CHAPTER 31
GOVERNOR

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Sec. 3-1. General powers and duties.
Sec. 3-1a. Council on Gubernatorial Incapacity. Composition. Duties.
Sec. 3-2. Salaries of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Office of Governor full time.
Sec. 3-2a. Pensions for Governors and their spouses.
Sec. 3-2b. Footstones, flags and funeral honor guards for deceased Governors, certain other state officers and members of the General Assembly.
Sec. 3-3. Governor's cabinet.
Sec. 3-4. Executive secretary and clerk; executive journal.
Sec. 3-5. Governor to institute lawsuits for state.
Sec. 3-6. Investigatory authority of Governor.
Sec. 3-6a. Power of Governor to restrict use of streets and highways during extreme weather conditions.
Sec. 3-6b. Transportation emergencies: Powers of Governor and joint legislative committee; publication requirements; penalty for violation of emergency order or interference with emergency activities.
Sec. 3-6c. Compacts between Connecticut and other states or Indian tribes. Amendments. General Assembly approval or rejection.
Sec. 3-7. Cancellation of uncollectible claims. Compromise of disputed claims.
Sec. 3-8. Restoration and repair of state boundary marks.
Sec. 3-9. Automobile for use of the Governor.
Sec. 3-10. Maintenance of the Governor's residence. Foundations established re Governor's residence. Disclosure of income, expenditures, contributions, officers and state employees.
Sec. 3-10a. Governor to take steps to assure federal aid for higher education.
Sec. 3-10b. Governor may request waiver of certain federal-aid program requirements re administration of aid.
Sec. 3-10c. Appropriation to be used by or on behalf of former Governor.
Sec. 3-10d. Reactivation of military units for parades, celebrations or other ceremonies.
Sec. 3-10e.
Sec. 3-10f. Lowering of flag for deceased service members.

      Sec. 3-1. General powers and duties. The supreme executive power of the state shall be vested in the Governor. He may, personally or through any authorized agent, investigate into, and take any proper action concerning, any matter involving the enforcement of the laws of the state and the protection of its citizens. He may appoint any officer of the state whose office is provided for by law but for whose appointment no other provision is made by the Constitution or the statutes. He may demand in writing from any officer, department, board, commission, council or other agency of the state a report on any matter relating to the official duties of such agency.

      (1949 Rev., S. 78.)

      Cited. 133 C. 49. Did not empower governor to fill vacancy in office of judge of city and police court of Hartford. 144 C. 612.

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      Sec. 3-1a. Council on Gubernatorial Incapacity. Composition. Duties. (a) There is established a Council on Gubernatorial Incapacity consisting of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and four persons appointed by the Governor. The term of each appointed member of the council shall be coterminous with the term of the Governor. The Chief Justice shall be chairman of the council. Members of the council shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for any necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

      (b) The Council on Gubernatorial Incapacity shall determine if the Governor is unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office. Upon receipt of a written declaration of the Lieutenant-Governor or of a majority of the members of the council that the Governor is unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office the council shall convene within forty-eight hours. In an emergency, upon receipt of a written declaration of the Lieutenant-Governor that the Governor is unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office, the council shall convene or otherwise communicate with each other collectively within twenty-four hours. The Governor shall have the right to appear and be heard and offer any information or evidence which may tend to show his ability to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of his office. A determination that the Governor is unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office shall be made by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the council and shall be made within fourteen days after the council is required to convene. If the council fails to make such a determination the Governor shall continue to exercise, or resume, as the case may be, the powers and duties of his office. If the council determines that the Governor is unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office it shall transmit a written declaration to that effect to the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the Lieutenant-Governor.

      (P.A. 84-351, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 84-351 effective November 28, 1984, upon certification by the secretary of the state of the vote approving the constitutional amendment concerning gubernatorial succession.

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      Sec. 3-2. Salaries of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Office of Governor full time. The Governor shall receive an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars and the Lieutenant Governor shall receive an annual salary of one hundred ten thousand dollars. The Governor shall devote full time to the duties of the office.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3586, subs. (1), (2); 1951, S. 1960d, subs. (1), (2); February, 1965, P.A. 331, S. 39; 1972, P.A. 281, S. 34; P.A. 77-576, S. 52, 65; P.A. 82-365, S. 3, 8; P.A. 86-375, S. 1, 9; P.A. 98-227, S. 1, 9; P.A. 00-231, S. 1, 10.)

      History: 1965 act increased governor's salary from $15,000 to $35,000 and lieutenant governor's salary from $5,000 to $10,000, effective with respect to officers elected at the state election held on November 8, 1966; 1972 act increased governor's salary to $42,000 and lieutenant governor's salary to $18,000, effective January 8, 1975; P.A. 77-576 increased lieutenant governor's salary to $25,000, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 82-365 increased governor's annual salary to $65,000, increased lieutenant governor's annual salary to $40,000 and added provision requiring governor to devote full time to duties of office; P.A. 86-375 increased governor's annual salary to $78,000 and increased lieutenant governor's salary to $55,000; P.A. 98-227 increased Lieutenant Governor's annual salary to $71,500, effective January 6, 1999; P.A. 00-231 increased Governor's salary to $150,000 and Lieutenant Governor's salary to $110,000, effective January 8, 2003.

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      Sec. 3-2a. Pensions for Governors and their spouses. (a) Any person who has served as Governor of this state, having been elected to said office or having exercised the powers and authority of said office on the death or resignation of the Governor, and who has attained the age of fifty-five, shall receive an annual pension equal to five thousand dollars for each year or fraction thereof he so served, payable in equal monthly installments for the remainder of his life, provided no such pension shall be payable for any period during which such person serves as, or exercises the powers and authority of, Governor or any other salaried office in the state government. The state shall provide compensation to the surviving spouse of any Governor or former Governor at the rate of one-half the pension to which he was entitled under the provisions of this section or would have been entitled had he survived to the age of fifty-five, payable monthly in equal installments for the remainder of such surviving spouse's life. If any former Governor or surviving spouse of a former Governor is eligible for a pension under any other provision of state law, the amount of such pension shall be deducted from the pension payable under this section.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the increase in the annual pension for Governors and in the compensation to surviving spouses of Governors, effective on January 1, 1979, shall not apply to the Governor in office on July 7, 1977, or to such Governor's spouse.

      (c) On July 1, 1998, and on July first of each subsequent year, any person who has served as Governor of this state on and after January 6, 1999, having been elected to said office or having exercised the powers and authority of said office on the death or resignation of the Governor, and who has attained the age of fifty-five, shall be entitled, in addition to the annual pension to which such Governor is entitled under subsection (a) of this section, to an annual cost of living allowance which reflects the increase, if any, in the national consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the previous twelve-month period, provided such cost of living allowance shall not exceed three per cent. Such cost of living allowance shall be computed on the basis of the combined retirement salary and cost of living allowances, if any, to which such person was entitled as of the June thirtieth immediately preceding.

      (1959, P.A. 119, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 331, S. 40; 1972, P.A. 281, S. 39; P.A. 77-576, S. 59, 65; P.A. 78-331, S. 2, 58; P.A. 86-375, S. 2, 9; P.A. 98-227, S. 2, 9; P.A. 07-217, S. 2.)

      History: 1965 act provided for payment of pension to governor and changed the amount of the pension payable to widows from one-half of salary he received as governor; 1972 act changed age for receiving pension from 65 to 55 and raised base amount for determining pension from $2,500 to $3,750 not to exceed $15,000 a year, effective January 3, 1973; P.A. 77-576 raised base amount for determining pension to $5,000 not to exceed $20,000 a year, changed references to widow to "surviving spouse" and added Subsec. (b) excluding governor at time of passage from provisions of Subsec. (a), effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-331 made technical changes; P.A. 86-375 deleted $20,000 limit on annual pension for governor and deleted provision that surviving spouse of any governor first elected to said office prior to November 8, 1966, shall receive as pension one-half the salary the spouse of such survivor first received as governor; P.A. 98-227 added Subsec. (c) re annual cost of living allowance, effective January 6, 1999 (Revisor's note: In new Subsec. (c) the words "Such cost of a living allowance ..." were changed editorially by the Revisors to "Such cost of living allowance ..." to correct a technical error); P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 3-2b. Footstones, flags and funeral honor guards for deceased Governors, certain other state officers and members of the General Assembly. The Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs shall cause to be erected at the grave of any person who has served as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General or member of the General Assembly of this state and who died or dies subsequent to January 1, 1971, a footstone, marked with the seal of the state, the name of the deceased, the date of his death and the office or offices in which he served and the dates such service was rendered. The commissioner shall also provide for such grave a flag holder and a Connecticut state flag. At the request of the next of kin of any such Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller or Attorney General, the Commissioner of Public Safety shall provide an honor guard of six state policemen to attend the funeral and burial of such officer. At the request of the next of kin of any such member of the General Assembly, the executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall direct the chief of police of the Office of State Capitol Police to provide an honor guard of State Capitol police officers to attend the funeral and burial of such member.

      (1971, P.A. 626, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 486, 610; P.A. 88-285, S. 28, 35; P.A. 91-173, S. 3; P.A. 09-90, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of state police with commissioner of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 88-285 replaced veterans' home and hospital commission with commissioner of veterans' affairs; P.A. 91-173 included the attorney general in the list of officers; P.A. 09-90 provided state police honor guard for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General, and State Capitol police honor guard for members of General Assembly, effective June 2, 2009.

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      Sec. 3-3. Governor's cabinet. The Governor's cabinet shall consist of not more than fourteen of the administrative heads of the state government as appointed by the Governor. Said cabinet shall meet at the request of the Governor, to advise and confer concerning matters of state interest which the Governor may submit to it.

      (1949 Rev., S. 79; February, 1965, P.A. 191, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act increased membership from 11 to 14 and removed requirement cabinet meet at least quarterly.

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      Sec. 3-4. Executive secretary and clerk; executive journal. Section 3-4 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

      (1949 Rev., S. 80, 3586, subs. (7); S.A. 02-12, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 3-5. Governor to institute lawsuits for state. The Governor is authorized to cause any suit or action at law to be brought in the name of the state, when in his judgment the interests of the state demand that such suit or action at law be brought.

      (1949 Rev., S. 82.)

      See Sec. 3-125 re duties of Attorney General.

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      Sec. 3-6. Investigatory authority of Governor. The Governor shall have such investigatory authority as is conferred or imposed upon the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in section 4-67. He may, from time to time, investigate duplication of work and the efficiency of the organization and administration of budgeted agencies. He may formulate plans for the better coordination of the work of the budgeted agencies. He may direct such action by the several budgeted agencies as will, in his judgment, effect efficiency and economy in the conduct of the affairs of the state government.

      (1949 Rev., S. 243; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 substituted secretary of the office of policy and management for commissioner of finance and control.

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      Sec. 3-6a. Power of Governor to restrict use of streets and highways during extreme weather conditions. (a) Whenever an emergency situation exists because of extreme weather conditions or other acts of nature, other than as is provided in section 28-9, requiring the restriction of movement of persons and vehicles upon the streets and highways of the state, the Governor may issue an order pursuant to section 3-1 designating the persons and vehicles which shall be permitted to move and the routes which they shall follow.

      (b) Violation of an order issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be an infraction.

      (P.A. 78-133.)

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      Sec. 3-6b. Transportation emergencies: Powers of Governor and joint legislative committee; publication requirements; penalty for violation of emergency order or interference with emergency activities. (a) In the event of a state-wide or regional transportation emergency, the Governor may proclaim that the emergency exists and is authorized to: (1) Establish programs, controls, standards or practices in meeting transportation needs; (2) adopt measures affecting the hours, days and locations of the operation of public or private modes of transportation; (3) apply for and receive federal assistance; (4) establish and implement regional programs and agreements to coordinate state transportation resources with those of the federal, other state and local governments; and (5) notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, enter into or authorize the Commissioner of Transportation to enter into any contract or agreement necessary to maintain or restore transportation services. As used in this section, "transportation emergency" means a substantial disruption in the operation of a major transportation facility or service which endangers the public health, safety or welfare.

      (b) Any proclamation or order issued pursuant to this section shall become effective upon its filing in the office of the Secretary of the State. Unless disapproved in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, any proclamation or order shall remain in effect until the Governor proclaims an end to the transportation emergency or until sixty days after the date of the proclamation of the transportation emergency, whichever occurs first.

      (c) Any proclamation or order issued pursuant to this section may be disapproved by a majority vote of a joint legislative committee consisting of the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority and minority leaders of both houses of the General Assembly and the cochairpersons and the ranking members of the committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, provided that at least one of the minority members of the committee votes for disapproval. Any such disapproval shall become effective after filing such action with the office of the Secretary of the State.

      (d) Any proclamation or order issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be published in full at least once in a newspaper having general circulation in each county but failure to publish shall not impair the validity of such proclamation or order.

      (e) Any person who during the course of a transportation emergency proclaimed under subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section violates the provisions of any order issued pursuant to said subsections or who impedes, interferes with or obstructs any lawful transportation emergency activities pursuant to said subsections shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both, for each offense.

      (P.A. 81-454, S. 1-3.)

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      Sec. 3-6c. Compacts between Connecticut and other states or Indian tribes. Amendments. General Assembly approval or rejection. Within ten days after the date of execution of any compact or amendment to a compact between the state of Connecticut and another state or an Indian tribe, the Governor shall file such compact or amendment with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The General Assembly may approve such compact or amendment, in whole, by a majority vote of each house or may reject such compact or amendment, in whole, by a majority vote of either house. If rejected, the compact or amendment shall not be valid and shall not be implemented. The compact or amendment shall be deemed rejected if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject the compact or amendment (1) prior to the adjournment of the regular session of the General Assembly during which such compact or amendment is filed, (2) prior to the adjournment of the regular session of the General Assembly first following the date on which such compact or amendment is filed if the General Assembly is not in regular session on such date or (3) prior to the adjournment of a special session convened before the next regular session of the General Assembly for the purpose of considering such compact or amendment if the General Assembly is not in regular session on the date on which such compact or amendment is filed, provided, if the compact or amendment is filed less than thirty days before the end of a regular session, the General Assembly may vote to approve or reject the compact or amendment (A) within thirty days after the first day of a special session convened before the next regular session of the General Assembly for the purpose of considering such compact or amendment, or (B) within thirty days after the first day of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

      (P.A. 94-244, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 94-244 effective June 20, 1994.

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      Sec. 3-7. Cancellation of uncollectible claims. Compromise of disputed claims. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any uncollectible claim for an amount of one thousand dollars or less may be cancelled upon the books of any state department or agency upon the authorization of the head of such department or agency. Any uncollectible costs in an amount less than five thousand dollars incurred by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-451, for investigating, containing, removing, monitoring or mitigating pollution and contamination, emergency or hazardous waste may be cancelled by the commissioner, in accordance with procedures approved by the State Comptroller.

      (b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may authorize the cancellation upon the books of any state department or agency of any uncollectible claim for an amount greater than one thousand dollars due to such department or agency.

      (c) Upon the recommendation of the Attorney General, the Governor may authorize the compromise of any disputed claim by or against the state or any department or agency thereof, and shall certify to the proper officer or department or agency of the state the amount to be received or paid under such compromise. Such certificate shall constitute sufficient authority to such officer or department or agency to pay or receive the amount therein specified in full settlement of such claim. The record of any compromise effected pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be open to public inspection in accordance with section 1-210.

      (1949 Rev., S. 103; P.A. 73-333; P.A. 81-232; 81-374, S. 1, 4; P.A. 82-412, S. 1, 2; P.A. 85-613, S. 11, 154; P.A. 87-299, S. 1, 2; P.A. 91-120; P.A. 97-203, S. 14, 20; 97-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 98-204, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 73-333 required records of compromise decisions be open to public inspection; P.A. 81-232 permitted cancellation of uncollectible claims due to state departments and agencies by the department or agency head if the amount of the claim is less than $20 where previously all cancellations were authorized by governor and included references to state agencies in addition to departments; P.A. 81-374, effective July 1, 1981, added Subsec. (b) authorizing cancellation of uncollectible patient claims, not exceeding $400, owed to The University of Connecticut health center; P.A. 82-412 amended section to allow cancellation of claims of $50 or less, rather than $20 or less, by agency or department head; P.A. 85-613 made technical change, deleting reference to Sec. 1-20 in Subsec. (a); P.A. 87-299 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing the amount of uncollectible claim due any state department or agency which may be cancelled by the head of such department or agency from $50 or less to $200 or less, except for the department of revenue services where the maximum amount which may be so cancelled was continued at $50; P.A. 91-120 increased the level of uncollectible claims which can be cancelled by the department of revenue services from $50 to $200 and rewrote the section for clarity; P.A. 97-203 amended Subsec. (b) to replace Attorney General with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management re recommendation to the Governor, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 97-241 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may cancel uncollectible claims of less than $5,000 incurred by him under Sec. 22a-451, effective June 24, 1997; P.A. 98-204 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing the amount of uncollectible claim due any state department or agency which may be cancelled by the head of such department or agency from $200 or less to $1,000 or less and deleting provision that uncollectible patient claim due The University of Connecticut Health Center of $400 or less may be cancelled upon the authorization of the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, amended Subsec. (b) by providing that the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, rather than the Governor, upon the recommendation of said secretary, may authorize cancellation of uncollectible claim for $1,000, rather than $200, and deleting provision concerning cancellation of uncollectible patient claims greater than $400 due The University of Connecticut Health Center, effective July 1, 1998.

      The legislature did not intend for Governor's authorization to pay amount specified in a settlement to create mandatory duty for department official to pay. 284 C. 250.

      Arbitration clause in state contract not invalidated by this section. 28 CS 173.


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      Sec. 3-8. Restoration and repair of state boundary marks. The Governor shall, in 1975 and decennially thereafter, or whenever any monument or other boundary mark between this state and an adjoining state has become damaged, displaced or destroyed, appoint an agent authorized to act with a duly appointed agent of such adjoining state to examine any or all of such monuments and boundary marks and restore or repair any that are injured or have been removed; and a reasonable portion of the expense thereof, together with the cost of the services of such agent, when approved by the Governor, shall be paid from the State Treasury. Such agent or his representative may, upon giving reasonable written notice to the owner, enter upon private property for the purpose of surveying, establishing, maintaining or restoring any state boundary mark or monument and shall use care so that no unnecessary damage shall result to such private property, and the state shall pay damages to the owner of any such property, from appropriations made to the Department of Transportation for any damage or injury such agent or his representative causes such owner by such entry and activity.

      (1949 Rev., S. 90; 1967, P.A. 46, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 550, S. 1.)

      History: 1967 act changed "1970" and "quinquennially" to "1975" and "decennially", respectively; 1971 act made provisions concerning entry on private property and reimbursement for any damage to private property.

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      Sec. 3-9. Automobile for use of the Governor. An automobile shall be provided for the use of the Governor, to be purchased, maintained and operated at the expense of the state from moneys appropriated for expenses of the Governor.

      (1949 Rev., S. 81.)

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      Sec. 3-10. Maintenance of the Governor's residence. Foundations established re Governor's residence. Disclosure of income, expenditures, contributions, officers and state employees. (a) The land, buildings, furnishings and improvements of the Governor's official residence shall be maintained by the Commissioner of Public Works and food, supplies and staff for such residence shall be provided by the commissioner at the expense of the state.

      (b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for any foundation, as defined in section 4-37e, and established for the purpose of assisting the Commissioner of Public Works in performing the duties described in subsection (a) of this section, the following information shall be subject to disclosure in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14: (1) The annual income and individual expenditures and contributions in excess of two hundred dollars of such foundation, (2) the names of the officers of any such foundation, and (3) the names of any state employees acting on behalf of, or working for such foundation.

      (1949 Rev., S. 104; March, 1950, S. 33d; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 87-496, S. 7, 110; P.A. 88-1, S. 2, 13; P.A. 04-37, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced "public works commissioner" with "commissioner of administrative services"; P.A. 87-496 substituted "public works commissioner" for "administrative services commissioner"; P.A. 88-1 required food, supplies and staff for the residence to be provided by the commissioner at state expense; P.A. 04-37 designated existing section as Subsec. (a), and added new Subsec. (b) re disclosure of income, expenses, contributions, officers and certain state employee names by foundations established to assist the Commissioner of Public Works in maintaining the Governor's residence, effective April 20, 2004.

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      Sec. 3-10a. Governor to take steps to assure federal aid for higher education. Section 3-10a is repealed.

      (1961, P.A. 534; 1967, P.A. 585, S. 5.)

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      Sec. 3-10b. Governor may request waiver of certain federal-aid program requirements re administration of aid. (a) The Governor is authorized to request the head of any federal department administering a grant-in-aid program under any federal law which requires that a single state agency or multimember board or commission be established or designated to administer or supervise the administration of the program, that such federal department waive the single state agency or multimember board or commission provision of such federal law in accordance with section 204 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general statute, upon the waiver by the head of a federal department pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Governor may authorize and direct that the program for which such waiver has been obtained be administered by more than one state agency, board or commission.

      (1969, P.A. 588, S. 1, 2.)

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      Sec. 3-10c. Appropriation to be used by or on behalf of former Governor. (a) The Comptroller shall make available during the period of one year from the date a former Governor shall leave office, upon submission of proper vouchers, the sum of not more than ten thousand dollars, which is to be used by or on behalf of such former Governor, as he or, in the event he is unable to do so because of illness or death, the Comptroller deems proper and necessary, to meet the expenses applicable to the performance of public responsibilities related to his having held the office of Governor.

      (b) To be eligible for the benefits of this section, a former Governor shall not, during the term for which he was elected, have been removed from office or have left office during the term for which he was elected for any reason other than physical or mental disability.

      (c) Repealed by P.A. 75-567, S. 56, 80.

      (1971, P.A. 28, S. 1-3; P.A. 75-567, S. 56, 80; P.A. 81-371, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 75-567 repealed Subsec. (c) which had provided an appropriation; P.A. 81-371, effective June 23, 1981, added provision authorizing the comptroller to determine the proper and necessary use of fund, on behalf of a former governor, if the former governor is unable to do so because of illness or death.

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      Sec. 3-10d. Reactivation of military units for parades, celebrations or other ceremonies. The Governor may reactivate any military unit of the state or of the colony of Connecticut for participation in any parade, celebration or other ceremony taking place within or outside the state. No state funds shall be expended for reactivation of any such units and no person shall be involuntarily activated under the authority of this section.

      (P.A. 73-220, S. 1, 2; P.A. 87-278, S. 4, 5.)

      History: P.A. 87-278 removed restrictions limiting reactivation of military units to bicentennial celebrations and permitted reactivation for any parade, celebration or other ceremony.

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      Sec. 3-10e. Transferred to Chapter 814b, Sec. 46a-41.

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      Sec. 3-10f. Lowering of flag for deceased service members. Whenever the Governor prescribes that the state flag be flown at half-staff for a period following the death in the line of duty of a member of the armed forces, the Governor shall also prescribe that the national flag be flown at half-staff for the same period.

      (P.A. 06-138, S. 1.)

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