Legislative Update
Thursday, January 18, 2018

HB5154 An Act Exempting Leased Municipal Property From Taxation. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/4)

To expand the local property tax exemption for municipal property to include real and personal property leased to a municipality that is used for a public purpose and located within the municipality.

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HB5176 An Act Increasing The Property Tax Exemption For Local Volunteer Emergency Service Personnel. -
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Planning and Development (3/28)

To authorize municipalities to increase the property tax exemption for local volunteer emergency service personnel.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/16 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1E


HB5305 An Act Establishing A Task Force To Study Motor Vehicle Registration. - SUPPORT
Status: Public Hearing 01/30 (1/26)

To establish a task force to study and make recommendations regarding the enforcement of motor vehicle registration laws.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 1/30 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1E


HB5321 An Act Repealing The Municipal Mill Rate Cap. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/9)

To provide mandate relief to municipalities.

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HB5391 An Act Concerning Veteran Homeowners And Real Property Taxes. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/10)

To permit municipalities to offer real property tax relief to certain veteran homeowners.

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HB5432 An Act Concerning Payment For A Completed Appraisal Or Valuation Assignment. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/11)

To establish procedures for payment of an appraiser by an appraisal management company for a completed appraisal or valuation assignment and to shorten the time frame for such payment from forty-five days to fourteen days.

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HB5447 An Act Concerning Tax Increment Districts. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To promote the proper, orderly and consistent development of tax increment districts.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB5451 An Act Concerning Municipal Revaluation Deadlines. - MONITOR
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To allow municipalities to reduce or extend their revaluation periods by a maximum of two years.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB5552 An Act Excluding Retirement Benefits From Collective Bargaining By State And Municipal Employees. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/21 (2/17)

To bring state and municipal collective bargaining statutes into line with neighboring states by removing retirement benefits as a subject matter for such bargaining.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB5557 An Act Concerning Sewer Assessment Appeals. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To require municipalities to permit property owners to appeal sewer assessments.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB5562 An Act Extending The Municipal Revaluation Deadline For The Town Of Orange By One Year. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

To extend the municipal revaluation deadline for the town of Orange by one year.

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HB5688 An Act Reducing Eligibility Requirements For Elderly Property Tax Relief. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Aging (1/17)

To allow towns to provide property tax relief to more of its senior citizens.

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HB5750 An Act Concerning The Establishment Of Mill Rates By Local Boards Of Education. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/17)

To authorize local boards of education to establish separate mill rates to fund local public education.

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HB5881 An Act Requiring The Registration Of Certain All-terrain Vehicles To Fund The Maintenance Of All-terrain Vehicle Trails. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/19)

To provide a funding source for the creation and maintenance of all-terrain vehicle trails on state property.

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HB5908 An Act Exempting A Portion Of Businesses' Tangible Personal Property From The Property Tax. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/19)

To exempt the first ten thousand dollars of a business's tangible personal property from the property tax.

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HB6004 An Act Concerning Municipal Applications For Land Use Permits And Tax Abatements. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (3/21)

To create transparency so that municipal officials and the public have accurate information regarding the purpose of any development requiring land use, zoning or wetlands approval or for the purpose of a tax abatement.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/3 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6007 An Act Concerning The Definition Of Residential Real Property For Purposes Of Maintenance Of Private Easements Or Rights-of-way. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/19)

To clarify the definition of residential real property for purposes of maintaining private easements or rights-of-way.

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HB6059 An Act Concerning The Registration Of Motor Vehicles With The Commissioner Of Motor Vehicles. -
Status: File Number 387 (4/4)

To prohibit an owner from parking a motor vehicle in a parking area unless the motor vehicle is registered with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/22 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6070 An Act Providing A Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption To Veterans And Senior Citizens. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/19)

To provide a motor vehicle tax exemption to veterans and senior citizens.

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HB6071 An Act Concerning Disabled Veterans' Property Taxes. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/19)

To assist disabled veterans by increasing the property tax exemption municipalities are allowed to provide to certain disabled veterans.

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HB6129 An Act Exempting Businesses' Personal Property More Than Ten Years Old From The Property Tax. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/20)

To provide tax relief to businesses.

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HB6137 An Act Concerning The Classification Of Certain Privately Owned Undeveloped Land As Open Space Land. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/20)

To require the assessor of a municipality to classify certain privately owned undeveloped land as open space land.

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HB6218 An Act Requiring Recipients Of Unemployment Compensation To Verify They Are Seeking Employment. - MONITOR
Status: Labor and Public Employees Public Hearing: Tue 2/21 03:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E (2/17)

To reduce fraud by requiring recipients of unemployment compensation to verify that they are actively seeking employment opportunities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sat 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6277 An Act Requiring The Registration Of Motor Scooters. -
Status: Vote to Draft (3/1)

To assist the police in tracking scooters by requiring an operator of a scooter to register such scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/6 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6365 An Act Exempting A Portion Of Businesses' Tangible Personal Property From The Property Tax. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To assist businesses by exempting tangible personal property assessed at an aggregate value of two thousand five hundred dollars or less from the property tax.

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HB6410 An Act Establishing A New Home Construction And Home Improvement Contractor Certificate Of Registration. - MONITOR
Status: Public Hearing 02/07 (2/2)

To allow a new home construction contractor to do remodeling work without having to obtain a separate home improvement contractor certificate of registration.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/7 2:30 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB6441 An Act Increasing The Value Of The Homestead Exemption With Respect To Judgment Debtors. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/23)

To modernize the value of the homestead exemption.

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HB6446 An Act Concerning The Award Of Attorney's Fees For Wrongful Property Tax Assessment. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/23)

To protect property owners from wrongful property tax assessment.

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HB6464 An Act Concerning An Investigation Into Methods Of Remediating Failing Concrete Foundations. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to investigate alternative methods of valuation for residential buildings in need of remediation due to failing concrete foundations and options to increase the availability of grants and loans to homeowners with failing concrete foundations.

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HB6468 An Act Eliminating Property Tax Exemptions For Certain Nonprofit Organizations. -
Status: Change of Reference Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/2)

To increase savings to municipalities by eliminating property tax exemptions for certain nonprofit organizations.

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HB6469 An Act Allowing Municipalities To Determine The Property Tax Treatment Of Certain Properties. - MONITOR
Status: Public Hearing 03/03 (2/27)

To allow municipalities to determine by vote of its legislative body whether property that becomes subject to section 12-81 of the general statutes due to a change in ownership or use of such property on or after the effective date of this act will be exempt from taxation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/3 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6481 An Act Requiring The Appraisal Of Certain Property By Municipalities And Water Companies Prior To Sale. -
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To require municipalities and water companies to conduct an appraisal of real property owned by such companies that includes or is part of a watershed or encompasses a well or reservoir, prior to the sale of such real property.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6673 An Act Establishing A Municipal Option For A Property Tax Exemption For Model Homes. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To authorize municipalities to provide a property tax exemption for model homes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6681 An Act Concerning Municipal Tax Appeals And Contingency Agreements. - SUPPORT
Status: No Action (4/25)

To require persons representing property owners or lessors in certain appeals concerning real property assessments to be either attorneys or certified or provisionally licensed real estate appraisers and to prohibit contingency fee agreements in such appeals.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6920 An Act Concerning The Powers Of Municipalities And Regional Councils Of Governments. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (3/23)

To limit the availability of regional performance incentive program grants to regional councils of governments, permit municipalities to form local agricultural councils, establish certain requirements for cooperative economic development commissions and grant certain powers to regional councils of governments.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/22 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6921 An Act Concerning The Averaging Of Municipal Revaluations. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To permit municipalities to average current and prior revaluations in calculating the grand list.

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HB6936 An Act Concerning Attorney Fee Agreements In Municipal Tax Appeals. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To ensure fairness in the tax appeal process.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6937 An Act Permitting Municipalities To Initiate And Implement Noneducational Expenditure Cost-sharing Measures. -
Status: Vote to Hold Until Next Meeting (4/25)

To permit municipalities to initiate and implement noneducational expenditure cost-sharing measures in conjunction with local or regional boards of education.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6942 An Act Concerning The Regional Performance Incentive Program. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/22 (2/17)

To revise the requirements governing the submission of proposals under the regional performance incentive program and to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to establish priority funding project designations for said program.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/22 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB6957 An Act Establishing Uniform Appeals Processes For Disputed Property And Motor Vehicle Tax Assessments. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/22 (2/17)

To establish appeals processes for wrongly taxed residents.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/22 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB7004 An Act Lowering The Age Of Eligibility For Elderly Property Tax Relief. -
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Planning and Development (3/28)

To allow a municipality to provide property tax relief to more of its senior citizens.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sat 2/14 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 1B


HB7027 An Act Concerning The State Budget For The Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2019, And Making Appropriations Therefor. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/24 (2/14)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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HB7050 An Act Establishing The Municipal Accountability Review Board And Designated Tiers. -
Status: File Number 764 (5/15)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/9 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2E


HB7051 An Act Implementing The Governor's Budget Recommendations For General Government. -
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations (3/28)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/13 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B


HB7109 An Act Extending The Municipal Revaluation Deadline For The Town Of Orange By One Year. -
Status: File Number 392 (4/4)

To extend the municipal revaluation deadline for the town of Orange by one year.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/3 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2D


HB7185 An Act Exempting Leased Municipal Property From Taxation. - SUPPORT
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/10)

To exempt leased municipal property from taxation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/3 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2D


SB93 An Act Increasing The Maximum Allowable Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For A Primary Residence Or Motor Vehicle. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/13)

To provide tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

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SB175 An Act Increasing The Maximum Allowable Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For A Primary Residence Or Motor Vehicle. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/18)

To provide tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

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SB182 An Act Increasing The Maximum Allowable Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For A Primary Residence Or Motor Vehicle. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/18)

To provide tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

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SB228 An Act Concerning Price Opinions By Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Salespersons. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/18)

To permit real estate brokers and real estate salespersons to estimate the value of real estate for a fee or other valuable consideration and to perform comparative market analyses and provide price opinions or estimates of the value of real estate.

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SB307 An Act Requiring The Registration Of Motor-driven Cycles. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/22 (2/17)

To require an operator of a scooter to register the scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/22 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB342 An Act Expanding The Definition Of "veteran". - MONITOR
Status: File Number 104 (3/21)

To allow armed forces reservists and members of the Connecticut National Guard who served during a period of war to receive state veterans' benefits.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sat 2/14 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1D


SB378 An Act Concerning Duplicative Municipal Administrative Functions. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/19)

To provide cost savings to municipalities by permitting the merger of duplicative administrative functions.

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SB406 An Act Concerning A Property Tax Exemption For Businesses. - MONITOR
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To provide tax relief to small businesses.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


SB415 An Act Increasing The Property Tax Credit Under The Personal Income Tax For A Primary Residence Or Motor Vehicle. -
Status: Public Hearing 03/03 (2/27)

To provide property tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/3 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB461 An Act Excluding Approved Building Lots From Lands Classified As Farm Land, Forest Land And Open Space Land For Taxation Purposes. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/20)

To remove certain property tax exemptions for land that constitutes an approved building lot.

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SB644 An Act Concerning The Registration Of Motor Vehicles Registered Out Of State. - SUPPORT
Status: House Calendar Number 655 (6/7)

Handed letter to Amanda (Aide)

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 2/22 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


SB736 An Act Exempting Certain Commercial Motor Vehicles From The Luxury Tax. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/26)

To exempt from the "luxury tax" commercial motor vehicles used by small businesses exclusively for business purposes.

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SB794 An Act Assisting Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations. -
Status: Public Hearing 02/28 (2/24)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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SB905 An Act Concerning Failing Concrete Foundations. - MONITOR
Status: File Number 413 (4/4)

To permit the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to adopt regulations to establish a program to aid owners of residential and commercial buildings with failing concrete foundations.

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SB918 An Act Concerning A Municipal Option Property Tax Exemption For Gold Star Parents And Spouses. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by Governor in Original (6/27)

To permit municipalities to provide a property tax exemption to certain parents of members of the armed forces killed while performing active military duty.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sat 2/28 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1C


SB922 An Act Concerning Temporary Health Care Structures. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/6)

To allow municipalities to permit residents to install temporary health care structures on their property.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/3 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2D


SB957 An Act Concerning The Regulation Of Gaming And The Authorization Of A Casino Gaming Facility In The State. -
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/27)

MMCT's bill.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/9 8:30 AM @ LOB Room 2C


SB1036 An Act Concerning The Assessment Of Municipal Taxes On Certain Residential Dwellings. - OPPOSE
Status: Motion Failed  (Joint Favorable) (5/8)

To require that land on which a one, two, three or four family residential dwelling is planned for construction, is under construction or has been constructed is assessed exclusive of the value of such dwelling until a certificate of occupancy is issued for such dwelling, the dwelling is used for its intended purpose or title to such dwelling is conveyed to a buyer that intends to use such dwelling for its intended purpose.

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Hearing Date(s):
Sun 3/22 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2A


SB1502 An Act Concerning The State Budget For The Biennium Ending June 30, 2019, Making Appropriations Therefor, Authorizing And Adjusting Bonds Of The State And Implementing Provisions Of The Budget. - MONITOR
Status: Senate Reconsidered, Veto Sustained (11/14)

Analysis Forthcoming

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SB1503 An Act Making Minor And Technical Changes To The State Budget And Related Implementing Provisions For The Biennium Ending June 30, 2019. - MONITOR
Status: Transmitted to the Secretary of State (12/6)

Analysis Forthcoming

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