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Governor's Bill No. 29

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 487

 

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Referred to Committee on FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.

 

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

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $12,809,450.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Office of Governmental Accountability: Information technology improvements, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(b) For the Office of Policy and Management: The transit-oriented development predevelopment fund, not exceeding $7,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs:

(1) State matching funds for federal grants-in-aid for renovations and code required improvements to existing facilities, not exceeding $1,409,450;

(2) Planning and feasibility study for additional veterans' housing at the Rocky Hill campus, including demolition of vacant buildings, not exceeding $500,000.

(d) For the Office of the Healthcare Advocate: Development, acquisition and implementation of health information technology systems and equipment in support of the state innovation model, not exceeding $1,900,000.

(e) For the Agricultural Experiment Station: Planning and design, construction and equipment for additions and renovation to the Valley Laboratory in Windsor, not exceeding $1,000,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, that is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 4 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to section 4 of this act, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project, should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 1 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for any project described in section 2 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 2, if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 2 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 9 to 15, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $140,000,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Labor Department: For the Subsidized Training and Employment program established pursuant to section 31-3pp of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: For the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Fund, not exceeding $25,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Housing: For the Shoreline Resiliency Fund, not exceeding $25,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for use in the manner set forth in, and in accordance with the provisions of, sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, not exceeding $60,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs, to expand the availability of high-quality school models and assist in the implementation of common CORE state standards and assessments, in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) For the purpose of the school security infrastructure competitive grant program established pursuant to section 84 of public act 13-3, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 11. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, that is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 12. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 11 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 11, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 8 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2014) In accordance with section 9 of this act, the state, through the Labor Department, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 9. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 15. (Effective July 1, 2014) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 9 of this act that is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 14 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made cease, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount shall be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority, no lien need be placed.

Sec. 16. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 17 to 21, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $25,400,000.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 16 to 21, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes. For the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(a) Development of a comprehensive asset management plan in accordance with federal requirements, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(b) Highway and bridge renewal equipment, not exceeding $5,400,000;

(c) Local bridge program, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 16 to 21, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, that is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-31 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state plan of conservation and development required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, except that the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 19. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 16 to 21, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 18 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 18, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 17 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized, shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2014) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 16 to 21, inclusive, of this act shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-61a of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 22. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2015) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate twenty million dollars, provided ten million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2016.

(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 Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated for the purposes of the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes.

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

Sec. 23. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

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

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

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

Sec. 24. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion one hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand] one billion two hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars, provided (1) one hundred forty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2011, and twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for small business development; [. Two] and (2) two hundred eighty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012, and forty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for the Small Business Express program established pursuant to section 32-7g and not more than twenty million dollars of said authorization may be made available for businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state. Any amount of said authorizations that are made available for small business development or businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state, but are not exhausted for such purpose by the first day of the fiscal year subsequent to the fiscal year in which such amount was made available, shall be used for the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section. For purposes of this subsection, a "small business" is one employing not more than one hundred employees.

Sec. 25. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $1,500,000.

Sec. 26. Section 20 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 24 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of public act 11-57, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$375,815,135] $370,815,135.

Sec. 27. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 28. Subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 29. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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

Sec. 30. Section 20 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-239, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$348,338,805] $361,338,805.

Sec. 31. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding [$25,000,000] $50,000,000.

Sec. 32. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $8,000,000.

Sec. 33. Subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 34. Section 31 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-239, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$175,000,000] $234,900,000.

Sec. 35. Subsection (a) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Policy and Management: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and 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 and acquisition of property, not exceeding [$20,000,000] $50,000,000.

Sec. 36. Subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For [the Department of Public Health] Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: For the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 37. Subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $25,000,000.

Sec. 38. Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

Grants-in-aid for capital start-up costs related to the development of new interdistrict magnet school programs to assist the state in meeting the goals of the [2008] 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, not exceeding [$7,500,000] $17,400,000;

Sec. 39. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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

Sec. 40. Section 45 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 46 to 50, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-239, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$588,830,000] $553,180,000.

Sec. 41. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations, not exceeding [$13,990,000] $20,690,000;

Sec. 42. Subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 43. Subsection (c) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding [$143,000,000] $160,650,000.

Sec. 44. (Effective July 1, 2014) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 84 of public act 13-3, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, regional education service centers, charter schools and the technical high school system may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a school security infrastructure competitive grant for the purposes described in subsection (a) of section 84 of public act 13-3.

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

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4-66c(a) and (b)

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32-235(a)

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

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PA 11-57, Sec. 20

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

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

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PA 13-239, Sec. 20

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

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PA 13-239, Sec. 21(d)(2)

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PA 13-239, Sec. 31

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PA 13-239, Sec. 32(a)

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PA 13-239, Sec. 32(e)

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PA 13-239, Sec. 32(f)

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

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

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

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PA 13-239, Sec. 46(c)

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Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]