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Substitute Senate Bill No. 842

Public Act No. 13-239

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, ELIMINATION OF THE ACCUMULATED GAAP DEFICIT AND OTHER PURPOSES.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 316,120,522.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of consolidation of higher education systems with the state's CORE system, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information Sharing System, not exceeding $ 7,900,000;

(3) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $ 50,000,000;

(4) To capitalize a transit-oriented development predevelopment fund, provided such fund (A) is developed as a public-private partnership, and (B) raises not less than two million dollars from nonstate resources, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(5) Development and implementation of databases in the CORE financial system associated with results-based accountability, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 750,000.

(c) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for improved accessibility to state facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) Development, including acquisition and equipment, of a new thermal facility, including expansion of the distribution pipeline, for the capitol area district heating and cooling system in Hartford, not exceeding $ 29,000,000;

(3) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements at state-occupied buildings, not exceeding $ 25,000,000;

(4) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:

(1) Design, construction and equipment for a consolidated communications center at the headquarters building in Middletown, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(2) Replacement and upgrade of radio communication systems, not exceeding $ 19,500,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden, not exceeding $ 1,500,000.

(e) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,703,000.

(f) For the Military Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the skylight and the water and heating systems at the Governor William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, not exceeding $ 3,150,000.

(g) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 6,000,000;

(2) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $ 4,500,000;

(3) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) For the Capital Region Development Authority:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, not exceeding $ 4,122,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the XL Center in Hartford, not exceeding $ 35,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $ 2,275,000.

(k) For the Department of Education: For the technical high school system: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology at all technical high schools, not exceeding $ 28,000,000.

(l) For the Board of Regents for Higher Education:

(1) At all regional community colleges:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(B) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(C) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation, code compliance and acquisition of property, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(2) At Quinebaug Valley Community College:

(A) Parking and site improvements, not exceeding $ 2,189,622;

(B) Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system improvements, not exceeding $ 1,750,000.

(3) At Tunxis Community College: Feasibility study for acquisition of property for creation of a premanufacturing work space and relocation of continuing education operations, not exceeding $ 250,000.

(4) At Middlesex Community College: Planning, design and construction of a new academic building, not exceeding $ 4,800,000.

(m) For the Department of Correction: Alterations, renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, and for support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(n) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,230,900.

(o) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(3) Mechanical upgrades and code-required improvements at the superior courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(4) Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2013) For the purposes of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 4 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 4, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 1 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2013) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 2 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 2, if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 2 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2013) The bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 1 to 6 inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 9 to 11, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 90,000,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act shall be used by the Department of Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated:

(1) Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 70,000,000, provided not more than $ 1,000,000 shall be used for development of adult family homes, not more than $ 1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program and not more than $ 30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio;

(2) Permanent supportive housing initiatives established in section 17a-485c of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 20,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 11. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section and sections 8 to 10, inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section and sections 8 to 10, inclusive, of this act and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 8 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 12. (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 13 to 19, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 233,150,000.

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence and purchase of vehicles, not exceeding $ 20,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for infrastructure projects and programs, including planning, property acquisition, site preparation, construction and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 50,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Agriculture: For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(c) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding $ 1,400,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure, not exceeding $ 15,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grants-in-aid to nursing homes for alterations, renovations and improvements for conversion to other uses in support of right-sizing, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(2) Small Business Express program established by section 32-7g of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 50,000,000;

(3) Brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects, not exceeding $ 20,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Housing: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the incentive housing zone program established pursuant to chapter 124b of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Health: For the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid for capital start-up costs related to the development of new interdistrict magnet school programs to assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , for the purpose of purchasing a building or portable classrooms, subject to the reversion provisions in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 10-264h of the general statutes, leasing space, and purchasing equipment, including, but not limited to, computers and classroom furniture, not exceeding $ 17,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations, not exceeding $ 11,500,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to local or regional boards of education for capital costs related to the expansion of enrollment in the state-wide interdistrict public school attendance program pursuant to section 10-266aa of the general statutes, to assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., for building renovations, classroom expansions and the purchase of equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, laboratory equipment and classroom furniture, not exceeding $ 750,000.

(i) For the State Library: Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 15. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 16. (Effective July 1, 2013) For the purposes of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19 inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 15 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 15, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 12 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2013) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2013) In accordance with section 13 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education and the State Library may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 13. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 19. (Effective July 1, 2013) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 13 of this act that is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 18 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount shall be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority, no lien need be placed.

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 348,338,805.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of consolidation of higher education systems with the state's CORE system, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information Sharing System, not exceeding $ 5,500,000;

(3) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 750,000.

(c) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for improved accessibility to state facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements at state-occupied buildings, not exceeding $ 25,000,000;

(3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:

(1) Replacement and upgrade of radio communication systems, not exceeding $ 45,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,697,000.

(f) For the Military Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(2) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 25,000,000;

(3) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $ 6,900,000;

(4) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) For the Capital Region Development Authority: Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, not exceeding $ 3,727,500.

(i) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $ 4,175,000.

(k) For the Department of Education: For the technical high school system: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology at all technical high schools, not exceeding $ 15,500,000.

(l) For the Board of Regents for Higher Education:

(1) At all regional community colleges:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(B) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(C) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation, code compliance and acquisition of property, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(2) At Housatonic Community College:

(A) Parking garage improvements, not exceeding $ 3,907,258;

(B) Implementation of phase III of the master plan for renovations and additions to Lafayette Hall, not exceeding $ 40,467,047.

(3) At Middlesex Community College: Planning, design and construction of a new academic building not exceeding $ 39,200,000.

(m) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(n) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,515,000.

(o) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown, not exceeding $ 13,000,000;

(3) Mechanical upgrades and code-required improvements at the superior courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $ 8,500,000;

(4) Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 23. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 23 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 23, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 20 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 21 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 21, if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 21 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 26. (Effective July 1, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 20 to 25, inclusive, of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 27. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 28 to 30, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 70,000,000.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act shall be used by the Department of Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 70,000,000, provided not more than $ 1,000,000 shall be used for development of adult family homes, not more than $ 1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program and not more than $ 30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio.

Sec. 29. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 30. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section and sections 27 to 29, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section and sections 27 to 29, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 27 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 31. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 175,000,000.

Sec. 32. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Policy and Management: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence and purchase of vehicles, not exceeding $ 20,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Agriculture: For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(c) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(5) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure, not exceeding $ 15,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Economic and Community Development:

(1) Grants-in-aid to nursing homes for alterations, renovations and improvements for conversion to other uses in support of right-sizing, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

(2) For the small Business Express program established by section 32-7g of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 50,000,000;

(3) Brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Public Health: For the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid for capital start-up costs related to the development of new interdistrict magnet school programs to assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , for the purpose of purchasing a building or portable classrooms, subject to the reversion provisions in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 10-264h of the general statutes, leasing space, and purchasing equipment, including, but not limited to, computers and classroom furniture, not exceeding $ 7,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations, not exceeding $ 15,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to assist targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment in low-performing schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) For the State Library: Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 34. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 35. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38 inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 34 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 34, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 31 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 36. (Effective July 1, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 37. (Effective July 1, 2014) In accordance with section 32 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education and the State Library may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 32. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 38. (Effective July 1, 2014) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 32 of this act that is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 37 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount shall be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 39. (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 40 to 44, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 706,919,100.

Sec. 40. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 39 to 44, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. For the Department of Transportation:

(a) For the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(1) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 113,000,000;

(2) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $ 8,500,000;

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 54,000,000;

(4) Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding $ 33,000,000;

(6) Capital resurfacing and related reconstruction, not exceeding $ 68,900,000;

(7) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's bridges, not exceeding $ 60,687,500;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $ 55,000,000;

(9) Local Transportation Capital Program, not exceeding $ 45,000,000;

(10) For the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses described in this subdivision, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 60,000,000. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds described in this subdivision shall be used by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, for payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j of the general statutes, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j of the general statutes;

(11) Local Bridge Program, not exceeding $ 15,000,000;

(12) Preliminary engineering studies to improve and widen the interchange of Interstate 91 and Interstate 84 in Hartford, not exceeding $ 200,000.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports: Development and improvement of general aviation airport facilities including grants-in-aid to municipal airports, excluding Bradley International Airport, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(c) For the Bureau of Public Transportation:

(1) For bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $ 143,000,000;

(2) Preliminary engineering studies for upgrades of MetroNorth track infrastructure between New Haven and the state of New York, not exceeding $ 200,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) For department facilities, not exceeding $ 18,731,600;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 24,700,000.

Sec. 41. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 39 to 44, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-23 of the general statutes, any advisory statement regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 42. (Effective July 1, 2013) For the purposes of sections 39 to 44, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 41 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 41, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 43. (Effective July 1, 2013) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 40 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized, shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission with respect to the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 44. (Effective July 1, 2013) Bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 39 to 43, inclusive, of this act shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-61a of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 45. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 46 to 50, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 588,830,000.

Sec. 46. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. For the Department of Transportation:

(a) For the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(1) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 13,000,000;

(2) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $ 8,500,000;

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 44,000,000;

(4) Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations, not exceeding $ 13,990,000;

(5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding $ 33,000,000;

(6) Capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects, not exceeding $ 68,900,000;

(7) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's bridges, not exceeding $ 60,440,000;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $ 55,000,000;

(9) Local Transportation Capital Program, not exceeding $ 45,000,000;

(10) For the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses described in this subdivision, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 60,000,000. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds described in sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, shall be used by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, for payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j of the general statutes, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j of the general statutes.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports: Development and improvements of general aviation airport facilities including grants-in-aid to municipal airports, excluding Bradley International Airport, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(c) For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $ 143,000,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding $ 16,000,000;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 26,000,000.

Sec. 47. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-31 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 48. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 47 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 47, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 49. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 46 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized, shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 50. (Effective July 1, 2014) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-61a of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 51. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion two hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four] one billion three hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014. All provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (D) for the Department of Social Services: Child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multipurpose human resource centers and food distribution facilities, not exceeding thirty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars, provided four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; (E) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (F) for the Office of Policy and Management: (i) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for a pilot demonstration program to leverage private contributions for redevelopment of designated historic preservation areas, not exceeding one million dollars; (ii) grants-in-aid for urban development projects including economic and community development, transportation, environmental protection, public safety, children and families and social services projects and programs, including, in the case of economic and community development projects administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by the Department of Economic and Community Development, administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding [one billion one hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand] one billion two hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

(2) (A) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (F)(ii). (B) Twelve million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries. (C) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for small business gap financing. (D) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for regional economic development revolving loan funds. (E) One million four hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for rehabilitation and renovation of the Black Rock Library in Bridgeport. (F) Two million five hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for site acquisition, renovation and rehabilitation for the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford. (G) Three million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for the acquisition of land and the development of commercial or retail property in New Haven. (H) Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for repairs and replacement of the fishing pier at Cummings Park in Stamford.

Sec. 52. Subsection (a) of section 4-66g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [two hundred twenty million] two hundred sixty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

Sec. 53. Subsection (a) of section 4a-10 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [three hundred eighty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars] four hundred sixty-four million one hundred thousand dollars, provided thirty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014.

Sec. 54. Section 7-538 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [seven hundred five million dollars, provided thirty million] seven hundred sixty-five million dollars, provided thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for the purposes of sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 55. (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred twelve million eight hundred fifty-nine thousand eight hundred fourteen dollars, provided fifty-six million four hundred twenty-nine thousand nine hundred seven dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for grants-in-aid to municipalities for municipal purposes and projects.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 56. Subsection (a) of section 8-336n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purpose of capitalizing the Housing Trust Fund created by section 8-336o, the State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [one hundred sixty] two hundred twenty million dollars, provided (1) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2008, (5) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2009, (6) twenty-five million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2011, [and] (7) twenty-five million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2012, (8) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2013, and (9) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2014. The proceeds of the sale of bonds pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Housing Trust Fund.

Sec. 57. Subsection (a) of section 10-66jj of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [twenty] thirty million dollars, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2008] 2014.

Sec. 58. Section 10-287d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the purposes of funding (1) grants to projects that have received approval of the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services pursuant to sections 10-287 and 10-287a, subsection (a) of section 10-65 and section 10-76e, (2) grants to assist school building projects to remedy safety and health violations and damage from fire and catastrophe, and (3) technical high school projects pursuant to section 10-283b, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [nine billion one hundred forty-five million nine hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided five hundred eighty-four million] ten billion one hundred twenty-six million one hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided four hundred sixty-nine million nine hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 59. Section 10-292k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

For purposes of funding interest subsidy grants, except for interest subsidy grants made pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-292m, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [three hundred fifty-six million four hundred thousand dollars, provided eight million three hundred thousand] three hundred sixty-one million seven hundred thousand dollars, provided four million three hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances, such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 60. Section 11-24c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The State Library Board shall make construction grants to public libraries established pursuant to this chapter. The board shall: (1) Establish criteria for the purpose of developing a priority listing of all construction projects, and (2) prior to September 1, 2007, grant an amount equal to one-third of the total construction cost, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars for each approved project within the limits of the available [appropriation] funding for such projects. In the event that the [appropriation] available funding is insufficient to fund projects as provided above, projects remaining on the priority list shall be included in the priority listing for the next fiscal year. Each application for such grant shall be filed on or before September first, annually, on forms to be prescribed by said board.

(b) For applications submitted on or after September 1, 2007, and prior to July 1, 2013, the board shall grant an amount equal to one-third the total construction cost, not to exceed one million dollars, for each approved project within the limits of the available [appropriation] funding for such projects. For applications submitted on or after July 1, 2013, the board shall grant an amount up to one-half of the total construction cost, not to exceed one million dollars, for each approved project within the limits of the available funding for such projects.

(c) The State Library Board shall make emergency repair grants to public libraries established pursuant to this chapter for emergency repairs to buildings and equipment, as approved by the board. The board may grant an amount up to one-half of the emergency repair cost, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars for each approved emergency repair project within the limits of the available funding for such project.

Sec. 61. Subsection (c) of section 11-24a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) Any public library not designated as a principal public library shall be a "nonprincipal public library". A nonprincipal public library in a municipality may be eligible to receive a state grant, construction cost grant, emergency repair grant or Connecticard grant provided it meets the following conditions: There is a separate board of trustees or governing body for each such nonprincipal public library; there is a different library director and staff for each such library; there is a separate library facility; and there is a separate town appropriation to each such library.

Sec. 62. Subsection (c) of section 16-243y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The department shall award grants or loans under the microgrid grant and loan pilot program to any number of recipients. [, provided the total amount of grants and loans awarded under the program shall not exceed fifteen million dollars. ] To the extent possible, the amount of loans and grants awarded under the program shall be evenly distributed between small, medium and large municipalities. Such grants and loans shall only be used to provide assistance to recipients for the cost of design, engineering services and interconnection infrastructure for any such microgrid. The department may establish any financing mechanism to provide or leverage additional funding to support the development of distributed energy generation and microgrids that is not limited to the cost of interconnection infrastructure.

Sec. 63. Section 22-26hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one hundred fifty million two hundred fifty thousand] one hundred seventy million two hundred fifty thousand dollars, the proceeds of which shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26cc, provided not more than ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014, and further provided not more than two million dollars shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26jj. All provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 64. Subsection (c) of section 22a-478 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The funding of an eligible water quality project shall be pursuant to a project funding agreement between the state, acting by and through the commissioner, and the municipality undertaking such project and shall be evidenced by a project fund obligation or grant account loan obligation, or both, or an interim funding obligation of such municipality issued in accordance with section 22a-479. A project funding agreement shall be in a form prescribed by the commissioner. Eligible water quality projects shall be funded as follows:

(1) A nonpoint source pollution abatement project shall receive a project grant of seventy-five per cent of the cost of the project determined to be eligible by the commissioner.

(2) A combined sewer project shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project, and (B) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(3) A construction contract eligible for financing awarded by a municipality on or after July 1, 2012, as a project undertaken for nutrient removal shall receive a project grant of thirty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs. Nutrient removal projects under design or construction on July 1, 2012, and projects that have been constructed but have not received permanent, Clean Water Fund financing, on July 1, 2012, shall be eligible to receive a project grant of thirty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(4) If supplemental federal grant funds are available for Clean Water Fund projects specifically related to the clean-up of Long Island Sound that are funded on or after July 1, 2012, a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p, may receive a combination of state and federal grants in an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the allowable water quality project costs.

(5) A municipality with a water pollution control project, the construction of which began on or after July 1, 2003, which has (A) a population of five thousand or less, or (B) a population of greater than five thousand which has a discrete area containing a population of less than five thousand that is not contiguous with the existing sewerage system, shall be eligible to receive a grant in the amount of twenty-five per cent of the design and construction phase of eligible project costs, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(6) The first three construction contracts entered into by municipalities on or before July 1, 2018, that are eligible for financing as projects undertaken for phosphorus removal to at or below two-tenths milligrams per liter effluent discharge, shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with such phosphorus removal, (B) except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project, and (C) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs. If more than three projects are eligible for the financing provided under this subdivision, the commissioner shall give priority, first to projects with the lowest permitted limit of phosphorus discharge as contained in a valid discharge permit issued pursuant to section 22a-430, and then to those that remove the greatest amount of phosphorus, as measured in pounds per year.

[(6)] (7) Any other eligible water quality project shall receive (A) a project grant of twenty per cent of the eligible cost, and (B) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible project cost.

[(7)] (8) Project agreements to fund eligible project costs with grants from the Clean Water Fund that were executed during or after the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, shall not be reduced according to the provisions of the regulations adopted under section 22a-482.

[(8)] (9) On or after July 1, 2002, an eligible water quality project that exclusively addresses sewer collection and conveyance system improvements may receive a loan for one hundred per cent of the eligible costs provided such project does not receive a project grant. Any such sewer collection and conveyance system improvement project shall be rated, ranked, and funded separately from other water pollution control projects and shall be considered only if it is highly consistent with the state's conservation and development plan, or is primarily needed as the most cost effective solution to an existing area-wide pollution problem and incorporates minimal capacity for growth.

[(9)] (10) All loans made in accordance with the provisions of this section for an eligible water quality project shall bear an interest rate of two per cent per annum. The commissioner may allow any project fund obligation, grant account loan obligation or interim funding obligation for an eligible water quality project to be repaid by a borrowing municipality prior to maturity without penalty.

Sec. 65. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, as amended by this act, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts, not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion two hundred twenty-seven million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided ninety-four million] one billion five hundred twelve million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided two hundred eighteen million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

Sec. 66. Subsection (d) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall preclude the State Bond Commission from authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [two billion four hundred twenty-five million one hundred eighty thousand dollars, provided two hundred thirty-eight million three hundred sixty thousand] three billion one hundred thirty-seven million five hundred eighty thousand dollars, provided three hundred thirty-one million nine hundred seventy thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014, that are not general obligations of the state of Connecticut to which the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal and interest. Such revenue bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such revenue bonds. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes authorized to be issued under sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, including the repayment of municipal loan obligations; nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon except to the extent of such pledged revenues or the receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes under the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor or to make any appropriation for their payment. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes shall not constitute a charge, lien or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any property of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, except the property mortgaged or otherwise encumbered under the provisions and for the purposes of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The substance of such limitation shall be plainly stated on the face of each revenue bond, revenue state bond anticipation note and revenue state grant anticipation note issued pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state and such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, when issued, shall not be included in computing the aggregate indebtedness of the state in respect to and to the extent of any such limitation. As part of the contract of the state with the owners of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the debt service requirements with respect to such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes shall be deemed appropriated, but only from the sources pledged pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The proceeds of such revenue bonds or notes may be deposited in the Clean Water Fund for use in accordance with the permitted uses of such fund. Any expense incurred in connection with the carrying out of the provisions of this section, including the costs of issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes may be paid from the accrued interest and premiums or from any other proceeds of the sale of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes or revenue state grant anticipation notes and in the same manner as other obligations of the state. All provisions of subsections (g), (k), (l), (s) and (u) of section 3-20 or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all revenue bonds, state revenue bond anticipation notes and state revenue grant anticipation notes authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. For the purposes of subsection (o) of section 3-20, "bond act" shall be construed to include said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive.

Sec. 67. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion fifteen million three hundred thousand] one billion one hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars, provided one hundred forty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2011, and twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for small business development. Two hundred eighty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012, and forty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for small business development and not more than twenty million dollars of said authorization may be made available for businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state. Any amount of said authorizations that are made available for small business development or businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state but are not exhausted for such purpose by the first day of the fiscal year subsequent to the fiscal year in which such amount was made available shall be used for the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section. For purposes of this subsection, a "small business" is one employing not more than one hundred employees.

Sec. 68. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to generate net proceeds of not more than seven hundred fifty million dollars, and to apply the net proceeds of such issuance to the reduction of the accumulated deficit of the state in the General Fund reported in the audited financial statements of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, as determined using generally accepted accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in an amount sufficient to refund such bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued pursuant to this section. In addition to the bonds, notes or other obligations authorized by this section to eliminate a portion of such deficit, the Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in such additional amounts as the Treasurer shall determine to pay the costs of issuance of such bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section, and up to two years of interest payable or accrued on such bonds, notes or other obligations.

(b) All such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, notes or other obligations, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. All such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest in such manner and on such terms as the Treasurer may determine is in the best interest of the state, and shall be signed in the name of the state and on its behalf by the Treasurer. All such bonds, notes or other obligations shall mature at such time or times not later than June 30, 2028, in such principal amounts and at such times, bear such date or dates, be payable at such place or places, bear interest at such rate or different or varying rates, payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration and transfer privileges, be payable in such medium of payment, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium and have such additional security, covenant or contract provisions, as appropriate or necessary to improve their marketability, as the Treasurer shall determine prior to their issuance. In connection with such bonds, notes or other obligations, the Treasurer may enter into such paying agent agreements, indentures of trust, escrow agreements or other agreements, with such parties and with such provisions as the Treasurer determines are appropriate or necessary.

(c) The Treasurer may obtain from a commercial bank or insurance company authorized to do business within or without this state a letter of credit, line of credit or other liquidity facility or credit facility for the purpose of providing funds for the payments in respect of bonds, notes or other obligations required by the holder thereof to be redeemed or repurchased prior to maturity or for providing additional security for such bonds, notes or other obligations. In connection with any such liquidity facility or credit facility, the Treasurer may enter into any reimbursement agreements, remarketing agreements, standby purchase agreements or any other necessary or appropriate agreements on behalf of the state in connection with securing, insuring or remarketing such bonds, notes or other obligations, on such terms and conditions as the Treasurer determines to be in the best interest of the state. The Treasurer is authorized to pledge the full faith and credit of the state to the state's payment obligations under any such agreement and the Treasurer is authorized to include such pledge in any such agreement as part of the contract with the provider of such liquidity facility or credit facility. The Treasurer shall apply any appropriation for the payment of such bonds, notes or other obligations to such reimbursement repayment if such liquidity facility or credit facility is drawn upon. As part of the contract of the state with the other parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the state's payment obligations under such agreement, appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the state under any such agreement is hereby made and the Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(d) In connection with or incidental to the carrying of such bonds, notes or other obligations, or in connection with or incidental to the sale and issuance of such bonds, notes or other obligations, the Treasurer may enter into such contracts as the Treasurer may determine to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligation of the state, as represented by the bonds, notes or other obligations, in whole or in part, on such interest rate or cash flow basis as the Treasurer may determine, including without limitation, interest rate swap agreements, insurance agreements, forward payment conversion agreements, futures contracts, contracts providing for payments based on levels of, or changes in, interest rates or market indices, contracts to manage interest rate risk, including without limitation, interest rate floors or caps, options, puts, calls and similar arrangements. Such contracts shall contain such payment, security, default, remedy and other terms and conditions as the Treasurer may deem appropriate and shall be entered into with such party or parties as the Treasurer may select, after giving due consideration, where applicable, for the creditworthiness of the counter party or counter parties, including any rating by a nationally recognized rating agency, the impact on any rating on outstanding bonds, notes or other obligations or any other criteria as the Treasurer may deem appropriate, provided the unsecured long-term obligations of the counter party or counter parties are rated the same or higher than the underlying rating of the state on the applicable bonds, notes or other obligations by at least one nationally recognized rating agency. The Treasurer is authorized to pledge the full faith and credit of the state to the state's payment obligations under any contract entered into pursuant to this subsection. As part of the contract of the state with the other parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the state's payment obligations under such agreement, appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the state under any such agreement is hereby made and the Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(e) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to enter judgment against the state founded (1) upon any express contract between the state and the purchasers and subsequent owners and transferees of any bonds, notes or other obligations issued or contracted to be issued by the state pursuant to this section, and (2) upon any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) of this section. Any action brought under this subsection shall be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford. The jurisdiction conferred upon the Superior Court by this subsection includes any set-off, claim or demand on the part of the state against any plaintiff commencing an action under this subsection. Such action shall be tried to the court without a jury. All legal defenses, except governmental immunity, shall be reserved to the state. Any action brought under this subsection shall be privileged in respect to assignment for trial upon motion of either party.

(f) Any expense incurred in connection with the issuance or renewal of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section shall be paid from the accrued interest and premiums on such bonds, notes or other obligations, from the proceeds of the sale of such bonds, notes or other obligations or otherwise from the General Fund. The Treasurer is authorized to issue such bonds, notes or other obligations in such form and manner that the interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations may be includable or excludable under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, in the gross income of the holders or owners of such bonds, notes or other obligations. The Treasurer may make representations and agreements for the benefit of the holders or owners of any such bonds, notes or other obligations which are necessary or appropriate to ensure the inclusion or exclusion of interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations of the state from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, including agreements to pay rebates to the federal government of investment earnings derived from the investment of the proceeds of bonds, notes or other obligations. The Treasurer may make representations and agreements for the benefit of the holders or owners of such bonds, notes or other obligations on behalf of the state to provide secondary market disclosure information. Any such agreement may include: (1) Covenants to provide secondary market disclosure information, (2) arrangements for such information to be provided with the assistance of a paying agent, trustee or other agent, and (3) remedies for breach of such agreement, which remedies may be limited to specific performance. The state shall protect and save harmless any official or former official of the state from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence on the part of such official, while acting in the discharge of his or her official duties, in providing secondary market disclosure information or performing any other duties set forth in any agreement to provide secondary market disclosure information. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude the defense of governmental immunity to any such claim, demand or suit. For purposes of this subsection "official" means any person elected or appointed to office or any state employee. This indemnity provision shall not apply to cases of wilful and wanton fraud.

(g) All such bonds, notes or other obligations, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit on the sale or transfer thereof, shall at all times be exempt from all taxation by the state or under its authority, except for estate or succession taxes, but the interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be included in the computation of any excise or franchise tax. Such bonds, notes or other obligations are hereby made and declared to be (1) legal investments for savings banks and trustees unless otherwise provided in the instrument creating the trust, (2) securities in which all public officers and bodies, all insurance companies and associations and persons carrying on an insurance business, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and savings associations, including savings and loan associations, building and loan associations, investment companies and persons carrying on a banking or investment business, all administrators, guardians, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries and all persons who are or may be authorized to invest in bonds, notes or other obligations of the state, may properly and legally invest funds, including capital in their control or belonging to them, and (3) securities that may be deposited with and shall be received by all public officers and bodies for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds, notes or other obligations of the state is or may be authorized.

Sec. 69. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) From the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2028, inclusive, there shall be deemed appropriated from the General Fund of the state in each fiscal year an amount, to be distributed over said fiscal years, equal to the difference between the accumulated deficit of the state in the General Fund, as determined using generally accepted accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board as of June 30, 2013, as estimated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and the amounts authorized in section 68 of this act. Such appropriation shall be deemed appropriated in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, and each fiscal year thereafter that any bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act are outstanding for the purpose of eliminating the accumulated General Fund deficit determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. If the annual financial report for any fiscal year, delivered by the Comptroller to the Governor in accordance with section 3-115 of the general statutes, and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, states that there is no accumulated deficit of the General Fund for such fiscal year, then no amounts shall be deemed appropriated pursuant to this section in each of the fiscal years succeeding the year for which such financial statements were delivered. The state of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds, notes and other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act, that no public or special act of the General Assembly shall diminish any appropriation hereunder until such bonds, notes or other obligations, together with the interest thereon, are fully met and discharged, provided nothing herein contained shall preclude such diminishment if and when adequate provision shall be made by law for the protection of the holders of such bonds, or if and when the Governor declares an emergency or the existence of extraordinary circumstances, in which the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes are invoked, and at least three-fifths of the members of each chamber of the General Assembly vote to diminish such required appropriation during the fiscal year for which the emergency or existence of extraordinary circumstances are determined, or in such other circumstances as may be permitted by the terms of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act.

(b) The State of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds, notes and other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act, that the state shall not treat the proceeds of any such bonds, notes or other obligations as constituting revenue of the General Fund, nor shall such proceeds be available for any current or future budget appropriation.

(c) The State Treasurer is authorized to include these pledges and undertakings for the state in such bonds, notes or other obligations.

Sec. 70. (NEW) (Effective from passage) For the purpose of this section and sections 71 to 73, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Administrative costs" means the costs paid or incurred by the administrator, including, but not limited to, peer review costs, professional fees, allocated staff costs and other out-of-pocket costs attributable to the administration and operation of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund.

(2) "Administrator" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, in its capacity as administrator of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 72 of this act.

(3) "Advisory committee" means the Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 71 of this act.

(4) "Early-stage business" means a business that has been in operation for not more than three years and is developing or testing a product or service that is (A) not yet available for commercial release, or (B) commercially available in a limited manner, including, but not limited to, market testing of prototypes and clinical trials.

(5) "Eligible recipient" means a duly accredited college or university, a nonprofit corporation or a for-profit start-up or early-stage business.

(6) "Financial assistance" means any and all forms of grants, extensions of credit, loans or loan guarantees, equity investments or other forms of financing.

(7) "Return on investment" means any and all forms of principal or interest payments, guarantee fees, returns on equity investments, royalties, options, warrants and debentures and all other forms of remuneration to the administrator in return for any financial assistance offered or provided.

Sec. 71. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There shall be a Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee that shall consist of the following thirteen members: (1) Four appointed by the Governor; (2) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (3) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (5) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (6) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (7) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (8) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Commissioner of Public Health, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio, voting members; and (9) the chief executive officer and executive director of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, who shall serve as the chairperson of the advisory committee. Each appointed member shall have skill, knowledge and experience in relevant businesses and sciences related to health care delivery, medical devices, life sciences, insurance or information technology. All initial appointments to the committee pursuant to this subsection shall be made not later than July 1, 2013. Appointed members shall each serve a term that is coterminous with the respective appointing authority. Each member shall hold office until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy occurring on the committee, other than by expiration of term, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

(b) The chairperson shall call the first meeting of the advisory committee not later than September 30, 2013. The advisory committee shall meet not less than quarterly thereafter, and at such other times as the chairperson deems necessary.

(c) No member of the advisory committee shall receive compensation for such member's services, except that each member shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred during the performance of such member's official duties.

(d) Seven members of the advisory committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory committee. The advisory committee may act by a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is in attendance, for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory committee, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(e) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel or employee of an eligible recipient, or any individual with a financial interest in an eligible recipient, to serve as a member of the advisory committee, provided such trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel, employee or individual shall abstain from deliberation, action or vote by the advisory committee in specific respect to such eligible recipient.

Sec. 72. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, to be held, administered, invested and disbursed by the administrator pursuant to this section. The fund shall contain any moneys required or permitted by law to be deposited in the fund and any moneys received from any public or private contributions, gifts, grants, donations, bequests or devises to the fund. Repayment of principal and interest on loans issued from the fund shall be credited to the fund and shall become part of the assets of the fund. Any balance remaining in the fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the fund for the fiscal year next succeeding.

(b) Any return on investment received by the administrator as a result of financial assistance provided from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients, or attributable to the investment of the fund by the administrator, shall be deposited and held for the use and benefit of the fund. Moneys in or received for the fund may be deposited with and invested by any institution as may be designated by the administrator at its sole discretion and paid as the administrator shall direct. The administrator may make payments from such deposit accounts for use in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(c) The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund shall not be deemed an account within the General Fund and shall be used exclusively for the purposes provided in this section.

(d) The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund shall be used (1) to provide financial assistance to eligible recipients as may be approved by the advisory committee pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, (2) for the repayment of state bonds in such amounts as may be required by the State Bond Commission, and (3) to pay or reimburse the administrator for administrative costs pursuant to subsection (j) of this section. Such financial assistance shall be awarded to further the development of bioscience, biomedical engineering, health information management, medical care, medical devices, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, personalized medicine and other related disciplines that are likely to lead to an improvement in or development of services, therapeutics, diagnostics or devices that are commercializable and designed to advance the coordination, quality or efficiency of health care and lower health care costs, and that promise, directly or indirectly, to lead to job growth in the state in these or related fields.

(e) All expenditures from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, except for administrative costs reimbursed to the administrator pursuant to subsection (j) of this section and amounts required for the repayment of state bonds in such amounts as may be required by the State Bond Commission, shall be approved by the advisory committee. Any such approval shall be (1) specific to an individual expenditure to be made, (2) for budgeted expenditures with such variations as the advisory committee may authorize at the time of such budget approval, or (3) for a financial assistance program to be administered by staff of the administrator, subject to limits, eligibility requirements and other conditions established by the advisory committee at the time of such program approval.

(f) Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated shall provide any necessary staff, office space, office systems and administrative support for the operation of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund in accordance with this section. In acting as administrator of the fund, the administrator shall have and may exercise all of the powers of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated set forth in section 32-39 of the general statutes, provided expenditures from the fund shall be approved by the advisory committee pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(g) The advisory committee shall establish an application and approval process with guidelines and terms for financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients. Such guidelines and terms shall include (1) a requirement that any applicant for financial assistance shall be operating in the state, or proposing to relocate operations to the state, in whole or in part, as a condition of such financial assistance, (2) limitations on the total amount of financial assistance that may be awarded in the form of loans and grants, (3) eligibility requirements for loans and grants designed to encourage and support collaborative ventures among eligible recipients, (4) peer review requirements, (5) a process for preliminary review of applications for strength and eligibility by the administrator before such applications are presented to the advisory committee for consideration, (6) return on investment objectives, and (7) such other guidelines and terms as the advisory committee determines to be necessary and appropriate in furtherance of the objectives of this section.

(h) Financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients shall be used for costs related to facilities, necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment, materials and supplies, peer review, proof of concept or relevance, compensation, and such other costs that the advisory committee determines to be eligible for financial assistance within the purposes of this section.

(i) Beginning January 1, 2014, the administrator shall prepare for each fiscal year a plan of operations and an operating and capital budget for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund. Not later than ninety days prior to the start of the fiscal year, the administrator shall submit the plan and budget to the advisory committee for its review and approval.

(j) Administrative costs shall be paid or reimbursed to the administrator from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, provided the total of such administrative costs in any fiscal year shall not exceed five per cent of the total amount of the allotted funding for such fiscal year as determined in the operating budget prepared pursuant to subsection (i) of this section. Nothing in sections 70 and 71 of this act and this section shall require the administrator to risk or expend the funds of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated in connection with the administration of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund.

(k) Not later than April 15, 2014, and annually thereafter, the administrator shall provide a report of the activities of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to the advisory committee for its review and approval. Upon its approval, the advisory committee shall provide such report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, appropriations, commerce, public health and higher education. Such report shall contain available information on the status and progress of the operations and funding of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and the types, amounts and recipients of financial assistance awarded and any returns on investment.

Sec. 73. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall authorize the issuance of bonds of the state, in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred million dollars for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 72 of this act. The amount authorized for the issuance and sale of such bonds in each of the following fiscal years shall not exceed the following corresponding amount for each such fiscal year, provided, to the extent the advisory committee does not provide for the use of all or a portion of such amount in any such fiscal year, such amount not provided for shall be carried forward and added to the authorized amount for the next succeeding fiscal year, and provided further, the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year, and each of the authorized amounts shall be effective on July first of the fiscal year indicated as follows:

 

Fiscal Year Ending

Amount

 

June Thirtieth

 
     
 

2013

$ 10,000,000

 

2014

10,000,000

 

2015

15,000,000

 

2016

15,000,000

 

2017

25,000,000

 

2018

25,000,000

 

2019

25,000,000

 

2020

25,000,000

 

2021

25,000,000

 

2022

25,000,000

     
 

Total

$ 200,000,000

(b) The State Bond Commission shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the administrator and the state, acting by and through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Treasurer, providing for the issuance of said bonds for the purposes of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, including provisions regarding the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs should be added to the proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to this section for such project or program. The memorandum of understanding shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes and the exercise of any right or power granted thereby that is not inconsistent with the provisions of this section.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, that are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section. Temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section, and from time to time renewed. All bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(d) Subject to the amount of limitations of the capping provisions in subsection (a) of this section, the principal amount of the bonds authorized under this section shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount, and such approval of such request shall be deemed the allotment by the Governor of such capital outlays within the meaning of section 4-85 of the general statutes.

Sec. 74. (NEW) (Effective November 1, 2013) (a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall establish a local transportation capital program to provide state funding, in lieu of specific federal funding available, to any municipality or local planning agency for transportation improvements to any state or locally maintained roadway or facility that is deemed eligible for federal surface transportation urban program funding.

(b) The commissioner may request the authorization of special tax obligation bonds of the state to establish such state funding. In the absence of state funding in any year, specific and eligible federal transportation funding shall remain available. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

(c) The Department of Transportation shall accept applications for such state funding from any eligible recipient, based on project priorities, through the appropriate regional planning agency. Any such state funding shall be provided to the recipient through guidelines developed by the Department of Transportation.

(d) Any transportation improvement funded pursuant to the program established in this section will have a service life of approximately twenty years.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, this program, when improvements are on a locally owned roadway or facility, shall not be deemed to be a proposed state action, activity or critical activity for the purposes of sections 25-68b to 25-68h, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 75. Subsection (b) of section 13b-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The purposes for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, are as follows:

(1) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, state highways and bridges;

(2) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, (A) state highways, (B) projects on the interstate highway system, (C) alternate highway projects in the interstate highway substitution program, commonly referred to as the interstate trade-in program, (D) state bridges, (E) mass transportation and transit facilities, (F) aeronautic facilities, excluding Bradley International Airport, and (G) waterway projects;

(3) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the local bridge program established under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, as amended by this act, and payment of state contributions to the Local Bridge Revolving Fund established under section 13a-175r, as amended by this act;

(4) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the highway safety program, including the rail-highway crossing, hazard elimination and other highway safety programs on the state highway system;

(5) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the maintenance garages and administrative facilities of the Department of Transportation;

(6) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, projects and purposes included in section 13b-57h; [and]

(7) Payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j; and

(8) Payment of funds to any municipality or local planning agency for transportation improvements pursuant to section 1 of this act.

Sec. 76. Section 13a-175p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The following terms, as used in sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation.

(2) "Eligible bridge" means a bridge located within one or more municipalities in the state, the physical condition of which requires it be removed, replaced, reconstructed, rehabilitated or improved as determined by the commissioner.

(3) "Eligible bridge project" means the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of an eligible bridge by one or more municipalities.

(4) "Grant" means any grant made to a municipality pursuant to section 13a-175s, as amended by this act.

[(4)] (5) "Grant percentage" means a percentage established by the commissioner for each municipality by (A) ranking all municipalities in descending order according to each such municipality's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita as defined in section 10-261; and (B) determining a percentage for each such municipality on a scale from not less than [ten] fifteen per cent to not more than [thirty-three] fifty per cent based upon such ranking. In any case where a municipality does not have an adjusted equalized net grand list per capita such municipality shall be deemed to have the adjusted equalized net grand list per capita of the town in which it is located.

[(5)] (6) "Local bridge program" means the local bridge program established pursuant to sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, as amended by this act.

[(6)] (7) "Local Bridge Revolving Fund" means the Local Bridge Revolving Fund created under section 13a-175r, as amended by this act.

[(7)] (8) "Municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city, consolidated town and borough, district or other political subdivision of the state, owning or having responsibility for the maintenance of all or a portion of an eligible bridge.

[(8)] (9) "Physical condition" means the physical condition of a bridge based on its structural deficiencies, sufficiency rating and load capacity all as determined by the commissioner.

[(9)] (10) "Priority list of eligible bridge projects" means the priority list of eligible bridge projects established by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of section 13a-175s, as amended by this act.

[(10)] (11) "Project costs" means the total costs of a project determined by the commissioner to be necessary and reasonable.

[(11) "Project loan" means a loan made to a municipality from the Local Bridge Revolving Fund and evidenced by the municipality's project loan obligation.

(12) "Project loan agreement" means a loan agreement with respect to a project loan as provided for in subsection (c) of section 13a-175s.

(13) "Project loan obligation" means an obligation of a municipality issued to evidence indebtedness under a project loan agreement and payable to the state for the benefit of the Local Bridge Revolving Fund.

(14) "Project grant" means a grant-in-aid made to a municipality pursuant to section 13a-175s. ]

[(15)] (12) "Supplemental project obligation" means bonds or serial notes issued by a municipality for the purpose of financing the portion of the costs of an eligible bridge project not met from the proceeds of a [project grant or project loan] grant.

Sec. 77. Section 13a-175q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The establishment of a program for the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of local bridges is a matter of state-wide concern affecting the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the state and of persons traveling within the state. It is the policy of the state to establish a timely and efficient method for municipalities to participate in this program and in furtherance thereof, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, are intended to provide authority for municipalities to approve local bridge projects, and, in connection therewith, to authorize project [loan] agreements, and the issuance of [project loan obligations and] supplemental project obligations. For the purpose of ensuring and encouraging participation by municipalities in the benefits of the local bridge program, the powers of municipalities are expressly enlarged and expanded to include the power to do all things necessary and incident to their participation in the local bridge program under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 78. Section 13a-175r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

There is established and created a fund to be known as the "Local Bridge Revolving Fund". The state shall deposit in said fund (1) all proceeds of bonds issued by the state for the purpose of making [project loans and project] grants to municipalities, including proceeds of any special tax obligation bonds which are issued for the purpose of funding the local bridge program, [through project loans and grants,] (2) any and all [payments] repayments of grants or loans made by municipalities, [in respect of project loans including loan interest,] (3) all appropriations for the purpose of making [project loans and project] grants, and (4) any additional moneys from any other source available for deposit into said fund. Moneys deposited in said fund shall be held by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other moneys, funds and accounts. Investment earnings credited to the assets of said fund shall become part of the assets of said fund. Any balance remaining in said fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in said fund for the fiscal year next succeeding. Amounts in the Local Bridge Revolving Fund shall be expended only for the purpose of funding [project loans and project] grants or for the purchase or redemption of special tax obligation bonds issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive.

Sec. 79. Section 13a-175s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The commissioner shall maintain a list of eligible bridges and shall establish a priority list of eligible bridge projects for each fiscal year. In establishing such priority list, the commissioner shall consider the physical condition of each eligible bridge.

[(b) In each fiscal year the commissioner may make project loans to municipalities in the order of the priority list of eligible bridge projects to the extent of moneys available therefor in the Local Bridge Revolving Fund. Each municipality undertaking an eligible bridge project may apply for and receive a project loan or loans. The aggregate amount of project loans made to a municipality with respect to any project shall be equal to the amount requested by the municipality up to an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the project costs allocable therefor to such municipality.

(c) Each project loan shall be made pursuant to a project loan agreement between the state, acting by and through the commissioner, and the borrowing municipality and shall be evidenced by a project loan obligation of the borrowing municipality issued in accordance with section 13a-175t. Each project loan agreement shall be in the form prescribed by the commissioner, provided that each project loan agreement shall provide for a project loan obligation bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum payable quarterly and maturing no later than ten years from the date of such obligation. ]

[(d)] (b) In each fiscal year the commissioner may make [project] grants to municipalities in the order of the priority list of eligible bridge projects to the extent moneys are available therefor. Each municipality undertaking an eligible bridge project may apply for and receive a [project] grant equal to its grant percentage multiplied by the project costs allocable to such municipality. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, in order to protect the public health and safety, the commissioner may make any grant to a municipality for an eligible bridge project without regard to the priority list if, in the opinion of the commissioner, an emergency exists making the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of an eligible bridge more urgent than any other eligible bridge project with a higher priority on such list.

[(e)] (c) All applications for [project loans and project] grants for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1985, shall be filed with the commissioner no later than October 1, 1984, and for each succeeding fiscal year all such applications shall be filed with the commissioner no later than [March] May first of the preceding fiscal year. [next preceding. ] The commissioner may for good cause extend the period of time in which any such application may be filed.

(d) The terms and conditions of each such grant made by the state, acting by and through the commissioner, may be prescribed by the commissioner. Any such grant made by the commissioner shall not be deemed to be a public works contract, as defined in section 46a-68b, and the requirements for public works contracts provided in chapters 58 and 814c shall not apply to such grant.

[(f) A project grant or project loan] (e) A grant shall not be made to a municipality with respect to an eligible bridge project unless: (1) Each municipality undertaking such project has available to it, or has made arrangements satisfactory to the commissioner to obtain, funds to pay that portion of the project costs for which it is legally obligated and which are not met by [project loans or project] grants; (2) each municipality undertaking such project provides assurances satisfactory to the commissioner that it will undertake and complete such project with due diligence and that it will operate and maintain the eligible bridge properly after completion of such project; (3) each municipality undertaking such project and seeking a [project loan or a project] grant has filed with the commissioner all applications and other documents prescribed by the commissioner; (4) each municipality undertaking such project and seeking a [project loan or a project] grant has established separate accounts for the receipt and disbursement of the [proceeds of project loans and project] grants; and (5) in any case in which an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality, evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that all such municipalities are legally bound to complete their respective portions of such project. Notwithstanding any provisions of this subsection, the commissioner may make an advance grant to a municipality for the purpose of funding the engineering cost of an eligible bridge project. Such grant shall equal the municipality's grant percentage multiplied by the engineering cost, [which cost shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the construction cost of the project,] provided the amount of such advance shall be deducted from the total grant for the project.

[(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (d) of this section, the commissioner may make project grants and project loans with respect to an eligible bridge project without regard to the priority list of eligible bridge projects if a public emergency exists requiring the immediate removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of the eligible bridge of such project to protect the public health and safety. ]

(f) No grant for an eligible bridge project made pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be a proposed state action, activity or critical activity, as such terms are defined in section 25-68b, for the purposes of sections 25-68b to 25-68h, inclusive.

Sec. 80. Section 13a-175t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) A municipality may authorize [(1) the execution and delivery of project loan agreements; (2) the issuance and sale of project loan obligations to finance its obligations under a project loan agreement; and (3)] the issuance and sale of its supplemental project obligations, in accordance with such statutory and other legal requirements as govern the issuance of obligations and the making of contracts by the municipality. Supplemental project obligations shall be general obligations of the issuing municipality and each such obligation shall recite that the full faith and credit of the issuing municipality are pledged for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon. Obligations authorized under this section shall be subject to the debt limitation provisions of section 7-374.

[(b) The legislative body of a municipality shall hold at least one public hearing on an eligible bridge project, including the authorization of project loan obligations and supplemental project obligations with respect thereto, prior to its vote on the approval or disapproval of the eligible bridge project and the authorization of financing therefor. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality not less than five days prior to the day on which such hearing is to be held. For the purposes of this subsection, such five-day period shall include the day upon which such notice is first published, and shall include any Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday which may intervene between such publication and the day on which such hearing is held, but shall not include the day upon which such hearing is held.

(c) Each project loan obligation issued pursuant to this section shall bear interest at the rate of six per cent per annum payable quarterly, shall mature in such amounts and at such time or times not later than ten years from the date thereof and shall contain such other terms and provisions as the project loan agreement under which it is issued provides.

(d) Project loan obligations and supplemental project obligations shall be general obligations of the issuing municipality and each such obligation shall recite that the full faith and credit of the issuing municipality are pledged for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon. ]

[(e)] (b) Whenever a municipality has authorized the issuance of [project loan obligations or] supplemental project obligations, it may authorize the issuance of temporary notes in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds from the issuance of its [project loan obligations or] supplemental project obligations. Such temporary notes may be renewed from time to time by the issuance of other notes, provided that any such renewals shall conform to all legal requirements and limitations applicable thereto, including the requirements and limitations set forth in sections 7-378 and 7-378a.

[(f)] (c) Except as otherwise provided in this section, [project loan obligations,] supplemental project obligations and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds thereof shall be issued by a municipality in accordance with such statutory and other legal requirements as govern the issuance of such obligations generally by such municipality, including, where applicable, the provisions of chapter 109.

Sec. 81. Section 13a-175v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

If an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality, the municipalities owning or maintaining such eligible bridge may enter into an interlocal agreement concerning such eligible bridge. Such interlocal agreement may provide, among other things, that one municipality shall be responsible for undertaking and completing an eligible bridge project, maintaining such eligible bridge project, applying for a [project loan or a project grant, or both,] grant for such eligible bridge project and [repaying a project loan] the apportionment of costs for such eligible bridge project. A municipality is authorized to enter into such an interlocal agreement by vote of its legislative body and the provisions of sections 7-339a to 7-339l, inclusive, shall not be applicable to such interlocal agreement. Any such interlocal agreement entered into prior to May 27, 1987, is validated.

Sec. 82. Section 13a-175w of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

In any case in which an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality and such municipalities enter into or have entered into an interlocal agreement authorized by section 13a-175v, as amended by this act, the commissioner may deem the municipality which has agreed pursuant to such interlocal agreement to undertake, complete and maintain an eligible bridge project to be the only municipality eligible for a [project grant or a project loan, or both,] grant concerning such eligible bridge project and the commissioner may make a [project loan or a project grant, or both,] grant to such municipality without regard to the ownership or other interests of any other municipality in such eligible bridge.

Sec. 83. Subsection (c) of section 2 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, as amended by section 76 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services: Various security improvements, not exceeding $ 3,000,000.

Sec. 84. Section 8 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of [this act] special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 21,000,000] $20,400,000.

Sec. 85. Section 9 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 346 of public act 10-44 and section 85 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 21,000,000] $20,400,000, provided: (1) $ 12,000,000 may be made available to finance renovations, with priority given to health and safety, modernization and restructuring of state moderate rental family and elderly housing developments and comparable projects, provided (A) $ 8,000,000 of said $ 12,000,000 may be used for said purposes in the five municipalities with the highest number of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio as of January 1, 2005, (B) the planning requirements of sections 35 and 36 of public act 03-6 of the June special session have been met, (C) $ 2,000,000 may be used for said purposes in other municipalities, and (D) $ 2,000,000 may be used for said purposes at state-owned elderly housing units located in any municipality; (2) $ 800,000 shall be made available for renovations to a facility for the Friendship Service Center and Homeless Shelter in New Britain; and (3) $ 15,000,000 may be made available for the Pinnacle Heights Extension and Corbin Heights housing development projects in New Britain.

Sec. 86. Subdivision (25) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(25) Grant-in-aid to the town of Wallingford, for renovations to [the baseball field at Sheehan High School] athletic fields at the town's public schools, not exceeding $ 525,000;

Sec. 87. Subsection (g) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by sections 218 and 219 of public act 10-44 and section 79 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services:

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(2) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000. [; ]

Sec. 88. Subsection (e) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 316 of public act 10-44, section 81 of public act 11-57 and section 22 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 4,999,820;

(3) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 8,000,000.

Sec. 89. Section 32 of public act 11-1 of the October special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate seventeen million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided eight million nine hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Board of Regents for Higher Education to establish or expand manufacturing technology programs in [three] four regional community-technical colleges, provided such colleges demonstrate a commitment to precision manufacturing and an ability to establish or expand such programs through space and faculty.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 90. Section 4-66h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established an account to be known as the "Main Street Investment Fund account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing for the purposes of providing grants not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars to municipalities with populations of not more than thirty thousand or municipalities eligible for the small town economic assistance program pursuant to section 4-66g for eligible projects as defined in subsection (d) of this section. Municipalities shall apply for such grants in a manner to be determined by the [Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Housing. Said [secretary] commissioner may contract with a nonprofit entity to administer the provisions of this section.

(b) In awarding such grants, the [secretary] commissioner shall determine that an eligible project advances the municipality's approved plan pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section. Such advancements may include, but need not be limited to, facade or awning improvements; sidewalk improvements or construction; street lighting; building renovations, including mixed use of residential and commercial; landscaping and development of recreational areas and greenspace; bicycle paths; and other improvements or renovations deemed by the [secretary] commissioner to contribute to the economic success of the municipality.

(c) A grant received pursuant to this section shall be used for improvements to property owned by the municipality, except the municipality may use a portion of the proceeds of such grant to provide a one-time reimbursement to owners of commercial private property for eligible expenditures that directly support and enhance an eligible project. The maximum allowable reimbursement for such eligible expenditures to any such owner shall be fifty thousand dollars, to be provided at the following rates: (1) Expenditures equal to or less than fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of fifty per cent, and (2) any additional expenditures greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than or equal to one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of twenty-five per cent.

(d) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Eligible expenditures" include expenses for cosmetic and structural exterior building improvements, signage, lighting and landscaping that is visible from the street, including, but not limited to, exterior painting or surface treatment, decorative awnings, window and door replacements or modifications, storefront enhancements, irrigation, streetscape, outdoor patios and decks, exterior wall lighting, decorative post lighting and architectural features, but do not include (A) any renovations that are solely the result of ordinary repair and maintenance, (B) improvements that are required to remedy a health, housing or safety code violation, or (C) nonpermanent structures, furnishings, movable equipment or other nonpermanent amenities. Eligible expenditures also include reasonable administrative expenses incurred by a nonprofit entity contracted with by the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing to implement the provisions of this section.

(2) "Eligible projects" means projects that are part of a plan previously approved by the governing body of the municipality to develop or improve town commercial centers to attract small businesses, promote commercial viability, and improve aesthetics and pedestrian access.

Sec. 91. Section 79 of public act 11-1 of the October special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate ten million dollars, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing for the purposes of the Main Street Investment Fund account established pursuant to section [78 of this act] 4-66h of the general statutes.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 92. Section 1 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 239,146,556] $232,146,556.

Sec. 93. Subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 2,500,000.

Sec. 94. Section 8 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 55,000,000] $54,505,183.

Sec. 95. Section 9 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated:

(1) Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $24,505,183;

(2) Supportive housing initiatives established in section 17a-485c of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 30,000,000.

Sec. 96. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 25 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) [Exterior] Alterations, renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning and related planning, design, development and demolition work, to the State Office Building and associated parking facilities in Hartford, not exceeding $ 24,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements at state-occupied facilities, not exceeding $ 192,500,000.

Sec. 97. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 28 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 4,000,000, provided not more than $750,000 shall be used for repairs, improvements and land acquisition for an annex and parking proximate to the courthouse facilities in Hartford;

Sec. 98. Section 28 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 30 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 87,500,000, provided not more than $ 12,500,000 shall be used for development of congregate housing, not more than $ 1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program established pursuant to section 17b-369 of the general statutes, not more than $ 500,000 shall be used to purchase upgrades to the homeless management information systems and software to update said systems, and not more than $ 30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state low and moderate income housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's state housing loan portfolio transferred in accordance with section 8-37uu of the general statutes.

Sec. 99. Subsection (b) of section 2 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 28,200,000.

Sec. 100. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) Design and construction of a firearms training facility and vehicle operations training center, including land acquisition, not exceeding $ 6,576,000.

Sec. 101. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) For the Department of Housing: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the incentive housing zone program established pursuant to chapter 124b of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

Sec. 102. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(3) For the Department of Housing: Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for the purposes of sections 8-265cc to [8-265kk] 8-265ii, inclusive, and section 8-265kk of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 60,000,000.

Sec. 103. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) Grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs, to expand the availability of high-quality school models, and assist in the implementation of common CORE state standards and assessments, in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education, not exceeding $ 25,000,000;

Sec. 104. Section 27 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 102 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 95 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 34, inclusive, of special act 01-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 64,400,000] $64,358,000.

Sec. 105. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 103 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 96 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $4,958,000, provided not more than $ 5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water runoff overflows to the Connecticut River;

Sec. 106. Section 12 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 169 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 131 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 96,338,374] $95,829,314.

Sec. 107. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 108. Subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit mental health clinics for children for fire, safety and environmental improvements, including expansion, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $990,940, provided $ 450,000 shall be made available for the purchase or renovation of facilities for the Child Guidance Clinic of Central Connecticut in Meriden;

Sec. 109. Section 20 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 189 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 163 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 170,963,560] $169,913,560.

Sec. 110. Subsection (h) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 167 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 111. Section 31 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 202 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 168 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of special act 05-1 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 152,544,930] $151,025,737.

Sec. 112. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 113. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 114. Subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 210 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 193 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs and community centers for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes, not exceeding [$ 4,702,000] $4,682,807, provided (A) up to $ 439,020 may be made available to the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center, (B) up to $ 2,450,000 may be made available to the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport for renovations to a youth center, (C) up to $ 878,050 may be made available to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield for capital improvements, including an indoor pool, (D) up to $ 150,000 may be made available to the Milford/Orange YMCA for a new addition and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance projects, (E) up to $ 1,000,000 may be made available to the Connecticut Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to develop and construct a new facility in Milford, (F) up to $ 250,000 may be made available to the Boys and Girls Village, Inc. for acquisition or rehabilitation of program facilities in Bridgeport, (G) up to $ 150,000 may be made available to the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA in Bridgeport, (H) up to $ 1,000,000 may be made available to the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford for construction of a swimming pool complex, and (I) up to $ 1,500,000 may be made available for construction of a new YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford.

Sec. 115. Section 1 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 211 of public act 10-44, section 86 of public act 11-57 and section 18 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 332,863,150] $328,524,264.

Sec. 116. Subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 216 of public act 10-44 and section 78 of public act 11-57, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 117. Subsection (m) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 118. Subdivision (5) of subsection (t) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 1,165,000] $1,142,604;

(B) Development of a campus police station, not exceeding $ 3,500,000;

(C) Softball field relocation, not exceeding $ 2,700,000;

(D) Development of a new parking garage, not exceeding [$ 18,296,000] $17,325,000.

Sec. 119. Section 12 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 233 of public act 10-44, section 143 of public act 10-179 and section 98 of public act 13-3, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 192,103,868] $189,156,941.

Sec. 120. Subdivision (6) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 121. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding [$ 300,000] $200,000;

Sec. 122. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 123. Subdivision (4) of subsection (j) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grant-in-aid to the Waterford Country School for construction of a gymnasium, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $900,000.

Sec. 124. Subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$ 3,500,000] $3,492,098.

Sec. 125. Subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 126. Subsection (l) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by sections 310 and 311 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Children's Home of Cromwell for infrastructure renewal and renovation projects, not exceeding $ 400,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to Pathways-Senderos Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center in New Britain for acquisition of a new facility, not exceeding [$ 825,000] $325,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut in Stamford for expansion, not exceeding [$ 2,000,000] $1,500,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Youth Continuum in New Haven for renovations and code improvements, not exceeding $ 350,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to The Grounds, Inc. for planning and development of a new facility in West Hartford, not exceeding $ 30,000.

Sec. 127. Section 20 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 314 of public act 10-44 and section 21 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 236,669,181] $236,624,591.

Sec. 128. Subsection (j) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of [Mental Retardation] Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $4,955,410.

Sec. 129. Section 31 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 318 of public act 10-44 and section 144 of public act 10-179, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 90,417,075] $90,117,075.

Sec. 130. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 131. Section 26 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 26 to 32, inclusive, of [this act] public act 09-2 of the September special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 25,066,316] $24,510,606.

Sec. 132. Subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of section 27 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

At Quinebaug Valley Community College: Code improvements to the east wing, not exceeding [$ 980,367] $424,657.

Sec. 133. Section 12 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 76,250,000] $76,248,750.

Sec. 134. Subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding [$ 6,000,000] $5,998,750, provided $ 1,000,000 shall be used to conduct a study of the strategy for economic development in the New Haven, New London and Bridgeport ports.

Sec. 135. Sections 4-30b and 4-30c of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective from passage)

Approved July 1, 2013