CHAPTER 50
OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT:
GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS;
STATE PLANNING

Table of Contents

Sec. 4-66c. Urban action bonds.
Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible.
Sec. 4-66h. Main Street Investment Fund account. Distribution of funds.
Sec. 4-66k. Regional performance incentive account.
Sec. 4-66l. Municipal revenue sharing account. Manufacturing transition grants.
Sec. 4-66m. Intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. Bond authorization.
Sec. 4-66aa. Community investment account. Distribution of funds.
Sec. 4-67e. Coordination of water resources policy. Memorandum of understanding. Review of regulatory authority and memoranda of understanding.
Sec. 4-67g. State property: Long-range planning, efficiency of use and inventory.
Sec. 4-68y. Disproportionate minority contact: Definitions, reports.
Sec. 4-68z. Contract for LEAN practices applied to certain agency permitting and enforcement processes. Licensure procedures for commercial bus drivers.
Sec. 4-69. Definitions.
Sec. 4-70b. Definitions. Secretary's budget, finance and management duties. Report to the General Assembly. Secretary's authority to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contracts.
Sec. 4-72. Governor's budget message.
Sec. 4-73. Recommended appropriations.
Sec. 4-74. Appropriation and revenue bills.
Sec. 4-74a. Recommendations concerning the economy.
Sec. 4-77b. Estimate of expenditure requirement by Department of Administrative Services to include leasing and maintenance costs.
Sec. 4-89. Appropriations; treatment of unexpended balances at close of fiscal year.
Sec. 4-124q. Grants-in-aid to regional agencies. Voluntary Regional Consolidation Bonus Pool.
Sec. 4-124s. Regional performance incentive program.
Sec. 4-124w. Office of Workforce Competitiveness. Responsibilities.
Secs. 4-124x and 4-124y. Technology assessment examination program; report. Information technology credential or degree program; guidelines; report.
Sec. 4-124z. Review and evaluation of linkage between skill standards for education and training and employment needs of business and industry.
Sec. 4-124aa. Information technology internship and work-study program. Guidelines. Report.
Sec. 4-124bb. Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee. Establishment. Membership.
Sec. 4-124cc. Career ladder programs. Development of three-year plan.
Sec. 4-124ee. Connecticut nursing faculty incentive program. Guidelines. Report.
Sec. 4-124ff. Innovation Challenge Grant program. Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy.
Sec. 4-124gg. Industry advisory committees for career clusters within regional vocational-technical schools and regional community-technical college systems.
Sec. 4-124hh. Grant program to generate talent in institutions of higher education and for student outreach and development.
Sec. 4-124tt. Pilot program for training re employment skills and credentials for certain individuals with minor dependents. Eligibility.
Sec. 4-124uu. Program re trained workforce for the film industry.
Sec. 4-124vv. Labor Department to fund Connecticut Career Choices.
Sec. 4-124ww. Report identifying workforce shortage sectors and subsectors.

PART I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Sec. 4-66c. Urban action bonds. (a) For the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one billion two hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (D) for the Department of Social Services: Child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multipurpose human resource centers and food distribution facilities, not exceeding thirty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars, provided four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; (E) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (F) for the Office of Policy and Management: (i) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for a pilot demonstration program to leverage private contributions for redevelopment of designated historic preservation areas, not exceeding one million dollars; (ii) grants-in-aid for urban development projects including economic and community development, transportation, environmental protection, public safety, children and families and social services projects and programs, including, in the case of economic and community development projects administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by the Department of Economic and Community Development, administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding one billion one hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

      (2) (A) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (F)(ii). (B) Twelve million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries. (C) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for small business gap financing. (D) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for regional economic development revolving loan funds. (E) One million four hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for rehabilitation and renovation of the Black Rock Library in Bridgeport. (F) Two million five hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for site acquisition, renovation and rehabilitation for the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford. (G) Three million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for the acquisition of land and the development of commercial or retail property in New Haven. (H) Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for repairs and replacement of the fishing pier at Cummings Park in Stamford.

      (c) Any proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds may be used to fund grants-in-aid to municipalities or the grant-in-aid programs of said departments, including, but not limited to, financial assistance and expenses authorized under chapters 128, 129, 130, 133, 136 and 298, and section 16a-40a, provided any such program shall be implemented in an eligible municipality or is for projects in other municipalities which the State Bond Commission determines will help to meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b. For the purposes of this section, "eligible municipality" means a municipality which is economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, which is classified as an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30, which is classified as a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, or in which the State Bond Commission determines that the project in question will help meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, proceeds from the sale of bonds pursuant to this section may, with the approval of the State Bond Commission, be used for transit-oriented development projects, as defined in section 13b-79o, in any municipality.

      (d) Any economic development project eligible for assistance under this section may include but not be limited to: (1) The construction or rehabilitation of commercial, industrial and mixed use structures; and (2) the construction, reconstruction or repair of roads, accessways and other site improvements. The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract for state financial assistance for any eligible economic or community development project in the form of a grant-in-aid. Any grant-in-aid shall be in an amount not in excess of the cost of the project for which the grant is made as determined and approved by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. Before entering into a grant-in-aid contract the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall have approved an application submitted on forms provided by the commissioner. No project shall be undertaken until the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development approves the plans, specifications and estimated costs. The commissioner may adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary for the implementation of this section.

      (e) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, whenever the Department of Economic and Community Development or the Office of Policy and Management is authorized by the general statutes to assess, collect or fund administrative expenses or service charges or otherwise recover costs or expenses incurred by the state in carrying out the provisions of any economic or community development project or program administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, except in the case of administrative oversight charges described in section 8-37tt amounts so assessed, collected or funded by the state may be used to pay any administrative expenses of the Department of Economic and Community Development and shall not be required to be used to pay expenses related to a particular project or program.

      (P.A. 79-607, S. 21; P.A. 80-21, S. 1, 5; 80-411, S. 2, 3; 80-483, S. 11, 186; P.A. 81-472, S. 1, 159; P.A. 83-365; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-33, S. 2, 17; P.A. 84-443, S. 1, 20; P.A. 85-558, S. 2, 17; 85-613, S. 16, 154; P.A. 86-396, S. 3, 25; P.A. 87-405, S. 1, 26; P.A. 88-343, S. 3, 32; P.A. 89-211, S. 3; 89-331, S. 4, 30; P.A. 90-297, S. 1, 24; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4, S. 6, 25; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 1, 36; P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-382, S. 53, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 1, 45; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-272, S. 1, 29; P.A. 96-181, S. 104, 121; 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; 96-256, S. 169, 209; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 2, 20; P.A. 98-259, S. 1, 17; P.A. 99-241, S. 2, 66; 99-242, S. 88, 90; P.A. 00-167, S. 57, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 1, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 110; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 1; P.A. 06-136, S. 12; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 40; P.A. 10-44, S. 26; P.A. 11-57, S. 61; 11-80, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 80-21 removed housing projects from control of economic development department and gave control to housing department under Subsec. (b); P.A. 80-411 included shelter facilities for victims of household abuse under control of human resources department in Subsec. (b); P.A. 80-483 and P.A. 81-472 made technical changes; P.A. 83-365 added Subsec. (d) concerning economic development projects; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-33 increased total authorization from $12,000,000 to $13,000,000 and economic development project segment from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000; P.A. 84-443 increased general authorization limit to $15,000,000, including an increase for the departments of economic development and human resources to $4,000,000 each, delayed the deadline for authorization by the state bond commission to October 1, 1986, and incorrectly showed Subsec. (d) as new language whereas it had already been added by P.A. 83-365; P.A. 85-558 increased the bond authorization limit to $17,300,000, increasing economic development segment to $5,300,000 and human resources segment to $5,000,000; P.A. 85-613 made technical change; P.A. 86-396 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $17,300,000 to $20,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b) to increase bond authorization in Subdiv. (1) from $5,300,000 five to 6,300,000, to increase bond authorization in Subdiv. (4) from $5,000,000 to $5,750,000 and to add Subdiv. (6) re historic preservation areas; P.A. 87-405 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $20,050,000 to $59,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b) to increase the bond authorization in Subdiv. (1) from $6,300,000 to $7,300,000, to increase the bond authorization in Subdiv. (4) from $5,750,000 to $8,750,000 and to include emergency shelters for the homeless and multipurpose human resource centers within that authorization and to add Subdiv. (6)(B) re grants-in-aid to municipalities, municipal entities and certain nonprofit organizations; P.A. 88-343 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $59,050,000 to $68,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase the bond authorization from $7,300,000 to $9,300,000 and (b)(4) from $8,750,000 to $15,750,000 and added "related facilities" in Subsec. (b)(4); P.A. 89-211 clarified reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; P.A. 89-331 increased the total bond authorization from $68,050,000 to $72,550,000 and increased the bond authorization for the department of human resources from $15,750,000 to $20,250,000; P.A. 90-297 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $72,550,000 to $79,645,902 and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase the bond authorization from $9,300,000 to $9,800,000,(b)(2) to decrease the bond authorization from $2,000,000 to $1,995,902 and (b)(4) to increase the bond authorization from $20,250,000 to $26,850,000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4 increased the bond authorization in Subsec. (a) from $79,645,902 to $92,345,902, in Subsec. (b)(1) the amount of the proceeds from the sale of said bonds to be used for economic development was increased from $9,800,000 to $17,500,000 and in Subsec. (b)(4) the amount to be used for the department of human resources was increased from $26,850,000 to $31,850,000; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $92,345,902 to $106,595,902 and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase the bond authorization from $17,500,000 to $18,500,000, Subsec. (b)(4) to increase the bond authorization from $31,850,000 to $35,100,000 and to include in such authorization food distribution facilities and Subsec. (b)(6)(B)to increase the bond authorization from $35,000,000 to $45,000,000 and to include in such authorization public safety programs; P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of department of social services for department of human resources, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-382 added definition of "applicant" in Subsec. (d), extending eligibility for grants-in-aid to nonmunicipal entities, effective July 1, 1993; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $106,595,902 to $173,895,902, effective July 1, 1993, provided $30,500,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase bond authorization from $18,500,000 to $48,500,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $10,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, (b)(4) from $35,100,000 to $39,100,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $4,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, and (b)(6) from $45,000,000 to $78,300,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $16,500,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Economic Development with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-272 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $173,895,902 to $197,895,902 provided $12,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, Subsec. (b) to increase authorization for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $48,500,000 to $58,500,000 provided $5,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, and the authorization for grants-in-aid for urban development projects from $78,300,000 to $92,300,000 provided $7,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-181 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $197,895,000 to $275,895,000 and the amount available for July 1, 1996, from $12,000,000 to $90,000,000, Subsec. (b) to include administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, to provide that $2,000,000 be used for the Technology-Based Revolving Loan Fund program, to add the Department of Children and Families and to increase the amounts available for grants-in-aid under Subdiv. (6)(B) from $92,300,000 to $170,300,000 and the amount available for July 1, 1996, from $7,000,000 to $85,000,000, Subsec. (c) to add to the definition of "eligible municipality" reference to determination by Bond Commission that projects meet goal of Sec. 4-66b, and Subsec. (d) to delete definition of "applicant" and make technical changes, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 96-256 amended Subsec. (d) to replace reference to Sec. 33-421 with Sec. 33-1002, effective January 1, 1997; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $275,895,902 to $384,695,902 provided $54,400,000 is effective July 1, 1998, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase bond authorization from $58,500,000 to $67,300,000 provided $4,400,000 is effective July 1, 1998, and to delete reference to the Technology-Based Revolving Loan Fund program, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 98-259, effective July 1, 1998, amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $384,695,902 to $409,695,902 provided $79,400,000 of said authorization was effective July 1, 1998, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase authorization in Subdiv. (2) from $1,995,902 to $2,000,000, to decrease the authorization in Subdiv. (3) from $2,000,000 to $1,995,902, and to increase the authorization in Subdiv. (6) from $270,300,000 to $295,300,000 provided $75,000,000 of said authorization was effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $409,695,902 to $596,695,902 provided $93,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, and Subsec. (b) to increase authorization from $67,300,000 to $77,300,000, one million to be used for a grant to the deployment center program provided $5,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-242 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $596,695,902 to $669,695,902 provided $130,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-167 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that $5,000,000 of the grants authorized under Subdiv. (6)(B) may be made to private nonprofit organizations and that $5,000,000 of the grants authorized under Subdiv. (6)(B) may be made for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries, and amended Subsec. (c) to include public investment communities as eligible municipalities, effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the authorization from $669,695,902 to $953,695,902 provided $142,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development for economic and community development projects from $77,300,000 to $81,300,000 provided $2,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, and to increase authorization to Office of Policy and Management for various projects from $545,300,000 to $825,300,000 provided $140,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 amended Subsec. (a) to decrease authorization from $953,695,902 to $906,987,544 and to provide that $107,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to decrease amount authorized for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $81,300,000 to $74,591,642 and to provide that $7,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, Subsec. (b)(6)(B) to decrease the amount authorized for the Office of Policy and Management from $825,300,000 to $785,300,000 and to provide that $100,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, and to add provision that $5,000,000 be made available for small business gap financing, effective July 1, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $982,487,544 and to provide that $75,500,000 of said authorization is effective July 1, 2004, and amended Subsec. (b) to decrease authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development in Subdiv. (1) to $67,591,642, to delete provision re part of said authorization which was effective July 1, 2003, to increase authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development in Subdiv. (6)(B) to $867,800,000, of which $82,500,000 is effective July 1, 2004, to increase authorization for renovations and improvements of libraries to $10,000,000 and to add provision making a portion of authorized funds available for regional economic development revolving loan funds, effective July 1, 2004; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 amended Subsec. (b) to increase an authorization for renovations and improvements of libraries to $12,000,000, effective May 12, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization from $982,487,541 to $1,132,487,544, of which $65,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and amended Subsec. (b) by dividing it into Subdivs. (1) and (2), making conforming changes therein, increasing the amount authorized for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $867,800,000 to $1,017,800,000, of which $65,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and providing that $1,400,000 be made available for Black Rock Library and $2,500,000 be made available for the Institute for the Hispanic Family, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-136 amended Subsec. (c) to provide that bonds may be used for transit-oriented development projects, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $1,132,487,544 to $1,172,487,544, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (b)(1)(F)(ii) to increase amount authorized from $1,017,800,000 to $1,057,800,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, effective November 2, 2007; P.A. 10-44 amended Subsec. (a) to decrease aggregate authorization from $1,172,487,544 to $1,159,487,544 and to delete provision re authorization amount effective on July 1, 2008, amended Subsec. (b)(1)(F)(ii) to decrease amount authorized from $1,057,800,000 to $1,044,800,000 and to delete provision re authorization amount effective on July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (b)(2) by adding Subpara. (G) providing that $3,000,000 be made available for land acquisition and development in New Haven and Subpara. (H) providing that $750,000 be made available for Cummings Park in Stamford, effective July 1, 2010; P.A. 11-57 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $1,159,487,544 to $1,259,487,544, of which $50,000,000 is effective July 1, 2012, and amended Subsec. (b)(1)(F)(ii) to increase amount authorized from $1,044,800,000 to $1,144,800,000, of which $50,000,000 is effective July 1, 2012, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, "Department of Environmental Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Energy and Environmental Protection" in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred twenty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

      (b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for a small town economic assistance program the purpose of which shall be to provide grants-in-aid to any municipality or group of municipalities, provided the municipality and each municipality that is part of a group of municipalities is not economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, does not have an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30 and is not a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545. Such grants shall be used for purposes for which funds would be available under section 4-66c. No group of municipalities may receive an amount exceeding in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars per municipality in such group in any one fiscal year under said program. No individual municipality may receive more than five hundred thousand dollars in any one fiscal year under said program, except that any municipality that receives a grant under said program as a member of a group of municipalities shall continue to be eligible to receive an amount equal to five hundred thousand dollars less the amount of such municipality's proportionate share of such grant. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection and section 4-66c, a municipality that is (1) a distressed municipality within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p or a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, and (2) otherwise eligible under this subsection for the small town economic assistance program may elect to be eligible for said program individually or as part of a group of municipalities in lieu of being eligible for financial assistance under section 4-66c, by a vote of its legislative body or, in the case of a municipality in which the legislative body is a town meeting, its board of selectmen, and submitting a written notice of such vote to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Any such election shall be for the four-year period following submission of such notice to the secretary and may be extended for additional four-year periods in accordance with the same procedure for the initial election.

      (c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (d) Any grant-in-aid allowed under the small town economic assistance program under this section may be administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by another state agency as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

      (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16a-31, no municipality that has a population of less than fifteen thousand as determined by the most recent decennial census and in which at least five thousand five hundred acres of land but not more than six thousand acres of land is owned by a regional water authority shall be denied a grant pursuant to subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section for a sewer project solely because such project is not consistent with the locational guide map accompanying the state plan of conservation and development adopted under chapter 297.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 19, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 21; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 2; P.A. 05-194, S. 1; 05-247, S. 10; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 41; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2, S. 1; P.A. 11-57, S. 62; 11-123, S. 1.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 added Subsec. (d) re administration of grant-in-aid, effective August 15, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $60,000,000, make $20,000,000 of said authorization effective July 1, 2004, and delete provision re funds authorized in 2002, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 05-194 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize certain distressed municipalities and public investment communities to elect to be eligible for the small town economic assistance program in lieu of being eligible for financial assistance under Sec. 4-66c, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 05-247, designated editorially by the Revisors as Subsec. (e), provided that certain municipalities shall not be denied a grant for a sewer project solely because the project is not consistent with the locational guide map, effective July 8, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization from $60,000,000 to $100,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and amended Subsec. (b) to remove requirement that to receive grant, municipality must have a population under thirty thousand, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing aggregate authorization from $100,000,000 to $140,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, effective November 2, 2007; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $140,000,000 to $180,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2010, effective September 25, 2009; P.A. 11-57 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $180,000,000 to $220,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2012, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-123 amended Subsec. (b) to allow groups of municipalities to apply for grants, to limit the amount of any such grant and to make conforming changes, effective July 8, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66h. Main Street Investment Fund account. Distribution of funds. (a) There is established an account to be known as the "Main Street Investment Fund account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Office of Policy and Management for the purposes of providing grants not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars to municipalities with populations of not more than thirty thousand or municipalities eligible for the small town economic assistance program pursuant to section 4-66g for eligible projects as defined in subsection (d) of this section. Municipalities shall apply for such grants in a manner to be determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

      (b) In awarding such grants, the secretary shall determine that an eligible project advances the municipality's approved plan pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section. Such advancements may include, but not be limited to, facade or awning improvements; sidewalk improvements or construction; street lighting; building renovations, including mixed use of residential and commercial; landscaping and development of recreational areas and greenspace; bicycle paths; and other improvements or renovations deemed by the secretary to contribute to the economic success of the municipality.

      (c) A grant received pursuant to this section shall be used for improvements to property owned by the municipality, except the municipality may use a portion of the proceeds of such grant to provide a one-time reimbursement to owners of commercial private property for eligible expenditures that directly support and enhance an eligible project. The maximum allowable reimbursement for such eligible expenditures to any such owner shall be fifty thousand dollars, to be provided at the following rates: (1) Expenditures equal to or less than fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of fifty per cent, and (2) any additional expenditures greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than or equal to one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of twenty-five per cent.

      (d) For the purposes of this section:

      (1) "Eligible expenditures" include expenses for cosmetic and structural exterior building improvements, signage, lighting and landscaping that is visible from the street, including, but not limited to, exterior painting or surface treatment, decorative awnings, window and door replacements or modifications, storefront enhancements, irrigation, streetscape, outdoor patios and decks, exterior wall lighting, decorative post lighting and architectural features, but do not include (A) any renovations that are solely the result of ordinary repair and maintenance, (B) improvements that are required to remedy a health, housing or safety code violation, or (C) nonpermanent structures, furnishings, movable equipment or other nonpermanent amenities.

      (2) "Eligible projects" means projects that are part of a plan previously approved by the governing body of the municipality to develop or improve town commercial centers to attract small businesses, promote commercial viability, and improve aesthetics and pedestrian access.

      (Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1, S. 78.)

      History: Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1 effective October 27, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66k. Regional performance incentive account. There is established an account to be known as the "regional performance incentive account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purposes of providing grants under the regional performance incentive program established pursuant to section 4-124s.

      (P.A. 11-6, S. 95.)

      History: P.A. 11-6 effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66l. Municipal revenue sharing account. Manufacturing transition grants. (a) There is established an account to be known as the "municipal revenue sharing account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purposes of grants established pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

      (b) (1) The secretary shall provide manufacturing transition grants to municipalities in an amount equal to the amount each municipality received from the state as payments in lieu of taxes pursuant to sections 12-94b, 12-94c, 12-94f and 12-94g of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2011, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. Such grant payments shall be made in quarterly allotments, payable on November fifteenth, February fifteenth, May fifteenth and August fifteenth. The total amount of the grant payment is as follows:

MunicipalityGrant Amounts
Andover$2,929
Ansonia70,732
Ashford2,843
Avon213,211
Barkhamsted33,100
Beacon Falls38,585
Berlin646,080
Bethany54,901
Bethel229,948
Bethlehem6,305
Bloomfield1,446,585
Bolton19,812
Bozrah110,715
Branford304,496
Bridgeport839,881
Bridgewater491
Bristol2,066,321
Brookfield97,245
Brooklyn8,509
Burlington14,368
Canaan17,075
Canterbury1,610
Canton6,344
Chaplin554
Cheshire598,668
Chester71,130
Clinton168,444
Colchester31,069
Colebrook436
Columbia21,534
Cornwall0
Coventry8,359
Cromwell27,780
Danbury1,534,876
Darien0
Deep River86,478
Derby12,218
Durham122,637
Eastford43,436
East Granby430,285
East Haddam1,392
East Hampton15,087
East Hartford3,576,349
East Haven62,435
East Lyme17,837
Easton2,111
East Windsor237,311
Ellington181,426
Enfield219,004
Essex80,826
Fairfield82,908
Farmington440,541
Franklin413,545
Glastonbury202,935
Goshen2,101
Granby28,727
Greenwich70,905
Griswold35,790
Groton1,373,459
Guilford55,611
Haddam2,840
Hamden230,771
Hampton0
Hartford1,184,209
Hartland758
Harwinton17,272
Hebron1,793
Kent0
Killingly567,638
Killingworth4,149
Lebanon24,520
Ledyard296,297
Lisbon2,923
Litchfield2,771
Lyme0
Madison6,880
Manchester861,979
Mansfield5,502
Marlborough5,890
Meriden721,037
Middlebury67,184
Middlefield198,671
Middletown1,594,059
Milford1,110,891
Monroe151,649
Montville356,761
Morris2,926
Naugatuck274,100
New Britain1,182,061
New Canaan159
New Fairfield912
New Hartford110,586
New Haven1,175,481
Newington758,790
New London30,182
New Milford628,728
Newtown192,643
Norfolk5,854
North Branford243,540
North Canaan304,560
North Haven1,194,569
North Stonington0
Norwalk328,472
Norwich161,111
Old Lyme1,528
Old Saybrook38,321
Orange85,980
Oxford72,596
Plainfield120,563
Plainville443,937
Plymouth124,508
Pomfret22,677
Portland73,590
Preston0
Prospect56,300
Putnam139,075
Redding1,055
Ridgefield452,270
Rocky Hill192,142
Roxbury478
Salem3,740
Salisbury66
Scotland6,096
Seymour255,384
Sharon0
Shelton483,928
Sherman0
Simsbury62,846
Somers72,769
Southbury16,678
Southington658,809
South Windsor1,084,232
Sprague334,376
Stafford355,770
Stamford407,895
Sterling19,506
Stonington80,628
Stratford2,838,621
Suffield152,561
Thomaston315,229
Thompson62,329
Tolland75,056
Torrington486,957
Trumbull163,740
Union0
Vernon121,917
Voluntown1,589
Wallingford1,589,756
Warren235
Washington231
Waterbury2,076,795
Waterford27,197
Watertown521,334
Westbrook214,436
West Hartford648,560
West Haven137,765
Weston366
Westport0
Wethersfield17,343
Willington15,891
Wilton247,801
Winchester249,336
Windham369,559
Windsor1,078,969
Windsor Locks1,567,628
Wolcott189,485
Woodbridge27,108
Woodbury45,172
Woodstock55,097
            
Borough of Danielson0
Borough Jewett City3,329
Borough Stonington0
            
Barkhamsted F.D.1,996
Berlin - Kensington F.D.9,430
Berlin - Worthington F.D.747
Bloomfield Center Fire3,371
Bloomfield Blue Hills88,142
Canaan F.D. (no fire district)0
Cromwell F.D.1,662
Enfield F.D.(1)12,688
Enfield Thompsonville(2)2,814
Enfield Haz'dv'l F.D.(3)1,089
Enfield N.Thmps'nv'l F.D.(4)55
Enfield Shaker Pines (5)5,096
Groton - City241,680
Groton Sewer1,388
Groton Mystic F.D. #319
Groton Noank F.D. #40
Groton Old Mystic F.D. #51,610
Groton Poquonnock Br. #217,967
Groton W. Pleasant Valley0
Killingly Attawaugan F.D.1,457
Killingly Dayville F.D.33,885
Killingly Dyer Manor1,157
E. Killingly F.D.75
So. Killingly F.D.150
Killingly Williamsville F.D.5,325
Manchester Eighth Util.55,013
Middletown South F.D.165,713
Middletown Westfield F.D.8,805
Middletown City Fire27,038
New Htfd. Village F.D. #15,664
New Htfd. Pine Meadow #3104
New Htfd. South End F.D.8
Plainfield Central Village F.D.1,167
Plainfield Moosup F.D.1,752
Plainfield F.D. #2551,658
Plainfield Wauregan F.D.4,360
Pomfret F.D.841
Putnam E. Putnam F.D.8,196
Putnam W. Putnam F.D.0
Simsbury F.D.2,135
Stafford Springs Service Dist.12,400
Sterling F.D.1,034
Stonington Mystic F.D.478
Stonington Old Mystic F.D.1,999
Stonington Pawcatuck F.D.4,424
Stonington Quiambaug F.D.65
Stonington F.D.0
Stonington Wequetequock F.D.58
Trumbull Center461
Trumbull Long Hill F.D.889
Trumbull Nichols F.D.3,102
Watertown F.D.0
West Haven Allingtown F.D.(3)17,230
W. Haven First Ctr Fire Taxn (1)7,410
West Haven West Shore F.D.(2)29,445
Windsor Wilson F.D.170
Windsor F.D.38
Windham First7,096
            
GRAND TOTAL$50,271,099

      (2) The amount of the grant payable to each municipality in any year in accordance with this subsection shall be reduced proportionately in the event that the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount available in the municipal revenue sharing account established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section with respect to such year.

      (3) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any municipality that, prior to June 30, 2011, was overpaid under the program set forth in section 12-94b of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2011, shall have such overpayments deducted from any grant payable pursuant to this section.

      (c) If there are moneys available in the municipal revenue sharing account after all grants are made pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the secretary shall distribute the remaining funds as follows: (1) Fifty per cent of such funds shall be distributed to municipalities on a per capita basis, as determined by the most recent federal decennial census, and (2) fifty per cent shall be distributed in accordance with the formula in subsection (e) of section 3-55j using population information from the most recent federal decennial census, the 2007 equalized net grand list and 1999 per capita income.

      (P.A. 11-6, S. 96; 11-61, S. 44; 11-239, S. 17.)

      History: P.A. 11-6 effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 designated existing Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (b)(1) and amended same by removing reference to Sec. 32-9s and replacing general provision re grants with list of grant amounts to each municipality, added Subsec. (b)(2) re reduction of grant amounts, added Subsec. (b)(3) re treatment of overpayments and amended Subsec. (c) to specify sources of numbers to be used in the formula under Sec. 3-55j(e), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-239 amended Subsec. (b)(3) to change reference to Sec. 12-94b to the revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2011, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66m. Intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. Bond authorization. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate twenty million dollars, provided ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

      (b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid under the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

      (c) (1) There is established an intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program to provide grants to municipalities to jointly acquire, on and after October 1, 2011, by purchase or by lease, equipment and vehicles necessary to the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service.

      (2) Grant funds may be used for acquisition costs of (A) equipment with an anticipated remaining useful life of not less than five years from the date of purchase or entry into a lease, including, but not limited to, data processing equipment that has a unit price of less than one thousand dollars, that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service, and (B) a maintenance vehicle, pick-up truck, tractor, truck tractor or utility trailer, as each said term is defined in section 14-1, or any other similar type of vehicle that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service. Each grant shall be not more than fifty per cent of the total acquisition cost of such equipment or vehicle, or two hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever is less.

      (3) Not later than September 1, 2011, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall develop guidelines to establish (A) the procedures to apply for and the administration of the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program, (B) criteria for the expenditure of grant funds and the method of allocation of a grant among the municipalities that jointly acquire or lease equipment or a vehicle set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (C) prioritization for the awarding of grants pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, any limits in a given time frame on (i) the number of times a municipality may apply, or (ii) the dollar amount of grant funds a municipality may receive, pursuant to this section.

      (4) Not later than October 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall publish a notice of grant availability and solicit proposals for funding under the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. Municipalities eligible for such funding pursuant to the guidelines developed under subdivision (3) of this subsection may file applications for such funding at such times and in such manner as the secretary prescribes. The secretary shall review all grant applications and make determinations as to which acquisitions to fund and the amount of grants to be awarded in accordance with the guidelines developed under subdivision (3) of this subsection.

      (d) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (P.A. 11-57, S. 75.)

      History: P.A. 11-57 effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-66aa. Community investment account. Distribution of funds. (a) There is established, within the General Fund, a separate, nonlapsing account to be known as the "community investment account". The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The funds in the account shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) Ten dollars of each fee credited to said account shall be deposited into the agriculture sustainability account established pursuant to section 4-66cc and, then, of the remaining funds, (2) twenty-five per cent to the Department of Economic and Community Development to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) twenty-five per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) twenty-five per cent to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; and (4) twenty-five per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) Five hundred thousand dollars annually for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j; (B) five hundred thousand dollars, annually for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k; (C) one hundred thousand dollars annually to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) seventy-five thousand dollars annually for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; (E) forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars annually for the Seafood Advisory Council established pursuant to section 22-455; (F) forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars annually for the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council established pursuant to section 22-26c; (G) twenty-five thousand dollars annually to the Connecticut Food Policy Council established pursuant to section 22-456; and (H) the remainder for farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, from July 1, 2009, until July 1, 2011, the funds in the community investment account established pursuant to said subsection shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) Twenty per cent to the Department of Economic and Community Development to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) twenty per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) twenty per cent to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; and (4) forty per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) One hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j; (B) one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k; (C) twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) eighteen thousand seven hundred fifty dollars, quarterly, for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; (E) twelve thousand five hundred dollars, quarterly, for Urban Oaks Organic Farm; (F) eleven thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars, quarterly, for the Seafood Advisory Council established pursuant to section 22-455; (G) eleven thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars, quarterly, to the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council established pursuant to section 22-26c; (H) six thousand two hundred fifty dollars, quarterly, to the Connecticut Food Policy Council established pursuant to section 22-456; and (I) the remainder each quarter to the agricultural sustainability account established pursuant to section 4-66c. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided, except the Department of Agriculture may also use such funds for the administration of farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422.

      (P.A. 05-228, S. 6; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 113; P.A. 09-229, S. 28; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 69; P.A. 11-48, S. 133; 11-80, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 05-228 effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 changed effective date of P.A. 05-228 to October 1, 2005, effective June 30, 2005; P.A. 09-229 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a), renamed account the "community investment account" and added Subsec. (b) re distribution of funds from July 1, 2009, until July 1, 2011, effective July 1, 2009; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (b)(4) to require quarterly distribution of funds and add new Subparas. (E) to (H) re distribution of funds to certain organizations, effective September 9, 2009; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by requiring that $10 of each fee be deposited in agriculture sustainability account, replacing "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Department of Economic and Community Development" and requiring that $47,500 annually be used for Seafood Advisory Council, $47,500 annually be used for Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council and $25,000 annually be used for Connecticut Food Policy Council, effective July 1, 2011 (Revisor's note: "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Economic and Community Development" in Subsec. (b) to conform with changes made by P.A. 11-48, S. 78); pursuant to P.A. 11-80, "Department of Environmental Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Energy and Environmental Protection", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-67e. Coordination of water resources policy. Memorandum of understanding. Review of regulatory authority and memoranda of understanding. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall coordinate the activity of the Commissioner of Public Health and the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection in the following: (1) The review of the authority of each agency for consistency with the policies established by section 22a-380, (2) the preparation of a memorandum of understanding, not more than six months after October 1, 1991, intended to avoid inconsistency, overlap and redundancy in requirements and authority of each agency in water conservation issues, emergency contingency plans and regulatory authority under chapters 283, 446i, 446j and 474, (3) the review of exercise of regulatory authority over water companies, as defined in section 25-32a, to determine whether inconsistency, overlap or redundancy exist in the statutory requirements or regulatory authority of such agencies under chapters 283, 446i, 446j, and 474, (4) the assessment of the necessity of a memorandum of understanding to avoid such inconsistency, overlap or redundancy, and, if determined to be necessary, the preparation of such a memorandum by July 1, 1995, and (5) the development of recommendations for legislation and amendments to regulations to implement the provisions of a memorandum of understanding prepared pursuant to this section, or for consistency with the policies established by section 22a-380. There shall be a period of public review and comment on a memorandum of understanding prior to final agreement. On or before January 1, 1995, the secretary shall submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, energy and public utilities and the environment, written findings, and any recommendations, concerning the review and assessment conducted pursuant to subdivisions (3) and (4) of this section.

      (P.A. 89-327, S. 2, 7; P.A. 91-310, S. 1; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 94-219, S. 1; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 11-80, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 91-310 allowed regulatory authority under chapters 283, 446i, 446j and 474 to be included in the memorandum of understanding; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-219 added Subdivs. (3) and (4) re review of exercise of regulatory authority and the assessment of the necessity of a memorandum of understanding, respectively, and required submittal of any findings and recommendations relative to Subdivs. (3) and (4) to the joint standing committees of the general assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, environment and energy and public utilities; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 11-80 changed "Commissioner of Environmental Protection" to "Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection" and deleted reference to chairperson of the Public Utilities Control Authority, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-67g. State property: Long-range planning, efficiency of use and inventory. (a) The Office of Policy and Management shall be responsible for: (1) Long-range planning with regard to the use of all state real property; (2) determining the level of efficiency of each and every state agency's use of any and all real property under its control; and (3) maintaining an inventory of state property to determine the appropriate use of such property.

      (b) In creating such inventory, the secretary shall make recommendations concerning the reuse or disposition of state property and identify in such inventory existing buildings that (1) are of historic, architectural or cultural significance, including buildings listed or eligible to be listed in the national register established under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, 80 Stat. 915 (1966), 16 USC 470a, and (2) would be suitable, whether or not in need of repair, alteration or addition, to meet the public building needs of the state or to meet the needs of the public in accordance with the provisions of subsection (m) of section 4b-23.

      (c) All state agencies shall provide the secretary with any information requested by said secretary for purposes of maintaining the inventory required by this section, and shall notify the secretary of any change in ownership regarding state property. The secretary shall update such inventory not less than annually, and shall provide the Commissioner of Administrative Services with a copy of the inventory whenever such inventory is updated. Not later than June 30, 2012, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a copy of such inventory, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

      (d) For the purposes of this section, "state property" means any improved or unimproved real property owned by a state agency, and "state agency" means any office, department, board, council, commission, institution, constituent unit of the state system of higher education, vocational-technical school or other agency in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of state government.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 28, 36; P.A. 11-51, S. 96.)

      History: P.A. 11-51 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same to delete reference to Bureau of Real Property Management, require Office of Policy and Management to maintain rather than review inventory and delete reference to Commissioner of Public Works and Sec. 4b-1(6), and added Subsecs. (b) to (d) re inventory, updating of inventory and definitions, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-68y. Disproportionate minority contact: Definitions, reports. Not later than September 30, 2011, and biennially thereafter, the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Chief State's Attorney, the Chief Public Defender, the Chief Court Administrator and the Police Officer Standards and Training Council shall submit a report, on behalf of the respective department, division, office or council, to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management on the plans established by the department, division, office or council to address disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system and the steps taken to implement those plans during the previous two fiscal years. Any reports submitted by the Commissioner of Children and Families and the Chief Court Administrator, or on behalf of any other such department, division, office or council that has responsibility for providing child welfare services, including services in abuse and neglect cases, shall (1) indicate efforts undertaken in the previous two fiscal years to address disproportionate minority contact in the child welfare system, and (2) include an evaluation of the relationship between the child welfare system and disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall compile the submissions and shall submit a report on such submissions, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and the General Assembly not later than December thirty-first biennially. For the purposes of this section, "disproportionate minority contact" means that a disproportionate number of juvenile members of minority groups come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

      (P.A. 11-154, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 11-154 effective July 8, 2011 (Revisor's note: "Commissioner of Public Safety" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection" to conform with changes made by P.A. 11-51, S. 134).

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      Sec. 4-68z. Contract for LEAN practices applied to certain agency permitting and enforcement processes. Licensure procedures for commercial bus drivers. The Office of Policy and Management, within available appropriations, shall enter into an agreement for consultant services to apply LEAN practices and principles to the permitting and enforcement processes of the Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, Administrative Services and Transportation that are most frequently utilized by business entities. Such agreement shall also require the consultant to apply LEAN practices and principles to the licensure procedures for commercial bus drivers that are currently performed by the Departments of Consumer Protection, Emergency Services and Public Protection, and Children and Families. Such consultant shall develop recommendations for the implementation of a prepermitting system for commercial bus drivers that enables businesses to utilize commercial bus drivers who await the applicable licensing authority's performance of a criminal background check.

      (Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1, S. 10.)

      History: Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1 effective October 27, 2011.

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PART II
BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS

      Sec. 4-69. Definitions. Wherever used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      (1) "Accrual basis" means the basis upon which, in transactions thereon, revenues are accounted for when earned or due, even though not collected, and expenditures are accounted for as soon as liabilities are incurred, whether paid or not;

      (2) "Agency fund" means a fund consisting of resources received or held by the state as an agent for certain individuals or governmental units;

      (3) "Allotment" means a portion of an appropriation or special fund set aside to cover expenditures and encumbrances for a certain period or purpose;

      (4) "Appropriation" means an authorization by the General Assembly to make expenditures and incur liabilities for specific purposes;

      (5) "Assets" means the entire property of all kinds of the state, including both current assets and fixed assets;

      (6) "Audit" means, in the absence of any expression defining the extent to which it has been limited, an examination of the subject matter of the accounting in all its financial aspects, including, so far as the several classifications of accounts may be involved, the verification of assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, revenues, expenditures, reserves and surplus in such detail as may be necessary to permit certification of the statements rendered and of the accountability of the fiduciary parties;

      (7) "Auditors' certificate" means a statement signed by the auditors stating that they have examined the accounting records and expressing their opinion, based on such examination, regarding the financial condition of the state or any of its enterprises, the results from operations and any facts which the auditors in their professional capacity have investigated;

      (8) "Balance sheet" means a statement showing the financial condition of a fund or government at a specified date;

      (9) "Budget" means an estimate of proposed expenditures for a given period or purpose and the means of financing them, determined for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles, as administered by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, as expressed in appropriation and revenue acts;

      (10) "Budget document" means the instrument used by the Governor to present a comprehensive financial program to the General Assembly;

      (11) "Budgeted agency" means (A) every department, board, council, commission, institution or other agency of the Executive Department of the state government, provided each board, council, commission, institution or other agency included by law within any given department shall be deemed a division of that department; (B) every court, council, division and other agency of the judicial branch of the state government financed in whole or in part by the state, including those agencies, officers, employees and services for which, or for the payment of whose salaries, appropriations are made to be expended on the direction, taxation or approval of any state court or judge thereof; and all of said courts, councils, divisions, agencies, officers, employees and services shall be one or more budgeted agency or agencies as the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may prescribe; (C) every full-time permanent department or agency of the legislative branch of the state government; and (D) every public and private institution, organization, association or other agency receiving financial aid from the state;

      (12) "Capital budget" means that portion of the budget which deals with the estimates of proposed expenditures for land, nonstructural improvements to land, structural replacements and major improvements and the means of financing them;

      (13) "Capital outlay" means expenditures which result in the acquisition of additions to fixed assets;

      (14) "Cash basis" means the basis upon which, in transactions thereon, revenues are accounted for when received in cash and expenditures are accounted for when paid;

      (15) "Current assets" means those assets owned by the state which are available to meet the cost of operations or to pay current liabilities of the state;

      (16) "Current liabilities" means liabilities which are payable immediately or in the near future out of current resources, as distinguished from long-term liabilities to be met out of future resources;

      (17) "Deficit" means the excess of the liabilities and reserves of a fund over its assets, or the excess of the obligations, reserves and unencumbered appropriations of a fund over its resources;

      (18) "Disbursements" means payments in cash regardless of the purpose;

      (19) "Encumbrances" means obligations in the form of purchase orders or contracts which are to be met from an appropriation and for which a part of the appropriation is reserved;

      (20) "Expenditures" means amounts paid or liabilities incurred for all purposes, including expenses, provisions for retirement of debt and capital outlay;

      (21) "Expenses" means expenditures for operation, maintenance, interest and other current expenditures for which no permanent or subsequently convertible value is received;

      (22) "Fiscal period" means any period at the end of which the state closes its books in order to determine its financial condition and the results of its operations;

      (23) "Fixed assets" means assets of a permanent character having a continuing value, such as land, buildings, machinery and furniture and other equipment;

      (24) "General Fund" means the fund that is unrestricted as to use and available for general purposes;

      (25) "Liabilities" means debts or other legal obligations arising out of transactions in the past which are to be liquidated or renewed or refunded upon some future date;

      (26) "Modified accrual" means a basis of accounting where revenues are recognized when earned only so long as they are collectible within the period or soon enough afterward to be used to pay liabilities of that period and expenditures are recognized in the period in which they were incurred and would normally be liquidated;

      (27) "Overdraft" means (A) the amount by which checks, drafts or other demands for payment on the Treasury or on a bank exceed the amount of the credit against which they are drawn or (B) the amount by which requisitions or audited vouchers exceed the appropriations or other credit to which they are chargeable;

      (28) "Petty cash" means a sum of money, either in the form of currency or a special bank deposit, set aside for the purpose of making change or immediate payments of comparatively small amounts for which it is subsequently reimbursed from the cash of a fund;

      (29) "Receipts" means sums actually received in cash from all sources unless otherwise described;

      (30) "Refund" means an amount paid back or credit allowed on account of an overcollection;

      (31) "Reimbursements" means cash or other assets received as a repayment of the cost of work or services performed, or of other expenditures made for or on behalf of another governmental unit, fund or department;

      (32) "Revenue" means additions to cash or other current assets which neither increase any liability or reserve nor represent the recovery of an expenditure;

      (33) "Special fund" means any fund which is to be used only in accordance with specific regulations or restrictions, including any fund created by a law authorizing and requiring the receipts of specific taxes or other revenues to be used to finance particular activities;

      (34) "Trust fund" means any fund consisting of resources received and held by the state as trustee to be expended or invested in accordance with the conditions of the trust;

      (35) "Unencumbered balance" means that portion of an appropriation or allotment not expended or encumbered;

      (36) "Unexpended balance" means that portion of an appropriation or allotment which has not been expended;

      (37) "Unliquidated encumbrances" means encumbrances which have not yet been paid or approved for payment;

      (38) "Voucher" means a document certifying a certain transaction, especially a written form attesting the propriety of the payment of money;

      (39) "Warrant" means a draft upon the treasurer for the payment of money.

      (1949 Rev., S. 223; June, 1955, S. 74d; P.A. 81-466, S. 2, 4; P.A. 96-180, S. 1, 166; P.A. 11-48, S. 47.)

      History: P.A. 81-466 deleted definition of "program budget" formerly found in Subdiv. (28) and renumbered remaining subsections accordingly, effective March 1, 1982; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the Revisors editorially changed the lower case alphabetic indicators in Subdivs. (11) and (26) to upper case for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 96-180 amended Subdiv. (11) by substituting "Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management" for "director of the budget", effective June 3, 1996; P.A. 11-48 redefined "budget" in Subdiv. (9), redefined "expenditures" in Subdiv. (20), added new Subdiv. (26) defining "modified accrual" and redesignated existing Subdivs. (26) to (38) as Subdivs. (27) to (39), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-70b. Definitions. Secretary's budget, finance and management duties. Report to the General Assembly. Secretary's authority to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contracts. (a) For purposes of this section:

      (1) "Purchase of service contract" (A) means a contract between a state agency and a private provider organization or municipality for the purpose of obtaining direct health and human services for agency clients and generally not for administrative or clerical services, material goods, training or consulting services, and (B) does not include a contract with an individual;

      (2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management;

      (3) "State agency" means any department, board, council, commission, institution or other executive branch agency of state government;

      (4) "Municipality" means a town or any other political subdivision of the state, including any local or regional board of education or health district that is created or designated by the town to act on behalf of the town; and

      (5) "Private provider organization" means a nonstate entity that is either a nonprofit or proprietary corporation or partnership which receives funds from the state, and may receive federal or other funds, to provide direct health or human services to agency clients.

      (b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish an Office of Finance under the direction of an executive financial officer. The secretary shall assist the Governor in his duties respecting the formulation of the budget and the correlating and revising of estimates and requests for appropriations of all budgeted agencies and shall also assist the Governor in his duties respecting the investigation, supervision and coordination of the expenditures and other fiscal operations of such budgeted agencies.

      (c) Said secretary shall direct internal management consultant services to state agencies in such areas as administrative management, facility planning and review, management systems and program evaluation and such other special studies and analyses as he deems necessary. The secretary shall annually report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the General Assembly concerning the state's purchase of service contracting activity. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, an assessment of the aggregate financial condition of nonprofit, community-based health and human services agencies that enter into purchase of service contracts.

      (d) The secretary shall establish uniform policies and procedures for obtaining, managing and evaluating the quality and cost effectiveness of direct health and human services purchased from a private provider organization or municipality. The secretary shall require all state agencies which purchase direct health and human services to comply with such policies and procedures.

      (e) Purchase of service contracts shall be subject to the competitive procurement provisions of sections 4-212 to 4-219, inclusive. The secretary may waive the competitive procurement requirements set forth in chapter 55a with respect to any purchase of service contract between a state agency and a private provider of human services.

      (f) No state agency may hire a private provider organization or municipality to provide direct health or human services to agency clients without executing a purchase of service contract with such private provider organization or municipality.

      (P.A. 73-679, S. 2, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 22, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 30, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 8, 136; P.A. 92-123, S. 1; 92-135, S. 3; P.A. 07-195, S. 1; P.A. 09-210, S. 6; P.A. 11-238, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 75-537 changed planning and budgeting division to budget and management division, left appointment of managing director and designee to discretion of commissioner of finance and control with provision that if one is not appointed, duties fall upon commissioner, deleted reference to state planning council and amended provision concerning projects financed by federal funds; P.A. 77-614 deleted former provision re appointment of director, replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management, deleted former Subsecs. (b) and (c) re federal funds and contracts and made former Subsec. (d) new Subsec. (b) adding authorization for special studies and analyses; P.A. 78-303 deleted reference to forms management in Subsec. (b); P.A. 92-123 added Subsec. (c) re the purchase of human services from private providers; P.A. 92-135 amended Subsec. (a) to require secretary to establish an office of finance under direction of an executive financial officer; P.A. 07-195 amended Subsec. (c) by changing "human services" to "health and human services", by changing January 1, 1994, to January 1, 2008, re due date of biennial report to General Assembly on purchase of services and by making technical changes, added Subsec. (d) defining "purchase of service contract" and permitting secretary to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contract between a state agency and a private provider of human services, and added Subsec. (e) re development, submission and implementation of plan for the competitive procurement of health and human services, effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 09-210 added new Subsec. (a) defining "purchase of service contract", "secretary", "state agency", "municipality" and "private provider organization", redesignated existing Subsecs. (a) to (e) as Subsecs. (b) to (f), amended redesignated Subsec. (d) by replacing "private providers" with "a private provider organization or municipality", making technical changes and deleting provision requiring report on system for purchase of services, amended redesignated Subsec. (e) by adding provision re purchase of service contracts subject to competitive procurement provisions of Secs. 4-212 to 4-219 and deleting definition of "purchase of service contract", and added Subsec. (g) prohibiting state agency from hiring private provider or municipality to provide direct health or human services without executing a purchase of service contract, effective July 8, 2009; P.A. 11-238 amended Subsec. (c) by adding provision re report to General Assembly, deleted former Subsec. (f) re development of plan and redesignated existing Subsec. (g) as Subsec. (f), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-72. Governor's budget message. The budget document shall consist of the Governor's budget message in which he or she shall set forth as follows: (1) The Governor's program for meeting all the expenditure needs of the government for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates, indicating the classes of funds, general or special, from which such appropriations are to be made and the means through which such expenditure shall be financed; and (2) financial statements giving in summary form: (A) The financial position of all major state operating funds including revolving funds at the end of the last-completed fiscal year in a form consistent with accepted accounting practice. The Governor shall also set forth in similar form the estimated position of each such fund at the end of the year in progress and the estimated position of each such fund at the end of each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates if the Governor's proposals are put into effect; (B) a statement showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year, a year by year summary of all outstanding general obligation and special tax obligation debt of the state and a statement showing the yearly interest requirements on such outstanding debt; (C) a summary of appropriations recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency and for the state as a whole in comparison with actual expenditures of the last-completed fiscal year and appropriations and estimated expenditures for the year in progress; (D) for the biennium commencing July 1, 1999, and each biennium thereafter, a summary of estimated expenditures for certain fringe benefits for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency; (E) a summary of permanent full-time positions setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (F) a statement of expenditures for the last-completed and current fiscal years, the agency request and the Governor's recommendation for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium and, for any new or expanded program, estimated expenditure requirements for the fiscal year next succeeding the biennium to which the budget relates; (G) an explanation of any significant program changes requested by the agency or recommended by the Governor; (H) a summary of the revenue estimated to be received by the state during each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates classified according to sources in comparison with the actual revenue received by the state during the last-completed fiscal year and estimated revenue during the year in progress; and (I) such other financial statements, data and comments as in the Governor's opinion are necessary or desirable in order to make known in all practicable detail the financial condition and operations of the government and the effect that the budget as proposed by the Governor will have on such condition and operations. If the estimated revenue of the state for the ensuing biennium as set forth in the budget on the basis of existing statutes is less than the sum of net appropriations recommended for the ensuing biennium as contained in the budget, plus, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, the projected amount necessary to extinguish any unreserved negative balance in such fund as reported in the most recently audited comprehensive annual financial report issued by the Comptroller prior to the start of the biennium, the Governor shall make recommendations to the General Assembly in respect to the manner in which such deficit shall be met, whether by an increase in the indebtedness of the state, by the imposition of new taxes, by increased rates on existing taxes or otherwise. If the aggregate of such estimated revenue is greater than the sum of such recommended appropriations for the ensuing biennium plus, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, the projected amount necessary to extinguish any unreserved negative balance in such fund as reported in the most recently audited comprehensive annual financial report issued by the Comptroller prior to the start of the biennium, the Governor shall make such recommendations for the use of such surplus for the reduction of indebtedness, for the reduction in taxation or for other purposes as in the Governor's opinion are in the best interest of the public welfare.

      (1949 Rev., S. 226; 1951, S. 76d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 6; 490; P.A. 79-446, S. 1; P.A. 86-305, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 36, 168; P.A. 98-263, S. 12, 21; P.A. 11-48, S. 48.)

      History: 1971 acts made changes reflecting switch from biennial to annual sessions and required inclusion of revolving funds' status in budget document; P.A. 79-446 required inclusion of estimated interest and debt redemption information for year to which budget relates and additionally required summary of permanent full-time positions; P.A. 86-305 deleted requirement that budget message set forth "statements showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year and as of January first of the fiscal year in progress the bonded indebtedness of the state, the debt authorized and unissued, the debt temporarily incurred and the condition of the sinking funds and statements showing for the last-completed fiscal year the actual interest requirements on state indebtedness and any debt redemption and, for the year in progress and for the year to which the budget relates, the estimated interest requirements and debt redemption" and substituted requirement that message set forth "a statement showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year, a year by year summary of all outstanding general obligation and special tax obligation debt of the state and a statement showing the yearly interest requirements on such outstanding debt"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, effective July 1, 1992, and applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the lower case alphabetic indicators in Subdiv. (2) were changed editorially by the Revisors to upper case for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 98-263 added new Subpara. (D) to Subdiv. (2), requiring document to set forth, for the biennium commencing July 1, 1999, and each biennium thereafter, a summary of estimated expenditures for certain fringe benefits for each budgeted agency, and redesignated existing Subparas. (D) to (F) as Subparas. (E) to (G), effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 11-48 deleted reference to "Part I" of the budget document, made technical changes, added new Subpara. (F) re statement of expenditures, agency requests and Governor's recommendations, added new Subpara. (G) re explanation of significant program changes, redesignated existing Subparas. (F) to (G) as Subparas. (H) to (I), deleted references to estimated unappropriated surplus, replaced "aggregate" with "sum of net" re appropriations recommended, added provision re projected amount necessary to extinguish any unreserved negative balance re Governor's recommendations for meeting a deficit, added "sum of" re recommended appropriations and added provision re projected amount necessary to extinguish any unreserved negative balance re Governor's recommendations for use of surplus, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-73. Recommended appropriations. (a) The budget document shall present in detail for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium the Governor's recommendation for appropriations to meet the expenditure needs of the state from the General Fund and from all special and agency funds classified by budgeted agencies and showing for each budgeted agency and its subdivisions: (1) A narrative summary describing the agency, the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for the agency, and a list of agency programs, the actual expenditure for the last-completed fiscal year, the estimated expenditure for the current fiscal year, the amount requested by the agency and the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium; (2) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates.

      (b) In addition, programs shall be supported by: (1) The statutory authorization for the program; (2) a statement of program objectives; (3) a description of the program, including a statement of need, eligibility requirements and any intergovernmental participation in the program; (4) a statement of performance measures by which the accomplishments toward the program objectives can be assessed, which shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the workload, quality or level of service and effectiveness of the program; (5) program budget data broken down by major object of expenditure, showing additional federal and private funds; (6) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (7) a statement of expenditures for the last-completed and current fiscal years, the agency request and the Governor's recommendation for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium and, for any new or expanded program, estimated expenditure requirements for the fiscal year next succeeding the biennium to which the budget relates; and (8) an explanation of any significant program changes requested by the agency or recommended by the Governor.

      (c) There shall be a supporting schedule of total agency expenditures including a line-item, minor object breakdown of personal services, energy costs, contractual services and commodities and a total of state aid grants and equipment, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and requested and recommended appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, classified by objects according to a standard plan of classification.

      (d) All federal funds expended or anticipated for any purpose shall be accounted for in the budget. The document shall set forth a listing of federal programs, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and anticipated funds available for expenditure for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium. Such federal funds shall be classified by each budgeted agency but shall not include research grants made to educational institutions.

      (e) The budget document shall also set forth the budget recommendations for the capital program, to be supported by statements listing the agency's requests and the Governor's recommendations with the statements required by section 4-78.

      (f) The appropriations recommended for the legislative branch of the state government shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said committee pursuant to said section 4-77.

      (g) (1) The appropriations recommended for the Judicial Department shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Chief Court Administrator pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said administrator pursuant to section 4-77.

      (2) The appropriations recommended for the Division of Public Defender Services shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Chief Public Defender pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said administrator pursuant to section 4-77.

      (1949 Rev., S. 227; 1951, 1953, June, 1955, S. 77d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 7; 1972, P.A. 85, S. 3; P.A. 78-298, S. 9, 14; P.A. 79-446, S. 2; 79-557, S. 1; P.A. 81-364, S. 3, 4; 81-376, S. 6, 11; 81-466, S. 1, 4; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-13, S. 2, 3; P.A. 82-386, S. 2, 3; P.A. 85-526, S. 4, 5; P.A. 86-305, S. 2; P.A. 87-1, S. 2, 7; 87-539, S. 4, 5; P.A. 91-256, S. 4, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 37, 168; P.A. 92-126, S. 41, 42, 48; 92-154, S. 5, 6, 23; P.A. 03-132, S. 2; P.A. 10-179, S. 145; P.A. 11-48, S. 31; 11-61, S. 74.)

      History: 1971 act changed language to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; 1972 act deleted reference to recommendations of state building program commission; P.A. 78-298 added reference to requirements enumerated in Sec. 4-78; P.A. 79-446 required inclusion of summaries of permanent full-time positions; P.A. 79-557 added requirement of document setting out federal programs and funds by agency, exclusive of research grants to educational institutions; P.A. 81-364 added provision requiring the governor's recommended appropriation for the legislative branch of government to be the same as the estimated expenditure requirements transmitted to the office of policy and management by the legislative management committee under Sec. 4-77; P.A. 81-376 required information gathered under Subdiv. (5) of Subsec. (a) of Sec. 16a-47 to be included in budget document; P.A. 81-466 reorganized provisions and expanded required information in budget document, effective March 1, 1982; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-13 added Subsec. (g) re reduction in funds for energy use for budgeted agencies not cooperating in conducting energy audits and implementing required energy conservation measures; P.A. 82-386 added requirements in Subsec. (b) concerning the program evaluation procedure, including the statement of need and the statement by which performance may be measured and schedule concerning the number of budgeted agencies to be subject to the requirements re evaluation of programs and measurement of program effectiveness in 1983 and 1984; P.A. 85-526 added Subsec. (h) re recommendations for modifications to private activity bond allocations; P.A. 86-305 amended Subsec. (d) to require that all federal funds "expended or anticipated" rather than "received" be accounted for in budget, and to delete provision that document, or subsidiary document shall set forth a description citing federal program, amount and purpose for which such federal funds shall be received classified by function or grant program and substitute provisions that document shall set forth listing of federal programs, showing actual expenditures for last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for current fiscal year and anticipated funds available for expenditure for ensuing fiscal year and repealed former Subsec. (g) which provided that document shall set forth a proposed reduction in funds for energy use requested by any budgeted agency occupying a state-owned or leased building and not cooperating with administrative services commissioner and secretary of the office of policy and management in conducting energy audits of such building and implementing audit recommendations or other energy conservation measures required by the secretary (Revisor's note: Subsec. (h), enacted by P.A. 85-526, was relettered editorially as Subsec. (g) by the Revisors); P.A. 87-1 made technical correction; P.A. 87-539 deleted Subsec. (g); P.A. 91-256 in Subsec. (a) added provisions concerning the constituent units of the state system of higher education; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, and deleted obsolete language in Subsec. (b) which phased in, between March 1, 1982, and March 1, 1984, the number of budgeted agencies to which the provisions of said subsection were applicable, effective July 1, 1992, and first applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; P.A. 92-126 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) to remove language concerning fringe benefits for the constituent units of the state system of higher education, which had been added by P.A. 91-256, but see Sec. 4-73a; P.A. 92-154 attempted to amend language in Subsec. (a) which was deleted by P.A. 92-126; P.A. 03-132 amended Subsec. (c) to designate existing provisions as Subdiv. (1), inserting "energy costs" in schedule of expenditures therein, and to insert new Subdiv. (2) re statement of agency's plans for energy conservation and progress made in the last-completed fiscal year; P.A. 10-179 added Subsec. (g) re recommended judicial branch appropriations, effective July 1, 2010; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting "Part II" designation re budget document and deleting "and a list of agency programs", deleted former Subsec. (b) re program budgeting, redesignated existing Subsecs. (c) to (g) as Subsecs. (b) to (f), deleted former Subsec. (c)(2) re inclusion of supporting schedule of agency energy costs, amended Subsec. (c) by deleting "program in", amended Subsec. (d) by deleting "Part II" designation and amended Subsec. (f) by replacing "judicial branch of the state government" with "Judicial Department", effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by restoring "and a list of agency programs", restored former Subsec. (b) re program budgeting, restored former Subsecs. (c) to (g) designations and amended Subsec. (g) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1) and adding Subdiv. (2) re recommended appropriations for Division of Public Defender Services, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-74. Appropriation and revenue bills. The budget document shall be based upon the consensus revenue estimate or revised consensus revenue estimate issued pursuant to section 2-36c, and shall include a draft or drafts of appropriation and revenue bills to carry out the recommendations of the Governor. Such appropriation bills shall indicate the funds, general or special, from which such appropriations shall be paid, but such appropriations need not be in greater detail than to indicate the total appropriation to be made to each budgeted agency and each independently organized division thereof for each major function or program, equipment, land and buildings and improvements.

      (1949 Rev., S. 228; 1953, June, 1955, S. 78d; P.A. 09-214, S. 5; P.A. 11-48, S. 32; 11-61, S. 75.)

      History: P.A. 09-214 added requirement that Part III of budget document be based upon consensus revenue estimate, effective July 20, 2009; P.A. 11-48 eliminated "Part III" designation re budget document, substituted "include" for "consist of" re draft or drafts, eliminated reference to parts I and II of budget document and eliminated "or program", effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 restored "or program", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-74a. Recommendations concerning the economy. The budget document shall include the recommendations of the Governor concerning the economy and shall include an analysis of the impact of both proposed spending and proposed revenue programs on the employment, production and purchasing power of the people and industries within the state.

      (1972, P.A. 221, S. 9; P.A. 11-48, S. 33.)

      History: P.A. 11-48 eliminated "Part IV" designation re budget document and changed "document shall consist of" to "document shall include", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-77b. Estimate of expenditure requirement by Department of Administrative Services to include leasing and maintenance costs. The estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-77 and the appropriations recommended in the budget document transmitted by the Governor to the General Assembly pursuant to section 4-71 shall include an estimate of the amount required by the Department of Administrative Services for the leasing of additional facilities and an estimate of the amount required for the maintenance, including preventive maintenance, of facilities under the supervision, care and control of the department.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-12, S. 1, 55; P.A. 11-51, S. 97.)

      History: P.A. 11-51 changed "Commissioner of Public Works" and "Department of Public Works" to "Commissioner of Administrative Services" and "Department of Administrative Services", respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-89. Appropriations; treatment of unexpended balances at close of fiscal year. (a) No officer, department, board, commission, institution or other agency of the state shall, after the close of any fiscal year, incur, or vote or order or approve the incurring of, any obligation or expenditure under any appropriation made by the General Assembly for any fiscal year that had expired at the time the obligation for such expenditure was incurred. The Comptroller is authorized to draw warrants or process interdepartmental transactions against the available appropriations made for the current fiscal year for the payment of expenditures incurred during the prior fiscal year for which appropriations were made or in fulfillment of contracts properly made during such prior year, and the Treasurer is authorized to pay such warrants or record such interdepartmental transactions. The balances of certain appropriations which otherwise would lapse at the close of any fiscal year and for which no appropriation is made in the following year shall be extended into the succeeding fiscal year to permit liquidation of obligations of the prior fiscal year.

      (b) Except as provided in this section, all unexpended balances of appropriations made by the General Assembly in the state budget act shall lapse at the end of the period for which they have been made and shall revert to the unappropriated surplus of the fund from which such appropriation or appropriations were made, except that any appropriation for the improvement of or maintenance work by contract on public roads, for the purchase of land or the erection of buildings or new construction or for specific projects for capital improvements and repairs, provided in the case of such specific projects allotments shall have been made by the Governor for design and construction, shall continue to be available until the attainment of the object or the completion of the work for which such appropriation was made, but in no case for more than six years unless renewed by act of the General Assembly.

      (c) All unexpended balances of special appropriations made by the General Assembly for special programs, projects or studies shall lapse at the end of the period for which they have been made, except that if satisfied that the work of any such program, project or study is not completed and will continue during the following fiscal year, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall order any unexpended balance remaining in the special appropriation to be continued to the ensuing fiscal year.

      (d) Any appropriation made by the General Assembly for no specific period, or any unexpended balance thereof, shall lapse on June thirtieth in the fourth year after such appropriation was made, provided when the purpose for which any such appropriation was made has been accomplished or there is no further need for funds thereunder, the unexpended balance thereof, upon the written consent of the head of the department, board, commission, institution or other agency to which such appropriation was made, shall lapse and shall revert to the unappropriated surplus of the fund from which such appropriation was made.

      (e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations for Department of Transportation equipment, the highway and planning research program administered by the Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection equipment or the purchase of public transportation equipment, the minor capital improvement account in the Department of Construction Services, the litigation/settlement account in the Office of Policy and Management, library or educational equipment for the constituent units of the state system of higher education, or library or educational materials for the State Library, or the state-wide tourism marketing account of the Department of Economic and Community Development. Such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation, provided an obligation to spend such funds has been incurred in the next preceding fiscal year, except that for the purposes of library or educational equipment or materials, such funds shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the amount of the appropriation for such purposes.

      (f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Board of Regents for Higher Education for student financial assistance for the scholarship program established under section 10a-169, for the high technology graduate scholarship program established under section 10a-170a, for Connecticut higher education centers of excellence established under section 10a-25h, for the minority advancement program established under subsection (b) of section 10a-11, for the high technology doctoral fellowship program established under section 10a-25n, or to the operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education established pursuant to sections 10a-105, 10a-99 and 10a-77. Such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation except that centers of excellence appropriations deposited by the board of regents in the Endowed Chair Investment Fund, established under section 10a-20a, shall not lapse but shall be held permanently in the Endowed Chair Investment Fund and any moneys remaining in higher education operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education shall not lapse but shall be held permanently in such funds. On or before September first, annually, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall submit a report 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, concerning the amount of each such appropriation carried over from the preceding fiscal year.

      (g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services in an amount not greater than the amount of reimbursements of prior year expenditures for the services of interpreters received by the bureau during the fiscal year pursuant to section 46a-33b and such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation.

      (h) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Labor Department, from the General Fund, for the federal Workforce Investment Act. Such appropriations shall not lapse.

      (1949 Rev., S. 267; 1967, P.A. 363, S. 6; 605, S. 1; P.A. 78-268, S. 1, 5; 78-356, S. 1, 5; P.A. 80-322, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-408, S. 1, 3; P.A. 83-310, S. 1, 3; 83-550, S. 1, 2; 83-587, S. 5, 96; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-6, S. 5, 6; P.A. 84-270, S. 1, 2; 84-368, S. 4, 5; 84-450, S. 1, 2; 84-465, S. 1-3; P.A. 85-565, S. 2, 3; P.A. 86-283, S. 4; P.A. 87-336, S. 1, 3; 87-408, S. 4, 5; P.A. 88-231, S. 11, 19; P.A. 89-351, S. 3, 11; P.A. 91-256, S. 6, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 161, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13, S. 20, 21; P.A. 92-126, S. 33, 48; P.A. 98-252, S. 75, 80; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1, S. 6, 51; P.A. 00-192, S. 26, 102; P.A. 06-187, S. 15, 74; P.A. 08-72, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 475; P.A. 11-44, S. 34; 11-48, S. 49, 136, 285; 11-51, S. 90; 11-80, S. 1.)

      History: 1967 acts made provision for extension of appropriations to permit liquidation of prior obligations and for date on which balances of appropriations lapse and included contracted maintenance work on roads in exception to provisions of section; P.A. 78-268 transferred governor's powers under section to secretary of the office of policy and management, allowed comptroller to process interdepartmental transactions against current appropriations for expenditures of previous year for one month and added Subsecs. (b) to (d), inclusive, clarifying times when appropriations lapse and exceptions to provisions; P.A. 78-356 introduced new material which excluded appropriations for transportation department and public transportation equipment from provisions of section and which was codified as Subsec. (e); P.A. 80-322 included environmental protection department in exclusion provision of Subsec. (e); P.A. 81-408 added Subsec. (f) to prevent lapse of certain amount of appropriations for student financial assistance; P.A. 83-310 amended Subsec. (a) to repeal provision limiting comptroller's authority to draw warrants or process transactions to a one-month period after close of prior fiscal year without authorization of secretary of office of policy and management and to repeal provision that after said one-month period, the secretary, in his discretion, may authorize payment of a claim for an expenditure incurred before the appropriation for such purpose has lapsed; P.A. 83-550 amended Subsec. (e) to allow for the carry-over of unexpended balances for the purchase of library or educational equipment for higher education, provided the funds shall not exceed 25% of the amount appropriated for such purchases; P.A. 83-587 amended Subsec. (f) to make the exemption from the provisions of this section applicable for appropriations to the board of governors; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-6 amended Subsec. (f) to exempt appropriations for the high technology graduate scholarship program from the provisions of the section and to delete obsolete reference to appropriations made to board of higher education; P.A. 84-270 amended Subsec. (e) to specify that section does not apply to appropriations for highway and planning research program; P.A. 84-368 amended Subsec. (f) to include appropriations to the Connecticut higher education fund for excellence established pursuant to Sec. 10a-25h; P.A. 84-450 added Subsec. (g) concerning appropriations to the commission on the deaf and hearing impaired; P.A. 84-465 amended Subsec. (e) adding provision re "library or educational materials for the state library" and amended Subsec. (f) to refer to appropriations for higher education department rather than for board of governors, to delete provision that student financial assistance appropriations may be carried over in an amount not greater than "the amount of any unanticipated federal funds received for that purpose during the second half of the state fiscal year", substituting provision that carry-over would equal 5% of the annual "state student financial assistance appropriation", and to add provision requiring board of governors to submit annual report re carried over appropriation; P.A. 85-565 specified that fund for excellence appropriations deposited in the endowed chair investment fund do not lapse; P.A. 86-283 substituted "centers of" for "fund for" excellence in Subsec. (f); P.A. 87-336 amended Subsec. (f) to provide that appropriations for the minority advancement program not lapse; P.A. 87-408 in Subsec. (f) specified that appropriations for the high technology doctoral fellowship program do not lapse; P.A. 88-231 added Subsec. (h) concerning appropriations from the municipal solid waste recycling trust fund; P.A. 89-351 amended Subsec. (h) to replace provision that appropriations from trust fund shall not lapse until end of fiscal year succeeding fiscal year of appropriation with provision that such appropriations shall not lapse; P.A. 91-256 in Subsec. (f) added provisions concerning the operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 added Subsec. (i), concerning appropriations to the local transportation infrastructure account; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13 deleted all changes made by P.A. 91-3 of the June session; P.A. 92-126 in Subsec. (f) removed a reference to repealed Sec. 10a-83; (Revisor's note: In 1997 the word "fund" in the phrase "municipal solid waste recycling trust fund" in Subsec. (h) was replaced editorially by the Revisors with the word "account" to conform with Sec. 22a-241 and incorrect reference to Subsec. (f) of that section was changed to "(d)"); P.A. 98-252 amended Subsec. (g) to make a technical change, effective July 1, 1998; (Revisor's note: In codifying section 75 of public act 98-252, an incorrect reference to "section 69 of this act" was deemed by the Revisors to be a reference to "section 74 of this act" and therefore cited as "section 46a-33b"); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec. (e) to add appropriations for the minor capital improvement account in the Department of Public Works, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-192 amended Subsec. (e) to include appropriations for the litigation/settlement account in the Office of Policy and Management, effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 06-187 amended Subsec. (e) to add appropriations for the state-wide tourism marketing account of the Commission on Culture and Tourism and added Subsec. (i) re nonlapsing of funds appropriated for the federal Workforce Investment Act, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 08-91 amended Subsec. (f) to eliminate 5% cap re appropriations for student financial assistance and add scholarship program established under Sec. 10a-169 to exceptions, effective July 1, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 deleted former Subsec. (h) re appropriations from municipal solid waste recycling trust account and redesignated existing Subsec. (i) as Subsec. (h); P.A. 11-44 replaced "Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired" with "Bureau of Rehabilitative Services" in Subsec. (g), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting "for the period of one month" re extension of certain appropriations that would otherwise lapse into succeeding fiscal year and amended Subsec. (e) to replace "Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Department of Economic and Community Development", effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-48, "Board of Governors of Higher Education" and "Department of Higher Education" were changed editorially by the Revisors to "Board of Regents for Higher Education" in Subsec. (f), effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Department of Public Works" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Construction Services" in Subsec. (e), effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, "Department of Environmental Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Energy and Environmental Protection" in Subsec. (e), effective July 1, 2011.

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PART IV
STATE PLANNING

      Sec. 4-124q. Grants-in-aid to regional agencies. Voluntary Regional Consolidation Bonus Pool. (a) There shall annually be paid to each regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127, each regional council of governments organized under the provisions of this chapter, and each regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of this chapter in any planning region without a regional planning agency, from any appropriation for such purpose, a grant-in-aid equal to (1) five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation plus (2) for each agency or council which raises local dues in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation, an additional grant in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying any appropriation available for the purpose of this subdivision by the following fraction: The amount of dues raised by such agency or council pursuant to section 8-34a, section 4-124f or section 4-124p in excess of five and three-tenths of any such appropriation shall be the numerator. The amount of such dues raised by each such agency or council in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation shall be added together and the sum shall be the denominator.

      (b) There is established a Voluntary Regional Consolidation Bonus Pool to be administered by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. In addition to the annual payment to each regional planning agency under subsection (a) of this section, there shall be an additional payment made from said bonus pool to any two or more regional planning agencies, regional councils of governments or regional council of elected officials in any planning region without a regional planning agency, or any such combination thereof, that have (1) voted to merge forming a new regional council of governments or regional council of elected officials within a proposed or newly redesignated planning region boundary, and (2) submitted to said secretary a request for redesignation pursuant to subdivision (4) of section 16a-4a. Prior to issuing any payment pursuant to this subsection, the secretary shall review and approve each proposed consolidation to determine that such proposed consolidation is an appropriate and sustainable redesignated planning region. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, a payment shall be made under subsection (a) of this section to such approved consolidated planning region, on a first-come, first-served basis, from any appropriation available for such purpose and until such time as the appropriation for the fiscal year has been exhausted.

      (P.A. 78-263, S. 1, 3; P.A. 82-411, S. 1, 6; P.A. 85-465, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 1, 121; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 65, 131; P.A. 11-48, S. 50.)

      History: P.A. 82-411 referred to dues "raised pursuant to section 8-34a" rather than to "local" dues in Subsec. (a), added Subsec. (b) concerning a second grant-in-aid formula; P.A. 85-465 deleted Subsec. (b) which provided that each regional planning agency, regional council of governments, or regional council of elected officials in any planning region without a regional planning agency shall receive, in addition to any other state grants, an annual state grant equal to $0.15 per dollar raised by such agency or council, with a grant minimum of $7,000 and maximum of $35,000; amended former Subsec. (a)(1) by changing grant from $20,000 to 5.3% of the appropriation for such purpose and amended formula for additional grant in Subsec. (a)(2) by replacing references to $20,000 with references to 5.3% of such appropriation; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 substituted "this chapter" for "chapter 50", effective June 24, 1998; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9 made technical changes, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 11-48 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re Voluntary Regional Consolidation Bonus Pool, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124s. Regional performance incentive program. (a) For purposes of this section:

      (1) "Regional council of governments" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive;

      (2) "Regional council of elected officials" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive;

      (3) "Regional planning agency" means an agency defined in chapter 127;

      (4) "Municipality" means a town, city or consolidated town and borough;

      (5) "Legislative body" means the board of selectmen, town council, city council, board of alderman, board of directors, board of representatives or board of the mayor and burgesses of a municipality; and

      (6) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the designee of the secretary.

      (b) There is established a regional performance incentive program that shall be administered by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. On or before December 1, 2011, any regional planning agency, any regional council of elected officials, any regional council of governments, any two or more municipalities, any economic development district or any combination thereof, may submit to said secretary a proposal for joint provision of a service or services that are currently provided by municipalities within the region of such agency or council or contiguous thereto, but not currently provided on a regional basis. On or before December 31, 2011, and annually thereafter, any such entity may submit a proposal to the secretary for: (1) The joint provision of any service that one or more participating municipalities of such council or agency currently provide but which is not provided on a regional basis, or (2) a planning study regarding the joint provision of any service on a regional basis. A copy of said proposal shall be sent to the legislators representing said participating municipalities.

      (c) (1) An entity specified in subsection (a) of this section shall submit each proposal in the form and manner the secretary prescribes and shall, at a minimum, provide the following information for each proposal: (A) Service description; (B) the explanation of the need for such service; (C) the method of delivering such service on a regional basis; (D) the organization that would be responsible for regional service delivery; (E) a description of the population that would be served; (F) the manner in which regional service delivery will achieve economies of scale; (G) the amount by which participating municipalities will reduce their mill rates as a result of savings realized; (H) a cost benefit analysis for the provision of the service by each participating municipality and by the entity submitting the proposal; (I) a plan of implementation for delivery of the service on a regional basis; (J) a resolution endorsing such proposal approved by the legislative body of each participating municipality; and (K) an explanation of the potential legal obstacles, if any, to the regional provision of the service.

      (2) The secretary shall review each proposal and shall award grants for proposals the secretary determines best meet the requirements of this section. In awarding such grants, the secretary shall give priority to a proposal submitted by (A) any entity specified in subsection (a) of this section that includes participation of all of the member municipalities of such entity, and which may increase the purchasing power of participating municipalities or provide a cost savings initiative resulting in a decrease in expenses of such municipalities, allowing such municipalities to lower property taxes, and (B) any economic development district.

      (d) The secretary shall submit to the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding a report on the grants provided pursuant to this section. Each such report shall include information on the amount of each grant, and the potential of each grant for leveraging other public and private investments. The secretary shall submit a report for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011, not later than February 1, 2012, and shall submit a report for each subsequent fiscal year not later than the first day of March in such fiscal year. Such reports shall include the property tax reductions achieved by means of the program established pursuant to this section.

      (P.A. 07-239, S. 8; P.A. 08-182, S. 11; P.A. 11-61, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 07-239 effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 08-182 amended Subsec. (a) by adding Subdivs. (4) to (6) defining "municipality", "legislative body" and "secretary", respectively, amended Subsec. (b) by adding provisions re submission of proposals for joint services or a planning study and deleting prior submittal requirements, replaced former Subsec. (c) with new Subsec. (c) re information to be submitted to secretary and criteria and priority for awarding grants, and amended Subsec. (d) by revising provisions re submittal deadlines and by adding provision requiring report to include information on property tax reductions, effective July 1, 2008; P.A. 11-61 amended Subsec. (b) to add as eligible entities any 2 or more municipalities and economic development districts and to change application dates from December 1, 2007, and December 31, 2008, to December 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011, respectively, amended Subsec. (c)(2) to replace "such member municipalities" with "participating municipalities" and add Subpara. (B) re economic development district, and amended Subsec. (d) to change reporting dates from July 1, 2007, and February 1, 2008, to July 1, 2011, and February 1, 2012, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

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PART V
OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS

      Sec. 4-124w. Office of Workforce Competitiveness. Responsibilities. (a) There shall be within the Labor Department an Office of Workforce Competitiveness.

      (b) The Labor Commissioner shall, with the assistance of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness:

      (1) Be the Governor's principal workforce development policy advisor;

      (2) Be the liaison between the Governor and any local, state or federal organizations and entities with respect to workforce development matters, including implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended;

      (3) Coordinate the workforce development activities of all state agencies;

      (4) Coordinate the state's implementation of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended, and advise and assist the Governor with matters related to said act;

      (5) Establish methods and procedures to ensure the maximum involvement of members of the public, the legislature and local officials in workforce development matters, including implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended;

      (6) Enter into such contractual agreements, in accordance with established procedures, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section;

      (7) Take any other action necessary to carry out the provisions of this section; and

      (8) Not later than October 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, submit a report, with the assistance of the Labor Department, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, economic development, labor and higher education and employment advancement specifying a forecasted assessment by the Labor Department of workforce shortages in occupations in this state for the succeeding two and five-year periods. The report shall also include recommendations concerning (A) methods to generate a sufficient number of workers to meet identified workforce needs, including, but not limited to, scholarship, school-to-career and internship programs, and (B) methods secondary and higher education and private industry can use to address identified workforce needs.

      (c) The Labor Department shall be the lead state agency for the development of employment and training strategies and initiatives required to support the state's position in the knowledge economy. The Labor Commissioner, with the assistance of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, may call upon any office, department, board, commission or other agency of the state to supply such reports, information and assistance as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out its duties and requirements. Each officer or employee of such office, department, board, commission or other agency of the state is authorized and directed to cooperate with the Labor Commissioner and to furnish such reports, information and assistance.

      (P.A. 00-192, S. 19, 102; P.A. 01-170, S. 1; P.A. 03-19, S. 5; 03-278, S. 8; P.A. 04-212, S. 2; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 109; P.A. 11-48, S. 81.)

      History: P.A. 00-192 effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 01-170 added Subsec. (b)(9) re annual reporting requirements; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 03-278 made technical changes in Subsec. (b)(9), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 04-212 made technical changes in Subsec. (a) and, in Subsec. (b), inserted new Subdiv. (5) charging Office of Workforce Competitiveness with coordinating strategies re technology-based talent and innovation among state and quasi-public agencies, renumbering existing Subdivs. accordingly, revised internal references in renumbered Subdivs. (8) and (9), and added Subdiv. (10) making Office of Workforce Competitiveness the lead state agency for developing strategies and initiatives to support Connecticut's position in the knowledge economy, effective July 1, 2004; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting former Subdiv. (5) re coordination of development and implementation of strategies re technology-based talent and innovation among state and quasi-public agencies and redesignating existing Subdivs. (6) to (11) as Subdivs. (5) to (10), effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by placing Office of Workforce Competitiveness within Labor Department rather than within Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes, amended Subsec. (b) by changing reference to the office to Labor Commissioner with assistance of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, deleted former Subsec. (b)(6) re appointing officials and employees, redesignated existing Subsec. (b)(7) and (8) as Subsec. (b)(6) and (7), deleted former Subsec. (b)(9) re lead state agency for development of employment and training strategies, redesignated existing Subsec. (b)(10) as Subsec. (b)(8), and amended Subsec. (c) by designating Labor Department as lead state agency for development of employment and training strategies and by changing references to Office of Workforce Competitiveness to Labor Commissioner, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Secs. 4-124x and 4-124y. Technology assessment examination program; report. Information technology credential or degree program; guidelines; report. Sections 4-124x and 4-124y are repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 4, 5, 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 6, 7; P.A. 11-48, S. 285, 303.)

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      Sec. 4-124z. Review and evaluation of linkage between skill standards for education and training and employment needs of business and industry. (a) The Labor Commissioner, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, working with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, the Commissioners of Education and Social Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, in consultation with the superintendent of the vocational-technical school system and one member of industry representing each of the economic clusters identified by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development pursuant to section 32-1m shall (1) review, evaluate and, as necessary, recommend improvements for certification and degree programs offered by the vocational-technical school system and the community-technical college system to ensure that such programs meet the employment needs of business and industry, and (2) develop strategies to strengthen the linkage between skill standards for education and training and the employment needs of business and industry.

      (b) Not later than January 1, 2002, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Education shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, commerce, labor and higher education and employment advancement on (1) the implementation of any recommended programs or strategies within the vocational-technical school system or the community-technical college system to strengthen the linkage between vocational-technical and community-technical college certification and degree programs and the employment needs of business and industry, and (2) any certification or degree programs offered by vocational-technical schools or community-technical colleges that do not meet current industry standards.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 6, 9; P.A. 03-278, S. 9; P.A. 04-212, S. 3; P.A. 05-191, S. 10; P.A. 11-48, S. 82.)

      History: P.A. 01-193 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-278 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 04-212 amended Subsec. (b) to make a technical change, effective June 3, 2004; P.A. 05-191 substituted "32-1m" for "32-4g" in Subsec. (a); P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to Office of Workforce Competitiveness, by requiring Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to work with Office of Workforce Competitiveness and by changing "Chancellor of the regional community-technical colleges" to "president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124aa. Information technology internship and work-study program. Guidelines. Report. Section 4-124aa is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 7, 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 8; P.A. 11-48, S. 285, 303.)

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      Sec. 4-124bb. Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee. Establishment. Membership. (a) The Labor Department, in consultation with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, shall, within available appropriations, establish a Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee which shall promote the creation of new career ladder programs and the enhancement of existing career ladder programs for occupations in this state with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted pursuant to section 4-124w.

      (b) The Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the following thirteen members: (1) The Commissioners of Education and Public Health and the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or their designees; (2) the Labor Commissioner, or a designee; and (3) the following public members, all of whom shall be selected by the Labor Commissioner, with recommendation of the staff of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in conjunction with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and knowledgeable about issues relative to career ladder programs or projected workforce shortage areas: (A) One member with expertise in the development of the early childhood education workforce; (B) one member with expertise in job training for women; (C) one member with expertise in the development of the health care workforce; (D) one member with expertise in labor market analysis; (E) one member representing health care employers; (F) one member representing early childhood education employers; and (G) three members with expertise in workforce development programs.

      (c) All appointments to the advisory committee shall be made no later than October 1, 2003. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members shall serve two-year terms and no public member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.

      (d) The advisory committee shall elect two cochairpersons from among its members. The advisory committee shall meet at least bimonthly. Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

      (e) For purposes of this section, "career ladder" means any continuum of education and training that leads to a credential, certificate, license or degree and results in career advancement or the potential to earn higher wages in an occupation with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted pursuant to section 4-124w.

      (P.A. 03-142, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 83, 285.)

      History: P.A. 03-142 effective June 26, 2003; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing "Office of Workforce Competitiveness" with "Labor Department" and removing existing reference to said office, amended Subsec. (b)(3) by requiring Labor Commissioner, with recommendation of Office of Workforce Competitiveness, to select public members rather than Office of Workforce Competitiveness and amended Subsec. (e) by deleting references to Sec. 4-124cc and Office of Workforce Competitiveness, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-48, "Commissioner of Higher Education" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education" in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124cc. Career ladder programs. Development of three-year plan. Section 4-124cc is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (P.A. 03-142, S. 2; P.A. 11-48, S. 303.)

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      Sec. 4-124ee. Connecticut nursing faculty incentive program. Guidelines. Report. Section 4-124ee is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (P.A. 04-196, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 303.)

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      Sec. 4-124ff. Innovation Challenge Grant program. Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy. (a) There is established, within available appropriations and in consultation with the council established under subsection (b) of this section, a competitive Innovation Challenge Grant program to promote and encourage partnerships and collaborations involving technology-based business and industry with institutions of higher education and regional vocational-technical schools for the development of educational programs in emerging and interdisciplinary technology fields and to address related issues.

      (b) There is established a Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy to promote the formation of university-industry partnerships, identify benchmarks for technology-based workforce innovation and competitiveness and advise the award process (1) for innovation challenge grants to public postsecondary schools and their business partners, and (2) grants under section 4-124hh. The council shall be chaired by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and shall include the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Labor Commissioner, the executive directors of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Connecticut Development Authority and four representatives from the technology industry, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

      (P.A. 04-212, S. 1; P.A. 05-198, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 84, 285.)

      History: P.A. 04-212 effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 05-198 amended Subsec. (b) by designating provisions re innovation challenge grants as Subdiv. (1), adding Subdiv. (2) re grants under Sec. 4-124hh and expanding the council to include the executive directors of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Connecticut Development Authority, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by removing Innovation Challenge Grant program from Office of Workforce Competitiveness and amended Subsec. (b) by making Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, rather than director of Office of Workforce Competitiveness, the chair of the council and by removing subsequent reference to Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-48, "Commissioner of Higher Education" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education" in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124gg. Industry advisory committees for career clusters within regional vocational-technical schools and regional community-technical college systems. Not later than October 1, 2012, the Labor Commissioner, with the assistance of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness and in consultation with the superintendent of the regional vocational-technical school system, shall create an integrated system of state-wide industry advisory committees for each career cluster offered as part of the regional vocational-technical school and regional community-technical college systems. Said committees shall include industry representatives of the specific career cluster. Each committee for a career cluster shall, with support from the Labor Department, regional vocational-technical and regional community-technical college systems and the Department of Education, establish specific skills standards, corresponding curriculum and a career ladder for the cluster which shall be implemented as part of the schools' core curriculum.

      (P.A. 04-212, S. 5; P.A. 11-48, S. 85.)

      History: P.A. 04-212 effective June 3, 2004; P.A. 11-48 changed deadline date from October 1, 2005, to October 1, 2012, and changed Office of Workforce Competitiveness to Labor Commissioner, with the assistance of Office of Workforce Competitiveness, re creation of system of committees and replaced Office of Workforce Competitiveness with Labor Department as the entity to provide support to each committee, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124hh. Grant program to generate talent in institutions of higher education and for student outreach and development. (a) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide a flexible source of funding for the creation and generation of talent in institutions of higher education and, with appropriate connections to vocational-technical schools and other secondary schools, for student outreach and development. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and may be used to:

      (1) Upgrade instructional laboratories to meet specific industry-standard laboratory and instrumentation skill requirements;

      (2) Develop new curriculum and certificate and degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels, tied to industry identified needs;

      (3) Develop seamlessly articulated career development programs in workforce shortage areas forecasted pursuant to subdivision (10) of subsection (b) of section 4-124w in collaboration with vocational-technical schools and other secondary schools and institutions of higher education;

      (4) Support undergraduate and graduate student research projects and experimental learning activities; and

      (5) Establish a nanotechnology post-secondary education program and clearinghouse for curriculum development, scholarships and student outreach.

      (b) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the advancement of research capabilities and research opportunities. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and technology focused organizations and may be used to:

      (1) Recruit eminent faculty in basic and applied research;

      (2) Leverage federal funding for research centers;

      (3) Provide pilot funding for faculty to develop initial research data for the development of larger grant funding proposals and to nonstate granting entities, such as federal agencies; and

      (4) Establish a Connecticut Nanotechnology Collaboration Initiative to foster industry-university relationships by providing:

      (A) Discovery grants, not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, to support post-doctorate or graduate students working with industry on nanotechnology projects under the supervision of faculty members. Each discovery grant shall be matched with a direct or in-kind industry grant in the same amount;

      (B) Collaborative grants, not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars, to support university research teams working with industry on collaborative research projects focused on specific application development. Each collaborative grant shall be matched with an industry grant in the same amount;

      (C) Prototype grants, not to exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars, to enable universities and companies to demonstrate whether a prototype is manufacturable and functional and the cost effectiveness of nanotechnology-related applications. Each prototype grant shall be matched with an industry grant in an amount equal to two dollars for every one dollar of such prototype grant.

      (c) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the promotion of collaborative research applications between industry and institutions of higher education. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education, technology-focused organizations and business entities and may be used:

      (1) To improve technology infrastructure by advancing the development of shared use between institutions of higher education and business entities of laboratories and equipment, including, but not limited to, technology purchase, lease and installation, operating and necessary support personnel and maintenance;

      (2) As matching grants for joint projects between an industry, a technology-focused organization or a university. The Department of Economic and Community Development shall structure the matching grants to provide two rounds of funding annually and shall do outreach to companies. The matching grant part of the program shall include, but not be limited to, (A) one-to-one matching grants not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars, with in-kind match allowed for small and mid-sized companies, (B) involvement of a competitive process with outside reviewers using as key criteria (i) the demonstration of commercial relevance, and (ii) a clear path to the marketplace for any innovations developed in the course of the research, and (C) an aggressive marketing campaign through business organizations to raise industry awareness of resources from universities or technology-focused organizations; and

      (3) To develop a Connecticut Center for Nanoscale Sciences and Development to provide a shared-use laboratory in one or more sites in the state to advance university research, industry application development and education involving the synthesis, characterization and fabrication of nanoscale materials, intermediates and devices and related program activities. The Department of Economic and Community Development shall conduct a feasibility study and business planning model leading to the establishment of such center, including strategies for securing investments from the federal government and private entities. On or before January 1, 2007, said department shall submit the results of such study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and higher education and employment advancement.

      (d) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the promotion of commercialization of research done by institutions of higher education. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and business entities and may be used:

      (1) To provide funding to verify the technical and commercial feasibility of early stage discoveries by institutions of higher education that are disclosed or patented to accelerate and increase the likelihood that the technology will be successfully commercialized;

      (2) To provide matching support for smaller institutions of higher education to allow for contracts with independent technology transfer organizations to provide specific service to support specific needs; and

      (3) To provide specialized technical assistance to advance nanotechnology awards to Connecticut companies, including nanotechnology-related workshops and seminars, grant preparation assistance, marketing assistance, services related to matching grants and other technical assistance to assist companies with nanotechnology-related applications.

      (P.A. 05-198, S. 2; P.A. 06-187, S. 27; 06-196, S. 29, 30; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 110; P.A. 10-32, S. 9; P.A. 11-48, S. 86.)

      History: P.A. 05-198 effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-187 added Subsec. (a)(5) permitting grants to be awarded for establishing nanotechnology post-secondary education program and clearinghouse for curriculum development, scholarships and student outreach, added Subsec. (b)(4) permitting funding for establishing a Connecticut Nanotechnology Collaboration Initiative to provide grants as specified in Subparas. (A), (B) and (C), added Subsec. (c)(3) permitting grants to be used to develop Connecticut Center for Nanoscale Sciences and Development and amended Subsec. (d) to make technical changes and add Subdiv. (3) permitting grants to be used through the Connecticut Small Business Innovation Research Office to provide specialized assistance to advance nanotechnology awards to Connecticut companies and the small business innovation research program, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (c), effective June 7, 2006; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (d)(3) to delete references to Connecticut Small Business Innovation Research Office and small business innovation research program, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(3), effective May 10, 2010; P.A. 11-48 replaced "Office of Workforce Competitiveness" with "Department of Economic and Community Development" and made conforming changes, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124tt. Pilot program for training re employment skills and credentials for certain individuals with minor dependents. Eligibility. Within available appropriations, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, within the Labor Department, may establish a pilot program to provide any eligible individual with a minor dependent access to training in order to obtain skills and credentials necessary to obtain and maintain employment. Such skills and credentials may include, but need not be limited to (1) a high school diploma or its equivalent; (2) an alternative degree; (3) English as a second language training; and (4) vocational training. For purposes of this section, an eligible individual is an individual who would qualify for benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program pursuant to Title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

      (P.A. 06-164, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 87.)

      History: P.A. 06-164 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 11-48 removed reference to Sec. 4-124w and added "within the Labor Department", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124uu. Program re trained workforce for the film industry. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in conjunction with the Labor Commissioner and in consultation with the Commissioners of Education and Economic and Community Development, shall establish a program that is designed to develop a trained workforce for the film industry in the state. Such program shall have three components: (1) An unpaid intern training program for high school and college students; (2) a production assistant training program open to any state resident; and (3) a workforce training program that would include classroom training, on-set training and a mentor program.

      (b) Not later than ninety days after July 1, 2012, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, with the approval of the Labor Commissioner, shall establish written participation guidelines for the program authorized under this section.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall submit a status report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on the establishment and operation of the program authorized under this section to the Labor Commissioner, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and higher education and employment advancement.

      (P.A. 07-236, S. 6; P.A. 11-48, S. 97.)

      History: P.A. 07-236 effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by requiring Office of Workforce Competitiveness to work in conjunction, rather than in consultation, with Labor Commissioner and by deleting Commission on Culture and Tourism from list of entities to be consulted with, amended Subsec. (b) by changing date from July 1, 2007, to July 1, 2012, and adding requirement for Labor Commissioner's approval and amended Subsec. (c) by changing date from January 1, 2008, to January 1, 2012, and adding Labor Commissioner to list of report recipients, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124vv. Labor Department to fund Connecticut Career Choices. The Labor Department, working with its Office of Workforce Competitiveness, shall, within available appropriations, fund Connecticut Career Choices.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 33; P.A. 11-48, S. 88.)

      History: Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-48 changed funding entity from Office of Workforce Competitiveness to Labor Department working with Office of Workforce Competitiveness, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4-124ww. Report identifying workforce shortage sectors and subsectors. The Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, the Department of Education, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Labor Department, shall biennially submit to the Board of Regents for Higher Education a report identifying the sectors or subsectors in which workforce shortages exist, the types of workforce skills needed in such sectors or subsectors to address workforce shortages and which career pathways should be established.

      (P.A. 11-48, S. 285; 11-133, S. 2.)

      History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-48, "Department of Higher Education" and "Board of Governors of Higher Education" were changed editorially by the Revisors to "Board of Regents for Higher Education", effective July 1, 2011.

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