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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 242* TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
Sec. 13b-17. Regulations re conduct of business. Delegation of duties and responsibilities. Regulations re permit fees.

Sec. 13b-17. Regulations re conduct of business. Delegation of duties and responsibilities. Regulations re permit fees. (109)(Text)

(a) The commissioner may issue rules and regulations for the efficient conduct of the business of the department. The commissioner may delegate (1) to the Deputy Commissioner of Transportation any of his duties and responsibilities; (2) to the deputy commissioner for an operating bureau any of his duties and responsibilities which relate to the functions to be performed by that bureau; (3) to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission any of his duties and responsibilities which relate to the functions to be performed by the commission; and (4) to other officers, employees and agents of the department any of his duties and responsibilities that the commissioner deems appropriate, to be exercised under his supervision and direction. (110)

(b) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 establishing reasonable fees for any application submitted to the Department of Transportation or the State Traffic Commission for (1) a state highway right-of-way encroachment permit or (2) a certificate of operation for an open air theater, shopping center or other development generating large volumes of traffic pursuant to sections 14-311 and 14-311a; provided the fees so established shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five per cent of the estimated administrative costs related to such applications. The commissioner may exempt municipalities from any fees imposed pursuant to this subsection. (111)

Sec. 13b-18. Investigations, inquiries and hearings. (112)(Text)

The commissioner may hold investigations, inquiries and hearings concerning all matters within the jurisdiction of the department. The commissioner may administer oaths and affirmations, certify to all official acts, issue subpoenas and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of papers, records, books and documents. If any person refuses to attend, testify or produce papers, records, books or documents as ordered, a judge of the Superior Court, upon application of the commissioner, may make such order as may be appropriate to aid in the enforcement of this section. (113)

Sec. 13b-19. Cooperation with agencies and persons. Bonds for rail freight support facilities. (114)(Text)

The commissioner shall cooperate with agencies and persons, governmental or private, charged with or having a substantial interest in (1) planning and developing a sound state transportation system, (2) regulation of transportation facilities and services and (3) solving problems connected with transportation. The commissioner may use any proceeds from the sale of state bonds allocated by the State Bond Commission under subsection (e) of section 2 of special act 76-84, as amended by special act 78-64, special act 79-3 and section 2 of public act 80-350*, to fund no more than ninety per cent of the cost of the rehabilitation, expansion or construction of rail freight support facilities, including, but not limited to, public loading platforms, docks and sidings, ramps, storage areas and access roads, located on public or private property, provided no such project shall receive more than seventy-five thousand dollars. The commissioner shall develop and maintain liaison with the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission established by chapter 291. (115)

Sec. 13b-20. Records. Certified copies furnished by department or State Traffic Commission. (116)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall keep a record of all proceedings and orders pertaining to the matters under said commissioner's direction and copies of all plans, specifications and estimates submitted to said commissioner. Said commissioner shall furnish to any court in this state without charge certified copies of any document or record pertaining to the operation of the department, and any certified document or record of the commissioner, attested as a true copy by the commissioner, the deputy commissioner, the chief engineer of the department, or any deputy commissioner for an operating bureau, shall be competent evidence in any court of this state of the facts contained in such document or record. The commissioner may delegate to the deputy commissioner, the chief engineer, and the deputy commissioners for operating bureaus, the authority to sign any agreement, contract, document or instrument which the commissioner is authorized to sign and any such signature shall be binding and valid. (117)

(b) The executive director of the State Traffic Commission may certify copies of any document or record pertaining to the operation of the State Traffic Commission, and any certified document or record of said commission, attested as a true copy by said executive director, shall be competent evidence in any court of this state of the facts contained in such document or record. (118)

Sec. 13b-20a. Regulations re hiring of consultants. (119)(Text)

Section 13b-20a is repealed. (120)

Sec. 13b-20b. Definitions. (121)(Text)

As used in sections 13b-20b to 13b-20k, inclusive: (122)

(a) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation; (123)

(b) "Consultant" means any architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, land surveyor or accountant who is registered or licensed to practice his profession in accordance with the applicable provisions of the general statutes, any planner or any environmental, management or financial specialist; (124)

(c) "Consultant services" includes those professional services rendered by architects, professional engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors, accountants, planners or environmental, management or financial specialists, as well as incidental services that members of such professions and those in their employ are authorized to perform; (125)

(d) "Firm" means any individual, partnership, corporation, joint venture, association or other legal entity authorized by law to practice the profession of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, accounting, planning or environmental, management or financial specialization; (126)

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