CHAPTER 588s
STADIUM PROJECT

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Secs. 32-380 and 32-381. Legislative finding. Definitions.
Sec. 32-382. Bond authorization.
Sec. 32-383. Bonds and notes.
Secs. 32-384 to 32-409. Revenues from lease of the project. Proceeds of bonds previously authorized for other projects allowed to be expended for the project; bond authorization. Stadium Oversight Commission. Condemnation of real property for stadium and practice facility sites. Payment of damages. Appeal to Superior Court; reassessment of damages or benefits by trial referees. Costs in appeals from awards. Lien for assessed benefits. Interest payable ninety days after acceptance of agreement. Powers of Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; conditions to be met before bonds issued, sites acquired or liability for construction costs incurred. Construction standards and detailed plans and specifications for stadium and practice facilities. Development agreement; contracts for design and construction of stadium and practice facilities. Deadlines for construction of stadium and practice facilities; stipulated sum; supervision of work and materials; contracting procedures; Attorney General to approve form and development agreement and leases; payments by Comptroller. Stadium facility lease. Practice facility lease. Statutory and other provisions of law which are not applicable to the project. Jurisdiction over licenses, permits, approvals and administrative actions concerning the project; freedom of information. Applications for licenses, permits, approvals and administrative actions concerning the project. Decisions on applications. Appeal to Superior and Appellate Courts. Operation in accordance with environmental laws. Property tax exemption; payment to municipalities. State liability. Personal liability of state officers. Development agreement to require set-aside for small contractors, minority business enterprises and individuals with a disability. Liberal construction.
Secs. 32-410 to 32-424.

      Secs. 32-380 and 32-381. Legislative finding. Definitions. Sections 32-380 and 32-381 are repealed, effective January 12, 1999.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 1, 2, 35; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 42, 43.)

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      Sec. 32-382. Bond authorization. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 32-382 to 32-386, inclusive, and section 32-393, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate not exceeding one million dollars plus (1) such additional amounts to account only for inflation, assuming an inflation rate of not exceeding four per cent per year, of the cost of final design, land acquisition and construction over a four-year construction schedule, in the event the commencement date thereof is prior to September 1, 1994, with the sum resulting therefrom subject to another inflation adjustment factor of not exceeding four per cent per year or portion thereof in the event the commencement thereof is subsequent to September 1, 1994, as requested by the secretary and approved by the State Bond Commission in the proceedings authorizing the bonds therefor hereunder, the proceeds of which shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for the purpose of sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, particularly, to finance the cost of such project, and (2) such additional amounts as may be required in connection with the costs of issuance of the bonds including bond anticipation, temporary and interim notes, the proceeds of which shall be used by the Treasurer to pay the costs of issuance, provided in computing the total amount of bonds which may at any one time be outstanding, the principal amount of any refunding bonds issued to refund bonds shall be excluded.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 3, 35; S.A. 95-20, S. 74, 90.)

      History: Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 effective September 28, 1993; S.A. 95-20 reduced the bond authorization from $252,100,000 to $1,000,000, effective July 6, 1995.

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      Sec. 32-383. Bonds and notes. (a) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 32-382 to 32-385, inclusive, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections, and temporary or interim 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 provided no filings required by subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of said section 3-20 shall be required. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from either their respective dates or the estimated completion date of the stadium facility as referred to in subdivision (5) of section 32-397, 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 the secretary stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 32-382 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 such bonds, including temporary or interim notes, as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made including with respect to interest on temporary or interim notes and principal thereof to the extent not funded with renewals thereof or bonds, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (b) For the purposes of sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections, or of temporary or interim notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Such request filed as provided in sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, if applicable, shall include the recommendation of the secretary as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project as if constituting such state moneys, and any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, if and to the extent from time to time directed by the State Bond Commission, upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used for the purposes for which such other moneys are received in accordance with the proceedings of the State Bond Commission, and otherwise by the Treasurer to meet principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary or interim notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet principal of such temporary or interim notes or whenever principal on any such temporary or interim notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary or interim notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to this section, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by, or at the direction of, the Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, or in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, and shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.

      (c) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized by sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, in excess of the aggregate costs of the project so authorized shall be used to meet interest and principal amounts as the same become due on said bonds authorized.

      (d) Net earnings on investment of proceeds, accrued interest and premiums on the issuance of any of such bonds authorized by sections 32-380 to 32-409, inclusive, after payment of expenses incurred by the Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with their issuance, if any, shall be used to meet interest and principal amounts as the same become due on said bonds authorized.

      (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3-20, expenditures may be made for preliminary costs authorized, notwithstanding the fact that funds have been committed or expended prior to the authorization of such project by the State Bond Commission.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 4, 35; P.A. 06-194, S. 2.)

      History: Sept. Sp. Sess. 93-1 effective September 28, 1993; P.A. 06-194 amended Subsec. (a) to change citation re filings required under Sec. 3-20(g) but not required by section from "subdivisions (1) and (2)" to "subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (1)", effective June 9, 2006.

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      Secs. 32-384 to 32-409. Revenues from lease of the project. Proceeds of bonds previously authorized for other projects allowed to be expended for the project; bond authorization. Stadium Oversight Commission. Condemnation of real property for stadium and practice facility sites. Payment of damages. Appeal to Superior Court; reassessment of damages or benefits by trial referees. Costs in appeals from awards. Lien for assessed benefits. Interest payable ninety days after acceptance of agreement. Powers of Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; conditions to be met before bonds issued, sites acquired or liability for construction costs incurred. Construction standards and detailed plans and specifications for stadium and practice facilities. Development agreement; contracts for design and construction of stadium and practice facilities. Deadlines for construction of stadium and practice facilities; stipulated sum; supervision of work and materials; contracting procedures; Attorney General to approve form and development agreement and leases; payments by Comptroller. Stadium facility lease. Practice facility lease. Statutory and other provisions of law which are not applicable to the project. Jurisdiction over licenses, permits, approvals and administrative actions concerning the project; freedom of information. Applications for licenses, permits, approvals and administrative actions concerning the project. Decisions on applications. Appeal to Superior and Appellate Courts. Operation in accordance with environmental laws. Property tax exemption; payment to municipalities. State liability. Personal liability of state officers. Development agreement to require set-aside for small contractors, minority business enterprises and individuals with a disability. Liberal construction. Sections 32-384 to 32-409, inclusive, are repealed, effective January 12, 1999.

      (P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 5-13, 16-28, 31-35; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-37, S. 4-6; 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-47, S. 35; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 42, 43.)

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      Secs. 32-410 to 32-424. Reserved for future use.

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