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Senate Bill No. 1501

June Special Session, Public Act No. 07-6

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND CONCERNING STATE CONTRACTING REFORM.

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 7, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 369,604,739.

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 acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For Legislative Management:

(1) Additional funding for the completion and installation of the statue of the Genius of Connecticut, not exceeding $ 360,000;

(2) Renovation and expansion of the Legislative Office Building, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Old State House in Hartford, not exceeding $ 1,450,000.

(b) For the State Comptroller: Development and implementation of a CORE financial systems project, not exceeding $ 960,000.

(c) For the Department of Revenue Services: Development and implementation of an integrated tax administration system, not exceeding $ 2,950,000.

(d) For the Division of Special Revenue: Upgrades to the electrical system, Newington, not exceeding $ 220,000.

(e) For the Department of Information Technology:

(1) Development and implementation of the Connecticut Education Network, not exceeding $ 4,100,000;

(2) Planning for development of an alternate data center, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $ 6,310,500.

(f) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs:

(1) Study of the cost and feasibility of future uses for the existing health care facility at the Rocky Hill Veterans' Home, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including security improvements, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Public Works:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(3) Planning for development or acquisition of a new state office building, where such planning takes into consideration the principles of transit-oriented development, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(4) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(5) Development and implementation of a plan to reduce the number of state-owned and leased surface parking lots in Hartford, not exceeding $ 200,000.

(h) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Upgrades to the state-wide telecommunications system, including site development and related equipment, not exceeding $ 2,250,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to Building 5 at the Mulcahy Complex in Meriden, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(4) Addition to the forensic laboratory in Meriden, not exceeding $ 2,180,000;

(5) Emergency services facility, including canine training and vehicle impound area, not exceeding $ 1,688,000;

(6) Programmatic study of State Police troops and districts, and development of a design prototype for troop facilities, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(7) Improvements to the department shooting range in Simsbury, not exceeding $ 1,750,000.

(i) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Upgrade of motor vehicle information technology systems, including the registration, suspension, driver services and driver license systems, not exceeding $ 17,000,000.

(j) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(3) Construction of a regional force protection training facility, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(k) For the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems, training props and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(l) For the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 450,000.

(m) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(4) Restoration of the monument and surrounding walls, gates and walkways at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Drainage study on all state roads in East Hartford, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(6) Extension of a boardwalk from Walnut Beach to Silver Sands State Park and creation of handicapped access to Walnut Beach, not exceeding $ 125,000.

(n) For the Commission on Culture and Tourism: Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Carter House Visitor Center at the Prudence Crandall House Museum, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(o) For the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station:

(1) Alterations, renovations and additions to Jenkins Laboratory, not exceeding $ 1,300,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including new construction at Griswold, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(p) For the Department of Public Health: Development of a new public health laboratory and related costs, not exceeding $ 38,285,900.

(q) For the Department of Mental Retardation: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(r) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(2) Upgrade of patient care information technology systems, not exceeding $ 4,700,000.

(s) For the Department of Education:

(1) For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction and portable classrooms, not exceeding $ 1,300,000;

(2) For regional vocational-technical schools: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(t) For the Community-Technical College System:

(1) All community-technical colleges:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(B) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(2) At Manchester Community-Technical College: Campus improvements, not exceeding $ 2,609,500;

(3) At Northwestern Community-Technical College: Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Joyner Building, not exceeding $ 705,708;

(4) At Gateway Community-Technical College: Consolidation of college programs in one location, not exceeding $ 21,504,000;

(5) At Three Rivers Community-Technical College: Renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities for a consolidated campus in accordance with the campus master plan, not exceeding $ 8,071,531;

(6) At Norwalk Community College: Roof repairs, not exceeding $ 450,000;

(7) At Northwestern Community College: Infrastructure development and improvements related to the nursing and allied health program, not exceeding $ 340,000.

(u) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At all universities:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research, laboratory and physical plant and administrative equipment, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(B) Alterations, repairs and improvements to auxiliary services buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(C) System telecommunications infrastructure upgrades, improvements and expansions, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(D) Land and property acquisitions, not exceeding $ 4,587,000;

(2) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 2,933,000;

(B) Various ventilation and air conditioning system improvements, not exceeding $ 5,227,000;

(C) East Campus infrastructure improvements, including road, site and utility improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(D) Construction of a new public safety building, not exceeding $ 5,196,000;

(E) Construction of a new maintenance building and salt storage shed, not exceeding $ 1,206,000;

(F) Construction and development of a new classroom and office facility, not exceeding $ 3,917,000.

(3) At Western Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 2,780,000;

(B) Development and construction of a fine and performing arts building, not exceeding $ 17,592,000.

(4) At Southern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 1,641,000;

(B) Development of a new academic building and parking garage, not exceeding $ 6,721,000;

(5) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including code compliance improvements and a new campus police station, not exceeding $ 3,447,000;

(B) Construction of a new athletic support building, not exceeding $ 1,921,000;

(C) Construction of a new fine arts building, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(D) Construction of phase II of an outdoor track, not exceeding $ 1,816,000.

(v) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(w) For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,785,600;

(2) Development and construction of a self-contained secure treatment facility for juvenile girls, not exceeding $ 11,000,000;

(3) Reimbursement for environmental remediation at the former Long Lane School in Middletown, in accordance with public act 99-26, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) At High Meadows: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including the construction of a new dormitory and activity center, not exceeding $ 7,000,000.

(x) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(3) Implementation of the Technology Strategic Plan Project, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) Development of a courthouse facility in Torrington, including land acquisition and parking, not exceeding $ 25,275,000;

(5) Development of a new courthouse facility in Bridgeport, including land acquisition and parking, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(6) Renovations and improvements to the parking garage on Lafayette Street in Hartford, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(7) Development and land acquisition for a courthouse annex and parking proximate to the Milford judicial district and geographical area courthouse, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(8) Study of current and future space needs at the geographical area courthouse in Manchester, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(9) Alterations and improvements to existing facilities relating to change in age jurisdiction, not exceeding $ 4,000,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 4. (Effective 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 a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) For the purposes of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 4 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 4, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 1 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 2 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 2 if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 2 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 11,000,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(b) Remediation and abatement of lead in public housing projects, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 10. (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 a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 8 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 306,004,000.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for preparation and revision of municipal plans of conservation and development, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) For the Responsible Growth Incentive Fund, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(3) For enhanced Geospatial Information Systems data collection, use and mapping, including grants-in-aid to regional planning organizations, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(4) For planning and development of a web-based information system allowing all criminal justice and related agencies to access case files, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the town of Litchfield for firehouse construction in Northfield, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Quinnebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center for emergency communications equipment, not exceeding $ 2,950,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for two fire substations, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for a public safety complex and regional emergency management center, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the Allingtown Fire District in the city of West Haven for land acquisition and construction of a new fire and police substation, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the town of Montville to convert the old town hall to a police station, not exceeding $ 800,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the town of North Stonington for firehouse improvements, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the West Shore Fire District in the city of West Haven for improvements, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the town of Burlington for firehouse improvements, not exceeding $ 100,000.

(c) For the Department of Agriculture:

(1) For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(2) State matching grants-in-aid to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities, compost, soil and erosion control, pesticide reduction, storage and disposal, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) For the Biofuel Crops Program for grants-in-aid to farmers, agricultural nonprofit organizations and agricultural cooperatives for the cultivation and production of crops used to generate biofuels, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid to towns for acquisition of open space for conservation or recreation purposes, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for containment, removal or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites, not exceeding $ 17,500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for costs associated with closure of the Hartford landfill, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for improvements to the flood control system, not exceeding $ 15,000,000;

(5) Grants-in-aid for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $ 1,000,000, provided (A) up to $ 100,000 shall be made available to Middlefield for Lake Beseck, and (B) up to $ 200,000 shall be made available to East Lyme for Pattagansett Lake;

(6) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

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

(8) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for replacement of the Brooklawn Street Bridge on Willow Brook, not exceeding $ 440,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources for a study of river basins, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the town of Greenwich for remediation of brownfields at the Cos Cob Power Plant site, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the town of Naugatuck for improvements to Long Meadow Brook, including riverside access, not exceeding $ 93,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the town of North Branford for development of the Swatchuk property for active and passive recreation, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the town of Thomaston for extension of a water main in the Jackson Street area, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to the town of Sprague for dam repairs and improvements to the sewage treatment plant, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to the city of New London for repairs at Ocean Beach Park, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to Environmental Learning Center, Inc. for infrastructure projects at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to Farnam Neighborhood House for the Camp Farnam Reclamation and Revitalization Project in Durham, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(18) Grant-in-aid to the town of Simsbury for open space acquisition and farmland preservation at Meadow Wood, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to the town of Guilford for preservation of the East River Preserve, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the city of West Haven for shoreline improvements, including rebuilding a beach groin, repairing beach erosion, sand replenishment and replacement of a pier, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for purchase of development rights at Veterans' Memorial Park, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(22) Grant-in-aid to the town of Wolcott for retirement of debt associated with installation of a water line, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(23) Grant-in-aid to the town of Enfield for a soil remediation project at Enrico Fermi High School, not exceeding $ 3,300,000;

(24) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stonington for soil remediation in the vicinity of Pawcatuck Dock, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(25) Grant-in-aid to the town of Berlin for new construction and repair of leisure services or maintenance facilities, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(26) Grant-in-aid to the city of Manchester for development and construction of the Manchester to Bolton segment of the East Coast Greenway, not exceeding $ 900,000;

(27) Grant-in-aid to the city of Milford for beach replenishment, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(28) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven for improvements to the Morris Cove storm water drainage system, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(29) Grant-in-aid to the town of Orange for the purchase of Ewen Farm, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(30) Grant-in-aid to the Route 11 Greenway Authority Commission for land acquisition, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(31) Grant-in-aid to the town of Simsbury for infrastructure improvement in the Tariffville section, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(32) Grant-in-aid to the town of Danbury for acquisition of the Terre Haute property in Bethel for open space, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(33) Grant-in-aid to Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc. to be used to match federal funds for the construction of a trail from Lighthouse Point in New Haven harbor to Hammonasset State Park in Madison, not exceeding $ 665,000;

(34) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden for flood control improvements and reuse of the Meriden Hub, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(35) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for improvements in the flood control system, not exceeding $ 3,255,000;

(36) Grant-in-aid to the town of Fairfield for the Rooster River flood control project, not exceeding $ 17,000,000;

(37) Grant-in-aid to the city of Trumbull for open space and trail development at Great Oak Park, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(38) Grant-in-aid to the town of South Windsor for purchase or construction of a regional animal shelter, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(39) Grant-in-aid to the town of Preston for demolition of the former Poquetanuck School, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(40) Grant-in-aid to the town of Montville for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the sewage treatment facility, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(41) Grants-in-aid to homeowners in the Beverly Hills section of the city of New Haven and homeowners in Woodbridge for structurally damaged homes due to subsidence located in the immediate vicinity of the West River, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(42) Grant-in-aid to the town of Portland for replacement of water mains, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(43) Grant-in-aid to the town of Cromwell for sewer repairs, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(e) For the Commission on Culture and Tourism:

(1) Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Greenwich for renovation of existing, or construction of new, exhibition areas, teaching spaces and the science gallery at the Bruce Museum, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for the Maritime Aquarium to defray financial obligations incurred for construction of the Environmental Education Center, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk for expansion of the facility, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the town of Vernon for Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, and repair and restoration of the exterior siding and windows at the Vernon Historical Society Museum in the Vernon Grange Building, not exceeding $ 283,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the Westport Historical Society for retirement of outstanding debt, not exceeding $ 600,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the Kidcity Children's Museum in Middletown for construction of a new building, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the Norwich Free Academy for Americans with Disabilities Act improvements at the Slater Memorial Museum, including installation of an elevator, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the Lyme Art Association for renovations to its gallery building in Old Lyme, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport for infrastructure renewal and expansion projects, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the Norwalk Seaport Association for infrastructure renewal projects, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the Darien Arts Center for infrastructure renewal projects, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to Amistad America, Inc. for repairs to the Freedom Schooner Amistad, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to Holcomb Farm in Granby for restoration and renovation of buildings, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to the town of Westport for new construction at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to the Milford Historical Society for restoration and renovation of historic property, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden for restoration of the Eli Whitney 1816 Barn, not exceeding $ 390,000;

(18) Grant-in-aid to the city of West Haven for restoration of a historic property for use as a military museum, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to Gallery 53 in Meriden for structural improvements, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the Chatham Historical Society in East Hampton for roof replacement, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to the Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. for renovations at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 1,250,000;

(22) Grant-in-aid to the Artists' Collective, Inc. in Hartford for infrastructure repairs and improvements to the existing structure, not exceeding $ 800,000;

(23) Grant-in-aid to the city of Willimantic for restoration of historic properties along Main Street, not exceeding $ 650,000;

(24) Grant-in-aid to the Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts in Danbury for roof repair, expansion and Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(25) Grant-in-aid to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks for construction of a swing space storage building and an education building, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(26) Grant-in-aid to the town of East Hampton for the renovation and restoration of the Goff House, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(27) Grant-in-aid to the New Haven Museum and Historical Society for the restoration and reconstruction of the Pardee Morris House, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(28) Grant-in-aid to the Antiquarian & Landmarks Foundation for the Nathan Hale Museum and Family Homestead Development Plan in Coventry, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(29) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Zoological Society for the planning and development of the Andes Adventure Exhibit at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(30) Grant-in-aid to the West Hartford Historical Society for restoration and renovation of the Noah Webster House, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(31) Grant-in-aid to The Park Road Playhouse in West Hartford for improvements to the facility, including an infrared system to aid the hearing impaired, fire code compliance, HVAC modifications, and design and installation of a new sound system, not exceeding $ 25,000.

(f) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) For the Southeastern Connecticut Economic Diversification Revolving Loan Fund, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) For the Regional Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Fund, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for the brownfield pilot program, established in section 32-9cc of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) For the Biofuel Production Facility Incentive Program, not exceeding $ 1,100,000;

(5) For the fuel diversification grant program established by section 61 of public act 07-4 of the June special session, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(6) Loans for installation of new alternative vehicle fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the Middlesex County Revitalization Commission for revitalization projects, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stafford for downtown redevelopment, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the city of Torrington for downtown redevelopment, not exceeding $ 575,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the Ansonia Development Corporation for downtown development projects, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for planning and implementation of the Upper Reservoir Avenue Corridor Revitalization Initiative Project, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the Fairfield County Housing Partnership for land acquisition, design, development and construction of an independent living facility in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven for the River Street development project, not exceeding $ 2,800,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for property acquisition, design development and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for purchase of a new scoreboard, production equipment and related software to be used at New Britain Stadium, and for repairs and upgrades to the suites at New Britain Stadium, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to the town of Vernon for conversion of Roosevelt Mill to apartments and retail, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to the town of Southington for renovations at the Southington Drive-In, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(18) Grant-in-aid to the town of Oxford for improvements to Oxford Industrial Park Road, not exceeding $ 600,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to the city of Milford for streetscape improvements on Silver Sands Parkway, including lights in front of Jagoe Court, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden for Whitneyville Center streetscape improvements, not exceeding $ 390,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to the city of Manchester for the Broad Street streetscape project, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(22) Grant-in-aid to Hill Development Corp. of New Haven for housing rehabilitation and repairs, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(23) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden for the West Main Street streetscape project, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(24) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for the Park Street streetscape project, not exceeding $ 1,700,000;

(25) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for the Madison Avenue Gateway Revitalization streetscape project, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(26) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for a bridge over the Park River, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(27) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for the Black Rock Gateway project, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(28) Grant-in-aid to the town of Fairfield for repair and improvements on State Road 59 between the North Avenue and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(29) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for purchase of a water taxi, construction of docks and construction of the Pleasure Beach retractable pedestrian bridge, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(30) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for the design and construction of the Congress Street Bridge, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(31) Grant-in-aid to the Bridgeport Port Authority for improvements to the Derecktor Shipyard, including remediation, dredging, bulkheading and construction of Phase 2 of the Derecktor Shipyard Economic Development Plan, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(32) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for improvements to Bluefish Stadium, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(33) Grant-in-aid to the town of Southington for road relocation, utility upgrades, new service facilities and other improvements related to expanding Lake Compounce Water Park, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(34) Purchase, rehabilitation or demolition of severely structurally damaged homes caused by historic fill within the Newhall neighborhood in Hamden, or for a grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden to fund the reasonable costs related to the purchase, rehabilitation or demolition of the severely structurally damaged homes caused by historic fill within the Newhall neighborhood, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(35) Grant-in-aid to the Hartford Economic Development Corporation for a North Hartford community revolving loan fund, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(36) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for planning and design of streetscape improvements in the North Hartford area and along the Main Street corridor, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(37) Grant-in-aid to the Norwalk Transit District for renovations, upgrades, technology improvement, lighting and a new security system related to pulse point safety and security enhancements, not exceeding $ 153,000;

(38) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for repair and improvements on State Road 59 between the North Avenue and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(39) Grant-in-aid to the Milford Housing and Redevelopment Partnership to maintain and improve the housing stock of the partnership, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(40) Grant-in-aid to Goodwin College in East Hartford for expansion or relocation of Goodwin College, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(41) Grant-in-aid to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme for infrastructure improvements, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(42) Grant-in-aid to the town of Bethel for downtown redevelopment and municipal parking improvements, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(43) Grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden for acquisition and installation of a hydrogen fueling station, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(44) Grant-in-aid to Cross Sound Ferry, Inc. and Thames Shipyard and Repair in the city of New London for dredging and facility renovations, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(45) Grant-in-aid to the town of Brooklyn for implementation of an Internet pilot program, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(46) Grant-in-aid to the town of Wethersfield for economic development and infrastructure improvements related to the Silas Deane Highway, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(47) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for fašade improvements along Wethersfield Avenue, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(48) Grant-in-aid to Neighborhoods of Hartford, Inc. for the Hartford Rising Star Blocks and Pride Blocks programs, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(49) Grant-in-aid to the town of Farmington for completion of a portion of a trail in Rails to Trails, not exceeding $ 65,000;

(50) Grant-in-aid to the town of Portland for sidewalk repairs, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(51) Grant-in-aid to the town of Newington for the community center, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(52) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stratford for streetscape improvements, not exceeding $ 450,000.

(g) For the Department of Public Health:

(1) Grants-in-aid for hospital-based emergency service facilities, not exceeding $ 6,000,000, provided (A) up to $ 1,500,000 shall be made available to the Hospital of Central Connecticut, (B) up to $ 500,000 shall be made available to Griffin Hospital, (C) up to $ 1,000,000 shall be made available to Johnson Memorial Hospital, (D) up to $ 1,000,000 shall be made available to Backus Hospital, (E) up to $ 1,000,000 shall be made available to Norwalk Hospital, and (F) up to $ 1,000,000 shall be made available to Midstate Medical Center in Meriden;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the city of Milford for design and construction of a new community health center in the Westshore area, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Stamford Hospital Foundation for purchase of a digital mobile mammography unit, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Community Health Center, Inc. for renovations and improvements at the Groton facility, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to Community Health Center, Inc. for renovations and improvements at the New London facility, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to KB Ambulance Corporation for a building addition and alterations in the town of Danielson, not exceeding $ 765,000.

(h) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Bridges of Milford for property acquisition and facility expansion, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to Rushford Behavioral Health Services in Meriden for renovations and roof replacement, not exceeding $ 800,000.

(i) For the Department of Social Services:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Bristol Community Organization, Inc. to purchase a building for expansion of the Head Start program, not exceeding $ 425,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Brookfield for expansion of the senior center, including computer equipment, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to New Opportunities, Inc. for renovation of classrooms and administrative space at the Slocum Childhood Center in Waterbury, not exceeding $ 700,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to New Opportunities, Inc. for a new heating system at the Human Services Center in Waterbury, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the Prudence Crandall Center, Inc for building renovations at the Rose Hill Center in New Britain, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the Saugatuck Senior Cooperative in Westport for roof replacement, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the city of New London for asbestos remediation and replacement of siding on a building for Alliance for Living, Inc. , not exceeding $ 100,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the town of Easton for renovations at the senior center, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to Good Shepherd Day Care Center in Milford for construction and LEED certification requirements, not exceeding $ 350,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to Action for Bridgeport Community, Inc. for acquisition and renovation of property for an early learning center, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries of New Haven for an aging at home pilot program in Hamden, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the Meriden/Wallingford branch of the American Red Cross for building renovations, including alterations to ventilation, plumbing and wiring systems, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for building acquisition associated with a food pantry, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut for a new building in Norwich, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to Mi Casa in Hartford for renovations and acquisition of equipment for a wellness center, not exceeding $ 350,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to the New London County 4H Foundation, Inc. for renovations at the 4H Club in Franklin, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to the Bridge Family Centers, Inc. for development and renovation of administrative space in West Hartford, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(18) Grant-in-aid to Casa Bienvenida for property acquisition in Waterbury, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to the Rivera Hughes Memorial Foundation for property acquisition in Waterbury, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the Jewish Community Center of Eastern Fairfield County for facility upgrades, including asbestos removal and HVAC system replacement, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to the Polish American Foundation for renovations at the Sloper Wesoly House in New Britain, not exceeding $ 100,000.

(j) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities, regional school districts and regional education service centers for the costs of wiring school buildings, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Challenger Learning Center of Southeastern Connecticut for construction of a building, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the Waterford Country School for construction of a gymnasium, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stratford for new boilers at Stratford High School, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(6) Grants-in-aid to municipalities, regional school districts and regional education service centers for the purchase and installation of security infrastructure, including surveillance cameras, entry door buzzer systems, scan cards and panic alarms, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(k) For the State Library:

(1) Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to public libraries located within distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of North Branford for renovations and additions to the Edward Smith Library in Northford, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for expansion of the Somers Library, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the town of Vernon for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance improvements, including an elevator, to the George Maxwell Memorial Library in Rockville, not exceeding $ 550,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the town of Branford for renovations at the Blackstone Library, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(l) For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Children's Home of Cromwell for infrastructure renewal and renovation projects, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to Pathways-Senderos Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center in New Britain for acquisition of a new facility, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut in Stamford for expansion, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Youth Continuum in New Haven for renovations and code improvements, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to The Grounds, Inc. for planning and development of a new facility in West Hartford, not exceeding $ 30,000.

(m) For Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. : Purchase and upgrade of transmission, broadcast, production and information technology equipment, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(n) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: To recapitalize the programs of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, described in chapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 15,000,000, provided up to $ 1,500,000 shall be made available for capital expenses associated with the BioBus.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 15. (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 a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) For the purposes of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 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 or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 12 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) In accordance with section 13 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Innovations, Inc. , the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Education, the Connecticut State Library, the Department of Children and Families and Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. , may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 13. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 13 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 18 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority, no lien need be placed.

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 347,380,361.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2008) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For Legislative Management: Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Old State House in Hartford, not exceeding $ 1,450,000.

(b) For the State Comptroller: Development and implementation of a CORE financial systems project, not exceeding $ 1,115,000.

(c) For the Department of Information Technology: Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $ 6,310,500.

(d) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including security improvements, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Public Works:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(3) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Upgrades to the state-wide telecommunications system, including site development and related equipment, not exceeding $ 3,200,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to Building 5 at the Mulcahy Complex in Meriden, not exceeding $ 6,826,000;

(4) Programmatic study of State Police troops and districts and development of a design prototype for troop facilities, not exceeding $ 600,000.

(g) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Air National Guard Base at Bradley International Airport, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(h) For the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 700,000.

(i) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(4) Property acquisition and improvements to West Rock Ridge State Park, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(j) For the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: Alterations, renovations and additions to Jenkins Laboratory, not exceeding $ 11,960,000.

(k) For the Department of Mental Retardation: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(l) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 6,000,000.

(m) For the Department of Education: For regional vocational-technical schools: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(n) For the Community-Technical College System:

(1) At all community-technical colleges:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(B) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 6,000,000.

(2) At Gateway Community-Technical College: Consolidation of college programs in one location, not exceeding $ 36,600,000.

(3) At Tunxis Community College: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with the campus master plan, not exceeding $ 19,118,861.

(o) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At all universities:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research, laboratory and physical plant and administrative equipment, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(B) Alterations, repairs and improvements to auxiliary services buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(C) System telecommunications infrastructure upgrades, improvements and expansions, not exceeding $ 2,067,000;

(D) Land and property acquisitions, not exceeding $ 3,158,000;

(2) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 2,397,000;

(B) Construction and development of a new classroom and office facility, not exceeding $ 11,706,000;

(C) Renovations and improvements to Willard and DiLoreto Halls, and an in-fill addition, not exceeding $ 4,198,000.

(3) At Western Connecticut State University: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 2,545,000;

(4) At Southern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 3,387,000;

(B) Development of a new academic building and parking garage, not exceeding $ 11,482,000.

(5) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including code compliance improvements and a new campus police station, not exceeding $ 2,450,000;

(B) Construction of a new fine arts building, not exceeding $ 32,350,000.

(p) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 42,095,000.

(q) For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 2,415,000;

(2) Reimbursement for environmental remediation at the former Long Lane School in Middletown, in accordance with public act 99-26, not exceeding $ 14,000,000.

(r) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(3) Implementation of the Technology Strategic Plan Project, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(4) Alterations, renovations and restoration of the courthouse at 121 Elm Street, New Haven, not exceeding $ 13,000,000;

(5) Development and land acquisition for a courthouse annex and parking proximate to the Milford judicial district and geographical area courthouse, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2008) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 23. (Effective July 1, 2008) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 23 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 23, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 20 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2008) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 21 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 21 if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 21 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 26. (Effective July 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 27. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2008) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 29. (Effective July 1, 2008) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 30. (Effective July 1, 2008) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 27 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 31. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 146,150,000.

Sec. 32. (Effective July 1, 2008) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for preparation and revision of municipal plans of conservation and development, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) For the Responsible Growth Incentive Fund, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for two fire substations, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Allingtown Fire District in the city of West Haven for land acquisition and construction of a new fire and police substation, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Agriculture:

(1) For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(2) State matching grants-in-aid to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities, compost, soil and erosion control, pesticide reduction, storage and disposal, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) For the Biofuel Crops Program for grants-in-aid to farmers, agricultural nonprofit organizations and agricultural cooperatives for the cultivation and production of crops used to generate biofuels, not exceeding $ 2,500,000.

(d) For the Department of Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for acquisition of open space for conservation or recreation purposes, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for containment, removal or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites, not exceeding $ 17,500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for costs associated with closure of the Hartford landfill, not exceeding $ 12,000,000;

(4) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $ 650,000, provided (A) up to $ 100,000 shall be made available to Middlefield for Lake Beseck, and (B) up to $ 200,000 shall be made available to East Lyme for Pattagansett Lake;

(5) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

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

(7) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for harbor dredging, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the town of Simsbury for open space acquisition at the Ethel Walker School, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the town of Simsbury for open space acquisition and farmland preservation at Meadow Wood, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the town of Guilford for preservation of the East River Preserve, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(e) For the Commission on Culture and Tourism:

(1) Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Mystic to improve transportation access at the north gate at the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Seaport, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk for infrastructure renewal projects, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Amistad America, Inc. for repairs to the Freedom Schooner Amistad, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the city of Torrington for development and construction of the Warner Theater Stage House, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the city of West Haven for restoration of a historic property for use as a military museum, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts in Danbury for roof repair, expansion and ADA improvements, not exceeding $ 150,000.

(f) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) For the Southeastern Connecticut Economic Diversification Revolving Loan Fund, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) For the Regional Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Fund, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the brownfield pilot program, established in section 32-9cc of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) For the Biofuel Production Facility Incentive Program, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(5) Loans for installation of new alternative vehicle fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the Somers Housing Authority for rehabilitation and expansion of senior housing at the Woodcrest facility, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven for the River Street development project, not exceeding $ 2,800,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for property acquisition, design, development and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the town of Vernon for conversion of Roosevelt Mill to apartments and retail, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the town of East Haven for Phase III downtown development, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the city of Manchester for the Broad Street streetscape project, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford for the Park Street streetscape project, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for the Black Rock Gateway project, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(14) Purchase, rehabilitation or demolition of severely structurally damaged homes caused by historic fill within the Newhall neighborhood in Hamden, or for a grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden to fund the reasonable costs related to the purchase, rehabilitation or demolition of the severely structurally damaged homes caused by historic fill within the Newhall neighborhood, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to Goodwin College in East Hartford for expansion or relocation of Goodwin College, not exceeding $ 9,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Social Services: Grant-in-aid to Martin House in Norwich for construction of efficiency apartment units, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities, regional school districts and regional education service centers for the costs of wiring school buildings, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(i) For the State Library:

(1) Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the city of Waterbury for improvements to Silas Bronson Library, not exceeding $ 1,500,000.

(j) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: To recapitalize the programs of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, described in chapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 15,000,000.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2008) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 34. (Effective July 1, 2008) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 35. (Effective July 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 34 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 34, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project, any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 31 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 36. (Effective July 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 37. (Effective July 1, 2008) In accordance with section 32 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Innovations, Inc. , the Department of Social Services, the Department of Education and the Connecticut State Library, may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies, for the purposes and projects as described in said section 32. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 38. (Effective July 1, 2008) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 32 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 37 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, not later than ten years after the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 39. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 34 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, First Step, or its successor agency, shall not be liable for repayment of any funds under the grant-in-aid contract between the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and First Step, dated June 22, 2004, such funds being awarded to First Step pursuant to section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session.

Sec. 40. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion one hundred thirty-two million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four] one billion one hundred ninety-two million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided sixty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2006. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (D) for the Department of Social Services: Child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multipurpose human resource centers and food distribution facilities, not exceeding thirty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars, provided four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; (E) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (F) for the Office of Policy and Management: (i) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for a pilot demonstration program to leverage private contributions for redevelopment of designated historic preservation areas, not exceeding one million dollars; (ii) grants-in-aid for urban development projects including economic and community development, transportation, environmental protection, public safety, children and families and social services projects and programs, including, in the case of economic and community development projects administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by the Department of Economic and Community Development, administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding [one billion seventeen million eight hundred thousand] one billion seventy-seven million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided [sixty-five] thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

(2) (A) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (F)(ii). (B) Twelve million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries. (C) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for small business gap financing. (D) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for regional economic development revolving loan funds. (E) One million four hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for rehabilitation and renovation of the Black Rock Library in Bridgeport. (F) Two million five hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for site acquisition, renovation and rehabilitation for the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford.

Sec. 41. Subsection (a) of section 4-66g of the general statutes 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 shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one hundred million] one hundred forty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 42. Subsection (a) of section 4a-10 of the general statutes 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 shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [three hundred million five hundred fifty thousand] three hundred seventy-two million five hundred fifty thousand dollars, provided [twenty-five million fifty thousand] twenty-eight million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 43. Subsection (a) of section 7-538 of the general statutes 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 shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [five hundred twenty-five million] five hundred eighty-five million dollars, provided thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 44. Subsection (a) of section 8-336n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the purpose of capitalizing the Housing Trust Fund created by section 8-336o, the State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding one hundred ten million dollars, provided (1) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) [twenty] thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2008, and (5) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2009. The proceeds of the sale of bonds pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Housing Trust Fund.

Sec. 45. Section 10-66hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal years ending June 30, [2006] 2008, and June 30, [2007] 2009, the Commissioner of Education shall establish, within available bond authorizations, a grant program to assist state charter schools in financing (1) school building projects, as defined in section 10-282, (2) general improvements to school buildings, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10-265h, and (3) repayment of debt incurred [prior to July 1, 2005,] for school building projects. The governing authorities of such state charter schools may apply for such grants to the Department of Education at such time and in such manner as the commissioner prescribes. The commissioner shall give preference to applications that provide for matching funds from nonstate sources.

Sec. 46. Subsection (a) of section 10-66jj of the general statutes 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 shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [ten] twenty million dollars, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 47. Section 10-287d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the purposes of funding (1) grants to projects that have received approval of the State Board of Education pursuant to sections 10-287 and 10-287a, subsection (a) of section 10-65 and section 10-76e, (2) grants to assist school building projects to remedy safety and health violations and damage from fire and catastrophe, and (3) regional vocational-technical school projects pursuant to section 10-283b, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [five billion four hundred one million eight hundred sixty thousand] six billion seven hundred nine million eight hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided six hundred [fifty] three million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 48. Section 10-292k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For purposes of funding interest subsidy grants, except for interest subsidy grants made pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-292m, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [two hundred eighty-one million one hundred thousand] three hundred eleven million nine hundred thousand dollars, provided [twenty-five million] sixteen million four hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances, such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 49. Section 22-26hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one hundred seven million seven hundred fifty thousand] one hundred seventeen million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, the proceeds of which shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26cc, provided not more than [ten] five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008, and further provided not more than two million dollars shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26jj. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 50. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the purposes of sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, as amended by this act, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts, not exceeding in the aggregate [seven hundred eighty-one million thirty thousand] one billion one million thirty thousand dollars, provided [twenty] one hundred ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 51. Subsection (d) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall preclude the State Bond Commission from authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion three hundred thirty-eight million four hundred thousand] one billion eight hundred eighty-eight million four hundred thousand dollars, provided [one hundred] two hundred seventy-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008, that are not general obligations of the state of Connecticut to which the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal and interest. Such revenue bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such revenue bonds. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes authorized to be issued under sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, including the repayment of municipal loan obligations; nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon except to the extent of such pledged revenues or the receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes under the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor or to make any appropriation for their payment. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes shall not constitute a charge, lien or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any property of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, except the property mortgaged or otherwise encumbered under the provisions and for the purposes of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The substance of such limitation shall be plainly stated on the face of each revenue bond, revenue state bond anticipation note and revenue state grant anticipation note issued pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state and such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, when issued, shall not be included in computing the aggregate indebtedness of the state in respect to and to the extent of any such limitation. As part of the contract of the state with the owners of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the debt service requirements with respect to such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes shall be deemed appropriated, but only from the sources pledged pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The proceeds of such revenue bonds or notes may be deposited in the Clean Water Fund for use in accordance with the permitted uses of such fund. Any expense incurred in connection with the carrying out of the provisions of this section, including the costs of issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes may be paid from the accrued interest and premiums or from any other proceeds of the sale of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes or revenue state grant anticipation notes and in the same manner as other obligations of the state. All provisions of subsections (g), (k), (l), (s) and (u) of section 3-20 or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all revenue bonds, state revenue bond anticipation notes and state revenue grant anticipation notes authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. For the purposes of subsection (o) of section 3-20, "bond act" shall be construed to include said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive.

Sec. 52. Section 32-235 of the general statutes, as amended by section 3 of public act 07-205 and section 4 of public act 07-4 of the June special session, 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 shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [five hundred five million three hundred thousand] five hundred ninety-five million three hundred thousand dollars, provided [five] forty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes of sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, including economic cluster-related programs and activities, and for the Connecticut job training finance demonstration program pursuant to sections 32-23uu and 32-23vv provided, (1) three million dollars shall be used by said department solely for the purposes of section 32-23uu and not more than five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount stated in said subsection (a) may be used by said department for the purposes of section 31-3u, (2) not less than one million dollars shall be used for an educational technology grant to the deployment center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-41l, (3) not less than two million dollars shall be used by said department for the establishment of a pilot program to make grants to businesses in designated areas of the state for construction, renovation or improvement of small manufacturing facilities provided such grants are matched by the business, a municipality or another financing entity. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall designate areas of the state where manufacturing is a substantial part of the local economy and shall make grants under such pilot program which are likely to produce a significant economic development benefit for the designated area, (4) five million dollars may be used by said department for the manufacturing competitiveness grants program, (5) one million dollars shall be used by said department for the purpose of a grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, for the purposes of section 32-237, [and (6) ten] (6) fifty million dollars shall be used by said department for the purpose of grants to the United States Navy or eligible applicants for projects related to the enhancement of infrastructure for long-term, on-going naval operations at the United States Naval Submarine Base-New London, located in Groton, which will increase the military value of said base, and (7) two million dollars shall be used by said department for the purpose of a grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc., for manufacturing initiatives, including aerospace and defense.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 53. Subsection (a) of section 3 of public act 96-250, as amended by section 15 of public act 04-1 of the May special session and section 13 of public act 05-5 of the June special session, 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 shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [four] six million dollars, provided one million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008.

Sec. 54. Subsection (a) of section 10a-109g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) The university is authorized to provide by resolution, at one time or from time to time, for the issuance and sale of securities, in its own name on behalf of the state, pursuant to section 10a-109f. The board of trustees of the university is hereby authorized by such resolution to delegate to its finance committee such matters as it may determine appropriate other than the authorization and maximum amount of the securities to be issued, the nature of the obligation of the securities as established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and the projects for which the proceeds are to be used. The finance committee may act on such matters unless and until the board of trustees elects to reassume the same. The amount of securities the special debt service requirements which are secured by the state debt service commitment that the board of trustees is authorized to provide for the issuance and sale in accordance with this subsection shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts provided, to the extent the board of trustees does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, all or such portion, as the case may be, may be carried forward to any succeeding fiscal year and provided further, the actual amount for funding, paying or providing for the items described in subparagraph (C) of subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109d, as amended by this act, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year:

 

Fiscal Year

Amount

 

1996

$ 112,542,000

 

1997

112,001,000

 

1998

93,146,000

 

1999

64,311,000

 

2000

130,000,000

 

2001

100,000,000

 

2002

100,000,000

 

2003

100,000,000

 

2004

100,000,000

 

2005

100,000,000

 

2006

79,000,000

 

2007

89,000,000

 

2008

[120,000,000]115,000,000

 

2009

[155,000,000] 140,000,000

 

2010

[160,500,000] 140,500,000

 

2011

[161,500,000] 146,500,000

 

2012

[138,100,000] 123,100,000

 

2013

[129,500,000] 114,500,000

 

2014

[126,500,000] 111,500,000

 

2015

[90,900,000] 100,000,000

 

2016

90,900,000

(2) Subject to amount limitations of such capping provisions in subdivision (1) of this subsection and following approval of such resolution as provided in subsection (b) of section 10a-109f, the principal amount of the securities authorized therein for such project or projects shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount for such project or projects, respectively, and such approval by the Governor of such resolution shall be deemed the allotment by the Governor of such capital outlays within the meaning of section 4-85 and the university (A) may award a contract or contracts and incur an obligation or obligations with respect to each such project or projects authorized pursuant to and within the amount authorized in such resolution, notwithstanding that such contract or obligation may at any particular time exceed the amount of the proceeds from the sale of securities theretofore received by the university, and (B) may issue and sell securities respecting such contracts or obligations referred to in subparagraph (A) only at such time or times as shall be needed to have the proceeds thereof available to pay requisitions expected thereunder within the year following issuance of such securities and to provide for costs of UConn 2000 of not more than twenty per cent in excess and regardless of such anticipated cash expenditure requirements but subject to section 10a-109q, provided the amount needed for funding, paying or providing for the items described in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109d, as amended by this act, may be added to the amount of securities so issued.

Sec. 55. Section 11-24c of the general statutes is repealed is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The State Library Board shall make construction grants to public libraries established pursuant to this chapter. The board shall: (1) Establish criteria for the purpose of developing a priority listing of all construction projects, and (2) grant an amount equal to one-third of the total construction cost, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars for each approved project within the limits of the available appropriation for such projects. In the event that the appropriation is insufficient to fund projects as provided above, projects remaining on the priority list shall be included in the priority listing for the next fiscal year. Each application for such grant shall be filed on or before September first, annually, on forms to be prescribed by said board. For applications submitted on or after September 1, 2007, the board shall grant an amount equal to one-third the total construction cost, not to exceed one million dollars, for each approved project within the limits of the available appropriation for such projects.

Sec. 56. Subsection (a) of section 4 of public act 07-204 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the purposes of this section and section 3 of [this act] public act 07-204, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds, bond anticipation notes or other obligations of the state in one or more series and [on such other terms and conditions as the Treasurer shall determine to be in the best interests of the state] in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate twenty-five million dollars.

Sec. 57. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate fifteen million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for a program of competitive matching grants for commercial rail freight lines operating in the state for improvements and repairs to, and the modernization of, existing rail, rail beds and related facilities.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(d) The Commissioner of Transportation shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, implementing the program established under subsection (b) of this section.

Sec. 58. Section 32-462a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

In accordance with the provisions of section 32-462, during the period commencing [July 1, 2001] upon the effective date of this section, and ending June 30, [2007] 2009, the Department of Economic and Community Development may provide financial assistance from existing programs to [Downtown Torrington Redevelopment LLC] Torrington Development Corporation for the purposes of restoration and improvements to property in the city of Torrington, in said time period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed thirty million dollars.

Sec. 59. Subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(10) To borrow money and issue securities to finance the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement or equipping of any one project, or more than one, or any combination of projects, or to refund securities issued after June 7, 1995, or to refund any such refunding securities or for any one, or more than one, or all of those purposes, or any combination of those purposes, and to provide for the security and payment of those securities and for the rights of the holders of them, except that the amount of any such borrowing, the special debt service requirements for which are secured by the state debt service commitment, exclusive of the amount of borrowing to refund securities, or to fund issuance costs or necessary reserves, may not exceed the aggregate principal amount of (A) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, to June 30, 2005, inclusive, one billion thirty million dollars, (B) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, to June 30, [2015] 2016, inclusive, one billion two hundred fifty million dollars, and (C) such additional amount or amounts: (i) Required from time to time to fund any special capital reserve fund or other debt service reserve fund in accordance with the financing transaction proceedings, and (ii) to pay or provide for the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any; the aggregate amounts of subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C) of this subdivision are established as the authorized funding amount, and no borrowing within the authorized funding amount for a project or projects may be effected unless the project or projects are included in accordance with subsection (a) of section 10a-109e, as amended by this act.

Sec. 60. Subsection (a) of section 10a-109e of the general statutes, as amended by section 5 of public act 07-108, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The university may administer, manage, schedule, finance, further design and construct UConn 2000, to operate and maintain the components thereof in a prudent and economical manner and to reserve for and make renewals and replacements thereof when appropriate, it being hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of the state and the university to provide this independent authority to the university along with providing assured revenues therefor as the efficient and cost effective course to achieve the objective of avoiding further decline in the physical infrastructure of the university and to renew, modernize, enhance and maintain such infrastructure, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of UConn 2000, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

 

UConn 2000 Project

Phase I

Fiscal Years

1996-1999

Phase II

Fiscal Years

2000-2005

Phase III

Fiscal Years

2005-[2015] 2016

         
 

Agricultural Biotechnology

     
 

Facility

9,400,000

   
         
 

Agricultural Biotechnology

     
 

Facility Completion

 

10,000,000

 
         
 

Alumni Quadrant

     
 

Renovations

 

14,338,000

 
         
 

Arjona and Monteith

     
 

(new classroom buildings)

   

66,100,000

         
 

Avery Point Campus

     
 

Undergraduate and

     
 

Library Building

   

35,000,000

         
 

Avery Point Marine

     
 

Science Research Center -

     
 

Phase I

34,000,000

   
         
 

Avery Point Marine

     
 

Science Research Center -

     
 

Phase II

 

16, 682,000

 
         
 

Avery Point Renovation

 

5,600,000

 
         
 

Babbidge Library

0

   
         
 

Balancing Contingency

 

5,506,834

 
         
 

Beach Hall Renovations

   

10,000,000

         
 

Benton State Art Museum

     
 

Addition

 

1,400,000

3,000,000

         
 

Biobehavioral Complex

     
 

Replacement

   

4,000,000

         
 

Bishop Renovation

   

8,000,000

         
 

Budds Building

     
 

Renovation

 

2,805,000

 
         
 

Business School

     
 

Renovation

 

4,803,000

 
         
 

Chemistry Building

53,700,000

   
         
 

Commissary Warehouse

   

1,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance/

     
 

Code/ADA Renovation

     
 

Lump Sum

39,332,000

 

215,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance &

     
 

Renovation Lump Sum

     
 

Balance

 

104,668,000

 
         
 

East Campus North

     
 

Renovations

 

11,820,000

 
         
 

Engineering Building

     
 

(with Environmental

   

36,700,000

 

Research Institute)

     
         
 

Equine Center

 

1,000,000

 
         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections &

     
 

Telecommunications

60,500,000

 

200,000,000

         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections &

     
 

Telecommunications

     
 

Completion

 

182,118,146

 
         
 

Family Studies (DRM)

     
 

Renovation

   

6,500,000

         
 

Farm Buildings Repairs/

     
 

Replacement

   

6,000,000

         
 

Fine Arts Phase II

   

20,000,000

         
 

Floriculture Greenhouse

   

3,000,000

         
 

Gant Building Renovations

   

34,000,000

         
         
 

Gant Plaza Deck

 

0

 
         
 

Gentry Completion

   

10,000,000

         
 

Gentry Renovation

 

9,299,000

 
         
 

Grad Dorm Renovations

 

7,548,000

 
         
 

Gulley Hall Renovation

 

1,416,000

 
         
 

Hartford Relocation

     
 

Acquisition/Renovation

 

56,762,020

 
         
 

Hartford Relocation Design

1,500,000

   
         
 

Hartford Relocation

     
 

Feasibility Study

500,000

   
         
 

Heating Plant Upgrade

10,000,000

   
         
 

Hilltop Dormitory New

 

30,000,000

 
         
 

Hilltop Dormitory

     
 

Renovations

 

3,141,000

 
         
 

Ice Rink Enclosure

2,616,000

   
         
 

Incubator Facilities

   

10,000,000

         
 

International House

     
 

Conversion

 

800,000

 
         
 

Intramural, Recreational

     
 

and Intercollegiate Facilities

   

31,000,000

         
 

Jorgensen Renovation

   

7,200,000

         
 

Koons Hall Renovation/

     
 

Addition

   

7,000,000

         
 

Lakeside Renovation

   

3,800,000

         
 

Law School Renovations/

     
 

Improvements

   

15,000,000

         
 

Library Storage Facility

   

5,000,000

         
 

Litchfield Agricultural

     
 

Center- Phase I

1,000,000

   
         
 

Litchfield Agricultural

     
 

Center-Phase II

 

700,000

 
         
 

Manchester Hall

     
 

Renovation

   

6,000,000

         
 

Mansfield Apartments

     
 

Renovation

2,612,000

   
         
 

Mansfield Training School

     
 

Improvements

 

27,614,000

29,000,000

         
 

Natural History Museum

     
 

Completion

   

4,900,000

         
 

North Campus Renovation

2,654,000

   
         
 

North Campus Renovation

     
 

Completion

 

21,049,000

 
         
 

North Hillside Road

     
 

Completion

   

11,500,000

         
 

North Superblock Site

     
 

and Utilities

8,000,000

   
         
 

Northwest Quadrant

     
 

Renovation

2,001,000

   
         
 

Northwest Quadrant

     
 

Renovation

 

15,874,000

 
         
 

Observatory

   

1,000,000

         
 

Old Central Warehouse

   

18,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage #3

   

15,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage – North

10,000,000

   
         
 

Parking Garage – South

 

15,000,000

 
         
 

Pedestrian Spinepath

 

2,556,000

 
         
 

Pedestrian Walkways

 

3,233,000

 
         
 

Psychology Building

     
 

Renovation/Addition

   

20,000,000

         
 

Residential Life Facilities

   

90,000,000

         
 

Roadways

 

10,000,000

 
         
 

School of Business

20,000,000

   
         
 

School of Pharmacy/Biology

3,856,000

   
         
 

School of Pharmacy/Biology

     
 

Completion

 

61,058,000

 
         
 

Shippee/Buckley

     
 

Renovations

 

6,156,000

 
         
 

Social Science K Building

 

20,964,000

 
         
 

South Campus Complex

13,127,000

   
         
 

Stamford Campus

     
 

Improvements

   

3,000,000

         
 

Stamford Downtown

     
 

Relocation-Phase I

45,659,000

   
         
 

Stamford Downtown

     
 

Relocation-Phase II

 

17,392,000

 
         
 

Storrs Hall Addition

   

4,300,000

         
 

Student Health Services

   

12,000,000

         
 

Student Union Addition

 

23,000,000

 
         
 

Support Facility

     
 

(Architectural and

     
 

Engineering Services)

   

2,000,000

         
 

Technology Quadrant-

     
 

Phase 1A

38,000,000

   
         
 

Technology Quadrant-

     
 

Phase IB

 

16,611,000

 
         
 

Technology Quadrant-

     
 

Phase II

 

72,000,000

 
         
 

Technology Quadrant-

     
 

Phase III

 

15,000,000

 
         
 

Torrey Life Science

     
 

Renovation

 

17,000,000

 
         
 

Torrey Renovation

     
 

Completion and Biology

   

42,000,000

 

Expansion

     
         
 

Torrington Campus

     
 

Improvements

   

1,000,000

         
 

Towers Renovation

 

17,794,000

 
         
 

UConn Products Store

   

1,000,000

         
 

Undergraduate Education

     
 

Center

650,000

   
         
 

Undergraduate Education

     
 

Center

 

7,450,000

 
         
 

Underground Steam &

     
 

Water Upgrade

3,500,000

   
         
 

Underground Steam &

     
 

Water Upgrade

     
 

Completion

 

9,000,000

 
         
 

University Programs

     
 

Building – Phase I

8,750,000

   
         
 

University Programs

     
 

Building – Phase II

     
 

Visitors Center

 

300,000

 
         
 

Waring Building Conversion

7,888,000

   
         
 

Waterbury Downtown

     
 

Campus

   

3,000,000

         
 

Waterbury Property

     
 

Purchase

325,000

   
         
 

West Campus Renovations

 

14,897,000

 
         
 

West Hartford Campus

     
 

Renovations/

     
 

Improvements

   

25,000,000

         
 

White Building Renovation

2,430,000

   
         
 

Wilbur Cross Building

     
 

Renovation

 

3,645,000

 
         
 

Young Building Renovation

     
 

/Addition

   

17,000,000

         
 

HEALTH CENTER

     
         
 

CLAC Renovation

     
 

Biosafety Level 3 Lab

   

14,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance/

     
 

Code/ADA Renovation

     
 

Sum – Health Center

   

50,000,000

         
 

Dental School Renovation

   

5,000,000

         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections and

     
 

Telecommunications -

     
 

Health Center

   

75,000,000

         
 

Library/Student Computer

     
 

Center Renovation

   

5,000,000

         
 

Main Building Renovation

   

75,000,000

         
 

Medical School Academic

     
 

Building Renovation

   

9,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage – Health

     
 

Center

   

8,400,000

         
 

Research Tower

   

60,000,000

         
 

Support Building Addition/

     
 

Renovation

   

4,000,000

         
 

Total – Storrs and Regional

     
 

Campus Project List

   

1,043,000,000

         
 

Total – Health Center

     
 

Project List

   

305,400,000

         
 

TOTAL

382,000,000

868,000,000

1,348,400,000

Sec. 61. Subsection (a) of section 10a-109n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the period from July 1, 2001, to June 30, [2015] 2016, the university shall [,] have charge and supervision of the design, planning, acquisition, remodeling, alteration, repair, enlargement, demolition of any real asset or any other project on its campuses.

Sec. 62. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 13b-79p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(4) Developing a new commuter rail station [between New Haven and Milford] in West Haven.

Sec. 63. Subdivision (11) of subsection (a) of section 13b-79p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(11) Funding the Commercial Vehicle Information System Network, including weigh-in motion and electronic preclearance of safe truck operators for fixed scale operations on Interstate 91 and Interstate 95, not to exceed four million dollars.

Sec. 64. Subsection (a) of section 13b-79p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall implement the following strategic transportation projects and initiatives:

(1) Restoring commuter rail service on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line, including providing shuttle bus service between the rail line and Bradley International Airport;

(2) Implementing the New Britain-Hartford busway, subject to the availability of federal funds;

(3) Rehabilitating rail passenger coaches for use on Shore Line East, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line and the branch lines;

(4) Developing a new commuter rail station between New Haven and Milford;

(5) Meeting the costs of capital improvements on the branch lines, not to exceed forty-five million dollars;

(6) Meeting the capital costs of parking and rail station improvements on the New Haven Line, Shore Line East and the branch lines, not to exceed sixty million dollars;

(7) Funding the local share of the Southeast Area Transit federal pilot project;

(8) Completing the Norwich Intermodal Transit Hub Roadway improvements;

(9) Conducting environmental planning and assessment for the expansion of Interstate 95 between Branford and the Rhode Island border;

(10) Completing preliminary design and engineering for Interstate 84 widening between Waterbury and Danbury;

(11) Funding the Commercial Vehicle Information System Network;

(12) Funding the capital costs of the greater Hartford highway infrastructure improvements in support of economic development; [and]

(13) Completing a rail link to the port of New Haven;

(14) Purchasing not more than thirty-eight electric rail cars for use on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East commuter rail services;

(15) Purchasing of equipment and facilities to support Shore Line East commuter rail expansion, including implementation of phases I and II, as recommended in the report submitted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section;

(16) Improving bicycle access to and storage facilities at transportation centers;

(17) Developing a new commuter rail station in Orange;

(18) Funding the Waterbury Intermodal Transportation Center, not to exceed eighteen million dollars;

(19) Improving bus connectivity and service, not to exceed twenty million dollars for capital costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. The funds shall be used to (A) construct bus maintenance and storage facilities for the Windham and Torrington Regional Transit Districts, not to exceed fourteen million dollars, (B) purchase and install clean diesel bus retrofits, not to exceed five million dollars, and (C) purchase vehicles for elderly and disabled demand responsive transportation programs for use by municipalities that participate in the state matching grant program established under section 13b-38bb, not to exceed one million dollars;

(20) Funding the state share of Tweed Airport's runway safety area, not to exceed one million fifty-five thousand dollars; and

(21) Evaluating the purchase of rolling stock for direct commuter rail service connecting Connecticut to New Jersey via Pennsylvania Station in New York, New York by the initiation of ongoing formal discussions by the state of Connecticut, acting through the Governor or the Governor's designee, with the states of New York and New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Amtrak regarding the extension of rail service from Pennsylvania Station to points in this state.

Sec. 65. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 thirty million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and thirty million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of establishing a Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads. Thirty million dollars of such funds shall be used for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of highways that are not part of the interstate highway system.

(c) Projects shall be based on traffic volume, condition and need, and priority shall be given to projects currently programmed in out years. Funds may also be used to enhance and improve pedestrian and bicycle access for these projects.

(d) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(e) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(f) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(g) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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.

(h) Not later than January 1, 2009, the Department of Transportation shall submit a report on the results of such program to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 66. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 forty-five million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and forty-five million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

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

(c) Funds available in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, shall be used for the rehabilitation and replacement of bridges rated in categories 4 and 5 under the National Bridge Inspection Standards established pursuant to 23 CFR Part 650, Subpart C. Funds may be used to enhance and improve pedestrian and bicycle access when bridges need to be reconstructed.

(d) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(e) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(f) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(g) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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.

(h) Not later than January 1, 2009, the Department of Transportation shall submit a report on the results of such program to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 67. Subdivision (9) of section 13b-79o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(9) "Transit-oriented development" means the development of residential, commercial and employment centers within [walking distance to public transportation facilities and services] one-half mile or walking distance of public transportation facilities, including rail and bus rapid transit and services, that meet transit supportive standards for land uses, built environment densities and walkable environments, in order to facilitate and encourage the use of those services.

Sec. 68. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate five million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of establishing a transit-oriented development pilot program.

(c) The following projects have been designated as transit-oriented development pilot projects:

(1) Station area development in all towns on the New Britain to Hartford busway corridor;

(2) Station area development in Windsor and Meriden on the New Haven to Springfield rail line;

(3) Station area development on the New Haven rail line from West Haven to Stratford; and

(4) Station area development in New London on the Shore Line East rail line.

(d) (1) Projects meeting the following criteria may also be designated as transit-oriented development pilot projects:

(A) A strategic transportation project, as identified in section 13b-79p of the general statutes;

(B) Projects which are substantially funded by state, local or federal governments; and

(C) Projects where substantial planning is either underway or completed.

(2) In addition to meeting the criteria described in subdivision (1) of this subsection, designated projects shall qualify for transit-oriented development pilot program funding of not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars and not more than one million dollars each when participating towns conclude a memorandum of understanding involving one or more regional planning agencies.

(e) As used in this section, any memorandum of understanding shall include:

(1) A work plan;

(2) A budget;

(3) Anticipated work products;

(4) Geographically defined transit-oriented development zones;

(5) A time frame for completion;

(6) The identity of the administering entity of the grant; and

(7) The identity of the participating municipalities and regional planning agencies.

(f) As used in this section, any memorandum of understanding shall propose to complete one or more of the following:

(1) A transit-oriented development plan or station area plan of development;

(2) Development or adoption of a transit-oriented development overlay zone;

(3) Selection of a preferred development approach;

(4) Implementation of a transit-oriented development plan;

(5) Market assessment for transit-oriented development plan implementation;

(6) Financial assessment and planning related to transit-oriented development plan implementation;

(7) Preparation of detailed plans for environmental and brownfield remediation, if required; or

(8) Preparation of development or joint development agreements.

(g) A transit-oriented development planning grant program is established. Planning grants shall be available for (1) completion of a transit-oriented development plan or station area plan of development, (2) development or adoption of a transit-oriented development overlay zone, or (3) preparation of a development strategy and selection of a preferred development approach. Planning activities shall be limited to areas within one-half mile of any transit station.

(h) A transit-oriented development facilitation grant program is established. Facilitation grants shall be available for transit-oriented development qualifying projects that have completed one or more of the following: (1) A transit-oriented development plan or station area plan of development, (2) development or adoption of a transit-oriented development overlay zone, or (3) preparation of a development strategy and selection of a preferred development approach. Facilitation activities shall be limited to areas within one-half mile of any transit station.

(i) Transit-oriented development facilitation grants may be used for, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

(1) Implementation of a transit-oriented development plan and overlay zone;

(2) Market analysis to determine the economic viability of a project;

(3) Financial planning;

(4) Analysis of the economic benefits, revenue or expense projections of a project;

(5) Preparation of environmental assessments and plans for brownfield remediation;

(6) Preparation of infrastructure studies and surveys;

(7) Preparation of requests for development proposals; or

(8) Preparation of development or joint development agreements.

(j) Memoranda of understanding, as used in this section, shall be submitted to the Office of Policy and Management for approval, and shall be reviewed for compliance by said office not later than sixty days after submission. The Office of Policy and Management shall inform the applicant of any deficiency in such memorandum of understanding and shall provide the applicant with another opportunity to apply. The Office of Policy and Management shall monitor the pilot program grants for compliance with the proposed memorandum of understanding and may assist any pilot program in securing funding or investments for such program.

(k) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 69. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the city of Hartford and the Capitol Region Council of Governments, shall coordinate all projects of the Department of Transportation, Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Public Works in the city of Hartford for the purpose of facilitating the economic revitalization and promoting the livability of said city.

Sec. 70. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate six million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and six million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Environmental Protection for the purpose of establishing a Connecticut bikeway grant program for municipal grants. For the purposes of this section, "bikeway" means any road, street, path or way which is specifically designated for bicycle travel, even if such road, street, path or way is shared with other modes of transportation.

(c) Such grants shall be used for planning, design, land acquisition, construction, construction administration and publications for bikeways and multiuse paths. Eligible projects may include: (1) Bicycle trails that complete sections of the Connecticut portion of the East Coast Greenway, (2) bikeways that connect to the East Coast Greenway, and (3) bikeways or other multiuse paths established within the State Recreational Trails Plan.

(d) Eligibility criteria for such grants shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A local match of twenty per cent, such match may be provided by municipal, federal, other state, nonprofit or private funds, and for applications including more than one municipality, the match requirement shall be ten per cent, (2) municipal responsibility for maintenance of such bikeways, (3) public input, and (4) designs that comply with the 1999 American Association of State Highway Transportation Official's "Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities". Such grant money may be used to match federal funds being used for the purposes listed in subsection (c) of this section.

(e) The Department of Environmental Protection may use not more than two per cent of the total allocation for administrative purposes. An advisory committee shall be established to advise on the allocation of such funds. Membership of such committee shall be comprised of trail users and advocates, who shall be determined by the commissioner. The Department of Transportation shall, in accordance with the provisions of title 13a of the general statutes, work with the Department of Environmental Protection in furtherance of such program.

(f) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 71. (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 six million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of making rail station improvements as identified in the October 6, 2006, Department of Transportation "New Haven Line Train Station Visual Inspection Report". Such funds shall not exceed three million dollars in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and not exceed three million dollars in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(c) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(f) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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. 72. (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 thirty-five million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of constructing a parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center, including rights-of-way, alternative temporary parking, other property acquisition and related projects.

(c) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(f) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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. 73. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2008) The Commissioner of Transportation shall not approve payment for any person for construction, alterations, reconstruction, improvements, repair or inspection work performed under a contract with the Department of Transportation unless said commissioner receives from such person a statement on a form approved by the commissioner that such person has performed such work in accordance with the specifications in such contract. Such person shall sign such statement under penalty of false statement as provided in section 53a-157b of the general statutes.

Sec. 74. (Effective from passage) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 74 to 79, 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 two hundred seventy-five million six hundred eighty-eight thousand dollars.

Sec. 75. (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.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

(1) Interstate highway program, not exceeding twelve million dollars;

(2) Urban systems projects, not exceeding eight million three hundred thousand dollars;

(3) Intrastate highway program, not exceeding one hundred twelve million nine hundred forty thousand dollars;

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

(5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding sixty-five million two hundred forty thousand dollars.

(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 one million four hundred thousand dollars; and

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

(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 forty million one hundred eight thousand dollars.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding six million four hundred thousand dollars; and

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding twenty-one million three hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 76. (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 colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 77. (Effective from passage) For the purposes of sections 74 to 79, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 76 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 76, 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. 78. (Effective from passage) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 75 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. 79. (Effective from passage) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 74 to 79, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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. 80. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 80 to 84, 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 one hundred seventy-three million three hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 81. (Effective July 1, 2008) 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.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

(1) Interstate highway program, not exceeding twelve million dollars;

(2) Urban systems projects, not exceeding eight million five hundred thousand dollars;

(3) Intrastate highway program, not exceeding forty-two million thirty thousand dollars;

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

(5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding thirty-four million three hundred forty thousand dollars.

(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 three hundred thousand dollars; and

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

(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 forty million four hundred thirty thousand dollars.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding six million four hundred thousand dollars; and

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding twenty-one million three hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 82. (Effective July 1, 2008) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 83. (Effective July 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 80 to 85, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 82 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 82, 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. 84. (Effective July 1, 2008) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 81 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. 85. (Effective July 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 80 to 85, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61, and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or 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. 86. (Effective May 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 86 to 90, 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 fifty-nine million dollars for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 87. (Effective May 1, 2008) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations for capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.

Sec. 88. (Effective May 1, 2008) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision with respect to such project have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 89. (Effective May 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 86 to 90, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 88 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 88, 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. 90. (Effective May 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 86 to 90, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefore. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, or 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. 91. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall, within available resources, report on one or more options for an alternative Route 7 connector from Route 7 in Norwalk to a point no farther north than Route 33 in Wilton. Such options shall include an engineering analysis, time frame for completion of construction, identification of any physical, social or environmental obstacles, estimates of cost, and potential sources of funding. The department shall consult with the towns of Norwalk and Wilton and their respective regional planning agencies on the development of such options. Not later than December 31, 2008, the department shall submit such report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 92. Subsection (b) of section 13b-79p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The commissioner shall evaluate and plan the implementation of the following projects:

(1) Improving Routes 2 and 2A in the towns of Preston, North Stonington and Montville, including conducting the first phase of a study examining construction of a Route 2A bypass alternative that would begin in Preston, proceed in a northerly direction toward downtown Norwich, and end at Route 2 in Preston. The first phase of the study shall include, but need not be limited to, an analysis of the feasibility, local economic impact and cost of constructing that portion of the bypass alternative that would pass through the Hinkley Hill area of Norwich. The first phase of the study shall be conducted by an independent entity pursuant to a contract with the Department of Transportation, the value of which shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars. The results of the first phase of the study shall be submitted not later than September 30, 2008, to said department and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to transportation;

(2) Upgrading the Pequot Bridge in Montville;

(3) Evaluating rail links to other ports;

(4) Supporting and encouraging the dredging of the state's commercial ports;

(5) Developing a second rail passenger station between New Haven and Milford; [and]

(6) Expanding Route 9; and

(7) Completing the Day Hill Corridor Environmental Assessment study, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 93. Section 13b-79x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

Not later than the day on which the Governor's proposed biennial budget is required to be submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to section 4-71, the Governor shall recommend to the General Assembly (1) any projects which the Governor believes are necessary to implement the [recommended] transportation strategy adopted pursuant to section 13b-57g, as amended by this act; and (2) a financing plan for such projects.

Sec. 94. Section 13b-78m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[(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, determine the method by which the surcharge shall be applied to weekly and monthly commutation tickets. ]

(a) (1) Effective January 1, 2010, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one and one-quarter per cent over the existing fare on all rail fares on the New Haven Line and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(2) Effective January 1, 2011, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(3) Effective January 1, 2012, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(4) Effective January 1, 2013, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(5) Effective January 1, 2014, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(6) Effective January 1, 2015, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(7) Effective January 1, 2016, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section.

(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] fare increases required 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 and debt service incurred as part of the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*, except that such funds may be used for the purchase of rail cars for the New Haven Line in addition to those specified in subdivision (1) of section 13b-78l.

(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. ]

(d) The Commissioner of Transportation shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, determine the method by which the increase shall be applied to daily, multiple-ride, weekly and monthly commutation tickets.

Sec. 95. Subsection (a) of section 13b-78p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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,] $625,650,000, provided $ 26,450,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005.

Sec. 96. (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used for the purpose of laboratory improvements to The University of Connecticut's Connecticut Transportation Institute.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 97. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation;

(2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management;

(3) "Public transportation facilities" means rail, busway and bus stations and associated improvements, including, but not limited to, parking;

(4) "Transit-oriented development" means the development of residential, commercial and employment centers within one-half mile or walking distance of public transportation facilities, including rail and bus rapid transit and services, that meet transit supportive standards for land uses, built environment densities and walkable environments, in order to facilitate and encourage the use of those services.

(b) Subject to the availability of funds, the commissioner may, with the approval of the secretary, participate in transit-oriented development projects to the extent that such projects result in the development or improvement of public transportation facilities. When the state solicits transit-oriented development proposals, the commissioner shall select the developer or developers through an open, competitive process. The commissioner may, with the approval of the secretary, waive competitive selection when (1) the developer is an abutting land owner; (2) such land owner's property is essential to the project; and (3) the commissioner makes an express finding that (A) the cost to the state of any property transaction or provision of services does not exceed the fair market value of the property or services, and (B) the waiver is in the best interest of the state.

(c) No lease, sale or purchase of state land or facilities in connection with a project undertaken pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be valid without the approval of the Properties Review Board.

(d) The provisions of sections 3-14b, 4b-21 and 13b-20b to 13b-20n, inclusive, of the general statutes, shall not apply to a project undertaken pursuant to the provisions of this section.

Sec. 98. Section 13b-4 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner shall have the following general powers, duties and responsibilities:

(1) To coordinate and develop comprehensive, integrated transportation policy and planning to include a long-range master plan of transportation for the state;

(2) To coordinate and assist in the development and operation of a modern, safe, efficient and energy-conserving system of highway, mass transit, marine and aviation facilities and services;

(3) To promote the coordinated and efficient use of all available and future modes of transportation;

(4) To study commuter and urban travel and in cooperation with federal, regional and local agencies and persons to formulate and implement plans and programs to improve such travel;

(5) To study means of providing facilities for parking motor vehicles so as to encourage travel by the combination of motor vehicle and other modes of transportation and in cooperation with federal, regional and local agencies and persons to formulate and implement plans and programs for this purpose;

(6) To study means of improving transportation safety and to formulate and implement plans and programs and adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, for this purpose;

(7) To study the operations of existing airports, to determine the need for changes in such airports and the need for future airports, and to formulate and implement plans and programs to improve aviation facilities and services;

(8) To cooperate with federal, state, interstate and local agencies, organizations and persons performing activities relating to transportation;

(9) To exercise and perform such other duties and responsibilities as may be conferred under this chapter and title 13a or as may otherwise be conferred by law;

(10) To prepare a plan setting forth a recommendation for a restructured system of regional transit districts within the state. Said plan shall be based on: (A) Established patterns of commuter traffic within the state; (B) federal requirements for receiving aid under the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, and (C) present planning regions. On or before February 1, 1978, the commissioner shall present such plan to the General Assembly;

(11) To prepare pertinent reports, including but not limited to, detailed reports of energy use analysis by mode of transportation; [and]

(12) To provide for the planning and construction of any capital improvements and the remodeling, alteration, repair or enlargement of any real asset that may be required for the development and operation of a safe, efficient system of highway, mass transit, marine and aviation transportation, provided (A) the acquisition, other than by condemnation, or the sale or lease, of any property that is used for such purposes shall be subject to the review and approval of the State Properties Review Board in accordance with the provisions of subsection (f) of section 4b-3, and (B) any contract for the planning, construction, remodeling, alteration, repair or enlargement of any public building which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars shall be advertised and awarded in accordance with section 13b-20n; and

(13) To participate, subject to the availability of funds, in transit-oriented development projects at or near transit facilities.

Sec. 99. (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 one million five hundred thousand dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. Any proceeds of the bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation and The University of Connecticut Transportation Institute for the purpose of establishing a noise reduction open graded friction course pilot program. Such program shall install and construct at least four one-mile test sections of rubberized open graded friction course, and monitor the pavement performance, including durability and sound reduction for a period of six years.

(c) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(f) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2011, the Department of Transportation and The University of Connecticut Transportation Institute shall submit a report on the status of such pilot program to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. A final report shall be submitted to said committee by January 1, 2015, or at completion of the pilot program, whichever is earlier.

Sec. 100. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, the sum of five million five hundred thousand dollars on deposit in the Special Transportation Fund shall be credited to the Transportation Strategy Board projects account established under section 13b-57r of the general statutes, which shall include the conduct of the study of Bradley International Airport pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The Transportation Strategy Board shall study the governance of and operations at Bradley International Airport. Not later than December 31, 2008, said board shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and commerce in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 101. Subsection (j) of section 13b-57g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

(j) Not later than January 1, 2007, and [biennially] quadrennially thereafter, the board shall review and, if necessary, revise the strategy adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. A report describing any revisions and the reasons for them shall be submitted to the Governor and, pursuant to section 11-4a, the General Assembly. Such report shall include a prioritized list of projects which the board, in consultation with the commissioner, determines are necessary to implement the recommended strategy, including the estimated capital and operating costs and time frame of such projects, and completion schedule for all projects. Not later than January 31, 2007, and quadrennially thereafter, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, finance, revenue and bonding and planning and development and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, shall meet with the Commissioners of Transportation and Economic and Community Development, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the chairperson of the Transportation Strategy Board and such other persons as they deem appropriate to consider the report required by this subsection.

Sec. 102. (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 not exceeding in the aggregate ten million dollars.

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

(c) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land 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 this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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.

(f) Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or 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 or 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. 103. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) On and after January 1, 2008, logs shall be maintained for each shift at all weigh stations located in the state. Each log shall contain the following information with respect to each weigh station: (1) The location, date and hours of each shift, (2) the hours the "OPEN" sign is illuminated, (3) the number of Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Public Safety officers or civilian technicians for each shift, (4) the number and weight of all vehicles inspected, (5) the type of vehicle inspections, (6) the number and types of citations issued, (7) the amount of fines that may be imposed for overweight or other violations, (8) the operating costs for each shift, and (9) the number of vehicles that pass through the weigh station during each shift. Each log shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Safety. Not later than December 15, 2007, the Commissioner of Public Safety, in consultation with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall develop and distribute a form for the recording of such information.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2008, and semiannually thereafter, the Commissioner of Public Safety shall submit, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, a written report that contains a summary of the information specified in subsection (a) of this section for the preceding six-month period to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation. Such report shall also be posted on the Internet web site of the Departments of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety.

Sec. 104. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate twenty-seven million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purpose of providing parking facilities related to The University of Connecticut activities, provided up to twelve million dollars shall be made available for parking in the town of Mansfield, and up to fifteen million dollars shall be made available for parking at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

(c) (1) Said secretary shall implement a two-phase process of providing parking facilities. Phase I shall include planning and funding parking facilities in the town of Mansfield. Not later than July 1, 2008, said secretary shall report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance, revenue and bonding regarding the status of implementation of phase I. Each committee shall have forty-five days from the date such report is received by the clerk of each committee to convene a meeting to vote to accept or reject such report. If such report is withdrawn, altered, amended or otherwise changed, said secretary may resubmit such report and each committee shall have forty-five days from the date of such resubmittal to convene a meeting to vote to accept or reject such report. If a committee does not act on such report or a resubmittal of such report, as the case may be, within that time, the report shall be deemed to be accepted by the committee.

(2) Phase II of the process shall include planning and funding parking facilities at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Phase II may not be commenced until the report required by subdivision (1) of this subsection has been accepted by each committee, as provided in said subdivision (1).

(d) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 105. Section 1 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 173 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 161 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 106 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 60 of special act 95-20, section 32 of public act 96-181, section 119 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 39 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 91-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 136,119,844] $135,679,844.

Sec. 106. Subdivision (6) of subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 91-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Mill Brook-Piper Brook flood control project in Newington and New Britain, including replacement of bridges over Piper Brook, not exceeding [$ 815,000] $375,000.

Sec. 107. Section 32 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of [this act] special act 95-20, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 34,420,000] $33,847,653.

Sec. 108. Subsection (e) of section 33 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(e) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit organizations for community-based residential and outpatient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations and improvements, not exceeding [$ 1,250,000] $677,653.

Sec. 109. Section 20 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 66 of special act 98-9, section 79 of public act 99-242, section 34 of public act 00-167, section 81 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, section 52 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, section 62 of special act 04-2 of the May special session and section 82 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 128,044,643] $128,017,945.

Sec. 110. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (4) of subsection (l) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Campus Security System, not exceeding [$ 550,000] $523,302.

Sec. 111. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $ 4,000,000.

Sec. 112. Subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 46 of public act 00-167, section 89 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, and section 60 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding $ 8,500,000, provided up to $600,000 shall be made available to the town of Plymouth.

Sec. 113. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $ 3,500,000.

Sec. 114. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 9 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

[Grant-in-aid] Grants-in-aid to the city of New Haven, the housing authority of New Haven, for-profit housing development corporations and nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, for economic development projects, including improvements to downtown and a biotechnology corridor and related development purposes within the city of New Haven, not exceeding $ 30,000,000.

Sec. 115. Section 8 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of [this act] special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 29,800,000] $28,550,000.

Sec. 116. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 9 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Residential Underground Storage Tank Replacement Program, not exceeding [$ 5,500,000] $4,250,000.

Sec. 117. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Renovations and improvements to existing facilities or construction of a new veterans' health care facility, not exceeding $ 4,200,000.

Sec. 118. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Purchase of amplification systems and equipment to test effectiveness of hearing aids and the amplification system, not exceeding $ 896,607.

Sec. 119. Section 12 of special act 04-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of [this act] special act 04-2 of the May special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 41,600,000] $41,599,533.

Sec. 120. Subsection (b) of section 13 of special act 04-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of Public Health: Purchase and installation of a modular-based portable hospital, or for a grant-in-aid to a hospital in this state, for isolation and treatment of patients in the event of a smallpox event and for grants-in-aid to hospitals state-wide to finance physical plant modifications and renovations to isolate patients in the case of a smallpox event, not to exceed fifty per cent of total costs, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $9,999,533.

Sec. 121. Section 1 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 228,614,110] $228,388,350.

Sec. 122. Subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, renovations and improvements, including new construction at the Southington Readiness Center, not exceeding [$ 913,300] $687,540.

Sec. 123. Section 12 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of [this act] special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 130,347,500] $124,122,500.

Sec. 124. Subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to Farmers Cow, L. L. C. , for [the Connecticut Dairy Entrepreneurial Initiative] business development, not exceeding $ 300,000.

Sec. 125. Subdivision (8) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 126. Subdivision (25) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to the town of [East Hampton] Middletown, for watershed management at Crystal Lake, not exceeding $ 50,000.

Sec. 127. Subdivision (26) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 128. Subdivision (30) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 129. Subsection (e) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(e) For the Commission on Culture and Tourism:

(1) Funding for a capital grant pool to provide grants-in-aid to cultural organizations, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding $ 300,000;

(3) [Grant-in-aid to the town of Ellington to relocate and renovate the Pinney House, not exceeding $ 500,000] Grant-in-aid to the town of Killingworth, for restoration of and renovations to the Killingworth Old Town Hall, not exceeding $250,000;

(4) For the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund, to provide grants-in-aid to be matched with private contributions for organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven, for a monument to a black Civil War regiment, not exceeding $ 175,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the Aspinock Historical Society of Putnam, for restoration and renovation of Cady-Copp Cottage in the town of Putnam, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the Samuel Huntington Trust, Incorporated, for the capital campaign to preserve the Samuel Huntington House, not exceeding $ 70,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the Quinebaug Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Incorporated, for planning the completion of the Airline Trail, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the town of Plymouth, for restoration of the historic water wheel and generator in Terryville, not exceeding $ 350,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the town of Vernon, for renovation of the Rockville Memorial Building, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the Fairfield Historical Society, for construction of a building to be named the Fairfield Museum and History Center, not exceeding $ 150,000.

Sec. 130. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding $ 4,500,000, provided (A) $ 1,000,000 shall be made available for development, including construction or acquisition of property in Middlesex County [, for Makayla's House] or Windham county for a residential facility, and (B) up to $1,000,000 shall be made available for improvements to, alterations and construction of, residential facilities at the Klingberg Family Center in New Britain.

Sec. 131. Subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs and community centers, for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes, not exceeding $ 5,000,000, provided (A) up to $3,000,000 shall be made available to the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport for renovations to a youth center, and (B) up to $750,000 shall be made available to the city of Bridgeport for the Burroughs Community Center.

Sec. 132. Subdivision (4) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 133. Subsection (j) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(j) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Bridgeport for the design and construction of the Congress Street Bridge, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including projects at museums, not exceeding $ 6,000,000, provided (A) $ 1,000,000 shall be made available for the Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret, (B) $ 250,000 shall be made available for capital improvements to the Augustus Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden, and (C) $ 625,000 shall be made available to the town of Norwalk for the Norwalk Maritime Museum;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden, for improvements to Castle Craig Playhouse, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the town of Southington, for redevelopment of drive-in theater property, not exceeding $ 215,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the town of Derby, for downtown development, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the town of Ansonia, for downtown development, not exceeding $ 125,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwich, for the harbor district project, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the town of Putnam, for downtown fašade improvements, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the town of Putnam, for planning the Quinnebaug industrial park and a facility containing the community center, town hall and library, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Incorporated, for construction of a new facility in the town of East Haddam, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to Cross Sound Ferry, Inc. , for dredging and repairs to the shipyard, not exceeding $ 1,750,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the town of West Haven, for Front Avenue industrial development and for improvements to the Allingtown Business District, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stratford, for the Barnum Avenue streetscape project, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven, for rehabilitation and renovation of the Quinnipiac Terrace/Riverview project, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to the town of West Haven, for revitalization of the downtown, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to the Fairfield Theatre Company, for purchase and installation of a sprinkler system, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to the city of Hartford, for the purchase of a building and necessary alterations and renovation for the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center of Hartford, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(18) Grant-in-aid to the Craftery Gallery, Incorporated, for the purchase of a building and necessary alterations and renovations, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Alliance, for a revolving loan fund to provide financial assistance to small businesses, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the town of Portland, for renovation of property for the Sculptors Museum and Training Center, not exceeding $ 90,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to the town of Portland, for improvements and repairs to the town green gazebo and the historic brownstone swing, not exceeding $ 50,000;

(22) Grant-in-aid to the town of Portland, for sidewalk repairs and aesthetic improvements to Main Street, not exceeding $ 125,000;

(23) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden, for economic development or the purchase of open space property rights at Mountainside Corporation, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(24) Grant-in-aid to the town of Bloomfield for a facade improvement program, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(25) Grant-in-aid to the University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $2,000,000.

Sec. 134. Subdivision (7) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to the Windham Regional Community Council, Inc. , for [improvements to the Windham Recovery Center] the acquisition of and improvements to a central office building in Willimantic, not exceeding [$ 764,000] $814,500.

Sec. 135. Subdivision (10) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to [the city of Norwich, for the expansion of] Martin House for the expansion of the facility, not exceeding $ 700,000.

Sec. 136. Subdivision (11) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 137. Subdivision (13) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 138. Subdivision (15) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to the [city of Danbury, for the purchase of buildings for Greater Danbury AIDS Project] Greater Danbury AIDS Project for the purchase of buildings, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 139. Subdivision (16) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 140. Subdivision (20) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to the town of West Hartford, for [the relocation of] improvements to the senior center, not exceeding $ 500,000.

Sec. 141. Subsection (n) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(n) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for development of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system in accordance with section 12-62f of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 748,500;

[(2) Grant-in-aid to the University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Middlefield, for improvements to the Mattabeseck Bridge, not exceeding $ 250,000; ]

[(4)] (2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Westbrook, for a conversion to a new town garage, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

[(5) Grant-in-aid to the town of Killingworth, for restoration of and renovations to the Killingworth Old Town Hall, not exceeding $ 250,000; ]

[(6)] (3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Branford, for replacement of traffic lights and sidewalks on Short Beach Road, not exceeding $ 150,000.

Sec. 142. Section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended by adding subsection (o) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (o) For the Department of Transportation: Grant-in-aid to the town of Middlefield, for improvements to the Mattabeseck Bridge, not exceeding $ 250,000.

Sec. 143. Subdivision (3) of subsection (j) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

At Gateway Community Technical College: [Implementation of the master plan consolidating both campuses into a single location] Development of a new comprehensive campus, including parking, not exceeding $ 77,947,900.

Sec. 144. Section 31 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of [this act] special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 108,665,500] $178,815,500.

Sec. 145. Subsection (a) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for development of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system in accordance with section 12-62f of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 748,500;

[(2) Grant-in-aid to the University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $ 2,000,000; ]

[(3)] (2) Grant-in-aid to the Norwalk Transit District, for construction of a bus depot, not exceeding $ 250,000;

[(4)] (3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Southington for the reconstruction of the intersection of Marion Avenue and Mount Vernon Road, not exceeding $ 150,000;

[(5)] (4) Grant-in-aid to the town of Coventry, for construction of a sand and salt shed, not exceeding $ 350,000.

Sec. 146. Subdivision (7) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 147. Subdivision (10) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 148. Subdivision (14) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 149. Subdivision (23) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 150. Subdivision (30) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 151. Subdivision (36) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 152. Subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs and community centers for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $7,000,000, provided (A) up to $500,000 shall be made available to the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center, (B) up to $1,000,000 shall be made available to the Bridgeport Police Athletic League for the construction and renovation of a new gym and youth center, (C) up to $1,000,000 shall be made available to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield for capital improvements, including an indoor pool, (D) up to $150,000 shall be made available to the Milford/Orange YMCA for a new addition and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance projects, (E) up to $1,000,000 shall be made available to the Connecticut Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to develop and construct a new facility in Milford, (F) up to $250,000 shall be made available to the Boys and Girls Village, Inc. for acquisition or rehabilitation of program facilities in Bridgeport, (G) up to $150,000 shall be made available to the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA in Bridgeport, (H) up to $1,000,000 shall be made available to the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford for construction of a swimming pool complex, and (I) up to $1,500,000 shall be made available for construction of a new YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford.

Sec. 153. Subsection (j) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(j) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Milford for the Devon Borough Revitalization Project, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to municipalities and organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including projects at museums, not exceeding $ 4,000,000, provided $ 625,000 shall be made available to the town of Norwalk for the Norwalk Maritime Museum;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Derby, for downtown development, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the town of Ansonia, for downtown development, not exceeding $ 125,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwich, for the harbor district project, not exceeding $ 1,250,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to the town of Thompson, for downtown revitalization, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the town of Killingly, for downtown revitalization, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Incorporated, for construction of a new facility in the town of East Haddam, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Culinary Institute, for improvements to convert the Hastings Hotel into a vocation training school, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(10) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven, for rehabilitation and renovation of the Quinnipiac Terrace and Riverview projects, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(11) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport, for revitalization of the Hollow Neighborhood, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Alliance, for a revolving loan fund to provide financial assistance to small businesses, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(13) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport, for improvements to the Palace Theater, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(14) Grant-in-aid to the East Hartford Housing Authority, for renovation of an existing building into a community center at Veterans Terrace, not exceeding $ 350,000;

(15) Grant-in-aid to the town of Hamden, for revitalization of Highwood Square, not exceeding $ 750,000;

(16) Grant-in-aid to the Waterbury Development Corporation, for lighting, grandstand seating and building improvements at Waterbury Municipal Stadium, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(17) Grant-in-aid to the town of Cromwell, for downtown revitalization, not exceeding $ 150,000;

[(18) Grant-in-aid to the town of Farmington, for revitalization of Unionville center, not exceeding $ 300,000; ]

(18) Grant-in-aid to the University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(19) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden, for a streetscape project, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(20) Grant-in-aid to the town of West Hartford, for site acquisition and improvements for the Science Center of Connecticut, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(21) Grant-in-aid to Bridgeport for a feasibility study for the Congress Street Plaza urban renewal area in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(22) Grant-in-aid to the town of Bloomfield, for a fašade improvement program, not exceeding $ 500,000.

Sec. 154. Subdivision (5) of subsection (m) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Grant-in-aid to [the town of Killingly] United Services of Dayville, for alteration and expansion of facilities, [for United Services of Dayville,] not exceeding $ 750,000.

Sec. 155. Subdivision (8) of subsection (m) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 156. Section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended by adding subsection (n) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (n) For the Department of Transportation:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the Norwalk Transit District, for construction of a bus depot, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Southington for the reconstruction of the intersection of Marion Avenue and Mount Vernon Road, not exceeding $ 150,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Coventry, for construction of a sand and salt shed, not exceeding $ 350,000.

Sec. 157. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) Sections 157 to 161, inclusive, of this act are known and may be cited as "The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act".

Sec. 158. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) The purpose of The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act is to enhance the intellectual capacity of the state by providing the infrastructure needed to prepare this state's present and future workforce, to contribute to the increased competitiveness of this state's businesses and to have a positive impact on economic development within this state, through a special capital improvement program established for the Connecticut State University system that assures a state commitment to support the financing of the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement and equipping of facilities, structures and related systems for the benefit of this state and the Connecticut State University system, all to the public benefit and good, and the exercise of the powers, to the extent and manner provided in The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act, is declared to be for a public purpose and to be the exercise of an essential government function. Sections 158 to 161, inclusive, of this act, being necessary for the welfare of this state and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes thereof.

Sec. 159. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) As used in sections 158 to 161, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) "Act" means The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act.

(2) "Board of trustees" means the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System.

(3) "Cost", as applied to a project or any portion of a project, includes, but is not limited to: The purchase price or acquisition cost of any such project; the cost of planning, designing, constructing, building, altering, enlarging, reconstructing, renovating, improving, equipping and remodeling; the cost of all labor, materials, building systems, machinery and equipment; the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, easements and franchises acquired; the cost of all utility extensions, access roads, site developments, financing charges, premiums for insurance; the cost of working capital related to a project, including the cost of administrative functions provided for in subsection (e) of section 160 of this act and the cost of building or building project inspections provided for in subsection (f) of section 160 of this act; the cost of plans and specifications, surveys and estimates of cost and of revenues; the cost of accountants, audits, engineering, feasibility studies, legal and other professional consulting or technical services; the cost of all other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of such construction; and administrative and operating expenses and such other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the financing authorized by sections 158 to 161, inclusive, of this act.

(4) "CSUS 2020" means the projects at the system universities and system-wide identified in the facilities plan necessary to modernize, rehabilitate, renew, expand and otherwise stabilize the physical plant of the system so as to provide a concentrated, accelerated and cooperative effort for the benefit of the educational and economic development needs of this state and the system in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner and to assure that the system continues to compete successfully for students, faculty and staff.

(5) "CSUS 2020 Fund" means the fund created under section 160 of this act which shall be a general obligation bond fund held and administered by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other general obligation bond funds and accounts of this state and into which the proceeds of the bonds authorized by section 161 of this act shall be deposited.

(6) "Facilities plan" means the long-term capital improvement plan approved by the board of trustees biennially and updated from time to time.

(7) "Project" means (A) any structure designed for use as an academic building, administrative facility, library, classroom building, faculty facility, office facility, athletic or recreation facility, health care or wellness facility, laboratory facility, auditorium, public safety facility, parking facility, residence hall or other housing facility, dining facility, student center, maintenance, storage or utility facility or other building or structure essential, necessary or useful for the operation of a university and the system; (B) any multipurpose structure designed to combine two or more of the functions performed by the types of structures enumerated in this definition, including, without limitation, improvements, reconstruction, replacements, additions and equipment acquired in connection with a project or in connection with the operation of any facilities of the system existing on the effective date of this act; (C) all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures included in this definition; and (D) landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include items that are customarily under applicable accounting principles considered as a current operating charge, unless the category and maximum amount thereof is specifically included by a determination of the board of trustees in order to preserve the excludability of the interest on the bonds issued therefor from federal taxation under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, "project" may include any residential or other auxiliary service facility, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10a-89c of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and any state facility used for the programs of the system.

(8) "System" means the Connecticut State University system, a constituent unit of the state system of higher education comprised of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University, established pursuant to sections 10a-87 to 10a-101, inclusive, of the general statutes.

(9) "Treasurer" means the State Treasurer or the Deputy State Treasurer appointed pursuant to section 3-12 of the general statutes.

(10) "University" means any one of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University or Central Connecticut State University.

Sec. 160. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) (a) It is hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of this state and the system to establish CSUS 2020 as the efficient and cost effective course to achieve the objective of renewing, modernizing, enhancing, expanding, acquiring and maintaining the infrastructure of the system.

(b) The plan of funding CSUS 2020 shall be from the proceeds of general obligation bonds of the state in an amount authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 161 of this act. The proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to section 161 of this act shall be deposited into the CSUS 2020 Fund.

(c) With respect to CSUS 2020 and within the authorized funding amount, the board of trustees may, from time to time, and shall whenever appropriate or necessary, revise, delete or add a project or projects to the facilities plan. Further, with respect to CSUS 2020 and subject to the limitations in the authorized funding amount, the board of trustees may determine the sequencing and timing of such project or projects, revise estimates of costs and reallocate amounts for one or more projects to one or more other projects then constituting a component of CSUS 2020 so long as, at the time of such reallocation, the board of trustees has found that any such project to which a reallocation is made has been revised or added in accordance with this subsection and such project from which a reallocation is made either has been so revised or added and can be completed within the amounts remaining allocated to the project, or has been so deleted. The board of trustees' actions under this section shall be included in the reports to the Governor and the General Assembly under subsection (d) of this section.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, the board of trustees shall report to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, higher education and employment advancement, and other appropriate committees of cognizance as may be determined from time to time, on the status and progress of CSUS 2020. Each report shall include, but not be limited to, information on the number of projects and bonds authorized, approved and issued hereunder including, relative to such projects, project costs, timeliness of completion and any issues that have developed in implementation, and a schedule of projects remaining and their expected costs. For purposes of preparing each report, upon request of the board of trustees, the Treasurer shall promptly provide information concerning bonds authorized, approved and issued under this act.

(e) In accordance with the provisions of chapters 59 and 60 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works shall be responsible for the duties as specified in said provisions, and, on a quarterly basis, the commissioner shall provide the chancellor of the system with information needed for compliance with subsection (d) of this section, including, but not limited to, costs, timeliness of completion of projects and any issues that have developed in implementation of any project under the commissioner's jurisdiction.

(f) The Commissioner of Public Safety and the chancellor of the system shall enter into and maintain a memorandum of understanding that shall provide for the assignment of personnel from the Department of Public Safety to ensure that buildings or projects that are part of the CSUS 2020 program are designed and constructed in compliance with the Fire Safety Code and the State Building Code with respect to buildings or building projects that (1) are part of CSUS 2020, as authorized by this act, (2) do not meet the threshold limits, as defined in section 29-276b of the general statutes, and (3) construction of which is initiated during the period of time in which the memorandum is in effect.

Sec. 161. (Effective July 1, 2009) (a) The State Bond Commission shall approve the CSUS 2020 program and authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one billion seventy-five million eight hundred ninety-one thousand four hundred nine dollars. The amount provided for the issuance and sale of bonds in accordance with this section shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts, provided, to the extent the board of trustees, or the Governor acting pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, all or such portion, as the case may be, shall be carried forward and added to the capped amount for the next succeeding fiscal year, and provided further, the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year, and each of the authorized amounts shall be effective on July first of the fiscal year indicated as follows:

 

Fiscal Year

Amount

     
 

2010

90,113,409

 

2011

111,002,000

 

2012

144,384,000

 

2013

122,493,000

 

2014

87,135,000

 

2015

98,790,000

 

2016

107,376,000

 

2017

124,025,000

 

2018

99,455,000

 

2019

91,118,000

     
 

Total

$ 1,075,891,409

(b) The State Bond Commission shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the board of trustees and the state, acting by and through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Treasurer, providing for the issuance of said bonds for the purposes of this act, including provisions regarding the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs should be added to the proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to this act for such project or projects. The memorandum of understanding shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes and the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which is not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

(c) All bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(d) (1) On or before the first day of March in each year, the board of trustees shall submit to the Governor through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management the most recently approved facilities plan and a request that the Governor approve the issuance of bonds for the CSUS 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year. If the Governor, as of the date of such submission, (A) has determined that, due to a change in the financial condition of the state since the budget was adopted, certain reductions should be made or that estimated budget resources during the fiscal year will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full, or (B) has received, pursuant to subsection (b) of section 2-27b of the general statutes, a certification from the Treasurer that the aggregate amount of state indebtedness has reached ninety per cent of the statutory debt limit, the Governor may, upon the recommendation of the secretary and not later than the thirty days after such submission, disapprove all or part of the amount of bonds requested to be issued by notifying the board of trustees in writing of the Governor's disapproval and the reasons for it. If the Governor does not act within such thirty-day period, the request is deemed approved.

(2) Subject to the amount of limitations of such capping provisions in subsection (a) of this section and following the approval or deemed approval of the request to issue bonds as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the principal amount of the bonds authorized under this section shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount, and such approval of such request shall be deemed the allotment by the Governor of such capital outlays within the meaning of section 4-85 of the general statutes.

Sec. 162. Subsection (a) of section 10a-89c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) If the General Assembly for each fiscal year following the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, inclusive, does not appropriate from the General Fund for the specific purpose of debt service on self-liquidating general obligation bonds of the state or obligations of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System financed through the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for residential and other auxiliary service facilities, excluding any appropriation for such debt service to be paid from revenues from student fees and dormitory and dining hall income to be paid by the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System to the State Treasurer for the payment of such self-liquidating general obligation bonds of the state, [(1)] (A) the amount of five million dollars, or [(2)] (B) an amount equal to half the sum of revenue from student fees received by all the state universities within the Connecticut State University system from the uniform assessment of all full-time students enrolled at any time at any of the state universities within the Connecticut State University system, except for charges for tuition or dormitory or dining charges or student activity fee or other fee charged by an individual state university, commonly called the university fee, for the calendar year ending the preceding December thirty-first, as certified by the chairperson of the board of trustees by February fifteenth to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, whichever amount is less, the State Bond Commission may, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state in one or more series in principal amounts not exceeding five million dollars in any such fiscal year, to finance the design, construction or renovation of residential and other auxiliary service facilities at state universities within the Connecticut State University system, and in any event not exceeding the amount which the General Assembly failed to appropriate for debt service for that fiscal year in the manner provided in this section. For purposes of this [section] subdivision the term "residential and other auxiliary service facilities" [(A)] (i) means any residential facilities, student centers, dining facilities and other auxiliary service facilities at state universities within the Connecticut State University system, and [(B)] (ii) includes, but is not limited to, low rise dormitory code compliance renovations at Central Connecticut State University; code compliance at Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University; student center addition and renovations at Central Connecticut State University; student center addition and renovations at Eastern Connecticut State University; construction of a new student center at Southern Connecticut State University; Burr Hall residence hall renovations at Eastern Connecticut State University; improvements to Connecticut Hall at Southern Connecticut State University; and Shafer Hall residence conversion at Eastern Connecticut State University.

(2) If the General Assembly for each fiscal year following the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, inclusive, does not appropriate at least the amount of five million dollars from the General Fund for the specific purpose of debt service on self-liquidating general obligation bonds of the state or obligations of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System financed through the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for residential and other auxiliary service facilities, excluding any appropriation for such debt service to be paid from revenues from student fees, housing, food service and student parking revenue to be paid by the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System to the State Treasurer for the payment of such self-liquidating general obligation bonds of the state, the State Bond Commission may, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state in one or more series in principal amounts not exceeding five million dollars in any such fiscal year, to finance the design, construction or renovation of residential and other auxiliary service facilities at state universities within the Connecticut State University system. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "residential and other auxiliary service facilities" means any residential facilities, student centers, dining facilities, student parking facilities and other auxiliary service facilities at state universities within the Connecticut State University system.

Sec. 163. Subdivision (45) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by section 58 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(45) "Sustainable biomass" means biomass that is cultivated and harvested in a sustainable manner. "Sustainable biomass" does not mean construction and demolition waste, as defined in section 22a-208x, finished biomass products from sawmills, paper mills or stud mills, organic refuse fuel derived separately from municipal solid waste, or biomass from old growth timber stands, except where (A) such biomass is used in a biomass gasification plant that received funding prior to May 1, 2006, from the Renewable Energy Investment Fund established pursuant to section 16-245n, or (B) the energy derived from such biomass is subject to a long-term power purchase contract pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c entered into prior to May 1, 2006, or (C) such biomass is used in a renewable energy facility that, as of the effective date of this section, is certified as a Class I renewable energy source by the department or, as of the effective date of this section, is certified as a Class II renewable energy source by the department, which facility has an application before the department for a Class I renewable energy certificate, to the extent that such facility produces renewable energy from such biomass derived from Connecticut sources pursuant to a long-term biomass supply contract entered into before November 1, 2007, and was supplying such biomass on or before June 1, 2007, until such time as the department certifies that any biomass gasification plant, as defined in this subsection, is operational and accepting such biomass.

Sec. 164. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 164 to 210, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Best value selection" means a contract selection process in which the award of a contract is based on a combination of quality, timeliness and cost factors;

(2) "Bid" means an offer, submitted in response to an invitation to bid, to furnish supplies, materials, equipment, construction or contractual services to a state contracting agency under prescribed conditions at a stated price;

(3) "Bidder" means a business submitting a bid in response to an invitation to bid by a state contracting agency;

(4) "Business" means any individual or sole proprietorship, partnership, firm, corporation, trust, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, joint stock company, joint venture, association or other legal entity through which business for profit or not-for-profit is conducted;

(5) "Competitive bidding" means the submission of prices by a business competing for a contract to provide supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services to a state contracting agency, under a procedure in which the contracting authority does not negotiate prices, as set forth in statutes and regulations concerning procurement;

(6) "Consultant" means (A) any architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, land surveyor, accountant, interior designer, environmental professional or construction administrator, who is registered or licensed to practice such person's profession in accordance with the applicable provisions of the general statutes, (B) any planner or any environmental, management or financial specialist, or (C) any person who performs professional work in areas including, but not limited to, educational services, medical services, information technology and real estate appraisal;

(7) "Consultant services" means those professional services rendered by a consultant and any incidental services that a consultant and those in the consultant's employ are authorized to perform;

(8) "Contract" or "state contract" means an agreement or a combination or series of agreements between a state contracting agency or quasi-public agency and a business for:

(A) A project for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building, public work, mass transit, rail station, parking garage, rail track or airport;

(B) Services, including, but not limited to, consultant and professional services;

(C) The acquisition or disposition of personal property;

(D) The provision of goods and services, including, but not limited to, the use of purchase of services contracts and personal service agreements;

(E) The provision of information technology, state agency information system or telecommunication system facilities, equipment or services;

(F) A lease; or

(G) A licensing agreement;

"Contract" or "state contract" does not include a contract between a state agency or a quasi-public agency and a political subdivision of the state;

(9) "Term contract" means the agreement reached when the state accepts a bid or proposal to furnish supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services at a stated price for a specific period of time in response to an invitation to bid;

(10) "Contract risk assessment" means (A) the identification and evaluation of loss exposures and risks, including, but not limited to, business and legal risks associated with the contracting process and the contracted goods and services, and (B) the identification, evaluation and implementation of measures available to minimize potential loss exposures and risks;

(11) "Contractor" means any business that is awarded, or is a subcontractor under, a contract or an amendment to a contract with a state contracting agency under statutes and regulations concerning procurement, including, but not limited to, a small contractor, minority business enterprise, an individual with a disability, as defined in section 4a-60 of the general statutes or an organization providing products and services by persons with disabilities;

(12) "Contractual services" means the furnishing of labor by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports, which are merely incidental to the required performance and includes any and all laundry and cleaning service, pest control service, janitorial service, security service, the rental and repair, or maintenance, of equipment, machinery and other state-owned personal property, advertising and photostating, mimeographing, human services and other service arrangements where the services are provided by persons other than state employees. "Contractual services" includes the design, development and implementation of technology, communications or telecommunications systems or the infrastructure pertaining thereto, including hardware and software and services for which a contractor is conferred a benefit by the state, whether or not compensated by the state. "Contractual services" does not include employment agreements, collective bargaining agreements or professional services;

(13) "Data" means recorded information, regardless of form or characteristic;

(14) "Vote of two-thirds of the members of the board present and voting" means a vote by the State Contracting Standards Board that is agreed upon by two-thirds of the members of the State Contracting Standards Board present and voting for a particular purpose and that includes the vote of one member of the board appointed by a legislative leader;

(15) "Electronic" means electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, or any other similar technology;

(16) "Emergency procurement" means procurement by a state contracting agency, quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-120 of the general statutes, judicial department or constituent unit of higher education that is made necessary by a sudden, unexpected occurrence that poses a clear and imminent danger to public safety or requires immediate action to prevent or mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property or essential public services or in response to a court order, settlement agreement or other similar legal judgment;

(17) "Equipment" means personal property of a durable nature that retains its identity throughout its useful life;

(18) "Materials" means items required to perform a function or used in a manufacturing process, particularly those incorporated into an end product or consumed in its manufacture;

(19) "Nonprofit agency" means any organization that is not a for-profit business under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended;

(20) "Professional services" means any type of service to the public that requires that members of a profession rendering such service obtain a license or other legal authorization as a condition precedent to the rendition thereof, including, but not limited to, the professional services of architects, professional engineers, or jointly by architects and professional engineers, landscape architects, certified public accountants and public accountants, land surveyors, attorneys-at-law, psychologists, licensed marital and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers as well as such other professional services described in section 33-182a of the general statutes;

(21) "Privatization contract" means an agreement or series of agreements between a state contracting agency and a person or entity in which such person or entity agrees to provide services that are substantially similar to and in lieu of services provided, in whole or in part, by state employees, other than contracts with a nonprofit agency, which are in effect as of the effective date of this section and which through a renewal, modification, extension or rebidding of contracts continue to be provided by a nonprofit agency;

(22) "Procurement" means contracting for, buying, purchasing, renting, leasing or otherwise acquiring or disposing of, any supplies, services, including but not limited to, contracts for purchase of services and personal service agreements, interest in real property, or construction, and includes all government functions that relate to such activities, including best value selection and qualification based selection;

(23) "Proposer" means a business submitting a proposal to a state contracting agency in response to a request for proposals or other competitive sealed proposal;

(24) "Public record" means a public record, as defined in section 1-200 of the general statutes;

(25) "Qualification based selection" means a contract selection process in which the award of a contract is primarily based on an assessment of contractor qualifications and on the negotiation of a fair and reasonable price;

(26) "Regulation" means regulation, as defined in section 4-166 of the general statutes;

(27) "Request for proposals" means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals;

(28) "State contracting agency" means any executive branch agency, board, commission, department, office, institution or council. "State contracting agency" does not include the Judicial Branch, the Legislative Branch, the offices of the Secretary of the State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, with respect to their constitutional functions, or any state agency with respect to contracts specific to the constitutional and statutory functions of the office of the State Treasurer. For the purposes of section 179 of this act, state contracting agency includes any constituent unit of the state system of higher education;

(29) "Subcontractor" means a subcontractor of a contractor for work under a contract or an amendment to a contract;

(30) "Supplies" means any and all articles of personal property, including, but not limited to, equipment, materials, printing, insurance and leases of real property, excluding land or a permanent interest in land furnished to or used by any state agency;

(31) "Infrastructure facility" means a building, structure or network of buildings, structures, pipes, controls and equipment that provide transportation, utilities, public education or public safety services. Infrastructure facility includes government office buildings, public schools, jails, water treatment plants, distribution systems and pumping stations, waste water treatment plants, collections systems and pumping stations, solid waste disposal plants, incinerators, landfills, and related facilities, public roads and streets, highways, public parking facilities, public transportation systems, terminals and rolling stock, rail, air and water port structures, terminals and equipment; and

(32) "State employee" means state employee, as defined in section 5-154 of the general statutes and, for purposes of section 179 of this act, state employee includes an employee of any state contracting agency.

Sec. 165. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a State Contracting Standards Board that shall consist of fourteen members appointed as follows: Eight members by the Governor, two members by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two members by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one member by the majority leader of the Senate and one member by the majority leader of the House of Representatives. In the event that the party of the Governor also controls both houses of the General Assembly, the board shall be appointed as follows: Eight members by the Governor, one member by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one member by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one member by the majority leader of the Senate, one member of the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one member by the minority leader of the Senate and one member by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(b) Each member shall have demonstrated sufficient knowledge by education, training or experience in one or more of the following enumerated areas: (1) Procurement; (2) contract negotiation, selection and drafting; (3) contract risk assessment; (4) competitive bidding and proposal procedures; (5) real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale and lease of real estate and buildings; (6) building construction and architecture; (7) business insurance and bonding; (8) ethics in public contracting; (9) federal and state statutes, procurement policies and regulations; (10) outsourcing and privatization analysis; (11) small and minority business enterprise development; (12) engineering and information technologies; (13) human services and (14) personnel and labor relations, provided such education, training or experience was acquired over not less than a continuous five-year period within the ten-year period preceding such appointment.

(c) The chairperson of the board shall be appointed by the Governor. The terms of the members shall be coterminous with the terms of the appointing authority for each member and subject to the provisions of section 4-1a of the general statutes. If any vacancy occurs on the board, the appointing authority having the power to make the appointment under the provisions of this section shall appoint a person in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(d) The State Contracting Standards Board shall be an independent body within the Executive Department.

(e) The chairperson of the board and other members of the board shall be compensated two hundred dollars per diem. No person shall serve on the board who is a state or municipal employee. No board member or any spouse, child, stepchild, parent or sibling of such board member shall be directly involved in any enterprise that does business with the state.

(f) The Governor shall appoint an executive director of the board who shall serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the board. The executive director shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of section 4-7 of the general statutes and may be removed from office for reasonable cause, in accordance with chapter 67 of the general statutes. The board shall, annually, conduct a performance evaluation of such executive director. The executive director shall report to the chairperson of the board and, in consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer, (1) conduct comprehensive planning with respect to the administrative functions of the board; (2) coordinate the budget and personnel activities of the board; (3) cause the administrative organization of the board to be examined with a view to promoting economy and efficiency; (4) act as the external liaison for the board; and (5) execute such other duties as may be assigned by the chairperson of the board or the board, as applicable. The executive director may enter into such contractual agreements as may be necessary for the discharge of the director's duties.

(g) On or after July 1, 2008, the board shall appoint a Chief Procurement Officer for a term not to exceed six years. The Chief Procurement Officer shall report to the board and annually be evaluated by, and serve at the pleasure of, the board. For administrative purposes only, the Chief Procurement Officer shall be supervised by the executive director.

(1) The Chief Procurement Officer shall be responsible for carrying out the policies of the board relating to procurement including, but not limited to, oversight, investigation, auditing, agency procurement certification and procurement and project management training and enforcement of said policies as well as the application of such policies to the screening and evaluation of current and prospective contractors. The Chief Procurement Officer may enter into such contractual agreements as may be necessary for the discharge of the duties as set forth in this subsection and by the board, including, but not limited to, recommending best practices and providing operational and administrative assistance to state agencies determined, by the board, to be in violation of sections 179 to 210, inclusive, of this act.

(2) In addition to the duties set forth by the board, the Chief Procurement Officer shall (A) oversee state contracting agency compliance with the provisions of statutes and regulations concerning procurement; (B) monitor and assess the performance of the procurement duties of each Agency Procurement Officer; (C) administer the certification system and monitor the level of agency compliance with the requirements of statutes and regulations concerning procurement, including, but not limited to, the education and training, performance and qualifications of Agency Procurement Officers; (D) review and monitor the procurement processes of each state contracting agency, quasi-public agencies and institutions of higher education; and (E) serve as chairperson of the Contracting Standards Advisory Council and an ex-officio member of the Vendor and Citizen Advisory Panel.

(h) On or after July 1, 2008, the board may contract with consultants and professionals on a temporary or project by project basis and may employ, subject to the provisions of chapter 67 of the general statutes, such employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(i) The reasonable expenses of the State Contracting Standards Board and its employees shall be paid from the budget of the board, upon the approval of the board.

(j) No employee of the State Contracting Standards Board shall hold another state or municipal position. No nonclerical employee of the board or any spouse, child, stepchild, parent or sibling of such employee, shall be associated with an enterprise that does business with the state. For purposes of this subsection, "associated with" means "business with which he is associated", as defined in section 1-79 of the general statutes. Each member and employee of the State Contracting Standards Board shall file, with the board and with the Office of State Ethics, a statement of financial interests, as described in section 1-83 of the general statutes. Such statement shall be a public record. Such statements for the preceding calendar year shall be filed with the Office of State Ethics, as required by law, if such employee or member held such a position during the preceding calendar year.

(k) Any violation of the provisions of subsection (j) of this section shall constitute a violation of part I of chapter 10 of the general statutes and may be the subject of a complaint and investigation filed and conducted in accordance with the provisions of section 1-82 of the general statutes.

(l) The board shall adopt such rules as it deems necessary for the conduct of its internal affairs, in accordance with section 4-167 of the general statutes, including, but not limited to, rules of procedure for any audit undertaken pursuant to section 169 of this act.

(m) Eight members of the board, including not less than one member appointed by a legislative leader, shall constitute a quorum which shall be required for the transaction of business by the board.

Sec. 166. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) All rights, powers, duties, and authority relating to the procurement policies of the state, vested in, or exercised by, any state contracting agency may also be exercised by the board, provided such rights, powers, duties and authority may be exercised by the board as provided in sections 166 to 210, inclusive, of this act, and absent any affirmative action by the board, pursuant to said sections of this act, shall not be deemed to limit or restrict the exercise of such rights, powers, duties and authority by any such state contracting agency. Such rights, powers, duties and authority shall include the following:

(1) Acquisition of supplies, services, and construction, and the management, control, warehousing, sale, and disposal of supplies, services, and construction;

(2) Any state contracting and procurement processes, including, but not limited to, leasing and property transfers, purchasing or leasing of supplies, materials or equipment, consultant or consultant services, purchase of service agreements or privatization contracts, as defined in section 164 of this act; and

(3) Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building.

(b) Upon request by the board, each state contracting agency, including institutions of higher education, shall provide the board, in a timely manner, with such procurement information as the board deems necessary. The board shall have access to all information, files and records related to any state contracting agency in furtherance of the board's duties, as described in sections 166 to 210, inclusive, of this act. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the board's disclosure of documents that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to chapter 14 of the general statutes.

Sec. 167. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Except as otherwise provided in the general statutes, the board shall have the following authority and responsibilities with respect to procurements by state contracting agencies:

(a) Recommend the repeal of repetitive, conflicting or obsolete statutes concerning state procurement;

(b) Review and make recommendations concerning proposed legislation and regulations concerning procurement, management, control, and disposal of any and all supplies, services, and construction to be procured by the state, including, but not limited to:

(1) Conditions and procedures for delegation of procurement authority;

(2) Prequalification, suspension, debarment and reinstatement of prospective bidders and contractors;

(3) Small purchase procedures;

(4) Conditions and procedures for the procurement of perishables and items for resale;

(5) Conditions and procedures for the use of source selection methods authorized by statutes and regulations concerning procurement;

(6) Conditions and procedures for the use of emergency procurements;

(7) Conditions and procedures for the selection of contractors by processes or methods that restrict full and open competition;

(8) The opening or rejection of bids and offers, and waiver of errors in bids and offers;

(9) Confidentiality of technical data and trade secrets submitted by actual or prospective bidders;

(10) Partial, progressive and multiple awards;

(11) Supervision of storerooms and inventories, including determination of appropriate stock levels and the management, transfer, sale or other disposal of publicly-owned supplies;

(12) Definitions and classes of contractual services and procedures for acquiring such services;

(13) Regulations providing for conducting cost and price analysis;

(14) Use of payment and performance bonds;

(15) Guidelines for use of cost principles in negotiations, adjustments and settlements; and

(16) Identification of procurement best practices;

(c) Adopt regulations, pursuant to chapter 54 of the general statutes, to carry out the provisions of statutes concerning procurement, in order to facilitate consistent application of the law and require the implementation of procurement best practices;

(d) Make recommendations with regard to information systems for state procurement including, but not limited to, data element and design and the State Contracting Portal;

(e) Develop a guide to state statutes and regulations concerning procurement, for use by all state contracting agencies;

(f) Assist state contracting agencies in complying with the statutes and regulations concerning procurement by providing guidance, models, advice and practical assistance to state contracting agency staff relating to: (1) Buying the best service at the best price, (2) properly selecting contractors, and (3) drafting contracts that achieve state goals of accountability, transparency and results based outcomes and to protect taxpayers' interest;

(g) Train and oversee the Agency Procurement Officer of each state contracting agency and any contracting officers thereunder;

(h) Review and certify, on or after January 1, 2009, that a state contracting agency's procurement processes are in compliance with statutes and regulations concerning procurement by:

(1) Establishing procurement and project management education and training criteria and certification procedures for Agency Procurement Officers and contracting officers. All Agency Procurement Officers and contracting officers designated under this provision shall be required to maintain the certification in good standing at all times while performing procurement functions;

(2) Approving an ethics training course, in consultation with the Office of State Ethics, including, but not limited to, state employees involved in procurement and for state contractors and substantial subcontractors who are prequalified pursuant to chapter 58a of the general statutes. Such ethics training course may be developed and provided by the Office of State Ethics or by any person, firm or corporation provided such course is approved by the State Contracting Standards Board;

(i) Recertify each state contracting agency's procurement processes, triennially, and provide agencies with notice of any certification deficiency and exercise those powers authorized by section 197, 202 or 203 of this act, as applicable, if a determination of noncompliance is made;

(j) Define the contract data reporting requirements to the board for state agencies concerning information on: (1) The number and type of state contracts of each state contracting agency currently in effect state-wide; (2) the term and dollar value of such contracts; (3) a list of client agencies; (4) a description of services purchased under such contracts; (5) contractor names; (6) an evaluation of contractor performance, including, but not limited to records pertaining to the suspension or disqualification of contractors, and assuring such information is available on the state contracting portal; and (7) a list of contracts and contractors awarded without full and open competition stating the reasons for and identifying the approving authority; and

(k) Provide the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration with recommendations concerning the statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

Sec. 168. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) (1) The head of each state contracting agency shall appoint an Agency Procurement Officer. Such officer shall serve as the liaison between the agency and the Chief Procurement Officer on all matters relating to the agency's procurement activity, including, but not limited to, implementation and compliance with the provisions of statutes and regulations concerning procurement and any policies or regulations adopted by the board, coordination of the training and education of agency procurement employees and any person serving on the Contracting Standards Advisory Council;

(2) The Agency Procurement Officer shall be responsible for assuring that contractors are properly screened prior to the award of a contract, evaluating contractor performance during and at the conclusion of a contract, submitting written evaluations to a central data repository to be designated by the board and creating a project management plan for the agency with annual reports to the board pertaining to procurement projects within the agency.

(b) The State Contracting Standards Board, with the advice and assistance of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall develop a standardized state procurement and project management education and training program. Such education and training program shall develop education, training and professional development opportunities for employees of state contracting agencies charged with procurement responsibilities. The program shall educate such employees in general business acumen and on proper purchasing procedures as established in statutes and regulations concerning procurement with an emphasis on ethics, fairness, consistency and project management. Participation in the program shall be required of any supervisory and nonsupervisory state employees in state contracting agencies with responsibility for buying, purchasing, renting, leasing or otherwise acquiring any supplies, service or construction, including the preparation of the description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contracts and all phases of contract administration.

(c) The program shall include, but shall not be limited to (1) training and education concerning federal, state and municipal procurement processes, including the statutes and regulations concerning procurement; (2) training and education courses developed in cooperation with the Office of State Ethics, the Freedom of Information Commission, the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the office of the Attorney General and any other state agency the board determines is necessary in carrying out statutes and regulations concerning procurement; (3) providing technical assistance to state contracting agencies and municipalities for implementing statutes and regulations concerning procurement, regulations, policies and standards developed by the board; (4) training to current and prospective contractors and vendors and others seeking to do business with the state; and (5) training and education of state employees in the area of best procurement practices in state purchasing with the goal of achieving the level of acumen necessary to achieve the objectives of statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

(d) Any employee who completes the program established under subsection (b) of this section shall be issued documentation by the board acknowledging such employee's participation in the program. The board shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of such program in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes.

(e) The board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to develop and implement the training and education program established under subsection (b) of this section.

Sec. 169. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2010) (a) The board shall conduct audits of state contracting agencies, triennially, to ensure compliance with statutes and regulations concerning procurement. In conducting each such audit, the board shall have access to all contracting and procurement records, may interview any and all personnel responsible for contracting, contract negotiations or procurement and may enter into an agreement with the Auditors of Public Accounts to effectuate such audit.

(b) Upon completion of any such audit, the board shall prepare and issue a compliance report for the state contracting agency. Such report shall identify any process or procedure that is inconsistent with statutes and regulations concerning procurement and indicate those corrective measures the board deems necessary to comply with statutes and regulations concerning procurement requirements. Such report shall be issued and delivered not later than thirty days after completion of such audit and shall be a public record.

Sec. 170. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2010) (a) For cause, the State Contracting Standards Board may review, terminate or recommend to a state contracting agency the termination of any contract or procurement agreement undertaken by any state contracting agency after providing fifteen days notice to the state contracting agency and the applicable contractor, and consulting with the Attorney General. Such termination of a contract or procurement agreement by the board may occur only after (1) the board has consulted with the contracting agency to determine the impact of an immediate termination of the contract, (2) a determination has been made jointly by the board and the contracting agency that an immediate termination of the contract will not create imminent peril to the public health, safety or welfare, (3) a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board present and voting for that purpose, and (4) the board has provided the state contracting agency and the contractor with opportunity for a hearing conducted pursuant to the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes. Such action shall be accompanied by notice to the state contracting agency and any other affected party. For the purpose of this section, "for cause" means: (A) A violation of section 1-84 or 1-86e of the general statutes, as determined by the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board; (B) wanton or reckless disregard of any state contracting and procurement process by any person substantially involved in such contract or state contracting agency; or (C) notification from the Attorney General to the state contracting agency that an investigation pursuant to section 4-61dd of the general statutes has concluded that the process by which such contract was awarded was compromised by fraud, collusion or any other criminal violation. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the board as described in section 169 of this act.

(b) Following consultation with the state contracting agency and upon providing fifteen days' notice and the opportunity for a hearing, the State Contracting Standards Board may restrict or terminate the authority of any state contracting agency to enter into any contract or procurement agreement if: (1) The board, upon a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board present and voting for such purpose, determines that such state contracting agency failed to comply with statutory contracting and procurement requirements and evidenced a reckless disregard for applicable procedures and policy; and (2) such limitation, restriction or termination of authority is in the state's best interest, provided the board has made arrangements for the exercise of the contracting power of such agency during the period of limitation, restriction or termination. Such limitation, restriction or termination of authority shall remain in effect until such time as the board determines that such state contracting agency has implemented corrective measures and demonstrated compliance with statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

(c) Following consultation with the state contracting agency, and thereafter upon providing fifteen days' notice and the opportunity for a hearing, the State Contracting Standards Board may order a state contracting agency to take appropriate action to restrict or terminate the authority of an employee or agent to enter into any contract or procurement agreement if the board, upon a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board present and voting for such purpose, determines that such employee or agent failed to comply with statutory contracting and procurement requirements, and evidenced a reckless disregard for applicable procedures and policy. Such limitation, restriction or termination of authority shall remain in effect until such time as the board determines that such state contracting agency has implemented corrective measures and demonstrated compliance with statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

Sec. 171. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) There is established a Contracting Standards Advisory Council, which shall consist of representatives from the Office of Policy and Management, Departments of Administrative Services, Transportation, Public Works and Information Technology and representatives of at least three additional contracting agencies, including at least one human services related state agency, designated by the Governor. The Chief Procurement Officer shall be a member of the council and serve as chairperson. The advisory council shall meet at least four times per year to discuss state procurement issues and to make recommendations for improvement of the procurement processes to the State Contracting Standards Board. The advisory council may conduct studies, research and analyses and make reports and recommendations with respect to subjects or matters within the jurisdiction of the State Contracting Standards Board.

Sec. 172. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) There shall be a Vendor and Citizen Advisory Panel comprised of fifteen members appointed as follows: Three members by the Governor, two members by each of the following: The speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders of the Senate. No more than six vendors with state procurement experience shall be on the panel and the remaining members shall have demonstrated sufficient knowledge by education, training or experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) Government procurement; (2) contract negotiation, drafting and management; (3) contract risk assessment; (4) preparing requests for proposals, invitations to bid and other procurement solicitations; (5) evaluating proposals, bids and quotations; (6) real property transactions; (7) business insurance and bonding; (8) the state code of ethics; (9) federal and state statutes, policies and regulations; (10) outsourcing and privatization proposal analysis; (11) governmental taxation and finance; (12) small and minority business enterprise development; (13) collective bargaining; and (14) human services, provided such education, training or experience shall have been acquired over not less than a continuous five-year period and within the ten-year period preceding such appointment. The chairperson of the panel shall be the Chief Procurement Officer, who shall be an ex-officio member.

(b) The panel shall make recommendations to the board regarding best practices in state procurement processes and project management as well as other issues pertaining to stakeholders in the system.

Sec. 173. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) On or before January 1, 2010, the board shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly such additional legislation as is necessary to permit state contracting agencies, not including quasi-publics, institutions of higher education, and municipal procurement processes utilizing state funds, to carry out their functions under statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

(b) On or before January 1, 2011, the board shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly such legislation as is necessary to apply the provisions of statutes concerning procurement to constituent units of the state system of higher education. Concomitantly, the board shall submit such additional legislation as is necessary to apply the provisions of statutes and regulations concerning privatization and procurement to quasi-public agencies.

(c) On or before January 1, 2012, the board shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly such legislation as is necessary to apply the provisions of statutes and regulations concerning procurement to the municipal procurement processes utilizing state funds.

Sec. 174. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) The board shall provide assistance to the Secretary of the State, Comptroller, Treasurer and Attorney General to develop best procurement practices specific to the constitutional and statutory functions of each office and consistent with statutes and regulations concerning procurement.

(b) Each of the officers specified in subsection (a) of this section shall adopt a code of procurement practices on or before January 1, 2011.

Sec. 175. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) On or before January 1, 2011, the Judicial Branch and the Legislative Branch shall each prepare a procurement code applicable to contracting expenditures, including, but not limited to, expenditures: (1) Involving contracting and procurement processes for purchasing or leasing of supplies, materials or equipment, consultant or consultant services, personal service agreements or purchase of service agreements; and (2) relating to contracts for the renovation, alteration or repair of any Judicial Branch or Legislative Branch facility in accordance with section 4b-1 of the general statutes.

(b) The procurement codes described in subsection (a) of this section shall be designed to: (1) Establish uniform contracting standards and practices; (2) simplify and clarify contracting standards and procurement policies and practices, including, but not limited to, procedures for competitive sealed bids, competitive sealed proposals, small purchases, sole source procurements, emergency procurements and special procurements; (3) ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all businesses and persons who deal with the procurement system; (4) include a process to maximize the use of small contractors and minority business enterprises; (5) provide increased economy in procurement activities and maximize purchasing value to the fullest extent possible; (6) ensure that the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, services, real property and construction is obtained in a cost-effective and responsive manner; (7) include a process to ensure contractor and Judicial Branch or Legislative Branch accountability; and (8) provide a process for competitive sealed bids, competitive sealed proposals, small purchases, sole source procurements, emergency procurements, special procurements, best value selection, qualification based selection and the conditions for their use.

(c) On or before January 1, 2011, the Judicial Branch shall submit such procurement code for review and approval to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary.

Sec. 176. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) The Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the State Contracting Standards Board, shall establish and maintain a single electronic portal available on the Internet and located on the Department of Administrative Services' web site for purposes of posting all contracting opportunities with state agencies in the executive branch, the constituent units of the state system of higher education and quasi-public agencies. Such electronic portal shall be known as the State Contracting Portal.

(b) The State Contracting Portal shall, among other things, include: (1) All requests for bids or proposals, and other solicitations regardless of the method of source selection, related materials and all resulting contracts and agreements by state agencies; (2) a searchable database for locating information; (3) personal services agreements and purchase of service agreements; (4) a state procurement and contract manual or other similar information designated by the Department of Administrative Services as describing approved contracting processes and procedures; and (5) prominent features to encourage the active recruitment and participation of small businesses and women and minority owned enterprises in the state contracting process.

(c) All state agencies in the executive branch, the constituent units of the state system of higher education and quasi-public agencies shall post all bids, requests for proposals and all resulting contracts and agreements on the State Contracting Portal and shall, with the assistance of the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Information Technology as needed, develop the infrastructure and capability to electronically communicate with the State Contracting Portal.

(d) All state agencies in the executive branch, the constituent units of the state system of higher education and quasi-public agencies shall develop written policies and procedures to ensure that information is posted to the State Contracting Portal in a timely, complete and accurate manner consistent with the highest legal and ethical standards of state government.

(e) The Department of Administrative Services shall periodically report to the Governor and the State Contracting Standards Board on the progress of all state agencies in the executive branch, the constituent units of the state system higher education and quasi-public agencies, in developing the capacity, infrastructure, policies and procedures to electronically communicate with the State Contracting Portal and the Department of Administrative Services' progress toward establishment and maintenance of the State Contracting Portal.

Sec. 177. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) On and after January 1, 2010, all state contracts of each state contracting agency that take effect on or after June 1, 2010, shall contain provisions to ensure accountability, transparency and results based outcomes, as prescribed by the State Contracting Standards Board. On and after June 1, 2010, all state contracts of the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch that take effect on or after June 1, 2010, shall contain provisions to ensure accountability, transparency and results based outcomes.

Sec. 178. (Effective October 1, 2008) Nothing in sections 164 to 177, inclusive, and 179 of this act shall be construed to affect the requirements of public act 06-129.

Sec. 179. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2009) (a) Prior to entering any privatization contract for the privatization of a state service that is not currently privatized, the state contracting agency shall develop a cost-benefit analysis in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. Such requirement shall not apply to a privatization contract for a service currently provided, in whole or in part, by a non-state entity. Any affected party may petition the State Contracting Standards Board for review of such privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section.

(b) The cost-benefit analysis conducted by a state contracting agency prior to entering a privatization contract shall document the direct and indirect costs, savings, and qualitative and quantitative benefits, that will result from the implementation of such privatization contract. Such cost-benefit analysis shall specify the schedule that, at a minimum, shall be adhered to in order to achieve any estimated savings. Any cost factor shall be clearly identified in such cost-benefit analysis and supported by all applicable records and reports. The department head of such state contracting agency shall certify that, based on the data and information, all projected costs, savings and benefits are valid and achievable. As used in this subsection, "costs" means all reasonable, relevant and verifiable expenses, including salary, materials, supplies, services, equipment, capital depreciation, rent, maintenance, repairs, utilities, insurance, travel, overhead, interim and final payments and the normal cost of fringe benefits, as calculated by the Comptroller. As used in this subsection, "savings" means the difference between the current annual direct and indirect costs of providing such service and the projected, annual direct and indirect costs of contracting to provide such services in any succeeding state fiscal year during the term of such proposed privatization contract.

(c) (1) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more, and such privatization contract will not diminish the quality of such service, the state contracting agency shall develop a business case, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, in order to evaluate the feasibility of entering any such contract and to identify the potential results, effectiveness and efficiency of such contract.

(2) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings of less than ten per cent to the state and such privatization contract will not diminish the quality of such service, the state contracting agency may develop a business case, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, in order to evaluate the feasibility of entering any such contract and to identify the potential results, effectiveness and efficiency of such contract, provided there is a significant public policy reason to enter into such privatization contract. Any such business case shall be approved in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection (h) of this section.

(3) If any such proposed privatization contract would result in the layoff, transfer or reassignment of one hundred or more state agency employees, after consulting with the potentially affected bargaining units, if any, the state contracting agency shall notify the state employees of such bargaining unit, after such cost benefit analysis is completed. Such state contracting agency shall provide an opportunity for said employees to reduce the costs of conducting the operations to be privatized and provide reasonable resources for the purpose of encouraging and assisting such state employees to organize and submit a bid to provide the services that are the subject of the potential privatization contract. The state contracting agency shall retain sole discretion in determining whether to proceed with the privatization contract, provided the business case for such contract is approved by the board.

(d) Any business case developed by a state contracting agency for the purpose of complying with subsection (c) of this section shall include: (1) The cost benefit analysis as described in subsection (b) of this section, (2) a detailed description of the service or activity that is the subject of such business case, (3) a description and analysis of the state contracting agency's current performance of such service or activity, (4) the goals to be achieved through the proposed privatization contract and the rationale for such goals, (5) a description of available options for achieving such goals, (6) an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each option, including, at a minimum, potential performance improvements and risks attendant to termination of the contract or rescission of such contract, (7) a description of the current market for the services or activities that are the subject of such business case, (8) an analysis of the quality of services as gauged by standardized measures and key performance requirements including compensation, turnover, and staffing ratios, (9) a description of the specific results based performance standards that shall, at a minimum be met, to ensure adequate performance by any party performing such service or activity, (10) the projected time frame for key events from the beginning of the procurement process through the expiration of a contract, if applicable, (11) a specific and feasible contingency plan that addresses contractor nonperformance and a description of the tasks involved in and costs required for implementation of such plan, and (12) a transition plan, if appropriate, for addressing changes in the number of agency personnel, affected business processes, employee transition issues, and communications with affected stakeholders, such as agency clients and members of the public, if applicable. Such transition plan shall contain a reemployment and retraining assistance plan for employees who are not retained by the state or employed by the contractor. If the primary purpose of the proposed privatization contract is to provide a core governmental function, such business case shall also include information sufficient to rebut the presumption that such core governmental function should not be privatized. Such presumption shall not be construed to prohibit a state contracting agency from contracting for specialized technical expertise not available within such agency, provided such agency shall retain responsibility for such core governmental function. For the purposes of this section, "core governmental function" means a function for which the primary purpose is (A) the inspection for adherence to health and safety standards because public health or safety may be jeopardized if such inspection is not done or is not done in a timely or proper manner, (B) the establishment of statutory, regulatory or contractual standards to which a regulated person, entity or state contractor shall be held, (C) the enforcement of statutory, regulatory or contractual requirements governing public health or safety, or (D) criminal or civil law enforcement. If any part of such business case is based upon evidence that the state contracting agency is not sufficiently staffed to provide the core governmental function required by the privatization contract, the state contracting agency shall also include within such business case a plan for remediation of the understaffing to allow such services to be provided directly by the state contracting agency in the future.

(e) Upon the completion of such business case, the state contracting agency shall submit the business case to the State Contracting Standards Board. For any privatization contract with a projected cost that exceeds one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars over the life of such contract, the state contracting agency shall also submit such business case to the Governor, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and any collective bargaining unit affected by the proposed privatization contract.

(f) (1) There shall be a privatization contract committee of the State Contracting Standards Board that shall review, evaluate, issue advisory reports and make recommendations on business cases submitted to the board by any state contracting agency. Such privatization contract committee shall consist of five members of the State Contracting Standards Board. Such members shall be appointed by the chairperson of the board and consist of both gubernatorial and legislative appointments, have not more than three members from any one political party, and at least one member of such committee shall have expertise in the area that is the subject of such proposed contract. The chairperson of the board, or the chairperson's designee shall serve as the chair of the privatization contract committee.

(2) Upon receipt of any such business case from a state contracting agency, the State Contracting Standards Board shall immediately refer such business case to such privatization contract committee. The privatization contract committee shall employ a standard process for reviewing, evaluating and approving any such business cases. Such process shall include due consideration of: (A) The cost-benefit analysis developed by the state contracting agency, (B) the business case developed by the state contracting agency, including any facts, documents or other materials that are relevant to such business case, (C) any adverse effect that such privatization contract may have on minority, small and women-owned businesses that do, or are attempting to do business with the state, and (D) the value of having services performed in the state and within the United States.

(3) The privatization committee shall evaluate the business case and submit the committee's evaluation to the State Contracting Standards Board for review and approval. During the review or consideration of any such business case, no member of the board shall engage in any ex-parte communication with any lobbyist, contractor or union representative. Unless otherwise provided in this section, a majority vote of the board shall be required to approve any such business case.

(4) The business case for a privatization contract to provide a core governmental function may be approved by a two-thirds vote of the board, provided the state contracting agency has provided sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption contained in subsection (d) of this section and there is a significant policy reason to approve such business case. In no such case shall the insufficient staffing of a state contracting agency constitute a significant policy reason to approve a business case for a privatization contract to provide a core governmental function.

(g) Each state contracting agency that submits a business case to the board for review shall submit to the board all information, documents or other material required by the privatization contract committee to complete its review and evaluation of such business case.

(h) (1) Not later than sixty days after receipt of any business case, the State Contracting Standards Board shall transmit a report detailing its review, evaluation and disposition regarding such business case to the state contracting agency that submitted such business case and, in the case of a privatization contract with a projected cost of one hundred fifty million dollars or more annually, or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract, concomitantly transmit such report to the Governor, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and any collective bargaining unit affected by the proposed privatization contract. Such sixty-day period may be extended for an additional thirty days upon a majority vote of the board or the privatization contract committee and for good cause shown.

(2) The board's report shall include the business case prepared by the state contracting agency, the evaluation of the business case prepared by the privatization contract committee, the reasons for approval or disapproval, any recommendations of the board and sufficient information to assist the state contracting agency in determining if additional steps are necessary to move forward with a privatization contract.

(3) If the State Contracting Standards Board does not act on a business case submitted by a state contracting agency within sixty days of receipt of such business case, such business case shall be deemed approved, except that no business case may be approved for failure of the board to meet.

(4) In the case of a business case developed pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, a two-thirds vote of the board shall be required for approval of such privatization contract.

(5) Any state contracting agency may request an expedited review of a business case submitted to the board if there is a compelling public interest for such expedited review. If the board approves the agency's request for such an expedited review, such review shall be completed not later than thirty days after receipt of such request. If the board fails to complete an expedited review within thirty days of receipt of a request that was approved by the board, such business case shall be deemed to be approved.

(i) A state contracting agency may publish notice soliciting bids for a privatization contract only after the board approves such business case, provided any privatization contract that is estimated to cost in excess of one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract shall also be approved by the General Assembly prior to the state contracting agency soliciting bids for such contract. The General Assembly may approve any such contract as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such contract not later than thirty days after such state contracting agency files such contract with the General Assembly. If the General Assembly is not in session when such contract is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly not later than ten days after the first day of the next regular session or special session called for such purpose. The contract shall be deemed approved if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such contract within thirty days after such filing. Such thirty-day period shall not begin or expire unless the General Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any contract filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session.

(j) Each state contracting agency shall submit, in writing, to the State Contracting Standards Board, any proposed amendment to a board approved business case in order that the board may review and approve of such proposed amendment. The board may approve or disapprove of any such proposed amendment not later than thirty days after receipt of such proposed amendment by the same vote that was required for approval of the original business case. If the board fails to complete its review within thirty days of receipt of such proposed amendment, such amendment shall be deemed approved.

(k) Not later than thirty days after a decision of the board to approve a business case, any collective bargaining agent of any employee adversely affected by such proposed privatization contract may file a motion for an order to show cause in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford on the grounds that such contract fails to comply with the substantive or procedural requirements of this section. A ruling on any such motion may: (1) Deny the motion; (2) grant the motion if the court finds that the proposed contract would substantively violate the provisions of this section; or (3) stay the effective date of the contract until any substantive or procedural defect found by the court has been corrected.

(l) (1) The board may review additional existing privatization contracts and shall review not less than one contracting area each year that is currently privatized. During the review of any such privatization contract, no member of the board shall engage in any ex-parte communication with any lobbyist, contractor or union representative. For each such privatization contract selected for review by the board, the appropriate state contracting agency shall develop a cost-benefit analysis in accordance with subsection (b) of this section. In addition, any affected party may petition the board for review of any existing privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section.

(2) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a ten per cent or more cost savings to the state from the use of such privatization contract and such contract does not diminish the quality of the service provided, such state contracting agency shall develop a business case for the renewal of such privatization contract in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of this section. The board shall review such contract in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section and may approve such renewal by the applicable vote of the board, provided any such renewal that is estimated to cost in excess of one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract shall also be approved by the General Assembly prior to the state contracting agency renewing such contract. If such renewal is approved by the board and the General Assembly, if applicable, the provisions of subsection (j) of this section shall apply to any proposed amendment to such contract.

(3) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings to the state of less than ten per cent, such state contracting agency shall prepare a plan to have such service provided by state employees and shall begin to implement such plan, provided: (A) While such plan is prepared, but prior to implementation of such plan, such state contracting agency may develop a business case for such privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, that achieves a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more. Any such business case shall be reviewed by the board in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section, and may be approved by the applicable vote of the board; (B) such privatization contract shall not be renewed with the vendor currently providing such service unless: (i) There exists a significant public interest in renewing such contract, and (ii) such renewal is approved by a two-thirds vote of the board; (C) the state contracting agency may enter into a contract with a term of one year or less for the provision of such service until such state contracting agency implements such plan; and (D) the procedure for the transfer of funds from the General Fund, as described in section 4-94 of the general statutes, may be utilized to allocate necessary resources for the implementation of the provisions of this subdivision.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, the renewal of a privatization contract with a nonprofit organization shall not be denied if the cost of increasing compensation to employees performing the privatized service is the sole cause for such contract not achieving a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more.

(m) The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the State Contracting Standards Board, shall: (1) Develop policies and procedures, including templates for use by state contracting agencies for the development of a cost-benefit analysis, as described in subsection (b) of this section, and (2) review with each state contracting agency the budgetary impact of any such privatization contract and the need to request budget adjustments in connection with any such privatization contract.

(n) The State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services, shall: (1) Recommend and implement standards and procedures for state contracting agencies to develop business cases in connection with privatization contracts, including templates for use by state contracting agencies when submitting business cases to the board, and policies and procedures to guide state contracting agencies to complete such business cases, and (2) develop guidelines and procedures for assisting state employees whose jobs are affected by a privatization contract.

(o) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (i) of this section, a state contracting agency may enter into a privatization contract without development of a cost-benefit analysis or approval of a business case by the State Contracting Standards Board if (1) the state contracting agency finds that a privatization contract is required (A) due to an imminent peril to the public health, safety or welfare, and (B) the agency states, in writing, its reasons for such finding; and (2) the Governor approves such finding, in writing.

(p) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to procurements that involve the expenditure of federal assistance or federal contract funds, provided federal law provides applicable procurement procedures that are inconsistent with the requirements of this section.

Sec. 180. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) (a) Except as otherwise provided, the provisions of sections 179 to 210, inclusive, of this act shall apply to all contracts solicited or entered into by state contracting agencies after the effective date of this section.

(b) Except as otherwise provided, the provisions of sections 179 to 210, inclusive, of this act shall apply to every expenditure of public funds by any state contracting agency, irrespective of their source, involving any state contracting and procurement processes, including, but not limited to, leasing and property transfers, purchasing or leasing of supplies, materials or equipment, consultant or consultant services, personal service agreements, purchase of service agreements or privatization contracts, as defined in section 164 of this act, and, relating to contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building, bridge or road.

(c) Nothing in sections 179 to 210, inclusive, of this act, shall be construed to require the application of procurement statutes or regulations to a procurement that involves the expenditure of federal assistance or federal contract funds if federal law provides procurement procedures applicable to the expenditure of such funds, to the extent such federal procedures are inconsistent with state procurement statutes or regulations.

Sec. 181. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) For the purpose of obtaining supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services, except infrastructure facilities, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish a requisition system to be used by state contracting agencies to initiate and authorize the procurement process. Such system shall be approved by the State Contracting Standards Board.

Sec. 182. (NEW) (Effective June 1, 2009) (a) All purchases of, and contracts for, supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services by any state contracting agency, except purchases and contracts made pursuant to the provisions of section 186 of this act, shall be awarded by one of the following methods, unless otherwise authorized by law:

(1) Competitive sealed bidding;

(2) Competitive sealed proposals;

(3) Small purchase procedure;

(4) Sole source procurement;

(5) Emergency procurements; or

(6) Waiver of bid or proposal requirement for extraordinary conditions.

(b) Not later than June 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to define each of the methods listed in subsection (a) of this section, establish the circumstances in which each such method shall be used by state contracting agencies, and establish the processes and criteria by which purchases and contracts shall be awarded in accordance with each such method.

Sec. 183. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, specifying the procedure for issuing invitations for bids which shall include the required elements of an invitation for bids, the process for opening of bids, and criteria for the evaluation and award of bids.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, specifying the circumstances in which contracts and purchase orders, in an amount in excess of fifty thousand dollars, may be awarded by a method of source selection other than competitive sealed bidding.

Sec. 184. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) Not later than July 1, 2009, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services, shall adopt regulations to establish small purchase procedures for procurements that do not exceed fifty thousand dollars. Such regulations shall include a prohibition on the artificial division of a procurement in order to make use of such small procurement procedures.

(b) The State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, may determine that a state contracting agency has artificially divided procurement requirements so as to constitute a small purchase under this section and, upon such determination shall prohibit the state contracting agency from utilizing such small purchase procedures.

(c) The State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, may waive the requirement of competitive bidding or competitive negotiation in the case of minor, nonrecurring or emergency purchases of ten thousand dollars or less in amount.

Sec. 185. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, specifying the circumstances in which a contract may be awarded for a supply, service or construction item without competition. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, situations in which an agency contracting officer states in writing that there is only one source for the required supply, service or construction item, provided sole source procurement is not permitted unless a requirement is available from only a single supplier.

Sec. 186. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, shall adopt regulations establishing procedures for waiver of competitive bid or proposal requirements.

Sec. 187. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services and any other appropriate award authority, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, permitting emergency procurements when there exists a threat to public health, welfare or safety. Such emergency procurements shall be made with competition, as is practicable under the circumstances. Said regulations shall require that a written determination of the basis for the emergency and for the selection of the particular contractor be included in the contract file and transmitted to the Governor, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives.

Sec. 188. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) A state contracting agency may request factual information reasonably available to the bidder or proposer to substantiate that the price or cost offered, or some portion of it, is reasonable.

Sec. 189. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, establishing standards for the preparation, maintenance, and content of specifications for supplies, services, and construction required by the state.

Sec. 190. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, specifying the types of contracts that may be used by state contracting agencies. Such regulations shall specify that a cost-reimbursement contract may be used only when a determination is made in writing by the Agency Procurement Officer that such contract is likely to be less costly to the state than any other type or that it is impracticable to obtain the supplies, services or construction required except under such a contract.

Sec. 191. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, requiring that contractors submit appropriate documentation to the appropriate state contracting agency, prior to the award of a contract, to confirm that the proposed contractor's accounting system will permit timely development of all necessary cost data in the form required by the specific contract type.

Sec. 192. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Each contract of a state contracting agency shall provide that a state contracting agency may, at reasonable times, inspect the part of the plant or place of business of a contractor or any subcontractor which is related to the performance of any contract awarded, or to be awarded by the state, to ensure compliance with the contract.

Sec. 193. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) A state contracting agency may audit the books and records of a contractor or any subcontractor under any negotiated contract or subcontract to the extent that such books and records relate to the performance of such contract or subcontract. Such books and records shall be maintained by the contractor for a period of three years from the date of final payment under the prime contract and by the subcontractor for a period of three years from the expiration of the subcontract.

Sec. 194. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) When, for any reason, collusion or other anticompetitive practices are suspected among any bidders or proposers for a state contract, a notice of the relevant facts shall be transmitted to the Attorney General by any affected party, including, but not limited to, the state contracting agency, a bidder or a proposer.

Sec. 195. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Each state contracting agency shall retain and dispose of all procurement records in accordance with records retention guidelines and schedules approved by the Public Records Administrator.

Sec. 196. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) The Agency Procurement Officer of each state contracting agency shall maintain a record that lists all contracts awarded pursuant to section 184 and the regulations adopted under section 186 of this act for a minimum of five years after the date of any such award. Such record shall contain:

(1) Each contractor's name;

(2) The amount and type of each contract; and

(3) A listing of the supplies, services or construction procured under each contract.

Sec. 197. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) (a) After reasonable notice and hearing and consultation with the relevant state contracting agency and the Attorney General, the State Contracting Standards Board, acting through a subcommittee of three members, appointed by the chairperson, which subcommittee shall include not less than one legislative appointee, may disqualify any contractor, bidder or proposer, for a period of not more than five years, from bidding on, applying for or participating as a contractor or subcontractor under, contracts with the state. Such disqualification shall be upon the vote of two-thirds of the members of the subcommittee present and voting for that purpose. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes. The subcommittee shall issue a written recommendation not later than sixty days after the conclusion of such hearing, and shall state the reason for the recommended action and, if the disqualification is recommended, the period of time the contractor, bidder or proposer shall be disqualified. In determining whether to disqualify a contractor, bidder or proposer, the subcommittee shall consider the seriousness of the acts or omissions of the contractor, bidder or proposer and any mitigating factors. Such recommendation shall be submitted to the board for action and sent to the contractor by certified mail, return receipt requested. If disqualification is recommended, the contractor shall have thirty days to submit comments to the board. Upon receipt of the proposed recommendation by the subcommittee, the board shall issue a written decision either adopting, rejecting or modifying the subcommittee's recommendation. Such decision shall be issued not later than thirty days after receipt by the board of the contractor's comments, if any. The board shall send the decision to the contractor by certified mail, return receipt requested. The written decision shall be a final decision for purposes of sections 4-180 and 4-183 of the general statutes.

(b) Causes for such disqualification shall include the following:

(1) Conviction of, or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or admission to, the commission of a criminal offense as an incident to obtaining or attempting to obtain a public or private contract or subcontract, or in the performance of such contract or subcontract;

(2) Conviction of, or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or admission to, the violation of any state or federal law for embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property or any other offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty which affects responsibility as a state contractor;

(3) Conviction of, or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or admission to, a violation of any state or federal antitrust, collusion or conspiracy law arising out of the submission of bids or proposals on a public or private contract or subcontract;

(4) Accumulation of two or more suspensions pursuant to section 198 of this act within a twenty-four-month period;

(5) A wilful, grossly negligent or reckless failure to perform in accordance with the terms of one or more contracts or subcontracts, agreements or transactions with state contracting agencies;

(6) A history of failure to perform or of unsatisfactory performance on one or more public contracts, agreements or transactions with state contracting agencies;

(7) A wilful violation of a statutory or regulatory provision or requirement applicable to a contract, agreement or transaction with state contracting agencies;

(8) A wilful or egregious violation of the ethical standards set forth in sections 1-84 and 1-86e of the general statutes, as determined by the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board; or

(9) Any other cause or conduct the board determines to be so serious and compelling as to affect responsibility as a state contractor, including, but not limited to:

(A) Disqualification by another state for cause;

(B) The fraudulent or criminal conduct of any officer, director, shareholder, partner, employee or other individual associated with a contractor, bidder or proposer of such contractor, bidder or proposer, provided such conduct occurred in connection with the individual's performance of duties for or on behalf of such contractor, bidder or proposer and such contractor, bidder or proposer knew or had reason to know of such conduct;

(C) The existence of an informal or formal business relationship with a contractor who has been disqualified from bidding or proposing on state contracts of any state contracting agency.

(c) Upon written request by the affected state contractor, bidder or proposer, the State Contracting Standards Board may reduce the period or extent of disqualification for a contractor, bidder or proposer if documentation supporting any of the following reasons for modification is provided to the board by the contractor, bidder or proposer:

(1) Newly discovered material evidence;

(2) Reversal of the conviction upon which the disqualification was based;

(3) Bona fide change in ownership or management; or

(4) Elimination of other causes for which the disqualification was imposed.

Sec. 198. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) (a) After reasonable notice and a hearing, conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, the department head of any state contracting agency may suspend any contractor, bidder or proposer for a period of not more than six months from bidding on, applying for or performing work as a contractor or subcontractor under, contracts with the state. The department head shall issue a written decision not later than ninety days after the conclusion of such hearing and state in the decision the reasons for the action taken and, if the contractor, bidder or proposer is being suspended, the period of such suspension. In determining whether to suspend a contractor, bidder or proposer, the department head shall consider the seriousness of the acts or omissions of the contractor, bidder or proposer and any mitigating factors. The department head shall send such decision to the contractor and the State Contracting Standards Board by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such decision shall be a final decision for purposes of sections 4-180 and 4-183 of the general statutes.

(b) Causes for such suspension shall include the following:

(1) Failure without good cause to perform in accordance with specifications or within the time limits provided in the contract;

(2) A record of failure to perform or of unsatisfactory performance in accordance with the terms of one or more contracts, provided failure to perform or unsatisfactory performance caused by acts beyond the control of the contractor shall not be considered to be a basis for suspension;

(3) Any cause the complainant state contracting agency determines to be so serious and compelling as to affect the responsibility of a state contractor, including suspension by another state contracting agency for cause; or

(4) A violation of the ethical standards set forth in section 1-84, 1-86e or 1-101nn of the general statutes, as determined by the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board.

(c) The State Contracting Standards Board may grant an exception permitting a suspended contractor to participate in a particular contract or subcontract upon a written determination by the Board that there is good cause for such exception and that such exception is in the best interest of the state.

(d) The department head of each state contracting agency shall conduct reviews of contractors and shall file reports pertaining to any of the reasons set forth in this section that may be the basis for suspension.

Sec. 199. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) (a) Any bidder or proposer on a state contract may contest the solicitation or award of a contract to a subcommittee of the State Contracting Standards Board which shall be appointed by the chairperson of the board and consist of three members, at least one of whom shall be a legislative appointee. Such contest shall be submitted, in writing, not later than fourteen days after such bidder or proposer knew or should have known of the facts giving rise to such contest and shall be limited to the procedural elements of the solicitation or award process, or claims of an unauthorized or unwarranted, noncompetitive selection process.

(b) The filing of a contest pursuant to this section shall not, alone, be deemed to prohibit the award or execution of any such contested contract.

(c) The assigned subcommittee of the State Contracting Standards Board may settle and resolve any such contest.

(d) In the event such contest is not resolved by mutual agreement, the assigned subcommittee of the State Contracting Standards Board shall issue a decision, in writing, not later than thirty days after receipt of any such contest. Such decision shall:

(1) Describe the procedure used by such agency in soliciting and awarding such contract;

(2) Indicate such agency's finding as to the merits of such bidder or proposer's contest; and

(3) Inform such bidder or proposer of the right to review.

(e) A copy of such decision shall be provided to such bidder or proposer.

Sec. 200. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) (a) Any contractor, bidder or proposer may appeal a decision issued by a department head, pursuant to section 199 of this act, to the State Contracting Standards Board.

(b) Any such appeal shall be filed with the board not later than fourteen days after such contractor, bidder or proposer receives a decision issued pursuant to section 199 of this act. Such bidder or proposer shall set forth the facts supporting its claim in sufficient detail for the State Contracting Standards Board to determine whether the procedural elements of the solicitation or award failed to comply with the code or whether an unauthorized or unwarranted, noncompetitive selection process was utilized.

(c) Any appeal filed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall not be deemed to prohibit the award or execution of any such contested contract.

(d) The State Contracting Standards Board shall create a three-member appeals review subcommittee, one of whom shall be a legislative appointment, which shall review any request filed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and decide whether such solicitation or award was in compliance with the statutes and regulations concerning procurement, and whether allegations of an unauthorized or unwarranted, noncompetitive selection process have been demonstrated. A unanimous vote of such subcommittee shall be dispositive of any such appeal. A split vote of such subcommittee shall result in a review of the appeal by the full membership of the board which, by a vote of two-thirds of its members present and voting for such purpose, shall decide whether the solicitation or award of such contract was in compliance with the statutes and regulations concerning procurement and whether allegations of an unauthorized or unwarranted, noncompetitive selection process have been demonstrated.

(e) Such appeals review subcommittee shall issue a written decision or take other appropriate action on each appeal not later than ninety days after the filing of such appeal. A written copy of any such decision shall be provided to such bidder.

(f) In the event of an appeal review by the full board, the board shall issue a written decision or take other appropriate action on such appeal not later than ninety days after receipt of the appeal from the appeals review subcommittee. A written copy of any such decision shall be provided to such bidder or proposer.

(g) In the event that the appeals review subcommittee or the board determines that a procedural violation occurred, or that allegations of an unauthorized or unwarranted, noncompetitive selection process have been substantiated, the board shall direct the state contracting agency to take corrective action not later than thirty days after the date of the subcommittee's or board's decision, as applicable.

(h) In the event such appeal is found to be frivolous by the appeals review subcommittee or the full board, such frivolous appeal may serve as a basis for disqualification pursuant to section 197 of this act.

(i) Any three members of the board may request a full board review of any contract deliberation or award process of a state contracting agency.

(j) A decision issued by the board or appeals review subcommittee under this section shall be final and not subject to appeal under sections 4-180 and 4-183 of the general statutes.

Sec. 201. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) The State Contracting Standards Board shall issue a decision in writing or take other appropriate action on each appeal submitted pursuant to section 200 of this act. A copy of any decision shall be provided to all parties, the department head of the state contracting agency and the Chief Procurement Officer.

Sec. 202. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) If, prior to award, it is determined by the State Contracting Standards Board that a solicitation or proposed award of a contract by a state contracting agency is in violation of law, then the solicitation or proposed award shall be:

(1) Cancelled; or

(2) Revised to comply with the law.

Sec. 203. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) If, after an award, it is determined by the State Contracting Standards Board that a solicitation or award of a contract by a state contracting agency is in violation of law:

(1) If the person awarded the contract did not act in bad faith:

(A) The contract may be ratified and affirmed by the state contracting agency, provided it is determined by the board that doing so is in the best interests of the state; or

(B) The contract may be terminated and the person awarded the contract shall be compensated for the actual expenses reasonably incurred under the contract, plus a reasonable profit, prior to the termination.

(2) If the person awarded the contract acted in bad faith:

(A) The contract may be declared null and void; or

(B) The contract may be ratified and affirmed if such action is in the best interests of the state, as determined by the State Contracting Standards Board, in writing, without prejudice to the state's right to such damages as may be appropriate.

Sec. 204. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, that specify the process that shall be used to procure architectural and engineering services in design-bid-build procurements, construction in design-bid-build procurements and construction management at-risk. Such regulations shall include a description of the project delivery methods.

Sec. 205. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, that require bid security for all competitive sealed bidding for construction contracts in a design-bid-build procurement when the price is estimated by the state contracting agency to exceed five hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 206. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Insurance and Risk Management Board established pursuant to section 4a-19 of the general statutes shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, in consultation with the State Contracting Standards Board, that specify when a state contracting agency shall require proposers to provide appropriate errors and omissions insurance to cover architectural and engineering services under the project delivery methods established in regulations adopted pursuant to section 204 of this act.

Sec. 207. (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to establish the process to be used to procure consultant services, and in consultation with the Attorney General, the type of contract to be used to procure such consultant services.

Sec. 208. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) With respect to infrastructure facilities, not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the state contracting agencies and the Attorney General, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, requiring the inclusion in state contracts with any state contracting agency of clauses providing for adjustments in prices, time of performance, remedies, termination or other contract provisions necessary to protect the interests of the state.

Sec. 209. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Not later than January 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, concerning the procedure and circumstances under which a state agency may allow contract modification, change order, or contract price adjustment under a construction contract with the state in excess of fifty thousand dollars. Such regulations shall require that every contract modification, change order or contract price adjustment under a construction contract with the state in excess of fifty thousand dollars shall be subject to prior written certification by the fiscal officer of the state contracting agency or other agency responsible for funding the project or the contract, or other official responsible for monitoring and reporting upon the status of the costs of the total project budget or contract budget, as to the effect of the contract modification, change order, or adjustment in contract price on the total project budget or the total contract budget. Such regulations shall further provide that in the event the certification of the fiscal officer or other responsible official discloses a resulting increase in the total project budget or the total contract budget, the Agency Procurement Officer shall not execute or make such contract modification, change order, or adjustment in contract price unless sufficient funds are available or the scope of the project or contract is adjusted so as to permit the degree of completion that is feasible within the total project budget or total contract budget as it existed prior to the contract modification, change order, or adjustment in contract price under consideration provided, with respect to the validity, as to the contractor, of any executed contract modification, change order, or adjustment in contract price which the contractor has reasonably relied upon, it shall be presumed that there has been compliance with the provisions of this section.

Sec. 210. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) On or after July 1, 2010, the State Contracting Standards Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to apply the contracting procedures, as described in sections 181 to 208, inclusive, of this act, to each constituent unit of the state system of higher education. Such regulations shall take into consideration circumstances and factors that are unique to such constituent units.

Sec. 211. (Effective July 1, 2008) The sum of eight hundred thousand dollars shall be transferred from the Department of Labor's Workforce Investment Act account for the purposes of sections 164 to 210, inclusive, of this act.

Sec. 212. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Contracting Standards Board shall transfer to the Comptroller an amount, as determined by the Comptroller, for the purpose of state employee fringe benefits.

Sec. 213. (Effective July 1, 2008) The sum of seven hundred thousand dollars is appropriated to the State Contracting Standards Board, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for the purpose of carrying out the duties of the State Contracting Standards Board, as established in sections 166 to 210, inclusive, of this act.

Sec. 214. Sections 1 to 48, inclusive, of public act 07-1 of the September special session are repealed. (Effective from passage)

Vetoed October 6, 2007