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Substitute House Bill No. 5359

SPECIAL ACT NO. 96-15*

*(Revisors' note: See also P.A. 96-178, S. 13--16, 18, re projects in East Hartford and New London.)

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. The Commissioner of Education having reviewed applications for state grants for public school building projects in accordance with section 10-283 of the general statutes on the basis of priorities for such projects and standards for school construction established by the State Board of Education, and having prepared a listing of all such eligible projects ranked in order of priority as determined by said commissioner together with the amount of estimated grant with respect to each eligible project, and having submitted such listing of eligible projects, prior to December 15, 1995, to a committee of the General Assembly established under section 10-283a of the general statutes for the purpose of reviewing such listing, is hereby authorized to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with said section 10-283 with respect to the priority listing of such projects and in such estimated amounts as approved by said committee prior to February 1, 1996, as follows:

Estimated Grant Commitments

Town Site and Total

School Building Including

Project Number Interest

Subsidy

ANSONIA

Prendergast

School

052 EA 5,842,556 9,504,962

ANSONIA

Mead School

053 EA/EC 4,891,757 7,958,155

BETHANY

Bethany Community

School

014 EA 1,946,500 3,166,664

BRANFORD

Branford High

School

029 EA 7,899,136 12,850,709

BRIDGEPORT

Edison School

115 EA/RR 3,330,156 5,417,664

BRIDGEPORT

Hallen School

116 EA/RR 1,250,898 2,035,023

BRIDGEPORT

Hooker School

117 EA/RR 3,992,640 6,495,426

BRIDGEPORT

Madison School

118 EA/RR 3,954,094 6,432,718

BRIDGEPORT

Read School

119 EA 2,708,935 4,407,031

FAIRFIELD

Stratfield

School

089 RE 17,784 17,784

FAIRFIELD

Riverfield School

090 RE 17,784 17,784

FAIRFIELD

Mill Hill School

091 RE 35,568 35,568

GREENWICH

Riverside School

099 EA 225,677 225,677

GREENWICH

North Mianus

School

100 EA 387,191 387,191

GREENWICH

New Lebanon School

101 EA 184,588 184,588

GREENWICH

North Street

School

102 EA 338,319 338,319

GREENWICH

Old Greenwich

School

103 EA 487,886 487,886

HAMDEN

Hamden Middle

School

075 RE 142,850 232,396

LEDYARD

Gales Ferry

School

059 EA 3,606,660 5,867,495

MANSFIELD

Mansfield Middle

School

054 RE 153,580 153,580

WATERTOWN

New Elementary

School

042 N 13,043,800 21,220,306

WEST HARTFORD

Duffy School

162 RE 17,320 17,320

WEST HARTFORD

Braeburn School

163 RE 138,588 225,462

WEST HARTFORD

Bugbee School

164 RE 69,280 112,708

WESTON

Hurlbutt Elementary

School

036 EA 1,429,381 2,325,388

WESTON

Weston Middle

School

038 EA 1,016,211 1,653,223

WILTON

Middlebrook

School

043 EA 1,525,300 2,481,434

REGIONAL DIST. #8

RHAM Middle

School

016 RE 151,775 246,915

REGIONAL DIST. #13

Frank Ward

Strong School

031 RE 21,627 21,627

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Mitchell Elementary

School

072 EA/RR 2,150,963 3,499,294

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Woodbury Middle

School

073 EA/RR 2,284,542 3,716,607

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Mitchell Elementary

School

076 RE 87,340 87,340

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Woodbury Middle

School

077 RE 87,340 87,340

REGIONAL DIST. #16

Community School

021 RE 371,175 603,846

REGIONAL DIST. #16

New Elementary

School

022 N 8,492,360 13,815,796

ANSONIA

New High School

050 N 17,890,409 29,105,012

ANSONIA

Ansonia High

School

051 A/EC 7,417,920 12,067,843

ANSONIA

Lincoln-Hayes

School

054 A/EC 909,417 1,479,485

CHESHIRE

Cheshire High

School

083 EA 160,725 261,475

EAST HARTFORD

Franklin H. Mayberry

School

203 EA 977,500 1,590,246

EAST HARTFORD

Anne E. Norris

School

204 EA 977,500 1,590,246

EAST HARTFORD

East Hartford

High School

205 A 23,000 37,418

EAST HARTFORD

East Hartford

Middle School

206 A 23,000 37,418

EAST HARTFORD

Hockanum School

207 A 6,900 11,225

EAST HARTFORD

John A. Langford*

School

208 A 6,900 11,225

*(Revisors' note: See also P.A. 96-178, S. 13, 14, 18.)

EAST HARTFORD

Robert J. O'Brien

School

209 A 6,900 11,225

EAST HARTFORD

Thomas S. O'Connell

School

210 A 6,900 11,225

EAST HARTFORD

Silver Lane School

211 A 6,900 11,225

EAST HARTFORD

Synergy Alternate

School

212 A 6,900 11,225

EAST HARTFORD

Willowbrook Early

Childhood

213 A 6,900 11,225

FARMINGTON

Farmington High

School

048 EA 3,575,000 5,815,989

GREENWICH

Greenwich High

School

098 EA 3,248,584 3,248,584

HARTFORD

Alternate Education

Program

194 A 59,868 59,868

HARTFORD

Clark School

195 A 46,986 46,986

HARTFORD

Burns School

196 A 46,523 46,523

HARTFORD

Fox Middle

School

197 A 56,783 56,783

HARTFORD

Barbour School

198 A 58,847 58,847

HARTFORD

Barnard-Brown

School

199 A 51,537 51,537

HARTFORD

Fisher School

200 A 85,267 85,267

HARTFORD

Kinsella School

201 A 48,297 48,297

HARTFORD

Twain School

202 A 77,127 77,127

HARTFORD

Webster School

203 A 45,983 45,983

HARTFORD

Wish School

204 A 42,270 42,270

HARTFORD

Ramon E. Betances

School

205 A 80,034 80,034

HARTFORD

Moylan Elementary

School

206 A 60,305 60,305

HARTFORD

West Middle

School

207 A 63,401 63,401

HARTFORD

Kennelly School

208 A 62,550 62,550

HARTFORD

Sanchez School

209 A 74,557 74,557

HARTFORD

South Middle

School

210 A 50,226 50,226

LITCHFIELD

Litchfield High

School

031 A 183,930 299,227

NEW HAVEN

Strong School

304 RE 282,852 460,158

NEW HAVEN

Truman School

305 RE 180,711 293,990

NEW HAVEN

New Prince/Welch

School

306 N 7,857,000 12,782,160

NEW HAVEN

Betsy Ross Arts

307 N 9,428,400 15,338,593

NEW MILFORD

New Milford

High School

032 EA 17,214,120 28,004,791

NORTH BRANFORD

Jerome Harrison

School

041 N 5,662,650 9,212,282

SIMSBURY

Simsbury High

School

077 A 205,840 334,871

SIMSBURY

Henry James

Memorial

078 A 101,569 165,238

SIMSBURY

Central School

079 A 33,856 55,079

SIMSBURY

Latimer Lane

School

080 A 50,785 82,620

SIMSBURY

Tootin' Hills

School

081 A 39,499 64,259

SIMSBURY

Squadron Line

School

082 A 95,926 156,057

SIMSBURY

Tariffville School

083 A 28,214 45,900

SOUTH WINDSOR

Timothy Edwards

School

062 RE 289,000 289,000

SOUTH WINDSOR

Timothy Edwards

School

063 A 39,823 39,823

STAMFORD

Toquam Elementary

School

171 RE 84,278 137,108

STAMFORD

Westover School

178 N 4,989,893 8,117,807

STRATFORD

Birdseye School

081 EA/RR 1,507,044 2,451,735

STRATFORD

Chapel School

082 EA 3,235,164 5,263,127

STRATFORD

Second Hill

Lane School

083 EA/RR 3,272,629 5,324,076

TORRINGTON

Southwest School

051 EA 6,638,579 10,799,972

TORRINGTON

Torrington High

School

052 EA 7,585,747 12,340,873

WALLINGFORD

Lyman Hall

High School

131 VA/VE 1,697,738 1,697,738

REGIONAL DIST. #6

Wamogo Regional

High School

036 VE 97,020 97,020

REGIONAL DIST. #7

Northwestern

Regional High

School

021 VE 63,875 63,875

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Nonnewaug High

School

074 EA/RR 3,445,651 5,605,557

REGIONAL DIST. #16

Algonquin School

020 EA 3,238,078 5,267,867

ACES

Village School

024 SP/P 4,698,510 4,698,510

ANSONIA

Central

Administration

049 BE/A 741,150 1,205,740

BETHANY

Bethany Community

School

015 RR 15,377 15,377

CHESHIRE

Chapman School

080 RR 150,010 244,044

CHESHIRE

Chapman School

081 EC 150,010 244,044

CHESHIRE

Early

Intervention

(Darcey)

082 RR 75,005 122,022

CLINTON

Lewin G. Joel, Jr.

School

043 RR 257,914 419,587

CLINTON

Abraham Pierson

School

044 EC 125,021 125,021

GLASTONBURY

Hopewell School

087 RR 157,443 157,443

GRANBY

Memorial Middle

School

038 RR 71,573 71,573

GRANBY

Wells Road

School

039 RR 54,501 54,501

GROTON

Fitch Middle

School

139 RR 73,570 73,570

MANCHESTER

Bennet Jr. High

School

110 RR 29,968 29,968

MANCHESTER

Illing Jr.

High School

112 RR 64,571 64,571

NEW HAVEN

Fair Haven

Middle School

294 EC 298,566 485,722

NEW HAVEN

J. Robinson

Middle School

295 RR 271,067 440,985

NEW HAVEN

West Hills

School

296 EC 247,496 402,639

NEW HAVEN

Katherine Brennan

School

299 RR 157,140 255,643

NEW HAVEN

James Hillhouse

High School

300 RR 94,284 153,386

NEW HAVEN

Wilbur Cross

High School

301 RR 109,998 178,950

NEW HAVEN

Lincoln-Bassett

School

310 EC 333,923 543,243

NEW HAVEN

Katherine Brennan

School

311 EC 290,709 472,940

NEW MILFORD

Central

Administration

033 BE/A 92,931 151,185

ROCKY HILL

Rocky Hill High

School

043 RR 330,336 537,407

SIMSBURY

Central School

084 EC 164,084 266,940

SIMSBURY

Tariffville

School

085 RR 79,475 129,294

STAMFORD

Turn of River

School

179 EC 35,698 58,075

STRATFORD

Stratford Academy

080 RR 85,628 85,628

SUFFIELD

Suffield High

School

032 RR 36,324 36,324

SUFFIELD

A. Ward Spaulding

School

033 RR 94,160 94,160

WATERBURY

Barnard School

154 RR 58,125 94,561

WATERBURY

Bucks Hill

School

155 RR 58,125 94,561

WATERBURY

Bunker Hill

School

156 RR 58,125 94,561

WATERBURY

H.S. Chase

School

157 RR 155,000 252,162

WATERBURY

Hopeville School

158 RR 116,250 189,121

WATERBURY

East Farms

School

159 RR 116,250 189,121

WATERBURY

B.W. Tinker

School

160 RR 77,500 126,081

WATERBURY

Washington School

161 RR 62,000 100,865

WATERBURY

Gilmartin School

162 RR 23,250 37,824

WATERBURY

John F. Kennedy

High School

163 RR 155,000 252,162

WATERBURY

Duggan-Special

Services

164 RR 77,500 126,081

WATERBURY

Crosby High

School

165 RR 232,500 378,243

WATERBURY

Carrington School

186 EC 77,500 126,081

WATERBURY

Mary F. Rotella

School

187 EC 232,500 378,243

WATERBURY

B.W. Tinker

School

188 EC 77,500 126,081

WATERBURY

H.S. Chase

School

189 EC 116,250 189,121

WATERBURY

Duggan-Special

Services

190 EC 96,875 157,601

WEST HARTFORD

Charter Oak

School

165 EC 95,260 154,974

WEST HARTFORD

Sedgwick Middle

School

167 RR 34,640 56,354

WESTON

Central

Administration

037 BE/EA 34,288 55,781

WILTON

Tilford W. Miller

School

044 RR 96,966 157,749

WILTON

Ina E. Driscoll

School

045 RR 108,950 177,245

REGIONAL DIST. #14

Mitchell

Elementary School

075 RR 85,138 85,138

REGIONAL DIST. #15

Memorial School

071 RR 109,825 109,825

REGIONAL DIST. #16

Community School

023 A/EC 1,733,613 2,820,328

REGIONAL DIST. #16

Central

Administration

024 BE/EA 312,607 508,565

REGIONAL DIST. #18

Lyme-Old Lyme

Middle School

028 RR 98,436 160,141

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, the town of Manchester shall be eligible for the cost of roof replacement at Manchester High School (Project Number 077-062) under the grant for the expansion project at the school.

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the projects for roof replacements at Savin Rock School (Project Number 156-114) and Carrigan Middle School (Project Number 156-115) in West Haven are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of East Windsor may let out for bid on and commence a handicapped access code project (Project Number 047-028) at Broad Brook School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 5. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for energy conservation at Kelly Middle School (Project Number 104-067) in Norwich is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 6. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Manchester may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 077-107) at Highland Park School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for extension and alteration at E.O. Smith School in Regional School District No. 19 is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of West Haven shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an extension and alteration and code violation project (Project Number 156-112) at the Harry M. Bailey Middle School and a roof replacement project (Project Number 156-111) at West Haven High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 9. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Newtown shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on extension projects (Project Number 097-098) at the Hawley School and (Project Number 097-099) at Newtown High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the highest projected enrolment for a school building project be calculated for the eight year period from the date the local Board of Education files a notification of a school building project with the State Department of Education, the town of Newtown may calculate projected enrolment for the extension and alteration projects (Project Number 097-099) at Newtown High School and (Project Number 097-098) at Hawley Elementary School for the twelve year period from said date.

Sec. 11. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of New Haven may expand the scope of the regional aquaculture center project (Project Number 093-291).

Sec. 12. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Rocky Hill may let out for bid on and commence a project for roof replacement (Project Number 119-043) at Rocky Hill High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 13. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the alteration project at Thomaston Middle School in Thomaston is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 14. The city of Middletown ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Appropriating $9,875,000 for the Planning, Acquisition and Construction of the Renovation and Expansion of Wilbert Snow Elementary School and Authorizing the Issue of $9,875,000 Bonds of the city to Meet Said Appropriation and Pending the Issue Thereof the Making of Temporary Borrowings for such Purpose" approved by the Common Council of the city of Middletown on October 16, 1995, is hereby ratified, confirmed and validated notwithstanding any provision of law, including those concerning the posting or publication of referendum notice. The provisions of this section shall supersede any provisions of the general statutes, any public or special act and the Charter of the city of Middletown.

Sec. 15. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education providing that grant commitments lapse on the June thirtieth of the year following the year of legislative authorization unless prior to such date the town has filed notice with the department that the town has completed all necessary steps under its charter and the general statutes to appropriate sufficient funds to pay for the project and any site acquisition costs for the project; authorized bonding or other means of financing the appropriation; been authorized to apply for and accept state grants for the project; and authorized the building committee to carry out the project, the town of Darien shall be eligible for a grant for roof replacement project (Project Number 035-075) at Darien High School.

Sec. 16. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Darien may let out for bid on and commence projects for alteration (Project Number 035-080) at Darien High School, relocatable classrooms (Project Number 035-089) at Tokeneke School and roof replacement projects (Project Number 035-060) at Middlesex Middle School, (Project Number 035-061) at Ox Ridge School and (Project Number 035-062) at Hindley School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 17. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Windham may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos abatement (Project Number 163-064) at Windham High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 18. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Newtown may expand the scope of the original project for extension and alteration at Newtown High School Project Number (097-099) to include additional renovations, roof replacement, and additional classroom space.

Sec. 19. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Newtown may expand the scope of the original project for alteration at Hawley Elementary School Project Number (097-098) to include additional renovations, and an extension for additional classroom space.

Sec. 20. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Avon shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an alteration and extension (Project Number 004-057EA) at the Avon High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 21. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, projects for roof replacement at West Vine Street School (Project Number 137-043) and alterations and roof replacement at Mystic Middle School (Project Number 137-044) in the town of Stonington are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the town files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 22. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for expansion and alteration of the Conte School building for use by some of the West Hills School programs and by magnet programs, the alteration project at Lincoln-Bassett School and the alteration and expansion project at the Wexler School in New Haven are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 23. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for alteration at Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 24. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education providing that grant commitments lapse on the June thirtieth of the year following the year of legislative authorization unless prior to such date the town has filed notice with the department that the town has completed all necessary steps under its charter and the general statutes to appropriate sufficient funds to pay for the project and any site acquisition costs for the project; authorized bonding or other means of financing the appropriation; been authorized to apply for and accept state grants for the project; and authorized the building committee to carry out the project, the town of Thomaston shall be eligible for a grant for an energy conservation project (Project Number 140-030) at Thomaston Middle School.

Sec. 25. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Trumbull shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the Preschool Special Education project (Project Number 144-088) at the Middlebrook Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 26. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of West Hartford shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an alteration and extension project (Project Number 155-160) at the Conard High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 27. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning projected enrolment for a school building project, the town of Cheshire may increase the projected enrolment for the extension project (Project Number 025-075) at Doolittle School to 600 students.

Sec. 28. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the alteration and code violation projects at Woodstock Elementary School in Woodstock are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 29. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for expansion and alteration at Polk School in Watertown is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 30. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Meriden shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the asbestos removal, roof replacement and alteration project (Project Number 080-063) at the Hanover School and the extension and alteration project (Project Number 080-075) at the Ben Franklin School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 31. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, Regional School District No. 16 may expand the scope of the extension and alteration project at Long River Middle School (Project Number 216-014) to include the purchase of land from the town of Prospect, site improvement and additional classrooms.

Sec. 32. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Westport shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on expansion projects (Project Number 158-063) at Coleytown Elementary School and (Project Number 158-074) at Kings Highway Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 33. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter concerning eligible costs for equipment in a school construction project, the town of Litchfield shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for the equipment included in the alteration project (Project Number 074-031) for technology at Litchfield High School.

Sec. 34. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for alteration and energy conservation at Woodstock Elementary School in Woodstock is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 35. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the city of Milford may let out for bid on and commence a project for alteration of Milford High School to include an administrative facility (Project Number 084-082) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 36. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Wolcott shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on a new middle school (Project Number 166-049) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 37. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, Regional School District No. 13 shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an extension and alteration, code compliance and energy conservation project (Project Number 213-030) at the Lyman School and an alteration project (Project Number 213-029) at Middlefield Memorial School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 38. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes in effect in 1982 or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter, Regional School District No. 8 shall be eligible for reimbursement for roof replacement costs as part of the extension and alteration project (Project Number 208-010) at RHAM High School.

Sec. 39. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for alteration and extension of Rotella School for an early childhood education magnet school in Waterbury is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of section 10-264h, as amended, and chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said section and said chapter.

Sec. 40. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into a grant commitment for such project, the town of Brookfield shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the extension project at Center Elementary School (Project Number 018-034) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 41. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of New Britain shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an extension and alteration project (Project Number 089-125) at the New Britain High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 42. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of New Britain may let out for bid on and commence projects for oil tank replacements at New Britain High School (Project 089-133OT) and at Roosevelt Middle School (Project 089-134OT) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 43. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of New Haven shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the regional aquaculture center project (Project Number 093-291) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 44. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of New Haven may let out for bid on and commence code violation projects (Project Number 093-297CV) at Lincoln-Bassett School and (Project Number 093-298) at Jackie Robinson Middle School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 45. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Stamford shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on an extension and alteration project (Project Number 135-160) at the Stark Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 46. Notwithstanding any provision of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Stamford may expand the scope of the alteration project (Project Number 135-169) at Hart Elementary School to include extension and site acquisition.

Sec. 47. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, Regional School District No. 7 may let out for bid on and commence a project for a vocational agricultural animal barn and equipment (Project Number 207-018) at Northwestern Regional High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 48. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Middletown may let out for bid on and commence asbestos abatement as part of an extension and alteration project (Project Number 083-076) at Middletown High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 49. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the highest projected enrolment for a school building project be calculated for the eight-year period from the date that the local or regional board of education files a notification of a proposed school building project with the State Department of Education, the Gilbert School Board may expand the period for the calculation of the projected enrolment for the project for extension, alteration and code compliance at the Gilbert School (Project Number 902-010).

Sec. 50. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the extension and alteration projects at Meadowside Elementary and Kennedy Elementary Schools in Milford are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 51. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into a grant commitment for such project, the town of Glastonbury shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the roof replacement project at Eastbury Elementary School, (Project Number 054-078) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 52. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into a grant commitment for such project, the Town of Glastonbury shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin constructing the code compliance, renovation and expansion project at Eastbury Elementary School (Project number 054-081) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 53. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a description of a project type for a school building project and location of a project be made at the time of application for a school building grant, the town of East Windsor may amend the application and project description for the central administration offices project (Project Number 047-027) from a purchase and alteration project to site acquisition and new construction.

Sec. 54. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education providing that grant commitments lapse on the June thirtieth of the year following the year of legislative authorization unless prior to such date the town has filed notice with the department that the town has completed all necessary steps under its charter and the general statutes to appropriate sufficient funds to pay for the project and any site acquisition costs for the project; authorized bonding or other means of financing the appropriation; been authorized to apply for and accept state grants for the project; and authorized the building committee to carry out the project, the town of Rocky Hill shall be eligible for a grant for an extension project (Project Number 119-042) at West Hill School.

Sec. 55. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education providing that grant commitments lapse on the thirtieth of June of the year following the year of legislative authorization, unless prior to such date the town has filed notice with the department that the town has completed all necessary steps under its charter and the general statutes to appropriate sufficient funds to pay for the project and any site acquisition costs for the project; authorized bonding or other means of financing the appropriation; been authorized to apply for and accept state grants for the project; and authorized the building committee to carry out the project; the town of Middletown shall be eligible for a grant for roof replacement projects at Wesley School (Project Number 083-093), Woodrow Wilson Middle School (Project Number 083-094), and Keigwin School (Project Number 083-095).

Sec. 56. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of New Hartford shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on a new school facility (Project Number 092-87-014N) or extension and alteration to the New Hartford Elementary or Bakerville Consolidated School (Project Numbers 092-022E, 092-021E) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 57. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Glastonbury may let out for bid on and commence projects for roof replacement (Project Number 054-078) at Eastbury School, (Project Number 054-085) at Buttonball School, (Project Number 054-086) at Glastonbury High School and (Project Number 054-087) at Hopewell School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 58. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, Regional School District No. 16 may expand the scope of the new high school project (Project Number 216-015) to increase the square footage and to add a natatorium.

Sec. 59. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for purchase and alteration of a building for use as an administrative office facility for the board of education in Bridgeport is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 60. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Bridgeport may expand the scope of the code violation project (Project Number 015-111) at Central High School to include a media and data system network.

Sec. 61. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the region begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into a grant commitment for such project, Regional School District #16 shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the new high school (Project Number 216-015) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment

from the state.

Sec. 62. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the projects for construction of a new elementary school, code violation at Tolland High School and technology wiring at Parker Memorial, Tolland Middle and Tolland High School in Tolland are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 63. Notwithstanding the provisions of title 7 of the general statutes and section 4 of the charter of the city of Hartford, the vote cast by the electors and voters of the city of Hartford at a referendum held November 7, 1995, relating to the appropriation of funds for extension and alteration projects at the Lewis W. Batchelder Elementary School, the Thirman L. Milner Elementary School, the Parkville Community Elementary School and the construction of a new elementary school to be located at the site of the Moylan School Alternative Learning Center and authorizing the issuance of bonds, notes and temporary notes in the same amount to defray said appropriation, otherwise valid except for less than fifteen per cent of the electors qualified to vote voting in such referendum, is validated.

Sec. 64. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulations adopted pursuant to said chapter limiting school construction grants for the construction of auditoriums to projects involving construction of new schools, the town of North Branford shall be eligible for a school construction grant for construction of an auditorium at North Branford High School, provided the town meets the other requirements of said chapter.

Sec. 65. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Bethany may expand the scope of the expansion and alteration project (Project Number 008-014) at the Bethany Community School to include a regional special education center.

Sec. 66. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Hartford shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on energy conservation projects at Bulkeley High School (Project Number 064-180), Fox Middle School (Project Number 064-181), Hartford Public High School (Project Number 064-182), Clark School (Project Number 064-183), Kinsella School (Project Number 064-184), Parkville School (Project Number 064-185), Quirk Middle School (Project Number 064-186), Simpson Waverly School (project Number 064-187) and Weaver High School (Project Number 064-188) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 67. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for expansion of Black Rock School in Thomaston is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 68. The town of Hamden ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Amending an Ordinance Appropriating $2,940,000 for the Planning and Design of Renovations and an Addition to Hamden High School and Authorizing the Issue of $2,940,000 Bonds of the Town to meet said Appropriation and Pending the Issue thereof the making of Temporary Borrowings for such Purpose" (the purpose of the amendment is to authorize the issuance of not to exceed $40,000,000 bonds of the town to finance the renovation and expansion of Hamden High School), approved by the Legislative Council of the town of Hamden on December 18, 1995, is hereby ratified, confirmed and validated notwithstanding any provision of law, including publication of the incorrect effective date of the ordinance. The provisions of this act shall supersede any provisions of the general statutes, any public or special act and the Charter of the town of Hamden.

Sec. 69. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the project for roof replacement at Stamford High School (Project Number 135-170) is included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 70. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Hartford shall have until June 30, 1997, to begin construction on the inter-district University School (Project Number 064-192) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 71. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted pursuant to said chapter concerning eligible costs for school construction projects, the town of Plymouth shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for the water pump station as part of the extension and alteration project (Project Number 111-041) at Plymouth Center School.

Sec. 72. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into a grant commitment for such project, the town of Windsor Locks shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on roof replacement project at South Elementary School (Project Number 165-059) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 73. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Trumbull shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on code violation and extension projects at Booth Hill School (Project Numbers 144-061 and 144-083) and Middlebrook School (Project Numbers 144-064 and 144-085) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 74. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the projects for extension and alteration at Jane Ryan, Booth Hill and Middlebrook Schools in Trumbull are included in section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for grant commitments from the state, provided the school district files applications for such school building projects prior to June 30, 1996, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 75. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Trumbull may let out for bid on and commence projects for extension and alteration at Jane Ryan, Booth Hill and Middlebrook Schools and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 76. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Trumbull may let out for bid on and commence projects for code violation (Project Number 144-065) and extension and alteration (Project Number 144-084) at Tashua School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 77. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a description of a project type for a school building project and location of the project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Trumbull may relocate the project for a regional preschool special education facility from Middlebrook School to Jane Ryan School (Project Number 144-088).

Sec. 78. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Trumbull may let out for bid on and commence a project for roof replacement (Project Number 144-078) at Long Hill Administration Building and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 79. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the highest projected enrolment for a school building project be calculated for the eight-year period from the date the local board of education files a notification of a proposed school building project with the State Department of Education, the town of Hartford may amend its project enrolments for the extension and alteration project at the Moylan School (Project Number 064-173).

Sec. 80. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of Bloomfield shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on the vocational agricultural center (Project Number 011-059) at Bloomfield High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 81. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Bloomfield may expand the scope of the vocational agricultural center project at Bloomfield High School (Project Number 011-059).

Sec. 82. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-283 and 10-284 of the general statutes or any regulations adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that local legislative authorizations be obtained within one year of the authorization by the General Assembly of a grant commitment or requiring that the town begin constructing within two years after the effective date of the act of the General Assembly authorizing the Commissioner of Education to enter into grant commitments for such projects, the town of New Haven shall have until June 30, 1997, to authorize and until June 30, 1998, to begin construction on roof replacement projects at Wilbur Cross High School (Project Numbers 093-264 and 093-269), Wexler School (Project Number 093-265), Columbus School (Project Number 093-266), Betsy Ross School (Project Number 093-267), Dwight School (Project Number 093-268), Hillhouse High School (Project Number 093-270), energy conservation projects at West Hills School (Project Number 093-272) and Davis School (Project Number 093-273), and renovation projects at Beecher School (Project Number 093-288), Dwight School (Project Number 093-289) and Clinton Avenue School (Project Number 093-290) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state.

Sec. 83. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of New Haven may let out for bid on and commence projects for energy conservation at Strong School (Project Number 093-210), roof replacement at Celentano School (Project Number 093-229) and Wilbur Cross High School (Project Number 093-269) code violation at Katherine Brennan School (Project Number 093-263), Wilbur Cross High School (Project Number 093-284) and Hillhouse High School (Project Number 093-285) and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Approved June 12, 1996. Effective June 12, 1996.

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