CHAPTER 59

STATE REAL PROPERTY

Table of Contents

Sec. 4b-1. Duties of Commissioner of Construction Services.

Sec. 4b-1a. Public Works Capital Projects Revolving Fund.

Sec. 4b-1b. Department of Construction Services established. Successor authority. Regulatory authority. Powers.

Sec. 4b-1c. Commissioner and Department of Construction Services substituted for former commissioners and departments.

Sec. 4b-2. (Formerly Sec. 4-26e). Commissioner of Administrative Services’ reports and records of realty transactions; authorized consultations.

Sec. 4b-2a. Council to monitor construction management policies and practices of the Department of Public Works established. Advisory groups.

Sec. 4b-3. (Formerly Sec. 4-26a). State Properties Review Board established. Commissioners of Administrative Services’ and Construction Services’ powers in state realty transactions. Review by board of transactions, contracts and acquisition of development rights. Appeals.

Sec. 4b-4. (Formerly Sec. 4-26f). Restrictions on Department of Administrative Services employees responsible for acquiring, leasing and selling real property. Filing of statement of financial interests.

Sec. 4b-5. (Formerly Sec. 4-26g). Expenses of the Properties Review Board.

Secs. 4b-6 to 4b-10. Reserved

Sec. 4b-11. (Formerly Sec. 4-24). Supervision of state property. Trespass upon state property. Penalty.

Sec. 4b-12. (Formerly Sec. 4-133). Control of certain state property in Hartford. Control of leased state property outside Hartford.

Sec. 4b-13. (Formerly Sec. 4-27a). Parking on state property. Programs to encourage state employees to use mass transportation. Regulations.

Sec. 4b-14. (Formerly Sec. 4-130). Flags on state buildings.

Sec. 4b-14a. Display or use of certain United States or Connecticut state flags. Manufacturing requirement.

Sec. 4b-15. Policy to reduce use of disposable and single-use products and to separate and collect recyclable items.

Sec. 4b-15a. Cleaning products in state buildings.

Sec. 4b-15b. Indoor air quality in buildings purchased or leased by the state.

Sec. 4b-16. Outdoor luminaires on the grounds of state buildings or facilities.

Sec. 4b-17. Capitol Area System. Purchase by state. Nonwaiver of sovereign immunity. Operation of system. Authority of Commissioner of Administrative Services. Public works heating and cooling energy revolving account. Invoice and collection of costs. Review of purchase. Resale to third party.

Secs. 4b-18 to 4b-20. Reserved

Sec. 4b-21. (Formerly Sec. 4-26). Purchase, sale or exchange of state land. Approval procedure. Exception.

Sec. 4b-21a. State properties improvement account.

Sec. 4b-22. (Formerly Sec. 4-27). Land acquired by the state by gift.

Sec. 4b-22a. Easements. Grant and acquisition.

Sec. 4b-23. (Formerly Sec. 4-26b). State facility plan. Implementation. Responsibilities of Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Commissioners of Administrative Services and Construction Services and Properties Review Board. Regulations.

Sec. 4b-23a. State Real Property Advisory Commission.

Sec. 4b-24. (Formerly Sec. 4-26c). Commissioner of Administrative Services’ duties re state realty. Audits of projects authorized by Commissioner of Administrative Services or Commissioner of Construction Services.

Sec. 4b-24a. Commissioner of Administrative Services to consider proximity of state facility to railroads or motor bus routes when leasing or purchasing.

Sec. 4b-24b. Construction contracts. Total cost basis projects. Requirements.

Sec. 4b-25. (Formerly Sec. 4-126b). Acceptance of title transfer on acquisition of property.

Sec. 4b-26. (Formerly Sec. 4-26d). State realty contracts, compliance and enforcement. Tax escalation clauses; Attorney General’s duties.

Sec. 4b-27. (Formerly Sec. 4-26i). Disclosure of state realty needs. Unauthorized disclosure class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 4b-28. (Formerly Sec. 4-36a). Notice of proposed change in use of state-supervised property. Notice of construction or enlargement of building or underground utility facility.

Sec. 4b-29. (Formerly Sec. 4-133a). Allocation of facilities to state agencies.

Sec. 4b-30. (Formerly Sec. 4-128). Offices for state agencies. Leases. Compliance.

Sec. 4b-30a. Sublease of land or buildings and facilities leased to the state.

Sec. 4b-31. (Formerly Sec. 4-27b). Colocation and integration of human services.

Sec. 4b-31a. Plan for colocation of family resource centers and school-based health clinics.

Sec. 4b-32. (Formerly Sec. 4-26h). Renewal of state leases.

Sec. 4b-33. (Formerly Sec. 4-127b). Disclosure of persons having financial interest in property leased by state.

Sec. 4b-34. (Formerly Sec. 4-127c). Advertising for space. List of prospective lessors. Space inventory. Notice to Connecticut Association of Realtors. Leasing from political subdivisions.

Sec. 4b-35. (Formerly Sec. 4-128a). Lease of state-owned land to private developers. Lease back with option to purchase.

Sec. 4b-36. (Formerly Sec. 4-128b). Contracts for construction of buildings or facilities on state-owned land. Lease to state with provision to purchase.

Sec. 4b-37. (Formerly Sec. 4-128c). Terms of option to buy in lease agreement.

Sec. 4b-38. (Formerly Sec. 4-128d). Lease of state-owned land or buildings for municipal or private use.

Sec. 4b-39. (Formerly Sec. 4-128e). Tax exemption.

Sec. 4b-40. (Formerly Sec. 4-128f). State lease of certain property for courthouse in Norwich. Conveyance to state at end of lease term. Exempt from property tax and included as if owned by state in computing grant in lieu of taxes on state real property.

Sec. 4b-41. Lease-purchase agreement for development of courthouse in Vernon. Easement agreements. Courthouse exempt from property tax and included as if owned by state in computing grant in lieu of taxes on state real property.

Secs. 4b-42 to 4b-45. Reserved

Sec. 4b-46. Property subject to a long-term financing contract exempt from property tax.

Sec. 4b-47. Sale or transfer of state land or interest in state land by state agency. Notice. Publication. Comment period. Duties of Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Exceptions.

Secs. 4b-48 to 4b-50. Reserved


PART I

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.
STATE PROPERTIES REVIEW BOARD

Sec. 4b-1. Duties of Commissioner of Construction Services. The Commissioner of Construction Services shall (1) be responsible for the administrative functions of construction and planning of all capital improvements undertaken by the state, except (A) highway and bridge construction, the construction and planning of capital improvements related to mass transit, marine and aviation transportation, (B) the Connecticut Marketing Authority, (C) planning and construction of capital improvements to the State Capitol building or the Legislative Office Building and related facilities by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, (D) any project as defined in subdivision (16) of section 10a-109c, undertaken by The University of Connecticut, and (E) construction and planning of capital improvements related to the Judicial Department if such construction and planning do not constitute a project within the meaning of subsection (g) of section 4b-55, including the preparation of preliminary plans, estimates of cost, development of designs, working plans and specifications, award of contracts and supervision and inspection. For the purposes of this subparagraph (E), the term “Judicial Department” does not include the courts of probate, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Public Defender Services Commission, except where such agencies share facilities in state-maintained courts; (2) select consultant firms in accordance with the provisions of sections 4b-56 to 4b-59, inclusive, to assist in the development of plans and specifications when in the commissioner’s judgment such assistance is desirable; (3) render technical advice and service to all state agencies in the preparation and correlation of plans for necessary improvement of their physical plants; and (4) cooperate with those charged with fiscal programming and budget formulation in the development of a capital program and a capital budget for the state.

(March, 1950, S. 1897d; P.A. 73-149, S. 2, 5; P.A. 75-425, S. 20, 57; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 79-450, S. 2, 8; P.A. 80-483, S. 12, 186; P.A. 81-421, S. 1, 5, 9; P.A. 82-438, S. 2, 6; 82-472, S. 4, 183; P.A. 83-487, S. 22, 33; P.A. 84-48, S. 8, 17; 84-436, S. 3, 12; P.A. 85-301, S. 9, 10, 13; P.A. 87-496, S. 4, 110; P.A. 89-82, S. 5, 11; P.A. 91-278, S. 7, 9; P.A. 95-230, S. 33, 45; P.A. 96-235, S. 1, 9, 19; P.A. 97-293, S. 18, 26; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 81, 121; P.A. 99-75, S. 10; 99-220, S. 1; P.A. 04-141, S. 7; 04-234, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 51, 134.)

History: P.A. 73-149 replaced “real assets” with clearer language specifically including both owned and leased property in Subdiv. (e); P.A. 75-425 made technical changes; P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-450 replaced reference to engineering and architectural firms with design professional firms and switched from alphabetic Subdiv. indicators to numeric ones; P.A. 80-483 made technical changes; P.A. 81-421 deleted certain section references to reflect transfer of certain matters to jurisdiction of transportation commissioner and excluded administrative responsibility for the construction and planning of capital improvements related to mass transit, marine and aviation transportation from the powers of the commissioner; P.A. 82-438 amended section to except state capitol building and grounds from provisions of Subdivs. (1) and (6); P.A. 82-472 deleted reference to Sec. 2-52 for consistency with amendment of Sec. 2-52 in Sec. 1 of the act; P.A. 83-487 added exception for Connecticut marketing authority; P.A. 84-48 excepted all buildings under the supervision and control of the joint committee on legislative management from commissioner’s responsibility under Subdiv. (1) where previously state capitol was excepted; P.A. 84-436 excluded from the commissioner’s responsibility the construction and planning of certain capital improvements related to the judicial department, excluded from the supervision of the commissioner property under the supervision of the office of the chief court administrator under Sec. 4-24, added a definition of “judicial department” and deleted references to Secs. 10-325, 10-328, 10-328a and 51-27f, effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 85-301 excluded planning and construction of a legislative office building and related facilities, and capital improvements to such buildings or to the state capitol building from the commissioner’s responsibility under Subdiv. (1), deleting exclusion for any building under the supervision and control of the legislative management committee and excluded the legislative office building and related facilities and grounds from the commissioner’s responsibility under Subdiv. (6); P.A. 87-496 substituted “public works” for “administrative services” commissioner, added new Subdiv. (5) re responsibility for property and space to house state agencies and the sale or exchange of state land or interest in state land, renumbered remaining Subdivs. accordingly and deleted references to specific sections in referring to duties prescribed to commissioner; Sec. 4-126 transferred to Sec. 4b-1 in 1989; P.A. 89-82 made technical change in Subdiv. (1) re improvements to state capitol or legislative office buildings and amended Subdiv. (7) to except care and control of legislative parking garage and related structures from supervision by public works commissioner and to delete obsolete reference to construction of legislative office building; P.A. 91-278 added Subsec. (b) authorizing the commissioner to supervise the care and control of certain state-owned and related office buildings and other multiuse state-owned property; P.A. 95-230 added Subsec. (a)(1)(D) re projects under UCONN 2000 and relettered remaining subparagraph and amended Subsec. (b) to add exception for the property of The University of Connecticut, effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 96-235 amended Subsec. (a)(2) by substituting “consultant” for “design professional” and amended Subsec. (b) by authorizing commissioner to supervise care and control of leased buildings, repealing condition in Subdiv. (1) that buildings be used by two or more state departments and repealing condition in Subdiv. (2) that property be “multiuse”, effective June 6, 1996; P.A. 97-293 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 1997; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 amended Subsec. (a)(1)(E) by substituting “subsection (h)” for “subsection (e)”, effective June 24, 1998; P.A. 99-75 made technical changes in Subsec. (a); P.A. 99-220 amended Subsec. (a) by adding the exclusions from “Judicial Department” and by adding Subdiv. (8) re commissioner’s responsibilities re security standards for state facilities; P.A. 04-141 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to make a technical change and add responsibility for the sale and sublease of property and space to the duties of the Commissioner of Public Works in (a)(5), and made a technical change in Subsec. (b); P.A. 04-234 replaced Board of Parole with Board of Pardons and Paroles in Subsec. (a)(8)(J), effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 11-51 changed “Commissioner of Public Works” to “Commissioner of Construction Services”, deleted former Subsec. (a)(5) to (8) and reference to commissioner’s general power to appoint employees, deleted former Subsec. (b) re supervision by commissioner and deleted Subsec. (a) designator, effective July 1, 2011.

See Sec. 4b-101 re information on contractors and subcontractors to be provided to the Commissioner of Revenue Services.

See Secs. 49-41 to 49-43, inclusive, re bonds required with respect to public works contracts.

Annotations to former section 4-126:

Cited. 140 C. 124.

Statute does not require public works commissioner to secure compliance with preference clause of contract entered into under Sec. 31-52. 26 CS 384. Cited. 37 CS 50.

Sec. 4b-1a. Public Works Capital Projects Revolving Fund. (a) The Commissioner of Construction Services is authorized to establish and administer a fund to be known as the Public Works Capital Projects Revolving Fund, which shall be used for the financing of the costs of and associated with capital projects which are authorized to be financed with the proceeds of state bond issues. The commissioner is authorized to expend funds necessary for all reasonable direct expenses relating to the administration of said fund.

(b) 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 in accordance with section 3-20 and in a principal amount necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, but not in excess of an aggregate amount of one million dollars. All of said bonds shall be payable at such place or places as may be determined by the Treasurer pursuant to section 3-19 and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, not exceeding five years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rate or different or varying rates and payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration and transfer privileges, be payable in such medium of payment and be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium as, irrespective of the provisions of said section 3-20, may be provided by the authorization of the State Bond Commission or fixed in accordance therewith. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be deposited in the Public Works Capital Projects Revolving Fund created by this section. Such bonds shall be general obligations of the state and full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due. Accordingly, and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of such bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. Net earnings on investments or reinvestments of proceeds, accrued interest and premiums on the issuance of such bonds, after payment therefrom of expenses incurred by the Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with their issuance, shall be deposited in the General Fund of the state.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4, S. 24, 25; P.A. 11-51, S. 90.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Construction Services” in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-1b. Department of Construction Services established. Successor authority. Regulatory authority. Powers. (a) There is established a Department of Construction Services. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Construction Services, who shall be appointed by the Governor, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, with the powers and duties prescribed in sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive.

(b) The Department of Construction Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Public Works in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39 with respect to those duties and functions of the Department of Public Works concerning construction and construction management pursuant to any provision of the general statutes.

(c) The Department of Construction Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Public Safety with respect to the Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services within the Department of Public Safety, except the portion of said division concerning emergency services, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(d) The Department of Construction Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Education in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39 with respect to the issuance of school construction grants in accordance with chapter 173. On and after July 1, 2011, any regulation of the State Board of Education adopted pursuant to chapter 173 shall continue in force and effect until the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Construction Services, determines which regulations need to be transferred to the Department of Construction Services in accordance with chapter 54 and either the Department of Construction Services or the State Board of Education amends such regulations to effect such transfer. Where any order or regulation of said departments conflict, the Commissioner of Construction Services or the Commissioner of Education may implement policies or procedures consistent with the provisions of chapter 173 while in the process of adopting such policies or procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intent to adopt such regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. Any such policies or procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

(e) Where any order or regulation of the Department of Public Works concerning construction or construction management or the Department of Public Safety, pursuant to chapter 541, conflict, the Commissioner of Construction Services may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of this act while in the process of adopting the policies or procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. Any such policies or procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

(f) The commissioner may, within available appropriations, employ any other personnel that may be necessary in the performance of the department’s functions.

(g) The commissioner may enter into contracts for the furnishing by any person or agency, public or private, of services necessary for the proper execution of the duties of the department. Any such contract that has a cost of three thousand dollars or more shall be subject to the approval of the Attorney General.

(h) The commissioner may perform any other acts that may be necessary and appropriate to carry out the functions of the department as set forth in this section.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 45.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-1c. Commissioner and Department of Construction Services substituted for former commissioners and departments. (a)(1) Wherever the term “Commissioner of Public Safety” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Commissioner of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term “Department of Public Safety” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Department of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 10a-91d, 10a-109ff, 17a-154, 21a-86f, 29-109, 29-117, 29-127, 29-191, 29-192, 29-199, 29-200, 29-201, 29-204, 29-221, 29-222, 29-224b, 29-232, 29-233, 29-234, 29-235, 29-236, 29-237, 29-238, 29-239, 29-240, 29-244, 29-251, 29-251a, 29-251b, 29-251c, 29-252, 29-252a, 29-254b, 29-256, 29-256a, 29-256b, 29-258, 29-261, 29-262, 29-262a, 29-263, 29-269a, 29-298a, 29-313, 29-315, 29-317, 29-319, 29-320, 29-321, 29-322, 29-325, 29-331, 29-332, 29-333, 29-337, 29-338, 29-339, 29-344, 29-345, 29-346, 29-349, 29-355, 29-359, 29-367, 29-401, 29-402 and 29-403.

(b) (1) Wherever the term “Commissioner of Public Works” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Commissioner of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term “Department of Public Works” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Department of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-20, 3-21d, 4-61, 4-89, 4b-1a, 4b-16, 4b-22a, 4b-51, 4b-51a, 4b-53, 4b-54, 4b-55, 4b-55a, 4b-56, 4b-60, 4b-63, 4b-70, 4b-91, 4b-100, 4b-100a, 4b-102, 4b-103, 5-142, 7-323p, 10a-4a, 10a-91c, 10a-91d, 13b-20n, 16a-37u, 16a-37v, 16a-38, 16a-38a, 16a-38b, 16a-38d, 16a-38i, 16a-38j, 16a-38l, 16a-38m, 16a-39, 17a-27, 17a-27c, 17a-27d, 17a-451b, 17b-739, 22-64, 22a-6, 22a-12, 22a-439a, 22a-459, 26-3, 27-45, 27-131, 28-1b, 31-57, 32-612, 32-613, 32-655a, 32-656 and 49-41b.

(c) (1) Wherever the term “Commissioner of Education” is used in the following sections of the general statutes, the term “Commissioner of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term “Department of Education” is used in the following sections of the general statutes, the term “Department of Construction Services” shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 10-285d, 10-285g, 10-286d, 10-286e, 10-287, 10-287i, 10-289h, 10-290e, 10-290f, 10-291 and 10-292.

(d) The Legislative Commissioners’ Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this section, make such technical, grammatical and punctuation changes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 90.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-2. (Formerly Sec. 4-26e). Commissioner of Administrative Services’ reports and records of realty transactions; authorized consultations. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall:

(1) Submit to the board on September first of each year a report which shall include all pertinent data on his operations concerning realty acquisitions and the projected needs of the state. On or before October first of each year, the board shall submit such report with recommendations, comments, conclusions or other pertinent information to the Governor and the members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and to state finance, revenue and bonding.

(2) Consult and cooperate with professional bodies and groups concerning the purposes of sections 2-90, 4b-2 to 4b-5, inclusive, 4b-23, 4b-24, 4b-26, 4b-27 and 4b-32.

(3) Keep and maintain proper financial records with respect to real estate acquisition activities for use in calculating the costs of his operation.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 5, 57; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 82-314, S. 11, 63; P.A. 87-496, S. 23, 110; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11, S. 34, 65; P.A. 11-51, S. 44; P.A. 12-205, S. 9.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for public works commissioner; P.A. 82-314 changed committee names; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; Sec. 4-26e transferred to Sec. 4b-2 in 1989; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11 amended Subsec. (a) by changing deadline for commissioner to submit annual report to board from August first to September first and changing deadline for board to submit report to Governor and General Assembly from September first to October first, effective July 1, 1997; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-205 redesignated existing Subdivs. (a) to (c) as Subdivs. (1) to (3) and amended Subdiv. (1) to delete requirement that report contain recommendations for statutory changes, effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 4b-2a. Council to monitor construction management policies and practices of the Department of Public Works established. Advisory groups. Section 4b-2a is repealed, effective October 1, 2000.

(P.A. 96-235, S. 17, 19; P.A. 00-66, S. 32.)

Sec. 4b-3. (Formerly Sec. 4-26a). State Properties Review Board established. Commissioners of Administrative Services’ and Construction Services’ powers in state realty transactions. Review by board of transactions, contracts and acquisition of development rights. Appeals. (a) There is established a State Properties Review Board which shall consist of six members appointed as follows: The speaker of the House and president pro tempore of the Senate shall jointly appoint three members, one of whom shall be experienced in matters relating to architecture, one experienced in building construction matters and one in matters relating to engineering; and the minority leader of the House and the minority leader of the Senate shall jointly appoint three members, one of whom shall be experienced in matters relating to the purchase, sale and lease of real estate and buildings, one experienced in business matters generally and one experienced in the management and operation of state institutions. No more than three of said six members shall be of the same political party. One of the members first appointed by the speaker and the president pro tempore shall serve a two-year term, one shall serve a three-year term and one shall serve a four-year term. One of the members first appointed by the minority leaders of the House and Senate shall serve a two-year term, one shall serve a three-year term and one shall serve a four-year term. All appointments of members to replace those whose terms expire shall be for a term of four years and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. If any vacancy occurs on the board, the appointing authorities having the power to make the initial appointment under the provisions of this section shall appoint a person for the unexpired term in accordance with the provisions hereof.

(b) The chairman of the board shall be compensated two hundred dollars per diem up to a maximum of thirty thousand dollars annually. Other members of the board shall be compensated two hundred dollars per diem up to a maximum of twenty-five thousand dollars annually. The members of the board shall choose their own chairman. No person shall serve on this board who holds another state or municipal governmental position and no person on the board shall be directly involved in any enterprise which does business with the state or directly or indirectly involved in any enterprise concerned with real estate acquisition or development.

(c) The board may adopt such rules as it deems necessary for the conduct of its internal affairs, in accordance with section 4-167.

(d) Notwithstanding any other statute or special act to the contrary, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be the sole person authorized to represent the state in its dealings with third parties for the acquisition or leasing of real estate for housing the offices or equipment of all agencies of the state or for the state-owned public buildings or realty and the Commissioner of Construction Services shall be the sole person authorized to represent the state in its dealings with third parties for the construction or development of real estate or state-owned public buildings or realty, as provided for in sections 2-90, 4b-1 to 4b-5, inclusive, 4b-21, 4b-23, 4b-24, 4b-26, 4b-27, 4b-30 and 4b-32, subsection (c) of section 4b-66 and sections 4b-67 to 4b-69, inclusive, 4b-71, 4b-72, 10-95, 10a-72, 10a-89, 10a-90, 10a-114, 10a-130, 10a-144, 17b-655, 22-64, 22a-324, 26-3, 27-45, 32-1c, 32-39, 48-9, 51-27d and 51-27f, except that (1) the Joint Committee on Legislative Management may represent the state in the planning and construction of the Legislative Office Building and related facilities, in Hartford; (2) the Chief Court Administrator may represent the state in providing for (A) space for the Court Support Services Division as part of a new or existing contract for an alternative incarceration program pursuant to section 54-103b or a program developed pursuant to section 46b-121i, 46b-121j, 46b-121k or 46b-121l, or (B) other real estate needs of the Judicial Branch when delegated authority to do so by the Commissioner of Administrative Services; (3) the board of trustees of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education may represent the state in the leasing of real estate for housing the offices or equipment of such constituent unit, provided no lease payments for such realty are made with funds generated from the general revenues of the state; (4) the Labor Commissioner may represent the state in the leasing of premises required for employment security operations as provided in subsection (c) of section 31-250; (5) the Commissioner of Developmental Services may represent the state in the leasing of residential property as part of the program developed pursuant to subsection (b) of section 17a-218, provided such residential property does not exceed two thousand five hundred square feet, for the community placement of persons eligible to receive residential services from the department; (6) the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services may represent the state in the leasing of residential units as part of a program developed pursuant to section 17a-455a, provided each such residential unit does not exceed two thousand five hundred square feet; and (7) the Connecticut Marketing Authority may represent the state in the leasing of land or markets under the control of the Connecticut Marketing Authority, and, except for the housing of offices or equipment in connection with the initial acquisition of an existing state mass transit system or the leasing of land by the Connecticut Marketing Authority for a term of one year or more in which cases the actions of the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Marketing Authority shall be subject to the review and approval of the State Properties Review Board. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the power to establish and implement any procedures necessary for the commissioner to assume the commissioner’s responsibilities as said sole bargaining agent for state realty acquisitions and shall perform the duties necessary to carry out such procedures. The Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Commissioner of Construction Services may appoint, within each department’s budget and subject to the provisions of chapter 67, such personnel deemed necessary by the applicable commissioner to carry out the provisions hereof, including experts in real estate, construction operations, financing, banking, contracting, architecture and engineering. The Attorney General’s office, at the request of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall assist the Commissioner of Administrative Services in contract negotiations regarding the purchase or lease of real estate, and, at the request of the Commissioner of Construction Services, shall assist said commissioner in contract negotiations regarding the construction of real estate.

(e) The State Properties Review Board shall be within the Department of Administrative Services and shall have independent decision-making authority.

(f) The State Properties Review Board shall review real estate acquisitions, sales, leases and subleases proposed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or proposed by the Chief Court Administrator pursuant to the authority delegated to the Chief Court Administrator by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the acquisition, other than by condemnation, or the sale or lease of any property by the Commissioner of Transportation under subdivision (11) of section 13b-4, subject to section 4b-23 and subsection (h) of section 13a-73 and review, for approval or disapproval, any contract for a project described in subsection (h) of section 4b-91. Such review shall consider all aspects of the proposed actions, including feasibility and method of acquisition and the prudence of the business method proposed. The board shall also cooperate with and advise and assist the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Commissioner of Transportation in carrying out their duties. The board shall have access to all information, files and records, including financial records, of the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Commissioner of Transportation, and shall, when necessary, be entitled to the use of personnel employed by said commissioners. The board shall approve or disapprove any acquisition of development rights of agricultural land by the Commissioner of Agriculture under section 22-26cc. The board shall hear any appeal under section 8-273a and shall render a final decision on the appeal within thirty days thereafter. The written decision of the board shall be a final decision for the purposes of sections 4-180 and 4-183. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any airport, airport site or any part thereof operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority established pursuant to section 15-120bb.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 1, 57; P.A. 76-116, S. 2; 76-253, S. 1, 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 80-349, S. 3, 5; P.A. 81-384, S. 9, 13; 81-421, S. 4, 9; P.A. 82-446, S. 1, 4; P.A. 83-570, S. 2, 17; P.A. 84-98, S. 1; P.A. 85-301, S. 7, 13; 85-567, S. 4, 6; 85-613, S. 84, 154; P.A. 87-496, S. 20, 110; P.A. 88-28, S. 5, 8; P.A. 89-260, S. 3, 41; P.A. 91-124, S. 1; 91-174, S. 2, 16; 91-256, S. 9, 69; P.A. 92-154, S. 3, 23; P.A. 93-262, S. 75, 87; 93-293, S. 5, 11; P.A. 97-247, S. 2, 27; P.A. 98-235, S. 9, 10; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(e); P.A. 04-141, S. 8; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 06-152, S. 1; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(b); 07-141, S. 19; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 93, 139; P.A. 11-51, S. 52; 11-84, S. 21; 11-242, S. 51; P.A. 12-168, S. 1, 2.)

History: P.A. 76-116 conditionally exempted labor commissioner from provisions of Subsec. (d) regarding real estate acquisition, construction or leasing; P.A. 76-253 conditionally exempted transportation department from provisions of Subsec. (d) regarding real estate, made attorney general’s participation in contract negotiations under Subsec. (d) conditional upon commissioner’s request and made state properties review board an independent body; P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 80-349 gave properties review board power to approve or disapprove agriculture department’s acquisition of development rights of agricultural land; P.A. 81-384 removed reference to Sec. 32-23e from Subsec. (d); P.A. 81-421 amended Subsec. (d) by deleting some references to sections dealing with matters transferred to the jurisdiction of the commissioner of transportation; P.A. 82-446 required the state properties review board to review certain acquisitions and contracts by the department of transportation; P.A. 83-570 amended section to make reference to exemption for certain acquisitions and settlements by department of transportation under Sec. 13a-73; P.A. 84-98 amended Subsec. (d) to permit the Connecticut marketing authority to represent the state in the leasing of land or markets under the control of the authority; P.A. 85-301 amended Subsec. (d) by adding provision that the legislative management committee may represent the state in the planning and construction of the legislative office building and related facilities; P.A. 85-567 amended Subsec. (b) to increase maximum yearly amount of per diem fees for board members from $12,500 to $25,0000 and the daily rate from $100 to $150; P.A. 85-613 made technical changes, deleting reference to Secs. 10-325, 10-328 and 10-328a in Subsec. (d); P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; P.A. 88-28 added the provision allowing the commissioner of mental retardation to represent the state in the leasing of certain property; Sec. 4-26a transferred to Sec. 4b-3 in 1989; P.A. 89-260 in Subsec. (d) deleted reference to Sec. 10a-81 which was repealed by Sec. 40 of the act; P.A. 91-124 in Subsec. (f) deleted the requirement that the properties review board review the selection and contract with any architect or engineer; P.A. 91-174 in Subsec. (d) added the provision concerning the leasing of real estate for the University of Connecticut Health Center; P.A. 91-256 deleted an obsolete reference to Sec. 10a-129; P.A. 92-154 amended Subsec. (d) to change a reference to the board of trustees of The University of Connecticut to the board of trustees of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education and to change a reference to The University of Connecticut Health Center to such constituent unit; P.A. 93-262 removed reference to Sec. 17-3 in Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-293 deleted reference to repealed Sec. 10a-145 in Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 97-247 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 98-235 increased board members’ compensation from $150 per diem to $200 per diem and raised chairman’s maximum annual compensation from $25,000 to $30,000, effective July 1, 1998; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Agriculture with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-141 amended Subsec. (f) to require the board to review sales, leases and subleases proposed by the Commissioner of Public Works and review for approval or disapproval any contract for a project described in Sec. 4b-91(h); P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 06-152 amended Subsec. (d) by authorizing Chief Court Administrator to represent the state in providing for space as part of contract for alternative incarceration program and by making technical changes, effective June 6, 2006; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 “Commissioner of Mental Retardation” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Developmental Services”, effective October 1, 2007; P.A. 07-141 amended Subsec. (f) to add provisions re hearings and decisions on any appeal under Sec. 8-273a, effective June 25, 2007, and applicable to property acquired on or after that date; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (c) to eliminate authority to employ secretary, clerk and such employees as board shall deem necessary, amended Subsec. (d) to expand Chief Court Administrator’s authority to represent state in providing space under new or existing contract for alternative incarceration program or program developed pursuant to Secs. 46b-121i to 46b-121l and amended Subsec. (e) to place the board within Department of Administrative Services with independent decision-making authority, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (d) to replace Commissioner of Public Works with Commissioner of Administrative Services re acquisitions and leasing and Commissioner of Construction Services re construction and development and add Subdiv. (1) to (6) designators and amended Subsec. (f) to replace Commissioner of Public Works with Commissioner of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-84 amended Subsec. (f) to change reference to Sec. 13b-4(12) to reference to Sec. 13b-4(11) and to add exception re airport, airport site or part thereof operated by Connecticut Airport Authority, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-242 amended Subsec. (d) by adding Subdiv. (1) to (7) designators and by permitting Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to represent the state in leasing of residential units as part of a program developed pursuant to Sec. 17a-455a; P.A. 12-168 amended Subsec. (d)(2) by designating existing provision re space for Court Support Services Division as Subpara. (A) and adding Subpara. (B) authorizing Chief Court Administrator to represent state in providing for other real estate needs of Judicial Branch when delegated authority to do so by Commissioner of Administrative Services, and amended Subsec. (f) by requiring board to review acquisitions, sales, leases and subleases proposed by Chief Court Administrator pursuant to authority delegated by Commissioner of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 2012.

Annotation to former section 4-26a:

Subsec. (f):

Cited. 9 CA 514.

Sec. 4b-4. (Formerly Sec. 4-26f). Restrictions on Department of Administrative Services employees responsible for acquiring, leasing and selling real property. Filing of statement of financial interests. (a) No 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 member of the State Properties Review Board shall file, with the State Properties Review Board and with the Office of State Ethics, and each such employee of the Department of Administrative Services shall file, with the Department of Administrative Services and 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.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 6, 57; P.A. 87-570, S. 4, 5; 87-589, S. 75, 87; P.A. 88-109; P.A. 05-183, S. 31; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 140; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 87-570 applied restrictions to “any person employed by the department of administrative services as a leasing agent or as an immediate supervisor of a leasing agent”, required such employees to file with department and state ethics commission, and required state properties review board members and employees to file with state ethics commission instead of secretary of the state’s office; P.A. 87-589 made technical change, substituting public works department for administrative services department; P.A. 88-109 deleted the references to leasing agents and substituted nonclerical employee, added requirements concerning the financial statement and added Subsec. (b) re violations of the section; Sec. 4-26f transferred to Sec. 4b-4 in 1989; P.A. 05-183 amended Subsec. (a) to replace “State Ethics Commission” with “Office of State Ethics”, effective July 1, 2005; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate references to employees of State Properties Review Board, make technical changes and replace provisions requiring filing of financial statement with provision requiring filing of statement of financial interests pursuant to Sec. 1-83, effective October 5, 2009; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-5. (Formerly Sec. 4-26g). Expenses of the Properties Review Board. Reasonable expenses of the Properties Review Board shall be paid from the budget of the Department of Administrative Services.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 7, 57; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 141.)

History: Sec. 4-26g transferred to Sec. 4b-5 in 1989; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 eliminated provision requiring reasonable expenses of board and its employees to be paid from budget of the board upon its approval and provided that reasonable expenses of board shall be paid from budget of Department of Administrative Services, effective October 5, 2009.

Secs. 4b-6 to 4b-10. Reserved for future use.

PART II

SUPERVISION AND MAINTENANCE
OF STATE REAL PROPERTY

Sec. 4b-11. (Formerly Sec. 4-24). Supervision of state property. Trespass upon state property. Penalty. The board of trustees of each state institution shall have the supervision, care and control of all property used in connection with such institution; the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall have the supervision, care and control of all property used in connection with the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection located outside the city of Hartford; the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly shall have the supervision, care and control of the State Capitol building and grounds, the Legislative Office Building and parking garage and grounds and related structures and facilities; the Office of the Chief Court Administrator shall have the supervision, care and control of all property where the Judicial Department is the primary occupant and of the building and grounds of the State Library and Supreme Court and shall establish policies and procedures governing such supervision, care and control. For the purposes of this section, the term “Judicial Department” does not include the courts of probate, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Public Defender Services Commission, except where they share facilities in state-maintained courts. Such board of trustees and said commissioner may make regulations for the maintenance of order on, and the safeguarding and use of, any such property, subject to the direction and supervision of the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Any person who trespasses upon such property shall be subject to the penalty for criminal trespass, as provided in sections 53a-107 to 53a-109, inclusive, or simple trespass, as provided in section 53a-110a. Any person who violates any regulation concerning the use of such property shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months, or both.

(1949 Rev., S. 261; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 5; P.A. 75-316, S. 17; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 486, 610; P.A. 84-109, S. 1; 84-436, S. 2, 12; P.A. 85-301, S. 4, 5, 13; P.A. 87-496, S. 9, 110; P.A. 89-82, S. 6, 11; P.A. 92-130, S. 1, 10; P.A. 93-206, S. 1, 16; P.A. 95-220, S. 1, 6; P.A. 04-62, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 91.)

History: P.A. 75-316 replaced state library committee with state library board; P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for public works commissioner and commissioner of public safety for commissioner of state police and made the department of state police the division of state police within the department of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 84-109 provided that the state library board share the supervision, care and control of the building and grounds of the state library and supreme court with “the chief justice of the supreme court”, required that mutually agreeable policies and procedures governing such supervision, care and control be established, and provided that the commissioner of administrative services shall resolve disputed issues if the state library board and the chief justice are unable to establish mutually agreeable policies and procedures; P.A. 84-436 added provision that the office of the chief court administrator shall have the supervision, care and control of all property where the judicial department is the primary occupant and may make regulations in connection therewith, and added definition of “judicial department”, effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 85-301 added provision that the legislative management committee shall have the supervision, care and control of the state capitol building and grounds, temporary legislative office buildings and the legislative office building and grounds and related facilities, during and after construction; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; Sec. 4-24 transferred to Sec. 4b-11 in 1989; P.A. 89-82 made technical changes re buildings under supervision of legislative management committee and deleted obsolete references to temporary legislative office buildings and construction of legislative office building; P.A. 92-130 required public safety commissioner to have supervision, care and control of property used in connection with division of fire and building safety; P.A. 93-206 substituted division of fire, emergency and building services for division of fire and building safety, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-220 transferred supervision care and control of building and grounds of State Library and Supreme Court from State Library Board and Chief Justice to Office of Chief Court Administrator and deleted reference to Office of Chief Court Administrator and board re making regulations for maintenance of order on property subject to supervision of Public Works Commissioner, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 04-62 increased the penalty for trespass upon state property from a fine of not more than $100 or a term of imprisonment of not more than three months, or both, to the penalty for criminal trespass or simple trespass and increased the fine for violation of any regulation concerning the use of such property from not more than $100 to not more than $500, effective May 10, 2004; P.A. 11-51 deleted reference to Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services, changed “within the Department of Public Safety” to “within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” and changed “Commissioner of Public Works” to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011 (Revisor’s note: “Commissioner of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” to conform with changes made by P.A. 11-51, S. 134).

Sec. 4b-12. (Formerly Sec. 4-133). Control of certain state property in Hartford. Control of leased state property outside Hartford. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the supervision, care and control of the State Office Building, the state police buildings located in the city of Hartford, any state-owned building designated by the Governor, except as otherwise provided by law, and the premises held under lease or rental by the state, except as otherwise provided by law, but shall make no permanent material change in the structure or ornamentation of said buildings affecting their symmetry or architecture unless authorized by an act of the General Assembly. All premises of property leased or rented by the state or by any officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government and located outside the city of Hartford shall be under the control and management of the administrative head of the department or agency using or occupying such leased or rented premises, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of section 4a-2.

(1949 Rev., S. 204, 205; March, 1950, 1953, S. 1900d; 1963, P.A. 362; February, 1965, P.A. 438, S. 1; P.A. 76-192, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 486, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 81-364, S. 2, 4; P.A. 87-496, S. 35, 110; P.A. 88-116, S. 2; P.A. 96-235, S. 2, 19; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: 1963 act changed jurisdiction of commissioner to regulate parking from state capitol and state office building grounds to any property owned by the state under his supervision; 1965 act gave commissioner jurisdiction over any state-owned buildings designated by the governor; P.A. 76-192 enacted exception to provisions of Subsec. (a); P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and made department of state police a division within the department of public safety; P.A. 81-364 repealed provision making administrative services commissioner responsible for maintenance of state capitol building and grounds; P.A. 87-496 replaced commissioner of administrative services with commissioner of public works; P.A. 88-116 added provision transferred from Sec. 4-132 re control and management of property leased or rented by the state or a state entity, transferred remaining provisions of former Subsec. (a), re parking regulations, to Sec. 4-27a, and transferred former Subsec. (b), re height of buildings adjacent to Capitol, to new Sec. 4b-65; Sec. 4-133 transferred to Sec. 4b-12 in 1989; P.A. 96-235 added exception re Sec. 4b-1(b), effective June 6, 1996; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011 (Revisor’s note: A reference to “subsection (b) of section 4b-1” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “subsection (b) of section 4a-2” to conform with changes made by P.A. 11-51, S. 43, 51).

Annotations to former section 4-133:

Former section cited. 124 C. 33. Cited. 140 C. 124.

Sec. 4b-13. (Formerly Sec. 4-27a). Parking on state property. Programs to encourage state employees to use mass transportation. Regulations. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may make regulations for the maintenance of order on and the use of parking areas on any property owned by the state or under the supervision of said commissioner, except as provided in sections 2-71h, 10a-79, 10a-92 and 10a-139 and except for properties under the supervision, care and control of the Chief Court Administrator. Any person violating any such regulation shall be fined not more than seventy-five dollars and the vehicle in violation of such regulation may be towed. The enforcement of such regulations shall be by special policemen appointed under section 29-18 and by Department of Administrative Services buildings and grounds patrol officers, except that only such special policemen may tow, or cause the towing of, such vehicles.

(b) The Chief Court Administrator may establish policies and procedures for the maintenance of order and the use of parking areas on any property under the supervision, care and control of the Chief Court Administrator. Such policies and procedures may provide that any vehicle parked on such property in violation of such policies and procedures shall be towed.

(c) Each state agency shall develop a program to encourage its employees to use mass transportation. Such program shall address the feasibility of restricting the amount of free parking by at least ten per cent for those state employees who work in urban areas and for providing such employees with subsidies to ride mass transportation. Each state agency shall submit its program to the Department of Administrative Services. For the purposes of this subsection, “state agency” means each state department, office or other agency of the state; and “urban area” means any town or city having a population of seventy-five thousand or more or any town or city in which one hundred or more state employees are employed at the same site. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, after receipt of and pursuant to each state agency’s plan to determine the amount and process by which a state employee may obtain a subsidy.

(1971, P.A. 458, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-116, S. 3; P.A. 90-171; P.A. 91-148, S. 2, 3; P.A. 92-41, S. 1, 3; P.A. 93-123, S. 1, 2; 93-312, S. 6, 7; P.A. 94-169, S. 1, 20; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1, S. 4, 130; P.A. 95-220, S. 2, 6; P.A. 96-28, S. 1, 2; P.A. 03-202, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 88-116 inserted new Subsec. (a), re parking regulations, which was transferred from Sec. 4-133, relettering former Subsecs. accordingly; Sec. 4-27a transferred to Sec. 4b-13 in 1989; P.A. 90-171 added a new Subsec. (d) requiring each state agency to develop a program to encourage its employees to use mass transportation; P.A. 91-148 in Subsec. (d) added a requirement that each state agency consider the effect of charging their employees for parking, changed date of the report from January 1, 1991, to January 1, 1992, and changed definition of urban area to include a town or city where one hundred or more state employees are employed at the same site; P.A. 92-41 repealed Subsecs. (b) and (c) re state employee parking, relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 93-123 amended Subsec. (a) by changing applicability from property owned by the state and under supervision of commissioner to property so owned or under such supervision, adding references to Secs. 10a-79, 10a-92 and 10a-139, excepting parking areas of public educational institutions and increasing fine from $50 to $75, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 93-312 changed effective date of P.A. 92-41 applicable with respect to this section from July 1, 1995, to July 1, 1994, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-169 amended Subsec. (a) to provide exception for properties under supervision of chief court administrator, state library board and the chief justice under Sec. 4b-11, effective July 1, 1994; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1 amended Subsec. (a) by making technical changes, effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-220 removed reference to properties under supervision, care and control of State Library Board and Chief Justice, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-28 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize towing of vehicles in violation of regulations and to authorize Department of Public Works buildings and grounds patrol officers to enforce such regulations, except for towing of such vehicles, effective April 30, 1996; P.A. 03-202 added new Subsec. (b) re maintenance of order and use of parking areas on property under supervision, care and control of the Chief Court Administrator and redesignated existing Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (c), making technical changes therein; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” and “Department of Public Works” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” and “Department of Administrative Services”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-14. (Formerly Sec. 4-130). Flags on state buildings. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall cause the national and the state flags to be displayed on the State Armory, State Office Building, state police building and the State Library in Hartford, from sunrise to sunset of each day.

(1949 Rev., S. 191; March, 1950, S. 64d; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 486, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 82-472, S. 5, 183; P.A. 11-51, S. 53.)

History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced jurisdiction of public works commissioner with that of commissioner of administrative services, effective October 1, 1977, and made state police department a division within the department of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 82-472 eliminated requirement that commissioner cause flags to be displayed on state capitol; Sec. 4-130 transferred to Sec. 4b-14 in 1989; P.A. 11-51 replaced “commissioner” with “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

See Sec. 2-71h(c) re display of flags on State Capitol.

Sec. 4b-14a. Display or use of certain United States or Connecticut state flags. Manufacturing requirement. Any United States or Connecticut state flag (1) displayed on or in any public building owned or leased by the state, or used for the purposes of sections 3-2b, 4b-14, 9-237 or 51-27g, and (2) purchased after July 1, 2009, shall be manufactured in the United States.

(P.A. 09-224, S. 5.)

History: P.A. 09-224 effective July 1, 2009.

Sec. 4b-15. Policy to reduce use of disposable and single-use products and to separate and collect recyclable items. Each state agency having care, control and supervision of state property, including the Judicial Department and the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly, shall implement a policy for each facility under its care, control or supervision to (1) reduce the use of disposable and single-use products, in accordance with the plan adopted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 4a-67b, (2) separate and collect items designated as either suitable or required for recycling pursuant to section 22a-241b. Each such state agency shall post such policy on its Internet web site.

(P.A. 88-231, S. 4; P.A. 89-385, S. 9; P.A. 90-230, S. 8, 101; P.A. 96-163, S. 3; P.A. 11-51, S. 54; 11-80, S. 6; P.A. 12-205, S. 10.)

History: P.A. 89-385 amended Subsec. (a) by changing the deadline for report from January 1, 1991, to October 1, 1990, and further required the plan to provide for reduction of the use of disposable and single-use products; P.A. 90-230 corrected an internal reference in Subsec. (a); P.A. 96-163 amended Subsec. (b) to require submission of recycling plan to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection instead of the defunct Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Advisory Council; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) to delete reference to October 1, 1990, and to replace “Commissioner of Public Works” with “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-80 changed “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” and changed “Department of Environmental Protection” to “Department of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subsec. (b) re submission of report on implementation of recycling plan and former Subsec. (c) re white paper recycling program, and amended remaining provisions to delete Subsec. (a) designator and replace requirements re plan with requirements re policy, effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 4b-15a. Cleaning products in state buildings. On or after October 1, 2007, no person shall use a cleaning product inside a building owned by the state unless such cleaning product meets guidelines or environmental standards set by a national or international environmental certification program approved by the Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Such cleaning product shall, to the maximum extent possible, minimize the potential harmful impact on human health and the environment. For purposes of this section, “cleaning product” does not include any: (1) Disinfectant, disinfecting cleaner, sanitizer or any other antimicrobial product regulated by the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 USC 136 et seq., or (2) product for which no guideline or environmental standard has been established by any national or international certification program approved by the Department of Administrative Services, or which is outside the scope of or is otherwise excluded under guidelines or environmental standards established by such national or international certification program.

(P.A. 07-100, S. 1; P.A. 08-186, S. 2; P.A. 11-80, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 08-186 excluded from term “cleaning product” any product for which no guideline or environmental standard has been established or which is outside the scope of or otherwise excluded under certain guidelines or environmental standards, effective June 12, 2008; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-15b. Indoor air quality in buildings purchased or leased by the state. (a) Prior to acceptance of all or part of any building under a lease, lease renewal or purchase, where such premises are to be occupied by state employees or others, each state department shall provide for an inspection of the premises and shall develop a protocol for periodic assessment and remediation of indoor air quality issues in such facility. Such protocol shall include the best practices for commercial office space and shall include all applicable provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program.

(b) Each lease agreement entered into on and after July 1, 2007, by any state department to lease all or part of any building to be occupied by state employees or others shall contain a provision requiring the lessor to make all necessary efforts during the term of the lease agreement to maintain the structure and mechanical systems of the building as necessary to sustain the indoor air quality in the building to the levels in existence at the time the premises were accepted and to carry out the indoor air quality protocol established under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any building leased or owned by the Department of Transportation that the department does not use for office space.

(P.A. 07-124, S. 1; P.A. 08-101, S. 4.)

History: P.A. 07-124 effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 08-101 added Subsec. (c) re exemption for building leased or owned by Department of Transportation that is not used for office space.

Sec. 4b-16. Outdoor luminaires on the grounds of state buildings or facilities. (a) As used in this section:

(1) “Fixture” means the assembly that holds a lamp and may include an assembly housing, a mounting bracket or pole socket, a lamp holder, a ballast, a reflector or mirror and a refractor or lens;

(2) “Restricted uplight luminaire” means a luminaire that allows no direct light emissions above a horizontal plane through the luminaire’s lowest light-emitting part other than a 0.5 per cent maximum incidental uplight from reflection off mounting hardware;

(3) “Glare” means direct light emitting from a luminaire that causes reduced vision or momentary blindness;

(4) “Illuminance” means the level of light measured at a surface;

(5) “Lamp” means the component of a luminaire that produces the light;

(6) “Light trespass” means light emitted by a luminaire that shines beyond the boundaries of the property on which the luminaire is located;

(7) “Lumen” means a unit of measurement of luminous flux;

(8) “Luminaire” means the complete lighting unit, including the lamp and the fixture;

(9) “Permanent outdoor luminaire” means any luminaire or system of luminaires that is outdoors and intended to be used for seven days or longer; and

(10) “State funds” means any bond revenues or any money appropriated or allocated by the General Assembly.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no state funds shall be used to install or replace a permanent outdoor luminaire for lighting on the grounds of any state building or facility unless (1) the luminaire is designed to maximize energy conservation and to minimize light pollution, glare and light trespass, (2) the luminaire’s illuminance is equal to the minimum illuminance adequate for the intended purpose of the lighting, and (3) for a luminaire with a rated output of more than one thousand eight hundred lumens, such luminaire is a restricted uplight luminaire.

(c) The provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to luminaires located on the grounds of any correctional institution or facility administered by the Commissioner of Correction, required by federal regulations, required for storm operation activities performed by the Department of Transportation, required to illuminate either the state flag or the flag of the United States or in a lighting plan for a Department of Transportation facility where less than twenty-five per cent of the luminaires are to be replaced. The Commissioner of Construction Services, or the commissioner’s designee, may waive the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section with respect to luminaires on the grounds of any other state building or facility when, after a request for such a waiver has been made and reviewed, the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee determines that such a waiver is necessary for the lighting application. Requests for such a waiver shall be made to the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall include, without limitation, a description of the lighting plan, a description of the efforts that have been made to comply with the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section and the reasons such a waiver is necessary. In reviewing a request for such a waiver, the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee shall consider design safety, costs and other factors deemed appropriate by the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the installation or replacement of luminaires for which the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (1) conducts a life-cycle cost analysis of one or more luminaires that meet the requirements set forth in subsection (b) of this section and one or more luminaires that do not meet such requirements, and (2) certifies that a luminaire which meets such requirements is not cost effective and is not the most appropriate alternative based on the life-cycle cost analysis.

(P.A. 06-86, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 90.)

History: P.A. 06-86 effective July 1, 2006; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Construction Services” in Subsec. (c), effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-17. Capitol Area System. Purchase by state. Nonwaiver of sovereign immunity. Operation of system. Authority of Commissioner of Administrative Services. Public works heating and cooling energy revolving account. Invoice and collection of costs. Review of purchase. Resale to third party. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, on behalf of the state, may purchase from TEN Companies, Inc., in accordance with the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008, by and among the state, acting by and through the Commissioner of Administrative Services, and TEN Companies, Inc., which Asset Purchase Agreement is hereby ratified and approved, the district heating and cooling system that provides heating and cooling service to state facilities within the Capitol District and to other nonstate facilities, as listed in the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008, and which is known as the Capitol Area System, including all assets and property necessary for the operation of said system, as described in the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008. The commissioner may assume all vendor contracts, customer contracts, supplier agreements, and third-party contracts with regard to said system. The commissioner may undertake any obligation and enter into any agreement to accomplish any transaction that is necessary to carry out the provisions of this section or said Asset Purchase Agreement, including the grant or acceptance of any release set forth in said Asset Purchase Agreement.

(b) To the extent any provision in an agreement executed or assumed by the commissioner pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may be interpreted as waiving the sovereign immunity of the state, including, without limitation, indemnification provisions, such provision is effective and enforceable against the state solely in accordance with its specific terms. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as a waiver of the sovereign immunity of the state in any other context.

(c) In order to operate the Capitol Area System, the commissioner may: (1) Furnish, from plants located in the city of Hartford, heat or air conditioning, or both, by means of steam, heated or chilled water or other medium; (2) lay and maintain mains, pipes or other conduits; (3) erect such other fixtures as are, or may be, necessary or convenient in and on the streets, highways and public grounds of said city, for the purpose of carrying steam, heated or chilled water or other medium from such plants to the location to be served and returning the same; and (4) lease to one or more corporations formed or specially chartered for the purpose of furnishing heat or air conditioning, or both, one or more of such plants or distribution systems owned by it and constructed or adapted for either or both such purposes.

(d) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may perform all obligations of the state relating to or arising from any agreement between the state and TEN Companies, Inc.

(e) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may (1) enter into contracts with third parties for the procurement of energy products and services or for the operation and maintenance of, and repairs and improvements to, the Capitol Area System; (2) provide energy products and services, as produced from said system or distributed by said system, to any buildings owned by, or leased to, the state or any instrumentality of the state; (3) sell energy products and services, as produced from said system or distributed by said system, to the owners or tenants of buildings not owned by the state; (4) occupy and use rights-of-way necessary to own, maintain, repair, improve and operate said system in and on the streets, highways and public grounds of the city of Hartford, on all property owned by the state and on property where the system is located, and to serve public and private end-use customers; (5) lay and maintain mains, pipes or other conduits, and erect such other fixtures as are, or may be, necessary or convenient in and on the streets, highways and public grounds of said city, for the purpose of carrying energy products to the location to be served and returning the same; and (6) enter into contracts with third parties for the procurement of other products and services, and provide or sell other products or services to the state or to the owners or tenants of buildings not owned by the state, that are being produced, provided or distributed through said system, or any part thereof, prior to, or as of, April 23, 2009.

(f) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may: (1) Grant easements with respect to land owned by the state in connection with the operation of the Capitol Area System, subject to the approval of the agency having supervision of the care and control of such land and the State Properties Review Board; (2) acquire easements with respect to land not owned by the state in connection with said system, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board; (3) enter into leases for any type of space or facility necessary to meet the needs of operating said system, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board; and (4) when the General Assembly is not in session, the commissioner may, subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, purchase or acquire for the state any land, or interest therein, if such action is necessary for the operation of said system. The commissioner shall provide notice of any easement granted pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection to the chief elected official of the municipality and the members of the General Assembly representing the municipality, in which such land is located.

(g) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish and administer an account to be known as the public works heating and cooling energy revolving account, which shall be used for: (1) The deposit of receipts from the sale of Capitol Area System energy products and services to state agencies or to the owners or tenants of buildings not owned by the state; and (2) for the payment of expenses related to the operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of the Capitol Area System. The commissioner may expend funds necessary for all reasonable direct expenses related to said account.

(h) For the provision of energy products and services, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall periodically invoice and collect a pro rata share of the costs described in this subsection from each state agency and owner or tenant of the buildings on the Capitol Area System that are not owned by the state, to the extent not prohibited by contracts in effect as of November 4, 2008. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall periodically submit proposed rate setting methods and proposed rates to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the secretary’s approval. No such method or rate shall be effective without the secretary’s approval. Rates shall be based on: (1) A pro rata share of all costs of acquiring the system, including all costs for legal and consultant services; (2) a pro rata share of the cost of such energy products or services, whether produced by the state or purchased from third parties; (3) a pro rata share of any and all costs of operating, maintaining and repairing said system, including the cost of services provided by vendors and the cost of equipment; (4) a pro rata share of an amount determined to be necessary for long-term capital improvements or replacement, which amount shall be specifically identified in the public works heating and cooling energy revolving account, and allocated for long-term capital improvements or replacement; (5) a pro rata share of the Department of Administrative Services’ personnel costs related to the operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of the Capitol Area System, provided not more than one full-time employee of the department shall be allocated to the system; and (6) a pro rata share of the cost of other products or services incurred and permitted by this section. Not more than forty-five days after receipt of a proposed rate setting method or a proposed rate from the commissioner, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall approve or disapprove such proposed method or rate. If the secretary fails to act on such proposed method or rate within such period, the commissioner’s proposal shall be deemed to have been approved. On a quarterly basis, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall transmit to the General Fund any portion of the costs that are attributable to the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the use of the Capitol Area System by the state to its use or functional capacity as of the date of its purchase by the state.

(j) Except as expressly required by the provisions of this section, the acquisition of the Capitol Area System by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, and any transaction necessary for such acquisition, shall not be subject to any other review, approval or authorization by any other state agency, board, department or instrumentality and shall not be subject to any otherwise applicable sales or conveyance tax or taxes.

(k) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the state from reselling the Capitol Area System to a third party if it is determined that such resale is in the best interest of the state.

(P.A. 09-15, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 09-15 effective April 23, 2009; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” and “Department of Public Works” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” and “Department of Administrative Services”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Secs. 4b-18 to 4b-20. Reserved for future use.

PART III

PURCHASE, SALE AND LEASING
OF STATE REAL PROPERTY AND ALLOCATION OF SPACE

Sec. 4b-21. (Formerly Sec. 4-26). Purchase, sale or exchange of state land. Approval procedure. Exception. (a) When the General Assembly is not in session, the trustees of any state institution, the State Board of Education or the Commissioner of Correction may, subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, purchase or acquire for the state, through the Commissioner of Administrative Services, any land or interest therein if such action seems advisable to protect the state’s interest or to effect a needed economy, and may, subject to the provisions of said section, contract through the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the sale or exchange of any land or interest therein belonging to the state except that The University of Connecticut may purchase or acquire for the state and may dispose of or exchange any land or interest therein directly. When the General Assembly is not in session, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, with the approval of the State Properties Review Board, may give or obtain an option upon any land or interest therein which is not under the control of the trustees of any state institution, the State Board of Education or the Commissioner of Correction when such action seems advisable, and such option shall remain in force until the fifteenth day of August following the next session of the General Assembly.

(b) Any state agency, department or institution having custody and control of land, an improvement to land or interest in land, belonging to the state, shall inform the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in writing, when such land, improvement or interest or any part thereof is not needed by the agency, department or institution. Upon receipt of such notification, the secretary shall arrange for such agency, department or institution to forthwith transfer custody and control of such land, improvement or interest to the Department of Administrative Services, along with adequate funding for personnel and other operating expenses required for the maintenance of such land, improvement or interest, and shall notify all state agencies, departments and institutions that such land, improvement or interest is available. Within ninety days of receipt of such notification from the secretary, any state agency, department or institution that is interested in utilizing the land, improvement or interest shall submit a plan to the secretary that sets forth the proposed use for the land, improvement or interest and a budget and timetable for such use. If the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development determines that such land, improvement or interest can be utilized or adapted for use as an emergency shelter or transitional living facility for homeless persons or can be utilized or exchanged for property which can be utilized for the construction, rehabilitation or renovation of housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, said commissioner may (1) within such ninety-day period, submit to the secretary, in lieu of such plan, a preliminary plan indicating that the land, improvement or interest can be utilized, adapted or exchanged for such housing purposes and stating the type of housing that is planned and (2) within six months after the end of such ninety-day period, submit a comprehensive plan for the development of such housing to the secretary, in a form prescribed by the secretary. If the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development submits preliminary and comprehensive plans to the secretary within such periods, the agency, department or institution having custody and control of the land, improvement or interest shall transfer custody and control to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development in accordance with such procedures as the secretary may prescribe. If (A) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development does not submit a preliminary plan to the secretary within such ninety-day period or so submits a preliminary plan but does not submit a comprehensive plan to the secretary within such six-month period, and (B) one or more agencies, departments or institutions submit a plan for such land, improvement or interest to the secretary within such ninety-day period, the secretary shall analyze such agency, department or institution plan or plans and determine whether (i) custody and control of the land, improvement or interest shall be transferred to one of such agencies, departments or institutions, in which case the agency, department or institution having custody of the land, improvement or interest shall make such transfer, or (ii) the land, improvement or interest shall be treated as surplus.

(c) If the secretary determines that such land, improvement, interest or part thereof may properly be treated as surplus, he shall notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services. If the secretary also determines that such land, improvement or interest or part thereof was purchased or improved with proceeds of tax exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state, he shall also notify the Treasurer. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may sell, exchange or lease, or enter into agreements concerning, such land, improvement, interest or part thereof, after (1) notifying (A) the municipality or municipalities in which such land, improvement or interest is located, (B) the members of the General Assembly representing such municipality or municipalities, and (C) any potential developer of an incentive housing development, as defined in section 8-13m, who has registered with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to be notified of any such state surplus land, and (2) obtaining the approval of (A) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, (B) the State Properties Review Board, and (C) the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to (i) state revenue, and (ii) the purchase and sale of state property and facilities, and (3) if such land, improvement, interest or part thereof was purchased or improved with proceeds of tax-exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state, obtaining the approval of the Treasurer. The Treasurer may disapprove such a transaction only if the transaction would affect the tax-exempt status of such obligations and could not be modified to maintain such tax-exempt status. If a proposed agreement for such a conveyance has not been submitted to the State Properties Review Board within three years after the Commissioner of Administrative Services provides such notice to such municipality and such members of the General Assembly, or if the board does not approve the proposed agreement within five years after such notice, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may not convey such land, improvement or interest without again so notifying such municipality and such members of the General Assembly. In the case of a proposed lease of land, an improvement to land or an interest in land, or any part thereof, with a person, firm or corporation in the private sector, for a term of six months or more, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall comply with such notice requirement by notifying in writing the chief executive officer of the municipality in which the land, improvement or interest is located and the members of the General Assembly representing such municipality, not less than two weeks before seeking the approval of said secretary, board and committees, concerning the proposed lease and the manner in which the lessee proposes to use the land, improvement or interest. Each agency, department or institution which informs the secretary that any land, improvement or interest in land is not needed shall retain responsibility for its security and maintenance until the Commissioner of Administrative Services receives custody and control of the property, if any. The Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary to convey the title to any property the sale or exchange of which or a contract for the sale or exchange of which is authorized by this section.

(d) Upon approval of the proposed action of the Commissioner of Administrative Services by said secretary and board, said commissioner shall request approval of such action by the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to state revenue and the purchase and sale of state property and facilities. Each committee shall have thirty days from the date such request is received to convene a meeting to vote to approve or disapprove such action. If such request is withdrawn, altered, amended or otherwise changed, said commissioner shall resubmit such request, and each committee shall have thirty days from the date of such resubmittal to convene a meeting to vote to approve or disapprove such action. If a committee does not act on a request or the resubmittal of a request, as the case may be, within that time, the request shall be deemed to be approved by the committee.

(e) No provision of this section shall be construed to limit, supersede or repeal any other provision of law relating to the powers or duties of any state agency.

(f) The requirements of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall not apply to land which the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection has acquired pursuant to 42 USC 9601 et seq., the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, (CERCLA).

(1949 Rev., S. 99; March, 1950, S. 31d; 1969, P.A. 356; 1971, P.A. 17; P.A. 75-425, S. 19, 57; P.A. 77-614, S. 277, 610; P.A. 79-360; P.A. 83-334, S. 2, 3; P.A. 86-414, S. 1, 3; P.A. 87-387, S. 1; 87-496, S. 19, 110; 87-589, S. 72, 87; P.A. 88-290, S. 1, 3; P.A. 89-85; P.A. 92-91, S. 2; P.A. 95-230, S. 34, 45; 95-250, S. 1; 95-354, S. 2, 3; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; 96-235, S. 3, 19; P.A. 97-71, S. 2, 4; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 4, 20; P.A. 06-189, S. 17; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 50; P.A. 11-51, S. 44; 11-80, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act added provision for exchange of property; 1971 act included council of correction among those empowered to acquire and sell land; P.A. 75-425 made section subject to Sec. 4-26b, interposed public works commissioner as agent for acquisition and sale of land and gave public works commissioner and state properties review board rather than governor the power to obtain options on land when general assembly is not in session; P.A. 77-614 replaced council of correction with commissioner of correction and public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-360 made option effective until August fifteenth following next session rather than until first Wednesday of March of next session; P.A. 83-334 established procedure for sale or exchange of state land by commissioner of administrative services subject to the approval of the secretary of the office of policy and management, properties review board and legislative committees; P.A. 86-414 added provisions in Subsec. (b) concerning use of property for emergency shelters or transitional living facilities; P.A. 87-387 added provisions in Subsec. (b) re compliance by commissioner of administrative services with municipal notice requirement; P.A. 87-496 substituted “public works” for “administrative services” commissioner; P.A. 87-589 made technical change in Subsec. (b); P.A. 88-290 added provisions in Subsec. (b) re transfer of land which can be utilized for low and moderate income housing to the department of housing; Sec. 4-26 transferred to Sec. 4b-21 in 1989; P.A. 89-85 amended Subsec. (b) to require commissioner of public works, before conveying or leasing state land, to notify general assembly members representing municipality or municipalities in which land is located and to require repeat notices to municipality and general assembly members if proposed conveyance not submitted to review board within three years of first notice or board does not approve within five years; P.A. 92-91 amended Subsec. (b) by specifying that real property can be exchanged for property that can be utilized for housing; P.A. 95-230 amended Subsec. (a) to add exception for The University of Connecticut, effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-354 divided Subsec. (b) into Subsecs. (b) and (c), amended Subsec. (b) to require agencies to notify Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, instead of Public Works and Housing Commissioners, of unneeded land, to require that custody of such land be transferred to Public Works Department, to provide for notification of all agencies of availability of such land, to modify procedure for Housing Commissioner to obtain custody of such land for housing purposes and to establish procedure for other agencies to obtain custody of such land, amended Subsec. (c) by inserting lettering and numbering, requiring Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to notify Public Works Commissioner of surplus land and, if land purchased or improved with state tax exempt obligations, to notify Treasurer, adding Subdiv. (3) re approval by Treasurer, and making other changes for consistency with Subsec. (b), added Subsec. (e) re disposition of proceeds from sale of land, and relettered remaining Subsecs. accordingly, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-235 amended Subsec. (b) by requiring that entity transferring custody and control of land, improvement or interest to Department of Public Works also transfer adequate funding for maintenance of the same, effective June 6, 1996; P.A. 97-71 added Subsec. (g) re an exemption from procedures under this section for the transfer of land acquired by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, effective May 27, 1997; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 deleted Subsec. (e) re 20% allocation to state agencies of funds received from sale of or improvement to land and relettered existing Subsecs. (f) and (g) as Subsecs. (e) and (f), effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 06-189 amended Subsec. (d) to designate the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having authority to approve or disapprove proposed action, change the time for committee consideration from 15 days to 30 days, and provide additional time in case of resubmittal; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 amended Subsec. (c)(1) to add new Subpara. (C) re notice to potential developer of incentive housing development and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2007; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” and “Department of Public Works” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” and “Department of Administrative Services”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” in Subsec. (f), effective July 1, 2011.

See Sec. 3-14 re management and sale of property by State Treasurer.

See Sec. 8-37y re powers of Commissioner of Economic and Community Development.

Sec. 4b-21a. State properties improvement account. There is established an account to be known as the “state properties improvement account” which shall be a separate nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account may contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The moneys in said account shall be allocated by the State Bond Commission for capital improvements to, and the maintenance of, real property owned by the state.

(P.A. 95-354, S. 1, 3.)

History: P.A. 95-354 effective July 1, 1995.

Sec. 4b-22. (Formerly Sec. 4-27). Land acquired by the state by gift. Except as provided in section 3-33, no land shall be acquired by the state by gift except with the approval of the Governor and the Attorney General. When the Governor and the Attorney General accept land which has been given to the state for any purpose, proper acknowledgment of the gift shall be made to the donor.

(1949 Rev., S. 100.)

History: Sec. 4-27 transferred to Sec. 4b-22 in 1989.

Sec. 4b-22a. Easements. Grant and acquisition. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner of Construction Services may (1) grant easements with respect to land owned by the state to a public service company, as defined in section 16-1, the owner of a district heating and cooling system, or a municipal water or sewer authority, in connection with a Department of Construction Services project, subject to the approval of the agency having supervision of the care and control of such land and the State Properties Review Board, and (2) acquire easements with respect to land not owned by the state in connection with a Department of Construction Services project, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board. No easement granted under subdivision (1) of this section shall be for the disposal or storage of radioactive or hazardous waste materials. The commissioner shall provide notice of any easement granted under said subdivision (1) to the chief executive official of the municipality, and the members of the General Assembly representing the municipality, in which the land is located.

(P.A. 92-105, S. 1, 3; P.A. 11-51, S. 90.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” and “Department of Public Works” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Construction Services” and “Department of Construction Services”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-23. (Formerly Sec. 4-26b). State facility plan. Implementation. Responsibilities of Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Commissioners of Administrative Services and Construction Services and Properties Review Board. Regulations. (a) As used in this section, “facility” means buildings and real property owned or leased by the state. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish guidelines which further define such term. All agencies and departments of the state shall notify the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management of their facility needs including, but not limited to, the types of such facilities and the municipalities or general location for the facilities. Each agency and department shall continue long-range planning for facility needs, establish a plan for its long-range facility needs and submit such plan and related facility project requests to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and a copy thereof to the Commissioner of Administrative Services, on or before September first of each even-numbered year. Each such request shall be accompanied by a capital development impact statement, as required by section 4-66b, and a colocation statement, as required by section 4b-31, if the secretary so requires. Each agency and department shall base its long-term planning for facility needs on a program plan. The secretary shall establish a content guide and schedule for such plans. Each agency and department shall prepare its program plan in accordance with such guide and file it with the secretary pursuant to such schedule. Facility plans shall include, but not be limited to: Identification of (1) long-term and short-term facility needs, (2) opportunities for the substitution of state-owned space for leased space, (3) facilities proposed for demolition or abandonment which have potential for other uses, (4) space modifications or relocations that could result in cost or energy savings, and (5) facilities known to be brownfields. Each agency or department program plan and facility plan and its facility project requests shall cover a period of at least five years. The secretary shall provide agencies and departments with instructions for preparing program plans, long-term facility plans and facility project requests and shall provide appropriate programmatic planning assistance. The Commissioners of Administrative Services and Construction Services shall assist agencies and departments with long-term facilities planning and the preparation of cost estimates for such plans and requests. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall review such plans and prepare an integrated state facility plan which meets the aggregate facility needs of the state. The secretary shall review the cost effective retrofit measures recommended to him by the Commissioner of Construction Services under subsection (b) of section 16a-38a and include in the plan those measures which would best attain the energy performance standards established under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 16a-38.

(b) On or before December first of each even-numbered year, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall provide the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management with a review of the plans and requests submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for consistency with realistic cost factors, space requirements, space standards, implementation schedules, priority needs, objectives of the Commissioner of Administrative Services in carrying out his responsibilities under section 4b-30 and the need for the maintenance, improvement and replacement of state facilities.

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall present a proposed state facility plan to the Properties Review Board on or before February fifteenth of each odd-numbered year. Such plan shall be known as the recommended state facility plan and shall include all leases and capital projects and a statement of the degree to which it promotes the colocation goals addressed in subsection (e) of section 4b-31. The secretary shall establish guidelines defining “capital projects”. The Properties Review Board shall submit its recommendations to the secretary on or before March first of each odd-numbered year. The Properties Review Board recommendations shall address the goals described in subsection (e) of section 4b-31. The secretary shall present the recommended state facility plan to the General Assembly on or before March fifteenth of each odd-numbered year.

(d) Upon the approval by the General Assembly of the operating and capital budget appropriations, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall update and modify the recommended state facility plan, which shall then be known as the state facility plan. The state facility plan shall be used as an advisory document for the leasing of property for use by state agencies and departments and for related capital projects.

(e) Implementation of the state facility plan shall be the responsibility of the Commissioner of Administrative Services who shall conduct a study of each proposed facility in the plan to determine: (1) The method of choice for satisfying each such facility need, (2) the geographical areas best suited to such need, (3) the feasibility and cost of such acquisition using a life-cycle cost analysis as established by subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 16a-38, (4) the degree to which the plan promotes the goals addressed in subsection (e) of section 4b-31, and (5) any other relevant factors. Said commissioner shall review and approve each facility plan implementation action and shall submit to the Properties Review Board a list of each such action approved and the method and plan by which it shall be accomplished. Said commissioner shall endeavor to locate human services agencies in the same buildings as municipal and private agencies that provide human services. The results of said commissioner’s study along with all supportive materials shall be immediately sent to the Properties Review Board. The board shall meet to review the decision of the commissioner and may request the commissioner or any member of his department, and the head of the requesting agency or any of his employees to appear for the purpose of supplying pertinent information. Said board shall call a meeting within two weeks of the receipt of the commissioner’s decision, and may meet as often as necessary, to review said decision. The board, within ninety days after the receipt of the decision of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall either accept, reject or request modification of such decision, except that when more time is required, the board may have a ninety-day extension of time, provided the board shall advise the Commissioner of Administrative Services in writing as to the reasons for such extension of time. If such decision is disapproved by the board, it shall so inform the commissioner along with its reasons therefor, and the commissioner shall inform the head of the requesting agency and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that its request has been rejected. If such decision is approved by the board it shall inform the commissioner of such approval and the commissioner shall immediately communicate his decision to the head or acting head of such governmental unit and to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and shall set forth the procedures to be taken to accomplish the results of such decision. The decision to make public such decision shall rest solely with the Commissioner of Administrative Services both as to time and manner of disclosure, but in no event shall such period exceed one year. The commissioner shall, when he deems it to be in the public interest, authorize the disclosure of such information; however, in the absence of such authorization, any unauthorized disclosure shall be subject to the criminal provisions of section 4b-27. All decisions made by the commissioner under the provisions of this section shall require review by the board. Except as otherwise hereinafter provided, the approval or disapproval of the Properties Review Board shall be binding on the commissioner and the requesting agency with regard to the acquisition of any real estate by lease or otherwise, notwithstanding any other statute or special act to the contrary. A majority vote of the board shall be required to accept or reject a decision of the commissioner.

(f) Within forty-five days from the date of the board’s decision regarding the request of a governmental unit, the head or acting head of such unit shall notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services (1) that it accepts his decision, (2) that it rejects his decision and withdraws its request, or (3) that it does not approve such decision and requests that all or part of such decision be modified by the commissioner. When such modification is requested, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, within three weeks from receipt of such request, consider and act upon such request for modification and submit his decision to the Properties Review Board. If the commissioner and the board fail to agree to such modification in whole or in part, the governmental unit may, within ten days from the date of notification of such final decision, accept the commissioner’s final decision, reject such decision and withdraw its request, or appeal to the Governor. Upon such appeal, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall submit a report to the Governor stating the board’s conclusions and supporting material therefor and the governmental agency shall submit a report to the Governor stating its objections to such decision and its supporting material therefor. The Governor shall, within thirty days of the receipt of such reports, make a decision which shall be binding on the parties involved. In the absence of any such appeal or withdrawal of request, the decision of the commissioner and the board shall be final and binding upon the governmental unit.

(g) After final action is taken approving any request or modification thereof, condemnation procedures shall continue to be prosecuted in the same manner as they were on July 1, 1975, by the agency involved, where such procedures are applicable and authorized by statute.

(h) Approval by the Properties Review Board shall not be required prior to State Bond Commission authorization of funds (1) for planning costs and other preliminary expenses for any construction or acquisition project, or (2) for any construction or acquisition project for which an architect was selected prior to July 1, 1975.

(i) As used in this subsection, (1) “project” means any state program, except the downtown Hartford higher education center project, as defined in subsection (l) of section 4b-55, requiring consultant services if the cost of such services is estimated to exceed one hundred thousand dollars or, in the case of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, the cost of such services is estimated to exceed three hundred thousand dollars, or in the case of a building or premises under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator or property where the Judicial Department is the primary occupant, the cost of such services is estimated to exceed three hundred thousand dollars; (2) “consultant” means “consultant” as defined in section 4b-55; and (3) “consultant services” means “consultant services” as defined in section 4b-55. Any contracts entered into by the Commissioner of Construction Services with any consultants for employment (A) for any project under the provisions of this section, (B) in connection with a list established under subsection (d) of section 4b-51, or (C) by task letter issued by the Commissioner of Construction Services to any consultant on such list pursuant to which the consultant will provide services valued in excess of one hundred thousand dollars, shall be subject to the approval of the Properties Review Board prior to the employment of said consultant or consultants by the commissioner. The Properties Review Board shall, within thirty days, approve or disapprove the selection of or contract with any consultant made by the Commissioner of Construction Services pursuant to sections 4b-1 and 4b-55 to 4b-59, inclusive. If upon the expiration of the thirty-day period a decision has not been made, the Properties Review Board shall be deemed to have approved such selection or contract.

(j) The Properties Review Board shall, within thirty days, approve or disapprove the proposed acquisition by lease of any residential property by the Commissioner of Developmental Services pursuant to subsection (d) of section 4b-3. If upon the expiration of such thirty-day period a decision has not been made, the Properties Review Board shall be deemed to have approved such lease.

(k) Any agency or department of state government requiring additional facilities not included in the state facility plan may submit a request to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management outlining the justification for its request. The agency or department shall also provide (1) in the case of a request not previously submitted to the secretary pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the reasons why it was not so submitted, and (2) in the case of a request so submitted, sufficient new information to warrant reconsideration. Such request shall include a statement of the degree to which the proposed state facility plan promotes the goals addressed in subsection (e) of section 4b-31, if the secretary so requires. Such request shall also be accompanied by a capital development impact statement as required under section 4-66b, if the secretary so requires. Subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall not apply to the review of such requests. Any such request for additional facilities which are determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to be of emergency nature or the lack of which may seriously hinder the efficient operation of the state, may be approved by the Properties Review Board and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and shall be known as an approval made during the interim between state facility plans. No action may be taken by the state to lease or construct such additional facilities unless the secretary makes such a determination.

(l) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall monitor the amount of leased space being requested and the costs of all proposed and approved facility project actions and, in the case of space or facility projects for which bond funds were authorized, shall advise the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Governor when the space to be leased or the forecast costs to complete the project exceed the square footage amount or the cost levels in the approved state facility plan by ten per cent or more. Approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Properties Review Board, the State Bond Commission and the Governor shall be required to continue the project.

(m) (1) Plans to construct, renovate or modify state-owned or occupied buildings shall provide for a portion of the total planned floor area of newly constructed state buildings or buildings constructed specifically for use by the state to be served by renewable sources of energy, including solar, wind, water and biomass sources, for use in space heating and cooling, domestic hot water and other applications. For the plan due December 1, 1979, the portion to be served by renewable energy sources shall be not less than five per cent of total planned new floor area. For each succeeding state facilities plan submitted after December 1, 1979, the portion of the total planned floor area of any additional newly constructed state buildings or buildings constructed specifically for use by the state to be served by renewable energy sources shall be increased by at least five per cent per year until a goal of fifty per cent of total planned floor area of any additional newly constructed state buildings or buildings constructed specifically for use by the state is reached. For any facility served by renewable energy sources in accordance with this subsection, not less than thirty per cent of the total energy requirements of any specific energy application, including, but not limited to, space heating or cooling and providing domestic hot water, shall be provided by renewable energy sources. The installation in newly constructed state buildings or buildings constructed specifically for use by the state of systems using renewable energy sources in accordance with this subsection, shall be subject to the life-cycle cost analysis provided for in section 16a-38. (2) The state shall fulfill the obligations imposed by subdivision (1) of this subsection unless such action would cause an undue economic hardship to the state.

(n) The recommended state facility plan shall include policies for:

(1) The encouragement of the acquisition, transfer and utilization of space in suitable buildings of historic, architectural or cultural significance, unless use of such space would not prove feasible and prudent compared with available alternatives;

(2) The encouragement of the location of commercial, cultural, educational and recreational facilities and activities within public buildings;

(3) The provision and maintenance of space, facilities and activities to the extent practicable, which encourage public access to and stimulate public pedestrian traffic around, into and through public buildings, permitting cooperative improvements to and uses of the areas between the building and the street, so that such activities complement and supplement commercial, cultural, educational and recreational resources in the neighborhood of public buildings;

(4) The encouragement of the public use of public buildings for cultural, educational and recreational activities;

(5) The encouragement of the ownership or leasing of modern buildings to replace obsolete facilities, achieve cost and energy efficiencies, maximize delivery of services to the public, preserve existing infrastructure and provide a comfortable and space-efficient work environment; and

(6) The encouragement of the establishment of child day care facilities and child development centers including provisions for (A) full-day and year-round programs for children of working parents, (B) opportunities for parents to choose among accredited public or private programs, (C) open enrollment for children in child day care and school readiness programs, and (D) incentives for the colocation and service integration of child day care programs and school readiness programs pursuant to section 4b-31.

(o) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Properties Review Board, and in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, setting forth the procedures which the Department of Administrative Services and said office and board shall follow in carrying out their responsibilities concerning state leasing of offices, space or other facilities. Such regulations shall specify, for each step in the leasing process at which an approval is needed in order to proceed to the next step, what information shall be required, who shall provide the information and the criteria for granting the approval. Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, such regulations shall provide that: (1) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall (A) review all lease requests included in, and scheduled to begin during, the first year of each approved state-wide facility and capital plan and (B) provide the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management with an estimate of the gross cost and total square footage need for each lease, (2) the secretary shall approve a gross cost and a total square footage for each such lease and transmit each decision to the requesting agency, the commissioner and the State Properties Review Board, (3) the commissioner shall submit all leases, lease renewals and hold over agreements to the secretary for approval, and (4) the secretary shall approve or disapprove any such lease request or agreement not more than ten working days after the secretary receives the request or agreement.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 2, 57; P.A. 76-253, S. 2, 6; P.A. 77-479, S. 1, 2, 3; 77-614, S. 82, 610; P.A. 79-239, S. 3–7; 79-450, S. 7, 8; 79-462, S. 1; 79-496, S. 3, 5; 79-558, S. 1, 2; 79-607, S. 2, 3; 79-631, S. 22, 111; P.A. 80-483, S. 173, 186; P.A. 81-376, S. 5, 11; P.A. 82-446, S. 2, 4; P.A. 84-489, S. 1, 5; P.A. 86-93, S. 1, 2; P.A. 87-496, S. 21, 110; 87-570, S. 1, 5; 87-589, S. 73, 87; P.A. 88-28, S. 6, 8; 88-343, S. 2, 32; P.A. 89-294, S. 1, 3; P.A. 91-124, S. 2; 91-174, S. 15, 16; P.A. 93-30, S. 3, 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 5, 6, 45; P.A. 96-235, S. 10, 19; P.A. 97-247, S. 3, 27; 97-259, S. 18, 41; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 5, 6, 20; P.A. 98-235, S. 6; P.A. 99-75, S. 1; 99-241, S. 47, 66; P.A. 00-66, S. 13; P.A. 05-288, S. 21; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(b); 07-213, S. 21; P.A. 08-154, S. 1; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 134; P.A. 11-51, S. 55; 11-61, S. 88; Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1, S. 27; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-2, S. 122.)

History: P.A. 76-253 enacted deadline for property review board’s decision under Subsec. (b) and made provision for deadline extension, under Subsec. (e) the act made contracts subject to property review board’s approval; P.A. 77-479 deleted provision regarding bonding procedures from Subsec. (d) and added Subsec. (f); P.A. 77-614 deleted former Subsec. (a) and inserted new subsec. requiring plans to be submitted to secretary of office of policy and management, created new Subsecs. (b), (c) and (d) (former Subsecs. (b) to (d), inclusive became Subsecs. (e) to (g), inclusive, (f), ignored by act, became (h) and former (h) became (i)) and added Subsecs. (i) and (j) which actually became (j) and (k) in the process duties formerly performed by public works commissioner were divided between the secretary of the office of policy and management and the commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-239 added provisions regarding colocation of agencies; P.A. 79-450 grouped architects, landscape architects, professional engineers and surveyors as “design professionals” and imposed deadline for approving or disapproving selection or contract of design professional in Subsec. (i); P.A. 79-462 added Subsec. (l); P.A. 79-496 required studies under Subsec. (e) to contain life-cycle cost analysis; P.A. 79-558 changed submission date of plans from September 1 to August 1, 1978, required secretary to prepare state-wide plan and changed projections from three to five years in Subsec. (a), removed plan provision from Subsec. (b), excluded certain leases from facility and capital plan and made provision for emergency acquisitions in Subsec. (j); P.A. 79-607 required capital development impact statements under provisions of Subsecs. (a) and (j); P.A. 79-631 and P.A. 80-483 made technical changes; P.A. 81-376 added provision in Subsec. (a) requiring secretary to review retrofit measures and include in plan those best attaining energy performance standards; P.A. 82-446 amended Subsec. (i) by requiring the state properties review board to approve the selection of and contract with any design professional made by the commissioner of transportation; P.A. 84-489 added Subsec. (m) requiring inclusion of policies re cooperative use and historic preservation of state buildings; P.A. 86-93 amended Subsec. (c) to change the following dates: Presentation to properties review board from January first to December fifteenth; submission of properties review board recommendations to the secretary of the office of policy and management from February fifteenth to January fifteenth, and presentation to the general assembly from March fifteenth to the same time as the budget and amended Subsec. (k) to include the state bond commission; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; P.A. 87-570 amended Subsec. (j) to prohibit any action by state to lease facilities or real estate not included in plan unless secretary makes determination under Subsec. (j) and added Subsec. (n) re adoption of regulations re procedures for department, office and board to follow in carrying out their leasing responsibilities; P.A. 87-589 made technical change; P.A. 88-28 inserted a new Subsec. (j) re approval or disapproval by properties review board of leasing of residential property by mental retardation commissioner, relettering former Subsecs. (j) to (n) accordingly; P.A. 88-343 amended Subsec. (k) (formerly (j)) to remove the governor and state bond commission from the approval process; Sec. 4-26b transferred to Sec. 4b-23 in 1989; P.A. 89-294 substantially revised Subsec. (a) by defining “facility”, requiring secretary of office of policy and management to establish guidelines further defining such term, requiring agencies and departments to notify said secretary of types of needed facilities and municipalities or general location for such facilities, requiring planning for facility needs to be based on program plans and said secretary to establish guidelines and schedule for such plans, established requirements for contents of facility plans, requiring said secretary and commissioner of public works to assist agencies and departments, requiring agencies and departments to submit plan and related project requests by September first instead of August first and changing name of plan, amended Subsec. (b) by specifying criteria for review of plans and requests, amended Subsec. (c) by deleting requirement that commissioner of public works also present plan to properties review board, requiring plan to include all leases and capital projects and requiring said secretary to establish guidelines defining “capital projects” and to submit plan to general assembly by March first instead of to governor, amended Subsec. (d) by requiring plan to be used as advisory document for leasing and related capital projects, amended Subsec. (k) by adding information that agency or department is required to provide in case of previously submitted or new requests and deleting provision that a request for additional facilities or real estate may be approved by commissioner of public works, amended Subsec. (l) by requiring commissioner of public works to monitor amount of leased space being requested and to advise said secretary and governor when space to be leased exceeds square footage amount or cost levels in facility plan, amended Subsec. (m) by applying Subsec. to “Plans to construct, renovate or modify state-owned or occupied buildings” instead of to annual proposed state-wide facility and capital plans beginning with plan due on December 1, 1979, and added Subsec. (n)(5) and (6), setting forth additional policies to be included in plan; P.A. 91-124 in Subsec. (i) deleted the requirement that the properties review board approve action by the commissioner of transportation re capital improvements; P.A. 91-174 added Subsec. (p) concerning the leasing of real estate for the University of Connecticut Health Center; P.A. 93-30 made a technical change in Subsec. (k), effective July 1, 1993; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 amended Subsecs. (a), (b) and (c) to change submittal of facilities report from an annual report to a report due each even-numbered year and amended Subsec. (k) to delete reference to annual reports, effective July 1, 1993; (Revisor’s note: In 1997 the Revisors editorially changed a reference in Subsec. (a) from “preparing programs plans, ...” to “preparing program plans, ...” thereby correcting a clerical error in June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 5); P.A. 96-235 amended Subsec. (i) by substituting “consultant” for “design professional”, effective June 6, 1996; P.A. 97-247 deleted Subsec. (p) re approval of leases of The University of Connecticut Health Center by the Properties Review Board, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 97-259 amended Subsec. (n)(6) to delete specification that the child day care facilities be for the children of state employees, and added child development centers and Subparas. (A) to (D), inclusive, effective July 1, 1997; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (a) to require capital development impact statement and colocation statement, and amended Subsec. (k) to require statement of degree and capital impact statement, only at discretion of secretary, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 98-235 amended Subsec. (i) by adding definitions of “project”, “consultant” and “consultant services”; P.A. 99-75 amended definition of “project” in Subsec. (i)(1) by substituting $50,000 for $25,000 and $500,000 for $250,000 and adding Subpara. (B)(ii) re cost of consultant services contract, including amendments, exceeding $20,000; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (i) to add exception for downtown Hartford higher education center, effective June 28, 1999; P.A. 00-66 made a technical change in Subsec. (i); P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 13, 2005; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 “Commissioner of Mental Retardation” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Developmental Services”, effective October 1, 2007; P.A. 07-213 amended Subsec. (i) to redefine “project” and require State Properties Review Board approval of any contract entered into by commissioner in connection with a list established pursuant to Sec. 4b-51(d) or by task letter issued by commissioner, effective July 10, 2007; P.A. 08-154 amended Subsec. (l) to include qualifying language re space or facility projects for which bond funds were authorized, effective June 13, 2008; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 redefined “project” in Subsec. (i)(1) to include building or premises under supervision of Office of the Chief Court Administrator or property where Judicial Department is primary occupant, where cost of consultant services is estimated to exceed $300,000, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-51 changed “Commissioner of Public Works” to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, “Commissioners of Administrative Services and Construction Services” and “Commissioner of Construction Services”, as applicable, amended Subsec. (o) to delete reference to January 1, 1998, to require agency submittal of lease, lease renewal and hold over agreement to secretary, and to delete provision limiting approval to lease requests which exceeded approved cost or square footage, and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 amended Subsec. (o)(3) by requiring commissioner to submit all leases, lease renewals and hold over agreements to secretary, effective July 1, 2011; Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1 amended Subsec. (a) to add Subdiv. (5) re facilities known to be brownfields, effective October 27, 2011; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-2 made a technical change in Subsec. (m)(2).

See Sec. 16a-38 re energy performance standards, life-cycle cost analyses and design proposals.

Sec. 4b-23a. State Real Property Advisory Commission. Section 4b-23a is repealed.

(P.A. 91-375, S. 1, 3; P.A. 95-38, S. 8.)

Sec. 4b-24. (Formerly Sec. 4-26c). Commissioner of Administrative Services’ duties re state realty. Audits of projects authorized by Commissioner of Administrative Services or Commissioner of Construction Services. In acting as the determining authority in fulfilling the needs of the various departments and agencies of state government, except the Legislative Department, and choosing the method of acquisition which shall be pursued in the open competitive market, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the following duties:

(1) Whenever realty uses designed uniquely for state use and for periods over five years are concerned, the commissioner shall, whenever practicable, attempt to purchase or lease-purchase on state-owned land. In such cases leases shall be used only when other possibilities have been eliminated as not feasible, in the opinion of the commissioner.

(2) Whenever a bid is made to the commissioner for any purpose regarding the use of land or whenever any person proposes to sell or lease land to the state, the bidder or such person shall be the owner of the land, or the commissioner shall have the option to void any contract subsequently made with said bidder or third person.

(3) In all dealings with the commissioner the owner of record or beneficial owner shall be disclosed to the commissioner and the bid shall be revealed to the owner of record or beneficial owner or the commissioner shall have the option to void any contract subsequently made concerning any such dealing.

(4) After the authorization of a project under the provisions of section 4b-23, the Auditors of Public Accounts and the auditors or accountants of the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Commissioner of Construction Services, as applicable, shall have the right to audit the books of any contractor employed by either commissioner pursuant to such authorization, or of any party negotiating with the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the acquisition of land by lease or otherwise; provided any such audit shall be limited to the project authorized by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Commissioner of Construction Services and the Properties Review Board, and provided further that in the case of a party negotiating with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, such audit may also be conducted after the negotiations have ended, if a contract is consummated with either commissioner.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 3, 57; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 73, 610; P.A. 83-7; P.A. 84-489, S. 2, 5; P.A. 85-301, S. 8, 13; P.A. 86-251, S. 1, 2; P.A. 87-496, S. 22, 110; P.A. 98-235, S. 3; P.A. 99-75, S. 2; P.A. 01-172, S. 1; P.A. 03-215, S. 9; P.A. 11-51, S. 56; 11-61, S. 89; P.A. 12-205, S. 11.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted secretary of the office of policy and management for commissioner of finance and control and commissioner of administrative services for public works commissioner; P.A. 83-7 replaced alphabetic Subdiv. indicators with numeric Subdiv. indicators and required the commissioner to prepare an annual inventory of improved, unimproved and underutilized land owned by the state; P.A. 84-489 added requirement that commissioner identify buildings of historic, architectural or cultural significance that would be suitable for state needs; P.A. 85-301 excluded the legislative department from the commissioner’s authority and made technical changes; P.A. 86-251 inserted new Subdiv. (4) concerning total cost basis projects, renumbering prior provisions as necessary; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; Sec. 4-26c transferred to Sec. 4b-24 in 1989; (Revisor’s note: In 1997, the words “the Office of” were added editorially by the Revisors in a Subdiv. (1) reference to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for consistency with customary statutory usage); P.A. 98-235 amended Subdiv. (4) to authorize commissioner to designate total cost basis projects for installation of mechanical or electrical systems in existing state facilities; P.A. 99-75 amended Subdiv. (3)(A) by substituting $500,000 for both references to $250,000; P.A. 01-172 added Subdiv. (4)(C) re demolitions, substitute “which may include such project elements” for “which includes such project elements”, “for the project” for “therefor” and “acceptable product” for “acceptable facility”, and insert and delete “if applicable” in various provisions; P.A. 03-215 amended Subdiv. (4) to require that private developers be selected and recommended by award panels and provide that no contract estimated to cost more than $500,000 may be awarded to a person who is not prequalified, effective October 1, 2004; P.A. 11-51 changed “commissioner” to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” and added “have the following duties”, amended Subdiv. (1) to replace “inventories” with “inventory”, to delete reference to inventory of owned properties, to replace “Commissioner of Public Works” with “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, to delete former Subpara. (B) re inventory of unused or underutilized property and to redesignate former Subpara. (C) as Subpara. (B), amended Subdiv. (2) to delete reference to construction, deleted former Subdivs. (3) and (4) and redesignated existing Subdivs. (5) to (7) as Subdivs. (3) to (5), and amended Subdiv. (5) to replace “Commissioner of Public Works” and “commissioner” with Commissioners of Administrative Services and Construction Services as applicable, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 amended Subdiv. (1) by replacing “may” with “shall” and deleting “at the request of the commissioner” re handling of actual mechanical compilation of inventory, deleting requirement that inventory be shared with review board and Secretary of Office of Policy and Management, adding new Subpara. (B) re maintaining inventory of improved and unimproved real estate and submitting status report, and redesignating existing Subpara. (B) as Subpara. (C), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subdiv. (1) re maintaining inventory of leased property, redesignated existing Subdivs. (2) to (5) as Subdivs. (1) to (4) and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 4b-24a. Commissioner of Administrative Services to consider proximity of state facility to railroads or motor bus routes when leasing or purchasing. As used in this section, “state facility” means buildings and real property owned or leased by the state. The Commissioner of Administrative Services, when leasing, purchasing or contracting for the purchase of a state facility, shall consider the proximity of state facilities to railroads or motor bus routes. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall consult with the Department of Transportation, transit districts or regional planning agencies on the current and future status of railroad and motor bus routes prior to leasing, purchasing or contracting for the purchase of a state facility.

(P.A. 07-70, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 07-70 effective May 30, 2007; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-24b. Construction contracts. Total cost basis projects. Requirements. (a) Whenever realty uses designed uniquely for state use and for periods over five years are concerned, the Commissioner of Construction Services shall, whenever practicable, attempt to construct on state-owned land. Whenever the Commissioner of Construction Services has established specific plans and specifications for new construction on state land or new construction for sale to the state: (1) If it appears to the commissioner that the cost of the project shall be less than five hundred thousand dollars, contracts shall be made, where practicable, through a process of sealed bidding as provided in section 4b-91 relating to projects in excess of 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.

(b) The commissioner may designate projects to be accomplished on a total cost basis for (1) new facilities to provide for the substantial space needs of a requesting agency, (2) the installation of mechanical or electrical equipment systems in existing state facilities, or (3) the demolition of any state facility that the commissioner is authorized to demolish under the general statutes. If the commissioner designates a project as a designated total cost basis project, the commissioner may enter into a single contract with a private developer which may include such project elements as site acquisition, architectural design and construction. The commissioner shall select a private developer from among the developers who are selected and recommended by the award panels established in this subdivision. All contracts for such designated projects shall be based on competitive proposals received by the commissioner, who shall give notice of such project, and specifications for the project, by advertising, at least once, in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area in which such project is to be located. No contract which includes the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building for work by the state for which the total cost is estimated to be more than five hundred thousand dollars may be awarded to a person who is not prequalified for the work in accordance with section 4a-100. The commissioner shall determine all other requirements and conditions for such proposals and awards and shall have sole responsibility for all other aspects of such contracts. Such contracts shall state clearly the responsibilities of the developer to deliver a completed and acceptable product on a date certain, the maximum cost of the project and, as a separate item, the cost of site acquisition, if applicable. No such contract may be entered into by the commissioner without the prior approval of the State Properties Review Board and unless funding has been authorized pursuant to the general statutes or a public or special act.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 57.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-25. (Formerly Sec. 4-126b). Acceptance of title transfer on acquisition of property. The Commissioner of Administrative Services, whenever authorized to acquire property, shall have the power, in acquiring property either for the Department of Administrative Services or for other state agencies, to accept a transfer of title from the owner whether the premises acquired are occupied by tenants or vacant.

(1967, P.A. 763; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 87-496, S. 26, 110; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced public works department and commissioner with department and commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner and department with public works commissioner and department; Sec. 4-126b transferred to Sec. 4b-25 in 1989; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” and “Department of Public Works” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” and “Department of Administrative Services”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-26. (Formerly Sec. 4-26d). State realty contracts, compliance and enforcement. Tax escalation clauses; Attorney General’s duties. (a) The expert members of the staff of the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be responsible for ensuring that sellers, lessors, and contractors strictly comply with all agreed plans, specifications, requirements and contractual terms.

(b) The Attorney General shall be responsible for determining the legal sufficiency of all contracts and leases, both as to substance and to form, and said Attorney General shall enforce all terms of all agreements, including, but not limited to, the obligations of all landlords to meet the terms of leases.

(c) In any lease containing a tax escalation clause, there shall be a provision that the state shall be relieved of all liability for increased taxes unless the landlord shall notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services of any pending increase in sufficient time to permit the state, on behalf of the landlord, to contest such increase if the commissioner determines it to be appropriate.

(d) The Attorney General shall determine when to take any such appeal and shall be responsible for perfecting and prosecuting such appeal.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 4, 57; P.A. 11-51, S. 58.)

History: Sec. 4-26d transferred to Sec. 4b-26 in 1989; P.A. 11-51 changed “commissioner” to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-27. (Formerly Sec. 4-26i). Disclosure of state realty needs. Unauthorized disclosure class A misdemeanor. No person affiliated with any requesting agency shall discuss outside of that agency its real estate needs or interests prior to formal notification to the commissioner, and in no event without the authorization and supervision of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, which authorization shall be filed with the review board; nor shall anyone with knowledge of said needs gained as a result of his employment by the state disclose any information regarding state real estate needs to anyone except as authorized by the commissioner. Anyone who discloses any such information without authority by the commissioner before said information is made public by the commissioner shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 9, 57; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 87-496, S. 24, 110; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for public works commissioner; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; Sec. 4-26i transferred to Sec. 4b-27 in 1989; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-28. (Formerly Sec. 4-36a). Notice of proposed change in use of state-supervised property. Notice of construction or enlargement of building or underground utility facility. (a) Each state agency, commission or state department proposing any change in the use of any real property under the supervision of such agency, commission or department, within any town, city or borough shall notify the chief executive officer of such town, city or borough, and the municipal clerk, in writing, of such proposed change in the use of such real property not less than one hundred twenty days prior to the effective date of such change. Within fifteen days of receipt of such notice, the chief executive officer or legislative body may request the agency, commission or department to conduct an informational meeting in the town, city or borough on the proposed change.

(b) Each state agency, commission or department, except the Department of Transportation, that plans to construct or enlarge a building or underground utility facility, which project has an estimated cost of one hundred thousand dollars or more, shall give written notice to the chief executive officer of the town, city or borough in which such project is planned, and to the members of the General Assembly representing such town, city or borough, not later than sixty days before advertising for bids for such project. If a state agency, commission or department plans to do such construction or enlargement itself, it shall give such notice not later than sixty days before beginning the work. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, if the executive authority of the agency, commission or department determines that an emergency exists or that compliance with the provisions of this subsection would increase the cost of the construction or enlargement project, such agency, commission or department shall give such notice as soon as practicable. As used in this section, “executive authority” shall be construed as defined in section 4-37e. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a community-based residential facility for individuals with intellectual disability or persons with psychiatric disabilities.

(P.A. 75-78; 75-567, S. 38, 80; P.A. 91-375, S. 2, 3; P.A. 93-82; P.A. 11-129, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 75-567 required notification “not less than” 60 days before change takes effect rather than “within” 60 days as originally stated; Sec. 4-36a transferred to Sec. 4b-28 in 1989; P.A. 91-375 added Subsec. (b) re notice to municipality of agency plans to construct or enlarge certain buildings or underground utility facilities; P.A. 93-82 amended Subsec. (a) to require notification of municipal clerks and extend the time for notice to a municipality of the change in use of state property from 60 to 120 days and to provide that the chief executive officer or legislative body of a municipality may request an informational meeting on the change; P.A. 11-129 amended Subsec. (b) to substitute “individuals with intellectual disability or persons with psychiatric disabilities” for “mentally retarded or mentally ill individuals”.

Sec. 4b-29. (Formerly Sec. 4-133a). Allocation of facilities to state agencies. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, order the assignment and removal of state agencies, other than institutions and the Judicial Department, to and from real estate available to the state, through ownership or lease, when he deems it necessary to provide space, facilities and necessary accommodations to meet the needs of any of such agencies and when such assignment or removal will be in the best interests of the state. If any such agency fails to abide by an order of assignment or removal of the commissioner, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall promptly inform the Governor of the reason for his order and of the failure of the agency to comply therewith. For the purposes of this section, the term “Judicial Department” does not include the courts of probate, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Public Defender Services Commission, except where they share facilities in state-maintained courts.

(P.A. 76-309, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 84-436, S. 6, 12; P.A. 87-496, S. 36, 110; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 84-436 excluded the judicial department from among the agencies which the commissioner may assign to and remove from real estate available to the state, and added a definition of “judicial department,” effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 87-496 replaced administrative services commissioner with public works commissioner; Sec. 4-133a transferred to Sec. 4b-29 in 1989; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-30. (Formerly Sec. 4-128). Offices for state agencies. Leases. Compliance. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall assign office space and provide necessary accommodations in state-owned facilities for state agencies, other than institutions, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. Subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, the commissioner shall execute all leases for offices or any other type of space or facility necessary to meet the needs of all state agencies, the Judicial Branch, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Public Defender Services Commission and institutions. Any provisions of the general statutes to the contrary notwithstanding, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be the sole authority for negotiating such leases, provided any such leases, intending to provide for the needs of institutions, shall further be subject to the approval of the board of trustees of the institution involved and provided further, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall expedite the handling of leases to meet emergency and short term needs. Subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, the commissioner may delegate authority to the Chief Court Administrator to negotiate and enter into leases for office, court or parking facilities for the Judicial Branch when the commissioner deems such delegation to be appropriate and such leases will be consistent with relevant real estate and contracting laws. For the purposes of this section, the term “Judicial Branch” does not include the courts of probate, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Public Defender Services Commission, except where they share facilities in state-maintained courts.

(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the primary responsibility for ensuring that the lessor of the offices, space or other facilities which are covered by each such lease complies with the provisions of the lease. In carrying out such responsibility, the commissioner shall inspect such offices, space and other facilities at least once annually.

(1949 Rev., S. 201; March, 1950, S. 69d; 1971, P.A. 572, S. 1; P.A. 73-214, S. 1; P.A. 75-425, S. 22, 57; P.A. 77-573, S. 24, 30; 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 80-220; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; 84-436, S. 4, 12; P.A. 85-301, S. 11–13; P.A. 87-496, S. 30, 110; 87-570, S. 3, 5; 87-589, S. 74, 87; P.A. 88-117, S. 2, 5; P.A. 91-230, S. 7, 17; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11, S. 31, 65; P.A. 99-75, S. 3; P.A. 11-51, S. 44; P.A. 12-168, S. 3.)

History: 1971 act clarified leasing procedure and required approval of commissioner of finance and control as well as of attorney general and approval of boards of trustees of institutions involved and of commission for higher education if higher education institution involved; P.A. 73-214 established public works commissioner as sole leasing authority and required him to expedite leases for emergency and short term needs; P.A. 75-425 omitted requirement for approval by attorney general and finance and control commissioner; P.A. 77-573 replaced commission for higher education with board of higher education; P.A. 77-614 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 80-220 specified that leases exceeding $1,000 a year involving higher education institutions require approval of board of higher education; P.A. 82-218 replaced board of higher education with board of governors pursuant to reorganization of higher education system, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 84-241 added “of higher education” to board’s title; P.A. 84-436 excluded the judicial department from the agencies for which the commissioner assigns office space and provides necessary accommodations in state-owned facilities, included the judicial department, the division of criminal justice and the public defender services commission among the agencies for which the commissioner executes leases, and defined “judicial department,” effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 85-301 excluded the legislative department from the agencies for which the commissioner assigns office space and provides necessary accommodations in state-owned facilities; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; P.A. 87-570 designated existing section as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) requiring commissioner of administrative services to have primary responsibility for ensuring that lessor complies with lease provisions; P.A. 87-589 made technical changes, replacing administrative services commissioner and department with public works commissioner and department as needed to comply with P.A. 87-496; P.A. 88-117 in Subsec. (a) substituted “constituent units of the state system” for “institutions”; Sec. 4-128 transferred to Sec. 4b-30 in 1989; P.A. 91-230 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision requiring that leases exceeding $1,000 per year which concern constituent units of higher education system be approved by board of governors; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11 amended Subsec. (b) by repealing prohibition on Public Works Department lease negotiator being assigned commissioner’s duties under this section, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 99-75 amended Subsec. (b) by repealing provision requiring commissioner to submit annual report to State Properties Review Board re lease inspections; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-168 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting “Branch” for “Department” and authorizing Commissioner of Administrative Services to delegate authority to Chief Court Administrator to negotiate and enter into leases for office, court or parking facilities for Judicial Branch, effective July 1, 2012.

Annotations to former section 4-128:

Wording of statute does not explicitly or by necessary implication waive defense of governmental immunity in action on a lease. 35 CS 180.

Sec. 4b-30a. Sublease of land or buildings and facilities leased to the state. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, sublet land or buildings, or both, and facilities leased to the state to (1) municipalities for municipal use, or (2) private individuals or concerns for private use, when such sublet land or buildings, or both, and facilities are otherwise not used or needed for state use and such action seems desirable to produce income or is otherwise in the public interest. The term of such sublet agreement shall not be extended by the exercise of any option available to the state under the terms of the state’s lease.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit all payments received under this section in the General Fund and each such payment shall be credited to the appropriation made from such fund for the lease of such sublet land or buildings, or both, and facilities.

(June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 105; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 effective August 20, 2003; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-31. (Formerly Sec. 4-27b). Colocation and integration of human services. For the purposes of this section and subsection (g) of section 3-20 and subsections (a), (b), (c), (e) and (j) of section 4b-23:

(a) “Human services” means adoption and foster care services; advocacy services; alcohol and drug abuse services; case management services; school readiness programs; Head Start programs; family resource centers; child and adult day care; community-based services; community organization services; counseling, guidance and appraisal services; day treatment services; employment, compensatory education, adult education and training; energy payment assistance; family planning services; health services; home care, management and maintenance services; housing services; human resource development services; income assistance; information and referral services; mental health services; intellectual disability services; nutrition services; parole supervision; protective services; residential treatment services; services to the blind, the deaf, the developmentally disabled, the disabled, the hearing impaired, the visually impaired, the handicapped, the non-English-speaking and the poor; social development services; social services; special transportation services; and planning, management and evaluation activities related to the services listed in this section.

(b) “Human services agencies” means any state agency, authority, board, commission, committee, council, department, institution or office providing or having cognizance of any human services.

(c) “Colocation” means that representatives of two or more agencies are located in the same building to facilitate consumer access.

(d) “Integration of services” means providing multiproblem consumers who are receiving more than one service with coordinated intake, referral, case management and other services.

(e) Human services shall be provided, wherever feasible, through colocated sites that promote accessibility and integration of services. Each human services agency shall develop a colocation statement indicating the manner in which any planned or requested capital project or program providing intake, referral and case management services addresses the following goals: (1) Accessibility to consumers of human services who rely on public transportation; (2) ability to provide opportunities for colocation of human services agencies with each other and with federal, municipal and private agencies providing human services; (3) ability to provide opportunities for integration of services for multiproblem consumers; and (4) ability to provide cost-effective services.

(P.A. 79-239, S. 1, 2; P.A. 97-259, S. 19, 41; P.A. 11-129, S. 20.)

History: Sec. 4-27b transferred to Sec. 4b-31 in 1989; P.A. 97-259 amended Subsec. (a) to include school readiness programs, Head Start programs and family resource centers, effective July 1, 1997; pursuant to P.A. 11-129, “mental retardation” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “intellectual disability”.

Sec. 4b-31a. Plan for colocation of family resource centers and school-based health clinics. The Commissioners of Education and Public Health shall develop a plan for the colocation, wherever feasible, of family resource centers pursuant to section 10-4o and school-based health clinics, established on or after July 1, 2002, in order to improve access, integrate services and reduce administrative expenses.

(P.A. 02-36, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 02-36 effective May 6, 2002.

Sec. 4b-32. (Formerly Sec. 4-26h). Renewal of state leases. All renewals of state leases existing on July 1, 1975, shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner and the State Properties Review Board under regulations to be adopted by said commissioner and said board.

(P.A. 75-425, S. 8, 57.)

History: Sec. 4-26h transferred to Sec. 4b-32 in 1989.

Sec. 4b-33. (Formerly Sec. 4-127b). Disclosure of persons having financial interest in property leased by state. (a) Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or other entity, seeking to enter into a lease or lease-purchase agreement with the state through the Commissioner of Administrative Services, shall file a sworn statement with said commissioner disclosing the names of any persons having a financial interest in the property or premises involved, including the beneficiary of any undisclosed trust or the equitable owner of such property or premises. Corporate applicants shall disclose the names and addresses of officers and stockholders, except that this requirement shall not apply to publicly held corporations.

(b) If, before the approval of any such lease, lease-purchase agreement or renewal of such lease or agreement, by the State Properties Review Board, there is a change in the persons or the stockholders of a corporation, having a financial interest in the property or premises involved, the applicant shall submit an affidavit to the Commissioner of Administrative Services indicating the change, not later than five business days after the change. The commissioner shall forward a copy of such affidavit to the State Properties Review Board upon receipt.

(c) Failure to make any disclosure required by this section to the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be punishable by a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars, which may be imposed by such commissioner after notice and opportunity to be heard at a hearing conducted in accordance with sections 4-176e to 4-184, inclusive.

(P.A. 73-149, S. 1, 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 87-496, S. 28, 110; P.A. 91-166; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; Sec. 4-127b transferred to Sec. 4b-33 in 1989; P.A. 91-166 divided section into Subsecs., added provision designated as Subsec. (b) re procedure for change in persons or stockholders of corporation having financial interest in property, and amended provision designated as Subsec. (c) to apply to any failure to disclose under this section and to change penalty from class A misdemeanor to civil penalty of not more than $1,000; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-34. (Formerly Sec. 4-127c). Advertising for space. List of prospective lessors. Space inventory. Notice to Connecticut Association of Realtors. Leasing from political subdivisions. (a) Except as provided under subsection (e) of this section, whenever it appears from the specifications of the requesting agency or institution that the space needs equal or exceed two thousand five hundred square feet and the Commissioner of Administrative Services has determined that such needs will be met by lease of space, the commissioner shall give public notice of such space needs and specifications by advertising, at least once, in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area in which such space is sought, no less than fifteen days prior to the date of final selection. A copy of such notice shall be sent to the regional chapter of the Connecticut Association of Realtors serving the area in which such space is sought. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to require the commissioner to lease space only from persons responding to such advertisements.

(b) The commissioner shall maintain a list of prospective lessors, which shall be updated at least annually after suitable notice to the public through the various media in the state.

(c) The commissioner shall maintain and continuously update an inventory of potential space to lease.

(d) Whenever space sufficient to meet the needs of a requesting agency or institution is owned by a political subdivision of the state and is available for lease, the commissioner may lease such space without complying with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, if he has determined that the rent and other terms of the proposed lease are at least as favorable to the state as prevailing rental rates and terms for privately owned space.

(e) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply in the case of (1) a terminating lease which the commissioner decides to renegotiate, if the commissioner submits his proposal to the State Properties Review Board not later than nine months before the expiration of such lease, (2) a lease (A) which is renegotiated or on holdover status, for a term of not more than eighteen months, and (B) which is for an agency that is scheduled to move into a state-owned building, or (3) the lease of new facilities following a declaration by the commissioner that (A) an emergency exists because a state facility has been damaged, destroyed or otherwise rendered unusable due to any cause, and (B) such emergency would adversely affect public safety or the proper conduct of essential state governmental operations. The State Properties Review Board shall approve or disapprove a lease proposal under subdivision (3) of this subsection within five days after receipt of the proposal.

(P.A. 73-149, S. 4, 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 81-332; P.A. 87-496, S. 29, 110; 87-570, S. 2, 5; P.A. 91-43, S. 1; P.A. 95-302, S. 1; P.A. 96-49, S. 1, 2; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11, S. 36, 65; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 81-332 amended Subsec. (a) to require advertising for space needs equal to or exceeding 2,500 square feet if space will be leased rather than for needs exceeding 5,000 square feet, to require advertising at least 30, rather than 60, days prior to selection, and to require that the Connecticut Association of Realtors be notified of space needs, amended Subsec. (b) to require that association be notified of the terms and conditions of any such lease agreement and added Subsec. (c) to exempt certain leases from the notice requirement of Subsec. (a); P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; P.A. 87-570 amended Subsec. (a) by adding, at the beginning, “Except as provided under subsection (e) of this section,” and specifying that Subsec. (a) not to be construed to require commissioner to lease space only from persons responding to advertisements under Subsec., inserted new Subsecs. (c) and (e) requiring commissioner to maintain and update space inventory, and making Subsec. (a) inapplicable in cases of certain terminating leases, respectively, and renumbered previously existing Subsecs. accordingly; Sec. 4-127c transferred to Sec. 4b-34 in 1989; P.A. 91-43 required that copy of notice in Subsec. (a) be sent to “the regional chapter of” the Connecticut Association of Realtors “serving the area in which such space is sought”, repealed requirement in Subsec. (b) that commissioner inform said Association of final decision re lease of noticed property and amended Subsec. (e) by substituting “nine months” for “fifteen months”; P.A. 95-302 added Subsec. (e)(2) re exemption from advertising requirements for certain emergency leases; P.A. 96-49 amended Subsec. (e) by renumbering Subdiv. (2) as Subdiv. (3) and inserting a new Subdiv. (2) re short-term lease for agency scheduled to move into state-owned building, effective May 2, 1996; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-11 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing “thirty days” with “fifteen days”, effective July 1, 1997; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-35. (Formerly Sec. 4-128a). Lease of state-owned land to private developers. Lease back with option to purchase. Subject to the provisions of section 4b-30, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may lease state-owned land to private developers for construction of buildings and facilities to meet the needs of agencies and institutions, provided such developers shall agree to lease such buildings and facilities back to the state with options to purchase. Such options to purchase shall give the state the alternative of purchasing such building and facilities for a lump sum at a stated time, or times, during or at the end of the lease term; or to purchase the same by paying the purchase price in specified installments over a stated period of time.

(1971, P.A. 572, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 87-496, S. 31, 110; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced public works commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-496 substituted public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; Sec. 4-128a transferred to Sec. 4b-35 in 1989; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-36. (Formerly Sec. 4-128b). Contracts for construction of buildings or facilities on state-owned land. Lease to state with provision to purchase. Subject to the provisions of section 4b-30, the Commissioner of Construction Services may enter into contracts for the construction upon state-owned land of buildings or facilities or both, and the Commissioner of Administrative Services may enter into contracts for the subsequent leasing of such building or facilities to the state to meet the needs of agencies and institutions, without first leasing the underlying state-owned land to the developer. Such contracts shall contain provisions providing for the state to buy the buildings and facilities for a lump sum at stated times during or at the end of the lease term or, at the state’s option, to buy the same by paying the purchase price in installments.

(1971, P.A. 572, S. 3; P.A. 11-51, S. 59.)

History: Sec. 4-128b transferred to Sec. 4b-36 in 1989; P.A. 11-51 changed “commissioner” to “Commissioner of Construction Services” re construction contracts and to “Commissioner of Administrative Services” re leasing contracts, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 4b-37. (Formerly Sec. 4-128c). Terms of option to buy in lease agreement. In any lease entered into pursuant to sections 4b-35 to 4b-39, inclusive, which grant the state an option to buy where the option price is to be paid in installments over a stated period of time, such installments shall be described in the lease so as to identify clearly those portions of the installments which represent interest, taxes or any other item the identification of which will promote the most economical and advantageous terms to the state.

(1971, P.A. 572, S. 4.)

History: Sec. 4-128c transferred to Sec. 4b-37 in 1989.

Sec. 4b-38. (Formerly Sec. 4-128d). Lease of state-owned land or buildings for municipal or private use. (a) Subject to the provisions of section 4b-30 the commissioner may lease state-owned land or buildings, or both, and facilities to (1) municipalities for municipal use, or (2) private individuals or concerns for private use, when such land, buildings and facilities are otherwise not used or needed for state use and such action seems desirable to produce income or is otherwise in the public interest, provided the Treasurer has determined that such action will not affect the status of any tax-exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state of Connecticut.

(b) The commissioner may also lease any land or interest therein for the following purposes, provided the Treasurer has determined that such action will not affect the status of any tax-exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state of Connecticut:

(1) To enter into leases of space on major pedestrian access levels and courtyards and rooftops of any public building with persons, firms or organizations engaged in commercial, cultural, educational or recreational activities. The commissioner shall establish a rental rate for such leased space equivalent to the prevailing commercial rate for comparable space devoted to a similar purpose in the vicinity of the public building. Such leases may be negotiated without competitive bids, but shall contain such terms and conditions and be negotiated pursuant to such procedures as the commissioner deems necessary to promote competition and to protect the public interest;

(2) To make available, on occasion, or to lease at such rates and on such other terms and conditions as the commissioner deems to be in the public interest, auditoriums, meeting rooms, courtyards, rooftops and lobbies of public buildings to persons, firms or organizations engaged in cultural, educational or passive recreational activities that will not disrupt the operation of the building.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit all payments received under leases or rentals executed pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of this section in the General Fund, and each such payment shall be credited to the appropriation made from such fund for the operation of such building.

(d) The commissioner may furnish utilities, maintenance, repair and other services to persons, firms or organizations leasing space pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of this section. Such services may be provided during and outside of regular working hours of state agencies.

(e) The commissioner shall, where practicable, give priority in the assignment of space on any major pedestrian access level not leased under the terms of subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of this section, in such buildings, to state activities requiring regular contact with members of the public, including colocation requirements for human services agencies under section 4b-31. To the extent such space is unavailable, the commissioner shall provide space with maximum ease of access to building entrances.

(f) Not less than two weeks before executing a lease of land, a building or facility or an interest in land under subsection (a) or (b) of this section, with a person, firm or corporation in the private sector, for a term of six months or more, the commissioner shall notify in writing the chief executive officer of the municipality in which the land, building, facility or interest is located concerning the proposed lease and the manner in which the lessee proposes to use the land, building, facility or interest. Upon executing any such lease, the commissioner shall forward a copy to the assessor or board of assessors of the municipality in which the leased property is located.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the board of trustees of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education may lease land or buildings, or both, and facilities under the control and supervision of such board when such land, buildings or facilities are otherwise not used or needed for use by the constituent unit and such action seems desirable to produce income or is otherwise in the public interest, provided the Treasurer has determined that such action will not affect the status of any tax-exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state of Connecticut. Upon executing any such lease, said board shall forward a copy to the assessor or board of assessors of the municipality in which the leased property is located. The proceeds from any lease or rental agreement pursuant to this subsection shall be retained by the constituent unit. Any land so leased for private use and the buildings and appurtenances thereon shall be subject to local assessment and taxation annually in the name of the lessee, assignee or sublessee, whichever has immediate right to occupancy of such land or building, by the town wherein situated as of the assessment day of such town next following the date of leasing. Such land and the buildings and appurtenances thereon shall not be included as property of the constituent unit for the purpose of computing a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a provided, if such property is leased to an organization which, if the property were owned by or held in trust for such organization would not be liable for taxes with respect to such property under section 12-81, such organization shall be entitled to exemption from property taxes as the lessee under such lease, and the portion of such property exempted and leased to such organization shall be eligible for a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to said section 12-19a.

(1971, P.A. 572, S. 5; P.A. 84-489, S. 3, 5; P.A. 87-387, S. 2; P.A. 93-201, S. 3, 24; P.A. 95-302, S. 2; P.A. 97-247, S. 4, 27; 97-282, S. 1, 6; P.A. 07-213, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 84-489 added Subsecs. (b) to (e) re leases for commercial, cultural, educational and recreational purposes; P.A. 87-387 added Subsec. (f) re notice of lease by commissioner to municipality; Sec. 4-128d transferred to Sec. 4b-38 in 1989; P.A. 93-201 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) to add the proviso concerning tax-exempt obligations and added Subsec. (g) concerning the leasing of land by a constituent unit, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-302 added Subsec. (a)(1) authorizing commissioner to lease state-owned land or buildings and facilities to municipalities for municipal use and limited the term of such leases to 20 years; P.A. 97-247 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 97-282 amended Subsecs. (f) and (g) to require copy of any lease entered into by Commissioner of Public Works or board of trustees of constituent units of higher education to the assessor of town where property is located and to clarify that any such property leased to a nonprofit organization is eligible for grant under Sec. 12-19a, effective June 26, 1997; P.A. 07-213 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate provision limiting length of lease to a municipality to not more than 20 years and to make a technical change, effective July 10, 2007.

Sec. 4b-39. (Formerly Sec. 4-128e). Tax exemption. Land, buildings or facilities leased pursuant to section 4b-35 and section 4b-36 shall be exempt from municipal taxation. The value of such land, buildings or facilities shall be used for computation of grants in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a.

(1971, P.A. 572, S. 6.)

History: Sec. 4-128e transferred to Sec. 4b-39 in 1989.

Sec. 4b-40. (Formerly Sec. 4-128f). State lease of certain property for courthouse in Norwich. Conveyance to state at end of lease term. Exempt from property tax and included as if owned by state in computing grant in lieu of taxes on state real property. Section 4b-40 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

(P.A. 82-410, S. 1, 4; S.A. 02-12, S. 1.)

Sec. 4b-41. Lease-purchase agreement for development of courthouse in Vernon. Easement agreements. Courthouse exempt from property tax and included as if owned by state in computing grant in lieu of taxes on state real property. Section 4b-41 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

(P.A. 92-105, S. 1, 2; P.A. 00-168, S. 3, 27; S.A. 02-12, S. 1.)

Secs. 4b-42 to 4b-45. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 4b-46. Property subject to a long-term financing contract exempt from property tax. On and after July 1, 1995, any property which is subject to an agreement entered into by the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the purchase of such property through a long-term financing contract shall be exempt from taxation by the municipality in which such property is located, during the term of such contract. The assessed valuation of such property shall be included with the assessed valuation of state-owned land and buildings for purposes of determining the state grant in lieu of taxes under the provisions of section 12-19a.

(P.A. 93-361, S. 13, 17; P.A. 11-51, S. 44.)

History: P.A. 93-361 effective July 1, 1993; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Works” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Administrative Services”, effective July 1, 2011.

Any lien placed on property after July 1, 1995, that is tax exempt under section is invalid and subject to discharge. 53 CA 438. Whether a particular arrangement constitutes a lease agreement or long-term financing agreement depends on the entire circumstances and purpose of the instruments in question rather than the form or title given to a document. Id. Statute exempts from taxation on or after July 1, 1995, property that is the subject of a long-term financing agreement entered into by Commissioner of Public Works; statute does not require that such agreement be entered into on or before July 1, 1995. Id.

Sec. 4b-47. Sale or transfer of state land or interest in state land by state agency. Notice. Publication. Comment period. Duties of Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Exceptions. (a) Prior to the sale or transfer of state land or any interest in state land by a state agency, department or institution, such agency, department or institution shall provide notice of such sale or transfer to the Council on Environmental Quality, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection on a form approved by the Council on Environmental Quality. Such notice shall be published in the Environmental Monitor and shall provide for a written public comment period of thirty days following publication of such notice, during which the public and state agencies may submit comments to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Such comments may include, but shall not be limited to, significant natural and recreational resources on such land and recommend means to preserve such natural or recreational resources. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, shall (1) respond to any written comments received during such thirty-day comment period, and (2) publish such written comments along with the Office of Policy and Management’s response to such written comments in the Environmental Monitor for a period of not less than fifteen days prior to the sale or transfer of the land.

(b) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall develop a policy for reviewing notices received from a state agency, department or institution, as described in subsection (a) of this section, and making a draft recommendation to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management as to whether all or a portion of the land or land interest referenced in such notice should be preserved by (1) transferring the land or land interest or granting a conservation easement therein to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (2) imposing restrictions or conditions upon the transfer of the land or land interest, or (3) transferring all or a portion of the land or land interest, or granting a conservation easement interest therein, to an appropriate third party. Any such recommendations shall be accompanied by a report explaining the basis of the recommendations and shall include, where appropriate, a natural resource inventory. Such recommendations and report shall be published in the Environmental Monitor and shall provide for a written public comment period of thirty days following publication of such notice. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall (A) respond to any written comments received during such thirty-day comment period, (B) make a final recommendation to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and (C) publish such written comments along with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s response to such written comments including the department’s final recommendation to the secretary in the Environmental Monitor. Following receipt of the final recommendation of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall make the final determination as to the ultimate disposition of the land or interest. Such determination shall be published in the Environmental Monitor for a period of not less than fifteen days prior to the sale or transfer of such land or interest.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to:

(1) Limit the applicability of sections 22a-1a to 22a-1i, inclusive, with respect to the sale or transfer of state land or any interest in state land, except that if an environmental impact evaluation was prepared pursuant to sections 22a-1b and 22a-1c or an environmental statement was prepared for such state land or interest in state land pursuant to any other state or federal law or regulation, as specified in section 22a-1f, such state agency, department or institution shall be exempt from the notice and public comment requirements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section;

(2) Affect any purchase and sale agreement entered into between the state and any second party that was in effect prior to October 1, 2007, or any subsequent sale, transfer, easement, lease or other such agreement made pursuant to any such purchase and sale agreement;

(3) Apply to the conveyance of any parcel of state land or any interest in state land pursuant to an act of the General Assembly;

(4) Apply to the sale or transfer of state lands between state agencies;

(5) Apply to any easement that is granted to a municipality or a regulated utility or utilities that (A) primarily benefits the state or an agency or institution of the state, (B) is ordered as the result of a state or federal regulatory process or proceeding, or (C) is necessary as a result of the construction or reconstruction of any Department of Transportation highway or facility;

(6) Apply to the sale or transfer of state land or an interest in state land that was designated as surplus, pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of section 4b-21 prior to October 1, 2007, provided the provisions of this section were complied with at the time of such designation;

(7) Apply to the transfer of ten acres or less by the Department of Transportation or the Department of Education;

(8) Limit state agency or public comments to a particular subject matter area;

(9) Limit the publication of any public notifications, comments or reports that are required under this section solely to the Environmental Monitor; or

(10) Limit the solicitation of public comment solely to the Environmental Monitor.

(P.A. 07-213, S. 7; P.A. 11-80, S. 7.)

History: P.A. 11-80 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) by changing “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection” and “Department of Environmental Protection” to “Department of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Secs. 4b-48 to 4b-50. Reserved for future use.