Substitute Senate Bill No. 1015
         Substitute Senate Bill No. 1015

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-235


AN  ACT  CONCERNING   INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY  AND
PURCHASING.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  12-65b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Any municipality  may, by affirmative vote
of its legislative  body,  enter  into  a  written
agreement with any  party  owning  or proposing to
acquire  an interest  in  real  property  in  such
municipality,  or  with   any   party   owning  or
proposing to acquire  an  interest in air space in
such municipality, or  with  any  party who is the
lessee of, or  who  proposes  to be the lessee of,
air space in  such  municipality  in such a manner
that the air space leased or proposed to be leased
shall  be  assessed  to  the  lessee  pursuant  to
section 12-64, fixing  the  assessment of the real
property or air  space which is the subject of the
agreement, and all improvements thereon or therein
and to be  constructed thereon or therein, subject
to  the  provisions  of  subsection  (b)  of  this
section, (1) for  a  period of not more than seven
years, provided the  cost  of such improvements to
be constructed is  not  less  than  three  million
dollars, (2) for  a  period  of  not more than two
years, provided the  cost  of such improvements to
be  constructed is  not  less  than  five  hundred
thousand dollars, (3)  to  the extent of fifty per
cent of such increased assessment, for a period of
not more than  three  years,  provided the cost of
such improvements to  be  constructed  is not less
than one hundred  thousand  dollars,  (4)  to  the
extent  of  twenty  per  cent  of  such  increased
assessment, for a  period  of  not more than three
years, provided the  cost  of such improvements to
be  constructed  is  not  less  than  one  hundred
thousand dollars, (5)  to the extent of thirty per
cent of such increased assessment, for a period of
not more than  three  years,  provided the cost of
such improvements to  be  constructed  is not less
than five hundred  thousand  dollars,  (6)  to the
extent  of  twenty  per  cent  of  such  increased
assessment, for a  period  of  not  less than five
years but no  more  than seven years, provided the
costs of such  improvements  to  be constructed is
not less than three million dollars, or (7) to the
extent  of  thirty  per  cent  of  such  increased
assessment, for a  period  of  not more than seven
years, provided the  cost  of such improvements to
be  constructed is  not  less  than  five  million
dollars.
    (b) The provisions  of  subsection (a) of this
section shall only  apply  if  at least one of the
following  requirements  is   satisfied:  (i)  The
improvements  are  for   office   use;   (ii)  the
improvements  are  for   retail   use;  (iii)  the
improvements are for  permanent  residential  use;
(iv)   the   improvements    are   for   transient
residential  use; (v)  the  improvements  are  for
manufacturing use; (vi)  the  improvements are for
warehouse, storage or  distribution use; (vii) the
improvements are for structured multilevel parking
use necessary in  connection  with  a mass transit
system;  OR  (viii)   THE   IMPROVEMENTS  ARE  FOR
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
    Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 2-71p of the
general statutes is  repealed and the following is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c) The committee may waive the requirement of
competitive  bidding  in   the   case   of   minor
nonrecurring  and  emergency   purchases   of  one
thousand dollars or  less in amount. The committee
may use competitive  negotiation  to  purchase  or
contract for data  processing  equipment, programs
or services [having  a  cost  of  twenty  thousand
dollars or less]  or  advertising  space  or time,
after making a  written  determination,  including
the reasons therefor,  that  such action is in the
best interest of  the  state.  The committee shall
adopt   guidelines  establishing   (1)   objective
standards for determining  when  such  competitive
negotiation may be  used  instead  of  competitive
bidding, including whether  the  character of such
data processing equipment, programs or services or
advertising space or  time  is more important than
their relative cost, (2) procedures to be followed
in  making  purchases,   contracts  or  sales  not
subject to the  competitive  bid  requirements  of
this  section,  including   but  not  limited  to,
criteria  which  shall  be  considered  in  making
purchases  by  competitive   negotiation  and  the
weight  which  shall  be  assigned  to  each  such
criterion and (3)  standards  and procedures under
which  additional  purchases  may  be  made  on  a
limited basis under existing contracts.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW)   The   joint   committee   on
legislative  management  may   join  with  federal
agencies,  other  state   governments,   political
subdivisions   of   this    state   or   nonprofit
organizations in cooperative purchasing plans when
the best interests  of  the  state would be served
thereby.
    Sec. 4. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 24, 1997