CHAPTER 588l
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE

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Sec. 32-224. Designation of implementing agency. Development plan. Public service facilities. Acquisition of real property for project. Limitations.
Sec. 32-235. Bond issue for the Economic Development and Manufacturing Act of 1990, the Connecticut job training finance demonstration program and the United States Naval Submarine Base-New London.
Sec. 32-237. Assistance for defense manufacturers' suppliers and other manufacturers.

      Sec. 32-224. Designation of implementing agency. Development plan. Public service facilities. Acquisition of real property for project. Limitations. (a) Any municipality which has a planning commission may, by vote of its legislative body, designate an implementing agency to exercise the powers granted under sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive. Any municipality may, with the approval of the commissioner, designate a separate implementing agency for each municipal development project undertaken by such municipality pursuant to said sections.

      (b) The implementing agency may initiate a municipal development project by preparing and submitting a development plan to the commissioner. Such plan shall meet an identified public need and include: (1) A legal description of the real property within the boundaries of the project area; (2) a description of the present condition and uses of such real property; (3) a description of the process utilized by the agency to prepare the plan and a description of alternative approaches considered to achieve project objectives; (4) a description of the types and locations of land uses or building uses proposed for the project area; (5) a description of the types and locations of present and proposed streets, sidewalks and sanitary, utility and other facilities and the types and locations of other proposed project improvements; (6) statements of the present and proposed zoning classification and subdivision status of the project area and the areas adjacent to the project area; (7) a plan for relocating project area occupants; (8) a financing plan; (9) an administrative plan; (10) an environmental analysis, marketability and proposed land use study, or building use study if required by the commissioner; (11) appraisal reports and title searches if required by the commissioner; (12) a description of the public benefit of the project, including, but not limited to, (A) the number of jobs which the implementing agency anticipates would be created or retained by the project, (B) the estimated property tax benefits, (C) the number and types of existing housing units in the municipality in which the project would be located, and in contiguous municipalities, which would be available to employees filling such jobs, (D) a general description of infrastructure improvements, including public access, facilities or use, that the implementing agency anticipates may be needed to implement the development plan, (E) a general description of the implementing agency's goals for blight remediation or, if known, environmental remediation, (F) a general description of any aesthetic improvements that the implementing agency anticipates may be generated by the project, (G) a general description of the project's intended role in increasing or sustaining market value of land in the municipality, (H) a general description of the project's intended role in assisting residents of the municipality to improve their standard of living, and (I) a general statement of the project's role in maintaining or enhancing the competitiveness of the municipality; (13) a finding that (A) the land and buildings within the boundaries of the project area will be used principally for manufacturing or other economic base business purposes or business support services; (B) the plan is in accordance with the plan of conservation and development for the municipality, if any, adopted by its planning commission under section 8-23, and the plan of development of the regional planning agency adopted under section 8-35a, if any, for the region within which the municipality is located; (C) the plan was prepared giving due consideration to the state plan of conservation and development adopted under chapter 297 and other state-wide planning program objectives of the state or state agencies as coordinated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; and (D) the project will contribute to the economic welfare of the municipality and the state and that to carry out and administer the project, public action under sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, is required; and (14) a preliminary statement describing the proposed process for acquiring each parcel of real property, including findings that (A) public benefits resulting from the plan will outweigh any private benefits; (B) existing use of the real property cannot be feasibly integrated into the overall plan for the project; (C) acquisition by eminent domain is reasonably necessary to successfully achieve the objectives of such plan; and (D) the plan is not for the primary purpose of increasing local tax revenues. The provisions of this subsection with respect to submission of a development plan to and approval by the commissioner and with respect to a finding that the plan was prepared giving due consideration to the state plan of conservation and development and state-wide planning program objectives of the state or its agencies shall not apply to a project for which no financial assistance has been given and no application for financial assistance is to be made under section 32-223. Any plan that has been prepared under chapters 130, 132 or 588a may be submitted by the implementing agency to the legislative body of the municipality and to the commissioner in lieu of a plan initiated and prepared in accordance with this section, provided all other requirements of sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, for obtaining the approval of the commissioner of the development plan are satisfied. Any action taken in connection with the preparation and adoption of such plan shall be deemed effective to the extent such action satisfies the requirements of said sections.

      (c) (1) No plan shall be adopted unless the planning commission of the municipality finds that the plan is in accord with the plan of development, if any, for the municipality and the regional planning agency, if any, organized under chapter 127 for the region within which such municipality is located finds that such plan is in accord with the plan of development, if any, for such region. If the regional planning agency fails to make a finding concerning the plan within thirty-five days of receipt thereof, by such agency, it shall be presumed that such agency does not disapprove of the plan. The implementing agency shall hold at least one public hearing on the plan and shall cause notice of the time, place, and subject of any public hearing to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality not less than one week nor more than three weeks prior to the date of such public hearing. At least thirty-five days prior to the public hearing, the implementing agency shall post the plan on the Internet web site of the implementing agency, if any. Upon adoption of the plan the implementing agency shall submit the plan to the legislative body of the municipality for approval or disapproval. Any approval by the implementing agency and legislative body of the municipality made under this section shall specifically provide for approval of any findings contained therein. After approval of the plan by the legislative body of the municipality, the plan shall be submitted to the commissioner for his approval. If the commissioner requires a substantial modification of the plan as a condition of approval, the plan shall be subject to a public hearing and approval by the implementing agency and the legislative body of the municipality in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.

      (2) The plan shall be effective for a period of ten years after the date of approval and may be amended in accordance with this section. The legislative body shall review the plan at least once every ten years after the initial approval, and shall reapprove the plan or an amended plan at least once every ten years after the initial approval in accordance with this section in order for the plan or amended plan to remain in effect. With respect to a development plan for a project that is funded in whole or in part by federal funds, the provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the extent that such provisions are prohibited by federal law.

      (d) The implementing agency shall cause notice of the initial approval of the plan to be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality.

      (e) A development plan may be modified at any time by the implementing agency, provided, if modified after the lease or sale of real property in the project area, the lessees or purchasers of such real property or their successor or successors in interest affected by the proposed modification shall consent to such modification. If the proposed modification will substantially alter the development plan as previously approved, the modification shall be subject to the approval of the local legislative body of the municipality and the commissioner in the same manner as approval of the development plan. The municipality may, by vote of its legislative body, abandon the development plan and convey such real property within the boundaries of the project area free of any restriction, obligation or procedure imposed by the plan subject to all other local and state laws, ordinances or regulations, including, but not limited to, any offer of sale required under subsection (i) of this section, if after three years from the date of approval of the plan the implementing agency has not transferred by sale or lease all or any part of the real property acquired in the project area to any person in accordance with the development plan and no grant of financial assistance under sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, has been given for such project other than for activities related to the planning of the project pursuant to section 32-222.

      (f) The implementing agencies of two or more municipalities may, after approval by each legislative body thereof, jointly initiate a development project if the project area is to be located in one or more of such municipalities. Such implementing agencies, after approval by the commissioner of the development plan for the project if any state aid is to be requested under section 32-223, may enter into and amend subject to the approval of the commissioner, an agreement to jointly carry out the development plan. Such agreement may include provisions for furnishing municipal services to the project and sharing costs of and revenues from the project, including property tax and rental receipts. The development plan shall include a proposed form of the agreement to be entered into by the municipalities. Each municipality which is a party to an agreement may make appropriations and levy taxes in accordance with the provisions of the general statutes and may issue bonds in accordance with section 32-227 to further its obligations under the agreement.

      (g) As used in this subsection, "public service facility" includes any sewer, pipe, main conduit, cable, wire, pole, tower, building or utility appliance owned or operated by an electric, gas, telephone, telegraph or water company. Whenever an implementing agency determines that the closing of any street or public right-of-way is provided for in a development plan adopted and approved in accordance with sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, or where the carrying out of such a development plan, including the construction of new improvements, requires the temporary or permanent readjustment, relocation or removal of a public service facility from a street or public right-of-way, the implementing agency shall issue an appropriate order to the company owning or operating such facility. Such company shall permanently or temporarily readjust, relocate or remove the public service facility promptly in accordance with such order, provided an equitable share of the cost of such readjustment, relocation or removal, including the cost of installing and constructing a facility of equal capacity in a new location, shall be borne by the implementing agency. Such equitable share shall be fifty per cent of such cost after the deduction hereinafter provided. In establishing the equitable share of the cost to be borne by the implementing agency, there shall be deducted from the cost of the readjusted, relocated or removed facilities a sum based on a consideration of the value of materials salvaged from existing installations, the cost of the original installation, the life expectancy of the original facility and the unexpired term of such life use. The books and records of the company shall be made available for inspection by the implementing agency to determine the equitable share of the cost of such readjustment, relocation or removal. When any facility is removed from a street or public right-of-way to a private right-of-way, the implementing agency shall not pay for such private right-of-way. If the implementing agency and the company owning or operating such facility cannot agree upon the share of the cost to be borne by the implementing agency, such agency or the company may apply to the superior court for the judicial district within which the street or public right-of-way is situated, or, if the court is not in session, to any judge thereof, for a determination of the cost to be borne by the implementing agency. The court or the judge, after causing notice of the pendency of such application to be given to the other party, shall appoint a state referee to make such determination. The referee, having given at least ten days' notice to the interested parties of the time and place of the hearing, shall hear both parties, take such testimony as he may deem material and thereupon determine the amount of the cost to be borne by the implementing agency. The referee shall immediately report the amount to the court. If the report is accepted by the court, such determination shall, subject to right of appeal as in civil actions, be conclusive upon such parties.

      (h) After approval of the development plan pursuant to sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, the implementing agency may by purchase, lease, exchange or gift acquire or rent real property necessary or appropriate for the project as identified in the development plan and real property and interests therein for rights-of-way and other easements to and from the project area.

      (i) (1) The implementing agency may, with the approval of the legislative body of the municipality, and in the name of the municipality, condemn in accordance with section 8-128 to 8-133, inclusive, any real property necessary or appropriate for the project as identified in the development plan, including real property and interests in land for rights-of-way and other easements to and from the project area, except that no real property may be condemned pursuant to this subsection for the primary purpose of increasing local tax revenue.

      (2) The implementing agency shall conduct a public hearing on any proposed acquisition of real property by condemnation pursuant to this subsection. The implementing agency shall cause notice of the time, place and subject of the hearing to be published in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the municipality not more than ten days before the date set for the hearing. Not less than ten days before the date of the hearing, the implementing agency shall send, by first class mail, notice of the time, place and subject of the hearing to the owners of record of the real property and to all owners of real property within one hundred feet of the real property to be acquired by condemnation.

      (3) (A) No parcel of real property may be acquired by condemnation under this section except by approval by vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the legislative body of the municipality, or, in the case of a municipality for which the legislative body is a town meeting or a representative town meeting, the board of selectmen. Such approval shall be by (i) separate vote on each parcel of real property to be acquired, or (ii) a vote on one or more groups of such parcels, provided each parcel to be acquired is identified for the purposes of a vote on a group of such parcels under this subparagraph. The legislative body or the board of selectmen, as the case may be, shall not approve the use of condemnation by the implementing agency unless the legislative body or board of selectmen has (I) considered the benefits to the public and any private entity that will result from the municipal development project and determined that the public benefits outweigh any private benefits, (II) determined that the current use of the real property cannot be feasibly integrated into the overall development plan, and (III) determined that the acquisition of the real property by condemnation is reasonably necessary to successfully achieve the objectives of the development plan.

      (B) The municipality shall cause notice of any approved acquisition by condemnation under this subdivision to be published in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the municipality not more than ten days after such approval.

      (C) (i) The implementing agency shall acquire any property identified in the plan as property to be acquired by condemnation by a date that is five years after the date the first property is acquired by condemnation under the plan unless the implementing agency approves an extension of the time for acquisition, except that no property may be acquired by condemnation under the plan more than ten years after the first property is acquired by condemnation under the plan.

      (ii) With respect to a development plan for a project that is funded in whole or in part by federal funds, the provisions of this subparagraph shall not apply to the extent that such provisions are prohibited by federal law.

      (4) The owner-occupant of property acquired by condemnation under this section may file an application in the superior court for the judicial district in which the municipality is located to enjoin the acquisition of such property. The court may issue such injunction if the court finds that the implementing agency or municipality failed to comply with the requirements of this section. The filing of an application to enjoin the acquisition of property by condemnation, in a court of competent jurisdiction, shall toll the five-year period or ten-year period set forth in subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of this subsection with respect to such property until the date a final judgment is entered in any such action, or any appeal thereof, whichever date is later.

      (j) (1) With respect to real property acquired by condemnation pursuant to this section on or after June 25, 2007, if the municipality does not use the real property for the purpose for which it was acquired or for some other public use and seeks to sell the property, the municipality shall first offer the real property for sale pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection to the person from whom the real property was acquired, or heirs of the person designated pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection, if any, for a price not to exceed the lesser of (A) the amount paid by the implementing agency to acquire the property, or (B) the fair market value of the property at the time of any sale under this subsection. After the municipality provides notice pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection, the municipality may not sell such property to a third party unless the municipality has permitted the person or named heirs six months during which to exercise the right to purchase the property, and an additional six months to finalize the purchase if the person or named heirs provide the municipality with notice of intent to purchase the property within the initial six-month period.

      (2) For the purposes of any offer of sale pursuant to this subsection, the municipality shall provide a form to any person whose property is acquired by condemnation pursuant to this section to permit such person to provide an address for notice of sale to be sent, or to provide the name and address of an agent to receive such notice. Such form shall be designed to permit the person to designate heirs of the person who shall be eligible to purchase such property pursuant to this subsection. The person or agent shall update information in the form in writing. If the person or agent does not provide or update the information in the form in a manner that permits the municipality to send notice of sale pursuant to this subsection, no such notice shall be required.

      (3) With respect to a development plan for a project that is funded in whole or in part by federal funds, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the extent that such provisions are prohibited by federal law.

      (P.A. 90-270, S. 5, 38; P.A. 07-141, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 07-141 amended Subsec. (b) to insert "meet an identified public need" re plan, insert new Subdiv. (3) re process used to prepare plan and redesignate existing Subdivs. (3) to (12) as Subdivs. (4) to (13), amended Subsec. (b)(12) to substitute "public benefit" for "economic benefit", insert "but not limited to" and insert Subparas. (D) to (I) re required general descriptions and statements, amended Subsec. (b)(13) to substitute "plan of conservation and development" for "plan of development", inserted new Subsec. (b)(14) re proposed process of acquisition, substituted "was prepared giving due consideration" for "is not inimical to" re plan, amended Subsec. (c) to designate existing provisions as Subdiv. (1) and add therein requirement that plan be posted on Internet web site of implementing agency, if any, at least 35 days prior to hearing, inserted new Subsecs. (c)(2) and (d) re plans' effective dates and review, and notice of approval, redesignated existing Subsecs. (d) to (g) as Subsecs. (e) to (h), included in Subsec. (e) "including, but not limited to, any offer of sale required under subsection (i)", designated existing provisions re condemnation by agency as Subsec. (i)(1) and amended same to add exception that no property may be condemned for primary purpose of increasing local tax revenue, added new Subsecs. (i)(2) and (3) re process for condemnation, and added new Subsec. (j) re offer of sale to owner if property not used for a public purpose, effective June 25, 2007, and applicable to property acquired on or after that date, and applicable to development plans adopted on or after that date.

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      Sec. 32-235. Bond issue for the Economic Development and Manufacturing Act of 1990, the Connecticut job training finance demonstration program and the United States Naval Submarine Base-New London. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate five hundred ninety-five million three hundred thousand dollars, provided forty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2008.

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

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

      (P.A. 90-270, S. 33, 38; P.A. 91-340, S. 5, 8; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4, S. 22, 25; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 24, 36; P.A. 93-394, S. 2, 3; 93-433, S. 7, 26; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 20, 45; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-2, S. 196, 203; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-272, S. 20, 29; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 18, 20; P.A. 98-259, S. 16, 17; P.A. 99-241, S. 16, 66; 99-242, S. 89, 90; P.A. 00-167, S. 66, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 10, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 14; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 11, 12; P.A. 05-143, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. 05-5, S. 12; P.A. 07-205, S. 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 4; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 52.)

      History: P.A. 91-340 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing the maximum amount of state bonds the bond commission may authorize for the purposes of Secs. 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive, from $40,000,000 to $50,000,000 and amended Subsec. (b) by providing that $10,000,000 of said total amount the bond commission may authorize shall be used solely for defense diversification projects as defined in Secs. 32-222 and 32-222a; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4 increased the bond authorization to $70,000,000; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization to $117,500,000 and amended Subsec. (b) to increase amount set aside for defense diversification projects from $10,000,000 to $22,500,000; P.A. 93-394 amended Subsec. (b) to set aside not more than $4,250,000 for purposes of Sec. 31-3(t), effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-433 raised aggregate total of bonds 122,500,000 and authorized bonds proceeds to be used for the Connecticut job training finance demonstration program, effective July 1, 1993; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization to $237,500,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $40,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase bond authorization from $24,500,000 to $42,500,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $10,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994 (Revisor's note: The language enacted in Subsec. (b) by P.A. 93-433 and inadvertently omitted from this act through clerical error was restored editorially by the Revisors); May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-2 in Subsec. (a) increased total bond authorization to $267,500,000 and increased bond authorization from $40,000,000 to $70,000,000, effective June 21, 1994; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Economic Development with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-272 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to 302,500,000, effective July 1, 1995, provided $25,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 1996; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization to $325,300,000 provided $5,000,000 of the authorization is effective July 1, 1998, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 98-259, effective July 1, 1998, amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $329,300,000, provided $9,000,000 of said authorization was effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $399,300,000, provided $35,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, and Subsec. (b) to add proviso that not less than $2,000,000 be used for a pilot program to make grants to small manufacturing facilities in designated areas of the state effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-242 added Subsec. (b)(2) re $1,000,000 to be used for an educational technology grant to the deployment center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-167 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate bond authorization to $465,300,000, effective July 1, 2000, of which $101,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization to $525,300,000 provided $30,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change and decrease authorization to $505,300,000, provided that $10,000,000 is effective July 1, 2003, effective July 1, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to decrease the aggregate authorization to $495,300,000 and delete provision re funds authorized in 2003, and amended Subsec. (b) to authorize expenditures for economic cluster-related programs and to authorize $5,000,000 for the manufacturing competitiveness grants program, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 05-143 added Subsec. (b)(5) requiring $1,000,000 to be used for grant to Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology for purposes of Sec. 32-237 and (b)(6) requiring $10,000,000 to be used for grants to United States Navy or eligible applicants for projects at United States Naval Submarine Base-New London, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $505,300,000, of which $5,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 07-205 made a technical change in Subsec. (b)(3) and amended Subsec. (b)(6) to increase amount from $10,000,000 to $50,000,000, to name improvements permitted, to make grant conditional on a multiyear lease with Department of the Navy and to provide for reimbursement to the state if department operations cease, effective July 1, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 amended Subsec. (b)(6) by repealing changes enacted in P.A. 07-205 re submarine base in New London, effective July 1, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing aggregate authorization from $505,300,000 to $595,300,000, of which $45,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (b) by increasing authorization in Subdiv. (6) for infrastructure for naval operations from $10,000,000 to $50,000,000, and adding Subdiv. (7) authorizing $2,000,000 for a grant to Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc., effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 32-237. Assistance for defense manufacturers' suppliers and other manufacturers. (a) The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology shall establish a center for supply chain integration to assist at risk small and medium-sized manufacturers in the state that are suppliers for defense manufacturers, to adopt the digital technology and business practices needed to fully participate in the next generation defense supply base. The center shall provide technical and business assistance and training to help such suppliers (1) adopt the state-of-the-market digital manufacturing and information technologies and best business practices and techniques, and (2) eliminate waste caused by poor information flow and counterproductive business practices across multiple buyer and supplier relationships. The center shall work with other state and national resources to help suppliers that are transitioning from a commodity-oriented business model into a value-added technology-based model of component and service integration. The center shall carry out the purposes of this section by providing training, on-site assistance and facilities and equipment for suppliers.

      (b) The center for supply chain integration established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, shall make its services available to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers in the state. The center shall provide the same services to such manufacturers to promote supply chain development, as described in subsection (a) of this section.

      (P.A. 05-143, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 12; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5, S. 69.)

      History: P.A. 05-143 effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) extending services in Subsec. (a) to other small and medium-sized manufacturers, effective October 1, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5 changed effective date of June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 12 from October 1, 2008, to October 6, 2007, effective October 6, 2007.

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