OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 11

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

SUMMARY:

This bill cancels $1.059 billion in general obligation (GO) bond authorizations for state and local capital projects and state grants and loans. The bill defers, from FY 17 to FY 18, $55 million in bonds under the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) 2020 program and $26 million under UConn 2000. It also cancels a $25 million authorization for FY 17 under the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund program, and defers it to FY 23.

The bill authorizes $299 million in new GO bonds for FY 17 for state projects and grant programs, including improvements to the State Office Building ($181 million) and York Correctional Institution ($60 million).

It also cancels $1.73 million in special tax obligation (STO) bonds and authorizes $60 million in new STO bonds for FY 17.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FY 17

New Authorizations

The bill authorizes up to $279 million in new GO bonds for FY 17 for the state projects and grant programs listed in Table 1. The bonds are subject to standard issuance procedures and have a maximum term of 20 years.

The bill includes a standard provision requiring that, as a condition of bond authorizations for grants to private entities, each granting agency include repayment provisions in its grant contract in case the facility for which the grant is made ceases to be used for the grant purposes within 10 years of the grantee receiving it. The required repayment is reduced by 10% for each full year that the facility is used for the grant purpose.

TABLE 1: GO BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FY 17

AGENCY

FOR

FY 17

STATE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

2(a)

Office of Policy and Management (OPM)

Transit-oriented development and predevelopment activities

$8,000,000

2(b)

Department of Administrative Services

State Office Building and associated parking facilities in Hartford: alterations, renovations, and improvements, including development, demolition, and air conditioning installation

181,000,000

2(c)

Department of Correction

York Correctional Institution, Niantic: design and construction for replacement of the central heating and cooling plant and underground distribution system

60,000,000

GRANTS

9(a)

Department of Economic and Community Development

Program to offer payments to holders of tax credit eligibility certificates under the urban and industrial sites reinvestment program to replace allowable credits under the certificates

10,000,000

9(b)

Department of Housing

Grants to private nonprofit organizations for supportive housing for individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or both ( 231 cancels an identical bond authorization for the Department of Developmental Services)

20,000,000

Increased FY 17 Authorizations

The bill increases FY 17 GO and STO bond authorizations enacted in 2015 (PA 15-1, June Special Session), as shown in Table 2.

TABLE 2: INCREASED BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FY 17

AGENCY

FOR

CURRENT AUTH.

INCREASE

TOTAL AUTH.

GO BONDS

210

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds

550,000

5,000,000

5,550,000

223

OPM

Grants to private, nonprofit, tax-exempt health and human service organizations for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions, and new construction, including (1) health, safety, ADA compliance, and energy conservation improvements; (2) information technology systems; (3) technology for independence; (4) vehicle purchases; and (5) property acquisition

10,000,000

15,000,000

25,000,000

STO BONDS

236

Department of Transportation

Bureau of Public Transportation: bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition, and related projects

208,100,000

60,000,000

268,100,100

BOND CANCELLATIONS

The bill cancels or reduces all or part of bond authorizations for the projects and grants shown in Table 3. The authorizations are listed alphabetically by agency.

TABLE 3: BOND CANCELLATIONS

FOR

CURRENT AUTHORIZATION

AMOUNT CANCELLED

Board of Regents for Higher Education

21

Middlesex Community College: property acquisition

$190,000

$190,000

58

Southern Connecticut State University: alterations, renovations, and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements

3,208,000

778,000

58

Southern Connecticut State University: development of a new academic laboratory building and parking garage, including renovations to the former student center and demolition of Seabury Hall

5,684,000

250,000

114

Manchester Community College: Lowe building code improvements

2,229,911

672,152

119

Manchester Community College: campus improvements

3,413,468

214,207

120

Three Rivers Community College: renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities for a consolidated campus in accordance with the master plan

11,606,676

11,606,676

141

Tunxis Community College: implementation of master plan phase III

4,993,817

4,993,817

165

Tunxis Community College: feasibility study for acquisition of property for creation of a premanufacturing work space and relocation of continuing education operations

250,000

250,000

177

Middlesex: new academic building planning, design, and construction

39,200,000

4,000,000

201

All universities: Deferred maintenance, code compliance, and infrastructure improvements

10,000,000

5,000,000

202

Tunxis Community College: Implementation of master plan phase III

3,000,000

3,000,000

215

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

12,000,000

5,000,000

215

All colleges and universities: Consolidating and upgrading student and financial information technology systems

40,000,000

10,000,000

216

All community colleges: Deferred maintenance, code compliance, and infrastructure improvements

10,000,000

2,000,000

217

Norwalk Community College: Alterations, renovations, and improvements to the B wing building

5,190,000

5,190,000

218

Asnuntuck Community College: Alterations, renovations, and improvements to expand library and student services

3,800,000

2,000,000

Connecticut Innovations Inc.

91

Recapitalize CII programs; eliminates $1.5 million earmark for BioBus capital expenses

8,500,000

5,000,000

126

Recapitalize CII programs

125,000,000

30,000,000

184

Regenerative Medicine Research Fund

10,000,000

10,000,000

Connecticut Port Authority

234

Grants for port, harbor, and marina improvements, including dredging and navigational improvements

17,500,000

4,000,000

Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA)

229

CRDA's statutory purposes and uses

50,000,000

20,000,000

230

Tennis Foundation of Connecticut: capital improvements

1,500,000

500,000

CT Green Bank

250

Energy Conservation Loan Fund and Green Connecticut Loan Guaranty Fund

5,000,000

2,500,000

260

Renewable energy and efficient energy finance program

8,000,000

8,000,000

Department of Administrative Services

129

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and ADA compliance improvements; (2) improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements; and (3) preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking, and security improvements at state-occupied buildings

12,500,000

226,410

139

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and ADA compliance improvements; (2) improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements; and (3) preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking, and security improvements at state-occupied buildings

192,500,000

105,849

161

Development, including acquisition and equipment, of a new thermal facility, including extension of the distribution pipeline, for the capitol area district heating and cooling system in Hartford

29,000,000

28,000,000

174

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and ADA compliance improvements; (2) improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements; and (3) preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking, and security improvements at state-occupied buildings

25,000,000

10,000,000

187

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

15,777,672

5,000,000

188

Infrastructure improvements, including engineering and construction of an offsite storm water improvement related to the construction of a new courthouse in Torrington

800,000

800,000

199

Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings

10,000,000

5,000,000

200

Acquisition and renovation of a building for Probate Court offices

4,100,000

2,000,000

224

Grants to alliance districts for general school building improvements

50,000,000

20,000,000

Department of Children and Families

25

Grants for construction, alterations, repairs, and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters, and permanent family residences

1,500,000

69,396

28

Connecticut Children's Place: dining hall and kitchen expansion

750,000

587,000

34

Grants for construction, alterations, repairs, and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters, and permanent family residences; eliminates earmarks for residential facilities in Middlesex or Windham counties and the Klingberg Family Center in New Britain

4,500,000

1,442,738

51

Construction, alterations, repairs, and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters, and permanent family residences

1,500,000

109,105

52

Grants to private nonprofit children's mental health clinics for fire, safety, and environmental improvements

500,000

59,813

96

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds

2,415,000

130,570

97

Reimbursement for environmental remediation at the former Long Lane School in Middletown

14,000,000

754,850

117

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for construction or renovation for recreation or education purposes

20,000,000

8,000,000

134

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds

1,751,000

81,000

191

Grants or reimbursement to municipalities of up to $1,000 for the initial installation of a secure locked box for pharmaceuticals

100,000

100,000

Department of Developmental Services

132

Fire, safety, and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs

5,000,000

411,500

137

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to nonresidential facilities

2,000,000

2,000,000

145

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to nonresidential facilities

2,000,000

2,000,000

212

(1) Fire, safety, and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, and (2) site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning, and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities

7,500,000

7,500,000

231

Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit organizations for supportive housing (see 9(b))

20,000,000

20,000,000

Department of Economic and Community Development

18

East Hartford: road and infrastructure and improvements associated with Rentschler Field project

6,500,000

6,500,000

35

Grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects

4,000,000

1,250,000

36

Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc.: construction of a new facility in East Haddam

5,000,000

5,000,000

37

West Haven: Front Avenue industrial development and Allingtown Business District improvements

1,000,000

500,000

38

Stratford: Barnum Avenue streetscape project

350,000

350,000

42

Killingworth: Killingworth Old Town Hall restoration and renovations

250,000

250,000

53

Grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects

4,000,000

625,000

54

Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc.: construction of a new facility in East Haddam

5,000,000

5,000,000

73

Kidcity Children's Museum in Middletown: new building construction

1,000,000

1,000,000

74

Westport: new construction at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

1,000,000

500,000

75

Gallery 53, Meriden: structural improvements

50,000

50,000

76

Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc.: Barnum Museum renovations

1,000,000

1,000,000

77

Willimantic: restore historic properties along Main Street

650,000

650,000

78

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks: swing space storage building and education building construction

2,000,000

515,000

79

Middlesex County Revitalization Commission: revitalization projects

878,050

878,050

80

Stafford: downtown redevelopment

439,025

439,025

81

New Britain: property acquisition, design development, and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan

1,000,000

500,000

82

Bethel: downtown redevelopment and municipal parking improvements

500,000

500,000

83

Wethersfield: economic development and infrastructure improvements related to the Silas Deane Highway

1,000,000

1,000,000

106

East Haven: Phase III downtown development

1,000,000

1,000,000

107

Manchester: Broad Street streetscape project

2,000,000

1,000,000

193

Grant to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Development Alliance

2,000,000

2,000,000

207

Brownfield Remediation and Revitalization program

20,000,000

7,000,000

226

Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund

20,000,000

10,000,000

227

Small Business Express program

50,000,000

25,000,000

258

Manufacturing Assistance Act

100,000,000

10,000,000

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

17

Municipal grants for incinerator and landfill improvements, including bulky waste landfills

6,900,000

540,000

27

Flood control improvements and flood, erosion damage, and municipal dam repairs

3,500,000

675,000

30

Windham: feasibility study of a whitewater park in Willimantic

450,000

450,000

31

Ledyard: water main extension

1,000,000

1,000,000

32

Middletown: Crystal Lake watershed management

50,000

50,000

33

Cromwell: improvements to parks and fields at Watrous Park, Cromwell middle and high schools, and Pierson Park

350,000

100,000

46

Flood control improvements and flood, erosion damage, and municipal dam repairs; eliminates earmark for Meriden flood control project

3,000,000

900,000

48

Lyme: improvements to Lyme-Old Lyme recreational fields

150,000

150,000

49

Branford: Branford High School football field improvements

150,000

150,000

50

Bristol: Rockwell Park rehabilitation and renovation

500,000

500,000

66

Grants to towns to acquire open space for conservation or recreation purposes

1,750,000

500,000

67

Grants for improvements at the facilities and property located at latitude 41.5720414 and longitude -73.0401073 (i.e., Fulton Park in Waterbury)

487,805

487,805

68

Environmental Learning Center, Inc.: infrastructure projects at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol

200,000

200,000

69

Manchester: develop and construct the Manchester to Bolton segment of the East Coast Greenway

500,000

500,000

70

Norwalk: flood control system improvements

3,005,000

2,505,000

71

Fairfield: Rooster River flood control project

14,500,000

12,470,000

72

Portland: water main replacement

1,000,000

1,000,000

94

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program: recreation, open space, resource protection, and resource management

7,500,000

750,000

104

Grants to municipalities for the Lakes Restoration Program

200,000

200,000

105

Grants to municipalities to provide potable water

2,500,000

2,258,707

116

Grants to (1) contain, remove, or mitigate identified hazardous waste disposal sites and to municipalities for new water mains to replace supply from contaminated wells; (2) identify, investigate, contain, remove, or mitigate industrial sites in urban areas; (3) municipalities to acquire land for public parks; recreational and water quality improvements; and water mains and water pollution control projects, including sewers; (4) municipalities for providing potable water; and (5) state agencies, regional planning agencies, and municipalities for water pollution control projects

16,000,000

11,350,820

125

Energy efficiency fuel oil furnace and boiler replacement, upgrade, and repair program

5,000,000

5,000,000

136

Grant for containment, removal, or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites

10,000,000

10,000,000

144

Grants to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes

5,000,000

2,500,000

154

Study and assess feasible alternatives to plan, design, acquire, and construct structural and nonstructural improvements to mitigate flooding conditions that caused property damage due to weather events in 2011, including an analysis of the cost benefit and environmental impact of the alternatives

2,000,000

1,700,000

155

Program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure

25,000,000

4,900,000

163

Dam repairs, including state-owned dams

6,000,000

62,252

164

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program: recreation, open space, and resource protection and management

5,000,000

5,000,000

168

Municipal grants for incinerator and landfill improvements, including bulky waste landfills

1,400,000

250,000

180

Municipal grants for incinerator and landfill improvements, including bulky waste landfills

1,000,000

400,000

181

Grants for identifying, investigating, containing, removing, or mitigating contaminated industrial sites in urban areas

5,000,000

5,000,000

182

Grants to municipalities for potable water

1,000,000

1,000,000

183

Program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure

5,000,000

5,000,000

192

Grants or loans to municipalities to acquire land or public parks or make recreational and water quality improvements

20,000,000

2,000,000

195

Mansfield: wastewater component of the Four Corners project

3,000,000

3,000,000

205

Long Island Sound stewardship and resiliency program (1) to protect coastal marshes and other natural buffer areas and (2) for grants to increase the resiliency of wastewater treatment facilities

20,000,000

5,000,000

206

Grants to municipalities, in consultation with OPM, to encourage low impact design of green municipal infrastructure to reduce nonpoint source pollution

20,000,000

10,000,000

211

Alterations, renovations, and new construction, including ADA improvements, at state parks and recreation facilities

25,000,000

2,000,000

225

Grants to municipalities for open space acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes

8,000,000

4,000,000

249

Energy services projects in state buildings

20,000,000

4,101,200

252

Clean Water Fund grants

1,652,625,976

22,500,000

254

Connecticut bikeway, pedestrian walkway, and greenway grant program

12,000,000

5,000,000

261

Buy-out program for storm-damaged properties

1,000,000

1,000,000

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

56

Upgrades to the statewide telecommunications system, including site-development and related equipment

2,250,000

848,127

57

Department shooting range improvements

1,750,000

1,425,000

64

Litchfield: firehouse construction in Northfield

878,050

878,050

102

Allingtown Fire District, West Haven: acquire land and construct a new fire and police substation

2,000,000

2,000,000

152

Design and construct (1) an emergency services facility, including canine training and vehicle impound areas, and (2) a fleet maintenance and administration facility, including property acquisition and related costs

5,256,985

5,256,985

162

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden

1,500,000

1,500,000

175

Replacement and upgrade of radio communication systems

45,000,000

1,500,000

176

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems, and energy conservation

8,000,000

2,000,000

255

Buy-out program for storm-damaged properties

3,000,000

200,000

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

23

DMHAS master campus plan alterations, renovations, additions, and improvements, including new construction

886,593

722,090

95

Fire, safety, and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs

6,000,000

200,835

213

Fire, safety, and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning, and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities

5,000,000

5,000,000

Department of Agriculture

65

State matching grants to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities; compost; soil and erosion control; and pesticide reduction, storage, and disposal

1,000,000

1,000,000

103

State matching grants to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities; compost; soil and erosion control; and pesticide reduction, storage, and disposal

2,000,000

2,000,000

251

Farmland preservation program

170,000,000

5,000,000

Department of Correction

219

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming, staff training space, and additional inmate capacity; support facilities; and off-site improvements

15,000,000

2,000,000

Department of Housing

156

Grant to Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

40,000,000

2,000,000

169

Grants to nursing homes for alterations, renovations, and improvements to convert to other uses in support of right-sizing

10,000,000

10,000,000

194

Shoreline Resiliency Fund

25,000,000

17,000,000

221

Housing development and rehabilitation, including improvements to various kinds of state-assisted affordable housing and housing-related financial assistance programs

135,000,000

15,000,000

228

Main Street Investment Fund

5,000,000

2,000,000

238

Homelessness prevention and response fund

15,000,000

4,000,000

Department of Labor

256

Unemployed Armed Forces Member Subsidized Training and Employment program

10,000,000

2,000,000

Department of Transportation

43

Middlefield: bridges, roads, and infrastructure

250,000

250,000

112

Pavement noise reduction pilot program (STO bonds)

1,500,000

1,500,000

150

Bureau of Public Transportation: construction of a catwalk over the railroad tracks separating the Columbus Circle area and McAuliffe Park in East Hartford (STO bonds)

230,000

230,000

240

Pothole repair assistance program

5,000,000

5,000,000

248

Commercial rail freight line competitive grant program

17,500,000

7,500,000

Department of Public Health

84

Grants for hospital-based emergency service facilities

5,878,050

5,878,050

157

Grants to community health centers and primary care organizations: purchase equipment and renovate, improve, and expand facilities, including acquiring land or buildings ( 259 subjects these entities to standard grant repayment requirements)

30,000,000

4,000,000

170

Stem Cell Research Fund

10,000,000

4,000,000

253

Public Water System Improvement Program

50,000,000

30,000,000

Department of Social Services

39

Martin House: facility expansion

500,000

500,000

40

4-H Center at Auer Farm, Bloomfield: building improvements, including classrooms and facilities for animals and handicapped accessibility

1,000,000

428,350

41

Greater Danbury AIDS Project: building purchases

1,000,000

525,000

85

Saugatuck Senior Cooperative, Westport: roof replacement

250,000

250,000

86

New London: asbestos remediation and siding replacement on a building for Alliance for Living, Inc.

100,000

100,000

87

Easton: senior center renovations

219,510

219,510

88

Hospice Southeastern Connecticut: new building in Norwich

600,000

600,000

89

Rivera Hughes Memorial Foundation: property acquisition in Waterbury

1,000,000

1,000,000

108

Martin House, Norwich: construct efficiency apartment units

750,000

750,000

146

Grants for neighborhood facilities, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, and related facilities

10,000,000

4,526,254

Department of Veterans' Affairs

45

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds according to current codes

900,000

18,565

93

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including security improvements

1,000,000

100,000

128

Boiler repairs and improvements in Rocky Hill

250,000

38,400

Judicial Department

59

Development of a courthouse facility in Torrington, including land acquisition and parking

25,275,000

546,300

60

Development of a new courthouse facility in Bridgeport, including land acquisition and parking

5,000,000

5,000,000

61

Renovations and improvements to Lafayette Street parking garage in Hartford

4,000,000

1,220,880

98

Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities

1,000,000

500,000

99

Alterations, renovations, and restoration of the courthouse at 121 Elm Street, New Haven

13,000,000

7,000,000

100

Develop and acquire land for a courthouse annex and parking near the Milford judicial district and geographical area courthouse

1,000,000

1,000,000

142

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities

4,000,000

1,000,000

178

Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown

13,000,000

4,000,000

220

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and -maintained facilities

7,500,000

7,500,000

Military Department

130

Construct a readiness center for the Connecticut Army National Guard Civil Support Team in Windsor Locks

1,250,000

750,000

131

Construct a combined support maintenance shop for Connecticut National Guard equipment in Windsor Locks

4,000,000

200

Office of Early Childhood

109

Grants for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs

1,500,000

1,500,000

159

Grants to sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to the portion of facilities that have such programs and centers

10,000,000

69,618

185

Grants to sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers: facility improvements and minor capital repairs to the portion of facilities that house such programs and centers

15,000,000

10,000,000

245

Smart Start Competitive Grant Program

15,000,000

5,000,000

Office of Legislative Management

148

Capital equipment, information technology upgrades, and infrastructure repair and improvement projects

9,000,000

925,000

Office of Policy and Management

63

Responsible Growth Incentive Fund

5,000,000

5,000,000

122

Bridgeport economic development projects

7,200,000

5,000,000

124

Bridgeport infrastructure projects and programs

27,700,000

15,000,000

167

Grants to municipalities for infrastructure projects and programs, including planning, property acquisition, site preparation, construction, and off-site improvements

50,000,000

2,300,000

198

Transit-oriented development and predevelopment activities

8,000,000

2,000,000

204

Grants for purchasing body-worn recording equipment and digital data storage devices or services for law enforcement officers; reduces, from $13 million to $10 million, the amount earmarked for municipalities for local law enforcement officers

15,000,000

3,000,000

209

Information and technology capital investment program

76,000,000

25,000,000

237

Municipal aid grants (FY 16)

60,000,000

60,000,000

237

Municipal aid grants (FY 17)

60,000,000

5,000,000*

239

Regional dog pound program

20,000,000

15,000,000

242

Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)

300,000,000

20,000,000

243

Intertown Capital Equipment Purchase Incentive program

10,000,000

5,000,000

244

Capital Equipment Purchase Fund (FY 16)

30,000,000

10,000,000

244

Capital Equipment Purchase Fund (FY 17)

30,000,000

30,000,000

State Comptroller

190

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

3,300,000

2,000,000

197

CORE financial system enhancements and upgrades

20,000,000

2,000,000

State Treasurer

241

GAAP deficit funding bonds

750,000,000

151,500,000

State Department of Education

20

American School for the Deaf: alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction

9,405,709

5,000,000

133

Regional vocational-technical school system: alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles, and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools

28,000,000

160,958

140

Regional vocational-technical school system: alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles, and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools

28,000,000

567,131

158

Grants for expanding the availability of high-quality school models: alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment, acquisition, and capital start-up costs

25,000,000

111,054

171

Grants to local or regional boards of education for capital costs related to enrollment expansion in the Sheff statewide interdistrict public school attendance program (i.e., Open Choice): building renovations, classroom expansions, and equipment, including computers, laboratory equipment, and classroom furniture

750,000

48,572

214

For the technical high school system: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools, and supplies necessary to update curricula; vehicles; and technology upgrades

12,000,000

12,000,000

232

Grants to targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, and equipment in low-performing schools

10,000,000

10,000,000

State Library

90

Grants to public libraries in distressed municipalities for construction, renovation, expansion, energy conservation, and handicapped accessibility

5,000,000

15,771

110

Grants to public libraries not located in distressed municipalities for construction, renovation, expansion, energy conservation, and handicapped accessibility

3,500,000

322,868

111

Grants to public libraries located in distressed municipalities for construction, renovation, expansion, energy conservation, and handicapped accessibility

5,000,000

3,000,000

172

Grants to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility

5,000,000

5,000,000

233

Grants to public libraries for construction, renovations, expansion, energy conservation, and handicapped accessibility

7,000,000

2,000,000

*The bill applies the $5 million reduction to the grant amounts specified under current law.

Annual Bond Limits for CSCU 2020 and UConn 2000 ( 246 & 247)

The bill adjusts the annual bond caps under the CSCU 2020 and UConn 2000 infrastructure programs by canceling bonds for FY 17 and transferring them to FY 18, as shown in Table 4.

TABLE 4: ANNUAL BOND LIMITS FOR CSCU 2020 AND UCONN 2000

BOND PROGRAM

FY

CURRENT LIMIT

CHANGE

PROPOSED LIMIT

CSCU 2020

17

$95,000,000

($55,000,000)

$40,000,000

18

95,000,000

55,000,000

150,000,000

UConn 2000

17

266,400,000

(26,000,000)

240,400,000

18

269,500,000

26,000,000

295,500,000

Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund ( 257)

The bill cancels a $25 million bond authorization for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund for FY 17 and adds a new $25 million authorization for FY 23, thus extending the program by one year.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

50

Nay

1

(04/07/2016)