Substitute House Bill No. 5382
          Substitute House Bill No. 5382

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-255


AN ACT CONCERNING  FINANCIAL  MATTERS  RELATING TO
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER  EDUCATION  AND  CONCERNING
THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions
of any section of  the  general  statutes  or  any
special  act,  the state of Connecticut, acting by
the State Treasurer, may convey to the city of New
Britain a tract of land located in the city of New
Britain on the campus of Central Connecticut State
University between Maloney Hall and Welte Hall and
the city of New Britain may accept the  conveyance
for  the sole purpose of constructing on such land
a parking  garage  at  Central  Connecticut  State
University.
    (b)  The  city  of  New Britain, acting by and
through  the  New   Britain   parking   authority,
notwithstanding  any  provisions  of  the  general
statutes, the charter of the city of New  Britain,
any   special  act  or  ordinance,  or  any  other
provision of law including local zoning laws,  may
in  consultation with the Board of Trustees of the
Connecticut  State  University   System   or   its
designated  representatives,  and  subject  to the
approval of the said board  of  trustees,  prepare
plans  and  specifications for the construction of
the parking garage and may construct such garage.
    (c)  The  state  of Connecticut, acting by the
Board  of  Trustees  for  the  Connecticut   State
University  System, represented by its chairman or
other officer so designated by resolution  of  the
board,  and the city of New Britain, acting by the
New Britain parking authority, represented by  its
chairman   or   other  officer  so  designated  by
resolution of the authority, may execute  a  lease
to the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State
University System  for  a  period  of  twenty-five
years,  notwithstanding any other provision of the
general   statutes   concerning   lease   periods,
pursuant  to a net lease which requires the lessee
to pay all  expenses  of  operation,  maintenance,
repairs   and  insurance,  and  an  annual  rental
sufficient to pay the  principal  of  such  bonds,
together with the interest on such bonds, as shall
be issued by the city of New Britain  pursuant  to
subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section.
    (d)  (1) The common council of the city of New
Britain  may  provide,  by  ordinance,   for   the
issuance  of general obligation bonds and notes in
an amount not exceeding twelve million dollars  to
finance  construction  of  the  parking garage and
appurtenant  facilities  at  Central   Connecticut
State  University.  Notwithstanding the provisions
of  sections  7-206  and  7-371  of  the   general
statutes or any other provision of law, such bonds
shall be dated, shall bear interest at a  rate  or
rates  not exceeding seven per cent per annum, and
shall mature at such time or times over  a  period
not exceeding twenty-five years from their date on
a  maturity  schedule  that   will   substantially
equalize  the  payment  of  principal and interest
annually, as may be provided by the common council
prior  to  the  issuance of such bonds. The common
council shall determine the form  of  such  bonds,
including  any  interest coupons to be attached to
the bonds, the manner of execution  of  the  bonds
and the bank or trust company to act as certifying
agent, and shall fix  the  denominations  of  such
bonds  and  the  place  or  places  of  payment of
principal and interest on  the  bonds.  All  bonds
issued  under the provisions of this section shall
be negotiable instruments under the provisions  of
the  general statutes and shall be exempt, both as
to principal and interest, from  taxation  by  the
state  of  Connecticut  or  any subdivision of the
state. Such bonds may be sold in such  manner  and
for such price as is determined to be for the best
interest of the city, but no such  sale  shall  be
made  at  a price so low as to require the payment
of interest on the money received therefor at more
than  seven  per  cent  per  annum,  computed with
relation to the absolute maturity or maturities of
the  bonds  in  accordance with standard tables of
bond values.
    (2)   Bonds   and   notes   issued  under  the
provisions of this section shall not be subject to
any  statutory  limitation  on the indebtedness of
the city and such  bonds  and  notes  when  issued
shall  not  be included in computing the aggregate
indebtedness of the city in respect  of  any  such
limitation.
    (e)  The  city  shall convey the land with the
parking garage and appurtenant facilities  to  the
Board   of  Trustees  for  the  Connecticut  State
University System without consideration  but  only
after receipt of sufficient funds to the principal
of and interest on said bonds and  only  when  the
terms   and  conditions  of  the  lease  agreement
entered into between the Board of Trustees for the
Connecticut  State  University System and the city
of New Britain, acting by the New Britain  parking
authority, shall have been fully performed.
    Sec.  2. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of
any section of the general statutes or any special
act, the state of Connecticut, acting by the State
Treasurer, may convey to the city of New  Haven  a
tract  of land located in the city of New Haven on
the   campus   of   Southern   Connecticut   State
University  known  as parking lot two and the city
of New Haven may accept such  conveyance  for  the
sole  purpose  of  constructing  on  such  land  a
parking  garage  at  Southern  Connecticut   State
University.
    (b) The city of New Haven, notwithstanding any
provisions of the general statutes, the charter of
the  city  of   New  Haven,  any  special  act  or
ordinance, or any other provision of law including
local zoning laws,  may,  in consultation with the
Board  of  Trustees   of   the  Connecticut  State
University     System    or     its     designated
representatives, and subject  to  the  approval of
the said board  of  trustees,  prepare  plans  and
specifications for the construction of the parking
garage and may construct such garage.
     (c)  Upon  the  request  of  the  city of New
Haven, the Connecticut Department of Public  Works
may  provide  all  customary design build services
pursuant to subdivision (4) of  section  4b-24  of
the  general  statutes,  in order to construct the
parking garage. The city of New  Haven  shall  pay
the  standard  Department  of  Public Works fee to
said department for services provided  under  this
section.
    (d) The state  of  Connecticut,  acting by its
Board  of  Trustees   for  the  Connecticut  State
University System, represented  by its chairman or
other officer so  designated  by resolution of the
said board, and the city of New Haven, represented
by its mayor  or  other  officer  so designated by
resolution of the board of aldermen, may execute a
lease to the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut
State   University  System   for   a   period   of
twenty-five  years,  notwithstanding   any   other
provision of the general statutes concerning lease
periods, pursuant to  a  net  lease which requires
the  lessee to  pay  all  expenses  of  operation,
maintenance, repairs and  insurance, and an annual
rental sufficient to  pay  the  principal  of such
bonds, together with  the  interest on such bonds,
as shall be  issued  by  the  city  of  New  Haven
pursuant to subdivision  (2)  of subsection (d) of
this section.
    (e) (1) Notwithstanding  any  provision of the
general statutes, the  charter  of the city of New
Haven, any special  act or ordinance, or any other
provision of law,  the  board  of  aldermen of the
city of New  Haven  is  authorized  to provide, by
resolution, for the issuance of general obligation
bonds and notes  in  an  amount not exceeding nine
million dollars to  finance  construction  of  the
parking  garage  and   appurtenant  facilities  at
Southern     Connecticut     State     University.
Notwithstanding the provisions  of  sections 7-206
and 7-371 of  the  general  statutes  or any other
provision of law, such bonds shall be dated, shall
bear interest at  a  rate  or  rates not exceeding
seven per cent per annum, and shall mature at such
time  or  times   over   a  period  not  exceeding
twenty-five years from  their  date  on a maturity
schedule  that  will  substantially  equalize  the
payment of principal and interest annually, as may
be provided by  the  bond  sale  committee  of the
board of aldermen  prior  to  the issuance of such
bonds. The bond sale committee shall determine the
form of such bonds, including any interest coupons
to  be  attached  to  the  bonds,  the  manner  of
execution of the  bonds  and  the  bank  or  trust
company to act  as certifying agent, and shall fix
the denominations of  such  bonds and the place or
places of payment of principal and interest on the
bonds. All bonds  issued  under  the provisions of
this section shall be negotiable instruments under
the provisions of  the  general statutes and shall
be exempt, both as to principal and interest, from
taxation  by  the  state  of  Connecticut  or  any
subdivision of the  state.  Such bonds may be sold
in such manner and for such price as is determined
by the bond  sale  committee  to  be  for the best
interest of the  city,  but  no such sale shall be
made at a  price  so low as to require the payment
of interest on the money received therefor at more
than  seven per  cent  per  annum,  computed  with
relation to the absolute maturity or maturities of
the bonds in  accordance  with  standard tables of
bond values.
    (2)   Bonds   and   notes   issued  under  the
provisions of this section shall not be subject to
any  statutory  limitation  on the indebtedness of
the city and such  bonds  and  notes  when  issued
shall  not  be included in computing the aggregate
indebtedness of the city in respect  of  any  such
limitation.
    (f) The city  shall  convey  the land with the
parking garage and  appurtenant  facilities to the
Board  of  Trustees   for  the  Connecticut  State
University System, without  consideration but only
after  receipt of  sufficient  funds  to  pay  the
principal of and  interest  on said bonds and only
when  the  terms   and  conditions  of  the  lease
agreement  entered  into   between  the  Board  of
Trustees  for  the  Connecticut  State  University
System and the  city  of New Haven shall have been
fully performed.
    Sec.  3. Subdivision (20) of subsection (a) of
section 12-701 of the general statutes, as amended
by section 9 of public act 97-309, is repealed and
the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (20) "Connecticut adjusted gross income" means
adjusted   gross  income,   with   the   following
modifications: (A) There  shall  be  added thereto
(i) to the extent not properly includable in gross
income  for  federal   income  tax  purposes,  any
interest income from  obligations  issued by or on
behalf  of  any   state,   political   subdivision
thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local
authority,  district  or  similar  public  entity,
exclusive of such  income  from obligations issued
by or on  behalf  of the state of Connecticut, any
political   subdivision   thereof,    or    public
instrumentality,   state   or   local   authority,
district or similar  public  entity  created under
the laws of the state of Connecticut and exclusive
of any such  income with respect to which taxation
by any state  is  prohibited  by federal law, (ii)
any  exempt-interest  dividends,   as  defined  in
Section 852(b)(5) of  the  Internal  Revenue Code,
exclusive   of  such   exempt-interest   dividends
derived from obligations issued by or on behalf of
the   state   of    Connecticut,   any   political
subdivision  thereof, or  public  instrumentality,
state  or local  authority,  district  or  similar
public entity created  under the laws of the state
of    Connecticut   and    exclusive    of    such
exempt-interest     dividends     derived     from
obligations,  the income  with  respect  to  which
taxation by any  state  is  prohibited  by federal
law, (iii) any  interest  or  dividend  income  on
obligations  or  securities   of   any  authority,
commission or instrumentality of the United States
which federal law  exempts from federal income tax
but does not  exempt from state income taxes, (iv)
to the extent included in gross income for federal
income tax purposes  for  the  taxable  year,  the
total taxable amount  of  a  lump sum distribution
for the taxable  year  deductible  from such gross
income  in  calculating   federal  adjusted  gross
income, (v) to  the  extent properly includable in
determining the net  gain or loss from the sale or
other disposition of  capital  assets  for federal
income tax purposes,  any  loss  from  the sale or
exchange of obligations  issued by or on behalf of
the   state   of    Connecticut,   any   political
subdivision  thereof, or  public  instrumentality,
state  or local  authority,  district  or  similar
public entity created  under the laws of the state
of Connecticut, in  the  income year such loss was
recognized,  (vi)  to  the  extent  deductible  in
determining  federal adjusted  gross  income,  any
income taxes imposed  by  this state, (vii) to the
extent deductible in  determining federal adjusted
gross  income,  any   interest   on   indebtedness
incurred  or  continued   to   purchase  or  carry
obligations or securities the interest on which is
exempt from tax  under  this  chapter  and  (viii)
expenses paid or  incurred during the taxable year
for the production  or  collection of income which
is exempt from  taxation under this chapter or the
management,   conservation   or   maintenance   of
property held for  the  production of such income,
and the amortizable  bond  premium for the taxable
year on any  bond  the interest on which is exempt
from tax under  this  chapter  to  the extent that
such  expenses  and  premiums  are  deductible  in
determining  federal adjusted  gross  income.  (B)
There shall be  subtracted  therefrom  (i)  to the
extent properly includable  in  gross  income  for
federal  income  tax  purposes,  any  income  with
respect  to  which   taxation   by  any  state  is
prohibited by federal  law,  (ii)  to  the  extent
allowable under section  12-718,  exempt dividends
paid by a  regulated investment company, (iii) the
amount of any  refund or credit for overpayment of
income taxes imposed  by  this state, or any other
state  of  the   United   States  or  a  political
subdivision thereof, or  the  District of Columbia
or any province  of Canada, to the extent properly
includable in gross  income for federal income tax
purposes, (iv) to  the  extent properly includable
in gross income  for  federal income tax purposes,
any tier 1  railroad retirement benefits, (v) with
respect to any natural person who is a shareholder
of an S corporation which is carrying on, or which
has the right to carry on, business in this state,
as said term is used in section 12-214, the amount
of  such shareholder's  pro  rata  share  of  such
corporation's  nonseparately  computed  items,  as
defined in Section  1366  of  the Internal Revenue
Code, that is subject to tax under chapter 208, in
accordance with subsection  (c) of section 12-217,
AS  AMENDED,  multiplied   by  such  corporation's
apportionment fraction, if  any,  as determined in
accordance with section  12-218,  AS AMENDED, (vi)
to the extent  properly includable in gross income
for  federal income  tax  purposes,  any  interest
income from obligations  issued by or on behalf of
the   state   of    Connecticut,   any   political
subdivision  thereof, or  public  instrumentality,
state  or local  authority,  district  or  similar
public entity created  under the laws of the state
of  Connecticut,  (vii)  to  the  extent  properly
includable in determining  the  net  gain  or loss
from the sale  or  other  disposition  of  capital
assets for federal  income  tax purposes, any gain
from the sale or exchange of obligations issued by
or on behalf  of  the  state  of  Connecticut, any
political   subdivision   thereof,    or    public
instrumentality,   state   or   local   authority,
district or similar  public  entity  created under
the laws of  the  state  of  Connecticut,  in  the
income year such  gain  was recognized, (viii) any
interest on indebtedness  incurred or continued to
purchase or carry  obligations  or  securities the
interest on which  is  subject  to  tax under this
chapter but exempt from federal income tax, to the
extent that such  interest  on indebtedness is not
deductible in determining  federal  adjusted gross
income and is  attributable to a trade or business
carried on by  such  individual, (ix) ordinary and
necessary expenses paid  or  incurred  during  the
taxable year for  the  production or collection of
income which is  subject  to  taxation  under this
chapter but exempt from federal income tax, or the
management,   conservation   or   maintenance   of
property held for  the  production of such income,
and the amortizable  bond  premium for the taxable
year on any  bond the interest on which is subject
to tax under  this chapter but exempt from federal
income tax, to  the  extent that such expenses and
premiums are not deductible in determining federal
adjusted gross income  and  are  attributable to a
trade or business  carried  on by such individual,
[and]  (x)  an  amount  equal  to  the  difference
between the amount  of  Social  Security  benefits
includable for federal  income  tax purposes under
the provisions of  Section  13215  of  the Omnibus
Budget Reconciliation Act  of  1993  and fifty per
cent  of  the   amount  of  such  Social  Security
benefits  includable  for   federal   income   tax
purposes  under the  provisions  of  the  Internal
Revenue   Code  of   1986,   or   any   subsequent
corresponding internal revenue  code of the United
States, as from  time  to  time  amended, prior to
August 10, 1993,  AND  (xi) TO THE EXTENT PROPERLY
INCLUDABLE IN THE  GROSS INCOME FOR FEDERAL INCOME
TAX  PURPOSES OF  A  DESIGNATED  BENEFICIARY,  ANY
DISTRIBUTION   TO  SUCH   BENEFICIARY   FROM   ANY
QUALIFIED STATE TUITION  PROGRAM,  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  529(b)  OF  THE  INTERNAL  REVENUE  CODE,
ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED  BY  THIS  STATE OR ANY
OFFICIAL, AGENCY OR  INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE.
With respect to a person who is the beneficiary of
a  trust  or  estate,  there  shall  be  added  or
subtracted, as the  case  may  be,  from  adjusted
gross income such  person's  share,  as determined
under section 12-714, in the Connecticut fiduciary
adjustment.
    Sec.  4. Section 3-31b of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a)  Notwithstanding any contrary provision of
law, the State Treasurer may establish one or more
combined  investment  funds  for  the  purpose  of
investing  funds  for  which  the   Treasurer   is
custodian or trustee, OR FUNDS WHICH THE BOARDS OF
TRUSTEES OF THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  CONNECTICUT,  THE
CONNECTICUT   STATE   UNIVERSITY   SYSTEM  OR  THE
REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES REQUEST  THE
TREASURER  TO  INVEST  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION,
provided the  Treasurer  shall  adopt  appropriate
accounting   procedures   from   which  the  exact
interest of such funds so combined for  investment
can   be   determined.   The  State  Treasurer  is
authorized    to    sell    to    all    agencies,
instrumentalities  and  political  subdivisions of
the  state,  participation  units  in   any   such
combined   investment   fund  established  by  him
pursuant to this section. Such participation units
issued  by  the  Treasurer under the provisions of
this section are made legal  investments  for  all
the  funds  of,  held  by  or  administered by all
agencies,    instrumentalities    and    political
subdivisions of the state. The Treasurer may adopt
such rules and regulations as may be necessary  to
administer the provisions of this section.
    (b)  All costs of operating each such combined
investment fund, including the cost  of  personnel
and  contractual  services  shall  be  paid by the
Treasurer charging the income  derived  from  said
fund.
    Sec.  5. Subsection (a) of section 5 of public
act  97-293  is  repealed  and  the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  (1)  The   Board   of   Trustees  of  the
Connecticut   State   University    System   shall
establish  a  permanent  Endowment  Fund  for  the
Connecticut State University  System  to encourage
donations  from  the   private   sector,  with  an
incentive in the  form  of an endowment fund state
grant, the net  earnings on the principal of which
are  dedicated  and  made  available  to  a  state
university  or the  Connecticut  State  University
system as a  whole,  for  endowed  professorships,
scholarships  and programmatic  enhancements.  The
fund  shall  be   administered  by  the  board  of
trustees, or by  a  nonprofit entity entrusted for
such purpose and  qualified as a Section 501(c)(3)
organization under the  Internal  Revenue  Code of
1986,  or any  subsequent  corresponding  internal
revenue code of the United States, as from time to
time  amended,  and   preferably  constituted  and
controlled independent of the state and university
so as to  qualify  the interest on state bonds the
proceeds of which have been granted for deposit in
the  endowment fund  as  excludable  from  federal
taxation under such  code and shall, in any event,
be held in  a  trust  fund  [with  a bank or trust
company] separate and  apart  from all other funds
and accounts of  the  state  and university. There
shall be deposited  into  the  fund: (A) Endowment
fund  state grants;  and  (B)  interest  or  other
[income earned on] EARNINGS FROM the investment of
moneys in the  endowment  fund pending application
or transfer or use of earnings on the principal of
the  fund for  the  purposes  identified  in  this
subdivision. Endowment fund eligible gifts made on
behalf of a  state  university  or the system as a
whole shall be  deposited in a permanent endowment
fund created for  each  such  state university and
the  system  as   a   whole   in  the  appropriate
foundation established pursuant  to sections 4-37e
and 4-37f. A  portion  of  the  [interest]  income
earned  on  investments   in  the  endowment  fund
established pursuant to  this  section  to be used
for the purposes  described  in  this  subdivision
shall be transferred  to  such  a state university
endowment fund based  on  the  ratio  of the total
amount of such gifts made to such state university
to the total  amount of all such gifts made to all
the state universities and the system as a whole.
    (2)  For  each of the fiscal years ending June
30, 2000, to June 30, 2009, inclusive, as part  of
the  state  contract with donors of endowment fund
eligible   gifts,   the   Department   of   Higher
Education,  in  accordance with section 1 of [this
act] PUBLIC  ACT  97-293,  shall  deposit  in  the
Endowment   Fund   for   the   Connecticut   State
University System a grant in an  amount  equal  to
half   of  the  total  amount  of  endowment  fund
eligible gifts received by or for the  benefit  of
the Connecticut State University system as a whole
and each state university for  the  calendar  year
ending  the  December  thirty-first  preceding the
commencement of such fiscal year, as certified  by
the  chairperson  of  the  board  of  trustees  by
February fifteenth to (A)  the  Secretary  of  the
Office  of  Policy  and  Management, (B) the joint
standing committee of the General Assembly  having
cognizance  of  matters relating to appropriations
and the budgets of state  agencies,  and  (C)  the
Commissioner  of  Higher  Education, provided such
sums do not exceed the endowment fund state  grant
maximum  commitment  for  the fiscal year in which
the grant is made. In  any  such  fiscal  year  in
which  the total of the eligible gifts received by
the Connecticut State University system as a whole
and  each  state  university  exceed the endowment
fund  state  grant  maximum  commitment  for  such
fiscal year the amount in excess of such endowment
fund  state  grant  maximum  commitment  shall  be
carried  forward  and  be  eligible for a matching
state grant in any succeeding fiscal year from the
fiscal  year  ending  June 30, 2000, to the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2009, inclusive,  subject  to
the endowment fund state grant maximum commitment.
    (3)  The  Board of Trustees of the Connecticut
State University System shall adopt, by October 1,
1997,   guidelines   with   respect   to  (A)  the
solicitation of endowment fund eligible gifts from
private  donors,  and (B) governing the acceptance
of gifts made by a foundation established pursuant
to sections 4-37e and 4-37f, to a state university
or its employees for reimbursement of expenditures
or  payment  of  expenditures on behalf of a state
university or  its  employees.  Private  donations
shall  not  be  construed  to  include proceeds of
federal  grants  but  may  include   proceeds   of
municipal grants.
     Sec.  6.  (a)  The  Board  of Trustees of the
Connecticut State University System  may  lease  a
tract  of land to a private developer to construct
a building  on  the  south  side  of  Ella  Grasso
Boulevard   on   the   Central  Connecticut  State
University campus. Upon the request of  the  board
of  trustees,  the  Department of Public Works may
contract  with  a  developer  to   construct   the
building  to  be  completed by an agreed upon date
certain,  on  a  design-build  basis  and  with  a
maximum  cost.  The  project  consisting  of  this
building  shall  house  private   enterprise   and
university   services   to   meet   the  needs  of
university  students,  faculty,  staff   and   the
community-at-large.
    (b)  Any  such contract shall provide that the
developer:  (1)  Construct  one   building   which
complies  with  all  applicable  federal and state
laws  and  regulations;  (2)  supply   the   funds
necessary    for   costs   associated   with   the
construction and operation of  the  building;  (3)
post  a  performance  bond  and  have and maintain
adequate insurance for the project; (4) be granted
full  ownership  rights to the building for a term
certain, which term shall permit the developer  to
recoup  its  investment  in  the  construction and
operation of the building and be  consistent  with
the  needs of the university, but shall not exceed
thirty  years;  (5)  reserve  a  portion  of  such
building  for  use  by  Central  Connecticut State
University at no charge during  such  period;  and
(6)  convey  its  interest  in the building to the
board of trustees at the end of the  term  granted
pursuant to subdivision (4) of this subsection.
    (c)  If  the  board  of  trustees requests the
Department  of  Public  Works  to  enter  into   a
contract  with  the  developer: (1) The department
shall  provide  customary  design  build  services
pursuant  to  subdivision  (4) of section 4b-24 of
the general statutes;  (2)  the  department  shall
render  its  services to the board of trustees for
its standard department fee and the board shall be
reimbursed for said services by the developer; (3)
the department, in consultation with  and  subject
to  the  approval  of the board of trustees, shall
assume primary responsibility for the  preparation
of  the  request  for  proposal  to be provided to
potential developers which shall include aesthetic
concerns  of  the  university and the right of the
university to approve prospective tenants; (4) the
department  shall expedite the services it renders
in the project; (5) the board of trustees and  the
university shall provide the developer with access
to  utility  connections,   be   responsible   for
landscaping  and  maintenance to all areas outside
the building and provide a  reasonable  number  of
parking   spaces   for  tenants  of  the  building
consistent with other needs of the university; (6)
the  Commissioner of Public Works and the board of
trustees shall agree on a  cooperative  system  to
carry  out the provisions of this section with due
regard to the needs and concerns of the  board  of
trustees;  and  (7)  any requests for proposal for
the project shall be submitted  after  notice  and
specifications  of such project are advertised, at
least once,  in  a  newspaper  having  substantial
circulation in the Hartford-New Britain area.
    Sec.   7.  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of
chapter 66 of the  general  statutes,  any  former
member  of  the  General  Assembly  who (1) served
between January 7, 1981, and January 7, 1987,  and
(2)  was  previously employed by The University of
Connecticut Educational  Properties,  Incorporated
(UCEPI)  for at least nine years between August 1,
1986, and September 30, 1996, may elect to  become
a   member  of  tier  I  of  the  state  employees
retirement system for such periods  provided  such
former member (A) provides written notification of
his election to  the  State  Employees  Retirement
Commission not later than October 1, 1998, and (B)
makes retirement contributions for  each  year  of
his  service  as  a member of the General Assembly
and as an employee of UCEPI, based upon his salary
for  such  year, equal to those he would have made
had he been a  member  of  tier  I  of  the  state
employees  retirement  system during such periods,
plus interest thereon at the rate of five per cent
per  year  from  the  date  of his entry into such
service to the date of payment.  No  such  service
credit  shall  be  granted  until  payment  of all
contributions and interest is completed.
     Sec.  8.  Section  8  of special act 97-20 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 of
Trumbull, 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 of Trumbull AND
THE  CITY  OF  BRIDGEPORT,  having  an   area   of
approximately  3.35 acres and identified as Parcel
No. 36 on town of Trumbull Tax Assessor's Map I12.
    (b)  The  town  of  Trumbull  shall  use  said
parcel of land for affordable housing purposes. If
the  town of Trumbull (1) does not use said parcel
for said purposes, (2) does not  retain  ownership
of  all  of  said parcel, or (3) leases all or any
portion of said parcel, the parcel shall revert to
the state of Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  9. Section 19 of public act 97-11 of the
June  18  special  session  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   Notwithstanding  any  provision  of  the
general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner
of  Environmental  Protection  shall convey to the
town of Franklin, 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
Franklin  wildlife   management   area   and   the
structure  known  as the "Franklin House" which is
located  on  said  parcel.  The  Commissioner   of
Environmental   Protection   shall  determine  the
boundaries of said parcel  of  land,  which  shall
abut  Route 32, have an area of approximately [one
acre] TWO ACRES and contain  no  structures  other
than the Franklin House AND TWO BARNS.
    (b)  Said  parcel  of  land  shall be conveyed
subject to the condition that the town of Franklin
grants   to   the  Commissioner  of  Environmental
Protection access to  the  well  located  on  said
parcel of land.
    (c)  The  town  of  Franklin  shall  use  said
parcel  of  land  for  museum,  LIBRARY  OR  OTHER
MUNICIPAL  purposes.  If  the town of Franklin (1)
does not use said parcel for said purposes [,]  OR
(2)  does  not  retain  ownership  of  all of said
parcel, [or (3) leases all or any portion of  said
parcel,]  the  parcel shall revert to the state of
Connecticut.
    (d)  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 Environmental Protection. 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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (c)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Environmental  Protection  shall  have  the   sole
responsibility  for  all  other  incidents of such
conveyance.
    Sec. 10.  (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner  of  Correction  shall  convey to the
town of Cheshire, 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
of Cheshire, having an area of  approximately  ten
acres. Said parcel of land is generally triangular
and is bordered on the east by Route 10 and on the
west by the Manson Youth Institute access road.
    (b)  The  town  of  Cheshire  shall  use  said
parcel of land for recreational  purposes  or  may
lease  all  or  any  portion  of  said  parcel for
recreational purposes. If the town of Cheshire:
    (1)  Does not use said parcel for recreational
purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel; or
    (3) Leases all  or  any portion of said parcel
for nonrecreational purposes,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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  Correction.  The  land  shall remain under the
care and control of the Department  of  Correction
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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this  section,  and the Commissioner of Correction
shall have the sole responsibility for  all  other
incidents of such conveyance. The conveyance under
this section shall not reduce the state grants  in
lieu  of  taxes  to the town of Cheshire which are
required  under  chapter  201   of   the   general
statutes.
    Sec.  11.  The  Commissioner  of  Public Works
shall transfer to the Commissioner of Agriculture,
custody and control of a parcel of land located at
the Fairfield  Hills  Hospital,  which  parcel  is
bounded  by  the  new bypass road, Nunnawauk Road,
the Department  of  Correction  property  and  the
Fairfield   Hills   eastern   property   line   as
designated on Figure 3 of a report prepared by the
task force to study the use of the Fairfield Hills
State Property, Newtown, Connecticut, entitled  "A
Re-Use  Plan  for  Fairfield  Hills",  dated June,
1994.
    Sec.   12.  The  town  of  Avon  may  use  for
purposes  of  constructing  and  operating  public
schools or other public educational facilities the
five  parcels  of  land  acquired  pursuant  to  a
judgment  in  accordance  with  the  provisions of
number  232  of  the  special  acts  of  1963  and
identified  in the judgment filed in the Avon Town
Clerk's Office on June 26, 1964. The town of  Avon
may  exchange  said parcels of land or any part of
said  parcels  for  other  parcels  of   land   of
comparable  value  to said town, provided the town
shall use said other parcels for the  purposes  of
recreation  and  conservation  or constructing and
operating  public  schools  or  other  educational
facilities.
    Sec.  13. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the
town of Southbury, 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
of Southbury,  having  an  area  of  approximately
10,191   square   feet   and   identified   as   a
triangular-shaped parcel of state  property  along
the  Seymour/Southbury Road (Rte. 67), adjacent to
property now or formerly of  Americo  DaSilva,  in
the Southford section of Southbury.
    (b)  The  town  of  Southbury  shall  use said
parcel of land for open  space  purposes.  If  the
town of Southbury:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel; or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  14. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Mental Retardation shall convey to
the Southbury Land Trust,  Inc.,  subject  to  the
approval  of the State Properties Review Board and
at a cost equal to  the  administrative  costs  of
making   such  conveyance,  two  parcels  of  land
located in the town of Southbury and described  as
follows:  (1)  Lot  26  in  Block  84  on  town of
Southbury Tax Assessor's Map 17, which parcel  has
an  area  of approximately 27.15 acres and (2) lot
26A on said Block 84, which parcel has an area  of
approximately 12.73 acres.
    (b)  The  Southbury Land Trust, Inc. shall use
said parcels of land for open space  purposes.  If
the Southbury Land Trust, Inc.:
    (1)   Does  not  use  said  parcels  for  said
purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcels; or
    (3)  Leases  all or any portion of either said
parcel,
the   parcels   shall   revert  to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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 Mental Retardation. 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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this  section,  and  the  Commissioner  of  Mental
Retardation shall have the sole responsibility for
all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  15. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner  of  Environmental  Protection  shall
convey to the town of East Lyme,  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  of  East  Lyme,  having  an  area  of
approximately  3.5  acres  and  identified  as the
portion of  Lot  14  on  town  of  East  Lyme  Tax
Assessor's Map 10-3 which is bounded and described
approximately  as   follows:   Starting   at   the
Southwest  Corner  of  Lot  19 going Northwesterly
388.49' to West Main  Street,  then  Southwesterly
along West Main Street 175' to a Corner of Lot 20,
then 158' Southeasterly to another Corner  of  Lot
20,  then  118' Southwesterly to another Corner of
Lot 20, the 130' Northwesterly to  another  Corner
of   Lot   20  at  West  Main  Street,  then  180'
Southwesterly along West Main Street to a 50' long
curve   at   Giants   Neck   Road,   then   237.5'
Southeasterly  to  the  Corner  of  Lot  21,  then
Northeasterly  276'  to  another Corner of Lot 21,
then  Southeasterly  183'  to  a  Brooklet,   then
Northeasterly  along  this  meandering Brooklet to
the Point of Beginning.
    (b)  The  town  of  East  Lyme  shall use said
parcel of land for historical park and  exhibition
purposes  or  may lease all or any portion of said
parcel to town-sponsored  nonprofit  organizations
for such purposes. If the town of East Lyme:
    (1) Does not  use  said  parcel for historical
park and exhibition purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel; or
    (3) Leases all  or  any portion of said parcel
except to town-sponsored  nonprofit  organizations
for such purposes,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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 Environmental Protection. 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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Environmental  Protection  shall  have  the   sole
responsibility  for  all  other  incidents of such
conveyance.
    Sec.  16. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the
town of Haddam, upon completion  of  environmental
remediation  by  the Department of Transportation,
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 at 85 Bridge Street in the
town of Haddam, having an  area  of  approximately
2.4  acres  and further identified as the property
shown on a map  entitled  "Town  of  Haddam,  Plan
Showing Land to be Acquired from Clara T. Wiseburn
by    the    State    of     Connecticut,     East
Haddam-Tylerville  Road,  Scale 1"=40', Apr. 1952,
G. Albert Hill, Highway Commissioner".
    (b)  The  town of Haddam shall use said parcel
of land for  tourism  purposes.  If  the  town  of
Haddam:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel; or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  17. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the
town of Willington, 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
of Willington, having  an  area  of  approximately
8.108  acres  and identified as the parcel of land
on the westerly  side  of  State  Route  32,  with
appurtenances on the parcel, if any, as shown on a
map entitled "Town of Willington, Map Showing Land
Transferred to the Department of Transportation by
the   State   of   Connecticut,   Department    of
Environmental  Protection,  Scale  1"=40',  April,
1992, Town No. 160, Project No. MISC., Serial  No.
33, Sheet 1 of 1."
    (b)  The  town  of  Willington  shall use said
parcel of land for recreational purposes.  If  the
town of Willington:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes;
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel; or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  18. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the
Borough of Naugatuck, 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
Borough  of   Naugatuck,   having   an   area   of
approximately  2.41  acres and identified as Block
20W33 on Borough of Naugatuck Tax  Assessor's  Map
3.
    (b)  The  Borough  of Naugatuck shall use said
parcel of land for economic development  purposes.
If the Borough of Naugatuck:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes,
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel, or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  19. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner  of  Public Works shall convey to the
town of Newtown, 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
of Newtown, having an area of approximately  21.66
acres  and  described as the corridor of land that
closely parallels both sides of  Deep  Brook  from
the  railroad  tracks on the west to the Fairfield
Hills Hospital property  line  on  the  east.  The
actual  boundaries  of  said  parcel  of  land are
determined by a land survey entitled  "Open  space
parcel along Deep Brook to be conveyed to the Town
of Newtown", CAD No. 1486-DB.DWG  pages  1  and  2
dated   3/17/98,   which  is  part  of  the  total
Fairfield  Hills  Hospital  land  survey   to   be
provided by the Department of Public Works.
    (b)  The town of Newtown shall use said parcel
of land for open space and recreational  purposes.
If the town of Newtown:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes,
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel, or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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  Public  Works. 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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this section, and the Commissioner of Public Works
shall have the sole responsibility for  all  other
incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  20. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the
town of Killingly, 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
of Killingly, having an area of approximately  5.2
acres  and  identified  as  Lot 18 in Block 355 on
town of Killingly Tax Assessor's Map 4707.
    (b)  The  town  of  Killingly  shall  use said
parcel of land for economic  development  purposes
or may lease all or any portion of said parcel for
economic development  purposes.  If  the  town  of
Killingly:
    (1) Does not  use  said  parcel  for  economic
development purposes,
    (2) Does not  retain  ownership of all of said
parcel   except  for   any   sale   for   economic
development purposes, or
    (3) Leases all  or  any portion of said parcel
for noneconomic development purposes,
the   parcel   shall   revert   to  the  state  of
Connecticut.
    (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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this    section,    and    the   Commissioner   of
Transportation shall have the sole  responsibility
for all other incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  21. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner of Economic and Community Development
may convey title  to  the  structures  located  at
88-102  Smith  Street in the city of Bridgeport to
an eligible developer, as  defined  in  subsection
(u) of section 8-39 of the general statutes, which
demonstrates the willingness and financial ability
to rehabilitate such structures and maintain their
status as affordable housing.
    (b)  The  State  Treasurer  shall  execute and
deliver any deed or  instrument  necessary  for  a
conveyance under this section and the Commissioner
of Economic and Community Development  shall  have
the sole responsibility for all other incidents of
such conveyance.
    Sec.  22. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of
the  general  statutes  to   the   contrary,   the
Commissioner  of  Public Works shall convey to the
town of Greenwich, 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  at  the
junction of Route U.S. 1,  Boston  Post  Road  and
South  Beach  Avenue  in  the  town  of Greenwich,
having an  area  of  approximately  .49  acre  and
bounded and described as follows:

NORTHERLY:    By the  Junction  of  Route  U.S. 1,
              the Boston  Post  Road  and South
              Beach Avenue;

EASTERLY:     By South Beach Avenue;

SOUTHERLY:    By Old  Greenwich Lane and land now
              or formerly of Harold C. and
              William M. Rich, each in part;

WESTERLY:     By Route U.S. 1, Boston Post Road;

together  with  buildings  thereon,  and  the same
being a portion of the premises  contained  in  an
Executrix   Deed,  dated  October  18,  1916,  and
recorded in the Greenwich Land Records  in  Volume
159 at Page 148.
    (b)  The  town  of  Greenwich  shall  use said
parcel of land for open  space  purposes.  If  the
town of Greenwich:
    (1)   Does   not  use  said  parcel  for  said
purposes,
    (2)  Does  not retain ownership of all of said
parcel, or
    (3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,
the  parcel  shall   revert   to   the   state  of
Connecticut.
    (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  Public  Works. 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,
which  deed or instrument shall include provisions
to carry out the purposes  of  subsection  (b)  of
this section, and the Commissioner of Public Works
shall have the sole responsibility for  all  other
incidents of such conveyance.
    Sec.  23.  Section  19 of special act 97-20 is
amended to read as follows:
    (a)  Notwithstanding  any   provision  of  the
general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner
of Veterans' Affairs  shall  convey to the town of
Rocky Hill, subject  to  the approval of the State
Properties Review Board and at a cost equal to the
administrative costs of  making such conveyance, a
[fifty] SEVENTY-FIVE acre  portion  of two parcels
of land located adjacent to the Veterans' Home and
Hospital in the  town of Rocky Hill, which parcels
are  the same  parcels  of  land  described  in  a
memorandum  from  the   Office   of   Policy   and
Management to all  state agency heads, dated March
12,  1997,  and   entitled   "Request  for  Re-use
Proposals - State Land in Rocky Hill".
    (b)  The  town  of  Rocky  Hill shall use said
[fifty] SEVENTY-FIVE acre portion of said  parcels
of  land for recreational, educational, open space
or other municipal public purposes. If the town of
Rocky  Hill  (1) does not use said portion for any
such purpose, (2) does not retain ownership of all
of  said  portion or (3) leases all or any part of
said portion, the  portion  shall  revert  to  the
state of Connecticut.
    (c)  The  State  Properties Review Board shall
complete its review  of  the  conveyance  of  said
portion  of  said  parcels  of land not later than
thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement
from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. 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, which deed or instrument shall
include provisions to carry out  the  purposes  of
subsection   (b)   of   this   section,   and  the
Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs shall  have  the
sole  responsibility  for  all  other incidents of
such conveyance.
    Sec. 24. This  act  shall take effect from its
passage, except that  sections  1 to 7, inclusive,
shall take effect July 1, 1998.

Approved June 8, 1998