CHAPTER 57
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

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Sec. 4a-1. Department of Administrative Services. Commissioner. Successor department authority.
Sec. 4a-1a. Commissioner and Department of Administrative Services substituted for former commissioner and department.
Sec. 4a-2. (Formerly Sec. 4-23b). Commissioner's general powers and responsibilities.
Sec. 4a-2a. Workplace stress awareness and prevention program. Workplace violence awareness, prevention and preparedness program.
Sec. 4a-10. Bond issue for Capital Equipment Purchase Fund.

      Sec. 4a-1. Department of Administrative Services. Commissioner. Successor department authority. (a) There shall be a Department of Administrative Services. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Administrative Services, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 and 4-8, with the powers and the duties therein prescribed.

      (b) The Department of Administrative Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Public Works, except those duties relating to construction and construction management, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39. Where any order or regulation of said departments conflict, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may implement policies or procedures consistent with the provisions of this title and title 4b while in the process of adopting such policies or procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intent to adopt such regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. Any such policies or procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

      (c) The Department of Administrative Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Information Technology in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39. Where any order or regulation of said departments conflict, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may implement policies or procedures consistent with the provisions of title 4d while in the process of adopting such policies or procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intent to adopt such regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. Any such policies or procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 62, 610; P.A. 11-51, S. 42.)

      History: Sec. 4-23a transferred to Sec. 4a-1 in 1989; P.A. 11-51 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsecs. (b) and (c) re successor authority to Departments of Public Works and Information Technology, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4a-1a. Commissioner and Department of Administrative Services substituted for former commissioner and department. (a)(1) Wherever the term "Commissioner of Public Works" or "Public Works Commissioner" is used in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Commissioner of Administrative Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term "Department of Public Works" is used in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Department of Administrative Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-205, 1-210, 2-71h, 3-10, 3-14b, 4-87, 4b-2, 4b-4, 4b-12, 4b-13, 4b-17, 4b-21, 4b-24a, 4b-25, 4b-27, 4b-29, 4b-30, 4b-30a, 4b-33, 4b-34, 4b-35, 4b-46, 4b-65, 4b-67, 4b-68, 4b-69, 4b-71, 4b-72, 4b-73, 4b-74, 4b-130, 4b-132, 8-37y, 10a-89, 10a-150, 13a-80i, 13b-42, 13b-55, 16a-38h, 17b-655, 18-31b, 20-68, 20-311b, 20-503, 22a-324, 31-250, 32-6, 32-228, 45a-80, 46a-29, 51-27a, 51-27c, 51-27d, 51-51k and 51-279.

      (b) The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this section, make such technical, grammatical and punctuation changes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

      (P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

      History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4a-2. (Formerly Sec. 4-23b). Commissioner's general powers and responsibilities. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the following general duties and responsibilities:

      (1) The establishment of personnel policy and responsibility for the personnel administration of state employees;

      (2) The purchase and provision of supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services, as defined in section 4a-50;

      (3) The publishing, printing or purchasing of laws, stationery, forms and reports;

      (4) The collection of sums due the state for public assistance;

      (5) The purchase and contracting for information systems and telecommunication system facilities, equipment and services for state agencies, in accordance with chapter 61;

      (6) The purchase, sale, lease, sublease and acquisition of property and space to house state agencies;

      (7) Subject to the provisions of section 4b-21, the sale or exchange of any land or interest in land belonging to the state;

      (8) The maintenance of a complete and current inventory of leased property and premises, including space-utilization data;

      (9) The supervision of the care and control of building and grounds owned or leased by the state in Hartford, except (A) the buildings and grounds of the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building and parking garage and related structures and facilities and grounds, as provided in section 2-71h, (B) any property of the Connecticut Marketing Authority, and (C) property under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator as provided in section 4b-11; and

      (10) The establishing and maintaining of security standards for all facilities housing the offices and equipment of the state except (A) Department of Transportation mass transit, marine and aviation facilities, (B) the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building and related facilities, (C) facilities under the care and control of The University of Connecticut or other constituent units of the state system of higher education, (D) Judicial Department facilities, (E) Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection facilities, (F) Military Department facilities, (G) Department of Correction facilities, (H) Department of Children and Families client-occupied facilities, (I) facilities occupied by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, Secretary of the State and Treasurer, and (J) facilities occupied by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. As used in this subdivision, "security" has the same meaning as provided in section 4b-30.

      (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the commissioner may supervise the care and control of (1) any state-owned or leased office building, and related buildings and grounds, outside the city of Hartford, used as district offices, except any state-owned or leased office building, and such buildings and grounds, used by the Judicial Department or The University of Connecticut, and (2) any other state-owned or leased property, other than property of The University of Connecticut, on a temporary or permanent basis, if the commissioner, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the executive head of the department or agency supervising the care and control of such property agree, in writing, to such supervision.

      (c) All state agencies shall provide the commissioner with any information requested by the commissioner for purposes of maintaining the inventory required by this section, and shall notify the commissioner of any new or terminated leases of state property. The commissioner shall update such inventory not less than annually, and shall provide the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management with a copy of the inventory whenever such inventory is updated. Not later than June 30, 2012, and annually thereafter, the commissioner 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. For the purposes of this subsection, "state property" means any real property or building leased 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.

      (d) Subject to the provisions of chapter 67, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may appoint such employees as are necessary for carrying out the duties prescribed to said commissioner by the general statutes.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 63, 610; P.A. 83-334, S. 1, 3; P.A. 84-546, S. 9, 173; P.A. 85-301, S. 3, 13; P.A. 87-496, S. 2, 110; P.A. 88-297, S. 1; P.A. 89-257, S. 11, 14; P.A. 90-213, S. 15, 56; P.A. 93-396, S. 13; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-5, S. 17, 30; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-9, S. 15, 50; P.A. 11-51, S. 43.)

      History: P.A. 83-334 replaced alphabetic Subdiv. indicators with numeric indicators and added reference to commissioner's duties with respect to the sale or exchange of land or interest in land; P.A. 84-546 reworded Subdiv. (1) for grammatical consistency with other Subdivs; P.A. 85-301 amended Subdiv. (2) to exclude the planning and construction of the legislative office building from the commissioner's functions; P.A. 87-496 designated existing section as Subsec. (a), added "of administrative services" in introductory language of Subsec. (a), repealed Subsec. (a)(2) and (3) re capital improvements and property and space to house state agencies, renumbered remaining Subdivs. accordingly and added Subsec. (b) re appointment of employees by commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 88-297 amended Subsec. (a)(2) to eliminate purchase and provision of furniture from commissioner's duties and responsibilities and to reference Sec. 4a-50 and amended Subsec. (a)(3) by substituting "laws, stationery, forms and reports" for "public documents"; Sec. 4-23b transferred to Sec. 4a-2 in 1989; P.A. 89-257 added reference to certain sections in title 16a in Subdiv. (4); P.A. 90-213 added Subsec. (a)(6) providing the commissioner of administrative services with the responsibility for the receipt and processing of child support payments in certain IV-D cases; P.A. 93-396 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(6); May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-5 deleted Subsec. (a)(6) re receipt and processing of child support payments in IV-D support cases from the responsibilities of the commissioner of administrative services, effective July 1, 1994; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-9 deleted former Subsec. (a)(4) re control and direction of data processing and telecommunication equipment and installations and renumbered remaining Subdiv., effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) to add Subdivs. (5) to (10) re successor duties, added new Subsec. (b) re commissioner's supervision and Subsec. (c) re inventory and redesignated existing Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4a-2a. Workplace stress awareness and prevention program. Workplace violence awareness, prevention and preparedness program. (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, shall, within the limits of available appropriations, provide an appropriate program of workplace stress awareness and prevention for state employees.

      (b) On or before January 1, 2012, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall develop an employee training program to instruct state employees on workplace violence awareness, prevention and preparedness. Any full-time employee, as defined in section 5-196, employed by the state prior to January 1, 2012, shall be required to attend the training described in this subsection. Any full-time employee employed by the state on or after January 1, 2012, shall be required, not later than six months from the date of hire, to attend the training described in this subsection as a condition of his or her employment.

      (P.A. 98-136, S. 2, 3; P.A. 11-33, S. 1; 11-51, S. 134.)

      History: P.A. 98-136 effective May 6, 1998; P.A. 11-33 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same to delete "and violence" and "and preparedness" and added Subsec. (b) re development of state employee training program on workplace violence awareness, prevention and preparedness; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Commissioner of Public Safety" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4a-10. Bond issue for Capital Equipment Purchase Fund. (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 three hundred eighty-seven million one hundred thousand dollars, provided twenty-two million nine hundred thousand 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 deposited in the Capital Equipment Purchase Fund created by section 4a-9.

      (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 section 4a-9 and this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to section 4a-9 and 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 five 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 section 4a-9 and 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 Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (P.A. 87-361, S. 2, 3; P.A. 88-343, S. 22, 32; P.A. 89-331, S. 2, 30; P.A. 90-230, S. 5, 101; 90-297, S. 2, 24; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4, S. 7, 25; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 3, 45; P.A. 95-272, S. 2, 29; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 3, 20; P.A. 99-241, S. 3, 66; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 2, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 2; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 42; P.A. 10-44, S. 27; P.A. 11-57, S. 63.)

      History: P.A. 88-343 increased bond authorization from $20,000,000 to $28,900,000; P.A. 89-331 increased the bond authorization to $43,900,000; P.A. 90-230 made a technical correction in Subsec. (b); P.A. 90-297 increased the bond authorization to $58,900,000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4 increased the bond authorization to $73,900,000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, effective July 1, 1993, amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization to $85,200,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $2,700,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-272 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $114,500,000, effective July 1, 1995, provided $11,800,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization to $141,500,000 provided $10,800,000 is effective July 1, 1998, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $189,500,000, effective July 1, 1999, provided $21,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $227,500,000 provided $17,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $230,000,000 and to provide that $19,500,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $248,000,000 and to provide that $18,000,000 of said authorization be effective July 1, 2004, effective July 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $300,550,000, of which $25,050,000 is effective July 1, 2006, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing aggregate authorization from $300,550,000 to $366,550,000, of which $26,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, effective November 2, 2007; P.A. 10-44 amended Subsec. (a) by decreasing aggregate authorization from $366,550,000 to $364,200,000 and by deleting provision re authorization amount effective on July 1, 2008, effective July 1, 2010; P.A. 11-57 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $364,200,000 to $387,100,000, of which $22,900,000 is effective July 1, 2012, effective July 1, 2011.

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