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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 8284

   
 

*HB0646608284SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6466

File No. 961

Cal. No. 649

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) (a) As used in this section, "Mid-Connecticut Project municipalities" means the municipalities that have contracts with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority to annually dispose of a minimum amount of municipal solid waste through the Mid-Connecticut Project facilities.

(b) The Mid-Connecticut Project municipalities may establish a Mid-Connecticut Project Oversight Committee upon a vote by the legislative body of municipalities that constitute (1) a majority of the Mid-Connecticut Project municipalities, and (2) more than fifty per cent of the annual minimum municipal solid waste tonnage committed by the Mid-Connecticut Project municipalities under contracts with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. Any resolution adopted by such municipalities for the purpose of establishing said committee shall specify the membership on said committee and the appropriate rules of procedure. Said committee shall approve or reject any proposed capital expenditure of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority concerning the Mid-Connecticut Project that exceeds three million dollars, or any decision that may have a fiscal impact on the Mid-Connecticut Project that equals or exceeds three million dollars in the aggregate.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 446e of the general statutes, if the Mid-Connecticut Project municipalities establish a Mid-Connecticut Project Oversight Committee pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority may not (1) expend or commit to expend money for a capital expenditure concerning the Mid-Connecticut Project that exceeds three million dollars, or (2) take any action that may have a fiscal impact on the Mid-Connecticut Project that equals or exceeds three million dollars in the aggregate, without the approval of the said committee, except that nothing contained in this section shall limit the right of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority to comply with the provisions of any existing contract with or for the benefit of the owners or holders of any bonds or other obligations of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and nothing contained in this section shall be construed to alter, impair, diminish or otherwise affect the rights of such owners or holders. "