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Senate Bill No. 2050

September 8 Special Session, Special Act No. 03-1

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. (Effective from passage) 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 $ 199,700,000.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) 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.

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

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

(B) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(C) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 63,000,000;

(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;

(F) Implementation of the plan to repair the Ferry Street Bridge in New Haven, including design, engineering, construction and inspection, not exceeding $ 6,000,000.

(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 $ 28,600,000;

(C) Transportation Strategy Board Improvement Projects:

(i) Planning and development of coastal corridor roadway improvements, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(ii) Expanding rail station parking on the New Haven Line, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(iii) Expanding rail station parking on the New Haven Line-Bridgeport Garage, not exceeding $ 4,000,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) 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 collocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b 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. (Effective from passage) 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. (Effective from passage) 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. (Effective from passage) 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. Section 7 of special act 87-76, as amended by section 11 of special act 88-73, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the purposes of subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 2 of this act, the proceeds of the sale of bonds sold pursuant to this act shall be used for the following projects: (1) Repairs and improvements to the Chapel Street Bridge, New Haven, not exceeding [six million five hundred thousand dollars] two million seven hundred ninety-three thousand one hundred sixteen dollars; (2) planning and design for the reconstruction of Pleasure Beach Bridge, Bridgeport and temporary improvements to said bridge, not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; (3) French Street project, Watertown, not exceeding two hundred seventy-six thousand dollars; (4) reconstruction and improvements to Route 94 in the area of its intersection with Route 2 in Glastonbury, not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars; (5) design and construction of a center platform at the railroad station in Stamford, not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars; (6) resurfacing of Route 7 in Ridgefield and Danbury between the northern terminus of department of transportation project number 117-134 and the southern terminus of department of transportation project number 34-190, not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars; (7) planning and design for the reconstruction of the Route 9 interchanges in Middletown, not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; (8) acquisition and replacement of the Route 140 bridge over the Windsor Locks canal, not exceeding [five hundred thousand dollars] eighty thousand two hundred dollars; (9) illumination for Route 110 in Stratford, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; (10) repairs and improvements to U. S. Route 1 in Clinton, not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; (11) repairs and improvements to Moosemeadow Road, Willington, not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars; (12) repairs and improvements to Route 161 in East Lyme, not exceeding one million dollars; (13) [repairs to roads damaged by 1987 floods, five hundred thousand dollars; (14) study of a rail system between Hartford and Rockville, fifty thousand dollars; (15)] repairs and improvements to Route 1 in Stonington, not exceeding one million dollars; [(16)] (14) repairs and improvements to Route 66 in Middletown, not exceeding one million four hundred thousand dollars; and (15) for the Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding four million six hundred seventy-six thousand six hundred eighty-four dollars.

Sec. 8. Subsection (a) of section 16 of public act 87-584 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

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

Sec. 9. Section 7 of special act 88-73 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the purposes of subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 2 of [this act] special act 88-73, the proceeds of the sale of bonds sold pursuant to this act shall be used for the following projects: (1) Improvements to rail service for northwestern Connecticut, not exceeding three hundred fifty thousand dollars; (2) repair and improvements to the Orange Street bridge over Mill River, New Haven, not exceeding seven hundred eighty-nine thousand dollars; (3) repairs and improvements to the Chapel Street Bridge over West River, New Haven, not exceeding six hundred twenty-two thousand dollars; (4) repairs and improvements to the Pond Lily Bridge over West River, New Haven, not exceeding three hundred sixty-six thousand dollars; (5) improvements to Newtown Road, Danbury, not exceeding two million dollars; (6) improvements to Route 161, East Lyme, not exceeding one million dollars; (7) expansion and improvement of Route 72, Bristol, not exceeding two million dollars; (8) installation of safety barriers, Route 72, Plainville, near Arcadia Avenue, not exceeding [one million five hundred thousand dollars] one million one hundred ninety-nine thousand ninety-three dollars; (9) installation of safety barriers, Interstate 95, Darien, not exceeding two million six hundred thousand dollars; (10) installation of safety barriers, Interstate 95, Norwalk, near Dairy Farm Road, not exceeding seven hundred twenty-five thousand dollars; (11) repair and renovation of the White Rock Bridge, Pawcatuck, not exceeding eight hundred forty thousand dollars; (12) planning, and design for improvements to state undivided highways and intersections in Danbury, New Fairfield, Bethel, Ridgefield, Redding and Brookfield, not exceeding three hundred fifty thousand dollars; (13) improvements to Route 1, Groton, not exceeding one million dollars; (14) construction of a pedestrian underpass on Route 2, North Stonington, not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars; (15) construction of an expanded intersection and a pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Route 349 and Meridian Street, Groton, not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars; (16) redesign and reconstruction of the intersection of Routes 30 and 31, Vernon, not exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars; (17) feasibility study of an additional interchange on Interstate 91 at Industrial Park Road in Middletown, not exceeding [two hundred fifty thousand dollars] fifty-one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight dollars; (18) repair, replacement and construction of sidewalks along Routes 49 and 82, East Haddam, not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars; (19) continued expansion of Route 104, Long Ridge Road, Stamford, not exceeding [four million eight hundred thousand dollars] four million two hundred eighty-four thousand one hundred thirty-one dollars; (20) study of improvements to the design of Route 163, Montville, not exceeding [fifty thousand dollars] twenty thousand two hundred fifty-seven dollars; (21) feasibility study of the reconstruction of Route 10 in Hamden from the New Haven town line to Sanford Street, not exceeding [five hundred thousand dollars] thirty-eight thousand two hundred eighty-four dollars; (22) planning and design for improvements to Route 5, East Hartford, not exceeding [four hundred thousand dollars] two hundred nineteen thousand two hundred ten dollars; (23) replacement of a railroad bridge over Route 5, East Hartford, not exceeding [seven million dollars] four million nine hundred twenty-seven thousand nine hundred eighteen dollars; (24) synchronization of traffic signals on High Ridge Road, Stamford, not exceeding four hundred ten thousand dollars; (25) [traffic study in accordance with substitute senate bill 512 of the current session, not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars; (26)] reconstruction of Exit 47, Merritt Parkway, not exceeding [four million dollars] two million six hundred forty-seven thousand five hundred seventy-five dollars; [(27)] (26) reconstruction of Route 111, Trumbull, not exceeding one million dollars; [(28)] (27) synchronization of traffic signals on Route 113, Bridgeport; not exceeding [four hundred ten thousand dollars] three hundred fifty-six thousand dollars; and (28) for the Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding five million two hundred forty thousand five hundred forty-four dollars.

Sec. 10. Section 7 of special act 89-50 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the purposes of subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 2 of [this act] special act 89-50, the proceeds of the sale of bonds sold pursuant to this act shall be used for the following projects: (1) Design of commuter parking garages, Stamford, not exceeding two million two hundred thousand dollars; (2) engineering and design improvements of Wolf Pitt Road to Route 33/106-North Junction, Wilton, and widening the southbound approach for a separate left-turn lane on Route 7 at Cains Hill Road and Topstone Road in Ridgefield, not exceeding one million dollars; (3) [improvements to Route 68/70 at Route 10 and Route 10, Cheshire, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars; (4)] widening of Route 17, Middletown, not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars; [(5)] (4) improvements to Route 1, Groton, not exceeding one million dollars; [(6)] (5) construction of platforms over Interstate 84, Hartford, not exceeding two million dollars; [(7)] (6) engineering, design and construction of Route 106, Stamford and Darien, not exceeding [one million two hundred thousand dollars] six hundred twenty-six thousand three hundred seventeen dollars; [(8)] (7) additional costs for installation of safety barriers, Interstate 95, Darien, pursuant to subdivision (9) of section 7 of special act 88-73, not exceeding [six hundred seventy-five thousand dollars] three hundred eighty-nine thousand nine hundred two dollars; [(9) additional costs for installation of safety barriers, Route 72, Plainville, near Arcadia Avenue, pursuant to subdivision (8) of section 7 of special act 88-73, not exceeding three hundred sixty thousand dollars; (10)] (8) repairs to the Phoenix Street Bridge, Vernon, not exceeding one hundred forty-five thousand dollars; [(11)] (9) reconstruction of a bridge over the Willimantic River between Tolland and Willington, not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars; [(12)] (10) improvements and continued construction of Route 72, Bristol, not exceeding three million dollars; [(13) additional capacity study, Arrigoni Bridge, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars; (14)] (11) parking lot improvements at Short Beach Park, Stratford, not exceeding one million dollars; [(15)] (12) construction for traffic improvements, Route 5, East Windsor, not exceeding nine hundred thousand dollars; [(16)] (13) traffic signal at Main Street, Danbury, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; [(17)] (14) improvements to Route 771, Bridgeport, not exceeding two million five hundred thousand dollars; [(18)] (15) traffic study of Route 67 between Interstate 84 and Route 8, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; [(19)] (16) engineering and design study for reconstruction of a railroad bridge over Sackett Point Road, North Haven, not exceeding [one hundred thousand dollars] three thousand eight hundred forty-nine dollars; [(20)] (17) reconstruction of Laurel Street, East Haven, not exceeding one million dollars; [(21)] (18) traffic improvements on Main and Franklin Street, Norwich, not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; [(22)] (19) reconstruction of a bridge on Witch Meadow Road, Salem, not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars; [(23)] (20) traffic signal at Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; [(24) design of platforms over Interstate 91 and sidewalks along the Founders Bridge, not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars] and (21) for the Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding one million seven hundred sixty-four thousand nine hundred thirty-two dollars.

Sec. 11. Section 7 of special act 90-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the purposes of subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 2 of this act, the proceeds of the sale of bonds sold pursuant to this act shall be used for the following projects:

(1) Widening and straightening of Brushy Plain Road, Branford, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(2) Improvements to Route 68/70 at "The Notch", Cheshire, not exceeding [$ 2,000,000] $617,537;

(3) Redesign of Route 195, Tolland and Mansfield, not exceeding [$ 400,000] $133,188;

(4) Reconstruction of Exits 44 and 45 on the Merritt Parkway, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(5) Improved commuter parking and land acquisition for the Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center, Stamford, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(6) Improvements to Interstate 95 from Darien to Stamford, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(7) Construction of improvements to widen the southbound approach for a separate left-turn lane on Route 7 at Cains Hill Road and Topstone Road, Ridgefield, not exceeding $ 690,000;

(8) Improvements to Route 7 at Bennets Farm Road at the Ridgefield-Danbury town line, not exceeding [$ 310,000] $158,740;

(9) Continued construction of Route 7 from Wolf Pitt Road to Route 33/106-North Junction, Wilton, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(10) Improvements to the gateway projects in Bridgeport, not exceeding [$ 3,000,000] $1,816,861;

(11) Intersection improvements and bridge reconstruction at Route 6 and Mix Street, Bristol, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(12) Design and construction of pedestrian walkway and bike path from Route 384 and Spencer Street to Route 83, Manchester, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(13) [Safety Equipment improvements to Largo Road, Stamford, not exceeding $ 100,000; (14)] Improvements to the intersection of Huntington Avenue with Homer Street and Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, not exceeding $ 700,000;

[(15)] (14) Improvements to the transportation infrastructure, Danbury, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

[(16)] (15) Engineering and design for the reconstruction of Route 72 at Christian Lane, Berlin, not exceeding $ 50,000;

[(17)] (16) Engineering study of environmental impact statement for the southwest corridor, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $987,084;

[(18)] (17) Improvements to Interstate 95, New Haven, not exceeding [$ 3,000,000] $2,920,058;

[(19)] (18) Engineering and design of a bridge from Main Street to Pleasant Street, Willimantic, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

[(20)] (19) Redesign of Route 177, Plainville, not exceeding $ 100,000;

[(21)] (20) Design and reconstruction of the Columbus Boulevard Bridge over the Whitehead Highway, Hartford, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

[(22)] (21) Reconstruction and widening of the Walnut Street Bridge, Hartford, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

[(23)] (22) Surface improvements to the decks on Interstate 84, Hartford, not exceeding $ 500,000;

[(24)] (23) Reconstruction of Russell Road, East Granby, not exceeding [$ 1,500,000] $971,022;

[(25)] (24) Construction of a service road from Route 117 to Flanders Road, Groton, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

[(26)] (25) Improvements to Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull, widening of Route 111 from Route 25 in Trumbull to Purdy Hill Road in Monroe and reconstruction of Purdy Hill Road and Spring Hill Road in Monroe, not exceeding [$ 3,000,000] $2,731,378;

[(27)] (26) Realignment of Routes 30 and 31, Vernon, not exceeding $ 1,300,000;

[(28) Design and construction of an exit ramp from Interstate 395 North to Route 693, not exceeding $ 2,200,000; ]

[(29)] (27) Purchase of land for and design and construction of a road to a school in Region number 7 and other road and traffic improvements in Winchester, not exceeding [$ 300,000] $191,113;

[(30)] (28) Design, repair and reconstruction of the Ferry Street Bridge, New Haven, not exceeding $ 845,000;

[(31) Design and reconstruction of the existing Canal Street, New Haven, not exceeding $ 800,000; (32) Design and reconstruction of Route 2, Stonington, not exceeding $ 300,000; ]

[(33)] (29) Preliminary design of completion of Route 11, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

[(34)] (30) Restoration and renovation of the Indian Neck Bridge, Branford, not exceeding $ 750,000;

[(35)] (31) Installation of safety barriers, Interstate 95, near Old King Highway and Locust Hill Road, not exceeding $ 700,000; and

(32) For the Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $7,383,019.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) The amount of $ 25,000 carried forward for the Transportation Strategy Board projects account in subsection (a) of section 36 of public act 03-4 of the June 30 special session shall be used for transportation infrastructure improvements in the Parkville section of Hartford.

Approved September 10, 2003