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1 H.882
2 An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment
3 It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
4 * * * Legislative Intent * * *
5 Sec. 1. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 1 is amended to read:
6 Sec. 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT
7 (a) It is the intent of the General Assembly that of the $122,767,376.00
8 $130,606,224.00 authorized in this act, not more than $56,520,325.00
9 $56,245,325.00 shall be appropriated in the first year of the biennium, and the
10 remainder shall be appropriated in the second year.
11 (b) It is the intent of the General Assembly that in the second year of the
12 biennium, any amendments to the appropriations or authorities granted in this
13 act shall take the form of the Capital Construction and State Bonding
14 Adjustment Bill. It is the intent of the General Assembly that unless otherwise
15 indicated, all appropriations in this act are subject to capital budget adjustment.
16 * * * Capital Appropriations * * *
17 Sec. 2. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 2 is amended to read:
18 Sec. 2. STATE BUILDINGS
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20 (b) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2024:
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22 (7) Montpelier, State House, replacement of historic finishes:
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1 $50,000.00
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3 (c) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2025:
4 (1) Statewide, major maintenance: $8,500,000.00 $8,501,999.00
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6 (3) Statewide, planning, reuse, and contingency:
7 $425,000.00 $455,000.00
8 (4) Middlesex, Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence, master
9 plan, design, and decommissioning: $400,000.00 $50,000.00
10 (5) Montpelier, State House, replacement of historic finishes:
11 $50,000.00 [Repealed.]
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13 (11) Statewide, R22 refrigerant phase out:
14 $1,000,000.00 $750,000.00
15 (12) Statewide, Art in State Buildings Program: $75,000.00
16 (13) St. Albans, Northwest State Correctional Facility, roof replacement:
17 $400,000.00
18 (14) Windsor, former Southeast State Correctional Facility, evaluation
19 of potential future State use and potential to deactivate or winterize buildings:
20 $100,000.00
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1 Appropriation – FY 2024 $23,126,244.00 $23,076,244.00
2 Appropriation – FY 2025 $25,275,000.00 $25,231,999.00
3 Total Appropriation – Section 2 $48,401,244.00 $48,308,243.00
4 Sec. 3. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 3 is amended to read:
5 Sec. 3. HUMAN SERVICES
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7 (b) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2025 to the Department of
8 Buildings and General Services for the Agency of Human Services for the
9 following projects described in this subsection:
10 (1) Northwest State Correctional Facility, booking expansion, planning,
11 design, and construction: $2,500,000.00 $2,600,000.00
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13 (3) Statewide, correctional facilities, HVAC systems, planning, design,
14 and construction for upgrades and replacements:
15 $700,000.00 $5,150,000.00
16 (4) Statewide, correctional facilities, accessibility upgrades:
17 $822,000.00
18 (5) South Burlington, justice-involved men, feasibility study for reentry
19 facility: $125,000.00
20 (6) Essex; River Valley Therapeutic Residence; facility requirements
21 review and construction of improvements: $50,000.00
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2 Appropriation – FY 2024 $1,800,000.00
3 Appropriation – FY 2025 $16,200,000.00 $21,747,000.00
4 Total Appropriation – Section 3 $18,000,000.00 $23,547,000.00
5 Sec. 4. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 4 is amended to read:
6 Sec. 4. COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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8 (b) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
9 Commerce and Community Development for the following projects described
10 in this subsection:
11 (1) Major maintenance at statewide historic sites:
12 $500,000.00 $700,000.00
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14 Appropriation – FY 2024 $596,000.00
15 Appropriation – FY 2025 $596,000.00 $796,000.00
16 Total Appropriation – Section 4 $1,192,000.00 $1,392,000.00
17 Sec. 5. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 9 is amended to read:
18 Sec. 9. NATURAL RESOURCES
19 (a) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2024 to the Agency of
20 Natural Resources for the Department of Environmental Conservation for the
21 projects described in this subsection:
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2 (2) Dam safety and hydrology projects: $500,000.00 $275,000.00
3 ***
4 (f) The following amounts are appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
5 Natural Resources for the Department of Fish and Wildlife for the projects
6 described in this subsection:
7 (1) General infrastructure projects, including small-scale maintenance
8 and rehabilitation of infrastructure, and improvements to buildings, including
9 conservation camps:
10 $1,344,150.00 $2,114,000.00
11 ***
12 Appropriation – FY 2024 $6,997,081.00 $6,772,081.00
13 Appropriation – FY 2025 $7,497,051.00 $8,266,901.00
14 Total Appropriation – Section 9 $14,494,132.00 $15,038,982.00
15 Sec. 6. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 10 is amended to read:
16 Sec. 10. CLEAN WATER INITIATIVES
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18 (e) The sum of $6,000,000.00 is appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
19 Natural Resources for the Department of Environmental Conservation for
20 clean water implementation projects. [Repealed.]
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1 (g) The sum of $550,000.00 is appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
2 Agriculture, Food and Markets for water quality grants and contracts.
3 (h) The following sums are appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
4 Natural Resources for the following projects:
5 (1) the Clean Water State/EPA Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF) match
6 for the Water Pollution Control Fund: $1,600,000.00
7 (2) municipal pollution control grants: $3,300,000.00
8 (i) The sum of $550,000.00 is appropriated in FY 2025 to the Agency of
9 Natural Resources for the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for
10 forestry access roads, recreation access roads, and water quality improvements.
11 (j) In FY 2024 and FY 2025, any agency that receives funding from this
12 section shall consult with the State Treasurer to ensure that the projects are
13 capital eligible.
14 Appropriation – FY 2024 $9,885,000.00
15 Appropriation – FY 2025 $6,000,000.00
16 Total Appropriation – Section 10 $15,885,000.00
17 Sec. 7. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 15a is added to read:
18 Sec. 15a. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
19 The sum of $1,540,000.00 is appropriated in FY 2025 to the Department of
20 Buildings and General Services for the Department of Labor for upgrades of
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1 mechanical systems and HVAC, life safety needs, and minor interior
2 renovations at 5 Green Mountain Drive in Montpelier.
3 Sec. 8. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 15b is added to read:
4 Sec. 15b. SERGEANT AT ARMS
5 The sum of $100,000.00 is appropriated in FY 2025 to the Sergeant at Arms
6 for the replacement of State House cafeteria furnishings.
7 * * * Funding * * *
8 Sec. 9. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 16 is amended to read:
9 Sec. 16. REALLOCATION OF FUNDS; TRANSFER OF FUNDS
10 (a) The following sums are reallocated to the Department of Buildings
11 and General Services from prior capital appropriations to defray expenditures
12 authorized in Sec. 2 of this act:
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14 (5) of the amount appropriated in 2015 Acts and Resolves No. 26, Sec.
15 2(b) (various projects): $65,463.17 $147,206.37
16 ***
17 (7) of the amount appropriated in 2016 Acts and Resolves No. 160,
18 Sec. 1(c)(5) (major maintenance): $93,549.00 $116,671.15
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20 (10) of the amount appropriated in 2017 Acts and Resolves No. 84,
21 Sec. 2(c) (various projects): $24,363.06 $476,725.66
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2 (13) of the amount appropriated in 2019 Acts and Resolves No. 42,
3 Sec. 2(b)(3) (major maintenance): $32,780.00 $439,889.66
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5 (17) of the amount appropriated in 2012 Acts and Resolves No. 40,
6 Sec. 2(b)(4) (Statewide, major maintenance): $9,606.45
7 (18) of the amount appropriated in 2013 Acts and Resolves No. 51, Sec.
8 2(b)(4) (Statewide, major maintenance): $7,207.90
9 (19) of the amount appropriated in 2017 Acts and Resolves No. 84, Sec.
10 2(b)(5) (Montpelier, State House, Dome, Drum, and Ceres, design, permitting,
11 construction, restoration, renovation, and lighting):
12 $38,525.00
13 (20) of the amount appropriated in 2017 Acts and Resolves No. 84,
14 Sec. 11(b)(4) (municipal pollution control grants, pollution control projects
15 and planning advances for feasibility studies, new projects):
16 $4,498.17
17 (21) of the amount appropriated in 2017 Acts and Resolves No. 84,
18 Sec. 11(f)(2) (EcoSystem restoration and protection): $4,298.22
19 (22) of the amount appropriated in 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 190,
20 Sec. 8(m) (Downtown Transportation Fund pilot project): $9,150.00
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1 (23) of the amount appropriated in 2019 Acts and Resolves No. 42,
2 Sec. 2(b)(9) (Newport, Northeast State Correctional Facility, direct digital
3 HVAC control system replacement): $26,951.52
4 (24) of the amount appropriated in 2021 Acts and Resolves No. 50,
5 Sec. 2(b)(20), as added by 2022 Acts and Resolves No. 180, Sec. 2 (Windsor,
6 former Southeast State Correctional Facility, necessary demolition, salvage,
7 dismantling, and improvements to facilitate future use of the facility):
8 $378,180.00
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10 (h) From prior year bond issuance cost estimates allocated to the entities
11 to which funds were appropriated and for which bonding was required as the
12 source of funds, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 954, $1,148,251.79 is reallocated to
13 defray expenditures authorized by this act.
14 Total Reallocations and Transfers – Section 16
15 $14,767,376.32 $17,358,383.85
16 Sec. 10. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 17 is amended to read:
17 Sec. 17. GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND APPROPRIATIONS
18 (a) The State Treasurer is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in
19 the amount of $108,000,000.00 for the purpose of funding the appropriations
20 made in Secs. 2–15b of this act. The State Treasurer, with the approval of the
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1 authorized by this section consistent with the underlying nature of the
2 appropriation to be funded. The State Treasurer shall allocate the estimated
3 cost of bond issuance or issuances to the entities to which funds are
4 appropriated pursuant to this section and for which bonding is required as the
5 source of funds, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 954.
6 (b) The State Treasurer is authorized to issue additional general obligation
7 bonds in the amount of $5,247,838.90 that were previously appropriated but
8 unissued under 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69 for the purposes of funding the
9 appropriations in this act.
10 Total Revenues – Section 17 $108,000,000.00 $113,247,838.90
11 Sec. 11. 2023 Acts and Resolves No. 69, Sec. 18 is amended to read:
12 Sec. 18. FY 2024 AND 2025; CAPITAL PROJECTS; FY 2024
13 APPROPRIATIONS ACT; INTENT; AUTHORIZATIONS
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15 (c) Authorizations. In FY 2024, spending authority for the following
16 capital projects are authorized as follows:
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18 (7) the Department of Buildings and General Services is authorized to
19 spend $600,000.00 for planning for the boiler replacement at the Northern
20 State Correctional Facility in Newport; [Repealed.]
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1 (9) the Department of Buildings and General Services is authorized to
2 spend $600,000.00 for the Agency of Human Services for the planning and
3 design of the booking expansion at the Northwest State Correctional Facility;
4 [Repealed.]
5 (10) the Department of Buildings and General Services is authorized to
6 spend $1,000,000.00 $750,000.00 for the Agency of Human Services for the
7 planning and design of the Department for Children and Families’ short-term
8 stabilization facility;
9 (11) the Department of Buildings and General Services is authorized to
10 spend $750,000.00 for the Judiciary for design, renovations, and land
11 acquisition at the Washington County Superior Courthouse in Barre;
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13 (16) the Vermont State Colleges is authorized to spend $7,500,000.00
14 $6,500,000.00 for construction, renovation, and major maintenance at any
15 facility owned or operated in the State by the Vermont State Colleges;
16 infrastructure transformation planning; and the planning, design, and
17