Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Subsection (j) of section 17b-342 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):
(j) The Notwithstanding the notice provisions prescribed by subsection (b) of section 17b-10, the Commissioner of Social Services may implement revised criteria policies and procedures for the operation of the program, including the state-funded portion of the program, while in the process of adopting such criteria policies and procedures in regulation form, provided the commissioner prints publishes notice of intention to adopt the policies and procedures as regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days of implementing the policy on the eRegulations System thirty days prior to adopting such policies and procedures. Such criteria policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective. The commissioner shall submit the proposed regulations to the standing legislative regulations review committee for review not later than one hundred eighty days after posting notice of the commissioner's intention to adopt the policies and procedures as regulations on the eRegulations System. The proposed regulations shall include a statement in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17b-10 and shall be submitted and reviewed in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 17b-10. A person aggrieved by policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this subsection may appeal to the Superior Court in accordance with subsection (b) of section 4-183.