OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1502 (as amended by Senate “A”)*

Emergency Certification

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

SUMMARY:

This bill authorizes state general obligation (GO), special tax obligation (STO), and revenue bonds. It authorizes a total of $ 2,903,068,200 in GO bonds for FYs 08 and FY 09, plus an additional $ 950 million in GO bonds for a 10-year infrastructure improvement program for the Connecticut State University System (“CSU 2020”) that starts July 1, 2008. The GO bond authorizations for FY 08 and FY 09 provide funding for state agency capital projects and grants for local and regional capital projects, including local school construction projects, economic and community development projects, the Local Capital Improvement Program, and farmland preservation. The bill also cancels, reduces, and reallocates authorizations from past years.

The bill establishes a grant program to reimburse school districts for costs they incurred during FY 08 to pay school construction project expenses while state school construction grant payments were delayed because state bond funds were unavailable.

The bill authorizes $ 863,988,000 in special tax obligation (STO) bonding for FYs 08 and 09 to pay for transportation-related projects, including a “Fix-It-First” program repairing state roads and bridges, Department of Transportation (DOT) capital improvement and highway resurfacing projects, and new and refurbished rail cars. It also adds several programs and initiatives to the list of strategic transportation projects already authorized for funding, replaces the planned New Haven Line $ 1 per-trip surcharge with a schedule of fare increases, establishes a transit-oriented development pilot program and related programs, among other things.

The bill authorizes $ 415 million in revenue bonds for FY 08 and FY 09 for loans to municipalities for clean water projects.

The bill authorizes up to $ 950 million in general obligation (GO) bonds over 10 years for the Connecticut State University System (CSUS) 2020 plan, a system-wide capital improvement plan. The bond issuance requires a one-time approval by the State Bond Commission and annual approval by the governor. The bill reduces or cancels $ 190,552,254 in existing unallocated bond authorizations for CSUS capital improvements that are the same or similar to projects in the CSUS 2020 plan. A complete list of the reductions and cancellations is found in Table 8.

*Senate Amendment “A” increase the FY 09 authorization for the new fire and police substation for the Allingtown Fire District from $ 1. 5 million to $ 2. 0 million.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage for FY 08 bond authorizations and July 1, 2008 for FY 09 authorizations. Other sections are effective on passage unless otherwise noted below.

§§ 1-39 — SPECIAL ACT GO BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FYS 08 AND 09

§§ 1-7 & 20-26 – State Agency Capital Projects

The bill authorizes state general obligation (GO) bonding totaling up to $ 372,770,739 for FY 08 and up to $ 244,530,361 for FY 09 for the state agency capital projects listed in Table 1.

Table 1: Authorizations for State Agency Capital Projects

 

FY 08

FY 09

Legislative Management - §§ 2(a), 21 (a)

Genius of Connecticut statue - completion & installation

$ 360,000

0

Legislative Office Building – renovation and expansion

5,000,000

0

Old State House, Hartford - alterations, renovations, and improvements

1,450,000

1,450,000

Comptroller - §§ 2 (b), 21 (b)

CORE financial systems project

960,000

1,115,000

Revenue Services - § 2 (c)

Integrated tax system

2,950,000

0

Special Revenue - § 2(d)

Electrical system upgrades, Newington

220,000

0

Information Technology - §§ 2(e), 21 (c)

Connecticut Education Network

4,100,000

0

Alternate data center – planning

2,500,000

0

Information technology systems - compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

6,310,500

6,310,500

Veterans' Affairs - §§ 2 (f), 21 (d)

Study cost and feasibility of future uses for health care facility at Rocky Hill Veterans' Home

250,000

0

Buildings and grounds - alterations and improvements

1,000,000

1,000,000

Public Works - § 2 (g), 21 (e)

State buildings - asbestos removal and encapsulation

5,000,000

5,000,000

State-owned buildings – repairs, improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings

8,000,000

6,000,000

Fire training schools - construction, improvement, repairs, and land

10,000,000

8,000,000

State-owned & leased surface parking lots in Hartford – develop and implement plan to reduce number

200,000

0

Public Safety - § 2 (h), 21 (f)

State-wide telecommunications system – upgrades

2,250,000

2,200,000

Buildings & grounds – alterations and improvements

1,500,000

1,500,000

Building 5, Mulcahy Complex, Meriden – alterations, renovations, & improvements

750,000

5,826,000

Forensics Lab, Meriden - addition

1,680,000

0

Emergency services facility, including canine training & vehicle impound area

1,688,000

0

Programmatic study of State Police troops and districts & development of design prototype for troop facilities

100,000

0

Department shooting range, Simsbury – improvements

1,750,000

0

Motor Vehicles - § 2 (i)

Information technology system upgrades – registration, suspension, driver services, and driver license systems

14,000,000

0

Military - §§ 2(j), 21 (g)

Matching funds for federal reimbursable projects

500,000

500,000

Buildings and grounds – improvements and alterations

500,000

500,000

Regional force protection training facility – construction

1,000,000

0

Air National Guard Base at Bradley Airport – alterations, renovations, and improvements

0

500,000

Emergency Management & Homeland Security - §§ 2 (k), 21 (h)

Buildings and grounds – alterations and improvements

250,000

0

Environmental Protection - §§ 2 (l), 21 (i)

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program – recreation, open space, resource protection and management

7,500,000

7,500,000

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams

2,000,000

2,000,000

Flood control improvements

7,500,000

7,500,000

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton – restore monument and surrounding walls, gates, and walkways

500,000

0

State roads in East Hartford – drainage study

250,000

0

Extend boardwalk from Walnut Beach to Silver Sands State Park and create handicapped access to Walnut Beach

125,000

0

West Rock Ridge State Park – improvements

0

900,000

Culture & Tourism - § 2 (m)

Prudence Crandall Museum, Carter House Visitor Center – alterations, improvements, renovations

500,000

0

CT Agricultural Experiment Station - §§ 2 (n), 21 (i)

Jenkins Laboratory – alterations, improvements, renovations

1,300,000

9,000,000

Facilities – alterations, improvements, renovations, including new construction at Griswold

500,000

0

Public Health - § 2(o)

New public health lab - development and related costs

38,285,900

0

Mental Retardation - §§ 2(p), 21(j)

Regional facilities – fire, safety, and environmental improvements for client and staff needs

5,000,000

5,000,000

Mental Health & Addiction Services - §§ 2(q), 21(k)

Regional facilities – fire, safety, and environmental improvements for client and staff needs

6,000,000

6,000,000

Patient care information technology system upgrade

4,700,000

0

Education - §§ 2(r), 21 (l)

American School for the Deaf, buildings and grounds – renovations, improvements, new construction, and portable classrooms

1,300,000

0

Vocational-technical schools – upgrades, alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds; equipment, tools and supplies; and vehicles and technology

8,000,000

8,000,000

COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM - §§ 2(s)), 21 (m)

All Colleges

Facility alterations, improvements, and renovations

5,000,000

4,000,000

New and replacement instruction, research, or lab equipment

9,000,000

9,000,000

System Technology Initiative

6,000,000

6,000,000

Manchester

Campus improvements

2,609,500

0

Northwestern

Joyner Building – alterations, improvements, and renovations

705,708

0

Gateway

Consolidate programs in one location

21,504,000

36,600,000

Three Rivers

Consolidate campus according to master plan – renovations and additional facilities

8,071,531

0

Norwalk

Roof repairs

450,000

0

Northwestern

Nursing and allied health programs – infrastructure development and improvements

340,000

0

Tunxis

Buildings and grounds - alterations and improvements according to master plan

0

15,118,861

CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM - §§ 2(t), 21 (n)

All universities

New and replacement instruction, research, lab, physical plant and administrative equipment

8,000,000

0

Auxiliary services buildings – alterations, repairs, and improvements

6,346,000

0

Feasibility study of establishing higher education center in Bridgeport

250,000

0

System telecommunications infrastructure upgrades, improvements, and expansions

1,200,000

0

Land and property acquisitions

100,000

0

Central

Facilities – alterations, renovations, and improvements

4,949,000

0

East Campus – infrastructure improvements

1,800,000

0

New public safety building

5,196,000

0

New classroom and office facility

4,014,000

0

Western

Facilities – alterations, renovations, and improvements

1,400,000

0

Fine and performing arts instructional building – development and construction

12,192,000

0

Southern

Facilities – alterations, renovations, and improvements

3,208,000

0

New academic lab building and parking garage, renovate former student center, and demolish Seabury Hall

5,684,000

0

Eastern

Facilities – alterations, renovations, and improvements

1,165,000

0

Develop campus police station

3,500,000

 

Relocate softball field

2,700,000

0

Develop new parking garage

18,296,000

0

Correction - §§ 2(u), 21(o)

State-owned buildings – renovations and improvements for inmate housing, programming and staff training space, and additional inmate capacity

10,000,000

42,095,000

Planning for inmate housing

1,000,000

0

Children and Families - §§ 2(w), 21 (q)

Buildings and grounds - alterations, renovations, and improvements

1,785,600

2,415,000

Self-contained, secure treatment facility for girls

5,000,000

6,000,000

Former Long Lane School, Middletown – reimburse for environmental remediation

5,000,000

14,000,000

High Meadows - alterations, renovations, and improvements, including new dormitory and activity center

7,000,000

0

Judicial - §§ 2 (w), 21 (q)

State-owned and maintained buildings - alterations, renovations, and improvements

5,000,000

5,000,000

State-owned and maintained buildings – security improvements

1,000,000

1,000,000

Technology Strategic Plan - implementation

5,000,000

3,500,000

Torrington courthouse

25,275,000

0

New Bridgeport courthouse

5,000,000

0

Parking garage, Lafayette St. , Hartford – renovations and improvements

4,000,000

0

Development and land acquisition for court house annex and parking near the Milford judicial district and GA courthouse

2,000,000

1,000,000

Current and future space needs study at Manchester GA court house

50,000

0

Alterations and improvements to existing facilities related to age jurisdiction change

4,000,000

0

Courthouse at 121 Elm St. , New Haven – alterations, renovations, and restoration

 

13,000,000

§§ 8-11 & 27-30 – Housing Projects

The bill authorizes up to $ 10 million in GO bonds each year for FY 08 and FY 09 for the Department of Economic and Community Development for housing projects. It also authorizes up to $ 1 million for FY 08 for lead abatement and remediation in public housing projects.

§§ 12-19 & 31-38 — Grants for Local and Regional Projects and Purposes

The bill authorizes up to $ 270,450,025 for FY 08 and up to $ 129,017,075 for FY 09 in GO bonds for grants by specified state agencies for local, regional, and other projects and purposes listed in Table 2.

The grants are subject to state contracts. For grants to entities that are not state subdivisions, the contracts must require that, if within 10 years after the grant date, the premises for which the grant was made are no longer used for the grant purposes, the entity must repay the grant amount minus 10% for each full year that has elapsed since the grant date. The state must place a lien on the land to ensure payment, unless the premises are owned by the state, a municipality, or a housing authority.

Table 2: Authorizations for Local and Regional Projects & Purposes

Grantee (s)

For

FY 08

FY 09

Office of Policy and Management

§§ 13 (a), 32 (a)

Municipalities

Preparing and revising municipal plans of conservation and development

500,000

500,000

 

Responsible Growth Incentive Fund. Up to $ 5 million of amount for FY 09 to be used for grants up to $ 1 million each to municipalities or regional planning organizations to implement transit-oriented plans in designated pilot program areas.

5,000,000

10,000,000

 

Enhanced Geospatial Information System data collection

400,000

0

 

Planning and developing a web-based information system allowing all criminal justice and related agencies to access case files

1,000,000

0

Department of Public Safety

§§ 13 (b), 32 (b)

Litchfield

Firehouse construction - Northfield

878,050

0

Quinnebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center

Land acquisition and construction

2,950,000

0

Somers

2 fire substations

439,025

439,025

Hartford

Public safety complex and regional emergency management center

1,000,000

0

West Haven – Allingtown Fire District

New fire and police substation - land acquisition and construction

2,000,000

2,000,000

Montville

Convert old town hall to a police station

800,000

0

North Stonington

Firehouse improvements

250,000

0

West Haven – West Shore Fire District

Improvements

250,000

0

Burlington

Firehouse improvements

100,000

0

Department of Agriculture

§§ 13 (c), 32 (c)

 

Farm Reinvestment Program

500,000

500,000

Farmers

Matching grants for environmental compliance

2,000,000

2,000,000

Farmers, agricultural nonprofit organizations, and farm cooperatives

Biofuel Crops Program - grants for cultivating and producing crops used to generate biofuels

1,000,000

2,500,000

Department of Environmental Protection

§§ 13 (d), 32 (d)

Municipalities

Acquire open space for conservation and recreation

7,500,000

7,500,000

 

Containment, removal, or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites

17,500,000

17,500,000

CT Resources Recovery Authority

Costs associated with closing Hartford landfill

3,000,000

10,000,000

Hartford

Flood control system improvements

12,000,000

0

 

Lakes Restoration Program. For FY 08, earmarks $ 87,805 for Lake Beseck, Middlefield and $ 200,000 for Pattagansett Lake, East Lyme .

487,805

200,000

Municipalities

Providing potable water

2,500,000

2,500,000

State agencies, regional planning agencies, and municipalities

Water pollution control projects

1,000,000

1,000,000

New Britain

Replacing Brooklawn St. Bridge on Willow Brook

440,000

0

CT Institute of Water Resources

River basins study

500,000

0

Greenwich

Remediate brownfields at Cos Cob Power Plant site

2,000,000

0

       

North Branford

Develop Swatchuk property for active and passive recreation

439,025

0

Thomaston

Extend water main in Jackson St. area

1,756,100

0

Sprague

Dam repairs and sewage treatment plant improvements

1,000,000

0

New London

Ocean Beach Park repairs

1,350,000

0

Environmental Learning Center, Inc.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve, Bristol – infrastructure projects

200,000

0

Farnam Neighborhood House

Camp Farnam Reclamation and Revitalization Project, Durham

439,025

0

       

Norwalk

Harbor dredging

0

1,000,000

Simsbury

Acquiring open space at the Ethel Walker School

0

1,000,000

Simsbury

Acquiring open space and preserving farmland at Meadow Wood

300,000

500,000

Guilford

East River Preserve

1,000,000

2,000,000

West Haven

Shoreline improvements – rebuild beach groin, repair beach erosion, replenish sand, and replace pier

1,250,000

0

Bridgeport

Purchase development rights at Veterans' Memorial Park

3,000,000

0

Wolcott

Retire debt associated with water line installation

500,000

0

Enfield

Soil remediation project – Enrico Fermi High School

3,300,000

0

Stonington

Soil remediation – Pawcatuck Dock vicinity

150,000

0

Berlin

New construction and repair of leisure services or maintenance facilities

300,000

0

Manchester

Develop and construct Manchester-to-Bolton section of East Coast Greenway

790,240

0

Milford

Replenish beach

500,000

0

New Haven

Morris Cove storm water drainage system improvements

1,000,000

0

Rte. 11 Greenway Authority Commission

Land acquisition

1,000,000

0

Simsbury

Infrastructure improvement – Tariffville section

200,000

0

Danbury

Acquire Terre Haute property in Bethel for open space

2,000,000

0

Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc.

Match federal funds for building a trail from Lighthouse Point in New Haven harbor to Hammonasset State Park in Madison

665,000

0

Meriden

Flood control improvements and reuse of Meriden Hub

9,000,000

0

Norwalk

Flood control system improvements

3,005,000

0

Fairfield

Rooster River flood control project

14,500,000

0

Trumbull

Great Oak Park – open space and trail development

50,000

0

South Windsor

Purchase or construction of regional animal shelte

r

500,000

0

Preston

Demolish former Poquetanuck School

250,000

0

Montville

Sewage treatment facility infrastructure improvements and upgrades

5,000,000

0

Homeowners in Beverly Hills section of New Haven and in Woodbridge

Structurally damaged homes from subsidence in the immediate vicinity of West River

2,000,000

0

Portland

Replace water mains

1,000,000

0

Cromwell

Sewer repairs

500,000

0

Commission on Culture and Tourism

§§ 13(e), 32 (e)

 

Restore and preserve historic structures and landmarks

300,000

300,000

Greenwich

Bruce Museum – renovate existing or construct new exhibition areas, teaching spaces, and the science gallery

1,500,000

0

Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium – defray financial obligations incurred for construction Environmental Science Center

400,000

0

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Expand facility

400,000

0

Vernon

Vernon Historical Society Museum in Vernon Grange Building – ADA improvements and repair and restore exterior siding and windows

283,000

0

Westport Historical Society

Retire outstanding debt

600,000

0

Kidcity Children's Museum, Middletown

New building

1,000,000

0

Norwich Free Academy

Slater Memorial Museum – ADA improvements, including installing an elevator

800,000

 

Lyme Art Association

Renovate gallery building in Old Lyme

100,000

0

Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

Infrastructure renewal and expansion projects

800,000

0

Norwalk Seaport Association

Infrastructure renewal projects

500,000

0

Darien Arts Center

Infrastructure renewal projects

50,000

0

Amistad America, Inc.

Freedom Schooner Amistad – repairs

250,000

150,000

Holcomb Farm, Granby

Restore and renovate buildings

100,000

0

Westport

New construction at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

1,000,000

 

Milford Historical Society

Restore and renovate historic property

50,000

0

Hamden

Restore Eli Whitney 1816 Barn

390,000

0

West Haven

Restore historic property for military museum

750,000

1,000,000

Gallery 53, Meriden

Structural improvements

50,000

0

Chatham Historical Society, East Hampton

Replace roof and improve infrastructure

50,000

0

Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc.

Renovations at Barnum Museum, Bridgeport

1, 250,000

0

Artists' Collective, Inc. , Hartford

Infrastructure repairs and improvements

800,000

0

Willimantic

Restore historic properties along Main St.

650,000

0

Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts, Inc. , Danbury

Roof repair, expansion, and ADA improvements

150,000

150,000

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

Construct swing space storage building and education building

3,250,000

0

East Hampton

Restore and renovate Goff House

100,000

0

New Haven Museum and Historical Society

Restore and reconstruct Pardee Morris House

500,000

0

Antiquarian & Landmarks Foundation

Nathan Hale Museum and Family Homestead Development Plan, Coventry

1,000,000

0

CT Zoological Society

Plan and develop the Andes Adventure Exhibit at Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

800,000

0

West Hartford Historical Society

Restore and renovate Noah Webster House

100,000

0

Park Road Playhouse, West Hartford

Facility improvements, including infrared system to aid hearing impaired, fire code compliance, HVAC modification, and new sound system

25,000

0

Mystic

Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Seaport - improve transportation access at north gate

0

1,000,000

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk

Infrastructure renewal projects

0

1,000,000

Torrington

Warner Theater Stage House – development and construction

0

1,000,000

Department of Economic and Community Development

§§ 13 (f), 32 (f)

 

Southeastern Connecticut Economic Diversification Revolving Loan Fund

5,000,000

5,000,000

 

Regional Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Fund

2,500,000

2,500,000

Four municipalities

Brownfield pilot program authorized in CGS § 32-9cc

4,500,000

4,500,000

 

Biofuel Production Facility Incentive Program

1,100,000

4,000,000

 

Fuel diversification grant program for (PA 07-4, June Special Session, § 61)

2,500,000

0

 

Loans for installing new alternative vehicle fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels

1,000,000

2,000,000

Middlesex County Revitalization Commission

Revitalization projects

878,050

0

Stafford

Downtown redevelopment

439,025

0

Torrington

Downtown redevelopment

504,875

0

Ansonia Development Corporation

Downtown development projects

500,000

0

Bridgeport

Planning and implementing Upper Reservoir Avenue Corridor Revitalization Initiative Project

250,000

0

Fairfield County Housing Partnership

Independent living facility in Bridgeport - and acquisition, design, development, and construction

750,000

0

New Haven

River Street development project

2,800,000

2,500,000

New Britain

Downtown redevelopment plan – property acquisition, design development, and construction

1,000,000

400,000

New Britain

New Britain Stadium – new scoreboard, production equipment and related software, and repairs and upgrades to suites

500,000

0

Vernon

Covert Roosevelt Mill to apartments and retail

1,000,000

500,000

Southington

Southington Drive-In renovations

250,000

0

Milford

Silver Sands Parkway – streetscape improvements, lights in front of Jagoe Court

500,000

0

Hamden

Whitneyville Center streetscape improvements

390,000

0

Manchester

Broad Street streetscape project

2,000,000

2,000,000

Hill Development Corporation, New Haven

Renovations to facility in New Haven

500,000

0

Meriden

West Main Street streetscape project

2,500,000

0

Hartford

Park Street streetscape project

1,700,000

3,000,000

Bridgeport

Madison Avenue Gateway Revitalization streetscape project

2,500,000

0

Hartford

Bridge over Park River

500,000

0

Bridgeport

Black Rock Gateway project

1,000,000

1,000,000

Fairfield

Repair and improve State Road 59 between North and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations

1,000,000

0

Bridgeport

Water taxi, dock construction, and construction of Pleasure Beach retractable pedestrian bridge

3,000,000

0

Bridgeport

Congress Street Bridge – design and construction

5,000,000

0

Bridgeport Port Authority

Derecktor Shipyard - improvements, remediation, dredging, bulkheading, and building Phase 2 of shipyard economic development plan

1,750,000

0

Bridgeport

Bluefish Stadium improvements

400,000

0

Southington

Road relocation, utility upgrades, new service facilities, and other improvements related to Lake Compounce Water Park expansion

3,300,000

0

 

(1) Purchase, rehabilitation, or demolition of severally damaged homes in Newhall neighborhood, Hamden or (2) grant to Hamden for such purposes

2,000,000

3,000,000

Hartford Economic Development Corporation

North Hartford community revolving loan fund

900,000

0

Hartford

Planning and design of streetscape improvements in North Hartford area and along Main Street corridor

500,000

0

Norwalk Transit District

Renovations, upgrades, technology improvement, lighting, and new security system related to pulse point safety and security enhancements

153,000

0

Bridgeport

Repair and improve State Road 59 between North and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations

1,000,000

0

Milford Housing and Redevelopment Partnership

Maintain and improve partnership's housing stock

1,000,000

0

Goodwin College, East Hartford

Expand and relocate Goodwin College

6,000,000

6,000,000

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme

Infrastructure improvements

250,000

0

Bethel

Downtown redevelopment and municipal parking improvements

500,000

0

Hamden

Acquire and install hydrogen fueling station

250,000

0

Cross Sound Ferry, Inc. and Thames Shipyard Repair, New London

Dredging and facility renovations

250,000

0

       

Wethersfield

Silas Deane Highway economic development and infrastructure improvements

1,000,000

0

Hartford

Wethersfield Ave. façade improvements

500,000

0

Neighborhoods of Hartford, Inc.

Hartford Rising Star Blocks and Pride Blocks programs

500,000

0

Farmington

Complete portion of a trail in Rails to Trails

65,000

0

Portland

Sidewalk repairs

200,000

0

Newington

Community center

1,000,000

0

Stratford

Streetscape improvements

450,000

0

Somers Housing Authority

Woodcrest facility – rehabilitate and expand senior housing

0

878,050

East Haven

Phase III downtown development

0

1,000,000

Department of Public Health

§ 13 (g)

 

Hospital-based emergency service facilities:

• Hospital of Central Connecticut - $ 1,500,000

• Griffin Hospital - $ 500,000

• Johnson Memorial Hospital - $ 1,000,000

• Backus Hospital - $ 1,000,000

• Norwalk Hospital - $ 878,050

• Midstate Medical Center, Meriden - $ 1,000,000

5,878,050

0

Milford

New community health center in Westshore area – design and construction

150,000

0

Stamford Hospital Foundation

Purchase digital mobile mammography unit

500,000

0

Community Health Center, Inc.

Groton facility – renovations and improvements

500,000

0

Community Health Center, Inc.

New London facility – renovations and improvements

1,000,000

0

KB Ambulance Corporation

Building addition and alterations, Danielson

465,000

0

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

§ 13(h)

Bridges of Milford

Property acquisition and facility expansion

600,000

0

Rushford Behavioral Health Services, Meriden

Renovations and roof replacement

800,000

0

Department of Social Services

§§ 13 (i), 32 (g)

Bristol Community Organization, Inc.

Buy building to expand Head Start program

373,170

0

Brookfield

Expand senior center, including computer equipment

439,025

0

New Opportunities, Inc.

Slocum Childhood Center, Waterbury – renovate classrooms and administrative space

500,000

0

New Opportunities, Inc.

Human Services Center, Waterbury – new heating system

300,000

0

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.

Rose Hill Center, New Britain – building renovations

1,000,000

0

Saugatuck Senior Cooperative, Westport

Replace roof

250,000

0

New London

Alliance for Living, Inc. – remediate asbestos and replace siding on building

100,000

0

Easton

Senior center - renovations

219,510

0

Good Shepherd Day Care Center, Milford

Construction and LEED certification requirements

350,000

0

Action for Bridgeport Community, Inc.

Acquire and renovate property for early learning center

1,200,000

0

Interfaith Cooperative Ministries of New Haven

Aging-at-home pilot program in Hamden

100,000

0

American Red Cross, Meriden/Wallingford Branch

Building renovations, including ventilation, plumbing, and wiring system alterations

50,000

0

New Britain

Acquire building associated with food pantry

150,000

0

Hospice Southeastern Connecticut

New building in Norwich

800,000

0

Mi Casa, Hartford

Renovate and acquire equipment for wellness center

350,000

0

New London County 4H Foundation, Inc.

4H Club, Franklin - renovations

250,000

0

Bridge Family Centers, Inc.

Develop and renovate administrative space in West Hartford

150,000

0

Casa Bienvenida

Acquire property in Waterbury

3,000,000

0

Rivera Hughes Memorial Foundation

Acquire property in Waterbury

1,000,000

0

Jewish Community Center of Eastern Fairfield County

Facility upgrades, asbestos, removal, and HVAC replacement

1,000,000

0

Polish American Foundation

Sloper Wesoly House, New Britain - renovations

100,000

0

Martin House, Norwich

Build efficiency apartments

0

1,000,000

Department of Education

§§ 13 (j), 32 (h)

Municipalities, regional school districts, and regional education service centers (RESCs)

Wiring school buildings

2,000,000

2,000,000

School readiness programs

Minor capital improvements and wiring for technology

1,500,000

1,500,000

Challenger Learning Center of Southeastern Connecticut

Construct building

850,000

0

Waterford Country School

Build gymnasium

1,000,000

0

Stratford

Stratford High School – new boilers

500,000

0

Municipalities, regional school districts, and RESCs

Purchase and install security infrastructure, including surveillance cameras, entry door buzzer systems, scan cards, and panic alarms

5,000,000

0

State Library

§§ 13(k)), 32 (i)

Public libraries not located in distressed municipalities

Construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation, handicapped accessibility

3,500,000

3,500,000

Public libraries located in distressed municipalities

Construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation, handicapped accessibility

5,000,000

5,000,000

North Branford

Edward Smith Library of Northford – renovations and additions

439,025

0

Somers

Expand Somers Library

439,025

0

Vernon

George Maxwell Memorial Library, Rockville – ADA compliance improvements, including an elevator

550,000

0

Branford

Blackstone Library

500,000

0

Department of Children and Families

§ 13 (l)

Children's Home of Cromwell

Infrastructure renewal and renovation

400,000

0

Pathway-Senderos Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center, New Britain

Acquire new facility

1,200,000

0

Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Stamford

Expansion

2,000,000

0

Youth Continuum, New Haven

Renovations and code improvements

500,000

0

The Grounds, Inc.

Plan and develop new facility in West Hartford

30,000

0

Miscellaneous Grants

§§ 13 (m) & (n), 32 (j)

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.

Buy and upgrade transmission, broadcast, production, and information technology equipment

2,500,000

0

Connecticut Innovations, Inc. (CII)

Recapitalize CII programs

• Capital expenses associated with the Biobus - $ 1,500,000 for FY 08

12,000,000

12,000,000

§ 39 — Exemption from Grant Repayment Requirements

The bill exempts First Step or its successor agency from liability for repaying a grant from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services authorized and awarded under SA 01-2, June Special Session, and required under a contract dated June 22, 2004. The special act authorized up to $ 4 million for the department for grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to various facilities. The authorization was effective July 1, 2002.

§§ 40-61 — ADJUSTMENTS TO STATUTORY BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FYs 08 AND 09

§§ 40-43 & 46-53 — Authorizations for Various Agencies and Purposes

The bill increases statutory bond authorization limits for various statutory grants and purposes and allocates new bonding for these purposes for FYs 08 and 09 as shown in Table 3. It authorizes $ 982. 4 million in GO bonds for FY 08 and $ 861. 4 million for FY 09. It also authorizes $ 235 million in revenue bonds for FY 08 and $ 180 million for FY 09 for Clean Water Fund loans.

Table 3: Statutory Bond Authorizations For FY 08 & FY 09

§

Agency

Purpose/Fund

FY 08

FY 09

40

Office of Policy & Management

Economic and community development project grants (Urban Act)

$ 20,000,000

$ 20,000,000

41

Office of Policy & Management

Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)

20,000,000

20,000,000

42

Treasurer

Capital Equipment Purchase Fund

45,000,000

26,000,000

43

Office of Policy & Management

Local Capital Improvement Program (LOCIP)

30,000,000

30,000,000

46

Education

Charter school capital expenses

5,000,000

5,000,000

47

Education

School construction projects

707,000,000

603,000,000

48

Education

School construction interest subsidy grants

14,400,000

16,400,000

49

Agriculture

Farmland preservation

5,000,000

5,000,000

50

Environmental Protection

Clean Water Fund grants

90,000,000

90,000,000

§

Agency

Purpose/Fund

FY 08

FY 09

51

Environmental Protection

Clean Water Fund loans (revenue bonds)

235,000,000

180,000,000

52

Economic and Community Development

Manufacturing Assistance Act

45,000,000

45,000,000

53

Environmental Protection

Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund

1,000,000

1,000,000

§ 44 — Housing Trust Fund Authorization

The law allows the State Bond Commission to authorize up to $ 20 million per year over five years (FY 06 to FY 10) to capitalize the Housing Trust Fund. The bill increases (1) the maximum GO bond authorization for the fund for FY 09 from $ 20 million to $ 30 million and (2) the fund's total maximum capitalization by $ 10 million, from $ 100 million to $ 110 million.

The Housing Trust Fund is established to expand affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income homeowners.

§ 45 — Charter School Facility Grants

The bill extends, through FY 09, the State Department of Education's authority to provide grants, within available bond authorizations (see Table 1 above), to help charter schools:

1. renovate, build, buy, extend, replace, or carry out major alterations in their facilities;

2. replace windows, doors, boilers and other heating and ventilation system components, internal communication systems, lockers, and ceilings; (b) upgrade restrooms; (c) replace and upgrade lighting; or (d) install security equipment; or

3. repay debt incurred for school building projects.

The bill eliminates a requirement that charter schools use state funds for debt repayment only to repay debt incurred before July 1, 2005.

By law, the education commissioner, in selecting schools to receive grants, must give preference to those that provide matching funds from nonstate sources.

§ 52 — Groton Sub Base and Connecticut Center For Advanced Technology

Of the $ 90 million it authorizes for the Manufacturing Assistance Act, the bill (1) increases by $ 40 million (from $ 10 million to $ 50 million) the amount earmarked for grants to the U. S. Navy or other eligible applicants to enhance the infrastructure at the Groton submarine base for long—term, ongoing naval operations and (2) reserves $ 2 million for a grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology for manufacturing initiatives, including aerospace and defense.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 54 & 58-60 — 21st Century UConn

The bill extends UConn's capital improvement campaign, known as 21st Century UConn, by one year. It reduces the annual caps on the amount of state—backed bonds the UConn board of trustees can issue in FY 08 through FY 14, increases the cap for FY 15, and extends the program through 2016 as shown below in Table 4.

Under prior law and the bill, any difference between the amount actually issued in any year and the cap can be carried forward to any succeeding fiscal year. Financing transaction costs can be added to the caps.

TABLE 4: ANNUAL BOND LIMITS FOR 21ST CENTURY UCONN

FY

Prior Limit

(in millions)

New Limit

(in millions)

Change

(in millions)

2008

$ 120. 0

$ 115. 0

($ 5. 0)

2009

155. 0

140. 0

(15. 0)

2010

160. 5

140. 5

(20. 0)

2011

161. 5

146. 5

(15. 0)

2012

138. 1

123. 1

(15. 0)

2013

129. 5

114. 5

(15. 0)

2014

126. 5

111. 5

(15. 0)

2015

90. 9

100. 0

9. 1

2016

N. A.

90. 9

0

§ 55 — Construction Grants For Public Libraries

The bill doubles the State Library Board's maximum grant for public library construction projects from $ 500,000 to $ 1 million for project applications submitted on or after September 1, 2007. As under prior law, the grants pay for one-third of the total cost of each approved project on the State Library Board's priority list, up to the maximum grant. The grants are subject to available appropriations.

§ 56 — Matching Grants For Commercial Freight Rail Lines

The bill authorizes up to $ 10 million in GO bonds to the DOT for FY 09 to provide competitive matching grants for commercial freight rail lines operating in Connecticut. Recipients must used the grants for improving, repairing, and modernizing existing rails, rail beds, and related facilities. The bill requires the DOT commissioner to adopt regulations to implement the grant program.

§ 57 — Financial Assistance to Torrington

By law, the General Assembly must approve state assistance to any applicant or business project that exceeds $ 10 million in any two-year period. In 2004, the General Assembly approved up to $ 30 million in bond-funded grants, loans, loan guarantees, insurance contracts, investment, or any combination of these forms of assistance to restore and improve property in Torrington.

This bill (1) changes the name of the assistance recipient from Downtown Torrington Redevelopment LLC to Torrington Development Authority and (2) allows the Department of Economic and Community Development to provide the assistance between the bill's effective date and June 20, 2009 instead of between July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2007.

§§ 61-100 — SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION (STO) BOND AUTHORIZATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS

§§ 61-63 & 88 — Strategic Transportation Project List Additions

Certain specific transportation projects and initiatives are specified by law as strategic transportation projects and identified for available funding. This bill adds the following projects and initiatives to the strategic project list (referred to as “tier 1” projects):

1. purchasing up to 38 electric rail cars for use on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East commuter rail services;

2. purchasing equipment and facilities to support Shore Line East commuter rail expansion, including implementing phases I & II as recommended in the DOT commissioner's January 1, 2007 report on obstacles to improved service on Shore Line East;

3. improving bicycle access to, and storage facilities at, transportation centers;

4. developing a new commuter rail station in Orange;

5. improving bus connectivity and service, up to $ 20 million for FY 08, of which (a) up to $ 14 million must be used to build bus maintenance and storage facilities for the Windham and Torrington regional transit districts (b) up to $ 5 million to buy and install clean diesel bus retrofits, and (c) up to $ 1 million to buy vehicles for elderly and disabled demand responsive transportation programs that participate in the state municipal dial-a-ride matching grant program established by law;

6. funding the Waterbury Intermodal Transportation Center, up to $ 18 million;

7. funding the state share of Tweed New Haven Airport's Runway Safety Area, up to $ 1. 055 million; and

8. evaluating the purchase of rolling stock for direct commuter rail service connecting Connecticut and New Jersey via Pennsylvania Station in New York. The evaluation must be conducted by the governor or her designee initiating formal discussions with appropriate parties from New York, New Jersey, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Amtrak.

The bill modifies two projects already approved by the legislature for funding as priority transportation projects. Instead of developing a new commuter rail station between New Haven and Milford, the bill specifies that the new station be in West Haven. The bill expands the funding authorization for the Commercial Vehicle Information System Network to include weigh—in motion and electronic pre—clearance of safe truck operators for fixed scale operations on I-91 (Middletown) and I-95 (Greenwich and Waterford) for up to $ 4 million.

By law, the transportation commissioner must evaluate and plan implementation for various specified projects (referred to as “tier 2” projects). Currently, this includes improving Routes 2 and 2A in Preston, North Stonington, and Montville. The bill requires that, as part of this project, DOT conduct the first phase of a Route 2A bypass alternative that would begin in Preston, proceed northerly toward downtown Norwich, and end at route 2 in Preston. The first phase of the study must include an analysis of the feasibility, local economic impact, and cost of constructing the portion of the alternative bypass that would pass through the Hinkley Hill area in Norwich. An independent entity that contracts with the DOT must conduct the study's first phase for which cost may not exceed $ 300,000. DOT must submit the results to the Transportation Committee by September 30, 2008.

The bill also adds to the tier 2 project list the completion of the Day Hill Corridor environmental assessment study. Its cost my not exceed $ 500,000.

§§ 64 & 65 — “Fix-It-First” Program For State Roads & Bridges

The bill authorizes up to $ 150 million in STO bonds ($ 75 million in each FY 08 and FY 09) for DOT to establish a “Fix-it-First” program. Up to $ 30 million of each year's authorization is earmarked for repairing state roads, with $ 30 million of that amount earmarked for rehabilitating and rebuilding highways that are not part of the interstate highway system. Up to $ 45 million of each year's authorization must be used for repairing state bridges.

The bill requires DOT to choose road projects based on traffic volume, condition, and need, with priority given to projects currently programmed in out years. It directs DOT to use its FY 08 bridge repair authorization for bridges rated in category 4 or 5 under the National Bridge Inspection Standards established by federal regulation. (Under the federal rating system a bridge can be classified from a 9 (excellent) to a 0 (failed) condition. A bridge rated in Category 5 is classified as in “fair” condition. A bridge in Category 4 is considered in “poor” condition. Bridges in more deteriorated condition may be classified as in serious, critical, or imminent failure condition. )

Bond funds can also be used for enhancing and improving pedestrian and bicycle access for the road projects and when bridges need to be rebuilt.

By January 1, 2009, DOT must report to the Transportation Committee on the program's results.

§§ 66-67 & 93-94 — Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Definition. The bill changes the definition of "transit-oriented development. " Under prior law, it meant the development of residential, commercial, and employment centers within walking distance to public transportation facilities and services in order to facilitate and encourage their use. The bill instead defines it as such development within one-half mile or walking distance of public transportation facilities (including rail and bus rapid transit and services) that meet transit supportive standards for land uses, built environment densities, and walkable environments in order to facilitate and encourage their use.

By law, transit-oriented development is eligible for urban action bonds (CGS § 4-66c), congestion mitigation and air quality grants (CGS § 13b-38v), Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) grants and loans (CGS § 13b-79v), and Connecticut Development Authority loans (CGS § 13b-79w).

DOT Commissioner. The bill adds participating in transit-oriented development projects at or near transit facilities, if funds are available, to the transportation commissioner's general powers, duties, and responsibilities. The bill permits the commissioner, if funds are available and with the OPM secretary's approval, to participate in such projects to the extent that they result in public transportation facility development or improvement.

The bill requires the commissioner to use an open, competitive process to select developers when soliciting transit—oriented development proposals. With the OPM secretary's approval, the commissioner may waive the competitive selection process if:

1. the developer is an abutting land owner;

2. his or her property is essential to the project; and

3. the commissioner expressly finds that (a) the state's cost for any property transaction or provision of services does not exceed the fair market value of the property or services and (b) the waiver is in the state's best interest.

The bill requires the Properties Review Board's approval for any lease, sale, or purchase of state land or facilities in connection with a transit-oriented development project.

The bill exempts transit-oriented development projects started under its provisions from state laws that:

1. prohibit the state from selling state land without first giving the municipality where it is located the option to purchase it;

2. set out the approval process for purchasing, selling, or transferring state land; and

3. establish the process DOT must follow for selecting, evaluating, and negotiating with consultants, including selecting the lowest responsible and qualified bidder for work on certain public buildings.

Pilot Program. The bill authorizes $ 5 million in GO bonds in FY 08 for DOT to establish a transit-oriented development pilot program. It designates as pilot projects commuter station development (1) in all towns on the New Britain-Hartford Busway, (2) in Windsor and Meriden on the New Haven-Springfield rail line, (3) on the New Haven rail line from West Haven to Stratford, and (4) in New London on the Shore Line East rail line.

The bill permits other projects to be designated as a transit-oriented development pilot project if (1) they are identified in law as a strategic project; (2) they are substantially funded by federal, state, or local government; and (3) substantial planning is underway or completed. The bill specifies that such projects qualify for pilot funding of between $ 250,000 and $ 1 million each if the towns involved have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) involving a regional planning agency.

The bill requires that the MOU identify the grant administrator and the participating municipalities and regional planning agencies. It must also include:

1. a work plan;

2. a budget;

3. anticipated work products;

4. geographically defined transit-oriented development zones; and

5. a time frame for completing the project.

The MOU must propose to complete one or more of the following:

1. a transit-oriented development plan or station area development plan;

2. the development or adoption of a transit-oriented development overlay zone;

3. the selection of a preferred development approach;

4. the implementation of a transit-oriented development plan;

5. a market assessment for transit-oriented development plan implementation;

6. a financial assessment and planning for transit-oriented development plan implementation;

7. the preparation of detailed plans for environmental and brownfield remediation, if required; or

8. the preparation of development or joint development agreements.

The bill requires OPM to review and approve MOUs. An applicant must submit a proposed MOU to OPM. OPM must (1) review it within 60 days of receiving it, (2) notify the applicant of any deficiencies in it, and (3) permit the applicant to reapply. OPM must also (1) monitor the pilot program grants (see below) to make sure they comply with the MOUs and (2) help any pilot program obtain necessary funding or investments.

Grant Programs. In addition to the pilot program, the bill creates a transit-oriented development planning grant program. Planning grants must be available for (1) completing a transit-oriented development plan or station area development plan, (2) developing or adopting a transit-oriented development overlay zone, or (3) preparing a development strategy and selecting a preferred development approach. The bill limits planning activities to areas within one-half mile of transit stations.

The bill also creates a transit-oriented development facilitation grant program. Facilitation grants must be available for transit-oriented development projects that completed one or more of the following: (1) a transit-oriented development plan or station area development plan, (2) developed or adopted a transit-oriented development overlay zone, or (3) prepared a development strategy and selected a preferred development approach. The bill limits facilitation activities to areas within one-half mile of transit stations.

The bill allows facilitation grants to be used for one or more of the following:

1. implementing a transit-oriented development plan and overlay zone;

2. performing a market analysis to determine the economic viability of a project;

3. financial planning;

4. analyzing a project's economic benefits, revenue, or expense projections; and

5. preparing (a) environmental assessments and plans for brownfield remediation, (b) infrastructure studies and surveys, (c) requests for development proposals, and (d) development or joint development agreements.

§ 68 — Connecticut Bikeway Grant Program

The bill authorizes $ 12 million in GO bonds ($ 6 million in FY 08 and in FY 09) for DEP to establish a Connecticut bikeway grants program for municipalities.

Grants made under the bikeway grant program may be used for planning, design, land acquisition, construction, construction administration, and publications for bikeways and multiuse paths. Eligible projects may include (1) bicycle trails that complete sections of the Connecticut portion of the East Coast Greenway, (2) bikeways that connect to the East Coast Greenway, and (3) bikeways and multiuse paths established as part of the State Recreational Trails Plan.

Under the bill, grant eligibility criteria must include (1) a 20% local match provided by municipal, federal, other state, nonprofit, or private funds; (2) municipal responsibility for bikeway maintenance; (3) public input; and (4) project designs that comply with the 1999 American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials' “Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. ” If grant applications include more than one municipality, the bill requires the local match to be 10% rather than 20%. State grant funds may be used to match federal funds being used for the specified purposes. For purposes of the grant program, a “bikeway” is any road, street, path, or way specifically designated for bicycle travel whether or not it is shared with other modes of transportation.

The bill allows DEP to use up to 2% of the bond allocation for administrative purposes. It also requires DEP to establish an advisory committee to advise the commissioner on the allocation of funds. The committee must be made up of trail users and advocates the commissioner designates. The bill directs DOT to work with DEP in furtherance of the bikeway program.

§ 69 — Bond Authorization for New Haven Line Rail Stations

The bill authorizes $ 6 million in STO bonds ($ 3 million in FY 08 and in FY 09) for DOT to make rail station improvements identified in its October 6, 2006 New Haven Line Train Station Visual Inspection Report.

§ 70 — Bond Authorization for Stamford Parking Garage

The bill authorizes $ 35 million in STO bonds in FY 08 for DOT to build a parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center, including rights-of-way, alternative temporary parking, other property acquisition, and related projects.

§§ 71-82 — Bond Authorizations for Capital Improvement Projects

The bill authorizes $ 275. 688 million in STO bonds in FY 08 and $ 173. 3 million in FY 09 for DOT's capital improvement program as shown in Table 5.

TABLE 5: BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR DOT PROJECTS

Authorized Program Areas

FY 08

FY 09

Interstate highway program

$ 12,000,000

$ 12,000,000

Urban systems

8,300,000

8,500,000

Interstate highway program

112,940,000

42,030,000

Soil, water supply, and groundwater remediation at or near DOT maintenance facilities and former disposal areas

6,000,000

6,000,000

Authorized Program Areas

FY 08

FY 09

State bridge improvement, rehabilitation, and replacement

65,240,000

34,340,000

Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and State Pier in New London, including site and ferry slip improvements

1,400,000

300,000

Developing and improving general aviation airports, including grants to municipal airports, but excluding Bradley International Airport

2,000,000

2,000,000

Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition, and related projects

40,108,000

40,430,000

DOT facilities

6,400,000

6,400,000

Cost of issuing STO bonds and debt service

21,300,000

21,300,000

TOTAL

$ 275,688,000

$ 173,300,000

§§ 83-87 — Highway Resurfacing

The bill authorizes up to $ 59 million in STO bonds in FY 09 for DOT's capital highway resurfacing program. The funds may be issued for road resurfacing and related projects.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2008

§ 89 — Technical Change

The bill makes a technical change.

§ 90 — New Haven Line Ticket Surcharge

The bill replaces the $ 1 per trip ticket surcharge scheduled to be imposed on New Haven Line passenger tickets from January 2008 until June 30, 2015 with a schedule of fare increases. Beginning on January 1, 2010, the bill imposes a 1. 25% increase on the existing fare for all fares originating or terminating in the state. On the following January 1 and on each January 1 until 2016, the bill imposes an additional 1% increase over the existing fare for a total of seven annual increases.

Under prior law, the $ 1 per trip ticket surcharge revenue had to be deposited in the New Haven Line revitalization account, which is a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund that could be used solely for the capital costs of the line's revitalization. The bill instead requires the proceeds from the fare increases to be deposited into the account and allows it to be used to pay capital costs and debt service incurred by the revitalization program. The bill eliminates the account's scheduled termination on June 30, 2015 and specifies that funds in the account may be used to purchase rail cars for the New Haven Line in addition to those already authorized by the law.

The bill requires the commissioner to determine, and adopt regulations regarding how to apply the increase to daily, multiple—ride, weekly, and monthly commutation tickets.

§ 91 — Increased Bond Authorization for Rail Cars

The bill increases the STO bond authorization for rail cars, maintenance facilities, rights-of-way, other property acquisition, and related projects by $ 140 million, from $ 485,650,000 to $ 625,650,000.

§ 92 — Bond Authorization for UConn Transportation Institute

The bill authorizes $ 500,000 in GO bonds in FY 08 for laboratory improvements to UConn's Connecticut Transportation Institute.

§ 95 — Pavement Noise Reduction Pilot Program

The bill authorizes $ 1. 5 million in STO bonds in FY 08 for DOT and the UConn Transportation Institute to establish a noise reduction open graded friction course pilot program. It must (1) build at least four one—mile test sections of rubberized open graded friction course (i. e. , layers of pavement) and (2) monitor the pavement's performance, including its durability and sound reduction, for six years.

By January 1, 2011, the DOT and the Connecticut Transportation Institute must submit a status report on the pilot program to the Transportation Committee. They must submit a final report by January 1, 2015 or earlier if the pilot program concludes before then.

§ 96 — Funding TSB Projects

The bill transfers $ 5. 5 million from the STF to TSB's projects account, which is a nonlapsing account within the STF that may be used for the board's projects. One such project must be a study of the governance and operations of Bradley International Airport. Findings and recommendations from the study must be submitted to the Transportation and Commerce committees by December 31, 2008.

§ 97 — TSB Reporting Requirements

The bill requires TSB to review and revise as necessary its transportation strategy once every four years rather than once every two years. Prior law required TSB to review and revise its transportation strategy and submit a report describing its revisions to the General Assembly by January 1 in odd-numbered years. The bill instead requires TSB to report by January 1, 2011 and every four years thereafter. The report must include a (1) prioritized list of projects necessary to implement its strategy and (2) completion schedule for all projects.

Prior law required the Transportation, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, and Planning and Development committees to meet with the commissioners of transportation and economic and community development, the OPM secretary, and TSB chairperson in the January after the report is filed. The bill also requires the Commerce Committee chairpersons and ranking members to attend.

§ 98 — Bond Authorization for Atlantic Street Underpass Project

The bill authorizes $ 10 million in STO bonds for DOT to complete the Atlantic Street Underpass Project in Stamford.

§ 99 — Weigh Station Operations Report

The bill requires, as of January 1, 2008, weigh station personnel to maintain logs for each shift conducted at all of the weigh stations in Connecticut. The public safety commissioner must submit a written report that summarizes the information in the logs to the Transportation Committee beginning January 1, 2008 and semiannually thereafter. Each report must contain data for the preceding six months. The bill also requires the commissioner's report to the Transportation Committee to be posted on the DMV and DPS websites.

The bill requires the weigh station logs, which must be submitted to the public safety commissioner, to record the following information:

1. the location, date, and hours of each shift;

2. the hours the station's “OPEN” sign is illuminated;

3. the number of DMV and DPS personnel for each shift;

4. the number and weight of all of the vehicles inspected;

5. the type of vehicle inspections conducted;

6. the number and types of citations issued;

7. the amount of fines that may be imposed for overweight and other violations;

8. the operating costs for each shift; and

9. the number of vehicles that pass through the weigh station during each shift.

By December 15, 2007, the DPS commissioner, in consultation with the DMV commissioner, must develop and distribute a form for recording this information.

The state operates fixed commercial vehicle weighing and inspection stations on I-84 in Danbury and Union, I-95 in Greenwich and Waterford, and I-91 in Middletown. Both DMV and DPS enforcement personnel operate the facilities. Enforcement personnel also conduct weight and safety inspections away from these fixed facilities using portable scales.

§ 100 — UCONN-RELATED PARKING FACILITIES

The bill authorizes up to $ 20 million in GO bonds to OPM to plan and fund UConn activities—related parking facilities. Of this amount, the bill reserves up to $ 10 million for facilities in Mansfield and up to $ 10 million for facilities at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

The bill requires the OPM secretary to implement the project in two phases. Phase I is the parking for Mansfield and Phase II is the Rentschler Field parking. The bill requires the secretary to submit a status report on the Mansfield phase to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations committees by July 1, 2008 and prohibits him from starting the Rentschler Field phase until the each committee approves the report.

The bill gives each committee 45 days from the date its clerk receives the Mansfield status report to accept or reject it. The secretary can withdraw or change the report and resubmit it but, in that case, the 45-day clock starts over from the resubmission date. Under the bill, a committee that does not act within its allotted time is considered to have approved the report.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2007

§§ 101-108 — CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 2020 PLAN

§ 102 – Purpose

The bill's purpose is to finance a capital improvement plan for the CSUS that includes acquiring, constructing, buying, improving, and equipping facilities, structures, and related systems.

§ 103 — Definitions

The bill defines “CSUS 2020” as the projects in the facilities plan necessary to modernize, rehabilitate, renew, expand, and stabilize the system's physical infrastructure. The “CSUS 2020 Fund” is the fund created to hold the GO bond proceeds used to finance CSUS 2020. The state treasurer holds and administers the fund separate from other accounts.

Under the bill, a “project” is any CSUS building or facility, including existing ones; real or personal property; related equipment; or improvements, except for current operating charges unless the board of trustees includes such an amount in a financing transaction to ensure that the interest on the bonds is exempt from federal tax. A project may also include (1) specific residential or other auxiliary service facilities already defined in statute and (2) any state facility used for CSUS programs.

The “cost” of a project includes all costs associated with (1) acquiring, planning, designing, constructing, and financing; (2) working capital, including the costs incurred by the Department of Public Works (DPW) in supervising the design and construction process; and (3) consulting or technical services (e. g. accounting, engineering, and legal services). It includes administrative and operating expenses except those incurred by the CSUS in carrying out the CSUS 2020 plan.

§ 104 — CSUS 2020 Projects And Costs, Facilities Plan Revisions, And Construction Management And Oversight

The bill authorizes 36 projects costing $ 950 million over three phases of the plan, from FY 09 through FY 18 (See Table 6). The projects and costs are distributed across the four state universities as shown in Table 7.

Table 6: CSUS 2020 Projects and Costs

 

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

FY 09 –

FY 12 –

FY 15 –

FY 11

FY 14

FY 18

Central Connecticut State University

Code Compliance/ Infrastructure Improvements

$ 18,146,445

$ 6,704,000

$ 5,000,000

Renovate/Expand Willard and DiLoreto Halls (design/construction)

 

57,737,000

 

Renovate/ Expand Willard and DiLoreto Halls (equipment)

   

3,348,000

New Classroom Office Building

33,978,000

   

East Campus Infrastructure Development

13,244,000

   

Burritt Library Expansion (design and construction)

   

96,262,000

Burritt Library Renovation (design)

   

11,387,000

New Maintenance/ Salt Shed Facility

2,503,000

   

Table 6 Continued:

Eastern Connecticut State University

Code Compliance/ Infrastructure Improvements

8,255,113

5,825,000

5,000,000

Fine Arts Instructional Center (design)

12,000,000

   

Fine Arts Instructional Center (construction)

 

71,556,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center (equipment)

   

4,115,000

Goddard Hall Renovation (design/construction)

 

19,239,000

 

Goddard Hall Renovation (equipment)

   

1,095,000

Sports Center Addition and Renovation (design)

   

11,048,000

Outdoor Track- Phase II

1,816,000

   

Athletic Support Building

1,921,000

   

New Warehouse

2,269,000

   

Southern Connecticut State University

Code Compliance/ Infrastructure Improvements

21,860,500

8,637,000

5,000,000

New Academic Laboratory Building/ Parking Garage (construct garage, design academic laboratory building, demolish Seabury Hall)

20,426,000

   

New Academic Laboratory Building/ Parking Garage (construct academic laboratory building)

 

63,171,000

 

Health and Human Services Building

   

60,412,000

Fine Arts Instructional Center (design)

   

70,929,000

Western Connecticut State University

Code Compliance/ Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

7,212,000

Fine Arts Instructional Center (construction)

80,605,000

   

Fine Arts Instructional Center (equipment)

 

4,666,000

 

Higgins Hall Renovations (design)

 

2,982,000

 

Higgins Hall Renovations (construction/ equipment)

   

31,594,000

Berkshire Hall Renovations (design)

   

4,797,000

University Police Department Building (design)

500,000

   

University Police Department Building (construction)

 

4,245,000

 

Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller Plant

   

1,957,000

System-Wide

New and Replacement Equipment

26,895,000

14,500,000

31,844,000

Alterations/ Improvements: Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000

Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrade

5,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000

Land and Property Acquisition

9,250,190

3,000,000

4,000,000

TOTALS

285,000,000

285,000,000

380,000,000

Table 7: CSUS 2020 Authorizations by University

University

No. of Projects

Cost

Central Connecticut State University

8

$ 248,309,445

Eastern Connecticut State University

10

144,139,113

Southern Connecticut State University

5

250,435,500

Western Connecticut State University

9

150,539,330

System-wide

4

156,576,612

TOTAL

36

950,000,000

Facilities Plan Revisions

The bill authorizes the CSUS board of trustees to revise, delete, or add projects by a formal vote. Any revision is subject only to the board's formal approval if the board finds it consistent with the original project's intent. It is not clear whether and how the board can authorize revisions that are inconsistent with the original project's intent. Additions must be necessitated by a change in system planning or for reasons beyond the system's control.

The General Assembly must enact legislation to (1) add or delete a project to the plan or (2) make a revision that increases or decreases the original project costs by an amount equal to (a) 10% or more for projects with estimates under $ 1 million, or (b) 5% or more for projects with estimates over $ 1 million, as long as the change in costs is not due to a change in the cost of materials. The board must submit its request for legislation to revise the facilities plan to the governor and the General Assembly.

The board can determine the sequencing and timing of the projects, to the extent the authorized funding amounts allow, and revise cost estimates. The bill also allows the board to reallocate amounts between projects, if the facilities plan is revised accordingly and the projects can still be completed within authorized amounts, or they are deleted from the plan.

Construction Management and Oversight

By law, the DPW is authorized to supervise the state facility design and construction process, including hiring design and construction firms. The bill requires the public works commissioner to provide the CSUS chancellor with quarterly information on (1) project costs, (2) timeliness of completion, and (3) any issues that arise in the design or construction process.

Annually, beginning January 1, 2009, the commissioner must report to the governor and the General Assembly on any costs for (1) construction management, (2) administrative services, and (4) fees associated with CSUS 2020.

The bill also requires the public safety commissioner and the chancellor to enter into and maintain a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that assigns DPS staff to ensure fire and building code compliance for CSUS 2020 projects. The MOU is to cover CSUS 2020 buildings and projects (1) whose construction begins while it is in effect and (2) that are under the state's threshold limits.

Acquisition of Equipment, Furniture, or Personal Property

The bill requires the board of trustees to submit a written request to the DPW for the acquisition and purchase of any equipment, furniture, and other personal property using CSUS 2020 bond funds. The DPW commissioner has 30 days to approve or disapprove the request or it is deemed approved.

§ 105 — Bond Authorizations

The bill authorizes up to $ 95 million a year over 10 years in state GO bonds, from FY 09 through FY 18. If the board of trustees or the governor do not approve all or a portion of the capped amount in a fiscal year, the unapproved amount is carried forward and added to the capped amount for the following year.

State Bond Commission Approval

The State Bond Commission must approve the CSUS 2020 plan and authorize the total $ 950 million bond issuance. The bill requires the CSUS board of trustees to enter into a MOU with the OPM secretary and the treasurer regarding the bond issuance, including the extent to which federal, private, or other available funds should be added to the bond proceeds to finance CSUS 2020. The bond commission must approve the MOU, which satisfies the standard requirements for bond commission approval under the State General Obligation Bond Procedure Act.

Gubernatorial Approval

The governor must approve each CSUS 2020 annual bond issuance. The board of trustees must submit annually, by March 1, the most recently approved facilities plan and the bond amount required for the subsequent fiscal year to the governor, treasurer, and OPM secretary. The governor has 30 days to approve or disapprove the bond amount, in whole or in part, and give her reasons to the board in writing, or the request is deemed approved. The governor's approval of the bonds is deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of the bond amounts.

§ 106 - 107 — Reporting Requirements

CSUS 2020 Semiannual Report

By January 1, 2010 and semiannually thereafter, the CSUS must report to the governor and the General Assembly on the status and progress of CSUS 2020. The board of trustees may request from the treasurer information necessary to prepare the semiannual report. The report must include:

1. the number of projects and bonds authorized and approved;

2. project costs and timeliness of completion;

3. any issues that arise in the design or construction process;

4. a schedule of the remaining projects and their expected costs;

5. the amount of money raised from private sources for the capital and endowment programs; and

6. any revisions to the facilities plan approved by the board.

The bill also requires the first semiannual report of each year to include:

1. the use of bond funds in the current fiscal year,

2. the projected use of bond funds for the succeeding fiscal year,

3. any updated master plans impacting the balance of the projects, and

4. any information requested by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee's bonding subcommittee.

The bill authorizes the bonding subcommittee to recommend modifications in CSUS 2020 to the full committee, if warranted by a significant change in the state's economic circumstances.

Five-Year CSUS 2020 Performance Review

On January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2019 the CSUS must submit to the governor and the General Assembly a five-year CSUS 2020 performance review report. The report must identify each CSUS 2020 project's progress and actual expenditures compared to original estimates.

The governor and the General Assembly have 60 days to consider the report and determine whether there has been insufficient progress or significant cost increases. If so, the governor and the General Assembly may make recommendations to the CSUS and for legislative action.

§ 108 — Financial Audits

The bill requires the board of trustees to select and appoint independent auditors to annually audit any CSUS project. The auditors must (1) review invoices, expenditures, cost allocations, and other appropriate documents; (2) reconcile project costs and verify their conformance to budgets, cost allocation agreements, and applicable contracts; and (3) annually submit a report on their findings to the governor and General Assembly.

The auditors serve for five consecutive years, cannot perform any nonaudit services for the system during that period, and may not be reappointed. The board must assure the auditors unfettered access to any documents they need. By law, independent auditors are licensed public accountants who meet the independence standards included in the U. S. comptroller generals' generally accepted government auditing standards.

§ 109 — REIMBURSEMENT FOR DELAYED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION GRANT PAYMENTS

The bill requires the state to reimburse school districts for their costs related short-term borrowing to cover state school construction grant payments that were delayed because state bond funds for the payments were unavailable during FY 08. To be eligible for reimbursement, a district must have submitted a grant payment request that was approved by the State Department of Education between July 1 and December 31, 2007.

Reimbursement must equal 100% of a district's reasonable fees, interest, and other costs or lost income related to district borrowing to cover school construction project costs otherwise payable by the state, including those attributable to shifting money previously budgeted for, or allocated to, another purpose to cover school construction project expenses. The bill sets the reimbursement for costs attributable to such shifting at the state Short Term Investment Fund's interest rate payable for the period during FY 08 that bond funds to pay state grants were unavailable.

Towns must apply to the State Department of Education for reimbursement by March 31, 2008. The education commissioner prescribes how districts' apply and determines whether costs are reasonable.

The bill requires the commissioner to pay reimbursement grants from the bond authorization for school construction project grants (§ 47). As required by IRS regulations, to ensure the bonds fund the reimbursement grants qualify as tax-exempt, the bill establishes as the state's official intent that (1) the state reasonably expects to use the bond proceeds to reimburse the costs and expenses the bill describes and (2) the aggregate reimbursements are not expected to exceed the total amount of funds the bill allows the state to spend for the reimbursements. It authorizes the OPM secretary and the state treasurer to amend the bill's declaration of official intent on the state's behalf.

The state generally reimburses school districts for from 20% to 80% of the eligible costs for local school construction projects (reimbursement rates for certain types of projects are higher). State school construction grants are funded by state GO bonds. Grants are disbursed to school districts in “progress payments” that cover ongoing project construction expenses.

§§ 110-214 — CHANGES IN PRIOR GO BOND AUTHORIZATIONS

The bill changes the amounts and purpose of previous GO bond authorizations, reallocates previously authorized funds, and cancels certain authorized but unallocated funds as shown in Tables 8 and 9.

TABLE 8: CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES IN PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

112

Environmental Protection

Mill Brook-Piper Brook flood control project in Newington & New Britain, including replacing bridges over Piper Brook - Reduced from $ 815,000 to $ 375,000

($ 440,000)

114

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Grants to federal nonprofit organizations for community- based residential and outpatient facilities – purchases, repairs, alterations, and improvements, with at least $ 800,000 for First Step in New London – Reduced from $ 1. 25 million to $ 677,653

(572,347)

116

Eastern Connecticut State University

Campus security system - Reduced from $ 550,000 to $ 523,302

(26,698)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

118

Environmental Protection:

Grants to municipalities for incinerators and landfills, including bulky waste landfills

New: Earmark $ 439,025 for Plymouth

Reduced from $ 8. 5 million to $ 8,426,830

(73,170)

121

CSU System

Land acquisition and related development costs- Reduced from $ 1,000,000 to $ 943,429

(56,571)

122

Eastern CSU

Planning for new campus police station - Reduced from $ 212,000 to $ 136,900

(75,100)

124

CSU System

Land and property acquisition - Reduced from $ 4,000,000 to $ 3,247,000

(753,000)

127

Eastern CSU

Development of campus police station- Canceled

(1,471,000)

129

Environmental Protection

Residential Underground Storage Tank Replacement Program – Reduced from $ 5. 5 million to $ 4. 25 million

(1,250,000)

133

CSU System

Alterations, repairs and improvements to auxiliary services buildings - Reduced from $ 5,000,000 to $ 3,870,000

(1,130,000)

134

CSU System

System telecom infrastructure upgrades, improvements and expansions - Reduced from $ 1,921,000 to $ 76,561

(1,844,439)

135

CSU System

Land and property acquisitions – Canceled

(500,000)

136

Central CSU

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 743,000 to $ 426,301

(316,699)

137

Central CSU

Davidson/Marcus White fire code improvements - Reduced from $ 417,000 to $ 146,000

(271,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

138

Central CSU

Renovations at the Institute of Technology and Business Development – Canceled

(200,000)

139

Western CSU

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 980,000 to $ 701,670

(278,330)

141

Public Health

Either (1) purchase and install modular-based portable hospital or (2) provide grant to CT hospital for patient isolation and treatment for smallpox event and grants to CT hospitals for up to 50% of total cost of physical plant modifications and renovations to isolate patients for smallpox – Reduced from $ 10 million to $ 9,999,533

(467)

143

CSU System

Land and property acquisitions - Canceled

(2,000,000)

144

Central CSU

New maintenance facility/salt storage shed – Canceled

(1,297,000)

145

Central CSU

New swing space classroom/office facility – Canceled

(20,203,000)

146

Central CSU

Various ventilation and air conditioning improvements – Canceled

(743,000)

147

Western CSU

New fine and performing arts building – Canceled

(5,792,000)

148

Southern CSU

Earl Hall various upgrades, including mechanical and electrical improvements – Canceled

(4,273,000)

149

Eastern CSU

Jennings Hall various mechanical and electrical improvements – Canceled

(798,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

151

Eastern CSU

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, including improvements to the south electrical loop - Reduced from $ 915,000 to $ 515,000

(400,000)

153

Military

Southington Readiness Center alterations, renovations, & improvements – Reduced from $ 913,300 to $ 687,540

(225,460)

154

CSU System

Alterations, repairs and improvements to auxiliary services buildings - Reduced from $ 5,000,000 to $ 3,969,084

(1,030,916)

155

CSU System

Feasibility study for establishment of an education center in the city of Bridgeport - Canceled

(250,000)

156

Central Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 2,500,000 to $ 775,000

(1,725,000)

157

Central Connecticut State University

Davidson Hall fire code improvements - Canceled

(1,587,000)

158

Central Connecticut State University

Barnard Hall roof replacements and stairwell enclosure - Canceled

(195,000)

159

Central Connecticut State University

Marcus White Hall fire code improvements – Canceled

(1,181,000)

160

Central Connecticut State University

Renovations and improvements to Willard and DiLoreto Halls, and an in-fill addition – Canceled

(1,694,000)

161

Western Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements – Canceled

(885,000)

162

Western Connecticut State University

New fine and performing arts building - Canceled

(3,372,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

163

Western Connecticut State University

Renovations and improvements to academic facilities - Reduced from $ 1,300,000 to $ 675,000

(625,000)

164

Southern Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 2,600,000 to $ 2,214,800

(385,200)

165

Southern Connecticut State University

Lyman Auditorium various upgrades, including mechanical and electrical improvements - Canceled

(252,000)

166

Southern Connecticut State University

Development of a new academic building and parking garage - Canceled

(7,907,000)

167

Eastern Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including code compliance improvements and a new campus police station - Reduced from $ 2,700,000 to $ 736,307

(1,963,693)

168

Eastern Connecticut State University

Softball field relocation - Reduced from $ 2,788,000 to $ 274,820

(2,513,180)

171

Milford

Upgrade Daniel Wasson Babe Ruth Field - Canceled

(50,000)

173

Hartland

Hartland Elementary School playground improvements - Canceled

(50,000)

174

Portland

Gildersleeve Elementary School playscape - Canceled

(50,000)

175

Ellington

Renovate and relocate Pinney House – Canceled

(500,000)

175,

187

Killingworth

Restoration and renovation of Killingworth Old Town Hall

Old: $ 500,000 through OPM

New: $ 250,000 through Culture & Tourism

(250,000)

178

Family and Children's Aid Project, Danbury

A building - Canceled

(3,500,000)

179

Meriden

Economic development or purchase of open space rights at Mountainside Corporation – Canceled

(1,000,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

180

Windham Regional Community Council, Inc.

Old: Improvements to Windham Recovery Center - $ 764,000

New: Improvements to central office building in Willimantic - $ 814,500

50,500

182

Windham

Generations Family Center improvements - Canceled

(1,400,000)

183

Canaan

Falls Village Day Care Center, construction and equipment - Canceled

(50,000)

185

Fairfield

Administration building for Operation Hope - Canceled

(250,000)

187,

188

Middlefield

Mattabeseck bridge improvements

Old: Grant through OPM - $ 500,000

New: Grant through DOT - $ 250,000

(250,000)

191

CSU System

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

(10,000,000)

192

CSU System

Alterations, repairs and improvements - auxiliary services buildings - Reduced from $ 5,000,000 to $ 2,142,494

(2,857,506)

193

Central Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including, fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements – Canceled

(3,700,000)

193

Central Connecticut State University

Barnard Hall roof replacement and stairwell enclosure – Canceled

(1,951,000)

194

Western Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements – Canceled

(280,000)

194

Western Connecticut State University

New fine and performing arts building - Canceled

(66,041,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

195

Southern Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 1,100,000 to $ 1,011,700

(88,300)

196

Southern Connecticut State University

Lyman Auditorium various upgrades, including mechanical and electrical improvements - Canceled

(1,971,000)

197

Southern Connecticut State University

Jennings Hall various upgrades, including mechanical and electrical improvements - Canceled

(5,314,000)

198

Southern Connecticut State University

Earl Hall various upgrades, including mechanical and electrical improvements - Canceled

(2,257,000)

199

Eastern Connecticut State University

Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements - Reduced from $ 2,500,000 to $ 1,171,680

(1,328,320)

200

Eastern Connecticut State University

Development of a new parking garage - Canceled

(18,296,000)

201

Eastern Connecticut State University

New fine arts building – Canceled

(8,500,000)

204

Glastonbury

Glastonbury Riverfront Park Development Project – Canceled

(500,000)

205

Bridgeport

Beardsley Park improvements - Canceled

(100,000)

206

Brooklyn

Recreational facilities – Canceled

(250,000)

207

West Haven

Painter Park improvements – Canceled

(400,000)

208

Newington

Newington High School track repairs – Canceled

(275,000)

209

Plainville

Norton Park soccer field construction - Canceled

(175,000)

§

Agency/Grantee

For

Change

210

Children and Families

Old: Grants to private, nonprofit organizations, include Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to renovate and construct community centers for neighborhood revitalization or education, $ 5 million

New: Increase grant to $ 6,317,070 and allocate: (1) $ 439,020 for Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center, (2) $ 2,450,000 to Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport to renovate a youth center, (3) $ 878,050 for Regional YMCA of Western CT in Brookfield for capital improvements, including an indoor pool, (4) $ 150,000 for Milford/Orange YMCA for a new addition and ADA compliance projects, (5) $ 1 million for CT Alliance of Boys and Girls Club to develop and construct a new facility in Milford, (6) $ 250,000 for Boys and Girls Village, Inc. to acquire and rehabilitate program facilities in Bridgeport, (7) $ 150,000 for Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA in Bridgeport, (8) $ 1 million for Soundview Family YMCA in Branford to construct swimming pool complex, and (9) $ 1. 5 million for new YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford.

1,317,070

211

CT Culinary Institute

Improvements to convert Hastings Hotel to vocational training school - Canceled

(3,500,000)

211

Farmington

Revitalize Unionville center - Canceled

(300,000)

213

Windham

Generations Family Center - Canceled

(1,400,000)

TABLE 9: LANGUAGE CHANGES FOR PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS

§

Amount

Authorized

Current

Proposed

110

$ 500,000

Judicial: Planning for restoration, repairs, and renovations at Bridgeport Courthouse

Use money for actual work instead of planning

113

5,100,000

Judicial: Planning for new addition to Bridgeport Criminal Court Complex and improvements and renovations to existing facility

Use funds for improvements and renovations to existing courthouse in Bridgeport

117

$ 4,000,000

Mental Health and Addiction Services: Design and install sprinkler systems in direct patient care buildings

Add related fire safety improvements

120

3,500,000

Mental Health and Addiction Services: Design and install sprinkler systems in direct patient care buildings

Include related fire safety improvements

125

30,000,000

Economic and Community Development: Grant to New Haven for economic development projects, including downtown improvement and a biotechnology corridor and related development

(1) Expand grantees to include New Haven Housing Authority, for-profit housing development corporations, and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations

(2) Specify that funded projects must be in New Haven

131

4,200,000

Veterans' Affairs: Renovate and improve existing facilities

Alternatively, use money to build a new veterans' health care facility

132

896,607

American School for the Deaf: buy amplification systems

Add purchase of equipment to test the effectiveness of hearing aids and the amplification system

170

300,000

Agriculture: Grant to Farmer's Cow, LLC: for Connecticut Dairy Entrepreneurial Initiative

Change grant purpose to “business development”

172

50,000

Environmental Protection: Grant to East Hampton: for watershed management at Crystal Lake

Change grantee to Middletown

§

Amount

Authorized

Current

Proposed

176

4,500,000

Children & Families: Reserve $ 1 million for construction and acquiring property in Middlesex County for Makayla's House

(1) Use $ 1 million for construction and acquiring property in either Middlesex or Windham Counties for a residential facility and (2) use an additional $ 1 million for improvements, alterations, and construction of residential facilities at Klingberg Family Center, New Britain

177

5,000,000

Children & Families: Grants to private nonprofit organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, for building and renovating youth centers for neighborhood recreation and education

• Include YMCAs, YWCAs and community centers,

• Earmark (a) $ 1 million for Bridgeport Police Athletic League to construct and renovate a new gym and (b) $ 750,000 to Bridgeport for Burroughs Community Center

179,

187,

203,

211

4,000,000

OPM: Grant to University of New Haven to establish and build Henry Lee Institute

Transfer grant authority to DECD

181

700,000

Social Services: Grant to Norwich for expanding Martin House

Change grantee to Martin House

184

1,000,000

Social Services: Grant to Danbury for buying buildings for Greater Danbury AIDS Project

Change grantee to Greater Danbury AIDS Project

186

500,000

Social Services: grant to West Hartford to relocate senior center

Improvements to senior center

190

77,947,900

Gateway CTC: Implement master plan to consolidate campuses in a single location

Develop new comprehensive campus, including parking

212

750,000

Social Services: Grant to Killingly to alter and expand the facilities for United Services of Dayville

Change grantee to United Services of Dayville

203,

214

250,000

OPM: Grant to Norwalk Transit District to construct bus depot

Transfer grant authority to DOT

203,

214

150,000

OPM: Grant to Southington to reconstruct Marion Ave. and Mount Vernon Rd. intersection

Transfer grant authority to DOT

203,

214

350,000

OPM: Grant to Coventry to construct sand and salt shed

Transfer grant authority to DOT