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EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SB-803

AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 05 $

FY 06 $

Treasurer, Debt Serv.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 05 $

FY 06 $

Various Municipalities

Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The bill authorizes $220. 0 million in GO bonds in FY 05. The interest cost to bond this amount for twenty years, assuming a 5. 0% interest rate, is $115. 5 million.

The bill does the following:

Section

Authorization Changes

FY 05

Agency/Description

($)

 

State Comptroller

 

2(n)

Development and implementation of a core financial systems project

1,800,000

     

Sec. 109

Development and implementation of a core financial systems project. SA 02-1, May 9 SS, Sec. 17(a)

(10,000,000)

 

Subtotal

(8,200,000)

     
 

Office of Policy and Management

 

Sec. 93

Private Provider Infrastructure/Debt Fund. SA 01-2, (NSS), Sec. 3

(500,000)

     

Sec. 2(a)

Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)

11,300,000

 

Subtotal

10,800,000

     
 

Department of Veterans' Affairs

 

Sec. 2(b)(1)

Renovations and improvements to existing facilities

4,200,000

     

Sec. 2(b)(2)

Construction of a new Veterans Health Care Facility

10,830,000

     

Sec. 2(b)(3)

Renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes.

201,500

     

Sec. 43

Alterations and renovations to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(c)(1)

(21,500)

     

Sec. 44

Planning for the alterations and renovations to the residential and rehabilitation service clinic. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(c)(3)

(80,000)

     

Sec. 45

Water and steam distributions systems: Planning for renovations for improvements to the water and steam distributions systems. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(c)(4)

(100,000)

 

Subtotal

15,030,000

     
 

Department of Information Technology

 

Sec. 2(c)

Development and implementation of the Connecticut Education Network

10,000,000

     
 

Department of Public Works

 

Sec. 2(d)(1)

Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings

5,000,000

     

Sec. 2(d)(2)

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds including office development, acquisition and renovations for additional parking.

4,000,000

     

Sec. 111

Exterior masonry and building improvements and related costs at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(c)(3)

(20,700,000)

     

Sec. 110

Addition to and renovations of the state owned parking garage in the vicinity of the state office building in Hartford. SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(c)(2)

(10,200,000)

     

Sec. 2(d)(3)

Capital construction, improvements, repairs and renovations at Fire Training Schools

10,000,000

     

Sec. 21

Technical adjustment - Corrects a clerical error for bonds issued in 1988

103,500

 

Subtotal

(11,796,500)

     
 

Department of Public Safety

 

Sec. 2(e)(1)

Alterations, renovations and improvements including equipment for urban search and rescue (Homeland Security

2,400,000

     

Sec. 2(e)(2)

Addition to the forensic laboratory in Meriden

7,850,000

     

Sec. 35

Eastern District Headquarters: Planning for renovations and improvements for an Eastern District Headquarters facility. SA 95-20, Secs. 2(d)(3) & 22(d)(3)

(180,000)

Sec. 46

(1,630,000)

     

Sec. 37

Firearms training complex: Development of a firearms training complex. SA 95-20, Sec. 2(d)(9); PA 99-242, Sec. 2(c)(2)

(775,000)

Sec. 76

(943,090)

     

Sec. 36

ADA improvements: Alterations and improvements to facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. SA 95-20, Secs. 2(d)(6) & 22(d)(7)

(300,000)

Sec. 47

(300,000)

 

Subtotal

6,121,910

     
 

Police Officers Standards and Training Council

 

Sec. 95

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including code compliance. SA 01-2, (JSS), Sec. 2(c)

(784,596)

     
 

Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Sec. 116

Planning, design, land and/or building acquisition, construction or improvements to motor vehicle facilities. SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(i)

(1,000,000)

     
 

Military Department

 

Sec. 2(p)

Town's portion of a project in conjunction with the department

500,000

     

Sec. 23

New Haven Armory: Improvements and renovations to the New Haven Armory including renovations in accordance with current codes. SA 90-34, Sec. 2(e)(3); PA 94-2, (MSS), Sec. 60; PA 00-167, Sec. 11

(242,500)

     

Sec. 48

ADA Improvements: Code compliance improvements at various locations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(f)(3)

(653,000)

     

Sec. 88

West Hartford Armory: Improvements and renovations to the West Hartford Armory including renovations in accordance with current codes. PA 00-167, Sec. 2(a)

(1,000,000)

     

Sec. 53

Camp Hartell: Planning for renovations, improvements and expansion at Camp Hartell. PA 96-181, Sec. 2(a)

(100,000)

     

Sec. 63

Improvements, alterations and renovations to buildings, including site improvements and exterior building repairs. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 21(f)(2)

(62,000)

 

Subtotal

(1,557,500)

     
 

Department of Agriculture

 

Sec. 13(c)

Farm Reinvestment Program

500,000

     
 

Department of Environmental Protection

Sec. 2(f)

Dam repairs, including state-owned-owned dams

1,000,000

     

Sec. 77

State Parks Improvement Program: Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities including Americans with Disabilities Act Improvements. PA 99-242, Sec. 2(f)(2); SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(j)(2)

(312,076)

Sec. 118

(5,000,000)

     

Sec. 103

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program (State open space program): Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management. SA 01-2, (JSS), Sec. 17(b)(1); SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(j)(1)

(500,000)

Sec. 117

(2,000,000)

     

Sec. 13(g)

Grants-in-aid to towns for open space: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreation purposes.

1,500,000

     

Sec. 55

American's with Disabilities Act improvements at state-owned recreational areas. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Secs. 2(g)(5) & 21(g)(5)

(442,000)

Sec. 64

(500,000)

     

Sec. 26

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for acquisition of land for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects. SA 93-2, (JSS), Sec. 22(a)(6); SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 32(b)(5)

(101,075)

Sec. 69

(214,000)

     

Sec. 101

Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, provided (1) not more than $1,700,000 shall be used for pollution remediation for the location of temporary classrooms at Veteran's Field in New London, (2) not more than $500,000 shall be used for cleanup and preservation of an estuary located in Cove Island, (3) $137,000 shall be made available to the town of Montville for connection of a water line to Mohegan Elementary School and (4) not more than $750,000 shall be made available to the town of Plainville for asbestos removal in a school auditorium (Note: The language adds $3 million to the section total. )

3,000,000

     

Sec. 41

Urban sites remediation (brown fields): Grants-in-aid for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, SA 95-20, Sec. 13(a)(4); SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 13(c)(5)

(119,610)

Sec. 61

(100,000)

     

Sec. 78

Flood control, erosion repair & municipal dam repair: Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs. PA 99-242, Sec. 2(f)(5)

(53,080)

     

Sec. 32

Household hazardous waste: Grants-in-aid to establish a regional household hazardous waste program, for collection and disposal management. SA 93-2, (JSS), Sec. 50(a)(4)

(500,000)

 

Subtotal

(4,341,841)

     
 

Comm. Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film

 

Sec. 13(a)(2)

Historic structures and landmarks: Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, provided $50,000 shall be provided to the Hebron Historical Society for restoration of Old Hebron Town Hall

600,000

     

Sec. 2(o)

Renovations and restoration at state-owned historic museums

3,000,000

     

Sec. 13(a)(1)

Grants-in-aid to the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations

1,000,000

 

Subtotal

4,600,000

     
 

Dept. of Economic and Community Development

 

Sec. 9(a)

Housing Programs Language Change: Funds may be used for the Lead Action for Medicaid Primary Prevention Project

15,000,000

     

Sec. 9(b)

Development of a Congregate Housing Facility in Waterbury

2,500,000

     

Sec. 106

Language Change: Add financing of affordable housing projects to the list of purposes for which DECD may use housing bond funds

-

     

Sec. 13(h)(1)

Grants-in-aid to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including museums, provided $3,000,000 shall be used for a parking garage for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, $2,000,000 shall be used for the Palace Theater in Stamford and $1,000,000 shall be used for the Lyman Allen Museum in New London

8,500,000

     

Sec. 13 (h)(2)

Grant-in-aid to Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance for a community sports complex in Hartford

1,000,000

     

Sec. 88

Grant-in-aid to the city of East Hartford for road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project in East Hartford SA 01-2, JSS, Sec. 32(d)(2)

4,000,000

 

Subtotal

31,000,000

     
 

Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated

 

Sec. 122

Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities and equipment SA 02-1, M9SS, Sec. 24(a)

(4,000,000)

     
 

Department of Public Health

 

Sec. 2(g)

Development of a new Public Health Laboratory including acquisition and related costs

45,000,000

     

Sec. 96

Language Change: [Relocation of the State Health Laboratory, including the purchase and installation of equipment] Development of a new Public Health Laboratory, including acquisition. SA 01-2, (JSS), Sec. 2(e)

-

     

Sec. 13(b)

Purchase and installation of modular-based portable hospital or for a grant-in-aid to a hospital in the state for isolation and treatment of patients in the event of a smallpox event and for grants-in-aid to hospitals state-wide to finance physical plant modifications and renovations to isolate patients in the case of a smallpox event

10,000,000

     

Sec. 27

Grants-in-aid to Community Health Centers and Primary Care Organizations for renovations, improvements, and expansion of facilities. S. A. 93-2 22(e); S. A. 93-2 50(d)

(50,549)

Sec. 33

(57,271)

 

Subtotal

54,892,180

     
 

Department of Mental Retardation

 

Sec. 56

Fire, safety and environmental improvements, including improvements in compliance with current codes, intermediate care facility standards, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning, and other interior and exterior building renovations and demolition at all state-owned facilities, and installation of sprinkler systems at Southbury Training School and various department facilities. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 2(h)(1); PA 99-242, Sec. 2(g)

(544,663)

Sec. 79

(4,000,000)

     

Sec. 38

ADA improvements: Renovations and improvements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at all regional facilities and at Southbury Training School. SA 95-20, Sec. 2(i)(3); PA 00-167, Sec. 24; SA 01-2, (JSS), Secs. 2(f)(2) & 17(c)(2)

(9,754)

Sec. 96

(500,000)

Sec. 105

(100,000)

     

Sec. 29

Technical adjustment - Corrects a typographical error in SA 02-1 (MSS)

582,884

 

Subtotal

(4,571,533)

     
 

Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services

 

Sec. 39

Improvements to various mental health facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. S. A. 95-20, Sec. 2(j)(3)

(317,000)

     

Sec. 13(i)

Grants-in-aid to private non-profit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for community-based residential and out patient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations and improvements, provided $1,300,000 shall be provided to the Alliance Treatment Center in New Britain for renovations

5,000,000

     

Sec. 49

Alterations, renovations, additions and improvements, including new construction in accordance with the departmental master campus plan. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(j)(2); SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Secs. 2(i)(2) & 21(h)(2); SA 98-9, Sec. 2(b)

(182,999)

Sec. 57

(1,756,678)

Sec. 65

(4,000,000)

Sec. 72

(1,000,000)

     

Sec. 30

Air conditioning of various patient-occupied and patient related areas in buildings at various facilities. SA 93-2, (JSS), Sec. 30(f)(2)

(957,220)

     

Sec. 80

Fire, safety and environmental improvements including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, repair and replacement of roofs and other exterior and interior building renovations and demolition. PA 99-242, Sec. 2(h)(1); PA 99-242, Sec. 21(g)(1)

(4,190,723)

Sec. 84

(3,000,000)

 

Subtotal

(10,404,620)

     
 

Department of Social Services

 

Sec. 13(d)(1)

Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence and related facilities for the homeless, multi-purpose human resource centers, and food distribution facilities, provided (A) not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for the B. P. Learned Early Childhood Center in New London, (B) not more than $2,500,000 shall be made available to Area Congregations Together, Inc. , to acquire land, construct buildings and acquire equipment for the Spooner homeless shelter in Shelton, and (C) not more than $1,000,000 shall be made available to the town of Woodbury for a senior center

5,500,000

     

Sec. 13(d)(2)

Financial assistance to nonprofit corporations to provide housing and related facilities for persons with AIDS.

500,000

 

Subtotal

6,000,000

     
 

Department of Education

 

Sec. 2(h)(1)

For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction and fire alarms

1,000,000

     

Sec. 2(h)(2)

American School for the Deaf Amplification System

896,607

     

Sec. 97

Language change: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to implement updated curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all Regional Vocational-Technical Schools, [provided not more than $3,200,00 of said amount shall be used for the renovations and improvement to the Al Prince/CTC building]. SA 01-2, (JSS), Secs. 2(h)(1)

-

     

Sec. 122(b)

School Technology Wiring language change: Grants-in-aid to municipalities, regional school districts and regional education service centers for technology wiring of schools provided that $800,000 shall be made available for a library technology upgrade at Rogers Elementary School as an urban demonstration project. SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 24(b)

-

     
 

Subtotal

1,896,607

     
 

State Library

 

Sec. 50

Library automation, including the connection to Connecticut State University computer catalog and the Legislative Information Network. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(l)(1)

(150,000)

     

Sec. 13(j)

Grants-in-aid to public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility

3,500,000

 

Subtotal

3,350,000

     
 

University of Connecticut

 

Sec. 2(i)

Alterations, renovations and improvements to the University of Connecticut Law Library Building, Hartford

8,000,000

     
 

University of Connecticut Health Center

 

Sec. 67

Code improvements, including fire, safety and handicapped code improvements. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 21(j)(3)

(1,300,000)

     

Sec. 58

New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Secs. 2(k)(2) & 21(j)(1); PA 99-242, Sec. 21(i)(1); SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 17(k)(1)

(144,760)

Sec. 66

(19,240)

Sec. 85

(1,000,000)

Sec. 119

(1,200,000)

     

Sec. 120

Development of additional areas for the library and related improvements. SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 17(k)(2)

(800,000)

 

Subtotal

(4,464,000)

     
 

Regional Community-Technical College System

 

Sec. 2(j)(1)(A)

All Community-Technical Colleges: New and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment

9,000,000

     

Sec. 2(j)(1)(B)

All Community-Technical Colleges: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance

6,500,000

     

Sec. 2(j)(1)(C)

All Community-Technical Colleges: System Technology Initiative

5,000,000

     

Sec. 2(j)(2)

Norwalk Community-Technical College - Master plan development

15,032,314

     

Sec. 2(j)(3)

Tunxis Community-Technical College - Master plan facilities development

34,821,240

     

Sec. 2(j)(4)

Three Rivers Valley Community-Technical College: Acquisition of land, renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities for a consolidated campus in accordance with campus master plan

14,076,678

     

Sec. 2(j)(5)

Capital Community-Technical College - Campus expansion

6,000,000

     

Sec. 124

OPM shall review bid process for construction or renovation project related to Capital Community-Tech expansion (Sec. 2(j)(5)) and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee shall hold a hearing to review the bid process to assure integrity and consistency with law

-

     

Sec. 123

Language Change: Asnuntruck Community-Technical College - Acquisition of property and improvements to existing buildings

-

 

Subtotal

90,430,232

     
 

Connecticut State University System

 

Sec. 2(k)(1)(A)

All Universities - New and replacement instruction, research, laboratory and physical plant and administrative equipment

10,000,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(1)(B)

All Universities - Alterations, repairs and improvements at Auxiliary Services buildings

5,000,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(1)(C)

All Universities - System telecom infrastructure upgrades, improvement, and expansions

1,921,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(1)(D)

All Universities - Land and property acquisition

500,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(2)(A)

Central Connecticut State University - Alterations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements

743,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(2)(B)

Central Connecticut State University - Davidson/Marcus White fire code improvements

417,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(2)(C)

Central Connecticut State University - Renovations at the Institute of Technology and Business Development

200,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(2)(D)

Central Connecticut State University - Athletic/conference center feasibility study

250,000

     

Sec. 113

Central Connecticut State University - New Admissions Center. SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 17(f)(1)(B)

(4,328,000)

     

Sec. 112

Central Connecticut State University - Development of athletic and practice fields and related improvements. SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 17(f)(1)(A)

(2,200,000)

     

Sec. 92

Central Connecticut State University - Athletic field: Development of athletic and practice fields and related improvements. PA 00-167, Sec 2(c)(1)(F)

(100,000)

     

Sec. 91

Language change: Central Connecticut State University: Renovations and improvements to Copernicus Hall and development of an energy center, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning system and code renovations. PA 99-242, Sec. 21(k)(2)(C); PA 00-167, Sec. 2(c)(1)(B); SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 69

-

     

Sec. 2(k)(3)

Western Connecticut State University - Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements

980,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(4)(A)

Southern Connecticut State University - Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements

2,415,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(4)(B)

Southern Connecticut State University - Planning for a new Academic Building and parking garage

150,000

     

Sec. 2(k)(5)

Eastern Connecticut State University - Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements

1,343,000

 

Subtotal

17,291,000

     
 

Department of Correction

 

Sec. 99

Language change: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities, off-site improvements, technology improvements and/or for the acquisition of land and other costs associated with the development of a community justice center SA 01-2, JSS, Sec. 2(k)

-

     
 

Department of Children and Families

 

Sec. 2(l)

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds

2,000,000

     

Sec. 13(e)(1)

Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, provided $400,000 shall be made available to the Children's Home in Cromwell

1,500,000

     

Sec. 13(e)(2)

Grants-in-aid to private non-profit mental health clinics for children for fire, safety and environmental improvements including expansion

500,000

 

Subtotal

4,000,000

     
 

Judicial Department

 

Sec. 2(m)

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act code compliance and other code improvements and energy conservation measures

17,200,000

     

Sec. 59

Purchase and installation of capital equipment. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 2(p)(4); PA 99-242, Secs. 2(o)(2) & 21(n)(2); SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 17(h)(3)

(599,012)

Sec. 81

(2,750,000)

Sec. 86

(3,000,000)

Sec. 115

(2,000,000)

     

Sec. 51

Language Change: [Planning for the development of Litchfield JD/GA courthouse complex, including acquisition of land] Development in Torrington or renovation in Litchfield of courthouse facility, including land acquisition and parking. SA 95-20, Sec. 22(r)(2); PA 99-242, Sec. 2(o)(4)

-

Sec. 82

-

     

Sec. 114

Language change for: New Haven: Development of Criminal/Juvenile courthouse. SA 02-1 (M 9 SS), Sec. 17(h)(1)

0

 

Subtotal

8,850,988

     
 

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.

 

Sec. 13(f)

Digital television broadcasting: Expansion and improvement of all production facilities and transmission systems, including all equipment and related technical upgrades necessary to convert to digital television broadcasting.

2,000,000

     

Sec. 122

Construction and equipment for instructional television fixed service system, including interconnection with state agencies. SA 02-1, (M9 SS), Sec. 24(c)

(1,000,000)

     

Sec. 70

Instructional television fixed service system: Construction and equipment for instructional television fixed service system, including interconnection with state agencies. SA 97-1, (J5 SS), Sec. 32(h)(1); SA 98-9, Secs. 9(e)(1); SA 01-2, (JSS), Secs. 9(l)(1)

(550,000)

Sec. 74

(1,550,000)

Sec. 102

(500,000)

 

Subtotal

(1,600,000)

     
 

Department of Transportation

 

Sec. 107

Language Change: Earmark Transportation Strategy Board General Obligation bonds - $1,320,000 for capital equipment to expand CHAMP program and $1,250,000 for facility improvements on the New Haven Line branches to New Canaan, Danbury & Waterbury

-

     
 
Net General Obligation Bond Increase

220,042,327

Projects receiving bond authorizations will also result in a General Fund fiscal impact when the projects are completed. The anticipated impacts are listed below by agency:

Office of the State Comptroller

Core Financial System: The bill provides an additional $1. 8 million in FY 05 for the Core-CT project, which is funded through the Comptroller's Office. The goal of this project is to upgrade and integrate the state's core financial and personnel/human resources management systems. It will also provide a data warehouse to allow the analysis and reporting of financial, personnel and program information on a statewide basis. All state agencies are involved in the planning and implementation processes. The total cost of the project is now estimated at $112. 3 million. The funding sources are shown below. The unallocated balance in this account as of 5/5/04 is $10 million, which is canceled in this bill.

Funding Sources 1

Amount of Funding

FY 00 Surplus

$4. 5 million

SA 01-2, JSS, Bond Funds

$50. 0 million

SA 02-1, M9SS, Bond Funds

$25. 0 million

SA 03-2, S8SS, Bond Funds

$31. 0 million

sSB 33 (Section 2(n))

$1. 8 million

TOTAL

$112. 3 million

1 Does not include $10 million authorized by SA 02-1, M9SS, and canceled in sSB 33

The estimated cost of the project has increased by $32. 5 million (or 41%) since FY 02. This is primarily due to 1) the decision to include additional functions in the scope of the project, 2) the inclusion of some state agencies not originally thought to be in the scope, and 3) substantial software modifications due to multiple collective bargaining unit employee benefits provisions.

The implementation of the Core-CT system is scheduled to be completed by October 2004. It will be conducted in two phases for both the financial and the personnel systems. Completion dates for financial systems are July 2003 and October 2004. Completion dates for personnel systems are October 2003 and July 2004. See the tables below for completion dates for each phase.

IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE OF FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS

Phase 1: July 2003

Phase 2: October 2004

General Ledger

Projects and Grants

Accounts Payable

Billing

Accounts Receivable

Contract Administration

Purchasing

Asset Management

e-Procurement

Inventory

Data Warehouse

 

IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE OF PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS

Phase 1: October 2003

Phase 2: July 2004

Hire and Maintain Workforce

Labor Relations

Manage Job Classifications

Training

Meet Statutory Requirements

Plan Successions

Administer Salary Plans

Career Management

Monitor Health and Safety

Competencies

Selection and Recruitment

e-Benefits

Workers' Compensation

e-Payroll

Exam Process/Reemployment

e-SelfServe

Payroll

e-Profile

Time and Attendance

 

Benefits Administration

 

e-Recruitment

 

Data Warehouse

 

Office of Policy and Management

Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS): The bill authorizes a total of $11. 3 million in FY 05 for continued development of CJIS. 1 This system has received prior funding of $38. 4 million in GO bonds and its unallocated balance as of 5/5/04 is $4. 2 million. The new authorizations are to do the following:

(1) $3 million to complete the Offender-Based Tracking System (OBTS)2;

(2) $7 million to procure a new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)3; and

(3) $5 million to implement an upgrade to the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Teleprocessing (COLLECT)4 system.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

The bill provides a total of $15. 2 million to the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA):

1) $4. 2 million is provided for renovations and improvements to the existing DVA facilities (anticipated federal matching of $7. 8 million for a total project cost of $12 million). This includes improvements and upgrades to fire safety deficiencies, utilities upgrades and improvement to quality of life and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act;

2) $10. 83 million for construction of a new veterans' health care facility (anticipated federal matching of $20 million for a total project cost of $30. 8 million). The anticipated completion date for this project is June 2008;

3) $201,500 for alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes.

The department's funded level at the hospital is for approximately 175 veterans and at the domicile (residential rehabilitation) is for 300 veterans. Both are operating at approximately 95% occupancy (from the budgeted level). The new facility will provide a broad array of services some of which may be expanded and/or re-configured from current services. It is uncertain at this time what the increased operational costs will be, as the new facility is not intended to be fully completed until 2008. Services provided by the DVA are intended to be unduplicated from those provided by the federal VA. It should be noted that the state does receive federal reimbursement under the Soldiers' Home program at a per diem rate for care provided to veterans at the hospital and domicile, in addition to generating Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

Department of Information Technology

Connecticut Education Network (CEN): The bill provides $10 million in FY 05 for CEN. This is in addition to prior funding of FY 00 surplus funds of about $2. 8 million, FY 01 surplus funds of about $2. 1 million and $10 million in GO bonds (there is no unallocated balance as of 5/5/04. )

CEN will link all local school systems with all public libraries and private and public universities in the state. In addition to the authorization for CEN this bill, the Department of Education has $5 million in previously authorized funds for school technology wiring which will enable the approximately 100 existing schools that do not currently have the technology wiring to connect to CEN.

Department of Public Works

Fire Training Schools: The bill provides $10 million in FY 05 for improvements, renovations and repairs at regional fire training schools. These funds are part of a $60. 3 million plan to renovate or replace the state's 8 regional facilities. The plan is based on a study authorized by SA 01-2 (JSS), which provided $200,000 to DPW to evaluate existing conditions at the facilities. The table below summarizes the cost for each facility. The renovations will be supervised by DPW.

Projected Cost for Improvements to Regional Fire Training Schools

 

Construction

Cost

Soft

Costs

Total

Project

Land

Total

           

Burrville

$5,550,684

$2,752,029

$8,302,713

0

$8,302,713

Derby

5,630,434

2,791,569

8,422,003

$600,000

9,022,003

Fairfield

4,656,134

2,308,511

6,964,645

0

6,964,645

Hartford CO.

2,165,085

1,051,798

3,216,883

0

3,216,883

Middletown

5,434,684

2,694,516

8,129,200

600,000

8,729,200

New Haven

3,310,350

1,608,168

4,918,518

0

4,918,518

Willimantic

6,612,144

3,278,301

9,890,445

500,000

10,390,445

Wolcott

5,461,434

2,707,779

8,169,213

600,000

8,769,213

Total

$38,820,949

$19,192,671

$58,013,620

$2,300,000

$60,313,620

Department of Public Safety

Urban Search and Rescue: The bill provides $2. 4 million for the Connecticut Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (CT-TF-1) in FY 04. CT-TF-1 is a joint effort of personnel from state and local law enforcement agencies, fire services, medical personnel, construction personnel and personnel with specific expertise in disciplines deemed critical to the locating and extrication of victims of manmade or natural disasters that are beyond the capabilities of local authorities. To accomplish the directive to establish CT-TF-1, the Division of Homeland Security within the Department of Public Safety will need to acquire certain equipment, including vehicles, radios, telephones, and various rescue and medical supplies.

Forensic Laboratory: The bill provides $7. 85 million for the Phase III development of the forensic laboratory in Meriden. Phase I (completed in 1994) involved the construction of a building to house the Criminalistics Laboratory and Administrative section and Phase II (completed in 1998) involved office, laboratory, classroom and support space. The proposal for Phase III is the result of the acquisition of the Toxicology and Controlled Substance Labs and the expansion of the Computer Crime Unit. Phase III, which requires about 30,000 square feet, is intended to provide space for forensic evidence analysis, drug testing, security of evidence and new technologies development

Department of Environmental Protection

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Fund (state open space program): The bill cancels $2,500,000 from this program. The unallocated balance in this account as of 5/5/04 is $9. 5 million.

Department of Public Health

Modular-Based Portable Hospital and Grants-in-Aid to Hospitals: The bill provides $10 million in FY 04 for: (1) the purchase and installation of a modular-based portable hospital for isolation and treatment of patients in the event of a smallpox outbreak; and (2) grants-in-aid to state hospitals to finance modifications and renovations to isolate patients in the case of a smallpox event. The estimated expenditure on the mobile hospital and related equipment is $8. 4 million and the grants-in-aid to hospitals is estimated to be $1. 6 million.

Public Health Laboratory: The bill provides $45 million in FY 05 for the development of a new public health laboratory. When combined with unallocated bond funds of $4. 8 million, the total available will be $50 million. No information is currently available on whether the agency will purchase an existing structure or construct a new facility.

Municipal Impact

The bill changes the following authorizations for programs that may be used to finance grants-in-aid to municipalities:

Open Space Grants-in-aid to Towns: The bill provides $1. 5 million in FY 05. The unallocated balance in this account as of 5/5/04 is $4. 0 million.

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for acquisition of land for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements: The bill reduces previously authorized bond fund by $0. 3 million. The unallocated balance in this account as of 5/5/04 is $12. 6 million.

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility: The bill provides $3. 5 million in FY 05. There is no unallocated balance for this purpose as of 5/5/04.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either House thereof for any purpose.

1 CJIS is an umbrella-like term used to describe various (information technology) projects undertaken to improve the sharing of information between law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

2 The OBTS has been in planning and development since 1993, and is designed to track an individual's progress through the criminal justice system in order to facilitate the apprehension of offenders and the disposition of their cases. Numerous state and local law enforcement agencies will be able to access it. To date, approximately $16. 4 million in bond funds have been spent. The system is scheduled to be fully operational in late 2004.

3 The new system will be compatible with operating protocols maintained by the FBI, and will be able to accept fingerprints from live-scan devices. The conduct of background checks on applicants for sensitive positions and the identification of offenders and victims will be accomplished more quickly with the new system.

4 The COLLECT revision project has recently been undertaken to upgrade the state's existing system (which has been in production for more than 20 years) that is used to communicate with the FBI and all law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Modifications are planned to provide more functions and establish a web-based environment to improve communications.