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Substitute Bill No. 6366

    January Session, 2013

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

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

Section 1. Section 4-38c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

There shall be within the executive branch of state government the following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Housing, Department of Public Health, Board of Regents for Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Veterans' Affairs and Department of Construction Services.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Housing may appoint a Deputy Commissioner of Housing who shall be qualified by training and experience for the duties of the office of commissioner and shall, in the absence, disability or disqualification of the commissioner, perform all the functions and have all the powers and duties of said office. The position of the Deputy Commissioner of Housing shall be exempt from the classified service.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) (1) Wherever the term "secretary" is used in the following general statutes, the term "commissioner" shall be substituted in lieu thereof; (2) wherever the term "the Office of Policy and Management" is used in the following general statutes, the term "Housing" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 8-13m to 8-13s, inclusive, 8-13u to 8-13x, inclusive, and 12-170e.

(b) Wherever the term "Economic and Community Development" is used in the following general statutes, the term "Housing" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 4b-21, 7-392, 8-37v, 8-37w, 8-37y, 8-37aa, 8-37jj, 8-37pp, 8-37qq, as amended by this act, 8-37rr, 8-37tt, 8-37vv, 8-37zz, 8-37aaa, 8-37lll, 8-37mmm, 8-39, 8-44a, 8-45, 8-47, 8-49, 8-57, 8-64c, 8-68, 8-68a, 8-68b, 8-68d, 8-68e, 8-68f, 8-68g, 8-68h, 8-68j, 8-70, 8-71, 8-72, 8-72a, 8-73, 8-74, 8-76a, 8-77, 8-78, 8-79, 8-79a, 8-80, 8-82, 8-83, 8-84, 8-85, 8-87, 8-89, 8-92, 8-113a, 8-114a, 8-114d, 8-115a, 8-116a, 8-117b, 8-118a, 8-118b, 8-118c, 8-119a, 8-119c, 8-119h, 8-119i, 8-119j, 8-119k, 8-119l, 8-119m, 8-119x, 8-119dd, 8-119ee, 8-119ff, 8-119gg, 8-119hh, 8-119jj, 8-119zz, 8-126, 8-154a, 8-154c, 8-154e, 8-161, 8-162, 8-169b, 8-169w, 8-206, 8-206e, 8-206f, 8-208, 8-208b, 8-208c, 8-209, 8-214a, 8-214b, 8-214e, 8-214f, 8-214g, 8-214h, 8-215, 8-216, 8-216b, 8-216c, 8-218, 8-218a, 8-218b, 8-218c, 8-218e, 8-219a, 8-219b, 8-219c, 8-219d, 8-219e, 8-220, 8-220a, 8-243, 8-265p, 8-265w, 8-265oo, 8-271, 8-272, 8-273, 8-274, 8-278, 8-279, 8-280, 8-281, 8-284, 8-286, 8-336f, as amended by this act, 8-336m, 8-336p, 8-355, 8-356, 8-357, 8-359, 8-365, 8-367, 8-367a, 8-376, 8-381, 8-384, 8-386, 8-387, 8-388, 8-389, 8-400, 8-401, 8-402, 8-403, 8-404, 8-405, 8-410, 8-411, 8-412, 8-420, 8-423, 12-631, 16a-40, 16a-40j, as amended by this act, 17a-3, 17a-485c, 17b-337, 21-70, 21-70a, 21-84a, as amended by this act, 22a-1d, 29-271, 47-88b, 47-284, 47-288, 47-294, 47-295, 47a-56i, 47a-56j and 47a-56k.

(c) Wherever the term "Social Services" is used in the following general statutes, the term "Housing" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 17b-802, 17b-803, 17b-804 and 17b-805.

(d) The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this section, make such technical, grammatical and punctuation changes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 4. Subsection (c) of section 8-37i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) Said department shall constitute a successor to the functions, powers and duties of the Department of Community Affairs relating to [housing] economic development as set forth in chapters [128, 129,] 130, 131 and 135, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

Sec. 5. Subsection (b) of section 8-37r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The Department of Housing shall constitute a successor to the functions, powers and duties of the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Community Affairs relating to housing, community development, redevelopment and urban renewal as set forth in chapters 128, 129, 130, 135 and 136 in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

Sec. 6. Subsection (a) of section 8-121 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Connecticut Housing Authority shall, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39, constitute a successor to the functions, powers and duties of the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing relating to the exercise by the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing of the powers of a housing authority pursuant to chapter 128 and this chapter.

Sec. 7. Subsection (g) of section 8-206a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(g) In accordance with the provisions of section 4-38d, all powers and duties transferred to the Commissioner of Community Affairs by this section are transferred to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing.

Sec. 8. Section 32-1k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

As used in [sections 8-244b to 8-244d, inclusive, this section and] section 32-1l, as amended by this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning and intent:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Economic and Community Development;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development; and

(3) ["CHFA" means the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, as created under chapter 134;] "CII" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, as created under chapter 581.

[(4) "CII" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, as created under chapter 581; and

(5) "SHA" means the State Housing Authority as created under section 8-244b.]

Sec. 9. Section 32-1l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

In addition to his other powers and duties, the commissioner shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To utilize the department's resources for planning and developing an economic and community development reorganization plan which (A) sets forth policy goals for the department, (B) determines strategies to encourage economic and community development, [and the provision of housing in this state, including housing for very low, low and moderate income families,] (C) determines the feasibility of dividing the operation of programs and resources of the state in support of economic and community development between and among the department [and CHFA] and CII, (D) identifies strategies to increase the leverage of resources of the state used in furtherance of the purposes of [CHFA and] CII, (E) identifies, if feasible, divisions and recommends a timetable and procedures for transferring resources and operations between and among the department [and CHFA] and CII, and (F) recommends specific economic and community development objectives and administrative structures for the department [and CHFA] and CII. In developing such plan, the department shall be the lead agency, in collaboration with [CHFA and] CII, for research, planning and development of the plan and shall solicit community and regional input in the preparation of such plan in such a manner as will best help develop, clarify or further state policies for economic and community development. The commissioner shall submit a copy of the reorganization plan to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and planning and development;

[(2) To propose to the Governor on or before January 1, 1996, legislation to implement the economic and community development reorganization plan described in subdivision (1) of this section;]

[(3)] (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act and with the approval of the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, to transfer to [CHFA and] CII: (A) Any revenues received by the department or the state in connection with any program or project of the department and the right to receive any such revenues; and (B) any loan assets or equity interests held by the department in connection with any program or project of the department; provided, no such transfer shall be approved by the Treasurer or the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management if either determines that such transfer could adversely affect the tax-exempt status of any bonds of the state, the substantial interests of third parties, the financial budget of the state or other essential rights, interests, or prerogatives of the state. The commissioner may impose such conditions as he deems necessary or appropriate with respect to the use by [CHFA or] CII of any revenues, rights, assets, interests or amounts transferred to it by the department under this subdivision; provided, the commissioner may waive any requirement under this subdivision for the adoption of written procedures until July 1, 1996;

[(4)] (3) To award to [CHFA or] CII financial, technical or other assistance. Financial assistance awarded by the department to [CHFA or] CII may take any of the following forms, subject to any conditions imposed by the department: (A) Grants; (B) loans; (C) guarantees; (D) contracts of insurance; and (E) investments. In addition, to the extent funds or resources are available to the department for such purposes, the commissioner may provide such further financial or other assistance to [CHFA and] CII as the commissioner in his sole discretion deems appropriate for any of the purposes of [CHFA and] CII respectively;

[(5)] (4) To enter into such agreements with [CHFA and] CII as may be appropriate for the purpose of performing its duties which agreements may include, but shall not be limited to, provisions for the delivery of services by [CHFA and] CII to third parties, provisions for payment by the department to [CHFA or] CII for the delivery of such services, provisions for advances and reimbursements to the department for any expenses incurred or to be incurred by it in delivery of any services, assistance, revenues, rights, assets and interests and provisions for the sharing with [CHFA or] CII of assistants, agents and other consultants, professionals and employees, and facilities and other real and personal property used in the conduct of the department's affairs; and

[(6)] (5) To provide financial assistance for economic development projects directly or in participation with Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, to purchase participation interests in loans made by Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and enter into any agreements or contracts it deems necessary or convenient in connection with such loans.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) As used in sections 8-244b to 8-244d, inclusive, of the general statutes and this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning and intent:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Housing;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Housing;

(3) "CHFA" means the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, as created under chapter 134 of the general statutes; and

(4) "SHA" means the State Housing Authority as created under section 8-244b of the general statutes.

(b) In addition to his or her other powers and duties, the commissioner shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To utilize the department's resources for planning and developing a housing and community development reorganization plan that (A) sets forth policy goals for the department; (B) determines strategies to encourage housing and community development and the provision of housing in this state, including housing for very low, low and moderate income families; (C) determines the feasibility of dividing the operation of programs and resources of the state in support of housing and community development between the department and CHFA; (D) identifies strategies to increase the leverage of resources of the state used in furtherance of the purposes of CHFA; (E) identifies, if feasible, divisions and recommends a timetable and procedures for transferring resources and operations between the department and CHFA; and (F) recommends specific housing and community development objectives and administrative structures for the department and CHFA. In developing such plan, the department shall be the lead agency, in collaboration with CHFA, for research, planning and development of the plan and shall solicit community and regional input in the preparation of such plan in such a manner as will best help develop, clarify or further state policies for housing and community development. The commissioner shall submit a copy of the reorganization plan to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and planning and development;

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act and with the approval of the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, to transfer to CHFA: (A) Any revenues received by the department or the state in connection with any program or project of the department and the right to receive any such revenues; and (B) any loan assets or equity interests held by the department in connection with any program or project of the department; provided, no such transfer shall be approved by the Treasurer or the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management if either determines that such transfer could adversely affect the tax-exempt status of any bonds of the state, the substantial interests of third parties, the financial budget of the state or other essential rights, interests or prerogatives of the state. The commissioner may impose such conditions as he or she deems necessary or appropriate with respect to the use by CHFA of any revenues, rights, assets, interests or amounts transferred to it by the department under this subdivision, provided the commissioner may waive any requirement under this subdivision;

(3) To award to CHFA financial, technical or other assistance. Financial assistance awarded by the department to CHFA may take any of the following forms, subject to any conditions imposed by the department: (A) Grants; (B) loans; (C) guarantees; (D) contracts of insurance; and (E) investments. In addition, to the extent funds or resources are available to the department for such purposes, the commissioner may provide such further financial or other assistance to CHFA as the commissioner in his or her sole discretion deems appropriate for any of the purposes of CHFA; and

(4) To enter into such agreements with CHFA as may be appropriate for the purpose of performing its duties, which agreements may include, but shall not be limited to, provisions for the delivery of services by CHFA to third parties, provisions for payment by the department to CHFA for the delivery of such services, provisions for advances and reimbursements to the department for any expenses incurred or to be incurred by it in delivery of any services, assistance, revenues, rights, assets and interests and provisions for the sharing with CHFA of assistants, agents and other consultants, professionals and employees, and facilities and other real and personal property used in the conduct of the department's affairs.

Sec. 11. Subsection (b) of section 4a-60g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) It is found and determined that there is a serious need to help small contractors, minority business enterprises, nonprofit organizations and individuals with disabilities to be considered for and awarded state contracts for the construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of public buildings, the construction and maintenance of highways and the purchase of goods and services. Accordingly, the necessity, in the public interest and for the public benefit and good, of the provisions of this section, sections 4a-60h to 4a-60j, inclusive, and sections 32-9i to 32-9p, inclusive, is declared as a matter of legislative determination. Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes to the contrary, and except as set forth herein, the head of each state agency and each political subdivision of the state other than a municipality shall set aside in each fiscal year, for award to small contractors, on the basis of competitive bidding procedures, contracts or portions of contracts for the construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of public buildings, the construction and maintenance of highways and the purchase of goods and services. Eligibility of nonprofit corporations under the provisions of this section shall be limited to predevelopment contracts awarded by the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing for housing projects. The total value of such contracts or portions thereof to be set aside by each such agency shall be at least twenty-five per cent of the total value of all contracts let by the head of such agency in each fiscal year, provided that neither: (1) A contract that may not be set aside due to a conflict with a federal law or regulation; or (2) a contract for any goods or services which have been determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services to be not customarily available from or supplied by small contractors shall be included. Contracts or portions thereof having a value of not less than twenty-five per cent of the total value of all contracts or portions thereof to be set aside shall be reserved for awards to minority business enterprises.

Sec. 12. Subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 8-30g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(8) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing.

Sec. 13. Section 17b-2 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Department of Social Services is designated as the state agency for the administration of (1) the child care development block grant pursuant to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990; (2) the Connecticut energy assistance program pursuant to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981; (3) programs for the elderly pursuant to the Older Americans Act; (4) the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994; (5) the refugee assistance program pursuant to the Refugee Act of 1980; (6) the legalization impact assistance grant program pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; (7) the temporary assistance for needy families program pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; (8) the Medicaid program pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act; (9) the supplemental nutrition assistance program pursuant to the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; (10) the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income Program pursuant to the Social Security Act; (11) the state child support enforcement plan pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act; and (12) the state social services plan for the implementation of the social services block grants and community services block grants pursuant to the Social Security Act. [The Department of Social Services is designated a public housing agency for the purpose of administering the Section 8 existing certificate program and the housing voucher program pursuant to the Housing Act of 1937.]

Sec. 14. Section 8-37s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall monitor the progress of the public and private sector toward meeting housing needs and shall collect and annually publish data on housing production in the state. In order to ensure a steady flow of information for the purposes of this section, all municipalities shall submit to the commissioner a copy of the monthly federal Bureau of the Census report on building permits issued and public construction filed at the same time as such report is filed with the federal Bureau of the Census.

Sec. 15. Section 8-37t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, in consultation with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, shall prepare the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development in accordance with 24 CFR Part 91, as amended from time to time.

Sec. 16. Section 8-37u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall work with regional planning agencies, regional councils of elected officials, regional councils of governments, municipalities and municipal agencies, housing authorities and other appropriate agencies for the purpose of coordinating housing policy and housing activities, provided such coordination shall not be construed to restrict or diminish any power, right or authority granted to any municipality, agency, instrumentality, commission or any administrative or executive head thereof in accordance with the other provisions of the general statutes to proceed with any programs, projects or activities.

(b) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall coordinate on an ongoing basis the activities and programs of state agencies or quasi-state authorities which have a major impact on the cost, production or availability of housing, provided, such coordination shall not be construed to restrict or diminish any power, right or authority granted to any such agency or authority, or of any administrative or executive head thereof in accordance with the other provisions of the general statutes, to proceed with any programs, projects or activities, except as specifically provided in this section.

(c) In order to facilitate such coordination, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall submit annually to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing a projected twelve-month operating plan. Said plan shall be prepared in a manner so as to be consistent with the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development prepared pursuant to section 8-37t, as amended by this act, as such plan is then in effect. Said plan shall include such matters as the authority determines are necessary and shall include, but not be limited to, production targets under each multifamily program of the authority, including targets for rental housing production for both elderly and nonelderly families in a proportion consistent with housing needs estimated pursuant to the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development; proposed new and expanded programs; proposed outreach activities to help serve areas of the state or segments of the population whose housing needs have been particularly underserved, and estimated level of subsidy needed to support the proposed level of production. The first such plan shall be submitted to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing prior to January 1, 1981, and subsequent plans on each twelve-month anniversary thereof.

(d) In the event the commissioner determines that the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has not complied with the requirements of subsection (c) of this section, [he] the commissioner shall file a report with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management setting forth the items of the plan which are inconsistent with the [five-year plan] consolidated plan for housing and community development and setting forth those recommendations which in [his] the commissioner's opinion would result in such plan being consistent with [the five-year] such plan. In the event that the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management concurs with the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development, he] Housing, said secretary shall convene a panel of the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, the chairman of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, which panel shall resolve the inconsistencies. Nothing contained in this section shall limit the right or obligation of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to comply with the provisions of or covenants contained in any contract with or for the benefit of the holders of any bonds, notes or other obligations evidencing indebtedness of such authority.

(e) The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall, to the maximum extent practical, conduct its business according to the plan approved by the commissioner.

(f) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall consult with the Commissioner of Agriculture with regard to the policies, activities, plans and programs specified in this section and the impact on and degree of protection provided to agricultural land by such policies, activities, plans and programs.

Sec. 17. Subsection (b) of section 8-37nnn of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The council shall consist of the following members: (1) The Commissioners of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Children and Families, Correction, [and] Economic and Community Development, Education and Developmental Services, or their designees; (2) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his or her designee; (3) the executive director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, or his or her designee; (4) the executive director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition, or his or her designee; (5) the executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, or his or her designee; (6) the executive director of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, or his or her designee; (7) one member, appointed by the members specified in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection, who shall be the president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, or his or her designee; (8) two members, appointed by the members specified in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection, who shall be tenants receiving state housing assistance; and [(8)] (9) one member, appointed by the members specified in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection, who shall be a state resident eligible to receive state housing assistance. The Governor shall designate a member of the council to serve as chairperson.

Sec. 18. Section 8-37z of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall ensure that the involuntary displacement of persons and families residing in any single-family or multifamily dwelling, which displacement occurs in connection with any housing or community development project [or] receiving state financial assistance under any program administered by the commissioner under the general statutes, is reduced to the minimum level consistent with achieving the objectives of such program. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall ensure that the involuntary displacement of persons and families residing in any single-family or multi-family dwelling, which displacement occurs in connection with any economic development project receiving state financial assistance under any program administered by the commissioner under the general statutes, is reduced to the minimum level consistent with achieving the objectives of such program. The [commissioner] commissioners shall require, as a condition of any contract for state financial assistance under the provisions of any such program, that the project for which such financial assistance is provided (1) will not cause the temporary or permanent displacement of persons and families residing in any single-family or multifamily dwelling or (2) will cause only the minimum level of such displacement which cannot be avoided due to the nature of the project. The [commissioner] commissioners shall ensure that all steps necessary to provide any relocation assistance available under chapter 135 to persons and families unavoidably displaced as a result of any [state assisted] state-assisted housing or community development project or economic development project have been taken before granting final approval of any financial assistance for such project.

(b) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development shall] Housing, in consultation with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 19. Section 8-37bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) On or before December 31, [1991] 2013, and annually thereafter, each housing agency, except the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, shall submit to the General Assembly a report, for the year ending the preceding September thirtieth, which analyzes by income group, households served by its housing construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and rental assistance programs. Each report [submitted after December 31, 1991,] shall analyze the households served under each program by race. The analysis shall provide information by housing development, if applicable, and by program. Each analysis shall include data for all households (1) entering an agency program during the year ending the preceding September thirtieth, and (2) in occupancy or receiving the benefits of an agency rental program the preceding September thirtieth. The report of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall also identify, by census tract, the number of households served in each program and the total amount of financial assistance provided to such households. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to preclude a housing agency from reporting additional information on programs it administers. Each report submitted under this section shall also analyze the efforts, and the results of such efforts, of each agency in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to require an occupant or applicant to disclose his race on an application or survey form.

(b) Each report submitted under this section shall also document the efforts of the agency in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration and shall include data on the racial composition of the occupants and persons on the waiting list of each housing project which is assisted under any housing program established by the general statutes or special act or which is supervised by the agency. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to require disclosure of such information by any occupant or person on a waiting list.

(c) [On and after October 1, 1996, the] The report shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing and, upon request, to any member of the General Assembly. A summary of the report shall be submitted to each member of the General Assembly if the summary is two pages or less and a notification of the report shall be submitted to each member if the summary is more than two pages. Submission shall be by mailing the report, summary or notification to the legislative address of each member of the committee or the General Assembly, as applicable.

Sec. 20. Section 8-37ff of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[Not later than July 1, 2006, the] The Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all assisted housing, as defined in section 8-30g, as amended by this act, in the state. The inventory shall identify all existing assisted rental units by type and funding source, and include, but not be limited to, information on tenant eligibility, rents charged, available subsidies, occupancy and vacancy rates, waiting lists and accessibility features. In order to assist the department in the completion of the inventory, all owners of such housing units, both public and private, shall report accessible housing units to the database established and maintained under section 8-119x.

Sec. 21. Section 8-37kk of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall give preference to loans for energy efficient projects in all grant and loan programs.

Sec. 22. Section 8-37ll of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) No state financial assistance shall be provided by the Commissioner of Housing for any housing or community development project or by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development for any economic development project [shall be provided by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development] under any program administered by [the commissioner] such commissioners unless the commissioner responsible for administering the program has first approved a residential antidisplacement and relocation assistance plan submitted under subsection (b) of this section by the applicant seeking such financial assistance. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall ensure that any such plan is properly implemented for each project for which a plan is submitted.

(b) Any applicant seeking state financial assistance for any housing or community development project under any program administered by the Commissioner of Housing or economic development project under any program administered by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit a residential antidisplacement and relocation assistance plan to the commissioner responsible for administering the program as part of the application for such financial assistance. The plan shall demonstrate that the project for which financial assistance is applied for will not cause the temporary or permanent displacement of persons and families residing in any single-family or multifamily residential dwelling or, if such displacement will result, that such project will cause no more displacement than is necessary to accomplish the project. If occupiable dwelling units are destroyed as a result of the project or displacement of low and moderate income households will result from the project, the plan shall further demonstrate that: (1) The applicant shall provide comparable replacement dwellings within the same municipality for the same number of occupants as could have been housed in the occupied and vacant occupiable residential dwellings that will be demolished or converted to a use other than housing for low and moderate income persons and families as a result of the project; (2) such replacement dwellings shall be designed to remain affordable to low and moderate income persons and families for ten years; (3) relocation assistance benefits shall be provided pursuant to chapter 135 for all persons displaced as a result of the project; and (4) displaced persons, to the extent practicable, who wish to remain in the same neighborhood shall be relocated within such neighborhood. As used in this subsection, "low and moderate income persons and families" means persons, families or households whose annual income is less than or equal to eighty per cent of the area median income for the area of the state in which they live, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. An applicant shall be deemed to have met the replacement requirements of this section by rehabilitation of vacant, unoccupiable units.

(c) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or the Commissioner of Housing may exempt an applicant from the provisions of this section upon determination that:

(1) Based on objective data, there is available in the area an adequate supply of habitable affordable housing for the full range of low and moderate income persons, or

(2) The project will dedicate at least as much total floor space to housing for low and moderate income persons and families as was contained in all the dwelling units being replaced, whether occupied or vacant, and either (A) the project will not permanently displace any person or family or (B) all of the following: (i) The sizes and purposes of the dwelling units in the project are at least as needed as the sizes and purposes of the dwelling units to be replaced; (ii) the number of very low income persons to be served in the project is not less than the number of very low income persons served by the structure to be replaced, and (iii) the persons and families to be displaced by the project will be relocated to permanent housing and will receive relocation assistance pursuant to chapter 135. As used in this subsection, "very low income persons" means persons whose annual income is less than or equal to fifty per cent of the area median income for the area of the state in which they live, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(d) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development [shall] and the Commissioner of Housing may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. Such regulations shall define the objective data used under subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section to determine whether there is an adequate supply of habitable affordable housing for the full range of low and moderate income persons and families residing in the area.

Sec. 23. Section 8-37yy of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall, in consultation with the State-Assisted Housing Sustainability Advisory Committee, established pursuant to section 8-37zz, establish and maintain the State-Assisted Housing Sustainability Fund for the purpose of the preservation of eligible housing. The moneys of the fund shall be available to the department to provide financial assistance to the owners of eligible housing for the maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and modernization of eligible housing and for other activities consistent with preservation of eligible housing, including, but not limited to, (1) emergency repairs to abate actual or imminent emergency conditions that would result in the loss of habitable housing units, (2) major system repairs or upgrades, including, but not limited to, repairs or upgrades to roofs, windows, mechanical systems and security, (3) reduction of vacant units, (4) remediation or abatement of hazardous materials, including lead, (5) increases in development mobility and sensory impaired accessibility in units, common areas and accessible routes, (6) relocation costs and alternative housing for not more than sixty days, necessary because of the failure of a major building system, and (7) a comprehensive physical needs assessment. Financial assistance shall be awarded to applicants consistent with standards and criteria adopted in consultation with the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing.

(b) In each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, the department may expend not more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars from the fund for reasonable administrative costs related to the operation of the fund, including the expenses of the State-Assisted Housing Sustainability Advisory Committee, the development of analytic tools and research concerning the capital and operating needs of eligible housing for the purpose of advising the General Assembly on policy regarding eligible housing and the study required by section 107 of public act 07-4 of the June special session. Thereafter, the department shall prepare an administrative budget.

(c) The department may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section and sections 8-37xx, 8-37zz and 8-37aaa. Such regulations shall establish guidelines for grants and loans, and a process for certifying an emergency condition in not more than forty-eight hours and for committing emergency funds, including costs of resident relocation, if necessary, not more than five business days after application by the owner of eligible housing for emergency repair financial assistance.

(d) In reviewing applications and providing financial assistance under this section, the department, in consultation with the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing, shall consider the long-term viability of the eligible housing and the likelihood that financial assistance will assure such long-term viability. As used in this section, "viability" includes, but is not limited to, continuous habitability and adequate operating cash flow to maintain the existing physical plant and any capital improvements and to provide basic services required under the lease and otherwise required by local codes and ordinances.

(e) [On or before February 1, 2009, and annually thereafter,] Annually, on or before February 1, the department shall submit a report on the operation of the fund, for the previous calendar year, to the General Assembly, in accordance with section 32-1m, as amended by this act. The report shall include an analysis of the distribution of funds and an evaluation of the performance of said fund and may include recommendations for modification to the program.

Sec. 24. Section 8-64a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

No housing authority which receives or has received any state financial assistance may sell, lease, transfer or destroy, or contract to sell, lease, transfer or destroy, any housing project or portion thereof in any case where such project or portion thereof would no longer be available for the purpose of low or moderate income rental housing as a result of such sale, lease, transfer or destruction, except the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing may grant written approval for the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of a housing project if the commissioner finds, after a public hearing, that (1) the sale, lease, transfer or destruction is in the best interest of the state and the municipality in which the project is located, (2) an adequate supply of low or moderate income rental housing exists in the municipality in which the project is located, (3) the housing authority has developed a plan for the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of such project in consultation with the residents of such project and representatives of the municipality in which such project is situated and has made adequate provision for said residents' and representatives' participation in such plan, and (4) any person who is displaced as a result of the sale, lease, transfer or destruction will be relocated to a comparable dwelling unit of public or subsidized housing in the same municipality or will receive a tenant-based rental subsidy and will receive relocation assistance under chapter 135. The commissioner shall consider the extent to which the housing units which are to be sold, leased, transferred or destroyed will be replaced in ways which may include, but need not be limited to, newly constructed housing, rehabilitation of housing which is abandoned or has been vacant for at least one year, or new federal, state or local tenant-based or project-based rental subsidies. The commissioner shall give the residents of the housing project or portion thereof which is to be sold, leased, transferred or destroyed written notice of said public hearing by first class mail not less than ninety days before the date of the hearing. Said written approval shall contain a statement of facts supporting the findings of the commissioner. This section shall not apply to the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of a housing project pursuant to the terms of any contract entered into before June 3, 1988. The commissioner shall not impose a one-for-one replacement requirement on King Court in East Hartford. This section shall not apply to phase I of Father Panik Village in Bridgeport, Elm Haven in New Haven, [Pequonock] Pequonnock Gardens Project in Bridgeport, Evergreen Apartments in Bridgeport, Quinnipiac Terrace/Riverview in New Haven, Dutch Point in Hartford, Southfield Village in Stamford and, upon approval by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development of a HOPE VI revitalization application and a revitalization plan that includes at least the one-for-one replacement of low and moderate income units, Fairfield Court in Stamford.

Sec. 25. Subsection (b) of section 8-68c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) [On and after July 1, 2006, any] Any owner of multifamily rental housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, that is assisted pursuant to a contract, mortgage, or mortgage insured under any covered program shall, not later than one year prior to the expiration or planned or proposed termination of any subsidy for the development, sale, transfer of title, lease of the development, prepayment of any such contract or mortgage, or maturity of such mortgage, if any such action will result in the cessation or reduction of the financial assistance or regulatory requirements designed to make the assisted units affordable to low and moderate income households, provide written notice of such action to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, the chief executive officer of the municipality in which such housing is located and to all tenants residing in such housing. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the contractual rights or the ability of such owner to prepay any such mortgage or to interfere with any existing contract. Not later than ten business days after receipt of any notice, the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall cause such notice to be posted on the web site of the department. Such notice shall also be made available electronically to those persons who have provided the commissioner with a written request to receive such notices along with a current electronic mail address.

Sec. 26. Section 8-76 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Upon the determination by the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing of the termination of the acute shortage of moderate rental housing in the locality or upon the determination by the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing and the developer owning a moderate rental housing project that it is in the best interest of the state and such developer, such project or any part thereof may be sold by the developer upon terms and conditions approved by the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing.

(a) Such project or any part of such project sufficiently separable from other property retained by the developer, unless the developer deems it advisable to sell such project as individual one-family or two-family dwelling units, shall be sold, in accordance with regulations adopted by said commissioner which shall establish the order of priorities among the following eligible purchasers: A cooperative or condominium association, membership in which is open to any tenants of the project or part of the project to be sold, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or a private sponsor, provided any such purchaser shall agree to use such project for purposes of housing for persons or families of moderate income for as long as a need for such housing continues to exist, as determined by said commissioner, and provided further no tenant occupying a dwelling unit of the project at the time of sale shall be evicted except for cause.

(b) In the sale of a one-family or two-family dwelling unit in a project, or of shares in a cooperative or condominium association purchasing a project or part of a project, preference shall be given to buyers in accordance with the following schedule: (1) First preference shall go to persons who are tenants of the project at the time of sale and whose incomes are below the levels for continued occupancy in the project; (2) second preference shall go to persons who are tenants of the project at the time of sale other than those tenants specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection; (3) third preference shall go to applicants who are residents of the community on the waiting list for admission to moderate rental housing projects in the community and whose incomes are below the maximum limits for admission to such moderate rental housing projects; (4) fourth preference shall go to veterans who are residents of the community and whose incomes are below the maximum limits for admission to occupancy of such moderate rental housing projects in the community; (5) fifth preference shall be given to other residents of the municipality, including occupants of publicly-assisted housing projects whose incomes are below the levels for continued occupancy in moderate rental housing projects in the community. No sale or lease of one-family or two-family dwelling units, or of a share in a cooperative or condominium association owning a housing project, originally purchased from the authority according to this section, shall be made to any person who does not meet the qualifications of one or more of the above categories without the approval of the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing and any deed conveying such dwelling units or housing project shall state this restriction, which shall run with the land until released by written instrument in recordable form executed by said commissioner, and which may be enforced by said commissioner.

(c) The purchase price of a project or any part thereof may be payable by a purchase money note only when the cost of the project was financed with a loan or deferred loan by the state. Each purchase money note shall provide for its complete amortization by periodic payments within a period not exceeding forty-one years from its date, shall bear interest at a rate to be determined by the State Bond Commission and shall be secured by a first mortgage on the dwelling unit purchased, provided when the sale is to a tenant of the project or to a cooperative or condominium association, membership in which is open to any tenants of the project or part of the project to be sold, the commissioner may set an interest rate on such purchase money note commensurate with the amount by which the income of any such individual tenant purchaser or of any tenant member of a cooperative or condominium association exceeds the maximum limits permitted for continued occupancy of such project, but in no case shall such interest rate be set below the minimum determined by the State Bond Commission.

(d) In the event that the original purchaser of a one-family or two-family dwelling unit sells, assigns, transfers or otherwise conveys any interest in such unit, the entire unpaid principal balance of the note, with interest thereon, shall become due and payable. In the event that the original purchaser of a one-family or two-family dwelling unit ceases to occupy said unit, the entire unpaid principal balance of any loan, made pursuant to this section on and after April 9, 1976, with interest thereon, may become due and payable at the discretion of the commissioner. If such sale, assignment, transfer or conveyance takes place within seven years of the original purchase, the state, acting by and in the discretion of the commissioner, may recapture a portion of the assistance it provided to finance the purchase of the unit, to be determined as follows: The original purchaser shall pay to the state an amount equal to the sum of (1) additional interest representing the difference between the actual interest paid by the original purchaser on the permanent mortgage loan and the interest that the original purchaser would have paid had the terms of the mortgage loan required interest at a rate of eight per cent per annum, from the date of execution of the mortgage loan to the date of prepayment of the mortgage loan; and (2) fifty per cent of the net appreciation if the unit is resold in the first, second or third year, thirty per cent of the net appreciation if the unit is resold in the fourth or fifth year and twenty per cent of the net appreciation if the unit is resold in the sixth or seventh year following the original purchase. Notwithstanding the provisions contained in this subsection, the total amount of such recapture shall not exceed the net gain realized upon the resale of the unit. Permanent mortgage documents provided to original purchasers on and after July 1, 1987, shall contain provisions necessary to fulfill the requirements of this subsection.

(e) The proceeds of any sale of any project, or of any part thereof, the cost of which was financed with a loan or deferred loan by the state to a housing authority, after payment of all necessary expenses incident to such sale, shall be applied to liquidate the outstanding balance of such loan or deferred loan. To this end, the authority shall endorse each purchase money note received by the authority in payment of the purchase price to the order of the state without recourse and shall deliver such note, together with a duly executed assignment of the mortgage securing the same, to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, and the State Treasurer shall credit the face amount of such note as having been paid upon such loan. If the proceeds of the sale of such project or of any part thereof, including as such proceeds the face amount of any purchase money note received by an authority and endorsed and delivered by it to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, as aforesaid, are more than sufficient to liquidate the outstanding balance of such loan, such proceeds shall be applied toward the outstanding balance, if any, on any loan or deferred loan made pursuant to this part on any other project owned and operated by such authority. If any balance remains after all such loans or deferred loans have been liquidated, an amount equal to one-half of any balance remaining shall be retained by or paid over to the state and an amount equal to the remaining one-half of such balance shall be retained by or paid over to the authority for payment by it to the municipality in which the project is located. The proceeds of the sale of any project the cost of which was financed by notes or bonds issued by the authority and guaranteed by the state, or of any part thereof, after payment of all necessary expenses incident to such sale, shall be applied so far as practicable to the redemption of all such outstanding notes or bonds. If such proceeds are more than sufficient to redeem all such outstanding notes and bonds, one-half of any balance remaining shall be paid over to the state and the remaining one-half of such balance shall be paid over to the authority for payment by it to the municipality in which the project is located. If such proceeds are insufficient for complete redemption of such notes and bonds, any balance remaining after redemption of the largest possible amount thereof shall be paid over to the state. No such sales shall affect the obligation of the authority upon such notes or bonds or the obligation of the state on its guarantee thereof. The proceeds of the sale of any project, or any part thereof, the cost of which was financed, wholly or partially, by a grant, after payment of all necessary expenses incident to such sale, shall first be used for the repayment of such grant to the state.

(f) The proceeds of any sale of any project, or of any part thereof, the cost of which was financed with a loan or deferred loan by the state to a nonprofit corporation, after payment of all necessary expenses incident to such sale, shall be applied to liquidate the outstanding balance of such loan or deferred loan. To this end, the nonprofit corporation shall endorse each purchase money note received by the nonprofit corporation in payment of the purchase price to the order of the state without recourse and shall deliver such note, together with a duly executed assignment of the mortgage securing the same, to the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, and the State Treasurer shall credit the face amount of such note as having been paid upon such loan or deferred loan. If any balance remains after the loan or deferred loan has been liquidated, such balance shall be paid over to the state for deposit to the credit of the General Fund. The proceeds of the sale of any project, or any part thereof, the cost of which was financed, wholly or partially, by a grant, after payment of all necessary expenses incident to such sale, shall first be used for the repayment of such grant to the state. If any balance remains after the grant has been repaid, such balance shall be paid over to the state for deposit to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 27. Section 8-119f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall design, implement, operate and monitor a program of congregate housing. For the purpose of this program, the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall consult with the Commissioner [of Social Services] on Aging for the provision of services for the physically disabled in order to comply with the requirements of section 29-271.

Sec. 28. Section 8-119n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall [establish] maintain a pilot program in the congregate housing facility existing in the town of Norwich [on July 1, 1997,] to provide assisted living services for the frail elderly. Such assisted living services shall include, but not be limited to, routine nursing services and assistance with activities of daily living. Such congregate housing facility shall contract with an assisted living services agency, as defined in section 19a-490. The commissioner may provide technical assistance and shall provide financial assistance in the form of grants-in-aid for such pilot program. For purposes of this section, "frail elderly" means elderly persons who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living, as determined by the commissioner.

[(b) Not later than January 1, 1999, the manager of the congregate housing facility in the town of Norwich in which said pilot program is operated, shall submit a report to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations. Said report shall analyze the strengths and shortcomings of the pilot program and shall include data on (1) the number of clients served by the program, (2) the number and type of services offered under the program, and (3) the monthly cost per client under the program.]

[(c)] (b) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 29. Section 8-119t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall encourage the development of independent living opportunities for low and moderate income handicapped and developmentally disabled persons by making grants-in-aid, within available appropriations, to state-wide, private, nonprofit housing development corporations which are organized and operating for the purpose of expanding independent living opportunities for such persons. Such grants-in-aid shall be used to facilitate the development of small, noninstitutionalized living units for such persons, through programs including, but not limited to, preproject development, receipt of federal funds, site acquisition and architectural review. For the purposes of this part, "handicapped and developmentally disabled persons" means any persons who are physically or mentally handicapped, including, but not limited to, persons with autism, persons with intellectual disability or persons who are physically disabled or sensory impaired.

(b) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development shall] Housing may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 30. Section 8-119kk of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) [On and after July 1, 1997, the] The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall implement and administer a program of rental assistance for elderly persons who reside in state-assisted rental housing for the elderly.

(b) Housing eligible for use in the program shall comply with applicable state and local health, housing, building and safety codes.

(c) In addition to rental assistance certificates made available to qualified tenants, to be used in eligible housing which such tenants are able to locate, the program may include housing support in which rental assistance for tenants is linked to participation by the property owner in other municipal, state or federal housing repair, rehabilitation or financing programs. The commissioner shall use rental assistance under this section to encourage the preservation of existing housing and the revitalization of neighborhoods or the creation of additional rental housing.

(d) The commissioner shall administer the program under this section to promote housing choice for certificate holders and encourage diversity of residents. The commissioner shall establish maximum rent levels for each municipality in a manner that promotes the use of the program in all municipalities. Any certificate issued pursuant to this section may be used for housing in any municipality in the state. The commissioner shall inform certificate holders that a certificate may be used in any municipality and, to the extent practicable, the commissioner shall assist certificate holders in finding housing in the municipality of their choice.

(e) Nothing in this section shall give any person a right to continued receipt of rental assistance at any time that the program is not funded.

(f) Whenever an individual who qualifies for rental assistance pursuant to this section moves into congregate housing, as defined in section 8-119e, the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall calculate the rental assistance for such individual to include the entire period of his occupancy in the congregate housing facility, regardless of the rental-assistance status of any former congregate housing occupant.

(g) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section. The regulations shall establish maximum income eligibility guidelines for such rental assistance and criteria for determining the amount of rental assistance which shall be provided to elderly persons, provided [, effective July 1, 1997,] the amount of assistance for elderly persons who are certificate holders shall be the difference between thirty per cent of their adjusted gross income, less a utility allowance, and the base rent. [The commissioner may administer the program under this section pursuant to regulations adopted pursuant to section 17b-812 which are in effect on July 1, 1997.]

Sec. 31. Section 8-119ll of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Annually, the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing in consultation with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall conduct a comprehensive assessment of current and future needs for rental assistance under section 8-119kk, as amended by this act, for housing projects for the state's elderly and disabled. [Not later than April 1, 2006, the results of the first such analysis shall be presented to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing, in accordance with section 11-4a. Any analyses submitted after April 1, 2006,] Such analyses shall be incorporated into the report required pursuant to section [32-1m] 56 of this act.

Sec. 32. Section 8-214d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, may contract with a nonprofit corporation for state financial assistance in the form of a state grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan to such corporation on such terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe. Such grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan shall be used by such corporation to acquire, hold and manage real property for the purpose of providing for existing and future housing needs of very low, low and moderate income families. In the case of a deferred loan, the contract shall require that payments on interest are due currently but that payments on principal may be made at a later time. The commissioner may prescribe the terms and conditions by which real property acquired under this section shall be either held for the existing and future housing needs of very low, low and moderate income families or placed in a community land trust, except that such terms and conditions, in the discretion of the commissioner and with the approval of the State Bond Commission, may be subordinated in the case of a subsequent first mortgage or a requirement of a governmental program relating to such real property. Ancillary housing-related services may be located on such real property. The commissioner shall give notice of an application for financial assistance under this section which would complete a partially constructed housing development to the chief executive official of the municipality in which the real property is located. A nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property, with or without structures, may lease such real property to very low, low and moderate income families, limited equity cooperatives or other corporations, provided that the terms of any such lease shall require that such real property be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families. The lessee may hold title to any building or improvement situated on real property acquired with financial assistance made under this section, provided the nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property shall have first option to purchase any building or improvement that the lessee may place on such real property at a below-market price set forth in such lease. The legitimate heirs of any such lessee shall have the right under such lease to assume the lease upon the death of such lessee if the lessee is a natural person and if such heirs agree to make the leased premises their principal residence.

(b) A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section may convey title to structures and improvements situated upon such real property to very low, low and moderate income families, limited equity cooperatives or other corporations, provided (1) the terms and conditions of any instrument conveying such title requires that such structures and improvements be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low or moderate income families, except that such terms and conditions, in the discretion of the commissioner and with the approval of the State Bond Commission, may be subordinated in the case of a subsequent first mortgage or a requirement of a governmental program relating to such real property, (2) the nonprofit corporation retains title to the real property upon which such structures and improvements are situated, and (3) the nonprofit corporation shall have first option to purchase any structures and improvements transferred at a below-market price agreed to at the time of such transfer. A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section for which a declaration of condominium has been filed may transfer the units in such condominium to (A) another eligible nonprofit corporation as determined by the commissioner, or (B) very low, low or moderate income families in accordance with chapter 828, subject to deed restrictions, acceptable to the commissioner, requiring that the units be used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families, provided in the case of a transfer under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, the original nonprofit corporation shall have first option to purchase the unit at a below-market price agreed to at the time of acquisition of the unit by the family.

(c) A nonprofit corporation existing on or after October 1, 1991, and holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section may convey title to such real property, with the approval of the commissioner, to a community land trust corporation. A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property which has been acquired with state financial assistance under this section for the existing and future needs of very low, low or moderate income families, may, with the approval of the commissioner, convey title to such real property to another nonprofit corporation.

(d) A nonprofit corporation existing on or after October 1, 1991, and holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section, may lease such real property, with the approval of the commissioner, to a partnership, as defined in section 34-301, or a limited partnership, as defined in section 34-9, provided the nonprofit corporation has a material role in such partnership or limited partnership. The terms of any such lease shall require that such real property be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families. The lessee may hold title to any building or improvement situated on real property acquired with financial assistance made under this section, provided the nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property shall have first option to purchase any building or improvement that the lessee may place on such real property at a below-market price set forth in the lease.

(e) If a nonprofit corporation fails to develop the project in accordance with the development plan for the project and title to the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section vests in the state pursuant to a default, foreclosure action, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, voluntary transfer, or other similar voluntary or compulsory action, the commissioner may, upon approval of the State Bond Commission, convey such land or interests in land to the municipality in which the land or interests in land is located. The municipality shall use the land or interests in land, or shall cause the land or interests in land to be used for, or in conjunction with, activities related to, or similar to, any program administered by the commissioner pursuant to state or federal law.

(f) The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of sections 8-214b to 8-214e, inclusive. Such regulations shall include, without limitation, provisions concerning the terms and conditions of such grants-in-aid, loans or deferred loans and the conditions for approval of the articles of incorporation or basic documents of organization of a nonprofit corporation applying for assistance under said sections.

(g) As used in this section, housing-related services and facilities includes but is not limited to, administrative, community, health, recreational, educational and child-care facilities relevant to an affordable housing development, as defined by the commissioner in regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54.

[(h) (1) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may make a determination, based upon a full examination of the circumstances, that a nonprofit corporation is unable to develop or manage the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section. Upon such a determination, the commissioner may cause title to the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section to vest in the state by foreclosure, voluntary transfer, or other similar voluntary or compulsory action, and the commissioner may take any action which is in the best interests of the state to convey, upon approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, such land or interests in land, including, but not limited to, (A) transferring, or authorizing the transfer of, the land or interests in land to the low and moderate income families that reside on such land, (B) determining whether any restrictions in the deed or deeds for the land or interests in land shall be modified or removed prior to conveying such land or interests in land and authorizing such modifications or removals, or (C) establishing such terms and conditions for such conveyance as the commissioner deems appropriate under each particular transaction.

(2) The commissioner shall authorize the conveyance of land or interests in land under subdivision (1) of this subsection in no more than three locations.

(3) The provisions of this subsection shall terminate on October 1, 2000.]

Sec. 33. Subsection (a) of section 8-218h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established a task force consisting of the cochairmen and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety; the State Building Inspector or his or her designee; the assistant director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; four representatives of the Home Builders Association, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the minority leader of the Senate, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and four members of the public having physical disabilities, two of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, one by the majority leader of the Senate and one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives. On and after July 1, 1990, the task force shall also consist of the Commissioner of Social Services, or his or her designee; an additional representative of the Home Builders Association, who shall be appointed jointly by the ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety; and an additional member of the public having a physical disability, who shall be appointed jointly by the cochairpersons of said joint standing committee. On and after June 26, 1991, the task force shall also consist of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or his or her designee, and a representative of each community housing development corporation administering the program established under subsection (d) of section 8-218, appointed by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. On and after July 1, 2013, the task force shall also consist of the Commissioner of Housing, or his or her designee.

Sec. 34. Subsection (a) of section 8-244 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is created a body politic and corporate to be known as the "Connecticut Housing Finance Authority". Said authority is constituted a public instrumentality and political subdivision of this state and the exercise by the authority of the powers conferred by this chapter shall be deemed and held to be the performance of an essential public and governmental function. The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall not be construed to be a department, institution or agency of the state. The board of directors of the authority shall consist of [fifteen] sixteen members as follows: (1) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, the Commissioner of Housing, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Banking Commissioner and the State Treasurer, ex officio, or their designees, with the right to vote, (2) seven members to be appointed by the Governor, and (3) four members appointed as follows: One by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one by the minority leader of the Senate and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. The member initially appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve a term of five years; the member initially appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate shall serve a term of four years. The members initially appointed by the Senate minority leader shall serve a term of three years. The member initially appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall serve a term of two years. Thereafter, each member appointed by a member of the General Assembly shall serve a term of five years. The members appointed by the Governor and the members of the General Assembly shall be appointed in accordance with section 4-9b and among them be experienced in all aspects of housing, including housing design, development, finance, management and state and municipal finance, and at least one of whom shall be selected from among the officers or employees of the state. At least one shall have experience in the provision of housing to very low, low and moderate income families. On or before July first, annually, the Governor shall appoint a member for a term of five years from said July first to succeed the member whose term expires and until such member's successor has been appointed, except that in 1974 and 1995 and quinquennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint two members. The chairperson of the board shall be [the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development] appointed by the Governor. The board shall annually elect one of its appointed members as vice-chairperson of the board. Members shall receive no compensation for the performance of their duties hereunder but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance thereof. The Governor or appointing member of the General Assembly, as the case may be, shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired term. A member of the board shall be eligible for reappointment. Any member of the board may be removed by the Governor or appointing member of the General Assembly, as the case may be, for misfeasance, malfeasance or wilful neglect of duty. Each member of the board before entering upon such member's duties shall take and subscribe the oath of affirmation required by article XI, section 1, of the State Constitution. A record of each such oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State. Each ex-officio member may designate such member's deputy or any member of such member's staff to represent such member at meetings of the board with full power to act and vote on such member's behalf.

Sec. 35. Section 8-378 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing may approve the designation of up to three areas in the state as housing development zones, provided the commissioner shall not approve the designation of more than one housing development zone in any municipality. Proposals for financial assistance received by the commissioner from eligible developers, as defined in section 8-39, for programs or projects authorized pursuant to chapter 128, 130 [,] or 133 [or 138] which will be located in a housing development zone shall be accorded a high priority to receive financial assistance from the commissioner. The commissioner may remove the designation of any area which has been approved as a housing development zone if such area no longer meets the criteria for designation as such a zone set forth in sections 8-376 and 8-377 or in regulations adopted pursuant to section 8-381, provided no such designation shall be removed less than ten years from the original date of approval of such zone.

Sec. 36. Subsections (e) and (f) of section 10-416b of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) Prior to beginning any rehabilitation work on a certified historic structure, the owner shall submit to the officer (1) (A) a rehabilitation plan for a determination of whether or not such rehabilitation work meets the standards developed under the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section, and (B) if such rehabilitation work is planned to be undertaken in phases, a complete description of each such phase, with anticipated schedules for completion, (2) an estimate of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures, and (3) for projects pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of this section, (A) the number of units of affordable housing, as defined in section 8-39a, to be created, (B) the proposed rents or sale prices of such units, and (C) the median income for the municipality where the project is located. For projects pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of this section, the owner shall submit a copy of data required under subdivision (3) of this subsection to the Department of Housing.

(f) If the officer certifies that the rehabilitation plan conforms to the standards developed under the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section, the Department of Economic and Community Development shall reserve for the benefit of the owner an allocation for a tax credit equivalent to (1) twenty-five per cent of the projected qualified rehabilitation expenditures, or (2) for rehabilitation plans submitted pursuant to subsection (e) of this section on or after June 14, 2007, thirty per cent of the projected qualified rehabilitation expenditures if (A) at least twenty per cent of the units are rental units and qualify as affordable housing, as defined in section 8-39a, or (B) at least ten per cent of the units are individual homeownership units and qualify as affordable housing, as defined in section 8-39a. No tax credit shall be allocated for the purposes of this subdivision unless an applicant has received a certificate from the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing pursuant to section 8-37lll confirming that the project complies with affordable housing requirements under section 8-39a.

Sec. 37. Section 12-120b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2012):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Claimant" means a person, company, limited liability company, firm, association, corporation or other business entity having received approval for financial assistance from a town's assessor or a municipal official;

(2) "Financial assistance" means a property tax exemption, property tax credit or rental rebate for which the state of Connecticut provides direct or indirect reimbursement; and

(3) "Program" means (A) property tax exemptions under section 12-81g or subdivision (55), (59), (60), (70), (72) or (74) of section 12-81, and (B) tax relief pursuant to section 12-129d or 12-170aa. [, and (C) rebates under section 12-170d.]

(b) A claimant negatively affected by a decision of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management with respect to any program may appeal such decision in the manner set forth in subsection (d) of this section. Any notice the secretary issues pursuant to this section shall be sent by first class United States mail to a claimant at the address entered on the application for financial assistance as filed unless, subsequent to the date of said filing, the claimant sends the secretary a written request that any correspondence regarding said financial assistance be sent to another name or address. The date of any notice sent by the secretary pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be the date the notice is delivered to the claimant.

(c) The secretary may review any application for financial assistance submitted by a claimant in conjunction with a program. The secretary may exclude from reimbursement any property included in an application that, in the secretary's judgment, does not qualify for financial assistance or may modify the amount of any financial assistance approved by an assessor or municipal official in the event the secretary finds it to be mathematically incorrect, not supported by the application, not in conformance with law or if the secretary believes that additional information is needed to justify its approval.

(d) (1) If the secretary modifies the amount of financial assistance approved by an assessor or municipal official under a program, or makes a preliminary determination that the claimant who filed written application for such financial assistance is ineligible therefor, the secretary shall send a written notice of preliminary modification or denial to said claimant and shall concurrently forward a copy to the office of the assessor or municipal official who approved said financial assistance. The notice shall include plain language setting forth the reason for the preliminary modification or denial, the name and telephone number of a member of the secretary's staff to whom questions regarding the notice may be addressed, a request for any additional information or documentation that the secretary believes is needed in order to justify the approval of such financial assistance, the manner by which the claimant may request reconsideration of the secretary's preliminary determination and the timeframe for doing so. Not later than ninety days after the date an assessor receives a copy of such preliminary notice, the assessor shall determine whether an increase to the taxable grand list of the town is required to be made as a result of such modification or denial, unless, in the interim, the assessor has received written notification from the secretary that a request for a hearing with respect to such financial assistance has been approved pursuant to subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of this subsection. If an assessment increase is warranted, the assessor shall promptly issue a certificate of correction adding the value of such property to the taxable grand list for the appropriate assessment year and shall forward a copy thereof to the tax collector, who shall, not later than thirty days following, issue a bill for the amount of the additional tax due as a result of such increase. Such additional tax shall become due and payable not later than thirty days from the date such bill is sent and shall be subject to interest for delinquent taxes as provided in section 12-146. With respect to the preliminary modification or denial of financial assistance for which a hearing is held, the assessor shall not issue a certificate of correction until the assessor receives written notice of the secretary's final determination following such hearing.

(2) (A) Any claimant aggrieved by the secretary's notice of preliminary modification or denial of financial assistance under a program may, not later than thirty business days after receiving said notice, request a reconsideration of the secretary's decision for any factual reason, provided the claimant states the reason for the reconsideration request in writing and concurrently provides any additional information or documentation that the secretary may have requested in the preliminary notice of modification or denial. The secretary may grant an extension of the date by which a claimant's additional information or documentation must be submitted, upon receipt of proof that the claimant has requested such data from another governmental agency or if the secretary determines there is good cause for doing so.

(B) Not later than thirty business days after receiving a claimant's request for reconsideration and any additional information or documentation the claimant has provided, the secretary shall reconsider the preliminary decision to modify or deny said financial assistance and shall send the claimant a written notice of the secretary's determination regarding such reconsideration. If aggrieved by the secretary's notice of determination with respect to the reconsideration of said financial assistance, the claimant may, not later than thirty business days after receiving said notice, make application for a hearing before said secretary, or the secretary's designee. Such application shall be in writing and shall set forth the reason why the financial assistance in question should not be modified or denied. Not later than thirty business days after receiving an application for a hearing, the secretary shall grant or deny such hearing request by written notice to the claimant. If the secretary denies the claimant's request for a hearing, such notice shall state the reason for said denial. If the secretary grants the claimant's request for a hearing, the secretary shall send written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing, which shall be held not later than thirty business days after the date of the secretary's notice granting the claimant a hearing. Such hearing may, at the secretary's discretion, be held in the judicial district in which the claimant or the claimant's property is located. Not later than thirty business days after the date on which a hearing is held, a written notice of the secretary's determination with respect to such hearing shall be sent to the claimant and a copy thereof shall be concurrently sent to the assessor or municipal official who approved the financial assistance in question.

(3) If any claimant is aggrieved by the secretary's determination concerning the hearing regarding the claimant's financial assistance or the secretary's decision not to hold a hearing, such claimant may, not later than thirty business days after receiving the secretary's notice related thereto, appeal to the superior court of the judicial district in which the claimant resides or in which the claimant's property that is the subject of the appeal is located. Such appeal shall be accompanied by a citation to the secretary to appear before said court, and shall be served and returned in the same manner as is required in the case of a summons in a civil action. The pendency of such appeal shall not suspend any action by a municipality to collect property taxes from the applicant on the property that is the subject of the appeal. The authority issuing the citation shall take from the applicant a bond or recognizance to the state of Connecticut, with surety, to prosecute the application in effect and to comply with the orders and decrees of the court in the premises. Such applications shall be preferred cases, to be heard, unless cause appears to the contrary, at the first session, by the court or by a committee appointed by the court. Said court may grant such relief as may be equitable and, if the application is without probable cause, may tax double or triple costs, as the case demands; and, upon all applications which are denied, costs may be taxed against the applicant at the discretion of the court, but no costs shall be taxed against the state.

(4) The secretary shall notify each claimant of the final modification or denial of financial assistance as claimed, in accordance with the procedure set forth in this subsection. A copy of the notice of final modification or denial shall be sent concurrently to the assessor or municipal official who approved such financial assistance. With respect to property tax exemptions under section 12-81g or subdivision (55), (59), (60) or (70) of section 12-81, and tax relief pursuant to section 12-129d or 12-170aa, the notice pursuant to this subdivision shall be sent not later than one year after the date claims for financial assistance for each such program are filed with the secretary. For property tax exemptions under subdivision (72) or (74) of section 12-81, such notice shall be sent not later than the date by which a final modification to the payment for such program must be reflected in the certification of the secretary to the Comptroller. [For the program of rebates under section 12-170d, such notice shall be sent not later than the date by which the secretary certifies the amounts of payment to the Comptroller.]

Sec. 38. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Claimant" means a person having received approval for financial assistance from a town's assessor or a municipal official;

(2) "Financial assistance" means a rental rebate for which the state provides direct or indirect reimbursement; and

(3) "Program" means rebates under section 12-170d of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) A claimant negatively affected by a decision of the Commissioner of Housing with respect to the program may appeal such decision in the manner set forth in subsection (d) of this section. Any notice the commissioner issues pursuant to this section shall be sent by first class United States mail to a claimant at the address entered on the application for financial assistance as filed unless, subsequent to the date of said filing, the claimant sends the commissioner a written request that any correspondence regarding said financial assistance be sent to another name or address. The date of any notice sent by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be the date the notice is delivered to the claimant.

(c) The commissioner may review any application for financial assistance submitted by a claimant in conjunction with the program.

(d) (1) If the commissioner modifies the amount of financial assistance approved by an assessor or municipal official under the program, or makes a preliminary determination that the claimant who filed written application for such financial assistance is ineligible therefor, the commissioner shall send a written notice of preliminary modification or denial to said claimant and shall concurrently forward a copy to the office of the assessor or municipal official who approved said financial assistance. The notice shall include plain language setting forth the reason for the preliminary modification or denial, the name and telephone number of a member of the commissioner's staff to whom questions regarding the notice may be addressed, a request for any additional information or documentation that the commissioner believes is needed in order to justify the approval of such financial assistance, the manner by which the claimant may request reconsideration of the commissioner's preliminary determination and the timeframe for doing so.

(2) (A) Any claimant aggrieved by the commissioner's notice of preliminary modification or denial of financial assistance under the program may, not later than thirty business days after receiving said notice, request a reconsideration of the commissioner's decision for any factual reason, provided the claimant states the reason for the reconsideration request in writing and concurrently provides any additional information or documentation that the commissioner may have requested in the preliminary notice of modification or denial. The commissioner may grant an extension of the date by which a claimant's additional information or documentation must be submitted, upon receipt of proof that the claimant has requested such data from another governmental agency or if the commissioner determines there is good cause for doing so.

(B) Not later than thirty business days after receiving a claimant's request for reconsideration and any additional information or documentation the claimant has provided, the commissioner shall reconsider the preliminary decision to modify or deny said financial assistance and shall send the claimant a written notice of the commissioner's determination regarding such reconsideration. If aggrieved by the commissioner's notice of determination with respect to the reconsideration of said financial assistance, the claimant may, not later than thirty business days after receiving said notice, make application for a hearing before said commissioner, or his or her designee. Such application shall be in writing and shall set forth the reason why the financial assistance in question should not be modified or denied. Not later than thirty business days after receiving an application for a hearing, the commissioner shall grant or deny such hearing request by written notice to the claimant. If the commissioner denies the claimant's request for a hearing, such notice shall state the reason for said denial. If the commissioner grants the claimant's request for a hearing, the commissioner shall send written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing, which shall be held not later than thirty business days after the date of the commissioner's notice granting the claimant a hearing. Such hearing may, at the commissioner's discretion, be held in the judicial district in which the claimant or the claimant's property is located. Not later than thirty business days after the date on which a hearing is held, a written notice of the commissioner's determination with respect to such hearing shall be sent to the claimant and a copy thereof shall be concurrently sent to the assessor or municipal official who approved the financial assistance in question.

(3) If any claimant is aggrieved by the commissioner's determination concerning the hearing regarding the claimant's financial assistance or the commissioner's decision not to hold a hearing, such claimant may, not later than thirty business days after receiving the secretary's notice related thereto, appeal to the superior court of the judicial district in which the claimant resides or in which the claimant's property that is the subject of the appeal is located. Such appeal shall be accompanied by a citation to the commissioner to appear before said court, and shall be served and returned in the same manner as is required in the case of a summons in a civil action. The pendency of such appeal shall not suspend any action by a municipality to collect property taxes from the applicant on the property that is the subject of the appeal. The authority issuing the citation shall take from the applicant a bond or recognizance to the state of Connecticut, with surety, to prosecute the application in effect and to comply with the orders and decrees of the court in the premises. Such applications shall be preferred cases, to be heard, unless cause appears to the contrary, at the first session, by the court or by a committee appointed by the court. Said court may grant such relief as may be equitable and, if the application is without probable cause, may tax double or triple costs, as the case demands; and, upon all applications which are denied, costs may be taxed against the applicant at the discretion of the court, but no costs shall be taxed against the state.

(4) The commissioner shall notify each claimant of the final modification or denial of financial assistance as claimed, in accordance with the procedure set forth in this subsection. A copy of the notice of final modification or denial shall be sent concurrently to the assessor or municipal official who approved such financial assistance. Such notice shall be sent not later than the date by which the commissioner certifies the amounts of payment to the Comptroller.

Sec. 39. Subsection (a) of section 12-170d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Beginning with the calendar year 1973 and for each calendar year thereafter any renter of real property, or of a mobile manufactured home, as defined in section 12-63a, which he occupies as his home, who meets the qualifications set forth in this section, shall be entitled to receive in the following year in the form of direct payment from the state, a grant in refund of utility and rent bills actually paid by or for him on such real property or mobile manufactured home to the extent set forth in section 12-170e. Such grant by the state shall be made upon receipt by the state of a certificate of grant with a copy of the application therefor attached, as provided in section 12-170f, as amended by this act, provided such application shall be made within one year from the close of the calendar year for which the grant is requested. If the rental quarters are occupied by more than one person, it shall be assumed for the purposes of this section and sections 12-170e and 12-170f, as amended by this act, that each of such persons pays his proportionate share of the rental and utility expenses levied thereon and grants shall be calculated on that portion of utility and rent bills paid that are applicable to the person making application for grant under said sections. For purposes of this section and said sections 12-170e and 12-170f, as amended by this act, a husband and wife shall constitute one tenant, and a resident of cooperative housing shall be a renter. To qualify for such payment by the state, the renter shall meet qualification requirements in accordance with each of the following subdivisions: (1) (A) At the close of the calendar year for which a grant is claimed be sixty-five years of age or over, or his spouse who is residing with him shall be sixty-five years of age or over, at the close of such year, or be fifty years of age or over and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of his death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief under this chapter, provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at the time of his death or (B) at the close of the calendar year for which a grant is claimed be under age sixty-five and eligible in accordance with applicable federal regulations, to receive permanent total disability benefits under Social Security, or if he has not been engaged in employment covered by Social Security and accordingly has not qualified for benefits thereunder but has become qualified for permanent total disability benefits under any federal, state or local government retirement or disability plan, including the Railroad Retirement Act and any government-related teacher's retirement plan, determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to contain requirements in respect to qualification for such permanent total disability benefits which are comparable to such requirements under Social Security; (2) shall reside within this state and shall have resided within this state for at least one year or his spouse who is domiciled with him shall have resided within this state for at least one year and shall reside within this state at the time of filing the claim and shall have resided within this state for the period for which claim is made; (3) shall have taxable and nontaxable income, the total of which shall hereinafter be called "qualifying income", during the calendar year preceding the filing of his claim in an amount of not more than twenty thousand dollars, jointly with spouse, if married, and not more than sixteen thousand two hundred dollars if unmarried, provided such maximum amounts of qualifying income shall be subject to adjustment in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-170e, and provided the amount of any Medicaid payments made on behalf of the renter or the spouse of the renter shall not constitute income; and (4) shall not have received financial aid or subsidy from federal, state, county or municipal funds, excluding Social Security receipts, emergency energy assistance under any state program, emergency energy assistance under any federal program, emergency energy assistance under any local program, payments received under the federal Supplemental Security Income Program, payments derived from previous employment, veterans and veterans disability benefits and subsidized housing accommodations, during the calendar year for which a grant is claimed, for payment, directly or indirectly, of rent, electricity, gas, water and fuel applicable to the rented residence. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of this subsection, a renter who receives cash assistance from the Department of Social Services in the calendar year prior to that in which such renter files an application for a grant may be entitled to receive such grant provided the amount of the cash assistance received shall be deducted from the amount of such grant and the difference between the amount of the cash assistance and the amount of the grant is equal to or greater than ten dollars. Funds attributable to such reductions shall be transferred annually from the appropriation to the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing, for tax relief for elderly renters, to the Department of Social Services, to the appropriate accounts, following the issuance of such grants. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 12-170aa, the owner of a mobile manufactured home may elect to receive benefits under section 12-170e in lieu of benefits under said section 12-170aa.

Sec. 40. Subsection (a) of section 12-170f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any renter, believing himself or herself to be entitled to a grant under section 12-170d, as amended by this act, for any calendar year, shall make application for such grant to the assessor of the municipality in which the renter resides or to the duly authorized agent of such assessor or municipality on or after April first and not later than October first of each year with respect to such grant for the calendar year preceding each such year, on a form prescribed and furnished by the [Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Housing to the assessor. A renter may make application to the [secretary] commissioner prior to December fifteenth of the claim year for an extension of the application period. The [secretary] commissioner may grant such extension in the case of extenuating circumstance due to illness or incapacitation as evidenced by a certificate signed by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse to that extent, or if the [secretary] commissioner determines there is good cause for doing so. A renter making such application shall present to such assessor or agent, in substantiation of the renter's application, a copy of the renter's federal income tax return, and if not required to file a federal income tax return, such other evidence of qualifying income, receipts for money received, or cancelled checks, or copies thereof, and any other evidence the assessor or such agent may require. When the assessor or agent is satisfied that the applying renter is entitled to a grant, such assessor or agent shall issue a certificate of grant, in triplicate, in such form as the [secretary] commissioner may prescribe and supply showing the amount of the grant due. The assessor or agent shall forward the original copy and attached application to the [secretary] commissioner not later than the last day of the month following the month in which the renter has made application. On or after December 1, 1989, any municipality which neglects to transmit to the [secretary] commissioner the claim and supporting applications as required by this section shall forfeit two hundred fifty dollars to the state, provided said [secretary] commissioner may waive such forfeiture in accordance with procedures and standards adopted by regulation in accordance with chapter 54. A duplicate of such certificate with a copy of the application attached shall be delivered to the renter and the assessor or agent shall keep the third copy of such certificate and a copy of the application. After the [secretary's] commissioner's review of each claim, pursuant to section [12-120b] 38 of this act, and verification of the amount of the grant the [secretary] commissioner shall, not later than September thirtieth of each year prepare a list of certificates approved for payment, and shall thereafter supplement such list monthly. Such list and any supplements thereto shall be approved for payment by the [secretary] commissioner and shall be forwarded by the [secretary] commissioner to the Comptroller, not later than [ninety] one hundred twenty days after receipt of such applications and certificates of grant from the assessor or agent, and the Comptroller shall draw an order on the Treasurer, not later than fifteen days following, in favor of each person on such list and on supplements to such list in the amount of such person's claim and the Treasurer shall pay such amount to such person, not later than fifteen days following. Any claimant aggrieved by the results of the [secretary's] commissioner's review shall have the rights of appeal as set forth in section [12-120b] 38 of this act. Applications filed under this section shall not be open for public inspection. Any person who, for the purpose of obtaining a grant under section 12-170d, as amended by this act, wilfully fails to disclose all matters related thereto or with intent to defraud makes false statement shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.

Sec. 41. Section 12-170g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any person aggrieved by the action of the assessor or agent in fixing the amount of the grant under section 12-170f, as amended by this act, or in disapproving the claim therefor may apply to the [Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Housing in writing, within thirty business days from the date of notice given to such person by the assessor or agent, giving notice of such grievance. The [secretary] commissioner shall promptly consider such notice and may grant or deny the relief requested, provided such decision shall be made not later than thirty business days after the receipt of such notice. If the relief is denied, the applicant shall be notified forthwith, and the applicant may appeal the decision of the [secretary] commissioner in accordance with the provisions of section [12-120b] 38 of this act.

Sec. 42. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Housing shall have power to enforce the provisions relative to rebates under section 12-170d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and make all necessary regulations, adopted pursuant to chapter 54 of the general statutes, for that purpose and for carrying out, enforcing and preventing violations of all provisions.

Sec. 43. Section 12-170bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) On or before March first, annually, [commencing March 1, 1988,] the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a report concerning the state programs of tax relief for elderly homeowners [and grants to elderly renters] to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly on finance, revenue and bonding. Said report shall be prepared in relation to qualified participants, benefits allowed and state payments to municipalities as reimbursement for property tax loss in the preceding calendar year, including data concerning (1) the total number of qualified participants in [each of] the state programs for elderly homeowners, [and the state program for elderly renters] and (2) total benefits allowed in each of such programs. The information as to qualified participants and benefits allowed shall be subdivided to reflect such totals with respect to each of the following categories: (A) Each of the income brackets as included in the schedule of benefits for elderly homeowners, [and renters] and (B) married and unmarried participants.

(b) In addition to the information described in subsection (a), said report pertaining to the state programs of tax reduction for elderly homeowners [and grant to elderly renters] shall include statistics related to distribution of benefits, applicable to the preceding calendar year, as follows:

(1) With respect to each of the bracket of tax reduction benefits in the following schedules, the total number of persons in the state program of tax reduction for homeowners under section 12-170aa who received benefits within the limits of each such bracket, including the number of persons receiving the maximum and the minimum amounts of tax reduction:

T1

Amount of Tax Reduction Allowed

T2

Married Homeowners

Unmarried Homeowners

T3

Over

Not Exceeding

Over

Not Exceeding

T4

    $

$ 100 (Minimum)

$

$ 100 (Minimum)

T5

100

    200

    100

    200

T6

200

    300

    200

    300

T7

300

    400

    300

    400

T8

400

    500

    400

    500

T9

500

    600

    500

    600

T10

600

    700

    600

    700

T11

700

    800

    700

    800

T12

800

    900

    800

    900

T13

900

    1,000

    900

    999

T14

1,000

    1,100

 

    1,000 (Maximum)

T15

1,100

    1,249

   

T16

 

    1,250 (Maximum)

   

[(2) With respect to each of the brackets concerning grants to renters in the following schedules, the total number of persons in the state program of grants for elderly renters under sections 12-170d and 12-170e who received benefits within the limits of each such bracket, including the number of persons receiving the maximum and the minimum amount of grant:

T17

Amount of State Grant Allowed

T18

Married Renters

Unmarried Renters

T19

Over

Not Exceeding

Over

Not Exceeding

T20

    $

$ 100 (Minimum)

$

$ 100 (Minimum)

T21

100

    200

    100

    200

T22

200

    300

    200

    300

T23

300

    400

    300

    400

T24

400

    500

    400

    500

T25

500

    600

    500

    600

T26

600

    700

    600

    699

T27

700

    800

 

    700 (Maximum)

T28

800

    899

   

T29

 

    900 (Maximum)]

 

[(3)] (2) With respect to each of the brackets of benefits in the following schedule, the total number of persons in the state tax-freeze program for elderly homeowners under section 12-129b who received benefits in tax reduction within the limits of each such bracket:

T30

Amount of Tax Reduction Benefit Allowed

T31

Over

Not Exceeding

T32

    $

$ 300

T33

300

600

T34

600

900

T35

900

1,200

T36

1,200

1,500

T37

1,500

 

Sec. 44. Section 16a-35c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) As used in this section and sections 16a-35d to 16a-35g, inclusive:

(1) "Funding" includes any form of assurance, guarantee, grant payment, credit, tax credit or other assistance, including a loan, loan guarantee, or reduction in the principal obligation of or rate of interest payable on a loan or a portion of a loan;

(2) "Growth-related project" means any project which includes (A) the acquisition of real property when the acquisition costs are in excess of one hundred thousand dollars, except the acquisition of open space for the purposes of conservation or preservation; (B) the development or improvement of real property when the development costs are in excess of one hundred thousand dollars; (C) the acquisition of public transportation equipment or facilities when the acquisition costs are in excess of one hundred thousand dollars; or (D) the authorization of each state grant, any application for which is not pending on July 1, 2006, for an amount in excess of one hundred thousand dollars, for the acquisition or development or improvement of real property or for the acquisition of public transportation equipment or facilities, except the following: (i) Projects for maintenance, repair, additions or renovations to existing facilities, acquisition of land for telecommunications towers whose primary purpose is public safety, parks, conservation and open space, and acquisition of agricultural, conservation and historic easements; (ii) funding by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing for any project financed with federal funds used to purchase or rehabilitate existing single or multi-family housing or projects financed with the proceeds of revenue bonds if the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing determines that application of this section and sections 16a-35d and 16a-35e (I) conflicts with any provision of federal or state law applicable to the issuance or tax-exempt status of the bonds or any provision of any trust agreement between the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing and any trustee, or (II) would otherwise prohibit financing of an existing project or financing provided to cure or prevent any default under existing financing; (iii) projects that the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing determines promote fair housing choice and racial and economic integration as described in section 8-37cc; (iv) projects at an existing facility needed to comply with state environmental or health laws or regulations adopted thereunder; (v) school construction projects funded by the Department of Education under chapter 173; (vi) libraries; (vii) municipally owned property or public buildings used for government purposes; and (viii) any other project, funding or other state assistance not included under subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive, of this subdivision.

(3) "Priority funding area" means the area of the state designated under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioners of Economic and Community Development, Housing, Energy and Environmental Protection, Administrative Services, Agriculture and Transportation, the regional planning agencies in the state and any other persons or entities the secretary deems necessary, shall develop recommendations for delineation of the boundaries of priority funding areas in the state and for revisions thereafter. In making such recommendations, the secretary shall consider areas designated as regional centers, growth areas, neighborhood conservation areas and rural community centers on the state plan of conservation and development, redevelopment areas, distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p, targeted investment communities, as defined in section 32-222, public investment communities, as defined in section 7-545, enterprise zones, designated by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development under section 32-70 and corridor management areas identified in the state plan of conservation and development. The secretary shall submit the recommendations to the Continuing Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development established pursuant to section 4-60d for review when the state plan of conservation and development is submitted to such committee in accordance with section 16a-29. The committee shall report its recommendations to the General Assembly at the time said state plan is submitted to the General Assembly under section 16a-30. The boundaries shall become effective upon approval of the General Assembly.

Sec. 45. Subsections (g) and (h) of section 25-68d of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any proposal by the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing or the Department of Economic and Community Development for a project within a drainage basin of less than one square mile.

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

Sec. 46. Subsection (b) of section 17b-90 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) No person shall, except for purposes directly connected with the administration of programs of the Department of Social Services and in accordance with the regulations of the commissioner, solicit, disclose, receive or make use of, or authorize, knowingly permit, participate in or acquiesce in the use of, any list of the names of, or any information concerning, persons applying for or receiving assistance from the Department of Social Services or persons participating in a program administered by said department, directly or indirectly derived from the records, papers, files or communications of the state or its subdivisions or agencies, or acquired in the course of the performance of official duties. The Commissioner of Social Services shall disclose (1) to any authorized representative of the Labor Commissioner such information directly related to unemployment compensation, administered pursuant to chapter 567 or information necessary for implementation of sections 17b-688b, 17b-688c and 17b-688h and section 122 of public act 97-2 of the June 18 special session, (2) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services any information necessary for the implementation and operation of the basic needs supplement program or the Medicaid program for low-income adults, established pursuant to section 17b-261n, (3) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection such information as the Commissioner of Social Services determines is directly related to and necessary for the Department of Administrative Services or the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for purposes of performing their functions of collecting social services recoveries and overpayments or amounts due as support in social services cases, investigating social services fraud or locating absent parents of public assistance recipients, (4) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Children and Families necessary information concerning a child or the immediate family of a child receiving services from the Department of Social Services, including safety net services, if the Commissioner of Children and Families or the Commissioner of Social Services has determined that imminent danger to such child's health, safety or welfare exists to target the services of the family services programs administered by the Department of Children and Families, (5) to a town official or other contractor or authorized representative of the Labor Commissioner such information concerning an applicant for or a recipient of assistance under state-administered general assistance deemed necessary by the Commissioner of Social Services and the Labor Commissioner to carry out their respective responsibilities to serve such persons under the programs administered by the Labor Department that are designed to serve applicants for or recipients of state-administered general assistance, (6) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purposes of the behavioral health managed care program established by section 17a-453, (7) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Public Health to carry out his or her respective responsibilities under programs that regulate child day care services or youth camps, (8) to a health insurance provider, in IV-D support cases, as defined in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 46b-231, information concerning a child and the custodial parent of such child that is necessary to enroll such child in a health insurance plan available through such provider when the noncustodial parent of such child is under court order to provide health insurance coverage but is unable to provide such information, provided the Commissioner of Social Services determines, after providing prior notice of the disclosure to such custodial parent and an opportunity for such parent to object, that such disclosure is in the best interests of the child, (9) to any authorized representative of the Department of Correction, in IV-D support cases, as defined in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 46b-231, information concerning noncustodial parents that is necessary to identify inmates or parolees with IV-D support cases who may benefit from Department of Correction educational, training, skill building, work or rehabilitation programming that will significantly increase an inmate's or parolee's ability to fulfill such inmate's support obligation, (10) to any authorized representative of the Judicial Branch, in IV-D support cases, as defined in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 46b-231, information concerning noncustodial parents that is necessary to: (A) Identify noncustodial parents with IV-D support cases who may benefit from educational, training, skill building, work or rehabilitation programming that will significantly increase such parent's ability to fulfill such parent's support obligation, (B) assist in the administration of the Title IV-D child support program, or (C) assist in the identification of cases involving family violence, [or] (11) to any authorized representative of the State Treasurer, in IV-D support cases, as defined in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 46b-231, information that is necessary to identify child support obligors who owe overdue child support prior to the Treasurer's payment of such obligors' claim for any property unclaimed or presumed abandoned under part III of chapter 32, or (12) to any authorized representative of the Commissioner of Housing for the purpose of administering the renters rebate program established by section 12-170d, as amended by this act. No such representative shall disclose any information obtained pursuant to this section, except as specified in this section. Any applicant for assistance provided through said department shall be notified that, if and when such applicant receives benefits, the department will be providing law enforcement officials with the address of such applicant upon the request of any such official pursuant to section 17b-16a.

Sec. 47. Section 17b-347e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Social Services, in collaboration with the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, shall [establish] maintain a demonstration project to provide subsidized assisted living services, as defined in section 19-13-D105 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, for persons residing in affordable housing, as defined in section 8-39a. The demonstration project shall be conducted in at least three municipalities to be determined by the Commissioner of Social Services. The demonstration project shall be limited to a maximum of three hundred subsidized dwelling units. Applicants for such subsidized assisted living services shall be subject to the same eligibility requirements as the Connecticut home care program for the elderly pursuant to section 17b-342.

(b) [Not later than January 1, 1999, the Commissioner of Social Services shall enter into] There shall be a memorandum of understanding [with] among the Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Housing, the Commissioner of Social Services and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. Such memorandum of understanding shall specify that (1) the Department of Social Services apply for a Medicaid waiver to secure federal financial participation to fund assisted living services, establish a process to select nonprofit and for-profit providers and determine the number of dwelling units in the demonstration project, (2) the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing provide rental subsidy certificates pursuant to section 8-402 or rental assistance pursuant to section 8-119kk, as amended by this act, and (3) the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority provide second mortgage loans for housing projects for which the authority has provided financial assistance in the form of a loan secured by a first mortgage pursuant to section 8-403 for the demonstration project. [Not later than July 1, 1999, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall issue a request for proposals for persons or entities interested in participating in the demonstration project.]

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a combination of unsubsidized dwelling units and subsidized dwelling units under the demonstration project within the same facility. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 8-402, the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing may set the rental subsidy at any percentage of the annual aggregate family income and define aggregate family income and eligibility for subsidies in a manner consistent with such demonstration project.

Sec. 48. Section 17b-800 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Social Services] Housing may, upon application of any public or private organization or agency, make grants, within available appropriations, to develop and maintain programs for homeless individuals including programs for emergency shelter services, transitional housing services, on-site social services for available permanent housing and for the prevention of homelessness.

(b) Each shelter receiving a grant pursuant to this section (1) shall provide decent, safe and sanitary shelter for residents of the shelter; (2) shall not suspend or expel a resident without good cause; (3) shall, in the case of a resident who is listed on the registry of sexual offenders maintained pursuant to chapter 969, provide verification of such person's residence at the shelter to a law enforcement officer upon the request of such officer; and (4) shall provide a grievance procedure by which residents can obtain review of grievances, including grievances concerning suspension or expulsion from the shelter. No shelter serving homeless families may admit a person who is listed on the registry of sexual offenders maintained pursuant to chapter 969. The Commissioner of [Social Services] Housing shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, establishing (A) minimum standards for shelter grievance procedures and rules concerning the suspension and expulsion of shelter residents and (B) standards for the review and approval of the operating policies of shelters receiving a grant under this section. Shelter operating policies shall establish a procedure for the release of information concerning a resident who is listed on the registry of sexual offenders maintained pursuant to chapter 969 to a law enforcement officer in accordance with this subsection.

Sec. 49. Section 17b-800a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Department of [Social Services] Housing, in consultation with appropriate state agencies and within available appropriations, shall (1) allocate existing funding and resources to ensure the availability of homeless shelters that accept intact families or that assist families to find adequate alternative arrangements that allow the family to remain together; and (2) review program eligibility requirements and other policies to ensure that unaccompanied homeless children have access, to the fullest extent practicable, to critical services that such children might otherwise have been prevented from receiving due to age or guardianship requirements. [; and (3) work, in accordance with state and federal law, to seek relief from income garnishment orders through the appropriate judicial authority if it is deemed appropriate to be in the best interests of children and families.]

(b) The Department of Social Services, in consultation with appropriate state agencies and within available appropriations, shall work, in accordance with state and federal law, to seek relief from income garnishment orders through the appropriate judicial authority if it is deemed appropriate to be in the best interests of children and families.

[(b)] (c) The Department of Education, in consultation with appropriate departments, shall seek full utilization of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to protect children falling into homelessness from school failure and dropping out of school and to improve access to higher education.

Sec. 50. Section 17b-806 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of [Social Services] Housing, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, shall establish and administer a homefinders program, which includes participation by housing authorities, to assist families including recipients of temporary family assistance who are homeless or in imminent danger of eviction or foreclosure. The commissioner shall administer the program within available appropriations.

(b) The Commissioner of [Social Services] Housing may adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 51. Section 17b-813 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of [Social Services] Housing, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, shall provide emergency rental assistance for families eligible for assistance under the temporary family assistance program living in hotels and motels as a component of the program for rental assistance established under section 17b-812.

Sec. 52. Subsection (b) of section 32-601 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The Capital Region Development Authority shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of [thirteen] fourteen members. The members of the board shall be appointed as follows: (1) Four appointed by the Governor, (2) two appointed by the mayor of the city of Hartford, one of whom shall be a resident of the city of Hartford, and one of whom shall be an employee of the city of Hartford who is not an elected official, (3) one appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate, and (4) one appointed jointly by the minority leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate. The mayor of Hartford and the mayor of East Hartford shall be members of the board. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioners of Transportation, Housing and Economic and Community Development, or their designees, shall serve as ex-officio members of the board. The chairperson shall be designated by the Governor. All initial appointments shall be made not later than fifteen days after June 15, 2012. The terms of the initial board members appointed shall be as follows: The four members appointed by the Governor shall serve four-year terms from said appointment date; the two members appointed by the mayor of the town and city of Hartford shall serve three-year terms from said appointment date; the member appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall serve a two-year term from said appointment date and the member appointed jointly by the minority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall serve a two-year term from said appointment date. Thereafter all members shall be appointed for four-year terms. A member of the board shall be eligible for reappointment. Any member of the board may be removed by the appointing authority for misfeasance, malfeasance or wilful neglect of duty. Each member of the board, before commencing such member's duties, shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required by article XI, section 1, of the State Constitution. A record of each such oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State. The board of directors shall maintain a record of its proceedings in such form as it determines, provided such record indicates attendance and all votes cast by each member. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from the board. A majority vote of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting of the board shall be sufficient for any action taken by the board. No vacancy in the membership of the board shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the board. Any action taken by the board may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting and shall take effect immediately unless otherwise provided in the resolution. The board may delegate to three or more of its members, or its officers, agents and employees, such board powers and duties as it may deem proper.

Sec. 53. Subsection (b) of section 32-602 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) For these purposes, the authority shall have the following powers: (1) To have perpetual succession as a body corporate and to adopt procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business as provided in subsection (f) of section 32-601, to adopt a corporate seal and alter the same at its pleasure, and to maintain an office at such place or places within the city of Hartford as it may designate; (2) to sue and be sued, to contract and be contracted with; (3) to employ such assistants, agents and other employees as may be necessary or desirable to carry out its purposes, which employees shall be exempt from the classified service and shall not be employees, as defined in subsection (b) of section 5-270, to fix their compensation, to establish and modify personnel procedures as may be necessary from time to time and to negotiate and enter into collective bargaining agreements with labor unions; (4) to acquire, lease, hold and dispose of personal property for the purposes set forth in section 32-602, as amended by this act; (5) to procure insurance against any liability or loss in connection with its property and other assets, in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable and to procure insurance for employees; (6) to invest any funds not needed for immediate use or disbursement in obligations issued or guaranteed by the United States of America or the state of Connecticut, including the Short Term Investment Fund, and the Tax-Exempt Proceeds Fund, and in other obligations which are legal investments for savings banks in this state and in time deposits or certificates of deposit or other similar banking arrangements secured in such manner as the authority determines; (7) notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, upon request of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, to enter into an agreement for funding to facilitate the relocation of state offices within the capital city economic development district; [and] (8) to enter into such memoranda of understanding as the authority deems appropriate to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter; and (9) to do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of and the powers expressly granted by this section.

Sec. 54. Subsection (b) of section 32-616 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 Department of Economic and Community Development or the Department of Housing for grants-in-aid for capital city projects as follows:

(1) For the Civic Center and coliseum complex renovation and rejuvenation project, not exceeding fifteen million dollars;

(2) For the riverfront infrastructure development and improvement project, not exceeding nineteen million eight hundred eighty thousand dollars provided no amount shall be issued under this subdivision until the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development certifies to the State Bond Commission that it has received a commitment by agreement, contract or other legally enforceable instrument with private investors or developers for a minimum private investment equal to the amount of bonds at the time such bonds are issued pursuant to this subdivision taken together with any previous commitments;

(3) For housing rehabilitation and new construction projects, as defined in subparagraph (E) (i) of subdivision (2) of section 32-600, not exceeding thirty-five million dollars, provided seven million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1999, fourteen million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000, fourteen million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2001, and four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003;

(4) For demolition or redevelopment projects, as defined in subparagraph (E) (ii) of subdivision (2) of section 32-600, not exceeding twenty-five million dollars, provided seven million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1999, eight million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000, five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2001, and three million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003;

(5) For parking projects, as defined in subparagraph (F) of subdivision (2) of section 32-600, not exceeding twelve million dollars.

Sec. 55. Section 32-1m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Not later than February 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. Not later than thirty days after submission of the report to the Governor and the General Assembly, said commissioner shall post the report on the Department of Economic and Community Development's web site. Said report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information with regard to the activities of the Department of Economic and Community Development during the preceding state fiscal year:

(1) A brief description and assessment of the state's economy during such year, utilizing the most recent and reasonably available data, and including:

(A) Connecticut employment by industry;

(B) Connecticut and national average unemployment;

(C) Connecticut gross state product, by industry;

(D) Connecticut productivity, by industry, compared to the national average;

(E) Connecticut manufacturing activity;

(F) Identification of economic and competitive conditions affecting Connecticut's industry sectors, problems resulting from these conditions and state efforts to address the problems;

(G) A brief summary of Connecticut's competitiveness as a place for business, which shall include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of (i) how the programs and policies of state government affect the state economy and state business environment, (ii) the ability of the state to retain and attract businesses, (iii) the steps taken by other states to improve the competitiveness of such states as places for business, and (iv) programs and policies the state could implement to improve the competitiveness of the state in order to encourage economic growth; and

(H) Any other economic information that the commissioner deems appropriate.

(2) A statement of the department's economic and community development objectives, measures of program success and standards for granting financial and nonfinancial assistance under programs administered by the department.

(3) An analysis of the economic development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of the department's assistance;

(B) The following information concerning each recipient of such assistance: (i) Business activities, (ii) standard industrial classification codes or North American industrial classification codes, (iii) number of full-time jobs and part-time jobs at the time of application, (iv) number of actual full-time jobs and actual part-time jobs during the preceding state fiscal year, (v) whether the recipient is a minority or woman-owned business, (vi) a summary of the terms and conditions for the assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, job creation or retention requirements and anticipated wage rates, (vii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by the assistance, (viii) the extent to which employees of the recipient participate in health benefit plans offered by such recipient, (ix) the extent to which the recipient offers unique economic, social, cultural or aesthetic attributes to the municipality in which the recipient is located or to the state, and (x) the amount of state investment;

(C) A portfolio analysis, including (i) an analysis of the wages paid by recipients of financial assistance, (ii) the average portfolio wage, median portfolio wage, highest and lowest portfolio wage, (iii) portfolio wage data by industry, and (iv) portfolio wage data by municipality;

(D) An investment analysis, including (i) total portfolio value, (ii) total investment by industry, (iii) portfolio dollar per job average, (iv) portfolio leverage ratio, and (v) percentage of financial assistance which was provided to high performance work organizations in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(E) An analysis of the estimated economic effects of the department's economic development investments on the state's economy, including (i) contribution to gross state product for the total economic development portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) productivity of recipients of financial assistance as a result of the department's investment occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) directly or indirectly increased property values in the municipalities in which the recipients of assistance are located, and (v) personal income.

(4) An analysis of the community development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of the department's assistance;

(B) The following information concerning each recipient of such assistance: (i) Amount of state investment, (ii) a summary of the terms and conditions for the department's assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, and (iii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by such assistance;

(C) An investment analysis, including (i) total active portfolio value, (ii) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) total portfolio by municipality, (iv) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year categorized by municipality, (v) total portfolio leverage ratio, and (vi) leverage ratio of the total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(D) An analysis of the estimated economic effects of the department's economic development investments on the state's economy, including (i) contribution to gross state product for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) productivity of recipients of financial assistance as a result of the department's investment occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) directly or indirectly increased property values in the municipalities in which the recipients are located, and (v) personal income.

(5) A summary of the department's economic and community development marketing efforts in the preceding state fiscal year, a summary of the department's business recruitment strategies and activities in such year, and a summary of the department's efforts to assist small businesses and minority business enterprises in such year.

(6) A summary of the department's international trade efforts in the preceding state fiscal year, and, to the extent possible, a summary of foreign direct investment that occurred in the state in such year.

(7) Identification of existing economic clusters, the formation of new economic clusters, the measures taken by the commissioner during the preceding state fiscal year to encourage the growth of economic clusters and the amount of bond funds expended by the department during the previous fiscal year on each economic cluster.

(8) (A) A summary of the department's brownfield-related efforts and activities within the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development established pursuant to subsections (a) to (f), inclusive, of section 32-9cc in the preceding state fiscal year, except for activity under the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund program. Such efforts shall include, but not be limited to, (i) total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects, (ii) total investment in brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) total number of brownfield remediation projects, (iv) total number of brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) total of reclaimed and remediated acreage, (vi) total of reclaimed and remediated acreage in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) leverage ratio for the total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects, and (viii) leverage ratio for the total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year. Such summary shall include a list of such brownfield remediation projects and, for each such project, the name of the developer and the location by street address and municipality and a tracking of all funds administered through or by said office;

(B) A summary of the department's efforts with regard to the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund, including, but not limited to, (i) the number of applications received in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) the number and amounts of loans made in such year, (iii) the names of the applicants for such loans, (iv) the average time period between submission of application and the decision to grant or deny the loan, (v) a list of the applications approved and the applications denied and the reasons for such denials, and (vi) for each project, the location by street address and municipality; and

(C) A summary of the department's efforts with regard to the dry cleaning grant program, established pursuant to section 12-263m, including, but not limited to, (i) information as to the number of applications received, (ii) the number and amounts of grants made since the inception of the program, (iii) the names of the applicants, (iv) the time period between submission of application and the decision to grant or deny the loan, (v) which applications were approved and which applications were denied and the reasons for any denials, and (vi) a recommendation as to whether the surcharge and grant program established pursuant to section 12-263m should continue.

(9) The following information concerning enterprise zones designated under section 32-70:

(A) A statement of the current goals for enterprise zones;

(B) A statement of the current performance standards to measure the progress of municipalities that have enterprise zones in attaining the goals for such zones;

(C) A report from each municipality that has an enterprise zone, which evaluates the progress of the municipality in meeting the performance standards established under section 32-70a; and

(D) An assessment of the performance of each enterprise zone based on information collected under subparagraph (C) of this subdivision.

(10) With regard to the grant program designated pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive, an assessment of program performance.

(11) With regard to the fuel diversification program designated pursuant to section 32-324g, an assessment of program performance.

[(12) With regard to the department's housing-development-related functions and activities:

(A) A brief description and assessment of the state's housing market during the preceding state fiscal year, utilizing the most recent and reasonably available data, and including, but not limited to, (i) a brief description of the significant characteristics of such market, including supply, demand and condition and cost of housing, and (ii) any other information that the commissioner deems appropriate;

(B) A comprehensive assessment of current and future needs for rental assistance under section 8-119kk for housing projects for the elderly and disabled, in consultation with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority;

(C) An analysis of the progress of the public and private sectors toward meeting housing needs in the state, using building permit data from the United States Census Bureau and demolition data from Connecticut municipalities;

(D) A list of municipalities that meet the affordable housing criteria set forth in subsection (k) of section 8-30g, pursuant to regulations that the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall adopt pursuant to the provisions of chapter 54. For the purpose of determining the percentage required by subsection (k) of said section 8-30g, the commissioner shall use as the denominator the number of dwelling units in the municipality, as reported in the most recent United States decennial census; and

(E) A statement of the department's housing development objectives, measures of program success and standards for granting financial and nonfinancial assistance under programs administered by said commissioner.

(13) A presentation of the state-funded housing development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of such assistance; and

(B) For each such recipient, (i) a summary of the terms and conditions for the assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, (ii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by the assistance, (iii) the number of new units to be created and the number of units to be preserved at the time of the application, and (iv) the number of actual new units created and number of units preserved.

(14) An analysis of the state-funded housing development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) An investment analysis, including the (i) total active portfolio value, (ii) total investment made in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) portfolio dollar per new unit created, (iv) estimated dollars per new unit created for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) portfolio dollars per unit preserved, (vi) estimated dollar per unit preserved for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) portfolio leverage ratio, and (viii) leverage ratio for housing development investments made in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(B) A production and preservation analysis, including (i) the total number of units created, itemized by municipality, for the total portfolio and projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) the total number of elderly units created for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) the total number of family units created for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) the total number of units preserved, itemized by municipality, for the total portfolio and projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) the total number of elderly units preserved for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vi) the total number of family units preserved for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) an analysis by income group of households served by the department's housing construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and rental assistance programs, for each housing development, if applicable, and for each program, including number of households served under each program by race and data for all households, and (viii) a summary of the department's efforts in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration, including data on the racial composition of the occupants and persons on the waiting list of each housing project that is assisted under any housing program established by the general statutes or a special act or that is supervised by the department, provided no information shall be required to be disclosed by any occupant or person on a waiting list for the preparation of such summary. As used in this subparagraph, "elderly units" means dwelling units for which occupancy is restricted by age, and "family units" means dwelling units for which occupancy is not restricted by age.

(15) An economic impact analysis of the department's housing development efforts and activities, including, but not limited to:

(A) The contribution of such efforts and activities to the gross state product;

(B) The direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total housing development portfolio and for any investment activity for such portfolio occurring in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(C) Personal income in the state.

(16) With regard to the Housing Trust Fund and Housing Trust Fund program, as those terms are defined in section 8-336m:

(A) Activities for the prior fiscal year of the Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Trust Fund program; and

(B) The efforts of the department to obtain private support for the Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Trust Fund program.

(17) With regard to the department's energy conservation loan program:

(A) The number of loans or deferred loans made during the preceding fiscal year under each component of such program and the total amount of the loans or deferred loans made during such fiscal year under each such component;

(B) A description of each step of the loan or deferred loan application and review process;

(C) The location of each loan or deferred loan application intake site for such program;

(D) The average time period for the processing of loan or deferred loan applications during such fiscal year; and

(E) The total administrative expenses of such program for such fiscal year.]

[(18)] (12) An assessment of the performance of the Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account grant program established pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive.

[(19)] (13) An assessment of the performance of the fuel diversification grant program established pursuant to section 32-324g.

[(20)] (14) A summary of the total social and economic impact of the department's efforts and activities in the areas of economic, community and housing development, and an assessment of the department's performance in terms of meeting its stated goals and objectives.

[(21)] (15) With regard to the Connecticut Credit Consortium established pursuant to section 32-9yy, a summary of the activity of such program, including, but not limited to, the number of loans and lines of credit applied for and approved, the size of the businesses, the amount of the loans or lines of credit, and the amount repaid to date.

[(22)] (16) With regard to the office of the permit ombudsman, established pursuant to section 32-726:

(A) The names of applicants for expedited review;

(B) The date of request for expedited review;

(C) The basis upon which the applicant claimed eligibility for expedited review;

(D) State agencies that participated in the permit review process;

(E) The dates on which the permit was granted or denied via the expedited review process or the date the applicant was determined not to be eligible for expedited review; and

(F) If applicable, the reason the applicant was determined not to be eligible for the expedited review process.

[(23)] (17) With regard to the Small Business Express program established pursuant to section 32-7g, data on (A) the number of small businesses that applied to the Small Business Express program, (B) the number of small businesses that received assistance under said program and the general categories of such businesses, (C) the amounts and types of assistance provided, (D) the total number of jobs on the date of application and the number proposed to be created or retained, and (E) the most recent employment figures of the small businesses receiving assistance.

[(24)] (18) With regard to airport development zones established pursuant to section 32-75d, a summary of the economic and cost benefits of each zone and, in consultation with the Connecticut Airport Authority, any recommended revisions to any such zones.

(b) Any annual report that is required from the department by any provision of the general statutes shall be incorporated into the annual report provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 56. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Annually, the Commissioner of Housing shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Not later than thirty days after submission of the report to the Governor and the General Assembly, said commissioner shall post the report on the Department of Housing's Internet web site. Said report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information with regard to the activities of the Department of Housing during the preceding state fiscal year:

(1) An analysis of the community development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of the department's assistance;

(B) The following information concerning each recipient of such assistance: (i) Amount of state investment, (ii) a summary of the terms and conditions for the department's assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, and (iii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate resources that have been leveraged by such assistance; and

(C) An investment analysis, including (i) total active portfolio value, (ii) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) total portfolio by municipality, (iv) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year categorized by municipality, (v) total portfolio leverage ratio, and (vi) leverage ratio of the total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year.

(2) With regard to the department's housing-development-related functions and activities:

(A) A brief description and assessment of the state's housing market during the preceding state fiscal year, utilizing the most recent and reasonably available data, including, but not limited to, (i) a brief description of the significant characteristics of such market, including supply, demand and condition and cost of housing, and (ii) any other information that the commissioner deems appropriate;

(B) A comprehensive assessment of current and future needs for rental assistance under section 8-119kk of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for housing projects for the elderly and disabled, in consultation with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority;

(C) An analysis of the progress of the public and private sectors toward meeting housing needs in the state, using building permit data from the United States Census Bureau and demolition data from Connecticut municipalities;

(D) A list of municipalities that meet the affordable housing criteria set forth in subsection (k) of section 8-30g of the general statutes and in regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to said section. For the purpose of determining the percentage required by subsection (k) of said section, the commissioner shall use as the denominator the number of dwelling units in the municipality, as reported in the most recent United States decennial census; and

(E) A statement of the department's housing development objectives, measures of program success and standards for granting financial and nonfinancial assistance under programs administered by said commissioner.

(3) A presentation of the state-funded housing development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of such assistance; and

(B) For each such recipient, (i) a summary of the terms and conditions for the assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, (ii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by the assistance, (iii) the number of new units to be created and the number of units to be preserved at the time of the application, and (iv) the number of actual new units created and number of units preserved.

(4) An analysis of the state-funded housing development portfolio of the department, including:

(A) An investment analysis, including the (i) total active portfolio value, (ii) total investment made in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) portfolio dollar per new unit created, (iv) estimated dollars per new unit created for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) portfolio dollars per unit preserved, (vi) estimated dollar per unit preserved for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) portfolio leverage ratio, and (viii) leverage ratio for housing development investments made in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(B) A production and preservation analysis, including (i) the total number of units created, itemized by municipality, for the total portfolio and projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) the total number of elderly units created for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) the total number of family units created for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) the total number of units preserved, itemized by municipality, for the total portfolio and projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) the total number of elderly units preserved for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vi) the total number of family units preserved for the total portfolio and for projects receiving an assistance award in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) an analysis by income group of households served by the department's housing construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and rental assistance programs, for each housing development, if applicable, and for each program, including number of households served under each program by race and data for all households, and (viii) a summary of the department's efforts in promoting fair housing choice and racial and economic integration, including data on the racial composition of the occupants and persons on the waiting list of each housing project that is assisted under any housing program established by the general statutes or a special act or that is supervised by the department, provided no information shall be required to be disclosed by any occupant or person on a waiting list for the preparation of such summary. As used in this subparagraph, "elderly units" means dwelling units for which occupancy is restricted by age, and "family units" means dwelling units for which occupancy is not restricted by age.

(5) An economic impact analysis of the department's housing development efforts and activities, including, but not limited to:

(A) The contribution of such efforts and activities to the gross state product;

(B) The direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total housing development portfolio and for any investment activity for such portfolio occurring in the preceding state fiscal year; and

(C) Personal income in the state.

(6) With regard to the Housing Trust Fund and Housing Trust Fund program, as those terms are defined in section 8-336m of the general statutes:

(A) Activities for the prior fiscal year of the Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Trust Fund program; and

(B) The efforts of the department to obtain private support for the Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Trust Fund program.

(7) With regard to the department's energy conservation loan program:

(A) The number of loans or deferred loans made during the preceding fiscal year under each component of such program and the total amount of the loans or deferred loans made during such fiscal year under each such component;

(B) A description of each step of the loan or deferred loan application and review process;

(C) The location of each loan or deferred loan application intake site for such program;

(D) The average time period for the processing of loan or deferred loan applications during such fiscal year; and

(E) The total administrative expenses of such program for such fiscal year.

(8) A summary of the total social and economic impact of the department's efforts and activities in the areas of community and housing development, and an assessment of the department's performance in terms of meeting its stated goals and objectives.

(9) With regard to the department's state program of grants to elderly renters under sections 12-170d and 12-170e of the general statutes, as amended by this act, which shall be submitted annually by the Commissioner of Housing to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding:

(A) The total number of qualified participants and total benefits allowed, subdivided to reflect such totals with respect to each of the income brackets as included in the schedule of benefits and married and unmarried participants;

(B) Applicable to the preceding calendar year, the total number of persons in the state program of grants for elderly renters who received benefits within the limits of each bracket in the following schedule, including the number of persons receiving the maximum and the minimum amount of grant:

T38

Amount of State Grant Allowed

T39

Married Renters

Unmarried Renters

T40

Over

Not Exceeding

Over

Not Exceeding

T41

    $

$ 100 (Minimum)

$

$ 100 (Minimum)

T42

100

    200

    100

    200

T43

200

    300

    200

    300

T44

300

    400

    300

    400

T45

400

    500

    400

    500

T46

500

    600

    500

    600

T47

600

    700

    600

    699

T48

700

    800

 

    700 (Maximum)

T49

800

    899

   

T50

 

    900 (Maximum)

 

(b) Any annual report that is required from the department by any provision of the general statutes shall be incorporated into the annual report provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 57. Section 13b-79s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall (1) in consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, the Commissioner of Housing and the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, ensure the coordination of state and regional transportation planning with other state planning efforts, including, but not limited to, economic development and housing plans; (2) coordinate interagency policy and initiatives concerning transportation; and (3) in consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, evaluate transportation initiatives and proposed expenditures.

Sec. 58. Subsection (a) of section 10-16nn of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established an Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap. The council shall consist of: (1) The Lieutenant Governor, or the Lieutenant Governor's designee, (2) the Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee, (3) the Commissioner of Children and Families, or the commissioner's designee, (4) the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, (5) the Commissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's designee, (6) the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or the president's designee, (7) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee, (8) the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the commissioner's designee, [and] (9) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, and (10) the Commissioner of Housing, or the commissioner's designee. The chairperson of the council shall be the Lieutenant Governor, or the Lieutenant Governor's designee. The council shall meet at least quarterly.

Sec. 59. Subsection (c) of section 8-336f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may provide a local housing partnership with an initial designation under the Connecticut housing partnership program upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the local housing partnership has been formed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section and that sufficient local resources have been committed to the local housing partnership. Upon such initial designation, the commissioner shall provide technical assistance to the local housing partnership which assistance shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following: (1) The assignment of a primary contact person in the Department of Economic and Community Development to work directly with the local housing partnership, (2) obtaining assistance from other state agencies, regional planning agencies [,] and regional housing councils [and the Housing Advisory Committee, provided for under section 8-385,] on behalf of the local housing partnership when necessary, (3) assisting the local housing partnership in developing a comprehensive local housing strategy, (4) assisting the local housing partnership in identifying available local resources, (5) discussing possible ways to create affordable housing through the use of conventional and alternative financing and through public and private land use controls, (6) explaining the requirements of and the types of assistance available under state housing programs, and (7) providing information and advice concerning available federal and private financial assistance for all aspects of housing development.

Sec. 60. Section 21-84a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established, within the Department of Consumer Protection, a Mobile Manufactured Home Advisory Council composed of [fifteen] fourteen members as follows: One member of the Connecticut Real Estate Commission, one employee of the Department of Economic and Community Development and one employee of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to be appointed by the Governor; an attorney-at-law specializing in mobile manufactured home matters to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; one town planner and one representative of the banking industry to be appointed by the Governor; three mobile manufactured home park owners, one to be appointed by the Governor, one to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; a representative of the mobile manufactured home industry to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; three mobile manufactured home park tenants or representatives of such tenants, each from different geographic areas of the state, one to be appointed by the Governor, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; and a senior citizen, who is either a resident of a mobile manufactured home park or a representative of other senior citizens who reside in mobile manufactured home parks, to be appointed by the Governor. [, and a representative of the Housing Advisory Committee to be appointed by the Governor.] The mobile manufactured home park owners and the representative of the mobile manufactured home industry shall be appointed from a list submitted to the appointing authorities by the Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association or its successor, if such organization or successor exists. The mobile manufactured home park tenants or tenant representatives and the senior citizen shall be appointed from a list submitted to the appointing authorities by the Connecticut Manufactured Home Owners Alliance or its successor, if such organization or successor exists. The Governor shall appoint a chairperson from among the members of the council. Members shall serve for a term coterminous with the term of the Governor or until their successors are appointed, whichever is later. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority for the position which has become vacant. Members of the council shall not be compensated for their services. Any council member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from office.

(b) The advisory council shall: Monitor the implementation of statutes and regulations affecting mobile manufactured homes, promote mobile manufactured homes in the state, conduct a public education program to improve public perception and local acceptance of mobile manufactured homes and promote them as affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing, and study additional issues related to mobile manufactured homes.

Sec. 61. Section 8-37qq of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section and sections 8-44a, 8-70, 8-78, 8-80, 8-114a, 8-117b, 8-119a, 8-119b, 8-119h, 8-119i, 8-119ee, 8-119hh, 8-119ii, 8-119jj, 8-169w, 8-214g, 8-216b, 8-218b, 8-219b, 8-387, 8-405, 8-410, [8-415,] 8-420, 16a-40b, as amended by this act, and 16a-40j, as amended by this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) "Bond-financed state housing program" means any program administered by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development which provides financial assistance for housing acquisition, development, rehabilitation or support services, and which may be financed in whole or in part from the proceeds of the state's general obligation bonds, including: Acquisition of surplus land pursuant to section 8-37y, affordable housing projects pursuant to section 8-37pp, housing authority programs for social and supplementary services, project rehabilitation and improvement and energy conservation pursuant to section 8-44a, moderate rental housing pursuant to section 8-70, moderate cost housing pursuant to section 8-82, housing for elderly persons pursuant to section 8-114a, congregate housing for the elderly pursuant to section 8-119h, housing for low-income persons pursuant to section 8-119dd, financial assistance for redevelopment or urban renewal projects pursuant to section 8-154a, housing and community development pursuant to sections 8-169l and 8-216b, urban homesteading pursuant to subsection (a) of section 8-169w, community housing land bank and land trust program pursuant to section 8-214d, as amended by this act, financial assistance for development of limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing pursuant to section 8-214f, community housing development corporations pursuant to sections 8-218 and 8-218a, financial assistance to elderly homeowners for emergency repairs or rehabilitation pursuant to section 8-219b, financial assistance for removal of lead-based paint and asbestos pursuant to section 8-219e, home ownership loans pursuant to subsection (a) of section 8-286, housing programs for homeless persons pursuant to sections 8-356 and 8-357, grants to municipalities for financing low and moderate income rental housing pursuant to section 8-365, housing infrastructure grants and loans pursuant to section 8-387, private rental investment mortgage and equity program pursuant to sections 8-401 and 8-403, assistance for housing predevelopment costs pursuant to sections 8-410 and 8-411, residential subsurface sewage disposal system repair program pursuant to [sections 8-415 and] section 8-420, energy conservation loans pursuant to section 16a-40b, as amended by this act, rent receivership pursuant to section 47a-56j, and any other such program now, heretofore or hereafter existing, and any additions or amendments to such programs.

(2) "Administrative expense" means any administrative or other cost or expense incurred by the state in carrying out the provisions of any of the following bond-financed state housing programs, including the hiring of necessary employees and the entering of necessary contracts: Housing authority programs for social and supplementary services, project rehabilitation and improvement, and energy conservation pursuant to section 8-44a, moderate rental housing pursuant to section 8-70, moderate cost housing pursuant to section 8-82, housing for elderly persons pursuant to section 8-114a, congregate housing for the elderly pursuant to section 8-119h, housing for low-income persons pursuant to section 8-119dd, urban homesteading pursuant to subsection (a) of section 8-169w, financial assistance for development of limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing pursuant to section 8-214f, financial assistance to elderly homeowners for emergency repairs or rehabilitation pursuant to section 8-219b, home ownership loans pursuant to subsection (a) of section 8-286, housing programs for homeless persons pursuant to sections 8-356 and 8-357, private rental investment mortgage and equity program pursuant to sections 8-401 and 8-403, assistance for housing predevelopment costs pursuant to sections 8-410 and 8-411, residential subsurface sewage disposal system repair pursuant to [section 8-415 and] section 8-420, and energy conservation loans pursuant to section 16a-40b, as amended by this act.

(3) "State service fee" means any fee or charge assessed or collected by the state for the purpose of paying for any administrative expense, pursuant to subsections (f) and (g) of section 8-44a with respect to housing authority programs for social and supplementary services, project rehabilitation and improvement, and energy conservation, subsection (c) of section 8-70 and section 8-72 with respect to moderate rental housing, subsection (b) of section 8-114a and subsection (a) of section 8-115a with respect to housing for elderly persons, section 8-119h and subsection (a) of section 8-115a with respect to congregate housing for the elderly, section 8-119jj and section 8-72 with respect to housing for low-income persons, subsection (c) of section 8-218b with respect to community housing development corporations, subsection (b) of section 8-219b with respect to financial assistance to elderly homeowners for emergency repairs and rehabilitation, and subsection (a) of section 8-405 with respect to the private rental mortgage and equity program.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act to the contrary, any administrative expense may be paid from the proceeds from the sale of the state's general obligation bonds for the bond-financed state housing program for which the administrative expense is incurred, to the extent approved by the State Bond Commission and allotted by the Governor for such purpose.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act to the contrary, no service fee shall be assessed or collected out of financial assistance financed with the proceeds of the state's general obligation bonds initially authorized, allocated or approved by the State Bond Commission on or after July 1, 1990.

(d) (1) There is established a fund to be known as the "Housing Assistance Bond Fund". The fund shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the fund.

(2) (A) The proceeds from the sale of bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued for any bond-financed state housing program shall be deposited in the Housing Assistance Bond Fund, except for: (i) The proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes initially authorized, allocated or approved by the State Bond Commission for the purpose of any bond-financed state housing program prior to July 1, 1990, and any reuse thereof approved by the commission; and (ii) any refunding bonds and bonds issued to refund bond anticipation notes.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act to the contrary, on or after July 1, 1990, the State Bond Commission shall not authorize, allocate or approve the issuance of bonds not previously authorized, allocated or approved by the commission for the purpose of any bond-financed state housing program pursuant to any general statute or public or special act enacted prior to 1990, except pursuant to sections 4-66c and 47a-56k or special act 87-77 or 89-52 as either may be amended from time to time. Nothing in this section shall impair the power of the commission to authorize the reuse of the proceeds of bonds authorized, allocated or approved by the commission prior to July 1, 1990.

(C) The proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes deposited in the Housing Assistance Bond Fund shall be applied to pay the costs of financial assistance and administrative expense for bond-financed state housing programs as authorized by the State Bond Commission in accordance with section 3-20 and the act or acts pursuant to which such bonds and bond anticipation notes were issued.

(e) (1) There is established a fund to be known as the "Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund". The fund shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the fund and shall be held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts. Investment earnings credited to the fund shall become part of the assets of the fund. Any required rebates to the federal government of such investment earnings shall be paid from the fund. Any balance remaining in said fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the fund for the next fiscal year.

(2) (A) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act to the contrary, except sections 8-76, as amended by this act, and 8-80, the following shall be paid to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund: (i) All payments to the state of principal or interest on loans that the ultimate recipient is obligated to repay to the state, with or without interest, made pursuant to section 8-114a with respect to loans for housing for elderly persons, section 8-119h with respect to loans for congregate housing for the elderly, subsection (a) of section 8-169w with respect to urban homesteading loans, sections 8-218 and 8-218a with respect to community housing development corporation loans, section 8-337 with respect to security deposit revolving loans, section 8-410 with respect to housing predevelopment cost loans, [section 8-415 and] section 8-420 with respect to subsurface sewage disposal system repair loans, and section 8-37pp with respect to loans for affordable housing; (ii) all payments of principal with respect to energy conservation loans pursuant to section 16a-40b; (iii) all payments made to the state constituting the liquidation of an equity interest pursuant to section 8-404 with respect to the private rental investment mortgage and equity program; (iv) all payments made to the state constituting the liquidation of any other security interest or lien taken or granted pursuant to a bond-financed state housing program or assistance or related agreement, except liquidations constituting principal or interest on loans not mentioned in subparagraph (A)(i) or (A)(ii) of this subdivision and the liquidation of security interests or liens with respect to rent receivership pursuant to subsection (c) of section 47a-56i; (v) all other return or recapture of state financial assistance made pursuant to the provisions of any bond-financed state housing program or assistance or related agreement, except principal or interest on loans not mentioned in subparagraph (A)(i) or (A)(ii) of this subdivision and payments received with respect to rent receivership pursuant to subsection (c) of section 47a-56i; (vi) all payments of state service fees and administrative oversight charges rendered in accordance with the provisions of any bond-financed state housing program other than state service fees financed from the proceeds of the state's general obligation bonds; and (vii) all other compensation or reimbursement paid to the Department of Economic and Community Development with respect to bond-financed state housing programs other than from the federal government.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act to the contrary, except as provided in this subsection, loans for any bond-financed state housing program which the ultimate recipient is obligated to repay to the state, with or without interest, may be paid out of moneys deposited in the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund without the prior approval of the State Bond Commission, subject to the approval of the Governor of an allotment.

(C) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, payment of any administrative expense may be made out of the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund subject to the approval of the Governor of an allotment for such purpose.

Sec. 62. Section 13b-69 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Treasurer shall apply the resources in the Special Transportation Fund, upon their receipt, first, to pay or provide for the payment of debt service requirements, as defined in section 13b-75, at such time or times, in such amount or amounts and in such manner, as provided by the proceedings authorizing the issuance of special tax obligation bonds pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and then to pay from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account of the Special Transportation Fund, established under section 13b-57r, the incremental revenues identified in approved annual financing plans for cash funding in accordance with the provisions of section 13b-57q.

(b) The remaining resources of the Special Transportation Fund shall, pursuant to appropriation thereof in accordance with chapter 50 and subject to approval by the Governor of allotment thereof, be applied and expended for (1) payment of the principal of and interest on "general obligation bonds of the state issued for transportation purposes", as defined in subsection (c) of this section, or any obligations refunding the same, (2) payment of state budget appropriations made to or for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles, and (3) payment of state budget appropriations made to or for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for members of the Division of State Police designated by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for motor patrol work pursuant to section 29-4, except that (A) for the fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 1998, excluding the highway motor patrol budgeted expenses, and (B) for the fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 1999, excluding the highway motor patrol fringe benefits.

(c) As used in this section, "general obligation bonds of the state issued for transportation purposes" means the aggregate principal amount, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, of state general obligation bonds authorized for transportation purposes pursuant to the following authorizations issued and outstanding at any time: Special acts 406 of the 1959 session; 328 of the 1961 session, as amended; 362 of the 1963 session, as amended; 245 of the February 1965 special session, as amended; 276 and 315 of the 1967 session, as amended; 255 and 281 of the 1969 session; 31 of the 1972 session, as amended; 73-74, as amended; 74-43; 74-102, as amended; 75-101; 76-84, as amended; 77-47; 78-70; 78-71, as amended; 78-81, as amended; 79-95; 80-41; 81-71; 82-46, as amended; 83-17 of the June special session; and 83-2 and 83-3 of the October special session; sections 4-66c; 13a-20; 13a-29; 13a-32 to 13a-35, inclusive; 13a-157; 13a-165; 13a-166; 13a-176 to 13a-192, inclusive; 13a-197; 13a-198a to 13a-198j, inclusive; 13a-239 to 13a-246, inclusive; 16-338; 16a-40j, as amended by this act; [and 16a-40k;] and section 28 of public act 132 of 1959, sections 8 and 13 of public act 325 of the February 1965 special session, as amended; sections 4 and 5 of public act 755 of 1969, as amended; and section 1 of public act 80-392.

Sec. 63. Section 16a-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The commissioner shall establish an "Energy Conservation Loan Fund". Such fund shall be used for the purposes of making and guaranteeing loans or deferred loans authorized under section 16a-40b, as amended by this act, and may be used for expenses incurred by the commissioner in the implementation of the program of loans, deferred loans and loan guarantees under said section. [and in the servicing of loans made before July 1, 1985, under section 16a-40k.]

Sec. 64. Subsection (f) of section 16a-40b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(f) Not later than August first, annually, the commissioner shall calculate the difference between (1) the weighted average of the percentage rates of interest payable on all subsidized loans made (A) after July 1, 1982, from the Energy Conservation Loan Fund, and (B) [from the Home Heating System Loan Fund established under section 16a-40k, and (C)] from the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund pursuant to this section, and (2) the average of the percentage rates of interest on any bonds and notes issued pursuant to section 3-20, which have been dedicated to the energy conservation loan program and used to fund such loans, and multiply such difference by the outstanding amount of all such loans, or such lesser amount as may be required under Section 103(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended. The product of such difference and such applicable amount shall not exceed six per cent of the sum of the outstanding principal amount at the end of each fiscal year of all loans or deferred loans made (A) on or after July 1, 1982, from the Energy Conservation Loan Fund, and (B) [from the Home Heating System Loan Fund established under section 16a-40k, and (C)] from the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund pursuant to this section, and the balance remaining in the Energy Conservation Loan Fund and the balance of energy conservation loan repayments in the Housing Repayment and Revolving Loan Fund. Not later than September first, annually, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall allocate such product among each electric and gas company having at least seventy-five thousand customers, in accordance with a formula taking into account, without limitation, the average number of residential customers of each company. Not later than October first, annually, each such company shall pay its assessed amount to the commissioner. The commissioner shall pay to the State Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund all such payments from electric and gas companies, and shall adopt procedures to assure that such payments are not used for purposes other than those specifically provided in this section. The authority shall include each company's payment as an operating expense of the company for the purposes of rate-making under section 16-19.

Sec. 65. Subsection (d) of section 16a-40j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(d) All proceeds from the repayments of interest and principal on any loan authorized under this section and section 16a-40b, as amended by this act, [or 16a-40k,] after payment therefrom of any loan correspondent's service fees properly chargeable thereto, shall be paid to the State Treasurer for deposit in the fund established under section 16a-40a, as amended by this act, except as provided in section 16a-40b, as amended by this act.

Sec. 66. Subsection (e) of section 22a-2d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) Wherever the words "Department of Public Utility Control" are used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the words "Public Utilities Regulatory Authority" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-84, 1-84b, 2-20a, 2-71p, 4-38c, 4a-57, 4a-74, 4d-2, 4d-80, 7-223, 7-233t, 7-233ii, 8-387, 12-81q, 12-94d, 12-264, 12-265, 12-408b, 12-412, 12-491, 13a-82, 13a-126a, 13b-10a, 13b-43, 13b-44, 13b-387a, 15-96, 16-1, 16-2, 16-2a, 16-6, 16-6a, 16-6b, 16-7, 16-8, 16-8b, 16-8c, 16-8d, 16-9, 16-9a, 16-10, 16-10a, 16-11, 16-12, 16-13, 16-14, 16-15, 16-16, 16-17, 16-18, 16-19, 16-19a, 16-19b, 16-19d, 16-19f, 16-19k, 16-19n, 16-19o, 16-19u, 16-19w, 16-19x, 16-19z, 16-19aa, 16-19bb, 16-19cc, 16-19dd, 16-19ee, 16-19ff, 16-19gg, 16-19jj, 16-19kk, 16-19mm, 16-19nn, 16-19oo, 16-19pp, 16-19qq, 16-19tt, 16-19uu, 16-19vv, 16-20, 16-21, 16-23, 16-24, 16-25, 16-25a, 16-26, 16-27, 16-28, 16-29, 16-32, 16-32a, 16-32b, 16-32c, 16-32e, 16-32f, 16-32g, 16-33, 16-35, 16-41, 16-42, 16-43, 16-43a, 16-43d, 16-44, 16-44a, 16-45, 16-46, 16-47, 16-47a, 16-48, 16-49e, 16-50c, 16-50d, 16-50f, 16-50k, 16-50aa, 16-216, 16-227, 16-231, 16-233, 16-234, 16-235, 16-238, 16-243, 16-243a, 16-243b, 16-243c, 16-243f, 16-243i, 16-243j, 16-243k, 16-243m, 16-243n, 16-243p, 16-243q, 16-243r, 16-243s, 16-243t, 16-243u, 16-243v, 16-243w, 16-244a, 16-244b, 16-244c, 16-244d, 16-244e, 16-244f, 16-244g, 16-244h, 16-244i, 16-244k, 16-244l, 16-245, 16-245a, 16-245b, 16-245c, 16-245e, 16-245g, 16-245l, 16-245p, 16-245q, 16-245s, 16-245t, 16-245u, 16-245v, 16-245w, 16-245x, 16-245aa, 16-246, 16-246e, 16-246g, 16-247c, 16-247j, 16-247l, 16-247m, 16-247o, 16-247p, 16-247t, 16-249, 16-250, 16-250a, 16-250b, 16-256b, 16-256c, 16-256h, 16-256k, 16-258a, 16-258b, 16-258c, 16-259, 16-261, 16-262a, 16-262c, 16-262d, 16-262i, 16-262j, 16-262k, 16-262l, 16-262m, 16-262n, 16-262o, 16-262q, 16-262r, 16-262s, 16-262v, 16-262w, 16-262x, 16-265, 16-269, 16-271, 16-272, 16-273, 16-274, 16-275, 16-276, 16-278, 16-280a, 16-280b, 16-280d, 16-280e, 16-280f, 16-280h, 16-281a, 16-331, 16-331c, 16-331e, 16-331f, 16-331g, 16-331h, 16-331i, 16-331j, 16-331k, 16-331n, 16-331o, 16-331p, 16-331q, 16-331r, 16-331t, 16-331u, 16-331v, 16-331y, 16-331z, 16-331aa, 16-331cc, 16-331dd, 16-331ff, 16-331gg, 16-332, 16-333, 16-333a, 16-333b, 16-333e, 16-333f, 16-333g, 16-333h, 16-333i, 16-333l, 16-333n, 16-333o, 16-333p, 16-347, 16-348, 16-356, 16-357, 16-358, 16-359, 16a-3b, 16a-3c, 16a-7b, 16a-7c, 16a-13b, 16a-37c, subsection (b) of section 16a-38n, 16a-38o, 16a-40b, as amended by this act, [16a-40k,] 16a-41, 16a-46, 16a-46b, 16a-46c, 16a-47a, 16a-47b, 16a-47c, 16a-47d, 16a-47e, 16a-48, 16a-49, 16a-103, 20-298, 20-309, 20-340, 20-340a, 20-341k, 20-341z, 20-357, 20-541, 22a-174l, 22a-256dd, 22a-266, 22a-358, 22a-475, 22a-478, 22a-479, 23-8b, 23-65, 25-33a, 25-33h, 25-33k, 25-33l, 25-33p, 25-37d, 25-37e, 26-141b, 28-1b, 28-24, 28-26, 28-27, 28-31, 29-282, 29-415, 32-80a, 32-222, 33-219, 33-221, 33-241, 33-951, 42-287, 43-44, 49-4c and 52-259a.

Sec. 67. Subsection (a) of section 8-252a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority is authorized to issue bonds secured by a pledge of principal and interest payments and other revenues to be received by the state with respect to any loans made by the state under any bond-financed housing program, as defined in section 8-37qq, as amended by this act. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the issuance of such bonds shall be governed by the provisions of section 8-252. Such bonds may be guaranteed by the authority, which guarantee may be a general obligation of the authority. Such bonds whether or not a general obligation of the authority may be secured by revenues or other assets of the authority which are not subject to the lien of the general housing mortgage program bond resolution of the authority adopted September 27, 1972, as amended, or subject to a lien created by any other existing bond resolution of the authority. The state, acting through the State Treasurer, is authorized to pledge such principal and interest payments and other revenues, and to make such agreements, covenants and representations as may be required for issuance of the bonds. The provisions of subdivision [(3)] (2) of section 32-1l, as amended by this act, shall not apply to any pledge under this section, nor to any transfer of revenues to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority or to a trustee incident to the issuance of bonds under this section, but such a pledge or transfer of revenues from bond-financed state housing programs, as defined in section 8-37qq, to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority or to a trustee incident to the issuance of bonds under this section is hereby authorized. Any pledges made pursuant to this section shall be valid and binding from the time such pledge is made, and are not subject to further appropriation by the state. The proceeds of any bonds issued pursuant to this section shall, after payment of all costs of issuance and sale, including, without limitation, the costs of credit facilities and the establishment of any reserves as security for such bonds, be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. 68. Sections 8-45b, 8-81a, 8-385, 8-415 to 8-419, inclusive, 16a-40k and 17a-54a of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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

Section 1

July 1, 2013

4-38c

Sec. 2

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2013

8-37i(c)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2013

8-37r(b)

Sec. 6

July 1, 2013

8-121(a)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2013

8-206a(g)

Sec. 8

July 1, 2013

32-1k

Sec. 9

July 1, 2013

32-1l

Sec. 10

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 11

July 1, 2013

4a-60g(b)

Sec. 12

July 1, 2013

8-30g(a)(8)

Sec. 13

July 1, 2013

17b-2

Sec. 14

July 1, 2013

8-37s

Sec. 15

July 1, 2013

8-37t

Sec. 16

July 1, 2013

8-37u

Sec. 17

July 1, 2013

8-37nnn(b)

Sec. 18

July 1, 2013

8-37z

Sec. 19

July 1, 2013

8-37bb

Sec. 20

July 1, 2013

8-37ff

Sec. 21

July 1, 2013

8-37kk

Sec. 22

July 1, 2013

8-37ll

Sec. 23

July 1, 2013

8-37yy

Sec. 24

July 1, 2013

8-64a

Sec. 25

July 1, 2013

8-68c(b)

Sec. 26

July 1, 2013

8-76

Sec. 27

July 1, 2013

8-119f

Sec. 28

July 1, 2013

8-119n

Sec. 29

July 1, 2013

8-119t

Sec. 30

July 1, 2013

8-119kk

Sec. 31

July 1, 2013

8-119ll

Sec. 32

July 1, 2013

8-214d

Sec. 33

July 1, 2013

8-218h(a)

Sec. 34

from passage

8-244(a)

Sec. 35

July 1, 2013

8-378

Sec. 36

July 1, 2013

10-416b(e) and (f)

Sec. 37

July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2012

12-120b

Sec. 38

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 39

July 1, 2013

12-170d(a)

Sec. 40

July 1, 2013

12-170f(a)

Sec. 41

July 1, 2013

12-170g

Sec. 42

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 43

July 1, 2013

12-170bb

Sec. 44

July 1, 2013

16a-35c

Sec. 45

July 1, 2013

25-68d(g) and (h)

Sec. 46

July 1, 2013

17b-90(b)

Sec. 47

July 1, 2013

17b-347e

Sec. 48

July 1, 2013

17b-800

Sec. 49

July 1, 2013

17b-800a

Sec. 50

July 1, 2013

17b-806

Sec. 51

July 1, 2013

17b-813

Sec. 52

July 1, 2013

32-601(b)

Sec. 53

July 1, 2013

32-602(b)

Sec. 54

July 1, 2013

32-616(b)

Sec. 55

July 1, 2013

32-1m

Sec. 56

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 57

July 1, 2013

13b-79s

Sec. 58

July 1, 2013

10-16nn(a)

Sec. 59

July 1, 2013

8-336f(c)

Sec. 60

July 1, 2013

21-84a

Sec. 61

July 1, 2013

8-37qq

Sec. 62

July 1, 2013

13b-69

Sec. 63

July 1, 2013

16a-40a

Sec. 64

July 1, 2013

16a-40b(f)

Sec. 65

July 1, 2013

16a-40j(d)

Sec. 66

July 1, 2013

22a-2d(e)

Sec. 67

July 1, 2013

8-252a(a)

Sec. 68

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

APP

Joint Favorable Subst.