Connecticut Bill Makes Minor Changes to Consumer Protection Law

March 14, 2019

A bill is under review in Connecticut that aims to make minor changes to the state‚Äôs consumer protection laws. The bill, S 1007, aims to make “minor and technical changes to the Department of Consumer Protection Statutes.”

The underlined portions of text are proposed to be inserted into the law:

(C) The receipt of an appraisal request or order or an appraisal review request or order and the delivery of such request or order to an appraiser panel.

(3) Any licensee under this chapter who is convicted of a violation of any of the offenses enumerated in subdivision (8) of section 20-320 [shall] may incur a forfeiture of his license and all moneys that may have been paid for such license. The clerk of any court in which such conviction has been rendered shall forward to the commission without charge a certified copy of such conviction. The [commission, upon the receipt of a copy of the judgment of conviction, shall, not later than ten days after such receipt, notify the licensee, in writing, of the revocation of his license] commissioner may revoke such licensee’s license after proceedings as provided in section 20-321. Such notice shall be conclusive of the revocation of such license. Application for reinstatement of such license shall be subject to the provisions of section 46a-80.

(a) After an appraiser is initially added to an appraiser panel of an appraisal management Raised Bill No. 1007 LCO No. 5459 3 of 8 company, such company shall not remove an appraiser from its appraiser panel or otherwise refuse to assign requests or orders for appraisals without …

Any licensee under this chapter who is convicted of a violation of any of the offenses enumerated in subdivision (8) of section 20-320 [shall] may incur a forfeiture of his license and all moneys that may have been paid for such license. The clerk of any court in which such conviction has been rendered shall forward to the commission without charge a certified copy of such conviction. The [commission, upon the receipt of a copy of the judgment of conviction, shall, not later than ten days after such receipt, notify the licensee, in writing, of the revocation of his license] commissioner may revoke such licensee’s license after proceedings as provided in section 20-321.

The following charitable organizations that engage in solicitation shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 21a-190b and 21a-190c, provided each such organization, rior to conducting any solicitation or prior to having any solicitation conducted on behalf of others, shall submit such information as the department may require to substantiate an exemption under this section in a form prescribed by the commissioner …

(b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may impose a fine of twenty dollars on any applicant for a permit or license issued by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection who issues to the commissioner a check or electronic funds transfer drawn on the account of such applicant in payment of a permit or license fee and whose check or electronic funds transfer is returned to the Department of Consumer Protection as uncollectible. In addition, the commissioner may require the applicant to pay to the department any fees charged by a financial institution to the department as a result of such returned check or electronic funds transfer.

“Potentially hazardous food” means a food that requires time and temperature control for safety to limit pathogenic microorganism growth or toxin formation and shall be consistent with the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code definition for time and temperature control for food safety, as amended from time to time, and adopted by reference by the commissioner pursuant to section 19a-36h.

The bill was introduced on March 6 and referred to the Joint Committee on General Law.

Click here for the full text of S 1007.

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