CHAPTER 290
CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

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Secs. 16-334 to 16-337a. Declaration of policy. "Person" defined. Transportation authority: Powers and duties. Acquisition of property for rail services.
Sec. 16-338. Bonds authorized or issued prior to July 1, 1974. Legal investments, tax-exempt.

      Secs. 16-334 to 16-337a. Declaration of policy. "Person" defined. Transportation authority: Powers and duties. Acquisition of property for rail services. Sections 16-334 to 16-337a, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1963, P.A. 639, S. 1-5; February, 1965, P.A. 6, S. 1, 3; 487, S. 1, 2; 1967, P.A. 320; 423, S. 1-4; 1969, P.A. 1, S. 1; 127, S. 1-6; 768, S. 263.)

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      Sec. 16-338. Bonds authorized or issued prior to July 1, 1974. Legal investments, tax-exempt. All bonds authorized or issued pursuant to this section under or pursuant to proceedings of the State Bond Commission had or taken prior to July 1, 1974, 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. All of said bonds and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale thereof may be sold, executed, issued and delivered, and their proceeds collected, held, invested, applied and used, in all respects as authorized under the provisions of the general statutes in effect on June 30, 1974. Said bonds are made and declared to be (1) legal investments for savings banks and trustees unless otherwise provided in the instrument creating the trust, (2) securities in which all public officers and bodies, all insurance companies and associations and persons carrying on an insurance business, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and savings associations, including savings and loan associations, building and loan associations, investment companies and persons carrying on a banking or investment business, all administrators, guardians, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries and all persons whatsoever who are or may be authorized to invest in bonds of the state, may properly and legally invest funds including capital in their control or belonging to them, and (3) securities which may be deposited with and shall be received by all public officers and bodies for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds of the state is or may be authorized. All such bonds, their transfer and the income therefrom including any profit on the sale or transfer thereof, shall at all times be exempt from all taxation by the state or under its authority.

      (1963, P.A. 639, S. 7; February, 1965, P.A. 6, S. 2; 487, S. 3; 1967, P.A. 423, S. 5; 1969, P.A. 127, S. 7-9; 768, S. 31; 1972, P.A. 261, S. 14, 15; P.A. 73-675, S. 42-44; P.A. 74-342, S. 41, 43.)

      History: 1965 acts raised bond limit from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000, restated former Subsecs. (a) and (b) and combined them as Subsec. (a), relettered Subsec. (c) as (b) and added requirement of maturities and interest rates for written determination in Subsec. (b), relettered former Subsec. (d) as (c), restated former Subsec. (e), expanding provisions and relettering subsection as Subsec. (d), relettered former Subsec. (f) as (e) and added new Subsecs. (f) to (l), inclusive; 1967 act included motor bus facilities in Subsec. (g)(3) and (4); 1969 acts deleted reference to July 1, 1969, deadline in Subsecs. (a) and (d) and replaced references to "rail or motor bus" services, facilities etc. in Subsec. (g) with reference to "mass transportation" services, facilities, etc. and substituted commissioner of transportation for "authority", i.e. Connecticut Transportation Authority and "rail or motor carrier" for "mass transportation"; 1972 act added reference to Sec. 13b-38 in Subsec. (a) and added references to Sec. 13b-32 to 13b-38 re payments including "grants, loans or subsidies to transit districts ..." in Subsec. (f); P.A. 73-675 required transfer of 20% of moneys derived from public service taxes less bond debt service to transportation fund to be used primarily for bond payments; P.A. 74-342 simplified provisions by deleting much of Subsec. (a), Subsecs. (b) to (j) and (l) and made all bonds general obligations eliminating distinction between general bonds and revenue bonds.

      Discussed. 164 C. 299.

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