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Senate Bill No. 503

May Special Session, Public Act No. 16-4

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2016) 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 $ 250,200,000.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2016) 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 Policy and Management:

(1) For transit-oriented development and predevelopment activities, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(2) For improvements to the Trout Brook Canal area in the town of West Hartford, not exceeding $ 1,200,000.

(b) For the Department of Administrative Services: Alterations, renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning, development and demolition, to the State Office Building and associated parking facilities in Hartford, not exceeding $ 181,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Correction: Design and construction for replacement of the central heating and cooling plant and underground distribution system at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, not exceeding $ 60,000,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2016) 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 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, 2016) 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, which 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, 2016) 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 said section 4, 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, 2016) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said 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, 2016) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, 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, 2016) 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 $ 47,500,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2016) 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 Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to the city of Waterbury for property acquisition, construction, reconstruction, renovation or improvements related to an urban development project in said city, not exceeding $ 7,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to the town of West Hartford for a wireless fidelity and broadband network initiative for West Hartford Center, not exceeding $ 500,000.

(b) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Grants-in-aid to the town of Glastonbury for acquisition of open space for conservation or municipal purposes, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: For a program to offer payments to holders of eligibility certificates issued pursuant to section 32-9t of the general statutes, to replace credits allowed to be claimed under such eligibility certificates, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Housing: Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit organizations for supportive housing for persons with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder or both, not exceeding $ 20,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2016) 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 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, 2016) 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, which 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, 2016) 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 sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, 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, 2016) 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, 2016) In accordance with section 9 of this act, the state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Housing 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, 2016) 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 ceases, 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, 2016) (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 five million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be used by the Department of Public Health for the purposes of the Biomedical Research Trust Fund established pursuant to section 19a-32c of the general statutes, 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, 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 section 3-20 of the general statutes 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 such 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 that 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. Such 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 such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such 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. 17. (Effective July 1, 2016) (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 $ 375,000.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of such bonds 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 described in this section, 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. Any proceeds from the sale of such bonds shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the design of roadway improvements for Lakeside Boulevard in Waterbury.

(c) None of such bonds 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 said 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-23 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize such bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by this subdivision 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 this subdivision have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by this subdivision, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in this section 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 this section, 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.

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of such bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of this section, 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 such bonds.

(f) Such bonds issued pursuant to this section 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-69 of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Such 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. Such bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 18. Section 12 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 59 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 69 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of public act 99-242, 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 [$ 82,436,747] $75,396,747.

Sec. 19. Subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 46 of public act 00-167, section 89 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, section 60 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, section 118 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 72 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(5) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding [$ 6,900,000] $6,360,000, provided up to $ 439,025 shall be made available to the town of Plymouth.

Sec. 20. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 99-242, as amended by section 92 of special act 01-2 of the June special session and section 88 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 21. Section 1 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 5 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, section 74 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, section 94 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, section 123 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 83 of public act 10-44, section 83 of public act 11-57 and section 73 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 01-2 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 [$ 478,379,654] $473,189,654.

Sec. 22. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 74 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) For the American School for the Deaf: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new construction, not exceeding [$ 9,405,709] $4,405,709.

Sec. 23. Subdivision (7) of subsection (i) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 24. Section 12 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, as amended by section 140 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 116 of public act 10-44 and section 86 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of special act 04-2 of the May 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 [$ 32,347,057] $32,277,661.

Sec. 25. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 13 of special act 04-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding [$ 1,500,000] $1,430,604, provided not more than $ 400,000 shall be made available to the Children's Home in Cromwell;

Sec. 26. Section 1 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 152 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 121 of public act 10-44 and section 88 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$ 177,191,115] $175,929,115.

Sec. 27. Subdivision (4) of subsection (j) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding [$ 3,500,000] $2,825,000, provided (A) $ 500,000 shall be made available for repair and construction of the Lyman Viaduct in Colchester, and (B) $ 500,000 shall be made available for design and rehabilitation of the Quinnipiac River at Hanover Pond project in Meriden.

Sec. 28. Subdivision (3) of subsection (r) of section 2 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) At Connecticut Children's Place: Dining hall and kitchen expansion, not exceeding [$ 750,000] $163,000.

Sec. 29. Section 12 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 169 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 131 of public act 10-44, section 106 of public act 13-239 and section 90 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$ 92,951,514] $80,855,426.

Sec. 30. Subdivision (17) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 31. Subdivision (20) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 32. Subdivision (25) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 172 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 33. Subdivision (29) of subsection (d) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(29) Grant-in-aid to the town of Cromwell, for improvements to parks and fields at Watrous Park, Cromwell middle and high schools and Pierson Park, not exceeding [$ 350,000] $250,000.

Sec. 34. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 176 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding [$ 4,500,000, provided (A) $ 1,000,000 shall be made available for development, including construction or acquisition of property in Middlesex County or Windham county for a residential facility, and (B) up to $ 1,000,000 shall be made available for improvements to, alterations and construction of, residential facilities at the Klingberg Family Center in New Britain] $3,057,262.

Sec. 35. Subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 146 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including projects at museums, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $2,750,000, provided (A) $ 1,000,000 shall be made available for the Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret, (B) $ 250,000 shall be made available for capital improvements to the Augustus Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden, and (C) $ 625,000 shall be made available to the town of Norwalk for the Norwalk Maritime Museum;

Sec. 36. Subdivision (10) of subsection (j) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 37. Subdivision (12) of subsection (j) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(12) Grant-in-aid to the town of West Haven, for Front Avenue industrial development and for improvements to the Allingtown Business District, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $500,000.

Sec. 38. Subdivision (13) of subsection (j) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 149 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 39. Subdivision (10) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 181 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 158 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 40. Subdivision (12) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 159 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(12) Grant-in-aid to the 4-H Center at Auer Farm in Bloomfield, for building improvements, including classrooms and facilities for animals and handicap accessibility, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $571,650.

Sec. 41. Subdivision (15) of subsection (m) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 184 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(15) Grant-in-aid to the Greater Danbury AIDS Project for the purchase of buildings, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $475,000.

Sec. 42. Subdivision (5) of subsection (n) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by sections 175 and 187 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 43. Subsection (o) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 188 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 104 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 44. Section 20 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 189 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 163 of public act 10-44 and section 109 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$ 169,913,560] $168,994,995.

Sec. 45. Subsection (b) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes, not exceeding [$ 900,000] $881,435.

Sec. 46. Subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding [$ 3,000,000, provided $ 2,000,000 shall be made available for design and construction of the Meriden flood control project] $2,100,000;

Sec. 47. Section 31 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 202 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, section 168 of public act 10-44, section 111 of public act 13-239 and section 105 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$ 134,795,933] $128,202,015.

Sec. 48. Subdivision (18) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 49. Subdivision (21) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 50. Subdivision (39) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 188 of public act 10-44 and section 114 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 51. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 192 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Grants-in-aid for construction, alterations, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding [$ 1,500,000] $1,390,895;

Sec. 52. Subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit mental health clinics for children for fire, safety and environmental improvements, including expansion, not exceeding [$ 500,000] $440,187;

Sec. 53. Subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grant-in-aid to municipalities and organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including projects at museums, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $3,375,000, provided $ 625,000 shall be made available to the town of Norwalk for the Norwalk Maritime Museum;

Sec. 54. Subdivision (8) of subsection (j) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 55. 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, section 115 of public act 13-239, section 62 of public act 14-98 and section 133 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 [$ 317,012,611] $307,444,304.

Sec. 56. Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Upgrades to the state-wide telecommunications system, including site development and related equipment, not exceeding [$ 2,250,000] $1,401,873.

Sec. 57. Subdivision (7) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 20 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(7) Improvements to the department shooting range, not exceeding [$ 1,750,000] $325,000.

Sec. 58. Subdivision (4) 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, 2016):

(4) At Southern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$ 3,208,000] $2,430,000;

(B) Development of a new academic laboratory building and parking garage, including renovations to the former student center and demolition of Seabury Hall, not exceeding [$ 5,684,000] $5,434,000;

Sec. 59. Subdivision (4) of subsection (w) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Development of a courthouse facility in Torrington, including land acquisition and parking, not exceeding [$ 25,275,000] $25,228,700.

Sec. 60. Subdivision (5) of subsection (w) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 61. Subdivision (6) of subsection (w) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(6) Renovations and improvements to the parking garage on Lafayette Street in Hartford, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $2,779,120;

Sec. 62. Section 12 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 233 of public act 10-44, section 143 of public act 10-179, section 98 of public act 13-3, section 119 of public act 13-239 and section 139 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, 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 [$ 159,556,266] $114,920,005.

Sec. 63. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 64. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 65. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 238 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 66. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 240 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Grants-in-aid to towns for acquisition of open space for conservation or recreation purposes, not exceeding [$ 1,750,000] $1,250,000;

Sec. 67. Subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 142 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 68. Subdivision (15) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 69. Subdivision (25) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 249 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 70. Subdivision (33) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(33) Grant-in-aid to the city of Norwalk for improvements in the flood control system, not exceeding [$ 3,005,000] $500,000;

Sec. 71. Subdivision (34) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(34) Grant-in-aid to the town of Fairfield for the Rooster River flood control project, not exceeding [$ 14,500,000] $2,030,000;

Sec. 72. Subdivision (40) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 73. Subdivision (7) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 74. Subdivision (15) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(15) Grant-in-aid to the town of Westport for new construction at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $500,000.

Sec. 75. Subdivision (19) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 76. Subdivision (21) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 265 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 77. Subdivision (23) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 78. Subdivision (25) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 267 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(25) Grant-in-aid to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks for construction of a swing space storage building and an education building, not exceeding [$ 2,000,000] $1,485,000;

Sec. 79. Subdivision (7) of subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 80. Subdivision (8) of subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 81. Subdivision (14) of subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(14) Grant-in-aid to the city of New Britain for property acquisition, design development and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $500,000.

Sec. 82. Subdivision (41) of subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 83. Subdivision (44) of subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 84. Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 85. Subdivision (6) of subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 86. Subdivision (7) of subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 87. Subdivision (8) of subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 88. Subdivision (14) of subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 301 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 89. Subdivision (19) of subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 90. Subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to public libraries located within distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $4,984,229;

Sec. 91. Subsection (n) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 313 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(n) For Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: To recapitalize the programs of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, described in chapter 581 of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 8,500,000] $3,500,000. [, provided up to $ 1,500,000 shall be made available for capital expenses associated with the BioBus. ]

Sec. 92. Section 20 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 314 of public act 10-44, section 21 of public act 12-189, section 127 of public act 13-239 and section 177 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, 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 [$ 230,624,591] $220,188,336.

Sec. 93. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(d) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including security improvements, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $900,000.

Sec. 94. Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding [$ 7,500,000] $6,750,000;

Sec. 95. Subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(k) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities 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, not exceeding [$ 6,000,000] $5,799,165.

Sec. 96. Subdivision (1) of subsection (o) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding [$ 2,415,000] $2,284,430;

Sec. 97. Subdivision (2) of subsection (o) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Reimbursement for environmental remediation at the former Long Lane School in Middletown, in accordance with public act 99-26, not exceeding [$ 14,000,000] $13,245,150.

Sec. 98. Subdivision (2) of subsection (p) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Security improvements at various state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $500,000;

Sec. 99. Subdivision (4) of subsection (p) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Alterations, renovations and restoration of the courthouse at 121 Elm Street, New Haven, not exceeding [$ 13,000,000] $6,000,000;

Sec. 100. Subdivision (5) of subsection (p) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 101. Section 31 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 318 of public act 10-44, section 144 of public act 10-179, section 129 of public act 13-239 and section 179 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, 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 [$ 73,610,743] $59,579,168.

Sec. 102. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 103. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 104. Subdivision (4) of subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 105. Subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(5) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding [$ 2,500,000] $241,293.

Sec. 106. Subdivision (10) of subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 107. Subdivision (11) of subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(11) Grant-in-aid to the city of Manchester for the Broad Street streetscape project, not exceeding [$ 2,000,000] $1,000,000.

Sec. 108. Subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 339 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 109. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 67 of public act 14-98, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 110. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$ 3,500,000] $3,177,132;

Sec. 111. Subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $2,000,000.

Sec. 112. Section 95 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 113. Section 26 of public act 09-2 of the September special session, as amended by section 131 of public act 13-239 and section 195 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 26 to 32, inclusive, of public act 09-2 of the September 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 [$ 19,810,606] $19,138,454.

Sec. 114. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 27 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) At Manchester Community College: Code improvements to the Lowe building, not exceeding [$ 2,229,911] $1,557,759.

Sec. 115. Section 33 of public act 09-2 of the September special session, as amended by section 343 of public act 10-44 and section 197 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 33 to 40, inclusive, of public act 09-2 of the September 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 [$ 60,000,000] $40,649,180.

Sec. 116. Subsection (a) of section 34 of public act 09-2 of the September special session, as amended by section 89 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) For the Department of Environmental Protection: Grants-in-aid, not exceeding [$ 16,000,000] $4,649,180, (1) for containment, removal or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites and to municipalities for new water mains to replace water supplied from contaminated wells, (2) for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, (3) to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, (4) to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, and (5) to state agencies, regional planning agencies and municipalities for water pollution control projects.

Sec. 117. Subsection (g) of section 34 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(g) For the Department of Children and Families: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for construction or renovation for recreation or education purposes, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $12,000,000.

Sec. 118. Section 41 of public act 09-2 of the September special session, as amended by section 192 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 41 to 47, inclusive, of public act 09-2 of the September 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 [$ 65,924,117] $59,803,234.

Sec. 119. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 42 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) At Manchester Community College: Campus improvements, not exceeding [$ 3,413,468] $3,199,261.

Sec. 120. Subdivision (6) of subsection (e) of section 42 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(6) At Three Rivers Community College: [Renovations to existing buildings and additional facilities for a consolidated campus in accordance with the master plan,] Design and construction of a new Tutoring and Academic Success Center, library modifications and Student Service renovations, not exceeding [$ 11,606,676] $5,700,000;

Sec. 121. Section 1 of public act 10-44 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 8, inclusive, of [this act] public act 10-44, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 12,900,000] $7,900,000.

Sec. 122. Subsection (b) of section 2 of public act 10-44 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) Grants-in-aid for economic development projects and programs in the city of Bridgeport, not exceeding [$ 7,200,000] $2,200,000, including, but not limited to, grants for (1) revitalization of the Hollow Neighborhood; (2) a feasibility study for the Congress Street Plaza urban renewal area; (3) planning and implementation of the Upper Reservoir Avenue Corridor Revitalization Initiative Project; (4) the Black Rock Gateway project; (5) the Madison Avenue Gateway Revitalization streetscape project; and (6) the purchase of development rights at Veterans' Memorial Park.

Sec. 123. Section 9 of public act 10-44, as amended by section 140 of public act 10-179, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 to 16, inclusive, of public act 10-44, 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 [$ 45,100,000] $30,100,000.

Sec. 124. Subsection (b) of section 10 of public act 10-44 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) Grants-in-aid for infrastructure projects and programs in the city of Bridgeport not exceeding [$ 27,700,000] $12,700,000, including, but not limited to, grants (1) for design and construction of a flood control project in the northeast corner of the city; (2) for the design and construction of the Congress Street Bridge; (3) for day care, a community room and a playground at West End School; (4) for purchase and installation of a public safety video surveillance system; (5) to the Fairfield County Housing Partnership for land acquisition, design, development and construction of an independent living facility; (6) for purchase of a water taxi, construction of docks and construction of the Pleasure Beach retractable pedestrian bridge; (7) to the Bridgeport Port Authority for improvements to the Derecktor Shipyard, including remediation, dredging, bulkheading and construction of Phase 2 of the Derecktor Shipyard Economic Development Plan; (8) for repair and improvements on State Road 59 between the North Avenue and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations; (9) for the remediation of the waterfront, including any predevelopment costs; (10) for the Island Brook flood control project; (11) for improvements to the bus and transportation center; and (12) for restoration, new construction or property acquisition for expansion and improvement for Greater Bridgeport Transit;

Sec. 125. Subsection (a) of section 25 of public act 11-1 of the October special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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] seventeen million dollars.

Sec. 126. Section 49 of public act 11-1 of the October special session, as amended by section 199 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 127. Section 52 of public act 11-1 of the October special session, as amended by section 16 of public act 16-3 of the May special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 hundred twenty-five] one hundred five million dollars, provided twenty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012, twenty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2013, twenty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014, and [twenty-five] ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2015.

(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:

(1) [by] By Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated for the purpose of recapitalizing the programs established in chapter 581 of the general statutes, provided up to fifteen million dollars shall be made available for the preseed financing program established pursuant to section 32-41x of the general statutes.

(2) [by] By CTNext for the purposes enumerated in sections 1, 2 and 29 of [this act] public act 16-3 of the May special session, provided five million dollars shall be deposited per year in each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2017, to June 30, 2021, inclusive, in the CTNext Fund established pursuant to section 4 of [this act] public act 16-3 of the May special session, for such purposes.

(3) By CTNext to provide a grant-in-aid to a policy institute, institution of higher education or research organization to conduct the assessments, audits and reports required pursuant to section 25 of [this act] public act 16-3 of the May special session, provided up to five hundred thousand dollars in the aggregate shall be deposited in the CTNext Fund for such purposes.

(4) By Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated for investments in a venture capital funding round pursuant to subdivision (42) of section 32-39 of the general statutes, provided ten million dollars shall be made available for such purposes.

(5) By CTNext to provide higher education entrepreneurship grants-in-aid pursuant to section 2 of [this act] public act 16-3 of the May special session, provided two million dollars shall be deposited in the CTNext Fund established pursuant to section 4 of [this act] public act 16-3 of the May special session in each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

(6) By the Commission on Economic Competitiveness for the implementation of the Connecticut 500 Project, not exceeding seven hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(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. 128. Section 1 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 92 of public act 13-239, section 68 of public act 14-98 and section 202 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 [$ 236,975,391] $235,306,923.

Sec. 129. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Boiler repairs and improvements in Rocky Hill, not exceeding [$ 250,000] $211,600.

Sec. 130. Subdivision (3) of subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) 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, not exceeding [$ 12,500,000] $12,273,590.

Sec. 131. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) Construction of a readiness center for the Connecticut Army National Guard Civil Support Team in Windsor Locks, not exceeding [$ 1,250,000] $500,000;

Sec. 132. Subdivision (4) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Construction of a combined support maintenance shop for Connecticut National Guard equipment in Windsor Locks, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $3,999,800;

Sec. 133. Subsection (j) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(j) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities 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, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $4,588,500.

Sec. 134. Subsection (l) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(l) For the Department of Education: For the 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, not exceeding [$ 28,000,000] $27,839,042.

Sec. 135. Subsection (n) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(n) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding [$ 1,751,000] $1,670,000.

Sec. 136. Section 12 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 133 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of [this act] 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 [$ 76,248,750] $64,248,750.

Sec. 137. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 138. Subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 139. Section 20 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 24 of public act 12-189, section 69 of public act 14-98 and section 207 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 [$ 369,815,135] $363,148,338.

Sec. 140. Subdivision (2) of 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, 2016):

(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] $192,394,151.

Sec. 141. Subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(k) For the Department of Education: For the 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, not exceeding [$ 28,000,000] $27,432,869.

Sec. 142. Subdivision (4) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 143. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 28 of public act 12-189 and section 97 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding [$ 4,000,000] $3,000,000, provided not more than $ 750,000 shall be used for repairs, improvements and land acquisition for an annex and parking proximate to the courthouse facilities in Hartford;

Sec. 144. Section 31 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 200 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, 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 [$ 84,000,000] $74,973,746.

Sec. 145. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 32 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $2,500,000.

Sec. 146. Subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 147. Subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 31 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(g) For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers and related facilities, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $5,473,746.

Sec. 148. Section 39 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of [this act] 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 [$ 9,000,000] $8,075,000.

Sec. 149. Section 40 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the Office of Legislative Management to provide funding for capital equipment, upgrades to information technology systems and infrastructure repair and improvements projects, not exceeding [$ 9,000,000] $8,075,000.

Sec. 150. Section 49 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, 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 [$ 578,649,193] $578,419,193.

Sec. 151. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 50 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 152. Section 1 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 12-189, 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 [$ 100,032,985] $94,776,000.

Sec. 153. Subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 12-189 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 154. Section 8 of public act 12-189, as amended by section 211 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of public act 12-189, 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 [$ 179,683,500] $166,902,828.

Sec. 155. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Study and assess feasible alternatives to plan, design, acquire and construct, as may be necessary, structural and nonstructural improvements to mitigate flooding conditions that caused property damage due to weather events in 2011, which shall include, but need not be limited to, a cost benefit analysis and an analysis of the environmental impact of such alternatives, not exceeding [$ 2,000,000] $300,000;

Sec. 156. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $20,100,000.

Sec. 157. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 9 of public act 12-189, as amended by section 102 of public act 13-239 and section 212 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) For the Department of Housing: Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for the purposes of sections 8-265cc to 8-265ii, inclusive, and section 8-265kk of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 40,000,000] $38,000,000.

Sec. 158. Subsection (d) of section 9 of public act 12-189, as amended by section 230 of public act 15-1 of the June special session and section 510 of public act 15-5 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(d) For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to community health centers and primary care organizations for the purchase of equipment, renovations, improvements and expansion of facilities, including acquisition of land or buildings, not exceeding [$ 30,000,000] $26,000,000, provided up to $ 15,000,000 shall be made available to member centers affiliated with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, and up to $ 13,000,000 shall be made available to Community Health Center, Incorporated, and up to $ 2,000,000 shall be made available to either Community Health Center Association of Connecticut or Community Health Center, Incorporated, on the basis of competitive bids submitted by such association or center. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect any project made available to member centers affiliated with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut.

Sec. 159. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189, as amended by section 103 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) 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 [$ 25,000,000] $24,888,946;

Sec. 160. Subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189, as amended by section 72 of public act 14-98, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) For the Office of Early Childhood: Grants-in-aid to sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $9,930,382.

Sec. 161. Section 1 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 214 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of 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 [$ 307,268,513] $300,456,261.

Sec. 162. Subdivision (4) of subsection (d) of section 2 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 163. Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 2 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding [$ 6,000,000] $5,937,748.

Sec. 164. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 2 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 216 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 165. Subdivision (3) of subsection (l) of section 2 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 166. Section 12 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 13 to 19, 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 [$ 233,150,000] $211,551,428.

Sec. 167. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for infrastructure projects and programs, including planning, property acquisition, site preparation, construction and off-site improvements, not exceeding [$ 50,000,000] $47,700,000.

Sec. 168. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding [$ 1,400,000] $1,150,000;

Sec. 169. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 170. Subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(f) For the Department of Public Health: For the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $6,000,000.

Sec. 171. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 13 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 100 of public act 14-217, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) Grants-in-aid to local or regional boards of education for capital costs related to the expansion of enrollment in the state-wide interdistrict public school attendance program pursuant to section 10-266aa of the general statutes, to assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , as extended, or the goals of the 2013 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et. al. , for building renovations, classroom expansions and the purchase of equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, laboratory equipment and classroom furniture, not exceeding [$ 750,000] $701,428.

Sec. 172. Subsection (i) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 173. Section 20 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 77 of public act 14-98, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 21 to 26, inclusive, of 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 [$ 359,638,805] $339,638,805.

Sec. 174. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 buildings, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $15,000,000.

Sec. 175. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 80 of public act 14-98, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding [$ 8,000,000] $6,000,000.

Sec. 176. Subdivision (3) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) At Middlesex Community College: Planning, design and construction of a new academic building not exceeding [$ 39,200,000] $35,200,000.

Sec. 177. Subdivision (1) of subsection (o) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 7,500,000, provided not more than $4,500,000 shall be used for repairs, improvements and acquisitions for a juvenile court in Waterford;

Sec. 178. Subdivision (2) of subsection (o) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown, not exceeding [$ 13,000,000] $9,000,000;

Sec. 179. Section 31 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 86 of public act 14-98 and section 218 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of 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 [$ 214,900,000] $183,500,000.

Sec. 180. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding [$ 1,000,000] $600,000;

Sec. 181. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 182. Subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 183. Subdivision (5) of subsection (c) of section 32 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 219 of public act 15-1 of the June special session, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 184. Subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 88 of public act 14-98, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 185. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 13-239, as amended by section 91 of public act 14-98, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) For the Office of Early Childhood: Grants-in-aid to sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, not exceeding [$ 15,000,000] $5,000,000;

Sec. 186. Section 1 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 14-98, 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 [$ 133,209,322] $132,409,322.

Sec. 187. Subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) [Acquisition and renovation of a building] Development and implementation of an electronic filing system for the offices of the Probate Court, not exceeding $ 3,000,000;

Sec. 188. Subdivision (3) of subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 14-98 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 189. Section 8 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 9 to 15, inclusive, of [this act] public act 14-98, 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 [$ 199,500,000] $176,400,000.

Sec. 190. Subsection (a) of section 9 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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] $1,300,000.

Sec. 191. Subsection (b) of section 9 of public act 14-98 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 192. Subsection (d) of section 9 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(d) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, public parks or recreational and water quality improvements, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $18,000,000.

Sec. 193. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 14-98 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 194. Subsection (f) of section 9 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(f) For the Department of Housing: For the Shoreline Resiliency Fund, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $8,000,000.

Sec. 195. Section 82 of public act 14-98 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [three] eight million five hundred thousand 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:

(1) [the] The technical high school system, to establish a pilot program to provide expanded educational opportunities by extending hours at technical high schools in Hamden, Hartford, New Britain and Waterbury for purposes of academic enrichment and training in trades for secondary and adult students, not exceeding three million five hundred thousand dollars;

(2) Grants-in-aid to technical high schools to provide evening training programs in skilled trades, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, masonry, electrical, plumbing and carpentry trades, provided the purpose of any such program shall be to prepare participants for earning a credential or degree recognized by employers or trade associations, as applicable, not exceeding five million dollars.

(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. 196. Section 1 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 15-1 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 [$ 366,413,300] $353,313,300.

Sec. 197. Subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(c) For the State Comptroller: Enhancements and upgrades to the CORE financial system, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $18,000,000.

Sec. 198. Subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $5,000,000;

Sec. 199. Subdivision (6) of subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(6) [Acquisition and renovation of a building] Development and implementation of an electronic filing system for the offices of the Probate Court, not exceeding [$ 4,100,000] $1,000,000.

Sec. 200. Subdivision (6) of subsection (n) of section 2 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 201. Section 12 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 13 to 19, inclusive, of [this act] public act 15-1 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 [$ 398,600,000] $376,600,000.

Sec. 202. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) Grants-in-aid for the purchase of body-worn recording equipment and digital data storage devices or services for law enforcement officers, not exceeding [$ 15,000,000] $12,000,000, provided $ 2,000,000 shall be made available to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for members of the state police and [$ 13,000,000] $10,000,000 shall be made available to municipalities for local law enforcement officers.

Sec. 203. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) For a Long Island Sound stewardship and resiliency program for protection of costal marshes and other natural buffer areas and for grants-in-aid to increase the resiliency of wastewater treatment facilities, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $15,000,000;

Sec. 204. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 13 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities, in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management, to encourage low impact design of green municipal infrastructure to reduce nonpoint source pollution, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $10,000,000.

Sec. 205. Subdivision (3) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) For the Brownfield Remediation and Revitalization program, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $16,000,000;

Sec. 206. Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 13 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) For the purposes and uses provided in section 32-602 of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 50,000,000, provided not more than $ 20,000,000 shall be made available to finance projects, including grants-in-aid for public infrastructure, in Hartford outside the boundaries of the capital city economic development district and of which $ 10,000,000 of such $ 20,000,000 shall be made available for projects in the federally designated Promise Zone, provided $2,500,000 shall be made available for the Neighborhood Security Fellows Program and the Neighborhood Security projects set forth in section 260 of this act as follows: (A) $500,000 for the Neighborhood Security Fellows Program, and (B) $2,000,000 for the Neighborhood Security projects;

Sec. 207. Section 20 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 15-1 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 [$ 340,965,500] $275,872,176.

Sec. 208. Subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(4) For the information and technology capital investment program, not exceeding [$ 76,000,000] $51,000,000, provided $ 15,000,000 shall be made available for the development and maintenance of a state-wide health information exchange, including the purchase of software and related equipment, and $ 16,000,000 shall be made available for the purchase and implementation of an integrated electronic medical records system at The University of Connecticut Health Center.

Sec. 209. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(d) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding [$ 550,000] $5,550,000.

Sec. 210. Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding [$ 25,000,000] $23,000,000;

Sec. 211. Subsection (k) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 212. Subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 213. Subsection (m) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 214. Subdivision (2) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) All community colleges: Deferred maintenance, code compliance and infrastructure improvements, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $15,906,676;

Sec. 215. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) All colleges and universities:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding [$ 12,000,000] $7,000,000;

(B) Consolidation and upgrade of system student and financial information technology systems, not exceeding [$ 40,000,000] $30,000,000;

(C) Advanced manufacturing and emerging technology programs, not exceeding $ 2,625,000;

Sec. 216. Subsection (o) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(o) For the Department of Correction: Alterations, renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, and for support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding [$ 15,000,000] $13,000,000.

Sec. 217. Subdivision (1) of subsection (q) of section 21 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 218. Section 28 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of [this act] public act 15-1 of the June special session 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 [$ 135,000,000] $120,000,000, provided 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.

Sec. 219. Section 31 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 15-1 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 [$ 375,750,000] $298,250,000.

Sec. 220. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) 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, purchase of vehicles and acquisition of property, not exceeding [$ 10,000,000] $25,000,000.

Sec. 221. Subsection (b) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) For the Department of Administrative Services: Grants-in-aid to alliance districts to assist in paying for general improvements to school buildings, not exceeding [$ 50,000,000] $30,000,000.

Sec. 222. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding [$ 8,000,000] $4,000,000;

Sec. 223. Subdivision (1) of subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) For the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund established by section 32-7o of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 20,000,000] $10,000,000;

Sec. 224. Subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) For the Small Business Express program established by section 32-7g of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 50,000,000] $30,000,000;

Sec. 225. Subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(g) For the Department of Housing: For the Main Street Investment Fund established by section 4-66h of the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $3,000,000.

Sec. 226. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(2) Grants-in-aid to the Tennis Foundation of Connecticut for capital improvements, not exceeding [$ 1,500,000] $1,000,000.

Sec. 227. Subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 228. Subdivision (2) of subsection (k) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 229. Subsection (l) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(l) For the State Library: Grants-in-aid to public libraries for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$ 7,000,000] $5,000,000.

Sec. 230. Subsection (m) of section 32 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(m) For the Connecticut Port Authority: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports, harbors and marinas, including dredging and navigational improvements, not exceeding [$ 17,500,000] $13,500,000, provided not less than $ 5,000,000 shall be made available to the ports, harbors and marinas in the state other than the deep water ports in the cities of Bridgeport, New Haven and New London.

Sec. 231. Section 45 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 15-1 of the June special session, 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 [$ 693,288,380] $763,288,380.

Sec. 232. Subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding [$ 33,000,000] $43,000,000;

Sec. 233. Subsection (c) of section 46 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(c) For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding [$ 208,100,000] $268,100,000.

Sec. 234. Subsection (a) of section 57 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [thirty] twenty-six million dollars, provided [fifteen] eleven million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016.

Sec. 235. Subsection (a) of section 224 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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] ten million dollars.

Sec. 236. Section 226 of public act 15-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 237. Subsection (a) of section 3-20h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to generate net proceeds of not more than [seven hundred fifty million] five hundred ninety-eight million five hundred thousand dollars, and to apply the net proceeds of such issuance to the reduction of the accumulated deficit of the state in the General Fund reported in the audited financial statements of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, as determined using generally accepted accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in an amount sufficient to refund such bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued pursuant to this section. In addition to the bonds, notes or other obligations authorized by this section to eliminate a portion of such deficit, the Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in such additional amounts as the Treasurer shall determine to pay the costs of issuance of such bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section, and up to two years of interest payable or accrued on such bonds, notes or other obligations.

Sec. 238. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 five hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four] one billion five hundred eighty-four million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided [fifty] seventy-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016. 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 four hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand] one billion four hundred sixty-nine million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided [fifty] seventy-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016.

(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. 239. Subsection (a) of section 4-66g of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [three hundred] two hundred eighty million dollars. [, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016. ]

Sec. 240. Subsection (a) of section 4-66m of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [ten] five million dollars.

Sec. 241. Subsection (a) of section 4a-10 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [five hundred twenty-four million one hundred thousand] four hundred eighty-four million one hundred thousand dollars. [, provided thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016. ]

Sec. 242. Subsection (a) of section 10-508 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 hundred [five] million dollars, provided ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2015, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2017, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2018, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2019, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2020, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2021, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2022, and ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2023.

Sec. 243. Subsection (a) of section 10a-91d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) It is hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of this state and the system to establish CSCU 2020 as the efficient and cost-effective course to achieve the objective of renewing, modernizing, enhancing, expanding, acquiring and maintaining the infrastructure of the system, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of CSCU 2020, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

   

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

   

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

   

Ending

Ending

Ending

   

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

   

2009-2011

2012-2014

2015-2019

         
         
 

Central Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

16,418,636

6,894,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard

     
 

and DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(design/construction)

 

57,737,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard and

     
 

DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(equipment)

   

3,348,000

 

New Classroom Office Building

29,478,000

   
 

Renovate Barnard Hall

3,680,000

 

18,320,000

 

New Engineering Building

     
 

(design/construction and

     
 

equipment)

9,900,000

 

52,800,000

 

Burritt Library Renovation,

     
 

(design, addition and

     
 

equipment)

   

16,500,000

 

New Maintenance/Salt Shed

     
 

Facility

2,503,000

   
 

Renovate Kaiser Hall and

     
 

Annex

6,491,809

210,000

18,684,000

         
 

Eastern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

8,938,849

5,825,000

 
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(design)

12,000,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

 

71,556,000

 
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

   

4,115,000

 

Goddard Hall/

     
 

Communications Building

     
 

Renovation

     
 

(design/construction)

 

19,239,000

11,048,000

 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(equipment)

   

1,095,000

 

Sports Center Addition and

     
 

Renovation (design)

   

[11,048,000] 0

 

Outdoor Track-Phase II

1,506,396

   
 

Athletic Support Building

1,921,000

   
 

New Warehouse

1,894,868

   
         
 

Southern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

16,955,915

8,637,000

2,356,723

 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct garage,

     
 

design academic laboratory

     
 

building, demolish Seabury

     
 

Hall)

8,944,000

   
 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct academic laboratory

     
 

building)

 

63,171,000

 
 

New School of Business

     
 

Building

     
 

(design/construction)

   

52,476,933

 

Health and Human Services

     
 

Building

   

[60,412,000] 76,507,344

 

Additions and Renovations to

     
 

Buley Library

16,386,585

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

   

[70,929,000] 0

         
 

Western Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

5,054,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

80,605,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

 

4,666,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

 

2,982,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(construction/equipment)

   

31,594,000

 

Berkshire Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

   

[4,797,000] 0

 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (design)

500,000

   
 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (construction)

 

4,245,000

1,700,000

 

Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller

     
 

Plant

   

[1,957,000] 0

         
 

Board of Regents for Higher

     
 

Education

     
 

New and Replacement

     
 

Equipment, Smart Classroom

     
 

Technology and Technology

     
 

Upgrades

26,895,000

14,500,000

61,844,000

 

Alterations/Improvements:

     
 

Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000

 

Telecommunications

     
 

Infrastructure Upgrade

10,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000

 

Land and Property Acquisition

3,650,190

2,600,000

4,000,000

 

Deferred Maintenance/Code

     
 

Compliance Infrastructure

     
 

Improvements

   

48,557,000

 

Strategic Master Plan of

     
 

Academic Programs

   

3,000,000

 

Consolidation and Upgrade of

     
 

System Student and Financial

     
 

Information Technology

     
 

Systems

   

20,000,000

 

Advanced Manufacturing

     
 

Center at Asnuntuck

     
 

Community College

   

25,500,000

         
 

Totals

285,000,000

285,000,000

483,500,000

Sec. 244. Subsection (a) of section 10a-91e of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) The State Bond Commission shall approve the CSCU 2020 program and authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one billion fifty-three million five hundred thousand dollars. The amount provided for the issuance and sale of bonds in accordance with this section shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts, provided, to the extent the board of regents does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, or the Governor disapproves the request for issuance of all or a portion of the amount of the bonds as provided in subsection (d) of this section, any amount not provided for or disapproved, as the case may be, shall be carried forward and added to the capped amount for a subsequent fiscal year, but not later than the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, 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:

 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30

Amount

     
 

2009

95,000,000

 

2010

0

 

2011

95,000,000

 

2012

95,000,000

 

2013

95,000,000

 

2014

95,000,000

 

2015

175,000,000

 

2016

118,500,000

 

2017

[95,000,000] 40,000,000

 

2018

[95,000,000] 150,000,000

 

2019

95,000,000

 

Total

$ 1,053,500,000

Sec. 245. Subsection (a) of section 10a-109e of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) The university may administer, manage, schedule, finance, further design and construct UConn 2000, to operate and maintain the components thereof in a prudent and economical manner and to reserve for and make renewals and replacements thereof when appropriate, it being hereby determined and found to be in the best interest of the state and the university to provide this independent authority to the university along with providing assured revenues therefor as the efficient and cost effective course to achieve the objective of avoiding further decline in the physical infrastructure of the university and to renew, modernize, enhance and maintain such infrastructure, the particular project or projects, each being hereby approved as a project of UConn 2000, and the presently estimated cost thereof being as follows:

 

UConn 2000 Project

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

   

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

   

1996-1999

2000-2005

2005-2024

         
 

Academic and Research

   

450,000,000

 

Facilities

     
         
 

Agricultural Biotechnology

     
 

Facility

9,400,000

   
         
 

Agricultural Biotechnology

     
 

Facility Completion

 

10,000,000

 
         
 

Alumni Quadrant

     
 

Renovations

 

14,338,000

 
         
 

Arjona and Monteith

     
 

(new classroom buildings)

   

66,100,000

         
 

Avery Point Campus

     
 

Undergraduate and

     
 

Library Building

   

35,000,000

         
 

Avery Point Marine

     
 

Science Research Center –

     
 

Phase I

34,000,000

   
         
 

Avery Point Marine

     
 

Science Research Center –

     
 

Phase II

 

16,682,000

 
         
 

Avery Point Renovation

 

5,600,000

15,000,000

         
 

Babbidge Library

0

   
         
 

Balancing Contingency

 

5,506,834

 
         
 

Beach Hall Renovations

   

10,000,000

         
 

Benton State Art Museum

     
 

Addition

 

1,400,000

3,000,000

         
 

Biobehavioral Complex

     
 

Replacement

   

4,000,000

         
 

Bishop Renovation

   

8,000,000

         
 

Budds Building

     
 

Renovation

 

2,805,000

 
         
 

Business School

     
 

Renovation

 

4,803,000

 
         
 

Chemistry Building

53,700,000

   
         
 

Commissary Warehouse

   

1,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance/

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

ADA Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure

     
 

Improvements &

     
 

Renovation Lump Sum

39,332,000

 

805,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance &

     
 

Renovation Lump Sum

     
 

Balance

 

104,668,000

 
         
 

East Campus North

     
 

Renovations

 

11,820,000

 
         
 

Engineering Building

     
 

(with Environmental

     
 

Research Institute)

   

36,700,000

         
 

Equine Center

 

1,000,000

 
         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections &

     
 

Telecommunications

60,500,000

 

470,000,000

         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections &

     
 

Telecommunications

     
 

Completion

 

182,118,146

 
         
 

Family Studies (DRM)

     
 

Renovation

   

6,500,000

         
 

Farm Buildings Repairs/

     
 

Replacement

   

6,000,000

         
 

Fine Arts Phase II

   

20,000,000

         
 

Floriculture Greenhouse

   

3,000,000

         
 

Gant Building Renovations

   

34,000,000

         
 

Gant Plaza Deck

 

0

 
         
 

Gentry Completion

   

10,000,000

         
 

Gentry Renovation

 

9,299,000

 
         
 

Grad Dorm Renovations

 

7,548,000

 
         
 

Gulley Hall Renovation

 

1,416,000

 
         
 

Hartford Relocation

     
 

Acquisition/Renovation

 

56,762,020

70,000,000

         
 

Hartford Relocation Design

1,500,000

   
         
 

Hartford Relocation

     
 

Feasibility Study

500,000

   
         
 

Heating Plant Upgrade

10,000,000

   
         
 

Hilltop Dormitory New

 

30,000,000

 
         
 

Hilltop Dormitory

     
 

Renovations

 

3,141,000

 
         
 

Ice Rink Enclosure

2,616,000

   
         
 

Incubator Facilities

   

10,000,000

         
 

International House

     
 

Conversion

 

800,000

 
         
 

Intramural, Recreational

     
 

and Intercollegiate

     
 

Facilities

   

31,000,000

         
 

Jorgensen Renovation

   

7,200,000

         
 

Koons Hall Renovation/

     
 

Addition

   

7,000,000

         
 

Lakeside Renovation

   

3,800,000

         
 

Law School Renovations/

     
 

Improvements

   

15,000,000

         
 

Library Storage Facility

   

5,000,000

         
 

Litchfield Agricultural

     
 

Center – Phase I

1,000,000

   
         
 

Litchfield Agricultural

     
 

Center – Phase II

 

700,000

 
         
 

Manchester Hall

     
 

Renovation

   

6,000,000

         
 

Mansfield Apartments

     
 

Renovation

2,612,000

   
         
 

Mansfield Training School

     
 

Improvements

 

27,614,000

29,000,000

         
 

Natural History Museum

     
 

Completion

   

4,900,000

         
 

North Campus Renovation

2,654,000

   
         
 

North Campus Renovation

     
 

Completion

 

21,049,000

 
         
 

North Hillside Road

     
 

Completion

   

11,500,000

         
 

North Superblock Site

     
 

and Utilities

8,000,000

   
         
 

Northwest Quadrant

     
 

Renovation

2,001,000

   
         
 

Northwest Quadrant

     
 

Renovation

 

15,874,000

 
         
 

Observatory

   

1,000,000

         
 

Old Central Warehouse

   

18,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage #3

   

78,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage – North

10,000,000

   
         
 

Parking Garage – South

 

15,000,000

 
         
 

Pedestrian Spinepath

 

2,556,000

 
         
 

Pedestrian Walkways

 

3,233,000

 
         
 

Psychology Building

     
 

Renovation/Addition

   

20,000,000

         
 

Residential Life Facilities

   

162,000,000

         
 

Roadways

 

10,000,000

 
         
 

School of Business

20,000,000

   
         
 

School of Pharmacy/

3,856,000

   
 

Biology

     
         
 

School of Pharmacy/

     
 

Biology Completion

 

61,058,000

 
         
 

Shippee/Buckley

     
 

Renovations

 

6,156,000

 
         
 

Social Science K Building

 

20,964,000

 
         
 

South Campus Complex

13,127,000

   
         
 

Stamford Campus

     
 

Improvements/Housing

   

13,000,000

         
 

Stamford Downtown

     
 

Relocation – Phase I

45,659,000

   
         
 

Stamford Downtown

     
 

Relocation – Phase II

 

17,392,000

 
         
 

Storrs Hall Addition

   

4,300,000

         
 

Student Health Services

   

12,000,000

         
 

Student Union Addition

 

23,000,000

 
         
 

Support Facility

     
 

(Architectural and

     
 

Engineering Services)

   

2,000,000

         
 

Technology Quadrant –

     
 

Phase IA

38,000,000

   
         
 

Technology Quadrant –

     
 

Phase IB

 

16,611,000

 
         
 

Technology Quadrant –

     
 

Phase II

 

72,000,000

 
         
 

Technology Quadrant –

     
 

Phase III

 

15,000,000

 
         
 

Torrey Life Science

     
 

Renovation

 

17,000,000

 
         
 

Torrey Renovation

     
 

Completion and Biology

     
 

Expansion

   

42,000,000

         
 

Torrington Campus

     
 

Improvements

   

1,000,000

         
 

Towers Renovation

 

17,794,000

 
         
 

UConn Products Store

   

1,000,000

         
 

Undergraduate Education

     
 

Center

650,000

   
         
 

Undergraduate Education

     
 

Center

 

7,450,000

 
         
 

Underground Steam &

     
 

Water Upgrade

3,500,000

   
         
 

Underground Steam &

     
 

Water Upgrade

     
 

Completion

 

9,000,000

 
         
 

University Programs

     
 

Building – Phase I

8,750,000

   
         
 

University Programs

     
 

Building – Phase II

     
 

Visitors Center

 

300,000

 
         
 

Waring Building

     
 

Conversion

7,888,000

   
         
 

Waterbury Downtown

     
 

Campus

   

3,000,000

         
 

Waterbury Property

     
 

Purchase

325,000

   
         
 

West Campus Renovations

 

14,897,000

 
         
 

West Hartford Campus

     
 

Renovations/

     
 

Improvements

   

25,000,000

         
 

White Building Renovation

2,430,000

   
         
 

Wilbur Cross Building

     
 

Renovation

 

3,645,000

 
         
 

Young Building

     
 

Renovation/Addition

   

17,000,000

         
 

HEALTH CENTER

     
         
 

CLAC Renovation

     
 

Biosafety Level 3 Lab

   

14,000,000

         
 

Deferred Maintenance/

     
 

Code/ADA Renovation

     
 

Sum – Health Center

   

61,000,000

         
 

Dental School Renovation

   

5,000,000

         
 

Equipment, Library

     
 

Collections and

     
 

Telecommunications –

     
 

Health Center

   

75,000,000

         
 

Library/Student Computer

     
 

Center Renovation

   

5,000,000

         
 

Main Building Renovation

   

125,000,000

         
 

Medical School Academic

     
 

Building Renovation

   

9,000,000

         
 

Parking Garage – Health

     
 

Center

   

8,400,000

         
 

Research Tower

   

60,000,000

         
 

Support Building

     
 

Addition/Renovation

   

4,000,000

         
 

The University of

     
 

Connecticut

     
 

Health Center

     
 

New Construction and

     
 

Renovation

   

394,900,000

         
 

Planning and Design Costs

   

25,000,000

         
 

Total – Storrs and Regional

     
 

Campus Project List

   

2,583,000,000

         
 

Total – Health Center

     
 

Project List

   

786,300,000

         
 

TOTAL

382,000,000

868,000,000

3,369,300,000

Sec. 246. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) (1) The university is authorized to provide by resolution, at one time or from time to time, for the issuance and sale of securities, in its own name on behalf of the state, pursuant to section 10a-109f. The board of trustees of the university is hereby authorized by such resolution to delegate to its finance committee such matters as it may determine appropriate other than the authorization and maximum amount of the securities to be issued, the nature of the obligation of the securities as established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and the projects for which the proceeds are to be used. The finance committee may act on such matters unless and until the board of trustees elects to reassume the same. The amount of securities the special debt service requirements of which are secured by the state debt service commitment that the board of trustees is authorized to provide for the issuance and sale in accordance with this subsection shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts, provided, to the extent the board of trustees does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, all or such portion, as the case may be, may be carried forward to any succeeding fiscal year and provided further, the actual amount for funding, paying or providing for the items described in subparagraph (C) of subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 10a-109d may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year:

 

Fiscal Year

Amount

 

1996

$ 112,542,000

 

1997

112,001,000

 

1998

93,146,000

 

1999

64,311,000

 

2000

130,000,000

 

2001

100,000,000

 

2002

100,000,000

 

2003

100,000,000

 

2004

100,000,000

 

2005

100,000,000

 

2006

79,000,000

 

2007

89,000,000

 

2008

115,000,000

 

2009

140,000,000

 

2010

0

 

2011

138,800,000

 

2012

157,200,000

 

2013

143,000,000

 

2014

204,400,000

 

2015

315,500,000

 

2016

312,100,000

 

2017

[266,400,000] 240,400,000

 

2018

[269,500,000] 295,500,000

 

2019

251,000,000

 

2020

269,000,000

 

2021

191,500,000

 

2022

144,000,000

 

2023

112,000,000

 

2024

73,500,000

Sec. 247. Subsection (a) of section 13b-236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [seventeen million five hundred thousand] ten million dollars.

Sec. 248. Subsection (a) of section 16a-38o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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] fifteen million eight hundred ninety-eight thousand eight hundred dollars.

Sec. 249. Subsection (a) of section 16a-40d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 five million dollars per year beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, and until the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, except that such principal amounts shall not exceed in the aggregate two million five hundred thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be deposited in the Energy Conservation Loan Fund established under section 16a-40a for the purposes of making and guaranteeing loans and deferred loans as provided in section 5 of public act 05-2 of the October 25 special session and section 16a-46e. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 16a-40 to 16a-40b, inclusive, and this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections 16a-40 to 16a-40b, inclusive, and 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. Said bonds issued pursuant to said sections 16a-40 to 16a-40b, inclusive, and 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.

Sec. 250. Section 19a-32c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

There is created a Biomedical Research Trust Fund which shall be a separate nonlapsing fund. The trust fund may contain any moneys required or permitted by law to be deposited in the fund, may accept transfers from the Tobacco Settlement Fund and may apply for and accept gifts, grants or donations from public or private sources to enable the account to carry out its objectives. The Commissioner of Public Health may make grants-in-aid from the trust fund to eligible institutions for the purpose of funding biomedical research in the fields of heart disease, cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and diabetes. Each fiscal year, the total amount of moneys deposited in the account shall be used by the Commissioner of Public Health for such grants-in-aid, provided such grants-in-aid shall not exceed fifty per cent of the total amount held in the trust fund as of the date such grants-in-aid are approved. Not more than two per cent of the total available amount held in the trust fund shall be made available to the Department of Public Health for administration expenses relating to the trust fund and making the grants-in-aid. The Commissioner of Public Health shall develop an application for grants-in-aid under this section and may receive applications from eligible institutions for such grants-in-aid. For purposes of this section, "eligible institution" means an entity that has its principal place of business located in the state and is (1) a nonprofit, tax-exempt academic institution of higher education, or (2) a hospital that conducts biomedical research.

Sec. 251. Section 22-26hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

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 hundred seventy] one hundred sixty-five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars, the proceeds of which shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26cc, provided not more than ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014, and further provided not more than two million dollars shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26jj. 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 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.

Sec. 252. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) For the purposes of sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, 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 six hundred fifty-two million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six] one billion six hundred thirty million one hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided ninety-two million five hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016.

Sec. 253. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [fifty] twenty million dollars.

Sec. 254. Subsection (a) of section 23-103 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [twelve] seven million dollars. [, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016. ]

Sec. 255. Subsection (a) of section 29-1aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [three million] two million eight hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 256. Subsection (a) of section 31-3vv of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 [ten] eight million dollars, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2013.

Sec. 257. Subsection (a) of section 32-41dd of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) The State Bond Commission shall authorize the issuance of bonds of the state, in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred million dollars for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 32-41cc. 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 advisory committee 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:

 

Fiscal Year Ending

Amount

 

June Thirtieth

 
 

2013

$ 10,000,000

 

2014

10,000,000

 

2015

15,000,000

 

2016

15,000,000

 

2017

[25,000,000] 0

 

2018

25,000,000

 

2019

25,000,000

 

2020

25,000,000

 

2021

25,000,000

 

2022

25,000,000

 

2023

25,000,000

 

Total

$ 200,000,000

Sec. 258. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(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 four hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand] one billion four hundred five 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; (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; and (3) [one hundred] ninety million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016. 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. 259. Section 14 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

In accordance with section 9 of [this act] public act 12-189, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Education and the Department of Children and Families, 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. 260. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2016) (a) As used in this section, "Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program" or "program" means the pilot program established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and "Neighborhood Security Fellows" or "Fellows" means individuals who have been identified and recruited for participation in the Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program pursuant to said subsection.

(b) (1) The Office of Policy and Management shall establish a pilot program to foster neighborhood safety in urban environments and to serve as a blueprint to reduce neighborhood gun violence state-wide. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall select a municipality that has a population of at least one hundred twenty-four thousand and less than one hundred twenty-five thousand to participate in the Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program.

(2) The chief elected official of the municipality selected by the secretary shall select a nonprofit entity to administer the program, which shall be funded by local, state, federal and private moneys. Such moneys shall be used for the administration and costs of the program, including, but not limited to, salaries, benefits and other compensation for any individuals hired by such nonprofit entity to administer the program and stipends to be paid to Fellows.

(3) The Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program shall engage in, but not be limited to, the following activities and initiatives:

(A) The identification and recruitment into the program of individuals between eighteen and twenty-four years of age who are most likely to be perpetrators or victims of gun violence. Such identification and recruitment shall be accomplished after the execution of all appropriate or necessary waivers, authorizations and releases with the assistance of (i) the local or state police department serving the municipality selected, (ii) the local board of education serving the municipality selected, (iii) the state's attorney serving the judicial district of the municipality selected, (iv) the Court Support Services of the Judicial Branch, and (vii) any other state agencies and departments and organizations capable of providing such assistance; and

(B) The coordination of programs, services and activities in which Fellows will participate, including, but not limited to, (i) anger management, (ii) life skills training, (iii) dispute and conflict resolution, (iv) remedial education, (v) leadership development, (vi) character building, (vii) mentoring programs, and (viii) preemployment skills workshops, including career counseling, work-readiness, team building, customer service and entrepreneurial training.

(4) The Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program may engage in (A) the coordination and placement of Fellows in worksite assignments, including (i) local, state and federal government agencies and departments, (ii) state-funded public construction projects within the municipality selected, (iii) private businesses, particularly those receiving assistance from the Small Business Express program established pursuant to section 32-7g of the general statutes or the Subsidized Training and Employment program established pursuant to section 31-3pp of the general statutes, and (iv) nonprofit community-based organizations receiving a grant-in-aid from the state, and (B) the coordination of training placements, including in adult education courses, vocational training programs, higher education courses and apprenticeship programs.

(c) (1) The chief elected official of the municipality selected under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section, in conjunction with the Capital Region Development Authority established pursuant to section 32-601 of the general statutes, shall select public construction projects located in the federally designated Promise Zones as Neighborhood Security projects. A state or municipal contract for a Neighborhood Security project shall be awarded only to a bidder that agrees to hire a nonprofit subcontractor that employs Fellows who will be assigned to work at such Neighborhood Security project worksite. The chief elected official of the municipality selected shall (A) determine, in conjunction with the Capital Region Development Authority, any minimum number of Fellows such nonprofit subcontractor shall be required to employ to be eligible to be hired for a Neighborhood Security project, and (B) encourage the hiring of any such nonprofit subcontractor for any other municipal or state-funded public construction project.

(2) Before awarding a contract for a Neighborhood Security project, the state or the municipality shall state in its notice of solicitation for competitive bids or request for proposals or qualifications for such contract that the bidder is required to comply with the provisions of section 4a-60g of the general statutes, the requirements concerning nondiscrimination and affirmative action under sections 4a-60 and 4a-60a of the general statutes and the provisions under subdivision (1) of this subsection regarding the hiring of a subcontractor. The state or the municipality may inquire whether a bidder is a business enterprise that participates in the Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program and may award preference points to such bidder.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, if the municipality selected under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section received state funding for the Neighborhood Security Fellowship Program during the previous calendar year, such municipality and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall jointly submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Such report shall detail (1) the number of individuals participating in the program during the previous calendar year, (2) any changes in the level of gun-related incidents of violence in the municipality, (3) an evaluation of the programs, services and activities undertaken under subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section, (4) the costs of the program during the previous calendar year in both state and private dollars, and (5) any recommendations to expand the program to other municipalities.

Sec. 261. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, having reviewed applications for state grants for public school building projects in accordance with section 10-283 of the general statutes on the basis of priorities for such projects and standards for school construction established by the State Board of Education, and having prepared a listing of all such eligible projects ranked in order of priority, including a separate schedule of previously authorized projects which have changed substantially in scope or cost, as determined by said commissioner together with the amount of the estimated grant with respect to each eligible project, and having submitted such listing of eligible projects, prior to December 15, 2015, to a committee of the General Assembly established under section 10-283a of the general statutes for the purpose of reviewing such listing, is hereby authorized to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with said section 10-283 with respect to the priority listing of such projects and in such estimated amounts as approved by said committee prior to February 1, 2016, as follows:

(1) Estimated Grant Commitments.

 

School District

Estimated

Estimated

 

School

Project Costs

Grant

 

Project Number

   
       
 

NEWINGTON

   
 

Newington High School

   
 

094-0105 EA

2,119,500

1,203,664

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

Norwalk Early Childhood Center

   
 

103-0243 A/CV

2,720,234

893,869

       
 

STRATFORD

   
 

Stratford High School

   
 

138-0101 EA/RR

125,966,646

76,033,468

       
 

ACES

   
 

The Whitney School

   
 

244-0040 SP/EA/PF

82,124,595

65,699,676

       
 

GOODWIN COLLEGE

   
 

Goodwin College CT River Academy

   
 

542-0006 MAG/E/PS

10,500,000

8,400,000

       
 

COLCHESTER

   
 

William J. Johnston Middle School

   
 

028-0043 EA/RR

47,029,213

28,890,046

       
 

DANBURY

   
 

Danbury High School

   
 

034-0146 EA/RR

50,250,000

31,763,025

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Waddell School

   
 

077-0233 EA

33,654,000

22,595,296

       
 

STONINGTON

   
 

Deans Mill School

   
 

137-0047 EA

35,918,548

11,289,200

       
 

STONINGTON

   
 

West Vine Street School

   
 

137-0048 EA/RR

31,587,675

9,928,006

       
 

WILTON

   
 

Miller/Driscoll Elementary School

   
 

161-0052 EA/RR

50,022,000

11,074,871

       
 

REGIONAL DISTRICT 6

   
 

Wamogo Regional High School

   
 

(Vo-Ag)

   
 

206-0050 VE

47,471

37,977

       
 

CANTON

   
 

Canton Jr. Sr. High School

   
 

023-0032 EC

595,000

231,634

       
 

COLCHESTER

   
 

Central Administration -

   
 

Wm. J. Johnston M. S.

   
 

028-0044 BE/EA/RR

1,627,500

499,887

       
 

GLASTONBURY

   
 

Gideon Welles School

   
 

054-0097 A/EC/CV

1,578,500

529,902

       
 

NEW HARTFORD

   
 

Ann Antolini School

   
 

092-0038 EC/CV

3,832,000

1,669,602

       
 

SHARON

   
 

Sharon Center School

   
 

125-0019 EC/CV

170,205

44,372

(2) Previously Authorized Projects That Have Changed Substantially in Scope or Cost Which Are Seeking Reauthorization.

 

School District

Authorized

Requested

 

School

   
 

Project Number

   
       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Aquaculture Center

   
 

015-0158 VA/EA

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 31,500,000

$ 31,500,000

 

Total Grant

$ 29,925,000

$ 29,925,000

       
 

GREENWICH

   
 

Greenwich High School

   
 

057-0111 EA

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 30,115,000

$ 46,051,000

 

Total Grant

$ 6,023,000

$ 9,210,200

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Diloreto Magnet School

   
 

089-0166 EA

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 10,000,000

$ 10,000,000

 

Total Grant

$ 7,929,000

$ 7,929,000

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Rogers Magnet Interdistrict Extension

   
 

135-0277 MAG/PF/EA

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 77,312,385

$ 77,312,385

 

Total Grant

$ 61,849,908

$ 61,849,908

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

156-0137 BE/A

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 3,500,000

$ 4,793,410

 

Total Grant

$ 1,318,800

$ 1,806,157

       
 

CREC

   
 

CREC Museum Academy

   
 

241-0101 MAG/N/PS

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 33,261,000

$ 55,327,963

 

Total Grant

$ 31,597,950

$ 52,561,565

       
 

GOODWIN COLLEGE

   
 

Early Childhood Magnet School

   
 

542-0005 MAG/N/PS

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 19,935,061

$ 9,435,061

 

Total Grant

$ 15,948,049

$ 7,548,049

Sec. 262. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2016, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall add each school building project that was on the listing of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2015, and was not authorized by the General Assembly during the May special session, 2016, to the list of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2016, pursuant to said section 10-283, provided such school building project meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said chapter 173 and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to said chapter 173.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, each school building project that was on the listing of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2015, was not authorized by the General Assembly during the May special session, 2016, and is added to the list of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2016, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, shall use the reimbursement percentage that is the greater of either (1) the percentage calculated and enumerated in the listing of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2015, or (2) the percentage calculated for the listing of eligible school building projects submitted on or before December 15, 2016.

Sec. 263. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Multi-Magnet High School (Project Number 015-0159 MAG/N/PS) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 264. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Cross School (Project Number 015-0165 A/EC) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 265. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Roosevelt School (Project Number 015-0166 N) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 266. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Longfellow School (Project Number 015-0167 N) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 concerning ineligible costs, the town of Bridgeport shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for certain costs necessary to ensure that the Longfellow School opens for the school year commencing July 1, 2016, provided such ineligible costs do not exceed one million five hundred dollars and such project meets all other provisions of said chapter 173 or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 267. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Black Rock School (Project Number 015-0172 EA/PS) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 268. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Central High School (Project Number 015-0174 EA/RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 269. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at JFK Campus Administration (Project Number 015-0175 RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 270. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Bridgeport may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School (Project Number 015-0176 RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 271. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Bridgeport shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the alteration and energy conservation project at the Dunbar School (Project Number 015-0171 A/EC).

Sec. 272. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of Brookfield shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a school building project grant already paid to the town for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 018-0044 EA/RR) at Brookfield High School.

Sec. 273. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant and the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-282 concerning the definition of renovation, the town of Colchester may change the description of the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 028-0043 EA/RR) at William J. Johnston Middle School to a renovation project and subsequently qualify as a renovation, as defined in subdivision (18) of said section 10-282.

Sec. 274. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of Danbury may use the reimbursement rate of eighty per cent for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 034-0146 EA/RR) at Danbury High School, provided such school includes a Freshman Academy that offers a unique and exceptional program.

Sec. 275. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of East Hartford shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a school building project grant already paid to the town for the new magnet school project (Project Number 043-0228 MAG/N).

Sec. 276. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the May special session, 2016, project costs for the alteration and energy conservation project at East Hartford Middle School (Project Number 043-0236 A/EC) in the town of East Hartford may be increased to eight million two hundred fifty-six thousand dollars and shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature.

Sec. 277. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning a site acquisition grant, the town of Glastonbury shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a site acquisition grant already paid to the town up to one million five hundred thousand dollars prior to the effective date of this section based on the change order reported to the Department of Administrative Services by the town of Glastonbury for the purchase of site and new magnet school project (Project Number 054-0095 MAG/N/PS) at the East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School, and the Department of Administrative Services shall not be responsible for making any further grant payments to the town of Glastonbury for such project.

Sec. 278. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning a site acquisition grant, the town of Glastonbury shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a site acquisition grant already paid to the town prior to the effective date of this section based on the change order reported to the Department of Administrative Services by the town of Glastonbury for the purchase of site and new magnet school project (Project Number 054-0096 MAG/N/PS) at the East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School, and the Department of Administrative Services shall not be responsible for making any further grant payments to the town of Glastonbury for such project.

Sec. 279. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2016, the town of Hamden may file an application for a school building project, on or before September 30, 2016, and appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the January session, 2017, provided the town of Hamden meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes.

Sec. 280. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Quirk Middle School (Project Number 064-0294 RNV/A) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 281. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Barbour School (Project Number 064-0296 EA/RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 282. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Bellizzi Middle School (Project Number 064-0298 EA/RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 283. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at M. D. Fox Elementary School (Project Number 064-0299 RNV/A) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 284. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at West Middle School (Project Number 064-0303 EA/RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 285. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Hartford Magnet Middle School (Project Number 064-0304 MAG/EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 286. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of Hartford may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the renovation and extension and alteration project (Project Number 064-0307 RNV/EA) at Weaver High School, provided a previously planned or authorized interdistrict magnet school is colocated with Weaver High School.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Weaver High School (Project Number 064-0307 RNV/EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 287. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Meriden may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Francis T. Maloney High School (Project Number 080-0092 RNV/E) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 288. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Meriden may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Orville H. Platt High School (Project Number 080-0093 RNV/E) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 289. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services, the town of Middletown may let out for bid on and commence a project for energy conservation and code violation project (Project Number 083-0114 CV) at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 290. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the May special session, 2016, project costs for the new construction project at Middletown High School (Project Number 083-0109 N) in the town of Middletown may be increased to one hundred million two hundred seventy-one thousand nine hundred five dollars and shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of Middletown may use sixty-five and seven-hundredths per cent as the reimbursement rate for the new construction project (Project Number 083-0109 N) at Middletown High School.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Middletown shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the new construction project (Project Number 083-0109 N) at Middletown High School.

Sec. 291. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of Milford may use the reimbursement rate that the town would have been eligible to receive as of the date the Department of Administrative Services submitted the priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the May special session, 2016, pursuant to section 10-283a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for any school building project in which the town of Milford submitted an application on or after July 1, 2015, and prior to the effective date of this section.

Sec. 292. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of New Haven shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a school building project grant already paid to the town for the renovation and extension project (Project Number 093-0343 RNV/E) at the Augusta Lewis Troup Middle School.

Sec. 293. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of New London shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the alteration project at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (Project Number 095-0080 A).

Sec. 294. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of New London shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a school building project grant already paid to the town for the relocatable classrooms project (Project Number 095-0081 RE).

Sec. 295. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of North Branford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at North Branford High School (Project Number 099-0050 RR) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 296. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2015, a school building project for Side by Side Charter School in Norwalk with costs not to exceed two million five hundred thousand dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 261 of this act, provided a complete grant application is submitted prior to September 30, 2016. Such building project shall be eligible for a reimbursement rate of one hundred per cent. All final calculations completed by the Department of Administrative Services for such school building project shall include a computation of the state grant for the school building project amortized on a straight line basis over a twenty-year period. If such building ceases to be used as Side by Side Charter School during such amortization period, the governing authority of Side by Side Charter School shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date the alternate use for the building project initially occurs. The amortization period for a project shall begin on the date the project was accepted as complete by the governing authority.

Sec. 297. Section 29 of public act 13-243 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the number of gross square feet per pupil determined to be adequate for the kind of educational program or programs intended, including any grant calculation, the town of Norwich may use one hundred [thirty-three] thirty-seven thousand [thirty-four] four hundred forty-four square feet eligible as the maximum square footage for the extension and alteration project (Project Number 104-0112 RNV) at Kelly Middle School.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the May special session, 2016, project costs for the extension and alteration project at Kelly Middle School (Project Number 104-0112 RNV) in the town of Norwich may be increased to forty-three million one hundred ninety-four thousand five hundred sixteen dollars and shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature.

Sec. 298. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant and the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-282 concerning the definition of renovation, the town of Stonington may change the description of the extension and alteration project (Project Number 137-0047 EA) at Deans Mill School to a renovation project and subsequently qualify as a renovation, as defined in subdivision (18) of said section 10-282.

Sec. 299. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant and the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-282 concerning the definition of renovation, the town of Stonington may change the description of the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 137-0048 EA/RR) at West Vine Street School to a renovation project and subsequently qualify as a renovation, as defined in subdivision (18) of said section 10-282.

Sec. 300. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Trumbull may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Frenchtown Elementary School (Project Number 144-0095 N/PS) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 301. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Trumbull may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Trumbull High School (Project Number 144-0101 RNV/E) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 302. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Trumbull may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Middlebrook School (Project Number 144-0103 EC) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders are submitted on or before January 1, 2017, and have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 303. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter, project costs for the code violation project (Project Number 151-0243 RNV/CV) in Waterbury may be increased by seven hundred sixty-two thousand seven hundred twenty-nine dollars and shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature.

Sec. 304. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2017, the town of West Hartford may file an application for a school building project at Bugbee Elementary School, on or before September 30, 2017, and appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the February session, 2018, provided the town of West Hartford meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of West Hartford may use the reimbursement rate that the town would have been eligible to receive as of the effective date of this section for the school construction project described in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of West Hartford shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the school construction project described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 305. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2017, the town of West Hartford may file an application for a school building project at Sedgwick Middle School, on or before September 30, 2017, and appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the February session, 2018, provided the town of West Hartford meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of West Hartford may use the reimbursement rate that the town would have been eligible to receive as of the effective date of this section for the school construction project described in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of West Hartford shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the school construction project described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 306. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2016, the town of West Hartford may file an application for a school building project for science, technology, engineering and mathematics laboratory classrooms at William H. Hall High School, on or before September 30, 2016, and appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the January session, 2017, provided the town of West Hartford meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-285a concerning the reimbursement percentage that a local board of education may be eligible to receive for a school building project, the town of West Hartford shall receive a school building project grant of eight million one hundred twenty thousand dollars for the project described in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of West Hartford shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the school construction project described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 307. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of section 261 of this act, the town of West Haven may use seventy-seven and fourteen-hundredths per cent as the reimbursement rate for all projects that appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the May special session, 2016.

Sec. 308. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, West Haven may change the description and scope of the project (Project Number 156-0138 RNV) at West Haven High School.

Sec. 309. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Wilton shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project at the Miller-Driscoll Elementary School (Project Number 161-0052 EA/RR).

Sec. 310. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of section 10-221a of the general statutes, any town that received a school building project grant under chapter 173 of the general statutes during the past twenty-five years may delay implementation of the provisions of said subsection (c) until the school year commencing July 1, 2018.

Sec. 311. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulations adopted pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring any town or regional school district to refund the unamortized balance of a school construction grant if the town or regional school district abandons, sells, leases, demolishes or otherwise redirects the use of a school building to other than a public school, the town of Durham shall not be required to refund any portion of the grant received for the extension and alteration project at the Francis E. Korn Elementary School (Project Number 213-0034 EA) if Durham redirects the use of such school prior to the amortization period of twenty years.

Sec. 312. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, Regional District 16 may change the description and scope of the project (Project Number 216-0026 N) at Region 16 PK-5 Elementary School to a new construction and site acquisition project.

Sec. 313. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the estimated total project costs be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, Regional District 16 may increase the costs associated with the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 216-0027 EA/RR) at Laurel Ledge School to ten million five hundred eighty-three thousand three hundred thirteen dollars due to the duration of the school building project and several changes in administrative personnel of the school district.

Sec. 314. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the reimbursement rate for the construction of interdistrict magnet schools, the Capitol Region Education Council may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the new interdistrict magnet facility construction and purchase of site project (Project Number 241-0105 MAG/N/PS) at Aerospace Elementary and the extension and alteration, interdistrict magnet facility construction and roof replacement project (Project Number 241-0106 MAG/EA/RR) at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

Sec. 315. Section 28 of public act 12-179, as amended by section 38 of public act 13-243, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h or chapter 173 or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-264h or said chapter 173 concerning eligible costs for school building project grant reimbursement, reasonable costs as determined by the Commissioner of Education associated with (1) short-term or temporary financing costs, including interest, necessary for the construction of the interdistrict magnet schools described in this section; and (2) subject to audit, the prorated salary and benefits of staff assigned to provide management services, together with other reasonable and necessary direct staff costs required to perform those services, but only for the time preceding the receipt of a certificate of occupancy, for the following projects authorized for the Capitol Region Education Council: Reggio Magnet School of the Arts (Project Number 241-0095), International Magnet School for Global Citizenship (Project Number 241-0098), Public Safety Academy (Project Number 241-0097), Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (Project Number 241-0096), Academy of Aerospace (Project Number 241-0099), Discovery Academy (Project Number 241-0100), Museum Academy (Project Number 241-0101), Arts Academy Magnet Elementary School (Project Number 241-0102), Arts Academy Magnet Middle School (Project Number 241-0103), [and] Two Rivers Magnet High School (Project Number 241-0104), Aerospace Elementary (Project Number 241-0105 MAG/N/PS), and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (Project Number 241-0106 MAG/EA/RR).

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h or chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Construction Services pursuant to said section 10-264h or chapter 173 concerning eligible costs for school building project grant reimbursement, reasonable costs as determined by the Commissioner of Education associated with short-term or temporary financing costs, including interest, necessary for the construction of the interdistrict magnet schools described in this section, shall be considered eligible for grant assistance for each of the following projects authorized for the Capitol Region Education Council: Reggio Magnet School of the Arts (Project Number 241-0095), International Magnet School for Global Citizenship (Project Number 241-0098), Public Safety Academy (Project Number 241-0097), Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (Project Number 241-0096), Academy of Aerospace (Project Number 241-0099), Discovery Academy (Project Number 241-0100), [and] Museum Academy (Project Number 241-0101), Arts Academy Magnet Elementary School (Project Number 241-0102), Arts Academy Magnet Middle School (Project Number 241-0103), [and] Two Rivers Magnet High School (Project Number 241-0104), Aerospace Elementary (Project Number 241-0105 MAG/N/PS), and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (Project Number 241-0106 MAG/EA/RR).

Sec. 316. Section 96 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 104 of public act 14-217, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287i of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring payment of the state share of eligible project costs and filing notice of authorization of funding for the local share of project costs, the Commissioner of Education may pay both the state share of eligible project costs and the local share of eligible project costs to the Capitol Region Education Council for the following interdistrict magnet school building projects: (1) Reggio Magnet School of the Arts (Project Number 241-0095 MAG/N), (2) International Magnet School for Global Citizenship (Project Number 241-0098 MAG/N), (3) Public Safety Academy (Project Number 241-0097 MAG/N), (4) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (Project Number 241-0096 MAG/N), (5) Academy of Aerospace (Project Number 241-0099 MAG/N), (6) Discovery Academy (Project Number 241-0100 MAG/N), [and] (7) Museum Academy (Project Number 241-0101 MAG/N), (8) Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School, (Project Number 241-0102 MAG/N/PS), (9) Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School (Project Number 241-0103 MAG/N/PS), [and] (10) Two Rivers Magnet High School (Project Number 241-0104 MAG/N/PS), Aerospace Elementary (Project Number 241-0105 MAG/N/PS), and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (Project Number 241-0106 MAG/EA/RR), provided the project is in compliance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education. Upon completion of each project audit conducted pursuant to section 10-287 of the general statutes, the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services shall (A) compute the local share of the project cost in accordance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, (B) determine a repayment schedule of the local share based on twenty equal annual principal payments, (C) apply a fixed rate of interest, as determined by the State Treasurer, over the life of the repayment period, and (D) determine a schedule of interest payments due from the Capitol Region Education Council based on the outstanding principal at the time the principal payment is made. The Commissioner of [Construction] Administrative Services shall notify the Commissioner of Education of the annualized repayment amounts for each project that shall be withheld from the operating grant paid to the Capitol Region Education Council pursuant to section 10-264l of the general statutes at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes. The Commissioner of Education shall annually transfer such withheld annualized repayment amounts to the School Building Construction Fund established pursuant to section 10-287e of the general statutes.

Sec. 317. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services under said chapter, Goodwin College may use any unexpended site acquisition funds for the new magnet school and site acquisition project (Project Number 542-0001 MAG/N/PS) at Connecticut River Academy for the purpose of any other authorized project costs.

Sec. 318. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services under said chapter, Goodwin College may use any unexpended site acquisition funds for the new magnet school and site acquisition project (Project Number 542-0002 MAG/N/PS) at Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School for the purpose of any other authorized project costs.

Sec. 319. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the reimbursement rate for the construction of interdistrict magnet schools, Goodwin College may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the new magnet school and site acquisition project (Project Number 542-0005 MAG/N/PS) at Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School.

Sec. 320. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the reimbursement rate for the construction of interdistrict magnet schools, Goodwin College may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the new magnet school and site acquisition project (Project Number 542-0006 MAG/N/PS) at Connecticut River Academy.

Sec. 321. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services under said chapter, Goodwin College may use any unexpended site acquisition funds for the new magnet school and site acquisition project (Project Number 542-0003 MAG/N/PS) at Goodwin College Pathways Academy of Design and Technology for the purpose of any other authorized project costs.

Sec. 322. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10-283 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(3) (A) All final calculations completed by the Department of Administrative Services for school building projects shall include a computation of the state grant for the school building project amortized on a straight line basis over a twenty-year period for school building projects with costs equal to or greater than two million dollars and over a ten-year period for school building projects with costs less than two million dollars. Any town or regional school district which abandons, sells, leases, demolishes or otherwise redirects the use of such a school building project to other than a public school use during such amortization period shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date the abandonment, sale, lease, demolition or redirection occurs. The amortization period for a project shall begin on the date the project was accepted as complete by the local or regional board of education. A town or regional school district required to make a refund to the state pursuant to this subdivision may request forgiveness of such refund if the building is redirected for public use. The Department of Administrative Services shall include as an addendum to the annual school construction priority list all those towns requesting forgiveness. General Assembly approval of the priority list containing such request shall constitute approval of such request. This subdivision shall not apply to projects to correct safety, health and other code violations or to remedy certified school indoor air quality emergencies approved pursuant to subsection (b) of this section or projects subject to the provisions of section 10-285c.

(B) If the board of governors for an independent institution of higher education, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10a-173, or the equivalent of such a board, on behalf of the independent institution of higher education, that operates an interdistrict magnet school makes private use of any portion of a school building in which such operator received a school building project grant pursuant to this chapter, such operator shall annually submit a report to the Commissioner of Education that demonstrates that such operator provides an equal to or greater than in-kind or supplemental benefit of such institution's facilities to students enrolled in such interdistrict magnet school that outweighs the private use of such school building. If the commissioner finds that the private use of such school building exceeds the in-kind or supplemental benefit to magnet school students, the commissioner may require such institution to refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant.

[(B)] (C) Any moneys refunded to the state pursuant to [subparagraph (A)] subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this subdivision shall be deposited in the state's tax-exempt proceeds fund and used not later than sixty days after repayment to pay debt service on, including redemption, defeasance or purchase of, outstanding bonds of the state the interest on which is not included in gross income pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended.

Sec. 323. Subsection (b) of section 10-285a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) (1) [The] Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, the percentage of school building project grant money a regional board of education may be eligible to receive under the provisions of section 10-286 shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by [(1)] (A) multiplying the total population, as defined in section 10-261, of each town in the district by such town's ranking, as determined in subsection (a) of this section, [(2)] (B) adding together the figures determined under [subdivision (1) of this subsection] subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, and [(3)] (C) dividing the total computed under [subdivision (2) of this subsection] subparagraph (B) of this subdivision by the total population of all towns in the district. The ranking of each regional board of education shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and each such board shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank plus ten per cent, except that no such percentage shall exceed eighty-five per cent.

(2) Any board of education of a regional school district established or expanded on or after July 1, 2016, that submits an application for a school building project (A) not later than ten years after the establishment or expansion of such regional school district, and (B) that is related to such establishment or expansion, may be eligible to receive a percentage of school building project grant money, under the provisions of section 10-286, as follows: The reimbursement percentage of the town in such regional school district with the greatest reimbursement percentage, as determined in subsection (a) of this section, plus ten per cent.

Sec. 324. Section 16-245bb of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 325. Section 22a-904b of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Approved June 3, 2016