Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time but in no case later than June 30, 2005, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state, in one or more series and in principal amounts and in the aggregate not exceeding one hundred ninety million dollars and such additional amounts as may be required in connection with the costs of issuance of the bonds including bond anticipation, temporary and interim notes, the proceeds of which shall be used by the Treasurer to pay the costs of issuance, provided in computing the total amount of bonds which may at any one time be outstanding, the principal amount of any refunding bonds issued to refund bonds shall be excluded. After authorization by the State Bond Commission, all securities of the state authorized pursuant to this section shall be conclusively presumed to be fully and duly authorized pursuant to the laws of the state. Any person or government entity shall be estopped from questioning their authorization, sale issuance, execution or delivery by the state.
(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 as follows: Three million dollars by the Department of Economic and Community Development for a grant-in-aid to the Capital Region Development Authority and the balance by the Office of Policy and Management for a grant-in-aid to the Capital Region Development Authority for the project costs of the convention center project, as defined in section 32-651, and such portion of preliminary costs and the project costs of site acquisition, site preparation and infrastructure improvements related to other aspects of the overall project, all as defined in section 32-651, as is determined jointly by the secretary and the authority to be appropriately allocated to the convention center facilities, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in subsection (a) of section 32-654.
(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 said section 3-20, and temporary or interim 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 provided no filings required by subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (g) of said section 3-20 shall be required. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from either their respective dates. 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 the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Such 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 such bonds, including temporary or interim notes, as the same become due, and 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 including with respect to interest on temporary or interim notes and principal thereof to the extent not funded with renewals thereof or bonds, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.
(d) For the purposes of this section “state moneys” means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to section 3-20 or of temporary or interim notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Request filed for an authorization of bonds shall identify the project for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended and, if applicable, shall include the recommendation of the secretary as to the extent to which federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project should be added to the state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project. If the request includes a recommendation that some amount of such federal, private or other moneys should be added to such state moneys, then, if and to the extent directed by the State Bond Commission at the time of authorization of such bonds, said amount of such federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project may be added to any state moneys available or becoming available hereunder for such project and be used for such project as if constituting such state moneys, and any other federal, private or other moneys then available or thereafter to be made available for costs in connection with such project, if and to the extent from time to time directed by the State Bond Commission, upon receipt shall, in conformity with applicable federal and state law, be used for the purposes for which such other moneys are received in accordance with the proceedings of the State Bond Commission, and otherwise by the State Treasurer to meet the principal of outstanding bonds issued pursuant to this section or to meet the principal of temporary or interim notes issued in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of bonds theretofore authorized pursuant to said section 3-20 for the purpose of financing such costs, either by purchase or redemption and cancellation of such bonds or notes or by payment thereof at maturity. Whenever any of the federal, private or other moneys so received with respect to such project are used to meet principal of such temporary or interim notes or whenever principal on any such temporary or interim notes is retired by application of revenue receipts of the state, the amount of bonds theretofore authorized in anticipation of which such temporary or interim notes were issued, and the aggregate amount of bonds which may be authorized pursuant to this section, shall each be reduced by the amount of the principal so met or retired. Pending use of the federal, private or other moneys so received to meet principal as hereinabove directed, the amount thereof may be invested by, or at the direction of, the State Treasurer in bonds or obligations of, or guaranteed by, the state or the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, or in accordance with the provisions of said section 3-20, and shall be deemed to be part of the debt retirement funds of the state, and net earnings on such investments shall be used in the same manner as the said moneys so invested.
(e) Any balance of proceeds of the sale of said bonds authorized by this section in excess of the aggregate costs of the project so authorized shall be used to meet interest and principal amounts as the same become due on said bonds authorized.
(f) Net earnings on investment of proceeds, accrued interest and premiums on the issuance of any of such bonds authorized by this section after payment of expenses incurred by the State Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with their issuance, if any, shall be used to meet interest and principal amounts as the same become due on said bonds authorized.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 32. Commerce and Economic and Community Development § 32-614. Bond authorization for the convention center project - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-32-commerce-and-economic-and-community-development/ct-gen-st-sect-32-614/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?