CHAPTER 185b
CONSTITUENT UNITS

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Sec. 10a-88. (Formerly Sec. 10-109a). Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System.
Sec. 10a-89. (Formerly Sec. 10-109b). Duties of trustees of the Connecticut State University.
Sec. 10a-91a*. Short title: The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act.
Sec. 10a-91b*. Legislative finding of purpose of The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act.
Sec. 10a-91c*. Definitions.
Sec. 10a-91d*. CSUS 2020 infrastructure improvement program.
Sec. 10a-91e*. Terms of financing for the CSUS 2020 program.
Sec. 10a-91f*. Report on status and progress of CSUS 2020.
Sec. 10a-91g*. CSUS 2020 performance review report.
Sec. 10a-91h*. Audit of projects. Submission of results to Governor and General Assembly.
Sec. 10a-104c. Program to facilitate recruitment of eminent faculty and research staffs.
Sec. 10a-109c. Definitions.
Sec. 10a-109d. Powers of the university for UConn 2000.
Sec. 10a-109e. UConn 2000 infrastructure improvement program.
Sec. 10a-109g. Terms of financing transactions.
Sec. 10a-109n. Construction by the university of capital improvements.
Sec. 10a-109z. Audit of projects.
Sec. 10a-109bb. Construction management oversight committee. Duties.

PART II
CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

      Sec. 10a-88. (Formerly Sec. 10-109a). Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System. There shall continue to be a Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System to consist of eighteen members, fourteen to be appointed by the Governor, who shall reflect the state's geographic, racial and ethnic diversity; two of whom shall be state college or Connecticut State University system alumni; and four students, one from each state university elected by the students enrolled at such state university. On or before July 1, 1983, the Governor shall appoint members to the board as follows: Five members, one of whom shall be a state college or Connecticut State University system alumnus, for a term of two years from said date; five members, one of whom shall be a state college or Connecticut State University system alumnus, for a term of four years from said date, and four members for a term of six years from said date. Thereafter the Governor shall appoint members of said board to succeed those appointees whose terms expire, such members to serve for terms of six years each from July first in the year of their appointment, provided two of the members appointed for terms commencing July 1, 1995, and their successors shall be state college or Connecticut State University system alumni, one of the members appointed for a term commencing July 1, 1997, and his or her successors shall be such alumni and two of the members appointed for terms commencing July 1, 1999, and their successors shall be such alumni. On and after July 1, 1999, the board shall at all times include at least one member from each county in which a state university is located. (1) On or before November 1, 1975, the students enrolled at the institutions under the jurisdiction of the board shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect two members of the board, each of whom shall be enrolled as a full-time student at an institution under the jurisdiction of the board at the time of his or her election. One such member shall be elected for a term of one year from November 1, 1975, and one for a term of two years from said date. On or before November 1, 1976, until July 1, 1997, such students shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board, who shall be so enrolled at any such institution at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from November first in the year of his or her election, except that the term of the member due to expire on October 31, 1998, shall expire on October 31, 1997. (2) On and after July 1, 1997, until June 30, 2007, the student members of the board shall be elected as follows: (A) (i) On or before November 1, 1997, the students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at such state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of one year from said November first, and (ii) on or before November 1, 1998, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at such state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from November first in the year of his or her election; (B) (i) on or before November 1, 1997, the students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at such state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of one year from said November first, and (ii) on or before November 1, 1998, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the November first in the year of his or her election; (C) on or before November 1, 1997, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at such university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the November first in the year of his or her election; and (D) on or before November 1, 1997, and biennially thereafter, the students at Western Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at such state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the November first in the year of his or her election. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the term of any student member elected pursuant to this subdivision during calendar year 2005 or 2006, shall terminate June thirtieth of the year in which such term is due to expire. (3) On and after July 1, 2007, the student members of the board shall be elected as follows: (A) On or before July 1, 2008, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at said state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from July first in the year of his or her election; (B) on or before July 1, 2008, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at said state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the July first in the year of his or her election; (C) on or before July 1, 2007, and biennially thereafter, the students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at said state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the July first in the year of his or her election; and (D) on or before July 1, 2007, and biennially thereafter, the students at Western Connecticut State University shall, in such manner as the board determines, elect one member of the board who shall be a full-time student at said state university at the time of his or her election and who shall serve for a term of two years from the July first in the year of his or her election. If any student member of the board elected on or after November 1, 2001, ceases to be a matriculating student in good standing, either as a full-time undergraduate student or as a full-time or part-time graduate student, at the state university from which such student member was elected, the membership of such student shall terminate. If, on and after July 1, 2007, the membership of any such student member terminates, the students enrolled at the state university such student member represented shall, not later than thirty days after the membership terminates and in such manner as the board determines, elect a student member of the board who shall serve for the remainder of the term. The Governor shall, pursuant to section 4-9a, appoint the chairperson of the board. The board shall, biennially, elect from its members such other officers as it deems necessary. The Governor shall fill any vacancy in the appointed membership of the board by appointment for the balance of the unexpired term. Any vacancies in the elected membership of said board shall be filled by special election for the balance of the unexpired term. The members of said board shall receive no compensation for their services as such but shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses in the course of their duties.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 330, S. 29; P.A. 75-262, S. 3; 75-504, S. 3, 5; P.A. 82-218, S. 15, 39, 46; P.A. 83-587, S. 21, 96; P.A. 91-256, S. 53, 69; P.A. 94-97, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-259, S. 22, 32; P.A. 97-247, S. 24, 27; P.A. 01-141, S. 5, 16; P.A. 07-19, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 75-262 increased number of members from 12 to 14 including two students, deleted provision for first appointments after creation of board and added provisions re election of student members, their terms and vacancy-filling procedure; P.A. 75-504 increased number of members to 16, including two state college alumni, and added provisions for their appointment; P.A. 82-218 reorganized higher education system, amending section to require that trustees reflect state's diversity, to replace prior appointment provisions, to require that governor, rather than trustees, select chairman and to replace "state colleges" with "Connecticut State University," effective March 1, 1983; Sec. 10-109a transferred to Sec. 10a-88 in 1983; P.A. 83-587 added specific reference to Connecticut State University; P.A. 91-256 made technical changes; P.A. 94-97 added provision requiring that alumni be appointed to terms commencing July 1, 1995, July 1, 1997 and July 1, 1999, effective May 25, 1994; P.A. 95-259 added provision requiring that on and after July 1, 1999, the board include at least one member from each county in which a state university is located, effective July 6, 1995; P.A. 97-247 increased the student representation on the board from two to four, specified that one student be from each state university, inserted Subdiv., Subpara. and subclause designators and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 01-141 added provision re termination of the term of a student member of the board who ceases to be a matriculating student in good standing and made technical changes for purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 07-19 amended Subdiv. (2) to terminate method for determining term of student member under that Subdiv. on June 30, 2007, and add language re students elected in 2005 or 2006, added Subdiv. (3) re student member terms on and after July 1, 2007, and added language re termination of membership due to enrollment status change and replacement of member, effective May 7, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-89. (Formerly Sec. 10-109b). Duties of trustees of the Connecticut State University. (a) Subject to state-wide policy and guidelines established by the Board of Governors of Higher Education, the board of trustees shall provide for the administration of the Connecticut State University system, plan for the expansion and development of the institutions within its jurisdiction, and submit such plans to the Board of Governors of Higher Education and to the Commissioner of Public Works for review and recommendations. The Commissioner of Public Works upon request of the board of trustees shall, in accordance with section 4b-30, negotiate and execute leases on such physical facilities as the board of trustees may deem necessary for proper operation of such institutions, and the board of trustees may, with the permission of the Commissioner of Public Works and the State Properties Review Board, expend capital funds therefor if such leasing is required during the planning and construction phases of institutions within its jurisdiction for which such capital funds were authorized. Subject to such policies as may be established by the board of trustees, the chief executive officer of each institution within the jurisdiction of the board may make buildings and other facilities under its control available to nonprofit and other organizations or to individuals for temporary uses not inconsistent with the educational purpose of the institution. The board of trustees may appoint or remove the chief executive officer of each institution within its jurisdiction, and with respect to its own operation the board of trustees may appoint and remove a chancellor and executive staff. The board of trustees may determine the size of the executive staff and the duties, terms and conditions of employment of the chancellor and staff, subject to personnel guidelines established by the Board of Governors of Higher Education in consultation with said board of trustees. The board of trustees may employ faculty and other personnel needed to maintain and operate the institutions within its jurisdiction. Within the limitation of appropriations, the board of trustees shall fix the compensation of such personnel, establish terms and conditions of employment and prescribe their duties and qualifications. The board of trustees shall determine who constitutes its professional staff and establish compensation and classification schedules for its professional staff. The board of trustees shall annually submit to the Commissioner of Administrative Services a list of the positions which it has included within the professional staff. The board of trustees may appoint one or more physicians for the Connecticut State University system and shall provide such physicians with suitable facilities for the performance of such duties as it prescribes. Subject to state-wide policy and guidelines established by the Board of Governors of Higher Education, the board of trustees shall: (1) Make rules for the government of the Connecticut State University system and shall determine the general policies of the university system, including those concerning the admission of students and the expenditure of the funds of institutions under its jurisdiction within the amounts available; (2) develop the mission statement for the university system which shall include, but not be limited to the following elements: (A) The educational needs of and constituencies served by the institutions within its jurisdiction; (B) the degrees offered by such institutions; and (C) the role and scope of each institution within the university system, which shall include each institution's particular strengths and specialties. The board of trustees shall submit the mission statement to the Board of Governors of Higher Education for review and approval in accordance with the provisions of section 10a-6; (3) establish policies for the university system and for the individual institutions under its jurisdiction; (4) submit to the Board of Governors of Higher Education, for approval, recommendations for the establishment of new academic programs; (5) make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Governors of Higher Education regarding institutional mergers or closures; (6) coordinate the programs and services of the institutions under its jurisdiction; (7) be authorized to enter into agreements, consistent with the provisions of section 5-141d, to save harmless and indemnify sponsors of research grants to institutions under its jurisdiction, provided such an agreement is required to receive the grant and limits liability to damages or injury resulting from acts or omissions related to such research by employees of such institutions; (8) promote fund-raising by the institutions under its jurisdiction in order to assist such institutions, provided the board shall not directly engage in fund-raising except for purposes of providing funding for (A) scholarships or other direct student financial aid; and (B) programs, services or activities at one or more of the institutions within its jurisdiction and report to the Commissioner of Higher Education and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education by January 1, 1994, and biennially thereafter, on all such fund-raising; and (9) charge the direct costs for a building project under its jurisdiction to the bond fund account for such project, provided (A) such costs are charged in accordance with a procedure approved by the Treasurer; and (B) nothing in this subdivision shall permit the charging of working capital, as defined in the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, or costs originally paid from sources other than the bond fund account.

      (b) The board of trustees shall: (1) Review and approve institutional budget requests and prepare and submit to the Board of Governors of Higher Education, in accordance with the provisions of section 10a-8, the budget request for the Connecticut State University system; and (2) propose facility planning and capital expenditure budget priorities for the institutions under its jurisdiction. The board may request authority from the Treasurer to issue payment for claims against the state university system, other than a payment for payroll, debt service payable on state bonds to bondholders, paying agents, or trustees, or any payment the source of which includes the proceeds of a state bond issue.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 330, S. 30; 1967, P.A. 751, S. 6; 1969, P.A. 530, S. 10; 592, S. 3; P.A. 73-214, S. 4; P.A. 75-425, S. 26, 57; P.A. 77-573, S. 24, 30; 77-614, S. 67, 73, 610; P.A. 78-331, S. 47, 58; P.A. 81-275, S. 1; P.A. 82-218, S. 16, 39, 46; P.A. 83-587, S. 22, 96; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 87-496, S. 57, 110; P.A. 91-174, S. 9, 16; 91-230, S. 13, 17; 91-256, S. 21, 69; 91-349, S. 2, 8; P.A. 93-201, S. 12, 24; P.A. 94-180, S. 12, 17; 94-245, S. 27, 46; P.A. 97-293, S. 16, 26; P.A. 07-19, S. 1.)

      History: 1967 act gave additional powers to board, including planning expansion and development, leasing power, power to employ executive secretary, executive staff and faculty and powers to select and acquire sites and construct buildings subject to approval of commission for higher education; 1969 acts removed five-year limit on leases, added provisions concerning professional staff and allowed board to use capital funds for leases during planning and construction phases of institutions; P.A. 73-214 transferred leasing power to commissioner of public works, although board retained power to decide when lease necessary and whether capital funds should be used; P.A. 75-425 required approval of expansion and development plans by public works commissioner and state properties review board, required permission of public works commissioner and properties review board for expenditure of capital funds and transferred site selection and acquisition and building construction powers to public works commissioner; P.A. 77-573 substituted board of higher education for commission for higher education; P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for personnel policy board and public works commissioner; P.A. 78-331 specified board of trustees to avoid confusion with board of higher education; P.A. 81-275 permitted board to make buildings and facilities available to certain organizations or individuals for temporary uses consistent with the colleges' educational purposes; P.A. 82-218 reorganized higher education system, replacing board of higher education with board of governors, and renaming state colleges as Connecticut State University, adding provisions concerning trustees' duties re state-wide policy and guidelines and re budget requests, effective March 1, 1983; Sec. 10-109b transferred to Sec. 10a-89 in 1983; P.A. 83-587 replaced references to state college system with references to Connecticut State University; P.A. 84-241 added "of higher education" to board of governors' title; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; P.A. 91-174 in Subsec. (a) added new Subdiv. concerning fund-raising; P.A. 91-230 in Subsec. (a) removed requirement for the board of governors to approve expansion and development plans and substituted provision for the board to review and make recommendations on the plans; P.A. 91-256 made technical changes and in Subsec. (b) added provision for the board to request authority to issue payment for claims against the state university system; P.A. 91-349 added new Subdiv. in Subsec. (a) concerning research grants; P.A. 93-201 amended Subsec. (a) to delete authority for the development of plans for a new state university and to make technical changes, amended Subdiv. (8) of said Subsec. to require report and added Subdiv. (9) re charging the bond fund account for the direct costs of a building project, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-180 amended Subdiv. (8) of Subsec. (a) to add the prohibition against direct fund-raising by the board except for the purposes described in Subparas. (A) and (B), effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 94-245 substituted "provide for the administration" for "administer" and changed the holder of the authority for making buildings and other facilities available to nonprofit and other organizations or individuals from the board to the chief executive officer of each institution subject to such policies as may be established by the board, effective June 2, 1994; P.A. 97-293 amended Subsec. (a) to remove a requirement for approval of plans by the Commissioner of Public Works and the State Properties Review Board and to substitute submission of plans to the Commissioner of Public Works for review and recommendations, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 07-19 amended Subsec. (a) to redesignate executive secretary as chancellor and make technical changes, effective May 7, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-91a*. Short title: The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act. Sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, are known and may be cited as "The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act".

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 101.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91b*. Legislative finding of purpose of The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act. The purpose of The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act is to enhance the intellectual capacity of the state by providing the infrastructure needed to prepare this state's present and future workforce, to contribute to the increased competitiveness of this state's businesses and to have a positive impact on economic development within this state, through a special capital improvement program established for the Connecticut State University system that assures a state commitment to support the financing of the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement and equipping of facilities, structures and related systems for the benefit of this state and the Connecticut State University system, all to the public benefit and good, and the exercise of the powers, to the extent and manner provided in The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act, is declared to be for a public purpose and to be the exercise of an essential government function. Sections 10a-91c to 10a-91h, inclusive, being necessary for the welfare of this state and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes thereof.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 102.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91c*. Definitions. As used in this section and sections 10a-91d to 10a-91h, inclusive, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings:

      (1) "Act" means The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act.

      (2) "Board of trustees" means the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System.

      (3) "Cost", as applied to a project or any portion of a project, includes, but is not limited to: The purchase price or acquisition cost of any such project; the cost of planning, designing, constructing, building, altering, enlarging, reconstructing, renovating, improving, equipping and remodeling; the cost of all labor, materials, building systems, machinery and equipment; the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, easements and franchises acquired; the cost of all utility extensions, access roads, site developments, financing charges, premiums for insurance; the cost of working capital related to a project, including the cost of Department of Public Works administrative functions provided for in subsection (d) of section 10a-91d; the cost of plans and specifications, surveys and estimates of cost and of revenues; the cost of accountants, audits, engineering, feasibility studies, legal and other professional consulting or technical services; the cost of all other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of such construction; and administrative and operating expenses and such other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the financing authorized by sections 10a-91c to 10a-91h, inclusive. "Cost" does not include the cost of administrative functions provided by the system pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive.

      (4) "CSUS 2020" means the projects at the system universities and system-wide identified in the facilities plan necessary to modernize, rehabilitate, renew, expand and otherwise stabilize the physical plant of the system so as to provide a concentrated, accelerated and cooperative effort for the benefit of the educational and economic development needs of this state and the system in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner and to assure that the system continues to compete successfully for students, faculty and staff.

      (5) "CSUS 2020 Fund" means the fund created under section 10a-91d which shall be a general obligation bond fund held and administered by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other general obligation bond funds and accounts of this state and into which the proceeds of the bonds authorized by section 10a-91e shall be deposited.

      (6) "Facilities plan" means the long-term capital improvement plan approved by the board of trustees biennially and updated from time to time.

      (7) "Project" means (A) any structure designed for use as an academic building, administrative facility, library, classroom building, faculty facility, office facility, athletic or recreation facility, health care or wellness facility, laboratory facility, auditorium, public safety facility, parking facility, residence hall or other housing facility, dining facility, student center, maintenance, storage or utility facility or other building or structure essential, necessary or useful for the operation of a university and the system; (B) any multipurpose structure designed to combine two or more of the functions performed by the types of structures enumerated in this definition, including, without limitation, improvements, reconstruction, replacements, additions and equipment acquired in connection with a project or in connection with the operation of any facilities of the system existing on July 1, 2008; (C) all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures included in this definition; and (D) landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items essential, necessary or useful for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include items that are customarily under applicable accounting principles considered as a current operating charge, unless the category and maximum amount thereof is specifically included by a determination of the board of trustees in order to preserve the excludability of the interest on the bonds issued therefor from federal taxation under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, "project" may include any residential or other auxiliary service facility, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10a-89c, and any state facility used for the programs of the system.

      (8) "System" means the Connecticut State University system, a constituent unit of the state system of higher education comprised of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University, established pursuant to sections 10a-87 to 10a-101, inclusive.

      (9) "Treasurer" means the State Treasurer or the Deputy State Treasurer appointed pursuant to section 3-12.

      (10) "University" means any one of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University or Central Connecticut State University.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 103.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91d*. CSUS 2020 infrastructure improvement program. (a) It is hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of this state and the system to establish CSUS 2020 as the efficient and cost-effective course to achieve the objective of renewing, modernizing, enhancing, expanding, acquiring and maintaining the infrastructure of the system, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of CSUS 2020, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

 
Phase I
Fiscal Years
Ending
June 30,
2009−2011
Phase II
Fiscal Years
Ending
June 30,
2012−2014
Phase III
Fiscal Years
Ending
June 30,
2015−2018
Central Connecticut State
  University
   
Code Compliance/
  Infrastructure Improvements
 
18,146,445
 
6,704,000
 
5,000,000
Renovate/Expand Willard
  and DiLoreto Halls
  (design/construction)
 
 
 
 
 
57,737,000
 
 
 
Renovate/Expand Willard and
  DiLoreto Halls
  (equipment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,348,000
New Classroom Office Building33,978,000  
East Campus Infrastructure
  Development
 
13,244,000
 
 
 
 
Burritt Library Expansion
  (design/construction)
 
 
 
 
 
96,262,000
Burritt Library Expansion
  (design)
 
 
 
 
 
11,387,000
New Maintenance/Salt Shed
  Facility
 
2,503,000
 
 
 
 
Eastern Connecticut State
  University
   
Code Compliance/
  Infrastructure Improvements
 
8,255,113
 
5,825,000
 
5,000,000
Fine Arts Instructional Center
  (design)
 
12,000,000
 
 
 
 
Fine Arts Instructional Center
  (construction)
 
 
 
71,556,000
 
 
Fine Arts Instructional Center
  (equipment)
 
 
 
 
 
4,115,000
Goddard Hall Renovation
  (design/construction)
 
 
 
19,239,000
 
 
Goddard Hall Renovation
  (equipment)
 
 
 
 
 
1,095,000
Sports Center Addition and
  Renovation (design)
 
 
 
 
 
11,048,000
Outdoor Track - Phase II1,816,000  
Athletic Support Building1,921,000  
New Warehouse2,269,000  
Southern Connecticut State
  University
   
Code Compliance/
  Infrastructure Improvements
 
21,860,500
 
8,637,000
 
5,000,000
New Academic Laboratory
  Building/Parking Garage
  (construct garage,
  design academic laboratory
  building, demolish Seabury
  Hall)





20,426,000










New Academic Laboratory
  Building/Parking Garage
  (construct academic
  laboratory
  building)










63,171,000





Health and Human Services
  Building



60,412,000
Fine Arts Instructional Center  70,929,000
Western Connecticut State
  University
   
Code Compliance/
  Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

7,212,000
Fine Arts Instructional Center
  (construction)

80,605,000


Fine Arts Instructional Center
  (equipment)



4,666,000


Higgins Hall Renovations
  (design)



2,982,000


Higgins Hall Renovations
  (construction/equipment)





31,594,000
Berkshire Hall Renovations
  (design)





4,797,000
University Police Department
  Building (design)

500,000




University Police Department
  Building (construction)



4,245,000


Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller
  Plant





1,957,000
State University System   
New and Replacement
  Equipment

26,895,000

14,500,000

31,844,000
Alterations/Improvements:
  Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000
Telecommunications
  Infrastructure Upgrade

5,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000
Land and Property Acquisition9,250,1903,000,0004,000,000
Totals285,000,000285,000,000380,000,000


      (b) The plan of funding CSUS 2020 shall be from the proceeds of general obligation bonds of the state in an amount authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-91e. The proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to section 10a-91e shall be deposited into the CSUS 2020 Fund.

      (c) With respect to CSUS 2020 and within the authorized funding amount, the board of trustees may, from time to time, and shall, whenever appropriate or necessary, revise, delete or add a particular project or projects, provided (1) a formal approving vote of the board of trustees shall be needed for (A) a revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is less than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) a deletion, or (C) an addition dictated by a change in system planning as determined by the board of trustees or otherwise necessary because of reasons beyond the control of the system, (2) any revision shall be subject only to such formal approval of the board of trustees as long as the board of trustees finds and determines that such revision is consistent with the intent or purpose of the original project, and (3) (A) a revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is equal to or greater than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) an addition, or (C) a deletion shall be conditioned not only upon such formal approval of the board of trustees but also upon a request by the board of trustees for, and enactment of, a subsequent public or special act approving such addition or deletion, if such addition is to add a project not outlined in subsection (a) of this section or the deletion is the deletion of a project outlined in subsection (a) of this section. Furthermore, with respect to CSUS 2020 and subject to the limitations in the authorized funding amount, the board of trustees may determine the sequencing and timing of such project or projects, revise estimates of cost and reallocate from any amounts estimated in subsection (a) of this section, for one or more projects to one or more other projects then constituting a component of CSUS 2020 as long as, at the time of such reallocation, it has found that any such project to which a reallocation is made has been revised or added in accordance with this section and such project from which a reallocation is made either has been so revised or added and can be completed within the amounts remaining allocated to it, or has been so deleted. The board of trustees' actions under this section shall be included in reports to the Governor and the General Assembly under section 10a-91f. If the board of trustees requests a revision, addition or deletion pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection, the board of trustees shall submit such request to the Governor at the same time that the request is submitted to the General Assembly.

      (d) (1) In accordance with the provisions of chapters 59 and 60, the Commissioner of Public Works shall be responsible for the duties as specified in said provisions, and, on a quarterly basis, the commissioner shall provide the chancellor of the system with information needed for compliance with sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, including, but not limited to, costs, timeliness of completion of projects and any issues that have developed in implementation of any project under the commissioner's jurisdiction.

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

      (e) The Commissioner of Public Safety and the chancellor of the system shall enter into and maintain a memorandum of understanding that shall provide for the assignment of personnel from the Department of Public Safety to ensure that buildings or projects that are part of the CSUS 2020 program are designed and constructed in compliance with the Fire Safety Code and the State Building Code with respect to buildings or building projects that (1) are part of CSUS 2020, as authorized by sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, (2) do not meet the threshold limits, as defined in section 29-276b, and (3) construction of which is initiated during the period of time in which the memorandum is in effect.

      (f) The board of trustees shall request, in writing, approval from the Department of Public Works for any acquisition or purchase of equipment, furniture or personal property using funds provided pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive. Such purchases or acquisitions shall require specific approval by the Commissioner of Public Works, or shall be deemed approved not later than thirty days after such request for approval, if the commissioner has not rejected the request.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 104.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91e*. Terms of financing for the CSUS 2020 program. (a) The State Bond Commission shall approve the CSUS 2020 program and authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate nine hundred fifty million dollars. The amount provided for the issuance and sale of bonds in accordance with this section shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts, provided, to the extent the board of trustees does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, or the Governor disapproves the request for issuance of all or a portion of the amount of the bonds as provided in subsection (d) of this section, any amount not provided for or disapproved, as the case may be, shall be carried forward and added to the capped amount for the next succeeding fiscal year, and provided further, the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year, and each of the authorized amounts shall be effective on July first of the fiscal year indicated as follows:

Fiscal Year Ending June 30Amount
2009  95,000,000
2010  95,000,000
2011  95,000,000
2012  95,000,000
2013  95,000,000
2014  95,000,000
2015  95,000,000
2016  95,000,000
2017  95,000,000
2018  95,000,000
Total  $950,000,000

      (b) The State Bond Commission shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the board of trustees and the state, acting by and through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Treasurer, providing for the issuance of said bonds for the purposes of sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, including provisions regarding the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs should be added to the proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, for such project or projects. The memorandum of understanding shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of section 3-20 and the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which is not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive.

      (c) All bonds issued pursuant to sectons 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (d) (1) On or before the first day of March in each year, the board of trustees shall submit to the Governor, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the most recently approved facilities plan and the amount of bonds required for the CSUS 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year. The Governor may, not later than thirty days after such submission, approve or disapprove all or a portion of such amount of bonding submitted by the board of trustees by notifying the board of trustees, in writing, of such decision and the reasons for it. If the Governor does not act within such thirty-day period, the issuance of bonds for the CSUS 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year is deemed approved.

      (2) Subject to the amount of limitations of such capping provisions in subsection (a) of this section and following the approval or deemed approval of the request to issue bonds as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the principal amount of the bonds authorized under this section shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount, and such approval of such request shall be deemed the allotment by the Governor of such capital outlays within the meaning of section 4-85.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 105.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91f*. Report on status and progress of CSUS 2020. (a) Not later than January 1, 2010, and semiannually thereafter, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status and progress of CSUS 2020. Each report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Information on the number of projects authorized and approved hereunder including, relative to such projects, project costs, timeliness of completion and any problems which have developed in implementation, and a schedule of projects remaining and their expected costs; and (2) the amount of money raised from private sources for the capital and endowment programs. For purposes of preparing each report, upon request of the board of trustees, the Treasurer shall promptly provide information concerning bonds authorized, approved and issued under sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive.

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

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 106.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91g*. CSUS 2020 performance review report. On January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2019, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, submit to the Governor and to the General Assembly, a five-year CSUS 2020 performance review report detailing for each project undertaken to date under the program the progress made and the actual expenditures compared to original estimated costs. Not later than sixty calendar days after receipt of said report, the Governor and the General Assembly shall consider the report and determine whether there has been insufficient progress in implementation of CSUS 2020 or whether there has been significant cost increases over original estimates as a result of actions taken by the system. If so, the Governor or the General Assembly may make recommendations for appropriate action to the system and for action by the General Assembly.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 107.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10a-91h*. Audit of projects. Submission of results to Governor and General Assembly. The board of trustees shall select and appoint independent auditors, as defined in subdivision (7) of section 4-230, to annually conduct an audit of any project of CSUS 2020, as defined in subdivision (4) of section 10a-91c. Such audit shall review invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation in order to reconcile project costs and verify conformance with project budgets, cost allocation agreements and applicable contracts, and shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a. The board of trustees shall ensure that the auditors have unfettered access to any documentation the auditors need to review any such project. The auditors appointed pursuant to this section may serve in such capacity for five consecutive years and shall not be reappointed at the expiration of such period. Any such auditor appointed pursuant to this section shall not perform any nonaudit services for the system during such period.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 108.)

      *Note: This section is effective July 1, 2008.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 effective July 1, 2008.

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PART III
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

      Sec. 10a-104c. Program to facilitate recruitment of eminent faculty and research staffs. (a) The Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut shall develop a program to facilitate the recruitment of eminent faculty and their research staffs to the university. Such program shall support economic development in the state and promote core competency areas by accelerating the pace of applied research and development. Such program shall supplement the compensation of such faculty and related costs of personnel and materials needed to secure such faculty for the university. Eligibility shall be limited to scientists who have demonstrated excellence in their field of research and have an interest in working collaboratively with other scientists at the university and an interest in commercialization of their research.

      (b) No funds shall be expended under this section until the president of The University of Connecticut certifies to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that the university or the university's foundation established pursuant to sections 4-37e and 4-37f has received written commitments for financial support from industry or other sources of not less than two million dollars for purposes identified in subsection (a) of this section.

      (P.A. 06-83, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5, S. 63.)

      History: P.A. 06-83 effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5 amended Subsec. (b) re expenditure of funds to require president to receive commitments of support of not less than $2,000,000, rather than "matching funds" from industry or other sources, effective October 6, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109c. Definitions. As used in sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings:

      (1) "Act" means The University of Connecticut 2000 Act.

      (2) "Assured revenues" means revenues other than project revenues, to be received from fees, tuition, rentals, charges, gifts, investments, endowments and from grants, subsidies, contracts, leases or other agreements made by or with the federal government, the state or any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality of the federal government or the state, or others, including the state debt service commitment, the minimum state operating provision and special eligible gifts.

      (3) "Board of trustees" means the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut.

      (4) "Cost", as applied to a project or any portion of the project, includes, but is not limited to: The purchase price or acquisition cost of any such project; the cost of planning, designing, constructing, building, alteration, enlargement, reconstruction, renovation, improvement, equipping and remodeling; the cost of all labor, materials, building systems, machinery and equipment; the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, easements and franchises acquired; the cost of all utility extensions, access roads, site development, financing charges, premiums for insurance, interest prior to and during construction and for six months thereafter; the cost of working capital related to the project; the cost of plans and specifications, surveys and estimates of cost and of revenues; the cost of accountants, audits, engineering, feasibility studies, legal and other professional consulting or technical services; the cost of reserves for payment of future debt service related to the financing transaction proceedings and for future repairs, renewals, replacements, additions and improvements; the cost of all other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of such construction; and administrative and operating expenses and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing authorized.

      (5) "Endowment fund" means the fund described in subsection (b) of section 10a-109i.

      (6) "Endowment fund eligible gift" means a gift to or for the benefit of the university of cash or assets which may be reduced to cash or which has a value that is ascertainable by the university which the donor has specifically designated for deposit in the endowment fund or which explicitly or implicitly by the terms of the gift the university may and does deposit or permit to be deposited in the endowment fund.

      (7) "Endowment fund state grant" means moneys transferred by the Department of Higher Education from the fund established pursuant to section 10a-8b for deposit into the endowment fund pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 10a-109i in an aggregate amount not exceeding the endowment fund state grant maximum commitment.

      (8) "Endowment fund state grant maximum commitment" means an amount not exceeding ten million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, seven million five hundred thousand dollars for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2000, June 30, 2002, June 30, 2003, June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, five million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, ten million dollars for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, and fifteen million dollars for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2014, inclusive.

      (9) "Finance committee" means the budget and finance committee of the board of trustees.

      (10) "Financing documents" means any securities, loan agreements, credit agreements, financing leases, lease-purchase agreements, trust agreements, indentures, resolutions, security agreements, pledge agreements or other contracts, agreements or documents executed and delivered by the university in connection with a financing transaction proceeding.

      (11) "Financing transaction proceedings" means the proceedings of the university authorizing the issuance of securities under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, the provisions of any indenture of trust or resolution securing securities, which provisions are incorporated into such proceedings, the provisions of any financing or other documents or agreements which are incorporated into such proceedings, and a certificate of determination executed and filed by the Treasurer in accordance with subsection (e) or (f) of section 10a-109g.

      (12) "Governor" means the Governor of the state.

      (13) "Holder" or "owner" when used with reference to securities means any person or party who is the registered owner of any outstanding security.

      (14) "State debt service commitment" means, with respect to securities issued as general obligations of the university pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-109g for UConn 2000 in a principal amount not exceeding nine hundred eighty million dollars, an annual amount, commencing in the state fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any fiscal year thereafter for any special debt service requirements when due and payable.

      (15) "Minimum state operating provision" means the commitment of the state to appropriate, annually, an amount for the university for operations after receiving a request from the university therefor and consideration of other amounts available to the university for its operations which amount so appropriated shall be consistent with the university continuing to operate in furtherance and pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of article eighth of the Constitution of the state and applicable law as an institution dedicated to the excellence in higher education, including the operation of the components of UConn 2000 at Storrs and elsewhere in the state pursuant to section 10a-109e; provided, nothing in sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, shall be construed to preclude the state from appropriating a lower or higher amount than the amount appropriated in the previous fiscal year as long as the Appropriation Act provides and determines that the university can continue to operate as an institution dedicated to excellence in higher education and such amount so appropriated shall then constitute the minimum state operating provision.

      (16) "Project" means any structure designed for use as a dormitory or other housing facility, dining facility, student union, academic building, administrative facility, library, classroom building, research facility, faculty facility, office facility, athletic facility, health care facility, laboratory, maintenance, storage or utility facility or other building or structure essential, necessary or useful for instruction in a program of education provided by the university; or any multipurpose structure designed to combine two or more of the functions performed by the types of structures enumerated in this subsection, including, without limitation, improvements, reconstruction, replacements, additions and equipment acquired in connection with a project or in connection with operation of any facilities of the university existing on June 7, 1995. "Project" includes all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures mentioned in this subsection. "Project" also includes landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include items that are customarily under applicable accounting principles considered as a current operating charge, unless the category and maximum amount thereof is specifically included by a determination of the board of trustees in the financing transaction proceedings and by percentage or otherwise as may be limited pursuant to such proceedings in order to preserve the excludability of the interest on the securities issued therefor from federal taxation under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended.

      (17) "Project revenues" means revenues received from projects existing on June 7, 1995, from projects under construction or from projects the acquisition, construction or accomplishment of which the university has entered into a binding commitment, anticipated by the board of trustees to produce annual revenues in an amount not less than the anticipated annual cost of operation, maintenance and repair of such project, and annual debt service payments on any financing transaction proceedings for the project during the term of any such proceedings effected under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, for the project, as determined by the board of trustees.

      (18) "Securities" means any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or borrowing of the university issued pursuant to sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive.

      (19) "Special debt service requirements" means, for any period, and with respect to securities, subject to the financing transaction proceedings authorizing the issuance of the securities, the sum of (A) the principal on serial bonds or sinking fund installment on term bonds and interest accruing and coming due during such period, (B) the amounts, if any, required, with respect to interest rate fluctuations on variable rate debt, or with respect to securities not secured by the state debt service commitment during such period to establish or maintain reserves, sinking funds or other funds or accounts at the respective levels required to be established or maintained therein in accordance with the proceedings authorizing the issuance of securities, (C) annual expenses of issuance and administration with respect to securities, (D) the amounts, if any, becoming due and payable under a reimbursement agreement or similar agreement entered into pursuant to authority granted under the proceedings authorizing the issuance of securities, (E) net amounts owing under interest rate agreements authorized and effective under section 10a-109j, (F) arbitrage rebate requirements pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10a-109q on securities secured by the state debt service commitment and (G) any other annual costs or expenses necessary or proper to be paid in connection with the securities, including, without limitation, the annual cost of any credit facility, including but not limited to a letter of credit or policy of bond insurance, issued by a financial institution pursuant to an agreement approved in the financing transaction proceedings.

      (20) "Special eligible gift" means a gift to or for the benefit of the university of cash or assets which may be reduced to cash by the university which the donor has specifically designated as a donation for use by the university in furtherance of UConn 2000 or which explicitly or implicitly by the terms of the gift the university may use for UConn 2000 and which the university determines to so use for such purpose pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-109i.

      (21) "Special External Gift Fund" means the fund established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-109i.

      (22) "State" means the state of Connecticut.

      (23) "State Bond Commission" means the commission established and existing pursuant to subsection (c) of section 3-20, as the same may from time to time be amended, or any successor to said commission.

      (24) "Treasurer" means the Treasurer of the state or his deputy appointed pursuant to section 3-12.

      (25) "UConn 2000 infrastructure improvement program" or "UConn 2000" means the projects identified or referenced in section 10a-109e, as same may be modified from time to time in accordance with said section 10a-109e and, in bundle, constitutes the special capital improvement program proposed by the university, approved by the state and identified in said section 10a-109e as necessary at this time to modernize, rehabilitate, renew, expand and otherwise stabilize the physical plant of the university so as to provide the Connecticut community with confidence that a concentrated, accelerated and cooperative effort is being made for the benefit of the educational and economic development needs of the state and university and in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner and to assure that the university can continue to properly and proudly compete successfully for students, faculty, staff and external grant support.

      (26) "University" means The University of Connecticut, a constituent unit of the state system of public higher education, including The University of Connecticut Health Center.

      (27) "Contractor" means any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity (A) seeking prequalification to bid on a contract or seeking the award of a contract, or (B) prequalified to bid on a contract or that has been awarded a contract, in accordance with subsection (c) of section 10a-109n.

      (28) "Total cost basis contract" means a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract between The University of Connecticut and a contractor to accomplish multiple elements of a project, including, but not limited to, site acquisition, architectural design, preconstruction activities, project management and construction.

      (29) "Deferred maintenance" means repair of an infrastructure or structure, that was not maintained, repaired or replaced in the usual course of maintenance and repair.

      (P.A. 95-230, S. 3, 45; P.A. 97-293, S. 7, 26; P.A. 01-141, S. 11, 16; P.A. 06-134, S. 6; 06-196, S. 71; P.A. 07-166, S. 7, 8; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3, S. 56.)

      History: P.A. 95-230 effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 97-293 amended Subdivs. (6) and (20) to add gifts for the benefit of the university, amended Subdiv. (7) to substitute transferred by the Department of Higher Education pursuant to Sec. 10a-8b for "appropriated or financed by the state" and to change the cap provision, inserted the definition of "endowment fund state grant maximum commitment" as Subdiv. (8) and renumbered existing Subdivs. (8) to (25) as (9) to (26), respectively and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1997; (Revisor's note: In 1999 a reference in Subdiv. (13) to Sec. "10-109g" was changed editorially by the Revisors to Sec. "10a-109g" to correct a clerical error); P.A. 01-141 amended Subdiv. (8) to increase the limit for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 and to provide a limit of $15,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2014, inclusive, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 06-134 added Subdivs. (27) to (29), inclusive, defining "contractor", "total cost basis contract" and "deferred maintenance", effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subdiv. (15), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 07-166 amended Subdiv. (28) to delete "as defined in subdivision (27) of this section" and make a technical change and made a technical change in Subdiv. (29), effective June 19, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3 amended Subdiv. (29) to eliminate exception for repairs to correct code violations for certain projects of UConn 2000 from definition of "deferred maintenance", effective June 26, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109d. Powers of the university for UConn 2000. (a) In order for the university to construct and issue securities for UConn 2000 and to otherwise carry out its responsibilities and requirements under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, the university shall have the following powers, which powers shall be independent of and in addition to any other powers of the university under state law:

      (1) To have perpetual succession as a body politic and corporate and an instrumentality and agency of the state pursuant to section 10a-109v;

      (2) To adopt and have an official seal and alter it at pleasure;

      (3) To contract and be contracted with, sue, be indemnified, insure its assets, activities or actions or be a self-insurer and institute, prosecute, maintain and defend any action or proceeding in any court or before any agency or tribunal of competent jurisdiction;

      (4) To indemnify and be sued, solely pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-109o;

      (5) To retain by contract or employ architects, accountants, engineers, legal and securities counsel in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (F) of subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 10a-109n, and other professional and technical consultants and advisers; provided the university shall continue to be subject to audit, including its operations under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, pursuant to section 2-90, and provided further, financial advisers, underwriters, counsel, trustee, if any, and other financial consultants retained in connection with the offering and sale of securities shall be selected in consultation with the university, in the same manner as for state general obligation bonds;

      (6) To plan, design, acquire, construct, build, enlarge, alter, reconstruct, renovate, improve, equip, own, operate, maintain, dispose of and demolish any project or projects, or any combination of projects, including without limitation any contract in furtherance of UConn 2000, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10a-9 and subsections (b) and (c) of 10a-105 or any other provisions of the general statutes regarding the powers of the university to undertake capital projects and purchase personal property;

      (7) To acquire by purchase, contract, lease, long-term lease or gift, and hold or dispose of, real or personal property or rights or interests in any such property and to hold, sell, assign, lease, rent, encumber, other than by mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property, or any interest therein, owned by the university or in its control, custody or possession in accordance with section 10a-109n;

      (8) To receive and accept grants, subsidies or loans of money from the federal government or a federal agency or instrumentality, the state or others, upon such terms and conditions as may be imposed, and to pledge the proceeds of grants, subsidies or loans of money received or to be received from the federal government or any federal agency or instrumentality, the state or others, pursuant to agreements entered into between the university and the federal government or any federal agency or instrumentality, the state or others, provided (A) such property shall be deemed property of the state for purposes of sections 4a-19 and 4a-20 and (B) the university may insure its property independent of the state;

      (9) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10a-150, to receive and accept aid or contributions, from any source, of money, property, labor or other things of value, to be held, used and applied to carry out the purposes of sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, subject to the conditions upon which such aid or contributions may be made, including, but not limited to, gifts or grants from any department or agency of the United States or the state for any purpose consistent with said sections; provided however, the university shall disclose gifts from foreign sources as provided by sections 10a-150a to 10a-150d, inclusive;

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

      (11) To make, enter into, execute, deliver and amend any and all contracts, including, but not limited to, total cost basis contracts, agreements, leases, instruments and documents and perform all acts and do all things necessary or convenient to plan, design, acquire, construct, build, enlarge, alter, reconstruct, renovate, improve, equip, finance, maintain and operate projects and to carry out the powers granted by sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, or reasonably implied from those powers;

      (12) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, including without limitation subsection (a) of section 10a-105, to fix and collect fees, tuition, charges, rentals and other charges for enrollment and attendance at the university and for the use of projects or any part thereof, provided that no tuition or student fee revenue shall be used for repairs performed solely to correct code violations that were applicable at the time of project completion and were for named projects pursuant to section 10a-109e completed prior to January 1, 2007; to provide for the promulgation of such reasonable and proper policies and procedures as may be necessary to assure the maximum use of the facilities of any projects at all times; and

      (13) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 10a-105, to provide for or confirm the establishment of various funds and accounts respecting university operations, bond proceeds and special debt service requirements for securities issued, renewal and replacement and insurance, special capital reserve and operating reserve, special external gifts, pending receipts, assured revenues, project revenues to the extent not otherwise pledged and securing outstanding general obligation bonds of the state or other revenues and other funds or accounts as may be more particularly required under this subdivision and the indentures of trust or resolutions authorizing securities and to provide, subject to section 10a-109q and the provisions of such indentures or resolutions for the following to be deposited therein, as follows:

      (A) All proceeds received from the sale of all securities;

      (B) All fees, tuition, rentals and other charges from students, faculty, staff members and others using or being served by, or having the right to use or the right to be served by the university or any project;

      (C) All fees for student activities, student services and all other fees, tuition and charges collected from students matriculated, registered or otherwise enrolled at and attending the university, pledged under the terms of financing transaction proceedings;

      (D) All rentals from any facility or building leased to the federal government or any other third party;

      (E) Federal and state grants, gifts, state appropriations and special external gift funds;

      (F) All other assured revenues; and

      (G) Project revenues.

      (b) Any and all powers granted to the university in subdivision (a) of this section may be exercised by majority vote of the board of trustees which, except as specifically required under sections 10a-109e and 10a-109f, by majority vote of the board of trustees, subject to retaining overall control, responsibility and supervision, may be delegated to the finance committee or any officer, official or trustee of the finance committee or other authorized officer or employee of the university.

      (P.A. 95-230, S. 4, 45; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3, S. 1; P.A. 06-134, S. 7; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3, S. 55; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 58.)

      History: P.A. 95-230 effective June 7, 1995; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3 amended Subsec. (a)(10) to delete former bond authorization amount and provide for bond authorizations in the amount of $1,030,000,000 for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, to June 30, 2005, and in the amount of $1,250,000,000 for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, to June 30, 2015, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 06-134 amended Subsec. (a)(11) by including total cost basis contracts, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3 amended Subsec. (a)(12) to add proviso that tuition or student fee revenue shall not be used for repairs to correct code violations for certain projects, effective June 26, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a)(10) to extend the time period in Subpara. (B) from June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2016, effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109e. UConn 2000 infrastructure improvement program. (a) The university may administer, manage, schedule, finance, further design and construct UConn 2000, to operate and maintain the components thereof in a prudent and economical manner and to reserve for and make renewals and replacements thereof when appropriate, it being hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of the state and the university to provide this independent authority to the university along with providing assured revenues therefor as the efficient and cost effective course to achieve the objective of avoiding further decline in the physical infrastructure of the university and to renew, modernize, enhance and maintain such infrastructure, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of UConn 2000, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

UConn 2000 Project
Phase I
Fiscal Years
1996−1999
Phase II
Fiscal Years
2000−2005
Phase III
Fiscal Years
2005−2015
Agricultural Biotechnology Facility9,400,000  
Agricultural Biotechnology Facility Completion 10,000,000 
Alumni Quadrant Renovations 14,338,000 
Arjona and Monteith (new classroom buildings)  66,100,000
Avery Point Campus Undergraduate and Library Building  35,000,000
Avery Point Marine Science Research Center−Phase I34,000,000  
Avery Point Marine Science Research Center−Phase II 16,682,000 
Avery Point Renovation 5,600,000 
Babbidge Library0  
Balancing Contingency 5,506,834 
Beach Hall Renovations  10,000,000
Benton State Art Museum Addition 1,400,0003,000,000
Biobehavioral Complex Replacement  4,000,000
Bishop Renovation  8,000,000
Budds Building Renovation 2,805,000 
Business School Renovation 4,803,000 
Chemistry Building53,700,000  
Commissary Warehouse  1,000,000
Deferred Maintenance/Code/ADA Renovation Lump Sum39,332,000 215,000,000
Deferred Maintenance & Renovation Lump Sum Balance 104,668,000 
East Campus North Renovations 11,820,000 
Engineering Building (with Environmental Research Institute)  36,700,000
Equine Center 1,000,000 
Equipment, Library Collections & Telecommunications60,500,000 200,000,000
Equipment, Library Collections & Telecommunications Completion 182,118,146 
Family Studies (DRM) Renovation  6,500,000
Farm Buildings Repairs/Replacement  6,000,000
Fine Arts Phase II  20,000,000
Floriculture Greenhouse  3,000,000
Gant Building Renovations  34,000,000
Gant Plaza Deck 0 
Gentry Completion  10,000,000
Gentry Renovation 9,299,000 
Grad Dorm Renovations 7,548,000 
Gulley Hall Renovation 1,416,000 
Hartford Relocation Acquisition/Renovation 56,762,020 
Hartford Relocation Design1,500,000  
Hartford Relocation Feasibility Study500,000  
Heating Plant Upgrade10,000,000  
Hilltop Dormitory New 30,000,000 
Hilltop Dormitory Renovations 3,141,000 
Ice Rink Enclosure2,616,000  
Incubator Facilities  10,000,000
International House Conversion 800,000 
Intramural, Recreational and Intercollegiate Facilities  31,000,000
Jorgensen Renovation  7,200,000
Koons Hall Renovation/Addition  7,000,000
Lakeside Renovation  3,800,000
Law School Renovations/Improvements  15,000,000
Library Storage Facility  5,000,000
Litchfield Agricultural Center−Phase I1,000,000  
Litchfield Agricultural Center−Phase II 700,000 
Manchester Hall Renovation  6,000,000
Mansfield Apartments Renovation2,612,000  
Mansfield Training School Improvements 27,614,00029,000,000
Natural History Museum Completion  4,900,000
North Campus Renovation2,654,000  
North Campus Renovation Completion 21,049,000 
North Hillside Road Completion  11,500,000
North Superblock Site and Utilities8,000,000  
Northwest Quadrant Renovation2,001,000  
Northwest Quadrant Renovation 15,874,000 
Observatory  1,000,000
Old Central Warehouse  18,000,000
Parking Garage #3  15,000,000
Parking Garage − North10,000,000  
Parking Garage − South 15,000,000 
Pedestrian Spinepath 2,556,000 
Pedestrian Walkways 3,233,000 
Psychology Building Renovation/Addition  20,000,000
Residential Life Facilities  90,000,000
Roadways 10,000,000 
School of Business20,000,000  
School of Pharmacy/Biology3,856,000  
School of Pharmacy/Biology Completion 61,058,000 
Shippee/Buckley Renovations 6,156,000 
Social Science K Building 20,964,000 
South Campus Complex13,127,000  
Stamford Campus Improvements  3,000,000
Stamford Downtown Relocation-Phase I45,659,000  
Stamford Downtown Relocation-Phase II 17,392,000 
Storrs Hall Addition  4,300,000
Student Health Services  12,000,000
Student Union Addition 23,000,000 
Support Facility (Architectural and Engineering Services)  2,000,000
Technology Quadrant-Phase 1A38,000,000  
Technology Quadrant-Phase IB 16,611,000 
Technology Quadrant-Phase II 72,000,000 
Technology Quadrant-Phase III 15,000,000 
Torrey Life Science Renovation 17,000,000 
Torrey Renovation Completion and Biology Expansion  42,000,000
Torrington Campus Improvements  1,000,000
Towers Renovation 17,794,000 
UConn Products Store  1,000,000
Undergraduate Education Center650,000  
Undergraduate Education Center 7,450,000 
Underground Steam & Water Upgrade3,500,000  
Underground Steam & Water Upgrade Completion 9,000,000 
University Programs Building −Phase I8,750,000  
University Programs Building −Phase II Visitors Center 300,000 
Waring Building Conversion7,888,000  
Waterbury Downtown Campus  3,000,000
Waterbury Property Purchase325,000  
West Campus Renovations 14,897,000 
West Hartford Campus Renovations/Improvements  25,000,000
White Building Renovation2,430,000  
Wilbur Cross Building Renovation 3,645,000 
Young Building Renovation/Addition  17,000,000

HEALTH CENTER

CLAC Renovation Biosafety Level 3 Lab  14,000,000
Deferred Maintenance/Code/ADA Renovation Sum − Health Center  50,000,000
Dental School Renovation  5,000,000
Equipment, Library Collections and Telecommunications - Health Center  75,000,000
Library/Student Computer Center Renovation  5,000,000
Main Building Renovation  75,000,000
Medical School Academic Building Renovation  9,000,000
Parking Garage − Health Center  8,400,000
Research Tower  60,000,000
Support Building Addition/Renovation  4,000,000
Total − Storrs and Regional Campus Project List  1,043,000,000
Total − Health Center Project List  305,400,000
TOTAL382,000,000868,000,0001,348,400,000


      (b) The plan of funding UConn 2000 shall be the proceeds of general obligation bonds of the state in an amount authorized before June 7, 1995, and the proceeds of securities subject to the authorized funding amount established in subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109d and the proceeds of the Special External Gift Fund becoming available to the university pursuant to section 10a-109i.

      (c) The amount of the state debt service commitment in each fiscal year shall be pledged by the university for the punctual payment of special debt service requirements as the same arise and shall become due and payable. As part of the contract of the state with the holders of the securities secured by the state debt service commitment and pursuant to section 10a-109u, appropriation of all amounts of the state debt service commitment is hereby made out of the resources of the General Fund and the Treasurer shall pay such amount in each fiscal year, to the paying agent on the securities secured by the state debt service commitment or otherwise as the Treasurer shall provide. The university shall be entitled to rely on the amount of the state debt service commitment and minimum state operating provision as and for assured revenues in any financing transaction proceeding, provided, to the extent any such proceeding includes reliance on such state debt service commitment and such minimum state operating provision, the university commits to a rate covenant and covenants, in substance, with the state and the holders of its securities to the effect that as long as any securities thereunder are outstanding that it has established and will charge, collect and increase, from time to time, and in time tuition fees and charges for its educational services, its auxiliary enterprises, including dormitory housing, food services and sale of textbooks and use of the physical university plant and for all other services and goods provided by the university, the amount of which, together with other assured revenues or other revenues otherwise available to the university including proceeds available from the Special External Gift Fund shall in each of its fiscal years be sufficient to pay when due, the special debt service requirements on outstanding securities and to permit the university to operate and maintain itself as an institution dedicated to excellence in higher education and to operate and maintain the physical university plant in sound operating condition and to otherwise permit the performance of all covenants included in the financing documents.

      (d) With respect to UConn 2000 and within the authorized funding amount, the university may, from time to time, and shall whenever appropriate or necessary, revise, delete and add a particular project or projects, provided (1) a formal approving vote of its board of trustees shall be needed for a material revision, deletion or addition dictated by a change in university planning as determined by its board of trustees or otherwise necessary because of reasons beyond the control of the university, (2) any material revision shall be subject only to such formal approval of the board of trustees as long as the board finds and determines that such revision is consistent with the intent or purpose of the original project, (3) a material addition or deletion shall be conditioned not only upon such formal approval of the board of trustees but also upon a request by the board of trustees for, and enactment of, a subsequent public or special act approving such addition or deletion, if such addition is to add a project not outlined in subsection (a) of this section or the deletion is the deletion of a project outlined in subsection (a) of this section, and (4) no revision, addition or deletion shall reduce the amount of any state debt service commitment. Further, with respect to UConn 2000 and subject to the limitations in the authorized funding amount, the university may determine the sequencing and timing of such project or projects, revise estimates of cost and reallocate from any amounts estimated in subdivision (a) of this section, for one or more projects to one or more other projects then constituting a component of UConn 2000 as long as, at the time of such reallocation, it has found that any such project to which a reallocation is made has been revised or added in accordance with this section and such project from which a reallocation is made either has been so revised or added and can be completed within the amounts remaining allocated to it, or has been so deleted. University actions under this section shall be included in reports to the General Assembly under section 10a-109y.

      (P.A. 95-230, S. 5, 45; P.A. 96-244, S. 39, 63; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3, S. 2; P.A. 06-196, S. 72; P.A. 07-108, S. 5; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 59.)

      History: P.A. 95-230 effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 96-244 amended Subsec. (a) to change the estimated cost of the Business School renovation from $48,030,000 to $4,803,000, effective July 1, 1996; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3 amended Subsec. (a) to revise the list of projects and amounts in Phase II and to add the project list and amounts for Phase III, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subsecs. (c) and (d), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 07-108 amended Subsec. (a) to revise list of projects and amounts in Phase III, effective July 1, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) to extend the end year for Phase III from 2015 to 2016, effective November 2, 2007.

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

Fiscal YearAmount
1996$112,542,000
1997  112,001,000
1998    93,146,000
1999    64,311,000
2000  130,000,000
2001  100,000,000
2002  100,000,000
2003  100,000,000
2004  100,000,000
2005  100,000,000
2006    79,000,000
2007    89,000,000
2008  115,000,000
2009  140,000,000
2010  140,500,000
2011  146,500,000
2012  123,100,000
2013  114,500,000
2014  111,500,000
2015  100,000,000
2016    90,900,000


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

      (b) After issuance, all securities of the university shall be conclusively presumed to be fully and duly authorized and issued under the laws of the state, and any person or governmental unit shall be estopped from questioning their authorization, sale, issuance, execution or delivery by the university.

      (c) Securities issued by the university may be issued under an indenture of trust or bond resolution, shall be general obligations of the university, for which its full faith and credit shall be pledged, payable out of any revenues or other assets, receipts, funds or moneys of the university and may be additionally secured by a pledge of revenues to be derived from the operation of a project, by assured revenues and by other assets other than a mortgage, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular securities pledging any particular assets, revenues, receipts, funds or moneys, unless the university shall otherwise expressly provide by the indenture or resolution that such securities shall be special obligations of the university payable solely from any revenues or other assets, including project revenues, such assured revenues that may be restricted by the terms of receipt thereof to a particular project or projects to be financed by such special obligations subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular securities pledging any particular assets, revenues, receipts, funds or moneys. The form of the master resolution or indenture for securities, the special debt service requirements for which, are secured by the state debt service commitment and containing the state covenant pursuant to section 10a-109u shall be approved by the State Bond Commission prior to the first issue of such securities and any substantive amendment thereof shall also be approved by the State Bond Commission. At such time as the master resolution or indenture is submitted to the State Bond Commission the university shall file with the State Bond Commission the list of projects to be financed by securities secured by the state debt service commitment for the second phase of UConn 2000. The form of the master resolution or indenture for securities for the third phase of UConn 2000, the special debt requirements for which are secured by the state debt service commitment and containing the state covenant pursuant to section 10a-109u, shall be approved by the State Bond Commission prior to the first issue of such securities and any substantive amendment thereof shall also be approved by the State Bond Commission. At such time as the master resolution or indenture for the third phase of UConn 2000 is submitted to the State Bond Commission, the university shall file with the State Bond Commission the list of projects to be financed by securities secured by the state debt service commitment for the third phase of UConn 2000.

      (d) The resolution or indenture pursuant to which securities are issued shall provide for the dates of the securities, the maturity dates, which in the case of securities issued to finance equipment and collections, shall not exceed five years and, in the case of securities issued for any other purpose shall not exceed thirty years from their dated dates, the special debt service requirements and dates thereof, the rate or rates of interest or the manner of varying or determining such rate or rates, the cash flow requirements to cover the cost of UConn 2000 or components thereof to be funded from the proceeds of such securities, and by whom, on behalf of the university, such securities shall be delivered, signed or countersigned, and by whom, on behalf of the university, disbursements and investments may be made and all other particulars thereof and may contain for the benefit of holders, from time to time and as a contract therewith, any agreements and the provisions deemed necessary or appropriate by the university in connection with the issuance of such securities and may provide for the terms and security thereof, including, without limitation, (1) terms and pledges respecting assured revenues or project revenues and respecting the fixing and collection of other revenues of the university or from any project covered by such resolution or indenture provisions, if any; (2) provisions respecting custody of the proceeds from the sale of such securities; (3) provisions for the investment and reinvestment of proceeds of the securities until used to pay costs of a project and for the disposition of any excess proceeds of the securities or investment earnings thereon; (4) provisions for the execution of reimbursement agreements or similar agreements in connection with credit facilities, including, but not limited to, letters of credit or policies of bond insurance, remarketing agreements and, subject to the approval of the State Treasurer under section 10a-109j, agreements for the purpose of moderating interest rate fluctuations, and of such other agreements entered into pursuant to section 3-20a; (5) provisions for the collection, custody, investment, reinvestment and use of revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor; (6) provisions regarding the establishment and maintenance of reserves, sinking funds and any other funds and accounts as shall be approved by the university in such amounts as the university may establish and the requirements, investments and application thereof; (7) covenants for the establishment of pledged revenue coverage requirements for such securities; (8) covenants for the establishment of maintenance and insurance requirements with respect to a project or projects; (9) provision for the issuance of additional securities on a parity with securities theretofore issued, including establishment of coverage requirements with respect thereto; (10) the terms to be incorporated in any loan of the proceeds of such securities, and in any lease of a project or projects; (11) the creation and maintenance of special funds from the revenues of a project or projects; (12) the rights and remedies available to the holder or holders of securities in the event of default, the vesting in a trustee or trustees of such property, rights, powers and duties in trust as the university may determine, which may include any or all of the rights, powers and duties of any trustee appointed by the holders of any securities and limiting or abrogating the right of the holders of any securities of the university to appoint a trustee under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, or limiting the rights, powers and duties of such trustee; (13) provision for a trust indenture by and between the university and a corporate trustee which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state, which agreement may provide for the pledging or assigning of any revenues, assets or income from assets to which or in which the university has any rights or interest, and may further provide for such other rights and remedies exercisable by the trustee as may be proper for the protection of the holders of any securities and not otherwise in violation of law, and such agreement may provide for the restriction of the rights of any individual holder of securities of the university and may contain any further provisions which are reasonable to delineate further the respective rights, duties, safeguards, responsibilities and liabilities of the university, persons and collective holders of securities of the university and the trustee; (14) covenants to do or refrain from doing such acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or desirable in order to better secure any securities of the university or to maintain the federal or state tax exemption thereon, or which, in the discretion of the university, will tend to make any securities to be issued more marketable notwithstanding that such covenants, acts or things may not be enumerated above; (15) and any other matters of like or different character, which in any way affect the security or protection of the securities of the university, all as the university shall deem advisable and not in conflict with the provisions of sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive.

      (e) Securities issued under authority of sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, shall be sold by the Treasurer of the state, on behalf of the university, subject in all respects to the indenture of trust or bond resolution approved by the university respecting the securities to be sold, at public or private sale at such price, whether par, premium or discount, and at such time or times, subject in each fiscal year to the cash flow requirements of the university to cover the cost of UConn 2000, as may be determined in the best interest of the state and university by the Treasurer and evidenced by his execution of a certificate of determination to be filed with the university and the secretary of the State Bond Commission upon completion of the sale pursuant to subsection (f) of this section. All costs of issuance in connection with the authorization, sale and issuance of the securities, including interest during construction of any projects being financed with the proceeds thereof, costs and expenses of financial advisers, underwriters, counsel, initial trustee, interest rate protection, credit enhancement, liquidity, letter of credit, and ratings, if any, shall be paid from the proceeds and accrued interest of the securities unless the university determines to pay any of such costs and expenses out of other funds available to it.

      (f) The Treasurer shall set the terms and provisions of the sale of any securities, receive bids or proposals, award and sell any securities, and take all other action appropriate or necessary in connection therewith including rejecting any bid or proposal not meeting the sale requirements, in conjunction with the board of trustees of the university which is hereby authorized by a majority vote to delegate such matters to its finance committee or to any officer, official or trustee serving on such finance committee.

      (g) The proceeds of the securities of any issue shall be used solely for the purpose or purposes identified in the master indenture, and shall be disbursed in such manner and under such restrictions, if any, as the university may provide in the resolution authorizing the issuance of such securities or in the indenture or resolution securing the same. The university shall not lease or finance or lease-finance any land or building outside the Storrs campus through any other state agency or quasi-public agency other than those leases, financings or lease purchases in the ordinary course of its activities and provided the annual expenditure thereof during the period of agreements related thereto whether expressed as rent, debt service, lease purchase payments or the like does not exceed for each item which is the subject matter of the lease, finance or lease-finance agreement, fifty thousand dollars in any year and such limitation shall apply as long as the university is authorized in accordance with subsection (a) of this section to issue securities under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive. The resolution providing for the issuance of securities, and any indenture or resolution securing such securities, may contain such limitations upon the issuance of additional securities as the university may deem proper, and such additional securities shall be issued under such restrictions and limitations as may be prescribed by such indenture or resolution, provided, no such resolution or indenture shall include a covenant committing the university to the issuance of additional securities secured by a pledge of the state debt service commitment. The university may provide for the replacement of any securities which become mutilated, or are destroyed, stolen or lost. Securities may be issued under sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, without obtaining the consent of any department, division, commission, board, bureau, or agency of the state and without any other proceedings or the happening of any other conditions or things other than those proceedings, conditions or things which are specifically required by sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive.

      (h) Money borrowed and securities issued and delivered by the university shall not constitute a debt or liability of the state or of any municipality or any political subdivision of the state, but shall be payable solely from the resources of the university described in and pursuant to the indenture of trust or resolution under which they are issued, and all such securities shall contain on their face a statement to that effect. The borrowing of money and the issuance of securities by the university shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any municipality or political subdivision to levy or to pledge any form of taxation and such securities shall not constitute an indebtedness of the state within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitation or restriction and accordingly, shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state and such securities, when issued, shall not be included in computing the aggregate indebtedness of the state in respect to and to the extent of any such limitation, except that the amount of securities in each fiscal year in which the General Assembly has authorized the board of trustees to provide for the issuance and sale of securities pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for purposes of section 3-21, but subject to the exclusions or deductions provided in said section 3-21, shall be deemed to be indebtedness of the state until deemed paid or retired. For any years for which there is not an estimate of net tax revenues, the Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates projection of consumer price index growth shall be applied to the most recently adopted state revenue estimate and shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of subsection (d) of said section 3-21.

      (i) In connection with the issuance of securities, the university may create and establish one or more reserve funds to be known as special capital reserve funds and may pay into such special capital reserve funds (1) any moneys appropriated and made available by the state for the purposes of such funds, (2) any proceeds of sale of securities, to the extent provided in the resolution of the university authorizing the issuance thereof, and (3) any other moneys which may be made available to the university for the purpose of such funds from any other source or sources. The moneys held in or credited to any special capital reserve fund established under this subsection, except as provided in this subsection, shall be used solely for the payment of the principal of special obligation securities of the university secured by such special capital reserve fund as the same become due, the purchase of such special obligation securities of the university, the payment of interest on such special obligation securities of the university or the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid when such special obligation securities are redeemed prior to maturity; provided the university may provide that moneys in any such fund shall not be withdrawn therefrom at any time in such amount as would reduce the amount of such funds to less than the maximum amount of principal and interest becoming due by reason of maturity or a required sinking fund installment in the succeeding calendar year on the special obligation securities of the university then outstanding and secured by such special capital reserve fund or such lesser amount specified by the university in its resolution authorizing the issuance of any such special obligation securities, such amount being referred to in this subsection as the "required minimum capital reserve", except for the purpose of paying such principal of, redemption premium and interest on such special obligation securities of the university secured by such special capital reserve becoming due and for the payment of which other moneys of the university are not available. The university may provide that it shall not issue special obligation securities at any time if the required minimum capital reserve on the special obligation securities outstanding and the special obligation securities then to be issued and secured by a special capital reserve fund will exceed the amount of such special capital reserve fund at the time of issuance, unless the university, at the time of the issuance of such special obligation securities, shall deposit in such special capital reserve fund from the proceeds of the special obligation securities so to be issued, or otherwise, an amount which, together with the amount then in such special capital reserve fund, will be not less than the required minimum capital reserve. On or before December first, annually, there is deemed to be appropriated from the state General Fund such sums, if any, as shall be certified by the chairperson of the board of trustees to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and Treasurer of the state, as necessary to restore each such special capital reserve fund to the amount equal to the required minimum capital reserve of such fund, and such amounts shall be allotted and paid to the university for deposit therein. For the purpose of evaluation of any such special capital reserve fund, obligations acquired as an investment for any such fund shall be valued at amortized costs. Nothing contained in this section or section 10a-105 shall preclude the university from establishing and creating other debt service reserve funds in connection with the issuance of securities of the university. Subject to any agreement or agreements with holders of outstanding special obligation securities of the university, any amount or amounts allotted and paid to the university by the state pursuant to this section shall be repaid to the state from moneys of the university at such time as such moneys are not required for any other of its corporate purposes and in any event shall be repaid to the state on the date one year after all special obligation securities of the university theretofore issued on the date or dates such amount or amounts are allotted and paid to the university or thereafter issued, together with interest on such special obligation securities, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding by or on behalf of the holders thereof, are fully met and discharged. A special capital reserve fund shall not be created, established or applicable or available pursuant to this subsection unless the board of trustees of the university is of the opinion and determines its self-sufficiency in that (A) project revenues or assured revenues, other than those to be derived from the state debt service commitment and the minimum state operating provision, and as a result of the implementation of its rate covenant, are estimated and expected, assuming continued compliance by the state and the university with the provisions of sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, be sufficient (i) to pay the applicable special debt service requirements on special obligation securities, (ii) to establish, increase and maintain any reserves deemed by the university to be advisable to secure the payment of the special debt service requirements on such special obligation securities and to maintain its renewal and replacement fund and (iii) to operate and maintain in a prudent and economical manner the physical infrastructure of the university and (B) the university has recently reviewed and resolved that it is in compliance with its rate covenant referred to in section 10a-109e. Prior to the issuance of special obligation securities, the security for which is to be enhanced by such a special capital reserve fund, the aforementioned self-sufficiency finding by the university shall be submitted to and confirmed as not unreasonable or arbitrary in the certificate of determination referred to in subsection (e) of this section by the Treasurer of the state. In addition, a special capital reserve fund shall be used only if such use improves or is essential to the rating of the securities or provides interest savings as determined by the Treasurer of the state. The provisions of this subsection respecting the creation, establishment and enhancement of a special capital reserve fund shall not be available or applicable to any general obligation securities issued by the university pursuant to sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive.

      (P.A. 95-230, S. 7, 45; P.A. 96-180, S. 134, 166; P.A. 98-124, S. 6, 12; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3, S. 4-6; P.A. 06-196, S. 73; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 54.)

      History: P.A. 95-230 effective June 7, 1995 (Revisor's note: In Subsec. (g), the phrase "securities which become mutilated or be destroyed, stolen or lost" was replaced editorially by the Revisors with "securities which become mutilated, or are destroyed, stolen or lost" for grammatical accuracy); P.A. 96-180 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(1), effective June 3, 1996; P.A. 98-124 modified Subdiv. (4) to include agreements entered into pursuant to Sec. 3-20a, effective May 27, 1998; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to revise the amount authorized for fiscal year 2005, to provide for authorized amounts for fiscal years 2006 to 2015 and to make a technical change, amended Subsec. (c) to add provisions re approval of the master resolution or indenture by the State Bond Commission and amended Subsec. (g) to provide for use of the proceeds of any bond issues for purposes identified in the master indenture, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subsec. (g), effective June 7, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to revise amounts authorized for fiscal years 2008 to 2015, and to include authorization of $90,900,000 for fiscal year 2016, effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109n. Construction by the university of capital improvements. (a) For the period from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2016, the university shall have charge and supervision of the design, planning, acquisition, remodeling, alteration, repair, enlargement, demolition of any real asset or any other project on its campuses.

      (b) (1) The university shall cause to be prepared, proposed construction standards for all projects. The proposed standards shall, subject to applicable law, include, among other things, provisions relating to the quality and type of materials to be used, provisions for safety, fire protection, health and sanitation, provisions for the installation of fixtures, furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus, and construction features.

      (2) Pursuant to such construction standards in effect at such time, the university shall cause to be prepared, within the costs available therefor, the detailed plans and specifications for each project. The university may from time to time modify, or authorize modifications to, such detailed plans and specifications, provided the plans and specifications as so modified shall comply with the construction standards, if any, adopted pursuant to sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, and in effect at the time of the modifications, and the provisions of section 10a-109e are complied with.

      (3) The university shall identify the scope of work and hire, and contract with persons with the necessary experience and capability to perform such scope of work.

      (4) The university may contract with a design professional for the design of any project, with a general contractor for the construction of any project; and with one or more prime trade contractors with respect to such construction work if the university determines that to do so will be in the public interest of the state.

      (c) (1) Any construction contract to which the university is a party may include a provision that the design professional who designed the project, or an architect or professional engineer or construction manager retained or employed specifically for the purpose of supervision, may supervise the work to be performed through to completion and ensure that the materials furnished and the work performed are in accordance with the drawings, plans, specifications and contracts therefor.

      (2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, any total cost basis contract or other contract for the construction of a university project which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars, shall be publicly let by the university. The university shall give notice to contractors interested in prequalifying to submit a project proposal or bid, by advertising, at least once, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the state and by posting the advertisement on the university web site. The notice to prequalify shall contain the requirement that contractors be prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100, a statement of the time and place where the responses shall be received and such additional information as the university deems appropriate. Upon receipt of such responses, the university shall select each contractor who has been prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100 and has shown itself able to post surety bonds required by such contract and has demonstrated that it possesses the financial, managerial and technical ability and the integrity necessary and without conflict of interest for faithful and efficient performance of the work provided for therein. The university shall evaluate whether each such contractor is responsible and qualified based on its experience with projects similar to that for which the bid or proposal is to be submitted and based on objective written criteria included in the application to request prequalification with respect to such contract. The university shall also consider whether a contractor, and any subcontractor on the contractor's previous projects, has been in compliance with the provisions of part III of chapter 557 and chapter 558 during the previous five calendar years.

      (B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, the board of trustees may approve a total cost basis contract or other contract for the construction of a university project which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars that has not been publicly let pursuant to the provisions of said subparagraph (A), provided the board deems the contract to address an emergency.

      (3) The university shall thereafter give notice to those so prequalified by the university pursuant to subdivision (2) of this section of the time and place where the public letting shall occur and shall include in such notice such information of the work required as appropriate. Each bid or proposal shall be kept sealed until opened publicly at the time and place as set forth in the notice soliciting such bid or proposal. The university shall not award any construction contract, including, but not limited to, any total cost basis contract, after public letting, except to the responsible qualified contractor, submitting the lowest bid or proposal in compliance with the bid or proposal requirements of the solicitation document. The university may, however, waive any informality in a bid or proposal, and may either reject all bids or proposals and again advertise for bids or proposals or interview at least three responsible qualified contractors and negotiate and enter into with any one of such contractors that construction contract which is both fair and reasonable to the university.

      (4) The notice to each contractor prequalified to submit a proposal or bid and the construction contract, including each total cost basis contract, awarded by the university shall contain such other terms and conditions, and such provisions for penalties as the university may deem appropriate.

      (5) No payments shall be made by the university on account of any contract for the project awarded by or for the university until the bills or estimates presented for such payment shall have been duly certified to be correct by the university. No payments shall be made from any other fund on account of any contract for any project awarded by or for the university until the bills or estimates presented for such payment shall have been duly certified to be correct by the university.

      (6) Provision shall be made in each contract to the effect that payment is limited to the amount provided therein and that no liability of the university or state shall and may be incurred beyond such amount.

      (7) The university shall require, for the protection of the state and the university, such deposits, bonds and security in connection with the submission of bids or proposals, the award of construction contracts and the performance of work as the university shall determine to be appropriate and in the public interest of the state.

      (8) Any contract awarded by the university shall be a contract with the state acting through the university.

      (9) The university shall not enter into a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract that does not provide for a maximum guaranteed price for the cost of construction which shall be determined not later than the time of the receipt and approval by the university of the trade contractor bids. Each construction manager at-risk shall invite bids and give notice of opportunities to bid on project elements, by advertising, at least once, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the state. Each bid shall be kept sealed until opened publicly at the time and place as set forth in the notice soliciting such bid. The construction manager at-risk shall, after consultation with and approval by the university, award any related contracts for project elements to the responsible qualified contractor, who shall be prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100, submitting the lowest bid in compliance with the bid requirements, provided (A) the construction manager at-risk shall not be eligible to submit a bid for any such project element, and (B) construction shall not begin prior to the determination of the maximum guaranteed price, except for the project elements of site preparation and demolition that have been previously put out to bid and awarded.

      (d) For the purposes of part III of chapter 557, a project undertaken by the university shall be deemed to be a state public works project and consist of public buildings.

      (e) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any license, permit, and approval required or permitted to be issued and any administrative action required or permitted to be taken pursuant to the general statutes in connection with any project by the university shall be issued or taken upon application to the particular commissioner or commissioners having jurisdiction over such license, permit, approval or other administrative action or such other state official as such commissioner shall designate. As used in this section, the term commissioner shall mean commissioners if more than one commissioner has jurisdiction over the subject matter and their designee, if any. No agency, commission, council, committee, panel or other body whatsoever other than such commissioner shall have jurisdiction over or cognizance of any licenses, permits, approvals or administrative actions concerning any project and no notice of any tentative determination or any final determination regarding any such license, permit, approval or administrative action and no notice of any such license, permit, approval or administrative action shall be required except as expressly provided pursuant to this subsection. For purposes of sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, a capital project is a state facility and accordingly, no ordinance, law or regulation promulgated by or any authority granted to any municipality or any other political subdivision of the state shall apply to a capital project. The State Properties Review Board shall have jurisdiction over any project in the same manner as provided in chapter 60 for a priority higher education facility project. Such commissioner may issue licenses and permits, give such approval and take such administrative action as shall be necessary or desirable.

      (2) All applications, supporting documentation and other records submitted to the commissioner and pertaining to any application for any license, permit, approval or other administrative action, together with all records of the proceedings of the commissioner relating to any license, permit, approval or administrative action shall be a public record and shall be made, maintained and disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200.

      (3) All applications for licenses, permits, approvals and other administrative action required by any applicable provision of the general statutes shall be submitted to the commissioner as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

      (4) (A) Any hearing regarding all or any part of any project, provided for by this section, shall be conducted by the particular commissioner having jurisdiction over the applicable license, permit, approval or other administrative action. Legal notice of such hearing shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in an area which includes the municipality in which the particular part of such project is proposed to be built or is being built not more than ten nor less than five days in advance of such hearing.

      (B) In rendering any decision in connection with any project, the commissioner shall weigh all competent material and substantial evidence presented by the applicant and the public in accordance with the applicable statute. The commissioner shall issue written findings and determinations upon which its decision is based. Such findings and determinations shall consist of evidence presented including such matters as the commissioner deems appropriate, provided such matters, to the extent applicable to the particular permit, shall include the nature of any major adverse health and environmental impact of any project. The commissioner may reverse or modify any order or action at any time on the commissioner's own motion. The procedure for such reversal or modification shall be the same as the procedure for the original proceeding.

      (C) Any administrative action taken by any commissioner in connection with any project may be appealed by an aggrieved party to the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except as otherwise provided in sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive. Such appeal shall be brought within ten days of the date of mailing to the parties to the proceeding of a notice of such order, decision or action by certified mail, return receipt requested, and the appellant shall serve a copy of the appeal on each party listed in the final decision at the address shown in such decision. Failure to make such service within such ten days on parties other then the commissioner who rendered the final decision may not, in the discretion of the court, deprive the court of jurisdiction over such appeal. Within ten days after the service of such appeal, or within such further time as may be allowed by the court, the commissioner which rendered such decision shall cause any portion of the record that had not been transcribed to be transcribed and shall cause either the original or a certified copy of the entire record of the proceeding appealed from to be transmitted to the reviewing court. Such record shall include the commissioner's findings of fact and conclusions of law, separately stated. If more than one commissioner has jurisdiction over the matter, such commissioners shall issue joint findings of fact and conclusions of law. Such appeal shall state the reasons upon which it is predicated and, notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes to the contrary, shall not stay the development of any project. The commissioner which rendered such decision shall appear as the respondent. Such appeals to the superior court shall each be privileged matters and shall be heard as soon after the return date as practicable. A court shall render its decision not later than twenty-one days after the date that the entire record, with the transcript, is filed with the court by the commissioner who rendered the decision.

      (D) The court shall not substitute its judgment for that of the commissioner as to the weight of the evidence presented on a question of fact. The court shall affirm the decision of the commissioner unless the court finds that substantial rights of the party appealing such decision have been materially prejudiced because the findings, inferences, conclusions or decisions of the commissioner are: (i) In violation of constitutional or statutory provisions, (ii) in excess of the statutory authority of the commissioner, (iii) made upon unlawful procedure, (iv) affected by an error of law, (v) clearly erroneous in view of the reliable, probative and substantial evidence on the whole record, or (vi) arbitrary, capricious or characterized by abuse of discretion or clearly unwarranted exercise of discretion.

      (E) If the court finds material prejudice, it may sustain the appeal. Upon sustaining an appeal, the court may render a judgment which modifies the decision of the commissioner, orders particular action of the commissioner or orders the commissioner to take such action as may be necessary to effect a particular action and the commissioner may issue a permit consistent with such judgment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an applicant may file an amended application and the commissioner may, pursuant to the procedures set forth in sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, consider an amended application for an order, permit or other administrative action following court action.

      (F) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3-125, in consultation with the Attorney General, the university is authorized and may use the legal services of any private attorney, in connection with the construction, operation and maintenance of any project. The board of trustees shall determine the effective and efficient method or methods of legal services to accomplish the construction, operation and maintenance of all projects, taking into account the capacity, cost and expense of private counsel for such services and the capacity and direct and indirect cost and expense of and identified by the Attorney General for such services.

      (f) On or before December thirty-first and June thirtieth of each year, the university shall submit a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding. Such report shall include the following information: (1) The names and addresses of contractors and subcontractors performing repair, addition, alteration and new construction on the university's campuses in the previous six calendar months, (2) the extent to which such contractors and subcontractors have been in compliance with the provisions of part III of chapter 557 and the provisions of chapter 558, and (3) any actions taken by the university to cooperate with the Labor Department in the enforcement of said provisions.

      (P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; 95-230, S. 14, 45; P.A. 97-47, S. 31; P.A. 99-215, S. 24, 29; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3, S. 7; P.A. 06-134, S. 8, 20; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 60.)

      History: P.A. 95-230 effective June 7, 1995 (Revisor's note: P.A. 88-230, 90-98, 93-142 and 95-220 authorized substitution of "judicial district of Hartford" for "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain", effective September 1, 1998); P.A. 97-47 amended Subsec. (e)(2) by substituting "the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in Sec. 1-18a" for "chapter 3"; P.A. 99-215 replaced "judicial district of Hartford" with "judicial district of New Britain" in Subsec. (e)(4)(C), effective June 29, 1999; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-3 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision requiring filing with the Commissioner of Public Works for capital improvement projects and, notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 59 and 60, to vest in the university the authority re such projects, amended Subsec. (c)(2) to provide for consideration of bidders' compliance with certain provisions of chapters 557 and 558, amended Subsec. (e) to make a technical change in Subdiv. (1) and to delete provisions for a master process for certain approvals necessary for capital improvements in Subdiv. (3) and added Subsec. (f) re report to the General Assembly, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 06-134 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate language notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 59 or 60, effective January 1, 2007, and amended Subsec. (c) by adding language in Subdivs. (2), (3) (4) and (7) re total cost basis contract, monetary threshold requiring project to be publicly let, exception for emergencies and notification to prequalify through advertisement, by replacing "bidder" with "contractor" and adding "proposal" to language re bid throughout said Subdivs. and by adding Subdiv. (9) re construction manager at-risk project delivery contracts, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) to extend the end date from June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2016, effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109z. Audit of projects. The Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut shall select and appoint independent auditors, as defined in subdivision (7) of section 4-230, to annually conduct an audit of any project of UConn 2000, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 10a-109c. Such audit shall review invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation in order to reconcile project costs and verify conformance with project budgets, cost allocation agreements and applicable contracts. The Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut shall ensure that the auditors have unfettered access to any documentation the auditors need to review any such project. The auditors appointed pursuant to this section may serve in such capacity for five consecutive years and shall not be reappointed at the expiration of such period. Any such auditor appointed pursuant to this section shall not perform any nonaudit services for the university during such period. The auditors shall report annually to the General Assembly on their findings from the audits conducted pursuant to this section.

      (P.A. 06-134, S. 1; P.A. 07-166, S. 13.)

      History: P.A. 06-134 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-166 changed requirement that auditors review all invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation of any project of UConn 2000 to permit review of a sample of invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation, and added requirement that auditors report annually to the General Assembly on their findings from audits conducted, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 10a-109bb. Construction management oversight committee. Duties. (a) There is established a construction management oversight committee consisting of (1) four members appointed jointly by the Governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate, and (2) three members appointed by the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut, who shall be members of said board. The board of trustees shall replace any such committee member appointed by said board if such committee member's term on the board expires or otherwise ends. The members appointed pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall have expertise in the fields of construction management, architectural design or construction project management. The chairperson of the committee shall be designated by the board of trustees. All appointments of the initial committee shall be made no later than July 20, 2006. Appointments shall be for four consecutive years, except that two of the initial appointments pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be for three consecutive years. Upon expiration of the initial members' terms and every four years thereafter, new members shall be appointed in accordance with the procedures for appointment set forth in this section. A majority of the members of the committee shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. The committee shall act by a majority vote of the members. The committee shall maintain a record of its proceedings in such form as it determines, provided such record indicates attendance and all votes cast by each member.

      (b) The construction management oversight committee established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall review and approve the policies and procedures developed by The University of Connecticut to undertake any project of UConn 2000, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 10a-109c, concerning the selection of design professionals and contractors, as defined in subdivision (27) of section 10a-109c, contract compliance, building and fire code compliance, deferred maintenance, as defined in subdivision (29) of section 10a-109c, and an annual budget for such maintenance prepared pursuant to section 10a-109dd, project and program budgets and schedules and the authorization and review of contract changes. The committee shall prepare, biennially, a summary of construction performance of UConn 2000 based on reports submitted at least quarterly by the construction assurance office established pursuant to section 10a-109cc, and shall, upon the completion of each named project pursuant to section 10a-109e, conduct a review of the university's management of such project for its conformance with the applicable policies and procedures governing construction undertaken pursuant to section 10a-109n. Such review of completed projects shall incorporate information, including, but not limited to, that which is derived from reviews of the reports submitted at least quarterly by the construction assurance office, in accordance with section 10a-109cc.

      (c) The construction management oversight committee established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall, upon completion of each assessment, summary and review conducted pursuant to this section, submit such assessment, summary and review to the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut. The board shall initially review each such assessment, summary and review without the presence of university staff members.

      (P.A. 06-134, S. 3; P.A. 07-166, S. 9.)

      History: P.A. 06-134 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-166 made technical changes, effective June 19, 2007.

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