House Bill No. 5139

Special Act No. 00-4

An Act Concerning The Claim Against The State Of Sister Gail Nicastro.

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

(a) Notwithstanding the failure to file a claim against the state with the Claims Commissioner within the time limitations specified by subsection (a) of section 4-148 of the general statutes, and notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of said section 4-148 barring the presentment of a claim once considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding, Sister Gail Nicastro is authorized pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of said section 4-148 to present her claim against the state to the Claims Commissioner. The General Assembly deems such authorization to be just and equitable and finds that such authorization is supported by compelling equitable circumstances and would serve a public purpose.

(b) The state shall be barred from setting up the failure to comply with the provisions of section 4-148 of the general statutes and from setting up the fact that the claim had once been considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding as defenses to such claim.

Approved April 18, 2000