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General Assembly


Substitute Bill No. 6650

    January Session, 2009



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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) (a) The Department of Transportation shall establish a fleet of zero emission buses to be operated by the department at transit districts throughout the state. At least ten per cent of all new transit buses purchased by the department from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2014, inclusive, shall be zero emission buses, if the cost of purchasing such buses qualifies for federal funds pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5.

(b) Zero emission buses shall be assigned to or operated by transit districts at locations identified by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and the Connecticut transit districts, after review and assessment of transit district operations, refueling and fleet locations consistent with the Connecticut Fuel Cell Economic Development Plan (Hydrogen Roadmap), developed pursuant to section 32-9ww of the general statutes.

(c) Zero emission buses shall use fuel cell technology manufactured principally in the state or other zero emission technology.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2009

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In section 1, the effective date was changed from October 1, 2009, to July 1, 2009, to conform with the date of July 1, 2009, in the text of section 1, and in subsection (c) of section 1, "consist of" was changed to "use" for accuracy.


Joint Favorable Subst.