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Senate Bill No. 430

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-32

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE BOARD.

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

Subsection (b) of section 22a-134bb of the general statutes, as amended by sections 12 and 21 of public act 95-257, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) The powers of the service shall be vested in and exercised by a board of directors. The membership of the board shall consist of four ex-officio nonvoting members which shall include the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or his designee, the Commissioners of Public Health, Transportation and Environmental Protection or their designees[and] six members appointed by the Governor, each of whom shall be from a different congressional district AND ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR WHO SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Two of such members shall be representatives of the scientific community; two shall be representatives of the general public with no financial interest in the hazardous waste disposal industry and two shall be members of the business community. No elected official shall be eligible for appointment to the board during the term of his elected office. After the date upon which the board has selected a site for the location of a low-level radioactive waste facility the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or his designee, the Commissioners of Public Health, Transportation and Environmental Protection or their designees shall become voting members of the board, provided if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fails to approve the licensure of the facility such members of the board shall again become nonvoting members until such time as the board selects another site for the location of the facility.

Approved May 2, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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