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House Bill No. 6455

Public Act No. 11-131

AN ACT REPEALING CERTAIN STATUTES RELATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 4d-30 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

As used in this section and sections 4d-31 to 4d-44, inclusive:

(1) "Contract" means a contract for state agency information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services, which is awarded pursuant to this chapter or subsection (e) of section 1-205, subsection (c) of section 1-211, subsection (b) of section 1-212, section 4-5, subsection (a) of section 10a-151b, or subsection (a) of section 19a-110. [or subsection (b) of section 32-6i. ]

(2) "Contractor" means a business entity or individual who is awarded a contract or an amendment to a contract.

(3) "Subcontractor" means a subcontractor of a contractor for work under a contract or an amendment to a contract.

Sec. 2. Section 4d-47 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

With respect to any state employee whose position is eliminated or who is laid off as a result of any contract or amendment to a contract which is subject to the provisions of this chapter and subsection (e) of section 1-205, subsection (c) of section 1-211, subsection (b) of section 1-212, section 4-5, 4a-50, 4a-51, subsection (b) of section 4a-57, subsection (a) of section 10a-151b, or subsection (a) of section 19a-110, [or subsection (b) of section 32-6i,] or any subcontract for work under such contract or amendment, (1) the contractor shall hire the employee, upon application by the employee, unless the employee is hired by a subcontractor of the contractor, or (2) the employee may transfer to any vacant position in state service for which such employee is qualified, to the extent allowed under the provisions of existing collectively bargained agreements and the general statutes. If the contractor or any such subcontractor hires any such state employee and does not provide the employee with fringe benefits which are equivalent to, or greater than, the fringe benefits that the employee would have received in state service, the state shall, for two years after the employee terminates from state service, provide to the employee either (A) the same benefits that such employee received from the state, or (B) compensation in an amount which represents the difference in the value of the fringe benefits that such employee received when in state service and the fringe benefits that such employee receives from the contractor or subcontractor.

Sec. 3. Section 4d-48 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

No contract or subcontract for state agency information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services may be awarded to any business entity or individual pursuant to this chapter or subsection (e) of section 1-205, subsection (c) of section 1-211, subsection (b) of section 1-212, section 4-5, subsection (a) of section 10a-151b, or subsection (a) of section 19a-110 [or subsection (b) of section 32-6i] if such business entity or individual previously had a contract with the state or a state agency to provide information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services and such prior contract was finally terminated by the state or a state agency within the previous five years for the reason that such business entity or individual failed to perform or otherwise breached a material obligation of the contract related to information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services. If the termination of any such previous contract is contested in an arbitration or judicial proceeding, the termination shall not be final until the conclusion of such arbitration or judicial proceeding. If the fact-finder determines, or a settlement stipulates, that the contractor failed to perform or otherwise breached a material obligation of the contract related to information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services, any award of a contract pursuant to said chapter or sections during the pendency of such arbitration or proceeding shall be rescinded and the bar provided in this section shall apply to such business entity or individual.

Sec. 4. Section 32-4e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

As used in [sections 32-4f to 32-4h, inclusive] section 32-4h, "economic cluster" means a grouping of industries linked together through customer, supplier or other relationships.

Sec. 5. Subdivision (29) of subsection (a) of section 2c-2b, sections 32-1f, 32-1g, 32-1n, 32-4b, 32-4f, 32-6i, 32-96, 32-290 and 32-291 of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2011)

Approved July 8, 2011