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Senate Bill No. 1502

June Special Session, Public Act No. 07-7

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

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 $ 372,770,739.

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) 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;

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

(3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) 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 $ 1,500,000;

(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 $ 1,680,000;

(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 $ 100,000;

(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 $ 14,000,000.

(j) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(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 Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 250,000.

(l) 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 $ 7,500,000;

(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.

(m) 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.

(n) 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.

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

(p) 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.

(q) 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.

(r) 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 $ 8,000,000.

(s) 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.

(t) 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 $ 8,000,000;

(B) Alterations, repairs and improvements to auxiliary services buildings, not exceeding $ 6,346,000;

(C) Feasibility study for establishment of an education center in the city of Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 250,000;

(D) System telecommunications infrastructure upgrades, improvements and expansions, not exceeding $ 1,200,000;

(E) Land and property acquisitions, not exceeding $ 100,000;

(2) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 4,949,000;

(B) East Campus infrastructure improvements, including road, site and utility improvements, not exceeding $ 1,800,000;

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

(D) Construction and development of a new classroom and office facility, not exceeding $ 4,014,000;

(3) At Western Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 1,400,000;

(B) Development and construction of a fine and performing arts instructional building, not exceeding $ 12,192,000.

(4) At Southern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 3,208,000;

(B) Development of a new academic laboratory building and parking garage, including renovations to the former student center and demolition of Seabury Hall, not exceeding $ 5,684,000;

(5) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 1,165,000;

(B) Development of a campus police station, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(C) Softball field relocation, not exceeding $ 2,700,000;

(D) Development of a new parking garage, not exceeding $ 18,296,000.

(u) For the Department of Correction:

(1) 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;

(2) Planning for inmate housing, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(v) 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 $ 5,000,000;

(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.

(w) 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:

(1) 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;

(2) 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 $ 270,450,025.

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 $ 500,000;

(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 $ 878,050;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center for land acquisition and construction, not exceeding $ 2,950,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for two fire substations, not exceeding $ 439,025;

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

(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 $ 12,000,000;

(5) Grants-in-aid for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $ 487,805, provided (A) up to $ 87,805 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 North Branford for development of the Swatchuk property for active and passive recreation, not exceeding $ 439,025;

(12) Grant-in-aid to the town of Thomaston for extension of a water main in the Jackson Street area, not exceeding $ 1,756,100;

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

(14) Grant-in-aid to the city of New London for repairs at Ocean Beach Park, not exceeding $ 1,350,000;

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

(16) Grant-in-aid to Farnam Neighborhood House for the Camp Farnam Reclamation and Revitalization Project in Durham, not exceeding $ 439,025;

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

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

(19) 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 $ 1,250,000;

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

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

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

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

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

(25) 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 $ 790,240;

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

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

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

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

(30) 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;

(31) 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;

(32) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden for flood control improvements and reuse of the Meriden Hub, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(33) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for improvements in the flood control system, not exceeding $ 3,005,000;

(34) Grant-in-aid to the town of Fairfield for the Rooster River flood control project, not exceeding $ 14,500,000;

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

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

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

(38) Grant-in-aid to the town of Montville for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the sewage treatment facility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(39) 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;

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

(41) 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 $ 400,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk for expansion of the facility, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(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 $ 800,000;

(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 $ 800,000;

(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 and infrastructure improvements, 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 $ 3,250,000;

(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 $ 800,000;

(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 $ 4,500,000;

(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 $ 878,050;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the town of Stafford for downtown redevelopment, not exceeding $ 439,025;

(9) Grant-in-aid to the city of Torrington for downtown redevelopment, not exceeding $ 504,875;

(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 $ 750,000;

(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 city of Milford for streetscape improvements on Silver Sands Parkway, including lights in front of Jagoe Court, not exceeding $ 500,000;

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

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

(21) Grant-in-aid to Hill Development Corp. for renovations and repairs to its facility in New Haven, not exceeding $ 500,000;

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

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

(24) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for the Madison Avenue Gateway Revitalization streetscape project, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

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

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

(27) 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;

(28) 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 $ 3,000,000;

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

(30) 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 $ 1,750,000;

(31) Grant-in-aid to the city of Bridgeport for improvements to Bluefish Stadium, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(32) 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 $ 3,300,000;

(33) 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;

(34) Grant-in-aid to the Hartford Economic Development Corporation for a North Hartford community revolving loan fund, not exceeding $ 900,000;

(35) 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;

(36) 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;

(37) 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;

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

(39) Grant-in-aid to Goodwin College in East Hartford for expansion or relocation of Goodwin College, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

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

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

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

(43) 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 $ 250,000;

(44) 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;

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

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

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

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

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

(50) 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 $ 5,878,050, 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 $ 878,050 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 $ 500,000;

(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 $ 1,000,000;

(6) Grant-in-aid to KB Ambulance Corporation for a building addition and alterations in the town of Danielson, not exceeding $ 465,000.

(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 $ 600,000;

(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 $ 373,170;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the town of Brookfield for expansion of the senior center, including computer equipment, not exceeding $ 439,025;

(3) Grant-in-aid to New Opportunities, Inc. for renovation of classrooms and administrative space at the Slocum Childhood Center in Waterbury, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(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 $ 219,510;

(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 $ 800,000;

(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 $ 2,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Challenger Learning Center of Southeastern Connecticut for construction of a building, not exceeding $ 850,000;

(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 $ 3,500,000;

(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 $ 439,025;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for expansion of the Somers Library, not exceeding $ 439,025;

(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 $ 2,500,000.

(n) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: To recapitalize the programs of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, described in chapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 12,000,000, 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 $ 244,530,361.

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 $ 5,000,000;

(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 $ 8,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Upgrades to the state-wide telecommunications system, including site development and related equipment, not exceeding $ 2,200,000;

(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 $ 5,826,000.

(g) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 500,000;

(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 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 $ 7,500,000;

(4) Property acquisition and improvements to West Rock Ridge State Park, not exceeding $ 900,000.

(i) For the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: Alterations, renovations and additions to Jenkins Laboratory, not exceeding $ 9,000,000.

(j) 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.

(k) 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.

(l) 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 $ 8,000,000.

(m) 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 $ 15,118,861.

(n) 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.

(o) 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;

(3) Development and construction of a self-contained secure treatment facility for juvenile girls, not exceeding $ 6,000,000.

(p) 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 $ 9,000,000.

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 $ 129,017,075.

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 $ 500,000;

(2) For the Responsible Growth Incentive Fund, not exceeding $ 10,000,000, provided up to $ 5,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid of up to $ 1,000,000 each to participating municipalities or regional planning organizations for implementation of transit-oriented plans and strategies in designated pilot program areas.

(b) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Grant-in-aid to the town of Somers for two fire substations, not exceeding $ 439,025;

(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 $ 10,000,000;

(4) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the Lakes Restoration Program, not exceeding $ 200,000;

(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 $ 150,000;

(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 $ 4,500,000;

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

(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 $ 878,050;

(7) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Haven for the River Street development project, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(8) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for property acquisition, design, development and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(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 $ 6,000,000.

(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 $ 2,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $ 1,500,000.

(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 $ 3,500,000;

(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.

(j) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: To recapitalize the programs of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, described in chapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 12,000,000.

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 seventy-two million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided [sixty-five] twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2006] 2008. 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 fifty-seven million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided [sixty-five] twenty 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 sixty-six million five hundred fifty thousand dollars, provided [twenty-five million fifty thousand] twenty-six 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, as amended by section 7 of public act 07-249, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) 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.

(b) All final calculations for grant awards pursuant to this section in an amount equal to or greater than two hundred fifty thousand dollars shall include a computation of the state grant amount amortized on a straight line basis over a ten-year period. Any state charter school which abandons, sells, leases, demolishes or otherwise redirects the use of a school building which benefited from such a grant award during such amortization period, including repayment of debt for the purchase, renovation or improvement of the building, shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date that the abandonment, sale, lease, demolition or redirection occurred. The amortization period shall begin on the date the grant award is paid. A state charter school required to make a refund to the state pursuant to this subsection may request forgiveness of such refund if the building is redirected for public use.

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 eleven 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] nine hundred sixty-one million thirty thousand dollars, provided [twenty] ninety 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 seven hundred fifty-three million four hundred thousand dollars, provided [one hundred] one hundred eighty 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 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. (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 ten 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. 57. 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. 58. 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. 59. 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. 60. 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. 61. 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. 62. 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. 63. 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. 64. (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. 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 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. 66. 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. 67. (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. 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 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. 69. (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. 70. (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. 71. (Effective from passage) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 71 to 76, 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. 72. (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. 73. (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. 74. (Effective from passage) For the purposes of sections 71 to 76, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 73 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 73, 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. 75. (Effective from passage) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 72 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. 76. (Effective from passage) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 71 to 76, 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. 77. (Effective July 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 77 to 82, 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. 78. (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. 79. (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. 80. (Effective July 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 77 to 82, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 79 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 79, 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. 81. (Effective July 1, 2008) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 78 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. 82. (Effective July 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 77 to 82, 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. 83. (Effective May 1, 2008) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 83 to 87, 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. 84. (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. 85. (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. 86. (Effective May 1, 2008) For the purposes of sections 83 to 87, inclusive, of this act, each request filed as provided in section 85 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 85, 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. 87. (Effective May 1, 2008) Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 83 to 87, 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. 88. 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. 89. Section 13b-79x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

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. 90. 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. 91. 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. 92. (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. 93. (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. 94. 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. 95. (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. 96. (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. 97. Subsection (j) of section 13b-57g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(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. 98. (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. 99. (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. 100. (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 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 ten million dollars shall be made available for parking in the town of Mansfield, and up to ten 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. 101. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) Sections 101 to 108, inclusive, of this act are known and may be cited as "The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act".

Sec. 102. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) 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 103 to 108, 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. 103. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) As used in this section and sections 104 to 108, 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 Department of Public Works administrative functions provided for in subsection (d) of section 104 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 103 to 108, inclusive, of this act. "Cost" does not include the cost of administrative functions provided by the system pursuant to 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 104 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 105 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 essential, necessary or useful 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. 104. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) (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, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of CSUS 2020, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

   

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

   

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

   

Ending

Ending

Ending

   

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

   

2009-2011

2012-2014

2015-2018

 

Central Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

18,146,445

6,704,000

5,000,000

 

Renovate/Expand Willard

     
 

and DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(design/construction)

 

57,737,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard and

     
 

DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(equipment)

   

3,348,000

 

New Classroom Office Building

33,978,000

   
 

East Campus Infrastructure

     
 

Development

13,244,000

   
 

Burritt Library Expansion

     
 

(design/construction)

   

96,262,000

 

Burritt Library Renovation

     
 

(design)

   

11,387,000

 

New Maintenance/Salt Shed

     
 

Facility

2,503,000

   
         
 

Eastern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

8,255,113

5,825,000

5,000,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(design)

12,000,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

 

71,556,000

 
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

   

4,115,000

 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(design/construction)

 

19,239,000

 
 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(equipment)

   

1,095,000

 

Sports Center Addition and

     
 

Renovation (design)

   

11,048,000

 

Outdoor Track - Phase II

1,816,000

   
 

Athletic Support Building

1,921,000

   
 

New Warehouse

2,269,000

   
         
 

Southern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

21,860,500

8,637,000

5,000,000

 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct garage,

     
 

design academic laboratory

     
 

Building, demolish Seabury

     
 

Hall)

20,426,000

   
 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct academic laboratory

     
 

Building)

 

63,171,000

 
 

Health and Human Services

     
 

Building

   

60,412,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

   

70,929,000

         
 

Western Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

7,212,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

80,605,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

 

4,666,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

 

2,982,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(construction/equipment)

   

31,594,000

 

Berkshire Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

   

4,797,000

 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (design)

500,000

   
 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (construction)

 

4,245,000

 
 

Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller

     
 

Plant

   

1,957,000

         
 

State University System

     
 

New and Replacement

     
 

Equipment

26,895,000

14,500,000

31,844,000

 

Alterations/Improvements:

     
 

Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000

 

Telecommunications

     
 

Infrastructure Upgrade

5,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000

 

Land and Property Acquisition

9,250,190

3,000,000

4,000,000

         
 

Totals

285,000,000

285,000,000

380,000,000

(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 105 of this act. The proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to section 105 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 particular project or projects, provided (1) a formal approving vote of the board of trustees shall be needed for (A) a revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is less than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) a deletion, or (C) an addition dictated by a change in system planning as determined by the board of trustees or otherwise necessary because of reasons beyond the control of the system, (2) any revision shall be subject only to such formal approval of the board of trustees as long as the board of trustees finds and determines that such revision is consistent with the intent or purpose of the original project, and (3) (A) a revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is equal to or greater than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) an addition, or (C) a deletion shall be conditioned not only upon such formal approval of the board of trustees but also upon a request by the board of trustees for, and enactment of, a subsequent public or special act approving such addition or deletion, if such addition is to add a project not outlined in subsection (a) of this section or the deletion is the deletion of a project outlined in subsection (a) of this section. Furthermore, 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 cost and reallocate from any amounts estimated in subsection (a) of this section, for one or more projects to one or more other projects then constituting a component of CSUS 2020 as long as, at the time of such reallocation, it has found that any such project to which a reallocation is made has been revised or added in accordance with this section 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 it, or has been so deleted. The board of trustees' actions under this section shall be included in reports to the Governor and the General Assembly under section 106 of this act. If the board of trustees requests a revision, addition or deletion pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection, the board of trustees shall submit such request to the Governor at the same time that the request is submitted to the General Assembly.

(d) (1) 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 this act, 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.

(2) Not later than January 1, 2009, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Public Works shall, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, report to the Governor and the General Assembly on any (A) construction management services costs, (B) administrative services costs, and (C) costs of fees associated with CSUS 2020.

(e) 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.

(f) The board of trustees shall request, in writing, approval from the Department of Public Works for any acquisition or purchase of equipment, furniture or personal property using funds provided pursuant to this act. Such purchases or acquisitions shall require specific approval by the Commissioner of Public Works, or shall be deemed approved not later than thirty days after such request for approval, if the commissioner has not rejected the request.

Sec. 105. (Effective July 1, 2008) (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 nine hundred fifty million 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 does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, or the Governor disapproves the request for issuance of all or a portion of the amount of the bonds as provided in subsection (d) of this section, any amount not provided for or disapproved, 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 Ending June 30

Amount

     
 

2009

95,000,000

 

2010

95,000,000

 

2011

95,000,000

 

2012

95,000,000

 

2013

95,000,000

 

2014

95,000,000

 

2015

95,000,000

 

2016

95,000,000

 

2017

95,000,000

 

2018

95,000,000

     
 

Total

$ 950,000,000

(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, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the most recently approved facilities plan and the amount of bonds required for the CSUS 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year. The Governor may, not later than thirty days after such submission, approve or disapprove all or a portion of such amount of bonding submitted by the board of trustees by notifying the board of trustees, in writing, of such decision and the reasons for it. If the Governor does not act within such thirty-day period, the issuance of bonds for the CSUS 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year 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. 106. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) (a) Not later than January 1, 2010, and semiannually thereafter, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status and progress of CSUS 2020. Each report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Information on the number of projects authorized and approved hereunder including, relative to such projects, project costs, timeliness of completion and any problems which have developed in implementation, and a schedule of projects remaining and their expected costs; and (2) the amount of money raised from private sources for the capital and endowment programs. 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.

(b) Commencing January 1, 2010, the first semiannual report in each year submitted in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall include such information as requested by the bonding subcommittee of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, including, but not limited to: (1) The use of bond funds in the current fiscal year, (2) projected use of bond funds for the next succeeding fiscal year, and (3) any updated master plans impacting the balance of the projects. In the event that said bonding subcommittee determines that there has been a significant change in the economic circumstances of the state sufficient to warrant recommendations for modification of the program, the subcommittee may make recommendations for appropriate action to said committee.

Sec. 107. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) On January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2019, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, submit to the Governor and to the General Assembly, a five-year CSUS 2020 performance review report detailing for each project undertaken to date under the program the progress made and the actual expenditures compared to original estimated costs. Not later than sixty calendar days after receipt of said report, the Governor and the General Assembly shall consider the report and determine whether there has been insufficient progress in implementation of CSUS 2020 or whether there has been significant cost increases over original estimates as a result of actions taken by the system. If so, the Governor or the General Assembly may make recommendations for appropriate action to the system and for action by the General Assembly.

Sec. 108. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) The board of trustees shall select and appoint independent auditors, as defined in subdivision (7) of section 4-230 of the general statutes, to annually conduct an audit of any project of CSUS 2020, as defined in subdivision (4) of section 103 of this act. Such audit shall review invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation in order to reconcile project costs and verify conformance with project budgets, cost allocation agreements and applicable contracts, and shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes. The board of trustees shall ensure that the auditors have unfettered access to any documentation the auditors need to review any such project. The auditors appointed pursuant to this section may serve in such capacity for five consecutive years and shall not be reappointed at the expiration of such period. Any such auditor appointed pursuant to this section shall not perform any nonaudit services for the system during such period.

Sec. 109. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter, any recipient of a grant for a school construction project under said chapter 173 (1) for which a payment request for such grant was approved by the Department of Education during the period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending December 31, 2007, (2) that had such payment delayed due to unavailability of state bond funds for such payment, and (3) that incurred fees, interest and other costs or lost income associated with short-term borrowing, as described in subsection (b) of this section, used to cover the amount of the payment that was delayed, may, not later than March 31, 2008, apply to the Department of Education, in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes, for reimbursement of such fees, interest and other costs or lost income. The Department of Education shall reimburse the applicant in an amount that is equal to one hundred per cent of the amount of the fees, interest and other costs or lost income associated with such borrowing that the commissioner deems reasonable.

(b) As used in subsection (a) of this section, other costs or lost income associated with short-term borrowing shall include, but not be limited to, costs incurred or income lost by the applicant resulting from the diversion of funds to cover payments for school construction projects when such funds were previously budgeted for or allocated to another purpose or were diverted from a reserve fund. Such costs or lost income shall be reimbursed at a rate that equals the rate of interest for investments in the Short Term Investment Fund under section 3-27a of the general statutes for the period of time during which school construction payments pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes were delayed during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, due to the unavailability of state bond funds for such payments.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, reimbursements pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be funded through the issuance of bonds pursuant to said section 10-287d.

(d) The official intent of the state required pursuant to 26 CFR 1. 150-2, with respect to the use of funds as provided in this section, is that the state reasonably expects to reimburse from the proceeds of borrowings any and all expenditures paid as provided in this section and the amounts of such reimbursements is not anticipated to exceed the amount of the funds authorized to be spent under this section. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Treasurer are authorized to amend this declaration of official intent on behalf of the state.

Sec. 110. Subsection (q) of section 2 of special act 87-77 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(q) For the Judicial Department: (1) At New Haven Courthouse: planning for improvements, renovations and parking garage, not exceeding two million dollars; (2) at Bridgeport Courthouse: [planning for restoration] Restoration, repairs and renovations, not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; (3) at Waterbury Courthouse: land acquisition and planning for Phase I construction, renovations and improvements including code compliance, building expansion, and new parking garage, not exceeding two million dollars; (4) acquisition, renovations and additions to courthouse complex, Vernon, not exceeding three million six hundred ten thousand dollars; (5) acquisition of Norwalk courthouse, not exceeding one million nine hundred thousand dollars; (6) state-owned buildings and grounds, various renovations, repairs and improvements, not exceeding one million dollars.

Sec. 111. 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. 112. 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. 113. Subdivision (6) of subsection (o) of section 30 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

[Planning for new addition to Bridgeport Criminal Court Complex, improvements] Improvements and renovations to existing courthouse facility in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 5,100,000.

Sec. 114. Subsection (e) of section 33 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 68 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for community-based residential and outpatient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations and improvements, (at least $ 800,000 of such total for First Step in New London), not exceeding [$ 1,250,000] $677,653.

Sec. 115. 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. 116. 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. 117. 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. 118. 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] $8,426,830, provided up to $439,025 shall be made available to the town of Plymouth.

Sec. 119. Section 20 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 47 of public act 00-167, section 61 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 83 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 20 to 26, inclusive, of public act 99-242, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 218,727,700] $218,596,029.

Sec. 120. 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. 121. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Land acquisition and related development costs, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $943,429.

Sec. 122. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Planning for new campus police station, not exceeding [$ 212,000] $136,900.

Sec. 123. Section 1 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 5 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, section 74 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 94 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 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 01-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 484,883,595] $484,130,595.

Sec. 124. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Land and property acquisition, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $3,247,000.

Sec. 125. 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. 126. Section 16 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 91 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 103 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 16 to 22, inclusive, of special act 01-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 159,545,100] $158,074,100.

Sec. 127. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (5) of subsection (g) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 128. 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. 129. 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. 130. Section 1 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, as amended by section 91 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 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 [$ 242,577,339] $238,036,871.

Sec. 131. 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. 132. 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. 133. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, repairs and improvements-Auxiliary Services buildings, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $3,870,000.

Sec. 134. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

System telecom infrastructure upgrades, improvements and expansions, not exceeding [$ 1,921,000] $76,561.

Sec. 135. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 136. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 743,000] $426,301.

Sec. 137. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Davidson/Marcus White fire code improvements, not exceeding [$ 417,000] $146,000.

Sec. 138. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 139. Subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May 2004 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

At Western Connecticut State University: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 980,000] $701,670.

Sec. 140. 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. 141. 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. 142. Section 1 of public act 04-3, as amended by section 98 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 public act 04-3, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 137,662,390] $102,556,390.

Sec. 143. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 144. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 145. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 146. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 147. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 148. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 149. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 04-3 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 150. Section 9 of public act 04-3 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 to 15, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 56,789,000] $56,389,000.

Sec. 151. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10 of public act 04-3 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, including improvements to the south electrical loop, not exceeding [$ 915,000] $515,000.

Sec. 152. 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] $202,822,361.

Sec. 153. 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. 154. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, repairs and improvements-Auxiliary Services buildings, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $3,969,084.

Sec. 155. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 156. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (p) 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 to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 2,500,000] $775,000.

Sec. 157. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 158. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 159. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (2) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 160. Subparagraph (E) of subdivision (2) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 161. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (3) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 162. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (3) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 163. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Renovations and improvements to academic facilities, not exceeding [$ 1,300,000] $675,000.

Sec. 164. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (4) of subsection (p) 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 to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 2,600,000] $2,214,800.

Sec. 165. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (4) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 166. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (4) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 167. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (5) of subsection (p) 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 to facilities, including code compliance improvements and a new campus police station, not exceeding [$ 2,700,000] $736,307.

Sec. 168. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (5) of subsection (p) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Softball field relocation, not exceeding [$ 2,788,000] $274,820.

Sec. 169. 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] $123,122,500.

Sec. 170. 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. 171. Subdivision (8) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 172. 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. 173. Subdivision (26) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 174. Subdivision (30) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 175. 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. 176. 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. 177. 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 $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, and (B) up to $750,000 shall be made available to the city of Bridgeport for the Burroughs Community Center.

Sec. 178. Subdivision (4) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 179. 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 Quinebaug 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] University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $2,000,000;

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

Sec. 180. 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. 181. 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. 182. Subdivision (11) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 183. Subdivision (13) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 184. 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. 185. Subdivision (16) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 186. 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. 187. 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. 188. 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. 189. Section 20 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 [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 [$ 299,965,241] $177,381,115.

Sec. 190. 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. 191. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 192. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, repairs and improvements-Auxiliary Services buildings, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $2,142,494.

Sec. 193. Subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 194. Subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 195. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (4) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 1,100,000] $1,011,700.

Sec. 196. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (4) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 197. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (4) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 198. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (4) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 199. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (5) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 2,500,000] $1,171,680.

Sec. 200. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (5) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 201. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (5) of subsection (k) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 202. 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] $175,315,500.

Sec. 203. 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) Grant-in-aid to the Norwalk Transit District, for construction of a bus depot, not exceeding $ 250,000;

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

Sec. 204. Subdivision (7) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 205. Subdivision (10) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 206. Subdivision (14) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 207. Subdivision (23) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 208. Subdivision (30) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 209. Subdivision (36) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 210. 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] $6,317,070, provided (A) up to $439,020 shall be made available to the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center, (B) up to $2,450,000 shall be made available to the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport for renovations to a youth center, (C) up to $878,050 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. 211. 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] University of New Haven, for establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(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; ]

[(19)] (18) Grant-in-aid to the city of Meriden, for a streetscape project, not exceeding $ 250,000;

[(20)] (19) 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)] (20) Grant-in-aid to Bridgeport for a feasibility study for the Congress Street Plaza urban renewal area in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 250,000;

[(22)] (21) Grant-in-aid to the town of Bloomfield, for a fašade improvement program, not exceeding $ 500,000.

Sec. 212. 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. 213. Subdivision (8) of subsection (m) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 214. 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.

Approved November 2, 2007