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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 6290

January Session, 2011


LCO No. 2863



Referred to Committee on Commerce


Introduced by:


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

Section 1. Subsection (e) of section 32-56 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(e) Any business facility located in a municipality declared by the commissioner to be severely impacted by a prime defense contract cutback or major aerospace or defense plant closure pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, which facility would be a "manufacturing facility", as defined in subsection (d) of section 32-9p, but for the fact that the facility is not in a "distressed municipality", as defined in subsection (b) of section 32-9p, will be deemed a manufacturing facility for the purposes of sections 32-9p to 32-9s, inclusive, section 12-217e, and subdivisions (59) and (60) of section 12-81, if the purpose of the construction, expansion, renovation or acquisition of such facility is not dependent on prime defense contracts or related subcontracts. The provisions of this section shall apply to a business facility located in a building that was vacant (1) on July 1, 1998, and was formerly used for defense manufacturing, or [as] (2) on or after the effective date of this section and was formerly a major aerospace or defense plant with not less than eight hundred employees.

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

Section 1

from passage


Statement of Purpose:

To extend certain economic development programs to businesses located in former aerospace or defense plant facilities that are vacant and used to employ at least eight hundred people.

[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.]