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Senate Bill No. 702

May 9 Special Session, Special Act No. 02-1

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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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 $ 63,713,000.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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 $ 25,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Information Technology:

(1) Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not exceeding $ 20,000,000;

(2) Development and implementation of the Connecticut Education Network, not exceeding $ 10,000,000, provided such bond proceeds may not be used to acquire an interest in any lease the term of which is less than the term of such bonds.

(c) For the Department of Public Works: Various security improvements, not exceeding $ 3,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Environmental Protection: Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 3,500,000.

(e) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Development of a new science building, not exceeding $ 800,000;

(B) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including the development of a child and family development resource center, not exceeding $ 1,413,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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, 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, shall 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 shall 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 shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, 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 1 to 7, inclusive, 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 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 moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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 $ 29,800,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2002) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid to state agencies, regional planning agencies and municipalities for water pollution control projects, not exceeding $ 3,300,000;

(2) Residential Underground Storage Tank Replacement Program, not exceeding $ 5,500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to Boundless Playgrounds, Inc. , not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Grant-in-aid to the City of Bridgeport for the remediation of the waterfront including any predevelopment costs, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Children and Families: Grants-in-aid for the development of community residential treatment facilities for juvenile girls, including any necessary acquisition of land, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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, 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, 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 8 to 15, inclusive, 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, 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 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 moneys so invested.

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2002) 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) In accordance with section 9 of this act, the state, through the Departments of Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, and Children and Families 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. (Effective July 1, 2002) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 9 of this act or subsection (c) 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 14 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. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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 $ 215,991,138.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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 $ 10,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Information Technology: Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(c) 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, renovations or expansions of state-owned building, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, energy conservation, preservation of unoccupied buildings and for development of state office facilities, and or for additional parking, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) 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;

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

(d) For the Department of Education: At the American School for the Deaf, alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(e) For the Community-Technical College System:

(1) At Gateway Community-Technical College: Consolidation of college programs in one location, not exceeding $ 50,447,000;

(2) At Three Rivers Community-Technical College: Master planning facilities development for the consolidation of all college programs on one campus site, not exceeding $ 20,000,000.

(f) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Development of athletic and practice fields and related site improvements, not exceeding $ 2,200,000;

(B) New admissions building, not exceeding $ 4,328,000.

(2) At Southern Connecticut State University: Addition and renovations to Buley Library, not exceeding $ 33,228,000.

(g) 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 and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Development of Criminal/Juvenile courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $ 19,500,000;

(2) Development of a courthouse facility, including land acquisition and parking in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 11,388,138;

(3) Purchase and installation of capital equipment, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Planning, design, land and/or building acquisition, construction or improvements to motor vehicle facilities, including the headquarters building, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(k) For The University of Connecticut Health Center:

(1) New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

(2) Development of additional area for the library and related improvements, not exceeding $ 800,000.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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, 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, shall 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 shall 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 shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the 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 16 to 22, inclusive, 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 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 moneys so invested.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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 17 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. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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. (Effective July 1, 2003) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 23 to 30, 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 $ 13,000,000.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2003) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities and equipment, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Education: Grants-in-aid to municipalities, regional school districts, and regional education service centers for the costs of wiring school buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(c) For Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Incorporated: Construction and equipment for instructional television fixed service system, including interconnection with state agencies, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Environmental Protection: Grants-in-aid for acquisition of open space for conservation and recreation purposes, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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 23 to 30, 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 23 to 30, 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. 26. (Effective July 1, 2003) 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. 27. (Effective July 1, 2003) For the purposes of sections 23 to 30, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 23 to 30 inclusive, 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 26 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 26, 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 23 to 30, inclusive, 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 23 to 30, inclusive, 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 23 to 30, inclusive, 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 23 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 moneys so invested.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2003) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 23 to 30, 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. 29. (Effective July 1, 2003) In accordance with section 24 of this act, the state, through the Departments of Environmental Protection and Education, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, 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 24. 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. 30. (Effective July 1, 2003) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subsections (b), (c) and (d) of section 24 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 29 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. 31. Section 1 of special act 89-52, as amended by section 253 of special act 90-34, section 150 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, section 118 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 102 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 69 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 18 of public act 96-181, section 81 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 22 of special act 98-9 and section 8 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 89-52, 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 three hundred [ninety-seven] ninety-six million two hundred fifty-eight thousand eighty-nine dollars.

Sec. 32. Subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 89-52, as amended by section 19 of public act 96-181 and section 9 of public act 00-167, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Planning, design, land and/or building acquisition, construction or improvements to motor vehicles facilities, including the headquarters building, not exceeding [four] three million two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 33. Section 12 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 184 of special act 92-3 of the May special session and section 113 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 21, 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 [$ 26,678,000] $ 25,828,000.

Sec. 34. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 13 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 186 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 115 of public act 94-2 of the May special session and section 31 of special act 98-9, is repealed.

Sec. 35. 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, section 50 of public act 99-242 and section 52 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 333,108,689] $ 332,858,689.

Sec. 36. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 37. 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, section 53 of public act 99-242 and section 58 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 267,072,585] $ 266,489,701.

Sec. 38. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 30 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 157 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Fire, safety and environmental improvements including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facility standards, 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 [$ 1,184,057] $ 601,173.

Sec. 39. 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, section 23 of public act 00-167 and section 64 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 192,233,281] $ 191,833,281.

Sec. 40. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (6) of subsection (n) of section 2 of special act 95-20 is repealed.

Sec. 41. Section 12 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 78 of public act 96-181, section 195 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 66 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 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 [$ 46,140,369] $ 44,788,720.

Sec. 42. Subsection (g) of section 13 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters for the homeless and food distribution facilities, not exceeding [$ 3,000,000] $ 2,973,351.

Sec. 43. 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, section 25 of public act 00-167 and section 68 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 200,950,449] $ 200,693,799.

Sec. 44. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (4) of subsection (d) of section 22 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 64 of public act 99-242 and section 70 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is repealed.

Sec. 45. 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, section 32 of public act 00-167 and section 74 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 192,872,694] $ 189,372,694.

Sec. 46. Subdivision (4) of subsection (l) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For Three Rivers Community-Technical College: Planning for renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities, including land acquisition for a consolidated campus, not exceeding [$ 1,600,000] $ 100,000.

Sec. 47. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (5) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is repealed.

Sec. 48. Section 12 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 63 of special act 98-9 and section 79 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 49,049,257] $ 44,027,497.

Sec. 49. Subsection (a) of section 13 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Office of Policy and Management: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for development of a computer assisted mass appraisal system, not exceeding [$ 313,000] $ 308,750.

Sec. 50. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 13 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is repealed.

Sec. 51. Subsection (g) of section 13 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters for the homeless, and food distribution facilities, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $ 3,982,490.

Sec. 52. 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, section 34 of public act 00-167 and section 81 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [$ 137,565,883] $ 136,565,883.

Sec. 53. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (6) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is repealed.

Sec. 54. Section 1 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 42 of public act 00-167 and section 4 of public act 00-204, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of public act 99-242, 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 [$ 321,720,348] $ 307,720,348.

Sec. 55. Subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Development of additional area for the library and related improvements, exceeding [$ 850,000] $ 50,000.

Sec. 56. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (4) of subsection (k) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is repealed.

Sec. 57. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (5) of subsection (o) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is repealed.

Sec. 58. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (6) of subsection (o) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is repealed.

Sec. 59. Section 12 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of [this act] public act 99-242, 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 [$ 94,685,000] $ 88,185,000.

Sec. 60. Subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 46 of public act 00-167 and section 89 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding [$ 15,000,000] $ 8,500,000.

Sec. 61. Section 20 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 47 of public act 00-167 and section 5 of public act 00-204, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of public act 99-242, 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 [$ 247,040,700] $ 225,727,700.

Sec. 62. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition and renovations for additional parking, energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 63. Subsection (f) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Mental Retardation: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities standards, 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 and for design for replacement of regional district office facilities, not exceeding $ 4,000,000.

Sec. 64. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment, not exceeding [$ 2,200,000] $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 65. Subdivision (3) of subsection (j) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

At Three Rivers Community-Technical College: Acquisition of land, renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities and development for a consolidated campus in accordance with the campus master plan, not exceeding [$ 53,014,683] $ 37,114,683.

Sec. 66. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is repealed.

Sec. 67. Subdivision (2) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Purchase and installation of capital equipment, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $ 3,000,000.

Sec. 68. Section 1 of public act 00-167 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 00-167, 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 [$ 96,716,000] $ 75,038,360.

Sec. 69. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 00-167 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Renovations and improvements to Copernicus Hall, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning system and code improvements, not exceeding [$ 13,300,000] $ 12,672,360.

Sec. 70. Subparagraph (F) of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 00-167 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Development of athletic and practice fields and related site improvements, not exceeding [$ 2,300,000] $ 100,000.

Sec. 71. Subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 00-167 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 and off-site improvements, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $ 15,000,000.

Sec. 72. Subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 00-167 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Children and Families: Development of community residential facilities for juvenile offenders, including acquisition of land and/or buildings, not exceeding [$ 9,000,000] $ 150,000.

Sec. 73. Subsection (a) of section 9 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [seven] four million five hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 74. Section 1 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 5 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 01-2 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 [$ 554,870,611] $ 486,168,191.

Sec. 75. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 6 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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, and for development of state office facilities, or for additional parking, not exceeding $ 12,000,000 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 of the Regional Fire Schools.

Sec. 76. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 77. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 78. Subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the Department of Public Health: Relocation of the State Health Laboratory, including the purchase and installation of equipment, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 79. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

System Technology Initiative, not exceeding [$ 4,785,663] $ 4,785,000.

Sec. 80. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Renovations and improvements to Harrison Kaiser Hall, not exceeding [$ 5,745,000] $ 5,493,400.

Sec. 81. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 82. Subparagraph (E) of subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Maintenance building and salt storage shed, not exceeding [$ 116,000] $ 106,500.

Sec. 83. Subparagraph (F) of subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including construction of the Vance Academic Center and associated parking garage, not exceeding [$ 1,370,000] $ 1,045,479.

Sec. 84. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subsection (l) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 85. Subdivision (5) of subsection (m) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

Development of Criminal/Juvenile courthouse complex in Bridgeport, not exceeding [$ 17,500,000] $ 13,111,864.

Sec. 86. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (6) of subsection (m) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 87. Section 8 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of [this act] special act 01-2 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 [$ 137,150,000] $ 132,150,000.

Sec. 88. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 9 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] $ 17,000,000, provided (A) not more than $ 5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water 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, and (E) not more than $ 750,000 of said amount shall be used for asbestos clean-up and removal in schools located in Brookfield including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2002.

Sec. 89. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 9 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 90. Section 15 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] special act 01-2 of the June special session 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] 14 of special act 01-2 of the June special session 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. 91. Section 16 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of [this act] special act 01-2 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 [$ 272,420,100] $ 165,145,100.

Sec. 92. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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, and for development of state office facilities, or for additional parking, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $ 8,000,000.

Sec. 93. Subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session are amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

(1) Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $ 23,000,000, provided up to $ 4,000,000 may be used for aerial photography/pictometry for land use and strategic asset planning;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 94. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 95. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 96. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 97. Subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

At Gateway Community-Technical College: Consolidation of college programs in one locations, not exceeding [$ 44,937,100] $ 4,490,100.

Sec. 98. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

At Southern Connecticut State University: Addition and renovations to Buley Library, not exceeding [$ 37,228,000] $ 4,000,000.

Sec. 99. Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 100. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 101. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subsection (i) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 102. Section 27 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of [this act] special act 01-2 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 [$ 87,650,000] $ 71,650,000.

Sec. 103. Subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session are amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

(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] $ 6,000,000, provided not more than $ 5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water 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] $ 13,000,000.

Sec. 104. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 105. Subsection (e) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities and equipment, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 106. Subsection (f) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] $ 9,000,000, provided not less than $ 5,000,000 shall be used for community mental health facilities.

Sec. 107. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 108. (Effective July 1, 2002) Subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 109. Section 93 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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] development of facilities at Brainard Airport for educational purposes, not exceeding $ 8,000,000.

Sec. 110. Subsection (a) of section 10 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2002):

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 [twelve] twenty-seven million dollars.

Sec. 111. (Effective from passage) (a) For the purpose of funding the deficit in the General Fund arising from the operations of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, as reported by the Comptroller to the Governor in accordance with section 3-115 of the general statutes, the Treasurer is authorized to issue notes of the state in an amount not to exceed the amount of such deficit, and such additional amounts as may be required in connection with the costs of issuance of such notes, and to deposit the proceeds thereof in the General Fund. The Comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to certify to the Treasurer the amount of such deficit and the amount so certified shall be conclusive evidence for the purpose of determining at the time of issuance the amount of obligations which the Treasurer shall issue pursuant to this section.

(b) The notes shall be designated economic recovery notes and shall be issued on or after the effective date of this section, whenever the Treasurer determines that the cash requirements of the General Fund must be met by such borrowing and shall be scheduled so as to minimize the need for additional temporary borrowing pursuant to section 3-16 of the general statutes.

(c) All such notes 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 notes as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said notes, 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. All such notes shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest in such manner and on such terms as the Treasurer may determine, in the best interest of the state, and shall be signed in the name of the state and on its behalf by the Treasurer. All such notes shall mature no later than five years after the date of issuance, in such principal amounts and at such times, bear such date or dates, be payable at such place or places, bear interest at such rate or different or varying rates, payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration and transfer privileges, be payable in such medium of payment, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium and have such additional security, covenant or contract provisions, including credit facilities which may include a letter of credit or insurance policy from a commercial bank or insurance company authorized to do business within or without the state, and the necessary or appropriate provisions to ensure the exclusion of interest on the notes from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, as appropriate or necessary to improve their marketability, as the Treasurer shall determine prior to their issuance. Such notes shall be issued with only interest payable in the state fiscal year of issuance. In connection with any such credit facility, the Treasurer may enter into any reimbursement agreements, remarketing agreements, standby purchase agreements or any other necessary or appropriate agreements securing or insuring such notes, on such terms and conditions as the Treasurer determines to be in the best interest of the state. In the event the credit facility is drawn upon to pay the principal of or interest on such notes, the full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the repayment of the amount so drawn and the Treasurer is authorized to include such pledge in any such agreement as part of the contract with the provider of such credit facility. The Treasurer shall apply any appropriation for the payment of such notes to such reimbursement repayment if such credit facility is drawn upon. Any expense incurred in connection with the initial issuance of the economic recovery notes shall be paid from the accrued interest and premiums or otherwise from the General Fund. All such notes, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit on the sale or transfer thereof, shall at all times be exempt from all taxation by the state or under its authority except for estate or succession taxes but the interest on such notes shall be included in the computation of any excise or franchise tax and are hereby made and declared to be (1) legal investments for savings banks and trustees unless otherwise provided in the instrument creating the trust, (2) securities in which all public officers and bodies, all insurance companies and associations and persons carrying on an insurance business, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and savings associations, including savings and loan associations, building and loan associations, investment companies and persons carrying on a banking or investment business, all administrators, guardians, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries and all persons whatsoever who are or may be authorized to invest in notes of the state, may properly and legally invest funds including capital in their control or belonging to them, and (3) securities which may be deposited with and shall be received by all public officers and bodies for any purpose for which the deposit of notes of the state is or may be authorized.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of law, for the purpose of determining at any time or times the position of the General Fund as of June 30, 2003, the Comptroller is authorized and directed to give effect to and to show the funding of the General Fund deficit as of June 30, 2002, as certified and provided for in this section in an amount equal to the principal amount of the notes issued and deposited in the General Fund, provided the notes authorized in this section have been so issued prior to such time or times of determination, it being hereby declared to be the intent and purpose of this section to provide for the General Fund deficit as of June 30, 2002, by the funding thereof through the issuance of the notes.

Sec. 112. (Effective July 1, 2002) (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 ten million five hundred thousand 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 Higher Education for the purpose of making endowment fund state grants in accordance with the provisions of sections 10a-77a, 10a-99a, 10a-109i and 10a-143a of the general statutes.

(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 State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 113. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 39 of special act 95-20, First Step, Inc. , of New London shall not be subject to the lien repayment provisions of said section.

Sec. 114. (Effective July 1, 2002) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, any state or federal funding received for the town of Brookfield's school asbestos removal and abatement projects in the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, shall not be included when determining Brookfield's state school construction grant for such projects.

August 15, 2002