JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 1: 14 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Chris Ross of Middletown, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear Lord, give us the hindsight to know where we have been, the foresight to know where we are going. And the insight to know when we are going too far. Amen

PLEDGE

Senator Linares of the 33rd led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

ORDER OF THE DAY

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 465 (RAISED) (File No. 544) AN ACT CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5409) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators, Bartolomeo of the 13th and Witkos of the 8th.

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. Subsection (g) of section 14-36 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(g) The commissioner may place a restriction on the motor vehicle operator's license of any person or on any special operator's permit issued to any person in accordance with the provisions of section 14-37a, as amended by this act, that restricts the holder of such license or permit to the operation of a motor vehicle that is equipped with an approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, for such time as the commissioner shall prescribe, if such person has: [been: (1) Convicted] (1) Been convicted for a first or second time of a violation of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 14-227a, and has served not less than forty-five days of the prescribed period of suspension for such conviction, in accordance with the provisions of subsections (g) and (i) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act; (2) been ordered by the Superior Court not to operate any motor vehicle unless it is equipped with an approved ignition interlock device, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-227j; (3) been granted a reversal or reduction of such person's license suspension or revocation, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (i) of section 14-111; (4) been issued a motor vehicle operator's license upon the surrender of an operator's license issued by another state and such previously held license contains a restriction to the operation of a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device; (5) been convicted of a violation of section 53a-56b or 53a-60d; [or] (6) been permitted by the commissioner to be issued or to retain an operator's license subject to reporting requirements concerning such person's physical condition, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of this section and sections 14-45a to 14-46g, inclusive; or (7) had such person's operator's license suspended under subsection (i) of section 14-227b, as amended by this act, and has served not less than forty-five days of the prescribed period of such suspension.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 14-37a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(b) The commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion upon a showing of significant hardship, grant each such application that is submitted in proper form and contains such information and attestation by the applicant as the commissioner may require. With respect to an application for an education permit, an applicant shall also be required to submit a schedule of the time and location of all classes or other required educational activities attended by such applicant. Such schedule shall be attested to by the registrar of such educational institution. In determining whether to grant such application, the commissioner may also consider the driving record of the applicant and shall ascertain that the suspension is a final order that is not under appeal pursuant to section 4-183. A special operator's permit shall not be issued pursuant to this section to any person for the operation of a motor vehicle for which a public passenger transportation permit or commercial driver's license is required or to any person whose operator's license has been suspended previously pursuant to section 14-227a, as amended by this act, or 14-227b, as amended by this act. [A special operator's permit shall not be issued pursuant to this section to any person whose operator's license has been suspended pursuant to subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 14-227b for refusing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test or analysis until such operator's license has been under suspension for a period of not less than ninety days. ] A person shall not be ineligible to be issued a special operator's permit under this section solely on the basis of being convicted of two violations of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, unless such second conviction is for a violation committed after a prior conviction.

Sec. 3. Subsection (j) of section 14-111 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(j) Any person whose motor vehicle operator's license is suspended by the commissioner and whose license is subsequently restricted to the operation of a motor vehicle that is equipped with an approved, ignition interlock device who fails to comply with the requirements for the installation and use of such device in a motor vehicle owned or operated by such person, as set forth in regulations adopted by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of subsection (i) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, shall be subject to the [resuspension] reinstatement of such suspension of the person's operator's license [for such period of time, not to exceed the period of the original suspension, as the commissioner may prescribe] until such person demonstrates to the commissioner's satisfaction that such person intends to install and maintain the ignition interlock device for the prescribed period.

Sec. 4. Subsection (d) of section 14-111n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(d) If the commissioner is notified by a member jurisdiction that a person who is the holder of a motor vehicle operator's license has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section, the commissioner may consider the conviction as a second or subsequent violation of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, if such person has been convicted previously of a violation of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, or has been convicted previously of a substantially similar offense in a member jurisdiction, as shown by such person's driver control record, within the past ten years, and the commissioner may impose the suspension and require the person to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on each motor vehicle owned or operated by such person for the period of time required for a second or subsequent offense by the provisions of [subsection] subsections (g) and (h) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act. It shall not be a defense to a suspension imposed pursuant to this subsection, or subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section, that the blood alcohol concentration of the person convicted in a member jurisdiction, or the blood alcohol concentration required for conviction of a per se offense in the member jurisdiction in which the person was convicted, is less than the blood alcohol concentration required for conviction of a per se offense in this state.

Sec. 5. Subsections (g) to (i), inclusive, of section 14-227a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(g) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall: (1) For conviction of a first violation, (A) be fined not less than five hundred dollars or more than one thousand dollars, and (B) be (i) imprisoned not more than six months, forty-eight consecutive hours of which may not be suspended or reduced in any manner, or (ii) imprisoned not more than six months, with the execution of such sentence of imprisonment suspended entirely and a period of probation imposed requiring as a condition of such probation that such person perform one hundred hours of community service, as defined in section 14-227e, and (C) have such person's motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended for forty-five days and, as a condition for the restoration of such license, be required to install an ignition interlock device on each motor vehicle owned or operated by such person and, upon such restoration, be prohibited for the one-year period following such restoration from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j; (2) for conviction of a second violation within ten years after a prior conviction for the same offense, (A) be fined not less than one thousand dollars or more than four thousand dollars, (B) be imprisoned not more than two years, one hundred twenty consecutive days of which may not be suspended or reduced in any manner, and sentenced to a period of probation requiring as a condition of such probation that such person: (i) Perform one hundred hours of community service, as defined in section 14-227e, (ii) submit to an assessment through the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch of the degree of such person's alcohol or drug abuse, and (iii) undergo a treatment program if so ordered, and (C) [(i) if such person is under twenty-one years of age at the time of the offense, have such person's motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended for forty-five days or until the date of such person's twenty-first birthday, whichever is longer, and, as a condition for the restoration of such license, be required to install an ignition interlock device on each motor vehicle owned or operated by such person and, upon such restoration, be prohibited for the three-year period following such restoration from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, except that for the first year of such three-year period, such person's operation of a motor vehicle shall be limited to such person's transportation to or from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, an ignition interlock device service center or an appointment with a probation officer, or (ii) if such person is twenty-one years of age or older at the time of the offense,] have such person's motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended for forty-five days and, as a condition for the restoration of such license, be required to install an ignition interlock device on each motor vehicle owned or operated by such person and, upon such restoration, be prohibited for the three-year period following such restoration from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, except that for the first year of such three-year period, such person's operation of a motor vehicle shall be limited to such person's transportation to or from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, an ignition interlock device service center or an appointment with a probation officer; and (3) for conviction of a third and subsequent violation within ten years after a prior conviction for the same offense, (A) be fined not less than two thousand dollars or more than eight thousand dollars, (B) be imprisoned not more than three years, one year of which may not be suspended or reduced in any manner, and sentenced to a period of probation requiring as a condition of such probation that such person: (i) Perform one hundred hours of community service, as defined in section 14-227e, (ii) submit to an assessment through the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch of the degree of such person's alcohol or drug abuse, and (iii) undergo a treatment program if so ordered, and (C) have such person's motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege permanently revoked upon such third offense, except that if such person's revocation is reversed or reduced pursuant to subsection (i) of section 14-111, such person shall be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, for the time period prescribed in subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 14-111. For purposes of the imposition of penalties for a second or third and subsequent offense pursuant to this subsection, a conviction under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section in effect on October 1, 1981, or as amended thereafter, a conviction under the provisions of either subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this section, a conviction under the provisions of section 53a-56b or 53a-60d or a conviction in any other state of any offense the essential elements of which are determined by the court to be substantially the same as subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this section or section 53a-56b or 53a-60d, shall constitute a prior conviction for the same offense.

(h) (1) Each court shall report each conviction under subsection (a) of this section to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-141. The commissioner shall suspend the motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of the person reported as convicted for the period of time required by subsection (g) of this section. The commissioner shall determine the period of time required by [said] subsection (g) of this section based on the number of convictions such person has had within the specified time period according to such person's driving history record, notwithstanding the sentence imposed by the court for such conviction. [(2) The motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of a person found guilty under subsection (a) of this section who is under eighteen years of age shall be suspended by the commissioner for the period of time set forth in subsection (g) of this section, or until such person attains the age of eighteen years, whichever period is longer. (3)] (2) The motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of a person found guilty under subsection (a) of this section who, at the time of the offense, was operating a motor vehicle in accordance with a special operator's permit issued pursuant to section 14-37a, as amended by this act, shall be suspended by the commissioner for twice the period of time set forth in subsection (g) of this section. [(4)] (3) If an appeal of any conviction under subsection (a) of this section is taken, the suspension of the motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege by the commissioner, in accordance with this subsection, shall be stayed during the pendency of such appeal.

(i) (1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall permit a person whose license has been suspended in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) or subparagraph [(C)(i) or (C)(ii)] (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of this section to operate a motor vehicle if (A) such person has served either the suspension required under said subparagraph [, notwithstanding that such person has not completed serving any] (C) or the suspension required under subsection (i) of section 14-227b, as amended by this act, and (B) such person has installed an approved ignition interlock device in each motor vehicle owned or to be operated by such person, and verifies to the commissioner, in such manner as the commissioner prescribes, that such device has been installed. For a period of one year after the installation of an ignition interlock device by a person who is subject to subparagraph [(C)(i) or (C)(ii)] (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of this section, such person's operation of a motor vehicle shall be limited to such person's transportation to or from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, an ignition interlock device service center or an appointment with a probation officer. Except as provided in sections 53a-56b and 53a-60d, no person whose license is suspended by the commissioner for any other reason shall be eligible to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an approved ignition interlock device.

(2) All costs of installing and maintaining an ignition interlock device shall be borne by the person required to install such device. No court sentencing a person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) of this section may waive any fees or costs associated with the installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device.

(3) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this subsection. The regulations shall establish procedures for the approval of ignition interlock devices, for the proper calibration and maintenance of such devices and for the installation of such devices by any firm approved and authorized by the commissioner and shall specify acts by persons required to install and use such devices that constitute a failure to comply with the requirements for the installation and use of such devices, the conditions under which such noncompliance will result in an extension of the period during which such persons are restricted to the operation of motor vehicles equipped with such devices and the duration of any such extension. The commissioner shall ensure that such firm provide notice to both the commissioner and the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch whenever a person required to install such device commits a violation with respect to the installation, maintenance or use of such device.

(4) The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to authorize the continued operation of a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device by any person whose operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is withdrawn, suspended or revoked for any other reason.

(5) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any person whose license has been suspended in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) or subparagraph [(C)(i) or (C)(ii)] (C) of subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of this section on or after January 1, 2012.

(6) Whenever a person is permitted by the commissioner under this subsection to operate a motor vehicle if such person has installed an approved ignition interlock device in each motor vehicle owned or to be operated by such person, the commissioner shall indicate in the electronic record maintained by the commissioner pertaining to such person's operator's license or driving history that such person is restricted to operating a motor vehicle that is equipped with an ignition interlock device and, if applicable, that such person's operation of a motor vehicle is limited to such person's transportation to or from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, an ignition interlock device service center or an appointment with a probation officer, and the duration of such restriction or limitation, and shall ensure that such electronic record is accessible by law enforcement officers. Any such person shall pay the commissioner a fee of one hundred dollars prior to the installation of such device.

(7) There is established the ignition interlock administration account which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account in the General Fund. The commissioner shall deposit all fees paid pursuant to subdivision (6) of this subsection in the account. Funds in the account may be used by the commissioner for the administration of this subsection.

(8) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, upon request of any person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) of this section whose operator's license is under suspension on January 1, 2012, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may reduce the term of suspension prescribed in subsection (g) of this section and place a restriction on the operator's license of such person that restricts the holder of such license to the operation of a motor vehicle that is equipped with an approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, for the remainder of such prescribed period of suspension.

(9) Any person required to install an ignition interlock device under this section shall be supervised by personnel of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch while such person is subject to probation supervision, or by personnel of the Department of Motor Vehicles if such person is not subject to probation supervision, and such person shall be subject to any other terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe and any provision of the general statutes or the regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection not inconsistent herewith.

(10) Notwithstanding the periods prescribed in subsection (g) of this section and subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 14-111 during which a person is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, such periods may be extended in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection.

Sec. 6. Section 14-227b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(a) Any person who operates a motor vehicle in this state shall be deemed to have given such person's consent to a chemical analysis of such person's blood, breath or urine and, if such person is a minor, such person's parent or parents or guardian shall also be deemed to have given their consent.

(b) If any such person, having been placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both, and thereafter, after being apprised of such person's constitutional rights, having been requested to submit to a blood, breath or urine test at the option of the police officer, having been afforded a reasonable opportunity to telephone an attorney prior to the performance of such test and having been informed that such person's license or nonresident operating privilege may be suspended in accordance with the provisions of this section if such person refuses to submit to such test, or if such person submits to such test and the results of such test indicate that such person has an elevated blood alcohol content, and that evidence of any such refusal shall be admissible in accordance with subsection (e) of section 14-227a and may be used against such person in any criminal prosecution, refuses to submit to the designated test, the test shall not be given; provided, if the person refuses or is unable to submit to a blood test, the police officer shall designate the breath or urine test as the test to be taken. The police officer shall make a notation upon the records of the police department that such officer informed the person that such person's license or nonresident operating privilege may be suspended if such person refused to submit to such test or if such person submitted to such test and the results of such test indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content.

(c) If the person arrested refuses to submit to such test or analysis or submits to such test or analysis, commenced within two hours of the time of operation, and the results of such test or analysis indicate that such person has an elevated blood alcohol content, the police officer, acting on behalf of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall immediately revoke and take possession of the motor vehicle operator's license or, if such person is a nonresident, suspend the nonresident operating privilege of such person, for a twenty-four-hour period. The police officer shall prepare a report of the incident and shall mail or otherwise transmit in accordance with this subsection the report and a copy of the results of any chemical test or analysis to the Department of Motor Vehicles within three business days. The report shall contain such information as prescribed by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and shall be subscribed and sworn to under penalty of false statement as provided in section 53a-157b by the arresting officer. If the person arrested refused to submit to such test or analysis, the report shall be endorsed by a third person who witnessed such refusal. The report shall set forth the grounds for the officer's belief that there was probable cause to arrest such person for a violation of subsection (a) of section 14-227a and shall state that such person had refused to submit to such test or analysis when requested by such police officer to do so or that such person submitted to such test or analysis, commenced within two hours of the time of operation, and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may accept a police report under this subsection that is prepared and transmitted as an electronic record, including electronic signature or signatures, subject to such security procedures as the commissioner may specify and in accordance with the provisions of sections 1-266 to 1-286, inclusive. In any hearing conducted pursuant to the provisions of subsection (g) of this section, it shall not be a ground for objection to the admissibility of a police report that it is an electronic record prepared by electronic means.

(d) If the person arrested submits to a blood or urine test at the request of the police officer, and the specimen requires laboratory analysis in order to obtain the test results, the police officer shall not take possession of the motor vehicle operator's license of such person or, except as provided in this subsection, follow the procedures subsequent to taking possession of the operator's license as set forth in subsection (c) of this section. If the test results indicate that such person has an elevated blood alcohol content, the police officer, immediately upon receipt of the test results, shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and submit to the commissioner the written report required pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(e) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, upon receipt of such report, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may suspend any operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of such person effective as of a date certain, which date shall be not later than thirty days after the date such person received notice of such person's arrest by the police officer. Any person whose operator's license or nonresident operating privilege has been suspended in accordance with this subdivision shall automatically be entitled to a hearing before the commissioner to be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 and prior to the effective date of the suspension. The commissioner shall send a suspension notice to such person informing such person that such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is suspended as of a date certain and that such person is entitled to a hearing prior to the effective date of the suspension and may schedule such hearing by contacting the Department of Motor Vehicles not later than seven days after the date of mailing of such suspension notice.

(2) If the person arrested (A) is involved in an accident resulting in a fatality, or (B) has previously had such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended under the provisions of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, during the ten-year period preceding the present arrest, upon receipt of such report, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may suspend any operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of such person effective as of the date specified in a notice of such suspension to such person. Any person whose operator's license or nonresident operating privilege has been suspended in accordance with this subdivision shall automatically be entitled to a hearing before the commissioner, to be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The commissioner shall send a suspension notice to such person informing such person that such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is suspended as of the date specified in such suspension notice, and that such person is entitled to a hearing and may schedule such hearing by contacting the Department of Motor Vehicles not later than seven days after the date of mailing of such suspension notice. Any suspension issued under this subdivision shall remain in effect until such suspension is affirmed or such operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is reinstated in accordance with subsections (f) and (h) of this section.

(f) If such person does not contact the department to schedule a hearing, the commissioner shall affirm the suspension contained in the suspension notice for the appropriate period specified in subsection (i) [or (j)] of this section.

(g) If such person contacts the department to schedule a hearing, the department shall assign a date, time and place for the hearing, which date shall be prior to the effective date of the suspension, except that, with respect to a person whose operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is suspended in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of this section, such hearing shall be scheduled not later than thirty days after such person contacts the department. At the request of such person or the hearing officer and upon a showing of good cause, the commissioner may grant one or more continuances. The hearing shall be limited to a determination of the following issues: (1) Did the police officer have probable cause to arrest the person for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both; (2) was such person placed under arrest; (3) did such person refuse to submit to such test or analysis or did such person submit to such test or analysis, commenced within two hours of the time of operation, and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content; and (4) was such person operating the motor vehicle. In the hearing, the results of the test or analysis shall be sufficient to indicate the ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person at the time of operation, provided such test was commenced within two hours of the time of operation. The fees of any witness summoned to appear at the hearing shall be the same as provided by the general statutes for witnesses in criminal cases. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 52-143, any subpoena summoning a police officer as a witness shall be served not less than seventy-two hours prior to the designated time of the hearing.

(h) If, after such hearing, the commissioner finds on any one of the said issues in the negative, the commissioner shall reinstate such license or operating privilege. If, after such hearing, the commissioner does not find on any one of the said issues in the negative or if such person fails to appear at such hearing, the commissioner shall affirm the suspension contained in the suspension notice for the appropriate period specified in subsection (i) [or (j)] of this section. The commissioner shall render a decision at the conclusion of such hearing and send a notice of the decision by bulk certified mail to such person. The notice of such decision sent by bulk certified mail to the address of such person as shown by the records of the commissioner shall be sufficient notice to such person that such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege is reinstated or suspended, as the case may be.

(i) [Except as provided in subsection (j) of this section, the] (1) The commissioner shall suspend the operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of a person who did not contact the department to schedule a hearing, who failed to appear at a hearing, or against whom a decision was issued, [as the result of] after a hearing, [held by the commissioner] pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, as of the effective date contained in the suspension notice, for a period of [: (1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, ninety days, if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content, (B) one hundred twenty days, if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that the ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person was sixteen-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, or (C) six months if such person refused to submit to such test or analysis, (2) if such person has previously had such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended under this section, (A) except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, nine months if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content, (B) ten months if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that the ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person was sixteen-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, and (C) one year if such person refused to submit to such test or analysis, and (3) if such person has two or more times previously had such person's operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended under this section, (A) except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, two years if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content, (B) two and one-half years if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that the ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person was sixteen-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, and (C) three years if such person refused to submit to such test or analysis. ] forty-five days. As a condition for the restoration of such operator's license or nonresident operating privilege, such person shall be required to install an ignition interlock device on each motor vehicle owned or operated by such person and, upon such restoration, be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, for the longer of either (A) the period prescribed in subdivision (2) of this subsection for the present arrest and suspension, or (B) the period prescribed in subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of subsection (g) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, for the present arrest and conviction, if any.

(2) (A) A person twenty-one years of age or older at the time of the arrest who submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content shall install and maintain an ignition interlock device for the following periods: (i) For a first suspension under this section, six months; (ii) for a second suspension under this section, one year; and (iii) for a third or subsequent suspension under this section, two years; (B) a person under twenty-one years of age at the time of the arrest who submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content shall install and maintain an ignition interlock device for the following periods: (i) For a first suspension under this section, one year; (ii) for a second suspension under this section, two years; and (iii) for a third or subsequent suspension under this section, three years; and (C) a person, regardless of age, who refused to submit to a test or analysis shall install and maintain an ignition interlock device for the following periods: (i) For a first suspension under this section, one year; (ii) for a second suspension under this section, two years; and (iii) for a third or subsequent suspension, under this section, three years.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, a person whose motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege has been permanently revoked upon a third offense pursuant to subsection (g) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 14-111.

[(j) The commissioner shall suspend the operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of a person under twenty-one years of age who did not contact the department to schedule a hearing, who failed to appear at a hearing or against whom, after a hearing the commissioner held pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, as of the effective date contained in the suspension notice or the date the commissioner renders a decision whichever is later, for twice the appropriate period of time specified in subsection (i) of this section, except that, in the case of a person who is sixteen or seventeen years of age at the time of the alleged offense, the period of suspension for a first offense shall be one year if such person submitted to a test or analysis and the results of such test or analysis indicated that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content or eighteen months if such person refused to submit to such test or analysis. ]

[(k)] (j) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) to [(j)] (i), inclusive, of this section, any police officer who obtains the results of a chemical analysis of a blood sample taken from or a urine sample provided by an operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident who suffered or allegedly suffered physical injury in such accident, or is otherwise deemed by a police officer to require treatment or observation at a hospital, shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and submit to the commissioner a written report if such results indicate that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content, and if such person was arrested for violation of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, in connection with such accident. The report shall be made on a form approved by the commissioner containing such information as the commissioner prescribes, and shall be subscribed and sworn to under penalty of false statement, as provided in section 53a-157b, by the police officer. The commissioner may, after notice and an opportunity for hearing, which shall be conducted by a hearing officer on behalf of the commissioner in accordance with chapter 54, suspend the motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege of such person for the appropriate period of time specified in subsection (i) [or (j)] of this section and require such person to install and maintain an ignition interlock device for the appropriate period of time prescribed in subsection (i) of this section. Each hearing conducted under this subsection shall be limited to a determination of the following issues: (1) Whether the police officer had probable cause to arrest the person for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug or both; (2) whether such person was placed under arrest; (3) whether such person was operating the motor vehicle; (4) whether the results of the analysis of the blood or urine of such person indicate that such person had an elevated blood alcohol content; and (5) in the event that a blood sample was taken, whether the blood sample was obtained in accordance with conditions for admissibility and competence as evidence as set forth in subsection (k) of section 14-227a. If, after such hearing, the commissioner finds on any one of the said issues in the negative, the commissioner shall not impose a suspension. The fees of any witness summoned to appear at the hearing shall be the same as provided by the general statutes for witnesses in criminal cases, as provided in section 52-260.

[(l)] (k) The provisions of this section shall apply with the same effect to the refusal by any person to submit to an additional chemical test as provided in subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of section 14-227a.

[(m)] (l) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person whose physical condition is such that, according to competent medical advice, such test would be inadvisable.

[(n)] (m) The state shall pay the reasonable charges of any physician who, at the request of a municipal police department, takes a blood sample for purposes of a test under the provisions of this section.

[(o)] (n) For the purposes of this section, "elevated blood alcohol content" means (1) a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is eight-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, (2) if such person is operating a commercial motor vehicle, a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is four-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, or (3) if such person is less than twenty-one years of age, a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is two-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight.

[(p)] (o) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2015

14-36(g)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2015

14-37a(b)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2015

14-111(j)

Sec. 4

July 1, 2015

14-111n(d)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2015

14-227a(g) to (i)

Sec. 6

July 1, 2015

14-227b

Remarking were Senators Coleman of the 2nd, Kissel of the 7th and Boucher of the 26th

On motion of Senator Coleman of the 2nd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5409) was placed on the Consent Calendar No 1.

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LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 412 (RAISED) (File No. 330) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING STATUTES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5378) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

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. Subsection (c) of section 20-332 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(c) If, after a hearing in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, it appears that the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted under this chapter have been violated, in addition to the penalties in this chapter, the appropriate examining board [, or] and the commissioner, [or the commissioner's authorized agent,] either jointly or separately, shall report such violation to the office of the state's attorney for the judicial district in which such violation occurred.

Sec. 2. Section 20-341 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) Any person who wilfully engages in or practices the work or occupation for which a license is required by this chapter or chapter 399b without having first obtained an apprentice permit or a certificate and license for such work, as applicable, or who wilfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does not have a certificate and license for such work, or who wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, including, but not limited to, offering to perform such work in any print, electronic, television or radio advertising or listing when such person does not hold a license for such work as required by this chapter, or who wilfully engages in or practices any of the work or occupations for which a license is required by this chapter after the expiration of such person's license, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor, [provided] except that no criminal charges shall be instituted against such person pursuant to this subsection unless the work activity in question is reviewed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, or the commissioner's authorized agent, and the commissioner or such agent specifically determines, in writing, that such work activity requires a license and is not the subject of a bona fide dispute between persons engaged in any trade or craft, whether licensed or unlicensed. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) or (e) of section 53a-29 and subsection (d) of section 54-56e, if the court determines that such person cannot fully repay any victims of such person within the period of probation established in subsection (d) or (e) of section 53a-29 or subsection (d) of section 54-56e, the court may impose probation for a period of not more than five years. The penalty provided in this subsection shall be in addition to any other penalties and remedies available under this chapter or chapter 416.

(b) The appropriate examining board or the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty for each violation on any person who (1) engages in or practices the work or occupation for which a license or apprentice registration certificate is required by this chapter, chapter 394, chapter 399b or chapter 482 without having first obtained such a license or certificate, or [who] (2) wilfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does not have such a license or certificate or who wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, or [who] (3) engages in or practices any of the work or occupations for which a license or certificate is required by this chapter, chapter 394, chapter 399b or chapter 482 after the expiration of the license or certificate, or [who] (4) violates any of the provisions of this chapter, chapter 394, chapter 399b or chapter 482 or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Such penalty shall be in an amount not more than one thousand dollars for a first violation of this subsection, not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for a second violation of this subsection and not more than three thousand dollars for each violation of this subsection occurring less than three years after a second or subsequent violation of this subsection, except that any individual employed as an apprentice but improperly registered shall not be penalized for a first offense.

(c) If an examining board or the Commissioner of Consumer Protection imposes a civil penalty under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section as a result of a violation initially reported by, a municipal building official in accordance with subsection (c) of section 29-261, the commissioner shall, not less than sixty days after collecting such civil penalty, remit one-half of the amount collected to such municipality.

(d) A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(e) This section shall not apply to any person who (1) holds a license issued under this chapter, chapter 394, chapter 399b or chapter 482 and performs work that is incidentally, directly and immediately appropriate to the performance of such person's trade where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle or connection previously installed by a person holding the proper license, or (2) engages in work that does not require a license under this chapter, chapter 394, chapter 399b or chapter 482.

Sec. 3. Section 21a-8 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) The Department of Consumer Protection shall have the following powers and duties with regard to each board or commission transferred to the Department of Consumer Protection under section 21a-6:

(1) The department shall control the allocation, disbursement and budgeting of funds appropriated to the department for the operation of each board or commission transferred to said department.

(2) The department shall employ and assign such personnel as the commissioner deems necessary for the performance of each board's or commission's functions.

(3) The department shall perform all management functions, including purchasing, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, secretarial, clerical, record-keeping and routine housekeeping functions.

(4) The department shall conduct any necessary review, inspection or investigation regarding qualifications of applicants for licenses or certificates, possible violations of statutes or regulations, accreditation of schools, disciplinary matters and the establishment of regulatory policy, and make recommendations to the appropriate board or commission. In connection with any such investigation, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, or the commissioner's authorized agent, may administer oaths, issue subpoenas, compel testimony and order the production of books, records and documents. If any person refuses to appear, to testify or to produce any book, record or document when so ordered, a judge of the Superior Court may make such order as may be appropriate to aid in the enforcement of this section.

(5) The department shall administer any examinations necessary to ascertain the qualifications of applicants for licenses or certificates and shall issue licenses or certificates to qualified applicants. The department shall maintain rosters of licensees or registrants and update such rosters annually, and may provide copies of such rosters to the public for an appropriate fee.

(6) The department shall conduct any necessary investigation and follow-up in connection with complaints regarding persons subject to regulation or licensing by the board or commission.

(7) The department shall perform any other function necessary to the effective operation of the board or commission and not specifically vested by statute in the board or commission.

(8) The department shall receive complaints concerning the work and practices of persons licensed, registered or certified by such boards or commissions and shall receive complaints concerning unauthorized work and practice by persons not licensed, registered or certified by such boards or commissions. The department shall distribute monthly a list of all complaints received within the previous month to the chairperson of the appropriate board or commission. The department shall screen all complaints and dismiss any in which the allegation, if substantiated, would not constitute a violation of any statute or regulation. The department shall distribute notice of all such dismissals monthly to the chairperson of the appropriate board or commission. The department shall investigate any complaint in which the allegation, if substantiated, would constitute a violation of a statute or regulation under its jurisdiction. In conducting the investigation, the commissioner may seek the assistance of a member of the appropriate board, an employee of any state agency with expertise in the area, or if no such member or employee is available, a person from outside state service licensed to perform the work involved in the complaint. Board or commission members involved in an investigation shall not participate in disciplinary proceedings resulting from such investigation. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may dismiss a complaint following an investigation if the commissioner determines that such complaint lacks probable cause. Notice of such dismissal shall be given only after approval by [the chairperson of] the appropriate board or commission. The commissioner may authorize a settlement if the settlement is approved by the complainant, the practitioner, and the board or commission. The commissioner may bring a complaint before the appropriate board or commission for a formal hearing if the commissioner determines that there is probable cause to believe that the offense alleged in the complaint has been committed and that the practitioner named in the complaint was responsible. The commissioner, or the commissioner's authorized agent, shall have the power to issue subpoenas to require the attendance of witnesses or the production of records, correspondence, documents or other evidence in connection with any hearing of a board or commission. All dispositions and final decisions by the Department of Consumer Protection after an investigation into a complaint has begun shall be forwarded to the chairperson of the appropriate board or commission on a monthly basis.

(9) The department may contract with a third party, if the commissioner deems it necessary and if the appropriate board or commission consents, to administer licensing examinations and perform all attendant administrative functions in connection with such examination and to monitor continuing professional education requirements, and may require the payment of a fee to such third party.

(b) Not later than January 15, 2015, and annually thereafter, the commissioner, in accordance with section 11-4a, shall report the following to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to consumer protection and occupational licensing: (1) The total number of complaints received by the department in the previous calendar year concerning the work and practice of persons licensed, registered or certified by the boards or commissions specified in subdivisions (1) and (3) of section 21a-6, (2) the nature of each complaint, (3) the department's resolution of each complaint, including, if applicable, whether the complaint (A) was dismissed because the allegation, if substantiated, would not constitute a violation of any statute or regulation, (B) was investigated, (C) was dismissed, following an investigation, for lack of probable cause, (D) was resolved by a settlement, and whether a penalty was imposed pursuant to such settlement, or (E) was brought for formal hearing, and whether a violation was found and a penalty imposed.

[(b)] (c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall have the following powers and duties with regard to each board or commission transferred to the Department of Consumer Protection under section 21a-6:

(1) The commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion, issue an appropriate order to any person found to be violating any statute or regulation within the jurisdiction of such board or commission providing for the immediate discontinuance of the violation or requiring the violator to make restitution for any damage caused by the violation, or both. The commissioner may, through the Attorney General, petition the superior court for the judicial district in which the violation occurred, or in which the person committing the violation resides or transacts business, for the enforcement of any order issued by the commissioner under this subdivision and for appropriate temporary relief or a restraining order. The commissioner shall certify and file in the court a transcript of the entire record of the hearing or hearings, including all testimony upon which such order was made and the findings and orders made by the commissioner. The court may grant such relief by injunction or otherwise, including temporary relief, as the court deems equitable and may make and enter a decree enforcing, modifying and enforcing as so modified, or setting aside, in whole or in part, any order of the commissioner issued under this subdivision.

(2) The commissioner may conduct hearings on any matter within the statutory jurisdiction of such board or commission. Such hearings shall be conducted in accordance with chapter 54 and the regulations established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 21a-9. In connection with any such hearing, the commissioner may administer oaths, issue subpoenas, compel testimony and order the production of books, records and documents. If any person refuses to appear, testify or produce any book, record or document when so ordered, a judge of the Superior Court may make such order as may be appropriate to aid in the enforcement of this subdivision.

(3) In addition to any other action permitted under the general statutes, the commissioner may, upon a finding of any cause specified in subsection (c) of section 21a-9: (A) Revoke or suspend a license, registration or certificate; (B) issue a letter of reprimand to a practitioner and send a copy of such letter to a complainant or to a state or local official; (C) place a practitioner on probationary status and require the practitioner to (i) report regularly to the commissioner on the matter which is the basis for probation, (ii) limit the practitioner's practice to areas prescribed by the commissioner, or (iii) continue or renew the practitioner's education until the practitioner has attained a satisfactory level of competence in any area which is the basis for probation. The commissioner may discontinue, suspend or rescind any action taken under this subdivision. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2014

20-332(c)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2014

20-341

Sec. 3

October 1, 2014

21a-8

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5378) was placed on the Consent Calendar No 1.

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APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 322 (RAISED) (File No. 382) AN ACT CONNECTING THE PUBLIC TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th explained the bill and moved passage.

On the Motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill was passed temporarily.

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FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 29 (File No. 653) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5514) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Stillman of the 20th and Frantz of the 36th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 20 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 26

Those voting Nay 7

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5514) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

A

   

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

A

   

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

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

A

   

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, 2014) 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 $133,209,322.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2014) 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 Legislative Management:

(1) Information technology updates, replacements and improvements, replacement of various equipment in the Capitol complex, including updated technology for the Office of State Capitol Police, renovations and repairs and minor capital improvements at the Capitol complex and the Old State House, not exceeding $4,892,200;

(2) Production and studio equipment for the Connecticut Network, not exceeding $3,230,000.

(b) For the Office of Governmental Accountability: Information technology improvements, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(c) For the State Comptroller:

(1) Enhancements and upgrades to the CORE financial system for the retirement module, not exceeding $50,000,000;

(2) Enhancements and upgrades to the Core-CT human resources system at The University of Connecticut, not exceeding $7,000,000.

(d) For the Office of Policy and Management: The transit-oriented development fund, for predevelopment and development activities, not exceeding $7,000,000.

(e) For the Department of Veterans' Affairs:

(1) State matching funds for federal grants-in-aid for renovations and code required improvements to existing facilities, not exceeding $1,409,450;

(2) Planning and feasibility study for additional veterans' housing at the Rocky Hill campus, including demolition of vacant buildings, not exceeding $500,000.

(f) For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) Land acquisition, construction, improvements, repairs and renovations at fire training schools, not exceeding $15,777,672;

(2) Acquisition and renovation of a building for the offices of the Probate Court, not exceeding $3,000,000;

(3) Infrastructure improvements, including engineering and construction of an offsite storm water improvement related to the construction of a new courthouse in Torrington, not exceeding $800,000.

(g) For the Office of the Healthcare Advocate: Development, acquisition and implementation of health information technology systems and equipment in support of the state innovation model, not exceeding $1,900,000.

(h) For the Agricultural Experiment Station: Planning and design, construction and equipment for additions and renovation to the Valley Laboratory in Windsor, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(i) For the Capital Region Development Authority: For the purposes and uses provided in section 32-602 of the general statutes, not exceeding $30,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: To provide funding to the public, educational and governmental programming and educational technology investment account established pursuant to section 16-331cc of the general statutes, not exceeding $3,500,000.

(k) For the State Library: Creation and maintenance of a state-wide platform for the distribution of electronic books to public library patrons, not exceeding $2,200,000.

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, 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, 2014) 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, that 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, 2014) 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 section 4 of this act, 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, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the 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, 2014) 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, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 9 to 15, 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 $192,900,000.

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds described in sections 8 to 15, 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 the State Comptroller: Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network for transmission, broadcast, production and information technology equipment, not exceeding $3,300,000.

(b) For the Department of Consumer Protection: Grants-in-aid or reimbursement to municipalities in amounts up to $1,000 per grant or reimbursement, for the initial installation of a secure locked box for pharmaceuticals, not exceeding $100,000;

(c) For the Labor Department: For the Subsidized Training and Employment program established pursuant to section 31-3pp of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

(d) For the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Grants-in-aid or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land, public parks or recreational and water quality improvements, not exceeding $20,000,000.

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

(1) For the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, not exceeding $30,000,000, provided not more than $5,000,000 shall be used as a grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology for research and development of the machining of advanced composite materials;

(2) Grant-in-aid to the Northeast Connecticut Economic Development Alliance, not exceeding $2,000,000;

(3) Grants-in-aid to nonprofit organizations sponsoring cultural and historic sites, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(4) Grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford for replacement of heating, cooling and mechanical equipment, updates to information technology equipment, renovation of facilities and installation of exhibits, not exceeding $10,500,000;

(5) Grant-in-aid to the Hartford Economic Development Corporation for a program of grants and revolving loans for small and minority-owned businesses in urban areas not exceeding $5,000,000.

(f) For the Department of Housing: For the Shoreline Resiliency Fund, not exceeding $25,000,000.

(g) For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid to municipalities for use in the manner set forth in, and in accordance with the provisions of, sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, not exceeding $60,000,000.

(h) For the Department of Social Services: Grant-in-aid to Oak Hill for acquisition of, or capital improvements associated with, Camp Hemlocks, not exceeding $1,000,000.

(i) For the Department of Rehabilitation Services: Grants-in-aid to provide home modifications and assistive technology devices related to aging in place, not exceeding $6,000,000.

(j) For the Department of Education: 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 $10,000,000.

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2014) All provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to sections 8 to 15, 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 8 to 15, 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. 11. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 8 to 15, 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, that 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. 12. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 8 to 15, inclusive, of this act, "state moneys" means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to said sections 8 to 15, 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 11 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 11, 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 8 to 15, 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 8 to 15, 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 8 to 15, 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 8 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. 13. (Effective July 1, 2014) The bonds issued pursuant to sections 8 to 15, 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. 14. (Effective July 1, 2014) In accordance with section 9 of this act, the state, through the State Comptroller, the Department of Consumer Protection, the Labor Department, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Department of Education may provide grants-in-aid and other financings to or for the agencies for the purposes and projects as described in said section 9. 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. 15. (Effective July 1, 2014) In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to section 9 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 14 of this act shall provide that if the premises for which such grant-in-aid was made cease, 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. 16. (Effective July 1, 2014) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 17 to 21, 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 $28,400,000.

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2014) The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 16 to 21, 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, Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations:

(a) Development of a comprehensive asset management plan in accordance with federal requirements, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(b) Highway and bridge renewal equipment, not exceeding $5,400,000;

(c) Local bridge program, not exceeding $10,000,000;

(d) Reconfiguration of an existing ramp off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport, not exceeding $3,000,000.

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2014) None of the bonds described in sections 16 to 21, 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, that 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 plan of conservation and development required pursuant to section 16a-31 of the general statutes, and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and section 22-6 of the general statutes, except that 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. 19. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the purposes of sections 16 to 21, inclusive, of this act, each request filed, as provided in section 18 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 18, 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. 20. (Effective July 1, 2014) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of section 17 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. 21. (Effective July 1, 2014) Bonds issued pursuant to sections 16 to 21, 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. 22. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2015) (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 forty million dollars, provided (1) ten million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2016, (2) ten million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2017, and (3) ten million dollars shall be effective July 1, 2018.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, for the purposes of the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund established by section 19a-32e 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. 23. (Effective July 1, 2014) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, administrative costs shall be paid or reimbursed to Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated from the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund, provided the total of such administrative costs shall not exceed four per cent of the total amount of the allotted funding for said fiscal year.

Sec. 24. (NEW) (Effective from passage) There is established an account to be known as the "smart start competitive grant account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain the amounts authorized by the State Bond Commission in accordance with section 25 of this act and any other moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Office of Early Childhood for the purposes of the Smart Start competitive grant program established by substitute senate bill 25 of the current session.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2014) (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 five million dollars, provided ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2015, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2016, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2017, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2018, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2019, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2020, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2021, ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2022, and ten million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2023.

(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 Early Childhood for the purpose of the Smart Start competitive grant program established pursuant to substitute senate bill 25 of the current session.

(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. 26. (Effective from passage) (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 eight million eight hundred seventeen thousand dollars.

(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 Judicial Department for the purpose of development of a courthouse in Torrington, including land acquisition and parking.

(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. 27. Section 3-20 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (z) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (z) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public act or special act, upon the request of any proposed recipient for a grant for a program or project to be financed by bonds issued pursuant to this section, and subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission and the Treasurer, such grant may be made to a qualified community development entity, or to a partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company or other business entity investing exclusively in a qualified community development entity, provided substantially all of the proceeds of such grant are made available to such proposed recipient to finance such project. For purposes of this subsection, "qualified community development entity" means an entity certified as a qualified community development entity pursuant to Section 45D(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, that has received an allocation of new markets tax credits available for qualified low-income community investments in the state under Section 45D(f)(2) of said Internal Revenue Code.

Sec. 28. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4-66c of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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 three hundred fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four] one billion four hundred thirty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars. [, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2014. ] All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of 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 two hundred forty-four million eight hundred thousand] one billion three hundred twenty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars. [, provided fifty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 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. (I) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for development of an intermodal transportation facility in northeastern Connecticut.

Sec. 29. Subsection (a) of section 10a-109f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The university may, when directed by vote of its board of trustees, [and subject to the limitations in the authorized funding amount,] borrow money and enter into financing transactions proceedings in anticipation of assured revenues, [or] project revenues or other funding sources in the name of the university, on behalf of the state, and issue securities in connection with such proceedings, as follows: (1) To finance the cost of UConn 2000 or any one project thereof, or more than one, or any combination of projects thereof; (2) to refund securities issued pursuant to sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive; and (3) to refund any such refunding borrowings. All securities issued in connection with assured revenues, [or] project revenues, or other funding sources financing transaction proceedings entered into pursuant to this section shall be authorized by a resolution approved by not less than a majority vote of its board of trustees. Nothing in this subsection shall increase the annual or aggregate cap on the amount of securities the special debt service requirements of which are secured by the state debt service commitment pursuant to section 10a-109g.

Sec. 30. Subsection (b) of section 10a-110m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by The University of Connecticut for the purpose of the development of a technology park and related buildings at the university, including planning, design, construction and improvements, land acquisition, purchase of equipment, on-site and off-site utilities and infrastructure improvements, provided not more than three million dollars shall be used for the wastewater component of the Four Corners project.

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

Sec. 31. Subsection (a) of section 13b-79p of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall implement the following strategic transportation projects and initiatives:

(1) Restoring commuter rail service on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line, including providing shuttle bus service between the rail line and Bradley International Airport;

(2) Implementing the New Britain-Hartford busway, subject to the availability of federal funds, and ensuring that all streets in the city of Hartford intersecting with said busway are equipped with sufficient signage, gates, traffic lights and other equipment to provide (A) that all such streets remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for not less than twenty hours per day, and (B) safe passage across any such street by trains at any time;

(3) Rehabilitating rail passenger coaches for use on Shore Line East, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line and the branch lines;

(4) Developing a new commuter rail station in West Haven;

(5) Meeting the costs of capital improvements on the branch lines, not to exceed forty-five million dollars;

(6) Meeting the capital costs of parking and rail station improvements on the New Haven Line, Shore Line East and the branch lines, not to exceed sixty million dollars;

(7) Funding the local share of the Southeast Area Transit federal pilot project;

(8) Completing the Norwich Intermodal Transit Hub Roadway improvements;

(9) Conducting environmental planning and assessment for the expansion of Interstate 95 between Branford and the Rhode Island border;

(10) Completing preliminary design and engineering for Interstate 84 widening between Waterbury and Danbury;

(11) Funding the Commercial Vehicle Information System Network, including weigh-in motion and electronic preclearance of safe truck operators for fixed scale operations on Interstate 91 and Interstate 95, not to exceed four million dollars;

(12) Funding the capital costs of the greater Hartford highway infrastructure improvements in support of economic development;

(13) Completing a rail link to the port of New Haven;

(14) Purchasing not more than thirty-eight electric rail cars for use on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East commuter rail services;

(15) Purchasing of equipment and facilities to support Shore Line East commuter rail expansion, including implementation of phases I and II, as recommended in the report submitted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section;

(16) Improving bicycle access to and storage facilities at transportation centers;

(17) Developing a new commuter rail station in Orange;

(18) Funding the Waterbury Intermodal Transportation Center, not to exceed eighteen million dollars;

(19) Improving bus connectivity and service, not to exceed twenty million dollars for capital costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. The funds shall be used to (A) construct bus maintenance and storage facilities for the Windham and Torrington regional transit districts, not to exceed fourteen million dollars, (B) purchase vehicles for the Buses for 21st Century Mobility program, not to exceed five million dollars, and (C) purchase vehicles for elderly and disabled demand responsive transportation programs for use by municipalities that participate in the state matching grant program established under section 13b-38bb, not to exceed one million dollars;

(20) Funding the state share of Tweed Airport's runway safety area, not to exceed one million fifty-five thousand dollars;

(21) Evaluating the purchase of rolling stock for direct commuter rail service connecting Connecticut to New Jersey via Pennsylvania Station in New York, New York by the initiation of ongoing formal discussions by the state of Connecticut, acting through the Governor or the Governor's designee, with the states of New York and New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Amtrak regarding the extension of rail service from Pennsylvania Station to points in this state; and

(22) Improving bicycle and pedestrian access throughout the state transportation system.

Sec. 32. Subsection (a) of section 19a-32d of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) As used in sections 19a-32d to 19a-32g, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 4-28e, as amended by this act:

(1) "Embryonic stem cell research oversight committee" means a committee established in accordance with the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, as amended from time to time.

(2) "Cloning of a human being" means inducing or permitting a replicate of a living human being's complete set of genetic material to develop after gastrulation commences.

(3) "Gastrulation" means the process immediately following the blastula state when the hollow ball of cells representing the early embryo undergoes a complex and coordinated series of movements that results in the formation of the three primary germ layers, the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm.

(4) "Embryonic stem cells" means cells created through the joining of a human egg and sperm or through nuclear transfer that are sufficiently undifferentiated such that they cannot be identified as components of any specialized cell type.

(5) "Nuclear transfer" means the replacement of the nucleus of a human egg with a nucleus from another human cell.

(6) "Eligible institution" means (A) a nonprofit, tax-exempt academic institution of higher education, (B) a hospital that conducts biomedical research, or (C) any entity that conducts biomedical research or [embryonic or human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research.

(7) "Regenerative medicine" means the process of creating living, functional tissue to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to aging, disease, damage or congenital defect. Regenerative medicine includes basic stem cell research.

Sec. 33. Section 19a-32e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) There is established the ["Stem Cell Research Fund"] "Regenerative Medicine Research Fund", which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The fund may contain any moneys required or permitted by law to be deposited in the fund and any funds received from any public or private contributions, gifts, grants, donations, bequests or devises to the fund. [The Commissioner of Public Health may] The chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, (1) shall make grants-in-aid from the fund in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, and (2) may enter into agreements with other entities, including, but not limited to, the government of any state or foreign country for the purpose of advancing research collaboration opportunities for recipients of grants-in-aid under this section.

(b) [Not later than June 30, 2006, the Stem Cell] The Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32f, as amended by this act, shall develop an application for grants-in-aid under this section for the purpose of conducting [embryonic or human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research and may receive applications from eligible institutions for such grants-in-aid. [on and after said date. The Stem Cell] The Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee shall require any applicant for a grant-in-aid under this section to conduct [stem cell] regenerative medicine research to submit (1) a complete description of the applicant's organization, (2) the applicant's plans for [stem cell] regenerative medicine research and proposed funding for such research from sources other than the state, [of Connecticut,] and (3) proposed arrangements concerning financial benefits to the state [of Connecticut] as a result of any patent, royalty payment or similar rights developing from any [stem cell] proposed research made possible by the awarding of such grant-in-aid. [Said committee shall direct the Commissioner of Public Health] The Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee shall direct the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, with respect to the awarding of such grants-in-aid after considering recommendations from the [Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32g] staff of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, and external scientific peer reviewers chosen by Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated.

(c) Commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, and for each of the [nine] thirteen consecutive fiscal years thereafter, until the fiscal year ending June 30, [2015] 2019, not less than ten million dollars shall be available from the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Fund for grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the purpose of conducting [embryonic or human adult stem cell research, as directed by the Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32f] regenerative medicine research. Any balance of such amount not used for such grants-in-aid during a fiscal year shall be carried forward for the fiscal year next succeeding for such grants-in-aid.

Sec. 34. Section 19a-32f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) (1) There is established a [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee. The committee shall consist of the Commissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's designee, the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, or the chief executive officer's designee, and eight members who shall be appointed as follows: Two by the Governor, one of whom shall [be nationally recognized as an active investigator in the field of stem cell research and one of whom shall have background and experience in the field of bioethics] have background and experience in stem cell or regenerative medicine research and one of whom shall have background and experience in business or financial investments; one each by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall have background and experience in private sector [stem cell] regenerative medicine research and development; one each by the majority leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, who shall be academic researchers specializing in [stem cell] regenerative medicine research; one by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall have background and experience in either private or public sector [stem cell] regenerative medicine research and development or related research fields, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology; and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have background and experience in [business or financial investments] the field of bioethics. Members shall serve for a term of four years commencing on October first, except that members first appointed by the Governor and the majority leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives shall serve for a term of two years. No member may serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms. [and no member may serve concurrently on the Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32g. ] All initial appointments to the committee shall be made by October 1, 2005. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(2) [On and after July 1, 2006, the advisory committee] The Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee shall include eight additional members who shall be appointed as follows: Two by the Governor, [one of whom shall be nationally recognized as an active investigator in the field of stem cell research and one of whom shall have background and experience in the field of ethics] who shall have backgrounds and experience in business or financial investments; one each by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall have background and experience in private sector [stem cell] regenerative medicine research and development; one each by the majority leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, who shall be academic researchers specializing in [stem cell] regenerative medicine research; one by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall have background and experience in either private or public sector [stem cell] regenerative medicine research and development or related research fields, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology; and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have background and experience in business, [or financial investments] law or ethics. Members shall serve for a term of four years, except that (A) members first appointed by the Governor and the majority leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives pursuant to this subdivision shall serve for a term of two years and three months, and (B) members first appointed by the remaining appointing authorities shall serve for a term of four years and three months. No member appointed pursuant to this subdivision may serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms. [and no such member may serve concurrently on the Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32g. ] All initial appointments to the committee pursuant to this subdivision shall be made by July 1, 2006. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

[(b) The Commissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's designee, shall serve as the chairperson of the committee and shall schedule the first meeting of the committee, which shall be held no later than December 1, 2005. ]

(b) The chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, or the chief executive officer's designee, shall serve as chairperson of the Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee.

(c) All members appointed to [the] said advisory committee shall work to advance [embryonic and human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from [the] said advisory committee.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner, officer, stockholder, proprietor, counsel or employee of any eligible institution, or for any other individual with a financial interest in any eligible institution, to serve as a member of [the] said advisory committee. All members shall be deemed public officials and shall adhere to the code of ethics for public officials set forth in chapter 10. Members may participate in the affairs of [the] said advisory committee with respect to the review or consideration of grant-in-aid applications, including the approval or disapproval of such applications, except that no member shall participate in the affairs of [the] said advisory committee with respect to the review or consideration of any grant-in-aid application filed by such member or by any eligible institution in which such member has a financial interest, or with whom such member engages in any business, employment, transaction or professional activity.

(e) The [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee shall (1) develop, in consultation with [the Commissioner of Public Health] Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, a donated funds program to encourage the development of funds other than state appropriations for [embryonic and human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research in [this] the state, (2) examine and identify specific ways to improve and promote for-profit and not-for-profit [embryonic and human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research and [related] research in related areas in the state, including, but not limited to, identifying both public and private funding sources for such research, maintaining existing [embryonic and human adult stem-cell-related] regenerative medicine-related businesses, recruiting new [embryonic and human adult stem-cell-related] regenerative medicine-related businesses to the state and recruiting scientists and researchers in such field to the state, (3) [establish and] administer [, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, a stem cell] a regenerative medicine research grant program [which] that shall provide grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the advancement of [embryonic or human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research in [this] the state pursuant to section 19a-32e, as amended by this act, [and] as amended by this act, (4) monitor the [stem cell] regenerative medicine research conducted by eligible institutions that receive such grants-in-aid, and (5) prepare a comprehensive strategic plan for the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund, established pursuant to section 19a-32e, as amended by this act, and grants-in-aid made from said fund that shall include, but need not be limited to, identification of specific methods or strategies to (A) achieve the scientific and economic development objective of said fund, (B) build innovation capacity, and (C) sustain investments of moneys received by said fund.

(f) [Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated shall serve as administrative staff of the committee and shall assist the committee in (1) developing the application for the grants-in-aid authorized under subsection (e) of this section, (2) reviewing such applications, (3) preparing and executing any assistance agreements or other agreements in connection with the awarding of such grants-in-aid, and (4) performing such other administrative duties as the committee deems necessary] Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, shall serve as administrator of the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund and shall, in consultation with the Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee: (1) Develop the application for the grants-in-aid authorized under subsection (b) of section 19a-32e, as amended by this act; (2) review such applications; (3) conduct an external scientific peer review process and make recommendations to the Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee; (4) prepare and execute any assistance agreements or other agreements in connection with the awarding of such grants-in-aid; (5) develop performance metrics and systems to collect data from recipients of such grants-in-aid; (6) collect information from such recipients concerning each recipient's employment statistics, business accomplishments and performance outcomes, peer review articles and papers published, partnerships and collaborations with other entities, licenses, patents and invention disclosures, scientific progress as it relates to the commercialization of intellectual property funded by such grants-in-aid, efforts to commercialize such intellectual property, and other funds received for research; and (7) performing such other administrative duties as the Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee deems necessary.

Sec. 35. Section 19a-32g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) (1) There is established a [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Peer Review Committee. [The] Said peer review committee shall consist of five members. [appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health. All]

(2) On and before September 30, 2014, all members appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health to the committee shall (A) have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the ethical and medical implications of [embryonic and human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research or related research fields, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology, (B) have practical research experience in [human adult or embryonic stem cell] regenerative medicine research or related research fields, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology, and (C) work to advance [embryonic and human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research. Members shall serve for a term of four years commencing on October first, except that three members first appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health shall serve for a term of two years. No member may serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms and no member may serve concurrently on the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32f, as amended by this act. All initial appointments to [the] said peer review committee shall be made by October 1, 2005. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from [the] said peer review committee.

[(2) The Commissioner of Public Health may appoint such additional members to the Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee as the commissioner deems necessary for the review of applications for grants-in-aid, provided the total number of Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee members does not exceed fifteen. Such additional members shall be appointed as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, except that such additional members shall serve for a term of two years from the date of appointment. ]

(3) On and after October 1, 2014, each member appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection may serve to the conclusion of his or her current term at which time members shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, as follows: Members appointed to said peer review committee shall: (A) Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the ethical and medical implications of regenerative medicine research or research in a related field, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology; (B) have practical research experience in regenerative medicine research or research in a related field, including, but not limited to, embryology, genetics or cellular biology; and (C) work to advance regenerative medicine research. Members shall serve for a term of four years, except that three members first appointed by the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, shall serve for a term of two years. No member may serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms and no member may serve concurrently on the Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32f, as amended by this act. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from said peer review committee.

(b) All members shall be deemed public officials and shall adhere to the code of ethics for public officials set forth in chapter 10. No member shall participate in the affairs of the committee with respect to the review or consideration of any grant-in-aid application filed by such member or by any eligible institution in which such member has a financial interest, or with which such member engages in any business, employment, transaction or professional activity.

(c) Prior to the awarding of any grants-in-aid for [embryonic or human adult stem cell] regenerative medicine research pursuant to section 19a-32e, as amended by this act, the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Peer Review Committee shall review all applications submitted by eligible institutions for such grants-in-aid and make recommendations to the [Commissioner of Public Health and the Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 19a-32f, as amended by this act, with respect to the ethical and scientific merit of each application.

(d) [Peer review committee members] Members of the Regenerative Medicine Research Peer Review Committee may receive compensation from [the Stem Cell Research Fund, established pursuant to section 19a-32e,] Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, for reviewing grant-in-aid applications submitted by eligible institutions. [pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. ] The rate of compensation shall be established by the [Commissioner of Public Health in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services and the Office of Policy and Management] board of directors of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated.

(e) The Regenerative Medicine Research Peer Review Committee shall establish guidelines for the rating and scoring of such applications. [by the Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee. ]

(f) All members of [the] said peer review committee shall become and remain fully cognizant of the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, as amended from time to time, and shall utilize said guidelines to evaluate each grant-in-aid application. [The committee may make recommendations to the Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and the Commissioner of Public Health concerning the adoption of said guidelines, in whole or in part, in the form of regulations adopted pursuant to chapter 54. ]

Sec. 36. Section 32-41aa of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

For the purpose of this section and sections 32-41bb to 32-41dd, inclusive, as amended by 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)] (1) "Administrator" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, in its capacity as administrator of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund established pursuant to section 32-41cc, as amended by this act.

[(3)] (2) "Advisory committee" means the Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 32-41bb, as amended by this act.

[(4)] (3) "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)] (4) "Eligible recipient" means a duly accredited college or university, a nonprofit corporation or a for-profit start-up or early-stage business.

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

[(7)] (6) "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. 37. Subsection (e) of section 32-41bb of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(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. All members of the advisory committee shall be deemed public officials and shall adhere to the code of ethics for public officials set forth in chapter 10.

Sec. 38. Subsections (d) and (e) of section 32-41cc of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(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, and (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.

Sec. 39. Subsections (j) and (k) of section 32-41cc of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

[(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 32-41aa and 32-41bb 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)] (j) 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, 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. 40. Subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; (B) to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a grant to the regional action councils in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and (C) to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to twelve million dollars, except in the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, said disbursement shall be in an amount equal to six million dollars; (B) to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in an amount equal to four million dollars; (C) to the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; and (D) any remainder to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.

(3) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2012, inclusive, the sum of ten million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Fund established by section 19a-32e, as amended by this act, for grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the purpose of conducting embryonic or human adult stem cell research.

Sec. 41. Section 22a-904b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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] one million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the purpose of implementing a buy-out program for homeowners or businesses that receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for flood hazard mitigation or property damage due to weather events in the calendar year 2011 and subsequent years. To be eligible for funding from said department, homeowners or businesses shall (1) qualify for funding under a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation grant program designed to provide disaster assistance to homeowners or businesses, and (2) meet any eligibility criteria established by said department. No grant to an individual homeowner or business under this section shall be in excess of fifty thousand dollars, or the limit set by the applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency program, whichever is less. Priority shall be given to eligible applicants with property damage that occurred during a natural disaster declared by the President of the United States.

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

Sec. 42. Section 29-1aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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] three million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for the purpose of implementing a buy-out program for homeowners or businesses that receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for flood hazard mitigation or property damage due to weather events in the calendar year 2011 and subsequent years. To be eligible for funding from said department, homeowners or businesses shall (1) qualify for funding under a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation grant program designed to provide disaster assistance to homeowners or businesses, and (2) meet any eligibility criteria established by said department. No grant to an individual homeowner or business under this section shall be in excess of fifty thousand dollars, or the limit set by the applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency program, whichever is less. Priority shall be given to eligible applicants with property damage that occurred during a natural disaster declared by the President of the United States.

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

Sec. 43. Subsection (f) of section 32-7g of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(f) (1) There is established as part of the Small Business Express program a matching grant component to provide grants for capital to small businesses meeting the eligibility criteria in subsection (a) of this section. Such small businesses shall match any state funds awarded under this program. Grant funds may be used for ongoing or new training, working capital, acquisition or purchase of machinery and equipment, construction or leasehold improvements, relocation within the state or other business-related expenses authorized by the commissioner.

(2) Matching grants provided under the matching grant component may be in amounts from ten thousand dollars to a maximum of one hundred thousand dollars. The commissioner shall prioritize applicants for matching grants based upon the likelihood that such grants will assist applicants in maintaining job growth.

(3) The commissioner may waive the matching requirement for grants under this subsection for working capital to small businesses located within distressed municipalities, as defined in section 32-9p.

Sec. 44. Subsection (i) of section 32-9t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(i) (1) There shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed under chapters 207 to 212a, inclusive, or section 38a-743, or a combination of said taxes, an amount equal to the following percentage of approved investments made by or on behalf of a taxpayer with respect to the following income years of the taxpayer: (A) With respect to the income year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the two next succeeding income years, zero per cent; (B) with respect to the third full income year succeeding the year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the three next succeeding income years, ten per cent; (C) with respect to the seventh full income year succeeding the year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the next two succeeding years, twenty per cent. The sum of all tax credits granted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed one hundred million dollars with respect to a single eligible urban reinvestment project or a single eligible industrial site investment project approved by the commissioner. The sum of all tax credits granted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed [six hundred fifty] eight hundred million dollars.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, any applicant may, at the time of application, apply to the commissioner for a credit that exceeds the limitations established by this subsection. The commissioner shall evaluate the benefits of such application and make recommendations to the General Assembly relating to changes in the general statutes which would be necessary to effect such application if the commissioner determines that the proposal would be of economic benefit to the state.

Sec. 45. Subsection (a) of section 32-235 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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 one hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand] one billion two hundred fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars, provided (1) 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] and (2) 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 the Small Business Express program established pursuant to section 32-7g 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. 46. (Effective July 1, 2014) (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 fifty million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Public Health for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid, which may be provided in the form of principal forgiveness, to eligible public water systems for eligible drinking water projects for which a project funding agreement is made on or after July 1, 2014, between the Commissioner of Public Health and the eligible public water system pursuant to sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, of the general statutes, under the public water system improvement program established in subsection (c) of this section.

(c) (1) For purposes of the public water system improvement program established pursuant to this section:

(A) "Eligible drinking water project" has the same meaning as provided in section 22a-475 of the general statutes;

(B) "Eligible project costs" has the same meaning as provided in section 22a-475 of the general statutes;

(C) "Eligible public water system" has the same meaning as provided in section 22a-475 of the general statutes, except "eligible public water system" does not include eligible public water systems that are public service companies, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes.

(2) All provisions applicable to drinking water projects under sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, of the general statutes shall be applicable to the public water system improvement program, including eligibility of public water systems, eligible project costs, application procedures for financial assistance, and procedures for approving and awarding such financial assistance. The department shall comply with all allocation goals for smaller eligible public water systems and with the priorities for awarding financial assistance, as provided in sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, of the general statutes.

(3) An eligible public water system applying for financial assistance pursuant to this section shall submit to the department, along with the application submitted under sections 22a-475 to 22a-483, inclusive, of the general statutes, a fiscal and asset management plan. The department shall provide financial assistance as follows:

(A) Eligible public water systems that serve ten thousand or fewer persons may receive financial assistance pursuant to this section for up to fifty per cent of eligible project costs;

(B) Eligible public water systems that serve more than ten thousand persons may receive financial assistance pursuant to this section for up to thirty per cent of eligible project costs; and

(C) Eligible public water systems that are for-profit companies may not receive additional financial assistance pursuant to this section.

(d) 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 section 3-20 of the general statutes 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. 47. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section and sections 48 and 49 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 Manufacturing Innovation Fund;

(2) "Administrator" means the Department of Economic and Community Development;

(3) "Advisory board" means the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board established pursuant to section 48 of this act;

(4) "Eligible recipient" means (A) an aerospace, medical device or other company or nonprofit organization specializing in or providing technologically advanced commercial products or services; (B) an entity desiring to leverage federal grant funds to support advancements in manufacturing; or (C) a state or federally certified education and training program designed to meet an anticipated demand for appropriately skilled and trained workers;

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

(6) "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. 48. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board that shall consist of the following 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; and (8) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve as the chairperson of the advisory board. Each appointed member shall (A) have skill, knowledge and experience in industries and sciences related to aerospace, medical devices, digital manufacturing, digital communication or advanced manufacturing; (B) be a university faculty member in or hold a graduate degree in a related discipline, including, but not limited to, additive manufacturing and materials science; (C) have manufacturing education and training expertise; or (D) represent manufacturing related businesses or professional organizations. All initial appointments to the advisory board pursuant to this subsection shall be made not later than July 1, 2014. 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 advisory board, 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 board not later than September 30, 2014. The advisory board shall meet at such times as the chairperson deems necessary.

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

(d) A majority of the members of said advisory board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the advisory board. The advisory board 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 board, 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 board, provided such trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel, employee or individual shall abstain from deliberation, action or vote by the advisory board concerning any matter relating to such eligible recipient.

Sec. 49. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, which shall be a nonlapsing fund held by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other moneys, funds and accounts. The following moneys shall be deposited in the fund: (1) Any moneys required or permitted by law to be deposited in the fund; (2) any moneys received in return for financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund pursuant to the program established in subsection (k) of this section; (3) all private contributions, gifts, grants, donations, bequests or devises received by the fund; and (4) to the extent not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, any local, state or federal funds received by the fund. Investment earnings credited to the assets of such fund shall become part of the assets of such fund. The Treasurer shall invest the moneys held by the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund subject to use for financial assistance in accordance with subsections (d) and (k) of this section.

(b) Any moneys held in the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund may, pending the use or application of the proceeds thereof for an authorized purpose, be (1) invested and reinvested in such obligations, securities and investments as are set forth in subsection (f) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, in participation certificates in the Short Term Investment Fund created under sections 3-27a and 3-27f of the general statutes and in participation certificates or securities of the Tax-Exempt Proceeds Fund created under section 3-24a of the general statutes, (2) deposited or redeposited in any bank or banks, at the direction of the Treasurer, or (3) invested in participation units in the combined investment funds, as defined in section 3-31b of the general statutes. Proceeds from investments authorized by this subsection shall be credited to the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund.

(c) The Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund shall not be deemed an account within the General Fund. The moneys of the fund shall be used in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) and (k) of this section and are in addition to any other resources available from state, federal or other entities that support the purposes described in subsections (d) and (k) of this section.

(d) The Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund shall be used: (1) To provide financial assistance to eligible recipients as may be approved by the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board pursuant to subsection (g) of this section, and (2) to pay or reimburse the administrator for administrative costs pursuant to subsection (m) of this section. Such financial assistance shall be awarded for the purpose of: (A) Furthering the development or modernization of manufacturing equipment; (B) supporting advancements in manufacturing; (C) supporting advanced manufacturing research and development; (D) supporting expansion and training by eligible recipients; (E) attracting new manufacturers to the state; (F) supporting education and training programs designed to meet an anticipated demand for appropriately skilled and trained workers; (G) matching federal grants or otherwise leveraging federal grant funds to aid Connecticut universities and nonprofit organizations to increase research efforts; and (H) funding a voucher program as described in subsection (k) of this section. Additionally, such financial assistance shall target aerospace, medical device, composite materials, digital manufacturing and other technologically advanced commercial products and services' supply chains and related disciplines that are likely to lead to an improvement in or development of products or services that are commercializable and designed to advance the state of technology and the competitive position of eligible recipients, and that promise, directly or indirectly, to lead to job growth in the state in these or related fields.

(e) The administrator, in consultation with the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board, shall give priority consideration to proposals from any company that is located in or planning to relocate to: (1) A distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes; (2) a targeted investment community, as defined in section 32-222 of the general statutes; (3) a public investment community, as defined in section 7-545 of the general statutes; (4) an enterprise zone designated pursuant to section 32-70 of the general statutes; or (5) a manufacturing innovation district established pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.

(f) The administrator, in consultation with the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board, may establish manufacturing innovation districts in order to promote economic development priorities identified by the administrator.

(g) All expenditures from the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, except for administrative costs reimbursed to the administrator pursuant to subsection (j) of this section, shall be approved by the advisory board, provided the advisory board may delegate to staff of the administrator the approval of transactions not greater than one hundred thousand dollars. Any such approval by the advisory board shall be (1) specific to an individual expenditure to be made; (2) for budgeted expenditures with such variations as the advisory board 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 Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board at the time of such program approval.

(h) The administrator shall provide any necessary staff, office space, office systems and administrative support for the operation of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund in accordance with this section. In acting as administrator of the fund, the Department of Economic and Community Development shall have and may exercise all of the powers set forth in chapter 578 of the general statutes, provided expenditures from the fund shall be approved by the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board pursuant to subsection (g) of this section.

(i) The Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board shall establish an application and approval process with guidelines and terms for financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund to any eligible recipient. Such guidelines and terms shall include: (1) A requirement that any applicant for financial assistance operate in the state, or propose 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, including a requirement for applicants to obtain matching funds from nonstate sources; (4) a process for preliminary review of applications for strength and eligibility by the administrator before such applications are presented to the advisory board for consideration; (5) return on investment objectives, including, but not limited to, job growth and leveraged investment opportunities; and (6) such other guidelines and terms as the advisory board determines to be necessary and appropriate in furtherance of the objectives of this section.

(j) Financial assistance awarded from the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund to eligible recipients shall be used for costs related to facilities, necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment, tooling development and manufacture, materials and supplies, proof of concept or relevance, research and development, compensation and such other costs that the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board determines pursuant to subsection (i) of this section to be eligible for financial assistance within the purposes of this section.

(k) The Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board may establish a voucher program that shall provide eligible recipients access to technical experts in universities, nonprofit organizations and other organizations that can provide specialized expertise to such eligible recipients to solve engineering, marketing and other challenges. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the advisory board, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement such voucher program.

(l) On or before July 1, 2015, and prior to each fiscal year thereafter, the administrator shall prepare a plan of operations and an operating and capital budget for the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, provided not later than ninety days prior to the start of each fiscal year, the administrator shall submit such plan and budget to the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board for its review and approval.

(m) Administrative costs shall be paid or reimbursed to the administrator from the Connecticut Manufacturing 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 (l) of this section. Nothing in this section or section 48 of this act shall be deemed to require the administrator to risk or expend the funds of the Department of Economic and Community Development in connection with the administration of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund.

(n) Not later than January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the administrator shall provide a report of the activities of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund to the Manufacturing Innovation Advisory Board for the advisory board's review and approval. Upon such approval, the advisory board shall provide such 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 commerce. Such report shall contain available information on the status and progress of the operations and funding of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund and the types, amounts and recipients of financial assistance awarded and any returns on investment.

Sec. 50. Section 10a-91a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

Sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, are known and may be cited as ["The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act"] "The Board of Regents for Higher Education Infrastructure Act".

Sec. 51. Section 10a-91b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

The purpose of [The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act] The Board of Regents for Higher Education Infrastructure Act is to enhance the intellectual capacity of the state by providing the infrastructure needed to prepare this state's present and future workforce, to contribute to the increased competitiveness of this state's businesses and to have a positive impact on economic development within this state, through a special capital improvement program established for the regional community-technical colleges, the Connecticut State University System and Charter Oak State College that assures a state commitment to support the financing of the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement and equipping of facilities, structures and related systems for the benefit of this state and the regional community-technical colleges, the Connecticut State University System and Charter Oak State College, all to the public benefit and good, and the exercise of the powers, to the extent and manner provided in [The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act] The Board of Regents for Higher Education Infrastructure Act, is declared to be for a public purpose and to be the exercise of an essential government function. Sections 10a-91c to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, being necessary for the welfare of this state and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes thereof.

Sec. 52. Section 10a-91c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

As used in this section and sections 10a-91d to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings:

[(1) "Act" means The Connecticut State University System Infrastructure Act.

(2) "Board of trustees" means the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System. ]

(1) "Board of regents" means the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

[(3)] (2) "Cost", as applied to a project or any portion of a project, includes, but is not limited to: The purchase price or acquisition cost of any such project; the cost of planning, designing, constructing, building, altering, enlarging, reconstructing, renovating, improving, equipping and remodeling; the cost of all labor, materials, building systems, machinery and equipment; the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, easements and franchises acquired; the cost of all utility extensions, access roads, site developments, financing charges, premiums for insurance; the cost of working capital related to a project, including the cost of Department of Administrative Services administrative functions provided for in subsection (d) of section 10a-91d, as amended by this act; the cost of plans and specifications, surveys and estimates of cost and of revenues; the cost of accountants, audits, engineering, feasibility studies, legal and other professional consulting or technical services; the cost of all other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of such construction; and administrative and operating expenses and such other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the financing authorized by sections 10a-91c to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act. "Cost" does not include the cost of administrative functions provided by the system pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act.

[(4) "CSUS 2020"] (3) "CSCU 2020" means the projects at the [system] Connecticut state colleges and universities system and system-wide that are identified in the facilities [plan] and academic plans necessary to modernize, rehabilitate, renew, expand and otherwise stabilize the physical plant and technology infrastructure of the system so as to provide a concentrated, accelerated and cooperative effort for the benefit of the educational and economic development needs of this state and the system in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner and to assure that the system continues to compete successfully for students, faculty and staff.

[(5) "CSUS 2020 Fund"] (4) "CSCU 2020 Fund" means the fund created under section 10a-91d, as amended by this act, which shall be a general obligation bond fund held and administered by the Treasurer separate and apart from all other general obligation bond funds and accounts of this state and into which the proceeds of the bonds authorized by section 10a-91e, as amended by this act, shall be deposited.

[(6) "Facilities plan" means] (5) "Facilities and academic plans" means the long-term capital improvement [plan] plans approved by the board of [trustees] regents biennially and updated from time to time.

[(7)] (6) "Project" means (A) any structure designed for use as an academic building, administrative facility, library, classroom building, faculty facility, office facility, athletic or recreation facility, health care or wellness facility, laboratory facility, auditorium, public safety facility, parking facility, residence hall or other housing facility, dining facility, student center, maintenance, storage or utility facility or other building or structure essential, necessary or useful for the operation of a university and the system; (B) any multipurpose structure designed to combine two or more of the functions performed by the types of structures enumerated in this definition, including, without limitation, improvements, reconstruction, replacements, additions and equipment acquired in connection with a project or in connection with the operation of any facilities of the system; [existing on July 1, 2008; ] (C) all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures included in this definition; and (D) landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items essential, necessary or useful for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include items that are customarily under applicable accounting principles considered as a current operating charge, unless the category and maximum amount thereof is specifically included by a determination of the board of [trustees] regents in order to preserve the excludability of the interest on the bonds issued therefor from federal taxation under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended. [Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, "project" may include] "Project" includes any residential [or] and other auxiliary [service] facility, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10a-89c, and any state facility used for the programs of the system.

[(8)] (7) "System" means the regional community-technical colleges, the Connecticut State University System, [a constituent unit of the state system of higher education comprised of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University] Charter Oak State College and constituent units of the state system of higher education, established pursuant to sections [10a-87] 10a-71 to 10a-101, inclusive, as amended by this act, and sections 10a-143 to 10a-143b, inclusive.

[(9)] (8) "Treasurer" means the State Treasurer or the Deputy State Treasurer appointed pursuant to section 3-12.

[(10) "University" means any one of Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University or Central Connecticut State University. ]

Sec. 53. Section 10a-91d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

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

   

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

   

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

Fiscal Years

   

Ending

Ending

Ending

   

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

   

2009-2011

2012-2014

[2015-2018]

       

2015-2019

         
 

Central Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

[18,146,445]

[6,704,000]

[5,000,000]

   

16,418,636

6,894,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard

     
 

and DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(design/construction)

 

57,737,000

 
 

Renovate/Expand Willard and

     
 

DiLoreto Halls

     
 

(equipment)

   

3,348,000

 

New Classroom Office Building

[33,978,000]

   
   

29,478,000

   
 

[East Campus Infrastructure

     
 

Development]

[13,244,000]

   
 

Renovate Barnard Hall

3,680,000

 

18,320,000

 

[Burritt Library Expansion

     
 

(design/construction)]

   

[96,262,000]

 

New Engineering Building

     
 

(design/construction and

     
 

equipment)

9,900,000

 

52,800,000

 

Burritt Library Renovation,

     
 

(design, addition and

   

[11,387,000]

 

equipment)

   

16,500,000

 

New Maintenance/Salt Shed

     
 

Facility

2,503,000

   
 

Renovate Kaiser Hall and

     
 

Annex

6,491,809

210,000

18,684,000

         
 

Eastern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

[8,255,113]

5,825,000

[5,000,000]

   

8,938,849

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(design)

12,000,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

 

71,556,000

 
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

   

4,115,000

 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(design/construction)

 

19,239,000

 
 

Goddard Hall Renovation

     
 

(equipment)

   

1,095,000

 

Sports Center Addition and

     
 

Renovation (design)

   

11,048,000

 

Outdoor Track-Phase II

[1,816,000]

   
   

1,506,396

   
 

Athletic Support Building

1,921,000

   
 

New Warehouse

[2,269,000]

   
   

1,894,868

   
         
 

Southern Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

16,955,915

8,637,000

[5,000,000]

 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct garage,

     
 

design academic laboratory

     
 

building, demolish Seabury

     
 

Hall)

8,944,000

   
 

New Academic Laboratory

     
 

Building/Parking Garage

     
 

(construct academic laboratory

     
 

building)

 

63,171,000

 
 

Health and Human Services

     
 

Building

   

60,412,000

 

Additions and Renovations to

     
 

Buley Library

16,386,585

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

   

70,929,000

         
 

Western Connecticut State

     
 

University

     
 

Code Compliance/

     
 

Infrastructure Improvements

7,658,330

4,323,000

[7,212,000]

 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(construction)

80,605,000

   
 

Fine Arts Instructional Center

     
 

(equipment)

 

4,666,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

 

2,982,000

 
 

Higgins Hall Renovations

     
 

(construction/equipment)

   

31,594,000

 

Berkshire Hall Renovations

     
 

(design)

   

4,797,000

 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (design)

500,000

   
 

University Police Department

     
 

Building (construction)

 

4,245,000

 
 

Midtown Campus Mini-Chiller

     
 

Plant

   

1,957,000

         
 

[State University System]

     
 

Board of Regents for Higher

     
 

Education

     
 

New and Replacement

     
 

Equipment, Smart Classroom

     
 

Technology and Technology

     
 

Upgrades

26,895,000

14,500,000

[31,844,000]

       

61,844,000

 

Alterations/Improvements:

     
 

Auxiliary Service Facilities

18,672,422

15,000,000

20,000,000

 

Telecommunications

     
 

Infrastructure Upgrade

10,000,000

3,415,000

5,000,000

 

Land and Property Acquisition

[4,250,190]

[3,000,000]

4,000,000

   

3,650,190

2,600,000

 
 

Deferred Maintenance/Code

     
 

Compliance Infrastructure

     
 

Improvements

   

48,557,000

 

Strategic Master Plan of

     
 

Academic Programs

   

3,000,000

 

Consolidation and Upgrade of

     
 

System Student and Financial

     
 

Information Technology

     
 

Systems

   

20,000,000

 

Advanced Manufacturing

     
 

Center at Asnuntuck

     
 

Community College

   

25,500,000

         
 

Totals

285,000,000

285,000,000

[380,000,000]

       

483,500,000

(b) The plan of funding [CSUS] CSCU 2020 shall be from the proceeds of general obligation bonds of the state in an amount authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-91e, as amended by this act. The proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to section 10a-91e, as amended by this act, shall be deposited into the [CSUS] CSCU 2020 Fund.

(c) With respect to [CSUS] CSCU 2020 and within the authorized funding amount, the board of [trustees] regents may, from time to time, and shall, whenever appropriate or necessary, revise, delete or add a particular project or projects, provided:

(1) [a] A formal approving vote of the board of [trustees] regents shall be needed for (A) a revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is less than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) a deletion, or (C) an addition dictated by a change in system planning as determined by the board of [trustees] regents or otherwise necessary because of reasons beyond the control of the system; [,]

(2) [any] Any revision shall be subject only to such formal approval of the board of [trustees] regents as long as the board of [trustees] regents finds and determines that such revision is consistent with the intent or purpose of the original project; [,] and

(3) (A) [a] A revision that deviates from the estimated costs of projects pursuant to subsection (a) of this section in an amount that is equal to or greater than (i) ten per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of one million dollars or lower, or (ii) five per cent of such costs for a project with an estimated cost of more than one million dollars, provided such change in the costs does not include changes in the costs of materials, (B) an addition, or (C) a deletion, shall be conditioned not only upon such formal approval of the board of [trustees] regents but also upon a request by the board of [trustees] regents for, and enactment of, a subsequent public or special act approving (i) such addition or deletion, if such addition is to add a project not outlined in subsection (a) of this section or the deletion is the deletion of a project outlined in subsection (a) of this section, or (ii) such revision, except if such revision is due to the use of funds remaining from a completed project, then such revision shall be conditioned only upon such formal approval of the board of regents.

(4) [Furthermore, with respect to CSUS 2020 and subject] Subject to the limitations in the authorized funding amount, the board of [trustees] regents may determine the sequencing and timing of such project or projects, revise estimates of cost and reallocate from any amounts estimated in subsection (a) of this section, for one or more projects to one or more other projects then constituting a component of [CSUS] CSCU 2020 as long as, at the time of such reallocation, it has found that any such project to which a reallocation is made has been revised or added in accordance with this section and such project from which a reallocation is made either has been so revised or added and can be completed within the amounts remaining allocated to it, or has been so deleted. The board of [trustees'] regents' actions under this section shall be included in reports to the Governor and the General Assembly under section 10a-91f, as amended by this act. If the board of [trustees] regents requests a revision, addition or deletion pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection, the board of [trustees] regents shall submit such request to the Governor at the same time that the request is submitted to the General Assembly.

(d) (1) In accordance with the provisions of chapters 59 and 60, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be responsible for the duties [as] specified in said provisions, and, on a quarterly basis, the commissioner shall provide the system with information needed for compliance with sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, including, but not limited to, costs, timeliness of completion of projects and any issues that have developed in implementation of any project under the commissioner's jurisdiction.

(2) Not later than January 1, 2009, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, in accordance with section 11-4a, report to the Governor and the General Assembly on any (A) construction management services costs, (B) administrative services costs, and (C) costs of fees associated with [CSUS] CSCU 2020.

(e) The Commissioner of Administrative Services and the system shall enter into and maintain a memorandum of understanding that shall provide for the assignment of personnel from the Department of Administrative Services to ensure that buildings or projects that are part of the [CSUS] CSCU 2020 program are designed and constructed in compliance with the Fire Safety Code and the State Building Code with respect to buildings or building projects that (1) are part of [CSUS] CSCU 2020, as authorized by sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, (2) do not meet the threshold limits, as defined in section 29-276b, and (3) construction of which is initiated during the period of time in which the memorandum is in effect.

[(f) The board of trustees shall request, in writing, approval from the Department of Administrative Services for any acquisition or purchase of equipment, furniture or personal property using funds provided pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive. Such purchases or acquisitions shall require specific approval by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or shall be deemed approved not later than thirty days after such request for approval, if the commissioner has not rejected the request. ]

(f) Not later than July 1, 2015, and biannually thereafter, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall, in accordance with section 11-4a, report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and finance on how the Board of Regents for Higher Education disbursed to and divided among each state university and each regional community technical college the proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10a-91e, as amended by this act, for each of the projects listed under the Board of Regents for Higher Education in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 54. Section 10a-91e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The State Bond Commission shall approve the [CSUS] CSCU 2020 program and authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate [nine hundred fifty million dollars] one billion fifty-three million five hundred thousand dollars. The amount provided for the issuance and sale of bonds in accordance with this section shall be capped in each fiscal year in the following amounts, provided, to the extent the board of [trustees] regents does not provide for the issuance of all or a portion of such amount in a fiscal year, or the Governor disapproves the request for issuance of all or a portion of the amount of the bonds as provided in subsection (d) of this section, any amount not provided for or disapproved, as the case may be, shall be carried forward and added to the capped amount for [the next succeeding] a subsequent fiscal year, but not later than the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, 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 June 30

Amount

     
 

2009

95,000,000

 

2010

[95,000,000] 0

 

2011

95,000,000

 

2012

95,000,000

 

2013

95,000,000

 

2014

95,000,000

 

2015

[95,000,000] 175,000,000

 

2016

[95,000,000] 118,500,000

 

2017

95,000,000

 

2018

95,000,000

 

2019

95,000,000

 

Total

[$950,000,000] $1,053,500,000

(b) The State Bond Commission shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the board of [trustees] regents 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 sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, 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 sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act, for such project or projects. The memorandum of understanding shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of section 3-20 and the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which is not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(c) All bonds issued pursuant to sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, 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.

(d) (1) On or before the first day of March in each year, the board of [trustees] regents shall submit to the Governor, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the most recently approved facilities [plan] and academic plans and the amount of bonds required for the [CSUS] CSCU 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year. The Governor may, not later than thirty days after such submission, approve or disapprove all or a portion of such amount of bonding submitted by the board of [trustees] regents by notifying the board of [trustees] regents, in writing, of such decision and the reasons for it. If the Governor does not act within such thirty-day period, the issuance of bonds for the [CSUS] CSCU 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year is deemed approved.

(2) In the event the capped amount of authorized bonds is increased by the General Assembly for the fiscal year beginning on July first for which the issuance of such bonds has already been approved by the Governor or deemed approved pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, the board of regents shall submit to the Governor, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, not later than thirty days after the effective date of such increase, an addendum to the most recently approved facilities and academic plans and the amount of additional bonds required for the CSCU 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year. The Governor may, not later than thirty days after such submission, approve or disapprove all or a portion of such additional amount of bonding submitted by the board of regents by notifying the board of regents in writing, of such decision and the reasons for such decision. If the Governor does not act within such thirty-day period, the issuance of additional bonds for the CSCU 2020 program for the fiscal year beginning on July first of that year is deemed approved.

[(2)] (3) Subject to the amount of limitations of such capping provisions in subsection (a) of this section and following the approval or deemed approval of the request to issue bonds as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, 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.

Sec. 55. Subsection (a) of section 10a-91f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) Not later than January 1, [2010] 2015, and semiannually thereafter, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status and progress of [CSUS] CSCU 2020. Each report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Information on the number of projects authorized and approved hereunder including, relative to such projects, project costs, timeliness of completion and any problems which have developed in implementation, and a schedule of projects remaining and their expected costs; and (2) the amount of money raised from private sources for the capital and endowment programs. For purposes of preparing each report, upon request of the board of [trustees] regents, the Treasurer shall promptly provide information concerning bonds authorized, approved and issued under sections 10a-91a to 10a-91h, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 56. Section 10a-91g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

On January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2019, the system shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, submit to the Governor and to the General Assembly, a five-year [CSUS] CSCU 2020 performance review report detailing for each project undertaken to date under the program the progress made and the actual expenditures compared to original estimated costs. Not later than sixty calendar days after receipt of said report, the Governor and the General Assembly shall consider the report and determine whether there has been insufficient progress in implementation of [CSUS] CSCU 2020 or whether there have been significant cost increases over original estimates as a result of actions taken by the system. If so, the Governor or the General Assembly may make recommendations for appropriate action to the system and for action by the General Assembly.

Sec. 57. Section 10a-91h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

The board of [trustees] regents shall select and appoint independent auditors, as defined in subdivision (7) of section 4-230, to annually conduct an audit of any project of [CSUS 2020, as defined in subdivision (4) of section 10a-91c] CSCU 2020. Such audit shall review invoices, expenditures, cost allocations and other appropriate documentation in order to reconcile project costs and verify conformance with project budgets, cost allocation agreements and applicable contracts, and shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a. The board of [trustees] regents shall ensure that the auditors have unfettered access to any documentation the auditors need to review any such project. The auditors appointed pursuant to this section may serve in such capacity for five consecutive years and shall not be reappointed at the expiration of such period. Any such auditor appointed pursuant to this section shall not perform any nonaudit services for the system during such period.

Sec. 58. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may enter into a contract with: (1) The Trust for Public Land for the purchase of approximately nine hundred twenty-four acres of land located in the town of Old Saybrook, and (2) the town of Westbrook for the purchase of approximately four acres of land located in the town of Westbrook. Such properties are commonly known as "The Preserve, LLC" and are further described as the "Subject Parcel" on a certain map entitled, "Monumented Property Survey Map of the Perimeter of Lands of The Preserve, LLC, Essex Road – Connecticut Route 153, Ingham Hill Road, Essex, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Connecticut, Scale: 1"=500' (1"=100' Sheets 2 to 15), Date: October 7, 2013; Map Revised To February 13, 2014" and prepared by Stein Survey PO Box 1097, 998 Pond Meadow Road, Westbrook, CT 06498. Said subject parcel is comprised of some 924. 5 acres of land in the town of Old Saybrook and some 3. 7 acres of land in the town of Westbrook except for all lands in the town of Essex and 2. 1 acres of land in the town of Old Saybrook, as shown on such map.

(b) Such purchases shall be on such terms and conditions as are approved by the commissioner for the purpose of protecting such properties as open space.  Such terms and conditions may include, but shall not be limited to, joint ownership and management by the state as a tenant in common with the town of Old Saybrook, provided such terms and conditions shall provide for the filing on the land records in the towns in which such lands are located, deeds, restrictions, easements or agreements that provide that all land or interest in land subject to such purchases is preserved in perpetuity in its natural and open condition for the protection of natural resources. Such deeds, restrictions, easements or agreements used to ensure all land or interests in land is preserved in perpetuity may be recorded by any party to said contracts and may be in favor of a non-profit conservation organization approved by the commissioner. Such deeds, restrictions, easements or agreements may allow only those recreational activities that are not prohibited in subsection (c) of section 7-131d of the general statutes and shall allow for improvements and activities necessary only for land and natural resource management. Such deeds, restrictions or easements shall also include a requirement that the property be available to the general public for recreational purposes that are not prohibited in subsection (c) of section 7-131d of the general statutes and shall allow for the installation of such permanent fixtures as may be necessary to provide such recreational activities.

(c) For the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two million dollars solely for the purchase and stewardship of the property described in subsection (a) of this section.

(d) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (c) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the purpose of acquisition and stewardship of the property described in subsection (a) of this section. Any funds used for the maintenance of such open space shall be deposited in the stewardship account established pursuant to section 23-79 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(e) 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. 59. Section 23-79 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

To ensure the proper management of land acquired pursuant to sections 23-73 to 23-79, inclusive, concurrent with each land acquisition, an amount not to exceed twenty per cent of the appraised value of the land may be allocated from the proceeds of bonds authorized for the purposes of this program to be used for the management of acquisitions or to be deposited in a stewardship account which shall be established by the Comptroller as a separate nonlapsing account within the General Fund. Income derived from the investment of such account shall be credited to such account and such account shall be used for the management of acquisitions. The commissioner may name a cooperator as primary manager of the land and on such nomination may authorize, at reasonable times and in reasonable amounts, payments to the primary manager for expenses incurred in the management of program acquisitions. A cooperator shall not be required to provide matching funds for any expenditure from a stewardship account. Said account shall also receive any other funds, as required by law or any contributions from others.

Sec. 60. Section 16 of special act 01-2 of the June special session, as amended by section 91 of special act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, section 103 of special act 04-2 of the May special session, section 126 of public act 07-7 of the June special session and section 92 of public act 10-44, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 to 22, 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 [$157,787,112] $152,970,112.

Sec. 61. Subdivision (4) of subsection (h) of section 17 of special act 01-2 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

At Hartford Juvenile Matters and Detention Center: Renovation and expansion of courtrooms, not exceeding [$7,000,000] $2,183,000.

Sec. 62. 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, section 18 of public act 12-189 and section 115 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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 [$328,524,264] $324,559,611.

Sec. 63. Subdivision (7) of subsection (s) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 64. Subdivision (9) of subsection (w) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 65. Subparagraph (E) of subdivision (1) 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, 2014):

Land and property acquisitions, not exceeding [$100,000] $94,510.

Sec. 66. Section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended by adding subsection (x) as follows (Effective from passage):

(x) For the Department of Administrative Services, to replace and extend the authorizations and allocations made pursuant to subsection (e) of section 2 of public act 07-7 of the June special session, which authorizations and allocations are hereby validated, replaced and continued as if no interruption occurred between the passage of public act 07-7 of the June special session and the effective date of this section:

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

(2) Planning for development of an alternate data center, not exceeding $2,165,000;

(3) Development and implementation of information technology systems for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, not exceeding $4,180,847.

Sec. 67. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 32 of public act 07-7 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: Grants-in-aid for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs, not exceeding $1,500,000.

Sec. 68. Section 1 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 92 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 7, inclusive, of 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 [$232,146,556] $239,146,556.

Sec. 69. Section 20 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 24 of public act 12-189, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of sections 20 to 26, inclusive, of 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 [$375,815,135] $370,815,135.

Sec. 70. Subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 11-57, as amended by section 25 of public act 12-189 and section 96 of public act 13-239, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Department of Administrative Services:

(1) 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. 71. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 11-57 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 72. Subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 9 of public act 12-189 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: 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] sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, 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 $10,000,000.

Sec. 73. Section 84 of public act 13-3, as amended by section 15 of public act 13-122 and section 191 of public act 13-247, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2015, inclusive, the Departments of Emergency Services and Public Protection, [Construction] Administrative Services and Education shall jointly administer a school security infrastructure competitive grant program to reimburse [towns] a town, regional educational service center, the governing authority for a state charter school, the Department of Education on behalf of the technical high school system, an incorporated or endowed high school or academy approved by the State Board of Education pursuant to section 10-34 of the general statutes and the supervisory agent for a nonpublic school for certain expenses for schools [under the jurisdiction of the town's school district] incurred on or after January 1, 2013, for: (1) The development or improvement of the security infrastructure of schools, based on the results of school building security assessments pursuant to subsection [(c)] (d) of this section, including, but not limited to, the installation of surveillance cameras, penetration resistant vestibules, ballistic glass, solid core doors, double door access, computer-controlled electronic locks, entry door buzzer systems, scan card systems, panic alarms, real time interoperable communications and multimedia sharing infrastructure or other systems; and (2) (A) the training of school personnel in the operation and maintenance of the security infrastructure of school buildings, or (B) the purchase of portable entrance security devices, including, but not limited to, metal detector wands and screening machines and related training.

(b) (1) On and after the effective date of this section, each local and regional board of education may, on behalf of its town or its member towns, apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such board of education incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. Prior to the date that the School Safety Infrastructure Council makes its initial submission of the school safety infrastructure standards, pursuant to subsection (c) of section [80 of public act 13-3] 10-292r of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of [Construction] Administrative Services and Education, shall determine which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. On and after the date that the School Safety Infrastructure Council submits the school safety infrastructure standards, the decision to approve or deny an application and the determination of which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program shall be in accordance with the most recent submission of the school safety infrastructure standards, pursuant to subsection (c) of section [80 of public act 13-3] 10-292r of the general statutes.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, a regional educational service center may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such regional educational service center incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the governing authority for a state charter school may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such governing authority incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the superintendent of the technical high school system may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses for schools in the technical high school system incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(5) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, an incorporated or endowed high school or academy may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(6) (A) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the supervisory agent for a nonpublic school may apply, at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes, to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a grant for certain expenses for schools under the jurisdiction of such supervisory agent incurred on and after January 1, 2013, for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section. The department shall decide whether to approve or deny an application and which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the program. Such decisions shall be in accordance with the school safety infrastructure standards developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-292r of the general statutes.

(B) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, ten per cent of the funds available under the program shall be awarded to the supervisory agents of nonpublic schools, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (6) of subsection (c) of this section.

(c) (1) A town may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses. The percentage shall be determined as follows: [(1)] (A) Each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to town wealth, as defined in subdivision (26) of section 10-262f of the general statutes, [(2)] (B) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not less than twenty or more than eighty shall be assigned to each town on a continuous scale, and [(3)] (C) the town ranked first shall be assigned a percentage of twenty and the town ranked last shall be assigned a percentage of eighty.

(2) A regional educational service center may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses. The percentage shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the population of each member town in the regional educational service center by such town's ranking, as determined in subsection (a) of section 10-285a of the general statutes; (B) adding together the figures for each town determined under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision; and (C) dividing the total computed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision by the total population of all member towns in the regional educational service center. The ranking of each regional educational service center shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and each such center shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank.

(3) The governing authority for a state charter school may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses that is the same as the town in which such state charter school is located, as calculated pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(4) The Department of Education, on behalf of the technical high school system, may receive a grant equal to one hundred per cent of its eligible expenses.

(5) An incorporated or endowed high school or academy may receive a grant equal to a percentage of its eligible expenses. The percentage shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the total population, as defined in section 10-261 of the general statutes, of each town which at the time of application for such school security infrastructure competitive grant has designated such school as the high school for such town for a period of not less than five years from the date of such application, by such town's percentile ranking, as determined in subsection (a) of section 10-285a of the general statutes, (B) adding together the figures for each town determined under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, and (C) dividing the total computed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision by the total population of all towns which designate the school as their high school under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision. The ranking determined pursuant to this subsection shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. Such incorporated or endowed high school or academy shall receive the reimbursement percentage of a town with the same rank.

(6) The supervisory agent for a nonpublic school may receive a grant equal to fifty per cent of its eligible expenses.

[If] (d) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all towns, based on the percentage determined pursuant to [this] subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of [Construction] Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners based on school building security assessments of the schools under the jurisdiction of the town's school district conducted pursuant to this [subsection] subdivision. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of such school building security assessment and succeeding priority to applicants on behalf of schools located in priority school districts pursuant to section 10-266p of the general statutes. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant board of education shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the schools under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities [Check List] Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all applicants that are towns, regional educational service centers, governing authorities for state charter schools, the Department of Education, on behalf of the technical high school system, and incorporated or endowed high schools or academies based on the percentage determined pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners based on school building security assessments of the schools under the jurisdiction of the applicant conducted pursuant to this subdivision. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of such school building security assessment and succeeding priority to applicants on behalf of schools located in priority school districts pursuant to section 10-266p of the general statutes. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the schools under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, if there are not sufficient funds to provide grants to all applicant supervisory agents for nonpublic schools, based on the percentages described in subsection (c) of this section, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of Administrative Services and Education, shall give priority to applicants on behalf of schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, as determined by said commissioners. Of the applicants on behalf of such schools with the greatest need for security infrastructure, said commissioners shall give first priority to applicants on behalf of schools that have no security infrastructure at the time of application. To be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this section, an applicant supervisory agent for a nonpublic school shall (A) demonstrate that it has developed and periodically practices an emergency plan at the school under its jurisdiction and that such plan has been developed in concert with applicable state or local first-responders, and (B) provide for a uniform assessment of the schools under its jurisdiction, including any security infrastructure, using the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities' Safe Schools Facilities Checklist. The assessment shall be conducted under the supervision of the local law enforcement agency.

Sec. 74. Section 85 of public act 13-3 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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 [fifteen] thirty-seven million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Education for the purpose of the school security infrastructure competitive grant program, established pursuant to section 84 of [this act] public act 13-3, as amended by this act.

(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. 75. Subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of section 13 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: 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] sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, 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;

Sec. 76. Section 19 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subsection (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i) of section 13 of [this act] public act 13-239 that is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, with the exception of such grants-in-aid made pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 13-239 to private nonprofit health and human services organizations, the contract entered into pursuant to section 18 of [this act] public act 13-239 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. 77. Section 20 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (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] public act 13-239, 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] $359,638,805.

Sec. 78. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For an information technology capital investment program, not exceeding [$25,000,000] $50,000,000.

Sec. 79. Subsection (b) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Department of Veterans' Affairs: Alternations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, not exceeding [$750,000] $1,050,000.

Sec. 80. Subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

Alterations, renovations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems and energy conservation projects, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $8,000,000.

Sec. 81. Subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection and resource management, not exceeding [$10,000,000] $8,000,000.

Sec. 82. (Effective July 1, 2014) (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 million five hundred thousand dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Education for the technical high school system, to establish a pilot program to provide expanded educational opportunities by extending hours at technical high schools in Hamden, Hartford, New Britain and Waterbury for purposes of academic enrichment and training in trades for secondary and adult students.

(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. 83. Subdivision (1) of subsection (l) of section 21 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 84. Section 27 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (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] public act 13-239, 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] $90,000,000.

Sec. 85. Section 28 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

The proceeds of the sale of bonds described in sections 27 to 30, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-239 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, revitalization of state moderate rental housing units on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's State Housing Portfolio 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] and not less than $20,000,000 shall be used to promote homeownership through new home construction or home conversion in the cities of Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London and New Britain.

Sec. 86. Section 31 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (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] public act 13-239, 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] $234,900,000.

Sec. 87. Subsection (a) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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, and that receive funds from the state to provide direct health or human services to state agency clients, 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 and acquisition of property, not exceeding [$20,000,000] $50,000,000, $20,000,000 of which may be allocated to project applications received in response to the funding for this purpose provided in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 13 of public act 13-239.

Sec. 88. Subsection (e) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For [the Department of Public Health] Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated: For the [Stem Cell] Regenerative Medicine Research Fund established by section 19a-32e of the general statutes, not exceeding $10,000,000.

Sec. 89. Subsection (f) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Department of Transportation: Grants-in-aid for improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction, not exceeding [$5,000,000] $25,000,000.

Sec. 90. Subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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] current 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] $17,400,000;

Sec. 91. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 32 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Office of Early Childhood: 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] sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers, 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;

Sec. 92. Section 38 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

In the case of any grant-in-aid made pursuant to subsection (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i) of section 32 of [this act] public act 13-239 that is made to any entity which is not a political subdivision of the state, with the exception of such grants-in-aid made pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 32 of public act 13-239 to private nonprofit health and human services organizations, the contract entered into pursuant to section 37 of [this act] public act 13-239 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. 93. Section 45 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (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] public act 13-239, 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] $577,980,000.

Sec. 94. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

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] $20,690,000;

Sec. 95. Subdivision (10) of subsection (a) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)

Sec. 96. Subsection (c) of section 46 of public act 13-239 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

For the Bureau of Public Transportation: Bus and rail facilities and equipment, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, and signage, traffic lights and other equipment enabling Flower Street in Hartford to remain open to vehicular traffic for at least twenty hours per day, not exceeding [$143,000,000] $185,450,000.

Sec. 97. Section 2 of public act 13-268 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2014)"

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 5

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 6

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 7

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 8

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 9

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 10

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 11

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 12

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 13

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 14

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 15

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 16

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 17

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 18

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 19

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 20

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 21

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 22

July 1, 2015

New section

Sec. 23

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 24

from passage

New section

Sec. 25

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 26

from passage

New section

Sec. 27

from passage

3-20

Sec. 28

July 1, 2014

4-66c(a) and (b)

Sec. 29

from passage

10a-109f(a)

Sec. 30

July 1, 2014

10a-110m(b)

Sec. 31

July 1, 2014

13b-79p(a)

Sec. 32

October 1, 2014

19a-32d(a)

Sec. 33

October 1, 2014

19a-32e

Sec. 34

October 1, 2014

19a-32f

Sec. 35

October 1, 2014

19a-32g

Sec. 36

October 1, 2014

32-41aa

Sec. 37

October 1, 2014

32-41bb(e)

Sec. 38

October 1, 2014

32-41cc(d) and (e)

Sec. 39

October 1, 2014

32-41cc(j) and (k)

Sec. 40

October 1, 2014

4-28e(c)

Sec. 41

July 1, 2014

22a-904b

Sec. 42

July 1, 2014

29-1aa

Sec. 43

July 1, 2014

32-7g(f)

Sec. 44

July 1, 2014

32-9t(i)

Sec. 45

July 1, 2014

32-235(a)

Sec. 46

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 47

from passage

New section

Sec. 48

from passage

New section

Sec. 49

from passage

New section

Sec. 50

July 1, 2014

10a-91a

Sec. 51

July 1, 2014

10a-91b

Sec. 52

July 1, 2014

10a-91c

Sec. 53

July 1, 2014

10a-91d

Sec. 54

July 1, 2014

10a-91e

Sec. 55

July 1, 2014

10a-91f(a)

Sec. 56

July 1, 2014

10a-91g

Sec. 57

July 1, 2014

10a-91h

Sec. 58

from passage

New section

Sec. 59

from passage

23-79

Sec. 60

from passage

SA 01-2 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 16

Sec. 61

from passage

SA 01-2 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 17(h)

Sec. 62

July 1, 2014

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 1

Sec. 63

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 64

from passage

Repealer section

Sec. 65

July 1, 2014

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

Sec. 66

from passage

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

Sec. 67

July 1, 2014

PA 07-7 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 32(h)

Sec. 68

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 1

Sec. 69

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 20

Sec. 70

July 1, 2014

PA 11-57, Sec. 21(d)

Sec. 71

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Sec. 72

July 1, 2014

PA 12-189, Sec. 9(e)(4)

Sec. 73

from passage

PA 13-3, Sec. 84

Sec. 74

July 1, 2014

PA 13-3, Sec. 85

Sec. 75

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 13(h)(2)

Sec. 76

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 19

Sec. 77

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 20

Sec. 78

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 21(a)(3)

Sec. 79

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 21(b)

Sec. 80

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 21(d)(2)

Sec. 81

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 21(g)(4)

Sec. 82

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 83

July 1, 2014

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Sec. 84

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 27

Sec. 85

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 28

Sec. 86

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 31

Sec. 87

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(a)

Sec. 88

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(e)

Sec. 89

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(f)

Sec. 90

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(g)(1)

Sec. 91

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 32(g)(2)

Sec. 92

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 38

Sec. 93

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 45

Sec. 94

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 46(a)(4)

Sec. 95

July 1, 2014

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Sec. 96

July 1, 2014

PA 13-239, Sec. 46(c)

Sec. 97

July 1, 2014

Repealer section

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th, Kane of the 32nd, Fonfara of the 1st and Welch of the 31st.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill was passed temporarily.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar No 1 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 15 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

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

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 475 (RAISED) (File No. 577) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATUTES CONCERNING SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5529) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Subdivision (3) of section 10-282 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(3) "School building project", except as used in section 10-289, means (A) the construction, purchase, extension, replacement, renovation or major alteration of a building to be used for public school purposes, including the equipping and furnishing of any such construction, purchase, extension, replacement, renovation or major alteration, the improvement of land therefor, or the improvement of the site of an existing building for public school purposes, but shall not include the cost of a site, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 10-286d; (B) the construction and equipping and furnishing of any such construction of any building which the towns of Norwich, Winchester and Woodstock may provide by lease or otherwise for use by the Norwich Free Academy, Gilbert School and Woodstock Academy, respectively, in furnishing education for public school pupils under the provisions of section 10-34; and (C) the addition to, renovation of and equipping and furnishing of any such addition to or renovation of any building which may be leased, upon the approval of the Commissioner of Education or the Commissioner of Administrative Services, to any local or regional board of education for a term of twenty years or more for use by such local or regional board in furnishing education of public school pupils;

Sec. 502. Subsection (a) of section 10-283 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) (1) Each town or regional school district shall be eligible to apply for and accept grants for a school building project as provided in this chapter. Any town desiring a grant for a public school building project may, by vote of its legislative body, authorize the board of education of such town to apply to the Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services and to accept or reject such grant for the town. Any regional school board may vote to authorize the supervising agent of the regional school district to apply to the Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services for and to accept or reject such grant for the district. Applications for such grants under this chapter shall be made by the superintendent of schools of such town or regional school district on the form provided and in the manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. The application form shall require the superintendent of schools to affirm that the school district considered the maximization of natural light, the use and feasibility of wireless connectivity technology and, on and after July 1, 2014, the school safety infrastructure standards, developed by the School Safety Infrastructure Council, pursuant to section 10-292r, in projects for new construction and alteration or renovation of a school building. The Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services shall review each grant application for a school building project for compliance with educational requirements and on the basis of categories for building projects established by the [State Board of Education] Commissioner of Administrative Services in accordance with this section. [, and] The Commissioner of Education shall evaluate, if appropriate, whether the project will 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. [, provided] The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall consult with the Commissioner of Education in reviewing grant applications submitted for purposes of subsection (a) of section 10-65 or section 10-76e [shall be reviewed annually by the commissioner] on the basis of the educational needs of the applicant. [The Commissioner of Education shall forward each application and the category that the Commissioner of Education has assigned to each such project in accordance with subdivision (2) of this subsection to the Commissioner of Administrative Services not later than August thirty-first of each fiscal year. ] The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall review each grant application for a school building project for compliance with standards for school building projects pursuant to regulations, adopted in accordance with section 10-287c, and, on and after July 1, 2014, the school safety infrastructure standards, developed by the School Safety Infrastructure Council pursuant to section 10-292r. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, the Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges on behalf of Quinebaug Valley Community College and Three Rivers Community College and the following entities that will operate an interdistrict magnet school that will 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. , as determined by the Commissioner of Education, may apply for and shall be eligible to receive grants for school building projects pursuant to section 10-264h for such a school: (A) The Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges on behalf of a regional community-technical college, (B) the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System on behalf of a state university, (C) the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut on behalf of the university, (D) the board of governors for an independent college or university, as defined in section 10a-37*, or the equivalent of such a board, on behalf of the independent college or university, (E) cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10-158a, and (F) any other third-party not-for-profit corporation approved by the Commissioner of Education.

(2) The Commissioner of Education shall assign each school building project to a category on the basis of whether such project is primarily required to: (A) Create new facilities or alter existing facilities to provide for mandatory instructional programs pursuant to this chapter, for physical education facilities in compliance with Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1972 where such programs or such compliance cannot be provided within existing facilities or for the correction of code violations which cannot be reasonably addressed within existing program space; (B) create new facilities or alter existing facilities to enhance mandatory instructional programs pursuant to this chapter or provide comparable facilities among schools to all students at the same grade level or levels within the school district unless such project is otherwise explicitly included in another category pursuant to this section; and (C) create new facilities or alter existing facilities to provide supportive services, provided in no event shall such supportive services include swimming pools, auditoriums, outdoor athletic facilities, tennis courts, elementary school playgrounds, site improvement or garages or storage, parking or general recreation areas. All applications submitted prior to July first shall be reviewed promptly by [the Commissioner of Education, who shall forward such application to the] Commissioner of Administrative Services. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall estimate the amount of the grant for which such project is eligible, in accordance with the provisions of section 10-285a, as amended by this act, provided an application for a school building project determined by the Commissioner of Education to be a project that will 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. , shall have until September first to submit an application for such a project and may have until December first of the same year to secure and report all local and state approvals required to complete the grant application. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall annually prepare a listing of all such eligible school building projects listed by category together with the amount of the estimated grants for such projects and shall submit the same to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the General Assembly on or before the fifteenth day of December, except as provided in section 10-283a, with a request for authorization to enter into grant commitments. On or before December thirty-first annually, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit comments and recommendations regarding each eligible project on such listing of eligible school building projects to the school construction committee, established pursuant to section 10-283a. Each such listing submitted after December 15, 2005, until December 15, 2010, inclusive, shall include a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by the Commissioner of Education once, and a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by said commissioner twice. Any such listing submitted after December 15, 2010, until December 15, 2011, inclusive, shall include a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services once, and a separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in scope or cost to a degree determined by said commissioner twice. [On and after] For the period beginning July 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2013, each such listing shall include a report on the review conducted by the Commissioner of Education of the enrollment projections for each such eligible project. On and after January 1, 2014, each such listing shall include a report on the review conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services of the enrollment projections for each such eligible project. For the period beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2012, no project, other than a project for a technical high school, may appear on the separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in cost more than twice. On and after July 1, 2012, no project, other than a project for a technical high school, may appear on the separate schedule of authorized projects which have changed in cost more than once, except the Commissioner of Administrative Services may allow a project to appear on such separate schedule of authorized projects a second time if the town or regional school district for such project can demonstrate that exigent circumstances require such project to appear a second time on such separate schedule of authorized projects. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, no projects which have changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education, shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on such list. The percentage determined pursuant to section 10-285a, as amended by this act, at the time a school building project on such schedule was originally authorized shall be used for purposes of the grant for such project. On and after July 1, 2006, a project that was not previously authorized as an interdistrict magnet school shall not receive a higher percentage for reimbursement than that determined pursuant to section 10-285a, as amended by this act, at the time a school building project on such schedule was originally authorized. The General Assembly shall annually authorize the Commissioner of Administrative Services to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with the commissioner's categorized listing for such projects as the General Assembly shall determine. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may not enter into any such grant commitments except pursuant to such legislative authorization. Any regional school district which assumes the responsibility for completion of a public school building project shall be eligible for a grant pursuant to subdivision (5) or (6), as the case may be, of subsection (a) of section 10-286, as amended by this act, when such project is completed and accepted by such regional school district.

(3) (A) All final calculations completed by the Department of Administrative Services for school building projects shall include a computation of the state grant for the school building project amortized on a straight line basis over a twenty-year period for school building projects with costs equal to or greater than two million dollars and over a ten-year period for school building projects with costs less than two million dollars. Any town or regional school district which abandons, sells, leases, demolishes or otherwise redirects the use of such a school building project to other than a public school use during such amortization period shall refund to the state the unamortized balance of the state grant remaining as of the date the abandonment, sale, lease, demolition or redirection occurs. The amortization period for a project shall begin on the date the project was accepted as complete by the local or regional board of education. A town or regional school district required to make a refund to the state pursuant to this subdivision may request forgiveness of such refund if the building is redirected for public use. The Department of Administrative Services shall include as an addendum to the annual school construction priority list all those towns requesting forgiveness. General Assembly approval of the priority list containing such request shall constitute approval of such request. This subdivision shall not apply to projects to correct safety, health and other code violations or to remedy certified school indoor air quality emergencies approved pursuant to subsection (b) of this section or projects subject to the provisions of section 10-285c.

(B) Any moneys refunded to the state pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision shall be deposited in the state's tax-exempt proceeds fund and used not later than sixty days after repayment to pay debt service on, including redemption, defeasance or purchase of, outstanding bonds of the state the interest on which is not included in gross income pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended.

Sec. 503. Subsection (d) of section 10-283 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(d) No application for a school building project shall be accepted by the Commissioner of Education or the Commissioner of Administrative Services on or after July 1, 2002, unless the applicant has secured funding authorization for the local share of the project costs prior to application. The reimbursement percentage for a project covered by this subsection shall reflect the rates in effect during the fiscal year in which such local funding authorization is secured.

Sec. 504. Subsection (a) of section 10-284 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services shall have authority to receive and review applications for state grants under this chapter, and [the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have authority to review and] to approve any such application, or to disapprove any such application if (1) it does not comply with the requirements of the State Fire Marshal or the Department of Public Health, (2) it is not accompanied by a life-cycle cost analysis approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 16a-38, (3) it does not comply with the provisions of sections 10-290d, as amended by this act, and 10-291, (4) it does not meet (A) the standards or requirements established in regulations adopted in accordance with section 10-287c, or (B) school building categorization requirements described in section 10-283, as amended by this act, (5) the estimated construction cost exceeds the per square foot cost for schools established in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the county in which the project is proposed to be located, (6) on and after July 1, 2014, the application does not comply with the school safety infrastructure standards developed by the School Safety Infrastructure Council, pursuant to section 10-292r, or (7) the Commissioner of Education determines that the proposed educational specifications for or theme of the project for which the applicant requests a state grant duplicates a program offered by a technical high school or an interdistrict magnet school in the same region.

Sec. 505. Subsection (a) of section 10-285a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The percentage of school building project grant money a local board of education may be eligible to receive, under the provisions of section 10-286, shall be [determined] assigned by the Commissioner of Administrative Services in accordance with the percentage calculated by the Commissioner of Education as follows: (1) For grants approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-283 for which application is made on and after July 1, 1991, and before July 1, 2011, (A) each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in section 10-261; and (B) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not less than twenty nor more than eighty shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale; and (2) for grants approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-283 for which application is made on and after July 1, 2011, (A) each town shall be ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in section 10-261, and (B) based upon such ranking, (i) a percentage of not less than ten nor more than seventy shall be determined for new construction or replacement of a school building for each town on a continuous scale, and (ii) a percentage of not less than twenty nor more than eighty shall be determined for renovations, extensions, code violations, roof replacements and major alterations of an existing school building and the new construction or replacement of a school building when a town or regional school district can demonstrate that a new construction or replacement is less expensive than a renovation, extension or major alteration of an existing school building for each town on a continuous scale.

Sec. 506. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and each fiscal year thereafter, in the case of a new school plant, an extension of an existing school building or projects involving the major alteration of any existing building to be used for school purposes, the eligible percentage, as determined in section 10-285a, as amended by this act, of the result of multiplying together the number representing the highest projected enrollment, based on data acceptable to the Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services, for such building during the eight-year period from the date a local or regional board of education files a notification of a proposed school building project with the Department of Administrative Services, the number of gross square feet per pupil determined by the Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services to be adequate for the kind of educational program or programs intended, and the eligible cost of such project, divided by the gross square feet of such building, or the eligible percentage, as determined in section 10-285a, as amended by this act, of the eligible cost of such project, whichever is less;

Sec. 507. Subsection (c) of section 10-286 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(c) In the computation of grants pursuant to this section for any school building project authorized by the General Assembly pursuant to section 10-283, as amended by this act, (1) after January 1, 1993, any maximum square footage per pupil limit established pursuant to this chapter or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to this chapter shall be increased by twenty-five per cent for a building constructed prior to 1950; (2) after January 1, 2004, any maximum square footage per pupil limit established pursuant to this chapter or any regulation adopted by the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to this chapter shall be increased by up to one per cent to accommodate a heating, ventilation or air conditioning system, if needed; (3) for the period from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2009, inclusive, for projects with total authorized project costs greater than ten million dollars, if total construction change orders or other change directives otherwise eligible for grant assistance under this chapter exceed five per cent of the authorized total project cost, only fifty per cent of the amount of such change order or other change directives in excess of five per cent shall be eligible for grant assistance; and (4) after July 1, 2009, for projects with total authorized project costs greater than ten million dollars, if total construction change orders or other change directives otherwise eligible for grant assistance exceed five per cent of the total authorized project cost, such change order or other change directives in excess of five per cent shall be ineligible for grant assistance.

Sec. 508. Section 10-290d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

Any municipality, with the approval of the Commissioner of [Education] Administrative Services, may convey any type of interest in air space over land used for school purposes to a private developer for residential or commercial uses or to a quasi-municipal or public nonmunicipal corporation. Said conveyance shall be made upon the recommendation of the chief executive officer with the approval of the legislative body of the municipality.

Sec. 509. Subsection (a) of section 10-292q of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established a School Building Projects Advisory Council. The council shall consist of: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, (2) the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the commissioner's designee, (3) the Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee, and [(3)] (4) three members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a person with experience in school building project matters, one of whom shall be a person with experience in architecture and one of whom shall be a person with experience in engineering. The chairperson of the council shall be the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the commissioner's designee. A person employed by the Department of Administrative Services who is responsible for school building projects shall serve as the administrative staff of the council. The council shall meet at least quarterly to discuss matters relating to school building projects.

Sec. 510. Section 40 of public act 13-243 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2012, a facility purchase and extension and alteration project for R. J. Kinsella Magnet School (Project Number TMP-064-VQRQ) in the town of Hartford with costs not to exceed [thirty] thirty-three million dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of [this act] public act 13-243 and shall subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the town of Hartford files an application for a school building project prior to June 30, [2014] 2015, meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services pursuant to said chapter 173 and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to said chapter 173.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services concerning the reimbursement rate for the construction of interdistrict magnet schools, the town of Hartford may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the facility purchase and extension and alteration project of an interdistrict magnet facility (Project Number TMP-064-VQRQ) at the R. J. Kinsella Magnet School.

Sec. 511. Subsection (d) of section 3 of public act 13-243 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, charter or ordinance providing that binding contracts not be entered into, or bonds issued, that exceed the approved appropriation, the town of Berlin may enter into binding contracts for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 007-0065 EA/RR) at Berlin High School that exceed such approved appropriation, and issue bonds to fund the town's net project costs, provided such binding contracts or bond issues do not exceed such approved appropriation by more than fifteen million dollars, and provided further that the [legislative body] town council of the town of Berlin shall approve such additional appropriation on or before June 30, 2014.

Sec. 512. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session, project costs for the renovation and extension project at Kelly Middle School (Project Number 104-0112 RNV/E) may be increased to forty-one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars and shall be eligible for reimbursement under the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, charter or ordinance providing that binding contracts not be entered into, or bonds issued, that exceed the approved appropriation, the town of Norwich may enter into binding contracts for the renovation and extension project (Project Number 104-0112 RNV/E) at Kelly Middle School that exceed such approved appropriation, and issue bonds to fund the town's net project costs, provided such binding contracts or bond issues do not exceed such approved appropriation by more than one million dollars, and provided further that the city council of the town of Norwich shall approve such additional appropriation on or before June 30, 2015.

Sec. 513. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session, project costs for the renovation and extension project at Wethersfield High School (Project Number 159-0100 RNV/E) may be increased to eighty-three million seven hundred ninety-four thousand seven hundred nine dollars and shall be eligible for reimbursement under the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, charter or ordinance providing that binding contracts not be entered into, or bonds issued, that exceed the approved appropriation, the town of Wethersfield may enter into binding contracts for the renovation and extension project (Project Number 159-0100 RNV/E) at Wethersfield High School that exceed such approved appropriation, and issue bonds to fund the town's net project costs, provided such binding contracts or bond issues do not exceed such approved appropriation by more than ten million dollars, and provided further that the town council of the town of Wethersfield shall approve such additional appropriation on or before June 30, 2015.

Sec. 514. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session, project costs for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project at Rocky Hill High School (Project Number 119-0049 EA/RR) may be increased to fifty million dollars and shall be eligible for reimbursement under the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, charter or ordinance providing that binding contracts not be entered into, or bonds issued, that exceed the approved appropriation, the town of Rocky Hill may enter into binding contracts for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 119-0049 EA/RR) at Rocky Hill High School that exceed such approved appropriation, and issue bonds to fund the town's net project costs, provided such binding contracts or bond issues do not exceed such approved appropriation by more than five million forty-five thousand dollars, and provided further that the town council of the town of Rocky Hill shall approve such additional appropriation on or before June 30, 2015.

Sec. 515. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning eligible costs for school building grant reimbursement, architectural design costs of the previously designed Engineering and Science University Magnet School near the University of New Haven in West Haven (Project Number 093-0357 MAG/NEW) shall be considered eligible for grant assistance reimbursement, provided such reimbursement does not exceed previously authorized grant amounts.

Sec. 516. Section 226 of public act 12-1 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services under said chapter 173 requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2011, and prohibiting reimbursement for costs associated with the construction of outdoor athletic facilities, a new construction project for Bowen Field in New Haven with costs not to exceed eleven million dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of public act 12-179, provided a complete grant application is submitted prior to June 30, 2013. Such building project shall be eligible for a reimbursement rate of sixty-eight and ninety-three-hundredths per cent.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted under said chapter, the town of New Haven is authorized to illuminate the athletic fields at Bowen Field in an amount not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars and shall be subsequently eligible for school construction grant assistance provided a completed grant application is submitted to the Department of [Construction] Administrative Services prior to June 30, 2013. The full cost of the illumination project shall be deemed eligible costs for the purpose of grant calculation. The grant for construction assistance shall be calculated using the same rate of reimbursement as assigned to school building projects for the town of New Haven.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said chapter, the town of New Haven may use any private, federal or state funds, other than grants received under said chapter, for the purpose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) removal for the projects described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, provided the reimbursement received from such other grants related to such removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) shall be deducted from the total project costs eligible for grant assistance under said chapter.

Sec. 517. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2013, a new construction project for the Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School and Laboratory in the town of New Haven with costs not to exceed forty-five million dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of this act and shall subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state with a reimbursement percentage of seventy-nine and twenty-nine hundredths, provided the town of New Haven files an application for a school building project prior to June 30, 2015, meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes.

Sec. 518. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning ineligible costs, ineligible costs for the new construction project at the John C. Daniels School (Project Number 093-0306 N) and the extension and alteration project at the Beecher School (Project Number 093-0345 EA) may be subject to the waiver authority of the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-264h of the general statutes.

Sec. 519. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning a site acquisition grant, the town of Shelton shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a site acquisition grant already paid to the town prior to the effective date of this section based on the site acquisition costs reported to the Department of Administrative Services by the town of Shelton for the new construction project (Project Number 126-0074 N) at the Shelton Intermediate School, and the Department of Administrative Services shall not be responsible for making any further grant payments to the town of Shelton for such project.

Sec. 520. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Weston may use seven hundred seventy-six as its projected enrollment figure for the new construction project (Project Number 157-0042 N) at the New Intermediate School.

Sec. 521. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that all orders and contracts for school building projects be awarded to the lowest responsible qualified bidder only after a public invitation to bid, the town of Union shall be reimbursed for eligible project costs for a new construction project at Union Elementary School (Project Number 145-0006 N).

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning eligible costs, costs incurred by the town of Union for offsite improvements as part of the new construction project (Project Number 145-0006 N) at Union Elementary School shall be treated as eligible project costs.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the submission of change orders, costs for change orders submitted on or before January 11, 2011, for the new construction project (Project Number 145-0006 N) at Union Elementary School in the town of Union shall be treated as eligible project costs.

Sec. 522. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Montville may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Montville High School (Project Number 086-0085 EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders have been reviewed and approved the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 523. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services, the town of Montville may let out for bid and award contracts for communications and playground equipment for the extension and alteration project (Project Number 086-0087 EA) at Murphy Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that all orders and contracts for school building projects be awarded to the lowest responsible qualified bidder only after a public invitation to bid, the town of Montville shall be reimbursed for eligible project costs for a new construction project at Murphy Elementary School (Project Number 086-0087 EA).

Sec. 524. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that no project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session, project costs for the extension and alteration project at West Haven High School (Project Number 156-0138 EA) may be increased to one hundred thirty-two million six hundred thirty-nine thousand dollars and shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature.

Sec. 525. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of East Hartford shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the alteration and energy conservation project at the East Hartford Middle School (Project Number 043-0236 A/EC).

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning ineligible costs for a school building project grant, costs incurred by the town of East Hartford for exterior wall construction as part of the alteration and energy conservation project at the East Hartford Middle School (Project Number 043-0236 A/EC) shall be treated as eligible costs. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) of this section, the provisions of chapter 173 shall apply to all other costs incurred for such project.

Sec. 526. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Bloomfield may use seven hundred fourteen as its projected enrollment figure for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 011-0077 EA/RR) at Bloomfield High School.

Sec. 527. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Bloomfield may use seven hundred ten as its projected enrollment figure for the alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 011-0075 A/RR) at Carmen Arace Middle School.

Sec. 528. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Bloomfield may use four hundred forty-four as its projected enrollment figure for the extension and alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 011-0076 EA/RR) at Laurel School.

Sec. 529. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Bloomfield may use three hundred forty-two as its projected enrollment figure for the extension and alteration (Project Number 011-0078 EA) at Metacomet Elementary School.

Sec. 530. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Clinton shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the new construction project at the Morgan School (Project Number 027-0061 N).

Sec. 531. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Plainville may expand the description of the extension and alteration project (Project Number 110-0057 EA) at Linden Street School to include demolition costs not to exceed two million four hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 532. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services, the town of New London may let out for bid on and award contracts for rooftop equipment, chiller enclosure and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) removal as part of the extension and alteration project of an interdistrict magnet facility Project (Project Number 095-0085 MAG/EA) at Nathan Hale Magnet School and shall be eligible for reimbursement, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection (c) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services limiting the amount of grant assistance for a project when the total eligible construction change orders or other change directives exceed five per cent of the authorized total project cost to fifty per cent of the amount of such change order or other change directive in excess of five per cent, the town of New London shall be reimbursed at the project's reimbursement rate for the full eligible costs of construction change orders or other change directives for the extension and alteration project of an interdistrict magnet facility Project (Project Number 095-0085 MAG/EA) at Nathan Hale Magnet School.

Sec. 533. Section 30 of public act 07-249, as amended by section 23 of public act 07-3 of the June special session, section 104 of public act 11-57 and section 19 of public act 12-179, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of title 10 of the general statutes, a local or regional school district that is a (1) district for a town (A) with a population greater than twenty thousand, but not more than thirty thousand, and (B) that is less than six square miles in area, in which at least fifty per cent of the property is exempt from taxation pursuant to chapter 203 of the general statutes, and (2) priority school district pursuant to section 10-266p of the general statutes shall qualify as an interdistrict magnet district.

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

(2) Not later than three years after the reopening of the schools of the interdistrict magnet school district following school construction projects for such schools, reimbursed at the rate provided for in section 10-264h of the general statutes, the local or regional board of education of such district shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education on the progress of such district in enrolling students from other school districts. If such district does not, on or before June 30, [2015] 2017, enroll students from other districts at a rate that is at least fifteen per cent of its total district-wide enrollment, such district shall be liable to the state for repayment of the amount representing the difference between the school building project grant received pursuant to this section and section 10-264h of the general statutes, and the grant such district would have otherwise received for such projects pursuant to the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

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

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes [,as amended by public act 07-249,] , as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2006, or subsection (d) of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the board requiring local funding authorization for the local share of project costs prior to application, the projects for the local or regional school district that qualifies as an interdistrict magnet school district under subsection (a) of this section shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of public act 07-249, provided the school district secures the funding authorization for the local share and files a completed grant application prior to June 30, 2008, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education, except as provided for in this section.

(d) Any school so designated by the commissioner as a magnet school under this section that enrolls less than twenty-five per cent of the school's students from a town outside of the school district in which such school is located shall be eligible to receive a per pupil grant, pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-264l of the general statutes, for each enrolled student who is not a resident of the town in which such school is located.

Sec. 534. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes requiring a completed grant application be submitted prior to June 30, 2013, an interdistrict magnet facility project for the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts in the town of New London with costs not to exceed thirty-one million dollars shall be included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of this act and shall subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the town of New London files an application for a school building project prior to June 30, 2015, meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and is eligible for grant assistance pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes, except that the Commissioner of Administrative Services may waive any requirements in such chapter for good cause.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning the reimbursement rate for the construction of interdistrict magnet schools, the town of New London may use ninety-five per cent as the reimbursement rate for the interdistrict magnet facility project at the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts, provided the board of education for New London, the board of directors for the Garde Arts Center and the Commissioners of Education and Administrative Services enter into a memorandum of understanding establishing the parameters in which the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts shall operate as an interdistrict magnet school.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of New London may use any private, federal or state grants, other than grants received pursuant to chapter 173 of the general statutes, as the local share of the project costs for the interdistrict magnet facility project at the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and such funds shall not be deducted from the grant received under chapter 173 of the general statutes.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning eligible costs, costs incurred for reasonable and necessary construction to the Garde Arts Center shall be included in the interdistrict magnet facility project at the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts and shall be considered eligible for reimbursement at the reimbursement percentage for such interdistrict magnet facility project.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-286 of the general statutes concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of New London shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the interdistrict magnet facility project at the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Sec. 535. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning ineligible costs for a school building project grant, all project costs, except interest costs, incurred for the extension and alteration project at the Multicultural Magnet School (Project Number 245-0084 MAG/E) shall be treated as eligible project costs and LEARN shall be responsible for the repayment of any grant payments for interest costs.

Sec. 536. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of section 1 of this act, the town of Putnam may use seventy-three and twenty-one hundredths per cent as the reimbursement rate for all projects that appear on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session.

Sec. 537. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 limiting the number of times a project may be submitted to the legislature for authorization due to a change in cost or scope, or requiring that no such project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on the school construction priority list to be considered by the General Assembly in the 2014 regular legislative session, the change in cost and scope required to provide expanded furniture, furnishings, equipment and technology equipment for the new construction project (Project Number 163-0071 MAG/N) at the Windham Magnet School shall be included in subdivision (2) of section 1 of this act, provided evidence of local legislative approval of the local share of funding is submitted prior to June 30, 2014, and further provided the total revised project cost shall not exceed forty-two million dollars.

Sec. 538. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-283 requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant or the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-282, the town of Hartford may change the description of the alteration, roof replacement and energy conservation project (Project Number 064-0307 A/RR/EC) at Weaver High School to a renovation project and subsequently qualify as renovation projects, as defined in subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the calculation of grants using the state standard space specifications, the town of Hartford shall be exempt from the state standard space specifications for the purpose of the calculation of the grant for the alteration, roof replacement and energy conservation project at Weaver High School (Project Number 064-0307 A/RR/EC).

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services limiting reimbursement to one-half of the eligible percentage of the net eligible cost of construction to a town for construction, extension or major alteration of an athletic facility, gymnasium or auditorium, the town of Hartford shall receive full reimbursement of the eligible percentage of the net eligible cost of the alteration, roof replacement and energy conservation project at Weaver High School (Project Number 064-0307 A/RR/EC).

Sec. 539. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 concerning the number of gross square feet per pupil determined to be adequate for the kind of educational program or programs intended, the town of West Hartford may use eighty-six thousand eight hundred seventy-seven square feet as the maximum square footage for the new construction project (Project Number 155-0239 DV/N) at Charter Oak International Academy for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school project grant.

Sec. 540. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, the town of Bridgeport shall not be responsible for returning any portion of a school building project grant already paid to the town for any project in which an audit was completed on or before June 30, 2013, and the Department of Administrative Services shall not be responsible for making any further grant payments to the town of Bridgeport for such projects.

Sec. 541. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-286 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning eligible costs for alteration projects, the town of Middletown may be reimbursed for replacement furniture and equipment items with costs not to exceed three hundred seventy-one thousand five hundred forty-seven dollars as part of the alteration and roof replacement project (Project Number 083-0105 A/RR) at the Lawrence Elementary School.

Sec. 542. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 10-264h of the general statutes, subparagraph (D) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, section 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services, site acquisition by a related limited liability company shall be an eligible expenditure for the Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School (Project Number 542-0002 MAG/N), provided such limited liability company conveys the site to Goodwin College. Such conveyance may be in the form of a lease for a term of not less than twenty years. All other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes relating to eligibility for reimbursement of site acquisition costs shall remain applicable to such project.

Sec. 543. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 10-264h of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning reimbursement to the state by a school district when a school building ceases to be used as an interdistrict magnet school, the Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) shall not be responsible for reimbursing the state in an amount received pursuant to section 10-264h of the general statutes and the amount the district would have been eligible to receive based on the percentage determined pursuant to section 10-285a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, multiplied by the estimated eligible project costs for the extension and alteration project at the Collaborative Alternative Magnet School (Project Number 244-0026 MAG/EA).

Sec. 544. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-286d of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes requiring that the estimated total project costs be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the Capitol Region Education Council may increase the costs associated with site or site and facility acquisition such that the total estimated project costs are increased for the Museum Academy (Project Number 241-0101) to thirty-three million two hundred sixty-one thousand dollars.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Construction Services pursuant to section 10-283 of the general statutes limiting the number of times a project may be submitted to the legislature for authorization due to a change in cost or scope, or requiring that no such project that has changed in scope or cost to the degree determined by the commissioner shall be eligible for reimbursement under this chapter unless it appears on such list, the change in cost and scope identified in subsections (a) of this section shall be deemed to have been authorized by the legislature and shall not be considered when determining the number of times the project is submitted for authorization by either the Department of Education or the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 545. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services concerning projected enrollment for a school building project for purposes of calculating eligible costs for a school building project grant, the town of Windsor Locks may use six hundred as its projected enrollment figure for the alteration project (Project Number TMP-165-HXCW) at Windsor Locks High School.

Sec. 546. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at R. J. Kinsella Magnet School (Project Number 064-0292 MAG/E) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 547. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Capitol Preparatory Magnet School (Project Number 064-0290 MAG/EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 548. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Fisher Magnet School (Project Number 064-0291 MAG/EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services.

Sec. 549. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education or the Department of Administrative Services pursuant to said section 10-286 requiring all change orders or other change directives issued on or after July 1, 2008, to be submitted not later than six months after the date of such issuance, the town of Hartford may submit change orders issued after such six-month time limit for the project at Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker (Project Number 064-0293 MAG/EA) for reimbursement of eligible costs from the state, provided change orders have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Administrative Services. "

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

Sec. 501

July 1, 2014

10-282(3)

Sec. 502

July 1, 2014

10-283(a)

Sec. 503

July 1, 2014

10-283(d)

Sec. 504

July 1, 2014

10-284(a)

Sec. 505

July 1, 2014

10-285a(a)

Sec. 506

July 1, 2014

10-286(a)(1)

Sec. 507

July 1, 2014

10-286(c)

Sec. 508

July 1, 2014

10-290d

Sec. 509

from passage

10-292q(a)

Sec. 510

from passage

PA 13-243, Sec. 40

Sec. 511

from passage

PA 13-243, Sec. 3(d)

Sec. 512

from passage

New section

Sec. 513

from passage

New section

Sec. 514

from passage

New section

Sec. 515

from passage

New section

Sec. 516

from passage

PA 12-1 of the June Sp. Sess. , Sec. 226

Sec. 517

from passage

New section

Sec. 518

from passage

New section

Sec. 519

from passage

New section

Sec. 520

from passage

New section

Sec. 521

from passage

New section

Sec. 522

from passage

New section

Sec. 523

from passage

New section

Sec. 524

from passage

New section

Sec. 525

from passage

New section

Sec. 526

from passage

New section

Sec. 527

from passage

New section

Sec. 528

from passage

New section

Sec. 529

from passage

New section

Sec. 530

from passage

New section

Sec. 531

from passage

New section

Sec. 532

from passage

New section

Sec. 533

from passage

PA 07-249, Sec. 30

Sec. 534

from passage

New section

Sec. 535

from passage

New section

Sec. 536

from passage

New section

Sec. 537

from passage

New section

Sec. 538

from passage

New section

Sec. 539

from passage

New section

Sec. 540

from passage

New section

Sec. 541

from passage

New section

Sec. 542

from passage

New section

Sec. 543

from passage

New section

Sec. 544

from passage

New section

Sec. 545

from passage

New section

Sec. 546

from passage

New section

Sec. 547

from passage

New section

Sec. 548

from passage

New section

Sec. 549

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 29 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 475 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5529) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PREVIOUSLY MARKED PASSED TEMPORARILY

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.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 322 (RAISED) (File No. 382) AN ACT CONNECTING THE PUBLIC TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

Remarking were Senators Slossberg of the 14th and Markley of the 16th.

Senator Kissel of the 7th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4792) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Slossberg of the 14th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 40 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 15

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4792) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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. Section 38a-478c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2016):

(a) On or before May first of each year, each managed care organization shall submit to the commissioner:

(1) A report on its quality assurance plan that includes, but is not limited to, information on complaints related to providers and quality of care, on decisions related to patient requests for coverage and on prior authorization statistics. Statistical information shall be submitted in a manner permitting comparison across plans and shall include, but not be limited to: (A) The ratio of the number of complaints received to the number of enrollees; (B) a summary of the complaints received related to providers and delivery of care or services and the action taken on the complaint; (C) the ratio of the number of prior authorizations denied to the number of prior authorizations requested; (D) the number of utilization review determinations made by or on behalf of a managed care organization not to certify an admission, service, procedure or extension of stay, and the denials upheld and reversed on appeal within the managed care organization's utilization review procedure; (E) the percentage of those employers or groups that renew their contracts within the previous twelve months; and (F) notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, on or before July first of each year, all data required by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS). If an organization does not provide information for the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, then it shall provide such other equivalent data as the commissioner may require by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The commissioner shall find that the requirements of this subdivision have been met if the managed care plan has received a one-year or higher level of accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and has submitted the Health Plan Employee Data Information Set data required by subparagraph (F) of this subdivision;

(2) A model contract that contains the provisions currently in force in contracts between the managed care organization and preferred provider networks in this state, and the managed care organization and participating providers in this state and, upon the commissioner's request, a copy of any individual contracts between such parties, provided the contract may withhold or redact proprietary fee schedule information;

(3) A written statement of the types of financial arrangements or contractual provisions that the managed care organization has with hospitals, utilization review companies, physicians, preferred provider networks and any other health care providers including, but not limited to, compensation based on a fee-for-service arrangement, a risk-sharing arrangement or a capitated risk arrangement;

(4) Such information as the commissioner deems necessary to complete the consumer report card required pursuant to section 38a-478l, as amended by this act. Such information may include, but need not be limited to: (A) The organization's characteristics, including its model, its profit or nonprofit status, its address and telephone number, the length of time it has been licensed in this and any other state, its number of enrollees and whether it has received any national or regional accreditation; (B) a summary of the information required by subdivision (3) of this section, including any change in a plan's rates over the prior three years, its state medical loss ratio and its federal medical loss ratio, as both terms are defined in section 38a-478l, as amended by this act, how it compensates health care providers and its premium level; (C) a description of services, the number of primary care physicians and specialists, the number and nature of participating preferred provider networks and the distribution and number of hospitals, by county; (D) utilization review information, including the name or source of any established medical protocols and the utilization review standards; (E) medical management information, including the provider-to-patient ratio by primary care provider and specialty care provider, the percentage of primary and specialty care providers who are board certified, and how the medical protocols incorporate input as required in section 38a-478e; (F) the quality assurance information required to be submitted under the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section; (G) the status of the organization's compliance with the reporting requirements of this section; (H) whether the organization markets to individuals and Medicare recipients; (I) the number of hospital days per thousand enrollees; and (J) the average length of hospital stays for specific procedures, as may be requested by the commissioner;

(5) A summary of the procedures used by managed care organizations to credential providers; [and]

(6) A report on claims denial data for lives covered in the state for the prior calendar year, in a format prescribed by the commissioner, that includes: (A) The total number of claims received; (B) the total number of claims denied; (C) the total number of denials that were appealed; (D) the total number of denials that were reversed upon appeal; (E) (i) the reasons for the denials, including, but not limited to, "not a covered benefit", "not medically necessary" and "not an eligible enrollee", (ii) the total number of times each reason was used, and (iii) the percentage of the total number of denials each reason was used; and (F) other information the commissioner deems necessary; [. ]

(7) A report, by county, on: (A) The estimated prevalence of substance use disorders, as described in section 17a-458, among covered children, young adults and adults; (B) the number and percentage of covered children, young adults and adults, who received covered treatment of a substance use disorder, by level of care provided; (C) the median length of a covered treatment provided to covered children, young adults and adults, for a substance use disorder, by level of care provided; (D) the per member per month claim expenses for covered children, young adults and adults who received covered treatment of substance use disorders; and (E) the number of in-network health care providers who provide treatment of substance use disorders, by level of care and the percentage of such providers who are accepting new clients under such managed care organization's plan or plans. For purposes of this subdivision, "children" means individuals less than sixteen years of age, "young adults" means individuals sixteen years of age or older but less than twenty-six years of age and "adults" means individuals twenty-six years of age or older;

(8) A state-wide report on the number, by licensure type, of health care providers who provide treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and mental disorders, who, in the calendar year immediately preceding for the initial report and since the last report submitted to the commissioner for subsequent reports, (A) have applied for in-network status and the percentage of those who were accepted for such status, and (B) no longer participate in the network;

(9) A state-wide report on the number, by level of care provided, of health care facilities that provide treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and mental disorders, that, in the calendar year immediately preceding for the initial report and since the last report submitted to the commissioner for subsequent reports, (A) have applied for in-network status and the percentage of those that were accepted for such status, and (B) no longer participate in the network;

(10) A report identifying and explaining factors that may be negatively impacting covered individuals' access to treatment of substance use disorders, including, but not limited to, screening procedures, the supply state-wide of certain categories of health care providers, health care provider capacity limitations and provider reimbursement rates; and

(11) Plans and ongoing or completed activities to address the factors identified in subdivision (10) of this subsection.

(b) The information required pursuant to subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of subsection (a) of this section shall be consistent with the data required by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS).

(c) The commissioner may accept electronic filing for any of the requirements under this section.

(d) No managed care organization shall be liable for a claim arising out of the submission of any information concerning complaints concerning providers, provided the managed care organization submitted the information in good faith.

(e) The information required under subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of this section shall be posted on the Insurance Department's Internet web site.

Sec. 502. Section 38a-478l of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2016):

(a) Not later than October fifteenth of each year, the Insurance Commissioner, after consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, shall develop and distribute a consumer report card on all managed care organizations. The commissioner shall develop the consumer report card in a manner permitting consumer comparison across organizations.

(b) (1) The consumer report card shall be known as the "Consumer Report Card on Health Insurance Carriers in Connecticut" and shall include (A) all health care centers licensed pursuant to chapter 698a, (B) the fifteen largest licensed health insurers that use provider networks and that are not included in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, (C) the state medical loss ratio of each such health care center or licensed health insurer, (D) the federal medical loss ratio of each such health care center or licensed health insurer, (E) the information required under [subdivision] subdivisions (6) and (7) of subsection (a) of section 38a-478c, as amended by this act, and (F) the information [concerning mental health services, as specified in] required under subsection (c) of this section for each such licensed health insurer. The insurers selected pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision shall be selected on the basis of Connecticut direct written health premiums from such network plans.

(2) For the purposes of this section and sections 38a-477c, 38a-478c, as amended by this act, and 38a-478g:

(A) "State medical loss ratio" means the ratio of incurred claims to earned premiums for the prior calendar year for managed care plans issued in the state. Claims shall be limited to medical expenses for services and supplies provided to enrollees and shall not include expenses for stop loss coverage, reinsurance, enrollee educational programs or other cost containment programs or features;

(B) "Federal medical loss ratio" has the same meaning as provided in, and shall be calculated in accordance with, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, and regulations adopted thereunder.

(c) [With respect to mental health services, the consumer report card shall include information or measures with respect to the percentage of enrollees receiving mental health services, utilization of mental health and chemical dependence services, inpatient and outpatient admissions, discharge rates and average lengths of stay. ] (1) On or before May first of each year, each health insurer that provides coverage as set forth in section 38a-488a or 38a-514 shall submit to the commissioner:

(A) Data for benefit requests, utilization review of benefit requests, adverse determinations and final adverse determinations, for the treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and mental disorders: (i) Grouped according to levels of care, including, but not limited to, inpatient, outpatient, residential care and partial hospitalization; (ii) grouped by category for substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and mental disorders; and (iii) grouped by children, young adults and adults. For purposes of this subparagraph, "children" means individuals less than sixteen years of age, "young adults" means individuals sixteen years of age or older but less than twenty-six years of age and "adults" means individuals twenty-six years of age or older; and

(B) Data for external appeals for the treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and mental disorders, as set forth in subparagraphs (A)(i) to (A)(iii), inclusive, of this subdivision.

(2) Such data shall be collected in a manner consistent with the National Committee for Quality Assurance Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.

(d) The commissioner shall test market a draft of the consumer report card prior to its publication and distribution. As a result of such test marketing, the commissioner may make any necessary modification to its form or substance. The Insurance Department shall prominently display a link to the consumer report card on the department's Internet web site.

(e) The commissioner shall analyze annually the data submitted under subparagraphs (E) and (F) of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section for the accuracy of, trends in and statistically significant differences in such data among the health care centers and licensed health insurers included in the consumer report card. The commissioner may investigate any such differences to determine whether further action by the commissioner is warranted. "

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

Sec. 501

January 1, 2016

38a-478c

Sec. 502

January 1, 2016

38a-478l

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 8: 04 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 322 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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

   

N

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.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 348 (RAISED) (File No. 518) AN ACT CONCERNING POST-ELECTION AUDITS.

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

Senator Witkos of the 8th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5468) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Section 20-332b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall amend existing regulations of Connecticut state agencies adopted pursuant to section 20-332 to specify the following allowable hiring ratios regarding apprentices, journeymen and contractors for the following trades:

 

TRADE

 

Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, Piping and Cooling,

 

Sprinkler Fitter and Sheet Metal Work

   
 

Apprentices

Licensees

   

(Journeymen or Contractors)

 

1

1

 

2

2

 

3

[5] 3

 

4

8

 

5

11

 

6

14

 

7

17

 

8

20

 

9

23

 

10

26

   
 

Ratio continues at 3 Journeypersons

 

To 1 Apprentice"

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

20-332b

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 21 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 348 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5468) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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 REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5312 (RAISED) (File No. 246) AN ACT REQUIRING AN ONLINE EXPLANATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OF ANY CONTRACT EXTENDED WITHOUT USING COMPETITIVE BIDDING.

Senator Musto of the 22nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5465) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 4b-91 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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 Department of Administrative Services, except "awarding authority" means (A) the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, 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 of the state system of higher education, 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 such constituent unit.

(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 Administrative 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 Administrative 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 posting notice [posted] on the State Contracting Portal. The awarding authority shall indicate the prequalification classification required for the contract in such notice.

(3) The requirements set forth in 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 Administrative Services for (i) any public building or other public works project administered by the Department of Administrative Services that is estimated to cost one million five hundred thousand dollars or less, (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 posting 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 Administrative Services that is estimated to cost one million five hundred thousand dollars or less. The [Commissioner of Administrative Services, the joint committee, the constituent unit or the public agency, as the case may be] awarding authority or 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) (A) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may select contractors to be on lists established for the purpose of providing contractor services for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or other public works project administered by the Department of Administrative Services involving an expense to the state of one million five hundred thousand dollars or less. The commissioner shall use the prequalification classifications established pursuant to section 4a-100 to determine the specific categories of services that contractors may perform after being selected in accordance with this subparagraph and subparagraph (B) of this subdivision and awarded a contract in accordance with subparagraph (C) of this subdivision. The commissioner may establish a separate list for projects involving an expense to the state of less than five hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of selecting and utilizing the services of small contractors and minority business enterprises, as such terms are defined in section 4a-60g.

(B) The commissioner shall invite contractors to submit qualifications for each specific category of services sought by the department by posting notice of such invitation on the State Contracting Portal. The notice shall be in the form determined by the commissioner, and shall set forth the information that a contractor is required to submit to be considered for selection. Upon receipt of the submittal from the contractor, the commissioner shall select, for each specified category, those contractors who (i) are determined to be the most responsible and qualified, as such terms are defined in section 4b-92, to perform the work required under the specified category, (ii) have demonstrated the skill, ability and integrity to fulfill contract obligations considering their past performance, financial responsibility and experience with projects of the size, scope and complexity required by the state under the specified category, and (iii) for projects with a cost exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, have the ability to obtain the requisite bonding. The commissioner shall establish the duration that each list remains in effect, which in no event may exceed three years.

(C) For any public building or public works project involving an expense to the state of one million five hundred thousand dollars or less, the commissioner shall invite bids from only those contractors selected pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this subdivision for the specific category of services required for the particular project. The commissioner shall determine the form of bid invitation, the manner of, and time for, submission of bids, and the conditions and requirements of such bids. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder, subject to the provisions of sections 4b-92 and 4b-94. In the event that fewer than three bids are received in response to an invitation to bid under this subdivision, or that all the bids are in excess of the amount of available funds for the project, the commissioner may negotiate a contract with any of the contractors submitting a bid, or reject the bids received and rebid the project in accordance with section 4b-91, as amended by this act.

(b) The [Commissioner of Administrative 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, 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 by the Department of Administrative Services under subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of this section, to the bidder determined in accordance with said subdivision if fewer than three bids are received. No employee of [the Department of Administrative Services, the joint committee or a constituent unit] an awarding authority 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 Administrative 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] such basis is refused by such bidder, the [Commissioner of Administrative 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. 502. Subsection (j) of section 4b-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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] the downtown Hartford higher education center project, as defined in subsection (l) of section 4b-55.

Sec. 503. Subsection (a) of section 4b-24b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) Whenever realty uses designed uniquely for state use and for periods over five years are concerned, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, whenever practicable, attempt to construct on state-owned land. Whenever the Commissioner of Administrative 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 one million five hundred thousand 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 one million five hundred thousand 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. 504. Section 4b-52 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(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 Administrative 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 Administrative Services shall conform to all guidelines and procedures established by the Department of Administrative 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 Administrative 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 Administrative Services, more than one million [two] five 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 Administrative 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 Administrative 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 Administrative 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 one million five hundred thousand 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] Joint Committee on 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, [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.

Sec. 505. Section 4b-103 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) In order to carry out any provision of this title for the construction, renovation or alteration of buildings or facilities, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may enter into a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract.

(b) [The] Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this section, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall not enter into a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract that does not provide for a maximum guaranteed price for the cost of construction that shall be determined not later than the time of the receipt and approval by the commissioner of the trade contractor bids. Each construction manager at-risk shall invite bids and give notice of opportunities to bid on project elements [, by advertising, at least once, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the state] on the State Contracting Portal. Each bid shall be kept sealed until opened publicly at the time and place as set forth in the notice soliciting such bid. The construction manager at-risk shall, after consultation with and approval by the commissioner, award any related contracts for project elements to the responsible qualified contractor submitting the lowest bid in compliance with the bid requirements, provided (1) the construction manager at-risk shall not be eligible to submit a bid for any such project element, and (2) construction shall not begin prior to the determination of the maximum guaranteed price, except for the project elements of site preparation and demolition that have been previously put out to bid and awarded.

(c) Construction may begin prior to the determination of the maximum guaranteed price for the project elements of site preparation, demolition, public utility installation and connections, and building envelope components, including the roof, doors, windows and exterior walls, provided (1) the project is the renovation of an existing building or facility; (2) the project element or elements involved in such early work have been previously put out to bid and awarded; and (3) the total cost of construction of the early work does not exceed twenty-five per cent of the estimated cost of construction for the entire project.

(d) If such project involves the renovation of an existing building or facility that will be performed in multiple phases while such building or facility remains occupied, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may enter into a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract that provides for the maximum guaranteed price to be determined for each phase of the project, prior to beginning each such phase, provided all requirements of subsection (b) of this section other than the timing of the determination of the maximum guaranteed price are complied with.

Sec. 506. Subsection (d) of section 4b-51 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(d) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may select consultants to be on a list established for the purpose of providing any consultant services. Such list shall be established as provided in sections 4b-56 and 4b-57. The commissioner may enter into a contract with any consultant on such list to perform a range of consultant services or to perform a range of tasks pursuant to a task letter detailing services to be performed under such contract.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may (A) compile a list of architects, professional engineers and construction administrators for the limited purpose of providing consultant services for a particular program involving various projects for the construction of new buildings or renovations to existing buildings where such buildings are under the operation and control of either the Military Department or the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and (B) enter into a contract with any architect, professional engineer or construction administrator on such list for such limited purpose.

(3) As used in this subsection, "consultant" means "consultant" as defined in section 4b-55, [and] "consultant services" means "consultant services" as defined in section 4b-55, and "program" means multiple projects involving the planning, design, construction, repair, improvement or expansion of specified buildings, facilities or site improvements, wherein the work (A) will be of a repetitive nature, (B) will share a common funding source that imposes particular requirements, or (C) would be significantly facilitated if completed by the same design professional or construction administrator.

Sec. 507. Section 4b-91 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (k) as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):

(NEW) (k) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may purchase equipment, supplies, materials or other property or services under sections 4a-53 and 4a-66 as required to fulfill his or her responsibilities under this chapter.

Sec. 508. Subsection (a) of section 10-29a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is amended by adding subdivisions (66) and (67) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (66) The Governor shall proclaim October thirtieth of each year to be Are You Dense? Breast Cancer Awareness Day to heighten public awareness of the associated presentation and available treatments for breast cancer. Suitable exercises shall be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor designates for the observance of the day.

(NEW) (67) The Governor shall proclaim October ninth of each year to be Neurological Disorders Awareness Day to heighten public awareness of the associated presentation and available treatments for neurological disorders. Suitable exercises shall be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor designates for the observance of the day.

Sec. 509. Subsection (b) of section 10-298 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services may accept and receive any bequest or gift of money or personal property and, subject to the consent of the Governor and Attorney General as provided in section 4b-22, any devise or gift of real property made to the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, and may hold and use such money or property for the purposes, if any, specified in connection with such bequest, devise or gift.

Sec. 510. Subsection (n) of section 4a-60g of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(n) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the janitorial or service contracts awarded pursuant to subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of section 4a-82, as amended by this act.

Sec. 511. Section 4a-82 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Person with a disability" means any individual with a disability, excluding blindness, as such term is applied by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Rehabilitation Services or the Veterans' Administration and who is certified by the Department of Rehabilitation Services as qualified to participate in a qualified partnership, as described in subsections (e) to (l), inclusive, of this section;

(2) "Vocational rehabilitation service" means any goods and services necessary to render a person with a disability employable, in accordance with Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 701 et seq. , as amended from time to time;

(3) "Community rehabilitation program" means any entity or individual that provides directly for or facilitates the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to, or provides services in connection with, the recruiting, hiring or managing of the employment of persons with disabilities based on an individualized plan and budget for each worker with a disability;

(4) "Commercial [janitorial] contractor" means any for-profit proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association or other privately owned entity that employs persons to perform janitorial work or contractual services, and that enters into contracts to provide janitorial services or contractual services;

(5) "Janitorial work" means work performed in connection with the care or maintenance of buildings, including, but not limited to, work customarily performed by cleaners, porters, janitors and handypersons;

(6) "Janitorial contract" means a contract or subcontract to perform janitorial work for a department or agency of the state;

(7) "Person with a disadvantage" means any individual who is determined by the Labor Department, or its designee, to be eligible for employment services in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act or whose verified individual gross annual income during the previous calendar year was not greater than two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for a family of four; [and]

(8) "Awarding authority" means the Commissioner of Administrative Services, Chief Court Administrator of the Judicial Branch and president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, as applicable; and

(9) "Contractual services" includes, but is not limited to, any and all laundry and cleaning services, mail supply room staffing, data entry, telephone call center staffing and other services specified by the Commissioner of Administrative Services under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) (1) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish a program to create and expand janitorial work job opportunities for persons with a disability and persons with a disadvantage. The program shall create full-time jobs or full-time equivalents at standard wage rates for persons with disabilities and persons with disadvantages. The Judicial Branch and Board of Regents for Higher Education may participate in such program.

(2) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may expand such program to include contractual services that the commissioner deems appropriate and shall post a list of such services on the department's Internet web site.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, under such program, the awarding authority may award janitorial contracts or contracts for contractual services pursuant to the following procedures: (1) Upon receipt of a request for janitorial services or a contractual service that the Commissioner of Administrative Services has deemed appropriate for inclusion in the program by an agency or department of the state, the awarding authority shall notify each qualified partnership, as described in subsections (e) to (l), inclusive, of this section, of such request and invite each qualified partnership in good standing to submit a bid proposal for such janitorial contract or service contract to the awarding authority in a manner and form as prescribed by the awarding authority; (2) in the event that only one such qualified partnership submits a bid or proposal for such janitorial or service contract, the awarding authority shall award such contract to such qualified partnership, provided such bid or proposal does not exceed the fair market value for such contract, as determined by the awarding authority; (3) if more than one qualified partnership submits a bid or proposal, the awarding authority shall award the contract to the lowest responsible qualified bidder or most advantageous proposer, as described in section 4a-59; and (4) in the event that a qualified partnership does not submit a bid or proposal or is not awarded such contract, the awarding authority shall award such contract in accordance with the provisions of sections 4a-59, 17b-656, as amended by this act, 4a-52a and 10a-151b or title 51, as applicable. No awarding authority shall award a contract under the provisions of this subsection at a site where employees are employed pursuant to an existing collective bargaining agreement or where a contract has been awarded pursuant to section 17b-656, as amended by this act, unless a contract has been previously awarded to a qualified partnership pursuant to this section at such site.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the responsibilities of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, Chief Court Administrator or president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education as established in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, may not be delegated to an outside vendor.

(e) The Connecticut Community Providers Association shall designate a commercial [janitorial] contractor and a community rehabilitation program as a "qualified partnership" whenever the following criteria have been established: (1) Such commercial [janitorial] contractor has entered into a binding agreement with such community rehabilitation program in which such contractor agrees to fill not less than one-third of the jobs from a successful bid for a janitorial or service contract under the program established in subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section with persons with disabilities and not less than one-third of such jobs with persons with a disadvantage; (2) such contractor employs not less than two hundred persons who perform janitorial work or contractual services in the state; and (3) such contractor certifies, in writing, that it will pay the standard wage to employees, including persons with disabilities, under such janitorial or service contract. Any partnership between a commercial [janitorial] contractor and a community rehabilitation program that has been denied designation as a qualified partnership may appeal such denial, in writing, to the Commissioner of Administrative Services and said commissioner may, after review of such appeal, designate such program as a qualified partnership.

(f) The requirement established in subsection (e) of this section to fill not less than one-third of the jobs from a successful bid for a janitorial or service contract with persons with disabilities and one-third with persons with a disadvantage shall be met whenever such [janitorial] contractor employs the requisite number of persons with disabilities and persons with a disadvantage throughout the entirety of its operations in the state provided any persons with disabilities employed by such [janitorial] contractor prior to the commencement date of any such contract shall not be counted for the purpose of determining the number of persons with disabilities employed by such [janitorial] contractor.

(g) The number of persons with disabilities and the number of persons with a disadvantage that such [janitorial] contractor is required to employ pursuant to the provisions of subsection (e) of this section shall be employed not later than six months after the commencement of janitorial work or the contractual service under the terms of any contract awarded pursuant to the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section, provided such contractor shall fill any vacancy for janitorial work or contractual service that arises during the first six months of any such contract with persons with disabilities and persons with disadvantages.

(h) The Connecticut Community Providers Association shall develop an application process and submit a list of employees who have applied to participate in a partnership to the Department of Rehabilitation Services for certification. Such association shall maintain a list of certified employees who are persons with disabilities and community rehabilitation programs.

(i) Any qualified partnership awarded a janitorial or service contract pursuant to the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall provide to the Connecticut Community Providers Association, not later than six months after the commencement date of such contract and annually thereafter, a list of the persons with disabilities and persons with a disadvantage employed by such contractor that includes the date of hire and employment location for each such person. Such association shall certify annually to the Department of Administrative Services, the Judicial Branch or the Board of Regents for Higher Education, as applicable, in such manner and form as prescribed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, Chief Court Administrator or the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, that the requisite number of persons with disabilities for such contract continue to be employed by such contractor in positions equivalent to those created under such [janitorial] contract and have been integrated into the general workforce of such contractor.

(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the responsibilities of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, as established in subsections (e) to (l), inclusive, of this section, may not be delegated to an outside vendor.

(k) The Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to undertake the certification requirements established pursuant to subsections (e) to (l), inclusive, of this section.

(l) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e) of this section, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall authorize certified small and minority businesses to participate in such program.

(m) The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration shall study the effectiveness of such program, including, but not limited to, the effectiveness of such program to create integrated work settings for persons with disabilities. Additionally, said committee shall study ways to provide incentives for municipalities and businesses to utilize such program if such program is determined by the committee to be effective.

(n) Each exclusive contract awarded prior to October 1, 2013, pursuant to section 17b-656, as amended by this act, shall remain in effect until such time as either party terminates the contract in such party's own best interest, with not less than sixty days written notice. Each such contract may be amended to include updated terms and conditions, but shall not allow for any price increases except statutory or mandated increases to the minimum wage and standard wage. If either party exercises his or her right to terminate any such contract, the next contract solicitation may be awarded pursuant to this section or sections 4a-59 and 17b-656, as amended by this act. Additionally, any new janitorial contract awarded pursuant to section 17b-656, as amended by this act, shall be limited to not more than four full-time employees per contract.

(o) Any person employed under a janitorial contract let: (1) On or before October 1, 2006, or thereafter if such contract constitutes a successor contract to such janitorial contract let on or before October 1, 2006, and (2) pursuant to section 4a-57, as amended by this act, or 10a-151b or by the judicial or legislative departments or pursuant to subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall have the same rights conferred upon an employee by section 31-57g for the duration of the program described in subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any new janitorial contract with not more than four full-time employees per contract, as described in subsection (n) of this section.

(p) If a position is not available at a job site for a janitorial or service contract awarded pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and a person with a disability or a person with a disadvantage is placed at an alternate job site in the operations of the [janitorial] contractor pursuant to subsection (f) of this section, such person with a disability or person with a disadvantage shall be paid the wage applicable at such alternate site, provided when a position at the job site for a janitorial or service contract awarded pursuant to subsection (c) of this section becomes available, such person with a disability or person with a disadvantage shall be transferred to the job site for a janitorial or service contract awarded pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and shall be paid the applicable standard wage for such site.

(q) If a person with a disability or a person with a disadvantage is transferred pursuant to subsection (p) of this section and such person subsequently leaves such position, the position shall be filled with another person with a disability or person with a disadvantage.

Sec. 512. Subsection (f) of section 4a-57 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the award of janitorial or service contracts pursuant to the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of section 4a-82, as amended by this act.

Sec. 513. Section 17b-656 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

Whenever any products made or manufactured by or services provided by persons with disabilities through community rehabilitation programs described in subsection (b) of section 17b-655 or in any workshop established, operated or funded by nonprofit and nonsectarian organizations for the purpose of providing persons with disabilities training and employment suited to their abilities meet the requirements of any department, institution or agency supported in whole or in part by the state as to quantity, quality and price such products shall have preference over products or services from other providers, except (1) articles produced or manufactured by Department of Correction industries as provided in section 18-88, (2) emergency purchases made under section 4-98, and (3) janitorial or contractual services provided by a qualified partnership, pursuant to the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of section 4a-82, as amended by this act. All departments, institutions and agencies supported in whole or in part by the state shall purchase such articles made or manufactured and services provided by persons with disabilities from the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Any political subdivision of the state may purchase such articles and services through the Department of Rehabilitation Services. A list describing styles, designs, sizes and varieties of all such articles made by persons with disabilities and describing all available services provided by such persons shall be prepared by the Connecticut Community Providers Association.

Sec. 514. Section 4b-4 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[(a) No] Each nonclerical employee in the unit in the Department of Administrative Services that is responsible for acquiring, leasing and selling real property on behalf of the state [shall be directly involved in any enterprise that does business with the state or be directly or indirectly involved in any enterprise concerned with real estate acquisition or development. Each] and each member of the State Properties Review Board [and each such employee of the Department of Administrative Services] shall file, with the Office of State Ethics, a statement of financial interests pursuant to the provisions of section 1-83.

[(b) The provisions of sections 1-82, 1-82a and 1-88 shall apply to any alleged violation of this section. ]

Sec. 515. Section 4e-16 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) Prior to entering into any privatization contract for the privatization of a state service that is not currently privatized, the state contracting agency shall develop a cost-benefit analysis in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. Such requirement shall not apply to a privatization contract for a service currently provided, in whole or in part, by a non-state entity. Any affected party may petition the State Contracting Standards Board for review of such privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section.

(b) The cost-benefit analysis conducted by a state contracting agency prior to entering into a privatization contract shall document the direct and indirect costs, savings, and qualitative and quantitative benefits, that will result from the implementation of such privatization contract. Such cost-benefit analysis shall specify the schedule that, at a minimum, shall be adhered to in order to achieve any estimated savings. Any cost factor shall be clearly identified in such cost-benefit analysis and supported by all applicable records and reports. The department head of such state contracting agency shall certify that, based on the data and information, all projected costs, savings and benefits are valid and achievable. As used in this subsection, (1) "costs" means all reasonable, relevant and verifiable expenses, including salary, materials, supplies, services, equipment, capital depreciation, rent, maintenance, repairs, utilities, insurance, travel, overhead, interim and final payments and the normal cost of fringe benefits, as calculated by the Comptroller; [. As used in this subsection,] (2) "normal cost of fringe benefits" means the amount of contributions required to fund the fringe benefits allocated to the current year of service; and (3) "savings" means the difference between the current annual direct and indirect costs of providing such service and the projected, annual direct and indirect costs of contracting to provide such services in any succeeding state fiscal year during the term of such proposed privatization contract.

(c) (1) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more, and such privatization contract will not diminish the quality of such service, the state contracting agency shall develop a business case, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, in order to evaluate the feasibility of entering into any such contract and to identify the potential results, effectiveness and efficiency of such contract.

(2) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings of less than ten per cent to the state and such privatization contract will not diminish the quality of such service, the state contracting agency may develop a business case, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, in order to evaluate the feasibility of entering into any such contract and to identify the potential results, effectiveness and efficiency of such contract, provided there is a significant public policy reason to enter into such privatization contract. Any such business case shall be approved in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection (h) of this section.

(3) If any such proposed privatization contract would result in the layoff, transfer or reassignment of one hundred or more state agency employees, after consulting with the potentially affected bargaining units, if any, the state contracting agency shall notify the state employees of such bargaining unit, after such [cost benefit] cost-benefit analysis is completed. Such state contracting agency shall provide an opportunity for said employees to reduce the costs of conducting the operations to be privatized and provide reasonable resources for the purpose of encouraging and assisting such state employees to organize and submit a bid to provide the services that are the subject of the potential privatization contract. The state contracting agency shall retain sole discretion in determining whether to proceed with the privatization contract, provided the business case for such contract is approved by the board.

(d) Any business case developed by a state contracting agency for the purpose of complying with subsection (c) of this section shall include: (1) The [cost benefit] cost-benefit analysis as described in subsection (b) of this section, (2) a detailed description of the service or activity that is the subject of such business case, (3) a description and analysis of the state contracting agency's current performance of such service or activity, (4) the goals to be achieved through the proposed privatization contract and the rationale for such goals, (5) a description of available options for achieving such goals, (6) an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each option, including, at a minimum, potential performance improvements and risks attendant to termination of the contract or rescission of such contract, (7) a description of the current market for the services or activities that are the subject of such business case, (8) an analysis of the quality of services as gauged by standardized measures and key performance requirements including compensation, turnover, and staffing ratios, (9) a description of the specific results-based performance standards that shall, at a minimum be met, to ensure adequate performance by any party performing such service or activity, (10) the projected time frame for key events from the beginning of the procurement process through the expiration of a contract, if applicable, (11) a specific and feasible contingency plan that addresses contractor nonperformance and a description of the tasks involved in and costs required for implementation of such plan, and (12) a transition plan, if appropriate, for addressing changes in the number of agency personnel, affected business processes, employee transition issues, and communications with affected stakeholders, such as agency clients and members of the public, if applicable. Such transition plan shall contain a reemployment and retraining assistance plan for employees who are not retained by the state or employed by the contractor. If the primary purpose of the proposed privatization contract is to provide a core governmental function, such business case shall also include information sufficient to rebut the presumption that such core governmental function should not be privatized. Such presumption shall not be construed to prohibit a state contracting agency from contracting for specialized technical expertise not available within such agency, provided such agency shall retain responsibility for such core governmental function. For the purposes of this section, "core governmental function" means a function for which the primary purpose is (A) the inspection for adherence to health and safety standards because public health or safety may be jeopardized if such inspection is not done or is not done in a timely or proper manner, (B) the establishment of statutory, regulatory or contractual standards to which a regulated person, entity or state contractor shall be held, (C) the enforcement of statutory, regulatory or contractual requirements governing public health or safety, or (D) criminal or civil law enforcement. If any part of such business case is based upon evidence that the state contracting agency is not sufficiently staffed to provide the core governmental function required by the privatization contract, the state contracting agency shall also include within such business case a plan for remediation of the understaffing to allow such services to be provided directly by the state contracting agency in the future.

(e) Upon the completion of such business case, the state contracting agency shall submit the business case to the State Contracting Standards Board. For any privatization contract with a projected cost that exceeds one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars over the life of such contract, the state contracting agency shall also submit such business case to the Governor, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and any collective bargaining unit affected by the proposed privatization contract.

(f) (1) There shall be a privatization contract committee of the State Contracting Standards Board that shall review, evaluate, issue advisory reports and make recommendations on business cases submitted to the board by any state contracting agency. Such privatization contract committee shall consist of five members of the State Contracting Standards Board. Such members shall be appointed by the chairperson of the board and consist of both gubernatorial and legislative appointments, have not more than three members from any one political party, and at least one member of such committee shall have expertise in the area that is the subject of such proposed contract. The chairperson of the board, or the chairperson's designee shall serve as the chair of the privatization contract committee.

(2) Upon receipt of any such business case from a state contracting agency, the State Contracting Standards Board shall immediately refer such business case to such privatization contract committee. The privatization contract committee shall employ a standard process for reviewing, evaluating and approving any such business cases. Such process shall include due consideration of: (A) The cost-benefit analysis developed by the state contracting agency, (B) the business case developed by the state contracting agency, including any facts, documents or other materials that are relevant to such business case, (C) any adverse effect that such privatization contract may have on minority, small and women-owned businesses that do, or are attempting to do business with the state, and (D) the value of having services performed in the state and within the United States.

(3) The privatization committee shall evaluate the business case and submit the committee's evaluation to the State Contracting Standards Board for review and approval. During the review or consideration of any such business case, no member of the board shall engage in any ex-parte communication with any lobbyist, contractor or union representative. Unless otherwise provided in this section, a majority vote of the board shall be required to approve any such business case.

(4) The business case for a privatization contract to provide a core governmental function may be approved by a two-thirds vote of the board, provided the state contracting agency has provided sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption contained in subsection (d) of this section and there is a significant policy reason to approve such business case. In no such case shall the insufficient staffing of a state contracting agency constitute a significant policy reason to approve a business case for a privatization contract to provide a core governmental function.

(g) Each state contracting agency that submits a business case to the board for review shall submit to the board all information, documents or other material required by the privatization contract committee to complete its review and evaluation of such business case.

(h) (1) Not later than sixty days after receipt of any business case, the State Contracting Standards Board shall transmit a report detailing its review, evaluation and disposition regarding such business case to the state contracting agency that submitted such business case and, in the case of a privatization contract with a projected cost of one hundred fifty million dollars or more annually, or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract, concomitantly transmit such report to the Governor, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and any collective bargaining unit affected by the proposed privatization contract. Such sixty-day period may be extended for an additional thirty days upon a majority vote of the board or the privatization contract committee and for good cause shown.

(2) The board's report shall include the business case prepared by the state contracting agency, the evaluation of the business case prepared by the privatization contract committee, the reasons for approval or disapproval, any recommendations of the board and sufficient information to assist the state contracting agency in determining if additional steps are necessary to move forward with a privatization contract.

(3) If the State Contracting Standards Board does not act on a business case submitted by a state contracting agency within sixty days of receipt of such business case, such business case shall be deemed approved, except that no business case may be approved for failure of the board to meet.

(4) In the case of a business case developed pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, a two-thirds vote of the board shall be required for approval of such privatization contract.

(5) Any state contracting agency may request an expedited review of a business case submitted to the board if there is a compelling public interest for such expedited review. If the board approves the agency's request for such an expedited review, such review shall be completed not later than thirty days after receipt of such request. If the board fails to complete an expedited review within thirty days of receipt of a request that was approved by the board, such business case shall be deemed to be approved.

(i) A state contracting agency may publish notice soliciting bids for a privatization contract only after the board approves such business case, provided any privatization contract that is estimated to cost in excess of one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract shall also be approved by the General Assembly prior to the state contracting agency soliciting bids for such contract. The General Assembly may approve any such contract as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such contract not later than thirty days after such state contracting agency files such contract with the General Assembly. If the General Assembly is not in session when such contract is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly not later than ten days after the first day of the next regular session or special session called for such purpose. The contract shall be deemed approved if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such contract within thirty days after such filing. Such thirty-day period shall not begin or expire unless the General Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any contract filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session.

(j) Each state contracting agency shall submit, in writing, to the State Contracting Standards Board, any proposed amendment to a board-approved business case in order that the board may review and approve of such proposed amendment. The board may approve or disapprove of any such proposed amendment not later than thirty days after receipt of such proposed amendment by the same vote that was required for approval of the original business case. If the board fails to complete its review within thirty days of receipt of such proposed amendment, such amendment shall be deemed approved.

(k) Not later than thirty days after a decision of the board to approve a business case, any collective bargaining agent of any employee adversely affected by such proposed privatization contract may file a motion for an order to show cause in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford on the grounds that such contract fails to comply with the substantive or procedural requirements of this section. A ruling on any such motion may: (1) Deny the motion; (2) grant the motion if the court finds that the proposed contract would substantively violate the provisions of this section; or (3) stay the effective date of the contract until any substantive or procedural defect found by the court has been corrected.

(l) (1) The board may review additional existing privatization contracts and shall review not less than one contracting area each year that is currently privatized. During the review of any such privatization contract, no member of the board shall engage in any ex-parte communication with any lobbyist, contractor or union representative. For each such privatization contract selected for review by the board, the appropriate state contracting agency shall develop a cost-benefit analysis in accordance with subsection (b) of this section. In addition, any affected party may petition the board for review of any existing privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section.

(2) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a ten per cent or more cost savings to the state from the use of such privatization contract and such contract does not diminish the quality of the service provided, such state contracting agency shall develop a business case for the renewal of such privatization contract in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of this section. The board shall review such contract in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section and may approve such renewal by the applicable vote of the board, provided any such renewal that is estimated to cost in excess of one hundred fifty million dollars annually or six hundred million dollars or more over the life of the contract shall also be approved by the General Assembly prior to the state contracting agency renewing such contract. If such renewal is approved by the board and the General Assembly, if applicable, the provisions of subsection (j) of this section shall apply to any proposed amendment to such contract.

(3) If such cost-benefit analysis identifies a cost savings to the state of less than ten per cent, such state contracting agency shall prepare a plan to have such service provided by state employees and shall begin to implement such plan, provided: (A) While such plan is prepared, but prior to implementation of such plan, such state contracting agency may develop a business case for such privatization contract, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, that achieves a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more. Any such business case shall be reviewed by the board in accordance with the provisions of subsections (f) to (h), inclusive, of this section, and may be approved by the applicable vote of the board; (B) such privatization contract shall not be renewed with the vendor currently providing such service unless: (i) There exists a significant public interest in renewing such contract, and (ii) such renewal is approved by a two-thirds vote of the board; (C) the state contracting agency may enter into a contract with a term of one year or less for the provision of such service until such state contracting agency implements such plan; and (D) the procedure for the transfer of funds from the General Fund, as described in section 4-94, may be utilized to allocate necessary resources for the implementation of the provisions of this subdivision.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, the renewal of a privatization contract with a nonprofit organization shall not be denied if the cost of increasing compensation to employees performing the privatized service is the sole cause for such contract not achieving a cost savings to the state of ten per cent or more.

(m) The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the State Contracting Standards Board, shall: (1) Develop policies and procedures, including templates for use by state contracting agencies for the development of a cost-benefit analysis, as described in subsection (b) of this section, and (2) review with each state contracting agency the budgetary impact of any such privatization contract and the need to request budget adjustments in connection with any such privatization contract.

(n) The State Contracting Standards Board, in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services, shall: (1) Recommend and implement standards and procedures for state contracting agencies to develop business cases in connection with privatization contracts, including templates for use by state contracting agencies when submitting business cases to the board, and policies and procedures to guide state contracting agencies to complete such business cases, and (2) develop guidelines and procedures for assisting state employees whose jobs are affected by a privatization contract.

(o) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (i) of this section, a state contracting agency may enter into a privatization contract without development of a cost-benefit analysis or approval of a business case by the State Contracting Standards Board if (1) the state contracting agency finds that a privatization contract is required (A) due to an imminent peril to the public health, safety or welfare, and (B) the agency states, in writing, its reasons for such finding; and (2) the Governor approves such finding, in writing.

(p) Prior to entering into or renewing any privatization contract that is not subject to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the state contracting agency shall evaluate such contract to determine if entering into or renewing such contract is the most cost-effective method of delivering the service, by determining the costs, as defined in subsection (b) of this section, of such service. The state contracting agency shall perform such evaluation in accordance with a template prescribed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and such evaluation shall be subject to verification by the secretary. The secretary may waive the requirement for an evaluation of cost-effectiveness under this subsection upon a finding by the secretary that exigent or emergent circumstances necessitate such waiver.

[(p)] (q) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to procurements that involve the expenditure of federal assistance or federal contract funds, provided federal law provides applicable procurement procedures that are inconsistent with the requirements of this section. "

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

Sec. 501

July 1, 2014

4b-91(a) and (b)

Sec. 502

July 1, 2014

4b-91(j)

Sec. 503

July 1, 2014

4b-24b(a)

Sec. 504

July 1, 2014

4b-52

Sec. 505

July 1, 2014

4b-103

Sec. 506

July 1, 2014

4b-51(d)

Sec. 507

July 1, 2014

4b-91

Sec. 508

from passage

10-29a(a)

Sec. 509

from passage

10-298(b)

Sec. 510

October 1, 2014

4a-60g(n)

Sec. 511

October 1, 2014

4a-82

Sec. 512

October 1, 2014

4a-57(f)

Sec. 513

October 1, 2014

17b-656

Sec. 514

from passage

4b-4

Sec. 515

October 1, 2014

4e-16

Senator Musto of the 22nd offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5466

) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Each candidate on a ballot for any election, as defined in section 9-1 of the general statutes, may provide to the registrars of voters of any town in which such ballot shall be voted upon the name and contact information, including instructions regarding leaving a message, for an individual who should be notified in the event that the hours of a polling place may be or have been extended, as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) If the registrars of voters of a town are aware of any proceeding in court or order of a court concerning the extension of the hours of any polling place in such town beyond those hours provided in section 9-174 or 9-438 of the general statutes, the registrars shall immediately notify any individual identified in subsection (a) of this section for each candidate on any ballot to be voted upon at such polling place of the proceeding or order. If a registrar fails to reach such individual on a first attempt, the registrar shall leave a message for such individual pursuant to instructions provided by such individual under subsection (a) of this section. Any registrar who notifies an individual of a proceeding shall not be required to notify such individual of the outcome of such proceeding. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

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

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 5312 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5465) and "B" (LCO 5466) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

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

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY EARLIER TODAY

BILL PASSED

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 29 (File No. 653) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES.

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

Senator Fonfara of the 1st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5607) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted

The following is the Amendment.

Change the effective date of section 1 to "October 1, 2014"

In line 9, after "card. ", insert ""Gift card" does not include: (1) A general-use prepaid card, as defined in 12 CFR 1005. 20(a)(3), as from time to time amended, (2) a gift certificate donated or sold below face value by a retailer to a charitable organization or nonprofit community organization, (3) a linked prepaid card, as defined in section 42-460a of the general statutes, (4) a card or certificate issued by a retailer pursuant to an awards, loyalty or promotional program for which no money or other item of monetary value was exchanged, (5) a gift certificate or card sold below face value by a retailer, or (6) a gift certificate or card sold by a retailer that does not have a physical presence in this state. "

In line 12, strike "the person" and insert "a retailer" in lieu thereof

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 40 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 30

Those voting Nay 6

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 29 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5514) and “B” (LCO 5607) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

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

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

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

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

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 of all bills needing further action by 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.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5402 (RAISED) (File No. 593) AN ACT CONCERNING WAIVERS FOR MEDICAID-FINANCED, HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5289 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY. As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5487)

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5586 (RAISED) (File No. 596) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5506)

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5334 (RAISED) (File No. 202) AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS. As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5221)

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5039 (RAISED) (File No. 13) AN ACT CONCERNING ANIMAL-ASSISTED SERVICES. As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5263)

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5485 (RAISED) (File No. 630) AN ACT CONCERNING VOYEURISM. As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 547 As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5487)7)

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5377 (RAISED) (File Nos. 210 and 659) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT.

RECESS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 8: 44 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 10: 35 p. m. , The President in the Chair.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 2

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No 2.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 427 (RAISED) (File No. 195) AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AT THE TIME THE TITLE IS TRANSFERRED.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5524) and moved adoption.

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

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. Section 29-453 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) Prior to transferring title to any real property containing a residential building designed to be occupied by one or two families for which a building permit for new occupancy was issued prior to October 1, 2005, the transferor of such real property shall present to the transferee an affidavit certifying (1) that such building permit for new occupancy was issued on or after October 1, 1985, or that such residential building is equipped with smoke detection and warning equipment complying with this section, and (2) that such residential building is equipped with carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment complying with this section or does not pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning because such residential building does not contain a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. Nothing in the affidavit shall constitute a warranty beyond the transfer of title.

(b) Any transferor who fails to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall credit the transferee with the sum of two hundred fifty dollars at closing.

(c) Any smoke detection and warning equipment required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall (1) be capable of sensing visible or invisible smoke particles, (2) be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and in the immediate vicinity of each bedroom, and (3) [not exceed the standards under which such equipment was tested and approved, and (4)] be capable of providing an alarm suitable to warn occupants when such equipment is activated. Such equipment may be operated using batteries.

(d) Any carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall (1) be capable of [showing the amount of] sensing carbon monoxide present [as a reading] in parts per million, (2) be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, and (3) [not exceed the standards under which such equipment was tested and approved, and (4)] be capable of providing an alarm suitable to warn occupants when such equipment is activated. Such equipment may be operated using batteries.

(e) The following shall be exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this section: (1) Any transfer from one or more coowners solely to one or more of the other coowners; (2) transfers made to the spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild of the transferor where no consideration is paid; (3) transfers pursuant to an order of the court; (4) transfers by the federal government or any political subdivision thereof; (5) transfers by deed in lieu of foreclosure; (6) any transfer of title incident to the refinancing of an existing debt secured by a mortgage; (7) transfers by mortgage deed or other instrument to secure a debt where the transferor's title to the real property being transferred is subject to a preexisting debt secured by a mortgage; and (8) transfers made by executors, administrators, trustees or conservators. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

29-453

On motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5524) was placed on the Consent Calendar No 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL 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 S. B. No. 429 (RAISED) (File No. 239) AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT THAT RESULTS IN THE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5274) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Holder-Winfield of the 10th, Meyer of the 12th, Kane of the 32nd, Guglielmo of the 35th, McKinney of the 28th and Kissel of the 7th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 27 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 28

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5274) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3