OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6913

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a municipality's legislative body from approving any new municipal construction project estimated to cost more than $25 million without first allowing for public comment on the project at a properly noticed public hearing in the municipality. The bill does not specify deadlines for posting notice of the hearing. Additionally, it is unclear whether the bill's requirement applies to municipalities with conflicting procedures established in their special acts, charters, or ordinances (see COMMENT).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMENT

Conflicting Municipal Approval Procedures

It is unclear whether the bill applies to municipalities with special acts, charters, or ordinances that establish large construction project approval procedures that do not include approval by a municipal legislative body (e.g., referendums).

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/09/2017)