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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 5256

February Session, 2012


LCO No. 1122




Referred to Committee on Environment


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. Subsection (h) of section 25-68d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) The provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, and (f) and (g) of this section shall not apply to the following critical activities above the one-hundred-year flood elevation that involve state funded housing reconstruction, rehabilitation or renovation, provided the state agency that provides funding for such activity certifies that it complies with the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program and the requirements of this subsection: (1) Projects involving the renovation or rehabilitation of existing housing on the Department of Economic and Community Development's most recent affordable housing appeals list; (2) construction of minor structures to an existing building for the purpose of providing handicapped accessibility pursuant to the State Building Code; (3) construction of open decks attached to residential structures, properly anchored in accordance with the State Building Code; (4) the demolition and reconstruction of existing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, provided there is no increase in the number of dwelling units and (A) such reconstruction is limited to the footprint of the existing foundation of the building or buildings used for such purpose, or which could be used for such purpose subsequent to reconstruction, or (B) such reconstruction is on a parcel of land where the elevation of such land is above the one-hundred-year flood elevation. [, provided there is no placement of fill within an adopted Federal Emergency Management Agency flood zone.]

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

Section 1

from passage


Statement of Purpose:

To modify an exemption for certain reconstruction activities taking place above the one-hundred-year flood elevation.

[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.]