Senate Bill No. 2004

June Special Session, Special Act No. 01-3

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION 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 6, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $146,900,000.

Sec. 2. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.

(1) For the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(A) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $11,500,000;

(B) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $12,000,000;

(C) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $31,500,000;

(D) Soil, water supply and groundwater remediation at or in the vicinity of various maintenance facilities and former disposal areas, not exceeding $6,000,000;

(E) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding $20,000,000.

(2) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

(A) Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and State Pier, New London, including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips, not exceeding $200,000;

(B) Development and improvement of general aviation airport facilities including grants-in-aid to municipal airports (excluding Bradley International Airport), not exceeding $2,000,000.

(3) For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $34,000,000.

(4) For the Bureau of Administration:

(A) Department facilities, not exceeding $6,400,000;

(B) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $23,300,000.

Sec. 3. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) 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, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 4. For the purposes of sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 3 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 3, 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 from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. 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 shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 5. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 2 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 6. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 7. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate not exceeding $147,000,000.

Sec. 8. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.

(1) For the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(A) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $11,500,000;

(B) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $12,000,000;

(C) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $31,500,000;

(D) Soil, water supply and groundwater remediation at and/or in the vicinity of various maintenance facilities and former disposal areas, not exceeding $6,000,000;

(E) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding $20,000,000.

(2) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

(A) Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and State Pier, New London including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips, not exceeding $300,000;

(B) Development and improvements of general aviation airport facilities, including grants-in-aid to municipal airports (excluding Bradley International Airport), not exceeding $2,000,000.

(3) For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $34,000,000.

(4) For the Bureau of Administration:

(A) Department facilities, not exceeding $6,400,000;

(B) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $23,300,000.

Sec. 9. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) 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, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 10. For the purposes of sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 9 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 9, 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 from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. 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 shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 11. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 8 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 12. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61, and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 13. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $49,000,000 for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 14. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 15. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) 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, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section with respect to such project have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 16. For the purposes of sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 15 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 15, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. 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 shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 17. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefore. Said bonds shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of section 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 18. This act shall take effect July 1, 2001, except that sections 13 to 17, inclusive, shall take effect May 1, 2002, and sections 7 to 12, inclusive, shall take effect July 1, 2002.

Approved July 2, 2001