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2018 HB 5588: An Act Adjusting The State Budget For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019.

Sponsors

  • Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee,

Actions

2018-03-28 lower REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Finance, Revenue and Bonding
2018-03-29 lower PUBLIC HEARING 0402
2018-04-05 lower Joint Favorable
2018-04-06 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-04-09 lower REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/16/18
2018-04-10 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-04-10 lower FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2018-04-10 lower HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 257
2018-04-10 lower FILE NO. 383
2018-04-13 lower REF. BY HOUSE TO COMMITTEE ON Appropriations
2018-04-20 lower House Favorable Substitute
2018-04-20 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-04-24 lower REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/30/18
2018-05-01 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-05-01 lower NEW FILE BY COMM. ON Appropriations
2018-05-01 lower FAV. RPT. HOUSE COMM. ON Appropriations
2018-05-01 lower TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDAR
2018-05-01 lower FILE NO. 660

Bill Text

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, regarding the GENERAL FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 2 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 3 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 5 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the BANKING FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 6 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 17 of public act 17-4 of the June special session, regarding the INSURANCE FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 7 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 8 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2018) The amounts appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, in section 10 of public act 17-2 of the June special session regarding the TOURISM FUND are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 9. Section 12 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2-35, 4-73, 10a-77, 10a-99, 10a-105 and 10a-143 of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency and fund of the state for the fiscal years year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to reduce labor-management expenditures by $700,000,000 for the said fiscal year. ending June 30, 2018, and by $867,600,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10a-77, 10a-99, 10a-105 and 10a-143 of the general statutes, any reductions in allotments pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that are applicable to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, The University of Connecticut and The University of Connecticut Health Center shall be credited to the General Fund.

Sec. 10. Section 13 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the executive branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $42,250,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $45,000,000 $9,515,570 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Said secretary shall make no such reductions in allotments concerning appropriations or distributions for municipal aid or education equalization aid.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the legislative branch for the fiscal years year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings of $1,000,000 in the General Fund during each such said fiscal year. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the president pro tempore and majority leader of the Senate, the speaker and majority leader of the House of Representatives, the Senate Republican president pro tempore and the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the judicial branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $3,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $8,000,000 $5,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Chief Justice and Chief Public Defender.

Sec. 11. Section 14 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state in order to achieve targeted budget savings in the General Fund of $111,814,090 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. , and $150,878,179 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 12. Section 28 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state in order to achieve state-wide hiring savings in the General Fund of $6,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. , and $7,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 13. Section 30 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-28f of the general statutes, the sum of $750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and the sum of $750,000 $537,371 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to the Department of Social Services to implement recommendations resulting from a study conducted pursuant to section 27 of public act 11-6 to enhance and improve the services and supports for individuals with autism and their families.

Sec. 14. Section 31 of public act 17-2 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding section 4-28f of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 $716,494 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to The University of Connecticut Health Center, for Other Operating Expenses, in each of the fiscal years year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, for the purpose of supporting the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

Sec. 15. (Effective from passage) Not later than September 1, 2018, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall determine the amount under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 19a-7j of the general statutes by calculating the difference between the amount expended in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, for the purposes set forth in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 19a-7j of the general statutes, and the amount identified pursuant to section 36 of public act 17-2 of the June special session as required to fund services delineated in said section 19a-7j for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Not later than November 1, 2018, the Insurance Commissioner shall utilize the amount of the difference, as calculated under the provisions of this section, when determining the fee to be assessed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 19a-7j of the general statutes.

Sec. 16. (Effective July 1, 2018) Up to $540,000 appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session and section 1 of this act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Housing, for Housing/Homeless Services, shall be used in the following amounts for the purposes specified: (1) $400,000 for rental assistance for individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Maria; (2) $50,000 for a grant to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center; and (3) $90,000 for a grant to Noble House.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2018) Payments to the agencies described in section 208 of public act 17-2 of the June special session shall be reduced on a pro rata basis in order to remain within the amounts appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session and section 1 of this act, to the Judicial Department, for Youth Services Prevention, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 18. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall fund the fringe benefit costs for employees of the community college system who are supported by resources other than the General Fund in an amount not to exceed $16,200,000 from the resources appropriated for State Comptroller-Fringe Benefits. Nothing in this section shall change the fringe benefit support provided to the community college system for General Fund supported employees from the resources appropriated for State Comptroller-Fringe Benefits.

Sec. 19. (Effective July 1, 2018) Up to $1,500,000 appropriated in section 1 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 17-4 of the June special session and section 1 of this act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Education, for Talent Development, shall be used for the purpose of providing funding on a state-wide basis for the teacher education and mentoring program established under section 10-145o of the general statutes.

Sec. 20. Subsection (c) of section 10-183t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(c) (1) On and after July 1, 2000, the board shall pay a subsidy equal to the subsidy paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, to the board of education or to the state, if applicable, on behalf of any member who is receiving retirement benefits or a disability allowance from the system, the spouse of such member, the surviving spouse of such member, or a disabled dependent of such member if there is no spouse or surviving spouse, who is participating in a health insurance plan maintained by a board of education or by the state, if applicable. Such payment shall not exceed the actual cost of such insurance.

(2) With respect to any person participating in any such plan pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the state shall appropriate to the board one-third of the cost of the subsidy, except that, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the state shall appropriate twenty-five per cent of the cost of the subsidy. On and after July 1, 2018, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and for each fiscal year thereafter, fifty per cent of the total amount appropriated by the state in each such fiscal year for the state's share of the cost of such subsidies shall be paid to the board on or before July first of such fiscal year, and the remaining fifty per cent of such total amount shall be paid to the board on or before December first of such fiscal year.

(3) No payment to a board of education pursuant to this subsection may be used to reduce the amount of any premium payment on behalf of any such member, spouse, surviving spouse, or disabled dependent, made by such board pursuant to any agreement in effect on July 1, 1990. On and after July 1, 2012, the board shall pay a subsidy of two hundred twenty dollars per month on behalf of the member, spouse or the surviving spouse of such member who: (1) (A) Has attained the normal retirement age to participate in Medicare, (2) (B) is not eligible for Medicare Part A without cost, and (3) (C) contributes at least two hundred twenty dollars per month towards his or her medical and prescription drug plan provided by the board of education.

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (j) of section 45a-82 of the general statutes, any balance in the Probate Court Administration Fund on June 30, 2018, shall remain in said fund and shall not be transferred to the General Fund, regardless of whether such balance is in excess of an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the total expenditures authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 45a-84 of the general statutes for the immediately succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) Not later than January 1, 2019, the board of directors of The University of Connecticut Health Center, established pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10a-104 of the general statutes, shall develop a report on its progress in establishing public-private partnerships. The board shall submit such report 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.

Sections 4, 9 and 11 were removed from the bill because they made no changes to existing provisions and line T777 was deleted because it was repetitious of an existing provision and unnecessary.