OLR Bill Analysis

SB 773

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING OF STATE FACILITIES.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) commissioner, when leasing, purchasing, or contracting for the purchase of state facilities in certain municipalities, to first consider locations in the central business district. The requirement applies when DAS sites a facility in a municipality with a population greater than 45,000 that has adopted an ordinance requiring such consideration.

The bill authorizes municipalities with more than 45,000 people to adopt such an ordinance. It defines “state facility” as a building or real property that the state owns or leases.

Existing law, unchanged by the bill, requires the commissioner to consider proximity to rail lines or bus routes when siting state facilities (CGS 4b-24a).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(04/05/2013)