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Substitute House Bill No. 5428

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-50

AN ACT CONCERNING CLARIFICATION OF FUNDING OF THE CONNECTICUT SITING COUNCIL BY THE HAZARDOUS WASTE INDUSTRY AND THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY.

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

Subsection (b) of section 22a-132a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) Before December thirty-first of each year, the council shall review the anticipated amount of such expenses for the next fiscal year, excluding expenses under subsection (c) of this section, at a public meeting at which interested persons shall be heard. After an opportunity for public comment at such public meeting, the council shall determine the anticipated amount of such expenses and submit its determination to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of appropriations and the budgets of state agencies for its review. The amount of such expenses shall not exceed sixty thousand dollars. The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall apportion and assess the anticipated amount of expenses among those persons or entities, as defined in subsection (a) of section 22a-132, in the proportion which the waste generated by each such person bears to the aggregate waste generated by all such persons. On June 1, 1992, each person subject to assessment pursuant to this subsection shall submit a return to the Commissioner of Revenue Services, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, together with such assessment for the six-month period ending June 30, 1992. Thereafter, beginning on July 1, 1992, such returns and assessments shall be submitted quarterly. The commissioner shall deposit all payments received under this subsection with the State Treasurer who shall credit such payments to the [Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund] SITING COUNCIL FUND established under section [16-48a] 16-50v. Such payments shall be accounted for as expenses recovered from generators of hazardous waste.

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

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