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COMPTROLLER

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Sec. 3-114c. Recording of cigarette tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114d. Recording of alcoholic beverage tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114e. Recording of gasoline tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114f. Recording of utility company tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114g. Recording of corporation business tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114h. Recording of income tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114m. Recording of real estate conveyance tax revenue received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-114n. Recording of revenue from gross earnings tax on cable and satellite television systems received at end of fiscal year.
Sec. 3-115b. Generally accepted accounting principles. Implementation.
Sec. 3-115e. CORE-CT annual reports.
Sec. 3-119. Payment of salaries and other payments; statement of officers. Electronic system for personnel data.

      Sec. 3-114c. Recording of cigarette tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax revenue received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services under the provisions of chapter 214 as payment for the sale of Connecticut cigarette tax stamps or heat-applied decals sold by said commissioner as provided under section 12-298 prior to the end of such fiscal year, provided payment for such stamps or decals is received by said commissioner not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 76-114, S. 3, 21; P.A. 77-614, S. 139, 610; P.A. 96-221, S. 1, 25; P.A. 05-145, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced tax commissioner with commissioner of revenue services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by July thirty-first and made provision for accrual if July thirty-first is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; (Revisor's note: In 1999 the words "or 12-299" in the phrase "as provided under section 12-298 or 12-299" were deleted editorially by the Revisors since Sec. 12-299 was repealed by public act 98-262); P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114d. Recording of alcoholic beverage tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1976, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax imposed under the provisions of chapter 220 on all sales of alcoholic beverages occurring in such fiscal year, provided payment of such tax is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 76-114, S. 4, 21; P.A. 77-614, S. 139, 610; P.A. 96-221, S. 2, 25; P.A. 05-145, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced tax commissioner with commissioner of revenue services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by July thirty-first and made provision for accrual if July thirty-first is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114e. Recording of gasoline tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1987, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax imposed under the provisions of chapters 221 and 222 on all fuel sold or used prior to the end of such fiscal year and which tax is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 76-114, S. 7, 21; P.A. 85-613, S. 83, 154; P.A. 87-49, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-221, S. 3, 25; P.A. 05-145, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 85-613 made technical change, deleting reference to taxes levied under Sec. 12-466, that section having been repealed; P.A. 87-49 provided that the date of receipt shall be determined by the date of the postmark of the letter; P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by July thirty-first and made provision for accrual if July thirty-first is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114f. Recording of utility company tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1996, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax imposed under the provisions of chapters 212 and 227 on gross earnings in such fiscal year and which tax is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 76-114, S. 16, 21; P.A. 86-17, S. 1, 3; P.A. 96-221, S. 4, 25; P.A. 05-145, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 86-17 provided that date of receipt shall be determined by the date of the postmark of the letter, beginning with FY 1985-86; P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by July thirty-first and made provision for accrual if July thirty-first is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114g. Recording of corporation business tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1990, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year, the amount of revenue related to the tax imposed under chapter 208 for such fiscal year which is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the August fifteenth immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 90-148, S. 6, 34; P.A. 96-221, S. 5, 25; P.A. 99-173, S. 56, 65; P.A. 03-2, S. 37; P.A. 05-145, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by August fifteenth and made provision for accrual if August fifteenth is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 99-173 changed the accrual date from "the fifteenth day of August" to "the last day of July", effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 03-2 changed the accrual date from "the last day of July" to "the fifteenth day of August", effective February 28, 2003; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the fifteenth day of August, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114h. Recording of income tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1992, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax that is required to be paid to the Commissioner of Revenue Services under chapter 229 and that is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 94, 168; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-5, S. 25, 37; P.A. 96-221, S. 6, 25; P.A. 03-2, S. 38; P.A. 05-145, S. 6.)

      History: May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-5 made a technical change; P.A. 96-221 authorized accrual of tax payments postmarked by July thirty-first and made provision for accrual if July thirty-first is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 03-2 replaced "deducted and withheld from employee wages and to be paid over" with "paid" and provided for accrual of all revenue received under chapter 229, effective February 28, 2003; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114m. Recording of real estate conveyance tax revenue received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2003, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax that is required to be paid to the Commissioner of Revenue Services under section 12-494 and that is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 03-2, S. 39; P.A. 05-145, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 03-2 effective February 28, 2003; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-114n. Recording of revenue from gross earnings tax on cable and satellite television systems received at end of fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of tax imposed under the provisions of chapter 211 on gross earnings in such fiscal year applicable to operating a community antenna television system under chapter 289 or to any person operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite and which tax is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 03-2, S. 55; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 119; P.A. 05-145, S. 8.)

      History: P.A. 03-2 effective February 28, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 added provision re tax on satellite television businesses, effective August 16, 2003; P.A. 05-145 changed date of receipt of payment to not later than five business days after the last day of July, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-115b. Generally accepted accounting principles. Implementation. (a) Effective with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2007, the Comptroller is authorized to implement the use of generally accepted accounting principles, as prescribed by the Government Accounting Standards Board, with respect to the preparation and maintenance of the annual financial statements of the state, and the Office of Policy and Management is authorized to implement the use of generally accepted accounting principles, as prescribed by the Government Accounting Standards Board, with respect to the preparation of the annual budget of the state.

      (b) To implement such accounting principles, the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall concurrently prepare conversion plans for the respective implementations pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. The conversion plans shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies not later than February 1, 2007.

      (c) The Comptroller shall establish an opening combined balance sheet for all appropriated funds as of July 1, 2007, on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles. The accrued and unpaid expenses and liabilities and other adjustments for the purposes of generally accepted accounting principles, as of June 30, 2007, shall be aggregated and set up as a deferred charge on the combined balance sheet and such deferred charge shall be amortized in equal increments in each annual budget commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and for the succeeding fourteen fiscal years.

      (P.A. 93-402, S. 1-3; P.A. 95-178, S. 1, 2; P.A. 97-305, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1, S. 5, 51; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 58; P.A. 05-251, S. 92.)

      History: P.A. 95-178 amended Subsec. (a) to postpone use of generally accepted accounting principles with respect to preparation of annual financial statements and budget from fiscal year commencing July 1, 1995, to fiscal year commencing July 1, 1997, and amended Subsec. (c) to postpone establishment of balance sheet on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles from July 1, 1995, to July 1, 1997, and to postpone commencement date for amortization of deferred charges from fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, to fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-305 amended Subsec. (a) to postpone use of generally accepted accounting principles with respect to preparation of annual financial statements and budget from fiscal year commencing July 1, 1997, to fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999, and amended Subsec. (c) to postpone establishment of balance sheet on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles from July 1, 1997, to July 1, 1999, and to postpone commencement date for amortization of deferred charges from fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, to fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, effective July 1, 1997; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec. (a) to postpone use of generally accepted accounting principles with respect to preparation of annual financial statements and budget from fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999, to fiscal year commencing July 1, 2003, and amended Subsec. (c) to postpone establishment of balance sheet on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles from July 1, 1999, to July 1, 2003, and to postpone commencement date for amortization of deferred charges from fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, to fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, effective July 1, 1999; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting "July 1, 2005" for "July 1, 2003", amended Subsec. (b) by substituting "February 1, 2005" for "February 1, 1994", and amended Subsec. (c) by substituting "July 1, 2005" for "July 1, 2003", "June 30, 2005" for "June 30, 2003", and "June 30, 2007" for "June 30, 2005", effective August 16, 2003; P.A. 05-251 postponed date of implementation from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2007, and adjusted corresponding dates accordingly, effective June 30, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-115e. CORE-CT annual reports. The State Comptroller shall report, on an annual basis, to the Governor and the General Assembly, on the CORE-CT system. Such reports shall include, but not be limited to, the status of the implementation of the system, the anticipated completion date, the total cost to date and projected costs for the next three fiscal years, other required software or hardware necessary for successful implementation and any associated costs, the date and costs of future upgrades, the level of cooperation from vendors and state agencies, any administrative or legislative obstacles to implementation, and any other issues surrounding the CORE-CT system.

      (P.A. 05-287, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 05-287 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 3-119. Payment of salaries and other payments; statement of officers. Electronic system for personnel data. (a) The Comptroller shall pay all salaries and wages not less than ten calendar days or more than fifteen calendar days after the close of the payroll period in which the services were rendered, except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, but shall draw no order in payment for any service of which the payroll officer of the state has official knowledge without the signed statement of the latter that all employees listed on the payroll of each agency have been duly appointed to authorized positions and have rendered the services for which payment is to be made. The Comptroller is authorized to develop, install and operate a comprehensive fully documented electronic system for effective personnel data, for payment of compensation to all state employees and officers and for maintenance of a chronological and permanent record of compensation paid to each employee and officer for the state employees retirement system and other purposes. The Comptroller is authorized to establish an accounting procedure to implement this section.

      (b) Salaries of full-time permanent employees who are employed on a less than twelve-month basis shall be prorated and paid biweekly on a twelve-month basis.

      (c) The Comptroller shall make payment of all compensation for overtime work as provided in sections 5-245 and 5-246, shift differential bonus and any other incentive or bonus benefits required or permitted by statute or regulations not less than ten calendar days nor more then twenty-five calendar days after the close of the payroll period in which the related services were rendered.

      (1949 Rev., S. 195; 1953, S. 66d; 1967, P.A. 363, S. 1; P.A. 73-677, S. 7; P.A. 75-510, S. 1, 2; P.A. 78-302, S. 5, 11; P.A. 79-631, S. 18, 111; P.A. 05-288, S. 8.)

      History: 1967 act changed time for payment of salaries from within two weeks to more than ten but less than fifteen days after end of payroll period and authorized institution of electronic payroll system; P.A. 73-677 deleted provision for payment adjustments delayed because of initiation of electronic system; P.A. 75-510 added Subsec. (b) regarding permanent employees employed on less than twelve-month basis; P.A. 78-302 added Subsec. (c) regarding overtime and other special payments and specified calendar days in payment provisions of Subsec. (a); P.A. 79-631 made technical changes; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsec.(a), effective July 13, 2005.

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