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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 9305

   
 

*SB0103309305HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. BERGER, 73rd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1033

File No. 986

Cal. No. 717

Strike section 502 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 502. Section 4-66aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established, within the General Fund, a separate, nonlapsing account to be known as the ["land protection, affordable housing and historic preservation account"] "community investment account". The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The funds in the account shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) [Twenty-five] Twenty per cent to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Department of Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; [and] (4) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) Five hundred thousand dollars annually for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j, as amended by this act; (B) five hundred thousand dollars, annually for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k, as amended by this act; (C) one hundred thousand dollars annually to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) seventy-five thousand dollars annually for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; and (E) the remainder for farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422; and (5) twenty per cent to the Department of Economic and Community Development to use for brownfields development projects. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, from the effective date of this section until July 1, 2011, the funds in the community investment account established pursuant to said subsection shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) Twenty per cent to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) twenty per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) twenty per cent to the Department of Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; and (4) forty per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) Five hundred thousand dollars annually for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j, as amended by this act; (B) five hundred thousand dollars, annually, for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k, as amended by this act; (C) one hundred thousand dollars, annually, to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) seventy-five thousand dollars, annually, for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; and (E) the remainder to the agricultural sustainability account established pursuant to section 503 of this act. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided, except the Department of Agriculture may also use such funds for the administration of farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422."