Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 7367

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 5168

 

*05168_______TRA*

Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

Introduced by:

 

(TRA)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 13a-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 3-14b and 4b-21, no residential property upon which a single-family dwelling is situated at the time it is obtained by the department for highway purposes may be sold or transferred pursuant to this section within twenty-five years of the date of its acquisition without the [department] department's first offering the owner or owners of the property at the time of its acquisition a right of first refusal to purchase the property at the amount of its appraised value as determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, except for property offered for sale to municipalities prior to July 1, 1988. Notice of such offer shall be sent to each such owner by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, within one year of the date a determination is made that such property is not necessary for highway purposes. Any such offer shall be terminated by the department if it has not received written notice of the owner's acceptance of the offer within sixty days of the date it was mailed. Whenever the offer is not so accepted, the department shall offer parcels which meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to other state agencies and shall offer parcels which do not meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to all abutting landowners in accordance with department regulations. If the sale or transfer of the property pursuant to this section results in the existing property of an abutting landowner becoming a nonconforming use as to local zoning requirements, the Commissioner of Transportation may sell or transfer the property to that abutter without public bid or auction. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, establishing procedures for the disposition of excess property pursuant to the provisions of this subsection in the event such property is owned by more than one person.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 15-11a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Prior to removing and taking such derelict vessel into custody, the Commissioner of Transportation, a duly authorized harbor master or a duly authorized representative of a municipality shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner, agent or operator of the vessel and shall allow such owner, agent or operator to make arrangements for removal of the vessel. Such notification shall inform the owner, agent or operator that, pursuant to this section, if the vessel is not removed within twenty-four hours of notification, it shall be removed, taken into custody and stored at the [owner, agent] owner's, agent's or operator's expense.

Sec. 3. Subsection (f) of section 15-11a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(f) Ninety days or more after written notice has been given pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, the Commissioner of Transportation, a duly authorized harbor master or a duly authorized representative of a municipality may sell a derelict vessel at public auction in accordance with the provisions of this section. The commissioner, harbor master or authorized agent of a municipality shall apply the proceeds of such sale toward the payment of its charges, any storage charges and the payment of any debt or obligation incurred by the commissioner, harbor master or agent who placed the vessel in storage. Such sale shall be advertised twice in a newspaper published or having a circulation in the town where such vessel is stored or is located, commencing at least five days before such sale; and, if the last place of abode of the owner, agent or operator of such vessel is known to or ascertained by the commissioner, harbor master or agent by the exercise of reasonable diligence, notice of the time and place of sale shall be given to such owner, agent or operator by sending such notice to the owner, agent or operator, by certified mail, return receipt requested, at such last place of abode at least five days before the day of the sale. The proceeds of such sale, after deducting any amount due for removal and storage charges and all expenses connected with such sale, shall be paid to the owner, agent or operator of such vessel or the [owner, agent] owner's, agent's or operator's legal representatives, if claimed by the owner, agent or operator or the [owner, agent] owner's, agent's or operator's legal representative at any time within one year from the date of such sale. If such balance is not claimed within said period, it shall escheat to the municipality from which the vessel was removed. If the expenses incurred by the commissioner, harbor master or agent for such removal and storage and sale of such vessel and any fines exceed the proceeds of such sale, the owner, agent or operator of the vessel shall be liable for such excess expenses.

Sec. 4. Subsection (e) of section 15-13c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(e) The commission shall, subject to the approval of the commissioner in his sole discretion, set: (1) The required qualifications of pilots for eligibility for licensure, including background, training, length of service and apprenticeship; (2) examination requirements for obtaining a pilot's or other type of operating license; and (3) the appropriate number of state-licensed pilots necessary for the safe, efficient and proper operations in the ports and waters of the state, including the waters of Long Island Sound. [; (4) in] In setting these requirements, the commission may not consider the licenses of pilots by other jurisdictions as a disqualifying factor.

Sec. 5. Subsection (g) of section 15-13c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(g) The commission shall: (1) Assist in the preparation of examinations for pilot licensure and other operating certificates; (2) evaluate the examination results of applicants for a pilot license and make appropriate recommendations concerning such applicants' qualifications; (3) assist in the review and monitoring of the performance of pilots, including compliance with state policies, procedures and regulations; (4) review applications for reciprocal licensure and make appropriate recommendations concerning such [pilot's] pilots' qualifications; (5) recommend the duties of pilots for the reporting of faulty pilot boarding and disembarkation systems and of violations of any state laws; (6) review and investigate any marine incident or casualty and conduct hearings to determine the causes of any such incident; (7) investigate and make recommendations on disciplinary measures, including such measurers as letters of caution, admonition or reprimand and licensure suspension or forfeiture, including disciplinary matters relative to alcohol or drug abuse; (8) retain an independent investigator to compile a comprehensive factual record of any marine incident or casualty; (9) assist in the review of complaints filed with the commissioner; and (10) assist in the preparation of any report or matter relative to pilotage.

Sec. 6. Section 14-260n of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (18) as follows (Effective July 1, 2007):

(NEW) (18) "Articulated bus" means a motor vehicle designed and used for the purposes of carrying public transit passengers, with two separate passenger compartments connected by a kingpin or similar joint, and may be composed of a tractor section and a trailer section, or a forward portion with no motive power and a trailer section with a power unit.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2007) A motor vehicle in livery service having a seating capacity of thirty-five or more adults may have an upper and lower deck, provided such motor vehicle complies with manufacturing and safety standards for motor buses established under federal statutes and regulations. The Commissioner of Transportation shall adopt regulations in accordance with this section.

Sec. 8. Section 13b-57 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Transportation, may enter into a contract with a municipality, acting by its harbor improvement agency, for state financial assistance for a harbor improvement project pursuant to a harbor improvement plan approved by the Commissioner of Transportation in the form of a state grant-in-aid. [equal to two-thirds of the net cost of the project as approved by the Commissioner of Transportation, provided state financial assistance to any municipality for such purposes shall not exceed one million dollars.] Any such application for state financial assistance under this section shall be submitted by the Commissioner of Transportation to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for his review. Said Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall submit a written report to the Commissioner of Transportation, setting forth his findings regarding such application.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) In addition to municipal requests for grant-in-aid, harbor improvement projects may be initiated by the Commissioner of Transportation on behalf of the state or for the state on behalf of the federal government. Recommendations on the prioritization or inclusion of projects shall be submitted to the commissioner by the Connecticut Maritime Commission. Services delivered under all contracts resulting from this program shall be provided to individual harbors and waterways on behalf of the Department of Transportation; however, individual contracts shall be funded, administered, paid and shall be otherwise subject to the policies and requirements of the department. In special cases funding may be transferred to other statutory agencies or municipalities at the discretion of the department.

(b) Harbor improvement projects include the preparation of plans, studies, construction, alteration and the improvement of various state, municipal and other properties both in and adjacent to the waters of the state, and for the purpose of improving the economy and infrastructure of the state.

(c) The department is responsible for contract administration. All contracts are subject to final negotiation of the scope and budget for a given project. Contracting periods may vary depending on each project. Payments shall be made on a reimbursement basis for deliverables completed not later than the dates of service of an executed contract. Appropriate back-up information shall be included with each payment request indicating that services have been rendered. The department may elect to provide part or all of the funds necessary as an upfront payment, provided that funds are held in a separate, noninterest bearing account and are expended not later than sixty days after such funds are provided.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate fifty million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of establishing a Harbor Improvement Fund. Such fund shall be renewed annually based on the amount of funds obligated in the previous year.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(d) Nonbonded state funds may be used for harbor improvement projects at the Governor's discretion.

Sec. 11. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Harbor Improvement Fund may be used to support, in full or in part, local and state match requirements for federal dredging projects. The Harbor Improvement Fund may be used to pay the difference on federal dredging projects between the federal least cost environmentally acceptable method of disposing of dredge materials and the additional cost created by the state's testing or disposal requirements. In certain situations, the Harbor Improvement Fund may be used to cover part or all of the costs associated with a federal dredging project in the absence of adequate federal funds. In such situations, reimbursement to the Harbor Improvement Fund from the federal government shall be sought.

Sec. 12. Subsection (a) of section 13b-4d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation may declare a state of emergency and may employ, in any manner, such assistance as he may require to restore any railroad owned by the state or any of its subdivisions or the facilities, equipment or service of such railroad, or any transit system or its facilities, equipment or service, or any airport when: (1) A railroad system owned by the state or any of its subdivisions or any of the facilities or equipment of such railroad system is deemed by the commissioner to be in an unsafe condition or when there is an interruption of essential railroad services, whether or not such system or any of its facilities or equipment is physically damaged; [or] (2) a transit facility owned by the state or any of its subdivisions or the equipment of such facility is damaged as a result of a natural disaster or incurs substantial casualty loss which results in what is deemed by the commissioner to be an unsafe condition or when there is an interruption of essential transit services; or (3) an airport owned or operated by the state or any of its subdivisions or the equipment of such airport is damaged as a result of a natural disaster or incurs substantial casualty loss which results in what is deemed by the commissioner to be an unsafe condition or when there is an interruption of essential transit services.

Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) The Commissioner of Transportation shall develop and implement procedures, in accordance with the general statutes, for the leasing of naming rights of transit stations and other transit-owned property to private corporations and organizations. The commissioner shall use the proceeds of any such lease to defray mass transit costs.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Andrea L. Mullen two parcels of land located in the towns of Coventry and Andover at the cost equal to the fair market value of the property as determined by the department plus the administrative costs to make such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately 7.82 acres and are identified on a map entitled land acquired from Francis D. Mullen et al., 32-114-11 by the state of Connecticut.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the exchange of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance of state land under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 15. Section 14-311 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person, firm, corporation, state agency, or municipal agency or combination thereof shall build, expand, establish or operate any open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic, having an exit or entrance on, or abutting or adjoining, any state highway or substantially affecting state highway traffic within this state until such person or agency has procured from the State Traffic Commission a certificate that the operation thereof will not imperil the safety of the public.

(b) No local building official or state building inspector shall issue a building or foundation permit to any person, firm, corporation, state agency or municipal agency to build, expand, establish or operate such a development until the person, firm, corporation or agency provides to such official or inspector a copy of the certificate issued under this section by the commission. No such official or inspector shall issue a certificate of occupancy to any person, firm, corporation, state agency or municipal agency until such official or inspector has confirmed with the commission that all certificate requirements have been satisfied. (1) If the commission determines that any person, firm, corporation, or state or municipal agency has [(1)] started building, expanding, establishing or operating such a development without first obtaining a certificate from the commission [or (2) has failed to comply with the conditions of such a certificate,] and providing a copy of such certificate to a local building official or state building inspector for purposes of obtaining a building or foundation permit, it shall order the person, firm, corporation or agency to [(A)] cease constructing, expanding, establishing or operating the development. [or (B) comply with the conditions of the certificate within a reasonable period of time.] If such person, firm, corporation or agency fails to [(i)] cease such [work or (ii) comply with an order of the commission within such time as specified by the commission] action, the commission may [make an application to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford or the judicial district where the development is located enjoining the construction, expansion, establishment or operation of such development] impose a civil fine of not more than five thousand dollars per day for any continued construction, expansion, establishment or operation of such development prior to the issuance of such certificate by the commission. (2) If the commission determines that any person, firm, corporation, state agency or municipal agency has started operating such a development after obtaining a certificate from the commission and providing a copy of such certificate to a local building official or state building inspector for purposes of obtaining a building or foundation permit, but has failed to comply with the conditions of such certificate issued by the commission, the person, firm, corporation or agency shall be ordered by the commission to comply with the conditions of the certificate within a reasonable period of time. If such person, firm, corporation, state agency or municipal agency fails to comply with such order of the commission within such time as specified by the commission, the commission may impose a civil fine of not more than five thousand dollars per day or revoke such certificate at any time from the date of notification specified by the commission, for any continued operation of such development until the commission has determined that all certificate conditions have been satisfied.

(c) The State Traffic Commission shall issue its decision on an application for a certificate under subsection (a) of this section not later than one hundred twenty days after it is filed, except that, if the commission needs additional information from the applicant, it shall notify the applicant in writing as to what information is required and (1) the commission may toll the running of such one-hundred-twenty-day period by the number of days between and including the date such notice is received by the applicant and the date the additional information is received by the commission, and (2) if the commission receives the additional information during the last ten days of the one-hundred-twenty-day period and needs additional time to review and analyze such information, it may extend such period by not more than fifteen days. The State Traffic Commission may also, at its discretion, postpone action on any application submitted pursuant to this section or section 14-311a until such time as it is shown that an application has been filed with and approved by the municipal planning and zoning agency or other responsible municipal agency.

(d) In determining the advisability of such certification, the State Traffic Commission shall include, in its consideration, highway safety, the width and character of the highways affected, the density of traffic thereon, the character of such traffic and the opinion and findings of the traffic authority of the municipality wherein the development is located. If the State Traffic Commission determines that traffic signals, pavement markings, channelization, pavement widening or other changes or traffic control devices are required to handle traffic safely and efficiently, one hundred per cent of the cost thereof shall be borne by the person building, establishing or operating such open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic, except that such cost associated with the construction of a municipal building wholly owned and operated by a municipality shall not be borne by any municipal agency. The Commissioner of Transportation may issue a permit to said person to construct or install the changes required by the State Traffic Commission.

(e) Any person aggrieved by any decision of the State Traffic Commission hereunder may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district in which it is proposed to operate such establishment. The provisions of this section except insofar as such provisions relate to expansion shall not apply to any open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic in operation on July 1, 1967.

Sec. 16. Section 14-311c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No group of persons, firms, corporations, state agencies or municipal agencies or combination thereof shall build, expand, establish or operate any open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic on any group of individual parcels of land which are separately owned but are utilized together for a single development purpose, whether or not such parcels are separated by any state, local or private roadway, having an exit or entrance on, or abutting or adjoining, any state highway or substantially affecting state highway traffic within this state until such group has procured from the State Traffic Commission a certificate that the operation thereof will not imperil the safety of the public.

(b) No local building official or state building inspector shall issue a building or foundation permit to any such group or member thereof to build, expand, establish or operate such a development until the group or member provides to such official or inspector a copy of the certificate issued under this section by the commission. No such official or inspector shall issue a certificate of occupancy to any group or member thereof until such official or inspector has confirmed with the commission that all certificate requirements have been satisfied. (1) If the commission determines that any group or member has [(1)] started building, expanding, establishing or operating such a development without first obtaining a certificate from the commission [or (2) has failed to comply with the conditions of such a certificate,] and providing a copy of such certificate to a local building official or state building inspector for purposes of obtaining a building or foundation permit, it shall order the group or member to [(A)] cease constructing, expanding, establishing or operating the development. [or (B) to comply with the conditions of the certificate within a reasonable period of time.] If such group or member fails to [(i)] cease such [work or (ii) comply with an order of the commission within such time as specified by the commission] action, the commission [or the traffic authority of the municipality wherein the development is located may make an application to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford or the judicial district where the development is located enjoining the construction, expansion, establishment or the operation of such development] may impose a civil fine of not more than five thousand dollars per day for any continued construction, expansion, establishment or operation of such development prior to the issuance of such certificate by the commission. (2) If the commission determines that any group of persons, firms, corporations, state agencies or municipal agencies, or combination thereof, has started operating such a development after obtaining a certificate from the commission and providing a copy of such certificate to a local building official or state building inspector for purposes of obtaining a building or foundation permit, but has failed to comply with the conditions of such certificate issued by the commission, the group of persons, firms, corporations, state agencies or municipal agencies, or combination thereof, shall be ordered by the commission to comply with the conditions of the certificate within a reasonable period of time. If such group of persons, firms, corporations, state agencies or municipal agencies fail to comply with such order of the commission within such time as specified by the commission, the commission may impose a civil fine of not more than five thousand dollars per day or revoke such certificate at any time from the date of notification specified by the commission, for any continued operation of such development until the commission has determined that all certificate conditions have been satisfied.

(c) The State Traffic Commission shall issue its decision on an application for a certificate under subsection (a) of this section not later than one hundred twenty days after it is filed, except that, if the commission needs additional information from the applicant, it shall notify the applicant in writing as to what information is required and (1) the commission may toll the running of such one-hundred-twenty-day period by the number of days between and including the date such notice is received by the applicant and the date the additional information is received by the commission, and (2) if the commission receives the additional information during the last ten days of the one-hundred-twenty-day period and needs additional time to review and analyze such information, it may extend such period by not more than fifteen days. The State Traffic Commission may also, at its discretion, postpone action on any application submitted pursuant to this section or section 14-311a until such time as it is shown that an application has been filed with and approved by the municipal planning and zoning agency or other responsible municipal agency.

(d) In determining the advisability of such certification, the State Traffic Commission shall include, in its consideration, highway safety, the width and character of the highways affected, the density of traffic thereon, the character of such traffic and the opinion and findings of the traffic authority of the municipality wherein the development is located. If the State Traffic Commission determines that traffic signals, pavement markings, channelization, pavement widening or other changes or traffic control devices are required to handle traffic safely and efficiently, one hundred per cent of the cost thereof shall be borne by the group building, establishing or operating such open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic, except that such cost associated with the construction of a municipal building wholly owned and operated by a municipality shall not be borne by any municipal agency. The Commissioner of Transportation may issue a permit to said group to construct or install the changes required by the State Traffic Commission, in consultation with the local traffic authority.

(e) Any group aggrieved by any decision of the State Traffic Commission hereunder may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district in which it is proposed to operate such establishment. The provisions of this section except insofar as such provisions relate to expansion shall not apply to any open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic which has received all necessary permits, variances, exceptions and approvals from the municipal zoning commission, planning commission, combined planning and zoning commission and zoning board of appeals in which such development is located prior to or on July 1, 1985, or to any such development which is in operation on that date.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) The Route 372 overpass bridge in New Britain shall be designated the "Lieutenant Sherrod E. Skinner Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 71 in New Britain, from the intersection of South Main Street and Rockwell Avenue to the Berlin town line, shall be designated the "Marine Corps League Memorial Highway".

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) The segment of Interstate 91 southbound near the Colt Building in Hartford shall be designated the "Sergeant Matthew D. Arace Memorial Highway".

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 66 from State Road 545 to Route 17 in Middletown shall be designated the "Charles E. Rau Memorial Highway".

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) A segment of a road or bridge located in New Britain shall be named in honor of Representative Anthony Tercyak.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) A segment of a road or bridge located in New Britain shall be named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Vincent J. Bracha.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 16 westbound from Route 85 to Route 66 in Colchester shall be designated the "PFC William 'Jimmy' Johnston Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Memorial Highway".

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 05994 on southbound Interstate 91 in Hartford shall be designated the "Officers' Club of Connecticut Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 05307 on eastbound Interstate 84 in Danbury shall be designated the "Association of the United States Army Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 174 from the New Britain border to Maple Hill Avenue in Newington shall be designated the "Master Police Officer Peter Lavery Memorial Highway".

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 44 from the intersection of Simsbury Road to Route 167 shall be designated the "Avon Veterans' Memorial Highway".

Sec. 28. (Effective from passage) The "In Honor of the United States Army's First Infantry Division Bridge" shall be re-designated the "United States Army's First Infantry Division Bridge".

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) The Route 140 bridge in Warehouse Point shall be designated the "World War I Bridge".

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) The Route 136 bridge over the Saugatuck River in Westport shall be designated the "William F. Cribari Bridge".

Sec. 31. (Effective from passage) The segment of road from Memorial Field to the intersection of Route 37 to Overbrook Road in New Fairfield shall be designated "Veteran's Way".

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 39 from Route 37 north to Spring Lake Road in Sherman shall be designated "Veteran's Way".

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) The segment of road from the intersection of School Street and Route 341 to Route 7 in Kent shall be designated "Veteran's Way".

Sec. 34. (Effective from passage) A segment of the Connecticut Turnpike shall be designated "AMVETS Post 1".

Sec. 35. (Effective from passage) Route 116 in Ridgefield shall be designated the "Elizabeth M. Leonard Memorial Highway".

Sec. 36. (Effective from passage) Route 35 in Ridgefield shall be designated the "Richard E. Venus Memorial Highway".

Sec. 37. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 85 in Salem shall be designated the "Officer H. David Cordell Memorial Highway".

Sec. 38. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 4 eastbound from Brickyard Road to Route 10 in Farmington shall be designated the "Lieutenant Colonel Warren Lane Memorial Highway".

Sec. 39. (Effective from passage) The segment of Route 5 from Route 150 to the Meriden border in Wallingford shall be designated the "VFW CT Ladies Auxiliary Highway".

Sec. 40. Sections 4 and 31 of public act 05-279 are repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 41. Section 6 of special act 99-17 is repealed. (Effective from passage)

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

13a-80(c)

Sec. 2

from passage

15-11a(b)

Sec. 3

from passage

15-11a(f)

Sec. 4

from passage

15-13c(e)

Sec. 5

from passage

15-13c(g)

Sec. 6

July 1, 2007

14-260n

Sec. 7

October 1, 2007

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

13b-57

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

New section

Sec. 11

from passage

New section

Sec. 12

from passage

13b-4d(a)

Sec. 13

July 1, 2007

New section

Sec. 14

from passage

New section

Sec. 15

from passage

14-311

Sec. 16

from passage

14-311c

Sec. 17

from passage

New section

Sec. 18

from passage

New section

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

from passage

New section

Sec. 21

from passage

New section

Sec. 22

from passage

New section

Sec. 23

from passage

New section

Sec. 24

from passage

New section

Sec. 25

from passage

New section

Sec. 26

from passage

New section

Sec. 27

from passage

New section

Sec. 28

from passage

New section

Sec. 29

from passage

New section

Sec. 30

from passage

New section

Sec. 31

from passage

New section

Sec. 32

from passage

New section

Sec. 33

from passage

New section

Sec. 34

from passage

New section

Sec. 35

from passage

New section

Sec. 36

from passage

New section

Sec. 37

from passage

New section

Sec. 38

from passage

New section

Sec. 39

from passage

New section

Sec. 40

from passage

Repealer section

Sec. 41

from passage

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To amend statutes concerning the Department of Transportation.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]