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Substitute House Bill No. 5532

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-61

AN ACT CONCERNING VENDOR OFFSET REQUIREMENTS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 3-25 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) Subject to the approval of the Comptroller and in accordance with such procedures as he may specify, the chief executive officer of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education or, in the case of the Connecticut State University system, the chief executive officer of a state university, may make payment of any claim against the constituent unit or institution, as appropriate, other than a payment for payroll, debt service payable on state bonds to bondholders, paying agents or trustees, or any payment the source of which includes the proceeds of a state bond issue. Upon receipt of a request to make such payment, the Treasurer shall delegate such authority to such chief executive officer and shall approve such banking arrangements as are necessary for such unit or institution to make such payments. Payments for payroll, debt services payable on state bonds to bondholders, paying agents or trustees, or payments from the proceeds of state bonds shall be made solely by the Treasurer in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. [Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-39g or any other provision of the general statutes requiring state payment to be withheld or reduced to offset any debt or obligation owed to the state, payments pursuant to this subsection shall only be so withheld or reduced if such payments are made with funds generated from the general revenues of the state.]

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect May 1, 1997.

Approved May 7, 1996. Effective May 1, 1997.

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