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Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 8487

   
 

*HB0665208487HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. WALKER, 93rd Dist.

SEN. HARP, 10th Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 6652

File No.

Cal. No.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer funds appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session, for Reserve for Salary Adjustments, upon approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to any agency in any appropriated fund to give effect to salary increases, other employee benefits, agency costs related to staff reductions including accrual payments, achievement of agency general personal services reductions, or any other personal services adjustments authorized by this act, any other act or any other applicable provision of the general statutes.

Sec. 502. Section 21 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency, from the General Fund, under section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session, may be transferred at the request of such agency to any other agency by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to take full advantage of federal matching funds, provided both agencies shall certify that the expenditure of such transferred funds by the receiving agency will be for the same purpose as that of the original appropriation or portion thereof so transferred. Any federal funds generated through the transfer of appropriations between agencies may be used for reimbursing General Fund expenditures or for expanding program services or a combination of both as determined by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee.

Sec. 503. Subsection (a) of section 22 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency, from the General Fund, under section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session, may be adjusted by the Governor, with approval of the Finance Advisory Committee in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, in order to maximize federal funding available to the state, consistent with the relevant federal provisions of law.

Sec. 504. Section 32 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to The University of Connecticut Health Center, in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session, may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency Assistance account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 505. Section 34 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to the Department of Veterans' Affairs under section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session, may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency Assistance account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 506. Section 41 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) The sum of $ 990,000 appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the State Department of Education, for Neighborhood Youth Centers, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be used for grants to the following organizations: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Connecticut; and up to $ 90,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bridgeport, provided said organizations shall be required to provide a one hundred per cent cash match for such sum.

(b) The sum of $ 348,300 appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the State Department of Education, for Neighborhood Youth Centers, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be used for grants to the following organizations: Centro San Jose; Hill Cooperative Youth Services, Inc. ; Central YMCA in New Haven; up to $ 78,300 to Trumbull Gardens in Bridgeport; up to $ 45,000 for the Valley Shore YMCA in Westbrook; up to $ 22,500 for the Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. of Waterbury; and up to $ 22,500 for the Willow Plaza Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Association in Waterbury, provided said organizations shall be required to provide a match of at least fifty per cent of the grant amount, and the cash portion of such match shall be at least twenty-five per cent of the grant amount.

Sec. 507. Section 42 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

The office of the State Comptroller shall fund any differential between the state fringe benefit rate for John Dempsey Hospital employees and the average rate for private Connecticut hospitals in an amount not to exceed $ 13,500,000, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, within the resources appropriated to the State Comptroller – Fringe Benefits in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session.

Sec. 508. Section 48 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the sum appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for Operation Fuel, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be available to provide emergency energy assistance to households within the state with income less than two hundred per cent of the applicable federal poverty level that are unable to make timely payments on energy bills. Operation Fuel, Incorporated, shall pay energy bills for all energy sources for qualified households provided pursuant to this subsection directly to companies who have provided services, including, but not limited to, deliverable fuel, natural gas or electric utility, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, for emergency energy assistance, including cooling.

(b) The sum of $ 100,000 appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Office of Policy and Management, for Operation Fuel, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be available for the purpose of providing a grant to Operation Fuel, Incorporated, for operating expenses incurred for administration of the emergency home cooling assistance provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 509. Section 68 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

The sum of $ 313,181 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for Regional Education Services, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years for an alternative route to certification program.

Sec. 510. Section 69 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Up to $ 20,000 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private Schools, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years to conduct an evaluation of the health services delivered to students in both public and private not-for-profit schools.

Sec. 511. Section 70 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Up to $ 200,000 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for School Accountability, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years to fund PSAT examinations for students in DRG 1, the state's technical high schools, and the Ansonia, Coventry, East Hartford, Putnam and Stamford school districts.

Sec. 512. Section 71 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Up to $ 100,000 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for After School Program, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years as follows: Up to $ 50,000 to the Plainville school district, up to $ 25,000 to the Thompson school district and up to $ 25,000 to the Montville school district.

Sec. 513. Section 72 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Up to $ 1,200,000 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for Headstart - Early Childhood Link, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years for a grant to Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. for its Total Learning Initiative.

Sec. 514. Section 73 of public act 11-6 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

Up to $ 481,000 of the amount appropriated in section [1 of this act] 67 of house bill 6652 of the current session to the Department of Education, for Interdistrict Cooperative, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, shall be made available in each of said years as follows: Up to $ 331,000 to the Sound School in New Haven and up to $ 150,000 to the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School for an abuse education program. "