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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 243 INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Sec. 13b-78p. Bond issue for rail cars, maintenance facility and related projects.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of such bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74. Any proceeds from the sale of the bonds may be used by the Department of Transportation for the Bureau of Public Transportation for rail rolling stock and maintenance facilities, including rights-of-way, other property acquisition and related projects, not exceeding $485,650,000. (697)

(c) None of the bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it (1) a request for such authorization, which is signed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or by or on behalf of such state officer, department or agency and stating such terms and conditions as the commission, in its discretion, may require, and (2) any capital development impact statement and any human services facility colocation statement required to be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-26b, any advisory report regarding the state conservation and development policies plan required pursuant to section 16a-31 and any statement regarding farmland required pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 and section 22-6, provided the State Bond Commission may authorize the bonds without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it if the commission authorizes the secretary of the commission to accept the reports and statements on its behalf. No funds derived from the sale of bonds authorized by the commission without a finding that the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection have been filed with it shall be allotted by the Governor for any project until the reports and statements required by subdivision (2) of this subsection, with respect to such project, have been filed with the secretary of the commission. (698)

(d) For the purposes of this section, each request filed as provided in subsection (c) of this section, for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of the bonds are to be used and expended and, in addition to any terms and conditions required pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, include the recommendation of the person signing the request as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with any such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available from the proceeds of bonds and temporary notes issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of bonds. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of the federal, private or other moneys should be added to the state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of the bonds, the amount of the federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with the project shall be added to the state moneys. (699)

(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized for the projects or purposes of subsection (b) of this section, in excess of the aggregate costs of all the projects so authorized shall be used in the manner set forth in sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and in the proceedings of the State Bond Commission respecting the issuance and sale of the bonds. (700)

(f) The bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than revenues of the state pledged therefor in subsection (b) of section 13b-61 and section 13b-69, or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall neither be payable from nor charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not be subject to any liability on the bonds, except to the extent of the pledged revenues or such other receipts, funds or moneys as may be pledged therefor. The bonds shall be issued under and in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive. (701)

Sec. 13b-78q. Bond issue for improvements to Interstate 95, transportation system improvements and bus rolling stock. (702)(Text)

(a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $344,500,000, provided that: (1) $26,500,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005, (2) $48,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2006, (3) $70,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2007, (4) $100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2008, and (5) $100,000,000 shall be effective July 1, 2009. Each such authorization shall include the amount authorized and the project or projects for which the proceeds of the bonds will be used. (703)

(b) The proceeds of the sale of the bonds to the extent hereinafter stated shall be used for the purpose of payment of the transportation costs, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 13b-75, with respect to the projects and uses hereinafter described, which projects and uses are hereby found and determined to be in furtherance of one or more of the authorized purposes for the issuance of special tax obligation bonds set forth in section 13b-74, for the Department of Transportation: (1) Operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $187,000,000, (2) transportation system improvements, as defined in section 13b-78k, other than projects on Interstate 95, including environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way and property acquisition, $150,000,000, and (3) bus rolling stock, not exceeding $7,500,000. (704)

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