Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 653

    February Session, 2014

Substitute Senate Bill No. 29

Senate, April 22, 2014

The Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding reported through SEN. FONFARA of the 1st Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

T1

Fiscal Year Ending

Amount

T2

June Thirtieth

 

T3

2015

10,000,000

T4

2016

10,000,000

T5

2017

10,000,000

T6

2018

10,000,000

T7

2019

10,000,000

T8

2020

10,000,000

T9

2021

10,000,000

T10

2022

10,000,000

T11

2023

10,000,000

T12

2024

10,000,000

T13

Total

$100,000,000

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 5

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 6

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 7

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 8

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 9

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 10

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 11

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 12

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 13

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 14

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 15

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 16

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 17

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 18

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 19

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 20

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 21

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 22

July 1, 2015

New section

Sec. 23

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 24

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 25

July 1, 2014

4-28e

Sec. 26

July 1, 2014

4-66c(a) and (b)

Sec. 27

July 1, 2014

25-33a

Sec. 28

July 1, 2014

25-33b

Sec. 29

July 1, 2014

32-235(a)

Sec. 30

July 1, 2014

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 1

Sec. 31

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 32

July 1, 2014

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 2(t)

Sec. 33

from passage

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 2

Sec. 34

July 1, 2014

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 32(h)

Sec. 35

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 1

Sec. 36

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 20

Sec. 37

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 21(d)

Sec. 38

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 39

July 1, 2014

PA 12-189, Sec. 9(e)(4)

Sec. 40

from passage

PA 13-3, Sec. 84

Sec. 41

July 1, 2014

PA 13-3, Sec. 85

Sec. 42

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 13(h)(2)

Sec. 43

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 20

Sec. 44

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 21(a)(3)

Sec. 45

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 46

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 28

Sec. 47

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 31

Sec. 48

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(a)

Sec. 49

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(e)

Sec. 50

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(f)

Sec. 51

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(g)(1)

Sec. 52

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(g)(2)

Sec. 53

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 45

Sec. 54

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 46(a)(4)

Sec. 55

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 56

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 46(c)

Sec. 57

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 58

from passage

New section

FIN

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Treasurer, Debt Serv.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Treasurer, Debt Serv.

TF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Revenue Loss

10 million

10 million

Office of Early Childhood

GF - Cost

214,868

214,868

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Cost

72,325

72,325

Fiscal Year

Authorization Amount

Total Debt Service Cost*

Interest

Principal

FY 15

522.21

796.37

274.16

522.21

FY 16

70.00

106.75

36.75

70.00

FY 17

70.00

106.75

36.75

70.00

FY 18

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 19

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 20

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 21

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 22

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 23

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

FY 24

60.00

91.50

31.50

60.00

TOTAL

1,082.21

1,650.37

568.16

1,082.21

*Figures assume that bonds are issued at 5.0% over 20 year term

Fiscal Year

Authorization Amount

Total Debt Service Cost*

Interest

Principal

FY 15

52.75

88.28

35.53

52.75

*Figures assume that bonds are issued at 5.5% over 20 year term

Act/Section

Agency/Description

FY 15

Amount $

GO Bond Authorizations

Office of Legislative Management

Sec. 2(a)(1)

Information technology updates, replacements and improvements, replacement of various equipment in the Capitol complex, including updated technology for the Office of State Capitol Police, renovations and repairs and minor capital improvements at the Capitol complex and the Old State House

4,892,200

Sec. 2(a)(2)

Production and studio equipment for the Connecticut Network

3,230,000

Office of Governmental Accountability

Sec. 2(b)

Information technology improvements

1,000,000

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (Comptroller's Office) 

Sec. 9(a)

Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network for transmission, broadcast, production and information technology equipment

3,300,000

Office of Policy and Management

Sec. 2(c)

Transit-oriented development predevelopment fund

7,000,000

Sec. 44

Information technology capital investment program. PA 13-239, Sec. 25. Increase FY 15 authorization from $25 million to $50 million.

25,000,000

Sec. 48

Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that receive funds from the state to provide direct health or human services to state agency clients, for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence and purchase of vehicles. PA 13-239, Sec. 32(a). Increase FY 15 authorization from $20 million to $50 million

30,000,000

Sec. 26

Urban Action Program; Language change: Provide $10 million grant-in-aid for an intermodal transportation facility in northeastern Connecticut

60,000,000

Department of Veterans' Affairs 

Sec. 2(d)(1)

State matching funds for federal grants-in-aid for renovations and code required improvements to existing facilities

1,409,450

Sec. 2(d)(2)

Planning and feasibility study for additional veterans housing at the Rocky Hill campus, including demolition of vacant buildings

500,000

Department of Administrative Services

Sec. 2(e)

Land acquisition, construction, improvements, repairs and renovations at fire training schools

15,777,672

Office of the Healthcare Advocate 

Sec. 2(f)

Development, acquisition and implementation of Health Information Technology systems and equipment in support of the State Innovation Model

1,900,000

Department of Labor 

Sec. 9(b)

Subsidized Training and Employment program (STEP)

10,000,000

Agricultural Experiment Station

Sec. 2(g)

Planning and design for additions and renovations to the Valley Laboratory in Windsor

1,000,000

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 

Sec. 9(c)

Grants-in-aid or reimbursement to municipalities in amounts up to $1,000 per grant or reimbursement, for the initial installation of a drop box for prescription drugs

100,000

Department of Economic and Community Development  

Sec. 9(d)(1)

Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, and for grants-in-aid for research and development of advanced composite materials

30,000,000

Sec. 9(d)(2)

Grant-in-aid to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Development Alliance

2,000,000

Sec. 9(d)(3)

Grants-in-aid to nonprofit organizations sponsoring cultural and historic sites

10,000,000

Sec. 29

Manufacturing Assistance Act

100,000,000

Connecticut Innovations, Inc. 

Sec. 22

Regenerative Medicine Research Fund - Provide $10 million in each of FY 16 & FY 17

 

Sec. 49

Change name of fund and transfer from DPH: New name - Regenerative Medicine Research Fund (formerly the Stem Cell Research Fund). PA 13-239, Sec. 32(a)

 

Department of Housing  

Sec. 9(e)

Shoreline resiliency fund

25,000,000

Sec. 46

Housing development and rehabilitation programs. PA 13-239, Sec. 28 New language: Not less than $20 million shall be used to promote homeownership through new home construction or home conversions in the cities of Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London and New Britain. FY 15 authorization of $70 million.

-

Department of Public Health 

Sec. 27

For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to public water systems for drinking water projects, not exceeding in the aggregate $500,000,000, provided $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2015; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2017; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2018; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2019; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2020; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2021; $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2022; and $50,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2023.

50,000,000

Sec. 28

DPH is required to adopt regulations for the program

-

Department of Social Services 

Sec. 9(g)

Grant-in-aid to Oak Hill for down payment assistance or capital improvements associated with acquisition of Camp Hemlocks

1,000,000

Department of Rehabilitation Services 

Sec. 9(h)

Grant-in-aid for home modifications and assistive technology devices related to aging in place

5,000,000

Department of Education  

Sec. 9(i)

Grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs, to expand the availability of high-quality school models, and assist in the implementation of common CORE state standards and assessments, in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education.

10,000,000

Sec. 41

School Security Infrastructure Grant Program. PA 13-3, Sec. 85

22,000,000

Sec. 40

School Security Infrastructure Grant Program: Provide reimbursements to regional education service centers, charter schools, the technical high school system and private primary and secondary schools. Provide funding for real time interoperable communications and multimedia sharing infrastructure systems. PA 13-3, Sec. 84

-

Sec. 51

Grants-in-aid for the purpose of capital start-up costs related to the development of new interdistrict magnet school programs to assist the state in meeting the goals of the [2008] current stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., for the purpose of purchasing a building or portable classrooms, subject to the reversion provisions in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 10-264h of the general statutes, leasing space, and purchasing equipment, including, but not limited to, computers and classroom furniture. PA 13-239, Sec. 32(g)(1). Increase FY 15 amount from $7.5 million to $17.4 million.

9,900,000

Office of Early Childhood  

Sec. 23

Establish Pre-K competitive grant program

 

Sec. 24

Pre-K competitive grant program bond authorization: Total of $100 million over 10 years - $10 million automatically authorized and allocated each year between FY 15 and FY 24

10,000,000

Sec. 25

Pre-K competitive grant program: Transfer $10 million per year, between FY 15 and FY 24, from Tobacco Settlement Fund to the Pre-K competitive grant program

-

Sec. 52

Transfer from SDE: Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations. PA 13-239. Sec. 32(g)(2)

-

Sec. 34

Transfer from SDE: Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs. PA 07-7, (JSS), Sec. 32(h)(2). Unallocated balance $1.5 million.

-

Sec. 39

Transfer from SDE: Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations. PA 12-189, Sec. 9(e)(4). Unallocated balance $10 million.

-

Sec. 42

Transfer from SDE: Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations. PA 13-239 13(h)(2). Unallocated balance $5,898,768.

-

State Library 

Sec. 2(h)

Creation and maintenance of a state-wide platform for the distribution of electronic books to public library patrons

2,200,000

Board of Regents for Higher Education: Regional Community College System  

Sec. 45

Cancellation: All Community Colleges: New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment. PA 13-239, Sec. 21(l)(1)(A)

(5,000,000)

Sec. 45

Cancellation: All Community Colleges: System Technology Initiative. PA 13-239, Sec. 21(l)(1)(B)

(5,000,000)

Sec. 45

Cancellation: All Community Colleges: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements. PA 13-239, Sec. 21(l)(1)(C)

(5,000,000)

Department of Transportation  

Sec. 9(f)

Authorize Town Aid Road as GO bond funds, cancel $60 million in STO bonds for TAR

60,000,000

Sec. 50

Grants-in-aid for improvements to deep water ports, including dredging. PA 13-239, Sec. 32(f). Increase FY 15 amount from $5 million to $25 million

20,000,000

Total GO New Bond Authorizations 

507,209,322

 

Cancellation of Prior Year Authorizations  

Sec. 38

Cancellation: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance. PA 11-57, Sec. 21(l)(1)(A)

(5,000,000)

Act/Section

Agency/Description

FY 15

Amount $

Bureau of Highways

Sec. 17(a)

Development of a comprehensive asset management plan in accordance with federal requirements

10,000,000

Sec. 17(b)

Highway and bridge renewal equipment

5,400,000

Sec. 17(c)

Local Bridge Program

10,000,000

Sec. 17(d)

Reconfiguration of an existing ramp off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport

3,000,000

Sec. 54

Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations. PA 13-239, Sec. 46. Increase FY 15 amount from $13.99 million to $20.69 million.

6,700,000

Sec. 55

Town Aid Road Program - Repeal STO bond funds and authorize as GO bond funds. PA 13-239, Sec. 46

(60,000,000)

Bureau of Public Transportation 

Sec. 56

Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects. PA 13-239, Sec. 46. Increase FY 15 amount from $143.00 million to $160.65 million.

17,650,000

TOTAL STO Bond Authorizations

(7,250,000)

Act/Section

Agency/Description

FY 15

Amount $

Sec. 30

Technical correction

-

Sec. 31

Community-Technical Colleges: Northwestern Community College: Infrastructure development and improvements related to the nursing and allied health program. PA 07-7, (JSS), 2(s)(7)

(340,000)

Sec. 32

CSUS: All campuses - Land acquisition and related development costs. PA 07-7, (JSS), 2(t)(1)(E)

(5,490)

Sec. 33

Technical correction

-

Sec. 35

Technical correction

-

Sec. 37

Language change for DAS: Alterations, renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning, [and related planning, design, development and demolition work,] to the State Office Building and associated parking facilities in Hartford. PA 11-57, Sec. 21(d)(1)

-

Sec. 57

Grants-in-aid to the Metropolitan Economic Development Commission for construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition for the purpose of creating elderly housing. PA 13-268, Sec. 2(b)(1)

(500,000)

Sec. 57

Grants-in-aid to the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center for construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition for the purpose of converting the former Northwest-Jones School to a cultural center. PA 13-268, Sec. 2(b)(2)

(500,000)

Sec. 57

Grants-in-aid to Catholic Charities of Hartford for construction, improvements, repairs and renovations for the purpose of creating affordable housing with supportive services. PA 13-268, Sec. 2(b)(3)

(500,000)

Total Technical Corrections

(1,845,490)

AGENCY

FOR

FY 15

State Projects and Programs

2(a)

Office of Legislative Management (OLM)

Information technology upgrades, replacements and improvements; Capitol complex equipment replacement, including updated technology for the Office of State Capitol Police; and renovations, repairs, and minor capital improvements at the Capitol and Old State House

$4,892,200

   

Production and studio equipment for the Connecticut Network

3,230,000

2(b)

Office of Governmental Accountability

Information technology improvements

1,000,000

2(c)

Office of Policy and Management (OPM)

Transit-oriented development pre-development fund

7,000,000

2(d)

Department of Veterans' Affairs

State matching funds for federal grants for renovations and code improvements to existing facilities

1,409,450

Planning and feasibility study for additional veterans' housing at the Rocky Hill campus, including vacant building demolition

500,000

2(e)

Department of Administrative Services (DAS)

Construction, improvements, repairs, renovations, and land acquisition at fire training schools

15,777,672

2(f)

Office of the Healthcare Advocate

Development, acquisition, and implementation of health information technology systems and equipment to support the state innovation model

1,900,000

2(g)

Agricultural Experiment Station

Planning, design, construction, and equipment for additions and renovations to the Valley Laboratory in Windsor

1,000,000

2(h)

State Library

Creation and maintenance of a statewide platform for the distribution of electronic books to public library patrons

2,200,000

Grants

9(a)

Office of the State Comptroller

Grant to Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network for transmission, broadcast, production, and information technology equipment

3,300,000

9(b)

Department of Labor

Subsidized Training and Employment program

10,000,000

9(c)

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Grants or reimbursement to municipalities of up to $1,000 each for the initial installation of a prescription drug drop box

100,000

9(d)

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund and grants for advanced composite materials research and development

30,000,000

Grant to Northeast Connecticut Economic Development Alliance

2,000,000

Grant to nonprofit organizations sponsoring cultural and historic sites

10,000,000

9(e)

Department of Housing (DOH)

Shoreline Resiliency Fund

25,000,000

9(f)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Grants to municipalities for the Town-Aid-Road program (see 55)

60,000,000

9(g)

Department of Social Services

Grant to Oak Hill for down payment assistance or capital improvements associated with acquiring Camp Hemlocks

1,000,000

9(h)

Department of Rehabilitation Services

Grants for home modifications and assistance technology devices related to aging in place

5,000,000

9(i)

State Department of Education (SDE)

Grants for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment, and capital start-up costs to expand the availability of high-quality school models and assist in implementing common core state standards and assessments, in accordance with procedures the SDE commissioner establishes

10,000,000

Agency

For

Existing Authorization

Amount Cancelled

31

Community College System (Northwestern Community College)

Nursing and allied health program infrastructure development and improvements

$340,000

$340,000

32

Connecticut State University System (all universities)

Land and property acquisitions

100,000

5,490

38

Community College System (all colleges)

Facilities alterations and improvements, including fire, safety, energy conservation, code compliance, and property acquisition

5,000,000

5,000,000

57

DECD

Grants ($500,000 each) to (1) the Metropolitan Economic Development Commission to create elderly housing, (2) the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center to convert the former Northwest-Jones School to a cultural center, and (3) Catholic Charities of Hartford to create affordable housing with supportive services

1,500,000

1,500,000

Agency

For

PA 13-239 Auth. for FY 15

Change

Total Auth. For FY 15

44

OPM

Information technology capital investment program

$25,000,000

$25,000,000

$50,000,000

45

Board of Regents for Higher Education

All community colleges: New and replacement instruction, research, or laboratory equipment

5,000,000

(5,000,000)

0

All community colleges: System technology initiative

5,000,000

(5,000,000)

0

All community colleges: Alterations, and improvements to facilities, including fire, safety, energy conservation, code compliance and acquisition of property

5,000,000

(5,000,000)

0

48

OPM

Grants to private, nonprofit, tax-exempt health and human service organizations for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions, and new construction, including (1) health, safety, ADA compliance, and energy conservation improvements; (2) information technology systems; (3) technology for independence; and (4) vehicle purchases

New: The bill (1) restricts the grants to nonprofits that receive state funds to provide direct health or human services to state agency clients and (2) allows the grants to be used for property acquisition.

20,000,000

30,000,000

50,000,000

50

DOT

Grants for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction

5,000,000

20,000,000

25,000,000

51

SDE

Grants for Sheff magnet school program start-up costs: Purchasing a building or portable classrooms, leasing space, and purchasing equipment, including computers and classroom furniture, provided that title to any such building that ceases to be used as an interdistrict magnet school may revert to the state as the education commissioner determines

New: The bill specifies that the funds are to assist the state in meeting the goals of the current, rather than 2008, Sheff v. O'Neill stipulation and order.

7,500,000

9,900,000

17,400,000

Authorized Program Areas

For

PA 13-239 Auth. for FY 15

Change

Total Auth. For FY 15

54

Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations

Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or near state-owned properties or related to DOT operations

$13,990,000

$6,700,000

$20,690,000

55

Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations

Town-Aid-Road program

60,000,000

(60,000,000)

0 (authorized as GO bonds in 9(g))

56

Bureau of Public Transportation

Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition, and related projects

143,000,000

17,650,000

160,650,000

Yea

44

Nay

6

(04/01/2014)

TOP

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 36.66% of payroll in FY 15 and FY 16.

2 All TAR grants-in-aid are considered potential working capital because municipalities are permitted to use them for maintenance and current operating expenses.