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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
Sec. 4-163. Fraud in presentation of claim.

Sec. 4-163. Fraud in presentation of claim. (1237)(Text)

(a) Any claimant who practices or attempts to practice fraud upon the state in the statement, proof or allowance of a claim shall forfeit such claim to the state. The tribunal before which such claim is pending shall specially find such fraud and it shall enter its judgment or order of forfeiture. (1238)

(b) Any person who knowingly presents or attempts to present and any person who knowingly participates in the preparation, presentation or allowance of a false or fraudulent claim shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both. Any state officer or employee so convicted shall be subject to removal from his office or employment. (1239)

Sec. 4-164. Appeal from forfeiture. (1240)(Text)

(a) Any claimant aggrieved by an order of forfeiture of the Claims Commissioner made pursuant to subsection (a) of section 4-163 may appeal such order to the superior court for the judicial district in which he resides or, if he is not a resident of this state, to the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain. (1241)

(b) The action of the Claims Commissioner in approving or rejecting payment of any claim or part thereof shall be final and conclusive on all questions of law and fact and shall not be subject to review except by the General Assembly. (1242)

Sec. 4-164a. Commissioner exempt from certain provisions of Uniform Administrative Procedure Act. (1243)(Text)

The Claims Commissioner is exempt from the provisions of sections 4-176e to 4-183, inclusive. (1244)

Sec. 4-165. Immunity of state officers and employees from personal liability. (1245)(Text)

(a) No state officer or employee shall be personally liable for damage or injury, not wanton, reckless or malicious, caused in the discharge of his or her duties or within the scope of his or her employment. Any person having a complaint for such damage or injury shall present it as a claim against the state under the provisions of this chapter. (1246)

(b) For the purposes of this section, (1) "scope of employment" includes but is not limited to, (A) representation by an attorney appointed by the Public Defender Services Commission as a public defender, assistant public defender or deputy assistant public defender or an attorney appointed by the court as a special assistant public defender of an indigent accused or of a child on a petition of delinquency, (B) representation by such other attorneys, referred to in section 4-141, of state officers and employees in actions brought against such officers and employees in their official and individual capacities, (C) the discharge of duties as a trustee of the state employees retirement system, (D) the discharge of duties of a commissioner of the Superior Court hearing small claims matters or acting as a fact-finder, arbitrator or magistrate or acting in any other quasi-judicial position, (E) the discharge of duties of a person appointed to a committee established by law for the purpose of rendering services to the Judicial Department, including, but not limited to, the Legal Specialization Screening Committee, the State-Wide Grievance Committee, the Client Security Fund Committee, the advisory committee appointed pursuant to section 51-81d and the State Bar Examining Committee, and (F) military duty performed by the armed forces of the state while under state active duty; provided the actions described in subparagraphs (A) to (F), inclusive, of this subdivision arise out of the discharge of the duties or within the scope of employment of such officers or employees, and (2) "state employee" includes a member or employee of the soil and water district boards established pursuant to section 22a-315. (1247)

Sec. 4-165a. Transitional provisions. (1248)(Text)

Section 4-165a is repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (1249)

Sec. 4-165b. Claims against the state by inmates of state correctional and reformatory institutions. (1250)(Text)

Any inmate of any institution of the Department of Correction or the Department of Children and Families who suffers an injury which results in a fatality or in a permanent handicap may file a claim against the state. Such claim shall be heard and decided in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. (1251)

Sec. 4-165c. Immunity of the state and its officials, employees and agents from certain actions. (1252)(Text)

No cause of action or liability shall arise against the state, any of its agencies or subdivisions, or any state official, employee or agent, for failure to comply with the provisions of section 4-67y, 10-215h, 17b-4a, 17b-112i, 17b-112j, 17b-749l, 17b-790b, 17b-800a or 19a-59g. (1253)


Sec. 4-166. Definitions. (1255)(Text)

As used in this chapter: (1256)

(1) "Agency" means each state board, commission, department or officer authorized by law to make regulations or to determine contested cases, but does not include either house or any committee of the General Assembly, the courts, the Council on Probate Judicial Conduct, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General, or town or regional boards of education, or automobile dispute settlement panels established pursuant to section 42-181; (1257)

(2) "Contested case" means a proceeding, including but not restricted to rate-making, price fixing and licensing, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by state statute or regulation to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for hearing or in which a hearing is in fact held, but does not include proceedings on a petition for a declaratory ruling under section 4-176, hearings referred to in section 4-168 or hearings conducted by the Department of Correction or the Board of Pardons and Paroles; (1258)

(3) "Final decision" means (A) the agency determination in a contested case, (B) a declaratory ruling issued by an agency pursuant to section 4-176 or (C) an agency decision made after reconsideration. The term does not include a preliminary or intermediate ruling or order of an agency, or a ruling of an agency granting or denying a petition for reconsideration; (1259)

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