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2018 SB 508: An Act Restricting The Use Of Nondisparagement And Settlement Agreements By State Agencies And Quasi Public Agencies.

Sponsors

  • Steinberg, Jonathan,
  • Looney, Martin M.,
  • Winfield, Gary A.,

Actions

2018-03-15 upper REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Judiciary
2018-03-22 upper PUBLIC HEARING 0328
2018-04-02 upper Joint Favorable
2018-04-03 upper FILED WITH LCO
2018-04-11 upper REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/16/18
2018-04-17 upper RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-04-17 upper FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2018-04-17 upper SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 336
2018-04-17 upper FILE NO. 551
2018-05-08 upper SEN. ADOPTED SEN. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-08 upper SEN. PASSED, SEN. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-08 upper ON CONSENT CALENDAR
2018-05-08 upper TRANSMITTED PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 17
2018-05-08 upper FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2018-05-08 upper HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 589

Bill Text

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) For the purposes of this section, "state agency" means any department, board, council, commission, institution or other executive branch agency of state government, including, but not limited to, each constituent unit and each public institution of higher education. On and after October 1, 2018, no state agency shall make a payment to an employee resigning or retiring from employment with such state agency for the purposes of avoiding costs associated with potential litigation or pursuant to a nondisparagement agreement unless such payment is made pursuant to (1) a settlement agreement entered into by the Attorney General on behalf of the state agency, or (2) an authorization by the Governor pursuant to section 3-7 of the general statutes.

(b) No nondisparagement agreement or settlement agreement as described in subsection (a) of this section may prohibit an employee from making a complaint or providing information in accordance with section 4-61dd or sections 4-276 to 4-280, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) On and after October 1, 2018, no quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-120 of the general statutes, shall make a payment to an employee resigning or retiring from employment with such quasi-public agency for the purposes of avoiding costs associated with potential litigation or pursuant to a nondisparagement agreement.

(b) No nondisparagement agreement or settlement agreement as described in subsection (a) of this section may prohibit an employee from making a complaint or providing information in accordance with section 4-61dd of the general statutes.

In Section 2(a), "state" was changed to "quasi-public" for accuracy.