall state to provide assistance to owners of residential buildings with concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite, (2) working with the federal government regarding an y support provided by the federal government to the owners of such residential buildings, (3) advising and assisting the owners of such residential buildings in making claims for financial assistance pursuant of this act, (4) assisting the o 36 to section 3 wners of such buildings in accessing any other available assistance or support, (5) referring the owners of such residential buildings to any entity that provides assistance or support, (6) assisting in the resolution of complaints concerning the operation s of the captive insurance company of this act, (7) filing a report, not 36 established pursuant to section 3 less than annually, with the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance, finance, g and development, housing and public safety describing any plannin trends in the complaints described in subdivision (6) of this section June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 444 of 895

445 Senate Bill No. 1502 and making recommendations to improve the efficiency, fairness or operations of the captive insurance company established purs uant to section 3 36 of this act, and (8) testifying at any hearing held by one or more committees of the General Assembly regarding the report described in subdivision (7) of this section. Sec. 348 . (NEW) ( Effective from passage ) The Commissioner of er Protection shall, in consultation with the Labor Consum Commissioner and within available appropriations, establish a training program for contractors engaged in the repair and replacement of concrete foundations that have deteriorated due to the presence of p yrrhotite. . Section 7 349 Sec. - 560 of the general statutes, as amended by section 49 of public act 17 - 147, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): and [ , 394b - Whenever used in subsection (a) of section 7 - ons 7 secti ] 579, inclusive, , 366 560 to 7 - to as amended by this act, sections 360 , 363 376 , inclusive, and 372 the following definitions shall apply: of this act, (1) "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the state of Connecticut. "Certified munic municipality that has been ipality" means a (2) certified as a . tier I or tier II municipality by the secretary "Chief executive officer" means the officer described in section 7 (3) - 193. "Debt service payment fund" means the fund into which the (4) f the property tax intercept procedure are deposited and proceeds o from which debt service on all outstanding general obligations of a municipality which have a term of more than one year and additionally all outstanding general obligations which the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 445 of 895

446 Senate Bill No. 1502 termines are to be supported by the tax intercept municipality de 394b - procedure shall be paid as provided in subsection (a) of section 7 , as amended by this act 579, inclusive - 560 to 7 - and sections 7 . (5) "Debt service payment fund requirement" means an amount at least e qual to the aggregate amount of principal, sinking fund installments, if any, and interest during the then current fiscal year as the same become due and payable on all outstanding general obligations of the municipality which have a term of more than one year and additionally all outstanding general obligations which the municipality determines are to be supported by the tax intercept procedure. "Deficit" means with respect to the general fund of any (6) municipality, any cumulative excess of expenditures, encumbrances, or other uses of funds for any fiscal year and all prior fiscal years over revenues of the municipality for such period and the prior year's unassigned fund balance, as reflected in the most recent audited financial statements of such munici pality. For purposes of determining such excess, revenues shall not include the proceeds of tax anticipation notes and expenditures shall not include any principal payment of tax anticipation notes. h a term of "Deficit obligation" means any general obligation wit (7) more than one year or any bond or any note issued in anticipation thereof, issued by a municipality either for the purpose of or having the effect of reducing, eliminating or preventing a general fund, special ficiency, other than any obligation revenue fund or enterprise fund de issued pursuant to chapter 110. (8) "Designated tier I municipality" means a municipality designated as a tier I municipality in accordance with the provisions of section of this act. 360 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 446 of 895

447 Senate Bill No. 1502 lity" means a municipality (9) "Designated tier II municipa designated as a tier II municipality in accordance with the provisions of section of this act. 363 (10) "Designated tier III municipality" means a municipality ns designated as a tier III municipality in accordance with the provisio of section of this act. 366 (11) "Designated tier IV municipality" means a municipality designated as a tier IV municipality in accordance with the provisions of section 368 of this act. t (12) "Equalized mill rate" means the tax rate derived from the mos recent available grand levy of a municipality divided by the equalized net grand list on which such levy is based, as determined by the secretary in accordance with section 10 - 261a. (13) "Fund balance" means the amount that assets and deferred resources of a municipality's general fund exceeds the outflow of liabilities and deferred inflow of resources of the general fund of the municipality, as of the fiscal year ended as reflected in the municipality's most recent audited financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. (14) "Fund balance percentage" means the fund balance of the general fund of a municipality as of the fiscal year ended in the municipality's most recent audited financial statements and presente d in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, divided by the sum of revenues of the general fund and operating transfers into the general fund for the fiscal year. (8) "General fund deficiency" means a deficit or a projected ] [ (15) fiscal year deficit, or both. ] (9) [ "General obligation" means an obligation issued by a (16) June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 447 of 895

448 Senate Bill No. 1502 municipality and secured by the full faith and credit and taxing power of such municipality including any contingent obligation which is payable from the general fund an d is subject to annual appropriation. (17) "Maximum required capital reserve" means the maximum [ (10) ] aggregate amount of principal, interest and other amounts due and owing during any succeeding fiscal year, excluding any sinking fund installments payabl e in a prior fiscal year on outstanding general obligations of a certified municipality supported by a special capital reserve fund issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and , as amended by this act . 579, inclusive sections 7 - 568 to 7 - ] (11) [ "Minimum required capital reserve" means the aggregate 18) ( amount of principal, sinking fund installments, interest and other amounts due and owing during the next succeeding fiscal year on outstanding general obligations of a certified municipality suppor ted by a special capital reserve fund pursuant to subsection (a) of section 7 - 579, inclusive - . , as amended by this act - 394b and sections 7 560 to 7 (19) "Municipal Accountability Review Board" means the Municipal uant to section Accountability Review Board established purs of 367 this act. (20) "Municipal aid" means formula grants, grants, payments in lieu of taxes, reimbursements, payments and other funding provided by the state to municipalities and used to fund municipal general fund cation budgets. budgets, including edu "Municipal Finance Advisory Commission" means the (12) [ (21) ] - Municipal Finance Advisory Commission established in section 7 394b. (22) "Municipal revenue increase in fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, t difference in estimated as a per cent of revenues" means the ne municipal revenues from state sources and new municipal taxing June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 448 of 895

449 Senate Bill No. 1502 71b for the - authority as compiled by the secretary pursuant to section 4 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as compared to the estimated municipal revenues from such so urces compiled by the secretary pursuant to section 4 - 71b for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, divided by the sum of revenues of the general fund and operating transfers into the general fund as reported in the municipality's audited financial stateme nts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. [ (13) (23) "Municipality" means any town, city, borough, ] consolidated town and city, consolidated city and borough, any metropolitan district, any district, as defined in section 7 324, and any - subdivision of the state having the power to levy taxes other political and to issue bonds, notes or other obligations. (24) ] (14) [ "Obligation" means any bond, bond anticipation note or other interim funding obligation, certificate of participation, security, lease, installment purchase agreements, capital lease, financing receivable or other asset sale, refinancing covered by this definition and any other transaction which constitutes debt in accordance with - both municipal reporting standards in section 7 394a and the egulations prescribing municipal financial reporting adopted by the r secretary. ] [ (15) "Outstanding obligation" means any obligation with (25) respect to which a principal or interest payment, sinking fund be, due in the future installment or other payment or deposit is, or will and for which moneys or defeasance securities have not been deposited in escrow. ] (16) "Projected fiscal year deficit" means, with respect to the [ (26) general fund of any municipality during any fiscal year, the excess of estimated expenditures and uses of funds for the fiscal year over estimated revenues and any cumulative unassigned general fund balance from the prior fiscal year. For purposes of determining such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 449 of 895

450 Senate Bill No. 1502 excess, estimated revenues shall not include the proceeds of tax cipation notes and estimated expenditures shall not include any anti principal payment of tax anticipation notes. (17) [ "Property taxes" means all taxes on real and personal (27) ] property levied by the municipality in accordance with the general statutes inclu ding any interest, penalties and other related charges, and shall not mean any rent, rate, fee, special assessment or other charge based on benefit or use. ] "Property tax intercept procedure" means a procedure (28) [ (18) the collection and deposit in a debt where a municipality provides for service payment fund maintained with a trustee of all property taxes needed to meet the debt service payment fund requirement and which meets all the requirements of section 7 . , as amended by this act 562 - tax levy" means the mill rate of the municipality (29) "Property multiplied by the net taxable grand list of the municipality. "Revenues" means, with respect to the general fund for ] (30) (19) [ any municipality for any fiscal year, property taxes and other moneys that a re generally available for, accounted for and deposited in the municipality's general fund. "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and [ (20) ] (31) Management. (21) ] (32) "Special capital reserve fund" means the fund established [ pursuant t o section 7 - 571 , as amended by this act, to secure the timely payment of principal and interest on general obligations issued by a certified municipality approved by the Treasurer pursuant to section 7 - . 573 , as amended by this act the state of Connecticut. "State" means (33) ] (22) [ June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 450 of 895

451 Senate Bill No. 1502 [ (23) ] (34) "Tier I municipality" means any municipality which has applied to and been certified by the secretary as a tier I municipality. (35) ] (24) [ "Tier II municipality" means any municipality which has applied to and been c ertified by the secretary as a tier II municipality. (25) (36) "Treasurer" means the Treasurer of the state of [ ] Connecticut. "Trustee" means any trust company or bank having the ] (37) [ (26) by powers of a trust company within or without the state, appointed the municipality as trustee for the municipality's tax intercept procedure or special capital reserve fund and approved by the Treasurer, as well as any successor trust company or bank having the ceeding a powers of a trust company within or without the state suc prior trust company or bank as trustee, so appointed and approved. Sec. 561 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 7 350 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): Effective Any municipality may establish a property t ax intercept procedure and a debt service payment fund, as provided in sections 7 - 562 to 7 - 564, inclusive , as amended by this act . The municipal officer or body empowered to issue general obligations or to determine the details of general obligations autho rized by the municipality may establish such tax intercept procedure and such debt service payment fund, may determine the details and approve the terms of all indentures and agreements and other instruments necessary or appropriate to establish and implem ent a tax intercept procedure and a debt service payment fund as provided in 394b and ] - [ subsection (a) of section 7 as amended by this act, sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive, and may bind the municipality, pursuant to any such indenture or agreement, sections 394b and ] with the requirements of [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 7 and of any ordinance as amended by this act, 579, inclusive, - 560 to 7 - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 451 of 895

452 Senate Bill No. 1502 or resolution authorizing the issuance of such general obligations of the municipality. Sec. . Section 7 - 562 of the general statutes is repealed and the 351 Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): (a) Any municipality which proposes to issue general obligations supported by a tax intercept procedure shall deliver to the secretary, together wit h the notice described in this section, documentation demonstrating that: (1) Such municipality has authorized the issuance of such obligations in accordance with the general statutes, charter, ction (a) special act or home rule ordinance or the provisions of [ subse - 560 to 7 - sections 7 ] 394b and - of section 7 , as amended by 579, inclusive ; (2) such municipality has established a property tax intercept this act procedure and a debt service payment fund with a trustee in - ] 394b and accordance with the provisions of [ subse ction (a) of section 7 - 560 to 7 - sections 7 579, inclusive ; and (3) such , as amended by this act property tax intercept procedure shall assure that the property tax receipts transferred to the trustee and deposited in the debt service payment fund shall be in an amount at least equal to and deposited by such dates so as to satisfy the debt service payment fund requirement. (b) Each such property tax intercept procedure and debt service ce of payment fund shall: (1) Take effect immediately upon the issuan such obligations; (2) provide that all outstanding general obligations of the municipality which have a term of more than one year shall be supported by and paid from debt service payment fund and that property taxes collected by the tax collector of such municipality shall be deposited in such debt service payment fund as provided in subsection (a) of this section; and (3) provide that the tax intercept procedure, the debt service payment fund, any indenture or agreement nded by the municipality without the establishing them, may be ame consent of any holder of any obligation of the municipality if such amendment does not impair the rights of the holders and is requested June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 452 of 895

453 Senate Bill No. 1502 by the secretary or the Treasurer. (c) Prior to the issuance of any general obliga tion and on or prior to the first day of each fiscal year thereafter, a municipality pursuant to its tax intercept procedure shall determine the percentage or amounts of property taxes to be deposited in such debt service payment fund, the time that such t axes shall be deposited therein and such other terms, conditions and requirements as such municipality shall determine to be in the best interest of the municipality, provided such terms, conditions and requirements shall assure that the debt service nt fund shall have money deposited therein by such dates so as payme to satisfy, and in amounts equal to or in excess of, the debt service payment requirement. Pursuant to the tax intercept procedure, the chief executive officer of such municipality shall certif y to both the tax collector of such municipality and the trustee of the debt service payment requirement, the percentage or amount and the time for deposit of the property taxes therein and such other matters with ay be required by the tax respect to the operations of the fund as m intercept procedure. Such percentage, amount and time shall be sufficient to assure that the debt service payment fund shall at all times have sufficient moneys available to meet the debt service payment collector shall, immediately upon receipt, fund requirement. The tax remit such property taxes in the percentage or amount and at the time set forth in such certificate to the trustee for deposit in the debt service payment fund. Nothing shall preclude the municipality or its duly authorized officers from causing additional amounts of municipal taxes or other funds to be deposited in the fund. If the percentage or amount and the time for deposit of the (d) property taxes and such other matters with respect to the operations of the f und as may be required by the tax intercept procedure are not sufficient to meet the debt service payment fund requirement, the trustee and the chief executive officer shall notify the secretary and the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 453 of 895

454 Senate Bill No. 1502 unicipality shall Treasurer and thereafter all property taxes of such m be intercepted by the tax collector and tendered to the trustee for deposit in the debt service payment fund until the moneys deposited therein shall be at least equal to the debt service payment fund requirement. Funds in the debt se (e) rvice payment fund shall be applied only to pay the outstanding general obligations of the municipality as and when the same shall become due, provided if at any time during any fiscal year, the moneys in the debt service payment fund exceed the ce payment fund requirement for such fiscal year, the debt servi municipality, may instruct the trustee to, and the trustee shall, subject to any restrictions in the tax intercept procedures, pay over to such municipality the amount of such excess for use by the muni cipality in any manner allowed by law. (f) The trustee shall from time to time withdraw from the debt service payment fund all amounts required for the payment of debt service on all general obligations of the municipality, as the same shall become due, an d shall cause the amounts so withdrawn and disbursed to the paying agents for such general obligations to be applied to such payment. (g) The debt service payment fund and all moneys or securities therein or payable thereto are hereby declared to be proper ty of the depositing municipality devoted to essential governmental purposes and accordingly shall not be applied to any purpose other than as subsection (a) of section 7 ] - 560 to 7 - sections 7 provided in [ - 394b and as amended by this act, d shall not be subject to any 579, inclusive, an off or counterclaim by - order, judgment, lien, execution, attachment, set any creditor of the municipality, except the trustee. 563 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 7 352 Sec. following is substituted in lie ): from passage Effective u thereof ( June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 454 of 895

455 Senate Bill No. 1502 The tax intercept procedure and the debt service payment fund shall be established pursuant to an indenture or other agreement between the municipality and the trustee. Such indenture or agreement shall erms, conditions and requirements pertaining to the tax include all the t intercept procedure and the debt service payment fund in accordance ] sections [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and with the requirements of municipality and the as amended by this act, 579, inclusive, - - 7 560 to 7 shall agree to comply with all such terms, conditions and requirements for the benefit of the holders of any general obligations supported by such tax intercept procedure. Such indenture or agreement may also and expenses of the trustee and to include covenants to pay the fees indemnify the trustee from claims against the trustee, covenants of the municipality to protect and safeguard the security and rights of the holders of the obligations issued and sold subject thereto and inclusion covenants in the contract of the municipality with such holders of such and for the benefit of any holders of outstanding general obligations, provided such benefit conferred thereon shall not be deemed to restrict, preclude or otherwise impair any rights that su ch holders currently may assert and, without limiting said rights, such indenture or agreement shall contain covenants as to: (1) Establishment, maintenance and implementation of both the property tax intercept procedure and the debt service payment fund i n a manner such that the municipality can transfer to the trustee for deposit in the debt service payment fund amounts at least equal to the debt service payment fund requirement, and the temporary investment of proceeds accordance with of such funds pending their use in [ subsection (a) of ] 394b and - 579, inclusive, as amended by 560 to 7 section 7 - sections 7 - this act, and subject to such limitations on investment of public funds otherwise provided for by the general statutes; (2) the appointment, wers and duties of the trustee including limiting or rights, po abrogating the rights of the holders of such general obligations to appoint any other trustee and vesting in the trustee all or any such rights, duties and powers; and (3) conditions which would give ris e to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 455 of 895

456 Senate Bill No. 1502 an event of default under the terms and conditions of such general obligations and actions and remedies which the trustee may take and assert on behalf of such holders. Any requirement set forth in 560 - sections 7 ] 579, inclusive, - [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and to 7 as amended by this act, pertaining to the tax intercept procedure and debt service payment fund may be modified to the extent necessary to comply with any covenant of the municipality necessary to ensure the uch obligations from gross income for federal exclusion of interest on s income tax purposes. 564 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 7 353 Sec. ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( The holders of general obligations for the benefit of whom the property tax intercept procedure and debt service payment fund is established shall have, in addition to all other rights and remedies under law, the following rights and remedies subject to the terms and agreement with the trustee: conditions of the applicable indenture or (1) In the event the municipality shall fail or refuse to comply with the indenture or agreement with the trustee or shall default in any contract made with the holders of such general obligations, the holders five per - of twenty cent in aggregate principal amounts of such then outstanding obligations, by instrument or instruments filed with the trustee and proved or acknowledged to the satisfaction of the trustee in may cause the trustee to take action for the purposes provided for 560 to 7 - sections 7 , - 579, inclusive - 394b and [ subsection (a) of section 7 ] . as amended by this act (2) - Such trustee may, upon written request of the holders of twenty five per cent in principal amount of such general obligations then own name, exercise all or any of the powers of any outstanding, in its such holders including: (A) By mandamus or other suit, action or proceeding at law or in equity, enforce all rights of the holders of such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 456 of 895

457 Senate Bill No. 1502 y out general obligations, including requiring the municipality to carr the provisions of any contract with the holders or any indenture or agreement with the trustee and to perform its duty thereunder; (B) bring suit upon such general obligations; and (C) by action or suit in be unlawful or in violation equity, enjoin any acts or things which may of the rights of the holders of such obligations. (3) Such trustee shall have and possess all of the powers necessary or appropriate for the exercise of any functions specifically set forth in ] subsection (a) of section 7 579, inclusive, - 560 to 7 - [ sections 7 - 394b a nd as amended by this act, or incident to the general representation of the holders of such general obligations of such issue in the enforcement and protection of their rights. The Superior Court shall have jurisdic tion of any suit, action or (4) proceeding by or on behalf of the holders of obligations. The venue of such suit, action or proceeding shall be the judicial district in which such municipality is located. Sec. aled and the 565 of the general statutes is repe - . Section 7 354 ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( The state does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any 394b and general obligations issued under [ subsection (a) of section 7 - ] as amended by this act, and with sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive, those parties who may enter into contracts with a municipality subsection (a) of section 7 [ pursuant to the provisions of - ] 394b and 560 to 7 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 7 - - that the state will not limit or alter the rights hereby vested in a municipality until such obligations, together with the interest thereon, are fully met and discharged and such contracts are fully performed on the part of the subsection (a) of section [ municipality, provided nothing in 394b - 7 - as amended by this act, 579, inclusive, and 560 to 7 - sections 7 shall ] preclude limitation or alteration if and when adequate provision shall June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 457 of 895

458 Senate Bill No. 1502 be made by law for the protection of the holders of such general tering into such contracts with obligations of a municipality or those en a municipality. A municipality as agent for the state is authorized to include this pledge and undertaking by the state in such general obligations. - 355 . Section 7 568 of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. followi ng is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) Except as expressly provided in [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, no sections 7 ] - 560 to 7 - and general fund municipality shall issue any deficit obligation to fund a deficiency. (b) Notwithstanding any charter, special act or home rule ordinance - to the contrary, any municipality which has no outstanding deficit obligation and which has not issued a deficit obligation in the past five nd empowered to issue deficit obligations to fund years, is authorized a a deficit, provided such municipality shall, within the time and in the manner prescribed by regulations adopted by the secretary, in consultation with the Treasurer: (1) Notify the secretary of its intent to issue such deficit obligations, (2) provide the secretary with the ] 394b and - [ documentation required under subsection (a) of section 7 - sections 7 - 579, inclusive, (3) establish a as amended by this act, 560 to 7 property tax intercept procedure, and (4) establish and covenant to maintain with a trustee a debt service payment fund into which the property tax receipts shall be deposited pursuant to the property tax intercept procedure in an amount at least equal to the debt service payment requirement and f rom which the trustee shall disburse funds to pay debt service on all general obligations of such municipality which have a term of over one year as and when the same shall The secretary shall refer to the Municipal Finance [ become due. , pursuant to the provisions of section 7 Advisory Commission - 395, any municipality which notifies the secretary that it intends to issue deficit June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 458 of 895

459 Senate Bill No. 1502 Notwithstanding any other provisions obligations under this section. ] t, sections 7 - of sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 565, inclusive, as amended by this ac 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, and sections - 568 to 7 363 , 360 , inclusive, of this act, any municipality that issues a 371 to 366 and deficit obligation pursuant to this section or in the five years preceding July 1, 2017, shall be de signated a tier III municipality by the secretary. 356 569 of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 7 - Sec. Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): No municipality, including any certified municipality, or designated hall issue any obligation for which there is a special capital reserve s fund of any kind which is in any way contributed to or guaranteed by the state unless and until such obligation, and the indenture or agreement establishing such special capital reserve fund, is approved by the Treasurer. The approval of the Treasurer shall be based on documentation provided and certified by such municipality demonstrating to the Treasurer's satisfaction that (1) (A) the secretary has certified the municipality, (B) the municipality has requested designation as a tier I, II or III municipality, or (C) the secretary has designated the municipality as a tier III or IV municipality, (2) the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission , in the case of a certified municipality or des ignated tier I municipality, or the Municipal Accountability Review Board, in the case of a designated tier II , III or IV municipality, has approved the obligation to be issued under 579, inclusive , - 394b and ] sections 7 - 560 to 7 - subsection (a) of section 7 [ as amended by this act, (3) the municipality is not in default on any general obligation after giving effect to an obligation approved under this section, (4) the municipality has funded or made due provision to fund the special capital reserve fund, (5) the financing is in the public interest, and (6) the secretary and the Treasurer have approved the subsection (a) of property tax intercept procedure authorized by [ ] 394b and - section 7 , as amended by 579, inclusive - 560 to 7 - sections 7 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 459 of 895

460 Senate Bill No. 1502 this act . 570 of the general statutes is repealed and the Sec. . Section 7 - 357 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): from passage Any certified or designated municipality which has authorized the issue of its general obligations and proposed to issue and secure such general obligations by a special capital reserve fund is hereby empowered to authorize and issue additional general obligations in the manner described in this section, solely for the purposes and in such amounts as are necessary (1) to fund all or a portion of such special capital reserve fund and (2) to pay all or a portion of the costs of issuing such authorized general obligations and such additional general obligations. Such additional general obligations and the appropriation of the proceeds the reof shall be authorized by a resolution adopted by a majority of all the members of the legislative body of the municipality, which for purposes of this section shall mean the body described below, notwithstanding the provisions of any rule - ecial act, charter, special act charter, home general statute, sp ordinance, local ordinance or local law governing the authorization of bonds or other obligations of such municipality or the appropriation of seded the proceeds thereof, all of which provisions are hereby super solely for the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, any public hearing requirement, referendum approval requirement, referendum petition requirement, or recommendation or approval by any official, board, commission, agency, town m eeting, representative town meeting, board of finance or other entity. The legislative body of the municipality empowered to authorize such additional obligations shall mean (A) the board of selectmen in any town without a charter, en, council, board of directors, board of (B) the board of selectm aldermen or board of burgesses in any municipality with a charter, (C) the board of education in any regional school district, (D) the city council in any unconsolidated city, (E) the board of burgesses in any June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 460 of 895

461 Senate Bill No. 1502 nsolidated borough, and (F) the board of directors or similar body unco in any other municipality. Notwithstanding any provision of a local rule ordinance or the - law, ordinance, charter, special act charter, home provisions of any bond authorizing ordinance or resolution, a certified or designated municipality's obligations may be sold at public sale on sealed proposal, by negotiation or by private placement in such manner at such price or prices, at such time or times and on such terms or conditions as the Trea surer determines to be in the best interest of the municipality and the state. Any certified or designated [ municipality which issues general obligations under subsection (a) of - section 7 as amended by 579, inclusive, 560 to 7 - 394b and ] sections 7 - , this act shall transfer bond proceeds and such other funds to the special capital reserve fund in the amount necessary to cause the amount of money in the special capital reserve fund to equal the maximum required capital reserve and to maintain therein an amount equal to the maximum required capital reserve. . Section 7 358 Sec. 571 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Effective from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( or designated (a) Any certified municipality may establish a special capi tal reserve fund to secure general obligations with a term of more ] - than one year issued pursuant to [ subsection (a) of section 7 394b and 579, inclusive - 560 to 7 sections 7 - . The special , as amended by this act suant to an indenture or capital reserve fund shall be established pur other agreement between the municipality and the trustee. Such indenture or agreement shall include all the terms, conditions and requirements pertaining to the special capital reserve fund in 394b [ s ubsection (a) of section 7 - accordance with the requirements of 560 to 7 - - sections 7 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, any ] and requirements imposed by the secretary or the Treasurer, and any requirements imposed by the ordinance or resolution authorizing the l obligations, and the municipality shall agree issuance of such genera June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 461 of 895

462 Senate Bill No. 1502 to comply with all such terms, conditions and requirements for the benefit of the holders of any general obligations supported by such special capital reserve fund and for the benefit of the state. Such inden ture or agreement may also include covenants to pay the fees and expenses of the trustee and to indemnify the trustee against claims against the trustee and any other provisions which the municipality determines are necessary or appropriate to secure gener al obligations. The municipal officer or body empowered to issue such general obligations or to determine the details of such general obligations authorized by the municipality may establish such capital reserve fund and may determine the details and appro ve the terms of all indentures and agreements and other instruments necessary or appropriate to establish and implement such special capital reserve fund as provided sections 7 ] 394b and - subsection (a) of section 7 [ in 579, - 560 to 7 - and may bind the municipality y this act, as amended b inclusive, pursuant to any such indenture or agreement. The special capital reserve fund shall consist of (1) bond (b) proceeds and other moneys of the municipality available to be ilable therefor by the deposited therein and (2) any money made ava state in accordance with this section. All moneys held in the special capital reserve fund, except as hereinafter provided, shall be used to pay interest due and owing in respect of general obligations of the such special capital reserve fund and for the municipality secured by redemption and retirement of such general obligations as they mature or become due pursuant to any sinking fund redemption provisions, or for the redemption and retirement of such general obligations o any refinancing or refunding provided any such pursuant t refinancing or refunding obligations are not supported by any special capital reserve fund and any amounts in such special capital reserve fund are first applied to repay to the state any amounts which the s tate has paid or deposited in the special capital reserve fund and which the municipality has not repaid to the state. Income and interest from the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 462 of 895

463 Senate Bill No. 1502 investment of moneys in the special capital reserve fund shall be retained therein to meet any deficiencies in the maximum required capital reserve. Any amounts in excess of the maximum required capital reserve may be transferred first to the state in an amount equal to the aggregate amount transferred by the state for deposit in the minus the aggregate amount of all special capital payment fund previous reimbursements to the state, second to the debt service payment fund until the moneys in the debt service reserve fund equal or exceed the debt service payment requirement, and third to the tanding any provisions of this section, no municipality. Notwiths municipality shall issue an obligation secured by a special capital reserve fund unless and until there is in the special capital reserve fund moneys and investments in an aggregate amount equal to the maximum req uired capital reserve, after giving effect to such obligations being issued. Any municipality may appropriate and deposit bond proceeds into the special capital reserve fund to bring the amount of money and investments therein to the maximum required al reserve. Any requirement set forth in capit subsection (a) of section [ sections 7 560 to 7 as amended by this act, 579, inclusive, - - ] 7 - 394b and pertaining to the special capital reserve fund may be modified to the extent necessary to comply with any covenant o f the municipality necessary to ensure the exclusion of interest on general obligations of the municipality supported by the special capital reserve fund from gross income for federal income tax purposes. On or before December deemed to be appropriated from the state first of each year, there is General Fund such sums, if any, as shall be certified by the chief or designated municipality to the executive officer of a certified secretary, the Treasurer and the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission ified municipality or a designated tier I for a cert municipality, or the Municipal Accountability Review Board, for a as necessary to restore special designated tier II, III or IV municipality, capital reserve fund to an amount equal to the minimum required capital reserve, and such amounts shall be allotted and paid from the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 463 of 895

464 Senate Bill No. 1502 General Fund of the state to the trustee for deposit in the special capital reserve fund. Such amounts, if any, shall be repaid by the municipality as soon as possible, from to the state and credited to the General Fund any moneys available therefor. For purposes of valuation of the special capital reserve fund, securities acquired as an investment for such fund shall be valued at par, actual cost to the certified or designated municipality or ma rket value, whichever value is lower. 572 of the general statutes is repealed and the - Sec. 359 . Section 7 following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): Any municipality that desires to issue general obligations under shall apply to the secretary for section 7 - 573 , as amended by this act, I tier ] Tier [ . The secretary may certify as a or designation certification municipality any municipality which applies to be certified, provided such municipality (1) has a long - term bond rating from at least one bond rating agency which is investment grade or higher, (2) is unable to secure municipal bond insurance from any bond insurance company on reasonable terms and conditions on the date the secretary certifies such municipality, and (3) otherwise meets the standards adopted as [ established by the secretary. Such standards shall be ] established in writing regulations [ ] in consultation by the secretary, shall provide for a level of [ and with the Treasurer, after consulting ] supervision over such muni cipality which the secretary deems to be sufficient to minimize the risk of a draw upon the special capital reserve fund and a transfer from the state General Fund and shall be posted on the Internet web site of the Office of Policy and . The sec Management retary may recertify and decertify any municipality then certified, provided the secretary shall not automatically decertify any municipality which is able to secure bond insurance after it has been certified by the secretary. Effective fr ) (a) 360 Sec. om passage The chief elected official . (NEW) ( of a municipality may apply to the secretary to request designation as June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 464 of 895

465 Senate Bill No. 1502 The a tier I municipality if any of the following conditions exist: (1) municipality has no bond rating, or its highest bond rating is A or ab ove, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, receives less than thirty per cent of its current fiscal year general fund budget revenues in the form of municipal aid from the state, has as a municipal revenue a positive fund balance percentage, and h increase in fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as a per cent of revenues of the municipality has no bond rating or its two per cent or more, (2) highest bond rating is A, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, receives less than thirty per cent of its current fiscal year general fund budget revenues in the form of municipal aid from the state, and had a positive fund balance percentage of less than ing is AA or five per cent, or (3) the municipality's highest bond rat above, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, receives thirty per cent or more of its current fiscal year general fund budget revenues in the form of municipal aid from the state, has ss than thirty, has a positive fund balance an equalized mill rate of le percentage, and has a municipal revenue increase in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as a per cent of revenues of two per cent or more. (b) The secretary shall refer any municipality which has requested desi gnation as a tier I municipality to the Municipal Finance Advisory 395 of the general Commission, pursuant to the provisions of section 7 - statutes. In addition to the requirements of section 7 - 394b of the nd present a three general statutes, such municipality shall prepare a - year financial plan to the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission for its review and approval. 361 Sec. 573 of the general statutes is repealed and the - . Section 7 from passage following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective ): municipality or designated tier I tier I certified Any [ Tie r I ] municipality that meets the eligibility requirements of subdivisions (1) 572, as amended by this act, - to (3), inclusive, of section 7 may issue June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 465 of 895

466 Senate Bill No. 1502 ich are general obligations with a term of more than one year wh supported by a special capital reserve fund, but not general obligations to fund a general fund deficiency, as provided in [ subsection (a) of - 394b and ] sections 7 - 560 to 7 section 7 579, inclusive , as amended by - this act [ Tier ] . Any such tier I mun icipality shall, within the time and in [ the manner prescribed by regulations ] written procedures adopted by the secretary, in consultation with the Treasurer: (1) Notify the secretary of its intent to issue such obligations, (2) provide the secretary with the documentation required under [ subsection (a) of ] - 394b and section 7 sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive , as amended by this act , (3) establish a property tax intercept procedure and debt tion service payment fund in accordance with the provisions of [ subsec sections 7 ] 394b and - (a) of section 7 as amended 579, inclusive, - 560 to 7 - and (4) comply with sections 7 - 569 to 7 - 571, inclusive , as by this act, . The secretary shall refer to the Municipal Finance amended by this act Advisory Commission, pursuant to the provisions of section 7 - 395, any tier I certified municipality which notifies the secretary that it intends to issue obligations under this section. - 574 of the general statutes is repealed and the 362 . Section 7 Sec. following is substituted in lieu th Effective ): from passage ereof ( Any municipality that desires to issue general obligations under 575 , as amended by this act, - section 7 shall apply to the secretary for certification. The secretary may certify as a tier II municipality any municipality whi ch applies to be certified to issue a general obligation - - 560 to 7 394b and ] sections 7 authorized by [ subsection (a) of section 7 - as amended by this act, provided such municipality (1) 579, inclusive, ng agency term bond rating from at least one bond rati - has a long which is investment grade or higher, (2) is unable to obtain municipal bond insurance from any bond insurance company on reasonable terms and conditions on the date the secretary certifies such municipality, (3) has not issued a deficit obligatio n in the last five June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 466 of 895

467 Senate Bill No. 1502 years, (4) has no deficit obligations outstanding, and (5) otherwise meets the standards established by the secretary. Such standards shall by the secretary, established in writing ] adopted as regulations [ be in [ shall provide ulting with the Treasurer, [ and ] ] consultation after cons for a level of supervision over such municipality which the secretary deems to be sufficient to minimize the risk of a draw upon the special and capital reserve fund and a transfer from the state General Fund shall be posted on the Internet web site of the Office of Policy and . The secretary may recertify and decertify any Management municipality then certified, provided the secretary shall not automatically decertify any municipality which is able to secure bo nd insurance after it has been certified by the secretary. The chief elected official Sec. . (NEW) ( Effective from passage ) (a) 363 of a municipality may apply to the secretary to request designation as ons exist: (1) The a tier II municipality if any of the following conditi municipality has no bond rating from a bond rating agency, or, if its highest bond rating is A, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, receives thirty per cent or more of its current or prior fiscal year ge neral fund budget revenues were or are in the form of municipal aid from the state, has a positive fund balance percentage of five per cent or more, has an equalized mill rate of less than thirty, and has a municipal revenue increase in fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as a per cent of revenues of two per cent or more, (2) the municipality has no bond rating from a bond rating agency, or, if its highest bond rating is A, provided the municipality has no rating that per cent or more of its current is not investment grade, receives thirty or prior fiscal year general fund budget revenues were or are in the form of municipal aid from the state, has an equalized mill rate of less than thirty, and has a positive fund balance percentage of less than five t he municipality's highest bond rating is AA or higher, per cent , (3) provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, receives thirty per cent or more of its current or prior fiscal year June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 467 of 895

468 Senate Bill No. 1502 municipal aid general fund budget revenues were or are in the form of from the state, and has an equalized mill rate of thirty or more, (4) the municipality's highest bond rating is AA or higher, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, and has a he municipality's highest t r (5) negative fund balance percentage, o bond rating is Baa or BBB, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, has a positive fund balance percentage and an equalized mill rate of less than thirty. (b) The secretary shall refer any munic ipality which has requested designation as a tier II municipality to the Municipal Accountability Review Board established pursuant to section of this act. Said 367 board shall have the same authority and responsibilities possessed by Advisory Commission with respect to tier II the Municipal Finance certified municipalities referred to it, including, but not limited to, requiring that such municipalities prepare and present to said board year financial plan and monthly - for its review and approval a three nancial reports, in a manner prescribed by said board. In preparing fi and adopting its annual budgets, such municipality shall only include assumptions respecting state revenues and property tax revenues as or disapprove approved by such board and such board shall approve all obligations issued by a designated tier II municipality pursuant to - 575 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and this section 7 section, provided it shall only approve such obligations which in its judgment improve the financ ial condition of such municipality. Sec. 575 of the general statutes is repealed and the 364 . Section 7 - ): from passage Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( municipality certified or any designated tier II, III or IV Any tier II that meets the eligibility requirements of subdivisions (1) municipality 574, as amended by this act, or any - to (5), inclusive, of section 7 designated tier IV municipality that does not meet such eligibility requirements but receives approval by the Municipal Accounta bility June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 468 of 895

469 Senate Bill No. 1502 Review Board pursuant to subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 368 of this act, may issue general obligations with a term of more than one year which are supported by a special capital reserve fund, including general obligations to fund a def icit, as provided in , subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and ] sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive [ , as amended by this act provided no municipality shall issue an obligation with a term of more than one year to fund a projected fiscal c ertified or designated tier II municipality shall, year deficit. Any such within the time and in the manner prescribed by [ regulations adopted ] established written standards by the secretary, [ in consultation ] after consulting with the Treasurer: (1) Notify the secretary of its intent to issue such obligations, (2) provide the secretary with the ] 394b and - documentation required under [ subsection (a) of section 7 as amended by this act, 579, inclusive, - 560 to 7 - sections 7 (3) establish a ervice payment fund in property tax intercept procedure and debt s accordance with the provisions of [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and ] sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, and (4) , as amended by this act - comply with sections 7 . 571, inclusive - 569 to 7 refer to the Municipal Finance Advisory The secretary shall certified 395, any Commission, pursuant to the provisions of section 7 - tier II municipality which notifies the secretary that it intends to issue obligations under this section. A municipality that issues a deficit bligation pursuant to this section shall be a designated tier III o municipality. Sec. 365 . Section 7 - 576 of the general statutes is repealed and the from passage ): following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective Each tier work with and report to the certified II municipality shall Municipal Finance Advisory Commission as provided for in this section. The secretary shall refer to the Municipal Finance Advisory certified II Commission any tier municipality for the purpose of of such municipality. Such municipality improving the fiscal condition June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 469 of 895

470 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall prepare and present to the Municipal Finance Advisory year financial plan - Commission for its review and approval a three and monthly financial report in the manner prescribed by the ommission. In addition, in preparing Municipal Finance Advisory C and adopting its annual budgets, such municipality shall include assumptions respecting state revenues and property tax revenues as approved by the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission. The Municipal Finance Advisory C ommission shall approve or disapprove all obligations issued by a tier II certified municipality pursuant to inclusive, ] - and this section, , as amended by this act, [ section 7 575 provided it shall only approve such obligations which in its judgment improve the financial condition of such municipality. (a) The chief elected official . (NEW) ( 366 Sec. ) Effective from passage of a municipality, or the legislative body of such municipality, by majority vote, may apply to the secretary to request designation as a tier III municipality if any of the following conditions exist: (1) The municipality has at least one bond rating from a bond rating agency that is below investment grade, or (2) the municipality has no bond ghest bond rating is A, rating from a bond rating agency, or, if its hi Baa or BBB, provided the municipality has no rating that is not investment grade, and it has either (A) a negative fund balance percentage, or (B) an equalized mill rate that is thirty or more and it of its current or prior fiscal year receives thirty per cent or more general fund budget revenues were or are in the form of municipal aid from the state. Prior to submission of such request by a chief elected official, such official shall provide notice of intent to apply for such desig nation to the legislative body of such municipality. Such legislative body shall have thirty days from receipt of such notice to approve or reject the chief elected official's decision to submit such a reject such request. If such legislative body does not approve or - day period, the chief elected official's decision during such thirty decision to submit such request shall be deemed approved by such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 470 of 895

471 Senate Bill No. 1502 legislative body. The secretary shall designate a municipality as tier III if: (i) A municipality meets either condition described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection and based on reports and findings of the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission, the secretary finds that the (ii) the fiscal condition of the municipality warrants such designation, lity issues refunding bonds that (I) have a term of more than municipa five years, (II) do not achieve net present value savings - twenty 370c of the general statutes, as - pursuant to the provisions of section 7 - service amended by public act 17 147, and (III) have annual debt obligations associated with any existing debt and such refunding bonds in any year that are greater than the first full year debt service obligation following the issuance of such refunding bonds, or (iii) the ion or has issued a deficit municipality issues a deficit obligat obligation in the five years preceding July 1, 2017. (b) The secretary shall refer any municipality that is a designated tier III municipality to the Municipal Accountability Review Board established pursuant to the provisions o 367 of this act. f section (c) Notwithstanding any provision of this section, no municipality shall be designated a tier III municipality prior to July 1, 2018, by any means other than an application as described in subsection (a) of this municipality with a population of one hundred section, except a twenty thousand or more that has a bond rating of Caa1 or less. ) (a) Effective from passage There is established a . (NEW) ( 367 Sec. Municipal Accountability Review Board, which shall be in the Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes only and which shall be comprised of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, who shall be the chairperson signee, of such board, the State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer's de who shall be the cochairperson of such board, five members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a municipal finance director, one of whom shall be a municipal bond or bankruptcy attorney, one of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 471 of 895

472 Senate Bill No. 1502 shall have significant whom shall be a town manager, one of whom experience in representing organized labor and who shall be selected from a list of three recommendations by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and one of whom shall have significant experience as a teac her or representing a teacher's organization and who shall be selected from a list of three joint recommendations by the Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut, and one member American Federation of Teachers - appointed by the president pro te mpore of the Senate, one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of e president pro Representatives. Each member appointed by th tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall have experience in business, finance or members shall serve for terms municipal management. All appointed of six years and until a successor is appointed except that two of the five initial appointments by the Governor shall each be for a term of three years with all subsequent appointments being for a term of six ng of any vacancy shall be for the remainder of the years. The filli If there are two or more designated tier II, applicable member's terms. III or IV municipalities, the Governor may appoint alternates for one or his more of the appointments made by the Governor pursuant to t section. Such alternates shall have the same qualifications as the member for whom they serve as an alternate and the term of each such alternate shall coincide with the term of such member. The members of t shall be reimbursed the board shall serve without compensation, bu for expenses incurred in performance of their duties. Expenses of the board related to its work with designated tier III or IV municipalities, including any staff, consultants and other expenses adopted by the nsultation with such municipalities, be board, may, following co charged to such municipalities by the board and may be paid from the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 472 of 895

473 Senate Bill No. 1502 proceeds of any deficit obligation or debt restructuring bonds. (b) Each designated tier III municipality shall work with the ity Review Board and report to it as provided Municipal Accountabil for in this section. In addition to possessing such powers granted to such board with respect to the designated or certified tier II municipalities referred to it, the following responsibilities and authorities of the board shall apply: (1) The board shall review and comment on any such municipality's annual budget prior to its adoption by the legislative body of such municipality. (2) In preparing and adopting its annual budgets, any such municipality shall onl y include assumptions respecting state revenues and property tax revenues and a mill rate as are approved by the board. (3) All obligations issued by a tier III municipality that is eligible to general issue bonds pursuant to the provisions of section 7 - 575 of the statutes, as amended by this act, and the issuance of refunding bonds 370c of the general statutes, as amended by - pursuant to section 7 public act 17 - 147 shall require - 147, and section 50 of public act 17 by a vote of five or more of approval by the board, provided the board, its members, shall only approve such obligations which in its judgment improve the financial condition of any such municipality. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the board may approve and authorize the mu nicipality's issuance of bonds with a term of not more than forty years from the date of such issuance. (4) The board shall review and comment on proposed debt 575 of the - obligations of the municipality not covered by section 7 by this act, prior to their issuance. general statutes, as amended (5) The board may require that the municipality or its board of June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 473 of 895

474 Senate Bill No. 1502 education notify the board of any or all municipal or board of education contracts that exceed: (A) Fifty thousand dollars for dent population under seventy thousand, or municipalities with a resi (B) one hundred thousand dollars for municipalities with a resident population of seventy thousand or more, not less than thirty days prior to execution of such contract, for board review and comment regarding suc h proposed contract. The board shall establish policies and procedures, in consultation with any such municipality and such municipality's board of education, to implement the provisions of this subdivision. (6) With respect to any proposed collective barg aining agreement or 477, inclusive, - 467 to 7 - amendments negotiated pursuant to sections 7 153d of the general - of the general statutes or pursuant to section 10 statutes, the board shall have the same opportunity and authority to approve or reject, on not m ore than two occasions, collective bargaining agreements or amendments as is provided to the legislative body of such municipality in said respective sections. (7) (A) The board shall be provided with the same opportunity and re than two occasions, an arbitration authority to reject, on not mo award, by a vote of the board, as is provided to the legislative body of 473c - the municipality in subdivision (12) of subsection (d) of section 7 of the general statutes and to provide a written statement to the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration in accordance with said section. (B) The board shall be provided with the same opportunity and authority to reject, on not more than two occasions, an arbitration award, by a vote of the board, as is provided to the legis lative body of the local school district or municipality in subdivision (7) of subsection 153f of the general statutes and to provide a written - (c) of section 10 statement to the Commissioner of Education and to the exclusive representative of the administ rators unit as is required in said section. The provisions of this subparagraph shall not be construed to apply to June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 474 of 895

475 Senate Bill No. 1502 an arbitration award to which a teacher's unit is a party. (8) The board shall monitor compliance with the municipality's year financia three - l plan and annual budget and recommend that the municipality make such changes as are necessary to ensure budgetary balance in such plan and budget. (9) The board shall recommend that the municipality and its board to the efficiency and of education implement measures relating productivity of the municipality's and board of education's operations and management as the board deems appropriate, to reduce costs and - - improve services so as to advance the purposes of sections 7 560 to 7 eral statutes, as amended by this act, sections 565, inclusive, of the gen - 568 to 7 - 7 579, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this and 366 371 to , inclusive, of this act. Such 363 , act, and sections 360 s and recommendations may include, but shall not be limited to, policie procedures for the responsible use of municipal and board of education credit and purchasing cards, vehicles and other municipal and board of education property and resources. (10) The board may obtain information on the financial condition cial needs of any such municipality and board of education of and finan any such municipality. (11) The board, in consultation with the municipality, may retain such staff and hire consultants experienced in the field of municipal l operations and administration finance, municipal law, governmenta or governmental accounting as it deems necessary or desirable for accomplishing its purposes. (12) The board may require the municipality and such municipality's board of education to apply LEAN practices and principles, and to participate in efforts to establish common strategies and goals and to organize around collective impacts for the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 475 of 895

476 Senate Bill No. 1502 municipality, such municipality's residents, businesses and employees, to result in an improved fiscal sustainability and municipal vitali ty. (13) The board may consult with federal, state, quasi - public and nongovernmental agencies to accomplish its purposes. (14) The board shall establish such written procedures as the board poses deems necessary to carry out its responsibilities and meet the pur - of sections 7 - 560 to 7 565, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended 579, inclusive, of the general statutes, as by this act, sections 7 - 568 to 7 - , inclusive, of 371 to 366 and 363 , 360 amended by this act, and sections this act. t to any municipality referred to the Municipal (c) With respec Accountability Review Board, such municipality and each of its administrative units, including such municipality's board of education, shall supply the board with such financial reports, data, audits, nts and any other records or documentation as the board may stateme require to exercise its powers and to perform its duties and functions. Such reports may include, but shall not be limited to, (1) proposed of the budgets, (2) monthly reports of the financial condition municipality, (3) the status of the municipality's current annual budget and progress under its financial plan for the then current fiscal year, (4) estimates of the operating results for all funds or accounts to the end of ear, (5) pension plan and debt projections, (6) the then current fiscal y statements and projections of general fund cash flow reserves, (7) the number of municipal employees on the municipal payroll, and (8) debt the service requirements on all bonds and notes of the municipality for following month. (d) With respect to collective bargaining negotiations associated with the municipal or board of education employees of a tier III municipality with a population of one hundred thousand or more, the equest that the Secretary of the parties to such negotiations shall r June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 476 of 895

477 Senate Bill No. 1502 Office of Policy and Management designate a staff member and that the local legislative body of such municipality designate one of its members to meet with the parties for the purpose of providing iated with such negotiations. Such mediation assistance assoc mediation may include, but shall not be limited to, assisting the parties in resolving any differences associated with projecting the benefits and costs of the proposals made by the parties. Such mediation assistance shal l have a duration of not longer than sixty days. 368 Sec. Effective from passage ) (a) (1) The chief elected . (NEW) ( official of a tier III municipality or the legislative body of such municipality, by a majority vote, may apply to the secretary to request designation as a tier IV municipality. The secretary may approve the request if the secretary determines that such designation is necessary to ensure the fiscal sustainability of the municipality and is in the best on of any such request by the interests of the state. Prior to submissi chief elected official, such official shall provide notice of intent to apply for such designation to the legislative body of such municipality. Such legislative body shall have thirty days from receipt of such notice to appro ve or reject the chief elected official's decision to submit such a request. If such legislative body does not approve or reject such day period, the - decision to seek such designation during such thirty est shall be deemed chief elected official's decision to submit such requ approved by such legislative body. (2) The Municipal Accountability Review Board may designate a tier III municipality as a tier IV municipality based on a finding by the h a board that the fiscal condition of such municipality warrants suc (A) the designation based upon an evaluation of the following criteria: term - balance in the municipal reserve fund; (B) the short and long liabilities of the municipality, including, but not limited to, the municipality's ability to meet minimum fundin g levels required by law, contract or court order; (C) the initial budgeted revenue for the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 477 of 895

478 Senate Bill No. 1502 municipality for the past five fiscal years as compared to the actual revenue received by the municipality for such fiscal years; (D) budget lowing three fiscal years; (E) the economic projections for the fol outlook for the municipality; and (F) the municipality's access to capital markets. For the purpose of determining whether to make a finding pursuant to this subdivision, the membership of the board shall additio nally include the chief elected official of such municipality, the treasurer of such municipality and a member of the legislative body of such municipality, as selected by such body. In conducting a vote on any such determination, the treasurer of such mun icipality shall be a non - voting member of the board. The board shall submit such finding and recommended designation to the secretary, who shall provide for a thirty day notice and public - comment period related to such finding and recommendation. the public notice and comment period, the secretary shall Following forward the board's finding and recommended designation and a report regarding the comments received in this regard to the Governor. Following the receipt of such documentation from the the Governor may approve or disapprove the board's secretary, recommended designation. If any municipality is designated as a tier IV municipality, the (3) officio, nonvoting members of - following individuals shall serve as ex the Municipal Accountability Review Board , provided such additional members shall only serve for purposes of the tier IV municipality that they represent: (A) The chief elected official of such municipality, or the chief elected official's designee, (B) an elected member of the local body of such municipality, or such member's designee, as legislative selected by a majority vote of the local legislative body of such municipality, (C) in the case where the municipality has an elected treasurer, the municipal treasurer or other municipal official sponsible for the issuance of bonds, and (D) a member of the re minority party of the municipality's legislative body as elected by such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 478 of 895

479 Senate Bill No. 1502 minority party members. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7 - amended by this act, 575, inclusive, of the general statutes, as - 568 to 7 of this act, a municipality designated as a tier 360 and and sections 363 IV municipality pursuant to this section shall retain such designation following the issuance of a deficit obligation subsequent to such municipality's designati on as a tier IV municipality. With respect to a designated tier IV municipality, the Municipal Accountability Review Board shall have the same powers and responsibilities as it has with respect to designated tier III municipalities in addition to which it shall have the following additional or superseding authority and responsibilities: (i) To review and approve or disapprove the municipality's annual budget, including, but not limited to, the general fund, other ernal service funds. No governmental funds, enterprise funds and int annual budget, annual tax levy or user fee for the municipality shall become operative until it has been approved by the board. If the board - first not later than the May twenty disapproves any annual budget, prior to the beginning o f the new fiscal year, the board shall specify the reasons for such disapproval and shall provide the legislative body until the June fifteenth prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year to the resubmit the annual budget in accordance with this section. If legislative body has not adopted a budget by such June fifteenth date or its resubmitted annual budget is not approved by the board, the board shall adopt an interim budget and establish a tax rate and user fees. Such interim budget shall take effect a t the commencement of the fiscal year and shall remain in effect until the municipality submits and Notwithstanding any the board approves a modified budget. provision of the general statutes, or any public or special act, local law, charter or ordinance o r resolution, a municipality may approve a modified budget pursuant to this section after any applicable deadline for such adoption has passed. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 479 of 895

480 Senate Bill No. 1502 (ii) To review and approve all bond ordinances and bond resolutions of the municipality. ance with the municipality's three - year (iii) To monitor compli financial plan and annual budget and require that the municipality make such changes as are necessary to ensure budgetary balance in such plan and budget. (iv) To approve or reject all collective bargaining agreement s for a new term, other than modifications, amendments or reopening of an agreement, to be entered into by the municipality or any of its agencies or administrative units, including the board of education. If it rejects te the specific provisions of the an agreement, the board shall indica proposed agreement present or missing which caused the rejection, as well as its rationale for the rejection. The board may indicate the total cost impact or savings that are acceptable in a new agreement. At any ng negotiations and prior to reaching any agreement, or a time duri modified agreement, the parties, by mutual agreement, may request guidance from the board as to the level and areas of savings that may ejection be acceptable to the board in a new agreement. Following any r of a proposed collective bargaining agreement, the parties to the agreement shall have ten days from the date of the board's rejection to consider the board's concerns and propose a modified agreement. day period, - After the expiration of such ten the board shall approve or reject any such modified agreement. If the parties have been unable to reach a modified agreement or the board rejects such modified agreement, the board shall impose binding arbitration on the parties, (v) of this subdivision, to arbitrate issues in accordance with clause identified by the board as the cause for such inability or rejection. In establishing the issues to be arbitrated, as well as in making a determination to reject a proposed agreement, the board shall not be ted to matters raised or negotiated by the parties. Also, to approve limi or reject all modifications, amendments or reopeners to collective June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 480 of 895

481 Senate Bill No. 1502 bargaining agreements entered into by the municipality or any of its rd of education. If it agencies or administrative units, including the boa rejects a modification, amendment or reopener to an agreement, the board shall indicate the specific provisions of the proposed modification, amendment or reopener which caused the rejection, as well as its rationale for the rejectio n. The board may indicate the total cost impact or savings acceptable in a new modification, amendment or reopener. If the board rejects a proposed amendment or reopener to a collective bargaining agreement, the parties to the agreement shall have ten days from the date of the board's rejection to consider the board's concerns and put forth a revised modification, amendment or reopener. After the expiration of such ten - day period, the board shall ener approve or reject any revised modification, amendment or reop amendment. If the parties are unable to reach a revised modification, amendment or reopener or the board rejects such revised modification, amendment or reopener, the board shall impose binding arbitration ) of this subdivision. The upon the parties in accordance with clause (v issues to be arbitrated shall be those identified by the board as causing such inability or rejection. Prior to the board taking action on any such modification, amendment or reopener, the parties shall have an opportunity to mak e a presentation to the board. (v) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, with respect to collective bargaining agreements of the municipality or any of its agencies or administrative units, including, but not limited to, the that are in or are subject to binding arbitration, the board of education, board shall have the power to impose binding arbitration upon the fifth day following the - parties any time after the seventy commencement of negotiations or to reject any arbitration award - icipal or board of education action pursuant to section 7 pending mun - 473c or 10 153f of the general statutes on the date the board is established. If, upon the date of a municipality's designation as a tier if the board IV municipality, the parties are in binding arbitration, or June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 481 of 895

482 Senate Bill No. 1502 rejects a pending arbitration award, the board shall immediately replace any established binding arbitration panel with an arbitrator selected in accordance with this section. If the board imposes binding nding arbitration panel, it shall do arbitration or replaces an existing bi so with an arbitrator selected by the Governor from a list of three potential arbitrators approved by and submitted to the Governor by the board. Such list of potential arbitrators shall include former judges te or federal judicial systems or other persons who have of the sta experience with arbitration or similar proceedings. Prior to the Governor's selection of an arbitrator, the parties may provide recommendations for such selection to the board. The board shall not be limited to selecting arbitrators from those recommended by the parties. The board may reduce the time limits in the applicable provisions of the general statutes or any public or special acts half. In imposing such - governing binding arbitration by one arb itration or in replacing an arbitration panel, the board shall not be limited to consideration and inclusion in the collective bargaining agreement of the last best offers or the matters raised by or negotiated ate reasons for raising any by the parties provided the board shall indic matters not negotiated by the parties. The board shall be given the opportunity to make a presentation before the arbitrator. In addition to any statutory factors that shall be considered by the arbitrator with ed municipal or board of education collective respect to propos bargaining agreements, the arbitrator shall give highest priority to the term fiscal exigencies that resulted in the municipality's - short and long after the designation as a tier IV municipality. Not later than ten days issuance of any of the arbitrator's decisions on the matters subject to such binding arbitration, the board may request reconsideration of one or more of such decisions and state its position as to the impact of such term fiscal sustainability of the - ng decisions on the short and lo municipality. Not later than five days after the board's request for such reconsideration, the parties may submit comments to the arbitrator in response to the board's stated position. Not later than thirty days June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 482 of 895

483 Senate Bill No. 1502 followi ng the board's request for such reconsideration, the arbitrator, based on the record of the arbitration, may either modify or maintain the original arbitration decisions. The arbitrator's decisions shall be ive bargaining binding upon the parties. With respect to collect 153d of the general agreements negotiated pursuant to section 10 - statutes and arbitration awards issued pursuant to section 10 153f of - the general statutes, the provisions of this subdivision shall not apply until the board has rejected such agreement or award pursuant to subdivision (7) of subsection (b) of section 367 of this act on two occasions. (4) (A) To require its approval of proposed transfers of a municipality's appropriations in excess of fifty thousand dollars, (B) to review, approval, disapproval or modification of the budget require its - item basis and of the board of education for the municipality on a line to require the board of education to submit to it any budget transfers, o such manager, in or (C) to appoint a financial manager and delegate t writing, such powers as the board deems necessary or appropriate for the purpose of managing the financial and administrative affairs of the municipality for the period of time during which the municipality is e board provided the board may override subject to the powers of th any actions taken by such manager at any time and shall not delegate the powers enumerated under subdivisions (2), (3) and (5) to (7), 367 inclusive, and (11) to (13), inclusive, of subsection (b) of section of this act, or subdivisions (1), (2) and (4) to (6), inclusive of this subsection. The board shall consult with such municipality and the board of education of such municipality, as applicable, to establish ovisions of policies and procedures for the implementation of the pr subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this subdivision. (5) The board may require that the municipality or its board of education notify and submit to the board any or all municipal or board for of education contracts that exceed (A) fifty thousand dollars June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 483 of 895

484 Senate Bill No. 1502 municipalities with a resident population under seventy thousand, or (B) one hundred thousand dollars for municipalities with a resident population of seventy thousand or more, not less than thirty days prior ose of the board's review and to execution of such contract, for the purp approval of such contracts. The board shall establish policies and procedures, in consultation with any such municipality and such municipality's board of education, to implement the provisions of this subdivision. (6) To appr ove and authorize the issuance of obligations under section 7 575 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, including, - with regard to a designated tier IV municipality otherwise ineligible to issue such obligations, for the purposes of issuing gener al obligations for purposes of deficit financing, addressing pension liabilities in 374c of the general statutes, debt - accordance with section 7 restructuring and other purposes allowed for which municipal . obligations are authorized by the general statutes 370c of the general - (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 statutes, or any other public or special act, local law or charter, or ordinance or resolution, which limits or imposes conditions on the f the first sinking fund date of the first maturity of, or the due date o payment for, or on the amount of any principal or any principal and interest installments on, or sinking fund payment deposit for, refunding bonds issued by any municipality, the board may authorize y to issue refunding bonds for which a designated tier IV municipalit - 371 of the general statutes regarding such the provisions of section 7 limitations shall not apply, regardless of whether or not such refunding bonds achieve net present value savings, as described in the general statutes, with respect to the refunded 370c of - section 7 bonds. The board shall only approve the issue of such refunding bonds upon a determination that, in its judgment, the issue of such bonds will improve the financial condition of such municipality. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 484 of 895

485 Senate Bill No. 1502 371 of the - 370c or 7 - ithstanding the provisions of section 7 (c) Notw general statutes, or any other public or special act, local law or charter, or ordinance or resolution, which limits or imposes conditions on the final maturity of, or the due date of the last si nking fund payment for, bonds issued by any municipality, the board may authorize a designated tier IV municipality to issue bonds for which the last installment of any series of such bonds shall mature, or the last sinking bonds shall be due, not later than forty fund payment for such series of years from the date of issue of such bonds. The board shall only approve the issuance of such bonds upon a determination that, in its judgment, such issuance will improve the financial condition of such . municipality (d) Notwithstanding any provision of the section, no municipality shall be designated a tier IV municipality, by any means other than that provided in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, until April 1, 2018. ) A municipality designated as passage Sec. 369 . (NEW) ( Effective from 360 a tier I municipality in accordance with section of this act or of 363 designated as a tier II municipality in accordance with section this act shall retain such designation, notwithstanding any positive changes i n the factors leading to its current designation, or until, in the fiscal years following such designation, (1) there have been no annual operating budgetary deficits in the general fund of the municipality for ality's bond rating has two consecutive fiscal years, (2) the municip either improved or remained unchanged since its most current designation, (3) the municipality has presented and the commission or board has approved a financial plan that projects a positive unreserved fund for the three succeeding consecutive fiscal years covered by such financial plan, and (4) the municipality's audits for such consecutive fiscal years have been completed and contain no general fund deficit. 560 to 7 - Notwithstanding any other provisions of sections 7 575, - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 485 of 895

486 Senate Bill No. 1502 568 - e, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, sections 7 inclusiv 579, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and to 7 - 366 and to 371 , inclusive, of this act, the municipality sections 360 , 363 f a tier designation, unless shall remain undesignated for purposes o circumstances would result in the municipality being designated as a tier numerically higher than its most recent designation. 370 Sec. ) (a) Any designated tier II, III, Effective from passage . (NEW) ( e eligible to receive funding from the or IV municipality shall b Municipal Restructuring Fund, which fund shall be nonlapsing. A designated tier II, III or IV municipality seeking such funds shall submit, for approval by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and detailing its overall restructuring plan, including Management, a plan local actions to be taken and its proposed use of such funds. Notwithstanding section 10 - 262j of the general statutes, a municipality may, as part of such plan and in consultation with its local board of education, submit a proposed reduction in the minimum budget requirement related to its education budget. The secretary shall consult with the Commissioner of Education in approving or rejecting such municipal proposed reduction. The secretary shall consult with the accountability review board in making distribution decisions and attaching appropriate conditions thereto, including the timing of any such distributions. The distribution of such assistance funds shall be he requesting municipalities. The based on the relative fiscal needs of t secretary may approve all, none or a portion of the funds requested by a municipality. In attaching conditions to such funding, the secretary shall consider the impact of such conditions on the ability of a meet legal and other obligations. The board shall municipality to monitor and report to the secretary on the use of such funds and adherence to the conditions attached thereto. The secretary shall develop and issue guidance on the (1) administration of the municipal ructuring fund, (2) criteria for participation by municipalities and rest requirements for plan submission, and (3) prioritization for the awarding June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 486 of 895

487 Senate Bill No. 1502 Any municipality that of assistance funds pursuant to this section. ring fund, in addition to receives funding from the municipal restructu the other responsibilities and authority given to the board with respect s II, III and IV municipalities, shall be required to to designated tier receive board approval of its annual budgets. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s ubsection (a) of this section, in making distributions from the Municipal Restructuring Fund, the board shall give immediate consideration to any municipality that shall default on debt obligations by January 1, 2018, without an immediate distribution of s uch funds. ) (a) A municipality Effective from passage . (NEW) ( 371 Sec. of 366 designated as a tier III municipality in accordance with section this act or designated as a tier IV municipality in accordance with signation, notwithstanding section 368 of this act shall retain such de any positive changes in the factors leading to its current designation, or until, in the fiscal years following its most current designation: (1) There have been no annual operating budgetary deficits in the general unicipality for three consecutive fiscal years, (2) the fund of the m municipality's bond rating has either improved or remained unchanged since its most current designation, provided it has no bond ratings that are below investment grade, (3) the municipality has nted and the board has approved a financial plan that projects a prese positive unreserved fund balance for the three succeeding consecutive fiscal years covered by such financial plan, and (4) the audits for the completed and aforementioned consecutive fiscal years have been contain no general fund deficit. The board may give consideration to the fiscal year preceding the municipality's designation in determining the number of sufficient fiscal years pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection. - 560 to 7 - 565, nding any other provisions of sections 7 (b) Notwithsta - inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, sections 7 568 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 487 of 895

488 Senate Bill No. 1502 to 7 - 579, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and 371 to 366 and 363 , act, the municipality , inclusive, of this sections 360 shall remain undesignated for purposes of a tier designation, unless it has an annual operating budgetary deficit in its general fund equal to one per cent or more of its most recently completed annual general periences an annual operating budgetary deficit fund budget or if it ex in its general fund in consecutive years of any amount or if it has one or more bond ratings that are below investment grade. ) A designated tier IV . (NEW) ( Effective from passage 372 Sec. municipality shall n ot enact a property tax levy in its annual budget that is more than three per cent greater than the property tax levy contained in its annual budget for the prior fiscal year. The secretary shall develop such procedures and guidelines as may be needed to a ssist in the implementation of such property tax levy limitation. Any Municipal designated tier II, III or IV municipality may apply to the for exceptions to such property tax levy Accountability Review Board ard in approving or limitation. Factors to be considered by such bo disapproving such exception shall include the need to address critical matters impacting the health and welfare of the citizens, funding - term obligations and the needed to reduce a municipality's long implementation of court orders or l egal settlements. Sec. 373 . Section 7 - 577 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof ( Effective from passage ): (a) The Attorney General may apply for a writ of mandamus on , acting through its chairperson Municipal ] behalf of the [ commission Finance Advisory Commission or the Municipal Accountability Review Board, requiring any official, employee or agent of the municipality to carry out and give effect to any determination of [ the ] - commission or board authorize d by [ subsection (a) of section 7 such sections 7 - - 579, inclusive, as amended by this act, or 560 to 7 394b and ] and any obligation by a municipality to repay to of this act 367 section June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 488 of 895

489 Senate Bill No. 1502 the state any amounts the state pays into a special capital reserve fund and compliance by a municipality with any agreements or indenture pertaining to a special capital reserve fund or tax intercept procedure or debt service payment fund related thereto. Each such application shall be filed in superior court for the judicial dis trict of Hartford. (b) The superior court for the judicial district of Hartford may, by or the Attorney , the board application of the secretary, the commission General, enforce, by appropriate decree or process, any provisions of ] [ subsection (a) of section 7 394b and - sections 7 - 560 to 7 - 579, inclusive, 366 to 371 and , inclusive, of as amended by this act, or sections 360 , 363 or board or any act or determination of the commission this act, ] rendered pursuant to [ subsection (a) of section 7 - 394b and section s 7 - 579, inclusive , as amended by this act, or section of this 367 560 to 7 - act, as applicable . Sec. - 578 of the general statutes is repealed and the . Section 7 374 Effective following is substituted in lieu thereof ( from passage ): [ Within one year of initia tier I or tier l participation ] in as a certified II municipality , a participating municipality may develop a comprehensive economic development plan designed to increase the tax base of the municipality to a level that will allow the municipality ide an adequate level of municipal services. The plan shall be to prov approved by the legislative authority of the municipality. If at any time after the comprehensive economic development plan has been gress in completed and the municipality fails to show substantial pro meeting the goals of the plan, the state may suspend further assistance to the municipality. The secretary, in consultation with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, shall ually. The evaluate the comprehensive economic development plan ann secretary may provide qualified staff and financial assistance to the qualifying municipality for purposes of developing a comprehensive economic development plan. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 489 of 895

490 Senate Bill No. 1502 Sec. 375 . Section 7 - 579 of the general statutes is repealed and the ): from passage Effective substituted in lieu thereof ( following is subsection (a) of section 7 For the purposes of [ - 394b and ] sections 7 - deficit obligation, as - as amended by this act, 578, inclusive, 560 to 7 - defined in section 7 ct to the with respe as amended by this act, 560, town and city of New Haven, means such obligation issued on or after July 1, 1993. Effective from passage . (NEW) ( ) (a) The Secretary of the Office 376 Sec. of Policy and Management and the State Treasurer may enter the state any designated tier III or tier IV municipality for into a contract with the provision of contract assistance to such municipality in accordance with the provisions of this section. Any such contract assistance shall on the be limited to an amount equal to (1) the annual debt service outstanding amount of (A) refunding bonds to be issued by such municipality pursuant to section 7 - 370c of the general statutes, or (B) any other bonds or notes issued by such municipality, provided such refunding bonds or other bonds or notes are f or payment, funding, refunding, redemption, replacement or substitution of bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued by such municipality, plus (2) costs of issuance on any such refunding bonds and any other costs or limited to, any tax payments, that result expenses, including, but not directly from the refunding of debt. (b) Any contract described in subsection (a) of this section may provide that such contract assistance that is necessary to make debt lity shall be paid directly service payments on behalf of such municipa by the state to the municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder of the refunding bonds, other bonds or notes that are the subject of such contract. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, contract shall be entered into by the secretary and the no such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 490 of 895

491 Senate Bill No. 1502 Treasurer unless such designated tier III or tier IV municipality files a certificate with the secretary and the Treasurer that sets forth the be paid on amount of debt service and costs of issuance expected to any such refunding bonds to be secured by such state assistance contract. (d) In making any requisite finding or determination for the purpose of entering into or executing any contract described in subsection (a) of this section, the secretary and the Treasurer may rely upon any reports or estimates of experts, as appropriate, to evaluate the feasibility of any such refunding of debt. (e) Any provision of a contract described in subsection (a) of this redit obligation of the state and section shall constitute a full faith and c as part of any such contractual obligation of the state to such municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder of any such refunding bonds, other bonds or notes, as applicable, appropriation of all amounts necessary to time ly meet the terms of such contractual obligation is hereby made and the State Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due to such municipality, trustee, paying agent or holder, as applicable. that enters into a (f) Any designated tier III or tier IV municipality contract with the state pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may pledge such contract assistance of the state as security for the payment of such refunding bonds issued by such municipality. (g) In lieu of contract assistance in ac cordance with subsection (a) of this section, the secretary and the Treasurer may agree to provide other forms of credit support to any designated tier III or tier IV municipality, including, but not limited to, an assumption of all or any portion of any b onds, notes or other obligations of such municipality or issuance of new state obligations in replacement of such bonds, notes or other obligations, provided such credit support shall not June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 491 of 895

492 Senate Bill No. 1502 exceed the amount of contract assistance that could otherwise be pro vided by the state to such municipality in accordance with subsection (a) of this section. (h) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the total funds available to a distressed municipality. nto a contract, as (i) The secretary and the Treasurer shall not enter i described in subsection (a) of this section, with any municipality that files for bankruptcy. ) The State Bond Commission shall Effective from passage . ( 377 Sec. have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and 78 , inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize 83 to 3 sections 3 the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate not exceeding $240,836,905. bonds ) The proceeds of the sale of Effective from passage Sec. 378 . ( 377 described in sections , inclusive, of this act, to the extent 383 to hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection range capital - therewith, or of payment of the cost of long programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated: (a) For the Office of Policy and Management: oriented development and predevelopment activities, - (1) For transit not exceeding $6,000,000; (2) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $50,000,0 00. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 492 of 895

493 Senate Bill No. 1502 (b) For the Department of Administrative Services: (1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act owned buildings and grounds, - improvements, improvements to state including en ergy conservation and off site improvements, and - preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000; (2) Removal or encapsulat ion of asbestos and hazardous materials owned buildings, not exceeding $5,000,000; - in state (3) Upgrade and replacement of technology infrastructure for the Connecticut Education Network, not exceeding $1,500,000. (c) For the Department of Emergency Servic es and Public Protection: (1) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $2,000,000; (2) Planning and design for a new Forensic Science Laboratory, not eding $6,000,000; exce (3) Upgrades to the Statewide Monitoring and Notification System, not exceeding $4,000,000. (d) For the Military Department: (1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the drill shed at exceeding $1,000,000; the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, not (2) State matching funds for construction of a warehouse at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks, not exceeding $500,000. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 493 of 895

494 Senate Bill No. 1502 (e) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: ing owned dams, not exceed - (1) Dam repairs, including state $5,500,000; (2) For the purpose of funding any energy services project that results in increased efficiency measures in state buildings pursuant to section 16a - 38 l of the general statutes , or for any renewable energy or combined heat and power project in state buildings, not exceeding $20,000,000; (3) For water pollution control projects at state facilities, not exceeding $1,250,000. (f) For the Capital Region Development Authority: ( ) Alterations, renovations and improvements to improve 1 fficiency, to increase facility revenues, to modernize operational e security systems and operations, and to improve the overall sport, entertainment and exhibition value of the XL Center in Hartford, nd including capital improvements, acquisition of abutting real estate a rights of way, tenant and fan amenities and necessary infrastructure ; connections, not exceeding $40,000,000 (2) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, not exceeding $1,500,000; ns, renovations and improvements to parking garages (3) Alteratio in Hartford, not exceeding $5,000,000; (4) Infrastructure renovations and improvements to the Front Street district in Hartford, not exceeding $3,000,000. Fire, safety and (g) For the Department of Developmental Services: environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 494 of 895

495 Senate Bill No. 1502 compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped or replacement of roofs, air access improvements, utilities, repair conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state owned facilities, not exceeding $2,500,000. - (h) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Fire, safety and environme ntal improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, ai r conditioning and other interior and exterior building - renovations and additions at all state owned facilities, not exceeding $2,000,000. (i) For the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities: (1) All colleges and universities: nstruction, research or laboratory (A) New and replacement i equipment, not exceeding $3,000,000; upgrades, infrastructure telecommunications System (B) improvements and expansions, not exceeding $2,000,000; (C) Advanced manufacturing and emerging technology programs, $2,750,000; not exceeding (D) Security improvements, not exceeding $3,000,000; (2) All community colleges: Deferred maintenance, code compliance and infrastructure improvements, not exceeding $14,000,000; (3) All universities: Deferred maintenance, code compliance and infrastructure improvements, not exceeding $7,000,000; (4) Naugatuck Valley Community College: Upgrades to mechanical June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 495 of 895

496 Senate Bill No. 1502 systems, not exceeding $6,000,000; (5) Norwalk Community College: Alterations, renovations and ceeding $18,600,000; improvements to the B wing building, not ex (6) Quinebaug Valley Community College: New maintenance and office building, not exceeding $476,088; (7) Northwestern Community College: (A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the White building, not exceeding $825,000; (B) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Greenwoods Hall, not exceeding $2,685,817. (j) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including ities, not exceeding $3,750,000. new or revised juvenile justice facil (k) For the Judicial Department: (1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding - grounds at state $5,000,000; uperior (2) Exterior renovations and improvements at the s courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $2,000,000; (3) Alterations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, not exceeding $1,000,000; owned and maintained (4) Security improvements at various state - ceeding $2,000,000. facilities, not ex - ) All provisions of section 3 Effective from passage . ( 379 20 of the Sec. general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 496 of 895

497 Senate Bill No. 1502 which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 377 to 383 , t are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds inclusive, of this ac to 377 authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections , inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of 383 the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so auth orized may be issued in accordance with said section 3 - 20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Sec. ) None of the bonds described in Effective from passage . ( 380 383 to 377 sections , inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except filed upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discreti on, may require. to Sec. 381 Effective from passage ) For the purposes of sections 377 . ( , inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale 383 377 to 383 of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections , inclusive, or sued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived of temporary notes is from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project 380 and for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section , shall include the recommendation of the 380 person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private be made available for or other moneys then available or thereafter to costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 497 of 895

498 Senate Bill No. 1502 eys should be added to such state federal, private or other mon moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to or costs in connection with such project, may be be made available f added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made ilable for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, ava be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued 377 pursuant to sections act, or to meet the , inclusive, of this 383 to principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said 383 sections , inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, 377 to either by purchase o r redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever al of any such temporary notes is retired by application of princip revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized 377 ant to section pursu of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, te Treasurer in bonds or the amount thereof may be invested by the Sta obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shal l be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 498 of 895

499 Senate Bill No. 1502 ) Any balance of proceeds of the sale Effective from passage . ( 382 Sec. 378 of this of said bonds authorized for any project described in section act in excess of the cost of such project may be used t o complete any , if the State Bond other project described in said section 378 Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 335 shall be depo sited to the credit of the General Fund. ) The bonds issued pursuant to Effective from passage . ( 383 Sec. , inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of 383 sections 377 to the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are edged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds pl as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such princi pal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. . ( ) The State Bond Commission shall Effective from passage Sec. 384 have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and ions 86 of this act, from time to time to authorize the and 3 385 sect issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $125,000,000. s ) The proceeds of the sale of bond Sec. . ( 385 Effective from passage described in sections 384 to 387 , inclusive, of this act shall be used by the Department of Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly hous ing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, income persons, limited equity cooperatives and - housing for low mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material inc luding - asbestos and lead based paint in residential structures, emergency June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 499 of 895

500 Senate Bill No. 1502 repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and us property, private loans, reimbursement for state and federal surpl investment mortgage rental housing program, equity and infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation inc luding loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the 37pp of the general statutes, and - program established in section 8 participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses e programs eligible under the general statutes, not associated with thos exceeding $125,000,000, provided in using such proceeds, the department shall prioritize areas of the state with low homeownership rates, and provided not more than $30,000,000 shall be used for ation of state moderate rental housing units on the revitaliz Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio. 386 Sec. ) None of the bonds described in Effective from passage . ( to 3 384 sections 87 , inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except up on a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such terms and such state officer, department or agency and stating conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. 387 20 of the - Sec. ) All provisions of section 3 . ( Effective from passage general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby the provisions of this section and which are not inconsistent with 87 84 sections 3 , inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall to 3 apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant , inclusive, of this act and 87 to 3 84 to this section and sections 3 temporary no tes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 500 of 895

501 Senate Bill No. 1502 said section 3 - 20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from the ir respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section of this act shall be general 384 obligations of the state and the full faith a nd credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts n ecessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. ) The State Bond Commission shall 388 . ( Effective from passage Sec. with the provisions of this section and have power, in accordance 389 sections , inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize 395 to the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $250,950,000. ) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds ffective from passage E . ( Sec. 389 to 3 387 described in sections 95 , inclusive, of this act shall be used for - aid and other financing for the the purpose of providing grants in - projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated: a) For the Office of Policy and Management: ( - aid to private, nonprofit health and human service in (1) Grants - organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal f the United States, as amended from time to time, and revenue code o that receive funds from the state to provide direct health or human services to state agency clients, for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, y, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and safet June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 501 of 895

502 Senate Bill No. 1502 energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence, purchase of vehicles and acquisition of property, not exceeding $25,000,000; rowth Incentive Fund, not exceeding (2) For the Responsible G $2,000,000. (b) For the Department of Administrative Services: in - (1) Grants aid to alliance districts to assist in paying for general - improvements to school buildings, not exceeding $30,000,000; aid to mu (2) Grants - in - nicipalities for the purpose of a regional school district incentive grant, not exceeding $5,000,000. (c) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: (1) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical re, not exceeding $5,000,000; municipal infrastructu aid to municipalities and state agencies for in - (2) Grants - improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills and landfills formerly operated by the Authority, not exceeding $1,450,000; Connecticut Resources Recovery in - aid for containment, removal or mitigation of (3) Grants - identified hazardous waste disposal sites, not exceeding $2,500,000. (d) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Express program established by section (1) For the Small Business 7g of the general statutes, not exceeding $5,000,000; 32 - (2) Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund established by - section 32 7o of the general statutes, not exceeding $8,500,000, in - as a grant provided $3,500,000 shall be used aid to the Connecticut - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 502 of 895

503 Senate Bill No. 1502 Center for Advanced Technology for research and development to assist the Connecticut manufacturing supply chain; (3) For the Brownfield Remediation and Revitalization program, not exceeding $30,000,000; - nts (4) Funding gra - in aid to homeowners with homes located in the immediate vicinity of the West River in the Westville section of New Haven and Woodbridge for structurally damaged homes due to subsidence and to homeowners with homes abutting the Yale Golf Course in the Westville section of New Haven for damage to such homes from water infiltration or structural damage due to subsidence, not exceeding $4,000,000. (e) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: For the purpose of recapitalizing the programs established in c hapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding $20,000,000. (f) For the Capital Region Development Authority: (1) For the purposes of encouraging development, as provided in - ; 602 of the general statutes, not exceeding $40,000,000 section 32 n i (2) Grant - aid to the municipality of East Hartford for the purposes - of general economic development activities, including the development of the infrastructure and improvements to the riverfront; the creation of housing units through rehabilitation and new ction; the demolition or redevelopment of vacant buildings and constru redevelopment, not exceeding $10,000,000. in (g) For the Department of Education: Grants aid to assist targeted - - local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs, improvements, techn performing schools, - ology and equipment in low not exceeding $10,000,000. June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 503 of 895

504 Senate Bill No. 1502 (h) For the State Library: Grants - in - aid to public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $2,500,000. - (i) For the Department of Transportation: Grants aid to - in municipalities for use in the manner set forth in, and in accordance - 175k, inclusive, of the 175a to 13a - with the provisions of, sections 13a general statutes, not exceeding $30,000,000. e Labor Department: For the Workforce Training Authority (j) For th Fund, not exceeding $10,000,000. (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. Effective from passage . ( 390 Sec. 20 of the - ) All provisions of section 3 general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby , 388 which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections to 395 inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections to 388 , inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of 395 the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized 388 395 to may be issued in accordance with said sections , inclusive, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provide d in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. ) None of the bonds described in Effective from passage . ( Sec. 391 , inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except 395 to 388 sections upon a finding b y the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 504 of 895

505 Senate Bill No. 1502 Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms an d conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Sec. to ) For the purposes of sections 392 . ( Effective from passage 388 352, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale , inclusive, or 95 to 3 of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 88 3 of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 391 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project roceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and for which the p expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required , include the recommendation of the pursuant to said section 391 person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or ot her moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 3 , 88 5 to 3 9 des a recommendation inclusive, for such project. If the request inclu that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, p rivate or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by bonds issued the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding to 395 pursuant to said sections , inclusive, or to meet the principal 388 of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections the purpose of financing such costs, either by , inclusive, for 395 to 388 June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 505 of 895

506 Senate Bill No. 1502 purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of d the aggregate amount of which such temporary notes were issued, an 388 bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet ected in this section, the amount thereof may be the principal as dir invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the rement funds of the state, and net earnings on such debt reti investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested. Sec. ) The bonds issued pursuant to Effective from passage . ( 393 ions of to 388 sections 395 , inclusive, of this act shall be general obligat the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of bonds, appropriation of all amounts the state with the holders of said necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. 89 ection 3 ) In accordance with s of this . ( Sec. 394 Effective from passage , 89 act, the state, through the state agencies specified in said section 3 may provide grants aid and other financings to or for the agencies - in - 89 for the purposes and projects as described in said section 3 . All n accordance with the terms of a contract at financing shall be made i June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 506 of 895

507 Senate Bill No. 1502 such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission. - ) In the case of any grant Effective from passage . ( 395 Sec. aid made - in pursuant to subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j) or (k) of of this act that is made to any entity which is not a political 389 section subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 3 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which su - ch grant 94 aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to - in be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full e of such grant, shall be repaid to year which has elapsed since the dat the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount shall be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant - in - aid was made ar e owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority, no lien need be placed. . ( ) The State Bond Commission shall Sec. 396 Effective July 1, 2018 have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and to s act, from time to time to authorize , inclusive, of thi 402 97 sections 3 the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $149,896,250. ) The proceeds of the sale of bonds Effective July 1, 2018 Sec. 397 . ( 402 to 396 , inclusive, of this act, to the extent described in sections hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection - therewith, or of payment of the cost of long range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter sta ted: June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 507 of 895

508 Senate Bill No. 1502 (a) For the Office of Policy and Management: oriented development and predevelopment activities, - (1) For transit not exceeding $6,000,000; (2) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $25,000,000. (b) For the Department of Administrative Services: (1) Alterations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, not exceeding $1,000,000; (2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety ilities Act and compliance with the Americans with Disab owned buildings and grounds, - improvements, improvements to state site improvements, and - including energy conservation and off preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office l parking and development, acquisition, renovations for additiona security improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000; (3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials owned buildings, not exceeding $5,000,000; - in state (4) Upgrade and replacement of technology infrastructure for the t Education Network, not exceeding $1,500,000. Connecticu (c) For the Military Department: Acquisition of property for development of readiness centers in Litchfield county, not exceeding $2,000,000. (d) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: - Dam repairs, including state (1) owned dams, not exceeding $5,500,000; June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 508 of 895

509 Senate Bill No. 1502 (2) For the purpose of funding any energy services project that results in increased efficiency measures in state buildings pursuant to l 38 - section 16a renewable energy or , or for any of the general statutes combined heat and power project in state buildings, not exceeding $20,000,000. (e) For the Capital Region Development Authority: (1) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, n ot exceeding $1,500,000; (2) Alterations, renovations and improvements to parking garages in Hartford, not exceeding $5,000,000; (3) Infrastructure renovations and improvements to the Front Street district in Hartford, not exceeding $7,000,000. Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and (f) For the environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped a ccess improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and owned facilities, not exceeding $2,500,000. - additions at all state n Services: (g) For the Department of Mental Health and Addictio Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utiliti es, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building owned facilities, not exceeding - renovations and additions at all state $2,000,000. (h) For the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities: June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 509 of 895

510 Senate Bill No. 1502 niversities: (1) All colleges and u (A) upgrades, infrastructure telecommunications System improvements and expansions, not exceeding $2,000,000; (B) Advanced manufacturing and emerging technology programs, not exceeding $2,875,000; (C) Security improvements, not exceeding $5,00 0,000; (2) All community colleges: Deferred maintenance, code compliance and infrastructure improvements, not exceeding $14,000,000; (3) All universities: Deferred maintenance, code compliance and infrastructure improvements, not exceeding $7,000,000; Naugatuck Valley Community College: Alterations and (4) improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, not exceeding $5,000,000; (5) Northwestern Community College: Alterations, renovations and eding $2,021,250. improvements to the White building, not exce (i) For the Judicial Department: (1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding - grounds at state $5,000,000; (2) Implementation of the Technology Strategic Plan Project, not e xceeding $3,000,000. (j) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and owned buildings for inmate housing, - improvements to existing state programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, and for support facilities and off vements, not exceeding site impro - June Sp. Sess., Public Act No. 17 - 2 510 of 895

511 Senate Bill No. 1502 $10,000,000. ) All provisions of section 3 Sec. . ( 398 20 of the - Effective July 1, 2018 general statu