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§ 143B‑261.2. Repair or replacement of personal property.

(a)        The Secretary of Correction may adopt rules governing repairor replacement of personal property items excluding private passenger vehiclesthat belong to employees of State facilities within the Department ofCorrection and that are damaged or stolen by inmates of the State facilitiesprovided that the item is determined by the Secretary to be damaged or stolenon or off facility grounds during the performance of employment and necessaryfor the employee to have in his possession to perform his assigned duty.

(b)        Reimbursement for items damaged or stolen shall not begranted in instances in which the employee is determined to be negligent orotherwise at fault for the damage or loss of the property.  Negligence shall bedetermined by the superintendent of the facility.

(c)        The superintendent of the facility shall determine if theperson seeking reimbursement has made a good faith effort to recover the lossfrom all other non‑State sources and has failed before reimbursement isgranted.

(d)        Reimbursement shall be limited to the amount specified inthe rules and shall not exceed a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) perincident.  No employee shall receive more than five hundred dollars ($500.00)per year in reimbursement.  Reimbursement is subject to the availability offunds.

(e)        The Secretary of Correction shall establish by rule anappeals process consistent with Chapter 150B of the General Statutes. (1987, c. 639, s. 1; 1989, c. 189, s. 2.)