CHAPTER 243
INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

Table of Contents

Sec. 13b-59. Definitions.
Sec. 13b-61. Revenues credited to Special Transportation Fund.
Sec. 13b-61a. Deposit of revenues from gross earnings from sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel into the Special Transportation Fund. Procedures in case of shortfall in revenues.
Sec. 13b-74. Special tax obligation bonds for transportation projects. Purposes.
Sec. 13b-76. Bond procedures and provisions.
Sec. 13b-77. Covenants.
Sec. 13b-77a. Annual report re certain special tax obligation bonds.
Sec. 13b-78k. New Haven Line revitalization program: Definitions.
Sec. 13b-78l. New Haven Line revitalization program: Duties of Commissioner of Transportation.
Sec. 13b-78m. Surcharge. New Haven Line revitalization account. Annual budget. Use of funds after termination of surcharge.
Sec. 13b-78n. Solicitation of bids.
Sec. 13b-78o. Annual report.
Sec. 13b-78p. Bond issue for rail cars, maintenance facility and related projects.
Sec. 13b-78q. Bond issue for improvements to Interstate 95, transportation system improvements and bus rolling stock.
Sec. 13b-79a. Reports concerning the transportation program authorized pursuant to special act 84-52 and public act 84-254.
Sec. 13b-79d. Notification plan re significant highway or railway incidents. Permanent retention of personal information. Prohibition.

PART I
SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

      Sec. 13b-59. Definitions. As used in title 13a or in this title, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent, all terms which are defined in section 4-69 shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in said section. As used in sections 13b-59 and 13b-61, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

      (a) All terms which are defined in section 13b-2 shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in said section;

      (b) "Expressway revenues" means all tolls, rates, rents, fees, charges and other income derived from the operation of any expressway referred to in part III(C) of chapter 240;

      (c) "Highway tolls" means all tolls, fees, rentals and other charges, except expressway revenues, for transit over or use of any highway, bridge or ferry, including all receipts from fees, coupons or tickets provided for under section 13a-155;

      (d) "License, permit and fee revenues" means (1) all fees and other charges required by, or levied pursuant to sections 12-487, 13b-80 and 13b-97, subsection (b) of section 14-12, sections 14-16a, 14-21c, 14-44h and 14-44i, subsection (v) of section 14-49, subsections (b) and (f) of section 14-50, subdivisions (5), (6), (7), (8), (11), (12) and (13) of subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52, 14-58, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, sections 14-96q and 14-103a, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, subsection (d) of section 14-270, sections 14-319 and 14-320 and sections 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive; (2) all aeronautics, waterways, and other fees and charges required by, or levied pursuant to sections 13a-80 and 13a-80a, subsection (b) of section 13b-42 and subsections (b) and (c) of section 15-13; and (3) all motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges as defined in subsection (g);

      (e) "Motor fuel taxes" means any tax now or hereafter imposed by authority of the state with respect to or measured by the sale or use, as a fuel in internal combustion engines or for the propulsion of motor vehicles, of products commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline or any other substances prepared, advertised for sale or sold for use as a fuel in internal combustion engines or for the propulsion of motor vehicles, including the taxes provided for by chapter 221 or chapter 222;

      (f) "Motor vehicle receipts" means all fees and other charges required by, or levied pursuant to subsection (c) of section 14-12, section 14-15, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (b) of section 14-44, sections 14-47 and 14-48b, subsection (a) of section 14-49, subsection (b)(1) of section 14-49, except as provided under subsection (b)(2) of said section, subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), (s), (t), (u), (x), (y) and (aa) of section 14-49, section 14-49a, subsections (a) and (g) of section 14-50, subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(9), (a)(10) and (a)(14) of section 14-50a, section 14-59, section 14-61, section 14-65, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, subsection (f) of section 14-67a, sections 14-67d, 14-160 and 14-381, and subsection (b) of section 14-382;

      (g) "Motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges" means all fines, penalties or other charges required by, or levied pursuant to subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-12s, 14-13, 14-16, 14-17, 14-18, 14-26, 14-27 and 14-29, subsection (d) of section 14-35 and sections 14-36, 14-39, 14-43, 14-45, 14-64, 14-80, 14-81, 14-97, 14-98, 14-99, 14-101, 14-102, 14-103, 14-104, 14-105, 14-106, 14-110, 14-111, 14-112, 14-137a, 14-140, 14-145, 14-146, 14-147, 14-148, 14-149, 14-150, 14-151, 14-152, 14-161, subsection (f) of section 14-164i, 14-196, 14-197, 14-198, 14-213, 14-214, 14-215, 14-216, 14-217, 14-218a, 14-219, 14-220, 14-221, 14-222, 14-223, 14-224, 14-225, 14-226, 14-228, 14-230, 14-231, 14-232, 14-233, 14-234, 14-235, 14-236, 14-237, 14-238, 14-239, 14-240, 14-241, 14-242, 14-243, 14-244, 14-245, 14-246a, 14-247, 14-249, 14-250, 14-257, 14-260, 14-261, 14-262, 14-264, 14-267a, 14-269, subsection (g) of section 14-270, sections 14-271, 14-273, 14-274, 14-275, 14-276, 14-277, 14-279, 14-280, 14-281, 14-282, 14-283, 14-285, 14-286, 14-295, 14-296, 14-300, 14-314, 14-329, 14-331, 14-342, 14-386, 14-386a, 14-387, 15-7, 15-8, 15-9, 15-16, 15-25 and 15-33;

      (h) "Motor vehicle taxes" means any fees, excises or licenses or other taxes imposed by authority of the state relating to registration, operation or use of motor vehicles including all receipts of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or his department, but not including in any case tolls, fees, rentals and charges for transit over or use of any expressway, highway, bridge or ferry or revenue received by the state in fees for the numbering of motorboats;

      (i) "Treasurer" means the State Treasurer and includes each successor in office or authority; and

      (j) "Special Transportation Fund" means the Special Transportation Fund created under section 13b-68.

      (P.A. 74-342, S. 2, 43; P.A. 75-568, S. 36, 45; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-30, S. 2, 8; P.A. 84-254, S. 1, 62; P.A. 85-413, S. 1, 8; P.A. 86-403, S. 122, 132; P.A. 87-589, S. 4, 87; P.A. 90-143, S. 1; 90-263, S. 72, 74; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13, S. 1, 21; P.A. 92-177, S. 10, 12; P.A. 93-307, S. 15, 34; P.A. 97-62, S. 7; P.A. 98-182, S. 8, 22; P.A. 99-215, S. 3; 99-268, S. 7, 32, 46; 99-287, S. 5, 9; P.A. 00-169, S. 22; P.A. 02-70, S. 73; P.A. 03-115, S. 57; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3, S. 38; P.A. 05-218, S. 31.)

      History: P.A. 75-568 deleted definitions for "debt service charges" and "mass transportation", deleted "sections 13b-58 to 13b-65, inclusive" and substituted "title 13a or in title 13b" following "as used in", and added "as used in sections 13b-59 to 13b-62, inclusive, and 13b-65, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent" before Subsec. (a); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-30 added Subsec. (i) defining "special transportation fund"; P.A. 84-254 relettered the subsections and added Subsecs. (d), (f) and (g), defining, respectively, "license, permit and fee revenues", "motor vehicle receipts" and "motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges" and deleted former Subsec. (g) which defined "transportation fund"; P.A. 85-413 made technical change in Subsec. (d), substituting reference to Subsecs. (b) and (c) of Sec. 15-13 for reference to Sec. 15-14; P.A. 86-403 amended Subsec. (d) to refer to definition in Subsec. (g) and deleted references to Secs. 14-251 and 14-252 in Subsec. (g), effective June 11, 1986, and applicable to all moneys received or collected by the state on or after July 1, 1985; P.A. 87-589 made technical change; P.A. 90-143 amended Subsec. (g) to delete reference to Sec. 14-108; P.A. 90-263 amended Subsec. (d) to include in "license, permit and fee revenues" reference to fees levied pursuant to Secs. 14-44h and 14-44i; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13 amended Subsec. (f) to include references to Subsec. (c) of Sec. 14-12, Subsecs. (o) and (aa) of Sec. 14-49, Subsec. (a)(14) of Sec. 14-50a, Sec. 14-61, Sec. 14-65 and Subsec. (b) of Sec. 14-164a and amended Subsec. (g) to include reference to Sec. 14-137a; P.A. 92-177 amended (1) Subsec. (d) to include in "license, permit and fee revenues" reference to fees levied pursuant to Subsec. (d) of Sec. 14-270, (2) Subsec. (g) to include in "motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges" reference to penalties levied pursuant to Subsec. (f) of Sec. 14-270 and to delete reference to Sec. 14-265; (Revisor's note: In 1993 obsolete references in Subsec. (g) to repealed Secs. 14-125 and 14-133 were deleted editorially by the Revisors); P.A. 93-307 amended definition of "license, permit and fee revenues" to delete references to Sec. 13b-404 and Sec. 13b-405 which were repealed by the same act, substituting reference to Secs. 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 97-62 deleted Subsec. (i) defining "1954 declaration" and relettered existing Subsecs. (j) and (k) as (i) and (j), respectively; P.A. 98-182 amended Subsec. (g) by deleting Sec. 14-164a, pertaining to fines collected for violations of participation or conduct in motor vehicle racing, effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-215 amended Subsec. (g) by changing reference to Sec. 14-270(f) to Sec. 14-270(g); P.A. 99-268 amended Subsec. (g) by deleting reference to Sec. 14-82, and, effective July 1, 1999, by adding reference to Sec. 14-164i(f); P.A. 99-287 amended Subsec. (g) by adding reference to Sec. 14-12s, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-169 revised effective date of P.A. 99-268 but without affecting this section; P.A. 02-70 amended Subsec. (d) to delete reference to repealed Sec. 14-53, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-115 amended Subsec. (i) to make a technical change; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3 amended Subsec. (f) to delete reference to Sec. 14-164a(b), effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 05-218 amended Subsec. (f) by deleting reference to Sec. 14-383, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-61. Revenues credited to Special Transportation Fund. (a) On and after July 1, 1975, there shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and thereupon, unless required to be otherwise applied by the terms of any lien, pledge or obligation created by or pursuant to the 1954 declaration or part III (C) of chapter 240, credited to the General Fund:

      (1) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor fuel taxes; provided on and after July 1, 1983, one cent of the amount imposed per gallon before July 1, 1984, and received or collected from any rate of such tax on motor fuels shall be credited by the State Treasurer to the Special Transportation Fund;

      (2) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor vehicle taxes;

      (3) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, expressway revenues;

      (4) All moneys becoming payable, under the terms of the 1954 declaration and part III (C) of chapter 240, into the Highway or Additional Expressway Construction Funds mentioned in said declaration;

      (5) All moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, highway tolls;

      (6) All other moneys received or collected by the commissioner or his department; and

      (7) Any other receipts of the state required by law to be paid into the state Highway Fund or the Transportation Fund other than proceeds of bonds or other securities of the state or of federal grants under the provisions of federal law.

      (b) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, there shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and thereupon, unless required to be applied by the terms of any lien, pledge or obligation created by or pursuant to the 1954 declaration, part III (C) of chapter 240, credited to the Special Transportation Fund:

      (1) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, sections 12-458 and 12-479, provided the State Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1984, the amount of tax levied in accordance with said sections 12-458 and 12-479, on all fuel sold or used prior to the end of said fiscal year and which tax is received no later than July 31, 1984;

      (2) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, motor vehicle receipts;

      (3) On and after July 1, 1984, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, (A) subsection (a) of section 14-192, and (B) royalty payments for retail sales of gasoline pursuant to section 13a-80;

      (4) On and after July 1, 1985, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, license, permit and fee revenues as defined in section 13b-59, except as provided under subdivision (3) of this subsection;

      (5) On or after July 1, 1989, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 13b-70;

      (6) On and after July 1, 1984, all transportation-related federal revenues of the state;

      (7) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees for the relocation of a gasoline station under section 14-320;

      (8) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 14-319;

      (9) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees collected pursuant to section 14-327b for motor fuel quality registration of distributors;

      (10) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, annual registration fees for motor fuel dispensers and weighing or measuring devices pursuant to section 43-3;

      (11) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, fees for the issuance of identity cards pursuant to section 1-1h;

      (12) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, safety fees pursuant to subsection (w) of section 14-49;

      (13) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, late fees for the emissions inspection of motor vehicles pursuant to subsection (k) of section 14-164c;

      (14) On and after July 1, 1997, all moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, the sale of information by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-50a; and

      (15) On and after October 1, 1998, all moneys received by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, section 14-212b.

      (P.A. 74-342, S. 4, 43; P.A. 75-568, S. 38, 45; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-30, S. 3, 8; P.A. 84-254, S. 2, 62; P.A. 85-413, S. 2, 8; P.A. 97-309, S. 2, 23; 97-322, S. 7, 9; P.A. 98-165, S. 2; P.A. 00-196, S. 7; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 46, 131; P.A. 02-70, S. 82; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 20; P.A. 04-4, S. 9; 04-143, S. 29; 04-149, S. 3; 04-182, S. 17; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 52.)

      History: P.A. 75-568 substituted "general fund" for "transportation fund" and "July 1, 1975" for "July 1, 1974", and, in Subsec. (a) deleted proviso pertaining to the general fund and in Subsec. (d) the reference to the transportation fund; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-30 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that, on and after July 1, 1983, one cent of motor fuels tax be credited to special transportation fund; P.A. 84-254 designated prior provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) requiring certain revenues to be deposited in special transportation fund; P.A. 85-413 changed the effective date of Subdiv. (5) of Subsec. (b) from July 1, 1985, to July 1, 1989; P.A. 97-309 amended Subsec. (b) to add new Subdivs. (7) to (14), effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 97-322 changed effective date of P.A. 97-309 but without affecting this section; P.A. 98-165 amended Subsec. (b) to delete redundant language in Subdiv. (14) and to add Subdiv. (15) re moneys received on account of or derived from Sec. 14-212b; P.A. 00-196 made technical changes in Subsec. (b); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9 made a technical change in Subsec. (b)(3) and changed a reference in Subsec. (b)(13) from "subsection (g)" to "subsection (j)" of Sec. 14-164c, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 02-70 amended Subsec. (b)(13) to replace reference to Subsec. (j) with reference to Subsec. (k) of Sec. 14-164c, effective June 3, 2002; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 amended Subsec. (b) to add new Subdiv. (16) re deposit of revenues into Transportation Strategy Board projects account, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-4 amended Subsec. (b)(16) to provide for the deposit of revenue from certain motor vehicle license fees into the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, effective March 11, 2004; P.A. 04-143 amended Subsec. (b)(16) to eliminate sunset date for deposit of incremental revenues into Transportation Strategy Board projects account and to provide that account is located within Special Transportation Fund, effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 04-149 amended Subsec. (b)(16) to replace reference to the Infrastructure Improvement Fund with reference to the Special Transportation Fund, effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 04-182 amended Subsec. (b)(16) to include additional statutory sections under which incremental revenues are generated, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (b) to delete former Subdiv. (16) re deposit of incremental revenues into Transportation Strategy Board projects account, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-61a. Deposit of revenues from gross earnings from sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel into the Special Transportation Fund. Procedures in case of shortfall in revenues. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 13b-61: (1) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 1998, and prior to September 30, 1999, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund established under section 13b-68 five million dollars of the amount of funds received by the state from the tax imposed under section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (2) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 1999, and prior to September 30, 2000, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund nine million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (3) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 2000, and prior to September 30, 2002, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund eleven million five hundred thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587, on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (4) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2002, and prior to September 30, 2003, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (5) for the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2003, and each calendar quarter thereafter, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (6) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2005, and prior to September 30, 2006, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund ten million eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (7) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2006, and prior to September 30, 2007, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund fifteen million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (8) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2007, and prior to September 30, 2008, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-one million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (9) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2008, and prior to September 30, 2013, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-five million two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; and (10) for the calendar quarters ending on and after September 30, 2013, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund twenty-nine million eight hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel.

      (b) If in any calendar quarter receipts from the tax imposed under section 12-587 are less than the total of (1) the amount required to be transferred pursuant to the Special Transportation Fund pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, and (2) any other transfers required by law, the commissioner shall certify to the Treasurer the amount of such shortfall. Upon receipt of such certification the Treasurer shall forthwith transfer an amount equal to such shortfall from the resources of the General Fund into the Special Transportation Fund.

      (P.A. 97-309, S. 5, 23; 97-322, S. 7, 9; P.A. 00-170, S. 11, 42; 00-196, S. 8; P.A. 01-105, S. 9; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-1, S. 73; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 41.)

      History: P.A. 97-309 effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 97-322 changed effective date of P.A. 97-309 but without affecting this section; P.A. 00-170 increased the amount of motor vehicle fuels revenues deposited into the fund to $11,500,000 as of the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2000, and each quarter thereafter, effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 00-196 made technical changes; P.A. 01-105 made technical changes; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-1 added provisions for amounts to be transferred for calendar quarters ending September 30, 2002, and prior to September 30, 2003, and for calendar quarters thereafter, effective July 1, 2002; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a)(1) to (5), added Subsec. (a)(6) to (10) re deposits into Special Transportation Fund in calendar quarters ending September 30, 2005, to September 30, 2013, and thereafter, and added Subsec. (b) re procedures in case of shortfall in receipts, effective July 1, 2005.

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PART II
SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION BONDS

      Sec. 13b-74. Special tax obligation bonds for transportation projects. Purposes. (a) Whenever the General Assembly has empowered the State Bond Commission to authorize special tax obligation bonds of the state for specific transportation projects and uses and has found that such projects and uses are for any of the purposes set forth under subsection (b) of this section, and whenever the State Bond Commission finds that the authorization of such bonds will be in the best interests of the state, the State Bond Commission shall authorize the issuance of such bonds from time to time in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding the aggregate amount authorized therefor by the General Assembly.

      (b) The purposes for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, are as follows:

      (1) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, state highways and bridges;

      (2) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, (A) state highways, (B) projects on the interstate highway system, (C) alternate highway projects in the interstate highway substitution program, commonly referred to as the interstate trade-in program, (D) state bridges, (E) mass transportation and transit facilities, (F) aeronautic facilities, excluding Bradley International Airport, and (G) waterway projects;

      (3) Payment of the state's share of the costs of planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the local bridge program established under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, and payment of state contributions to the Local Bridge Revolving Fund established under section 13a-175r;

      (4) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the highway safety program, including the rail-highway crossing, hazard elimination and other highway safety programs on the state highway system;

      (5) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, the maintenance garages and administrative facilities of the Department of Transportation; and

      (6) Planning, acquisition, removal, construction, equipping, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of, and acquisition of easements and rights-of-way with respect to, projects and purposes included in section 13b-57h.

      (c) Upon authorization of bonds by the State Bond Commission pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the principal amount of the bonds authorized therein for transportation costs with respect to such projects and uses shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount for such projects or uses, respectively, and, subject to approval by the Governor of allotment thereof and to any authorization for such projects or uses that may otherwise be required, contracts may be awarded and obligations incurred with respect to any such projects or uses in amounts not in the aggregate exceeding the principal amount authorized therefor, notwithstanding that such contracts and obligations may at a particular time exceed the amount of the proceeds from the sale of such bonds theretofore received by the state.

      (P.A. 84-254, S. 4, 62; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 18; P.A. 04-143, S. 15; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 48.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 amended Subsec. (b) to add new Subdiv. (6) re projects and purposes specified in Sec. 13b-57h as purpose for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-143 made a technical change in Subsec. (b)(6), effective May 21, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (b)(6) by deleting provision re Transportation Strategy Board projects approved for financing with special tax obligation bonds, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-76. Bond procedures and provisions. (a) Bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, are hereby determined to be issued for valid public purposes in exercise of essential governmental functions. Such bonds and bond anticipation notes shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections. As part of the contract of the state with the owners of said bonds and bond anticipation notes, all amounts necessary for punctual payment of the debt service requirements with respect to such bonds and bond anticipation notes shall be deemed to be appropriated, but only from the sources pledged pursuant to said sections, upon the authorization of issuance of such bonds and bond anticipation notes by the State Bond Commission, or the filing of a certificate of determination by the Treasurer in accordance with subsection (c) of this section, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same shall accrue, but only from such sources. The issuance of bonds or bond anticipation notes issued under sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor, except for taxes included in the pledged revenues, or to make any additional appropriation for their payment. Such bonds and bond anticipation notes shall not constitute a charge, lien or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any property of the state or of any political subdivision thereof other than the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and section 15-14, and the substance of such limitation shall be plainly stated on the face of each such bond and bond anticipation note. Bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state, and, when issued, shall not be included in computing the aggregate indebtedness of the state in respect to and to the extent of any such limitation.

      (b) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, may be executed and delivered at such time or times and shall be dated, bear interest at such rate or rates, including variable rates to be determined in such manner as set forth in the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the bonds, provide for payment of interest on such dates, whether before or at maturity, be issued at, above or below par, mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their date, have such rank or priority, be payable in such medium of payment, be issued in such form, including without limitation registered or book-entry form, carry such registration and transfer privileges and be made subject to purchase or redemption before maturity at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions, including the condition that such bonds be subject to purchase or redemption on the demand of the owner thereof, all as may be provided by the State Bond Commission. The State Bond Commission shall determine the form of the bonds, the manner of execution of the bonds, the denomination or denominations of the bonds and the manner of payment of principal and interest. Prior to the preparation of definitive bonds, the State Bond Commission may, under like restrictions, authorize the issuance of interim receipts or temporary bonds, exchangeable for definitive bonds when such bonds have been executed and are available for delivery. If any of the officers whose signatures appear on the bonds cease to be officers before the delivery of any such bonds, such signatures shall, nevertheless, be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such officers had remained in office until delivery. Nothing herein shall prevent any series of bonds issued under sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299 from being issued in coupon form, in which case references to the bonds herein also shall refer to the coupons attached thereto where appropriate, and references to owners of bonds shall include holders of such bonds where appropriate.

      (c) Any bonds issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, may be sold at public sale on sealed proposals or by negotiation in such manner, at such price or prices, at such time or times and on such other terms and conditions of such bonds and the issuance and sale thereof as the State Bond Commission may determine to be in the best interests of the state, or the State Bond Commission may delegate to the Treasurer all or any part of the foregoing powers in which event the Treasurer shall exercise such powers unless the State Bond Commission, by adoption of a resolution prior to the exercise of such powers by the Treasurer shall elect to reassume the same. Such powers shall be exercised from time to time in such manner as the Treasurer shall determine to be in the best interests of the state and he shall file a certificate of determination setting forth the details thereof with the secretary of the State Bond Commission on or before the date of delivery of such bonds, the details of which were determined by him in accordance with such delegation.

      (d) The debt service requirements with respect to any bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, shall be secured by (1) a first call upon the pledged revenues as they are received by the state and credited to the Special Transportation Fund established under section 13b-68, and (2) a lien upon any and all amounts held to the credit of said Special Transportation Fund from time to time, provided said lien shall not extend to amounts held to the credit of such Special Transportation Fund which represent (A) amounts borrowed by the Treasurer in anticipation of state revenues pursuant to section 3-16, or (B) transportation-related federal revenues of the state. Any obligation of the state secured by said lien to pay the unrefunded principal of bond anticipation notes, including for this purpose any obligation of the state under a reimbursement agreement entered into in connection with a credit facility providing for payment of the unrefunded principal of bond anticipation notes, shall be subordinate to any obligation of the state secured by said lien to pay (i) the debt service requirements with respect to bonds, or (ii) any debt service requirements with respect to bond anticipation notes other than debt service requirements relating to unrefunded principal of bond anticipation notes or to obligations under a credit facility for the payment of such unrefunded principal. The debt service requirements with respect to bonds and bond anticipation notes also may be secured by a pledge of reserves, sinking funds and any other funds and accounts, including proceeds from investment of any of the foregoing, established pursuant to sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299 or the proceedings authorizing the issuance of such bonds, and by moneys paid under a credit facility, including, but not limited to, a letter of credit or policy of bond insurance, issued by a financial institution pursuant to an agreement authorized by such proceedings.

      (e) The proceedings under which bonds are authorized to be issued may, subject to the provisions of the general statutes, contain any or all of the following: (1) Provisions respecting custody of the proceeds from the sale of the bonds and any bond anticipation notes, including any requirements that such proceeds be held separate from or not be commingled with other funds of the state; (2) provisions for the investment and reinvestment of bond proceeds until used to pay transportation costs and for the disposition of any excess bond proceeds or investment earnings thereon; (3) provisions for the execution of reimbursement agreements or similar agreements in connection with credit facilities, including, but not limited to, letters of credit or policies of bond insurance, remarketing agreements and agreements for the purpose of moderating interest rate fluctuations, and of such other agreements entered into pursuant to section 3-20a; (4) provisions for the collection, custody, investment, reinvestment and use of the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299; (5) provisions regarding the establishment and maintenance of reserves, sinking funds and any other funds and accounts as shall be approved by the State Bond Commission in such amounts as may be established by the State Bond Commission, and the regulation and disposition thereof, including requirements that any such funds and accounts be held separate from or not be commingled with other funds of the state; (6) covenants for the establishment of pledged revenue coverage requirements for the bonds and bond anticipation notes, provided that no such covenant shall obligate the state to provide coverage in any year with respect to any bonds or bond anticipation notes in excess of four times the aggregate debt service on bonds and bond anticipation notes, as described in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (3) of section 13b-75, during such year; (7) covenants for the establishment of maintenance requirements with respect to state transportation facilities and properties; (8) provisions for the issuance of additional bonds on a parity with bonds theretofore issued, including establishment of coverage requirements with respect thereto as herein provided; (9) provisions regarding the rights and remedies available in case of a default to the bondowners, noteowners or any trustee under any contract, loan agreement, document, instrument or trust indenture, including the right to appoint a trustee to represent their interests upon occurrence of an event of default, as defined in said proceedings, provided that if any bonds or bond anticipation notes shall be secured by a trust indenture, the respective owners of such bonds or notes shall have no authority except as set forth in such trust indenture to appoint a separate trustee to represent them; and (10) provisions or covenants of like or different character from the foregoing which are consistent with sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299 and which the State Bond Commission determines in such proceedings are necessary, convenient or desirable in order to better secure the bonds or bond anticipation notes, or will tend to make the bonds or bond anticipation notes more marketable, and which are in the best interests of the state. Any provision which may be included in proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds hereunder may be included in an indenture of trust duly approved in accordance with subsection (g) of this section which secures the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, and in such case the provisions of such indenture shall be deemed to be a part of such proceedings as though they were expressly included therein.

      (f) Any pledge made by the state shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made, and any revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the state shall be subject immediately to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act. The lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the state, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.

      (g) In the discretion of the State Bond Commission, bonds issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, including for this purpose any bond anticipation notes, may be secured by a trust indenture by and between the state and a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state. Such trust indenture may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondowners and noteowners as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of law, including covenants setting forth the duties of the state in relation to the exercise of its powers pursuant to sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and sections 15-14 and 16-299 and the custody, safeguarding and application of all moneys. The state may provide by such trust indenture for the payment of the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys to the trustee under such trust indenture or to any other depository, and for the method of disbursement thereof, with such safeguards and restrictions as it may determine. All expenses incurred in carrying out such trust indenture may be treated as transportation costs, as defined in section 13b-75.

      (h) The Treasurer shall have power to purchase bonds and bond anticipation notes of the state issued pursuant to this section out of any funds available therefor. The Treasurer may hold, pledge, cancel or resell such bonds and bond anticipation notes subject to and in accordance with agreements with bondowners or noteowners.

      (i) Whether or not the bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under the terms of the Uniform Commercial Code, such bonds and bond anticipation notes are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code, subject only to the provisions of such bonds and bond anticipation notes for registration.

      (j) The proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, may be used to pay only transportation costs. Costs incurred relating to any of the purposes for which special tax obligation bonds may be issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13b-74 shall be deemed transportation costs. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the issuance of refunding bonds pursuant to subsection (l) of this section.

      (k) Any moneys held by the Treasurer or by a trustee pursuant to a trust indenture with respect to bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, including pledged revenues, other pledged receipts, funds or moneys and proceeds from the sale of such bonds and bond anticipation notes, may, pending the use or application of the proceeds thereof for an authorized purpose, be (1) invested and reinvested in such obligations, securities and investments as are set forth in subsection (f) of section 3-20 and in participation certificates in the Short Term Investment Fund created under section 3-27a, or (2) deposited or redeposited in such bank or banks as shall be provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds, the certificate of determination authorizing issuance of such bond anticipation notes or in the indenture securing such bonds or bond anticipation notes. Proceeds from investments authorized by this subparagraph, less amounts required under the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds for the payment of transportation costs relating to such bonds, shall be credited to the Special Transportation Fund created under section 13b-68.

      (l) Any bonds issued under the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and any general obligation bonds of the state issued for transportation purposes, as defined in subsection (c) of section 13b-69, and at any time outstanding may, at any time and from time to time, be refunded by the state by the issuance of its refunding bonds in such amounts as the State Bond Commission may deem necessary, but not to exceed an amount sufficient to refund the principal of the bonds to be so refunded, to pay any unpaid interest on such bonds and any premiums and commissions necessary to be paid in connection with such bonds and to pay costs and expenses which the Treasurer may deem necessary or advantageous in connection with the authorization, sale and issuance of refunding bonds. Any such refunding may be effected whether the bonds to be refunded shall have matured or shall thereafter mature. All refunding bonds issued under this subsection shall be payable solely from the revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys out of which the bonds to be refunded thereby are payable and shall be subject to and may be secured in accordance with the provisions of this section.

      (m) Whenever the issuance of bonds has been authorized pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, the Treasurer may, pending the issuance thereof, and, subject to any applicable terms or provisions of the proceedings authorizing such issuances, issue, in the name of the state, bond anticipation notes and any renewals thereof. Notes evidencing such borrowings shall be designated "Bond Anticipation Notes" and shall be signed by the Treasurer or his deputy. The principal of and interest on any bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to this subsection may be repaid from pledged revenues or other pledged receipts, funds or moneys, to the extent not paid from the proceeds of renewals thereof or of the bonds. Upon the sale of the bonds, the proceeds thereof, to the extent required, shall be applied forthwith to the payment of the principal of and interest on any bond anticipation notes or shall be deposited in trust for such purpose. The date or dates of such bond anticipation notes, the maturities, denominations, form, details and other particulars of such bond anticipation notes, including the method, terms and conditions for the issue and sale thereof, shall be determined by the Treasurer in the best interest of the state, and the Treasurer shall file with the secretary of the State Bond Commission on or before the date of delivery of such bond anticipation notes a certificate of determination setting forth the specific details and particulars of each issue of bond anticipation notes, including renewals thereof.

      (n) Whenever the state has a written commitment to receive a grant-in-aid or similar form of assistance with respect to a project or program for which the issuance of bonds has been authorized pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, the Treasurer may issue notes in anticipation of the issuance of such a grant-in-aid or other assistance, provided (1) the total amount of such notes shall not exceed the amount of the grant commitment which has not been paid to the state and (2) all grant payments with respect to such project or program received by the state, to the extent required, shall be applied promptly toward repayment of such temporary notes as the same shall become due and payable, or shall be deposited in trust for such purpose. Notes evidencing such borrowings shall be designated "Grant Anticipation Notes" and shall be signed by the manual or facsimile signature of the Treasurer or his deputy. The principal of and interest on any grant anticipation notes issued pursuant to this subsection may be repaid from the proceeds of renewals thereof, from grants-in-aid or other assistance pledged for the payment thereof, or from the proceeds of a credit facility including but not limited to, a letter of credit or policy of bond insurance. The Treasurer is hereby authorized to enter into reimbursement agreements or similar agreements with respect to such credit facilities, and the state's obligation under any such credit facility shall be included among the debt service requirements for the applicable period. The date or dates of such grant anticipation notes, the maturities, denomination, form, details and other particulars of such grant anticipation notes, including the method, terms and conditions for the issue and sale thereof, shall be determined by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state, and the Treasurer shall file with the secretary of the State Bond Commission on or before the date of delivery of such bond anticipation notes a certificate of determination setting forth the specific details and particulars of each issue of grant anticipation notes, including renewals thereof. This subsection shall not apply if the grant-in-aid or other assistance is to be paid over a period of years to reimburse the state for a portion of principal due on bonds or bond anticipation notes.

      (o) The State Bond Commission may make representations and agreements for the benefit of the holders of bonds or bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, which are necessary or appropriate to ensure the exemption of interest on such bonds or bond anticipation notes from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, including agreements to pay rebates to the federal government of investment earnings derived from the investment of the proceeds of bonds or bond anticipation notes, or may delegate to the Treasurer the authority to make such representations and agreements on behalf of the state. Any such agreement may include (1) a covenant to pay rebates to the federal government of investment earnings derived from the investment of the proceeds of bonds or bond anticipation notes, (2) a covenant that the state will not limit or alter its rebate obligations until its obligations to the holders or owners of such bonds or bond anticipation notes are finally met and discharged, and (3) provisions to (A) establish trust and other accounts which may be appropriate to carry out such representations and agreements, (B) retain fiscal agents as depositories for such funds and accounts and (C) provide that such fiscal agents may act as trustee of such funds and accounts. Any such agreement entered into prior to May 16, 1988, is hereby validated. The State Bond Commission may also authorize, by a vote of a majority of the members of said commission, bonds or bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, in such form and manner that the interest on such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be includable under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, in the gross income of the holders or owners of such bonds or bond anticipation notes upon the finding by said commission that the issuance of such taxable bonds or bond anticipation notes is in the public interest.

      (P.A. 84-254, S. 6, 22; P.A. 88-166, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-307, S. 16, 34; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 19, 20; P.A. 98-124, S. 7, 12; P.A. 02-70, S. 74; P.A. 03-115, S. 59; 03-278, S. 32; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 19; P.A. 05-218, S. 32; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 49.)

      History: P.A. 88-166 added Subsec. (o) re covenants to ensure tax exemptions; P.A. 93-307 deleted a reference to Sec. 13b-405 which was repealed by the same act, effective June 29, 1993; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (o) to specify that the State Bond Commission may authorize the issuance of bonds or bond anticipation notes pursuant to Secs. 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, in such form and manner that the interest therein may be included under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 98-124 amended Subdiv. (3) of Subsec. (e) to add agreements entered into pursuant to Sec. 3-20a, effective May 27, 1998; P.A. 02-70 amended Subsecs. (a), (b), (d), (e) and (g) to delete references to repealed Sec. 14-53 and made a technical change in Subsec. (e), effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-115 amended Subsec. (l) to make technical changes; P.A. 03-278 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a), (b), (d), (e) and (g), effective July 9, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 amended Subsec. (j) to limit proceeds of bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to Sec. 13b-57q to costs of projects described in Sec. 13b-74(b)(6) and related financing costs, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 05-218 amended Subsecs. (a), (b), (d), (e) and (g) by deleting references to Sec. 14-383, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (j) to delete provision re Transportation Strategy Board projects financed by bonds and notes, and add provisions re certain costs that are deemed transportation costs and re Subsec. does not limit issuance of refunding bonds, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-77. Covenants. (a) The state covenants with the purchasers and all subsequent owners and transferees of bonds and bond anticipation notes issued by the state pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, in consideration of the acceptance of and payment for the bonds and bond anticipation notes, that the principal and interest of such bonds and bond anticipation notes shall be free at all times from taxation, except for estate and gift taxes, imposed by the state or by any political subdivision thereof. The Treasurer is authorized to include this covenant of the state in any agreement with the owner of any such bonds or bond anticipation notes.

      (b) Bonds and bond anticipation notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, are hereby made securities in which all public officers and public bodies of the state and its political subdivisions, all insurance companies, credit unions, building and loan associations, investment companies, banking associations, trust companies, executors, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries and pension, profit-sharing and retirement funds may properly and legally invest funds, including capital in their control or belonging to them. Such bonds and bond anticipation notes are hereby made securities which may properly and legally be deposited with and received by any state or municipal officer or any agency or political subdivision of the state for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds and bond anticipation notes or obligations of the state is now or may hereafter be authorized by law.

      (c) The state covenants with the purchasers and all subsequent owners and transferees of bonds and bond anticipation notes issued by the state pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, in consideration of the acceptance of the payment for the bonds and bond anticipation notes, until such bonds and bond anticipation notes, together with the interest thereon, with interest on any unpaid installment of interest and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding on behalf of such owners, are fully met and discharged, or unless expressly permitted or otherwise authorized by the terms of each contract and agreement made or entered into by or on behalf of the state with or for the benefit of such owners, that the state will impose, charge, raise, levy, collect and apply the pledged revenues and other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, in such amounts as may be necessary to pay such debt service requirements in each year in which bonds or bond anticipation notes are outstanding and further, that the state (1) will not limit or alter the duties imposed on the Treasurer and other officers of the state by sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and section 15-14 and by the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds with respect to application of pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in said sections; (2) will not issue any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, other than the bonds and bond anticipation notes, having any rights arising out of said sections or secured by any pledge of or other lien or charge on the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in said sections; (3) will not create or cause to be created any lien or charge on such pledged amounts, other than a lien or pledge created thereon pursuant to said sections, provided nothing in this subsection shall prevent the state from issuing evidences of indebtedness (A) which are secured by a pledge or lien which is and shall on the face thereof be expressly subordinate and junior in all respects to every lien and pledge created by or pursuant to said sections; or (B) for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged and which are not expressly secured by any specific lien or charge on such pledged amounts; or (C) which are secured by a pledge of or lien on moneys or funds derived on or after such date as every pledge or lien thereon created by or pursuant to said sections shall be discharged and satisfied; (4) will carry out and perform, or cause to be carried out and performed, each and every promise, covenant, agreement or contract made or entered into by the state or on its behalf with the owners of any bonds or bond anticipation notes; (5) will not in any way impair the rights, exemptions or remedies of such owners; and (6) will not limit, modify, rescind, repeal or otherwise alter the rights or obligations of the appropriate officers of the state to impose, maintain, charge or collect the taxes, fees, charges and other receipts constituting the pledged revenues as may be necessary to produce sufficient revenues to fulfill the terms of the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the bonds, including pledged revenue coverage requirements, and provided nothing herein shall preclude the state from exercising its power, through a change in law, to limit, modify, rescind, repeal or otherwise alter the character or amount of such pledged revenues or to substitute like or different sources of taxes, fees, charges or other receipts as pledged revenues if, for the ensuing fiscal year, as evidenced by the proposed or adopted budget of the state with respect to the Special Transportation Fund, the projected revenues meet or exceed the estimated expenses of the Special Transportation Fund including accumulated deficits, if any, debt service requirements and any pledged revenue coverage requirement. The State Bond Commission is authorized to include this covenant of the state in any agreement with the owner of any such bonds or bond anticipation notes.

      (P.A. 84-254, S. 7, 62; P.A. 89-331, S. 13, 30; P.A. 93-307, S. 17, 34; P.A. 02-70, S. 75; P.A. 03-278, S. 33; P.A. 05-218, S. 33.)

      History: P.A. 89-331 clarified the exemption from taxation of the principal and interest of the bonds; P.A. 93-307 deleted a reference to Sec. 13b-405 which was repealed by the same act, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 02-70 amended Subsec. (c) to substitute reference to Sec. 13b-74 for reference to Sec. 13b-47 and to delete reference to repealed Sec. 14-53, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-278 made a technical change in Subsec. (c), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 05-218 amended Subsec. (c)(1) by deleting reference to Sec. 14-383, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-77a. Annual report re certain special tax obligation bonds. On or before February 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Transportation shall prepare a report regarding the special tax obligation bonds authorized for purposes of sections 2 and 8 of public act 05-4 of the June special session*. Such report shall be submitted in accordance with section 11-4a to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, transportation and appropriations. Such report shall include (1) information on any cost overruns in all transportation projects financed with special tax obligation bonds in the five years preceding the date of such report, and (2) an accounting of the unallocated balances remaining on all special tax obligation bonds authorized for transportation purposes.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 18.)

      *Note: Sections 2 and 8 or public act 05-4 of the June special session are special in nature and therefore have not been codified but remain in full force and effect according to their terms.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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PART IIa
NEW HAVEN LINE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM.
BOND AUTHORIZATIONS

      *See Sec. 13b-57t re expenditures from Transportation Strategy Board projects account for the New Haven Line revitalization program.

      Sec. 13b-78k. New Haven Line revitalization program: Definitions. As used in this section, sections 13b-57m and 13b-57q to 13b-57s, inclusive, subsections (a), (b) and (c) of section 13b-57t, sections 13b-74 and 13b-78l to 13b-78o, inclusive, and section 46 of public act 05-3 of the June special session*:

      (1) "New Haven Line" means the rail passenger service operated between New Haven and intermediate points and Grand Central station, including the Danbury, Waterbury and New Canaan branch lines.

      (2) "New Haven Line revitalization account" means the account established by subsection (b) of section 13b-78m.

      (3) "New Haven Line revitalization program" means the design, development, construction and acquisition of maintenance facilities, rail cars and related equipment for use on the New Haven Line, as specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 13b-78l. Projects undertaken as part of said program are not a "TSB project" for the purposes of section 13b-57i.

      (4) "Transportation Strategy Board projects account" means the account created by subsection (a) of section 13b-57r.

      (5) "Transportation system improvement" means: (1) Projects included in the state-wide transportation improvement program, (2) funded and unfunded projects included in regional transportation improvement plans, or (3) projects identified in subsection (h) of section 13b-57.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 19.)

      *Note: Section 46 of public act 05-4 of the June special session is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-78l. New Haven Line revitalization program: Duties of Commissioner of Transportation. The Commissioner of Transportation shall:

      (1) Acquire not less than three hundred forty-two self-propelled rail cars for use on the New Haven Line;

      (2) Design and construct rail maintenance facilities to support the self-propelled rail cars;

      (3) Design and construct operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington;

      (4) Purchase twenty-five transit buses; and

      (5) In consultation with the Transportation Strategy Board and cognizant metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning agencies, regional councils of elected officials and regional councils of governments, evaluate, design and construct transportation system improvements other than projects on Interstate 95.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 20.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-78m. Surcharge. New Haven Line revitalization account. Annual budget. Use of funds after termination of surcharge. (a) On and after January 1, 2008, and terminating on June 30, 2015, a surcharge of one dollar per trip on the New Haven Line is imposed on each ticket for travel, either originating or terminating in the state. The Commissioner of Transportation shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, determine the method by which the surcharge shall be applied to weekly and monthly commutation tickets.

      (b) There is hereby created a restricted capital project account to be known as the New Haven Line revitalization account which shall be a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund. The following funds shall be deposited into the account: (1) The proceeds of the surcharge imposed by subsection (a) of this section, and (2) any other funds required by law to be deposited in the account. Funds in the account shall be used solely for capital costs incurred as part of the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*.

      (c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, annually prepare a budget detailing how funds in the New Haven Line revitalization account shall be spent during the next fiscal year. On the approval of such budget by the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation may expend funds from such account for the purposes stated therein.

      (d) On termination of the surcharge, any funds remaining in the restricted account after the payment of authorized capital costs may be used by the Treasurer to, at such time as the Treasurer considers appropriate, defease special tax obligation bonds.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 33.)

      *Public act 05-4 of the June special session is entitled "An Act Concerning the Authorization of Special Tax Obligation Bonds of the State for Certain Transportation Purposes". (See Reference Table captioned "Public Acts of June, 2005" following the Index for sections amended, created or repealed by the act.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective January 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 13b-78n. Solicitation of bids. The Department of Transportation may solicit bids or qualifications for equipment, materials or services for a project funded pursuant to sections 12-587, 13b-38bb, 13b-57i, 13b-57m, 13b-57q to 13b-57t, inclusive, and 13b-61a, subsection (b) of section 13b-74, subsection (j) of section 13b-76, sections 13b-78k to 13b-78q, inclusive, and sections 46 and 47 of public act 05-4 of the June special session* at any time in the fiscal year, notwithstanding the fact that all required funds may not be available for expenditure until later in the same or a succeeding fiscal year.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 44.)

      *Note: Sections 46 and 47 of public act 05-4 of the June special session are special in nature and therefore have not been codified but remain in full force and effect according to their terms.

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-78o. Annual report. Not later than September first of each year, the Commissioner of Transportation shall report to the Governor, the Transportation Strategy Board and, in accordance with section 11-4a, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and to finance, revenue and bonding concerning (1) the status, including the financial status, of the New Haven Line revitalization program defined in section 13b-78k; (2) the capital needs of the passenger rail services in the state; and (3) the status, including the financial status, of the projects specified in section 13b-78l.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 45.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective January 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 13b-78p. Bond issue for rail cars, maintenance facility and related projects. (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 $485,650,000, provided: (1) $26,450,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) $32,800,000 shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) $49,400,000 shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) $55,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2008, (5) $55,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2009, (6) $54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2010, (7) $54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2011, (8) $54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2012, (9) $54,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2013, and (10) $51,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2014.

      (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, 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. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds may be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Public Transportation for rail rolling stock and maintenance facilities, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $485,650,000.

      (c) None of the bonds issued pursuant to this section 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, 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 the 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 4-26b, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 and section 22-6, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize the bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it if the commission authorizes the secretary of the commission to accept the reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by the commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of the commission.

      (d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in subsection (c) of this section, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of the bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, include the recommendation of the person signing the 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 the federal, private or other moneys should be added to the state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of the bonds, the amount of the federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with the project shall be added to the state moneys.

      (e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of subsection (b) 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, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of the bonds.

      (f) The bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 and section 13b-69, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not be subject to any liability on the bonds, except to the extent of the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 21-26.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-78q. Bond issue for improvements to Interstate 95, transportation system improvements and bus rolling stock. (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, 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 $344,500,000, provided that: (1) $26,500,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) $48,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) $70,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) $100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2008, and (5) $100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2009. Each such authorization shall include the amount authorized and the project or projects for which the proceeds of the bonds will be used.

      (b) The proceeds of the sale of the 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, 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, for the Department of Transportation: (1) Operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $187,000,000, (2) transportation system improvements, as defined in section 13b-78k, other than projects on Interstate 95, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $150,000,000, and (3) bus rolling stock, not exceeding $7,500,000.

      (c) None of the bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be authorized except on a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) 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, 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 4-26b, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 and section 22-6, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize the bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it if the commission authorizes the secretary of the commission to accept the reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by the commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection, with respect to the project, have been filed with the secretary of the commission.

      (d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in subsection (c) of this section, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of the bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, include the recommendation of the person signing the 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 the federal, private or other moneys should be added to the state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of the bonds, the amount of the federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with the project shall be added to the state moneys.

      (e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of subsection (b) 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, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of the bonds.

      (f) The bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 and section 13b-69, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 27-32.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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PART III
REPORTS BY COMMISSIONER

      Sec. 13b-79a. Reports concerning the transportation program authorized pursuant to special act 84-52 and public act 84-254. Not later than October 1, 1984, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Transportation shall prepare a report on the current status and progress of the transportation infrastructure program authorized pursuant to special act 84-52 and sections 3-21a, 3-27a, 3-27f, 12-458 and 12-458d, subsection (c) of section 13a-80a, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, sections 13b-59, 13b-61, 13b-69, 13b-71, 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and 13b-80, subsection (a) of section 13b-97, subsection (a) of section 14-12, sections 14-15, 14-16a and 14-21c, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, section 14-41a, subsection (a) of section 14-44, sections 14-47, 14-48b, 14-49 and 14-50, subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52 and 14-58, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, sections 14-67a, 14-67d, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection (e) of section 14-73, subsection (c) of section 14-96q, sections 14-103a and 14-160, subsection (a) of section 14-164a, subsection (a) of section 14-192, sections 14-319, 14-320 and 14-381, subsection (b) of section 14-382 and section 15-14. Each report shall include, but not be limited to: Information on the number of lane miles of state and local roadway repaved, the status of the state and local bridge programs, the status of intrastate and interstate highway programs and the interstate trade-in program and mass transportation and aeronautics programs. The commissioner shall notify the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies of the availability of the report. A requesting member of such a committee shall be sent a written copy or electronic storage media of the report by the commissioner.

      (S.A. 84-52, S. 7, 8; P.A. 91-34, S. 1; P.A. 93-307, S. 18, 34; P.A. 96-222, S. 4; P.A. 97-304, S. 5, 31; P.A. 98-222, S. 4; P.A. 02-70, S. 76; P.A. 03-278, S. 34; P.A. 05-218, S. 34.)

      History: P.A. 91-34 required that reports be made semiannually rather than quarterly; P.A. 93-307 deleted a reference to Sec. 13b-405 which was repealed by the same act, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 96-222 required that reports be made annually rather than semiannually; P.A. 97-304 required reports to be on "current" status and progress of the transportation "infrastructure" program and to include information re status of the state and local bridge programs, deleted Subdiv. designators and requirement to include in reports number and location of state and local bridges rehabilitated, project costs, timeliness of completion, any problems developed in implementation, schedule of projects remaining and expected costs, amount of revenue available from all sources for remaining projects and expected receipts for such projects the succeeding four quarters, and substituted programs for projects; P.A. 98-222 replaced the requirement that the commissioner prepare a report with a requirement that the commissioner give notification that a report is available upon request in a written format or as electronic storage media; P.A. 02-70 deleted reference to repealed Sec. 14-53, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-278 made a technical change, effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 05-218 deleted reference to Sec. 14-383, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-79d. Notification plan re significant highway or railway incidents. Permanent retention of personal information. Prohibition. In the development and administration of any plan for individuals to receive notification of significant highway or railway incidents, the Department of Transportation shall not permanently retain or enter in a permanent database any personal information including, but not limited to, the electronic mail address of any person who receives information through the use of such plan. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Department of Transportation from entering the electronic mail address of any person who wishes to receive such information in a computer program used by the department solely for the purpose of sending such person electronic mail that contains notification of a significant highway or railway incident.

      (P.A. 05-287, S. 27.)

      History: P.A. 05-287 effective July 13, 2005.

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