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Senate Bill No. 1242

Public Act No. 11-57

AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORIZING SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE STATE FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2011) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 239,146,556.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2011) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Secretary of the State: Development, implementation and upgrade of information technology systems, not exceeding $ 3,000,000.

(b) For the State Comptroller: Enhancements and upgrades to the CORE financial system, not exceeding $ 15,000,000.

(c) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information System, not exceeding $ 7,700,000;

(2) Design and implementation of state and local benchmarking systems, including technology development, not exceeding $ 4,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs:

(1) Power plant upgrades in Rocky Hill, not exceeding $ 1,750,000;

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

(e) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Development of a new data center, including design, construction and demolition, not exceeding $ 21,000,000, provided, prior to any allocation of said sum, the Department of Administrative Services shall study other methods of data storage and usage;

(2) Exterior renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning, to the State Office Building in Hartford, not exceeding $ 1,500,000;

(3) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 12,500,000.

(f) For the Department of Construction Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 2,500,000.

(g) For the Department of Public Safety:

(1) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Programmatic study of state police troops and districts and development of a design prototype for troop facilities, not exceeding $ 1,000,000.

(h) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

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

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

(i) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $ 45,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(k) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 3,000,000.

(l) For the Department of Education: For the regional vocational-technical school system: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools, not exceeding $ 28,000,000.

(m) For the Community College System:

(1) All regional community colleges:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(B) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) At Northwestern Community College: Site remediation, design and construction for replacement of the Joyner Building, not exceeding $ 24,650,786;

(3) At Housatonic Community College: Implementation of phase III of the master plan for renovations and additions to Lafayette Hall, not exceeding $ 4,669,770;

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

(o) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

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

(3) Implementation of the Technology Strategic Plan Project, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(p) For the office of the Attorney General: Enhancements and upgrades of electronic document software and hardware, not exceeding $ 2,125,000.

(q) For the Agricultural Experiment Station: Renovations and construction at the Jenkins Building, not exceeding $ 3,500,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2011) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2011) None of the bonds described in sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2011) For the purposes of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 4 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 4, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 1 to 7, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 1 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2011) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 2 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 2, if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 2 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2011) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2011) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 55,000,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2011) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated:

(1) Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 25,000,000;

(2) Supportive housing initiatives established in section 17a-485c of the general statutes, not exceeding $ 30,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2011) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 11. (Effective July 1, 2011) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 8 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 12. (Effective July 1, 2011) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 76,250,000.

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2011) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid for containment, removal or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

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

(b) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Regional brownfield redevelopment loan fund, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to community health centers, primary care organizations and municipalities for the purchase of equipment, renovations, improvements and expansion of facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Developmental Services: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to nonresidential facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private, non-profit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for community-based residential and outpatient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations, and improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $ 6,000,000, provided $ 1,000,000 shall be used to conduct a study of the strategy for economic development in the New Haven, New London and Bridgeport ports.

(g) For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence and food distribution facilities, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) Department of Education: Grants-in-aid for the purpose of capital start-up costs related to the development of new interdistrict magnet school programs to assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , for the purpose of purchasing a building or portable classrooms, subject to the reversion provisions in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 10-264h of the general statutes, leasing space, and purchasing equipment, including, but not limited to, computers and classroom furniture, not exceeding $ 6,250,000.

(i) For the Department of Children and Families: Grants-in-aid for construction, alteration, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2011) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 15. (Effective July 1, 2011) None of the bonds described in sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 16. (Effective July 1, 2011) For the purposes of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19 inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 15 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 15, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 12 to 19, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 12 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2011) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state, and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2011) In accordance with section 13 of this act, the state, through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Education and the Department of Children and Families may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 13. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 19. (Effective July 1, 2011) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 13 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 18 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2012) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 202,440,135.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2012) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, undertaking, constructing, reconstructing, improving or equipping, or purchasing land or buildings or improving sites for the projects hereinafter described, including payment of architectural, engineering, demolition or related costs in connection therewith, or of payment of the cost of long-range capital programming and space utilization studies as hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Secretary of the State: Development, implementation and upgrade of information technology systems, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(b) For the State Comptroller: Enhancements and upgrades to the CORE financial system, not exceeding $ 7,000,000.

(c) For the Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information System, not exceeding $ 4,720,000;

(2) Design and implementation of state and local benchmarking systems, including technology development, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Exterior renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning, to the State Office Building in Hartford, not exceeding $ 21,500,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 12,500,000.

(e) For the Department of Construction Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-1 of the general statutes, land acquisition, construction, improvements, repairs and renovations at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Safety: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $ 2,212,000.

(g) For the Military Department:

(1) State matching funds for anticipated federal reimbursable projects, not exceeding $ 2,000,000;

(2) Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding $ 1,000,000;

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the National Guard Armory in New London and the storage facility at Stone's Ranch in East Lyme for the 250th Engineering Company, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, not exceeding $ 15,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(k) For the Department of Education: For the regional vocational-technical school system: Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology upgrades at all regional vocational-technical schools, not exceeding $ 28,000,000.

(l) For the Community College System:

(1) All Community Colleges:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire safety and energy conservation projects, code compliance and acquisition of property, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(B) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $ 9,000,000;

(C) System Technology Initiative, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) At Norwalk Community College: Implementation of phase III of the master plan, not exceeding $ 3,720,936;

(3) At Naugatuck Valley Community College: Alterations, renovations and improvements to Founders Hall, not exceeding $ 39,008,382;

(4) At Tunxis Community College: Implementation of phase III of the master plan, not exceeding $ 4,993,817.

(m) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $ 1,285,000.

(n) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

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

(3) Implementation of the technology strategic plan project, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2012) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 23. (Effective July 1, 2012) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2012) For the purposes of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 23 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 23, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 20 to 26, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 20 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2012) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for any project described in section 21 of this act in excess of the cost of such project may be used to complete any other project described in said section 21, if the State Bond Commission shall so determine and direct. Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds in excess of the costs of all the projects described in said section 21 shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 26. (Effective July 1, 2012) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 27. (Effective July 1, 2012) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2012) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

Sec. 29. (Effective July 1, 2012) None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion may require.

Sec. 30. (Effective July 1, 2012) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. Such bonds issued pursuant to section 27 of this act shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 31. (Effective July 1, 2012) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 89,000,000.

Sec. 32. (Effective July 1, 2012) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, shall be used for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid and other financing for the projects, programs and purposes hereinafter stated:

(a) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:

(1) Grants-in-aid for containment, removal or mitigation of identified hazardous waste disposal sites, not exceeding $ 10,000,000;

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

(b) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Regional brownfield redevelopment loan fund, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

(c) For the Department of Public Health: Grants-in-aid to community health centers, primary care organizations and municipalities for the purchase of equipment, renovations, improvements and expansion of facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Developmental Services: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to nonresidential facilities, not exceeding $ 2,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Grants-in-aid to private, non-profit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, for community-based residential and outpatient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations, and improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $ 25,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Social Services: Grants-in-aid for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence and food distribution facilities, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Children and Families: Grants-in-aid for construction, alteration, repairs and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters and permanent family residences, not exceeding $ 5,000,000.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2012) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 34. (Effective July 1, 2012) None of the bonds described in sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 35. (Effective July 1, 2012) For the purposes of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38 inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 34 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 34, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available under said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 31 to 38, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever the principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 31 of this act shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet the principal as directed in this section, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 36. (Effective July 1, 2012) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state, and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 37. (Effective July 1, 2012) In accordance with section 32 of this act, the state, through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Children and Families may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 32. All financing shall be made in accordance with the terms of a contract at such time or times as shall be determined within authorization of funds by the State Bond Commission.

Sec. 38. (Effective July 1, 2012) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 32 of this act which is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, the contract entered into pursuant to section 37 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made ceases, within ten years of the date of such grant, to be used as a facility for which such grant was made, an amount equal to the amount of such grant, minus ten per cent per year for each full year which has elapsed since the date of such grant, shall be repaid to the state and that a lien shall be placed on such land in favor of the state to ensure that such amount will be repaid in the event of such change in use, provided if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made are owned by the state, a municipality or a housing authority no lien need be placed.

Sec. 39. (Effective from passage) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 9,000,000.

Sec. 40. (Effective from passage) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the Office of Legislative Management to provide funding for capital equipment, upgrades to information technology systems and infrastructure repair and improvements projects, not exceeding $ 9,000,000.

Sec. 41. (Effective from passage) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds.

Sec. 42. (Effective from passage) None of the bonds described in sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

Sec. 43. (Effective from passage) For the purposes of sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 39 to 45, inclusive, or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in section 42 of this act for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 42, shall include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available, or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and shall be used for such project. Any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall, upon receipt, be used by the State Treasurer, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, or to meet the principal of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said sections 39 to 45, inclusive, for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet the principal of such temporary notes or whenever principal of any such temporary notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to section 39 of this act, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the moneys so invested.

Sec. 44. (Effective from passage) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized for the project described in section 40 of this act in excess of the cost of such project shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 45. (Effective from passage) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 39 to 45, inclusive, of this act, shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 46. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general statute, special act, charter or ordinance, the votes cast by the electors of the town of Groton at the referendum held on May 2, 2011, with respect to an appropriation for costs related to the Thames Street Rehabilitation Program, and the authorization of the issuance of bonds, notes and temporary notes to defray said appropriation, otherwise valid except for the failure to publish timely notice of said referendum, is validated. All acts, votes and proceedings of the officers and officials of the town of Groton pertaining to or taken in reliance on said referendum, otherwise valid except for the failure to publish timely notice of said referendum, are validated and effective as of the date taken.

Sec. 47. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any defect in the authorization process for an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Appropriating $ 1,600,000 For The Newton Street Area Sewer Project And Authorizing The Issue Of A Total Of $ 1,600,000 Bonds of the City to Meet Said Appropriation, Consisting of Up to $ 1,600,000 Public Act 07-51 Bonds and $ 800,000 General Obligation Bonds and Pending the Issuance Thereof the Making of Temporary Borrowings for Such Purpose", including, but not limited to, incorrect timing of the publication of the notice of passage of ordinance, the city of Norwich is authorized to issue and sell bonds for such purposes and undertake the project as set forth in the ordinance approved by the City Council on October 19, 2009, and bonds issued or to be issued pursuant thereto, are hereby ratified, confirmed and validated, and shall be and are valid and binding general obligations of the city of Norwich, and valid obligations of the Department of Public Utilities in accordance with the ordinance and public act 07-51, codified as sections 7-261 and 7-263a of the general statutes, and further, any proceedings or acts taken, or omitted, to adopt the ordinance, authorize the project and the issuance of bonds therefore, are hereby ratified, confirmed, validated and corrected.

Sec. 48. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-371 and 7-378a of the general statutes, or any other public or special act or charter or ordinance or resolution that limits or imposes conditions on the final maturity of, or the due date of the last sinking fund payment for, bonds issued by the town of Canaan to evidence a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture for costs of design, construction or equipping of a fire station housing emergency equipment, the last installment of any series of such bonds shall mature, or the last sinking fund payment for such series of bonds shall be due not later than forty years from the date of issue of such series.

Sec. 49. (Effective July 1, 2011) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $ 578,649,193.

Sec. 50. (Effective July 1, 2011) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

(1) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 13,000,000;

(2) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $ 8,500,000;

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 44,000,000;

(4) Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations, not exceeding $ 13,000,000;

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

(6) Capital resurfacing and related reconstruction, not exceeding $ 137,800,000;

(7) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $ 39,146,000;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's bridges, not exceeding $ 66,150,000;

(9) Improvement and repair of rail freight bridge between Hartford and East Hartford, not exceeding $ 3,000,200.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

(1) Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and State Pier, New London, including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips, not exceeding $ 780,000;

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

(c) For the Bureau of Public Transportation:

(1) Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $ 156,722,000;

(2) Demolition of one hundred seventy-five thousand square feet of obsolete mill structures related to the Barnum train station project in Bridgeport, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Construction of a catwalk over the railroad tracks separating the Columbus Circle area and McAuliffe Park in East Hartford, not exceeding $ 230,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding $ 37,520,993;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 21,300,000.

Sec. 51. (Effective July 1, 2011) None of the bonds described in sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of this act 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 said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-31 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section 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 section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 52. (Effective July 1, 2011) For the purposes of sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 51 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 51, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 53. (Effective July 1, 2011) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 50 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized, shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 54. (Effective July 1, 2011) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 49 to 54, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 of the general statutes and section 13b-61a of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 55. (Effective July 1, 2012) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 55 to 60, inclusive, of this act, from time to time to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate not exceeding $ 515,239,168.

Sec. 56. (Effective July 1, 2012) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 55 to 60, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74 of the general statutes.

For the Department of Transportation:

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

(1) Interstate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 14,950,000;

(2) Urban Systems Projects, not exceeding $ 8,500,000;

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $ 44,000,000;

(4) Environmental compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, salt shed construction and renovation, storage tank replacement, and environmental emergency response at or in the vicinity of state-owned properties or related to Department of Transportation operations, not exceeding $ 11,205,000;

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

(6) Capital resurfacing and related reconstruction projects, not exceeding $ 68,900,000;

(7) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $ 57,600,000;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's bridges, not exceeding $ 64,129,000.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports:

(1) Reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and State Pier, New London, including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips, not exceeding $ 6,100,000;

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

(c) For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $ 167,000,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding $ 16,555,168;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $ 21,300,000.

Sec. 57. (Effective July 1, 2012) None of the bonds described in sections 55 to 60, inclusive, of this act 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 said commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4b-31 of the general statutes, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farm land required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, and section 22-6 of the general statutes, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize said bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section have been filed with it if said commission authorizes the secretary of said commission to accept such reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by said commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this section 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 section, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of said commission.

Sec. 58. (Effective July 1, 2012) For the purposes of sections 55 to 60, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 57 of this act, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to said section 57, include the recommendation of the person signing such request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, such amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project shall be added to such state moneys.

Sec. 59. (Effective July 1, 2012) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 56 of this act, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized, shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 60. (Effective July 1, 2012) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 55 to 60, inclusive, of this act, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61, and section 13b-61a of the general statutes, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. Said bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 61. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion one hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars] one billion two hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (D) for the Department of Social Services: Child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multipurpose human resource centers and food distribution facilities, not exceeding thirty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars, provided four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; (E) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (F) for the Office of Policy and Management: (i) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for a pilot demonstration program to leverage private contributions for redevelopment of designated historic preservation areas, not exceeding one million dollars; (ii) grants-in-aid for urban development projects including economic and community development, transportation, environmental protection, public safety, children and families and social services projects and programs, including, in the case of economic and community development projects administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by the Department of Economic and Community Development, administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding [one billion forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars] one billion one hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

(2) (A) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (F)(ii). (B) Twelve million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries. (C) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for small business gap financing. (D) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for regional economic development revolving loan funds. (E) One million four hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for rehabilitation and renovation of the Black Rock Library in Bridgeport. (F) Two million five hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for site acquisition, renovation and rehabilitation for the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford. (G) Three million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for the acquisition of land and the development of commercial or retail property in New Haven. (H) Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for repairs and replacement of the fishing pier at Cummings Park in Stamford.

Sec. 62. Subsection (a) of section 4-66g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one hundred eighty million] two hundred twenty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012.

Sec. 63. Subsection (a) of section 4a-10 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [three hundred sixty-four million two hundred thousand dollars] three hundred eighty-seven million one hundred thousand dollars, provided twenty-two million nine hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 64. Subsection (a) of section 7-538 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [six hundred forty-five million] seven hundred five million dollars, provided thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012.

Sec. 65. Section 10-287d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

For the purposes of funding (1) grants to projects that have received approval of the [State Board of Education] Department of Construction Services pursuant to sections 10-287 and 10-287a, subsection (a) of section 10-65 and section 10-76e, (2) grants to assist school building projects to remedy safety and health violations and damage from fire and catastrophe, and (3) regional vocational-technical school projects pursuant to section 10-283b, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [eight billion thirty-eight million nine hundred sixty thousand] nine billion one hundred forty-five million nine hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided [six hundred thirty million four hundred thousand] five hundred eighty-four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 66. Section 10-292k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

For purposes of funding interest subsidy grants, except for interest subsidy grants made pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-292m, the State Treasurer is authorized and directed, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [three hundred thirty-four million seven hundred thousand] three hundred fifty-six million four hundred thousand dollars, provided [eleven million two hundred thousand] eight million three hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012. Bonds of each series shall bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates and be subject to such redemption privileges, with or without premium, as may be fixed by the State Bond Commission. They shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest and the full faith and credit of the state is pledged for the payment of the interest thereon and the principal thereof as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. The State Treasurer is authorized to invest temporarily in direct obligations of the United States, United States agency obligations, certificates of deposit, commercial paper or bank acceptances, such portion of the proceeds of such bonds or of any notes issued in anticipation thereof as may be deemed available for such purpose.

Sec. 67. Subsection (a) of section 10a-91d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

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

   

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

   

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

   

Ending

Ending

Ending

   

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

   

2009-2011

2012-2014

2015-2018

 

Central Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

18,146,445

6,704,000

5,000,000

 

Renovate/Expand Willard

     
 

and DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(design/construction)

 

57,737,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard and

     
 

DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(equipment)

   

3,348,000

 

New Classroom Office Building

33,978,000

   
 

East Campus Infrastructure

     
 

Development

13,244,000

   
 

Burritt Library Expansion

     
 

(design/construction)

   

96,262,000

 

Burritt Library Renovation

     
 

(design)

   

11,387,000

 

New Maintenance/Salt Shed

     
 

Facility

2,503,000

   
 

Eastern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

8,255,113

5,825,000

5,000,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(design)

12,000,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

 

71,556,000

 
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

   

4,115,000

 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(design/construction)

 

19,239,000

 
 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(equipment)

   

1,095,000

 

Sports Center Addition and

     
 

Renovation (design)

   

11,048,000

 

Outdoor Track - Phase II

1,816,000

   
 

Athletic Support Building

1,921,000

   
 

New Warehouse

2,269,000

   
 

Southern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

[21,860,500]

8,637,000

5,000,000

   

16,955,915

   
 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct garage,

     
 

design academic laboratory

     
 

building, demolish Seabury

     
 

Hall)

[20,426,000]

   
   

8,944,000

   
 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct academic laboratory

     
 

building)

 

63,171,000

 
 

Health and Human Services

     
 

Building

   

60,412,000

 

Additions and Renovations to

     
 

Buley Library

16,386,585

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

   

70,929,000

 

Western Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

7,212,000

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

80,605,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

 

4,666,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

 

2,982,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(construction/equipment)

   

31,594,000

 

Berkshire Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

   

4,797,000

 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (design)

500,000

   
 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (construction)

 

4,245,000

 
 

Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller

     
 

Plant

   

1,957,000

 

State University System

     
 

New and Replacement

     
 

Equipment

26,895,000

14,500,000

31,844,000

 

Alterations/Improvements:

     
 

Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000

 

Telecommunications

     
 

Infrastructure Upgrade

10,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000

 

Land and Property Acquisition

4,250,190

3,000,000

4,000,000

         
 

Totals

285,000,000

285,000,000

380,000,000

Sec. 68. Subsection (b) of section 16a-38m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of [Public Works] Energy and Environmental Protection for the purpose of funding [the net project costs, or the balance of any projects after applying any public or private financial incentives available, for] any energy services project that results in increased efficiency measures in state buildings pursuant to section 16a-38l, or for any renewable energy or combined heat and power project in state buildings.

Sec. 69. Subsection (b) of section 16a-38o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of [Public Utility Control] Energy and Environmental Protection for the purpose of [the grant program established in section 16a-38n] funding any energy services project that results in increased efficiency measures in state buildings pursuant to section 16a-38l, or for any renewable energy or combined heat and power project in state buildings.

Sec. 70. Subsection (b) of section 16a-38p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by [Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated] the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for the purpose of funding [the net project costs, or the balance of any projects after applying any public or private financial incentives available, for any renewable energy or combined heat and power projects in state buildings. The funds shall be made available through the Renewable Energy Investment Fund, established pursuant to section 16-245n. Eligible state buildings shall be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified or in the process of becoming LEED certified or in the process of becoming LEED silver rating certified or receive a two-globe rating in the green Globes USA design program or in the process of receiving a two-globe rating in the Green Globes USA design program] any energy services project that results in increased efficiency measures in state buildings pursuant to section 16a-38l, or for any renewable energy or combined heat and power project in state buildings.

Sec. 71. Section 22-26hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one hundred thirty million two hundred fifty thousand] one hundred fifty million two hundred fifty thousand dollars, the proceeds of which shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26cc, provided not more than ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012, and further provided not more than two million dollars shall be used for the purposes of section 22-26jj. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 72. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes of sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts, not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion forty-one million twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars] one billion two hundred twenty-seven million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided ninety-four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 73. Subsection (d) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall preclude the State Bond Commission from authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [one billion nine hundred fifty-three million four hundred thousand] two billion four hundred twenty-five million one hundred eighty thousand dollars, provided [one hundred twenty million] two hundred thirty-eight million three hundred sixty thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2010] 2012, that are not general obligations of the state of Connecticut to which the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal and interest. Such revenue bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such revenue bonds. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes authorized to be issued under sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, including the repayment of municipal loan obligations; nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon except to the extent of such pledged revenues or the receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes under the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, 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 or to make any appropriation for their payment. The revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant 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, except the property mortgaged or otherwise encumbered under the provisions and for the purposes of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The substance of such limitation shall be plainly stated on the face of each revenue bond, revenue state bond anticipation note and revenue state grant anticipation note issued pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state and such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, 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. As part of the contract of the state with the owners of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes, all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the debt service requirements with respect to such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes shall be deemed appropriated, but only from the sources pledged pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. The proceeds of such revenue bonds or notes may be deposited in the Clean Water Fund for use in accordance with the permitted uses of such fund. Any expense incurred in connection with the carrying out of the provisions of this section, including the costs of issuance of revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes and revenue state grant anticipation notes may be paid from the accrued interest and premiums or from any other proceeds of the sale of such revenue bonds, revenue state bond anticipation notes or revenue state grant anticipation notes and in the same manner as other obligations of the state. All provisions of subsections (g), (k), (l), (s) and (u) of section 3-20 or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all revenue bonds, state revenue bond anticipation notes and state revenue grant anticipation notes authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive. For the purposes of subsection (o) of section 3-20, "bond act" shall be construed to include said sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive.

Sec. 74. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [five hundred ninety-five million three hundred thousand] six hundred seventy-five million three hundred thousand dollars, provided [forty-five million] forty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2008] 2012.

Sec. 75. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate twenty million dollars, provided ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid under the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(c) (1) There is established an intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program to provide grants to municipalities to jointly acquire, on and after October 1, 2011, by purchase or by lease, equipment and vehicles necessary to the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service.

(2) Grant funds may be used for acquisition costs of (A) equipment with an anticipated remaining useful life of not less than five years from the date of purchase or entry into a lease, including, but not limited to, data processing equipment that has a unit price of less than one thousand dollars, that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service, and (B) a maintenance vehicle, pick-up truck, tractor, truck tractor or utility trailer, as each said term is defined in section 14-1 of the general statutes, or any other similar type of vehicle that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service. Each grant shall be not more than fifty per cent of the total acquisition cost of such equipment or vehicle, or two hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever is less.

(3) Not later than September 1, 2011, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall develop guidelines to establish (A) the procedures to apply for and the administration of the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program, (B) criteria for the expenditure of grant funds and the method of allocation of a grant among the municipalities that jointly acquire or lease equipment or a vehicle set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (C) prioritization for the awarding of grants pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, any limits in a given time frame on (i) the number of times a municipality may apply, or (ii) the dollar amount of grant funds a municipality may receive, pursuant to this section.

(4) Not later than October 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall publish a notice of grant availability and solicit proposals for funding under the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. Municipalities eligible for such funding pursuant to the guidelines developed under subdivision (3) of this subsection may file applications for such funding at such times and in such manner as the secretary prescribes. The secretary shall review all grant applications and make determinations as to which acquisitions to fund and the amount of grants to be awarded in accordance with the guidelines developed under subdivision (3) of this subsection.

(d) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 76. Subsection (c) of section 2 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Public Works] Department of Construction Services: Various security improvements, not exceeding $ 3,000,000.

Sec. 77. Subsection (d) of section 2 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, as amended by section 92 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Public Works] Department of Construction Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition and renovations for additional parking, not exceeding $ 4,000,000;

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-1 of the general statutes, capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at Fire Training Schools, not exceeding $ 10,000,000.

Sec. 78. Subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 216 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Information Technology] Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Development and implementation of the Connecticut Education Network, not exceeding $ 4,100,000;

(2) Planning and design of a data center, not exceeding $ 2,500,000;

(3) Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $ 6,310,500.

Sec. 79. Subsection (g) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 218 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Public Works] Department of Construction Services:

(1) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(2) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 8,000,000;

(3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(4) Development and implementation of a plan to reduce the number of state-owned and leased surface parking lots in Hartford, not exceeding $ 200,000.

Sec. 80. Subsection (c) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Information Technology] Department of Administrative Services: Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $ 6,310,500.

Sec. 81. Subsection (e) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 316 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Public Works] Department of Construction Services:

(1) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(2) Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking and security improvements, not exceeding $ 5,000,000;

(3) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $ 8,000,000.

Sec. 82. Subsection (b) of section 42 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

For the [Department of Public Works] Department of Construction Services: Removal or encapsulation of asbestos in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $ 2,500,000.

Sec. 83. Section 1 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 5 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, section 74 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, section 94 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, section 123 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 83 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of special act 01-2 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 479,604,195] $478,973,945.

Sec. 84. Subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 78 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 96 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

Development of a new Public Health Laboratory, or for a laboratory addition for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in Windsor, including acquisition, not exceeding [$ 5,000,000] $4,369,750.

Sec. 85. Section 9 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 346 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 21 of public act 01-7 of the June special session, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding $ 21,000,000, provided: (1) $ 12,000,000 may be made available to finance renovations, with priority given to health and safety, modernization and restructuring of state moderate rental family and elderly housing developments and comparable projects, provided (A) $ 8,000,000 of said $ 12,000,000 may be used for said purposes in the five municipalities with the highest number of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio as of January 1, 2005, (B) the planning requirements of sections 35 and 36 of public act 03-6 of the June special session have been met, (C) $ 2,000,000 may be used for said purposes in other municipalities, and (D) $ 2,000,000 may be used for said purposes at state-owned elderly housing units located in any municipality; (2) $ 800,000 shall be made available for renovations to a facility for the Friendship Service Center and Homeless Shelter in New Britain; and (3) $ 15,000,000 may be made available for the Pinnacle Heights Extension and Corbin Heights [Extension] housing development projects in New Britain.

Sec. 86. Section 1 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 211 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of public act 07-7 of the June special session, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [$ 335,828,850] $333,613,150.

Sec. 87. Subsection (o) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 226 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

For the Department of Public Health: Development of a new public health laboratory and related costs, not exceeding [$ 32,785,900] $30,570,200.

Sec. 88. Section 28 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes hereinafter stated: Housing development and rehabilitation, including moderate cost housing, moderate rental, congregate and elderly housing, urban homesteading, community housing development corporations, housing purchase and rehabilitation, housing for the homeless, housing for low income persons, limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing projects, abatement of hazardous material including asbestos and lead-based paint in residential structures, emergency repair assistance for senior citizens, housing land bank and land trust, housing and community development, predevelopment grants and loans, reimbursement for state and federal surplus property, private rental investment mortgage and equity program, housing infrastructure, demolition, renovation or redevelopment of vacant buildings or related infrastructure, septic system repair loan program, acquisition and related rehabilitation including loan guarantees for private developers of rental housing for the elderly, projects under the program established in section 8-37pp of the general statutes, and participation in federal programs, including administrative expenses associated with those programs eligible under the general statutes, not exceeding [$ 9,000,000] $10,000,000.

Sec. 89. Subsection (a) of section 34 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

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

Sec. 90. Subdivision (3) of subsection (e) of section 42 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2011):

At Northwestern Community College: Site remediation, acquisition of property, design and construction for a replacement for the Joyner Building, not exceeding $ 1,633,611.

Sec. 91. Subsection (a) of section 8-336n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) For the purpose of capitalizing the Housing Trust Fund created by section 8-336o, the State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding [one hundred ten] one hundred sixty million dollars, provided (1) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2008, [and] (5) twenty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2009, (6) twenty-five million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2011, and (7) twenty-five million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2012. The proceeds of the sale of bonds pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Housing Trust Fund.

Sec. 92. (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred seventy-two million five hundred thousand dollars, provided one hundred fifty-four million five hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012.

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by The University of Connecticut for the purpose of the development of a technology park and related buildings at the university, including planning, design, construction and improvements, land acquisition, purchase of equipment, on-site and off-site utilities and infrastructure improvements.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the university shall have the charge and supervision of all aspects of the project authorized under this section, as provided in section 10a-109n of the general statutes. Such charge and supervision shall extend to any off-campus improvements undertaken as part of said project. The university shall work in consultation with the town of Mansfield regarding any on-site or off-site utilities that are financed pursuant to this section.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 93. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Education, having reviewed applications for state grants for public school building projects in accordance with section 10-283 of the general statutes on the basis of priorities for such projects and standards for school construction established by the State Board of Education, and having prepared a listing of all such eligible projects ranked in order of priority, including a separate schedule of previously authorized projects which have changed substantially in scope or cost, as determined by said commissioner together with the amount of the estimated grant with respect to each eligible project, and having submitted such listing of eligible projects, prior to December 15, 2010, to a committee of the General Assembly established under section 10-283a of the general statutes for the purpose of reviewing such listing, is hereby authorized to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with said section 10-283 with respect to the priority listing of such projects and in such estimated amounts as approved by said committee prior to February 1, 2011, as follows:

(1) Estimated Grant Commitments.

 

School District

Estimated

Estimated

 

School

Project Costs

Grant

 

Project Number

   
       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Black Rock School

   
 

015-0172 EA/PS

$ 12,000,000

$ 9,385,200

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New Harding High School

   
 

015-0173 N

78,254,163

61,202,581

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Central High School

   
 

015-0174 EA

73,418,940

57,420,953

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Fairfield Woods Middle

   
 

051-0122 EA

24,453,000

6,374,897

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Pumpkin Delight School

   
 

084-0178 CV

500,000

194,650

       
 

CAPITOL REGION

   
 

EDUCATION COUNCIL

   
 

CREC Academy of Aerospace

   
 

241-0099 MAG/N/PS

67,393,000

64,023,350

       
 

CAPITOL REGION

   
 

EDUCATION COUNCIL

   
 

CREC Discovery Academy

   
 

241-0100 MAG/N/PS

31,975,000

30,376,250

       
 

CAPITOL REGION

   
 

EDUCATION COUNCIL

   
 

CREC Museum Academy

   
 

241-0101 MAG/N/PS

31,961,000

30,362,950

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Dunbar School

   
 

015-0171 A/EC

8,807,099

6,888,032

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Jonathan Law High School

   
 

084-0177 EA/EC

5,500,000

2,141,150

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Joseph A. Foran High School

   
 

084-0179 EA/EC

10,400,000

4,048,720

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Diloreto Magnet School

   
 

089-0166 EA

10,000,000

7,929,000

       
 

STRATFORD

   
 

Bunnell High School

   
 

138-0096 A/CV

1,357,000

654,210

       
 

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

   
 

Nonnewaug High School (Vo-Ag)

   
 

214-0090 VA/A

192,500

182,875

       
 

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 19

   
 

E. O. Smith High School (Vo-Ag)

   
 

219-0018 VE

590,062

560,559

       
 

CHESHIRE

   
 

Cheshire High School

   
 

025-0097 EC

209,101

90,353

       
 

CHESHIRE

   
 

Norton School

   
 

025-0098 EC

500,000

205,350

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Great Oak Middle School

   
 

108-0040 A/EC

910,791

465,141

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Weston High School

   
 

157-0052 EC

1,175,460

251,901

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Weston Middle School

   
 

157-0053 EC/CV

1,395,150

298,981

       
 

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 4

   
 

John Winthrop Middle School

   
 

204-0016 EC

994,000

426,028

       
 

CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER

   
 

Connecticut Science Center

   
 

648-0003 MAG/A/EC

1,500,000

1,425,000

(2) Previously Authorized Projects That Have Changed Substantially in Scope or Cost which are Seeking First Reauthorization.

 

School District

Authorized

Requested

 

School

   
 

Project Number

   
       
 

CROMWELL

   
 

Cromwell Middle School

   
 

033-0048 A/EC

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 2,463,000

$ 1,227,000

 

Total Grant

1,248,987

622,212

       
 

CROMWELL

   
 

Edna Stevens School

   
 

033-0049 A/EC

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

$ 3,695,000

$ 1,001,000

 

Total Grant

1,873,734

507,607

       
 

WATERBURY

   
 

Waterbury Career Academy

   
 

151-0276 N

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

63,846,000

68,190,000

 

Total Grant

50,163,802

53,576,883

(3) Previously Authorized Project That Has Changed Substantially in Scope or Cost which is Seeking Second Reauthorization.

 

School District

Authorized

Requested

 

School

   
 

Project Number

   
       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Leonard J. Tyl School

   
 

086-0086 E/CV

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

1,035,720

1,357,805

 

Total Grant

676,947

887,461

       
 

WEST HARTFORD

   
 

King Philip Middle School

   
 

155-0219 A

   
       
 

Estimated…

   
 

Total Project Costs

1,400,000

1,917,589

 

Total Grant

589,960

808,072

Sec. 94. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section 10-286d, for projects authorized during the period beginning July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2016, if the cost of site acquisition and remediation of a brownfield, as defined in section 32-9kk of the general statutes, in the town of Bridgeport is less than the cost of site acquisition and site remediation of a reasonable alternative site in the town of Bridgeport, as determined by the Commissioner of Construction Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education and the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development, then all such costs for site acquisition and remediation of a brownfield shall be eligible project costs.

(b) Not later than June 30, 2017, the Commissioner of Construction Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education and the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development, shall report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and finance, revenue and bonding on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 95. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant and the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section 10-282 concerning the definition of renovation, the town of Bristol may change the description of the alteration projects (Project Number 017-068A and Project Number 017-069A) at Bristol Central High School and Bristol Eastern High School to a renovation project and subsequently qualify as a renovation, as defined in subdivision (18) of said section 10-282.

Sec. 96. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287i of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring payment of the state share of eligible project costs and filing notice of authorization of funding for the local share of project costs, the Commissioner of Education may pay both the state share of eligible project costs and the local share of eligible project costs to the Capitol Region Education Council for the following interdistrict magnet school building projects: (1) Reggio Magnet School of the Arts (Project Number 241-0095 MAG/N), (2) International Magnet School for Global Citizenship (Project Number 241-0098 MAG/N), (3) Public Safety Academy (Project Number 241-0097 MAG/N), (4) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (Project Number 241-0096 MAG/N), (5) Academy of Aerospace (Project Number 241-0099 MAG/N), (6) Discovery Academy (Project Number 241-0100 MAG/N), and (7) Museum Academy (Project Number 241-0101 MAG/N), provided the project is in compliance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education. Upon completion of each project audit conducted pursuant to section 10-287 of the general statutes, the Department of Construction Services shall (A) compute the local share of the project cost in accordance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, (B) determine a repayment schedule of the local share based on twenty equal annual principal payments, (C) apply a fixed rate of interest, as determined by the State Treasurer, over the life of the repayment period, and (D) determine a schedule of interest payments due from the Capitol Region Education Council based on the outstanding principal at the time the principal payment is made. The Commissioner of Construction Services shall notify the Commissioner of Education of the annualized repayment amounts for each project that shall be withheld from the operating grant paid to the Capitol Region Education Council pursuant to section 10-264l of the general statutes at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes. The Commissioner of Education shall annually transfer such withheld annualized repayment amounts to the School Building Construction Fund established pursuant to section 10-287e of the general statutes.

Sec. 97. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a cooperative arrangement, pursuant to section 10-158a of the general statutes, be responsible for repaying any ineligible project costs for a school building project following a final audit by the Commissioner of Education, (1) the Two Rivers Magnet Academy governance committee shall not be responsible for repaying one million five hundred sixty-eight thousand six hundred seventy-two dollars in ineligible project costs for the new magnet school construction project at the Two Rivers Magnet Middle School (Project Number 224-0001 MAG/N) in East Hartford, and (2) the members of the Two Rivers Magnet Academy governance committee shall be responsible for repaying two hundred sixty-eight thousand six hundred dollars in ineligible project costs on a pro rata basis.

Sec. 98. (Effective from passage) The authorized total project costs for the Connecticut River Magnet Academy school construction project located on the campus of Goodwin College authorized pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes (Project Number 542-0001 MAG/N) shall be reduced by the amount of one million two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 99. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible project costs for a school building project grant, the town of Cromwell shall not be responsible for returning any portion of the grant already paid to the town prior to the effective date of this section based on the enrollment figure of four hundred ninety-four for the new construction project at Woodside Intermediate School (Project Number 033-0044 N) and the Department of Education shall not be responsible for making further grant payments to the town based on said enrollment figure.

Sec. 100. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) (1) The Department of Construction Services, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall provide a school building project grant in accordance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes for a diversity school for any local or regional board of education that has one or more schools under the jurisdiction of such board where the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in all grades of the school is greater than twenty-five per cent of the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the public schools in all of the same grades of the school district in which said school is situated taken together, and (2) such board has demonstrated evidence of a good-faith effort to correct the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district, as determined by the Commissioner of Education. Such diversity school shall be open to resident students of the school district for the purpose of correcting the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district not later than five years after the opening of the diversity school. For purposes of this section, "pupils of racial minorities" means those whose race is defined as other than white, or whose ethnicity is defined as Hispanic or Latino by the federal Office of Management and Budget for use by the Bureau of Census of the United States Department of Commerce.

(b) An eligible local or regional board of education shall apply to the Commissioner of Construction Services, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, for a school building project grant pursuant to this section. Such application shall include evidence that the local or regional board of education is developing policies to make residents of the district aware that enrollment in the diversity school is open to all eligible resident students. The Commissioner of Construction Services shall approve only applications for reimbursement under this section that the Commissioner of Education finds will assist eligible local and regional boards of education in correcting the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district.

(c) Eligible local or regional boards of education, for purposes of a diversity school, shall be eligible for reimbursement of eighty per cent of the reasonable cost of any capital expenditure for the purchase, construction, extension, replacement, leasing or major alteration of diversity school facilities, including any expenditure for the purchase of equipment, in accordance with this section. To be eligible for reimbursement under this section, a diversity school construction project shall meet the requirements for a school building project established in chapter 173 of the general statutes, except that the Commissioner of Construction Services may waive any requirement in such chapter for good cause.

(d) (1) The Commissioner of Education shall conduct a programmatic audit five years after the opening of a diversity school to examine whether the local or regional board of education has corrected the disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district. If the Commissioner of Education determines that the local or regional board of education has not made significant progress in correcting the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district, the Commissioner of Education shall provide notice that such board may be responsible for repaying the Department of Construction Services in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection if significant progress is not made in correcting the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district one year following the audit conducted pursuant to this subsection.

(2) If the Commissioner of Education determines a local or regional board of education has not made significant progress in correcting the existing disparity in the proportion of pupils of racial minorities in the district one year following the notice provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, such board shall be responsible for repaying the cost of capital expenditures for such diversity school in an amount to be calculated by the Department of Construction Services pursuant to this subdivision and that is the difference between the reimbursement percentage received pursuant to subsection (d) of this section and the reimbursement percentage calculated in accordance with the provisions of section 10-285a of the general statutes. The department shall (A) compute the local share of the project cost in accordance with the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, (B) determine a repayment schedule of the local share based on twenty equal annual principal payments, (C) apply a fixed rate of interest, as determined by the State Treasurer, over the life of the repayment period, and (D) determine a schedule of interest payments due from the town where the diversity school is located based on the outstanding principal at the time each principal payment is made.

Sec. 101. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Hartford may modify the scope of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School project (Project Number 064-0290 MAG/N) to accommodate the approved change from a grades six to twelve, inclusive, school to a grades prekindergarten to twelve, inclusive, school, provided (1) the current authorized total project costs do not increase, (2) the Commissioner of Education reviews and approves all construction plans and specifications for the grades prekindergarten to twelve, inclusive, school, and (3) the commissioner approves the modified enrollment projections for the grades prekindergarten to twelve, inclusive, school submitted by the town of Hartford.

Sec. 102. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Ledyard may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 072-0084 CV) at Juliet W. Long Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 103. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Ledyard may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 072-0083 CV) at Ledyard High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 104. Subsection (b) of section 23 of public act 07-3 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) (1) The Commissioner of Education may designate as many as two schools under the jurisdiction of such district as interdistrict magnet schools for the purposes of section 10-264h of the general statutes, provided the district submits a plan to the commissioner detailing how the district will meet the enrollment requirements provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection and the commissioner deems such plan reasonable. The total grant amount for projects for both schools shall not be more than ten million dollars more than the grant amount such district would have otherwise received for such projects pursuant to the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes. No school in such district shall be eligible to receive a grant pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-264l of the general statutes, unless such school operates as an "interdistrict magnet school program", as defined in subsection (a) of said section 10-264l, and meets the district-wide enrollment requirements pursuant to [said subsection (a)] subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(2) Not later than three years after the reopening of the schools of the interdistrict magnet school district following school construction projects for such schools, reimbursed at the rate provided for in section 10-264h of the general statutes, the local or regional board of education of such district shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education on the progress of such district in enrolling students from other school districts. If such district does not, on or before June 30, [2012] 2015, enroll students from other districts at a rate that is at least fifteen per cent of its total district-wide enrollment, such district shall be liable to the state for repayment of the amount representing the difference between the school building project grant received pursuant to this section and section 10-264h of the general statutes, and the grant such district would have otherwise received for such projects pursuant to the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes.

(3) For purposes of this subsection, "district-wide enrollment" means the total number of students enrolled in the New London public schools.

Sec. 105. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's Bureau of School Facilities, the town of West Haven may let out for bid on and commence a project for alteration and energy conservation (Project Number 156-0127) at the West Haven High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's Bureau of School Facilities.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section 10-287 requiring a competitive bidding process for orders and contracts for school building construction receiving state assistance under chapter 173 of the general statutes, the town of West Haven shall not be required to conduct such process for orders and contracts for the portion of the project for alteration and energy conservation (Project Number 156-0127) at the West Haven High School.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning changes in construction plans, the town of West Haven shall be deemed eligible for grant payment for any change orders that have not been submitted for the portion of the project for alteration and energy conservation (Project Number 156-0127) at the West Haven High School.

Sec. 106. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Woodstock may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 169-JMWV) at Woodstock Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 107. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's Bureau of School Facilities, the town of Winchester may let out for bid on and commence a project for code violations (Project Number 162-0039) at the Pearson Middle School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's Bureau of School Facilities.

Sec. 108. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring any town or regional school district to refund the unamortized balance of a school construction grant if the town or regional school district abandons, sells, leases, demolishes or otherwise redirects the use of a school building to other than a public school, the town of Enfield shall not be subject to the provisions of said section 10-283 for grants paid for school building projects at the Stowe Elementary School for the period that the Capitol Region Education Council leases the facility for temporary use as the Public Safety Magnet School. The period for which the Stowe Elementary School is used by the Capitol Region Education Council for this purpose shall be credited towards time the facility is used by Enfield for other school use.

Sec. 109. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Groton shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the new construction project at the Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School (Project Number 059-0168 N).

Sec. 110. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of New Haven shall not be responsible for returning any portion of the grant already paid to the town prior to the effective date of this section based on the enrollment figure of six hundred eighty for the renovation project at Clinton Avenue School (Project Number 093-0344 RNV) and the Department of Education shall not be responsible for making further grant payments to the town based on said enrollment figure.

Sec. 111. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes concerning the requirement that a school building project designated as a renovation cost less than building a new facility, the alteration project at M. D. Fox Elementary School (Project Number 064-0299 A/EC/CV/RNV) in the town of Hartford shall qualify as a renovation, as defined in said subdivision (18) of section 10-282, provided the cost of such project shall not exceed the currently approved cost of fifty-four million three hundred thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.

Sec. 112. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Danbury may change the scope of the extension and alteration project at the Danbury Head Start Center (Project Number 034-0133 P/EA) to acquiring a site and constructing a new facility.

Sec. 113. Section 13 of public act 06-158 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2005, and the provisions of section 10-66bb of the general statutes concerning limitations on enrollment, a purchase and renovations project for Amistad Academy Charter School in New Haven with costs not to exceed [thirty-one million five hundred thousand] thirty-four million two hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of [this act] public act 06-158, provided a complete grant application is submitted prior to June 30, 2007. Such building project shall be eligible for a reimbursement rate of seventy-eight and fifty-seven hundredths per cent. All final calculations completed by the Department of [Education] Construction Services for such school building project shall include a computation of the state grant for the school building project amortized on a straight line basis over a twenty-five year period. If such building ceases to be used as Amistad Academy Charter School during such amortization period, the governing authority of Amistad Academy Charter School shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date the alternate use for the building project initially occurs. The amortization period for a project shall begin on the date the project was accepted as complete by the governing authority.

Sec. 114. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a public invitation to bid be advertised in a newspaper having circulation in the town in which construction is to take place, Regional District 6 shall be allowed to provide alternate means of public invitation to bid for costs up to four hundred nineteen thousand two hundred dollars on the regional vocational agricultural construction project (Project Number 206-0043 VE/EA) at the Wamogo Regional High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 115. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning space standards for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building grant, the town of Wilton shall not be responsible for returning any portion of the grant already paid prior to the effective date of this section to the town based on the facility square footage amount of one hundred forty-five thousand three hundred for the renovation project at the Cider Mill School (Project Number 161-0048 RNV/E) and the State Department of Education shall not be responsible for making further grant payments to the town based on said square footage amount.

Sec. 116. Section 16a-38n of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2011)

Approved June 30, 2011