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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
Sec. 4-12a. Governor's powers of suspension or removal under sections 4-11 and 4-12 not applicable to deputies appointed by department heads.

Sec. 4-12a. Governor's powers of suspension or removal under sections 4-11 and 4-12 not applicable to deputies appointed by department heads. (46)(Text)

Sections 4-11 and 4-12 shall not apply to department heads or deputies appointed by such department heads. (47)

Sec. 4-13. Subpoenas. (48)(Text)

In case of contumacy by any person or his refusal to obey a subpoena issued to him under section 4-12, any court of this state, within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry is carried on or within the jurisdiction of which such person guilty of contumacy or of refusal to obey is found or resides or transacts business, upon application by the Attorney General, shall have jurisdiction to issue to such person an order requiring him to appear before the Governor, there to produce evidence if so ordered or there to give testimony concerning the matter under investigation or in question; and any person failing to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as for contempt thereof. Any person who, without just cause, fails to attend and testify or to answer any lawful inquiry or to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda or other records, if it is in his power so to do, in obedience to any such subpoena, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both. (49)

Sec. 4-13a. Appearance of assistant on subpoena of state officer. (50)(Text)

Whenever any elective state officer or his deputy or any state commissioner or his deputy is subpoenaed to appear before any court in any matter involving the state, he may delegate any assistant having knowledge of the facts in issue to appear for him, unless such summons is issued by a judge of the court before which such matter is pending, requiring the personal appearance of said commissioner. (51)

Sec. 4-14. Transportation allowance for state officers, auditors and Governor's executive secretary. (52)(Text)

Upon request by any elected state officer, by either auditor of public accounts or by the Governor's executive secretary, the Comptroller shall pay to such officer, auditor or secretary, for transportation for each day's attendance at his office in the Capitol, an allowance per mile on the same basis as provided for members of the General Assembly under the provisions of section 2-15, which shall be charged by the Comptroller against the amount allotted for the expenses of such officer when an allowance for expenses is made. (53)

Sec. 4-15. Expenses of state officers and employees. (54)(Text)

Except as provided in sections 2-15 and 4-14, the Comptroller shall not draw any order on the Treasurer for any sum to cover any charge for expense for travel to and from his home and the Capitol, or any personal expense while at the Capitol, of any officer or employee of the state having an office in the Capitol; or for any sum charged for clerical services rendered such officer or employee other than services rendered at the office of such officer or employee at the Capitol, except for clerical or special services approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. (55)

Sec. 4-16. Expenses paid by the state. (56)(Text)

Expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties by directors of state institutions, members of state boards, commissioners, deputy commissioners and executive heads of state departments and by their subordinates under their direction shall be paid by the state. (57)

Sec. 4-16a. Indemnification of commissioners. (58)(Text)

The state shall protect, save harmless and indemnify all department heads as defined in section 4-5, and the Adjutant General from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence or other act, resulting in accidental bodily injury to or death of any person, or in accidental danger to or destruction of property, or any other acts resulting in any injury, which acts are not wanton, reckless, or malicious, provided such person at the time of the acts resulting in such injury, damage or destruction, was acting in the discharge of his duties or within the scope of his employment. (59)

Sec. 4-17. Meeting attendance of trustees or directors of state-aided institutions. (60)(Text)

The office of any trustee or director of any institution receiving state aid, appointed by the Governor or the General Assembly, who, for a period of two successive years, has failed to attend any of the meetings of the board of trustees or directors of which he is a member, shall be vacant, provided such trustee or director shall have had notice of each of such meetings; and, unless otherwise provided by statute, regulation or bylaw governing such board of trustees or directors, such board shall fill such vacancy. (61)

Sec. 4-18. Resignations of state officers. (62)(Text)

The Governor may accept the resignation of any officer whose successor, in case of vacancy in office, he has power to nominate or appoint. (63)

Sec. 4-19. Appointments to fill vacancies. (64)(Text)

When the General Assembly is not in session and when no other provision has been made for filling any vacancy in an office, appointment to which is made by the General Assembly or either branch thereof, whether or not on nomination by the Governor, or appointment to which is made by the Governor with the advice and consent of the General Assembly or either branch thereof, the Governor may fill the same until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, and until a successor is elected or appointed and has qualified. The Governor may fill any vacancy in any office to which he has power of appointment, provided the Governor may not appoint a person who was nominated for an appointment subject to the advice and consent of the General Assembly or either branch thereof and whose nomination was rejected by the General Assembly or either branch thereof during the last preceding regular session of the General Assembly to the same or similar vacancy unless the General Assembly is in regular session. (65)

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