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Connecticut Laws | Title 4b State Real Property




Sec. 4b-1. (Formerly Sec. 4-126). Duties of commissioner. (4)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Public Works 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; (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; (5) be responsible for the purchase, sale, lease, sublease and acquisition of property and space to house state agencies and, subject to the provisions of section 4b-21, the sale or exchange of any land or interest in land belonging to the state; (6) maintain a complete and current inventory of all state-owned or leased property and premises, including space-utilization data; (7) supervise the care and control of buildings and grounds owned or leased by the state in Hartford, except the building and grounds of the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building and parking garage and related structures and facilities and grounds, as provided in section 2-71h, and the Connecticut Marketing Authority and property under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator under the terms of section 4b-11; and (8) be responsible for the administrative functions of establishing and maintaining security standards for all facilities housing the offices and equipment of the state except (A) Department of Transportation mass transit, marine and aviation facilities, (B) the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building and related facilities, (C) facilities under the care and control of The University of Connecticut or other constituent units of the state system of higher education, (D) Judicial Department facilities, (E) Department of Public Safety facilities, (F) Military Department facilities, (G) Department of Correction facilities, (H) Department of Children and Families client-occupied facilities, (I) facilities occupied by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, Secretary of the State and Treasurer, and (J) facilities occupied by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. As used in this subdivision, "security" has the meaning assigned to it in section 4b-130. Subject to the provisions of chapter 67, said commissioner may appoint such employees as are necessary for carrying out the duties prescribed to said commissioner by the general statutes. (5)

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, except for the property of The University of Connecticut, the commissioner may supervise the care and control of (1) any state-owned or leased office building, and related buildings and grounds, outside the city of Hartford, used as district offices, except any state-owned or leased office building, and related buildings and grounds, used by the Judicial Department, and (2) any other state-owned or leased property, on a temporary or permanent basis, if the commissioner, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the executive head of the department or agency supervising the care and control of such property agree, in writing, to such supervision. (6)

Sec. 4b-1a. Public Works Capital Projects Revolving Fund. (7)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Public Works 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. (8)

(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. (9)

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