CHAPTER 266c
BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Sec. 15-101mm. Bradley Board of Directors: Established.
Sec. 15-101nn. Bradley Board of Directors: Duties.
Sec. 15-101oo. Board within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes.
Sec. 15-101pp. Bradley International Community Advisory Board: Established.
Secs. 15-101qq to 15-101uu.
Sec. 15-101vv. Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Unit. Establishment.
Sec. 15-101ww. Fire chief responsibilities.
Sec. 15-101xx. (Formerly Sec. 15-101q). Supersonic civil aircraft banned from Bradley International Airport, exception.

      Sec. 15-101mm. Bradley Board of Directors: Established. (a) There is established a Bradley Board of Directors to oversee the operation and development of Bradley International Airport.

      (b) The Bradley Board of Directors shall consist of seven members, appointed as follows: The Commissioner of Transportation and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, each serving ex-officio, a representative appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives from the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, created by section 13b-57e, a representative appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives from among the members of the Bradley International Community Advisory Board, as created by section 15-101pp and three private sector members appointed as follows: (A) The Governor shall appoint one member, who shall be the chairperson, and whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005, (B) the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005, (C) the minority leader of the Senate shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005. The term of office of each successor shall be four years.

      (c) Each member before entering upon the member's duties shall take and subscribe to the oath required by article XI, section 1 of the State Constitution.

      (d) The appointed members shall be senior business leaders or executives who have management experience with corporate or institutional organizations, and shall include individuals who have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: Financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, strategic planning and transportation management.

      (e) A member who misses three consecutive meetings shall be deemed to have resigned.

      (f) The Bradley Board of Directors shall elect a vice-chairperson annually from among the appointed members.

      (g) The powers of the Bradley Board of Directors shall be vested in and exercised by not less than five of its members. Such number of members shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting of the board shall be necessary for any action of the Bradley Board of Directors.

      (h) Members of the Bradley Board of Directors shall receive no compensation. The Bradley Board of Directors is a public agency, as defined in section 1-200, for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, and is a quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-79, for purposes of chapter 10.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 8, 18.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 1, 2001.

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      Sec. 15-101nn. Bradley Board of Directors: Duties. The Bradley Board of Directors shall have the duty and authority to: (1) In consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, develop an organizational and management structure that will best accomplish the goals of Bradley International Airport; (2) approve the annual capital and operating budget of Bradley International Airport; (3) act in cooperation with the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, created pursuant to section 13b-57e; (4) advocate for Bradley International Airport's interests and ensure that Bradley International Airport's potential as an economic development resource for the state and region are fully realized; (5) ensure that an appropriate mission statement and set of strategic goals for Bradley International Airport are established and that progress toward accomplishing the mission and strategic goals is regularly assessed; (6) approve Bradley International Airport's master plan; (7) establish and review policies and plans for marketing the airport and for determining the best use of airport property; (8) ensure appropriate independent expertise is available to advise the Bradley Board of Directors, particularly in the areas of strategy and marketing and select consultants as necessary, for purposes related to strategy and marketing, pursuant to procedures established by the board; (9) ensure customer service standards, performance targets and performance assessment systems are established for the airport enterprise; (10) approve community relations policies and ensure that the community advisory board, created pursuant to section 15-101pp, operates effectively to ensure that community comment and information is regularly and fully considered in decisions related to Bradley International Airport; (11) create a code of conduct for the Bradley Board of Directors consistent with part I of chapter 10; (12) report to the Governor and the General Assembly on an annual basis; (13) establish procedures to review significant contracts, other than collective bargaining agreements, relating to the operation of Bradley International Airport prior to approval, which procedures shall require completion of each such review no later than ten business days after the board receives the contract; and (14) adopt rules for the conduct of its business which shall not be considered regulations, as defined in subdivision (13) of section 4-166.

      (June Sp. Sess. 01-5, S. 9, 18.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001.

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      Sec. 15-101oo. Board within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. For administrative purposes only, the Bradley Board of Directors shall perform its functions within the Department of Transportation. The administrative functions of the board of directors shall be performed by the Department of Transportation and the costs thereof, including the cost of consultants recommended to advise the Bradley Board of Directors, may be reimbursed by the Enterprise Fund. Consultants recommended by the Bradley Board of Directors shall be engaged by the Department of Transportation but shall report to the Bradley Board of Directors. The selection and engagement of consultants for the Bradley Board of Directors shall be exempt from sections 13b-20b to 13b-20m, inclusive, and sections 4-212 to 4-219, inclusive.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 10, 18.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001.

      See Sec. 4-38f for definition of "administrative purposes only".

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      Sec. 15-101pp. Bradley International Community Advisory Board: Established. (a) A Bradley International Community Advisory Board is established to represent the interests of the communities and the region surrounding Bradley International Airport. The community advisory board shall work with the airport administration and issue semi-annual reports to the Bradley Board of Directors. The community advisory board shall utilize the Bradley Board of Directors as a resource to support its development initiatives.

      (b) The community advisory board shall consist of the chief elected officials of Windsor, Windsor Locks, East Granby and Suffield.

      (c) The community advisory board shall have two core purposes: (1) To provide a regular communication vehicle between airport administrators and nearby towns on issues of concern to residents such as noise and traffic, and (2) to advise the Bradley Board of Directors on issues of transportation, land use, planning, zoning and economic development on land surrounding the airport or in close proximity to it. For the purposes of subdivision (2) of this subsection, there shall be a subcommittee, appointed by the community advisory board, made up of each town's manager or planner, together with representatives from regional organizations including: The Capital Region Council of Governments, Greater Hartford Growth Council, Springfield Regional Planning Agency and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The subcommittee shall work to develop new businesses around the airport and shall report to the community advisory board on a regular basis on its activities.

      (d) Members of the community advisory board and the development committee shall be considered members of an advisory board for the purposes of the part I of chapter 10.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 11, 18.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001.

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      Secs. 15-101qq to 15-101uu. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 15-101vv. Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Unit. Establishment. The Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Unit of Bradley International Airport is established as a fire department that shall have jurisdiction within Bradley International Airport for aircraft and structural fire protection and emergency medical services and shall not be considered to be within the jurisdiction of any municipality.

      (P.A. 01-105, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 15-101ww. Fire chief responsibilities. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or a municipal ordinance, the fire chief of the fire department at Bradley International Airport, or any member serving in the capacity of the fire officer-in-charge shall, when any fire department or company is responding to or operating at a fire, service call or other emergency at Bradley International Airport, (1) control and direct emergency activities at such scene, (2) order any person to leave any building, aircraft or place in the vicinity of such fire for the purpose of protecting such person from injury, and (3) have all other authority provided to a fire chief or a fire officer-in-charge pursuant to section 7-313e.

      (P.A. 01-105, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 15-101xx. (Formerly Sec. 15-101q). Supersonic civil aircraft banned from Bradley International Airport, exception. Any supersonic civil aircraft that has not been operated at Bradley International Airport prior to July 1, 1976, shall be denied the right to land, except in an emergency, at Bradley International Airport, unless the aircraft meets the noise restrictions listed in Appendix "C" of Federal Aviation Regulations Part 36, as it may from time to time be amended.

      (P.A. 77-76, S. 1, 2.)

      History: Sec. 13b-46a transferred to Sec. 15-101q in 1983; Sec. 15-101q transferred to Sec. 15-101xx in 2003.

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