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Substitute Bill No. 29

    February Session, 2014

 

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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 $38,909,322.

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 Legislative Management:

(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, not exceeding $4,892,200;

(2) Production and studio equipment for the Connecticut Network, not exceeding $3,230,000.

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

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

(d) 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.

(e) For the Department of Administrative Services: Land acquisition, construction, improvements, repairs and renovations at fire training schools, not exceeding $15,777,672.

(f) 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.

(g) 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.

(h) For the State Library: Creation and maintenance of a state-wide platform for the distribution of electronic books to public library patrons, not exceeding $2,200,000.

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 $156,400,000.

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 office of the State Comptroller: Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network for transmission, broadcast, production and information technology equipment, not exceeding $3,300,000.

(b) 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.

(c) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: 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, not exceeding $100,000.

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

(1) For the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, and for grants-in-aid for research and development of advanced composite materials, not exceeding $30,000,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Development Alliance, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to nonprofit organizations sponsoring cultural and historic sites, not exceeding $10,000,000.

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

(f) 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.

(g) For the Department of Social Services: Grant-in-aid to Oak Hill for down payment assistance or capital improvements associated with acquisition of Camp Hemlocks, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Rehabilitation Services: Grants-in-aid to provide home modifications and assistive technology devices related to aging in place, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Education: 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.

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 State Comptroller, the Labor Department, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitation Services 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 $28,400,000.

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;

(d) Reconfiguration of an existing ramp off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport, not exceeding $3,000,000.

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. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2024, inclusive, the Office of Early Childhood shall administer a preschool competitive grant program to reimburse towns for capital and operational expenses related to establishing a preschool program or expanding an existing preschool program under the jurisdiction of the board of education for the town. A town may receive an annual grant under the program (1) in an amount not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars for each preschool classroom, or (2) in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars per child enrolled in a preschool program, except a town shall not receive a total annual grant greater than one hundred fifty thousand dollars. A preschool program created or expanded under this section shall include, but not be limited to, a classroom with an individual who holds certification pursuant to section 10-145b of the general statutes with an endorsement in early childhood education or early childhood special education and a size not to exceed eighteen children with a child-teacher ratio of not greater than ten to one.

(b) On and after July 1, 2014, a local or regional board of education may, on behalf of its town or its member towns, apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood prescribes, to the Office of Early Childhood for a grant for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant board of education shall (1) demonstrate that it has a need for creating a preschool program or expanding an existing preschool program, and (2) submit a plan for the expenditure of funds that outlines how such board of education will use such funds to create or expand a preschool program, including the amount that such town will contribute to the operation of such preschool program. The commissioner shall give priority to towns with the greatest need, as determined by the commissioner. Of the towns with the greatest need for preschool programs, the commissioner shall give first priority to towns that do not have a preschool program at the time such town submits such application.

(c) Any town receiving a grant under this section shall (1) receive such grant for a period of five years and may submit an application for renewal of such grant to the Office of Early Childhood, (2) obtain accreditation, as described in section 10-16p of the general statutes, not later than three years after the creation of the preschool program, and (3) submit an annual report to the Office of Early Childhood regarding the status and operation of the preschool program.

Sec. 24. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) The State Bond Commission shall authorize the issuance of bonds of the state, in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred million dollars for the preschool competitive grant program established pursuant to section 23 of this act. The amount authorized for the issuance and sale of such bonds in each of the following fiscal years shall not exceed the following corresponding amount for each such fiscal year, provided, to the extent the Office of Early Childhood does not provide for the use of all or a portion of such amount in any such fiscal year, such amount not provided for shall be carried forward and added to the authorized amount for the next succeeding fiscal year, and provided further, the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year, and each of the authorized amounts shall be effective on July first of the fiscal year indicated as follows:

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

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

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

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

Sec. 25. Section 4-28e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) There is created a Tobacco Settlement Fund which shall be a separate nonlapsing fund. Any funds received by the state from the Master Settlement Agreement executed November 23, 1998, shall be deposited into the fund.

(b) (1) The Treasurer is authorized to invest all or any part of the Tobacco Settlement Fund, all or any part of the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund created in section 4-28f and all or any part of the Biomedical Research Trust Fund created in section 19a-32c. The interest derived from any such investment shall be credited to the resources of the fund from which the investment was made.

(2) Notwithstanding sections 3-13 to 3-13h, inclusive, the Treasurer shall invest the amounts on deposit in the Tobacco Settlement Fund, the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund and the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in a manner reasonable and appropriate to achieve the objectives of such funds, exercising the discretion and care of a prudent person in similar circumstances with similar objectives. The Treasurer shall give due consideration to rate of return, risk, term or maturity, diversification of the total portfolio within such funds, liquidity, the projected disbursements and expenditures, and the expected payments, deposits, contributions and gifts to be received. The Treasurer shall not be required to invest such funds directly in obligations of the state or any political subdivision of the state or in any investment or other fund administered by the Treasurer. The assets of such funds shall be continuously invested and reinvested in a manner consistent with the objectives of such funds until disbursed in accordance with this section, section 4-28f or section 19a-32c.

(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; (B) to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a grant to the regional action councils in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and (C) to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to twelve million dollars, except in the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, said disbursement shall be in an amount equal to six million dollars; (B) to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in an amount equal to four million dollars; (C) to the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; and (D) any remainder to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.

(3) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2012, inclusive, the sum of ten million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e for grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the purpose of conducting embryonic or human adult stem cell research.

(4) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2024, inclusive, the sum of ten million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the preschool competitive grant account established by section 58 of this act for grants-in-aid to towns for the purpose of establishing or expanding a preschool program under the jurisdiction of the board of education for the town.

(d) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, five million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to a tobacco grant account to be established in the Office of Policy and Management. Such funds shall not lapse on June 30, 2000, and shall continue to be available for expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

(e) Tobacco grants shall be made from the account established pursuant to subsection (d) of this section by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in consultation with the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate, and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees. Such grants shall be used to reduce tobacco abuse through prevention, education, cessation, treatment, enforcement and health needs programs.

(f) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, and each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars is appropriated to the Department of Revenue Services and the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is appropriated to the office of the Attorney General for the enforcement of the provisions of sections 4-28h to 4-28q, inclusive.

Sec. 26. 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 nineteen 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 three hundred 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. (I) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for development of an intermodal transportation facility in northeastern Connecticut.

Sec. 27. Section 25-33a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) 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 [four million one hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred ninety-nine dollars] five hundred four million one hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred ninety-nine dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2015, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2017, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2018, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2019, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2020, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2021, fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2022, and fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2023, for the [purposes] purpose of providing funds for [(1) grants to municipally-owned water companies for the planning, design, modification or construction of drinking water facilities of such companies made necessary by the requirements of the Safe Water Act of 1974, or by an order of the Department of Public Health deeming the water supplied by such companies to be inadequate, which facilities shall include, but need not be limited to, collection facilities, treatment facilities, wells, tanks, mains, pumps, transmission facilities and any other machinery and equipment necessary to meet the requirements of said act, (2) grants in accordance with the provisions of section 22a-471 to water companies, as defined in section 25-32a, which have less than ten thousand customers, as defined in said section 25-32a, for the treatment of a contaminated water supply well which is owned, maintained, operated, managed, controlled or employed by the water company, and (3) water supply emergency assistance grants to investor-owned water companies which supply water to at least twenty-five but less than one thousand customers for repair, rehabilitation, interconnection or replacement, in the event that such company has ceased to provide water as a result of equipment or facility failure and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, upon recommendation of the Department of Public Health and in consultation with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, makes a determination that the company is financially unable to immediately restore service and there is no alternative water company reasonably able to immediately supply water] grants-in-aid to eligible public water systems for eligible drinking water projects, as such terms are defined in section 22a-475. The grants shall be made in accordance with terms and conditions as provided in regulations [to be promulgated by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, subject to approval] adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 by the Commissioner of Public Health, provided the amount of any such grant [under subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars or] shall not exceed thirty per cent of the cost of the eligible drinking water project being funded by the grant. [, whichever is greater. For the purposes of this section, planning costs shall include, but need not be limited to, fees and expenses of architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants and other professional consultants, and costs of preparing surveys, studies, site plans and plans and specifications for eligible drinking water facilities. Not more than four million dollars of the proceeds of such bonds shall be allocated to the municipally owned water companies grant program under subdivision (1) of this subsection, not more than two million dollars of the proceeds of such bonds shall be allocated for the treatment of contaminated water supply wells which are owned, maintained, operated, managed, controlled or employed by a water company under subdivision (2) of this subsection, and not more than seven hundred thousand dollars of the proceeds of such bonds shall be allocated to the investor-owned emergency assistance grant program under subdivision (3) of this subsection.]

(b) 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 [and sections 12-75, 12-76 and 25-33b] and section 25-33b, as amended by this act, 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 Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Public Health and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(c) Each grant made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be authorized by [Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated or, if the corporation so determines, by a committee of the corporation consisting of the chairman and either one other board member of the corporation or its chief executive officer. Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated] the Commissioner of Public Health. The commissioner shall charge reasonable application and other fees to be applied to the administrative expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section, to the extent such expenses are not paid by the [corporation or from moneys appropriated to the department] Department of Public Health. Each such payment shall be made by the Treasurer upon certification by [the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development] the commissioner that the payment is authorized under the provisions of this section under the applicable rules and regulations of the department, and under the terms and conditions established by [the corporation or the duly appointed committee thereof] the commissioner in authorizing the making of the grant.

Sec. 28. Section 25-33b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

The Commissioner of [Economic and Community Development] Public Health shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 which specify the terms and conditions of [low-interest loans and grants to water companies and any additional requirements necessary to carry out the purposes of section 12-76] grants made to eligible water systems for eligible water projects, as defined in section 22a-475.

Sec. 29. 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. 30. Section 1 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 211 of public act 10-44, section 86 of public act 11-57, section 18 of public act 12-189 and section 115 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 sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$328,524,264] $328,559,611.

Sec. 31. Subdivision (7) of subsection (s) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

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

Land and property acquisitions, not exceeding [$100,000] $94,510.

Sec. 33. Section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended by adding subsection (x) as follows (Effective from passage):

(x) For the Department of Administrative Services, to replace and extend the authorizations and allocations made pursuant to subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, which authorizations and allocations are hereby validated, replaced and continued as if no interruption occurred between the passage of public act 07-7 of the June special session and the effective date of this section:

(1) Development and implementation of the Connecticut Education Network, not exceeding $4,100,000;

(2) Planning for development of an alternate data center, not exceeding $2,165,000;

(3) Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $4,180,847.

Sec. 34. 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. 35. Section 1 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 92 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 sections 1 to 7, 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 [$232,146,556] $239,146,556.

Sec. 36. 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. 37. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 25 of public act 12-189 and section 96 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Department of Administrative Services:

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

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

Sec. 38. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 39. 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. 40. Section 84 of public act 13-3, as amended by section 15 of public act 13-122 and section 191 of public act 13-247, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2015, inclusive, the Departments of Emergency Services and Public Protection, [Construction] Administrative Services and Education shall jointly administer a school security infrastructure competitive grant program to reimburse [towns] a town, regional educational service center, the governing authority for a state charter school, the Department of Education on behalf of the technical high school system and the supervisory agent for a nonpublic school for certain expenses for schools [under the jurisdiction of the town's school district] incurred on or after January 1, 2013, for: (1) The development or improvement of the security infrastructure of schools, based on the results of school building security assessments pursuant to subsection [(c)] (d) of this section, including, but not limited to, the installation of surveillance cameras, penetration resistant vestibules, ballistic glass, solid core doors, double door access, computer-controlled electronic locks, entry door buzzer systems, scan card systems, panic alarms, real time interoperable communications and multimedia sharing infrastructure or other systems; and (2) (A) the training of school personnel in the operation and maintenance of the security infrastructure of school buildings, or (B) the purchase of portable entrance security devices, including, but not limited to, metal detector wands and screening machines and related training.

(b) (1) On and after the effective date of this section, each local and regional board of education may, on behalf of its town or its member towns, 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 grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such board of education incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. Prior to the date that the School Safety Infrastructure Council makes its initial submission of the school safety infrastructure standards, pursuant to subsection (c) of section [80 of public act 13-3] 10-292r of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of [Construction] Administrative Services and Education, shall determine which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. On and after the date that the School Safety Infrastructure Council submits the school safety infrastructure standards, the decision to approve or deny an application and the determination of which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program shall be in accordance with the most recent submission of the school safety infrastructure standards, pursuant to subsection (c) of section [80 of public act 13-3] 10-292r of the general statutes.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, a regional educational service center 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 grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such regional educational service center incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the governing authority for a state charter school 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 grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such governing authority incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the superintendent of 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 grant for certain expenses for schools in the technical high school system incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(5) (A) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the supervisory agent for a nonpublic school 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 grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such supervisory agent incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(B) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, ten per cent of the funds available under the program shall be awarded to the supervisory agents of nonpublic schools, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (5) of subsection (c) of this section.

(c) (1) A town may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses. The percentage shall be determined as follows: [(1)] (A) Each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to town wealth, as defined in subdivision (26) of section 10-262f of the general statutes, [(2)] (B) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not less than twenty or more than eighty shall be assigned to each town on a continuous scale, and [(3)] (C) the town ranked first shall be assigned a percentage of twenty and the town ranked last shall be assigned a percentage of eighty.

(2) A regional educational service center may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses. The percentage shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the population of each member town in the regional educational service center by such town's ranking, as determined in subsection (a) of section 10-285a of the general statutes; (B) adding together the figures for each town determined under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision; and (C) dividing the total computed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision by the total population of all member towns in the regional educational service center. The ranking of each regional educational service center shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and each such center shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank.

(3) The governing authority for a state charter school may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses that is the same as the town in which such state charter school is located, as calculated pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(4) The Department of Education, on behalf of the technical high school system, may receive a grant equal to one hundred per cent of its eligible expenses.

(5) The supervisory agent for a nonpublic school may receive a grant equal to fifty per cent of its eligible expenses.

[If] (d) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all towns, based on the percentage determined pursuant to [this] subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of [Construction] Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners based on school building security assessments of the schools under the jurisdiction of the town's school district conducted pursuant to this [subsection] subdivision. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of such school building security assessment and succeeding priority to applicants on behalf of schools located in priority school districts pursuant to section 10-266p of the general statutes. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant board of education shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the schools under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities [Check List] Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all applicants that are towns, regional educational service centers, governing authorities for state charter schools and the Department of Education, on behalf of the technical high school system, based on the percentage determined pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners based on school building security assessments of the schools under the jurisdiction of the applicant conducted pursuant to this subdivision. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of such school building security assessment and succeeding priority to applicants on behalf of schools located in priority school districts pursuant to section 10-266p of the general statutes. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the schools under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all applicant supervisory agents for nonpublic schools, based on the percentages described in subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of application. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant supervisory agent for a nonpublic school shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the school under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

Sec. 41. Section 85 of public act 13-3 is amended to read as follows (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 [fifteen] thirty-seven million dollars.

(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 Education for the purpose of the school security infrastructure competitive grant program, established pursuant to section 84 of [this act] public act 13-3, as amended by this act.

(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. 42. 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. 43. 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] $358,338,805.

Sec. 44. 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. 45. Subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 46. Section 28 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-239 shall be used by the Department of Housing for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $70,000,000, provided not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for development of adult family homes, not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program, [and] not more than $30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio and not less than $20,000,000 shall be used to promote homeownership through new home construction or home conversion in the cities of Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London and New Britain.

Sec. 47. 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. 48. 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. 49. 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. 50. 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. 51. 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. 52. 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. 53. 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. 54. 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. 55. Subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 56. 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. 57. Section 2 of public act 13-268 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 58. (NEW) (Effective from passage) There is established an account to be known as the "preschool competitive grant account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain the amounts authorized by the State Bond Commission in accordance with section 24 of this act and any other moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Office of Early Childhood for the purposes of the preschool competitive grant program established by section 23 of this act.

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

Section 1

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New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2014

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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.