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Connecticut Laws | Title 32 Commerce And Economic And Community Development
CHAPTER 588l* ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE
Sec. 32-240. Grants for establishment of flexible manufacturing networks. Reports.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare and issue a request for proposals for flexible manufacturing network services. The request for proposals shall require each person, firm or corporation submitting a proposal to: (1) Indicate the manufacturing sector or sectors to be included in the network, (2) indicate the persons, firms and corporations expected to participate in the network, (3) identify common problems and needs of the network participants, (4) indicate the objectives of the network, which may include but shall not be limited to, sharing costs and risks, instituting joint worker training programs, sharing new machines and equipment, using management consultant and extension services, utilizing centralized administrative support, accessing public and private development funds and identifying new business opportunities, (5) identify the specific tasks that the network would undertake and (6) provide any other information deemed necessary by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. (1610)

(d) Not later than January 1, 1995, the commissioner shall report to the General Assembly on the amount of money that would be necessary to provide a grant to a flexible manufacturing network to enable the network to procure training for its participants in high performance work practices. (1611)

Sec. 32-241. Bond authorization. (1612)(Text)

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one million dollars. (1613)

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purposes of section 32-240. (1614)

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due. (1615)

Sec. 32-242. Air pollution emission reduction credits. Program. (1616)(Text)

In addition to other financial assistance which the Department of Economic and Community Development may grant under this chapter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, may provide financial assistance consisting of (1) funds to acquire air pollution emission reduction credits certified by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-174f or (2) the transfer of credits previously acquired by the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 32-242a. Such transfer may be made as a grant, sale, loan or by such other appropriate means of disposition as is determined by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The assistance provided in the section shall be subject to the same rules and procedures as any other financial assistance provided under sections 32-220 to 32-234, inclusive. Any procurement, transfer or other use of such credits shall comply with the federal Clean Air Act and any regulations, requirements and guidance issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Environmental Protection regarding emission reduction credits. (1617)

Sec. 32-242a. Purchase of air pollution emission reduction credits. (1618)(Text)

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may acquire, purchase or otherwise procure air pollution emission reduction credits certified by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-174f on such terms as the secretary may deem appropriate. The secretary, with the concurrence of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, may establish procedures regarding the state's procurement and transfer of such credits as may be necessary. Any procurement, transfer or other use of such credits shall comply with the federal Clean Air Act and any regulations, requirements and guidance issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Environmental Protection regarding emission reduction credits. (1619)

(b) All moneys received by the department in consideration for air pollution emission reduction credits previously acquired by the secretary and transferred hereunder, including but not limited to lease payments, licensee fees and payments of principal and interest on any loans or purchase money obligations, shall be paid over to the Office of Policy and Management and credited to the program to be administered by the secretary under this section. Any additional credits procured with such moneys shall be held as part of such program and shall be available to the secretary to provide financial assistance as set forth in section 32-242 in accordance with the procedures established by the secretary pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Any balance remaining in such program at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the program for the fiscal year next succeeding. (1620)

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