CHAPTER 109
MUNICIPAL BOND ISSUES

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Sec. 7-374. Bonded indebtedness of municipalities.
Sec. 7-374c. Municipal pension deficit funding bonds.
Sec. 7-378a. Renewal of temporary notes.
Sec. 7-380c. Maturity date for bonds issued for water or waste facilities. Maturity date for bonds issued for school building projects.

      Sec. 7-374. Bonded indebtedness of municipalities. (a) Definitions. As used in this section, "town" includes each town, consolidated town and city and consolidated town and borough; "municipality" excludes each town and includes each other independent and dependent political and territorial division and subdivision.

      (b) Limitation of indebtedness No town and no municipality coterminous with or within such town shall incur any indebtedness in any of the following classes through the issuance of bonds which will cause the aggregate indebtedness, in that class, of such town and of all municipalities coterminous with and within such town, jointly, to exceed the multiple stated below for each class times the aggregate annual receipts of such town and of all municipalities coterminous with and within such town, jointly, from taxation for the most recent fiscal year next preceding the date of issue: (1) All debt other than debt for urban renewal projects, water pollution control projects, school building projects, as defined in section 10-289, and the funding of an unfunded past benefit obligation, as defined in section 7-374c, two and one-quarter; (2) debt for urban renewal projects, three and one-quarter; (3) debt for water pollution control projects, three and three-quarters; (4) debt for school building projects, as defined in section 10-289, four and one-half; (5) debt for the funding of an unfunded past benefit obligation, as defined in section 7-374c, three; and (6) total debt including subdivisions (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of this subsection, seven. In the computation of annual receipts from taxation, there shall be included as such receipts interest, penalties, late payment of taxes and payments made by the state to such town and to municipalities coterminous with and within such town under section 12-129d and section 7-528. In computing such aggregate indebtedness, there shall be excluded each bond, note and other evidence of indebtedness (i) issued in anticipation of taxes; (ii) issued for the supply of water, for the supply of gas, for the supply of electricity, for electric demand response, for conservation and load management, for distributed generation, for renewable energy projects, for the construction of subways for cables, wires and pipes, for the construction of underground conduits for cables, wires and pipes, for the construction and operation of a municipal community antenna television system and for two or more of such purposes; (iii) issued in anticipation of the receipt of proceeds from assessments which have been levied upon property benefited by any public improvement; (iv) issued in anticipation of the receipt of proceeds from any state or federal grant for which the town or municipality has received a written commitment or for which an allocation has been approved by the State Bond Commission or from a contract with the state, a state agency or another municipality providing for the reimbursement of capital costs but only to the extent such indebtedness can be paid from such proceeds; (v) issued for water pollution control projects in order to meet the requirements of an abatement order of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, provided the municipality files a certificate signed by its chief fiscal officer with the commissioner demonstrating to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the municipality has a plan for levying a system of charges, assessments or other revenues which are sufficient, together with other available funds of the municipality, to repay such obligations as the same become due and payable; and (vi) upon placement in escrow of the proceeds of refunding bonds, notes or other obligations or other funds of the municipality in an amount sufficient, together with such investment earnings thereon as are to be retained in said escrow, to provide for the payment when due of the principal of and interest on such bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness. "Urban renewal project", as used in this section, shall include any project authorized under title 8, the bonds for which are not otherwise, by general statute or special act, excluded from the computation of aggregate indebtedness or borrowing capacity. In the case of a town that is a member of a regional school district, a portion of the aggregate indebtedness of such regional school district shall be included in the aggregate indebtedness of such town for school building projects for the purposes of this section. Such portion shall be determined by applying to the indebtedness of the district, other than indebtedness issued in anticipation of the receipt by the district of payments by its member towns or the state for the operations of such district's schools and of proceeds from any state or federal grant for which the district has received a written commitment or for which an allocation has been approved by the State Bond Commission or from a contract with the state, a state agency or another municipality providing for the reimbursement of capital costs but only to the extent such indebtedness can be paid from such proceeds, such member town's percentage share of the net expenses of such district for the most recent fiscal year next preceding the date of issue payable by such town as determined in accordance with subsection (b) of section 10-51.

      (1949 Rev., S. 807; 1949, 1953, 1955, S. 363d; March, 1958, P.A. 8, S. 5; 24, S. 5; 1959, P.A. 218; 1963, P.A. 604, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 53, S. 1; 461, S. 6; 574, S. 7; 1969, P.A. 536, S. 1; 584, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 69, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 36, S. 1; P.A. 78-154, S. 15; P.A. 85-543, S. 5, 7; P.A. 87-584, S. 9, 18; P.A. 89-377, S. 7, 8; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 90-1, S. 8, 10; P.A. 93-158, S. 2, 11; P.A. 99-97, S. 2, 6; 99-182, S. 2, 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-1, S. 32; P.A. 07-242, S. 95.)

      History: 1959 act changed reference in Subsec. (b) from 10-282 to 10-289; 1963 act changed method of determining limitation under Subsec. (b) in each category; 1965 acts amended Subsec. (a) to delete obsolete reference to real estate owned by the county and amended Subsec. (b) to specify annual receipts used as basis be those reported pursuant to Sec. 12-13, to provide such receipts be averaged as provided in Sec. 10-268 instead of Sec. 12-13, to add exception re towns whose fiscal years end July first and to require in computation of tax receipts inclusion of payments by state to town and to municipalities coterminous with and within town; 1969 acts replaced previous provision re bonds which cause aggregate indebtedness of more than two and one-quarter times annual taxation receipts with limit on indebtedness to not more than seven times annual tax receipts and deleted provision for determination based on averaging three years' receipts; 1971 act replaced previous limits with new formula set forth in Subdivs. (1) to (5), included in computation of receipts interest, penalties and late payments, excluded from computation of indebtedness bonds on anticipation of proceeds from assessments on property, deleting provision re bonds "payable solely out of the proceeds of assessments ...," and bonds issued in anticipation of receipt of state or federal grants and defined "urban renewal project"; 1972 act added reference to Sec. 12-24c; P.A. 78-154 replaced "sewers" with "water pollution control projects" in Subsec. (b); P.A. 85-543 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that debt limits for bond issues of towns and municipalities shall be based on their aggregate annual receipts from taxation; P.A. 87-584 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting reference to Secs. 12-24a and 12-24c and inserting references to Secs. 12-129d and 7-528 and Sec. 4 of public act 87-584; P.A. 89-377 amended Subdiv. (iii) of Subsec. (b) to include indebtedness related to allocations which have been approved by the state bond commission and added Subsec. (b)(iv) to include debt for water pollution control projects related to abatement orders; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 90-1 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that the exemption from the debt limitation for projects under abatement orders of the commissioner of environmental protection will be allowed only when the municipality has satisfied the commissioner that it has a repayment plan for such debt; P.A. 93-158 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting definitions of "grand list" and "serial bonds", amended Subsec. (b) by deleting exclusion of fair market value in determining maximum debt and deleting Subpara. (ii) excluding "each bond, not or other evidence of indebtedness", and relettering the subparagraphs and inserting new Subpara. (vi) excluding from aggregate indebtedness bonds for which there has been placed in escrow an amount sufficient to pay the interest and principal thereon and adding provision for the amount of aggregate indebtedness of regional school districts and deleted former Subsec. (c) detailing inapplicability of section to issuance of specified serial bonds, effective June 23, 1993; P.A. 99-97 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that the aggregate indebtedness of regional school districts is calculated by allowing the debt shown on a member community's balance sheet to be net of applicable anticipated school construction grants from the state, effective June 3, 1999; P.A. 99-182 aded Subsec. (b)(5) re debt for the funding of unfunded past benefit obligation, effective June 23, 1999; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-1 amended Subsec. (b) to add "for the construction and operation of a municipal community antenna television system", effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 07-242 amended Subsec. (b)(ii) to add "for electric demand response, for conservation and load management, for distributed generation, for renewable energy projects", effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 7-374c. Municipal pension deficit funding bonds. (a) For purposes of this section:

      (1) "Actuarial valuation" means a determination certified by an enrolled actuary, in a method and using assumptions meeting the parameters established by generally accepted accounting principles, of the normal cost, actuarial accrued liability, actuarial value of assets and related actuarial present values for a pension plan of a municipality as of a valuation date not more than thirty months preceding the date of issue of the pension deficit funding bonds, together with an actuarial update of such valuation as of a date not more than three months preceding the date of notification of the secretary by the municipality, in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section, of its intent to issue the pension deficit funding bonds.

      (2) "Actuarially recommended contribution" means the lesser of the annual employer normal cost or the annual required contribution of the municipal employer to the pension plan of the municipality, as established by the actuarial valuation and determined by an enrolled actuary in a method and using assumptions meeting the parameters established by generally accepted accounting principles, provided such contribution shall be at least equal to the amount actuarially determined necessary to maintain the pension plan's funding ratio substantially the same as immediately succeeding the deposit of the proceeds of the pension deficit funding bonds in such pension plan. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, with respect to any pension deficit funding bonds (A) issued on or after July 1, 2006, or (B) issued prior to such date and with respect to which the municipality issuing the bonds requests and receives the approval of the Treasurer and the secretary, the term "actuarially recommended contribution" means the annual required contribution of the municipal employer to the pension plan of the municipality, as established by the actuarial valuation and determined by an enrolled actuary in a method and using assumptions meeting the parameters established by generally accepted accounting principles, provided the amortization schedule used to determine such contribution shall be fixed and shall have a term not longer than the longer of ten years, or thirty years from the date of issuance of the pension deficit funding bonds. In the event that the funding ratio of the pension plan, as determined immediately succeeding the deposit of the proceeds of the pension deficit funding bonds in such pension plan, is reduced by thirty per cent or more, the maximum permitted term of such amortization schedule shall be reduced by the same percentage. Any municipality receiving the approval of the secretary and the Treasurer to apply this definition with respect to pension deficit funding bonds issued prior to July 1, 2006, shall thereafter comply with the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of this section.

      (3) "Chief executive officer" means (A) for a municipality as described in section 7-188, such officer as described in section 7-193, (B) for a metropolitan district, such officer as described in the special act, charter, local ordinance or other local law applicable to such metropolitan district, (C) for a district, as defined in section 7-324, the president of its board of directors, (D) for a regional school district, the chairperson of its regional board of education, and (E) for any other municipal corporation having the power to levy taxes and to issue bonds, notes or other obligations, such officer as prescribed by the general statutes or any special act, charter, special act charter, home-rule ordinance, local ordinance or local law applicable to such municipal corporation.

      (4) "Enrolled actuary" means a person who is enrolled by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries established under subtitle C of title III of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as from time to time amended.

      (5) "General obligation" means an obligation issued by a municipality and secured by the full faith and credit and taxing power of such municipality.

      (6) "Legislative body" means (A) for a regional school district, the regional board of education, and (B) for any other municipality not having the authority to make ordinances, the body, board, committee or similar body charged under the general statutes, special acts or its charter with the power to authorize the issue of bonds by the municipality.

      (7) "Municipal Finance Advisory Commission" means the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission established pursuant to section 7-394b.

      (8) "Municipality" means a municipality, as defined in section 7-369, or a regional school district.

      (9) "Obligation" means any bond or any other transaction which constitutes debt in accordance with both municipal reporting standards in section 7-394a and the regulations prescribing municipal financial reporting adopted by the secretary pursuant to said section 7-394a.

      (10) "Pension deficit funding bond" means any obligation issued by a municipality to fund, in whole or in part, an unfunded past benefit obligation. The term "pension deficit funding bond" shall not include any bond issued by a municipality pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of this section to pay, fund or refund prior to maturity any of its pension deficit funding bonds previously issued, or any bond issued prior to January 1, 1999, but may include any bond issued by a municipality prior to January 1, 1999, for the sole and exclusive purposes of (A) applying the provisions of subsection (f) of this section in lieu of subsection (c) of section 7-403a as the municipality may determine, and (B) requiring the municipality to apply and comply with the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section.

      (11) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designee.

      (12) "Treasurer" means the Treasurer of the state of Connecticut or the Treasurer's designee.

      (13) "Unfunded past benefit obligation" means the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the pension plan determined in a method and using assumptions meeting the parameters established by generally accepted accounting principles.

      (14) "Weighted average maturity" means (A) the sum of the products, determined separately for each maturity or sinking fund payment date and taking into account any mandatory redemptions of the obligation, of (i) with respect to a serial obligation, the principal amount of each serial maturity of such obligation and the number of years to such maturity, or (ii) with respect to a term obligation, the dollar amount of each mandatory sinking fund payment with respect to such obligation and the number of years to such payment, divided by (B) the aggregate principal amount of such obligation.

      (b) Except as expressly provided in this section, no municipality shall issue any pension deficit funding bond.

      (c) Any municipality which has no outstanding pension deficit funding bonds, other than an earlier series of such obligations issued under subsection (b) of section 7-374b or this section to partially fund an unfunded past pension obligation, may authorize and issue pension deficit funding bonds to fund all or a portion of an unfunded past benefit obligation, as determined by an actuarial valuation, and the payment of costs related to the issuance of such bonds in accordance with the following requirements.

      (1) The municipality shall, within the time and in the manner prescribed by regulations adopted by the secretary or as otherwise required by the secretary, notify the secretary of its intent to issue such pension deficit funding bonds and shall include with such notice (A) the actuarial valuation, (B) an actuarial analysis of the method by which the municipality proposes to fund any unfunded past benefit obligation not to be defrayed by the pension deficit funding bonds, which method may include a plan of issuance of a series of pension deficit funding bonds, (C) an explanation of the municipality's investment strategic plan for the pension plan with respect to which the pension deficit funding bonds are to be issued, including, but not limited to, an asset allocation plan, (D) a three-year financial plan, including the major assumptions and plan of finance for such pension deficit funding bonds, (E) a comparison of the anticipated effects of funding the unfunded past benefit obligation through the issuance of pension deficit funding bonds with the funding of the obligation through the annual actuarially recommended contribution, prepared in the manner prescribed by the secretary, (F) documentation of the municipality's authorization of the issuance of such pension deficit funding bonds including a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance of the municipality authorizing the issuance of the pension deficit funding bonds and an opinion of nationally recognized bond counsel as to the due authorization of the issuance of the bonds, (G) documentation that the municipality has adopted an ordinance, or with respect to a municipality not having the authority to make ordinances, has adopted a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the members of its legislative body, requiring the municipality to appropriate funds in an amount sufficient to meet the actuarially required contribution and contribute such amounts to the plan as required in subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of this section, (H) the methodology used and actuarial assumptions that will be utilized to calculate the actuarially recommended contribution, (I) a draft official statement with respect to the issuance of the pension deficit funding bonds, and (J) such other information and documentation as reasonably required by the secretary or the Treasurer to carry out the provisions of this section. The secretary and the Treasurer may, if they deem necessary, hire an independent actuary to review the information submitted by the municipality.

      (2) Not later than ten days after the sale of the pension deficit funding bonds, the municipality shall provide the secretary and the Treasurer with a final financing summary comparing the anticipated effects of funding the unfunded past benefit obligation through the issuance of the pension deficit funding bonds with the funding of the obligation through the annual actuarially recommended contribution, prepared in the manner prescribed by the secretary.

      (3) As long as the pension deficit funding bonds or any bond refunding such bonds are outstanding, the municipality shall (A) for each fiscal year of the municipality commencing with the fiscal year in which the bonds are issued, appropriate funds in an amount sufficient to meet the actuarially required contribution and contribute such amount to the plan, and (B) notify the secretary annually, who shall in turn notify the Treasurer, of the amount or the rate of any such actuarially recommended contribution and the amount or the rate, if any, of the actual annual contribution by the municipality to the pension plan to meet such actuarially recommended contribution. On an annual basis, the municipality shall provide the secretary and the Treasurer with: (i) The actuarial valuation of the pension plan, (ii) a specific identification, in a format to be determined by the secretary, of any changes that have been made in the actuarial assumptions or methods compared to the previous actuarial valuation of the pension plan, (iii) the footnote disclosure and required supplementary information disclosure required by GASB Statement Number 27 with respect to the pension plan, and (iv) a review of the investments of the pension plan including a statement of the current asset allocation and an analysis of performance by asset class. With respect to a municipality which issues pension deficit funding bonds on or after July 1, 2006, in any fiscal year for which such municipality fails to appropriate sufficient funds to meet the actuarially required contribution in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision there shall be deemed appropriated an amount sufficient to meet such requirement, notwithstanding the provisions of any other general statute or of any special act, charter, special act charter, home-rule ordinance, local ordinance or local law.

      (4) The municipality shall not issue pension deficit funding bonds prior to, or more than six months subsequent to, receipt of the written final review required under subsection (d) of this section. A municipality may renotify the secretary of its intention to issue pension deficit funding bonds and provide the secretary with updated information and documentation in the manner and as described in subdivision (1) of this subsection, and request an updated final review from the secretary if more than six months will elapse between the receipt of the prior final review of the secretary and the proposed date of issue of the pension deficit funding bonds.

      (d) Upon receipt of notification from a municipality that it intends to issue pension deficit funding bonds, the secretary shall inform the Treasurer and the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission of such notification. The secretary and the Treasurer shall review the information and documentation required in subsection (c) of this section and within fifteen days shall notify the municipality as to the adequacy of the materials provided and whether any additional information is required. The secretary and the Treasurer shall issue a written final review to the municipality verifying that the municipality has complied with the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section and, including any recommendations to the municipality concerning the issuance of pension deficit funding bonds, not later than thirty days following the receipt of such information and documentation. The secretary shall file a copy of such final review with the chief executive officer of the municipality and the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission. If the secretary and the Treasurer fail to provide a written final review to the municipality by the forty-fifth day following the receipt of such information and documentation, such final review shall be deemed to have been received by the municipality.

      (e) Except as otherwise provided by this section, the provisions and limitations of this chapter shall apply to any pension deficit funding bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this section. Such pension deficit funding bonds shall be general obligations of the municipality, and shall be serial bonds maturing in annual or semiannual installments of principal, or shall be term bonds with mandatory annual or semiannual deposits of sinking fund payments into a sinking fund. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general statute or of any special act, charter, special act charter, home-rule ordinance, local ordinance or local law, (1) the first installment of any series of pension deficit funding bonds shall mature or the first sinking fund payment of any series of pension deficit funding bonds shall be due not later than eighteen months from the date of the issue of such series, provided that such first installment shall mature or such first sinking fund payment shall be due not later than the fiscal year of the municipality next following the fiscal year in which such series is issued, and the last installment of such series shall mature or the last sinking fund payment of such series shall be due not later than thirty years from such date of issue, (2) any such pension deficit funding bonds may be sold at public sale on sealed proposal, by negotiation or by private placement in such manner at such price or prices, at such time or times and on such terms or conditions as the municipality, or the officers or board of the municipality delegated the authority to issue such bonds, determines to be in the best interest of the municipality, and (3) no municipality shall issue temporary notes in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds from the sale of its pension deficit funding bonds.

      (f) Proceeds of the pension deficit funding bonds, to the extent not applied to the payment of costs related to the issuance thereof, shall be deposited in the pension plan of the municipality to fund the unfunded past benefit obligation for which the bonds were issued, and, notwithstanding any limitations on the investment of proceeds received from the sale of bonds, notes or other obligations set forth in section 7-400 may be invested in accordance with the terms of said pension plan, as such terms may be amended from time to time.

      (g) A municipality may authorize and issue refunding bonds to pay, fund or refund prior to maturity any of its pension deficit funding bonds in accordance with the provisions of section 7-370c, provided, or, with respect to a regional school district, the provision of section 10-60a, notwithstanding the provisions of said sections 7-370c and 10-60a, the weighted average maturity of such refunding bonds shall not exceed the weighted average maturity of the outstanding pension deficit funding bonds being paid, funded or refunded by such refunding bonds. The municipality shall notify the secretary, who shall in turn notify the Treasurer, of its intention to issue refunding bonds pursuant to this subsection, not less than fifteen days prior to the issuance thereof, and shall provide the secretary with a copy of the final official statement, if any, prepared for the refunding bonds, not more than fifteen days after the date of issue of such bonds.

      (h) The secretary, in consultation with the Treasurer, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, as necessary to establish guidelines concerning compliance with the provisions of subsections (c), (d) and (g) of this section.

      (P.A. 99-182, S. 1, 3; P.A. 00-196, S. 64, 66; P.A. 06-79, S. 2; 06-196, S. 41; P.A. 07-217, S. 23-25.)

      History: P.A. 99-182 effective June 23, 1999; P.A. 00-196 added "actuarially determined" in Subsec. (a)(2), effective June 1, 2000; P.A. 06-79 amended Subsec. (a) by defining "legislative body" and redefining "actuarially recommended contribution", "chief executive officer" and "municipality", amended Subsec. (c)(1) by adding "major assumptions" and deleting provision re preparation of plan in Subpara. (D), deleting former Subparas. (E) and (F) re information and documentation and inserting new Subparas. (E) to (J) and authorizing employment of an independent actuary to review information, added new Subsec. (C)(2) re submission of final financing summary, redesignating existing Subdivs. (2) and (3) as new Subdivs. (3) and (4) and, in new Subdiv. (3), revising provisions re contribtions in Subpara. (A) and adding provisions re annual information to be provided to the secretary and the Treasurer and re appropriation of sufficient amount, amended Subsec. (g) by adding provisions re regional school district, amended Subsec. (h) by making regulations discretionary rather than mandatory, and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (c)(2), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (c), effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 7-378a. Renewal of temporary notes. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-264 and 7-378, and any other public or special act or charter which limits the renewal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bond issues to two years or any lesser period of time from the date of the original notes, any municipality, as defined in section 7-369, may renew any temporary notes for a period of not more than eight years from the date of the original issue of such temporary notes if the municipality promptly applies all project grant payments toward project costs or toward payment of such temporary notes as the same shall become due and payable or deposits such grants in trust for such purposes and if the legislative body of such municipality (1) authorizes the inclusion in the annual budget for each year or otherwise appropriates sufficient sums, from funds other than project grants or note proceeds, to retire notes equal to at least one-twentieth of the town's estimated net cost of the project no later than three years from the date of the original issue of such temporary notes and again for each subsequent year during which such temporary notes remain outstanding; (2) reduces the principal amount of each bond issue when sold by the amount spent under subdivision (1) of this section, and provides for the payment or amortization of the principal of such bonds in annual installments commencing no later than nine years from the date of original issue of the temporary notes being permanently financed by such bonds; (3) reduces the maximum authorized term of the bonds when sold by not less than the number of months by which the date of issue exceeds two years from the date of the original notes. For sewer projects or school building projects, as defined in section 7-380c, the annual payments required under said subdivision (1) shall be at least one-thirtieth of the town's estimated net cost of such sewer or school building project. Any federal or state grants which are to be paid over a period of years to reimburse the municipality for a portion of principal due on bonds or notes may be used in computing the municipality's net cost of the project. That portion of the proceeds of the issue of any such temporary notes being issued as part of a common sale, which portion is not used to refund outstanding temporary notes, shall be deemed a separate loan and be considered to have a separate original issue date. Each such portion of any such temporary notes may be renewed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

      (1967, P.A. 626, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 646; P.A. 77-525, S. 2, 3; P.A. 78-316, S. 1, 4; P.A. 86-350, S. 10, 28; P.A. 02-114, S. 1; P.A. 07-87, S. 2.)

      History: 1969 act added reference to charters and reflected the possibility that renewals of temporary notes might be for less than two years; P.A. 77-525 specified conditions under which temporary notes might be renewed for four years replacing previous condition requiring payment of interest and principal which would have been paid if entire principal amount had been sold within two years of borrowing, deleted requirement that installments be substantially equal and made special provisions re payments for sewer projects and exclusion of grants paid over a number of years in calculating town's net cost; P.A. 78-316 allowed consideration of grants paid over a number of years in calculating net cost; P.A. 86-350 made a variety of changes for purposes of clarification, updating the statutes to conform to current financial practices and to conform to anticipated changes in federal tax policy; P.A. 02-114 extended the maximum time period for renewal of temporary notes from four to eight years, replaced "no later than four years from the date of the original issue of such temporary notes" with "for each subsequent year during which such temporary notes remain outstanding" and extended the date when annual payments are required to begin after the original note issue from five to nine years; P.A. 07-87 added references to school building projects, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 7-380c. Maturity date for bonds issued for water or waste facilities. Maturity date for bonds issued for school building projects. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-234, 7-236, 7-263 and 7-371 or any other public or special act or charter or ordinance or resolution which limits or imposes conditions on the final maturity of, or the due date of the last sinking fund payment for, bonds issued by any municipality, as defined in section 7-369, for the purpose of acquisition or construction of all or any part of a sewerage system, as those terms are defined in section 7-245, or for the acquisition, construction, extension, enlargement or maintenance of a municipal water supply system or the extension of water mains, the last installment of any series of such bonds shall mature, or the last sinking fund payment for such series of bonds shall be due, not later than forty years from the date of issue of such series, provided that such bonds are issued in conjunction with a water or waste facility loan from the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to Subtitle A of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Title III of P.L. 87-128 (7 USC 1992 et seq.) or Section 2322 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, Title XXIII of P.L. 101-624 (7 USC 1926-1) as from time to time amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-371, or any other public or special act or charter or ordinance or resolution which limits or imposes conditions on the final maturity of, or the due date of the last sinking fund payment for, bonds issued by any municipality for a school building project, the last installment of any series of such bonds shall mature, or the last sinking fund payment for such series of bonds shall be due, not later than thirty years from the date of issue of such series. For purposes of this subsection, "school building project" means the construction, purchase, extension, replacement, renovation or major alteration of a building to be used for public school purposes, including the equipping and furnishing of such construction, purchase, extension, replacement, renovation or major alteration, the improvement of land therefor the improvement of the site of an existing building for public school purposes or the purchase cost of a site for public school purposes. "School building project" does not include any project authorized by the General Assembly pursuant to chapter 173 prior to July 1, 1996, or the purchase of equipment or the minor alteration or improvement of a building, land or site to be used for public school purposes, unless such purchase, minor renovation, alteration or improvement is in conjunction with a project that otherwise qualifies as a school building project.

      (P.A. 95-270, S. 9, 11; P.A. 07-87, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 95-270, S. 9 effective June 22, 1995; P.A. 07-87 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re maturity date for bonds issued for school building projects, effective July 1, 2007.

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