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Substitute House Bill No. 5085

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-251

AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

Section 1. Section 2-79a of the general statutes, as amended by section 12 of public act 95-250 and section 11 of public act 95-309, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There shall be a Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. The purpose of the commission shall be to enhance coordination and cooperation between the state and local governments. The commission shall consist of the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Education, Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, or their designees, and sixteen additional members as follows: (1) Six municipal officials appointed by the Governor, four of whom shall be selected from a list of nominees submitted to him by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and two of whom shall be selected from a list submitted by the Council of Small Towns. Two of such six officials shall be from towns having populations of twenty thousand or less persons, two shall be from towns having populations of more than twenty thousand but less than sixty thousand persons and two shall be from towns having populations of sixty thousand or more persons; (2) two local public education officials appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be selected from a list of nominees submitted to him by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and one of whom shall be selected from a list submitted by the Connecticut Association of School Administrators; (3) one representative of a regional council of governments or a regional planning agency appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted to him by the Regional Planning Association of Connecticut; (4) five persons who do not hold elected or appointed office in state or local government, one of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (5) one representative of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities appointed by said conference; and (6) one representative of the Council of Small Towns appointed by said council. Each member of the commission appointed pursuant to subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, shall serve for a term of two years. All other members shall serve for terms which are coterminous with their terms of office. The Governor shall appoint a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among the commission members. Members of the commission shall not be compensated for their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(b) The commission shall: (1) Serve as a forum for consultation among state and local government officials; (2) conduct research on intergovernmental issues; (3) encourage and coordinate studies of intergovernmental issues by universities, research and consulting organizations and others; (4) initiate policy development and make recommendations for consideration by all levels and branches of government. The commission shall issue, from time to time, public reports of its findings and recommendations and shall issue, annually, a public report on its activities.

(c) On or before the second Wednesday after the convening of each regular session of the General Assembly, the commission shall submit to the General Assembly a report which lists each existing state mandate, as defined in subsection (a) of section 2-32b, and which (1) categorizes each 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 governments in implementing the mandate. In each report the commission may also make recommendations on state mandates for consideration by the [committee] COMMISSION. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS 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 MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEES OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

(d) The Office of Policy and Management shall provide such staff as is necessary for the performance of the functions and duties of the Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Such persons may be exempt from the classified service.

Sec. 2. Section 2-110 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There is established a Commission on Innovation and Productivity for State Government. The commission shall be composed as follows: The chairpersons of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee, the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and government administration, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Administrative Services; ten persons appointed by the Governor, two of whom shall represent the State Employees' Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), two of whom shall represent the business community and two of whom shall represent the State Managers Association of Connecticut; and six members appointed as follows: One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Appointments by legislative leaders may be public members or legislators. The Governor shall appoint a cochairperson who is not a legislator from among the members appointed by him. The other cochairperson shall be a legislator elected by the legislative members of the commission at its first meeting. All appointments shall be made on or before July 15, 1993. The cochairperson appointed by the Governor shall convene the first meeting on or before July 31, 1993.

(b) The commission shall recommend innovations for the improvements of cost-effectiveness and efficiency in state government. It shall examine ways to increase state government productivity, reduce costs and provide the highest quality services. The commission shall report its findings and recommended innovations to the Governor and the General Assembly not later than February 1, 1994, and annually thereafter, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. The innovations shall include recommendations for the reduction of expenditures of at least ten million dollars for each of the two fiscal years succeeding the fiscal year in progress. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGETS OF STATE AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEES OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 3. Section 2c-4 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee shall submit to the General Assembly a written report on each governmental entity and program by January 1 of the year in which such entity and program are scheduled for termination. Such report shall specifically address the factors set forth in sections 2c-7 and 2c-8 and shall include recommendations regarding the abolition, reestablishment, modification, or consolidation of such entity and program. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND REORGANIZATION, STRUCTURES AND PROCEDURES, 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 MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEES OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 4. Section 8-37bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) On or before December 31, 1991, and annually thereafter, each housing agency shall submit to the General Assembly a report, for the year ending the preceding September thirtieth, which analyzes by income group, households served by its housing construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and rental assistance programs. Each report submitted after December 31, 1991, shall analyze the households served under each program by race. The analysis shall provide information by housing development, if applicable, and by program. Each analysis shall include data for all households (1) entering an agency program during the year ending the preceding September thirtieth and (2) in occupancy or receiving the benefits of an agency rental program the preceding September thirtieth. The report of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall also identify, by census tract, the number of households served in each program and the total amount of financial assistance provided to such households. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to preclude a housing agency from reporting additional information on programs it administers. Each report submitted under this section shall also analyze the efforts, and the results of such efforts, of each agency in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to require an occupant or applicant to disclose his race on an application or survey form.

(b) Each report submitted under this section shall also document the efforts of the agency in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration and shall include data on the racial composition of the occupants and persons on the waiting list of each housing project which is assisted under any housing program established by the general statutes or special act or which is supervised by the agency. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to require disclosure of such information by any occupant or person on a waiting list.

(c) ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO HOUSING AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 5. Section 10-266u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The state Department of Education shall retain up to two and one-half per cent of the amount appropriated for purposes of section 10-266t for state-wide technical assistance, program monitoring and evaluation, and administration.

(b) Each grant pursuant to section 10-266t shall be awarded on an annual basis. Funding in subsequent years shall be based on available appropriations, compliance with this section and section 10-266t and program evaluations.

(c) Each school district which receives a grant pursuant to section 10-266t shall use the grant to supplement existing programs. If the Commissioner of Education finds that any grant is being used for other purposes, or to decrease the local share of support for schools or to supplant a previous source of funds, he may require repayment of such grant to the state.

(d) Each such district shall prepare an annual program report which describes and documents program operation, student participation and other indicators of success and shall submit the report to the Commissioner of Education in such form and at such time as he prescribes.

(e) Within sixty days after the close of the school year, each such district shall file with the Commissioner of Education a financial statement of expenditures, in such form as the commissioner prescribes. On or before December thirty-first of the fiscal year following the grant year, each district, shall file, as part of the local government single audit process, an appropriate financial audit of the grant funds.

(f) On or before December first annually, the Commissioner of Education shall file, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, an evaluation report of the program established pursuant to section 10-266t with the Governor, the General Assembly and the Office of Policy and Management. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO EDUCATION AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 6. Section 10-321aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The commission shall keep a written record of its activities and meetings and may publish for sale at its cost of publication and distribution a record of its proceedings containing source materials, scholarly papers, lectures, biographies, bibliographies and like materials for the purposes of public education concerning the topics set forth in section 10-321y.

(b) The commission shall, not later than December thirty-first of each year, submit a report of its activities and recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly. The commission shall also submit a final report on all phases of its activities upon completion of the state's bicentennial observances and termination of the commission. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO EDUCATION AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE. Copies of all such reports shall also be filed with the State Librarian in accordance with section 11-4a.

Sec. 7. Section 16a-39b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There is established a task force on the development of incentives for conserving energy in state buildings. The task force shall consist of the chairmen and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy planning and activities, or their designees; the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or not more than three designees of the secretary having cognizance of budgetary, capital planning and energy matters; and the Commissioner of Public Works or his designee. The task force shall elect as cochairmen one of the cochairmen of said joint standing committee and one of the executive branch members of the task force. The cochairmen of the task force shall preside alternately at meetings of the task force.

(b) The task force shall review state statutes, regulations, standards, policies and practices, analyze alternatives and formulate recommendations with regard to: (1) The operation and maintenance of energy systems in state buildings; (2) The staffing levels of, and training for, personnel responsible for the operation of such energy systems; (3) The development and assessment of the need for incentives, including but not limited to, shared energy costs savings, to encourage agencies and agency personnel to conserve energy; (4) Options for conventional and innovative financing for energy conservation measures in state buildings; (5) Identification of obstacles to the development of an energy conservation program for state buildings or to the implementation of the pilot program conducted under section 16a-39a, including but not limited to, any state procedures which affect the ability of an agency to engage in energy management or shared energy costs savings agreements; and (6) The purchasing and leasing of energy-efficient buildings by the state.

(c) Within available appropriations, (1) the secretary may hire consultants to provide technical assistance to the task force and (2) the Department of Public Works shall, upon request of the secretary, provide technical assistance to the task force in analyzing capital projects.

(d) The task force shall, not later than January fifteenth, annually, submit to the General Assembly a report on its findings and recommendations and the progress achieved in implementing the pilot energy management program conducted under said section 16a-39a. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO ENERGY AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 8. Subsection (c) of section 16a-41h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) Not later than the first of September annually, Operation Fuel, Inc. shall submit to the General Assembly a report on the implementation of this section. Such report shall include, (1) a summary of the effectiveness of the program, (2) the total amount of the donations received by electric and gas companies and transmitted to Operation Fuel, Inc. under subsection (b) of this section and (3) an accounting of the distribution of such funds by Operation Fuel, Inc. indicating the organizations and agencies receiving funds, the amounts received and distributed by each such organization and agency and the number of households each assisted. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO ENERGY AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 9. Section 17b-261 of the general statutes, as amended by section 30 of public act 95-194 and section 22 of public act 95-351, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(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 his spouse or dependent child, is not more than one hundred forty-three per cent, pending approval of a federal waiver applied for pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, of the benefit amount paid to a person with no income under the aid to families with dependent children program in the appropriate region of residence and if such person is an institutionalized individual as defined in Section 1917(c) of the Social Security Act, 42 USC 1396p(c), and has not made an assignment or transfer or other disposition of property for less than fair market value for the purpose of establishing eligibility for benefits or assistance under this section. Any such disposition shall be treated in accordance with Section 1917(c) of the Social Security Act, 42 USC 1396p(c). Any disposition of property made on behalf of an applicant or recipient or his spouse 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, recipient 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 amount paid to a family unit of equal size with no income under the aid to families with dependent children program in the appropriate region of residence, pending federal approval, except that the medical assistance program shall provide coverage to persons under the age of nineteen born after September 30, 1983, up to one hundred eighty-five 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 applicable, unless such levels based on regional differences are not in 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 medical assistance. The commissioner may, as permitted by federal law, extend by six months the eligibility for assistance or benefits under this section to former recipients of aid to families with dependent children who would otherwise become ineligible to receive such benefits or assistance due to the loss of federally applicable disregards on earnings. The Commissioner of Social Services shall provide applicants for assistance under this section, at the time of application, with a written statement advising them of the effect of an assignment or transfer or other disposition of property on eligibility for benefits or assistance.

(b) For the purposes of sections 17b-260 to 17b-262, inclusive, AS AMENDED 17b-264 to 17b-285, inclusive, AS AMENDED and sections 17b-357 to 17b-362, inclusive, AS AMENDED the Commissioner of Social Services shall consider parental income and resources as available to a child under eighteen years of age who is living with his parents and is blind or disabled, as defined in sections 17b-22, 17b-75 to 17b-77, inclusive, 17b-79 to 17b-103, inclusive, AS AMENDED 17b-114, 17b-180 to 17b-183, inclusive, 17b-260 to 17b-262, inclusive, AS AMENDED 17b-264 to 17b-285, inclusive, AS AMENDED 17b-357 to 17b-362, inclusive, AS AMENDED 17b-600 to 17b-604, inclusive, 17b-807 and 17b-808, AS AMENDED or to any other child under twenty-one years of age who is living with his parents.

(c) On or before January 15, 1994, and annually thereafter, the Department of Social Services shall submit a report to the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a which sets forth the following: The number of children receiving Medicaid services; the number of children receiving medical treatment at any state or municipal health care facility; the number of doctors and dentists participating in state or municipally-funded programs; and the percentage of children treated in medical programs whose family income is less than one hundred thirty-three per cent of the federal poverty level and the number whose family income is greater than one hundred thirty-three per cent but not more than one hundred eighty-five per cent of the federal poverty level. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

(d) The Commissioner of Social Services shall seek a waiver from federal law to permit federal financial participation for Medicaid expenditures for families with incomes of one hundred forty-three per cent of the aid to families with dependent children program payment standard.

Sec. 10. Section 22a-97 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The commissioner shall provide, within available appropriations, technical, coordinating and research services to promote the effective administration of this chapter at the federal, state and local levels.

(b) The commissioner shall have the overall responsibility for general supervision of the implementation of this chapter and shall monitor and evaluate the activities of federal and state agencies and the activities of municipalities to assure continuing, effective, coordinated and consistent administration of the requirements and purposes of this chapter.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor, on or before December first of each year, a written report summarizing the activities of the department concerning the development and implementation of this chapter during the previous year. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The department's accomplishments and actions in achieving the goals and policies of this chapter including, but not limited to, coordination with other state, regional, federal and municipal programs established to achieve the purposes of this chapter, and research programs established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 22a-112; (2) recommendations for any statutory or regulatory amendments necessary to achieve such purposes; (3) a summary of municipal and federal programs and actions which affect the coast; (4) recommendations for any programs or plans to achieve such purposes; (5) any aspects of the program or the chapter which are proving difficult to accomplish, suggested reasons for such difficulties, and proposed solutions to such difficulties; (6) a summary of the expenditure of federal and state funds under this chapter and (7) a request for an appropriation of funds necessary to match federal funds and provide continuing financial support for the program. Such report shall comply with the provisions of section 46a-78. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 11. Section 22a-354x 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:

(a) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health and water companies, shall provide, within available appropriations, technical, coordinating and research services to promote the effective administration of sections 19a-37, AS AMENDED 22-6c, 22a-354c, 22a-354e, 22a-354g to 22a-354bb, inclusive, AS AMENDED 25-32d, AS AMENDED 25-33h, AS AMENDED 25-33n AS AMENDED and subsection (a) of section 25-84 at the federal, state and local levels.

(b) The commissioner shall have the overall responsibility for general supervision of the implementation of sections 19a-37, AS AMENDED 22-6c, 22a-354c, 22a-354e, 22a-354g to 22a-354bb, inclusive, AS AMENDED 25-32d, AS AMENDED 25-33h, AS AMENDED 25-33n AS AMENDED and subsection (a) of section 25-84 and shall monitor and evaluate the activities of federal and state agencies and the activities of municipalities to assure continuing, effective, coordinated and consistent administration of the requirements and purposes of said sections.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor, on or before December first of each year, a written report summarizing the activities of the department concerning the development and implementation of sections 19a-37, AS AMENDED 22-6c, 22a-354c, 22a-354e, 22a-354g to 22a-354bb, inclusive, AS AMENDED 25-32d, AS AMENDED 25-33h, AS AMENDED 25-33n AS AMENDED and subsection (a) of section 25-84 during the previous year. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The department's accomplishments and actions in achieving the goals and policies of said sections including, but not limited to, coordination with other state, regional, federal and municipal programs established to achieve the purposes of said sections; (2) recommendations for any statutory or regulatory amendments necessary to achieve such purposes; (3) a summary of municipal and federal programs and actions which affect aquifer protection areas; (4) recommendations for any programs or plans to achieve such purposes; (5) any aspects of the program or said sections which are proving difficult to accomplish, suggested reasons for such difficulties, and proposed solutions to such difficulties; (6) a summary of the expenditure of federal and state funds under said sections and (7) a request for an appropriation of funds necessary to match federal funds and provide continuing financial support for the program. Such report shall comply with the provisions of section 46a-78. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR, TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGETS OF STATE AGENCIES AND RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Sec. 12. Section 25-155 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There is established the Long Island Sound Assembly consisting of seven members of each Long Island Sound advisory council. The members shall be appointed by the chairman of each advisory council, three of whom shall be chief executive officers, and four shall be appointed from the members of such councils appointed by the Governor or the legislature, at least one of whom shall be a public member, one shall represent an environmental organization and one shall represent a volunteer or citizen organization.

(b) The assembly shall review the report of each advisory council submitted pursuant to section 25-154 for compatibility with the reports of the other councils and for coordination with federal and state law and the activities of the Bi-State Long Island Sound Marine Resources Committee. The assembly shall submit a report of its review and any recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January first, annually. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

(c) The assembly shall hold its first meeting, to be called by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, on or before September 1, 1989.

Sec. 13. Section 32-142 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There is established a State Private Activity Bond Commission, which shall consist of the Governor, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, each of whom may designate a deputy to represent him as a member at meetings of said commission, with full powers to act and vote in his behalf, and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to state finance, revenue and bonding, planning and development and commerce and exportation, each of whom may designate another member of the respective joint standing committees, who is not a member of the State Private Activity Bond Commission, to represent him as a member at meetings of said commission, with full powers to act and vote in his behalf. The members of said commission shall serve without compensation.

(b) The Governor shall serve as chairman of the commission and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall serve as secretary and be responsible for keeping complete records of the commission, including minutes certified by him of any meeting showing the adoption of any resolution by the commission and other actions taken by and documents filed with the commission, and such records shall be the official records of the proceedings of said commission and shall be maintained in the office of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and open for public inspection. The commission shall meet at such times as the Governor designates but not less often than twice each year. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall furnish an agenda for each meeting to the members of the commission and to the Office of Fiscal Analysis seven days or more prior to the meeting.

(c) When the General Assembly is not in regular or special session, the State Private Activity Bond Commission may, for the then existing calendar year only, in response to a recommendation from the Governor or on its own initiative, modify any private activity bond allocation established under section 32-141 upon determining that such action would be in the best interests of the state. The commission may conduct a public hearing before making any such modification.

(d) Not later than February tenth, annually, the State Private Activity Bond Commission shall submit to the General Assembly a report on any action taken since the end of the preceding regular session of the General Assembly. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS RELATING TO STATE FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCE AND, UPON REQUEST, TO ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO EACH MEMBER 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 ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEES OR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS APPLICABLE.

Approved June 6, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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