Substitute House Bill No. 6361
          Substitute House Bill No. 6361

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-219


AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING OF CERTAIN INFORMATION
CONCERNING     APPLICATIONS    FOR     CONNECTICUT
DEVELOPMENT  AUTHORITY  FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  AND
DISCLOSURE    OF    RESIDENTIAL    ADDRESSES    OF
FIREFIGHTERS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 32-11a of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)  The  board  of directors of the authority
shall consist of the Commissioner of Economic  and
Community  Development, the Treasurer of the state
and the Secretary of  the  Office  of  Policy  and
Management,  each serving ex officio, four members
appointed by the Governor who shall be experienced
in   the   field   of  financial  lending  or  the
development of commerce, trade  and  business  and
four  members  appointed  as  follows:  One by the
president pro tempore of the Senate,  one  by  the
minority  leader of the Senate, one by the speaker
of the House of Representatives  and  one  by  the
minority  leader  of the House of Representatives.
Each ex-officio member may designate his deputy or
any  member  of  his  staff  to  represent  him at
meetings of the authority with full powers to  act
and  vote  in  his  behalf. The chairperson of the
board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the
advice  and  consent of both houses of the General
Assembly. The board shall annually  elect  one  of
its   members   as   vice  chairman.  Each  member
appointed by  the  Governor  shall  serve  at  the
pleasure  of  the  Governor but no longer than the
term of  office  of  the  Governor  or  until  the
member's  successor  is  appointed  and qualified,
whichever is longer. Each member  appointed  by  a
member  of  the  General  Assembly  shall serve in
accordance with the provisions  of  section  4-1a.
Members shall receive no compensation but shall be
reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in  the
performance  of  their  duties under this chapter,
chapter 578, subsection (a) of section 10-321, and
sections  25-33a  and  32-68a.  The Governor shall
fill any vacancy  for  the  unexpired  term  of  a
member  appointed by the Governor. The appropriate
legislative appointing authority  shall  fill  any
vacancy   for  the  unexpired  term  of  a  member
appointed by such authority. A member of the board
shall be eligible for reappointment. Any member of
the board may  be  removed  by  the  Governor  for
misfeasance,  malfeasance  or  wilful  neglect  of
duty. Each member of the authority before entering
upon  his duties shall take and subscribe the oath
or affirmation required by article XI, section  1,
of  the  State Constitution. A record of each such
oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary
of  the State. Meetings of the board shall be held
at such times as shall be specified in the  bylaws
adopted  by  the  board  and at such other time or
times as the chairman deems necessary.  The  board
is  empowered  to adopt bylaws and regulations for
putting  into  effect  the  provisions   of   said
chapters  and sections. Not later than March first
and October first, annually, the  authority  shall
submit  a  report  to the Commissioner of Economic
and Community Development, the Auditors of  Public
Accounts  and the joint standing committees of the
General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating   to   the  Department  of  Economic  and
Community Development, appropriations and  capital
bonding,   which   shall   include  the  following
information with respect to  new  and  outstanding
financial assistance provided by the authority for
each financial assistance program administered  by
the  authority: (1) A list of the names, addresses
and  locations   of   all   recipients   of   such
assistance,   (2)  for  each  recipient:  (A)  The
business activities, (B) the  standard  industrial
classification   manual   codes,   (C)  the  gross
revenues during the recipient's most recent fiscal
year,  (D)  the number of employees at the time of
application,  (E)  whether  the  recipient  is   a
minority or women-owned business, (F) a summary of
the  terms  and  conditions  for  the  assistance,
including  the  type and amount of state financial
assistance,    job    creation    or     retention
requirements,  and anticipated wage rates, and (G)
the amount of investments from private  and  other
nonstate  sources  that have been leveraged by the
assistance, (3) the economic benefit criteria used
in   determining   which  applications  have  been
approved or disapproved and (4) for each recipient
of   assistance  on  or  after  July  1,  1991,  a
comparison  between  the  number  of  jobs  to  be
created, the number of jobs to be retained and the
average wage rates for each such category of jobs,
as   projected  in  the  recipient's  application,
versus the actual  number  of  jobs  created,  the
actual  number  of  jobs  retained and the average
wage rates for  each  such  category.  The  report
shall also indicate the actual number of full-time
jobs and the actual number of  part-time  jobs  in
each such category and the benefit levels for each
such subcategory. IN ADDITION,  THE  REPORT  SHALL
STATE  (A)  FOR  EACH  FINAL  APPLICATION APPROVED
DURING THE PRECEDING SIX MONTHS, (i) THE DATE THAT
THE   FINAL   APPLICATION   WAS  RECEIVED  BY  THE
AUTHORITY AND (ii) THE DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL;  (B)
FOR  EACH  FINAL  APPLICATION WITHDRAWN DURING THE
PRECEDING SIX  MONTHS,  (i)  THE  MUNICIPALITY  IN
WHICH  THE APPLICANT IS LOCATED, (ii) THE STANDARD
INDUSTRIAL  CLASSIFICATION  MANUAL  CODE  FOR  THE
APPLICANT,   (iii)   THE   DATE   THAT  THE  FINAL
APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE AUTHORITY AND (iv)
THE  DATE  OF  SUCH WITHDRAWAL; (C) FOR EACH FINAL
APPLICATION DISAPPROVED DURING THE  PRECEDING  SIX
MONTHS,   (i)   THE   MUNICIPALITY  IN  WHICH  THE
APPLICANT IS LOCATED, (ii) THE STANDARD INDUSTRIAL
CLASSIFICATION  MANUAL  CODE  FOR  THE  APPLICANT,
(iii) THE DATE  THAT  THE  FINAL  APPLICATION  WAS
RECEIVED  BY  THE  AUTHORITY  AND (iv) THE DATE OF
SUCH  DISAPPROVAL;  AND   (D)   FOR   EACH   FINAL
APPLICATION  ON  WHICH NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN BY
THE APPLICANT OR THE AGENCY IN  THE  PREVIOUS  SIX
MONTHS  AND FOR WHICH NO REPORT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED
UNDER THIS SUBSECTION,  (i)  THE  MUNICIPALITY  IN
WHICH  THE APPLICANT IS LOCATED, (ii) THE STANDARD
INDUSTRIAL  CLASSIFICATION  MANUAL  CODE  FOR  THE
APPLICANT,  AND  (iii)  THE  DATE  THAT  THE FINAL
APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED  BY  THE  AUTHORITY.  The
October  first  report  shall include a summary of
the activities of  the  authority,  including  all
activities to assist small businesses and minority
business enterprises as defined in section  32-9e,
a  complete  operating and financial statement and
recommendations for  legislation  to  promote  the
purposes  of  the  authority.  The authority shall
furnish such additional reports upon  the  written
request  of  any  such committee at such times and
containing such information as the  committee  may
request.  The  accounts  of the authority shall be
subject to annual audit by the state  Auditors  of
Public  Accounts. The authority may cause an audit
of its books and accounts to be made at least once
each  fiscal year by certified public accountants.
The powers of the authority shall be vested in and
exercised  by  not less than six of the members of
the board of directors then in office. Such number
of  members  shall  constitute  a  quorum  and the
affirmative vote of  a  majority  of  the  members
present  at  a  meeting  of  the  board  shall  be
necessary for any action taken by  the  authority.
No  vacancy  in  the membership of the board shall
impair the right to exercise all  the  rights  and
perform  all  the  duties  of  the  authority. Any
action taken by the board under the provisions  of
said  chapters  and  sections may be authorized by
resolution at any regular or special meeting,  and
each such resolution shall take effect immediately
and need not be published or posted. The authority
shall  be  exempt  from  the provisions of section
4-9a.
    Sec. 2. Section  1-20f of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    No  state  department, agency, board, council,
commission or institution may disclose, under  the
Freedom   of   Information  Act,  the  residential
address of (1)  a  federal  court  judge,  federal
court  magistrate,  judge  of  the Superior Court,
Appellate Court or Supreme Court of the state,  or
family support magistrate, (2) a sworn member of a
municipal police department or a sworn  member  of
the Division of State Police within the Department
of  Public  Safety,  (3)  an   employee   of   the
Department  of  Correction, (4) an attorney-at-law
who represents or has represented the state  in  a
criminal  prosecution,  (5) an attorney-at-law who
is or has been employed  by  the  Public  Defender
Services  Division, [or] (6) an inspector employed
by the Division  of  Criminal  Justice  OR  (7)  A
FIREFIGHTER,  if  such  person  submits  a written
request for such nondisclosure and  furnishes  his
business  address  to  the  executive head of such
department, agency, board, council, commission  or
institution.  The  business  address of any person
described in this  section  shall  be  subject  to
disclosure  under  section 1-19. The provisions of
this section shall  not  apply  to  Department  of
Motor   Vehicles   records  described  in  section
14-10.

Approved June 24, 1997