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Senate Bill No. 2000

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-4

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 July 1, 2005) 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 $ 136,900,000.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2005) 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, as amended by this act.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

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

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

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 22,500,000;

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

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

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

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

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

(c) 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.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

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

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 26,300,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2005) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to sections 4-66b and 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2005) 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 July 1, 2005) 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, as amended by this act, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2005) 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, as amended by this act, 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, as amended by this act.

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2006) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 144,600,000.

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2006) 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, as amended by this act.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

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

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

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 28,100,000;

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

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

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

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

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

(c) 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.

For the Bureau of Administration:

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

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 28,300,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2006) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to sections 4-66b and 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2006) For the purposes of sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 9 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 9, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 11. (Effective July 1, 2006) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 8 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 12. (Effective July 1, 2006) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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, as amended by this act.

Sec. 13. (Effective May 1, 2006) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 49,000,000, for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 14. (Effective May 1, 2006) 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, as amended by this act. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 15. (Effective May 1, 2006) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to sections 4-66b and 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section with respect to such project have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 16. (Effective May 1, 2006) For the purposes of sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 15 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 15, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available, for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 17. (Effective May 1, 2006) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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 section 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2005) On or before February 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Transportation shall prepare a report regarding the special tax obligation bonds authorized for purposes of sections 2 and 8 of this act. Such report shall be submitted in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, transportation and appropriations. Such report shall include (1) information on any cost overruns in all transportation projects financed with special tax obligation bonds in the five years preceding the date of such report, and (2) an accounting of the unallocated balances remaining on all special tax obligation bonds authorized for transportation purposes.

Sec. 19. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) As used in this section and sections 20, 33 to 37, inclusive, 44 to 46, inclusive, of this act and sections 13b-57m, 13b-57q, 13b-57r and 13b-74 of the general statutes, as amended by this act:

(1) "New Haven Line" means the rail passenger service operated between New Haven and intermediate points and Grand Central station, including the Danbury, Waterbury and New Canaan branch lines.

(2) "New Haven Line Revitalization account" means the account established by subsection (b) of section 33 of this act.

(3) "New Haven Line Revitalization program" means the design, development, construction and acquisition of maintenance facilities, rail cars and related equipment for use on the New Haven Line, as specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 20 of this act. Projects undertaken as part of said program are not a "TSB project" for the purposes of section 13b-57i of the general statutes.

(4) "Transportation Strategy Board projects account" means the account created by subsection (a) of section 13b-57r of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(5) "Transportation system improvement" means: (1) Projects included in the State-Wide Transportation Improvement Program, (2) funded and unfunded projects included in regional transportation improvement plans, or (3) projects identified in subsection (h) of section 13b-57 of the general statutes.

Sec. 20. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The Commissioner of Transportation shall:

(1) Acquire not less than three hundred forty-two self-propelled rail cars for use on the New Haven Line;

(2) Design and construct rail maintenance facilities to support the self-propelled rail cars;

(3) Design and construct operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington;

(4) Purchase twenty-five transit buses; and

(5) In consultation with the Transportation Strategy Board and cognizant metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning agencies, regional councils of elected officials and regional councils of governments, evaluate, design and construct transportation system improvements other than projects on Interstate 95.

Sec. 21. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of this act, 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 $ 485,650,000, provided: (1) $ 26,450,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) $ 32,800,000 shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) $ 49,400,000 shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) $ 55,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2008, (5) $ 55,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2009, (6) $ 54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2010, (7) $ 54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2011, (8) $ 54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2012, (9) $ 54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2013, and (10) $ 51,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2014.

Sec. 22. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The proceeds of the sale of such 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, as amended by this act. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds may be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Public Transportation for rail rolling stock and maintenance facilities, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $ 485,650,000.

Sec. 23. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) None of the bonds issued pursuant to sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of this act, 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 the commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 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 the bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if the commission authorizes the secretary of the commission to accept the reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by the 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 the commission.

Sec. 24. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) For the purposes of sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 23 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of the bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to section 23 of this act, include the recommendation of the person signing the 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 the federal, private or other moneys should be added to the state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of the bonds, the amount of the federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with the project shall be added to the state moneys.

Sec. 25. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 22 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, as amended by this act, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of the bonds.

Sec. 26. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 21 to 26, 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, as amended by this act, and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not be subject to any liability on the bonds, except to the extent of the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 27. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 32, inclusive, of this act, 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 $ 344,500,000, provided that: (1) $ 26,500,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) $ 48,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) $ 70,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) $ 100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2008, and (5) $ 100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2009. Each such authorization shall include the amount authorized and the project or projects for which the proceeds of the bonds will be used.

Sec. 28. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The proceeds of the sale of the 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, as amended by this act, 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, as amended by this act, for the Department of Transportation: (1) Operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $ 187,000,000, (2) transportation system improvements, as defined in section 19 of this act, other than projects on Interstate 95, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $ 150,000,000, and (3) bus rolling stock, not exceeding $ 7,500,000.

Sec. 29. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) None of the bonds issued pursuant to sections 27 to 32, inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except on a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 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 the bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if the commission authorizes the secretary of the commission to accept the reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by the 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 the project, have been filed with the secretary of the commission.

Sec. 30. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) For the purposes of sections 27 to 32, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 29 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of the bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to section 29 of this act, include the recommendation of the person signing the 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 the federal, private or other moneys should be added to the state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of the bonds, the amount of the federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with the project shall be added to the state moneys.

Sec. 31. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 28 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, as amended by this act, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of the bonds.

Sec. 32. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 27 to 32, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall neither 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, as amended by this act, and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 33. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2006) (a) On and after January 1, 2008, and terminating on June 30, 2015, a surcharge of one dollar per trip on the New Haven Line is imposed on each ticket for travel, either originating or terminating in the state. The Commissioner of Transportation shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, determine the method by which the surcharge shall be applied to weekly and monthly commutation tickets.

(b) There is hereby created a restricted capital project account to be known as the New Haven Line Revitalization account which shall be a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund. The following funds shall be deposited into the account: (1) The proceeds of the surcharge imposed by subsection (a) of this section, and (2) any other funds required by law to be deposited in the account. Funds in the account shall be used solely for capital costs incurred as part of the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to this act.

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, annually prepare a budget detailing how funds in the New Haven Line Revitalization account shall be spent during the next fiscal year. On the approval of such budget by the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation may expend funds from such account for the purposes stated therein.

(d) On termination of the surcharge, any funds remaining in the restricted account after the payment of authorized capital costs may be used by the Treasurer to, at such time as the Treasurer considers appropriate, defease special tax obligation bonds.

Sec. 34. (NEW) (Effective from passage) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall include the sum of five million dollars to be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to sections 19, 33 to 36, inclusive, and 44 of this act. The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 35. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the sum of twenty million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to this act. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 36. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to this act. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 37. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) During the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, the sum of five million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account for grants-in-aid and administrative expenses under the program established pursuant to section 13b-38bb of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 38. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) From the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, inclusive, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to this act. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 39. Section 13b-38bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) [Not later than January 1, 2000, then not later than October 1, 2000, and annually after October 1, 2000, the] The Commissioner of Transportation [, within available General Fund appropriations,] shall establish a state matching grant program, in accordance with the provisions of this section, which shall be available to any municipality upon application of such municipality. Such grants shall be expended by such municipalities for elderly and disabled demand responsive transportation programs that shall be available to persons age sixty or older.

(b) Not later than thirty days after the commissioner determines an allocation amount, the commissioner shall notify municipalities of the availability of such amount.

(c) Municipalities shall apply to the state through a designated regional planning organization or transit district for funding allocations. The regional planning organization or transit district and municipalities interested in applying for the funds shall collaborate on service design to determine how to use the funding most effectively in that municipality and its surrounding region. The commissioner shall have the authority to approve or disapprove the method for delivery of service.

(d) The maximum amount allocated to a municipality shall be determined by the commissioner in accordance with the following formula: Fifty per cent of such funds shall be apportioned on the basis of the share of the population of persons age sixty or older in the municipality relative to the state's total population of persons age sixty or older, as defined in the most recent federal decennial census or in estimates provided in the five-year interim by the Office of Policy and Management. Fifty per cent of such funds shall be apportioned on the basis of a municipality's square mileage relative to the state's total square mileage.

(e) Each municipality applying for such grant funds shall provide a fifty per cent match to such funds. If a municipality chooses not to apply for such funds, its portion shall revert to the [General] Special Transportation Fund.

(f) A municipality, receiving a grant provided pursuant to this section, shall annually submit to the Commissioner of Transportation, on forms provided by said commissioner, the following data on such transportation programs: (1) The number of unduplicated riders; (2) the number of one-way trips; (3) the number of miles traveled; (4) the number of trip denials; (5) the number of hours vehicles are in use annually; (6) all federal, state, municipal and other revenues received and expenditures incurred in the provision of dial-a-ride services; and (7) any other information determined to be necessary by the commissioner.

(g) A municipality receiving a grant pursuant to this section shall annually submit to the Commissioner of Transportation a certification that any state grant shall be in addition to current municipality levels of spending on such programs.

(h) Any funds [appropriated for the purposes of this section] shall only be expended for grants and administrative costs and shall not be expended for any other purpose.

Sec. 40. Section 12-587 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) As used in this chapter: (1) "Company" includes a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, association, individual or any fiduciary thereof; (2) "quarterly period" means a period of three calendar months commencing on the first day of January, April, July or October and ending on the last day of March, June, September or December, respectively; (3) "gross earnings" means all consideration received from the first sale within this state of a petroleum product; (4) "petroleum products" means those products which contain or are made from petroleum or a petroleum derivative; (5) "first sale of petroleum products within this state" means the initial sale of a petroleum product delivered to a location in this state; (6) "export" or "exportation" means the conveyance of petroleum products from within this state to a location outside this state for the purpose of sale or use outside this state; and (7) "sale for exportation" means a sale of petroleum products to a purchaser which itself exports such products.

(b) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, any company which is engaged in the refining or distribution, or both, of petroleum products and which distributes such products in this state shall pay a quarterly tax on its gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state. Each company shall on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each quarterly period render to the commissioner a return on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner and signed by the person performing the duties of treasurer or an authorized agent or officer, including the amount of gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state for the quarterly period and such other facts as the commissioner may require for the purpose of making any computation required by this chapter. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, the rate of tax shall be (A) five per cent with respect to calendar quarters prior to July 1, 2005; (B) five and eight-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2005, and prior to July 1, 2006; (C) six and three-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2006, and prior to July 1, 2007; (D) seven per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2007, and prior to July 1, 2008; (E) seven and one-half per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2008, and prior to July 1, 2013; and (F) eight and one-tenth per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2013.

(2) Gross earnings derived from the first sale of the following petroleum products within this state shall be exempt from tax: (A) Any petroleum products sold for exportation from this state for sale or use outside this state; (B) the product designated by the American Society for Testing and Materials as "Specification for Heating Oil D396-69", commonly known as number 2 heating oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes or to be used in a commercial fishing vessel, which vessel qualifies for an exemption pursuant to section 12-412; (C) kerosene, commonly known as number 1 oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes, provided delivery is of both number 1 and number 2 oil, and via a truck with a metered delivery ticket to a residential dwelling or to a centrally metered system serving a group of residential dwellings; (D) the product identified as propane gas, to be used exclusively for heating purposes; (E) bunker fuel oil, intermediate fuel, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil to be used in any vessel having a displacement exceeding four thousand dead weight tons; (F) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, propane gas to be used as a fuel for a motor vehicle; (G) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition; (H) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, number 2 heating oil to be used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412; (I) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2000, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes; or (J) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, petroleum products to be used as a fuel for a fuel cell, as defined in subdivision (113) of section 12-412.

(3) The rate of tax on gross earnings derived from the first sale of grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition, or number 2 heating oil used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412 shall be: (A) Four per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999; (B) three per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000; (C) two per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001; and (D) one per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2001, and prior to July 1, 2002.

(c) (1) Any company which imports or causes to be imported into this state petroleum products for sale, use or consumption in this state, other than a company subject to and having paid the tax on such company's gross earnings from first sales of petroleum products within this state, which earnings include gross earnings attributable to such imported or caused to be imported petroleum products, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, shall pay a quarterly tax on the consideration given or contracted to be given for such petroleum product if the consideration given or contracted to be given for all such deliveries during the quarterly period for which such tax is to be paid exceeds three thousand dollars. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, the rate of tax shall be (A) five per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing prior to July 1, 2005; (B) five and eight-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2005, and prior to July 1, 2006; (C) six and three-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2006, and prior to July 1, 2007; (D) seven per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2007, and prior to July 1, 2008; (E) seven and one-half per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2008, and prior to July 1, 2013; and (F) eight and one-tenth per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2013. Fuel in the fuel supply tanks of a motor vehicle, which fuel tanks are directly connected to the engine, shall not be considered a delivery for the purposes of this subsection.

(2) Consideration given or contracted to be given for petroleum products, gross earnings from the first sale of which are exempt from tax under subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section, shall be exempt from tax.

(3) The rate of tax on consideration given or contracted to be given for grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition, or number 2 heating oil used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412 shall be: (A) Four per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999; (B) three per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000; (C) two per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001; and (D) one per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2001, and prior to July 1, 2002.

(d) The amount of tax reported to be due on such return shall be due and payable on or before the last day of the month next succeeding the quarterly period. The tax imposed under the provisions of this chapter shall be in addition to any other tax imposed by this state on such company.

(e) For the purposes of this chapter, the gross earnings of any producer or refiner of petroleum products operating a service station along the highways or interstate highways within the state pursuant to a contract with the Department of Transportation or operating a service station which is used as a training or test marketing center under the provisions of subsection (b) of section 14-344d, shall be calculated by multiplying the volume of petroleum products delivered by any producer or refiner to any such station by such producer's or refiner's dealer tank wagon price or dealer wholesale price in the area of the service station.

Sec. 41. Section 13b-61a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 13b-61, as amended by this act: [, for] (1) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 1998, and prior to September 30, 1999, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund established under section 13b-68 five million dollars of the amount of funds received by the state from the tax imposed under section 12-587, as amended by this act, on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; [,] (2) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 1999, and prior to September 30, 2000, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund nine million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (3) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 2000, and prior to September 30, 2002, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund eleven million five hundred thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587, on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; [,] (4) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2002, and prior to September 30, 2003, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; [, and] (5) for the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2003, and each calendar quarter thereafter, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (6) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2005, and prior to September 30, 2006, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund ten million eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (7) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2006, and prior to September 30, 2007, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund fifteen million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (8) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2007, and prior to September 30, 2008, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-one million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (9) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2008, and prior to September 30, 2013, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-five million two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; and (10) for the calendar quarters ending on and after September 30, 2013, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-nine million eight hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel.

(b) If in any calendar quarter receipts from the tax imposed under section 12-587, as amended by this act, are less than the total of (1) the amount required to be transferred pursuant to the Special Transportation Fund pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, and (2) any other transfers required by law, the commissioner shall certify to the Treasurer the amount of such shortfall. Upon receipt of such certification the Treasurer shall forthwith transfer an amount equal to such shortfall from the resources of the General Fund into the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 42. Section 13b-57q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) On or before [December 1, 2003, and] August first of each year, [thereafter,] the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the State Treasurer and the Transportation Strategy Board, shall prepare a financing plan for the annual funding and financing of the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h. Such annual financing plan shall be based upon the [authorized funding amount establishing the maximum aggregate use of cash from the incremental revenues and use of special tax obligation bond proceeds to fund some or all of such projects and purposes] funding available or anticipated to be available in the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, as well as the use of any federal revenue, grants or other transportation-related financial assistance which may be available in such fiscal year. [, and shall otherwise meet all requirements of state statutes and applicable trust indenture provisions, including any coverage requirements, relating to such financing plan. ] The annual financing plan shall include funding mandated by sections 34 to 38, inclusive, of this act. Upon the approval of such annual financing plan by the Governor, [incremental revenues] funding identified in the annual financing plan [for cash funding] shall be paid within the fiscal year of such annual financing plan into the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, as amended by this act, of the Special Transportation Fund and shall be available to fund those projects and purposes identified in such annual financing plan. [for cash funding. Upon the approval of the portion of the annual financing plan relating to the use of bond proceeds to fund some or all of such projects and purposes by the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, incremental revenues identified in the annual financing plan to pay debt service and other expenditures related to the issuance of special tax obligation bonds to fund such projects and purposes shall be paid into the Transportation Strategy Board project account, established under section 13b-57r, of the Special Transportation Fund during the fiscal year covered by such financing plan and shall be available to pay debt service requirements, as defined in section 13b-75, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 13b-69 and the Treasurer shall proceed to issue the requisite amount of special tax obligation bonds, subject to any required approval of the State Bond Commission, to fund those projects and purposes identified in such annual financing plan to be funded by bond proceeds, and the Commissioner of Transportation shall direct the expenditure of such bond proceeds. The proceeds of any special tax obligation bonds issued to fund the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h as those projects and purposes may be modified, less costs of issuance and the funding of required reserves, shall be deposited in a subaccount of the Infrastructure Improvement Fund created by the senior indenture for special tax obligation bonds and shall be available to fund those projects and purposes identified in such annual financing plan to be funded by the issuance of special tax obligation bonds. Any such projects or purposes so financed 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 subdivision (6) of subsection (b) of section 13b-74. Said special tax obligation bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in an amount up to the authorized funding amount with respect to each fiscal year for the projects and purposes set forth in section 13b-57h and shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 and section 13b-69, 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, and sections 13b-57m to 13b-57q, inclusive. ]

(b) In addition to the preparation of the annual financing plans, the Department of Transportation shall prepare a five-year financing plan that shall project for a period of five years the [incremental revenues] funds to be credited to the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, as amended by this act, of the Special Transportation Fund, [the expenditures anticipated under section 13b-57o,] the anticipated use of cash funding, [bond proceeds] including funding mandated by sections 34 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and federal revenue, grants or other transportation related financial assistance to fund or finance the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h. Such five-year financing plan shall be updated on or before August first of each year at the same time as the preparation of the annual financing plan and shall be provided by the Commissioner of Transportation to the Transportation Strategy Board, the State Treasurer, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and finance, revenue and bonding.

Sec. 43. Section 13b-57r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) There shall be a Transportation Strategy Board projects account, which shall be a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, five million dollars of the moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, the incremental revenues received pursuant to section 14-50a shall be deposited into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board.

[(c) On and after July 1, 2004, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, one-half of the incremental revenues received pursuant to section 14-50a shall be deposited into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. ]

(c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the Treasurer shall transfer the sum of twenty-five million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, the Treasurer shall transfer the sum of twenty million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2015, inclusive, the Treasurer shall annually transfer the sum of fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Treasurer shall annually transfer the sum of three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board.

Sec. 44. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The Department of Transportation may solicit bids or qualifications for equipment, materials or services for a project funded pursuant to sections 19 to 51 of this act at any time in the fiscal year, notwithstanding the fact that all required funds may not be available for expenditure until later in the same or a succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 45. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2006) Not later than September first of each year, the Commissioner of Transportation shall report to the Governor, the Transportation Strategy Board and, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and to finance, revenue and bonding concerning (1) the status, including the financial status, of the New Haven Line Revitalization program defined in section 19 of this act; (2) the capital needs of the passenger rail services in the state; and (3) the status, including the financial status, of the projects specified in section 20 of this act.

Sec. 46. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The unexpended balance of the funds transferred to the Department of Transportation pursuant to section 2 of public act 04-177 shall not lapse on June 30, 2005, and such funds shall continue to be available to support the implementation of the increased motorist assistance services recommended by the Transportation Strategy Board during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

Sec. 47. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation for the Transportation Strategy Board in subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and carried forward in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 2 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, section 16 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, subsection (a) of section 42 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session, section 36 of public act 03-4 of the June 30 special session and section 8 of public act 04-177 shall not lapse on June 30, 2005, and such funds shall continue to be available during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, for the programs and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board.

Sec. 48. Subsection (b) of section 13b-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(b) The purposes for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, as amended by this act, are as follows:

(1) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, state highways and bridges;

(2) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, (A) state highways, (B) projects on the interstate highway system, (C) alternate highway projects in the interstate highway substitution program, commonly referred to as the interstate trade-in program, (D) state bridges, (E) mass transportation and transit facilities, (F) aeronautic facilities, excluding Bradley International Airport, and (G) waterway projects;

(3) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the local bridge program established under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, and payment of state contributions to the Local Bridge Revolving Fund established under section 13a-175r, as amended by this act;

(4) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the highway safety program, including the rail-highway crossing, hazard elimination and other highway safety programs on the state highway system;

(5) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the maintenance garages and administrative facilities of the Department of Transportation; and

(6) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, projects and purposes included in section 13b-57h. [ which have been approved for financing with special tax obligation bonds or notes as provided in the annual financing plan of the Transportation Strategy Board, as described in section 13b-57q, as well as related financing costs, including, without limitation, costs of issuance and required reserves. ]

Sec. 49. Subsection (j) of section 13b-76 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(j) The proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, as amended by this act, may be used to pay only transportation costs. [, provided the proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes whose issuance has been proposed pursuant to the process set forth in section 13b-57q shall be used to pay only the costs of projects described in subdivision (6) of subsection (b) of section 13b-74 and related financing costs, including, without limitation, costs of issuance and funding required reserves and provided further nothing in this subsection shall limit the issuance of refunding bonds pursuant to subsection (l) of this section. ] Costs incurred relating to any of the purposes for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13b-74, as amended by this act, shall be deemed transportation costs. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the issuance of refunding bonds pursuant to subsection (l) of this section.

Sec. 50. Section 13b-57m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

The purpose of sections 13b-57m to 13b-57q, inclusive, as amended by this act, and subdivision (16) of subsection (b) of section 13b-61, as amended by this act, is to promote the welfare and prosperity of the people of this state by enabling the state to implement and fund certain transportation related projects, purposes and strategies, [as provided in section 13b-57o,] as the same may be revised by the Transportation Strategy Board pursuant to [public act 03-4 of the June 30 special session*] section 13b-57g, in order to: (1) Improve personal mobility within and through this state; (2) improve the movement of goods and freight within and through this state; (3) integrate transportation with economic, land use, environmental and quality of life issues; (4) develop policies and procedures that will integrate the state economy with regional, national and global economies; and (5) identify policies and sources that provide an adequate and reliable flow of funding necessary for a quality multimodal transportation system.

Sec. 51. Section 13b-57i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) The board shall coordinate preparation of a performance report on the TSB projects specified in section 13b-57h that require accompanying economic development plans. For the purposes of this section, a project undertaken as part of the New Haven Line Revitalization program defined in section 19 of this act is not a TSB project.

(b) The board, in consultation with the Departments of Transportation and Economic and Community Development and the Office of Policy and Management, shall determine the format for the report. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A map delineating the boundaries of each TIA and identifying TSB projects and any economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (2) a description of funding for, implementation status of and estimated completion date of each TSB project and any economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (3) an explanation of how each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h meets one or more of the criteria in subdivisions (1) to (4) of subsection (c) of section 13b-57h with regard to one or more TSB projects; (4) a statement describing how each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h addresses the goals and objectives of the state plan of conservation and development prepared under chapter 297; (5) a description of the role of municipalities and regional planning agencies in planning and implementing each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (6) a description of the extent to which all of the TSB projects and economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h in each TIA address the transportation problems, needs or concerns of the TIA; and (7) an evaluation of how each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h addresses the transportation problems, needs or concerns of the TIA based on statistical measures which shall be developed jointly by the board and the Departments of Transportation and Economic and Community Development and the Office of Policy and Management.

(c) The report required under subsection (b) of this section shall be submitted, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, not later than December 15, 2004, along with the report required on the same date under subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13b-57g, and thereafter along with said report as required under subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13b-57g, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, planning and development and finance, revenue and bonding. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of the December fifteenth report, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and planning and development shall review the report and submit comments and recommendations to the bonding subcommittee of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding. Not later than thirty days after receipt of the report, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding shall conduct a public hearing on the report.

Sec. 52. Section 13b-61 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) On and after July 1, 1975, there shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and thereupon, unless required to be otherwise applied by the terms of any lien, pledge or obligation created by or pursuant to the 1954 declaration or part III (C) of chapter 240, credited to the General Fund:

(1) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor fuel taxes; provided on and after July 1, 1983, one cent of the amount imposed per gallon before July 1, 1984, and received or collected from any rate of such tax on motor fuels shall be credited by the State Treasurer to the Special Transportation Fund;

(2) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor vehicle taxes;

(3) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, expressway revenues;

(4) All moneys becoming payable, under the terms of the 1954 declaration and part III (C) of chapter 240, into the Highway or Additional Expressway Construction Funds mentioned in said declaration;

(5) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, highway tolls;

(6) All other moneys received or collected by the commissioner or his department; and

(7) Any other receipts of the state required by law to be paid into the state Highway Fund or the Transportation Fund other than proceeds of bonds or other securities of the state or of federal grants under the provisions of federal law.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, there shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and thereupon, unless required to be applied by the terms of any lien, pledge or obligation created by or pursuant to the 1954 declaration, part III (C) of chapter 240, credited to the Special Transportation Fund:

(1) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, sections 12-458 and 12-479, provided the State Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1984, the amount of tax levied in accordance with said sections 12-458 and 12-479, on all fuel sold or used prior to the end of said fiscal year and which tax is received no later than July 31, 1984;

(2) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor vehicle receipts;

(3) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, (A) subsection (a) of section 14-192, and (B) royalty payments for retail sales of gasoline pursuant to section 13a-80;

(4) On and after July 1, 1985, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, license, permit and fee revenues as defined in section 13b-59, except as provided under subdivision (3) of this subsection;

(5) On or after July 1, 1989, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 13b-70;

(6) On and after July 1, 1984, all transportation-related federal revenues of the state;

(7) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees for the relocation of a gasoline station under section 14-320;

(8) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 14-319;

(9) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees collected pursuant to section 14-327b for motor fuel quality registration of distributors;

(10) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, annual registration fees for motor fuel dispensers and weighing or measuring devices pursuant to section 43-3;

(11) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees for the issuance of identity cards pursuant to section 1-1h;

(12) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, safety fees pursuant to subsection (w) of section 14-49;

(13) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, late fees for the emissions inspection of motor vehicles pursuant to subsection (k) of section 14-164c;

(14) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, the sale of information by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-50a; and

(15) On and after October 1, 1998, all moneys received by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 14-212b. [; and

(16) On and after July 1, 2003, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, the incremental revenues generated pursuant to sections 1-1h, 14-16, 14-35, 14-41, 14-41a, 14-44i, 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49, 14-50, 14-50b, 14-65, 14-66, 14-67, 14-69, 14-73, 14-96q, 14-192, 14-381, 52-62 and 52-63, and revenues specified in section 13b-57r and section 114 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session* shall be deposited into the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, of the Special Transportation Fund and shall be used to support the funding of the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h. ]

Sec. 53. Sections 13b-57n and 13b-57o of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2005)

Approved June 29, 2005