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Substitute Senate Bill No. 475

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-154

AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS FROM THE CULTURAL HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT.

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

Section 1. Section 2 of public act 95-347 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

There is established an account to be known as the "cultural heritage development account" which shall be a separate nonlapsing account within the general fund. The account may contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The moneys in said account shall be allocated to [the] A grant program [established under section 10-373aa of the general statutes and] administered by the Connecticut Humanities Council TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR LOCAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS. NO SUCH GRANT FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SHALL EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, NO SUCH GRANT FOR PLANNING OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHALL EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND NO SUCH GRANT FOR IMPLEMENTATION SHALL EXCEED ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. EACH GRANT UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE MATCHED EQUALLY BY THE LOCAL INSTITUTION, THROUGH AN IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION, MONETARY CONTRIBUTION, OR ANY COMBINATION OF AN IN-KIND OR MONETARY CONTRIBUTION. IN THE CASE OF AN IMPLEMENTATION GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE, BUT LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT OF THE MATCHING CONTRIBUTION BY THE LOCAL INSTITUTION SHALL BE FROM PRIVATE SOURCES. IN THE CASE OF AN IMPLEMENTATION GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE, AT LEAST FIFTY PER CENT OF THE MATCHING CONTRIBUTION BY THE LOCAL INSTITUTION SHALL BE FROM PRIVATE SOURCES. THE COUNCIL SHALL REPORT TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN DECEMBER OF EACH YEAR, CONCERNING THE GRANTS MADE UNDER THE PROGRAM AND THEIR PURPOSES.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved May 31, 1996. Effective May 31, 1996.

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