Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than July 1, 2018, the Commission on Equity and Opportunity shall convene a working group to (1) study housing options for persons reentering the community after incarceration, and (2) recommend an evidence-based housing policy for such persons. The working group shall consist of employees of the Commission on Equity and Opportunity, the Commissioner of Housing, or the commissioner's designee, the Commissioner of Correction, or the commissioner's designee, and community stakeholders.
(b) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commission on Equity and Opportunity shall submit a report of the recommendations of the working group as set forth in subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing.