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Substitute House Bill No. 7386

Special Act No. 07-11

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Norwich a parcel of land located in the city of Norwich, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 14 acre and is identified as Lot 53, Block 4 on town of Norwich Tax Assessor's Map 101. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Norwich shall use said parcel of land for transportation and municipal purposes. If the city of Norwich:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Milford a parcel of land located in the town of Milford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2. 40 acres and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Milford, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, U. S. Route 1 & Roses Mill Road, Scale 1" = 40', September 1999, James F. Byrnes Jr. , P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Milford shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Milford:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Trumbull a parcel of land located in the town of Trumbull, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 75 acres and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Trumbull, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Huntington Turnpike at Merritt Parkway, Scale: 1" = 40', January 1997, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Trumbull shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Trumbull:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works shall convey to the town of Newtown a parcel of land located in the town of Newtown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 23 acres and is identified as a portion of Lot 14, Block, 3 on town of Newtown Tax Assessor's Map 37 and contains the former storage building located at the intersection of Trades Lane and Old Farm Road. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Newtown shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of Newtown:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Public Works. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall convey to the Geckle Conservation Foundation a parcel of land located in the town of Newtown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, which shall include any costs associated with a survey of the property. Said parcel of land has an area of less than one acre and is identified as a portion of the Fairfield Hills Hospital Property located along the easterly side of Queen Street consisting of approximately one hundred fifty feet by two hundred fifty feet and containing a barn. The state shall retain a right-of-way across said parcel for access to Queen Street which right-of-way is identified as "Right-of-Way H" on a map entitled "Property Survey, prepared for, The Geckle Conservation Foundation, Queen Street Newtown, Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40', May 4, 2007, Paul A. Brautigam, Surveyor. " The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Geckle Conservation Foundation shall use said parcel of land for agricultural purposes. If the Geckle Conservation Foundation:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel for purposes other than agricultural,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Agriculture. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the city of Norwich a parcel of land located in the city of Norwich, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately one-half acre and is identified as Lot 54, Block 2 on city of Norwich Tax Assessor's Map 71. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Norwich shall use said parcel of land for park and recreational purposes. If the city of Norwich:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Beacon Falls a parcel of land located in the town of Beacon Falls, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 79 acre and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Beacon Falls, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Route 8, Scale 1" = 40', October 2005, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Beacon Falls shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of Beacon Falls:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) The state of Connecticut, acting through the Department of Environmental Protection, is authorized to convey, without consideration, any interest of the state in the Penfield Reef Lighthouse and any submerged lands on which such lighthouse rests, which are located off Penfield Reef on western Long Island Sound at 41 degrees, 7 minutes north longitude and 73 degrees, 13. 3 minutes west latitude, to the town of Fairfield. The town of Fairfield, acting alone, or in cooperation with the Fairfield Historical Society, shall preserve said lighthouse and submerged lands and utilize said lighthouse and submerged lands for open space, historical and cultural purposes only. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect or impede any shellfish lease granted by the Department of Agriculture or access to any shellfish within the boundaries of any such lease.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the state of Connecticut, acting through the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University system, shall convey to the city of New Britain a parcel of land located in the city of New Britain, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 696 acre and is identified as the Central Connecticut State University parcel of land located on the southerly side of the east end of Kilbourne Avenue which constitutes a portion of Lot 212 on city of New Britain Tax Assessor's Map 241. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from Central Connecticut State University. The land shall remain under the care and control of said university until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. Central Connecticut State University shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 10. Section 18 of special act 97-20 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of South Windsor, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board and at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, two parcels of land located in the town of South Windsor which have a total area of approximately twenty acres and which are identified as the surplus portion of the land (1) in Department of Transportation File No. 132 70 27B, and (2) which is bounded on the north by a HELCO right-of-way, on the east by Ellington Road (Rte. 30), on the south by I-291 and on the west by U. S. Rte. 5 (former Department of Transportation File No. 132-70-26).

(b) (1) The town of South Windsor shall use said parcels of land for open space or storm water management and infrastructure improvement purposes, or may sell all or any portion of said parcels of land to a purchaser who shall use such land for economic development purposes. Any such sale shall be made at a cost equal to the: [fair] (A) Fair market value of the land, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers who shall be selected by the Commissioner of Transportation, or (B) administrative costs of making such conveyance if such conveyance is made to facilitate the objectives of an economic development plan adopted by the legislative body of the town of South Windsor prior to the effective date of this section. Such cost shall be subject to the approval of such commissioner, said town and the purchaser. All moneys received by the town of South Windsor from any such sale for fair market value shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and deposited in the Special Transportation Fund.

(2) If, in the case of either such parcel, the town of South Windsor (A) does not use the parcel for open space or storm water management and infrastructure improvement purposes, (B) does not retain ownership of all of the parcel, except for a sale of all or any portion of the parcel for economic development purposes in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection, or (C) leases all or any portion of the parcel, the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, and the Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 11. Section 13 of public act 04-186 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Correction shall [convey to the Area Waterbury Fire Chiefs Association, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance,] transfer custody and control of a parcel of correctional institution land located in the town of Cheshire and having an area of approximately ten acres to the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. [The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board. ]

(b) The [Area Waterbury Fire Chiefs Association] Commission on Fire Prevention and Control shall use said parcel of land for firefighting educational and training purposes. [If the Area Waterbury Fire Chiefs Association:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Correction. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Correction shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance. ]

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Andrea L. Mullen two parcels of land located in the towns of Coventry and Andover at the cost equal to the fair market value of said parcels of land as determined by the department plus the administrative costs to make such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately 7. 82 acres and are identified on a map entitled land acquired from Francis D. Mullen et al. , 32-114-11 by the state of Connecticut.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance of state land under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding a certain restriction contained in a quit claim deed from the state of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, to the city of Stamford, dated September 2, 1976, and recorded in the city of Stamford land records in volume 1589, pages 321 to 353, inclusive, that the parcel of land designated as parcel 22 and known as "Clinton Avenue Extension" be used for highway purposes only, said parcel may be used for the relocation of the road and other than highway purposes and said restriction is released and relinquished and shall have no further force and effect.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the state, acting through the Department of Public Works shall convey to the city of Danbury a parcel of land and improvements thereon located in the city of Danbury, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 6 acre and is identified as Lot 102 on city of Danbury Tax Assessor's Map I-14. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Danbury shall use said parcel of land for social or human services purposes. If the city of Danbury:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut, except that the city of Danbury may convey said parcel to a Connecticut nonstock, not-for- profit corporation for use of said parcel, by such corporation and any subsequent owner of said parcel, for social or human services purposes and the city of Danbury may lease all or any portion of said parcel to a Connecticut nonstock, not-for-profit corporation for use of said parcel, by such corporation, for social or human services purposes.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the state, acting through the Department of Public Works. The land shall remain under the care and control of the state until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section, provided such conveyance shall not occur prior to January 1, 2011. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The state, acting through the Department of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 15. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the Bridgeport Port Authority a parcel of land located in the city of Bridgeport, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 008 acres and is identified as a certain parcel of land situated in the city of Bridgeport, county of Fairfield, and state of Connecticut, being more particularly bounded and described as follows:

"Beginning at a point, said point being the southeast corner of the intersection of Seaview Avenue and the eastbound off-ramp of Interchange 29, Interstate 95;

Thence running southwesterly along land of the Bridgeport Port Authority, 620', more or less;

Thence running northerly along the easterly highway line of Stratford Avenue, along a curved line concave to the west, 370' more or less;

Thence running easterly along the southerly highway line of said eastbound off-ramp of Interchange 29, Interstate Route 95, 440' more or less. "

The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Bridgeport Port Authority shall use said parcel of land for economic development and waterfront related purposes. If the Bridgeport Port Authority:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Griswold a parcel of land located in the town of Griswold, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 5. 5 acres and is identified on a map entitled "Plan Showing Property of Elizabeth W. Snyder prepared for the Department of Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut, Sheldon Road and Connecticut Route 165, Griswold Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40', May 2001". The parties shall determine the precise location of such acreage. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Griswold shall use said parcel of land for recreational purposes. If the town of Griswold:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel;

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel; or

(4) Does not develop recreational fields on said parcel within five

years of such conveyance,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Shelton a parcel of land located in the city of Shelton, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 325 acre and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of Shelton, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, S. R. 714 - Bridgeport Avenue at Platt Road, Scale 1" = 40', December 2005, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Shelton shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the city of Shelton:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Brooklyn a parcel of land located in the town of Brooklyn, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 3. 69 acres and is identified as Lots 24 to 30, inclusive, on town of Brooklyn Tax Assessor's Map 24. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Brooklyn shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of Brooklyn:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 19. Section 6 of public act 04-186, as amended by section 14 of public act 05-279, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall enter into an agreement with the town of Voluntown for the exchange of two parcels of land located in the town of Voluntown, simultaneously and each in consideration of the other. The parcel of land to be conveyed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection in said exchange is identified as Lot 2 on town of Voluntown Tax Assessor's Map 32, which has an area of approximately 15. 24 acres. The parcel of land to be conveyed by the town of Voluntown in said exchange is identified as [the tract or parcel of land bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pipe found on the easterly line of James Road, said pipe marking the southwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Daniel R. & Lisa M. Boulanger and the northwesterly corner of the herein described tract and running thence S 89 34' 24" E a distance of 1537. 24 feet to a point, bounded northerly by land of said Boulanger and land now or formerly of John T. & Kimberly K. Gileau, in part by each; thence N 14 19' 29" E a distance of 300. 00 feet to a stone pile at land now or formerly of Oscar Koor, bounded westerly by land of said Gileau; thence easterly a distance of 223 feet, more or less, to land of the State of Connecticut, bounded northerly by land of said Koor; thence southerly a distance of 680 feet, more or less, to an iron pin at land now or formerly of Sandra & William DeRosa, bounded easterly by land of the State of Connecticut; thence S 85 18' 23" W a distance of 967. 56 feet to an iron pin, bounded southerly by land of said DeRosa, land now or formerly of Eric M. & Judith A. Larson and land now or formerly of Jason M. & Veronica M. Brunelle, in part by each; thence N 0 22' 59" E a distance of 570. 22 feet to an iron pin; thence N 89 34' 24" W a distance of 685. 76 feet to an iron pin set on the easterly line of James Road, these last 2 lines bounded westerly and southerly by remaining land of William Potopowitz, Jr. ; thence N 32 56' 45" E a distance of 59. 31 feet by and along the easterly line of James Road to the point of beginning; which parcel is a part of property conveyed by William Potopowitz, Sr. and William Potopowitz, Jr. to William Potopowitz, Jr. by deed recorded Feb. 2, 1997, in Voluntown Land Records Vol. 65 Page 803, and has an area of approximately 15. 46 acres] "Map 25, Lot 23-1 N/F the Town of Voluntown" on a map entitled "Perimeter Survey prepared for the Department of Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut, Property of the Town of Voluntown, James Road (East Side), Scale 1" = 100', CME Associates, Inc.", which consists of approximately 14.77 acres. The town of Voluntown shall pay the administrative costs incurred by the state in the exchange of said parcels of land. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall pay the costs of any survey of either of said parcels of land that is prepared for the purposes of said exchange. Said exchange shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the exchange of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The state land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for the conveyance of state land under this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commission on Culture and Tourism shall convey to the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society a parcel of land, a right-of-way and an easement, each located in the city of Hartford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land and right-of-way have an area of approximately 0. 04 acre and are more particularly described in a deed from Frances A. McCook to the state of Connecticut, dated December 1, 1967, and recorded in the city of Hartford land records in volume 1229, page 24. Said easement is more particularly described in a deed from Frances A. McCook to the state of Connecticut, dated February 6, 1968, and recorded in the city of Hartford land records in volume 1229, page 28. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Antiquarian and Landmarks Society shall use said parcel of land for administrative and historic preservation purposes. If the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land right-of-way and easement not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Commission on Culture and Tourism. The land, right-of-way and easement shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commission on Culture and Tourism shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Colchester a parcel of land located in the town of Colchester, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 5 acre and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of Colchester, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Dr. Foote Road & Midland Drive, Scale 1" = 40', March 2007, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Colchester shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of Colchester:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Agriventures Realty, LLC a parcel of land located in the town of New Milford, at the cost equal to the fair market value of the property, as determined by the Department of Transportation, in addition to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2. 004 acres and is identified as "Excess Area" on a map entitled "Land Acquired from M & C Realty Associates, LTD. by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Construction of Additional Lanes on U. S. Route 7, Scale 1" = 500', October 2002, James F. Byrnes, Jr. , P. E. , Chief Engineer- Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". Any state authorized improvements made to said parcel of land by Agriventures Realty, LLC prior to such conveyance, which may affect the value of said parcel of land at the time of such conveyance, shall be considered by the Department of Transportation in determining the fair market value of said parcel of land. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the custody and control of the Department of Transportation until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

(c) Concomitant with such conveyance, Agriventures Realty, LLC and its affiliates or assigns shall waive any relocation assistance under section 8-268 of the general statutes and 49 CFR 24.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Canaan a parcel of land located in the town of Canaan, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 36 acre and is identified as "Release Area" on map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of Canaan, Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, U. S. Route 7 - Lime Rock Road at Six Rod Road, Scale 1" = 40', October 2005, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Canaan shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes in connection with the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department. If the town of Canaan:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Correction shall convey to the town of East Lyme a parcel of land located in the town of East Lyme, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately twenty acres and is identified as a portion of the property on Lot 2, on town of East Lyme Tax Assessor's Map 10 on Roxbury Road. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of East Lyme shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of East Lyme:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Correction. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Correction shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall transfer to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services custody and control of a parcel of land located in the town of New Haven. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2. 7 acres and is identified as "Rte 34 West Phase I" on a map entitled "New Haven Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Rte 34, 2007".

(b) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall use said parcel of land to provide parking for the Connecticut Mental Health Center.

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Windham a parcel of land located in the town of Windham, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 3 acres and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan Prepared for the Town of Windham, Riverside Drive, Willimantic, Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40', May 14, 2007, Towne Engineering, Inc. ". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Windham shall use said parcel of land for a town parking lot purposes. If the town of Windham:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Windsor Locks four parcels of land located in the town of Windsor Locks, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately 2. 06 acres and are identified as "Conveyance Areas #'s 3, 4, 5 and 6" on a map entitled "Limited Boundary Survey Prepared for BDL Real Estate Holdings LLC, Proposed Land Transfers, Route 75 and Route 20, Windsor Locks CT. Scale 1" = 30, April 4, 2007, Fuss and O'Neil". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) If the town of Windsor Locks does not use said parcels of land for transportation or economic development purposes the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 28. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Derek Viel a parcel of land located in the city of New Britain, for the fair market value of said parcel plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 06 acre and is identified as Lot 146 on city of New Britain Tax Assessor's Map 394. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall convey to the town of Newtown a parcel of land located in the town of Newtown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 28. 12 acres and is identified as a portion of Lot 2, Block 5 on town of Newtown Tax Assessor's Map 37. The parties shall determine the final size and location of said parcel. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Newtown shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of Newtown:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Agriculture. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Greenwich a parcel of land located in the town of Greenwich, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 4. 35 acres and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of Greenwich Map Showing Land Released to, by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Ct Route 15 - Merritt Parkway at Lake Avenue, Scale 1" = 40', February 2007, Arthur Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Greenwich shall use said parcel of land for open space and passive recreational purposes. If the town of Greenwich:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 31. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) (a) The Commissioner of Transportation, with the advice and consent of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Properties Review Board, may sell, lease and convey, in the name of the state, or otherwise dispose of, or enter into agreements concerning, any land and buildings owned by the state and obtained for or in connection with the Route 6 Expressway, which real property is not necessary for such purposes. The commissioner shall notify the chief elected official of the municipality in which said property is located and the state representative and the state senator representing the municipality in which said property is located not later than one year after the date a determination is made that the property is not necessary for highway purposes and that the department intends to dispose of the property. No such determination shall be made without the commissioner first holding a public hearing concerning such proposed disposition and the approval of the Federal Highway Administration.

(b) The Department of Transportation shall obtain a full appraisal on excess property prior to its sale pursuant to this section. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, transfers to other state agencies and municipalities for purposes specified by the department shall be exempt from the appraisal requirement. The department shall obtain a second appraisal if such property is valued over one hundred thousand dollars and is not to be sold through public bid or auction. If a second appraisal is obtained, the sale price shall be the average of the two appraisals. Any appraisals or value reports shall be obtained prior to the determination of a sale price of the excess property.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 3-14b and 4b-21 of the general statutes, no property, whether or not a structure is situated upon it at the time it is obtained by the department for highway purposes, may be sold or transferred pursuant to this section not later than twenty-five years after the date of its acquisition without the department first offering the owner or owners of the property at the time of its acquisition a right of first refusal to purchase the property at the amount of its appraised value as determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, except for property offered for sale to municipalities prior to the effective date of this section. Notice of such offer shall be sent to each such owner by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, not later than one year after the date a determination is made that such property is not necessary for highway purposes. Any such offer shall be terminated by the department if it has not received written notice of the owner's acceptance of the offer not later than ninety days after the date it was mailed. Whenever the offer is not so accepted, the department shall offer parcels which meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to other state agencies and shall offer parcels which do not meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to all abutting landowners in accordance with department regulations. If the sale or transfer of the property pursuant to this section results in the existing property of an abutting landowner becoming a nonconforming use as to local zoning requirements, the commissioner may sell or transfer the property to that abutter without public bid or auction. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, establishing procedures for the disposition of excess property pursuant to the provisions of this subsection in the event such property is owned by more than one person.

(d) Where the department has in good faith and with reasonable diligence attempted to ascertain the identity of persons entitled to notice under subsection (c) of this section and mailed notice to the last-known address of record of those ascertained, the failure to in fact notify those persons entitled thereto shall not invalidate any subsequent disposition of property pursuant to this section.

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Marlborough a parcel of land located in the town of Marlborough, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 55 acre and is identified as "the relocated Town Road known as Jones Hollow Road and all excess lands from Department of Transportation State Project # 78-88". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Marlborough shall use said parcel of land for transportation and municipal purposes. If the town of Marlborough:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Division of Criminal Justice shall convey to the town of Rocky Hill a parcel of land located in the town of Rocky Hill, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 35 acre and is identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Map, Town of Rocky Hill, Map Showing Land to Be Released to Town of Rocky Hill, by the State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, 300 Corporate Place, Scale 1" = 40', May 30, 2007, John H. Miller, L. S. " The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Rocky Hill shall use said parcel of land for economic development purposes. If the town of Rocky Hill:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Chief State's Attorney. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Chief State's Attorney shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 34. Sections 4 and 31 of public act 05-279 are repealed. (Effective from passage)

Approved July 5, 2007