Substitute Senate Bill No. 140

Public Act No. 00-167

An Act Concerning The Authorization Of Bonds Of The State For Capital Improvements And Other Purposes.

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

Section 1. The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 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 $96,716,000.

Sec. 2. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, 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 Military Department: Improvements and renovations to the West Hartford Armory, including renovations in accordance with current codes, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(b) For The University of Connecticut:

(1) Development of a new downtown campus for The University of Connecticut in Waterbury in accordance with the provisions of public act 95-230, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Development of a new downtown campus for The University of Connecticut in Waterbury in accordance with the provisions of public act 95-230, provided the Department of Higher Education has approved the expansion of the bachelor's and master's degree programs in business, at the Waterbury campus, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(c) For the Connecticut State University System:

(1) At Central Connecticut State University:

(A) Development of an energy center to replace the existing power plant, including the demolition and removal of old equipment and structures, modifications to existing power house and installation of underground utility tunnel system, not exceeding $7,620,000;

(B) Renovations and improvements to Copernicus Hall, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning system and code improvements, not exceeding $13,300,000;

(C) Renovations and improvements to Willard and DiLoreto Halls, and an in-fill addition, not exceeding $2,827,000;

(D) New Admissions Center, not exceeding $800,000;

(E) Various site improvements associated with the closure of Wells Street, including the installation of tunnels and upgrade of utilities including the primary electrical system, steam and condensate lines, chilled water lines and communication lines, not exceeding $2,899,000;

(F) Development of athletic and practice fields and related improvements, not exceeding $2,300,000;

(2) At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Roof replacement at Media Hall, Goddard Hall and the North Heating Plant, not exceeding $1,369,000;

(B) Renovations and additions to the J.E. Smith Library building for administrative office space, including window and roof replacement, structural repairs, and ADA elevator and bathroom improvements, not exceeding $2,160,000;

(3) At Western Connecticut State University: Relocation of football field and associated facilities from the Midtown Campus to the West Side Campus, not exceeding $447,000;

(4) At Southern Connecticut State University: Renovations and expansion of Engleman Hall, not exceeding $4,794,000.

(d) For the Regional Community-Technical College System: For the Capital Community Technical College, development of consolidated facilities, not exceeding $3,200,000.

(e) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $25,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Children and Families: Development of community residential facilities for juvenile offenders, including acquisition of land and/or buildings, not exceeding $9,000,000.

Sec. 3. 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 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. 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 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. 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 sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act 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, 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, said 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 principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act 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 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 of 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 said moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. 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. Said 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. Section 1 of special act 89-52, as amended by section 253 of special act 90-34, section 150 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, section 118 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 102 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 69 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 18 of public act 96-181, section 81 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 22 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 89-52, 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 three hundred [ninety-eight] ninety-seven million two hundred fifty-eight thousand eighty-nine dollars.

Sec. 9. Subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 89-52, as amended by section 19 of public act 96-181, is amended to read as follows:

For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Planning, design, land and/or building acquisition, construction or improvements to motor vehicles facilities, including the headquarters building, not exceeding [five] four million two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 10. Section 1 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 182 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, section 138 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 123 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 82 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 49 of special act 95-20 and section 99 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 90-34, 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 [$536,196,511] $534,547,536.

Sec. 11. Subdivision (3) of subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 90-34 is amended to read as follows:

Improvements and renovations to the New Haven Armory, including renovations in accordance with current codes, not exceeding [$1,650,000] $650,000.

Sec. 12. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 90-34 is amended to read as follows:

Modernization and improvements to state-owned recreational and conservation areas, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $4,943,815.

Sec. 13. Subdivision (6) of subsection (h) of section 2 of public act 90-34 is amended to read as follows:

At Sherwood Island State Park: Three new bathhouses, not exceeding [$650,000] $482,160.

Sec. 14. Subdivision (4) of subsection (j) of section 2 of public act 90-34, as amended by section 186 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows:

Security improvements at various inpatient facilities, including renovations and improvements for an intermediate secure treatment unit, not exceeding [$2,000,000] $1,575,050.

Sec. 15. Section 22 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 217 of special act 91-7 of the June special session, section 165 of special act 92-3 of the May special session, section 143 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, section 97 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 54 of special act 95-20, section 24 of public act 96-181 and section 109 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 22 to 27, inclusive, of special act 90-34, 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 [$176,245,189] $174,539,422.

Sec. 16. Subdivision (2) of subsection (m) of section 23 of special act 90-34, as amended by section 118 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 28 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid for community residential facilities for planning, design, land acquisition, construction, renovations, alterations, repairs and improvements, not exceeding [$3,300,000] $1,594,233.

Sec. 17. Section 12 of special act 93-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 143 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, section 46 of public act 96-181, section 145 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 36 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 20, inclusive, of special act 93-2 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 [$1,900,000] $1,141,600.

Sec. 18. Subdivision (B) of subparagraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 13 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

Renovations and improvements for energy conservation, not exceeding [$850,000] $91,600.

Sec. 19. Section 49 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of [this act] special act 93-2 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 [$55,950,000] $54,950,000.

Sec. 20. Subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 50 of special act 93-2 of the June special session is repealed.

Sec. 21. Section 16 of public act 94-2 of the May special session is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 to 22, inclusive, of [this act] public act 94-2 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 [$40,700,000] $40,600,000.

Sec. 22. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 17 of public act 94-2 of the May special session, as amended by section 179 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 42 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

Purchase of emission reduction credits, not exceeding [$210,000] $110,000.

Sec. 23. Section 1 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 70 of public act 96-181, section 182 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 43 of special act 98-9 and section 59 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 95-20, 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 [$193,254,982] $192,254,982.

Sec. 24. Subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 2 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Renovations and improvements for compliance with the [American's] Americans with Disabilities Act at all regional facilities and at Southbury Training School, not exceeding [$1,100,000] $100,000.

Sec. 25. Section 21 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 86 of public act 96-181, section 198 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, section 46 of special act 98-9 and section 63 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 21 to 27, inclusive, of special act 95-20, 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 [$202,202,431] $201,116,431.

Sec. 26. Subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 22 of special act 95-20 is repealed.

Sec. 27. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (o) of section 22 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Planning for the renovations and improvements to DiLoreto Hall, not exceeding [$530,000] $50,000.

Sec. 28. Subparagraph (E) of subdivision (2) of subsection (o) of section 22 of special act 95-20 is amended to read as follows:

Planning for renovations and improvements to Willard Hall, including demolition, upgrade of HVAC systems and fire, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements, not exceeding [$506,000] $50,000.

Sec. 29. Section 32 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 96 of public act 96-181, section 208 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session and section 49 of special act 98-9, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of special act 95-20, 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 [$27,000,000] $25,900,000.

Sec. 30. Subsection (d) of section 33 of special act 95-20, as amended by section 97 of public act 96-181, is amended to read as follows:

For the Department of Mental Retardation: Additions to the Community Residential Revolving Loan Fund created under section 17a-221 of the general statutes for private nonprofit providers for renovations and improvements to community-based residences, including life safety, health and environmental improvements, not exceeding [$2,000,000] $1,000,000.

Sec. 31. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 33 of special act 95-20 is repealed.

Sec. 32. Section 1 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 55 of special act 98-9 and section 72 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 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 [$194,107,134] $193,107,134.

Sec. 33. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 2 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is amended to read as follows:

Land acquisition, construction or purchase of specialized group homes state-wide, not exceeding [$1,365,000] $365,000.

Sec. 34. Section 20 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 66 of special act 98-9 and section 79 of public act 99-242, is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 97-1 of the June 5 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 [$143,150,000] $138,076,000.

Sec. 35. Subparagraph (B) of subdivision (5) of subsection (l) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is repealed.

Sec. 36. Subparagraph (C) of subdivision (5) of subsection (l) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session is repealed.

Sec. 37. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (5) of subsection (l) of section 21 of special act 97-1 of the June 5 special session, as amended by section 85 of public act 99-242, is repealed.

Sec. 38. Section 1 of special act 98-9 is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] special act 98-9, 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 [$81,498,500] $81,051,500.

Sec. 39. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 98-9 is amended to read as follows:

At Western Connecticut State University: Development of an access road and adjacent sidewalk to the Westside campus, not exceeding [$605,000] $158,000.

Sec. 40. Section 7 of public act 99-191 is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 7 to 12, inclusive, of [this act] public act 99-191 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 [$134,191,000] $155,191,000.

Sec. 41. Section 8 of public act 99-191 is amended to read as follows:

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.

[(a) For the Department of Transportation:]

[(1)] (a) For the Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

[(A)] (1) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding [$7,200,000] $11,500,000;

[(B)] (2) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding [$7,000,000] $12,000,000;

[(C)] (3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding [$30,000,000] $31,500,000;

[(D)] (4) Soil, water supply and groundwater remediation at and/or in the vicinity of various maintenance facilities and former disposal areas, not exceeding [$1,800,000] $6,000,000;

[(E)] (5) State bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects, not exceeding [$14,000,000] $20,000,000.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

(1) Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and [state] State Pier, New London, including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips, not exceeding $8,300,000;

(2) Development and improvements of general aviation airport facilities including grants-in-aid to municipal airports, (excluding Bradley International Airport), not exceeding $2,000,000.

(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 $34,000,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding $6,400,000;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $23,491,000.

Sec. 42. Section 1 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] 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 [$326,699,348] $321,720,348.

Sec. 43. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

[Renovations and improvements to buildings for use as a] Planning for additions to the forensic laboratory, Meriden, including demolition, not exceeding $500,000.

Sec. 44. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (2) of subsection (l) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is repealed.

Sec. 45. Subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 2 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

All Community-Technical Colleges: Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including equipment and renovations for additional programs in the community, including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance, not exceeding $2,500,000.

Sec. 46. Subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, (at least $9.5 million of such total for the CT Resource Recovery Authority, for the benefit of the Bridgeport regional solid waste project), not exceeding $15,000,000.

Sec. 47. Section 20 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of [this act] 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 [$252,040,700] $247,040,700.

Sec. 48. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

Alterations, renovations, additions and improvement, including new construction in accordance with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' master campus plan, not exceeding [$6,500,000] $1,500,000.

Sec. 49. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

Alterations, renovations and improvements to [buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act code compliance and other code improvements and energy conservation measures] a state-owned building in Hartford for use as an appellate court, not exceeding $5,000,000.

Sec. 50. Section 31 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of [this act] 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 [$85,071,000] $152,071,000, provided $132,071,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000, and $20,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2001.

Sec. 51. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 32 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for the acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, and culvert upgrading and drainage projects and not less than four million dollars shall be used to make grants for a program for the clean-up of contaminated soil and/or the removal and replacement of leaking underground storage tanks, not exceeding [$10,000,000] $12,000,000.

Sec. 52. Subdivision (7) of subsection (b) of section 32 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $15,000,000.

Sec. 53. Subsection (d) of section 32 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

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

(1) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for an Assisted Living Program, not exceeding $5,500,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Science Museum for development of a new facility in East Hartford, not exceeding $2,500,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to New London for economic development and for the additional costs of improvements to the Fort Trumbull peninsula, not exceeding $50,000,000, provided $30,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000, and $20,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2001.

Sec. 54. Subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 99-242 is amended to read as follows:

For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to various facilities, not exceeding [$750,000] $5,750,000.

Sec. 55. Section 5 of public act 99-269 is amended to read as follows:

Not less than two million dollars of the amount allocated to the Department of Environmental Protection under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 99-242 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and not less than four million dollars of the amount under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 32 of public act 99-242 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, shall be used to make grants under section 3 of [this act] public act 99-269 for the remediation of contamination attributable to residential underground petroleum storage tanks.

Sec. 56. Section 4a-9 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

There is created a Capital Equipment Purchase Fund. The fund shall be administered by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The fund shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or by exercise of prepayment or purchase options in existing capital leases entered into by the state, capital equipment with an anticipated remaining useful life of not less than [three] five years from the date of purchase and (1) to the extent of not more than two million nine hundred thousand dollars, payment for projects under subsection (a) of section 4-67f, and (2) to the extent of not more than one hundred thousand dollars, payment for awards under subsection (b) of said section.

Sec. 57. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 4-66c of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 99-241, are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) 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: (1) 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 seventy-seven million three hundred thousand 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 provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000; (2) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (3) for the Department of Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (4) 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; (5) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (6) for the Office of Policy and Management: (A) 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; (B) 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 five hundred forty-five million three hundred thousand dollars, provided one hundred twenty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000. Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (6) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (B). Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (6) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries.

(c) Any proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds may be used to fund grants-in-aid to municipalities or the grant-in-aid programs of said departments, including, but not limited to, financial assistance and expenses authorized under chapters 128, 129, 130, 133, 136 and 298, and section 16a-40a, provided any such program shall be implemented in an eligible municipality or is for projects in other municipalities which the State Bond Commission determines will help to meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b. For the purposes of this section, "eligible municipality" means a municipality which is economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, which is classified as an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30, which is classified as a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, or in which the State Bond Commission determines that the project in question will help meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b.

Sec. 58. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 7-536 of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 99-66, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(4) "Local capital improvement project" means a municipal capital expenditure project for any of the following purposes: (A) Road construction, renovation, repair or resurfacing, (B) sidewalk and pavement improvements, (C) construction, renovation, enlargement or repair of sewage treatment plants and sanitary or storm, water or sewer lines, including separation of lines, (D) public building construction other than schools, including renovation, repair, code compliance, energy conservation and fire safety projects, (E) construction, renovation, enlargement or repair of dams, [or] bridges and flood control projects, (F) construction, renovation, enlargement or repair of water treatment or filtration plants and water mains, (G) construction, renovation or enlargement of solid waste facilities, (H) improvements to public parks, (I) the preparation and revision of local capital improvement plans projected for a period of not less than five years and so prepared as to show the general description, need and estimated cost of each individual capital improvement, (J) improvements to emergency communications systems, (K) public housing projects, including renovations and improvements and energy conservation and the development of additional housing, (L) renovations to or construction of veterans' memorial monuments, [or] (M) improvements to information technology systems to manage the century date change effect, as defined in section 4d-16, (N) thermal imaging systems, and (O) bulky waste and landfill projects. "Local capital improvement project" means only capital expenditures and includes repairs incident to reconstruction and renovation but does not include ordinary repairs and maintenance of an ongoing nature.

Sec. 59. Subsection (f) of section 7-536 of the general statutes, as amended by section 4 of public act 99-241, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(f) The secretary shall approve or disapprove each completed application for a local capital improvement project grant authorization not later than forty-five days after receipt of such application on a form prescribed by the secretary. Such application shall include a certification by the municipality that: (1) The project for which grant assistance is requested is a local capital improvement project; (2) the project is consistent with the local capital improvement plan adopted by the municipality; and (3) the grant proceeds shall not be used to satisfy a local matching requirement for any state assistance program other than the local bridge program established under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive. The municipality shall provide any other certification required by the secretary. The secretary shall authorize such grant if, in the secretary's opinion, the project meets the requirements set forth in this section and any other requirement imposed by the secretary and payment of such grant would not cause the local capital improvement account of the municipality, established under subsection (b) of this section, to be overdrawn. If a municipality fails to request payment within [five] seven years of such authorization for a project, the secretary shall make no payment for such project unless the municipality requests and receives a waiver for such project on such terms and conditions as the secretary deems appropriate. On or before five years after the date of any such authorization and on or before six years after the date of any such authorization, the secretary shall notify, in writing, any municipality for which any such authorization has been made which notice shall indicate the time which has elapsed since such authorization and the date after which the secretary may not make payments for an authorized project.

Sec. 60. Section 10-287d of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 99-4, section 7 of public act 99-241 and section 3 of public act 99-281, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

For the purposes of funding (1) grants to projects that have received approval of the State Board of Education pursuant to sections 10-287 and 10-287a, subsection (a) of section 10-65 and section 10-76e, (2) grants to assist school building projects to remedy safety and health violations and damage from fire and catastrophe, and (3) regional vocational-technical school projects pursuant to section 10-283b, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding two billion five hundred [eleven] sixty-five million three hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided three hundred [thirty-nine] ninety-three million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall 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. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 61. Section 10-292k of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 99-4 and section 8 of public act 99-241, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

For purposes of funding interest subsidy grants, except for interest subsidy grants made pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-292m, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding one hundred [eighty-eight] forty-four million one hundred thousand dollars, provided [sixty-one] seventeen million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2000. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall 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. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances, such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 62. Subsection (a) of section 15-101l of the general statutes, as amended by section 18 of public act 99-191, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The State Bond Commission may authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 15-101k to 15-101p, inclusive, but not in excess of the aggregate amount of two hundred [fifty-four] ninety-four million dollars, provided any special obligation bonds issued to finance self-sustaining special facilities payable solely from revenues derived from such special facilities and not payable from gross operating revenues pledged to secure bonds issued pursuant to an indenture of trust dated as of October 1, 1982, as amended from time to time, shall not be included in calculating said maximum aggregate amount of bonds.

Sec. 63. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, upon a written request of The University of Connecticut, filed with the Commissioner of Public Works, the university shall assume and thereafter have the charge and supervision of all aspects of the project authorized under subsection (b) of section 2 of this act, and of the project authorized under subsection (q) of section 2 of public act 99-242. Said charge and supervision shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 10a-109n of the general statutes, as amended.

Sec. 64. Section 32-41 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The State Bond Commission shall have power in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20 to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [forty-eight] forty-seven million [two] eight hundred [fifty] fifty-four thousand nine hundred dollars to carry out the purposes of sections 32-32 to 32-41, inclusive. The principal and interest of said bonds shall be payable at such place or places as may be determined by the State Treasurer and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate or different or varying rates, be payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration and transfer privileges, be payable in such medium of payment and be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium as, irrespective of the provisions of said section 3-20, may be provided by the authorization of the State Bond Commission or fixed in accordance therewith. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds, after deducting therefrom all expenses of issuance and sale, shall be paid to the Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated Fund created under section 32-41a. When the State Bond Commission has acted to issue such bonds or a portion thereof, the Treasurer may, pending the issue of such bonds, issue, in the name of the state, temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be received from the sale of such bonds. In issuing the bonds authorized hereunder, the State Bond Commission may require repayment of such bonds by the corporation as shall seem desirable consistent with the purposes of sections 32-32 to 32-41, inclusive. Such terms for repayment may include a forgiveness of interest, a holiday in the repayment of interest or principal or both.

Sec. 65. Subsection (b) of section 32-142 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) The Governor shall serve as chairman of the commission and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall serve as secretary and be responsible for keeping complete records of the commission, including minutes certified by him of any meeting showing the adoption of any resolution by the commission and other actions taken by and documents filed with the commission, and such records shall be the official records of the proceedings of said commission and shall be maintained in the office of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and open for public inspection. The commission shall meet at such times as the Governor designates but not less often than [twice] once each year. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall furnish an agenda for each meeting to the members of the commission and to the Office of Fiscal Analysis seven days or more prior to the meeting.

Sec. 66. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the general statutes, as amended by section 16 of public act 99-241, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(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 ninety-nine million three hundred thousand] four hundred sixty-five million three hundred thousand dollars, provided [thirty-five] one hundred one million dollars of said authorization shall be effective on July 1, 2000.

Sec. 67. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or of any special act, including, but not limited to, the provisions of sections 4b-2 to 4b-3, inclusive, 4b-51 to 4b-58, inclusive, 4b-91 to 4b-102, inclusive, 19a-638 and 19a-939 and chapters 124 and 126 of the general statutes, or any of the provisions of any ordinance or special act of any municipality, the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services may provide a grant-in-aid to an entity which is considered to be a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, for the design and construction of an addition to the Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven. Said grant shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract between the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Works, and the Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Such contract shall include a provision that requires the formation of an oversight committee made up of said departments and said nonprofit organization. The design and construction of the addition, including the method of construction management, shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract between the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in consultation with the Department of Public Works, and the Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Sec. 68. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Department of Education shall delay the remaining adjustments to the school construction grants to the town of Coventry for projects 018, 020, 022, 023, 040 and 044, until after June 30, 2001.

Sec. 69. This act shall take effect July 1, 2000.

Approved May 26, 2000