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Connecticut Laws | Title 46a Human Rights
CHAPTER 814c* HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Sec. 46a-103. Civil action for discriminatory practice: Service of process on the commission; right of commission to intervene.

Sec. 46a-103. Civil action for discriminatory practice: Service of process on the commission; right of commission to intervene. (719)(Text)

The complainant or his attorney shall serve a copy of the complaint in an action brought in accordance with section 46a-100 on the commission at the same time all other parties in such action are served. Service on the commission shall be for the purpose of providing legal notice of the action and shall not thereby make the commission a necessary party to the action. The commission, through its counsel or the Attorney General, may intervene as a matter of right in any action brought in accordance with section 46a-100. (720)

Sec. 46a-104. Civil action for discriminatory practice: Relief. (721)(Text)

The court may grant a complainant in an action brought in accordance with section 46a-100 such legal and equitable relief which it deems appropriate including, but not limited to, temporary or permanent injunctive relief, attorney's fees and court costs. (722)

Secs. 46a-105 to 46a-125. (723)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (724)

CHAPTER 814d COMMISSION ON CHILDREN (725)(Text)

Sec. 46a-126. Commission on Children. Membership. Vacancies. Executive director. Staff and personnel matters. (726)(Text)

(a) There is established a Commission on Children consisting of twenty-one voting members. There shall be nine nonvoting ex-officio members of the commission as follows: The Commissioners of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Public Health, Education, Social Services and Correction, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Attorney General and the Chief Court Administrator. (727)

(1) With respect to members appointed prior to October 5, 2009, upon the occurrence of a vacancy or the expiration of the term of a member, whichever occurs first, such vacancy shall be filled as follows: (A) For any member appointed jointly by the majority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate, such vacancy shall be filled by a joint appointment of the majority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate; (B) for any member appointed by the Governor, such vacancy shall be filled by a joint appointment of the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives; (C) for any member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, such vacancy shall be filled by an appointment of the president pro tempore of the Senate; (D) for any member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, such vacancy shall be filled by an appointment of the speaker of the House of Representatives; (E) for any member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, such vacancy shall be filled by an appointment of the minority leader of the Senate; and (F) for any member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, such vacancy shall be filled by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. (728)

(2) On or after October 5, 2009, (A) the majority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall jointly appoint one additional member to the commission who shall be from the central region of the state; (B) the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one additional member to the commission from the northeastern region of the state; (C) the speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one additional member to the commission from the southeastern region of the state; (D) the minority leader of the Senate shall appoint one additional member to the commission from the northwestern region of the state; and (E) the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one additional member to the commission from the southwestern region of the state. In the event of a vacancy for any member appointed pursuant to this subdivision, such vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority and such appointed member shall be from the respective region of the state. (729)

(3) Any member appointed on or after October 5, 2009, shall have experience in the field of issues affecting children by virtue of such person's status as an advocate or an academic, civic or cultural leader. (730)

(4) Any member appointed pursuant to this subsection shall serve for a term of two years from July first in the year of his or her appointment, except that the term of any member appointed pursuant to this subsection during the period from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2010, inclusive, shall begin on the date of appointment and shall expire on June 30, 2012. The commission shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its members who shall each serve in such capacity for a period of two years. Any person absent from (A) three consecutive meetings of the commission, or (B) fifty per cent of such meetings during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from the commission, effective immediately. (731)

(5) Vacancies on the commission shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall, within the limits of available funds, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The commission shall meet as often as deemed necessary by the chairperson or a majority of the commission. (732)

(b) There shall be an executive director of the Commission on Children. The executive director and any necessary staff shall be employed by the Joint Standing Committee on Legislative Management. The commission shall have no authority over staffing or personnel matters. (733)

(c) The commission shall be part of the Legislative Department. (734)

Sec. 46a-127. Appointment and terms of members. Expenses. (735)(Text)

Section 46a-127 is repealed, effective October 5, 2009. (736)

Sec. 46a-128. Review of statutes. Report of findings and recommendations. (737)(Text)

The commission shall review the general statutes with regard to matters involving children and shall on or before February 1, 1986, and annually thereafter on or before September first, make a report of its findings with regard to any matter before it with specific recommendations for legislation to the Governor and the General Assembly. (738)

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