House Bill No. 5214

Special Act No. 00-1

An Act Concerning The Tax Rebate Program.

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

Section 1. The sum of $4,945,000 appropriated to the Department of Higher Education in subsection (a) of section 48 of special act 99-10, for the Higher Education State Matching Grant Fund, shall be transferred to the Department of Revenue Services, for the Tax Rebate Program.

Sec. 2. The sum of $3,000,000 appropriated to the Office of Health Care Access in subsection (a) of section 43 of special act 99-10, for the Distressed Hospitals Loan Program, shall be transferred to the Department of Revenue Services, for the Tax Rebate Program.

Sec. 3. The sum of $2,055,000 appropriated to the Department of Information Technology in subsection (a) of section 43 of special act 99-10, for Year 2000 Conversion, shall be transferred to the Department of Revenue Services, for the Tax Rebate Program.

Sec. 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 4 of public act 99-173, no individual shall qualify as an "eligible individual" for purposes of sections 3 and 4 of public act 99-173 by filing a return, on or after the effective date of this act, with either the Commissioner of Revenue Services or the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 1, 2000