House Bill No. 7503
               House Bill No. 7503

   June 5 Special Session, PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-2


AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF SPECIAL TAX
OBLIGATION  BONDS  OF  THE   STATE   FOR   CERTAIN
TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  The  State  Bond Commission shall
have power, in accordance with the  provisions  of
sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act, from time
to time to authorize the issuance of  special  tax
obligation  bonds  of  the  state  in  one or more
series and in principal amounts in the  aggregate,
not exceeding $135,825,000.
    Sec.  2.  The  proceeds  of  the  sale of said
bonds to the extent hereinafter stated,  shall  be
used   for   the   purpose   of   payment  of  the
transportation costs, as  defined  in  subdivision
(6)  of  section  13b-75  of the general statutes,
with respect to the projects and uses  hereinafter
described,  which  projects  and  uses  are hereby
found and determined to be in furtherance  of  one
or   more  of  the  authorized  purposes  for  the
issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth
in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.
    For the Department of Transportation:
    (a) For the Bureau of Highways:
    (1)  Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding
$11,500,000;
    (2)  Urban  Systems  Projects,  not  exceeding
$12,000,000;
    (3)  Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding
$31,500,000;
    (4)   Soil,   water   supply  and  groundwater
remediation at  or  in  the  vicinity  of  various
maintenance  facilities and former disposal areas,
not exceeding $6,000,000;
    (5)  State  bridge improvement, rehabilitation
and   replacement    projects,    not    exceeding
$20,000,000.
    (b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:
    (1)  Reconstruction  and  improvements  to the
warehouse and State  Pier,  New  London  including
site improvements and improvements to ferry slips,
not exceeding $200,000;
    (2)  Development  and  improvements of general
aviation     airport     facilities      including
grants-in-aid  to  municipal  airports  (excluding
Bradley  International  Airport),  not   exceeding
$5,000,000.
    (c)  For  the Bureau of Public Transportation:
Bus and rail facilities and  equipment,  including
rights-of-way,   other  property  acquisition  and
related projects, not exceeding $34,000,000.
    (d)   Cost   of   issuance   of   special  tax
obligation bonds and  debt  service  reserve,  not
exceeding $15,625,000.
    Sec.   3.   None   of   said  bonds  shall  be
authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond
Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a
request for such authorization, which is signed by
the   Secretary   of  the  Office  of  Policy  and
Management or by  or  one  behalf  of  such  state
officer,  department  or  agency  and stating such
terms and conditions as said  commission,  in  its
discretion,  may  require,  and  (2)  any  capital
development  impact  statement   and   any   human
services facility colocation statement required to
be filed with  the  Secretary  of  the  Office  of
Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b of
the  general   statutes,   any   advisory   report
regarding  the  state conservation and development
policies plan required pursuant to section  16a-31
of   the   general  statutes,  and  any  statement
regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection
(g)  of  section  3-20 of the general statutes and
section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the
State  Bond  Commission  may  authorize said bonds
without a finding that the reports and  statements
required  by  subdivision (2) of this section have
been filed with it if said  commission  authorizes
the  secretary  of  said commission to accept such
reports and statements on  its  behalf.  No  funds
derived  from the sale of bonds authorized by said
commission without a finding that the reports  and
statements  required  by  subdivision  (2) of this
section have been filed with it shall be  allotted
by  the Governor for any project until the reports
and statements required by subdivision (2) of this
section,  with  respect to such project, have been
filed with the secretary of said commission.
    Sec.  4.  For the purposes of sections 1 to 6,
inclusive, of this  act,  each  request  filed  as
provided   in  section  3  of  this  act,  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,  in  addition  to
any terms and conditions required pursuant to said
section  3,  include  the  recommendation  of  the
person  signing  such  request as to the extent to
which  federal,  private  or  other  moneys   then
available  or  thereafter to be made available for
costs in connection with any such  project  should
be added to the state moneys available or becoming
available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary
notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the
proceeds of  bonds.  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  shall  be  added  to
such state moneys.
    Sec.  5.  Any  balance of proceeds of the sale
of said  bonds  authorized  for  the  projects  or
purposes  of  section  2 of this act, in excess of
the  aggregate  costs  of  all  the  projects   so
authorized  shall  be used in the manner set forth
in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77,  inclusive,  of  the
general  statutes,  and  in the proceedings of the
State Bond Commission respecting the issuance  and
sale of said bonds.
    Sec.   6.   Said   bonds  issued  pursuant  to
sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act  shall  be
special  obligations of the state and shall not be
payable from nor charged upon any funds other than
revenues   of   the   state  pledged  therefor  in
subsection (b) of section 13b-61  of  the  general
statutes   and   section  13b-69  of  the  general
statutes, or such other receipts, funds or  moneys
as  may  be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not
be payable from nor charged upon any  funds  other
than such pledged revenues or such other receipts,
funds or moneys as may be  pledged  therefor,  nor
shall  the  state  or  any  political  subdivision
thereof  be  subject  to  any  liability  thereon,
except  to  the extent of such pledged revenues or
such other receipts, funds or  moneys  as  may  be
pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under
and in accordance with the provisions of  sections
13b-74   to  13b-77,  inclusive,  of  the  general
statutes.
    Sec.  7.  The State Bond Commission shall have
power, in accordance with the provisions  of  this
act,  from  time to time to authorize the issuance
of special tax obligation bonds of  the  state  in
one or more series and in principal amounts in the
aggregate, not exceeding $137,500,000.
    Sec.  8.  The  proceeds  of  the  sale of said
bonds to the extent hereinafter stated,  shall  be
used   for   the   purpose   of   payment  of  the
transportation costs, as  defined  in  subdivision
(6)  of  section  13b-75  of the general statutes,
with respect to the projects and uses  hereinafter
described,  which  projects  and  uses  are hereby
found and determined to be in furtherance  of  one
or   more  of  the  authorized  purposes  for  the
issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth
in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.
    For the Department of Transportation:
    (a) For the Bureau of Highways:
    (1)  Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding
$11,500,000;
    (2)  Urban  Systems  Projects,  not  exceeding
$12,000,000;
    (3)  Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding
$31,500,000;
    (4)   Soil,   water   supply  and  groundwater
remediation at  or  in  the  vicinity  of  various
maintenance  facilities and former disposal areas,
not exceeding $6,000,000;
    (5)  State  bridge improvement, rehabilitation
and   replacement    projects,    not    exceeding
$20,000,000.
    (b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:
    (1)  Reconstruction  and  improvements  to the
warehouse and State  Pier,  New  London  including
site improvements and improvements to ferry slips,
not exceeding $300,000;
    (2)  Development  and  improvements of general
aviation     airport     facilities      including
grants-in-aid  to  municipal  airports  (excluding
Bradley  International  Airport),  not   exceeding
$2,000,000.
    (c)  For  the Bureau of Public Transportation:
Bus and rail facilities and  equipment,  including
rights-of-way,   other  property  acquisition  and
related projects, not exceeding $34,000,000.
    (d)   Cost   of   issuance   of   special  tax
obligation bonds and  debt  service  reserve,  not
exceeding $20,200,000.
    Sec.   9.   None   of   said  bonds  shall  be
authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond
Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a
request for such authorization, which is signed by
the   Secretary   of  the  Office  of  Policy  and
Management or  by  or  on  behalf  of  such  state
officer,  department  or  agency  and stating such
terms and conditions as said  commission,  in  its
discretion,  may  require,  and  (2)  any  capital
development  impact  statement   and   any   human
services facility colocation statement required to
be filed with  the  Secretary  of  the  Office  of
Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b of
the  general   statutes,   any   advisory   report
regarding  the  state conservation and development
policies plan required pursuant to section  16a-31
of   the   general  statutes,  and  any  statement
regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection
(g)  of  section  3-20 of the general statutes and
section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the
State  Bond  Commission  may  authorize said bonds
without a finding that the reports and  statements
required  by  subdivision (2) of this section have
been filed with it if said  commission  authorizes
the  secretary  of  said commission to accept such
reports and statements on  its  behalf.  No  funds
derived  from the sale of bonds authorized by said
commission without a finding that the reports  and
statements  required  by  subdivision  (2) of this
section have been filed with it shall be  allotted
by  the Governor for any project until the reports
and statements required by subdivision (2) of this
section,  with  respect to such project, have been
filed with the secretary of said commission.
    Sec.  10.  For  the  purposes of sections 7 to
12, inclusive, of this act, each request filed  as
provided   in  section  9  of  this  act,  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,  in  addition  to
any terms and conditions required pursuant to said
section  9,  include  the  recommendation  of  the
person  signing  such  request as to the extent to
which  federal,  private  or  other  moneys   then
available  or  thereafter to be made available for
costs in connection with any such  project  should
be added to the state moneys available or becoming
available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary
notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the
proceeds of  bonds.  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  shall  be  added  to
such state moneys.
    Sec.  11.  Any balance of proceeds of the sale
of said  bonds  authorized  for  the  projects  or
purposes  of  section  8 of this act, in excess of
the  aggregate  costs  of  all  the  projects   so
authorized  shall  be used in the manner set forth
in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77,  inclusive,  of  the
general  statutes,  and  in the proceedings of the
State Bond Commission respecting the issuance  and
sale of said bonds.
    Sec.   12.   Said  bonds  issued  pursuant  to
sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of this act shall  be
special  obligations of the state and shall not be
payable from nor charged upon any funds other than
revenues   of   the   state  pledged  therefor  in
subsection  (b)  of  section  13b-61  and  section
13b-69  of  the  general  statutes,  or such other
receipts,  funds  or  moneys  as  may  be  pledged
therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from nor
charged upon any funds  other  than  such  pledged
revenues  or  such other receipts, funds or moneys
as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or
any  political  subdivision  thereof be subject to
any liability thereon, except  to  the  extent  of
such  pledged  revenues  or  such  other receipts,
funds or moneys as may be pledged  therefor.  Said
bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with
the  provisions  of  sections  13b-74  to  13b-77,
inclusive, of the general statutes.
    Sec.  13. The State Bond Commission shall have
power, in accordance with the provisions  of  this
act,  from  time to time to authorize the issuance
of special tax obligation bonds of  the  state  in
one or more series and in principal amounts in the
aggregate, not exceeding  $9,000,000  for  capital
resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.
    Sec.  14.  The  proceeds  of  the sale of said
bonds to the extent hereinafter stated,  shall  be
used   for   the   purpose   of   payment  of  the
transportation costs, as  defined  in  subdivision
(6)  of  section  13b-75  of the general statutes,
with respect to the projects and uses  hereinafter
described,  which  projects  and  uses  are hereby
found and determined to be in furtherance  of  one
or   more  of  the  authorized  purposes  for  the
issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth
in  section  13b-74  of  the general statutes. Any
proceeds  of  the  bonds  shall  be  used  by  the
Department  of  Transportation  for  the Bureau of
Highways  for  capital  resurfacing  and   related
reconstruction projects.
    Sec.   15.   None   of  said  bonds  shall  be
authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond
Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a
request for such authorization, which is signed by
the   Secretary   of  the  Office  of  Policy  and
Management or  by  or  on  behalf  of  such  state
officer,  department  or  agency  and stating such
terms and conditions as said  commission,  in  its
discretion,  may  require,  and  (2)  any  capital
development  impact  statement   and   any   human
services facility colocation statement required to
be filed with  the  Secretary  of  the  Office  of
Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b of
the  general   statutes,   any   advisory   report
regarding  the  state conservation and development
policies plan required pursuant to section  16a-31
of   the   general  statutes,  and  any  statement
regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection
(g)  of  section 3-20 of the general statutes, and
section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the
State  Bond  Commission  may  authorize said bonds
without a finding that the reports and  statements
required  by  subdivision (2) of this section have
been filed with it if said  commission  authorizes
the  secretary  of  said commission to accept such
reports and statements on  its  behalf.  No  funds
derived  from the sale of bonds authorized by said
commission without a finding that the reports  and
statements  required  by  subdivision  (2) of this
section have been filed with it shall be  allotted
by  the Governor for any project until the reports
and statements required by subdivision (2) of this
section  with  respect  to  such project have been
filed with the secretary of said commission.
    Sec.  16.  For  the purposes of sections 13 to
16, inclusive, of this act, each request filed  as
provided  in  section  15  of  this  act,  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,  in  addition  to
any terms and conditions required pursuant to said
section 15,  include  the  recommendation  of  the
person  signing  such  request as to the extent to
which  federal,  private  or  other  moneys   then
available  for  costs  in connection with any such
project  should  be  added  to  the  state  moneys
available  or becoming available from the proceeds
of   bonds   and   temporary   notes   issued   in
anticipation  of  the  receipt  of the proceeds of
bonds. 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 shall be added to such state moneys.
    Sec.   17.   Said  bonds  issued  pursuant  to
sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of this act shall be
special  obligations of the state and shall not be
payable from nor charged upon any funds other than
revenues   of   the   state  pledged  therefor  in
subsection (b) of section 13b-61  of  the  general
statutes   and   section  13b-69  of  the  general
statutes, or such other receipts, funds or  moneys
as  may be pledged therefore. Said bonds shall not
be payable from nor charged upon any  funds  other
than such pledged revenues or such other receipts,
funds or moneys as may be  pledged  therefor,  nor
shall  the  state  or  any  political  subdivision
thereof  be  subject  to  any  liability  thereon,
except  to  the extent of such pledged revenues or
such other receipts, funds or  moneys  as  may  be
pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under
and in accordance with the provisions  of  section
13b-74   to  13b-77,  inclusive,  of  the  general
statutes.
    Sec.  18. The State Bond Commission shall have
power, in accordance with the provisions  of  this
act,  from  time to time to authorize the issuance
of special tax obligation bonds of  the  state  in
one or more series and in principal amounts in the
aggregate, not exceeding $49,000,000  for  capital
resurfacing and related reconstruction projects.
    Sec.  19.  The  proceeds  of  the sale of said
bonds to the extent hereinafter stated,  shall  be
used   for   the   purpose   of   payment  of  the
transportation costs, as  defined  in  subdivision
(6)  of  section  13b-75  of the general statutes,
with respect to the projects and uses  hereinafter
described,  which  projects  and  uses  are hereby
found and determined to be in furtherance  of  one
or   more  of  the  authorized  purposes  for  the
issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth
in  section  13b-74  of  the general statutes. Any
proceeds  of  the  bonds  shall  be  used  by  the
Department  of  Transportation  for  the Bureau of
Highways  for  capital  resurfacing  and   related
reconstruction projects.
    Sec.   20.   None   of  said  bonds  shall  be
authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond
Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a
request for such authorization, which is signed by
the   Secretary   of  the  Office  of  Policy  and
Management or  by  or  on  behalf  of  such  state
officer,  department  or  agency  and stating such
terms and conditions as said  commission,  in  its
discretion,  may  require,  and  (2)  any  capital
development  impact  statement   and   any   human
services facility colocation statement required to
be filed with  the  Secretary  of  the  Office  of
Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b of
the  general   statutes,   any   advisory   report
regarding  the  state conservation and development
policies plan required pursuant to section  16a-31
of   the   general  statutes,  and  any  statement
regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection
(g)  of  section  3-20 of the general statutes and
section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the
State  Bond  Commission  may  authorize said bonds
without a finding that the reports and  statements
required  by  subdivision (2) of this section have
been filed with it if said  commission  authorized
the  secretary  of  said commission to accept such
reports and statements on  its  behalf.  No  funds
derived  from the sale of bonds authorized by said
commission without a finding that the reports  and
statements  required  by  subdivision  (2) of this
section have been filed with it shall be  allotted
by  the Governor for any project until the reports
and statements required by subdivision (2) of this
section  with  respect  to  such project have been
filed with the secretary of said commission.
    Sec.  21.  For  the purposes of sections 18 to
22, inclusive, of this act, each request filed  as
provided  in  section  20  of  this  act,  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,  in  addition  to
any terms and conditions required pursuant to said
section 20,  include  the  recommendation  of  the
person  signing  such  request as to the extent to
which  federal,  private  or  other  moneys   then
available  for  costs  in connection with any such
project  should  be  added  to  the  state  moneys
available  or becoming available from the proceeds
of   bonds   and   temporary   notes   issued   in
anticipation  of  the  receipt  of the proceeds of
bonds. 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 shall be added to such state moneys.
    Sec.   22.   Said  bonds  issued  pursuant  to
sections 18 to 22, inclusive, of this act shall be
special  obligations of the state and shall not be
payable from nor charged upon any funds other than
revenues   of   the   state  pledged  therefor  in
subsection (b) of section 13b-61  of  the  general
statutes   and   section  13b-69  of  the  general
statutes, or such other receipts, funds or  moneys
as  may be pledged therefore. Said bonds shall not
be payable from nor charged upon any  funds  other
than such pledged revenues or such other receipts,
funds or moneys as may be  pledged  therefor,  nor
shall  the  state  or  any  political  subdivision
thereof  be  subject  to  any  liability  thereon,
except  to  the extent of such pledged revenues or
such pledged  revenues  or  such  other  receipts,
funds  or  moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said
bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with
the  provisions  of  sections  13b-74  to  13b-77,
inclusive, of the general statutes.
    Sec.   23.   Section   3-21c  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Notwithstanding  any  general  statute, public
act or special act, upon a  determination  by  the
Treasurer   and   approval   by   the  State  Bond
Commission    that    unexpended    proceeds    of
transportation related general obligation bonds of
the state issued  pursuant  to  section  3-20  and
accounted for in a general obligation bond fund of
the state established  by  the  Treasurer  are  no
longer   required  for  any  of  the  purposes  or
projects funded or remaining  to  be  funded  from
amounts  in  such  bond  fund,  the  Treasurer  is
authorized to transfer all or any portion of  said
unexpended  bond  proceeds from such bond fund for
further credit to the [Infrastructure Improvement]
SPECIAL   TRANSPORTATION   Fund   of   the   state
established [under the master  indenture  for  the
issuance  of  state  of  Connecticut  special  tax
obligation bonds] PURSUANT TO SECTION  13b-68,  AS
AMENDED  BY  SECTION  24 OF THIS ACT, provided the
debt  service  on  the  bonds  from   which   such
[unexpected]  UNEXPENDED  proceeds were derived is
otherwise  [paid]   PAYABLE   from   the   Special
Transportation Fund AS PERMITTED BY SECTION 13b-69
and provided further the Treasurer shall determine
that  such transfer shall not adversely affect the
exclusion from gross income of the interest on the
bonds  from  which  such  [unexpected]  UNEXPENDED
proceeds are derived, pursuant to Section  103  of
the   Internal   Revenue   Code  of  1986  or  any
corresponding internal revenue code of the  United
States, as from time to time amended.
    Sec.   24.   Section  13b-68  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 3  of  public  act
97-309,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established and created a fund
to be known as the "Special Transportation  Fund".
The  fund  may  contain  any  moneys  required  OR
PERMITTED by law to be deposited in the  fund  AND
ANY    MONEYS   RECOVERED   BY   THE   STATE   FOR
OVERPAYMENTS,  IMPROPER  PAYMENTS   OR   DUPLICATE
PAYMENTS   MADE  BY  THE  STATE  RELATING  TO  ANY
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE  IMPROVEMENTS  WHICH
HAVE BEEN FINANCED BY SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION BONDS
ISSUED PURSUANT  TO  SECTIONS  13b-74  TO  13b-77,
INCLUSIVE,   and   shall  be  held  by  the  State
Treasurer  separate  and  apart  from  all   other
moneys,  funds  and  accounts. Investment earnings
credited to the assets of said fund  shall  become
part  of  the assets of said fund. Any balance not
exceeding twenty million dollars remaining in said
fund  at  the  end  of  any  fiscal  year shall be
carried forward in said fund for the  fiscal  year
next succeeding.
    (b)   After   the  accounts  for  the  Special
Transportation Fund  have  been  closed  for  each
fiscal   year   and   the  State  Comptroller  has
determined the balance remaining in said fund, and
after  any amounts required by provision of law to
be  transferred  for  other  purposes  have   been
deducted, the amount of such balance which exceeds
twenty million dollars shall be used by the  State
Treasurer  and  shall be deemed to be appropriated
for:  (1)  Redeeming   prior   to   maturity   any
outstanding special tax obligation indebtedness of
the state selected by the State Treasurer  in  the
best   interests  of  the  state;  (2)  purchasing
outstanding special tax obligation indebtedness of
the state in the open market at such prices and on
such terms and conditions as the  State  Treasurer
shall determine to be in the best interests of the
state  for  the  purpose   of   extinguishing   or
defeasing   such   debt;  (3)  providing  for  the
defeasance  of   any   outstanding   special   tax
obligation  indebtedness  of the state selected by
the State Treasurer in the best interests  of  the
state  by irrevocably placing with an escrow agent
in trust an amount to  be  used  solely  for,  and
sufficient  to satisfy, scheduled payments of both
interest and principal on such  indebtedness;  (4)
paying  or providing for the payment in the fiscal
year ending June 30,  1999,  or  any  fiscal  year
thereafter   of   debt  service  requirements,  as
defined in section 13b-75, at such time or  times,
in  such  amount or amounts and in such manner, as
provided  by  the  proceedings   authorizing   the
issuance  of special tax obligation bonds pursuant
to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77,  inclusive;  or  (5)
any combination of these methods.
    Sec.  25.  This act shall take effect from its
passage, except that sections 18 to 22, inclusive,
shall  take  effect  May 1, 1998 and sections 7 to
12, inclusive, shall take effect July 1, 1998.

Approved July 23, 1997