OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 387

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF REMANUFACTURED PARTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICLE FLEET.

SUMMARY:

This bill authorizes the commissioners of the administrative services, motor vehicles, and transportation departments to use recycled, remanufactured, or aftermarket parts as the primary means of maintaining and repairing vehicles in the state motor vehicle fleet when (1) these parts are available and (2) using them provides a demonstrated cost savings over a vehicle's life. It exempts vehicles under the management of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). Although the bill extends this authorization to the motor vehicles commissioner, she has no authority under Executive Order 22 to purchase, lease, or maintain passenger cars or light-duty trucks.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

BACKGROUND

State Motor Vehicle Fleet

Pursuant to Executive Order 22 (January 9, 2009) the Department of Administrative Services has final authority over the purchasing, leasing, and maintaining of all passenger cars and light-duty trucks the state owns, except that the Department of Transportation may own and maintain, and DESPP may maintain, vehicles necessary for the performance of their statutory functions.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Transportation Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

37

Nay

0

(03/14/2012)