CHAPTER 60
CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS OF STATE BUILDINGS

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Sec. 4b-52. (Formerly Sec. 4-132). Repairs or changes to state premises, contracts, bids, use of state employees or inmates. Emergency conditions and restoration of facilities. Governor's written consent and certification to General Assembly required, when. Renegotiation of leases.
Sec. 4b-53. (Formerly Sec. 4-131a). Allocation of bond proceeds for art work in construction or remodeling of state buildings. State building works of art account. Maintenance account. Regulations.
Sec. 4b-60. State Commission on Capitol Preservation and Restoration.
Sec. 4b-62. (Formerly Sec. 4-135). Trusts for erecting and maintaining memorials.
Sec. 4b-64. (Formerly Sec. 4-36c). Notice of intent to dispose of, demolish or transfer certain structures to be given to Department of Economic and Community Development and affected municipality.
Sec. 4b-66a. Connecticut Capitol Center Commission: Membership, duties.
Sec. 4b-76. Public or special act authorizations for acquisition of real property.
Sec. 4b-101a. Awarding authorities to prepare report on status of certain projects and property management contracts. When.

PART I
CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS, ADDITIONS
AND DEMOLITION

      Sec. 4b-52. (Formerly Sec. 4-132). Repairs or changes to state premises, contracts, bids, use of state employees or inmates. Emergency conditions and restoration of facilities. Governor's written consent and certification to General Assembly required, when. Renegotiation of leases. (a)(1) No repairs, alterations or additions involving expense to the state of five hundred thousand dollars or less or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by the Judicial Branch, one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, two million dollars or less, shall be made to any state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government and no contract for any construction, repairs, alteration or addition shall be entered into without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services, except repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision of The University of Connecticut. Repairs, alterations or additions which are made pursuant to such approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services shall conform to all guidelines and procedures established by the Department of Construction Services for agency-administered projects. (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, repairs, alterations or additions involving expense to the state of five hundred thousand dollars or less may be made to any state building or premises under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, under the terms of section 4b-11, and any contract for any such construction, repairs or alteration may be entered into by the Office of the Chief Court Administrator or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education without the approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services.

      (b) Except as provided in this section, no repairs, alterations or additions involving an expense to the state of more than five hundred thousand dollars or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by the Judicial Branch, more than one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars, or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, more than two million dollars, shall be made to any state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government, nor shall any contract for any construction, repairs, alteration or addition be entered into, until the Commissioner of Construction Services or, in the case of the construction or repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly, said joint committee or, in the case of construction, repairs, alterations or additions to a building involving expenditures in excess of five hundred thousand dollars but not more than one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars under the supervision and control of the Judicial Branch, said Judicial Branch or, in the case of the construction, repairs, alterations or additions to a building involving expenditures in excess of five hundred thousand dollars but not more than two million dollars under the supervision and control of one of the constituent units of higher education, the constituent unit, has invited bids thereon and awarded a contract thereon, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4b-91 to 4b-96, inclusive. The Commissioner of Construction Services, with the approval of the authority having the supervision of state employees or the custody of inmates of state institutions, without the necessity of bids, may employ such employees or inmates and purchase or furnish the necessary materials for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or enlargement of any such state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government.

      (c) Whenever the Commissioner of Construction Services declares that an emergency condition exists at any state facility, other than a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, and that the condition would adversely affect public safety or the proper conduct of essential state government operations, or said joint committee declares that such an emergency exists at a building under its supervision and control, the commissioner or the joint committee may employ such assistance as may be required to restore facilities under their control and management, or the commissioner may so act upon the request of a state agency, to restore facilities under the control and management of such agency, without inviting bids as required in subsection (b) of this section. The commissioner shall take no action requiring the expenditure of more than five hundred thousand dollars to restore any facility under this subsection (1) without the written consent of the Governor, and (2) until the commissioner has certified to the joint committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legislative management that the project is of such an emergency nature that an exception to subsection (b) of this section is required. Such certification shall include input from all affected agencies, detail the need for the exception and include any relevant documentation. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply if any person is obligated under the terms of an existing contract with the state to render such assistance. The annual report of the commissioner shall include a detailed statement of all expenditures made under this subsection.

      (d) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may, during the term of a lease of a building or premises occupied by any state offices, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government, (1) renegotiate the lease in order to enable the lessor to make necessary alterations or additions up to a maximum amount of five hundred thousand dollars, in consultation with the Commissioner of Construction Services and subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, or (2) require that a security audit be conducted for such building or premises and, if necessary, renegotiate the lease in order to enable the lessor to make necessary alterations or additions to bring the building or premises into compliance with the security standards for state agencies established under section 4b-132. Alterations or additions under subdivision (2) of this subsection shall not be subject to the spending limit in subdivision (1) of this subsection, and a renegotiated lease under said subdivision (2) shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, provided such approval requirement shall not compromise the security requirements of chapter 60a and this section. The commissioner shall determine the manner of submission, conditions and requirements of bids and awards made for alterations or additions under this subsection. No lease shall be renegotiated under this subsection for a term less than five years. As used in this subsection, "security" and "security audit" have the meanings assigned to such terms in section 4b-130.

      (1949 Rev., S. 262; March, 1950, S. 100d; 1957, P.A. 150, S. 1; 457, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 708; P.A. 73-528, S. 11, 12; P.A. 74-246, S. 10, 11; P.A. 75-365, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 82-285, S. 2, 3; P.A. 83-12, S. 2; 83-199; 83-329; 83-530, S. 1, 3; P.A. 84-48, S. 10, 17; 84-436, S. 5, 12; P.A. 85-225; 85-567, S. 2, 6; P.A. 87-496, S. 34, 110; 87-529, S. 2, 3; P.A. 88-116, S. 1; P.A. 91-230, S. 9, 17; P.A. 92-154, S. 4, 23; P.A. 93-201, S. 5, 24; P.A. 95-230, S. 36, 45; P.A. 96-235, S. 16, 19; P.A. 97-293, S. 13, 26; P.A. 99-75, S. 5; 99-220, S. 8; P.A. 03-215, S. 10; P.A. 05-288, S. 22; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 68; P.A. 11-51, S. 92.)

      History: 1969 act required award of bid 60 days after bid opening rather than 30 days and provided for negotiation of contract if lowest bid exceeds funds available; P.A. 73-528 put upper limit on expenditures of $500,000, effective January 1, 1974; P.A. 74-246 clarified procedure for negotiation of contract if lowest bid exceeds available funds, specifying that bidders be negotiated with in ascending order of bid amounts; P.A. 75-365 divided section into Subsecs. (a) and (b), required approval of public works commissioner for all work and contracts for work and raised lower limit for expenditures requiring bids to $50,000; P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 82-285 added Subsec. (c) establishing procedure for making emergency repairs to state facilities without competitive bidding; P.A. 83-12 amended Subsec. (a) by allowing repairs, alterations or additions to the state capitol without the prior approval of the commissioner of administrative services, amended Subsec. (b) by placing responsibility for bids on repairs, alterations or additions to the state capitol with the joint committee on legislative management rather than the department of administrative services and amended Subsec. (c) to provide that the joint committee on legislative management shall have the responsibility of declaring and managing any emergency situations which may arise at the state capitol building; P.A. 83-199 added Subsec. (d) giving the commissioner of administrative services the power to renegotiate the terms of a lease under certain circumstances; P.A. 83-329 added Subsec. (e) permitting expenditures in excess of $500,000 for repairs, alterations or additions to leased properties if leased from a municipality, remaining term is five years or more and properties review board approves; P.A. 83-530 raised limit on expenditures requiring administrative commissioner's approval from $50,000 to $100,000 in Subsec. (a) and made corresponding change in Subsec. (b) re expenditures for which bids must be invited; P.A. 84-48 included references to building under the supervision and control of the joint committee on legislative management, replacing references to state capitol; P.A. 84-436 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize the office of the chief court administrator to contract for and make repairs, alterations or additions costing $50,000 or less to any state building or premises under its supervision without the commissioner's approval, effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 85-225 increased the maximum expenditure amount in Subsec. (c) from $50,000 to $100,000; P.A. 85-567 increased dollar amounts of expenditures for projects which may be undertaken by departments and institutions from $100,000 to $250,000; P.A. 87-496 replaced commissioner of administrative services with commissioner of public works; P.A. 87-529 in Subsec. (a) raised limit on expenditures requiring administrative commissioner's approval from $250,000 to $500,000 in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, and in Subsec. (b) placed responsibility for bids on construction, repairs, alterations or additions to buildings involving expenditures in excess of $250,000 but not more than $500,000 under the supervision and control of a constituent unit with the constituent unit; P.A. 88-116 transferred provision in Subsec. (a) re control and management of property leased or rented by the state or a state entity to Sec. 4-133, amended Subsec. (b) by requiring contract to be awarded "in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-137a to 4-137g, inclusive" in lieu of former procedure and deleted Subsec. (e) re applicability of $500,000 limit in Subsec. (b) on expenditure of funds for repairs, alterations or additions to buildings or premises occupied by the state; Sec. 4-132 transferred to Sec. 4b-52 in 1989; P.A. 91-230 in Subsecs. (a) and (b) changed $500,000 limit to $1,000,000; P.A. 92-154 amended Subsec. (a) to apply provisions of Subdiv. (2) to constituent units of the state system of higher education; P.A. 93-201 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) to increase the limit for repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-230 amended Subsec. (a) to add exception for The University of Connecticut, effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 96-235 amended Subsec. (c) by repealing provision that required damage by fire or other disaster for declaration of emergency condition at state facility or building and substituting $250,000 for $100,000 as expenditure limit without Governor's consent, effective June 6, 1996; P.A. 97-293 amended Subsec. (a)(2) to increase the amount from $50,000 to $100,000, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 99-75 substituted "five hundred thousand dollars" for "two hundred fifty thousand dollars" in Subsecs. (a), (b) and (c), amended Subsec. (a)(1) by adding provision requiring conformity of certain repairs, alterations or additions to Department of Public Works guidelines and procedures, and amended Subsec. (c) by repealing requirement of Governor's consent for emergency restorations by joint committee exceeding $250,000 and by deleting the joint committee from the annual report requirement; P.A. 99-220 added Subsec. (d)(2) re security audits and alterations or additions to leased buildings for compliance with security standards and defining the terms "security" and "security audit"; P.A. 03-215 amended Subsec. (c) to insert Subdiv. (1) designator and insert provisions re certification to General Assembly re emergency nature of project as Subdiv. (2), effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(2), effective July 13, 2005; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (a) to add provision re buildings rented or occupied by Judicial Branch in Subdiv. (1) and to substitute "five hundred thousand" for "one hundred thousand" re dollar limit in Subdiv. (2), and amended Subsec. (b) to add provisions re buildings rented or occupied by Judicial Branch or under supervision and control of Judicial Branch, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsecs. (a) to (c) to change "Commissioner of Public Works" to "Commissioner of Construction Services" and make a conforming change, and amended Subsec. (d) to change "Commissioner of Public Works" to "Commissioner of Administrative Services" and require consultation with Commissioner of Construction Services, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-53. (Formerly Sec. 4-131a). Allocation of bond proceeds for art work in construction or remodeling of state buildings. State building works of art account. Maintenance account. Regulations. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: "State building" means any building or facility owned or leased by the state of Connecticut and open to the public or intended for such use, exclusive of any shed, warehouse, garage, building of a temporary nature or building located on the grounds of a correctional institution; "proposal development expenses" means the cost of preparing a detailed drawing, model or plan as determined by the Department of Economic and Community Development; and "work of art" means art work which is to be an integrated part of such state building, including but not limited to, fresco, mosaic, sculpture and other architectural embellishment or functional art created by a professional artist, artisan or craftsperson, and any work of visual art which is not to be an integrated part of such state building, including but not limited to, a drawing, painting, sculpture, mosaic, photograph, work of calligraphy or work of graphic art or mixed media. "Work of art" as used in this section shall not include landscape architecture or landscape gardening.

      (b) The State Bond Commission, in the allocation of proceeds of state bonds for purposes of construction, reconstruction or remodeling of any state building, shall allocate for works of art, with respect to each such project and for the purposes of subsection (c) of this section, an amount from such proceeds not less than one per cent of the total estimated cost of such construction, reconstruction or remodeling, exclusive of (1) the cost of any land acquisition, (2) any nonconstruction costs including the cost of such work of art, and (3) any augmentations to such cost, provided any such allocation for work of art as provided in this section must be approved, prior to authorization of such allocation by the State Bond Commission, by the Commissioner of Construction Services in consultation with the Department of Economic and Community Development. Such allocation may be used to reimburse any artist, artisan, craftsperson or person who creates a work of art, for proposal development expenses when the Department of Economic and Community Development requests such proposal development or to compensate persons who, at the request of the Department of Economic and Community Development determine whether such works of art require proposal development.

      (c) There is established within the General Fund a state building works of art account, which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account. The moneys within said account shall be used (1) for the purchase of works of art from distinguished Connecticut artists, which shall be placed on public view in state buildings, (2) to establish a bank of major works of art, from which individual works of art may be circulated among state buildings, public art museums and nonprofit galleries, and (3) for repair of all works acquired under this section. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the Commissioner of Construction Services, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, which shall (A) indicate the portion of the one per cent allocation under subsection (b) of this section, up to one quarter of such allocation, which shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to said account, (B) set forth the manner in which the moneys in said account shall be allocated and expended for the purposes of this subsection, and (C) establish procedures to ensure accountability in maintaining the integrity of such bank of works of art.

      (d) There is established a subaccount within the state buildings works of art account, established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, to be known as the "maintenance account" to be used solely for the conservation, repair and cleaning of artworks commissioned and purchased for state buildings pursuant to this section. The Department of Economic and Community Development shall determine what percentage of the one per cent allocation pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, up to ten per cent of such allocation, to credit to said subaccount.

      (e) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, with respect to a work of art in any project under subsection (b) of this section, be responsible for the selection of any artist, artisan or craftsperson, review of any design or plan, and execution, completion, acceptance and placement of such work of art, provided any work of art to be located in any building under the supervision, security, utilization and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall be approved by said committee. The Commissioner of Construction Services, in consultation with said department, (1) shall be responsible for the contractual arrangements with any such artist, artisan or craftsperson, and (2) shall adopt regulations concerning implementation of the purposes of subsection (b) of this section and this subsection.

      (P.A. 78-215, S. 1, 2; P.A. 86-260; P.A. 87-368; 87-496, S. 33, 110; 87-589, S. 71, 87; P.A. 89-383, S. 14, 16; P.A. 90-230, S. 9, 101; P.A. 95-226, S. 9, 30; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 30; P.A. 05-288, S. 23; P.A. 08-78, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 137; 11-51, S. 90.)

      History: P.A. 86-260 added definition of "proposal development expenses" and added provision allowing reimbursement for such expenses and allowing compensation to persons who determine whether proposal development is required; P.A. 87-368 amended Subsec. (b) by adding reference to Subsec. (c), added new Subsec. (c) re state building works of art account, relettered former Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d) and amended Subsec. (d) to divide responsibilities under the Subsec. to state commission on the arts, commissioner of administrative services and joint committee on legislative management; P.A. 87-496 and P.A. 87-589 replaced commissioner of administrative services with commissioner of public works; Sec. 4-131a transferred to Sec. 4b-53 in 1989; P.A. 89-383 amended Subsec. (a) to exclude from definition of "state building" any building located on the grounds of a correctional institution; P.A. 90-230 made a technical correction in Subsec. (a); P.A. 95-226 amended Subsec. (c) to add circulation to public art museums and nonprofit galleries in Subdiv. (2) and to add Subdiv. (3) re repair of works of art, effective July 1, 1995 (Revisor's note: The word "statute" in Subdiv. (3) was replaced editorially by the Revisors with "section" for consistency with customary statutory usage); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced State Commission on the Arts with Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsec. (d), effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 08-78 made a technical change in Subsecs. (b) and (c), added new Subsec. (d) re maintenance account and redesignated existing Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (e), effective July 1, 2008; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsecs. (a) to (e) to replace "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Department of Economic and Community Development" and, in Subsec. (e) to replace "commission" with "department", effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Commissioner of Public Works" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Construction Services", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-60. State Commission on Capitol Preservation and Restoration. (a) There shall be a State Commission on Capitol Preservation and Restoration to consist of twelve members to be appointed as follows: Two members shall be appointed by the Governor, two by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the House minority leader, one by the Senate minority leader, two members of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, one appointed by each of the chairmen of said committee, and one member of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee appointed by its chairperson. The Commissioner of Construction Services, or the commissioner's designee, shall be an ex-officio member of the commission and shall attend its meetings. Vacancies on the commission shall be filled by the original appointing authority for the unexpired portion of the term. The members shall serve without compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The commission shall meet at least quarterly, and more often on the call of the chairman or on the written request of a majority of the members. The commission may designate subcommittees to carry out its functions. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned.

      (b) The commission: (1) Shall undertake a continuing review and study of the State Capitol building and grounds, with a view to developing a master plan for the preservation and restoration of the Capitol, including necessary structural changes, consistent with the original historical character of the building, with due regard being given to enhancing the interior and exterior beauty of the building, making better use of existing space and reducing public safety hazards; (2) may consult with state, federal or private agencies with respect thereto, and disseminate information on its activities; and (3) shall report on its activities to the Joint Committee on Legislative Management annually or as often as the committee shall direct. The Department of Administrative Services shall provide professional staff assistance to the commission when available. If such assistance cannot be provided within a reasonable time, the commission may, with the approval of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, retain technical advisors to assist in reviewing project plans and work.

      (c) The commission is authorized to accept gifts, donations and grants from the federal government or other public or private sources for the purpose of such preservation and restoration.

      (d) The Joint Committee on Legislative Management may undertake capital expenditure programs for which capital funds are authorized, in connection with such preservation and restoration. Such programs shall be carried out by the committee, pursuant to plans and specifications approved by the commission and in accordance with the bidding procedures in part II of chapter 60. The commission shall adopt regulations establishing basic artistic standards in keeping with the original historical character of the Capitol to assist the committee in the preparation of plans and specifications.

      (e) The commission shall be an independent body within the Legislative Department for administrative purposes only.

      (P.A. 73-460, S. 1-4; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 81, 610; P.A. 82-438, S. 1, 6; P.A. 84-512, S. 12, 30; P.A. 87-496, S. 18, 110; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 30; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 10-1, S. 40; P.A. 11-48, S. 138; 11-51, S. 90.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for public works commissioner, deleted obsolete language regarding first appointments, deleted provision for electing temporary chairman and vice-chairman and added Subsec. (e); P.A. 82-438 amended section to provide that the joint committee on legislative management, not the commission, may undertake capital expenditure programs and that the committee, not the department of administrative services, shall carry out such programs, including bidding procedures and to transfer commission from department of administrative services to legislative department for administrative purposes only; P.A. 84-512 authorized reimbursement of members for expenses, established attendance requirements for members and authorized commission to retain technical advisors when professional staff assistance is not available from department of administrative services; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner in Subsec. (a); Sec. 4-24l transferred to Sec. 4b-60 in 1989; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced the Connecticut Historical Commission with the Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 10-1 amended Subsec. (a) to replace "Commissioner of Public Works" with "Commissioner of Public Works, or the commissioner's designee", effective June 22, 2010; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change and replace "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee", effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Commissioner of Public Works" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Construction Services" in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-62. (Formerly Sec. 4-135). Trusts for erecting and maintaining memorials. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may accept and execute any trusts, testamentary or otherwise, created or established for the purpose of procuring, erecting and maintaining any memorial on public grounds or within public buildings of the state or any municipality therein, and the court of probate in which a will creating any such trust has been proved may appoint said commissioner as trustee to execute such trust without requiring said commissioner to furnish a probate bond as such trustee; but this section shall not be construed as empowering said commissioner to erect or maintain any such memorial upon the grounds or within or upon any public building belonging to the state without the consent of the General Assembly, nor upon any grounds nor within or upon any public building belonging to any city or town, without the consent of the common council of the city or the selectmen of the town, as the case may be. The commissioner shall not, without special authority from the General Assembly or without consultation with the Commissioner of Construction Services, make, erect or remove from its location any statue or sculpture upon the property of the state.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3534; March, 1950, S. 1902d; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 7; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 87-496, S. 40, 110; P.A. 11-51, S. 60.)

      History: 1959 act removed references to county and county commissioners; P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; Sec. 4-135 transferred to Sec. 4b-62 in 1989; P.A. 11-51 replaced "Commissioner of Public Works" with "Commissioner of Administrative Services" and added requirement that commissioner consult with Commissioner of Construction Services, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-64. (Formerly Sec. 4-36c). Notice of intent to dispose of, demolish or transfer certain structures to be given to Department of Economic and Community Development and affected municipality. Each state department, institution or agency intending to dispose of, demolish or transfer ownership of any structure more than fifty years old shall notify the Department of Economic and Community Development of such intent ninety days before the disposition, demolition or transfer. The department, institution or agency, not more than one hundred twenty days and not less than thirty days before such disposition, demolition or transfer, shall publish notice of its intent three times in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which such structure is located and shall post a sign stating its intent in a conspicuous place on the property on which such structure is located not less than thirty days before the disposition, demolition or transfer.

      (P.A. 85-203; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 30; P.A. 11-48, S. 139.)

      History: Sec. 4-36c transferred to Sec. 4b-64 in 1989; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced the Connecticut Historical Commission with the Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 11-48 replaced "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Department of Economic and Community Development", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-66a. Connecticut Capitol Center Commission: Membership, duties. (a) There is established a Connecticut Capitol Center Commission. The commission shall consist of (1) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (2) the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the commissioner's designee; (3) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee; (4) the chairperson of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee, or the chairperson's designee; (5) the Commissioner of Construction Services, or the commissioner's designee; (6) one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (7) one member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (8) one member appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (9) one member appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (10) one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (11) one member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (12) the chairperson of the Hartford Commission on the City Plan; (13) one member appointed by the mayor of the city of Hartford; and (14) one member from the South Downtown Neighborhood Revitalization Committee.

      (b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall serve as chairperson of the commission. The chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the commission which shall be held no later than sixty days after October 1, 2001.

      (c) The commission shall review the master plan for the development of the Connecticut Capitol Center in Hartford and make recommendations in accordance with section 4b-66.

      (P.A. 01-172, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 30; P.A. 11-48, S. 140; 11-51, S. 61.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced State Commission on the Arts with Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a)(4) to make a technical change and replace "executive director of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "chairperson of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee", effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) to change "Commissioner of Public Works" to "Commissioner of Administrative Services" in Subdiv. (2), add Commissioner of Construction Services as a member in new Subdiv. (5) and redesignate existing Subdivs. (5) to (13) as Subdivs. (6) to (14), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 4b-76. Public or special act authorizations for acquisition of real property. In the event that a public or special act authorizes the state acquisition of real property or the construction, improvement, repair or renovation of any facility, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, in accordance with the provisions of this title, may acquire such real property and the Commissioner of Construction Services may provide design and construction services for any such construction, improvement, repair or renovation of such facility.

      (P.A. 05-287, S. 48; P.A. 11-51, S. 99.)

      History: P.A. 05-287 effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 11-51 changed "Commissioner of Public Works" to "Commissioner of Administrative Services", added reference to Commissioner of Construction Services re design and construction services and deleted "or both if applicable", effective July 1, 2011.

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PART II
BIDDING AND CONTRACTS

      Sec. 4b-101a. Awarding authorities to prepare report on status of certain projects and property management contracts. When. (a) Not later than January 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, each awarding authority, other than a municipality, shall prepare a report on the status of any ongoing project for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars and is paid for, in whole or in part, with state funds. Except for a school construction project, the awarding authority shall submit the report to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration and finance, revenue and bonding. The report shall be submitted in accordance with section 11-4a. The first report submitted after a contract is awarded shall indicate: (1) When, where and how the request for bids was advertised; (2) who bid on the projects; (3) the provisions of law that governed the award of the contract and if there were any deviations from standard procedure in awarding the contract; (4) the names of the individuals who had decision-making authority in awarding the contract, including, but not limited to, the individuals who served on any award panel; (5) if an award panel was used, whether the recommendation of the panel was followed and, if applicable, the reason why such recommendation was not followed; (6) whether the awarding authority has any other contracts with the contractor who was awarded the contract, and if so, the nature and value of the contract; and (7) any provisions of law that authorized or funded the project.

      (b) The University of Connecticut shall not be required to submit a report pursuant to this section for any project, as defined in subdivision (16) of section 10a-109c, that is undertaken and controlled by the university.

      (P.A. 03-215, S. 6; P.A. 04-141, S. 4; P.A. 11-51, S. 100.)

      History: P.A. 03-215 effective January 1, 2004; P.A. 04-141 amended Subsec. (a) to extend the date for reports by awarding authorities from January 1, 2004, to January 1, 2006, to except municipalities from the reporting requirement and to except school construction projects from the requirement that reports be submitted to the Governor and government administration and finance committees of the General Assembly; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) to delete former Subdiv. (2) re property management contracts awarded by the Department of Public Works and to make conforming changes, effective July 1, 2011.

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