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Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 8445

   
 

*HB0665208445HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. CAFERO, 142nd Dist.

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 6652

File No.

Cal. No.

Strike section 165 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 165. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than five calendar days after the 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, 2011, whichever occurs first, the General Assembly shall call itself into special session for the purpose of approving said 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 agreement and any appendices filed with said agreement shall be deemed rejected by the General Assembly.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes and except as provided in subsections (c), (d) and (e) of this section, provided the agreement described in subsection (a) of this section is approved by the General Assembly, the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, upon such approval, apply terms comparable to those contained in said agreement to all nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees, 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 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 agreement will apply to nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees. On or before June 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 agreement will apply to nonrepresented classified and unclassified officers and employees of the Judicial Department and the legislative branch.

(c) Provided the agreement described in subsection (a) of this section is approved by the General Assembly, on or before August 1, 2011, and notwithstanding the provisions of 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 shall implement changes to longevity payments for such officers and employees comparable to the longevity payment provisions of said agreement.

(d) Provided the agreement described in subsection (a) of this section is approved by the General Assembly, on or before August 1, 2011, and notwithstanding the provisions of sections 45a-75, 46b-233, 51-12 and 51-47 of the general statutes, the Chief Court Administrator or the judges of the Supreme Court shall implement changes to longevity payments and wages for officers and employees of the Judicial Department comparable to the longevity and wage payment provisions of said agreement. Nothing in this subsection shall apply said wage provisions to any such officers or employees whose wages are established by statute.

(e) Provided the agreement described in subsection (a) of this section is approved by the General Assembly, on or before August 1, 2011, and notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall implement changes to longevity payments and wages for employees of the legislative branch comparable to the longevity and wage payment provisions of said agreement. Nothing in this subsection shall grant longevity payments to elected officials of the legislative branch. "