Substitute Senate Bill No. 75
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 75

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-184


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE POWERS OF THE CONNECTICUT
RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. Section  22a-262  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The purposes of the authority shall be:
    (1)   The  planning,   design,   construction,
financing,  management, ownership,  operation  and
maintenance  of  solid   waste   disposal,  volume
reduction, recycling, intermediate  processing and
resources  recovery  facilities  and  all  related
solid waste reception, storage, transportation and
waste-handling  and  general   support  facilities
considered  by  the  authority  to  be  necessary,
desirable, convenient or  appropriate  in carrying
out  the  provisions  of  the  state  solid  waste
management plan and  in establishing, managing and
operating  solid  waste   disposal  and  resources
recovery    systems    and     their     component
waste-processing facilities and equipment;
    (2) The provision  of  solid  waste management
services to municipalities,  regions  and  persons
within the state  by  receiving  solid  wastes  at
authority   facilities,  pursuant   to   contracts
between  the authority  and  such  municipalities,
regions and persons; the recovery of resources and
resource values from  such  solid  wastes; and the
production  from  such   services   and  resources
recovery  operations  of  revenues  sufficient  to
provide for the  support  of the authority and its
operations on a  self-sustaining  basis,  with due
allowance for the  redistribution  of  any surplus
revenues to reduce the costs of authority services
to  the  users   thereof   PROVIDED  SUCH  SURPLUS
REVENUES  SHALL  INCLUDE   ANY  NET  REVENUE  FROM
ACTIVITIES  UNDERTAKEN  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISIONS
(18)  AND  (19)   OF  SUBSECTION  (a)  OF  SECTION
22a-266, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION 2 OF THIS ACT AND
SUBDIVISION (8) OF  SECTION 22a-267, AS AMENDED BY
SECTION 3 OF THIS ACT;
    (3)  The  utilization,   through   contractual
arrangements,    of    private     industry    for
implementation of some  or all of the requirements
of the state  solid  waste management plan and for
such  other  activities   as   may  be  considered
necessary,   desirable  or   convenient   by   the
authority;
    (4)  Assistance  with   and   coordination  of
efforts  directed  toward  source  separation  for
recycling purposes; and
    (5)   Assistance   in   the   development   of
industries,     TECHNOLOGIES    and     commercial
enterprises within the  state of Connecticut based
upon resources recovery,  recycling,  [and]  reuse
AND TREATMENT OR PROCESSING OF SOLID WASTE.
    (b) These purposes  shall  be considered to be
operating responsibilities of  the  authority,  in
accordance with the  state  solid waste management
plan, and are  to  be  considered  in all respects
public  purposes. It  is  the  intention  of  this
chapter that the  authority  shall  be granted all
powers necessary to  fulfill these purposes and to
carry out its  assigned  responsibilities and that
the provisions of  this chapter, itself, are to be
construed  liberally  in   furtherance   of   this
intention.
    Sec. 2. Subsection  (a)  of section 22a-266 of
the  general  statutes   is   amended   by  adding
subdivisions (18) and (19) as follows:
    (NEW)  (18)  Assist   in  the  development  of
industries  and  commercial  enterprises  and  the
planning,    design,   construction,    financing,
management, ownership, operation  and  maintenance
of systems, facilities  and  technology within the
state based upon or related to resources recovery,
recycling,   reuse,   treatment,   processing   or
disposal of solid  waste  provided any net revenue
to  the  authority   from  activities,  contracts,
products or processes  undertaken pursuant to this
subdivision shall be  distributed  so as to reduce
the costs of other authority services to the users
thereof on a pro rata basis proportionate to costs
paid by such users.
    (NEW)  (19)  Act  as  an  electric  aggregator
pursuant to public  act  98-28  provided  any  net
revenue   to  the   authority   from   activities,
contracts,   products  or   processes   undertaken
pursuant to this  subdivision shall be distributed
so as to  reduce  the  costs  of  other  authority
services to the  users thereof on a pro rata basis
proportionate to costs paid by such users.
    Sec.  3.  Section   22a-267   of  the  general
statutes is amended  by  adding subdivision (8) as
follows:
    (NEW)   (8)   Enter   into   any   contractual
arrangement with any  person to obtain rights from
or in an  invention  or  product,  or the proceeds
therefrom, or rights  to  any  and  all  forms  of
equity instruments, including, but not limited to,
common  and preferred  stock,  warrants,  options,
convertible   debentures,  limited   and   general
partnership  interests  and   similar   types   of
instruments, in connection with the development or
operation of any  system,  facility  or technology
based  on  or   related   to  resources  recovery,
recycling,   reuse,   treatment,   processing   or
disposal of solid  waste  provided any net revenue
to  the  authority   from  activities,  contracts,
products or processes  undertaken pursuant to this
subdivision shall be  distributed  so as to reduce
the costs of other authority services to the users
thereof on a pro rata basis proportionate to costs
paid by such users. Notwithstanding the provisions
of  this  subdivision,  the  authority  shall  not
perform residential or commercial waste collection
services  in  the   state   other   than  services
permitted under the  provisions  of  this  chapter
rendered at any  landfill,  waste  disposal, waste
transfer or waste processing facility provided the
authority may otherwise  assist in the exercise of
the powers conferred by chapter 103b.
    Sec. 4. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 4, 1998