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          Substitute House Bill No. 5186
          Substitute House Bill No. 5186

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-310


AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Notwithstanding  the  provisions of
any  special  act,  if  any  task  force,  created
pursuant to this  act,  has  not met within thirty
days of the  appointment  of  its full membership,
said task force shall cease to exist.
    Sec. 2. (a)  There is established a task force
to  study  and   evaluate   the  general  statutes
regarding the assessment  of  professional license
fees and shall  make  recommendations  designed to
ensure such fees are comparable.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue
and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  finance,  revenue  and  bonding,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 3. (a)  There is established a task force
to  study  the   feasibility  of  a  standardized,
unified police pursuit policy within the state.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 4. (a)  There is established a task force
to  study  organically-grown  products.  The  task
force shall: (1) Review and analyze the definition
of organically-grown agricultural  products in the
state of Connecticut, pursuant to subdivision (19)
of section 21a-92  of  the  general  statutes; (2)
review the recommendations  of  the  United States
Department  of  Agriculture's   National   Organic
Program; and (3)  review  relevant  legislation of
other states.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to the environment
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to the  environment,  in  accordance with
the provisions of  section  11-4a  of  the general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 5. (a)  There is established a task force
to study a  special  tactical response unit within
the University of  Connecticut  Health Center Fire
Department.  The  proposed   unit   shall   employ
firefighter/paramedics who are  trained to respond
to and offer  advanced life support services for a
variety of tactical  and  hazardous situations and
search and rescue operations.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 6. (a)  There is established a task force
to study credit  card  fraud  in Connecticut. Such
task force shall study the need for legislation to
increase existing penalties and determine the need
for additional civil  and administrative sanctions
for such fraud.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of matters  relating  to  banks  shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  banks,   in   accordance   with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 7. (a)  There is established a task force
to determine how  to  increase  awareness  of  the
environmental and public health issues relating to
the use of pesticides.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to the environment
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to the  environment,  in  accordance with
the provisions of  section  11-4a  of  the general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 8. (a)  There is established a task force
to  study  incentives   for  state  officials  and
employees to reduce  state spending, including but
not  limited  to,   requiring  that  state  agency
managers (1) be  evaluated  annually  on the steps
they have to  take  to reduce state spending while
maintaining  services  and   (2)   receive   merit
increases that are  based  on  the success of such
cost-cutting steps.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by  the  speaker of the House of
Representatives; (2) two  members appointed by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (3)  One
member appointed by  the  majority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (4) one member appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
members appointed by  the  minority  leader of the
House  of Representatives;  and  (6)  two  members
appointed by the  minority  leader  of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (2),  (3),  (4), (5), (6) or (7)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters   relating  to  government
administration shall serve as administrative staff
of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating   to   government    administration,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 9. (a)  There is established a task force
to study the  disclosure  of  genetic information.
Such  study  shall   include   an  examination  of
whether, and when,  genetic  information should be
disclosed to determine  insurability  or for other
related insurance purposes.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to insurance shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to insurance,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 10. (a) There is established a task force
to  develop  a   quality   workplace  profile  for
purposes    of   evaluating    and    prioritizing
competitive  requests  for   economic  development
loans  and  grants   to  businesses  employing  or
proposing to employ  five  hundred or more persons
within the state.  Such  study  shall consider the
quality of workplace measures that include, but is
not limited to:  (1)  Compliance  with  state  and
federal   law;   (2)    fair   wages   and   other
compensation; (3) adequate  health  care, pension,
savings  and  other   retirement   benefits;   (4)
availability of employee  education,  training and
outplacement; (5) availability  of  flexible time,
child care and  family leave; (6) workplace safety
plans, employee profit  sharing  opportunities and
practices; and (7)  corporate  reinvestment  plans
and practices for  employee  productivity  and job
security.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of fourteen
members as follows:
    (1) The Commissioner  of Economic Development,
or his designee;
    (2) The Labor Commissioner, or his designee;
    (3) The cochairs  and  ranking  members of the
joint standing committees  of the General Assembly
having cognizance of  matters relating to commerce
and labor, or their designees;
    (4) Two members  designated by the Connecticut
State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and
    (5) Two members  designated by the Connecticut
Business and Industry Association.
    (c) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the  Senate  shall   each   select   one   of  the
legislative members to  act  as  cochairpersons of
the task force.  Such  chairpersons shall schedule
the first meeting  of  the task force, which shall
be  held  no  later  than  sixty  days  after  the
effective date of this section.
    (e)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (f) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  labor   and   public  employees  and
commerce, in accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes. The task
force shall terminate  on the date that it submits
such  report or  January  1,  1998,  whichever  is
earlier.
    Sec. 11. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  feasibility  of conducting elections
entirely by mail.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters   relating  to  government
administration  and  elections   shall   serve  as
administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to elections,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 12. (a)  There  shall  be a task force to
study the imposition  of guidelines for visitation
schedules and child  custody  with  respect to the
elimination   of   the    terms    "custody"   and
"visitation" and replacement  of  such  terms with
the concept of  "parental  responsibility  plans",
requiring parents to  address in detail the future
fulfilment of their parental responsibilities. The
study shall include consideration of the issues of
parental     relocation,     family      violence,
enforceability  of parental  responsibility  plans
and future dispute resolution mechanisms.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be made within  thirty  days  after  the effective
date of this  section. Any vacancy shall be filled
by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force. Such  chairpersons  shall schedule the
first meeting of  the  task  force, which shall be
held within sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    (g)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    Sec. 13. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   feasibility   of  establishing  a
Connecticut  Performance Review  Division  in  the
Office of the  Auditors  of  Public Accounts. Such
study shall include,  but  not  be  limited to, an
examination of similar entities in Texas and other
states.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two members  appointed  by  the speaker of
the House of Representatives;
    (2) Two members appointed by the president pro
tempore of the Senate;
    (3)  One  member  appointed  by  the  majority
leader of the House of Representatives;
    (4)  One  member  appointed  by  the  majority
leader of the Senate;
    (5)  Two members  appointed  by  the  minority
leader of the House of Representatives; and
    (6)  Two members  appointed  by  the  minority
leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (2),  (3),  (4), (5), (6) or (7)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters   relating  to  government
administration shall serve as administrative staff
of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating   to   government    administration,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 14. There  is  established  a  task force
comprised  of  the   members   of   the  Teachers'
Retirement Board to  review  (1)  the  cost to the
teachers' retirement system  of various reductions
in the age and service eligibility requirements of
subsections (o) and  (p) of section 10-183g of the
general  statutes,  concerning   minimum   monthly
benefits  for  certain   retired  members  of  the
system,  and (2)  the  fiscal  impact  of  various
adjustments  to  health   insurance  coverage  for
retired members of  the  system.  The  board shall
submit findings and  recommendations  to the joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to appropriations
and the budgets  of  state agencies not later than
February 11, 1998.
    Sec. 15. (a) There is established a task force
to review the  town aid road program and the local
capital infrastructure program  as  such  programs
relate to local infrastructure.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to transportation
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to transportation, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 16. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  future  viability  of  mental health
centers as providers  and  managers  of  essential
clinical and supportive  services  to  low  income
persons   with  serious   mental   and   addictive
disorders. Such study  shall  include,  but not be
limited to: (1) An examination of the emergence of
managed care and  its  effect  on the financing of
public sector behavioral  health services; (2) the
increasing emphasis on  management and delivery of
state-funded services in  the  private sector; (3)
the  unique organization  of  New  Haven's  mental
health  and  substance   abuse  services  and  the
potential  inability  of  the  Connecticut  Mental
Health  Center,  as   currently   structured,   to
continue in its role as New Haven's largest public
sector behavioral health  care  provider;  (4) the
potential  inability  of   other   mental   health
centers,  as  currently   structured,  to  provide
needed services; and  (5) whether to establish one
or  more  public  corporations  to  govern  mental
health centers, and  the  structure  such a public
corporation should take.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) or
(7) of subsection  (b)  of  this  section may be a
member of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this  act. Any vacancy shall be
filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public health
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 17. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  petroleum  gross  earnings  tax. The
task force shall  analyze a revenue neutral way of
changing the method  of  calculating the petroleum
gross earnings tax imposed under section 12-587 of
the  general  statutes  to  determine  the  fiscal
effect of modifying  the  tax  from  tax  based on
gross receipts to one based on the gallons sold.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue
and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  finance,  revenue  and  bonding,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 18. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  feasibility  of  granting a property
tax  exemption  for   residential  dwellings  near
Tweed-New Haven Airport.  Such study shall examine
properties in the  immediate vicinity of Tweed-New
Haven airport located in New Haven and East Haven.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue
and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  finance,  revenue  and  bonding,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 19. (a) There is established a task force
to study performance  evaluation  as  a  means  of
improving  existing  state   budget   review   and
decision-making. The task  force shall examine (1)
performance evaluation methodologies  utilized  in
other states and (2) how such methodologies can be
incorporated into existing state budget review and
decision-making procedures.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to appropriations,
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to appropriations, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 20. (a) There is established a task force
to study access to long-term care facilities. Such
study shall include,  but  not  be  limited to, an
examination  of:  (1)  Access  to  long-term  care
facilities in the  different  geographic  areas of
the state; (2)  the  difficulties individuals face
in obtaining access  to  long-term care facilities
due  to  their   payment   sources;  and  (3)  the
difficulties individuals face  obtaining access to
long-term care facilities  due  to  their  medical
diagnoses. If such  study  reveals difficulties in
access, the task  force  shall examine the effects
of statutory and  regulatory provisions pertaining
to access to  long-term care facilities. Such task
force shall also  examine  the need and demand for
long-term care facilities.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be made not  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held not
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f) The administrative  staff  of  the  select
committee on aging  shall  serve as administrative
staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  select committee on aging,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of the general  statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 21. (a) There is established a task force
to study regulations  concerning community antenna
television  companies.  The   task   force   shall
consider the necessity  and  appropriate  level of
such regulations where effective competition among
such companies exists.  The  study shall determine
the feasibility of  streamlining  and  eliminating
existing laws and regulations to ensure the public
realizes the benefits  of competition in the cable
industry.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by  the  speaker of the House of
Representatives; (2) two  members appointed by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (3)  one
member appointed by  the  majority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (4) one member appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
members appointed by  the  minority  leader of the
House  of Representatives;  and  (6)  two  members
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters  relating  to  energy  and
technology shall serve  as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to energy  and  technology, in accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 22. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  issues   relative   to   transportation
services  offered by  regional  education  service
centers. Such study  shall  include,  but  not  be
limited   to,  an   examination   of   competitive
disadvantages    placed    on    private    school
transportation  providers  as  a  result  of  such
services.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to education shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to education,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 23. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the  feasibility  of  (1)  establishing
programs  in  distressed  urban  neighborhoods  to
provide incentives for  residents to remain in the
designated  neighborhood  including,  but  not  be
limited to, partial  or  complete  personal income
tax exemptions; incentives  to  employers  to hire
residents of the  designated eligible neighborhood
such as credits  against  the corporation business
tax in proportion  to  the  number of neighborhood
residents  who  are  full-time  employees  of  the
business;   job   training;   and   transportation
assistance and health  insurance  assistance. Such
study  shall  consider  eligibility  criteria  for
neighborhoods including a  limit  on the number of
qualifying   neighborhoods  to   one   per   major
metropolitan area and requirements with respect to
ongoing concentrated rehabilitation  or  community
development in the  neighborhood and shall further
consider   the   periodic   review   of   eligible
neighborhoods for the  program;  (2)  establishing
state  tax strategies,  such  as  "sales  tax-free
zones",  broadening  participation  by  distressed
municipalities in an  expanded urban jobs program,
and  creation of  other  mechanisms  to  encourage
business location, expansion  and  job training in
distressed  areas;  and   (3)   establishing   tax
incentives to encourage  economic  development  in
targeted distressed urban areas.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  commerce,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 24. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   Nursing  Home  Ombudsman  Office,
established  pursuant  to  chapter  319aa  of  the
general statutes. Said task force shall study: (1)
Methods   of   ensuring   the   independence   and
accountability  of  the   office;   (2)   possible
conflicts of interest issues that may arise due to
placement of said  office within the Department of
Social Services and  means  of  resolving any such
conflicts;  (3) methods  of  supervision  of  said
office staff, including the regional ombudsman and
the State Ombudsman;  (4)  the possible structures
for  regionalization  of   said  office;  (5)  the
operation  of said  office's  resources  regarding
systemic  advocacy  and   the   representation  of
individual  nursing  home   residents,   including
residents who are  neglected, abused, or unable to
speak for themselves;  (6)  the relationship to be
maintained  with  the  designated  state  unit  on
aging; and (7)  interaction  of  said  office with
other  state  agencies.  Said  task  forces  shall
consider compliance with  the  Older Americans Act
in  relation  to   each   issue  studied  and  any
recommendations made by  said  task force shall be
in compliance with said act.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations, including a  recommendation of an
organizational  placement for  said  office  which
offers  the  least  conflict  of  interest,  least
potential  for  conflict  of  interest  and  least
conflict with said  office's mission, to the joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
and aging, in  accordance  with  the provisions of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes. The task
force shall terminate  on the date that it submits
such  report or  January  1,  1998,  whichever  is
earlier.
    Sec. 25. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   issue   of   Provider   Sponsored
Organizations. The task force study shall include,
but not be  limited  to, the emergence of provider
based risk bearing  entities  in  the  health care
marketplace   and   shall   make   recommendations
regarding an appropriate  regulatory  framework to
accommodate their development  in Connecticut. The
study  shall  examine   the  impact  of  increased
competition in this  marketplace and the potential
impact on the  cost,  quality and access to health
care in the  state.  The task force shall consider
organizational and financial  reserve requirements
as well as  appropriate  state  agency or agencies
for oversight.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public health
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 26. (a) There is established a task force
to study nursing  home  issues.  Such  study shall
include, but not be limited to, an examination of:
(1) The financial  viability  of  the nursing home
industry; (2) nursing home access and utilization;
(3) rates or  reimbursement;  (4)  information and
data collection; (5)  levels  of  care provided by
nursing  home  facilities,   including,   but  not
limited  to, intermediate  care,  skilled  nursing
care, chronic and  convalescent care and rest home
with  nursing  supervision   care;   (6)   quality
assurance; and (7)  the impact of Medicaid managed
care on nursing home care and services.
    (b) The task force shall consist of:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  human services, public health
and aging, in  accordance  with  the provisions of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes. The task
force shall terminate  on the date that it submits
such  report or  January  1,  1998,  whichever  is
earlier.
    Sec. 27. (a) There is established a task force
to consider development  of a policy for assessing
problems  of groundwater  pollution  in  a  manner
which  provides  comprehensive  protection  to  an
entire watershed region  and  emphasizes  regional
wastewater   treatment   facilities   where   such
facilities   will   more    efficiently    prevent
contamination   of   groundwater    resources   by
residential  subsurface sewage  disposal  systems.
Such  task  force   shall   develop  findings  and
recommendations for enhancing  public  efforts  at
groundwater protection which  are  consistent with
such a policy.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made  no  later  than  sixty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than ninety days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to the environment
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later than February 15, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to the  environment,  in  accordance with
the provisions of  section  11-4a  of  the general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 28. (a) There is established a task force
to study legislative initiatives to encourage high
technology  development,  investment  banking  and
cluster based economic development in Connecticut.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to commerce  and  finance,  in accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 29. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   feasibility  of  refinancing  the
state's long-term debt.  The  study  shall include
options with regard to bonding and other alternate
financing plans.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue
and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  finance,  revenue  and  bonding,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 30. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   impact   and   effectiveness   of
decreasing  fines  for  speeding  infractions  and
violations and increasing the speed limit on state
highways. The study  shall  include the following,
but  not limited  to,  a  review  of  the  current
enforcement of speeding  violations, the number of
speeding  infractions  that   are  contested,  the
amount  of revenue  raised  from  the  payment  of
speeding fines, and  the effect of decreasing such
fines.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 31. (a) There is established a task force
to study public  and  private  shooting ranges and
their relationship to local communities. The study
shall include a review of existing nuisance laws.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  public  safety, in accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 32. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the  feasibility  of  offering  special
benefits to paid  municipal fire fighters disabled
by cancer. The task force study shall include, but
not  be  limited   to,   (1)   the   incidence  of
occupational cancer in  fire  fighters,  (2) links
between cancers and  exposures  to carcinogens and
other cancer-causing substances  in  the course of
employment,  and (3)  the  costs  and  funding  of
special benefits for fire fighters.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to Labor and Public
Employees shall serve  as  administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  Labor   and   Public  Employees,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 33. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  hazards  of truss construction as it
relates to fire  fighters  and emergency personnel
and  report  on   methods  to  identify  buildings
incorporating truss style  construction.  The task
force study shall  include, but not be limited to,
(1) the incidence  of  injury to fire fighters and
emergency personnel caused  by fires in structures
incorporating   truss   construction,    (2)    an
examination of laws  in  other states, and (3) the
feasibility of placing  placards  or other devices
on    structures   incorporating    truss    style
construction to alert  fire  fighters or emergency
personnel to potential hazards.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  Public Safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to Public  Safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 34. (a)  The  Secretary  of the Office of
Policy and Management  shall study the feasibility
of The University of Connecticut program competing
in  Division  IA  and  of  building  an  open  air
football facility suitable  for  such  a  program,
shall  develop  a  preliminary  project  plan,  if
applicable,  and  shall   make  a  report  to  the
Governor with his findings and recommendations not
later than September 15, 1997.
    (b)  The secretary's  study  shall  include  a
review of the  program  requirements  that must be
met  by The  University  of  Connecticut  football
program in order  to  be  qualified  to compete in
Division IA; the  projected cost of complying with
such    requirements;   the    stadium    facility
requirements that must be met by The University of
Connecticut  football  program   in  order  to  be
qualified to compete  in  Division IA; alternative
sites  for a  stadium  facility  in  the  City  of
Hartford  and on,  or  in  the  vicinity  of,  The
University  of  Connecticut   main   campus;   the
projected costs of  obtaining  land  for a stadium
facility; the projected  costs  of  constructing a
stadium facility; and  alternative  mechanisms for
financing the construction of a stadium facility.
    Sec. 35. If  the  Secretary  of  the Office of
Policy   and  Management   determines   that   The
University  of Connecticut  program  competing  in
Division IA and  of  building an open air football
facility suitable for  such  a program is feasible
or has a  reasonable  possibility  of  being  made
feasible, he shall  develop  a preliminary project
plan for a stadium project as described in section
36 of this  act,  a  preliminary economic model as
described in section 37 of this act, a preliminary
construction plan as  described  in  section 38 of
this act and  a  preliminary  operations  plan  as
described in section 39 of this act. The secretary
shall also submit  recommendations for legislation
necessary to develop  and  implement  final  plans
with regard to these topics.
    Sec. 36. (a)  The  preliminary  project  plans
shall include: (1) Proposed preliminary design for
the stadium, including  land requirements, seating
capacity  and  configuration,  which  may  include
provisions for premium  seating  and luxury boxes;
(2) proposed location  for  the  stadium facility;
(3) proposed construction  timetable; (4) proposed
budget for the  project;  (5) projected changes in
funding  requirements  for   The   University   of
Connecticut  football  program   in   making   the
transition to NCAA  Division  IA  and  after  such
transition; and (6)  the financing model specified
in section 37 of this act.
    (b) With regard  to the contributions required
from  outside  sources   as   identified   in  the
financing  model,  the   plan   shall   include  a
projected timetable for  obtaining commitments for
contributions and the milestones which must be met
in order to  continue  with  the implementation of
the project plan.
    (c)  The  provisions   and  timetable  in  the
project plan shall  be  such that, if implemented,
it will permit  The  University  of Connecticut to
make  the required  commitment  to  the  Big  East
Football  Conference  before  December  31,  1997,
unless   such  deadline   is   extended   by   the
conference.
    Sec. 37. The Secretary of the Office of Policy
and  Management  shall   develop   a   preliminary
economic model for  a  University  of  Connecticut
stadium project. The  model  shall include, but is
not limited to:  (1) A proposed project budget and
a  timetable  for   construction  of  the  stadium
facility; (2) an  amount  equivalent to the amount
paid by the  Hartford  Whalers  Hockey Club to the
Connecticut Development Authority  with respect to
an agreement whereby  the Whalers cease playing in
the  Hartford Civic  Center  after  the  1996-1997
season; (3) a  projection for the tax increment of
sales and use tax under chapter 219 of the general
statutes,  the  corporation   business  tax  under
chapter 208 of  the general statutes, the personal
income  tax  under  chapter  229  of  the  general
statutes and the  admissions tax under chapter 225
of the general  statutes that would be realized as
a result of  the construction and operation of the
stadium project; (4)  a projection of net revenues
from the operation of the stadium facility and the
naming  rights;  (5)   a  projection  of  the  net
reduction  in  original   program   expenses   for
football   operations   at   The   University   of
Connecticut after transition  of The University of
Connecticut  football  program   to   a   National
Collegiate Athletic Association  Division  IA; (6)
development of a  financing model which shall take
into consideration the  total  project budget, the
timetable for construction,  the  amount  of funds
available from the  items  listed  in subdivisions
(2) to (5),  inclusive, of this section, and which
identifies the additional  funds required in order
to be able  to  finance  the  total project budget
over thirty years;  and  (7)  recommendations with
regard  to  the   possibility  of  establishing  a
Challenge Gift Fund  to  encourage  donations from
the private sector  with  an incentive in the form
of a challenge  fund  state  grant,  to be used in
furtherance  of  a   football   facility  for  The
University of Connecticut.
    Sec.  38. The  preliminary  construction  plan
shall  recommend  a   structural  and  contractual
framework  for  design  and  construction  of  the
stadium    facility.    In     developing     such
recommendations the Secretary  of  the  Office  of
Policy   and   Management   shall   consider   the
possibility of using  a  private  developer  in  a
manner  analogous to  that  described  in  section
32-380 et seq. of the general statutes.
    Sec. 39. The preliminary operations plan shall
recommend a structural  and  contractual framework
for  ownership  and   operation   of  the  stadium
facility. In developing  such  recommendations the
Secretary of the  Office  of Policy and Management
shall consider the  possibility of using a private
owner or leasing  the entire facility to a private
operator in a  manner  analogous to that described
in section 32-380 et seq. of the general statutes.
    Sec. 40. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  rearrest  warrants.  Such  study  shall
include, but not be limited to, an examination of:
(1) The number  and  type  of outstanding rearrest
warrants,  (2) the  reasons  for  the  failure  of
defendants   to   appear   for   scheduled   court
appearances,  (3) improved  methods  for  locating
persons named in  rearrest  warrants including the
exchange of information  between  agencies and the
cross-checking of agency databases, (4) the nature
and manner of  the  notice  given to defendants of
scheduled  court  appearances   and  whether  such
notice is adequate,  (5)  the criteria used by the
Office of the  Bail  Commission in determining the
terms and conditions  of  release  from custody of
arrested persons, (6)  the  penalties  established
under sections 53a-172 and 53a-173 for the offense
of failing to  appear  and  whether such penalties
are  appropriate,  and   (7)  the  feasibility  of
authorizing the suspension  of (A) professional or
occupational licenses or  certificates  issued  by
the state, (B)  motor vehicle operator's licenses,
or (C) public  assistance benefits, of persons who
are subject to outstanding rearrest warrants.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 41. (a) There is established a task force
to study the appropriateness of all existing state
mandates  as  well   as   the   level   of   state
reimbursement to municipalities.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  Planning  and
Development shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating   to   Planning   and   Development,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 42. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  and  produce  recommendations  for  the
development of long-range  oriented programs which
will serve to protect and enhance the independence
and  dignity  of   those  persons  served  by  the
Department of Mental  Retardation,  and  to  study
ways to expand  services for those individuals not
currently served by the department.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to Human Services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to Public  Health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 43. (a) There is established a task force
to study and  make  recommendations concerning the
1993  Uninsured Motorists  Act.  The  study  shall
include, but not  be  limited to, the enforcement,
staffing and fiscal impact of that act.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to Insurance shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to Insurance,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 44. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   issue  of  requiring  pre-marital
counseling as a  condition to receiving a marriage
license.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 45. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  attraction of aviation activities to
the state of Connecticut.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to transportation
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  transportation  and commerce,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of the general  statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 46. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  availability  and  quality of public
transportation in the  state  of Connecticut. Such
study shall include buses and rail lines and focus
particularly on the  barriers  that inadequate bus
routes and schedules  pose  for people moving from
welfare to work.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to   transportation  and  human
services, in accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes. The task
force shall terminate  on the date that it submits
such  report or  January  1,  1998,  whichever  is
earlier.
    Sec. 47. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  question  of which department should
regulate  continuing  care   retirement  community
(CCRC)  industry (Social  Services,  Insurance  or
Banking); and whether  additional  regulations are
needed  to  protect   residents   or   prospective
residents from financial loss.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to human services, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 48. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  issues  facing  communities  in this
state whose economies have become dependent on the
existence and operation of mills. Such study shall
include,  but not  be  limited  to,  studying  the
economic impact caused  by  the  closure  of those
mills.   The  study   shall   also   examine   the
feasibility   of   extending    tax    abatements,
enterprise  corridor  status  and  other  economic
development incentives to  mill towns in the state
of Connecticut.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  Commerce,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 49. (a) There is established a task force
to study child  abuse in the state of Connecticut.
Such study shall  include,  but not be limited to:
Identifying  statutory changes  that  need  to  be
addressed  concerning  risk  of  injury  laws  and
criminal   sanctions   regarding    child   abuse;
reviewing  all protocol  procedures  used  by  the
Department  of  Children  and  Families  regarding
investigations of abuse,  follow-up activities and
administration of case  records  and the review of
cases; summarizing all training activities done by
said  department,  including  training  of  staff,
social  workers,  mandated  reporters,  contracted
employees  in  community-based  organizations  and
police  and  recommending   changes;  recommending
formal protocols for  the  joint screening, intake
and  assessment  of   child   abuse   and  neglect
referrals by a  team comprised of child protective
services, law enforcement  and  a  community-based
organization; exploring ways  of  colocating child
protective   services,   law    enforcement    and
community-based  organizations  to  support  joint
screening,  intake  and   assessment;   developing
specific criteria for  determining whether a valid
child abuse and  neglect referral is to be managed
as a safety  issue,  involving  principally  child
protection  services  and  law  enforcement  or  a
family   matter,  involving   mostly   contracted,
community-based  organizations, operating  outside
the formal child  protection  system; recommending
ways of preventing  child abuse; and reviewing the
mandate of the  training academy and activities to
date and recommending changes as needed.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 50. (a) There is established a task force
to study beer  keg  registration.  The  task force
shall   consider   appropriate    forms   of   keg
identification, including plastic  tags,  stick-on
labels and other  methods  of stamping or printing
information on beer  kegs  so  as  to  enable  the
Department of Consumer  Protection  and authorized
criminal justice agencies to readily determine the
place of purchase or the purchaser of such keg, or
both.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of  this act may be a member of
the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this  act. Any vacancy shall be
filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this act.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters   relating   to  alcoholic
beverages shall serve  as  administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to alcoholic  beverages,  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 51. (a) There is established a task force
to study the  implementation  of the provisions of
Article 29 of  the  amendments to the Constitution
of the State  concerning  the  right  of  a  crime
victim to notification of court proceedings.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 52. (a) There is established a task force
to  study the  compensation  of  judges,  workers'
compensation  commissioners  and   family  support
magistrates. Such study  shall include, but not be
limited to, an examination of the salary structure
and   comparative  responsibilities   of   judges,
workers,  compensation  commissioners  and  family
support magistrates and  consideration  of whether
any compensation adjustment  should be linked with
the Consumer Price Index.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to judiciary shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to judiciary,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 53. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  the   effectiveness   of  the  criminal
prohibition contained in  section  53-289  of  the
general statutes on  (1)  the resale of tickets to
entertainment events at  a  price greater than the
price fixed for  admission,  (2) whether the price
of tickets sold  by  ticket  brokers could best be
controlled  by regulation  of  the  Department  of
Consumer Protection, (3)  whether  the  issues  of
counterfeit tickets and  misrepresentation  as  to
the value of  tickets  could best be controlled by
licensure  and regulation  by  the  Department  of
Consumer Protection, (4)  whether  to regulate the
hiring  of  individuals   by   ticket  brokers  to
purchase tickets and (5) whether other states have
criminal prohibitions on the resale of tickets and
the effectiveness of those prohibitions.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  judiciary and
general law shall serve as administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  judiciary and general law, in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 54. (a) There is established a task force
to study the workers' compensation law in relation
to permitting the  establishment of an alternative
system  to resolve  workers'  compensation  claims
through  collectively  bargained   agreements,  an
examination of chartering  a not-for-profit mutual
workers'   compensation  company   to   underwrite
workers' compensation and  provide employers' with
lower   rates   and    better   safety   programs,
simplifying    workers'    compensation    benefit
calculations, a review  of  workplace  health  and
safety programs to  achieve specified training and
strengthen enforcement mechanisms,  an examination
of the penalties  for  noncompliance with workers'
compensation    laws    and     procedures,    the
establishment  of  a  new  structure  in  workers'
compensation to provide for objective rate-setting
by  actuarial  organizations   and   to  institute
stronger   regulatory   control   and   aggressive
training and education  programs for employers and
workers.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to labor and public
employees shall serve  as  administrative staff of
the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  labor   and   public  employees,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.   The   task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 55. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  and   make   recommendations  regarding
corporate tax policy  in Connecticut as it relates
to  social  service  programs.  Such  study  shall
include,  but  not   be   limited   to,  reporting
accountability  to  municipal   and   state  level
governmental bodies, annual  tax  expenditures and
other pertinent accountability measures.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  human  services and commerce,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of the general  statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the  date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 56. (a) There is established a task force
to study and  make  recommendations on the pooling
of funds for the provision of services to children
who are mentally  ill, emotionally disturbed or at
placement risk. Such  study shall include, but not
be limited to,  a  review  of  the current service
delivery  system,  including   the   provision  of
services under Medicaid  managed  care,  and shall
make recommendations on development of a system of
care for such  children  that is financed by funds
from the Departments  of  Children  and  Families,
Social  Services, Education,  Mental  Retardation,
and Mental Health and Addiction Services. The task
force  shall  also  make  recommendations  on  the
pooling of funds from such departments.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating to  education,  human  services,
public health and  appropriations,  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 57. (a) There is established a task force
to review the  effectiveness of tax credits, state
sponsored  loan  programs  and  discretionary  tax
credits in economic development.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to commerce  and  finance,  in accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 58. (a) There is established a task force
to review the  infrastructure  needs  of the state
over the next  ten  years and make recommendations
with respect to the most cost-effective methods of
financing    such    public    investments.    The
infrastructure shall include,  but  not be limited
to,  highways,  roads,  bridges,  ports  and  mass
transit facilities and equipment.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Each member  of  the  task force appointed
under  subdivisions  (1)  to  (5),  inclusive,  of
subsection  (b)  of   this   section  shall  be  a
recognized   expert   in    public   finance   and
infrastructure investment.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f) Not later  than  October 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to transportation, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or October 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 59. (a) There is established a task force
to study and  develop  a  comprehensive  plan  for
handling matters relating  to  youth under the age
of nineteen. The  task  force shall be composed of
the Commissioners of  Social  Services, Education,
Health Services, and  Children  and  Families,  or
their designees; the director of the Commission on
Children;  six persons  who  are  members  of  the
General Assembly at the time of their appointment,
one appointed by  the president pro tempore of the
Senate, one appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate, one  appointed  by the minority leader
of the Senate, one appointed by the speaker of the
House of Representatives,  one  appointed  by  the
majority leader of  the  House  of Representatives
and one appointed  by  the  minority leader of the
House of Representatives;  one  person  from  each
region of the  state,  each  of  whom  shall  be a
representative of a  community-based youth service
agency or organization  and  each appointed by the
Commissioner of Social  Services; one person under
the  age  of  nineteen  years,  appointed  by  the
Commissioner of Children  and Youth Services, from
each of the following towns: Hartford, Bridgeport,
New  Haven,  Stamford,  New  London,  Meriden  and
Waterbury; and one  person  from a nonprofit child
guidance clinic, appointed  by the Commissioner of
Children and Families.
    (b) The study of the task force shall include,
but  not  be   limited   to,   the   following:  A
comprehensive  plan for  addressing  youth  issues
throughout  the  state,  developing  a  system  to
provide a permanent  funding  mechanism  for youth
programs, designing a  system  for gang prevention
and  intervention  programs,  the  role  of  youth
service bureaus, local  youth planning initiatives
and recreational activities.
    (c)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (d) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (e) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (f)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (g)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (h) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 60. (a) There is established a task force
to evaluate the  effectiveness  of  the  statutory
provisions governing affordable  housing  appeals,
to evaluate the current market for housing and the
availability  of all  affordable  housing  in  the
state,  to  evaluate   abuses  of  the  affordable
housing appeals process, to evaluate the impact of
the   affordable  housing   appeals   process   on
municipal planning and  to  recommend any remedies
and  changes  which   would   provide   any  local
community  with  an   incentive   to   permit  the
development of affordable  housing consistent with
sound planning practice.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  housing shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  housing,   in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 61. (a) There is established a task force
to study whether  the Riverfront Recapture project
should  become  a  state  park  or  whether  other
sources  should  be   used   for  maintenance  and
operation,  including  the  Metropolitan  District
Commission  or  any  abutting  municipalities,  or
both. Such task  force  shall also study river and
park development in  north central Connecticut and
the extent of the development and progress of such
projects.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to commerce shall
serve as administrative staff of the task force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the  joint  standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to  commerce,  in accordance with
the provisions of  section  11-4a  of  the general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 62. (a) There is established a task force
to study funding  and related issues regarding the
dial-a-ride program for senior citizens. The study
shall include the  feasibility  of  expanding  the
program, increasing accessibility  to vehicles and
increasing public awareness of the program.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  and (6)  two  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to human services, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 63. (a) There is established a task force
to study intergenerational  planning  in  housing,
education, child development and leisure services.
Such  task force  shall  examine:  (1)  Models  of
intergenerational  programs  including,   but  not
limited  to,  elder   volunteers  in  schools  and
intergenerational  urban  planning;  and  (2)  how
intergenerational  planning  may  be  incorporated
into services offered through state agencies.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following  members:  (1)   Two  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House  of Representatives; (2) two
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate; (3) one  appointed  by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (5) two
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives; (6) two appointed by the minority
leader of the  Senate;  (7)  the  Commissioner  of
Children and Families,  or  his  designee; (8) the
Commissioner of Social  Services, or her designee;
(9) the Executive  Director  of  the Commission on
Aging, or his  designee;  (10) the Commissioner of
Education, or his designee; and (11) the Executive
Director of the Commission on Children.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to human services
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to human services, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 64. (a) There is established a task force
to study issues  related to state services for the
deaf  and  hearing   impaired.  Such  study  shall
include, but not  be  limited to: (1) The scope of
interpreter services for  the  deaf  needed in the
state; (2) alternatives  to  existing  methods  of
interpreter  service  delivery;  (3)  the  quality
assurance and licensing  of  interpreter services;
(4) the integration of job placement services with
existing state services; and (5) the effect of the
provisions of the  Americans with Disabilities Act
on interpreter services in the state.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members: (1)  The  chairmen  and ranking
members of the  joint  standing  committee  of the
General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to appropriations  and  the  budgets  of
state agencies, or  their  designees; (2) two deaf
persons appointed by  the  chairmen  of  the joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to appropriations
and  the  budgets   of  state  agencies;  (3)  the
chairmen and ranking members of the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance of matters  relating to human services,
or their designees; (4) two deaf persons appointed
by the chairmen of the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to  human   services;   (5)   the  Labor
Commissioner,   or   his    designee;    (6)   the
Commissioner of Social  Services, or his designee;
(7) the Executive  Director  of  the Commission on
the Deaf and  Hearing  Impaired,  or his designee;
(8) the coordinator  of  interpreting services for
the Commission on  the  Deaf and Hearing Impaired,
or his designee;  (9)  a representative of AFSCME;
(10) the president  of the Connecticut Association
of the Deaf, or his designee; (11) the Director of
Career  Education for  the  Deaf  at  Northwestern
Community College, or  his  designee;  (12) a deaf
interpreter certified by  the National Registry of
Interpreters for the  Deaf  and  Hearing Impaired;
(13) two deaf  members  of  the  Commission on the
Deaf and Hearing  Impaired;  (14) two appointed by
the Governor; and  (15)  a  representative  of the
Office of Policy and Management.
    (c) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the chairmen of the task
force from among  the  members  of the task force.
Such chairmen shall  schedule the first meeting of
the task force,  which shall be held no later than
sixty  days  after  the  effective  date  of  this
section.
    (e)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to appropriations
and the budgets  of  state agencies shall serve as
administrative staff of the task force.
    (f) Not later than November 17, 1997, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating  to appropriations  and  the  budgets  of
state agencies and  human  services, in accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on  the  date  that  it  submits  such  report  or
November 17, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 65. The  Commissioner  of  Public  Health
shall study, in  consultation  with the Department
of Education, the  feasibility  of  requiring  the
certification  of  school  nurses.  On  or  before
February  1,  1998,  the  Commissioner  of  Public
Health shall submit  a  report of his findings and
recommendations,  including  recommendations   for
legislation,  if  any,   to   the  joint  standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance of matters relating to public health.
    Sec. 66. The State Comptroller shall conduct a
study of the  feasibility  of  offering the health
insurance  plan  or  plans  procured  pursuant  to
subsection (a) of  section  5-259  of  the general
statutes   to   (1)    small    businesses,    (2)
self-employed individuals, (3) Taft-Hartley health
and welfare funds, (4) any individual covered by a
group  health  insurance  policy,  as  defined  in
section  38a-469  of  the  general  statutes,  who
becomes ineligible for  continued  coverage  under
such policy as  a  result of an injury compensable
under section 31-307  of the general statutes, (5)
any individual covered by a group health insurance
policy,  as defined  in  section  38a-469  of  the
general  statutes,  who   become   ineligible  for
continued coverage under  such  policy as a result
of a death  arising  from  an  injury  compensable
under section 31-306  of the general statutes, (6)
volunteer  fire  and   ambulance   corps/emergency
services  personnel,  high   sheriffs  and  deputy
sheriffs,  and (7)  individuals  with  preexisting
health conditions. The study shall also assess the
feasibility  of  setting   up   a  state-sponsored
insurance purchasing pool  or  pools to cover such
entities  and individuals  as  an  alternative  to
allowing them to  join  the  state employee health
plan.  The  State  Comptroller  shall  report  her
findings  and  recommendations   to   the  General
Assembly on or before January 1, 1999.
    Sec. 67. (a)  The  Commission  on Children, in
consultation with the Commissioner of Children and
Families, the Connecticut  Association  of  Foster
Care and Adoptive  Parents  and  such  private  or
public  individuals  or  agencies  the  commission
deems appropriate, shall conduct a study of foster
care in the state. The study shall evaluate foster
care as it  pertains  to  assignment of parents to
children, visitation, transfer of children between
foster  homes,  removal  from  foster  homes,  the
shortage  of  foster   parents  and  placement  of
children in temporary  facilities, including group
homes and residences, before permanent placement.
    (b)  On  or   before  February  1,  1998,  the
commission shall submit  a  report of its findings
and recommendations, including recommendations for
legislation, if any,  to  the  select committee of
the General Assembly on children.
    Sec. 68. (a)  The  Connecticut Energy Advisory
Board shall, in consultation with the Secretary of
the  Office  of   Policy   and   Management,  make
recommendations   regarding   the    energy    and
environmental   ramifications   of   a   permanent
shutdown of any  nuclear generating power plant in
the state. Such  study  shall  include, but not be
limited to, the  impact  to towns in which nuclear
generating facilities are  located and neighboring
towns.
    (b) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to energy.
    Sec. 69. Section  32  of  public act 96-245 is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) There [is  established]  SHALL CONTINUE TO
BE a task  force  to  study  payments to volunteer
fire  companies  for   calls   on  limited  access
highways. The task  force  shall review the status
and adequacy of  current  legislation,  study  the
cost of administering  this  program and recommend
ways to improve program administration.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) One
member appointed by  the  speaker  of the House of
Representatives and one  member  appointed  by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member appointed by  the  majority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (4) one
member appointed by  the  minority  leader  of the
House  of  Representatives;  and  (5)  one  member
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c) ANY MEMBER  OF  THE  TASK  FORCE APPOINTED
UNDER SUBDIVISION (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) OR (6)
OF SUBSECTION (b)  OF THIS SECTION MAY BE A MEMBER
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
    [(c)] (d) All  appointments  to the task force
shall be made  no later than thirty days after the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    [(d)]  (e)  The   speaker   of  the  House  of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  THE ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF  THE  JOINT
STANDING COMMITTEE OF  THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING
COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS  RELATING  TO  PUBLIC SAFETY
SHALL SERVE AS  ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF THE TASK
FORCE.
    [(e)] (g) Not  later  than  January  1, [1997]
1998, the task  force shall submit a report on its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committees   of  the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance of matters  relating  to public safety,
transportation and appropriations,  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of  section  11-4a  of  the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date that it submits such report or January
1, [1997] 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 70. Section  13  of  public act 96-245 is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) There [is  established]  SHALL CONTINUE TO
BE a task  force  to  study  the  impact  of  land
development  upon  water   resources  and  to  set
guidelines for land  development  at  a level that
will  protect  property  owners,  future  property
owners and owners  of  abutting property from risk
of limited water  supplies due to overdevelopment,
particularly when the  sole  source  of  water  is
individual  artesian  wells.   In  developing  its
guidelines,   the  task   force   shall   consider
topography and any  historical  data  that  may be
available regarding well failure rates.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by  the  speaker of the House of
Representatives and two  members  appointed by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  two
members appointed by  the  majority  leader of the
House   of  Representatives;   (3)   two   members
appointed by the  majority  leader  of the Senate;
(4) two members  appointed  by the minority leader
of the House  of  Representatives; (5) two members
appointed by the  minority  leader  of the Senate;
(6) the Commissioner  of Environmental Protection,
or  his designee;  and  (7)  the  Commissioner  of
Public Health, or his designee.
    (c) ANY MEMBER  OF  THE  TASK  FORCE APPOINTED
UNDER SUBDIVISION (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) OR (6)
OF SUBSECTION (b)  OF THIS SECTION MAY BE A MEMBER
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
    [(c)] (d) All  appointments  to the task force
shall be made  no later than thirty days after the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    [(d)]  (e)  The   speaker   of  the  House  of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  THE ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF  THE  JOINT
STANDING COMMITTEE OF  THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING
COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS  RELATING  TO  PUBLIC HEALTH
SHALL SERVE AS  ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF THE TASK
FORCE.
    [(e)] (g) Not  later  than  January  1, [1997]
1998, the task  force shall submit a report on its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of  matters  relating  to  the  public
health,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes. The task
force shall terminate  on the date that it submits
such report or  January  1, [1997] 1998, whichever
is earlier.
    Sec. 71. Section  8  of  public  act 96-245 is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) There [is  established]  SHALL CONTINUE TO
BE a task  force  to  study bilingual education in
Connecticut. The task  force  shall  evaluate: (1)
The process of  identifying  children  of  limited
English  proficiency,  (2)   bilingual   education
curriculum,   including   its    development   and
implementation,   (3)   professional   development
programs and requirements  relating  to  bilingual
education,  (4)  the  effectiveness  of  bilingual
programs  and  (5)   financial   support  of  such
programs. Such study shall examine issues relating
to transitional bilingual as opposed to English as
a second language  as  opposed  to immersion; exit
criteria and program expectations; school district
obligation; and outcome measures. Such study shall
also  review  and   make  comparisons  with  other
states' approaches to bilingual education.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by  the  speaker of the House of
Representatives and two  members  appointed by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member appointed by  the  majority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (4) one
member appointed by  the  minority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (6) the
Commissioner of Education,  or  his  designee; (7)
the  Commissioner  of  Higher  Education,  or  his
designee; (8) one  member  each  designated by the
Connecticut  Association  of  Bilingual-Bicultural
Education, the Connecticut  Teachers of English to
Speakers  of  Other   Languages,  the  Connecticut
Association   of   Urban    Superintendents,   the
Connecticut  Association  of   Schools   and   the
Connecticut Association of  Boards  of  Education;
(9) two parents  of  school-age  children from the
general public, who  shall  be  appointed  by  the
speaker of the  House of Representatives; and (10)
two  parents  of   school-age  children  from  the
general public, who  shall  be  appointed  by  the
president pro tempore of the Senate.
    (c) ANY MEMBER  OF  THE  TASK  FORCE APPOINTED
UNDER SUBDIVISION (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) OR (6)
OF SUBSECTION (b)  OF THIS SECTION MAY BE A MEMBER
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
    [(c)] (d) All  appointments  to the task force
shall be made  no later than thirty days after the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    [(d)]  (e)  The   speaker   of  the  House  of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  THE ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF  THE  JOINT
STANDING COMMITTEE OF  THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING
COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS  RELATING TO EDUCATION SHALL
SERVE AS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE TASK FORCE.
    [(e)] (g) Not  later  than  [February 1, 1997]
JANUARY 1, 1998,  the  task  force  shall submit a
report on its  findings and recommendations to the
joint standing committee  of  the General Assembly
having   cognizance   of   matters   relating   to
education, in accordance with section 11-4a of the
general statutes. The  task  force shall terminate
on the date it submits such report or [February 1,
1997] JANUARY 1, 1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 72. Section  19  of  public act 96-245 is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) There [is  established]  SHALL CONTINUE TO
BE a task  force  to  study issues relating to (1)
the  eligibility for  state  corporation  business
income  tax credits  and  municipal  property  tax
abatements   of  companies   that   expand   their
workforce not by  creating  new jobs or making new
capital  investments  but   by   causing  the  net
relocation of employees  from  companies  in other
municipalities  or  states,  (2)  the  competition
between municipalities and  between states for job
growth,  (3)  the   creation   of   a   multistate
commission to provide  information,  analysis  and
recommendations to concurring  states  which  will
assist them in making informed decisions when they
act  in their  roles  as  market  participants  to
prevent the harm  caused  to  the welfare of their
residents  by  detrimental   net   relocations  of
employment associated with  significant  transfers
or terminations of operations of establishments in
those states, and  (4) the impact of tax policy on
the retention or loss of jobs.
    (b) The task  force  shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by  the  speaker of the House of
Representatives and two  members  appointed by the
president  pro tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member appointed by  the  majority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by the majority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (4) one
member appointed by  the  minority  leader  of the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority  leader  of  the  Senate;  (6) the
chairpersons  and ranking  members  of  the  joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance  of  matters   relating   to  commerce,
government administration and  elections, finance,
revenue  and  bonding,  and  labor;  and  (7)  two
members appointed by the Governor.
    (c) ANY MEMBER  OF  THE  TASK  FORCE APPOINTED
UNDER SUBDIVISION (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) OR (6)
OF SUBSECTION (b)  OF THIS SECTION MAY BE A MEMBER
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
    [(c)] (d) All  appointments  to the task force
shall be made  no later than thirty days after the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    [(d)]  (e)  The   speaker   of  the  House  of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force, from  among  the  members  of the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  THE ADMINISTRATIVE  STAFF  OF  THE  JOINT
STANDING COMMITTEE OF  THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVING
COGNIZANCE OF MATTERS  RELATING  TO COMMERCE SHALL
SERVE AS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE TASK FORCE.
    [(e)] (g) Not  later  than  January  1, [1997]
1998, the task  force shall submit a report on its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committees   of  the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  commerce  and
labor and public employees, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date it submits  such  report or January 1, [1997]
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 73. Subsection  (b) of section 12-376d of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b) There shall be appointed, AS NECESSARY AND
as part of  the  State  Commission on the Arts, an
advisory panel to consider the proposed acceptance
of any such  work of art. The advisory panel shall
prepare a written  statement  as  to acceptance or
rejection of any such work of art for the purposes
of this section. In each instance said panel shall
consist of eleven members, including the executive
director of the  State  Commission on the Arts and
two  generally  acknowledged  experts  as  to  the
particular  type  of   visual   art   work   under
consideration,  as determined  by  said  executive
director, with such  appointments  to  be  made by
said executive director  and approved by the State
Commission on the  Arts. In addition said advisory
panel shall include  eight  members of the General
Assembly, with two  of  such  members appointed by
the president pro  tempore  of  the Senate, one of
such members appointed  by  the majority leader of
the Senate, one  of  such members appointed by the
minority leader of the Senate, two of such members
appointed  by  the   speaker   of   the  House  of
Representatives, one of  such members appointed by
the   majority   leader    of    the    House   of
Representatives and one  of such members appointed
by  the  minority   leader   of   the   House   of
Representatives.  UPON COMPLETION  OF  THE  DUTIES
REQUIRED BY THIS  SECTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUCH
WORK OF ART, THE ADVISORY PANEL SHALL TERMINATE.
    Sec. 74. Subsection  (f) of section 13b-38a of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    [(f) There is  established  a  task  force  to
develop transportation management  plans to ensure
compliance with the  Clean  Air  Act amendments of
1990, P.L. 101-549.  The purpose of the task force
shall  be  to   develop  various  programs  to  be
implemented by employers who employ one hundred or
more employees to  reduce  traffic  congestion and
improve traffic flow  and  air  quality throughout
the state. The  task  force  shall  consider:  (1)
Programs  to be  included  in  any  transportation
management plan, which programs shall include, but
not  be limited  to,  the  programs  specified  in
subsection (d) of this section; (2) timetables for
the implementation of  the  plans;  (3)  financial
incentives  for implementation  of  the  plans  or
penalties for employers  who  fail  to comply with
the implementation of  the  plans;  (4) methods to
ensure   effective  participation   of   employers
throughout  the  state   in  the  development  and
implementation    of   the    plans;    (5)    the
identification and creation  of funding mechanisms
to  implement  the   plans;   (6)  guidelines  for
monitoring the implementation of the plans and any
needed revisions to the plans; (7) the appropriate
role  of  municipalities,  transit  districts  and
regional ride-sharing entities  in the development
and  the  implementation  of  the  plans  and  (8)
identification of any  state  laws  or regulations
which may impede  the implementation of the plans.
The  task  force   shall   be   comprised  of  the
chairpersons  and ranking  members  of  the  joint
standing   committees   on    transportation   and
environment, the Commissioners  of Transportation,
Environmental   Protection   and    Administrative
Services, or their  designees,  and  the following
appointees:  The  Governor   shall   appoint   one
representative from an  employer  who  employs  at
least one hundred  employees,  one  representative
from a municipality,  one  representative  from  a
transit district or  regional  ride-sharing entity
and one public  member;  the president pro tempore
of the Senate  shall appoint a representative from
an  employer who  employs  at  least  one  hundred
employees in an  urban  area  of  the  state;  the
majority leader of  the  Senate  shall  appoint  a
representative from an  employer  who  employs  at
least one hundred employees in a rural or suburban
part of the  state;  the  minority  leader  of the
Senate  shall appoint  a  representative  from  an
employer  who  employs   at   least   one  hundred
employees in an  urban  part  of  the  state;  the
speaker  of the  House  of  Representatives  shall
appoint  a representative  from  an  employer  who
employs  at  least  one  hundred  employees  in  a
suburban or rural  part of the state; the majority
leader  of  the  House  of  Representatives  shall
appoint a representative from a group representing
business and industry  and  the minority leader of
the  House  of  Representatives  shall  appoint  a
representative  from a  municipality  or  regional
planning   agency.   The    Governor's   appointee
representing an employer  who employs at least one
hundred employees shall  organize  and  chair  the
task force. The Department of Transportation shall
provide any necessary  support  staff  or services
for the task  force.  The  task force shall submit
its initial findings  and  recommendations  to the
joint standing committee  on  transportation on or
before February 1,  1992,  and annually thereafter
on January first until such time as the task force
determines that there  is  no  longer  a  need for
continued reporting.]
    (f) ON THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS ACT, THE
TASK FORCE TO  DEVELOP  TRANSPORTATION  MANAGEMENT
PLANS TO ENSURE  COMPLIANCE WITH THE CLEAN AIR ACT
AMENDMENTS  OF  1990,  P.L.  101-549,  ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION SHALL CEASE TO EXIST.
    Sec. 75. Subsection  (f)  of section 12-62f of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (f) There is  created a computer-assisted mass
appraisal systems advisory board. Said board shall
consist of seven  Connecticut municipal assessors,
one each to  be  appointed  by  the  Governor, the
president pro tempore, the majority leader and the
minority leader of the Senate and the speaker, the
majority leader and  the  minority  leader  of the
House of Representatives. The members shall choose
a chairman from  the  membership. Said board shall
have such powers  and  duties  as are set forth in
subsection (b) of  this  section. ON THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ACT SAID BOARD SHALL CEASE TO EXIST.
    Sec. 76. (a) There is established a task force
to study methods  to reduce the cost of installing
automatic    fire   extinguishing    systems    in
residential homes, to increase public awareness of
and demand for  such  systems  and  to explore the
investment potential of  such  systems  versus the
cost of initial  installation  of such systems for
the purpose of  determining the long-range benefit
of such systems.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of  the
following members:
    (1) Two appointed  by the speaker of the House
of Representatives;
    (2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate;
    (3) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the House of Representatives;
    (4) One appointed  by  the  majority leader of
the Senate;
    (5) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the House of Representatives; and
    (6) Two appointed  by  the  minority leader of
the Senate.
    (c) Any member  of  the  task  force appointed
under subdivision (1),  (2),  (3), (4), (5) or (6)
of subsection (b)  of this section may be a member
of the General Assembly.
    (d) All appointments  to  the task force shall
be  made no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective date of  this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (e)   The   speaker    of    the    House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  select  the  chairpersons of the
task force from  among  the  members  of  the task
force. Such chairpersons  shall schedule the first
meeting of the  task force, which shall be held no
later than sixty  days after the effective date of
this section.
    (f)  The administrative  staff  of  the  joint
standing committee of  the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  public safety
shall serve as  administrative  staff  of the task
force.
    (g) Not later  than  January 1, 1998, the task
force shall submit  a  report  on its findings and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly  having cognizance of matters
relating to public  safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes. The task  force  shall  terminate on the
date that it  submits  such  report  or January 1,
1998, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  77. Special  act  84-59,  section  6  of
special act 88-80,  as  amended  by  special  acts
89-24, 89-47 and  90-31,  section  9 of public act
91-395, as amended  by  section  11  of public act
93-411,  sections  2-110,   4-60d,  4-60e,  4a-62,
8-218h, 12-34d, 13b-38l, 19a-7b, 19a-125, 22a-187,
22a-187a, 25-32i, 32-6i,  32-245 and 32-246 of the
general statutes are repealed.
    Sec. 78. This  act  shall take effect from its
passage.

Vetoed July 8, 1997