JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 2: 38 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Our thought for today is from Proverbs 16: 3 "commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. "

Let us pray, Almighty God, as tomorrow is the last day of session of the year, we thank you for the service of these men and women the they have rendered to the State of Connecticut. Bless them now as they make the final decisions for this session. Keep them in wisdom and give them courage.

We give thanks to you for those women and men, for their commitment, courage, integrity and their wisdom and for their friendship. Continue to use them for the good of your people. Grant your blessings on our nations and state. Protect our leaders, protect our defenders of freedom from all harm and comfort those at home. Hear our prayer as we pray and let us all say, Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Fonfara of the 1st, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 6389 (RAISED) (File No. 82) AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6629 (RAISED) (File No. 581) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONALISM IN CONNECTICUT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "B" and "C").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6637 (RAISED) (File No. 669) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGHWAYS AND PRIVATE WAYS BY MUNICIPALITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

DISAGREEING ACTION

The following favorable report was received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 928 (RAISED) (File No. 114) AN ACT CONCERNING PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

DISAGREEING ACTIONS

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PASSED

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committees accepted and the bills passed.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1138 (RAISED) (File Nos. 120 and 879) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "C" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 05 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 26

Those voting Nay 6

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1138 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

A

   

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senator(s) abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Kissel, of the 7th

Senator Linares, of the 33rd

Senator Witkos, of the 8th

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE GOVERNOR

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Governor of Senate Bill 1138 as amended.

S. J. No. 58 RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE STATE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES PLAN UPDATE: 2013-2018.

Senator Cassano of the 4th, explained the bill and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kane of the 32nd.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 19 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 25. was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House of Senate Joint Resolution No. 58.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6623 (RAISED) (File Nos. 469 and 808) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT ASSESSMENTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Kane of the 32nd, Linares of the 33rd and Welch of the 31st.

One the motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6384 (RAISED) (File Nos. 292 and 824) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPROPORTIONATE OR INAPPROPRIATE IDENTIFICATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AS REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and Boucher of the 26th.

One the motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 978 (RAISED) (File No. 608) AN ACT CONCERNING SUBCONTRACTOR PREQUALIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION THRESHOLDS AND INCREASING THE THRESHOLD FOR REQUIRING COMPETITIVE BIDDING OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

Senator Musto of the 22nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7878) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4b-91 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [Every] (1) As used in this section, "prequalification classification" means the prequalification classifications established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 4a-100, "public agency" has the same meaning as provided in section 1-200 and "awarding authority" means the Commissioner of Construction Services, except "awarding authority" means (A) the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly, in the case of a contract for the construction of or work on a building or other public work under the supervision and control of the joint committee, or (B) the constituent unit, in the case of a contract for the construction of or work on a building or other public work under the supervision and control of one of the constituent units of the state system of higher education.

(2) Except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, every contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or any other public work by the state [except a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation, which] that is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars, [except a contract awarded by the Commissioner of Construction Services for (1) a community court project, as defined in subsection (j) of section 4b-55, (2) the downtown Hartford higher education center project, as defined in subsection (l) of section 4b-55, (3) a correctional facility project, as defined in subsection (m) of section 4b-55, (4) a juvenile detention center project, as defined in subsection (n) of section 4b-55, or (5) a student residential facility for the Connecticut State University System that is a priority higher education facility project, as defined in subsection (f) of section 4b-55,] shall be awarded to the lowest responsible and qualified general bidder who is prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100 on the basis of competitive bids in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter, after the [Commissioner of Construction Services or, in the case of a contract for the construction of or work on a building or other public work under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly, the joint committee or, in the case of a contract for the construction of or work on a building or other public work under the supervision and control of one of the constituent units of the state system of higher education, the constituent unit,] awarding authority has invited such bids by notice posted on the State Contracting Portal. The awarding authority shall indicate the prequalification classification required for the contract in such notice.

(3) The provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection shall not apply to (A) a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation, or (B) a contract awarded by the Commissioner of Construction Services for (i) any public building or other public works project administered by the Department of Construction Services that is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one and one-half million dollars, (ii) a community court project, as defined in subsection (j) of section 4b-55, (iii) the downtown Hartford higher education center project, as defined in subsection (l) of section 4b-55, (iv) a correctional facility project, as defined in subsection (m) of section 4b-55, (v) a juvenile detention center project, as defined in subsection (n) of section 4b-55, or (vi) a student residential facility for the Connecticut State University System that is a priority higher education facility project, as defined in subsection (f) of section 4b-55.

(4) Every contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or any other public work by a public agency that is paid for, in whole or in part, with state funds and that is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars [, except a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation,] shall be awarded to a bidder that is prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100 after the public agency has invited such bids by notice posted on the State Contracting Portal, except for (A) a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation, or (B) any public building or other public works project administered by the Department of Construction Services that is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one and one-half million dollars. The [Commissioner of Construction Services, the joint committee, the constituent unit] awarding authority or the public agency, as the case may be, shall indicate the prequalification classification required for the contract in such notice. [As used in this section, "prequalification classification" means the prequalification classifications established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 4a-100. As used in this section, "public agency" means public agency, as defined in section 1-200. ]

(5) Every contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or other public works project administered by the Department of Construction Services that is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one and one-half million dollars, shall be awarded, where practicable, through a process of sealed bidding developed by the Commissioner of Construction Services. The process to be developed by the commissioner shall be different from the process required under this chapter and such process shall include, but not be limited to, the solicitation of bids from (A) at least three contractors from a list of preselected contractors, or (B) all available contractors from a list of preselected contractors if fewer than three are available, who are deemed by the commissioner to possess the skill, ability and integrity necessary to perform the specific scope of work for the purpose of providing construction services to the state.

(b) The [Commissioner of Construction Services, the joint committee or the constituent unit, as the case may be,] awarding authority shall determine the manner of submission and the conditions and requirements of [such] bids invited under this section, and the time within which the bids shall be submitted, consistent with the provisions of this section and sections [4b-91] 4b-92 to 4b-96, inclusive. Such award shall be made not later than ninety days after the opening of such bids. If the general bidder selected as the general contractor fails to perform the general contractor's agreement to execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the general contractor's general bid and furnish a performance bond and also a labor and materials or payment bond to the amount specified in the general bid form, an award shall be made to the next lowest responsible and qualified general bidder, or, in the case of a contract awarded under subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of this section, to another qualified preselected contractor. No employee of the Department of Construction Services, the joint committee or a constituent unit with decision-making authority concerning the award of a contract and no public official, as defined in section 1-79, may communicate with any bidder prior to the award of the contract if the communication results in the bidder receiving information about the contract that is not available to other bidders, except that if the lowest responsible and qualified bidder's price submitted is in excess of funds available to make an award, the [Commissioner of Construction Services, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the constituent unit, as the case may be,] awarding authority may negotiate with such bidder and award the contract on the basis of the funds available, without change in the contract specifications, plans and other requirements. If the award of a contract on said basis is refused by such bidder, the [Commissioner of Construction Services, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the constituent unit, as the case may be,] awarding authority may negotiate with other contractors who submitted bids in ascending order of bid prices without change in the contract, specifications, plans and other requirements. In the event of negotiation with general bidders as provided in this section, the general bidder involved may negotiate with subcontractors on the same basis, provided such general bidder shall negotiate only with subcontractors named on such general bidder's general bid form.

Sec. 2. Subsection (j) of section 4b-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) [On and after October 5, 2009, no] No person whose subcontract exceeds five hundred thousand dollars in value may perform work as a subcontractor on a project for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or any other public work by the state or a municipality, except a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation, which project is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars and is paid for, in whole or in part, with state funds, unless, at the time of the bid submission, the person is prequalified in accordance with section 4a-100. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a project described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 4b-24b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Whenever realty uses designed uniquely for state use and for periods over five years are concerned, the Commissioner of Construction Services shall, whenever practicable, attempt to construct on state-owned land. Whenever the Commissioner of Construction Services has established specific plans and specifications for new construction on state land or new construction for sale to the state: (1) If it appears to the commissioner that the cost of the project shall be less than [five hundred thousand] one and one-half million dollars, contracts shall be made, where practicable, through a process of sealed bidding as provided in section 4b-91, as amended by this act, relating to projects in excess of [five hundred thousand] one and one-half million dollars; (2) if it appears to the commissioner that the space needs of the requesting agency are less than five thousand square feet, the commissioner shall, whenever practicable, carry on advertising, in accordance with the provisions of section 4b-34 relating to projects in excess of five thousand square feet, in order to allow an equal opportunity for third parties to do business with the state without regard to political affiliation, political contributions or relationships with persons in state, federal or local governmental positions.

Sec. 4. Section 4b-52 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) No repairs, alterations or additions involving expense to the state of five hundred thousand dollars or less or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by the Judicial Branch, one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, two million dollars or less, shall be made to any state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government and no contract for any construction, repairs, alteration or addition shall be entered into without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services, except repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision of The University of Connecticut. Repairs, alterations or additions which are made pursuant to such approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services shall conform to all guidelines and procedures established by the Department of Construction Services for agency-administered projects. (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, repairs, alterations or additions involving expense to the state of five hundred thousand dollars or less may be made to any state building or premises under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, under the terms of section 4b-11, and any contract for any such construction, repairs or alteration may be entered into by the Office of the Chief Court Administrator or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education without the approval of the Commissioner of Construction Services.

(b) Except as provided in this section, no repairs, alterations or additions involving an expense to the state of more than five hundred thousand dollars or, in the case of [repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by the Judicial Branch] any repair, alteration or addition administered by the Department of Construction Services, more than one and one-half million [two hundred fifty thousand] dollars, [or, in the case of repairs, alterations or additions to a building rented or occupied by a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, more than two million dollars,] shall be made to any state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government, nor shall any contract for any construction, repairs, alteration or addition be entered into, until the Commissioner of Construction Services or, in the case of the construction or repairs, alterations or additions to a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly, said joint committee or, in the case of construction, repairs, alterations or additions to a building involving expenditures in excess of five hundred thousand dollars but not more than one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars under the supervision and control of the Judicial Branch, said Judicial Branch or, in the case of the construction, repairs, alterations or additions to a building involving expenditures in excess of five hundred thousand dollars but not more than two million dollars under the supervision and control of one of the constituent units of higher education, the constituent unit, has invited bids thereon and awarded a contract thereon, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4b-91 to 4b-96, inclusive, as amended by this act. The Commissioner of Construction Services, with the approval of the authority having the supervision of state employees or the custody of inmates of state institutions, without the necessity of bids, may employ such employees or inmates and purchase or furnish the necessary materials for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or enlargement of any such state building or premises occupied by any state officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government.

(c) Whenever the Commissioner of Construction Services declares that an emergency condition exists at any state facility, other than a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, and that the condition would adversely affect public safety or the proper conduct of essential state government operations, or said joint committee declares that such an emergency exists at a building under its supervision and control, the commissioner or the joint committee may employ such assistance as may be required to restore facilities under their control and management, or the commissioner may so act upon the request of a state agency, to restore facilities under the control and management of such agency, without inviting bids as required in subsection (b) of this section. The commissioner shall take no action requiring the expenditure of more than [five hundred thousand] one and one-half million dollars to restore any facility under this subsection (1) without the written consent of the Governor, and (2) until the commissioner has certified to the joint committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legislative management that the project is of such an emergency nature that an exception to subsection (b) of this section is required. Such certification shall include input from all affected agencies, detail the need for the exception and include any relevant documentation. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply if any person is obligated under the terms of an existing contract with the state to render such assistance. The annual report of the commissioner shall include a detailed statement of all expenditures made under this subsection.

(d) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may, during the term of a lease of a building or premises occupied by any state offices, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government, (1) renegotiate the lease in order to enable the lessor to make necessary alterations or additions up to a maximum amount of five hundred thousand dollars, in consultation with the Commissioner of Construction Services and subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, or (2) require that a security audit be conducted for such building or premises and, if necessary, renegotiate the lease in order to enable the lessor to make necessary alterations or additions to bring the building or premises into compliance with the security standards for state agencies established under section 4b-132. Alterations or additions under subdivision (2) of this subsection shall not be subject to the spending limit in subdivision (1) of this subsection, and a renegotiated lease under said subdivision (2) shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, provided such approval requirement shall not compromise the security requirements of chapter 60a and this section. The commissioner shall determine the manner of submission, conditions and requirements of bids and awards made for alterations or additions under this subsection. No lease shall be renegotiated under this subsection for a term less than five years. As used in this subsection, "security" and "security audit" have the meanings assigned to such terms in section 4b-130. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

4b-91(a) and (b)

Sec. 2

from passage

4b-91(j)

Sec. 3

from passage

4b-24b(a)

Sec. 4

from passage

4b-52

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th and Welch of the 31st.

One the motion of Senator Musto of the 22nd the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7878) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6653 (RAISED) (File Nos. 474, 727 and 877) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATORY STREAMLINING TO ASSIST MUNICIPALITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Welch of the 31st, Kane of the 32nd and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 29 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6653 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6441 (RAISED) (File Nos. 88 and 884) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DAM SAFETY PROGRAM AND MOSQUITO CONTROL. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A", "C" and "D").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Welch of the 31st and Duff of the 25th.

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5844 (COMM) (File Nos. 501 and 852) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERNIGHT TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS AND THE TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS UNDER CERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senators Chapin of the 30th.

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

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DISAGREEING ACTIONS

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) (File Nos. 444 and 878) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A", "B" and "C").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PASSED

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6538 (RAISED) (File Nos. 329 and 892) AN ACT CONCERNING ARBORISTS AND TREE WARDENS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Welch of the 31st and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 51 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 22

Those voting Nay 12

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6538 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

A

   

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 952 (RAISED) (File No. 264) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING BED BUG INFESTATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "C").

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th moved Rejection of House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 8423)

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 02 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 24

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote House Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 8423) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th, Ayala of the 23rd and Kissel of the 7th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 13 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 33

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 952 as amended was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5149 (COMM) (File Nos. 158 and 798) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY REGARDING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Fasano of the 34th, Chapin of the 30th and Welch of the 31st.

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 6403 (RAISED) (File No. 252) AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th and Frantz of the 36th.

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6394 (RAISED) (File No. 662) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF UNIVERSITY POLICE.

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Kane of the 32nd.

One the motion of Senator Bye of the 5th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6488 (RAISED) (File No. 367) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVACUATION AND TEMPORARY SHELTERING OF CERTAIN ANIMALS DURING EMERGENCIES.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Cassano of the 4th and Boucher of the 26th.

One the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6454 (RAISED) (File Nos. 92 and 853) AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE STATION WORK ZONES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Kane of the 32nd and Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6375 (RAISED) (File Nos. 41 and 791) AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kane of the 32nd.

One the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1052 (RAISED) (File No. 655) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVED TAX COLLECTION.

Senator Fonfara of the 1st explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8748) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Frantz of the 36th and Boucher of the 26th.

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 12-268c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date):

(b) (1) To any refunds granted as a result of overpayments of any taxes under chapter 210, 211 or 212, except refunds due because of any intentional overpayment, there shall be added interest at the rate of two-thirds of one per cent for each month or fraction of a month, [which elapses between (1) the later of (A) the due date of such taxes or (B) the date of making such overpayment and (2) the date of notice by the Commissioner of Revenue Services that such refunds are due] as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection.

(2) In case of such overpayment pursuant to a tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to (A) the ninety-first day after the last day prescribed for filing the tax return associated with such overpayment, or (B) the ninety-first day after the date such return was filed, whichever is later.

(3) In case of such overpayment pursuant to an amended tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to the ninety-first day after the date such amended tax return was filed.

Sec. 2. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 12-392 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date):

(3) (A) Whenever there is an overpayment of the tax imposed by this chapter, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall return to the fiduciary or transferee the overpayment which shall bear interest at the rate of two-thirds of one per cent per month or fraction thereof, said interest commencing, for the estates of decedents dying prior to July 1, 2009, from the expiration of nine months after the death of the transferor or date of payment, whichever is later, or, for the estates of decedents dying on or after July 1, 2009, from the expiration of six months after the death of the transferor or date of payment, whichever is later, as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this subdivision.

(B) In case of such overpayment pursuant to a tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subdivision on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to (i) the ninety-first day after the last day prescribed for filing the tax return associated with such overpayment, determined without regard to any extension of time for filing, or (ii) the ninety-first day after the date such return was filed, whichever is later.

(C) In case of such overpayment pursuant to an amended tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subdivision on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to the ninety-first day after the date such amended tax return was filed.

Sec. 3. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 12-587 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) Gross earnings derived from the first sale of the following petroleum products within this state shall be exempt from tax: (A) Any petroleum products sold for exportation from this state for sale or use outside this state; (B) the product designated by the American Society for Testing and Materials as "Specification for Heating Oil D396-69", commonly known as number 2 heating oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes or to be used in a commercial fishing vessel, which vessel qualifies for an exemption pursuant to section 12-412; (C) kerosene, commonly known as number 1 oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes, provided delivery is of both number 1 and number 2 oil, and via a truck with a metered delivery ticket to a residential dwelling or to a centrally metered system serving a group of residential dwellings; (D) the product identified as propane gas, to be used exclusively for heating purposes; (E) bunker fuel oil, intermediate fuel, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil to be used in any vessel having a displacement exceeding four thousand dead weight tons; (F) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, propane gas to be used as a fuel for a motor vehicle; (G) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition; (H) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, number 2 heating oil to be used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412; (I) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2000, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes; (J) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, petroleum products to be used as a fuel for a fuel cell, as defined in subdivision (113) of section 12-412; (K) a commercial heating oil blend containing not less than ten per cent of alternative fuels derived from agricultural produce, food waste, waste vegetable oil or municipal solid waste, including, but not limited to, biodiesel or low sulfur dyed diesel fuel; [or] (L) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2007, diesel fuel other than diesel fuel to be used in an electric generating facility to generate electricity; or (M) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2013, cosmetic grade mineral oil.

Sec. 4. Section 12-587a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015, and applicable to quarterly periods commencing on or after said date):

(a) (1) Any company, as such term is used in section 12-587, as amended by this act, liable for the tax imposed under subsection (b) of said section 12-587, as amended by this act, on gross earnings from the first sale of petroleum products within this state, which products the purchaser thereof subsequently sells for exportation and sale or use outside this state, shall be allowed a credit against any tax for which such company is liable in accordance with subsection (b) of said section 12-587, in the amount of tax paid to the state with respect to the sale of such products, provided (A) such purchaser has submitted certification to such company, in such form as prescribed by the Commissioner of Revenue Services, that such products were sold or used outside this state, (B) such certification and any additional information related to such sale or use by such purchaser, which said commissioner may request, have been submitted to said commissioner, and (C) such company makes a payment to such purchaser, related to such products sold or used outside this state, in the amount equal to the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on gross earnings from the first sale to such purchaser within the state.

(2) The credit allowed pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection may also be claimed, in the same manner as provided in said subdivision (1), by any such company when the petroleum products sold in a first sale within this state by such company are incorporated by the purchaser thereof into a material that is included in U. S. industry group 3255 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 2007 edition, and such products are subsequently exported for sale or use outside this state. Such company shall be allowed said credit in the amount of tax paid to the state with respect to the sale of such products.

[(2)] (3) In addition, such company shall be allowed such credit when there has been any sale of such products subsequent to the sale by such company but prior to sale or use outside this state, provided (A) each purchaser receives payment, related to such products sold or used outside this state, equal to the tax imposed under said section 12-587, on gross earnings from the first sale of such products within this state, and (B) the purchaser selling or using such products outside this state complies with the requirements in this section related to a purchaser of such products from the company liable for such tax.

(b) (1) Any company liable for the tax imposed under subsection (c) of section 12-587 on the consideration given or contracted to be given for petroleum products which it imports or causes to be imported into this state for sale, use or consumption in this state, shall be allowed a credit against tax under subsection (c) of section 12-587 if the company subsequently exports such petroleum products for sale or use outside this state, in the amount of tax paid to the state with respect to the sale, use or consumption in this state of such products.

(2) The credit allowed pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection may also be claimed, in the same manner as provided in said subdivision (1), by any such company when the petroleum products which such company imports or causes to be imported into this state are incorporated by such company into a material that is included in U. S. industry group 3255 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 2007 edition, and such company subsequently exports such products for sale or use outside this state. Such company shall be allowed said credit in the amount of tax paid to the state with respect to the sale, use or consumption in this state of such products.

Sec. 5. Subsection (b) of section 12-589 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date):

(b) (1) To any refund granted as a result of overpayments of any taxes imposed under section 12-587, as amended by this act, except refunds due because of any intentional overpayment, there shall be added interest at the rate of two-thirds of one per cent for each month or fraction of a month, [which elapses between (1) the later of the due date of such taxes or the date of making such overpayment and (2) the date of notice by the Commissioner of Revenue Services that any such refund is due] as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection.

(2) In case of such overpayment pursuant to a tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to (A) the ninety-first day after the last day prescribed for filing the tax return associated with such overpayment, or (B) the ninety-first day after the date such return was filed, whichever is later.

(3) In case of such overpayment pursuant to an amended tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to the ninety-first day after the date such amended tax return was filed.

Sec. 6. Subsection (d) of section 12-647 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date):

(d) (1) Whenever there is an overpayment of the tax imposed by this chapter, the commissioner shall return to the taxpayer the overpayment, which shall bear interest at the rate of two-thirds of one per cent per month or fraction thereof, [said interest commencing from the due date of the return required under this chapter, or the date of payment, whichever is later] as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection.

(2) In case of such overpayment pursuant to a tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to (A) the ninety-first day after the last day prescribed for filing the tax return associated with such overpayment, determined without regard to any extension of time for filing, or (B) the ninety-first day after the date such return was filed, whichever is later.

(3) In case of such overpayment pursuant to an amended tax return, no interest shall be allowed or paid under this subsection on such overpayment for any month or fraction thereof prior to the ninety-first day after the date such amended tax return was filed.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage and applicable to calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2013) (a) Whenever a company subject to tax under the provisions of chapter 207 of the general statutes is eligible to claim more than one tax credit, the credits shall be claimed for the calendar year in the following order:

(1) Any credit that may be carried backward to a preceding calendar year or years shall first be claimed (A) with any credit carry-back that will expire first being claimed prior to any credit carry-back that will expire later or will not expire at all, and (B) if the credit carry-backs will expire at the same time, in the order in which the company may receive the maximum benefit;

(2) Any credit that may not be carried backward to a preceding calendar year or years and that may not be carried forward to a succeeding calendar year or years shall next be claimed, in the order in which the company may receive the maximum benefit; and

(3) Any credit that may be carried forward to a succeeding calendar year or years shall next be claimed (A) with any credit carry-forward that will expire first being claimed prior to any credit carry-forward that will expire later or will not expire at all, and (B) if the credit carry-forwards will expire at the same time, in the order in which the company may receive the maximum benefit.

(b) In no event shall any credit be claimed more than once.

Sec. 8. Section 12-217dd of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013):

(a) For purposes of this section: [, "donation]

(1) "Donation of open space land" means the value of any land or interest in land conveyed without financial consideration, or the value of any discount of the sale price in any sale of land or interest in land, to the state, a political subdivision of the state, a water company, as defined in section 25-32a, or to any nonprofit land conservation organization where such land is to be permanently preserved as protected open space or used as a public water supply source.

(2) "Donation of land for educational use" means the value of any land or interest in land conveyed without financial consideration, or the value of any discount of the sale price in any sale of land or interest in land, to any town, city or borough, whether consolidated or unconsolidated, or any school district or regional school district for educational use, as defined in section 16-43b.

(b) There shall be allowed a credit for all taxpayers against the tax imposed under [section 12-217] this chapter, in an amount equal to fifty per cent of any donation of open space land [or as a public water supply source] and fifty per cent of any donation of land for educational use. For purposes of calculating the credit under this section, the amount of donation shall be based on the use value of the donated [open space] land and the amount received for such land. For purposes of this subsection, "use value" means the fair market value of land at its highest and best use, as determined by a certified real estate appraiser.

(c) A credit for the donation of open space land that is allowed under this section [,] with respect to any taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 2000, but is not used by a taxpayer, may be carried forward to each of the successive income years until such credit is fully taken, [. In] but in no case shall a credit that is not used be carried forward for a period of more than twenty-five years. A credit for the donation of land for educational use that is allowed under this section with respect to any taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 2013, but is not used by a taxpayer, may be carried forward to each of the successive income years until such credit is fully taken, but in no case shall a credit that is not used be carried forward for a period of more than twenty-five years.

Sec. 9. Section 12-217ff of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013):

(a) For purposes of this section, "donation of land for educational use" means the value of any land or interest in land conveyed without financial consideration, or the value of any discount of the sale price in any sale of land or interest in land, to any municipality or political subdivision of the state for educational use, as defined in section 16-43b.

(b) There shall be allowed a credit for all taxpayers against the tax imposed under section 12-217, in an amount equal to fifty per cent of any donation of land for educational use. For purposes of calculating the credit under this section the amount of donation shall be based on the difference between the use value of the donated land and the amount received for such land. For the purposes of this subsection, "use value" means a fair market value of land at its highest and best use, as determined by a certified real estate appraiser.

(c) A credit that is allowed under this section, with respect to any taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 2004, but is not used by a taxpayer may be carried forward to each of the successive income years until such credit is fully taken. In no case shall a credit that is not used be carried forward for a period of more than fifteen years.

(d) No tax credit shall be allowed under this section with respect to any donation of land for educational use made on or after January 1, 2013.

Sec. 10. Subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 12-217kk of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(3) Any credit allowed pursuant to this section may be sold, assigned or otherwise transferred, in whole or in part, to one or more taxpayers, and such taxpayers may sell, assign or otherwise transfer, in whole or in part, such credit. [Any taxpayer holding such credit may claim such credit only for the income year in which expenditures were made by the taxpayer for the infrastructure project. ]

Sec. 11. Subsections (e) and (f) of section 12-217pp of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) (1) To be eligible to claim the credit, a taxpayer shall apply to the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this section. The application shall be on a form provided by the commissioner and shall contain sufficient information as required by the commissioner, including, but not limited to, the activities that the taxpayer primarily engages in, the North American Industrial Classification System code of the taxpayer, the current number of employees employed by the taxpayer as of the application date, and if applicable, the name and position or job title of the new, qualifying or veteran employee. The commissioner shall consult with the Labor Commissioner, the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services or the Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs, Mental Health and Addiction Services or Developmental Services, as applicable, for any verification the commissioner deems necessary of unemployment compensation or vocational rehabilitation services received by a qualifying employee, or of service in the armed forces of the United States by a veteran employee. The commissioner may impose a fee for such application as the commissioner deems appropriate.

(2) (A) Upon receipt of an application, the commissioner shall render a decision, in writing, on each completed application not later than thirty days after the date of its receipt by the commissioner. If the commissioner approves such application, the commissioner shall issue a certification letter to the taxpayer indicating that the credit will be available to be claimed by the taxpayer if the taxpayer and new, qualifying or veteran employee otherwise meets the requirements of this section.

(B) On and after January 1, 2014, the commissioner shall render a decision upon such completed applications and, if approved, issue such certification letters, as provided in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, that pertain to qualifying or veteran employees who meet the requirements of this section, and with respect to whom credits pursuant to this section have previously been granted. The commissioner may, in his or her discretion, render a decision upon applications that pertain to new employees, with respect to whom credits pursuant to this section have previously been granted, when such applications are consistent with the economic development priorities of the state.

(f) (1) The total amount of credits granted under this section and sections 12-217ii, 12-217nn and 12-217oo shall not exceed twenty million dollars in any one fiscal year or forty million dollars over the duration of the job expansion tax credit program, including the two immediately succeeding income years after such credits are granted.

(2) If a taxpayer was issued an eligibility certificate by the commissioner prior to January 1, 2012, to receive a jobs creation tax credit pursuant to section 12-217ii, the provisions of the tax credit program pursuant to said section 12-217ii shall apply to such taxpayer for the duration of the eligibility certificate.

(3) If a taxpayer is issued a certification letter by the commissioner prior to January 1, 2013, to receive a qualified small business job creation tax credit pursuant to section 12-217nn, the provisions of the tax credit program pursuant to said section 12-217nn shall apply to such taxpayer for the duration of such certification.

(4) If a taxpayer was issued a certification letter by the commissioner prior to January 1, 2012, to receive a vocational rehabilitation job creation tax credit pursuant to section 12-217oo, the provisions of the tax credit program pursuant to said section 12-217oo shall apply to such taxpayer for the duration of such certification.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall conduct a study of the personal income tax structure to consider the impact upon taxpayers, by state tax filing status, of the various tax rates and credits established pursuant to chapter 229 of the general statutes. Such study shall include (1) an analysis of the taxes and credits based on adjusted gross income imposed on each group of taxpayers at the same or equivalent income level, and whether such taxes and credits are the same or equivalent, (2) a comparison of the effect of basing the state personal income tax on federal adjusted gross income versus federal taxable income, and (3) consideration of how such tax rates and credits might be restructured to ensure that tax liability is shared equitably among all taxpayers, while maintaining the current state revenue levels.

(b) On or before January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding on the results of the study required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such report shall include suggestions for legislative changes, if such are found to be necessary to ensure an equitable personal income tax structure.

Sec. 13. Subsection (h) of section 12-217n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(h) Any taxpayer, or in the case of a combined return, any combined group of taxpayers, that claims a credit under section 12-217j for any income year shall reduce the amount of research and development expenses that otherwise may be taken into account in computing the allowable credit under subsection (c) of this section for such income year by the amount of excess research and experimental expenditures, as computed under said section 12-217j, for which the credit thereunder is given. [Any taxpayer, or in the case of a combined return, any combined group of taxpayers, that claims a credit under section 12-217l for any income year shall reduce the amount of research and development expenses that otherwise may be taken into account in computing the allowable credit under subsection (c) of this section for such income year by the amount of excess grants to institutions of higher education in Connecticut, as computed under said section 12-217l, for which the credit thereunder is given. ]

Sec. 14. Subsection (a) of section 16-245l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall establish and each electric distribution company shall collect a systems benefits charge to be imposed against all end use customers of each electric distribution company beginning January 1, 2000. The authority shall hold a hearing that shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54 to establish the amount of the systems benefits charge. The authority may revise the systems benefits charge or any element of said charge as the need arises. The systems benefits charge shall be used to fund (1) the expenses of the public education outreach program developed under subsections (a), (f) and (g) of section 16-244d other than expenses for authority staff, (2) the reasonable and proper expenses of the education outreach consultant pursuant to subsection (d) of section 16-244d, (3) the cost of hardship protection measures under sections 16-262c and 16-262d and other hardship protections, including, but not limited to, electric service bill payment programs, funding and technical support for energy assistance, fuel bank and weatherization programs and weatherization services, (4) the payment program to offset tax losses described in section 12-94d, (5) any sums paid to a resource recovery authority pursuant to subsection (b) of section 16-243e, (6) low income conservation programs approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, (7) displaced worker protection costs, (8) unfunded storage and disposal costs for spent nuclear fuel generated before January 1, 2000, approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies, (9) postretirement safe shutdown and site protection costs that are incurred in preparation for decommissioning, (10) decommissioning fund contributions, (11) the costs of temporary electric generation facilities incurred pursuant to section 16-19ss, (12) operating expenses for the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, (13) costs associated with the Connecticut electric efficiency partner program established pursuant to section 16-243v, (14) reinvestments and investments in energy efficiency programs and technologies pursuant to section 16a-38l, costs associated with the electricity conservation incentive program established pursuant to section 119 of public act 07-242, and (15) legal, appraisal and purchase costs of a conservation or land use restriction and other related costs as the authority in its discretion deems appropriate, incurred by a municipality on or before January 1, 2000, to ensure the environmental, recreational and scenic preservation of any reservoir located within this state created by a pump storage hydroelectric generating facility. As used in this subsection, "displaced worker protection costs" means the reasonable costs incurred, prior to January 1, 2008, (A) by an electric supplier, exempt wholesale generator, electric company, an operator of a nuclear power generating facility in this state or a generation entity or affiliate arising from the dislocation of any employee other than an officer, provided such dislocation is a result of (i) restructuring of the electric generation market and such dislocation occurs on or after July 1, 1998, or (ii) the closing of a Title IV source or an exempt wholesale generator, as defined in 15 USC 79z-5a, on or after January 1, 2004, as a result of such source's failure to meet requirements imposed as a result of sections 22a-197 and 22a-198 and this section or those Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies adopted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as amended from time to time, in accordance with Executive Order Number 19, issued on May 17, 2000, and provided further such costs result from either the execution of agreements reached through collective bargaining for union employees or from the company's or entity's or affiliate's programs and policies for nonunion employees, and (B) by an electric distribution company or an exempt wholesale generator arising from the retraining of a former employee of an unaffiliated exempt wholesale generator, which employee was involuntarily dislocated on or after January 1, 2004, from such wholesale generator, except for cause. "Displaced worker protection costs" includes costs incurred or projected for severance, retraining, early retirement, outplacement, coverage for surviving spouse insurance benefits and related expenses. ["Displaced worker protection costs" does not include those costs included in determining a tax credit pursuant to section 12-217bb. ]

Sec. 15. Subsection (b) of section 38a-91nn of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Each captive insurance company shall pay to the Commissioner of Revenue Services, [in the month of March] on or before March first of each year, a tax at the rate of (1) two hundred fourteen thousandths of one per cent on the first twenty million dollars, (2) one hundred forty-three thousandths of one per cent on the next twenty million dollars, (3) forty-eight thousandths of one per cent on the next twenty million dollars, and (4) twenty-four thousandths of one per cent on each dollar thereafter, on assumed reinsurance premiums collected or contracted for on policies or contracts of insurance written by the captive insurance company during the year ending December thirty-first next preceding, provided no tax under this subsection shall apply to premiums for risks or portions of risks that are subject to taxation on a direct basis pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. No tax under this subsection shall be payable in connection with the receipt of assets in exchange for the assumption by a captive insurance company of loss reserves and other liabilities of another insurer under common ownership and control, if such transaction is part of a plan to discontinue the operations of such other insurer and if the intent of the parties to such transaction is to renew or maintain such business with the captive insurance company.

Sec. 16. Section 12-204f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to estimated tax payments for calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2014):

(a) If any domestic insurance company has paid as an installment of estimated tax an amount in excess of the amount determined to be the correct amount of such installment, such amount shall be credited against any unpaid installment or against the tax. If the amount already paid, whether or not on the basis of installments, exceeds the amount determined to be the correct amount of the tax, such company shall be paid by the State Treasurer, upon order of the Comptroller, the amount of such overpayment. [The commissioner may prescribe regulations providing for the crediting against the estimated tax for any taxable year of the amount determined to be an overpayment of the premium tax for a preceding taxable year. ]

(b) If any domestic insurance company has filed its tax return under this chapter for the calendar year on or before the due date of such return or, if an extension of time to file has been requested and granted, on or before the extended due date of such return, any overpayment reported on such return, if the company has elected to credit such overpayment against the company's estimated tax for the succeeding calendar year, shall be treated as if paid on the due date of the first required installment of estimated tax for such succeeding calendar year. Such overpayment shall be credited against the otherwise unpaid required installments in the order in which such installments are required to be paid under section 12-204c.

Sec. 17. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2015, and applicable to calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2015) An insurance company or health care center, as defined in section 38a-175 of the general statutes, may transfer any credit allowed against the tax imposed by chapter 207 of the general statutes to an affiliate, as defined in section 38a-1 of the general statutes, of the insurance company or health care center. Such credit may be taken by any such affiliate only against the affiliate's tax liability imposed under chapter 207 of the general statutes. The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall not allow any credit to an affiliate against such tax liability unless the insurance company or health care center and affiliate have filed such information as may be required on forms provided by the commissioner with respect to any such transfer on or before the due date of the tax return on which such credit would have been taken by the insurance company or health care center if no transfer had been made by such insurance company or health care center.

Sec. 18. Sections 12-217l, 12-217y, 12-217bb and 12-217hh of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date

12-268c(b)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date

12-392(a)(3)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2013

12-587(b)(2)

Sec. 4

July 1, 2015, and applicable to quarterly periods commencing on or after said date

12-587a

Sec. 5

July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date

12-589(b)

Sec. 6

July 1, 2013, and applicable to refunds issued on or after said date

12-647(d)

Sec. 7

from passage and applicable to calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 8

July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

12-217dd

Sec. 9

July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

12-217ff

Sec. 10

from passage

12-217kk(b)(3)

Sec. 11

July 1, 2013

12-217pp(e) and (f)

Sec. 12

from passage

New section

Sec. 13

July 1, 2013

12-217n(h)

Sec. 14

July 1, 2013

16-245l(a)

Sec. 15

July 1, 2013

38a-91nn(b)

Sec. 16

July 1, 2013, and applicable to estimated tax payments for calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2014

12-204f

Sec. 17

July 1, 2015, and applicable to calendar years commencing on and after January 1, 2015

New section

Sec. 18

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

One the motion of Senator Fonfara of the 1st the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8748) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 1054 (RAISED) (File No. 519) AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS TO ASSESSMENT RATES.

Senator Fonfara of the 1st explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th and Fasano of the 34th.

One the motion of Senator Fonfara of the 1st the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed temporarily.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6671 (RAISED) (File Nos. 637 and 888) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

Senator Musto of the 22nd explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th, Frantz of the 36th and LeBeau of the 3rd.

One the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill was passed temporarily

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6644 (RAISED) (File Nos. 580 and 887) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and Kissel of the 7th.

One the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th , the following bill which was starred for action was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6387 (RAISED) (File Nos. 294 and 792) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6445 (RAISED) (File No. 688) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED BY PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6680 (RAISED) (File Nos. 696 and 809) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO JOINTLY OWNED ASSETS THAT ARE LOCATED IN A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6688 (RAISED) (File No. 675) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO THE AWARD OF ALIMONY AND THE DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY. In concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. H. B. No. 6448 (RAISED) (File No. 664) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE FEES. In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6502 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARAPROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL. In concurrence with the House.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 1142 (RAISED) (File No. 612) AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 6009 (COMM) (File No. 358) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL TRAINING OF MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS. In concurrence with the House.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 31 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar no. 1 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House of all bills needing further action by the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were removed from the foot of the calendar and restored to its place on the calendar:

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5480 (COMM) (File Nos. 498, 811 and 881) AN ACT PROHIBITING TAMPERING WITH HYDRANTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1149 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE STATUTE CONCERNING ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6660 (RAISED) (File No. 672) AN ACT CONCERNING FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENTS.

RECESS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 8: 32 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 10: 21 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 842 (File No. 677) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, ELIMINATION OF THE ACCUMULATED GAAP DEFICIT, RESTRUCTURING OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY NOTES AND OTHER PURPOSES.

Senator Fonfara of the 1st explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8783) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Stillman of the 20th, LeBeau of the 3rd, Looney of the 11th, Frantz of the 36th, Kane of the 32nd and Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 07 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 14

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8783) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 2 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 $316,120,522.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2013) 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 Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of consolidation of higher education systems with the state's CORE system, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(2) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information Sharing System, not exceeding $7,900,000;

(3) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $50,000,000;

(4) To capitalize a transit-oriented development predevelopment fund, provided such fund (A) is developed as a public-private partnership, and (B) raises not less than two million dollars from nonstate resources, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(5) Development and implementation of databases in the CORE financial system associated with results-based accountability, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $750,000.

(c) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for improved accessibility to state facilities, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(2) Development, including acquisition and equipment, of a new thermal facility, including expansion of the distribution pipeline, for the capitol area district heating and cooling system in Hartford, not exceeding $29,000,000;

(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 at state-occupied buildings, not exceeding $25,000,000;

(4) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:

(1) Design, construction and equipment for a consolidated communications center at the headquarters building in Middletown, not exceeding $4,000,000;

(2) Replacement and upgrade of radio communication systems, not exceeding $19,500,000;

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

(4) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden, not exceeding $1,500,000.

(e) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $1,703,000.

(f) For the Military Department:

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

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

(3) Alterations, renovations and improvements to the skylight and the water and heating systems at the Governor William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, not exceeding $3,150,000.

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

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $6,000,000;

(2) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $4,500,000;

(3) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(h) For the Capital Region Development Authority:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, not exceeding $4,122,000;

(2) Alterations, renovations and improvements at the XL Center in Hartford, not exceeding $35,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, 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: Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $2,275,000.

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

(l) For the Board of Regents for Higher Education:

(1) At all regional community colleges:

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

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

(C) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities including fire, safety, energy conservation, code compliance and acquisition of property, not exceeding $2,000,000.

(2) At Quinebaug Community College:

(A) Parking and site improvements, not exceeding $2,189,622;

(B) Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system improvements, not exceeding $1,750,000.

(3) At Tunxis Community College: Feasibility study for acquisition of property for creation of a premanufacturing work space and relocation of continuing education operations, not exceeding $250,000.

(4) At Middlesex Community College: Planning, design and construction of a new academic building, not exceeding $4,800,000.

(m) For the Department of Correction: Alterations, renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, and for support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(n) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $1,230,900.

(o) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $7,500,000;

(2) Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(3) Mechanical upgrades and code-required improvements at the superior courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $1,000,000;

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

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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, 2013) 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, 2013) 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, such 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, 2013) 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, 2013) The bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 1 to 6 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, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 9 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 $90,000,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of this act shall be used by the Department of Housing 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 $70,000,000, provided not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for development of adult family homes, not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program and not more than $30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio;

(2) Permanent supportive housing initiatives established in section 17a-485c of the general statutes, not exceeding $20,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 8 to 11, 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. 11. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section and sections 8 to 10, inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section and sections 8 to 10, 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, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 13 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 $233,150,000.

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2013) 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 Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 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 alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence and purchase of vehicles, not exceeding $20,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for infrastructure projects and programs, including planning, property acquisition, site preparation, construction and off-site improvements, not exceeding $50,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Agriculture: For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $500,000.

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

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding $1,400,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(4) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure, not exceeding $15,000,000.

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

(1) Grants-in-aid to nursing homes for alterations, renovations and improvements for conversion to other uses in support of right-sizing, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Small Business Express program established by section 32-7g of the general statutes, not exceeding $50,000,000;

(3) Brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects, not exceeding $20,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Housing: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the incentive housing zone program established pursuant to chapter 124b of the general statutes, not exceeding $2,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Public Health: For the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid for 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 $17,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation 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 facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations, not exceeding $11,500,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to local or regional boards of education for capital costs related to the expansion of enrollment in the state-wide interdistrict public school attendance program pursuant to section 10-266aa of the general statutes, 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 building renovations, classroom expansions and the purchase of equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, laboratory equipment and classroom furniture, not exceeding $750,000.

(i) For the State Library: Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $5,000,000.

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2013) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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, 2013) 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, 2013) 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, such 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, 2013) 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, 2013) In accordance with section 13 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education and the State Library 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, 2013) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 13 of this act that 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 shall 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, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 21 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 $348,338,805.

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of 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 Office of Policy and Management:

(1) Design and implementation of consolidation of higher education systems with the state's CORE system, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(2) Design and implementation of the Criminal Justice Information Sharing System, not exceeding $5,500,000;

(3) For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding $25,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $750,000.

(c) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for improved accessibility to state facilities, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(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 at state-occupied buildings, not exceeding $25,000,000;

(3) Removal or encapsulation of asbestos and hazardous materials in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:

(1) Replacement and upgrade of radio communication systems, not exceeding $45,000,000;

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

(e) For the Department of Motor Vehicles: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $1,697,000.

(f) For the Military Department:

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

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

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

(1) Dam repairs, including state-owned dams, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(2) Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in state-owned buildings, not exceeding $25,000,000;

(3) Various flood control improvements, flood repair, erosion damage repairs and municipal dam repairs, not exceeding $6,900,000;

(4) Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(h) For the Capital Region Development Authority: Alterations, renovations and improvements at the Connecticut Convention Center and Rentschler Field, not exceeding $3,727,500.

(i) For the Department of Developmental Services: Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, 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:

(1) Fire, safety and environmental improvements to regional facilities and intermediate care facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, 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;

(2) Design and installation of sprinkler systems, including related fire safety improvements, in direct patient care buildings, not exceeding $4,175,000.

(k) For the Department of Education: For the technical high school system: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles and technology at all technical high schools, not exceeding $15,500,000.

(l) For the Board of Regents for Higher Education:

(1) At all regional community colleges:

(A) New and replacement instruction, research or laboratory equipment, not exceeding $5,000,000;

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

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

(2) At Housatonic Community College:

(A) Parking garage improvements, not exceeding $3,907,258;

(B) Implementation of phase III of the master plan for renovations and additions to Lafayette Hall, not exceeding $40,467,047.

(3) At Middlesex Community College: Planning, design and construction of a new academic building not exceeding $39,200,000.

(m) For the Department of Correction: Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(n) For the Department of Children and Families: Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding $1,515,000.

(o) For the Judicial Department:

(1) Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $7,500,000;

(2) Development of a juvenile court building in Meriden or Middletown, not exceeding $13,000,000;

(3) Mechanical upgrades and code-required improvements at the superior courthouse in New Haven, not exceeding $8,500,000;

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

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 20 to 26, 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. 24. (Effective July 1, 2014) 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, such 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, 2014) 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, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 20 to 25, 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, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 28 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 $70,000,000.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of this act shall be used by the Department of Housing 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 $70,000,000, provided not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for development of adult family homes, not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program and not more than $30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio.

Sec. 29. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 27 to 30, 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. 30. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section and sections 27 to 29, inclusive, of this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section and sections 27 to 29, 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, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 32 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 $175,000,000.

Sec. 32. (Effective July 1, 2014) 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 Office of Policy and Management: Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, for alterations, renovations, improvements, additions and new construction, including health, safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and energy conservation improvements, information technology systems, technology for independence and purchase of vehicles, not exceeding $20,000,000.

(b) For the Department of Agriculture: For the Farm Reinvestment Program, not exceeding $500,000.

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

(1) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for open space land acquisition and development for conservation or recreational purposes, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for improvements to incinerators and landfills, including, but not limited to, bulky waste landfills, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid for identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas, not exceeding $5,000,000;

(4) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the purpose of providing potable water, not exceeding $1,000,000;

(5) For a program to establish energy microgrids to support critical municipal infrastructure, not exceeding $15,000,000.

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

(1) Grants-in-aid to nursing homes for alterations, renovations and improvements for conversion to other uses in support of right-sizing, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(2) For the small Business Express program established by section 32-7g of the general statutes, not exceeding $50,000,000;

(3) Brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Public Health: For the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding $5,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Education:

(1) Grants-in-aid for 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 $7,500,000;

(2) Grants-in-aid to municipalities and organizations exempt from taxation 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 facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations, not exceeding $15,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to assist targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment in low-performing schools, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(h) For the State Library: Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding $5,000,000.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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, 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, 2014) 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, 2014) 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, such 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, 2014) 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, 2014) In accordance with section 32 of this act, the state, through the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education and the State Library 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, 2014) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 32 of this act that 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 shall 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 July 1, 2013) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 40 to 44, 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 $706,919,100.

Sec. 40. (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 39 to 44, inclusive, of this act, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in 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 $113,000,000;

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

(3) Intrastate Highway Program, not exceeding $54,000,000;

(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 $5,000,000;

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

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

(7) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's bridges, not exceeding $60,687,500;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $55,000,000;

(9) Local Transportation Capital Program, not exceeding $45,000,000;

(10) For the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in section 13b-75 of the general statutes, with respect to the projects and uses described in this subdivision, 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, not exceeding $60,000,000. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds described in this subdivision shall be used by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, for payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j of the general statutes, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j of the general statutes;

(11) Local Bridge Program, not exceeding $15,000,000;

(12) Preliminary engineering studies to improve and widen the interchange of Interstate 91 and Interstate 84 in Hartford, not exceeding $200,000.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports: 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) For bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $143,000,000;

(2) Preliminary engineering studies for upgrades of MetroNorth track infrastructure between New Haven and the state of New York, not exceeding $200,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) For department facilities, not exceeding $18,731,600;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $24,700,000.

Sec. 41. (Effective July 1, 2013) None of the bonds described in sections 39 to 44, 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-23 of the general statutes, any advisory statement 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. 42. (Effective July 1, 2013) For the purposes of sections 39 to 44, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 41 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 41, 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. 43. (Effective July 1, 2013) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 40 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 with respect to the issuance and sale of said bonds.

Sec. 44. (Effective July 1, 2013) Bonds issued pursuant to this section and sections 39 to 43, 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. 45. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 46 to 50, 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 $588,830,000.

Sec. 46. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 45 to 50, 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 $13,990,000;

(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 bridges, not exceeding $60,440,000;

(8) Fix-it-First program to repair the state's roads, not exceeding $55,000,000;

(9) Local Transportation Capital Program, not exceeding $45,000,000;

(10) 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 described in this subdivision, 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, not exceeding $60,000,000. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds described in sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, shall be used by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, for payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j of the general statutes, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j of the general statutes.

(b) For the Bureau of Aviation and Ports: 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 $143,000,000.

(d) For the Bureau of Administration:

(1) Department facilities, not exceeding $16,000,000;

(2) Cost of issuance of special tax obligation bonds and debt service reserve, not exceeding $26,000,000.

Sec. 47. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 45 to 50, 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. 48. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 47 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 47, 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. 49. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 46 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. 50. (Effective July 1, 2014) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 45 to 50, 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. 51. 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, 2013):

(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 two hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four] one billion three 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] 2014. All provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, 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 Energy and 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 one hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand] one billion two hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

(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. 52. Subsection (a) of section 4-66g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 [two hundred twenty million] two hundred sixty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

Sec. 53. Subsection (a) of section 4a-10 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 eighty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars] four hundred sixty-four million one hundred thousand dollars, provided thirty-five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014.

Sec. 54. Section 7-538 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 [seven hundred five million dollars, provided thirty million] seven hundred sixty-five million dollars, provided thirty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

(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 Office of Policy and Management for the purposes of sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, as amended by this act, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by this act, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to said sections 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 sections 7-535 to 7-538, inclusive, as amended by 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 Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

Sec. 55. (Effective July 1, 2013) (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 twelve million eight hundred fifty-nine thousand eight hundred fourteen dollars, provided fifty-six million four hundred twenty-nine thousand nine hundred seven dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014.

(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 Office of Policy and Management for grants-in-aid to municipalities for municipal purposes and projects.

(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. 56. Subsection (a) of section 8-336n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 sixty] two hundred twenty 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, (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, (8) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2013, and (9) thirty million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2014. The proceeds of the sale of bonds pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Housing Trust Fund.

Sec. 57. Subsection (a) of section 10-66jj of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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] thirty million dollars, provided five million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2008] 2014.

Sec. 58. Section 10-287d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the purposes of funding (1) grants to projects that have received approval of the Department of [Construction] Administrative 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) technical high 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, as amended by this act, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [nine billion one hundred forty-five million nine hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided five hundred eighty-four million] ten billion one hundred twenty-six million one hundred sixty thousand dollars, provided four hundred sixty-nine million nine hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014. 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. 59. Section 10-292k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

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, as amended by this act, to issue bonds of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate amount not exceeding [three hundred fifty-six million four hundred thousand dollars, provided eight million three hundred thousand] three hundred sixty-one million seven hundred thousand dollars, provided four million three hundred thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014. 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. 60. Section 11-24c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The State Library Board shall make construction grants to public libraries established pursuant to this chapter. The board shall: (1) Establish criteria for the purpose of developing a priority listing of all construction projects, and (2) prior to September 1, 2007, grant an amount equal to one-third of the total construction cost, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars for each approved project within the limits of the available [appropriation] funding for such projects. In the event that the [appropriation] available funding is insufficient to fund projects as provided above, projects remaining on the priority list shall be included in the priority listing for the next fiscal year. Each application for such grant shall be filed on or before September first, annually, on forms to be prescribed by said board.

(b) For applications submitted on or after September 1, 2007, and prior to July 1, 2013, the board shall grant an amount equal to one-third the total construction cost, not to exceed one million dollars, for each approved project within the limits of the available [appropriation] funding for such projects. For applications submitted on or after July 1, 2013, the board shall grant an amount up to one-half of the total construction cost, not to exceed one million dollars, for each approved project within the limits of the available funding for such projects.

(c) The State Library Board shall make emergency repair grants to public libraries established pursuant to this chapter for emergency repairs to buildings and equipment, as approved by the board. The board may grant an amount up to one-half of the emergency repair cost, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars for each approved emergency repair project within the limits of the available funding for such project.

Sec. 61. Subsection (c) of section 11-24a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) Any public library not designated as a principal public library shall be a "nonprincipal public library". A nonprincipal public library in a municipality may be eligible to receive a state grant, construction cost grant, emergency repair grant or Connecticard grant provided it meets the following conditions: There is a separate board of trustees or governing body for each such nonprincipal public library; there is a different library director and staff for each such library; there is a separate library facility; and there is a separate town appropriation to each such library.

Sec. 62. Subsection (c) of section 16-243y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The department shall award grants or loans under the microgrid grant and loan pilot program to any number of recipients. [, provided the total amount of grants and loans awarded under the program shall not exceed fifteen million dollars. ] To the extent possible, the amount of loans and grants awarded under the program shall be evenly distributed between small, medium and large municipalities. Such grants and loans shall only be used to provide assistance to recipients for the cost of design, engineering services and interconnection infrastructure for any such microgrid. The department may establish any financing mechanism to provide or leverage additional funding to support the development of distributed energy generation and microgrids that is not limited to the cost of interconnection infrastructure.

Sec. 63. Section 22-26hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

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 fifty million two hundred fifty thousand] one hundred seventy 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, [2012] 2014, 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, as amended by this act, 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. 64. Subsection (c) of section 22a-478 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The funding of an eligible water quality project shall be pursuant to a project funding agreement between the state, acting by and through the commissioner, and the municipality undertaking such project and shall be evidenced by a project fund obligation or grant account loan obligation, or both, or an interim funding obligation of such municipality issued in accordance with section 22a-479. A project funding agreement shall be in a form prescribed by the commissioner. Eligible water quality projects shall be funded as follows:

(1) A nonpoint source pollution abatement project shall receive a project grant of seventy-five per cent of the cost of the project determined to be eligible by the commissioner.

(2) A combined sewer project shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project, and (B) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(3) A construction contract eligible for financing awarded by a municipality on or after July 1, 2012, as a project undertaken for nutrient removal shall receive a project grant of thirty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs. Nutrient removal projects under design or construction on July 1, 2012, and projects that have been constructed but have not received permanent, Clean Water Fund financing, on July 1, 2012, shall be eligible to receive a project grant of thirty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(4) If supplemental federal grant funds are available for Clean Water Fund projects specifically related to the clean-up of Long Island Sound that are funded on or after July 1, 2012, a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p, may receive a combination of state and federal grants in an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with nutrient removal, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project not related to nutrient removal, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the allowable water quality project costs.

(5) A municipality with a water pollution control project, the construction of which began on or after July 1, 2003, which has (A) a population of five thousand or less, or (B) a population of greater than five thousand which has a discrete area containing a population of less than five thousand that is not contiguous with the existing sewerage system, shall be eligible to receive a grant in the amount of twenty-five per cent of the design and construction phase of eligible project costs, and a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs.

(6) The first three construction contracts entered into by municipalities on or before July 1, 2018, that are eligible for financing as projects undertaken for phosphorus removal to at or below two-tenths milligrams per liter effluent discharge, shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with such phosphorus removal, (B) except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project, and (C) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs. If more than three projects are eligible for the financing provided under this subdivision, the commissioner shall give priority, first to projects with the lowest permitted limit of phosphorus discharge as contained in a valid discharge permit issued pursuant to section 22a-430, and then to those that remove the greatest amount of phosphorus, as measured in pounds per year.

[(6)] (7) Any other eligible water quality project shall receive (A) a project grant of twenty per cent of the eligible cost, and (B) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible project cost.

[(7)] (8) Project agreements to fund eligible project costs with grants from the Clean Water Fund that were executed during or after the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, shall not be reduced according to the provisions of the regulations adopted under section 22a-482.

[(8)] (9) On or after July 1, 2002, an eligible water quality project that exclusively addresses sewer collection and conveyance system improvements may receive a loan for one hundred per cent of the eligible costs provided such project does not receive a project grant. Any such sewer collection and conveyance system improvement project shall be rated, ranked, and funded separately from other water pollution control projects and shall be considered only if it is highly consistent with the state's conservation and development plan, or is primarily needed as the most cost effective solution to an existing area-wide pollution problem and incorporates minimal capacity for growth.

[(9)] (10) All loans made in accordance with the provisions of this section for an eligible water quality project shall bear an interest rate of two per cent per annum. The commissioner may allow any project fund obligation, grant account loan obligation or interim funding obligation for an eligible water quality project to be repaid by a borrowing municipality prior to maturity without penalty.

Sec. 65. Subsection (a) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, as amended by this act, 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 two hundred twenty-seven million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided ninety-four million] one billion five hundred twelve million six hundred twenty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars, provided two hundred eighteen million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014.

Sec. 66. Subsection (d) of section 22a-483 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 [two billion four hundred twenty-five million one hundred eighty thousand dollars, provided two hundred thirty-eight million three hundred sixty thousand] three billion one hundred thirty-seven million five hundred eighty thousand dollars, provided three hundred thirty-one million nine hundred seventy thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, [2012] 2014, 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. 67. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 billion fifteen million three hundred thousand] one billion one hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars, provided one hundred forty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2011, and twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for small business development. Two hundred eighty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2012, and forty million dollars of said authorization shall be made available for small business development and not more than twenty million dollars of said authorization may be made available for businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state. Any amount of said authorizations that are made available for small business development or businesses that commit to relocating one hundred or more jobs that are outside of the United States to the state but are not exhausted for such purpose by the first day of the fiscal year subsequent to the fiscal year in which such amount was made available shall be used for the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section. For purposes of this subsection, a "small business" is one employing not more than one hundred employees.

Sec. 68. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations of the state from time to time in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to generate net proceeds of not more than seven hundred fifty million dollars, and to apply the net proceeds of such issuance to the reduction of the accumulated deficit of the state in the General Fund reported in the audited financial statements of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, as determined using generally accepted accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in an amount sufficient to refund such bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued pursuant to this section. In addition to the bonds, notes or other obligations authorized by this section to eliminate a portion of such deficit, the Treasurer is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations in such additional amounts as the Treasurer shall determine to pay the costs of issuance of such bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section, and up to two years of interest payable or accrued on such bonds, notes or other obligations.

(b) All such bonds, notes or other obligations 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, notes or other obligations as the same shall become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, notes or other obligations, 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. All such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest in such manner and on such terms as the Treasurer may determine is in the best interest of the state, and shall be signed in the name of the state and on its behalf by the Treasurer. All such bonds, notes or other obligations shall mature at such time or times not later than June 30, 2028, in such principal amounts and at such times, bear such date or dates, be payable at such place or places, bear interest at such rate or different or varying rates, payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration and transfer privileges, be payable in such medium of payment, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium and have such additional security, covenant or contract provisions, as appropriate or necessary to improve their marketability, as the Treasurer shall determine prior to their issuance. In connection with such bonds, notes or other obligations, the Treasurer may enter into such paying agent agreements, indentures of trust, escrow agreements or other agreements, with such parties and with such provisions as the Treasurer determines are appropriate or necessary.

(c) The Treasurer may obtain from a commercial bank or insurance company authorized to do business within or without this state a letter of credit, line of credit or other liquidity facility or credit facility for the purpose of providing funds for the payments in respect of bonds, notes or other obligations required by the holder thereof to be redeemed or repurchased prior to maturity or for providing additional security for such bonds, notes or other obligations. In connection with any such liquidity facility or credit facility, the Treasurer may enter into any reimbursement agreements, remarketing agreements, standby purchase agreements or any other necessary or appropriate agreements on behalf of the state in connection with securing, insuring or remarketing such bonds, notes or other obligations, on such terms and conditions as the Treasurer determines to be in the best interest of the state. The Treasurer is authorized to pledge the full faith and credit of the state to the state's payment obligations under any such agreement and the Treasurer is authorized to include such pledge in any such agreement as part of the contract with the provider of such liquidity facility or credit facility. The Treasurer shall apply any appropriation for the payment of such bonds, notes or other obligations to such reimbursement repayment if such liquidity facility or credit facility is drawn upon. As part of the contract of the state with the other parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the state's payment obligations under such agreement, appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the state under any such agreement is hereby made and the Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(d) In connection with or incidental to the carrying of such bonds, notes or other obligations, or in connection with or incidental to the sale and issuance of such bonds, notes or other obligations, the Treasurer may enter into such contracts as the Treasurer may determine to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligation of the state, as represented by the bonds, notes or other obligations, in whole or in part, on such interest rate or cash flow basis as the Treasurer may determine, including without limitation, interest rate swap agreements, insurance agreements, forward payment conversion agreements, futures contracts, contracts providing for payments based on levels of, or changes in, interest rates or market indices, contracts to manage interest rate risk, including without limitation, interest rate floors or caps, options, puts, calls and similar arrangements. Such contracts shall contain such payment, security, default, remedy and other terms and conditions as the Treasurer may deem appropriate and shall be entered into with such party or parties as the Treasurer may select, after giving due consideration, where applicable, for the creditworthiness of the counter party or counter parties, including any rating by a nationally recognized rating agency, the impact on any rating on outstanding bonds, notes or other obligations or any other criteria as the Treasurer may deem appropriate, provided the unsecured long-term obligations of the counter party or counter parties are rated the same or higher than the underlying rating of the state on the applicable bonds, notes or other obligations by at least one nationally recognized rating agency. The Treasurer is authorized to pledge the full faith and credit of the state to the state's payment obligations under any contract entered into pursuant to this subsection. As part of the contract of the state with the other parties to any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the state's payment obligations under such agreement, appropriation of all amounts necessary for the punctual payment of the obligations of the state under any such agreement is hereby made and the Treasurer shall pay such amounts as the same become due.

(e) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to enter judgment against the state founded (1) upon any express contract between the state and the purchasers and subsequent owners and transferees of any bonds, notes or other obligations issued or contracted to be issued by the state pursuant to this section, and (2) upon any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) of this section. Any action brought under this subsection shall be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford. The jurisdiction conferred upon the Superior Court by this subsection includes any set-off, claim or demand on the part of the state against any plaintiff commencing an action under this subsection. Such action shall be tried to the court without a jury. All legal defenses, except governmental immunity, shall be reserved to the state. Any action brought under this subsection shall be privileged in respect to assignment for trial upon motion of either party.

(f) Any expense incurred in connection with the issuance or renewal of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section shall be paid from the accrued interest and premiums on such bonds, notes or other obligations, from the proceeds of the sale of such bonds, notes or other obligations or otherwise from the General Fund. The Treasurer is authorized to issue such bonds, notes or other obligations in such form and manner that the interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations may be includable or excludable under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, in the gross income of the holders or owners of such bonds, notes or other obligations. The Treasurer may make representations and agreements for the benefit of the holders or owners of any such bonds, notes or other obligations which are necessary or appropriate to ensure the inclusion or exclusion of interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations of the state from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, including agreements to pay rebates to the federal government of investment earnings derived from the investment of the proceeds of bonds, notes or other obligations. The Treasurer may make representations and agreements for the benefit of the holders or owners of such bonds, notes or other obligations on behalf of the state to provide secondary market disclosure information. Any such agreement may include: (1) Covenants to provide secondary market disclosure information, (2) arrangements for such information to be provided with the assistance of a paying agent, trustee or other agent, and (3) remedies for breach of such agreement, which remedies may be limited to specific performance. The state shall protect and save harmless any official or former official of the state from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence on the part of such official, while acting in the discharge of his or her official duties, in providing secondary market disclosure information or performing any other duties set forth in any agreement to provide secondary market disclosure information. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude the defense of governmental immunity to any such claim, demand or suit. For purposes of this subsection "official" means any person elected or appointed to office or any state employee. This indemnity provision shall not apply to cases of wilful and wanton fraud.

(g) All such bonds, notes or other obligations, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit on the sale or transfer thereof, shall at all times be exempt from all taxation by the state or under its authority, except for estate or succession taxes, but the interest on such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be included in the computation of any excise or franchise tax. Such bonds, notes or other obligations are hereby made and declared to be (1) legal investments for savings banks and trustees unless otherwise provided in the instrument creating the trust, (2) securities in which all public officers and bodies, all insurance companies and associations and persons carrying on an insurance business, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and savings associations, including savings and loan associations, building and loan associations, investment companies and persons carrying on a banking or investment business, all administrators, guardians, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries and all persons who are or may be authorized to invest in bonds, notes or other obligations of the state, may properly and legally invest funds, including capital in their control or belonging to them, and (3) securities that may be deposited with and shall be received by all public officers and bodies for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds, notes or other obligations of the state is or may be authorized.

Sec. 69. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) From the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2028, inclusive, there shall be deemed appropriated from the General Fund of the state in each fiscal year an amount, to be distributed over said fiscal years, equal to the difference between the accumulated deficit of the state in the General Fund, as determined using generally accepted accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board as of June 30, 2013, as estimated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and the amounts authorized in section 68 of this act. Such appropriation shall be deemed appropriated in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, and each fiscal year thereafter that any bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act are outstanding for the purpose of eliminating the accumulated General Fund deficit determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. If the annual financial report for any fiscal year, delivered by the Comptroller to the Governor in accordance with section 3-115 of the general statutes, and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, states that there is no accumulated deficit of the General Fund for such fiscal year, then no amounts shall be deemed appropriated pursuant to this section in each of the fiscal years succeeding the year for which such financial statements were delivered. The state of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds, notes and other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act, that no public or special act of the General Assembly shall diminish any appropriation hereunder until such bonds, notes or other obligations, together with the interest thereon, are fully met and discharged, provided nothing herein contained shall preclude such diminishment if and when adequate provision shall be made by law for the protection of the holders of such bonds, or if and when the Governor declares an emergency or the existence of extraordinary circumstances, in which the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes are invoked, and at least three-fifths of the members of each chamber of the General Assembly vote to diminish such required appropriation during the fiscal year for which the emergency or existence of extraordinary circumstances are determined, or in such other circumstances as may be permitted by the terms of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act.

(b) The State of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds, notes and other obligations issued pursuant to section 68 of this act, that the state shall not treat the proceeds of any such bonds, notes or other obligations as constituting revenue of the General Fund, nor shall such proceeds be available for any current or future budget appropriation.

(c) The State Treasurer is authorized to include these pledges and undertakings for the state in such bonds, notes or other obligations.

Sec. 70. (NEW) (Effective from passage) For the purpose of this section and sections 71 to 73, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Administrative costs" means the costs paid or incurred by the administrator, including, but not limited to, peer review costs, professional fees, allocated staff costs and other out-of-pocket costs attributable to the administration and operation of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund.

(2) "Administrator" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, in its capacity as administrator of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 72 of this act.

(3) "Advisory committee" means the Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 71 of this act.

(4) "Early-stage business" means a business that has been in operation for not more than three years and is developing or testing a product or service that is (A) not yet available for commercial release, or (B) commercially available in a limited manner, including, but not limited to, market testing of prototypes and clinical trials.

(5) "Eligible recipient" means a duly accredited college or university, a nonprofit corporation or a for-profit start-up or early-stage business.

(6) "Financial assistance" means any and all forms of grants, extensions of credit, loans or loan guarantees, equity investments or other forms of financing.

(7) "Return on investment" means any and all forms of principal or interest payments, guarantee fees, returns on equity investments, royalties, options, warrants and debentures and all other forms of remuneration to the administrator in return for any financial assistance offered or provided.

Sec. 71. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There shall be a Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee that shall consist of the following thirteen members: (1) Four appointed by the Governor; (2) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (3) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (5) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (6) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (7) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (8) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Commissioner of Public Health, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio, voting members; and (9) the chief executive officer and executive director of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, who shall serve as the chairperson of the advisory committee. Each appointed member shall have skill, knowledge and experience in relevant businesses and sciences related to health care delivery, medical devices, life sciences, insurance or information technology. All initial appointments to the committee pursuant to this subsection shall be made not later than July 1, 2013. Appointed members shall each serve a term that is coterminous with the respective appointing authority. Each member shall hold office until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy occurring on the committee, other than by expiration of term, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

(b) The chairperson shall call the first meeting of the advisory committee not later than September 30, 2013. The advisory committee shall meet not less than quarterly thereafter, and at such other times as the chairperson deems necessary.

(c) No member of the advisory committee shall receive compensation for such member's services, except that each member shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred during the performance of such member's official duties.

(d) Seven members of the advisory committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory committee. The advisory committee may act by a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is in attendance, for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory committee, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(e) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel or employee of an eligible recipient, or any individual with a financial interest in an eligible recipient, to serve as a member of the advisory committee, provided such trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel, employee or individual shall abstain from deliberation, action or vote by the advisory committee in specific respect to such eligible recipient.

Sec. 72. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, to be held, administered, invested and disbursed by the administrator pursuant to this section. The fund shall contain any moneys required or permitted by law to be deposited in the fund and any moneys received from any public or private contributions, gifts, grants, donations, bequests or devises to the fund. Repayment of principal and interest on loans issued from the fund shall be credited to the fund and shall become part of the assets of the fund. Any balance remaining in the fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the fund for the fiscal year next succeeding.

(b) Any return on investment received by the administrator as a result of financial assistance provided from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients, or attributable to the investment of the fund by the administrator, shall be deposited and held for the use and benefit of the fund. Moneys in or received for the fund may be deposited with and invested by any institution as may be designated by the administrator at its sole discretion and paid as the administrator shall direct. The administrator may make payments from such deposit accounts for use in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(c) The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund shall not be deemed an account within the General Fund and shall be used exclusively for the purposes provided in this section.

(d) The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund shall be used (1) to provide financial assistance to eligible recipients as may be approved by the advisory committee pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, (2) for the repayment of state bonds in such amounts as may be required by the State Bond Commission, and (3) to pay or reimburse the administrator for administrative costs pursuant to subsection (j) of this section. Such financial assistance shall be awarded to further the development of bioscience, biomedical engineering, health information management, medical care, medical devices, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, personalized medicine and other related disciplines that are likely to lead to an improvement in or development of services, therapeutics, diagnostics or devices that are commercializable and designed to advance the coordination, quality or efficiency of health care and lower health care costs, and that promise, directly or indirectly, to lead to job growth in the state in these or related fields.

(e) All expenditures from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, except for administrative costs reimbursed to the administrator pursuant to subsection (j) of this section and amounts required for the repayment of state bonds in such amounts as may be required by the State Bond Commission, shall be approved by the advisory committee. Any such approval shall be (1) specific to an individual expenditure to be made, (2) for budgeted expenditures with such variations as the advisory committee may authorize at the time of such budget approval, or (3) for a financial assistance program to be administered by staff of the administrator, subject to limits, eligibility requirements and other conditions established by the advisory committee at the time of such program approval.

(f) Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated shall provide any necessary staff, office space, office systems and administrative support for the operation of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund in accordance with this section. In acting as administrator of the fund, the administrator shall have and may exercise all of the powers of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated set forth in section 32-39 of the general statutes, provided expenditures from the fund shall be approved by the advisory committee pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(g) The advisory committee shall establish an application and approval process with guidelines and terms for financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients. Such guidelines and terms shall include (1) a requirement that any applicant for financial assistance shall be operating in the state, or proposing to relocate operations to the state, in whole or in part, as a condition of such financial assistance, (2) limitations on the total amount of financial assistance that may be awarded in the form of loans and grants, (3) eligibility requirements for loans and grants designed to encourage and support collaborative ventures among eligible recipients, (4) peer review requirements, (5) a process for preliminary review of applications for strength and eligibility by the administrator before such applications are presented to the advisory committee for consideration, (6) return on investment objectives, and (7) such other guidelines and terms as the advisory committee determines to be necessary and appropriate in furtherance of the objectives of this section.

(h) Financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to eligible recipients shall be used for costs related to facilities, necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment, materials and supplies, peer review, proof of concept or relevance, compensation, and such other costs that the advisory committee determines to be eligible for financial assistance within the purposes of this section.

(i) Beginning January 1, 2014, the administrator shall prepare for each fiscal year a plan of operations and an operating and capital budget for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund. Not later than ninety days prior to the start of the fiscal year, the administrator shall submit the plan and budget to the advisory committee for its review and approval.

(j) Administrative costs shall be paid or reimbursed to the administrator from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, provided the total of such administrative costs in any fiscal year shall not exceed five per cent of the total amount of the allotted funding for such fiscal year as determined in the operating budget prepared pursuant to subsection (i) of this section. Nothing in sections 70 and 71 of this act and this section shall require the administrator to risk or expend the funds of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated in connection with the administration of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund.

(k) Not later than April 15, 2014, and annually thereafter, the administrator shall provide a report of the activities of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund to the advisory committee for its review and approval. Upon its approval, the advisory committee shall provide such 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 finance, revenue and bonding, appropriations, commerce, public health and higher education. Such report shall contain available information on the status and progress of the operations and funding of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and the types, amounts and recipients of financial assistance awarded and any returns on investment.

Sec. 73. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The State Bond Commission shall authorize the issuance of bonds of the state, in accordance with the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred million dollars for the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 72 of this act. The amount authorized for the issuance and sale of such bonds in each of the following fiscal years shall not exceed the following corresponding amount for each such fiscal year, provided, to the extent the advisory committee does not provide for the use of all or a portion of such amount in any such fiscal year, such amount not provided for shall be carried forward and added to the authorized amount for the next succeeding fiscal year, and provided further, the costs of issuance and capitalized interest, if any, may be added to the capped amount in each fiscal year, and each of the authorized amounts shall be effective on July first of the fiscal year indicated as follows:

 

Fiscal Year Ending

Amount

 

June Thirtieth

 
     
 

2013

$10,000,000

 

2014

10,000,000

 

2015

15,000,000

 

2016

15,000,000

 

2017

25,000,000

 

2018

25,000,000

 

2019

25,000,000

 

2020

25,000,000

 

2021

25,000,000

 

2022

25,000,000

     
 

Total

$200,000,000

(b) The State Bond Commission shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the administrator and the state, acting by and through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Treasurer, providing for the issuance of said bonds for the purposes of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund, including provisions regarding the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs should be added to the proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to this section for such project or program. The memorandum of understanding shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes and the exercise of any right or power granted thereby that is not inconsistent with the provisions of this section.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, that 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. 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, and from time to time renewed. All 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.

(d) Subject to the amount of limitations of the capping provisions in subsection (a) of this section, the principal amount of the bonds authorized under this section shall be deemed to be an appropriation and allocation of such amount, and such approval of such request shall be deemed the allotment by the Governor of such capital outlays within the meaning of section 4-85 of the general statutes.

Sec. 74. (NEW) (Effective November 1, 2013) (a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall establish a local transportation capital program to provide state funding, in lieu of specific federal funding available, to any municipality or local planning agency for transportation improvements to any state or locally maintained roadway or facility that is deemed eligible for federal surface transportation urban program funding.

(b) The commissioner may request the authorization of special tax obligation bonds of the state to establish such state funding. In the absence of state funding in any year, specific and eligible federal transportation funding shall remain availabile. 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.

(c) The Department of Transportation shall accept applications for such state funding from any eligible recipient, based on project priorities, through the appropriate regional planning agency. Any such state funding shall be provided to the recipient through guidelines developed by the Department of Transportation.

(d) Any transportation improvement funded pursuant to the program established in this section will have a service life of approximately twenty years.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, this program, when improvements are on a locally owned roadway or facility, shall not be deemed to be a proposed state action, activity or critical activity for the purposes of sections 25-68b to 25-68h, inclusive, of the general statutes.

Sec. 75. Subsection (b) of section 13b-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7) Payment of funds made available to towns, as provided in sections 13a-175a to 13a-175e, inclusive, 13a-175i and 13a-175j, for the purposes set forth in sections 13a-175a, 13a-175d and 13a-175j; and

(8) Payment of funds to any municipality or local planning agency for transportation improvements pursuant to section 1 of this act.

Sec. 76. Section 13a-175p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The following terms, as used in sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation.

(2) "Eligible bridge" means a bridge located within one or more municipalities in the state, the physical condition of which requires it be removed, replaced, reconstructed, rehabilitated or improved as determined by the commissioner.

(3) "Eligible bridge project" means the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of an eligible bridge by one or more municipalities.

(4) "Grant" means any grant made to a municipality pursuant to section 13a-175s, as amended by this act.

[(4)] (5) "Grant percentage" means a percentage established by the commissioner for each municipality by (A) ranking all municipalities in descending order according to each such municipality's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita as defined in section 10-261; and (B) determining a percentage for each such municipality on a scale from not less than [ten] fifteen per cent to not more than [thirty-three] fifty per cent based upon such ranking. In any case where a municipality does not have an adjusted equalized net grand list per capita such municipality shall be deemed to have the adjusted equalized net grand list per capita of the town in which it is located.

[(5)] (6) "Local bridge program" means the local bridge program established pursuant to sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, as amended by this act.

[(6)] (7) "Local Bridge Revolving Fund" means the Local Bridge Revolving Fund created under section 13a-175r, as amended by this act.

[(7)] (8) "Municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city, consolidated town and borough, district or other political subdivision of the state, owning or having responsibility for the maintenance of all or a portion of an eligible bridge.

[(8)] (9) "Physical condition" means the physical condition of a bridge based on its structural deficiencies, sufficiency rating and load capacity all as determined by the commissioner.

[(9)] (10) "Priority list of eligible bridge projects" means the priority list of eligible bridge projects established by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of section 13a-175s, as amended by this act.

[(10)] (11) "Project costs" means the total costs of a project determined by the commissioner to be necessary and reasonable.

[(11) "Project loan" means a loan made to a municipality from the Local Bridge Revolving Fund and evidenced by the municipality's project loan obligation.

(12) "Project loan agreement" means a loan agreement with respect to a project loan as provided for in subsection (c) of section 13a-175s.

(13) "Project loan obligation" means an obligation of a municipality issued to evidence indebtedness under a project loan agreement and payable to the state for the benefit of the Local Bridge Revolving Fund.

(14) "Project grant" means a grant-in-aid made to a municipality pursuant to section 13a-175s. ]

[(15)] (12) "Supplemental project obligation" means bonds or serial notes issued by a municipality for the purpose of financing the portion of the costs of an eligible bridge project not met from the proceeds of a [project grant or project loan] grant.

Sec. 77. Section 13a-175q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The establishment of a program for the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of local bridges is a matter of state-wide concern affecting the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the state and of persons traveling within the state. It is the policy of the state to establish a timely and efficient method for municipalities to participate in this program and in furtherance thereof, sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, are intended to provide authority for municipalities to approve local bridge projects, and, in connection therewith, to authorize project [loan] agreements, and the issuance of [project loan obligations and] supplemental project obligations. For the purpose of ensuring and encouraging participation by municipalities in the benefits of the local bridge program, the powers of municipalities are expressly enlarged and expanded to include the power to do all things necessary and incident to their participation in the local bridge program under sections 13a-175p to 13a-175u, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 78. Section 13a-175r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

There is established and created a fund to be known as the "Local Bridge Revolving Fund". The state shall deposit in said fund (1) all proceeds of bonds issued by the state for the purpose of making [project loans and project] grants to municipalities, including proceeds of any special tax obligation bonds which are issued for the purpose of funding the local bridge program, [through project loans and grants,] (2) any and all [payments] repayments of grants or loans made by municipalities, [in respect of project loans including loan interest,] (3) all appropriations for the purpose of making [project loans and project] grants, and (4) any additional moneys from any other source available for deposit into said fund. Moneys deposited in said fund shall be held by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other moneys, funds and accounts. Investment earnings credited to the assets of said fund shall become part of the assets of said fund. Any balance remaining in said fund at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in said fund for the fiscal year next succeeding. Amounts in the Local Bridge Revolving Fund shall be expended only for the purpose of funding [project loans and project] grants or for the purchase or redemption of special tax obligation bonds issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive.

Sec. 79. Section 13a-175s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The commissioner shall maintain a list of eligible bridges and shall establish a priority list of eligible bridge projects for each fiscal year. In establishing such priority list, the commissioner shall consider the physical condition of each eligible bridge.

[(b) In each fiscal year the commissioner may make project loans to municipalities in the order of the priority list of eligible bridge projects to the extent of moneys available therefor in the Local Bridge Revolving Fund. Each municipality undertaking an eligible bridge project may apply for and receive a project loan or loans. The aggregate amount of project loans made to a municipality with respect to any project shall be equal to the amount requested by the municipality up to an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the project costs allocable therefor to such municipality.

(c) Each project loan shall be made pursuant to a project loan agreement between the state, acting by and through the commissioner, and the borrowing municipality and shall be evidenced by a project loan obligation of the borrowing municipality issued in accordance with section 13a-175t. Each project loan agreement shall be in the form prescribed by the commissioner, provided that each project loan agreement shall provide for a project loan obligation bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum payable quarterly and maturing no later than ten years from the date of such obligation. ]

[(d)] (b) In each fiscal year the commissioner may make [project] grants to municipalities in the order of the priority list of eligible bridge projects to the extent moneys are available therefor. Each municipality undertaking an eligible bridge project may apply for and receive a [project] grant equal to its grant percentage multiplied by the project costs allocable to such municipality. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, in order to protect the public health and safety, the commissioner may make any grant to a municipality for an eligible bridge project without regard to the priority list if, in the opinion of the commissioner, an emergency exists making the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of an eligible bridge more urgent than any other eligible bridge project with a higher priority on such list.

[(e)] (c) All applications for [project loans and project] grants for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1985, shall be filed with the commissioner no later than October 1, 1984, and for each succeeding fiscal year all such applications shall be filed with the commissioner no later than [March] May first of the preceding fiscal year. [next preceding. ] The commissioner may for good cause extend the period of time in which any such application may be filed.

(d) The terms and conditions of each such grant made by the state, acting by and through the commissioner, may be prescribed by the commissioner. Any such grant made by the commissioner shall not be deemed to be a public works contract, as defined in section 46a-68b, and the requirements for public works contracts provided in chapters 58 and 814c shall not apply to such grant.

[(f) A project grant or project loan] (e) A grant shall not be made to a municipality with respect to an eligible bridge project unless: (1) Each municipality undertaking such project has available to it, or has made arrangements satisfactory to the commissioner to obtain, funds to pay that portion of the project costs for which it is legally obligated and which are not met by [project loans or project] grants; (2) each municipality undertaking such project provides assurances satisfactory to the commissioner that it will undertake and complete such project with due diligence and that it will operate and maintain the eligible bridge properly after completion of such project; (3) each municipality undertaking such project and seeking a [project loan or a project] grant has filed with the commissioner all applications and other documents prescribed by the commissioner; (4) each municipality undertaking such project and seeking a [project loan or a project] grant has established separate accounts for the receipt and disbursement of the [proceeds of project loans and project] grants; and (5) in any case in which an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality, evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that all such municipalities are legally bound to complete their respective portions of such project. Notwithstanding any provisions of this subsection, the commissioner may make an advance grant to a municipality for the purpose of funding the engineering cost of an eligible bridge project. Such grant shall equal the municipality's grant percentage multiplied by the engineering cost, [which cost shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the construction cost of the project,] provided the amount of such advance shall be deducted from the total grant for the project.

[(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (d) of this section, the commissioner may make project grants and project loans with respect to an eligible bridge project without regard to the priority list of eligible bridge projects if a public emergency exists requiring the immediate removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of the eligible bridge of such project to protect the public health and safety. ]

(f) No grant for an eligible bridge project made pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be a proposed state action, activity or critical activity, as such terms are defined in section 25-68b, for the purposes of sections 25-68b to 25-68h, inclusive.

Sec. 80. Section 13a-175t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) A municipality may authorize [(1) the execution and delivery of project loan agreements; (2) the issuance and sale of project loan obligations to finance its obligations under a project loan agreement; and (3)] the issuance and sale of its supplemental project obligations, in accordance with such statutory and other legal requirements as govern the issuance of obligations and the making of contracts by the municipality. Supplemental project obligations shall be general obligations of the issuing municipality and each such obligation shall recite that the full faith and credit of the issuing municipality are pledged for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon. Obligations authorized under this section shall be subject to the debt limitation provisions of section 7-374.

[(b) The legislative body of a municipality shall hold at least one public hearing on an eligible bridge project, including the authorization of project loan obligations and supplemental project obligations with respect thereto, prior to its vote on the approval or disapproval of the eligible bridge project and the authorization of financing therefor. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality not less than five days prior to the day on which such hearing is to be held. For the purposes of this subsection, such five-day period shall include the day upon which such notice is first published, and shall include any Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday which may intervene between such publication and the day on which such hearing is held, but shall not include the day upon which such hearing is held.

(c) Each project loan obligation issued pursuant to this section shall bear interest at the rate of six per cent per annum payable quarterly, shall mature in such amounts and at such time or times not later than ten years from the date thereof and shall contain such other terms and provisions as the project loan agreement under which it is issued provides.

(d) Project loan obligations and supplemental project obligations shall be general obligations of the issuing municipality and each such obligation shall recite that the full faith and credit of the issuing municipality are pledged for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon. ]

[(e)] (b) Whenever a municipality has authorized the issuance of [project loan obligations or] supplemental project obligations, it may authorize the issuance of temporary notes in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds from the issuance of its [project loan obligations or] supplemental project obligations. Such temporary notes may be renewed from time to time by the issuance of other notes, provided that any such renewals shall conform to all legal requirements and limitations applicable thereto, including the requirements and limitations set forth in sections 7-378 and 7-378a.

[(f)] (c) Except as otherwise provided in this section, [project loan obligations,] supplemental project obligations and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds thereof shall be issued by a municipality in accordance with such statutory and other legal requirements as govern the issuance of such obligations generally by such municipality, including, where applicable, the provisions of chapter 109.

Sec. 81. Section 13a-175v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

If an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality, the municipalities owning or maintaining such eligible bridge may enter into an interlocal agreement concerning such eligible bridge. Such interlocal agreement may provide, among other things, that one municipality shall be responsible for undertaking and completing an eligible bridge project, maintaining such eligible bridge project, applying for a [project loan or a project grant, or both,] grant for such eligible bridge project and [repaying a project loan] the apportionment of costs for such eligible bridge project. A municipality is authorized to enter into such an interlocal agreement by vote of its legislative body and the provisions of sections 7-339a to 7-339l, inclusive, shall not be applicable to such interlocal agreement. Any such interlocal agreement entered into prior to May 27, 1987, is validated.

Sec. 82. Section 13a-175w of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

In any case in which an eligible bridge is owned or maintained by more than one municipality and such municipalities enter into or have entered into an interlocal agreement authorized by section 13a-175v, as amended by this act, the commissioner may deem the municipality which has agreed pursuant to such interlocal agreement to undertake, complete and maintain an eligible bridge project to be the only municipality eligible for a [project grant or a project loan, or both,] grant concerning such eligible bridge project and the commissioner may make a [project loan or a project grant, or both,] grant to such municipality without regard to the ownership or other interests of any other municipality in such eligible bridge.

Sec. 83. Subsection (c) of section 2 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, as amended by section 76 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

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

Sec. 84. Section 8 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of [this act] special act 05-1 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 [$21,000,000] $20,400,000.

Sec. 85. Section 9 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 346 of public act 10-44 and section 85 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing 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] $20,400,000, 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 housing development projects in New Britain.

Sec. 86. Subdivision (25) of subsection (d) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(25) Grant-in-aid to the town of Wallingford, for renovations to [the baseball field at Sheehan High School] athletic fields at the town's public schools, not exceeding $525,000;

Sec. 87. Subsection (g) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by sections 218 and 219 of public act 10-44 and section 79 of public act 11-57, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative 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. [; ]

Sec. 88. 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, section 81 of public act 11-57 and section 22 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative 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 $4,999,820;

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

Sec. 89. Section 32 of public act 11-1 of the October special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 seventeen million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided eight million nine hundred thousand 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 Board of Regents for Higher Education to establish or expand manufacturing technology programs in [three] four regional community-technical colleges, provided such colleges demonstrate a commitment to precision manufacturing and an ability to establish or expand such programs through space and faculty.

(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. 90. Section 4-66h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established an account to be known as the "Main Street Investment Fund account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing for the purposes of providing grants not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars to municipalities with populations of not more than thirty thousand or municipalities eligible for the small town economic assistance program pursuant to section 4-66g for eligible projects as defined in subsection (d) of this section. Municipalities shall apply for such grants in a manner to be determined by the [Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management] Commissioner of Housing. Said [secretary] commissioner may contract with a nonprofit entity to administer the provisions of this section.

(b) In awarding such grants, the [secretary] commissioner shall determine that an eligible project advances the municipality's approved plan pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section. Such advancements may include, but need not be limited to, facade or awning improvements; sidewalk improvements or construction; street lighting; building renovations, including mixed use of residential and commercial; landscaping and development of recreational areas and greenspace; bicycle paths; and other improvements or renovations deemed by the [secretary] commissioner to contribute to the economic success of the municipality.

(c) A grant received pursuant to this section shall be used for improvements to property owned by the municipality, except the municipality may use a portion of the proceeds of such grant to provide a one-time reimbursement to owners of commercial private property for eligible expenditures that directly support and enhance an eligible project. The maximum allowable reimbursement for such eligible expenditures to any such owner shall be fifty thousand dollars, to be provided at the following rates: (1) Expenditures equal to or less than fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of fifty per cent, and (2) any additional expenditures greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than or equal to one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be reimbursed at a rate of twenty-five per cent.

(d) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Eligible expenditures" include expenses for cosmetic and structural exterior building improvements, signage, lighting and landscaping that is visible from the street, including, but not limited to, exterior painting or surface treatment, decorative awnings, window and door replacements or modifications, storefront enhancements, irrigation, streetscape, outdoor patios and decks, exterior wall lighting, decorative post lighting and architectural features, but do not include (A) any renovations that are solely the result of ordinary repair and maintenance, (B) improvements that are required to remedy a health, housing or safety code violation, or (C) nonpermanent structures, furnishings, movable equipment or other nonpermanent amenities. Eligible expenditures also include reasonable administrative expenses incurred by a nonprofit entity contracted with by the [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing to implement the provisions of this section.

(2) "Eligible projects" means projects that are part of a plan previously approved by the governing body of the municipality to develop or improve town commercial centers to attract small businesses, promote commercial viability, and improve aesthetics and pedestrian access.

Sec. 91. Section 79 of public act 11-1 of the October special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 ten million dollars, provided five 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 [Office of Policy and Management] Department of Housing for the purposes of the Main Street Investment Fund account established pursuant to section [78 of this act] 4-66h of the general statutes.

(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. 92. Section 1 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, 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] $232,146,556.

Sec. 93. Subsection (f) of section 2 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative 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.

Sec. 94. Section 8 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 8 to 11, inclusive, of [this act] public act 11-57, 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] $54,505,183.

Sec. 95. Section 9 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing 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] $24,505,183;

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

Sec. 96. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 25 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) [Exterior] Alterations, renovations and improvements, including installation of air conditioning and related planning, design, development and demolition work, to the State Office Building and associated parking facilities in Hartford, not exceeding $24,000,000;

(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 at state-occupied facilities, not exceeding $192,500,000.

Sec. 97. Subdivision (1) of subsection (n) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 28 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and maintained facilities, not exceeding $4,000,000, provided not more than $750,000 shall be used for repairs, improvements and land acquisition for an annex and parking proximate to the courthouse facilities in Hartford;

Sec. 98. Section 28 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 30 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used by the Department of [Economic and Community Development] Housing 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 $87,500,000, provided not more than $12,500,000 shall be used for development of congregate housing, not more than $1,000,000 shall be used for grants-in-aid for accessibility modifications for persons transitioning from institutions to homes under the Money Follows the Person program established pursuant to section 17b-369 of the general statutes, not more than $500,000 shall be used to purchase upgrades to the homeless management information systems and software to update said systems, and not more than $30,000,000 shall be used for revitalization of state low and moderate income housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's state housing loan portfolio transferred in accordance with section 8-37uu of the general statutes.

Sec. 99. Subsection (b) of section 2 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services:

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

(2) Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations and land acquisition at fire training schools, not exceeding $28,200,000.

Sec. 100. Subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) Design and construction of a firearms training facility and vehicle operations training center, including land acquisition, not exceeding $6,576,000.

Sec. 101. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) For the Department of Housing: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for the incentive housing zone program established pursuant to chapter 124b of the general statutes, not exceeding $2,000,000.

Sec. 102. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

For the Department of Housing: Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for the purposes of sections 8-265cc to [8-265kk] 8-265ii, inclusive, and section 8-265kk of the general statutes, not exceeding $60,000,000.

Sec. 103. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) Grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs, to expand the availability of high-quality school models, and assist in the implementation of common CORE state standards and assessments, in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education, not exceeding $25,000,000;

Sec. 104. Section 27 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 102 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 95 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 27 to 34, 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 [$64,400,000] $64,358,000.

Sec. 105. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 28 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 103 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session and section 96 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $4,958,000, provided not more than $5,000,000 of said amount shall be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water runoff overflows to the Connecticut River;

Sec. 106. Section 12 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 169 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 131 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$96,338,374] $95,829,314.

Sec. 107. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 108. Subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 13 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to private nonprofit mental health clinics for children for fire, safety and environmental improvements, including expansion, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $990,940, provided $450,000 shall be made available for the purchase or renovation of facilities for the Child Guidance Clinic of Central Connecticut in Meriden;

Sec. 109. Section 20 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 189 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 163 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$170,963,560] $169,913,560.

Sec. 110. Subsection (h) of section 21 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 167 of public act 10-44, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 111. Section 31 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 202 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 168 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, inclusive, of special act 05-1 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 [$152,544,930] $151,025,737.

Sec. 112. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 113. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 114. Subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 32 of special act 05-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 210 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 193 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs and community centers for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes, not exceeding [$4,702,000] $4,682,807, provided (A) up to $439,020 may be made available to the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center, (B) up to $2,450,000 may be made available to the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport for renovations to a youth center, (C) up to $878,050 may be made available to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield for capital improvements, including an indoor pool, (D) up to $150,000 may be made available to the Milford/Orange YMCA for a new addition and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance projects, (E) up to $1,000,000 may be made available to the Connecticut Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to develop and construct a new facility in Milford, (F) up to $250,000 may be made available to the Boys and Girls Village, Inc. for acquisition or rehabilitation of program facilities in Bridgeport, (G) up to $150,000 may be made available to the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA in Bridgeport, (H) up to $1,000,000 may be made available to the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford for construction of a swimming pool complex, and (I) up to $1,500,000 may be made available for construction of a new YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford.

Sec. 115. Section 1 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 211 of public act 10-44, section 86 of public act 11-57 and section 18 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

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 [$332,863,150] $328,524,264.

Sec. 116. 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 and section 78 of public act 11-57, is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 117. Subsection (m) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 118. Subdivision (5) of subsection (t) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

At Eastern Connecticut State University:

(A) Alterations, renovations and improvements to facilities, including energy conservation and code compliance improvements, not exceeding [$1,165,000] $1,142,604;

(B) Development of a campus police station, not exceeding $3,500,000;

(C) Softball field relocation, not exceeding $2,700,000;

(D) Development of a new parking garage, not exceeding [$18,296,000] $17,325,000.

Sec. 119. Section 12 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 233 of public act 10-44, section 143 of public act 10-179 and section 98 of public act 13-3, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 12 to 19, 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 [$192,103,868] $189,156,941.

Sec. 120. Subdivision (6) of subsection (b) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 121. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, not exceeding [$300,000] $200,000;

Sec. 122. Subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 123. Subdivision (4) of subsection (j) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grant-in-aid to the Waterford Country School for construction of a gymnasium, not exceeding [$1,000,000] $900,000.

Sec. 124. Subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

Grants-in-aid to public libraries that are not located in distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, for construction, renovations, expansions, energy conservation and handicapped accessibility, not exceeding [$3,500,000] $3,492,098.

Sec. 125. Subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 126. Subsection (l) of section 13 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by sections 310 and 311 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Children and Families:

(1) Grant-in-aid to Children's Home of Cromwell for infrastructure renewal and renovation projects, not exceeding $400,000;

(2) Grant-in-aid to Pathways-Senderos Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center in New Britain for acquisition of a new facility, not exceeding [$825,000] $325,000;

(3) Grant-in-aid to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut in Stamford for expansion, not exceeding [$2,000,000] $1,500,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to Youth Continuum in New Haven for renovations and code improvements, not exceeding $350,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to The Grounds, Inc. for planning and development of a new facility in West Hartford, not exceeding $30,000.

Sec. 127. Section 20 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 314 of public act 10-44 and section 21 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, 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 [$236,669,181] $236,624,591.

Sec. 128. Subsection (j) of section 21 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of [Mental Retardation] 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] $4,955,410.

Sec. 129. Section 31 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, as amended by section 318 of public act 10-44 and section 144 of public act 10-179, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 31 to 38, 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 [$90,417,075] $90,117,075.

Sec. 130. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Sec. 131. Section 26 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 26 to 32, inclusive, of [this act] public act 09-2 of the September 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 [$25,066,316] $24,510,606.

Sec. 132. Subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of section 27 of public act 09-2 of the September special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

At Quinebaug Valley Community College: Code improvements to the east wing, not exceeding [$980,367] $424,657.

Sec. 133. Section 12 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

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] $76,248,750.

Sec. 134. Subsection (f) of section 13 of public act 11-57 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding [$6,000,000] $5,998,750, 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.

Sec. 135. Sections 4-30b and 4-30c of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective from passage)"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 5

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 6

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 7

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 8

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 9

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 10

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 11

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 12

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 13

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 14

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 15

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 16

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 17

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 18

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 19

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 20

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 21

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 22

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 23

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 24

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 25

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 26

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 27

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 28

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 29

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 30

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 31

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 32

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 33

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 34

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 35

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 36

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 37

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 38

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 39

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 40

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 41

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 42

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 43

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 44

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 45

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 46

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 47

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 48

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 49

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 50

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 51

July 1, 2013

4-66c(a) and (b)

Sec. 52

July 1, 2013

4-66g(a)

Sec. 53

July 1, 2013

4a-10(a)

Sec. 54

July 1, 2013

7-538

Sec. 55

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 56

July 1, 2013

8-336n(a)

Sec. 57

July 1, 2013

10-66jj(a)

Sec. 58

July 1, 2013

10-287d

Sec. 59

July 1, 2013

10-292k

Sec. 60

July 1, 2013

11-24c

Sec. 61

July 1, 2013

11-24a(c)

Sec. 62

July 1, 2013

16-243y(c)

Sec. 63

July 1, 2013

22-26hh

Sec. 64

July 1, 2013

22a-478(c)

Sec. 65

July 1, 2013

22a-483(a)

Sec. 66

July 1, 2013

22a-483(d)

Sec. 67

July 1, 2013

32-235(a)

Sec. 68

from passage

New section

Sec. 69

from passage

New section

Sec. 70

from passage

New section

Sec. 71

from passage

New section

Sec. 72

from passage

New section

Sec. 73

from passage

New section

Sec. 74

November 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 75

July 1, 2013

13b-74(b)

Sec. 76

July 1, 2013

13a-175p

Sec. 77

July 1, 2013

13a-175q

Sec. 78

July 1, 2013

13a-175r

Sec. 79

July 1, 2013

13a-175s

Sec. 80

July 1, 2013

13a-175t

Sec. 81

July 1, 2013

13a-175v

Sec. 82

July 1, 2013

13a-175w

Sec. 83

from passage

SA 02-1 of the May 9 Sp. Sess. , Sec. 2(c)

Sec. 84

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 8

Sec. 85

from passage

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 9

Sec. 86

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 32(d)

Sec. 87

from passage

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 2(g)

Sec. 88

from passage

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 21(e)

Sec. 89

July 1, 2013

PA 11-1 of the October Sp. Sess. Section 32

Sec. 90

July 1, 2013

4-66h

Sec. 91

July 1, 2013

PA 11-1 of the October Sp. Sess. Section 79

Sec. 92

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57Section 1

Sec. 93

from passage

PA 11-57, Sec. 2(f)

Sec. 94

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57Section 8

Sec. 95

from passage

PA 11-57Section 9

Sec. 96

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57, Sec. 21(d)

Sec. 97

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57, Sec. 21(n)(1)

Sec. 98

from passage

PA 11-57Section 28

Sec. 99

from passage

PA 12-189, Sec. 2(b)

Sec. 100

July 1, 2013

PA 12-189, Sec. 2(c)(2)

Sec. 101

July 1, 2013

PA 12-189, Sec. 9(a)(2)

Sec. 102

from passage

PA 12-189, Sec. 9(c)(3)

Sec. 103

July 1, 2013

PA 12-189, Sec. 9(e)(2)

Sec. 104

July 1, 2013

SA 01-2 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 27

Sec. 105

July 1, 2013

SA 01-2 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 28(b)

Sec. 106

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 12

Sec. 107

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 108

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 13(i)

Sec. 109

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 20

Sec. 110

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 111

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 31

Sec. 112

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 113

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 114

July 1, 2013

SA 05-1 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 32(i)

Sec. 115

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 1

Sec. 116

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 117

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 118

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 2(t)

Sec. 119

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 12

Sec. 120

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 121

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 13(e)

Sec. 122

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 123

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 13(j)

Sec. 124

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 13(k)

Sec. 125

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 126

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 13(l)

Sec. 127

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 20

Sec. 128

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 21(j)

Sec. 129

July 1, 2013

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. Section 31

Sec. 130

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Sec. 131

July 1, 2013

PA 09-2 of the September Sp. Sess. Section 26

Sec. 132

July 1, 2013

PA 09-2 of the September Sp. Sess. , Sec. 27(d)

Sec. 133

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57Section 12

Sec. 134

July 1, 2013

PA 11-57, Sec. 13(f)

Sec. 135

from passage

Repealer section

Senator Frantz of the 36th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8821) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th and Frantz of the 36th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 20 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8821) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 3-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) No bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for borrowed money payable from General Fund tax receipts of the state shall be authorized by the General Assembly or issued except such as shall not cause the aggregate amount of the total amount of bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness payable from General Fund tax receipts authorized by the General Assembly but which have not been issued and the total amount of such indebtedness which has been issued and remains outstanding to exceed [one and six-tenths] one and five-tenths times the total General Fund tax receipts of the state for the fiscal year in which any such authorization will become effective or in which such indebtedness is issued, as estimated for such fiscal year by the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of finance, revenue and bonding in accordance with section 2-35. In computing such aggregate amount of indebtedness at any time, there shall be excluded or deducted, as the case may be, (1) the principal amount of all such obligations as may be certified by the Treasurer (A) as issued in anticipation of revenues to be received by the state during the period of twelve calendar months next following their issuance and to be paid by application of such revenue, or (B) as having been refunded or replaced by other indebtedness the proceeds and projected earnings on which or other funds are held in escrow to pay and are sufficient to pay the principal, interest and any redemption premium until maturity or earlier planned redemption of such indebtedness, or (C) as issued and outstanding in anticipation of particular bonds then unissued but fully authorized to be issued in the manner provided by law for such authorization, provided, as long as any of such obligations are outstanding, the entire principal amount of such particular bonds thus authorized shall be deemed to be outstanding and be included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, or (D) as payable solely from revenues of particular public improvements, (2) the amount which may be certified by the Treasurer as the aggregate value of cash and securities in debt retirement funds of the state to be used to meet principal of outstanding obligations included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, (3) every such amount as may be certified by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management as the estimated payments on account of the costs of any public work or improvement thereafter to be received by the state from the United States or agencies thereof and to be used, in conformity with applicable federal law, to meet principal of obligations included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, (4) all authorized and issued indebtedness to fund any budget deficits of the state for any fiscal year ending on or before June 30, 1991, (5) all authorized indebtedness to fund the program created pursuant to section 32-285, (6) all authorized and issued indebtedness to fund any budget deficits of the state for any fiscal year ending on or before June 30, 2002, (7) all indebtedness authorized and issued pursuant to section 1 of public act 03-1 of the September 8 special session*, (8) all authorized indebtedness issued pursuant to section 3-62h, (9) any indebtedness represented by any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of section 3-20a as certified by the Treasurer, provided the indebtedness in connection with which such agreements were entered into shall be included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, and (10) all indebtedness authorized and issued pursuant to section 3-20g. In computing the amount of outstanding indebtedness, only the accreted value of any capital appreciation obligation or any zero coupon obligation which has accreted and been added to the stated initial value of such obligation as of the date of any computation shall be included. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2013

3-21(a)

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 22 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 14

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 842 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8783) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House Senate Bill 842 as amended.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6703 (RAISED) (File No. 745) AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH VIOLENCE AND GANG ACTIVITY.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5607 (COMM) (File No. 165) AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6692 (RAISED) (File No. 738) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COURT'S AUTHORITY TO DENY AN APPLICATION FOR THE WAIVER OF COURT FEES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6701 (RAISED) (File No. 743) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6651 (RAISED) (File No. 475) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT BROWNFIELD WORKING GROUP.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5600 (RAISED) (File No. 624) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRARS OF VOTERS, THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE AND THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION AND THE POSTING OF REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE BILL

SENATE BILL PASSED

The following Senate Bill was introduced, read by the Clerk and passed. (Emergency Certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House accompanied the bill in accordance with Section 2-26 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Joint Rules 9 and 15. )

NO. H. B. No. 6705 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOUSING, HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH.

Senator Harp of the 10th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Bartolomeo of the 13th and Gerratana of the 6th.

Senator Markley of the 16th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8839) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Harp of the 10th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 46 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8839) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 81 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

Strike section 99 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 99. Section 17b-280 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The state shall reimburse for all legend drugs provided under medical assistance programs administered by the Department of Social Services at the lower of (1) the rate established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the federal acquisition cost, (2) the average wholesale price minus sixteen per cent, or (3) an equivalent percentage as established under the Medicaid state plan. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, contingent upon federal approval, on and after October 1, 2012, for independent pharmacies, the state shall reimburse for such legend drugs at the lower of (A) the rate established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the federal acquisition cost, (B) the average wholesale price minus fifteen per cent, or (C) an equivalent percentage as established under the Medicaid state plan. The state shall pay a professional fee of one dollar and seventy cents to licensed pharmacies for each prescription dispensed to a recipient of benefits under a medical assistance program administered by the Department of Social Services in accordance with federal regulations. On and after September 4, 1991, payment for legend and nonlegend drugs provided to Medicaid recipients shall be based upon the actual package size dispensed. Effective October 1, 1991, reimbursement for over-the-counter drugs for such recipients shall be limited to those over-the-counter drugs and products published in the Connecticut Formulary, or the cross reference list, issued by the commissioner. The cost of all over-the-counter drugs and products provided to residents of nursing facilities, chronic disease hospitals, and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded shall be included in the facilities' per diem rate. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, no dispensing fee shall be issued for a prescription drug dispensed to a [ConnPACE or] Medicaid recipient who is a Medicare Part D beneficiary when the prescription drug is a Medicare Part D drug, as defined in Public Law 108-173, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.

(b) The Department of Social Services may provide an enhanced dispensing fee to a pharmacy enrolled in the federal Office of Pharmacy Affairs Section 340B drug discount program established pursuant to 42 USC 256b or a pharmacy under contract to provide services under said program.

(c) For purposes of this section, (1) "independent pharmacy" means a privately-owned community pharmacy that has five or fewer stores located in the state; (2) "community pharmacy" has the same meaning as in section 20-631a; and (3) "legend drug" has the same meaning as in section 20-571.

(d) The commissioner shall submit a Medicaid state plan amendment not later than October 1, 2012, to establish the independent pharmacy rate pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. "

Remarking were Senators Kane of the 32nd, Welch of the 31st, McLachlan of the 24th and Markley of the 16th.

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8859) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Harp of the 10th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 36 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8859) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 145 and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(10) If the applicant is a hospital, whether such applicant, who has failed to provide or reduced access to services by Medicaid recipients or indigent persons, has demonstrated good cause for doing so, which shall not be demonstrated solely on the basis of differences in reimbursement rates between Medicaid and other health care payers. "

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th and Kelly of the 21st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 46 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 14

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6705 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) (File No. 647) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING UNCLASSIFIED FELONIES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6587) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 94 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 94. Subsection (a) of section 29-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who knowingly has, in any vehicle owned, operated or occupied by such person, any weapon, any pistol or revolver for which a proper permit has not been issued as provided in section 29-28 or any machine gun which has not been registered as required by section 53-202, shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class D felony, and the presence of any such weapon, pistol or revolver, or machine gun in any vehicle shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section by the owner, operator and each occupant thereof. The word "weapon", as used in this section, means any BB. gun, any blackjack, any metal or brass knuckles, any police baton or nightstick, any dirk knife or switch knife, any knife having an automatic spring release device by which a blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches in length, any stiletto, any knife the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length, any martial arts weapon or electronic defense weapon, as defined in section 53a-3, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument. "

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6587) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th , the following bill which was starred for action was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 1163 (RAISED) (File No. 718) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF URBAN YOUTH DELINQUENCY AND VIOLENCE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6565 (RAISED) (File Nos. 632 and 855) AN ACT ELIMINATING A TOWN'S ABILITY TO PHASE IN A REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT DECREASE AND ALLOWING A PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 6290 (COMM) (File Nos. 629 and 860) AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS MADE FROM JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6671 (RAISED) (File Nos. 637 and 888) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B"). In concurrence with the House.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6528 (RAISED) (File No. 464) AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN MARINAS. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6677 (RAISED) (File Nos. 731 and 894) AN ACT EXCLUDING SCHOOL ACCOMMODATIONS FROM SERVICES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE LARCENY STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 6622 (RAISED) (File No. 468) AN ACT CONCERNING DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 2

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the rules were suspended and the following bill was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5607 (COMM) (File No. 165) AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6509 (RAISED) (File No. 665) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5027 (COMM) (File No. 451) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF DOGS AND CATS OBTAINED FROM SUBSTANDARD DOMESTIC ANIMAL MILLS AND REQUIRING A STANDARD OF CARE APPLICABLE TO ANIMAL IMPORTERS. . In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

DISAGREEING ACTION

The following favorable report was received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 1033 (RAISED) (File No. 250) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

House rejected Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8462)

House adopted House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8794)

SENATE AGENDA NO. 5

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th , the rules were suspended and the following bill was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6509 (RAISED) (File No. 665) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION. In concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5027 (COMM) (File No. 451) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF DOGS AND CATS OBTAINED FROM SUBSTANDARD DOMESTIC ANIMAL MILLS AND REQUIRING A STANDARD OF CARE APPLICABLE TO ANIMAL IMPORTERS. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

SENATE BILL PASSED

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was removed from the foot of the calendar and the bill passed.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1149 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE STATUTE CONCERNING ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Senator Williams of the 29th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8864) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment as adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 1-210 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date):

(3) Records of law enforcement agencies not otherwise available to the public which records were compiled in connection with the detection or investigation of crime, if the disclosure of said records would not be in the public interest because it would result in the disclosure of (A) the identity of informants not otherwise known or the identity of witnesses not otherwise known whose safety would be endangered or who would be subject to threat or intimidation if their identity was made known, (B) the identity of minor witnesses, (C) signed statements of witnesses, [(C)] (D) information to be used in a prospective law enforcement action if prejudicial to such action, [(D)] (E) investigatory techniques not otherwise known to the general public, [(E)] (F) arrest records of a juvenile, which shall also include any investigatory files, concerning the arrest of such juvenile, compiled for law enforcement purposes, [(F)] (G) the name and address of the victim of a sexual assault under section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b or 53a-73a, or injury or risk of injury, or impairing of morals under section 53-21, or of an attempt thereof, or [(G)] (H) uncorroborated allegations subject to destruction pursuant to section 1-216;

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 1-210 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (27) as follows (Effective from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date):

(NEW) (27) Any record created by a law enforcement agency or other federal, state, or municipal governmental agency consisting of a photograph, film, video or digital or other visual image depicting the victim of a homicide, to the extent that such record could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of the victim or the victim's surviving family members.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, a law enforcement agency shall not be required to disclose that portion of an audio tape or other recording where the individual speaking on the recording describes the condition of a victim of homicide, except for a recording that consists of an emergency 9-1-1 call or other call for assistance made by a member of the public to a law enforcement agency. This section shall apply to any request for such audio tape or other recording made on or before May 7, 2014.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to consider and make recommendations regarding the balance between victim privacy under the Freedom of Information Act and the public's right to know.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) The executive director of the Freedom of Information Commission;

(2) A person appointed by the Connecticut Council of Freedom of Information;

(3) The Chief State's Attorney;

(4) The Chief Public Defender;

(5) The Victim Advocate;

(6) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(7) Two persons appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall represent a crime victim advocacy organization, and one of whom shall be a representative of municipal law enforcement;

(8) A professor of constitutional law who is recommended jointly by the deans of the schools of law of Yale, Quinnipiac University and The University of Connecticut;

(9) Four persons appointed by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists, one each representing television, radio, print and electronic media;

(10) The president pro tempore of the Senate, or a member of the General Assembly designated by the president pro tempore;

(11) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus of the General Assembly designated by the speaker;

(12) The minority leader of the Senate, or a member of the General Assembly designated by said minority leader; and

(13) The minority leader of the House of Representatives, or a member of the General Assembly designated by said minority leader.

(c) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than July 1, 2013. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the two chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than August 1, 2013, and additional meetings at least monthly thereafter through December 2013.

(e) Not later than January 1, 2014, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the majority and minority leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2014, whichever is later. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date

1-210(b)(3)

Sec. 2

from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date

1-210(b)

Sec. 3

from passage, and applicable to all requests for records under chapter 14 of the general statutes pending on or made on or after said date

New section

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 34 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 33

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1149 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8864) was Passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House of Senate Bill 1149 as amended.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6591 (RAISED) (File Nos. 578 and 886) AN ACT REQUIRING THE EUTHANIZATION OF ANY CAT OR DOG TO BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8869) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 8 to 11, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"to apply to (1) the euthanization of any farm animal or livestock, (2) the euthanization of any cat or dog by any law enforcement officer in the course of his or her duties or as described in section 20-197 of the general statutes, (3) the euthanization of any dog in accordance with the provisions of section 22-332b of the general statutes and regulations adopted under said section, or (4) the euthanization of any animal in a facility subject to regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. "

One the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8869) and House Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 44 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House of all bills needing further action by the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RECOMMITTED

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were recommitted to the Committees indicated:

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 883 (RAISED) (File No. 63) AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 938 (RAISED) (File No. 70) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT POLICIES BY QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 885 (RAISED) (File No. 261) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE THE UTILITY OF CREATING A PUBLIC RETIREMENT PLAN.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 1106 (RAISED) (File No. 762) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS OTHER THAN THE GENERAL FUND.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 1107 (RAISED) (File No. 763) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF STATE AGENCIES PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 1108 (RAISED) (File No. 764) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 1109 (RAISED) (File No. 765) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION.

BANKS. S. B. No. 234 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 827 (RAISED) (File No. 259) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC DEPOSITS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 943 (RAISED) (File No. 71) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATE ECONOMIC STRATEGIC PLAN.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 537 (COMM) (File No. 255) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BROKER BETWEEN EB-5 VISA APPLICANTS AND BUSINESSES SEEKING CAPITAL.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 3 (COMM) (File No. 381) AN ACT CONCERNING JOBS IN EMERGING SECTORS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 838 (File No. 678) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUND FOR BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6505 (RAISED) (File Nos. 299 and 794) AN ACT CONCERNING PARAMETERS FOR FEES FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 6625 (RAISED) (File No. 470) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TESTING PROGRAM.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 888 (RAISED) (File No. 64) AN ACT CONCERNING WIRELESS BROADBAND.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 944 (RAISED) (File No. 190) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO ALLOW FOR MUNICIPAL AGGREGATION.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 948 (RAISED) (File No. 191) AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 945 (RAISED) (File No. 419) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF SECURITY DEPOSITS TO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES FURNISHING ELECTRIC, GAS OR WATER SERVICE.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 1036 (RAISED) (File No. 422) AN ACT CONCERNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 657 (COMM) (File No. 414) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION OF CABLE TELEVISION AND VIDEO SERVICE CUSTOMERS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 839 (File No. 417) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY CHANGES TO ADVANCE CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY POLICIES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 805