Senate Bill No. 2003

June Special Session, Special Act No. 01-2

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES.

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

Section 1. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $525,870,611.

Sec. 2. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the State Comptroller: Development and implementation of a core financial systems project, not exceeding $50,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Public Works:

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including renovations or expansions of state-owned buildings, and improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds including energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, not exceeding $10,000,000 provided, notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-1 of the general statutes, not more than $200,000 shall be used to conduct a study of the facilities at the Regional Fire schools;

(2) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(3) Addition to and renovations of the state-owned parking garage in the vicinity of the state office building in Hartford, not exceeding $10,200,000;

(4) Exterior masonry and building improvements and related costs at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, not exceeding $20,700,000.

(c) For the Police Officers Standards and Training Council: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including code compliance, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $20,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(3) Acquisition of water company lands, including, conservation easements, for open space, including any grants-in-aid for this purpose, not exceeding $53,000,000;

(4) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $1,500,000;

(5) Renovations and improvements associated with Avery Point Lighthouse in Groton, not exceeding $150,000.

(e) For the Department of Public Health: Relocation of the State Health Laboratory, including the purchase and installation of equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Mental Retardation:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(2) Renovations and improvements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at all regional facilities and at Southbury Training School, not exceeding $500,000.

(g) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

(1) Fire safety and environmental improvements, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, repair and replacement of roofs and other exterior and interior building renovations, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations, additions, and improvements, including new construction in accordance with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services master campus plan, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Education:

(1) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to implement updated curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all Regional Vocational-Technical Schools, not exceeding $18,200,000, provided not more than $3,200,000 of said amount shall be used for the renovations and improvements to the A. I. Prince/CTC building;

(2) For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(i) For the Community-Technical College System:

(1) All Community-Technical Colleges:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(B) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance, not exceeding $8,700,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $4,785,663;

(2) At Northwestern Community-Technical College: Master planning facilities development, including science building and arts and humanities space, not exceeding $8,803,000;

(3) At Three Rivers Community-Technical College: Master planning facilities development for the consolidation of all college programs on one campus site, not exceeding $4,000,000;

(4) At Naugatuck Valley Community-Technical College: Development of a new technology facility in accordance with the master plan, not exceeding $27,955,948;

(5) At Gateway Community-Technical College: Development of facilities, including parking for the consolidation of college programs in one location, not exceeding $3,885,000;

(6) At Tunxis Community-Technical College: Acquisition of property, land acquisition, alteration and improvements, in accordance with master plan, not exceeding $750,000;

(7) At Middlesex Community-Technical College: Acquisition of property, not exceeding $190,000.

(j) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At All Universities:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research, laboratory and physical plant and administrative equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(B) Alterations, repairs and improvements at auxiliary services buildings, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(C) Land and property acquisition, not exceeding $4,000,000;

(2) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Installation of underground utilities, including various site improvements and development of an energy center to replace existing power plant, including the demolition and removal of old equipment and structures, and modifications to the existing powerhouse, not exceeding $12,010,000;

(B) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $1,050,000;

(C) Renovations and improvements to Harrison Kaiser Hall, not exceeding $5,745,000;

(D) New admissions building, not exceeding $4,328,000;

(E) Maintenance building and salt storage shed, not exceeding $116,000;

(F) Renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including construction of the Vance Academic Center and associated parking garage, not exceeding $1,370,000;

(3) At Southern Connecticut State University:

(A) New main power plant, including the upgrade of the central heating system and the electrical distribution system, not exceeding $23,575,000;

(B) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $2,395,000;

(C) Renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including renovations and additions to Engleman Hall, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(4) At Western Connecticut State University:

(A) Relocation of athletic fields to the West Side Campus, not exceeding $2,241,000;

(B) Development of a new science building, not exceeding $1,271,000;

(C) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $1,752,000;

(D) Swing space building renovation, not exceeding $1,880,000;

(5) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $1,364,000;

(B) Child and Family Development Resource Center, not exceeding $4,545,000;

(C) Development of outdoor track, not exceeding $909,000.

(k) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities, off-site improvements, and/or for the acquisition of land and other costs associated with the development of a community justice center, not exceeding $50,000,000.

(l) For the Department of Children and Families: Development of a residential/treatment facility for juvenile girls, including any necessary acquisition of land and/or buildings, not exceeding $11,000,000.

(m) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act code compliance and other code improvements and energy conservation measures, not exceeding $8,000,000;

(2) Implement Technology Strategic Plan Project, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(3) Security improvements at various facilities, not exceeding $500,000;

(4) Completion of courthouse facilities in Stamford, not exceeding $11,000,000;

(5) Development of Criminal/Juvenile courthouse complex in Bridgeport, not exceeding $17,500,000;

(6) Development of Criminal/Juvenile courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $12,500,000;

(7) At Hartford Juvenile Matters and Detention Center: Additions and improvements, not exceeding $2,000,000.

(n) For the Office of Policy and Management: Development of a criminal justice information system, including an offender-based tracking system, mobile data communications, and a new automated fingerprint identification system, a new COLLECT system and related support systems for state/municipal law enforcement and justice agencies, not exceeding $12,500,000.

Sec. 3. All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 4. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 5. For the purposes of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 4 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 4, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 1 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 2 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 2 if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 2 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 7. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 8. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $137,150,000.

Sec. 9. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Agriculture:

(1) State matching grants-in-aid to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities, compost, soil and erosion control, pesticide reduction, storage and disposal, not exceeding $500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for a farm reinvestment program for the expansion of or improvements to working farms in accordance with a business plan to keep the farms on-going for at least ten years, not exceeding $500,000.

(b) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, not exceeding $19,000,000, provided (A) not more than $5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and stormwater runoff overflows to the Connecticut River, (B) not more than $2,000,000 of said amount shall be used for environmental remediation at a school in Southington, including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2000, (C) not more than $1,500,000 of said amount shall be used for environmental remediation at a school in Hamden, including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2000, and (D) not more than $500,000 of said amount shall be used to provide potable water for a school in Vernon;

(2) Grants-in-aid for acquisition of open space for conservation and recreation purposes, not exceeding $12,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $250,000.

(c) For the Connecticut Historical Commission: Grants-in-aid for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding $300,000.

(d) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven for economic development projects, including improvements to downtown and a biotechnology corridor and related development purposes, not exceeding $30,000,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for various economic and community development projects, including improvements to the downtown area, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including museums, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(4) Riverside Park improvements, access road construction, boat launch embayment in Hartford and Riverwalk North construction in Hartford, not exceeding $3,900,000;

(5) Regional economic development program, state matching funds for the cost of regional economic planning, including grants to regional organizations for purposes of economic development, not exceeding $3,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation for development or improvements to a facility for use by the Waterbury Adult Education Center Technical Training program, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(7) Renovations and improvements to Tweed New Haven Airport, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(e) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities and equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to community health centers, primary care organizations, and municipalities for school based health clinics, for renovations, improvements, expansion of facilities, and for the purchase and installation of dental equipment, including the purchase of mobile dental health clinics, not exceeding $2,500,000.

(g) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to various facilities, not exceeding $4,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multi-purpose human resource centers and food distribution centers, not exceeding $3,500,000.

(i) For the Department of Education: Grants-in-aid to assist targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $13,100,000.

(j) For the State Library:

(1) Grants-in-aid for public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $2,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be matched with private contributions, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(k) For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding $2,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit mental health clinics for children, for fire, safety and environmental improvements, including expansion, not exceeding $1,500,000.

(l) For Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Incorporated:

(1) Construction and equipment for instructional television fixed service system, including interconnection with state agencies, not exceeding $500,000;

(2) Expansion and improvement of all production facilities and transmission systems, including all equipment and related technical upgrades necessary to convert to digital television broadcasting, not exceeding $2,000,000.

(m) For the Office of Policy and Management: Grants-in-aid for the purchase of thermal imaging systems, not exceeding $2,600,000.

Sec. 10. All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 11. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 12. For the purposes of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 11 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 11, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 8 of this act. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.

Sec. 13. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 14. In accordance with section 9 of this act, the state, through the Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, Public Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Social Services, Education and Children and Families, the Connecticut Historical Commission, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the State Library and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Incorporated, may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 9. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 15. In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subsections (b), (c), (f), (g), (h), (j)(1) and (k) of section 9 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 10 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 16. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $272,420,100.

Sec. 17. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Public Works:

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including renovations or expansions of state-owned buildings, and improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds including energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $25,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(3) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Mental Retardation:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(2) Renovations and improvements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at all regional facilities and at Southbury Training School, not exceeding $500,000.

(d) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, repair and replacement of roofs, and other exterior and interior building renovations, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations, additions and improvements, including new construction in accordance with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services master campus plan, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Education:

(1) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles, and technology upgrades at all Regional Vocational-Technical Schools, not exceeding $15,000,000;

(2) For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(f) For the Community-Technical College System:

(1) All Community-Technical Colleges:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $9,000,000;

(B) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance, not exceeding $6,500,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(2) At Gateway Community-Technical College: Consolidation of college programs in one location, not exceeding $44,937,100;

(3) At Quinebaug Valley Community-Technical College: Facility development including parking, not exceeding $725,000.

(g) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) All Universities:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research, laboratory and physical plant and administrative equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(B) Alterations, repairs and improvements at Auxiliary Services buildings, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(2) At Central Connecticut State University: Planning for classroom office building for social sciences, not exceeding $100,000;

(3) At Southern Connecticut State University: Addition and renovations to Buley Library, not exceeding $37,228,000;

(4) At Western Connecticut State University:

(A) Development of a new Science Building, not exceeding $40,455,000;

(B) Development of a Fine and Performing Arts Building, not exceeding $130,000;

(5) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $1,274,000;

(B) Development of a Campus Police Station, not exceeding $1,471,000.

(h) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act code compliance and other code improvements and energy conservation measures, not exceeding $15,000,000;

(2) Implement Technology Strategic Plan, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(3) Security improvements at various facilities, not exceeding $500,000;

(4) At Hartford Juvenile Matters and Detention Center: Renovation and expansion of courtrooms, not exceeding $7,000,000.

(i) For the Office of Policy and Management: Development of a criminal justice information system, including an offender-based tracking system, mobile data communications, and a new automated fingerprint identification system, a new COLLECT system and related support systems for state/municipal law enforcement and justice agencies, not exceeding $3,600,000.

Sec. 18. All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 19. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 20. For the purposes of sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 19 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 19, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the Treasurer to meet principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 16 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.

Sec. 21. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 17 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 17 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 22. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 23. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 23 to 26, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 24. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, and participation in federal programs, and for up to $5,000,000 for grants-in-aid to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for an urban home ownership program, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 25. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 26. All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 23 to 26, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 23 to 26, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 23 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 27. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate not exceeding $87,650,000.

Sec. 28. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Agriculture:

(1) State matching grants-in-aid for farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities, compost, soil and erosion control, pesticide reduction, storage and disposal, not exceeding $500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for a farm reinvestment program for the expansion of or improvements to working farms in accordance with a business plan to keep the farms on-going for at least ten years, not exceeding $500,000.

(b) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, not exceeding $15,000,000, provided not more than $5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and stormwater runoff overflows to the Connecticut River;

(2) Grants-in-aid for acquisition of open space for conservation and recreation purposes, not exceeding $15,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $250,000.

(c) For the Connecticut Historical Commission: Grants-in-aid for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding $300,000.

(d) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for various economic and community development projects, including improvements to the downtown area, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including museums, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(3) Regional economic development program, state matching funds for the cost of regional economic planning, including grants to regional organizations for purposes of economic development, not exceeding $4,000,000.

(e) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities and equipment, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to various facilities, not exceeding $4,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Education: Grants-in-aid to assist targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $13,100,000.

(h) For the State Library:

(1) Grants-in-aid for public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $2,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be matched with private contributions, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding $2,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit mental health clinics for children, for fire, safety and environmental improvements, including expansion, not exceeding $500,000.

(j) For Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Incorporated:

(1) Construction and equipment for instructional television fixed service system, including interconnection with state agencies, not exceeding $500,000;

(2) Expansion and improvement of all production facilities and transmission systems, including all equipment and related technical upgrades necessary to convert to digital television broadcasting, not exceeding $2,000,000.

(k) For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to community health centers, primary care organizations, and to municipalities for school based health clinics for renovations, improvements, expansion of facilities, and for the purchase and installation of dental equipment, including the purchase of mobile dental health clinics, not exceeding $1,000,000.

Sec. 29. All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 30. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 31. For the purposes of sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 30 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 30, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 27 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.

Sec. 32. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 33. In accordance with section 28 of this act the state, through the Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Education, Children and Families, the Connecticut Historical Commission, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the State Library, and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Incorporated may provide grants-in-aid to or for the agencies or purposes and projects as described in said section 28. All grants shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 34. In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subsections (b), (c), (f), (g), (h)(1) and (i) of section 28 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 33 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 35. Section 1 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 182 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, section 138 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 123 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 82 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 49 of special act 95-20, section 99 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 10 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 90-34, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$534,547,536] $534,336,591.

Sec. 36. Subsection (b) of section 2 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 50 of special act 95-20 and section 100 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is repealed.

Sec. 37. Subdivision (5) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 90-34 is amended to read as follows:

Various flood control and shore erosion control projects, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $996,219.

Sec. 38. Subdivision (4) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 186 of special act 91-7 of the June 5 special session and section 14 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

Security improvements at various inpatient facilities, including renovations and improvements for an immediate secure treatment unit, not exceeding [$1,575,050] $1,392,886.

Sec. 39. Section 1 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 173 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 161 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 106 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 60 of special act 95-20, section 32 of public act 96-181 and section 119 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 91-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$136,123,755] $136,119,844.

Sec. 40. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 91-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$2,000,000] $1,996,089.

Sec. 41. Section 1 of special act 92-25 is amended to read as follows:

As used in [this act] special act 92-25, as amended by this act, and section 8 of this act:

(1) "Bonds" means bonds, notes or other obligations, including, but not limited to, refunding bonds.

(2) "Inter-community agreement" means the agreement dated as of August 1, 1985, by and among the towns and cities of Bristol and New Britain and the towns of Berlin, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Washington, as such agreement has been amended to include the towns of Wolcott, Warren, Hartland, Branford, Seymour and Prospect and as such agreement may be further amended from time to time.

(3) "Original bonds" means the seventy-three million five hundred twenty thousand dollars face amount of Connecticut Development Authority Solid Waste and Electric Revenue Bonds, Ogden Martin Systems of Bristol, Inc. Project -1985 Series, issued September 18, 1985.

(4) "Original project agreements" means all agreements or contracts and amendments thereto entered into with respect to the issuance of the original bonds and the security therefor, including, but not limited to, the loan agreement, security agreement, service agreement, project agreement, inter-community agreement, reimbursement agreement and guarantee.

(5) "Project" means activities required to provide services to the municipalities of the committee that include, but are not limited to, (A) the mass burn solid waste disposal, electric power generating and resource recovery facility in the city of Bristol, financed by the original bonds, including any additions, renovations or other improvements thereto, (B) any landfill project, or (C) any solid waste disposal and resource recovery facility, including any electric power generating facility in connection therewith, or recycling facility, as defined in chapter 446d, or any plant, works, system or component of such a facility, equipment, machinery or other element of such a facility, or any part of such a facility, that the committee or other person or entity designated by the committee plans, designs, finances, constructs, manages, operates or maintains, including real estate and improvements thereto and the extension or provision of utilities and other appurtenant facilities deemed necessary by the committee for the operation of the facility or a portion of the facility, including all property rights, easements and interests required and any additions, renovations or other improvements thereto.

(6) "Refunding bonds" means bonds issued pursuant to [this act] special act 92-25 to refinance the project and to finance related cost of such refinancing and to refinance any bonds issued by the committee.

(7) "Committee" means the resource recovery operating committee created pursuant to [section 22a-221(c)] subsection (c) of section 22a-221 and the inter-community agreement.

(8) "Landfill project" means activities required to provide landfill services to the municipalities of the committee that include, but are not limited to, the planning, acquiring, constructing, closing or expanding the city of Bristol landfill; providing a new landfill or access to a new landfill in any location; the payment of engineering and consulting fees; site preparation; wetlands replication; storm water management; landfill capping; monitoring, acquisition or transfer of real property or interests therein; providing gas control mechanisms, equipment, landscaping and all necessary and appropriate appurtenances thereto or the financing of costs, including, but not limited to, legal, printing, administrative, financing and related costs or the committee's share of such costs pursuant to an agreement to provide, develop or operate a landfill and share costs with other entities in connection with the landfill project.

Sec. 42. Section 2 of special act 92-25 is amended to read as follows:

(a) The committee is authorized to issue (1) refunding bonds to refinance all or any portion of the outstanding original bonds, [including costs] (2) bonds to finance a project, and (3) refunding bonds. Such bonds may include the cost of issuance, debt service reserve, interest on the [refunding] bonds for a period not to exceed five years, credit enhancement, call premium, fees and costs associated with any contract entered into by the committee pursuant to this section and notice of redemption of the original or prior bonds, and in connection therewith to enter into [agreements for the purpose of moderating interest rate fluctuations, including investment contracts, funding agreements] forward purchase agreements and agreements to issue bonds at a future date. The committee shall not issue any bonds in amounts which would cause the total amount of bonds issued by the committee and outstanding at any time to exceed one hundred million dollars. Bonds shall not be considered outstanding to the extent they are payable from funds deposited in escrow in an amount sufficient, together with the investment earnings thereon which are to be retained in said escrow, to provide for the payment when due of the principal of and interest and any redemption premium on such bonds. The bonds shall not be indebtedness of the municipalities which are parties to the inter-community agreement, and no such municipality shall be obligated to pay such bonds, directly or indirectly, unless the municipality approves such obligation in accordance with the provisions of the inter-community agreement.

(b) In connection with or incidental to the carrying of bonds or in connection with or incidental to the issuance of bonds, the committee may enter into such contracts as it may determine to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligations of the committee, as represented by the bonds, in whole or in part, on such interest rate or cash flow basis as the committee may determine, including, but not limited to, interest rate swap agreements, insurance agreements, forward payment conversion [and forward purchase agreements, agreements to issue bonds at a future date, future] agreements, futures contracts, contracts providing for payments based on levels of or changes in interest rates, or market indices, contracts to [exchange cash flows or a series of payments, contracts] manage interest rate risk, including without limitation, [credit facilities authorized pursuant to section 7-370b of the general statutes, remarketing, options, puts or calls to hedge payment, rate, spread or similar exposure] interest rate floors or caps, options, puts, calls and similar arrangements. Such contracts shall contain such payment, security, default, remedy and other terms and conditions as the committee may deem appropriate and shall be entered into with such party or parties as the committee may select, after giving due consideration, where applicable, to the creditworthiness of the counter party or counter parties, including any rating by a nationally recognized rating agency, the impact on any rating of any outstanding bonds or any other criteria as the committee may deem appropriate, provided the long-term obligations of the counter party is rated the same or higher than the underlying rating of the committee on the applicable bonds by at least one nationally recognized rating agency. The committee may pledge the collateral that secures the applicable bonds or notes to the committee's payment obligations under any agreement entered into pursuant to this section. As part of a contract between the committee and the parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this section appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the committee under such agreement is hereby made and the committee shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(c) The committee may obtain from a commercial bank or an insurance company authorized to do business within or without this state a letter of credit, line of credit or other liquidity facility or credit facility for the purpose of providing funds for the payment in respect of bonds required by the holder thereof to be redeemed or repurchased prior to maturity or for providing additional security for such bonds. In connection therewith, the committee may enter into reimbursement agreements, remarketing agreements, standby bond purchase agreements or any other necessary or appropriate agreements. The committee may pledge the collateral that secures the applicable bonds for the committee's payment obligations under any agreement entered into pursuant to this section. As part of the contract between the committee and the parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this section, appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the committee under such agreement is hereby made and the committee shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(d) Any pledge of collateral made pursuant to this section shall be in effect until the obligation for which the pledge is made has been fully paid or terminated, or provision has been made for such payment. Any such pledge shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; moneys or rents so pledged and thereafter received by the committee shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act; and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise, against the committee, irrespective of whether such parties have notice of such lien. Neither the resolution, trust indenture pledge or security agreement nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.

Sec. 43. Section 3 of special act 92-25, as amended by section 9 of special act 93-40, is amended to read as follows:

The principal of and interest on [refunding] bonds issued by the committee, and any agreement as set forth in section 2 of special act 92-25, as amended by this act, may be secured by a pledge of any revenues and receipts of the committee derived from the project and may be additionally secured by the assignment of a lease of the project or by an assignment of the revenues and receipts derived by the committee from any such lease. The payment of principal and interest on such [refunding] bonds may be additionally secured by a pledge of any other property, revenues, moneys or funds available to the committee for such purpose. The resolution authorizing the issuance of [refunding] bonds and any such lease may contain or authorize agreements and provisions respecting (1) the establishment of reserves to secure such [refunding] bonds, (2) the maintenance and insurance of the project covered thereby, (3) the fixing and collection of rents for any portion thereof leased by the committee to others, (4) the creation and maintenance of special funds from such revenues, (5) the rights and remedies available in the event of default, (6) provision for a trust agreement by and between the committee and a corporate trustee or trustees which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state, which agreement may provide for the pledge or assigning of any assets or income from assets to which or in which the committee has rights or interest, the vesting in such trustee or trustees of such property, rights, powers and duties in trust as the committee may determine, which may include any or all of the rights, powers and duties of any trustee appointed by the holders of any [refunding] bonds and limiting or abrogating the right of the holders of any [refunding] bonds to appoint a trustee or limiting rights, powers and duties of such trustee, and may further provide for such other rights and remedies exercisable by the trustee as may be proper for the protection of the holders of any [refunding] bonds and not otherwise in violation of law. Such trust agreement may provide for the restriction of rights of any individual holder of [refunding] bonds of the committee and may contain any provisions which are reasonable to delineate further the respective rights, due safeguards, responsibilities and liabilities of the committee, persons and collective holders of [refunding] bonds of the committee and the trustee, (7) covenants to do or refrain from doing acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or desirable in order to better secure [refunding] bonds of the committee, or which, in the discretion of the committee, will tend to make any [refunding] bonds to be issued more marketable, notwithstanding that such covenants or things may not be enumerated in [this act;] special act 93-40, and (8) any other matters of like or different character, which in any way affect the security or protection of the [refunding] bonds, all as the committee shall deem advisable and not in conflict with the provisions of [this act] special act 93-40. Each pledge, agreement or assignment of lease made for the benefit or security of any [refunding] bonds of the committee shall be in effect until the principal of and interest on the [refunding] bonds for the benefit of which the same were made have been fully paid, or until provision has been made for the payment in the manner provided in the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issuance. Any pledge made in respect of such [refunding] bonds shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; moneys or rents so pledged and thereafter received by the committee shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act; and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the committee, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution, trust indenture nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded. The committee may, without further approval of the legislative bodies of the municipalities which are parties to the original project agreements, assign, amend, reaffirm, or terminate any or all of such original project agreements to secure the [refunding] bonds and exercise the powers set forth in [this act] special act 93-40 by vote taken in accordance with the inter-community agreement. The resolution authorizing the issuance of such [refunding] bonds may provide for the enforcement of any such pledge or security in any lawful manner.

Sec. 44. Section 4 of special act 92-25, as amended by section 12 of special act 93-40, is amended to read as follows:

The exercise of the powers granted by [this act] special act 93-40 constitutes the performance of an essential governmental function and the committee shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon or in respect of [the] any project, or any property or moneys of the committee, levied by any municipality or political subdivision or special district having taxing powers of the state, nor shall the committee be required to pay state taxes of any kind, and the committee, its projects, property and money and any [refunding] bonds issued under the provisions of [this act] special act 93-40, their transfer and the income therefrom, including revenues derived from the sale thereof, shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the state except for estate or succession taxes and by the municipalities and all other political subdivisions or special districts having taxing powers of the state, provided nothing herein shall prevent the committee from entering into agreements to make payments in lieu of taxes with respect to property acquired by it or by any person leasing a project from the committee or operating or managing a project on behalf of the committee and neither the committee nor its projects, properties, money or [refunding] bonds shall be obligated, liable or subject to lien of any kind for enforcement, collection or payment thereof. If and to the extent the proceedings under which the [refunding] bonds authorized to be issued under the provisions of [this act] special act 93-40 so provide, the committee may agree to cooperate with the lessee or operator of the project in connection with any administrative or judicial proceedings for determining the validity or amount of such payment and may agree to appoint or designate and reserve the right in and for such lessees or operators to take all action which the committee may lawfully take in respect of such payments and all matters relating thereto, and such agreement may provide such lessee or operator shall bear and pay costs and expenses of the committee thereby incurred at the request of such lessee or operator or by reason of any such action taken by such lessee or operator in behalf of the committee. Any lessee or operator of a project which has paid the amounts in lieu of taxes permitted by this section to be paid shall not be required to pay any such taxes in which a payment in lieu thereof has been made to the state or to any such municipality or other political subdivision or special district having taxing powers, any other statutes to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 45. Section 5 of special act 92-25, as amended by section 10 of special act 93-40, is amended to read as follows:

(a) The [refunding] bonds may be issued in one or more series in such aggregate principal amounts and bearing rate or rates of interest, be executed by manual or facsimile signatures, be issued as term bonds with mandatory deposit of sinking fund payments, at par, a discount or an original issue discount, with or without redemption provisions, with principal and interest payments at such times and in such amounts, be sold at public sale or by negotiation at such price or prices and at such time or times, and contain and be issued in accordance with such other terms, details and particulars as determined by the committee, or delegated by the committee to such committee members as it shall determine.

(b) Any proceeds derived from the sale of the [refunding] bonds, and revenues, receipts and income pledged to the [refunding] bonds, or from the project, may be invested and reinvested in such obligations, securities or other investments that are legal investments for the state, and in such obligations, securities, and other investments, including time deposits or certificates of deposit, as shall be provided in the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issuance of the [refunding] bonds.

(c) Whether or not the [refunding] bonds are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under article eight of title 42a of the general statutes, the [refunding] bonds shall be and are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all the purposes of article eight of said title 42a, subject only to the provisions of the [refunding] bonds for registration.

(d) The committee may provide in any resolution authorizing the issuance of [refunding] bonds for the time and manner of and requisites for disbursements to be made with respect to such bonds.

(e) The committee is further authorized and empowered to issue [refunding] bonds under [this act] special act 93-40 the interest on which may be includable in the gross income of the holder or holders thereof under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended.

Sec. 46. Section 6 of special act 92-25 is amended to read as follows:

[Refunding bonds] Bonds issued by the committee under the provisions of [this act] special act 92-25 are hereby made securities in which all public officers and public bodies of the state and its political subdivisions, all insurance companies, credit unions, building and loan associations, investment companies, savings banks, banking associations, trust companies, executors, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries and pension, profit-sharing and retirement funds may properly and legally invest funds, including capital in their control or belonging to them. Such [refunding] bonds are hereby made securities which may properly and legally be deposited with and received by any state or municipal officer or any agency or municipality of the state for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds or obligations of the state is now or may hereafter be authorized by law.

Sec. 47. Section 11 of special act 93-40 is amended to read as follows:

Bonds of the committee issued pursuant to special act 92-25, as amended by this act, shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the state or of any municipality thereof or a pledge of the faith and credit of the state or of any such municipality, and shall not constitute bonds or notes issued or guaranteed by the state within the meaning of section 3-21 of the general statutes, but shall be payable solely from the revenues and funds herein provided therefor. All such bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the effect that neither the state of Connecticut nor any municipality thereof other than the committee shall be obligated to pay the same or the interest thereon and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the state of Connecticut or of any such municipality is pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on such [refunding] bonds.

In the performance of its duties and purposes under the inter-community agreement, the committee is granted the powers afforded to municipal or regional resource recovery authorities under subsection (a) of section 7-273bb of the general statutes in addition to any other powers it may otherwise have under the general statutes or any public or special act. It is the intention of [this act] special act 93-40 that the committee shall be granted all powers necessary to fulfill the purposes of this act and to carry out its responsibilities and that the provisions of this act are to be construed liberally.

Sec. 48. Section 1 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, as amended by section 174 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 118 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 66 of special act 95-20, section 36 of public act 96-181, section 129 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 32 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 92-3 of the May special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$321,562,576] $321,385,563.

Sec. 49. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 2 of special act 92-3 of the May special session is amended to read as follows:

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$1,300,000] $1,288,627.

Sec. 50. Sections 1 to 8, inclusive, of special act 93-40 are repealed.

Sec. 51. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, as amended by section 177 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows:

Land acquisition, construction or purchase and renovation of specialized group homes, not exceeding [$7,870,000] $7,704,360.

Sec. 52. Section 1 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 134 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 75 of special act 95-20, section 43 of public act 96-181, section 140 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 34 of special act 98-9 and section 50 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 93-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$333,117,412] $333,108,689.

Sec. 53. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 2 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $991,277.

Sec. 54. Section 21 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 145 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 48 of public act 96-181 and section 147 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of special act 93-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$64,751,801] $64,608,299.

Sec. 55. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 22 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding [$950,000] $926,733.

Sec. 56. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 22 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, not exceeding [$10,000,000] $9,990,000.

Sec. 57. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 22 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to establish a regional household hazardous waste program, for collection and disposal management, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $889,765.

Sec. 58. Section 29 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 151 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 78 of special act 95-20, section 53 of public act 96-181, section 152 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 53 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 35, inclusive, of special act 93-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$267,079,048] $267,072,585.

Sec. 59. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 30 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $993,537.

Sec. 60. Section 49 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 165 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 83 of special act 95-20, section 62 of public act 96-181, section 173 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 38 of special act 98-9 and section 19 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of special act 93-2 of the June special session, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$54,950,000] $53,670,064.

Sec. 61. Subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 50 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

[Grant-in-aid to the Science Museum for development of a new facility in East Hartford] Grant-in-aid to the city of East Hartford for road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project in East Hartford, not exceeding $4,500,000.

Sec. 62. Section 4 of special act 93-21, as amended by section 170 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, is amended to read as follows:

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [sixteen million six] eight hundred [fifty] thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Education for grants to the town and city of Hartford for the purpose of a school building project for the magnet inter-district University School in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of special act 93-21, as amended by section 169 of [this act] public act 94-2 of the May special session.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 63. Section 16 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, as amended by section 67 of public act 96-181, section 178 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 41 of special act 98-9 and section 21 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of public act 94-2 of the May special session from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$40,600,000] $29,259,600.

Sec. 64. Section 1 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 70 of public act 96-181, section 182 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 43 of special act 98-9, section 59 of public act 99-242 and section 23 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 95-20, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$192,254,982] $192,233,281.

Sec. 65. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Various flood control, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding [$1,500,000] $1,478,299.

Sec. 66. Section 12 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 78 of public act 96-181, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of section 12 to 17, inclusive, of special act 95-20, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$46,165,000] $46,140,369.

Sec. 67. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 13 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to state agencies, regional planning and municipalities for water pollution control projects, not exceeding [$3,000,000] $2,975,369.

Sec. 68. Section 21 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 86 of public act 96-181, section 198 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 46 of special act 98-9, section 63 of public act 99-242 and section 25 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 21 to 27, inclusive, of special act 95-20, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$201,116,431] $200,950,449.

Sec. 69. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 22 of special act 95-20 is repealed.

Sec. 70. Subdivision (4) of subsection (d) of section 22 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 64 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

Planning for a new barracks facility [in Rocky Hill] for Troop H and support facilities, not exceeding $256,650.

Sec. 71. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 22 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$2,000,000] $1,969,018.

Sec. 72. Section 29 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated:

Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation (no more than $10,000,000 of the total), housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, removal and abatement of hazardous material, including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $40,000,000.

Sec. 73. Section 41 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [nine] one million [six] three hundred sixty-one thousand eight hundred one dollars. [provided seven million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996.]

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Education for a grant to Project LEARN and for the purpose of a school building project for the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Multicultural Magnet School in accordance with the provisions of section 40 of [this act] special act 95-20.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 74. Section 1 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 55 of special act 98-9, section 72 of public act 99-242 and section 32 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$193,107,134] $192,872,694.

Sec. 75. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation, and preservation of unoccupied buildings, not exceeding [$10,000,000] $9,951,160.

Sec. 76. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 33 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

Land acquisition, construction or purchase of specialized group homes state-wide, not exceeding [$365,000] $179,400.

Sec. 77. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (5) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

[Cottage dormitory] For alterations, renovations and improvements to various campus buildings and grounds, not exceeding $1,213,000.

Sec. 78. Section 9 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, [housing purchase and rehabilitation (no more than $10,000,000 of the total),] housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, removal and abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures (no more than $2,500,000 of the total), emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $18,000,000.

Sec. 79. Section 12 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 63 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$52,363,000] $49,049,257.

Sec. 80. Subsection (e) of section 13 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: Financing for various projects and programs, including the Connecticut Technology Partnership Program, Cooperative Higher Education/Economic Development Program, Advanced Technology Centers, Critical Technologies Program and Charles Goodyear Cooperative Research and Development Grants, not exceeding [$8,000,000] $4,686,257.

Sec. 81. Section 20 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 66 of special act 98-9, section 79 of public act 99-242 and section 34 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$138,076,000] $137,565,883.

Sec. 82. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds including energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, not exceeding [$10,000,000] $9,989,883.

Sec. 83. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 86 of public act 99-242, is repealed.

Sec. 84. Subdivision (2) of subsection (n) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Courthouse located at 7 Kendrick Avenue, Waterbury, [for use as a superior court for juvenile matters and juvenile probation,] not exceeding $1,000,000.

Sec. 85. Section 27 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 75 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of [this act] special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [20,000,000] $30,000,000.

Sec. 86. Section 28 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 76 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, [housing purchase and rehabilitation (no more than $10,000,000 of the total),] housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, supportive housing consistent with state mental health policy, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, removal and abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures (no more than $2,500,000 of the total), emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes and up to $5,000,000 for the Residential Mortgage Refinancing Guarantee Program, not exceeding [$20,000,000] $30,000,000.

Sec. 87. Section 27 of public act 98-179 is repealed.

Sec. 88. Section 9 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation, loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $5,000,000.

Sec. 89. Subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 46 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, [(at least $9.5 million of such total for the Ct Resource Recovery Authority, for the benefit of the Bridgeport regional solid waste project),] not exceeding $15,000,000.

Sec. 90. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

[Grant-in-aid to the Science Museum for development of a new facility in East Hartford] Grant-in-aid to the city of East Hartford for road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project in East Hartford, not exceeding $2,500,000.

Sec. 91. Section 28 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation, loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $5,000,000.

Sec. 92. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

[Grant-in-aid to the Science Museum for development of a new facility in East Hartford] Grant-in-aid to the city of East Hartford for road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project in East Hartford, not exceeding $2,500,000.

Sec. 93. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Education shall provide financing for projects from either bonds authorized for school construction or available appropriations for the following projects or purposes: (1) For the relocation of the Ellis Vocational Technical School project, not exceeding $2,000,000; (2) for a grant-in-aid to the Town of Plainfield for various improvements and renovations, not exceeding $241,000; and (3) for the renovations and improvements to facilities located at Brainard Airport for educational purposes, not exceeding $8,000,000.

Sec. 94. In accordance with the provisions of section 32-462 of the general statutes, during the period commencing July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2003, the Department of Economic and Community Development is hereby authorized to provide financial assistance from existing programs to Downtown Torrington Redevelopment LLC for the purpose of restoration and improvements to property in the city of Torrington, in said time period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed thirty million dollars.

Sec. 95. Subsection (d) of section 3 of special act 01-1 is amended to read as follows:

(d) Pending the completion of the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, the city may, pursuant to the authority in this act and subject to the approval of the secretary and the State Treasurer, issue interim funding obligations or renewals thereof in an amount not to exceed [fifty] seventy-five million dollars outstanding at any time. Upon the sale of any deficit funding bonds, the proceeds thereof, to the extent required, shall be applied forthwith to the payment of the principal of and interest on any interim funding obligations issued pursuant to this act or shall be deposited in trust for such purpose. Notwithstanding any provision of the city's charter, the date or dates of such interim funding obligations, the maturities, denominations, form, details and other particulars of such bond anticipation notes, including the method, terms and conditions for the issue and sale thereof, by public or private sale, shall be determined by the Board of Aldermen or the Board of Aldermen may delegate to the mayor and finance director the authority to make such determinations in the best interests of the city, and be subject to the approval of the secretary and the State Treasurer, provided the term of all such interim funding obligations, including any renewals thereof, shall not exceed eighteen months. Such interim funding obligations shall constitute the legal, valid and binding general obligations of the city, for which the full faith and credit of the city shall be pledged to the payment of the principal thereof and the interest thereon.

Sec. 96. Section 6 of special act 01-1 is amended to read as follows:

In connection with the issuance of deficit funding bonds under the provisions of this act, the city may, subject to the approval of the board, create and establish one or more reserve funds to be known as special capital reserve funds and shall pay into such special capital reserve funds (1) any moneys appropriated and made available by the state for the purposes of such funds, (2) any proceeds of sale of deficit funding bonds, to the extent provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance thereof, and (3) any other moneys which may be made available to the city for the purpose of such funds from any other source or sources. The moneys held in or credited to any special capital reserve fund established under this section, except as hereinafter provided, shall be used solely for the payment of the principal of deficit funding bonds secured by such capital reserve funds as the same become due, the payment of interest on such bonds of the city or the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid when such bonds are redeemed prior to maturity; provided the city may provide that moneys in any such fund shall not be withdrawn therefrom at any time in such amount as would reduce the amount of such funds to less than the required minimum capital reserve, except for the purpose of paying such principal of, redemption premium and interest on such bonds of the city secured by such special capital reserve becoming due and for the payment of which other moneys of the city are not available. The city may provide that it shall not issue bonds to be secured by a special capital reserve fund created under this section at any time if the required minimum capital reserve on the bonds outstanding and the bonds then to be issued and secured by a special capital reserve fund will exceed the amount of such special capital reserve fund at the time of issuance, unless the city, at the time of the issuance of such bonds, shall deposit in such special capital reserve fund from the proceeds of the bonds so to be issued, or otherwise, an amount which, together with the amount then in such special capital reserve fund, will be not less than the required minimum capital reserve. On or before December first, annually, there is deemed to be appropriated from the state General Fund such sums, if any, as shall be certified by the finance director to the secretary and the State Treasurer, as necessary to restore each such special capital reserve fund to the amount equal to the required minimum capital reserve of such fund, and such amounts shall be allotted and paid to the trustee on behalf of the city for deposit therein. For the purpose of evaluation of any such special capital reserve fund, obligations acquired as an investment for any such fund shall be valued at fair value, as defined by GAAP, or amortized cost as the board shall determine. Nothing in this section shall preclude the city from establishing and creating other debt service reserve funds in connection with the issuance of bonds of the city under this section. Subject to any agreement or agreements with holders of outstanding bonds of the city, any amount or amounts allotted and paid to the city by the state pursuant to this section shall be repaid to the state from moneys of the city at such time as such moneys are not required for any other of its city purposes and in any event shall be repaid to the state from the first amounts thereafter payable by the state to the city, whether in the form of a grant, grant-in-aid, payment in lieu of taxes or any form whatsoever, pursuant to any provisions of the general statutes or state regulations, which amounts are hereby deemed appropriated from the city to the state as and for such repayment. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, the aggregate amount of bonds to be secured by a special capital reserve fund or funds created and established pursuant to this section shall not exceed [seventy-five] one hundred million dollars.

Sec. 97. This act shall take effect July 1, 2001, except that sections 16 to 34, inclusive, shall take effect July 1, 2002.

Approved July 2, 2001