Substitute House Bill No. 6271

Public Act No. 01-136

AN ACT CONCERNING NOISE REGULATION OF THE UCONN STADIUM AT RENTSCHLER FIELD IN EAST HARTFORD.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 32-664 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) Each license, permit and approval required or permitted to be issued and each administrative action required or permitted to be taken pursuant to the general statutes in connection with the overall project shall be issued or taken upon application to the particular commissioner or commissioners having the jurisdiction over such license, permit, approval or other administrative action or such other state official as such commissioner shall designate. No agency, commission, council, committee, panel or other body whatsoever other than such commissioner shall have jurisdiction over or cognizance of any licenses, permits, approvals or administrative actions concerning the overall project. No notice of any tentative determination or any final determination regarding any such license, permit, approval or administrative action and no notice of any such license, permit, approval or administrative action shall be required except as expressly provided in this section. No ordinance, law or regulation adopted by, or authority granted to, any municipality or any other political subdivision of the state shall apply to the overall project, except that the stadium facility and the stadium facility project shall comply with the provisions of any local noise ordinance that embraces the ambient noise standard, as provided in section 22a-69, except that such local noise ordinance shall not apply to The University of Connecticut sporting events. Any enforcement action shall be based on objective scientific measurements.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 32-665 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) The operation of the convention center, the stadium facility and the related parking facilities shall be subject to applicable ordinances, laws or regulations relating to state facilities, provided the operation of the convention center, stadium facility and the related parking facilities shall not be subject to the following provisions of the general statutes, including any regulations adopted thereunder: Sections 4a-1 to 4a-59a, inclusive, title 4b, chapter 97a, and sections 10-303 and 14-311 to 14-314c, inclusive. [For the purposes of subsection (g) of section 22a-68, the activities at the stadium facility shall be deemed sanctioned by the state.]

Approved June 28, 2001