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Sec. 13a-252. Certain ferries to be operated by state. Fees. Rocky Hill ferry deemed a state historic structure.

      Sec. 13a-252. Certain ferries to be operated by state. Fees. Rocky Hill ferry deemed a state historic structure. (a) The ferries crossing the Connecticut River, known as the Rocky Hill ferry and the Chester and Hadlyme ferry, shall be maintained and operated by the Commissioner of Transportation at the expense of the state. The rates of toll or the charges to be made for travel upon said ferries shall be fixed by the commissioner with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The commissioner may establish a discounted commuter rate for travel upon said ferries.

      (b) All expense of maintenance, repairs and operation of said ferries shall be paid by the Comptroller on vouchers of the commissioner. The commissioner shall include in his report to the General Assembly a report of the receipts and expenditures incidental to the control and maintenance of said ferries. Said Rocky Hill ferry shall be maintained as a state historic structure and shall be so marked with an appropriate plaque by the commissioner in cooperation with the Department of Economic and Community Development.

      (1949 Rev., S. 2349; 1951, S. 1277d; 1958 Rev., S. 13-99; 1963, P.A. 226, S. 252; 1969, P.A. 768, S. 133; P.A. 73-441; 73-675, S. 39; P.A. 74-342, S. 34, 43; P.A. 75-568, S. 32, 45; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3, S. 40; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); Sept. 8 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 8; P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-143, S. 7; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 30; P.A. 11-48, S. 164.)

      History: 1963 act replaced previous provisions: See title history; 1969 act replaced highway commissioner with commissioner of transportation; P.A. 73-441 added provision re Rocky Hill Ferry's status as state historic structure; P.A. 73-675 replaced highway fund with transportation fund; P.A. 74-342 replaced reference to Sec. 4-32 with reference to Sec. 13b-61; P.A. 75-568 deleted reference to deposits of receipts in transportation fund in accordance with Sec. 13b-61; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of finance and control with secretary of the office of policy and management; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3 added provisions re rates of tolls or charges, effective August 20, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced Connecticut Historical Commission with Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; Sept. 8 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 divided existing provisions into Subsecs. (a) and (b) and amended Subsec. (a) to authorize a discounted commuter rate, effective September 10, 2003; P.A. 04-143 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate rate increases effective after August 20, 2003, effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (b) to replace "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Department of Economic and Community Development", effective July 1, 2011.

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