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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
Sec. 4-37g. Review of foundation audit reports. Auditors of Public Accounts.

(b) In the case of an audit required pursuant to section 4-37f, that was not conducted by the Auditors of Public Accounts, the executive authority and chief financial official of the state agency shall review the audit report received pursuant to said section and, upon such review, the executive authority shall sign a letter indicating that he has reviewed the audit report and transmit a copy of the letter and report to the Auditors of Public Accounts. If such audit report indicates that (1) funds for deposit and retention in state accounts have been deposited and retained in foundation accounts or (2) state funds, personnel, services or facilities may have been used in violation of sections 4-37e to 4-37i, inclusive, or any other provision of the general statutes, the Auditors of Public Accounts may conduct a full audit of the books and accounts of the foundation pertaining to such funds, personnel, services or facilities, in accordance with the provisions of section 2-90. For the purposes of such audit, the Auditors of Public Accounts shall have access to the working papers compiled by the certified public accountant in the preparation of the audit conducted pursuant to section 4-37f which are relevant to such use of state funds, personnel, services or facilities in violation of the provisions of sections 4-37e to 4-37i, inclusive, or any other provision of the general statutes. (294)

Sec. 4-37h. Procedures for foundation solicitations. (295)(Text)

Any person soliciting funds or any other thing of value for donation to a foundation by a person, firm, corporation or other entity shall, at the time of such solicitation or in any receipt for or other written confirmation of such donation, clearly and conspicuously disclose to the person, firm, corporation or other entity that the funds or other things of value donated are to be provided to the foundation and that the person, firm, corporation or other entity may request in writing that its identity be confidential, and upon such request, the identity of the person, firm, corporation or other entity shall not be publicly disclosed. (296)

Sec. 4-37i. Prohibition on compensation or funds from foundation to state officer or employee without approval. (297)(Text)

No officer or employee of a state agency shall receive a salary, fee or loan, or any compensation or other thing of value from the foundation or withdraw funds from a foundation account for any purpose, without the written approval of the executive authority, except that (1) if the officer or employee is the executive authority of a constituent unit, the written approval shall be that of the chairman of the board of trustees of the constituent unit in accordance with a policy adopted by such board of trustees, and (2) if the officer or employee is the executive authority of a public institution of higher education, the written approval shall be that of the executive authority of the constituent unit. (298)

Sec. 4-37j. Foundation policy for investigation of certain matters. Whistle-blower protection for foundation employees. (299)(Text)

Each foundation shall develop, in conjunction with the Auditors of Public Accounts, and implement a written policy (1) for the investigation of any matter involving corruption, unethical practices, violation of state laws or regulations, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority or danger to the public safety occurring in such foundation, (2) prohibiting any officer or employee of the foundation from taking or threatening to take any personnel action against any foundation employee who transmits information concerning any such matter, (3) providing that any foundation employee who is found to have knowingly and maliciously made false charges concerning any such matter under subdivision (1) of this section shall be subject to disciplinary action by the employee's appointing authority, up to and including dismissal, and (4) requiring the foundation to provide a copy of such policy to its employees and to periodically notify the employees of the existence of the policy. (300)

Sec. 4-37k. Agreements between state agencies and foundations not deemed contracts for performance of governmental functions. (301)(Text)

Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, an agreement between a state agency and a foundation, as defined in section 4-37e, shall not be deemed to be a contract for the performance of a governmental function within the meaning of section 1-218. (302)

Sec. 4-37l. State agency consideration of smart growth principles re certain grant applications. (303)(Text)

When considering any grant application submitted in connection with a proposed development, rehabilitation or other construction project, a state agency shall consider whether such proposal complies with some or all of the principles of smart growth provided in section 1 of public act 09-230*. (304)


Sec. 4-38. (306)(Text)

Transferred to Sec. 4-38d. (307)

Secs. 4-38a and 4-38b. Reorganization of executive branch, legislative finding, transfer of powers and duties among agencies, liberal construction of statutes, cooperation with Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; repealed sections; effective dates of public acts 77-614 and 78-303. Governor's responsibilities in implementing reorganization. (308)(Text)

Sections 4-38a and 4-38b are repealed. (309)

Sec. 4-38c. Departments within the executive branch. (310)(Text)

There shall be within the executive branch of state government the following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, Board of Governors of Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Public Safety, Department of Social Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Department of Public Works and Department of Public Utility Control. (311)

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