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Substitute House Bill No. 5566

Special Act No. 03-11

AN ACT ENABLING THE TOWN OF WOLCOTT TO JOIN THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.

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

Section 1. Section 3 of special act 77-98, as amended by section 2 of special act 78-24, section 1 of special act 84-46 and section 4 of public act 02-85, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) There is created a district to be known as the "South Central Connecticut Regional Water District" which embraces the area and territory of the towns and cities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, West Haven and Woodbridge; provided in the event at any time after June 30, 1982, the authority shall neither own land or properties nor sell water or provide wastewater services directly to customers in any city or town within the district, the area and territory of such city or town thereupon shall be excluded from the district.

(b) Upon approval by the representative policy board pursuant to section 19 of special act 77-98 and the electors of the town of Wolcott at a referendum, the area and territory of the town of Wolcott shall become part of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District.

Sec. 2. Section 4 of special act 77-98, as amended by section 3 of special act 78-24 and section 2 of special act 84-46, is amended by adding subsection (e) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (e) Upon the expansion of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District to include the area and territory of the town of Wolcott, the representative policy board shall include one member from the town of Wolcott appointed in the manner described in subsection (a) of this section. Such member shall serve for an initial term ending on June 30, 2005, or such later time as the member's successor shall be appointed and qualified. The weighted vote of such member shall be determined in the manner set forth in subsection (b) of this section, provided in no event shall such weighted vote be less than one.

Approved May 23, 2003