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House Bill No. 6701

June Special Session, Public Act No. 11-1

AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2013.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The following reductions from TOTAL - GENERAL FUND appropriations in section 67 of public act 11-61 are eliminated for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Labor-Management Savings - Legislative

-4,586,734

-6,671,872

 

Labor Management Savings - Executive

-625,947,354

-806,963,225

 

Labor Management Savings - Judicial

-27,670,929

-30,622,622

(b) The following reductions from TOTAL - GENERAL FUND appropriations in section 67 of public act 11-61 are added for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Budget savings and employee reduction - Legislative

-9,000,000

-13,000,000

 

Budget savings and employee reduction - Executive

-543,777,737

-724,632,425

 

Budget savings and employee reduction - Judicial

-43,205,632

-42,961,413

(c) The NET - GENERAL FUND appropriations in section 67 of public act 11-61 are increased by the following amounts for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

NET - GENERAL FUND

62,221,648

63,663,881

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) The following reduction from TOTAL - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND appropriations in section 68 of public act 11-61 is eliminated for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Labor-Management Savings

-42,536,383

-56,949,138

(b) The following reduction from TOTAL - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND appropriations in section 68 of public act 11-61 is added for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Budget savings and employee reduction

-104,758,031

-120,613,019

(c) The NET - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND appropriations in section 68 of public act 11-61 are reduced by the following amounts for the annual periods indicated:

   

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

NET SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

62,221,648

63,663,881

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 110 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2011):

(a) Any resident of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-701 of the general statutes, who is subject to the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes for any taxable year shall be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due under such chapter in an amount equal to [thirty] twenty-five per cent of the earned income credit claimed and allowed for the same taxable year under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in subsection (a) of section 12-701 of the general statutes.

Sec. 4. Subsection (c) of section 110 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2011):

(c) If a married individual who is otherwise eligible for the credit allowed hereunder has filed a joint federal income tax return for the taxable year, but is required to file a separate return under said chapter 229 of the general statutes for such taxable year, the credit for which such individual is eligible under this section shall be an amount equal to [thirty] twenty-five per cent of the earned income credit claimed and allowed for such taxable year under said Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is such individual's federal adjusted gross income, as reported on such individual's separate return under said chapter 229, and the denominator of which is the federal adjusted gross income, as reported on the joint federal income tax return.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-39 of the general statutes or any other provision of the general statutes, from July 1, 2011, until September 30, 2011, the Governor shall determine the amount of any appropriation made by the General Assembly to any department, institution or agency for the financing of functions, powers or duties that are transferred or assigned under the provisions of any act of the General Assembly or as a result of reorganization due to a reduction in the number of employees or reduction of allotment requisitions or allotments in force and shall have full authority, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to transfer any such amount to the department, institution, agency or authority to which any such personnel, function, power or duty is transferred or assigned for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of section 4-85 of the general statutes, or of any other provision of the general statutes, except subsection (e) of said section 4-85, from July 1, 2011, until September 30, 2011, any allotment requisition and any allotment in force for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be subject to the following: If the Governor determines that a fiscal exigency related to the budget adopted for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, requires that certain reductions should be made in allotment requisitions or allotments in force or that estimated budget resources during either fiscal year will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full and that the reductions made pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4-85 of the general statutes will not be sufficient to address such exigency or insufficiency, the Governor may, on or after July 1, 2011, modify such allotment requisitions or allotments in force to the extent the Governor deems necessary in accordance with the provisions of this section. Before such modifications are effected, the Governor shall file a report with the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding describing the exigency which makes it necessary that certain reductions should be made or the basis for his determination that estimated budget resources will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full. No modification of an allotment requisition or an allotment in force made by the Governor pursuant to this section shall result in a reduction of more than ten per cent of the total appropriation from any fund or more than ten per cent of any specific appropriation. The provisions of this section shall not apply in time of war, invasion or emergency caused by natural disaster.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-87 of the general statutes or of any other provision of the general statutes, from July 1, 2011, until September 30, 2011, whenever any specific appropriation of a budgeted agency proves insufficient to pay the expenditures required for the statutory purposes for which such appropriation was made, the Governor may, at the request of the budgeted agency, transfer from any other specific appropriation of such budgeted agency such amount as the Governor deems necessary to meet such expenditures, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, except that transfers made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education may be made only at the close of the fiscal year. No transfer to or from any specific appropriation of a sum or sums of over two hundred fifty thousand dollars or ten per cent of any such specific appropriation, whichever is greater, shall be made under this section in any one fiscal year without the consent of the Finance Advisory Committee, except for transfers made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education. Notification of all transfers made shall be sent to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-87 of the general statutes or of any other provision of the general statutes, from July 1, 2011, until September 30, 2011, when, as a result of employee reductions, the work, procedures or organization of any budgeted agency is modified in any respect, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may prepare and submit to the Governor said secretary's recommendations to increase or decrease the number of appropriation functions, work locations and authorized position counts of such budgeted agency and the amounts therefore for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013. The Governor shall have full authority, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to make such revision and to certify the same to the Secretary of the State and the Comptroller. Appropriation revisions approved by the Governor for any specific agency shall not exceed in total the amount originally appropriated for that agency.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall recommend to the Governor reductions in expenditures for the executive branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, and shall, upon approval of the Governor, reduce such expenditures by the amount of the executive branch budget savings and employee reductions in sections 1 and 2 of this act during each such fiscal year.

(b) The Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall monitor the expenditures of the legislative branch during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, and shall reduce expenditures during such fiscal years by the amount of the legislative branch budget savings and employee reductions in section 1 of this act during each such fiscal year.

(c) (1) The Chief Court Administrator shall monitor the expenditures of the judicial branch during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, and shall reduce expenditures as approved by the Chief Justice during such fiscal years by the amount of judicial branch budget savings and employee reductions in section 1 of this act during each such fiscal year, provided reductions made to expenditures for the Court Support Services Division shall be limited to the division's pro rata share of said budget savings and employee reductions.

(2) The Chief Public Defender shall monitor the expenditures of the Public Defenders Services Division during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, and shall reduce expenditures during such fiscal years by the amount of the division's pro rata share of judicial branch budget savings and employee reductions in section 1 of this act.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10a-77, 10a-99, 10a-105 and 10a-143 of the general statutes, the Office of Policy and Management may reduce appropriations to achieve budget savings and employee reductions in section 1 of this act for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, from regional community-technical colleges, the Connecticut State University, The University of Connecticut, The University of Connecticut Health Center and the Board of State Academic Awards, and any reduction in appropriations in accordance with this section shall be credited to the General Fund.

Sec. 9. Subsection (c) of section 13b-61c of the general statutes, as amended by section 161 of public act 11-61, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of [eighty-one million five hundred fifty thousand] forty-one million dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2011) Up to $ 23,266,835 of the unexpended balance of funds appropriated to Debt Service - State Treasurer, for Debt Service, in section 1 of public act 10-179 shall not lapse on June 30, 2011, and $ 21,371,068 of such funds shall be available for expenditure for debt service during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and $ 1,895,767 shall be available for expenditure for debt service during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

Sec. 11. Section 165 of public act 11-61 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Not later than five calendar days after [the] an agreement between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, signed by both parties, [on May 27, 2011,] is filed with the clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives, or [June 30] August 31, 2011, whichever occurs first, the General Assembly may call itself into special session for the purpose of approving [said] or rejecting any such agreement. Notwithstanding the provisions of [section 12 of public act 11-6,] section 5-278 of the general statutes and joint rule 31 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives for the 2011-12 legislative term, if the General Assembly does not call itself into special session in accordance with this subsection, [said] such agreement and any appendices filed with [said] such agreement shall be deemed approved by the General Assembly as of the date such agreement was filed with the clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes and except as provided in subsections (c), (d) and (e) of this section, the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall apply terms comparable to those contained in [the] an agreement described in subsection (a) of this section to all nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees upon approval of [said] any such agreement in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, except that terms concerning wages for employees of the legislative branch shall be applied by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management in accordance with subsection (e) of this section. On or before [June] September 30, 2011, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies detailing how the terms of [said] such agreement will apply to nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees. On or before [June] September 30, 2011, the Chief Court Administrator and the Executive Director of Legislative Management shall submit a plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies detailing how the terms of [said] such agreement will apply to nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees of the Judicial Department and the legislative branch.

(c) On or before [August] October 1, 2011, and notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (p) of section 5-200, and sections 5-213, 31-277, 51-279, 51-287a and 51-295b of the general statutes, for nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees of the executive branch, the constituent units of higher education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, upon approval of an agreement approved in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, shall implement changes to longevity payments for such officers and employees comparable to the [longevity payment] eligibility provisions of the [agreement described in subsection (a) of this section] executive longevity pay plan.

(d) On or before [August] October 1, 2011, and notwithstanding the provisions of sections 45a-75, 46b-233, 51-12 and 51-47, the Chief Court Administrator or the judges of the Supreme Court, upon approval of an agreement approved in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, shall consider and implement changes to longevity payments and wages for nonrepresented officers and employees of the Judicial Department comparable to the [longevity] eligibility provisions of the executive longevity pay plan and to wage payment provisions of [the] such agreement. [described in subsection (a) of this section. ] Nothing in this subsection shall apply said wage provisions to any such officers or employees whose wages are established by statute.

(e) On or before [August] October 1, 2011, and notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, upon approval of an agreement approved in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, shall consider and implement changes to longevity payments and wages for employees of the legislative branch comparable to the [longevity] eligibility provisions of the executive longevity pay plan and to wage payment provisions of [the] such agreement. [described in subsection (a) of this section. ] Nothing in this subsection shall [grant longevity payments] apply to elected officials of the legislative branch.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) Sections 146 to 151, inclusive, of public act 11-61 shall take effect upon approval by the General Assembly of an agreement between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition described in section 165 of public act 11-61, as amended by this act.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than July 15, 2011, the Governor shall submit a plan to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate detailing any modifications to allotment requisitions or allotments in force the Governor deems necessary to make pursuant to section 4-85 of the general statutes or section 6 of this act and any reductions in expenditures for the executive branch the Governor approves pursuant to subsection (a) of section 8 of this act for the biennium ending June 30, 2013. The speaker and the president pro tempore may refer any provision of such plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The committee may hold a public hearing regarding such provisions and submit its findings to the speaker and president pro tempore not later than August 15, 2011. Not later than August 31, 2011, the General Assembly may call itself into special session and may enact legislation that adjusts expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2013, by an amount equal to the amount of modifications or reductions proposed in any such provision.

(b) Not later than July 15, 2011, the Chief Court Administrator shall submit a plan to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate detailing any reductions to judicial branch expenditures said administrator deems necessary to make pursuant to subsection (c) of section 8 of this act for the biennium ending June 30, 2013. The speaker and the president pro tempore may refer any provision of such plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The committee may hold a public hearing regarding such provisions and submit its findings to the speaker and president pro tempore not later than August 15, 2011. Not later than August 31, 2011, the General Assembly may call itself into special session and may enact legislation that adjusts expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2013, by an amount equal to the amount of reductions proposed in any such provision.

Sec. 14. (NEW) (Effective from passage) If an agreement between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition described in section 165 of public act 11-61, as amended by this act, is approved pursuant to said section, then: (1) Sections 1 and 2 of this act are repealed on the date of said approval and the provisions of sections 67 and 68 of public act 11-61 in effect immediately prior to the effective date of said sections 1 and 2 are reinstated; (2) sections 5 to 8, inclusive, 10 and 13 of this act are repealed on the date of said approval; (3) the changes made by sections 3 and 4 of this act to subsection (a) of section 110 of public act 11-6 and subsection (c) of section 110 of public act 11-6, respectively, shall cease to be effective on the date of said approval and the provisions of said subsections in effect immediately prior to the effective date of sections 3 and 4 of this act are reinstated; and (4) the changes made by section 9 of this act to subsection (c) of section 13b-61c of the general statutes, as amended by section 161 of public act 11-6, shall cease to be effective on the date of said approval and the provisions of subsection (c) of section 13b-61c of the general statutes, as amended by section 161 of public act 11-6, in effect immediately prior to the effective date of section 9 of this act are reinstated.

Sec. 15. Section 12 of public act 11-6 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 16. Sections 146 to 151, inclusive, of public act 11-61 are repealed. (Effective September 1, 2011, if an agreement between the state and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition has not been approved pursuant to section 165 of public act 11-61, as amended by this act, by September 1, 2011)

Approved July 1, 2011