Substitute House Bill No. 6609
          Substitute House Bill No. 6609

               SPECIAL ACT NO. 97-3


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  USE OF A PARCEL OF STATE
LAND CONVEYED TO THE CITY OF HARTFORD PURSUANT  TO
SPECIAL ACT 90-37.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 3 of  special  act 90-37 is amended to
read as follows:
    (a)   Notwithstanding  any  provision  of  the
general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner
of  Transportation  shall  convey  to the town and
city of Hartford, subject to the approval  of  the
State  Properties Review Board and at a cost equal
to  the  administrative  costs  of   making   such
conveyance,  a  parcel of land located in the town
and  city  of  Hartford  and  having  an  area  of
approximately  12.18 acres. Said parcel is bounded
on the north by Farmington Avenue, a  distance  of
425  feet;  by a portion of the rear property line
of 379-381 Farmington Avenue,  a  distance  of  25
feet;  by  a  portion of the property owned by the
town and city of Hartford and occupied by Hartford
Public  High  School, a distance of 295 feet; by a
portion of the  side  property  line  of  40  Owen
Street,  a distance of 30 feet; by a side property
line of 26 Owen Street, a distance of 60 feet;  by
the  side  property  line  of  16  Owen  Street, a
distance of 175 feet; on  the  east  by  the  side
property  line  of  379-381  Farmington  Avenue, a
distance of 240 feet;  by  the  westerly  property
line of the town and city of Hartford and occupied
by Hartford Public  High  School,  a  distance  of
1,185  feet; on the south by property of the state
of Connecticut Department of Transportation  (I-84
off-ramp  to  Sisson  Avenue),  a  distance of 685
feet; by the side property lines of 24 and 26 Owen
Street,  a  distance  of  175  feet;  by  the side
property line of 16 Owen Street, a distance of  50
feet; and on the west by the rear property line of
Shepherd  Park  Company  (known  as   170   Sisson
Avenue),  a  distance  of  870  feet;  by the rear
property line of 40 Owen Street, a distance of 245
feet; by the rear property line of 26 Owen Street,
a distance of 100 feet; by Owen Street, a distance
of  30  feet; by the rear property line of 16 Owen
Street, a distance of 80 feet;  and  by  the  side
property  line  of  the  lot  adjacent  to 419-421
Farmington Avenue;  in  part  by  each,  with  all
distances being more or less.
    (b)  The  town  and city of Hartford (1) shall
use said parcel  of  land  for  the  expansion  of
athletic   facilities  for  Hartford  Public  High
School [and] OR for recreational use  by  adjacent
neighborhoods  OR  (2)  MAY  CONVEY ANY PORTION OR
PORTIONS OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND TO THE MARK  TWAIN
MEMORIAL  FOR  THE EXPANSION OF ITS FACILITIES. If
said parcel is not  used  for  said  purposes,  it
shall revert to the state of Connecticut, PROVIDED
(A) THE TOWN AND CITY  OF  HARTFORD  OR  THE  MARK
TWAIN   MEMORIAL   MAY  EXCHANGE  ANY  PORTION  OR
PORTIONS OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND FOR  ONE  OR  MORE
OTHER  PARCELS OF LAND AND (B) ANY PORTION OF SAID
PARCEL OF LAND THAT THE TOWN AND CITY OF  HARTFORD
OR  THE  MARK  TWAIN  MEMORIAL  CONVEYS TO ANOTHER
PARTY IN SUCH AN EXCHANGE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT  TO
ANY  SUCH  RESTRICTION  ON  THE USE OF THE LAND OR
REVERTER TO THE STATE, AS ORIGINALLY SET FORTH  IN
THOSE CERTAIN DEEDS BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT TO
THE CITY OF HARTFORD DATED JANUARY  9,  1992,  AND
RECORDED  IN  THE  HARTFORD LAND RECORDS IN VOLUME
3322 AT PAGE 10 AND PAGE 16, WHICH RESTRICTION AND
REVERTER  SHALL  AUTOMATICALLY  BE  RELEASED  UPON
CONVEYANCE OF SUCH PORTION OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND.
IN ADDITION, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL EXECUTE AND
DELIVER A RECORDABLE QUITCLAIM DEED OR RELEASE  OF
THE   APPLICABLE   USE  RESTRICTION  AND  REVERTER
PROVISION, AS  PROVIDED  IN  THIS  SUBSECTION,  IN
FAVOR  OF THE TRANSFEREE OF ANY PARCEL CONVEYED BY
THE  CITY  OR  THE  MARK  TWAIN  MEMORIAL,  WITHIN
FIFTEEN   DAYS   AFTER   WRITTEN  REQUEST  BY  THE
TRANSFEROR, WHICH QUITCLAIM DEED OR RELEASE  SHALL
BE DELIVERED TO THE TRANSFEREE UPON THE CONVEYANCE
OF THE SUBJECT PARCEL. EACH PARCEL  OF  LAND  THAT
THE  TOWN  AND  CITY  OF  HARTFORD  RECEIVES  FROM
ANOTHER  PARTY  IN  SUCH  AN  EXCHANGE  SHALL   BE
AUTOMATICALLY  SUBJECT  TO SUCH RESTRICTION ON THE
USE OF THE LAND AND AN EXECUTORY INTEREST IN FAVOR
OF  THE  STATE. THE CITY, AS THE TRANSFEREE OF ANY
EXCHANGE PARCEL, SHALL CAUSE  THE  DEED  FOR  SUCH
EXCHANGE  PARCEL  TO  SET  FORTH  THE REQUIRED USE
RESTRICTION AND REVERTER PROVISION  PRIOR  TO  THE
RECORDING  OF  SUCH  DEED ON THE LAND RECORDS. THE
PROVISIONS  OF   THIS   SUBSECTION   SHALL   APPLY
NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTIONS 4b-3
AND 4b-21 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES  AND  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION   OF   THE   GENERAL  STATUTES,  TO  THE
CONTRARY.
    (c)  The  State  Properties Review Board shall
complete its review  of  the  conveyance  of  said
parcel of land not later than thirty days after it
receives a proposed agreement from the  Department
of Transportation. The land shall remain under the
care  and  control  of  said  department  until  a
conveyance   is   made   in  accordance  with  the
provisions of this section.  The  State  Treasurer
shall  execute  and deliver any deed or instrument
necessary for a conveyance under this section  and
the  Commissioner of Transportation shall have the
sole responsibility for  all  other  incidents  of
such conveyance.

Approved April 18, 1997