General Assembly Committee Bill No. 175, introduced in the February Session of 2024, is an act concerning the allocation of funds for the Rare Disease Advisory Council. The bill proposes an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars to the Department of Public Health from the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025. This funding is specifically designated for the operations of the Rare Disease Advisory Council, as established by section 19a-6t of the general statutes.

The bill also includes an amendment to subsection (f) of section 19a-6t of the general statutes, which is to take effect upon passage. The amendment allows the Rare Disease Advisory Council to identify and utilize public, private, and other available funding sources to implement the provisions of the section. This change enables the council to accept and use funds from these sources for its operations. The act specifies that the appropriation will take effect on July 1, 2024, and the amendment to section 19a-6t(f) will take effect from the date of passage.