Legislative Update
Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:21 PM

HB5295 An Act Concerning Agriculture Development And Innovation. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 5/5)
Status: On Consent Calendar / In Concurrence (5/3)

To (1) make changes to the Agricultural Development Council, (2) prescribe requirements for producers selling eggs directly for home consumption, (3) authorize rabbit processing facilities in the state, (4) establish a CT Grown license plate, and (5) repeal the Aquaculture Advisory Council.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/7 10:00 AM @


HB5169 An Act Concerning The Recommendations Of The Intergovernmental Policy And Planning Division Within The Office Of Policy And Management And The Extension Of The Commission On Connecticut?s Development And Future. - OPPOSE (TRACKED ON 4/6)
Status: In Concurrence (5/4)

To implement the recommendations of the Office of Policy and Management concerning property tax exemptions, special taxing districts, neglected cemeteries, revaluation of real property, property tax assessment and appeals, tax overpayment refunds, tax collection, payment in lieu of taxes and the elimination of municipal requirements relating to fiscal disparities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 2/25 11:00 AM @


SB4 An Act Concerning The Connecticut Clean Air Act. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 3/8)
Status: Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor (5/5)

To reduce carbon emissions by expanding public and private utilization of electric vehicles in Connecticut to protect human health and the environment.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/11 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5045 An Act Reducing Lead Poisoning. - OPPOSE (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: On Consent Calendar / In Concurrence (5/3)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/7 9:00 AM @


HB5047 An Act Concerning The Extension Of Certain Executive Orders And Department Of Public Health Authority. - (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Transmitted to the Secretary of State (3/2)

Analysis Forthcoming

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SB223 An Act Concerning Penalties For Failure To File Certain Property Tax Assessment Information. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 4/6)
Status: File Number 160 (3/29)

To (1) prohibit contingency agreements for expert testimony offered in certain tax assessment appeal proceedings, (2) prohibit such testimony from being provided by a person other than an attorney, certified public accountant or certified or provisionally licensed real estate appraiser, (3) require applicants in certain proceedings to file an appraisal of the subject property, (4) impose a certain penalty on owners of certain real property for failure to file certain information requested by the assessor, (5) allow for filings postmarked within the applicable filing period to be deemed not delinquent, and (6) apply existing billing practices to tax bills issued to such owners.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/4 12:00 PM @


SB478 An Act Concerning Property Assessment Appeals And Homeownership Incentive Tracts, Establishing Tax Credit Voucher Programs To Incentivize Commercial Leases And Residential Conversions And Authorizing The Capital Region Development Authority To Solicit Investment Funds. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 4/6)
Status: File Number 619 (4/25)

To (1) require the filing of an appraisal for certain property assessment appeals and prohibit contingency fee agreements for assessment appeals, (2) enlarge the eligible area for a homeownership incentive program and revise the provisions of such program, (3) establish a tax credit voucher program to incentivize new or expanded leases of commercial office space, (4) establish a tax credit voucher program for the conversion of certain commercial office buildings to mixed-use or residential buildings, and (5) authorize the Capital Region Development Authority to solicit investment funds.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/30 9:00 AM @


HB5344 An Act Concerning Advance Rental Payments. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: File Number 168 (3/29)

To remove the limits on the amounts of advance rental payments a landlord may charge a tenant.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


HB5345 An Act Concerning Security Deposits. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To remove the limits on security deposits that a landlord may require from a tenant.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


HB5347 An Act Concerning The Review Of Criminal Histories For Prospective Tenants. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To allow landlords to consider the erased criminal history of any prospective tenant.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB291 An Act Concerning Certain Protections For Group And Family Child Care Homes. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Matter Pass Retained (4/26)

To (1) clarify and enforce protections for licensed group child care homes and licensed family child care homes, (2) prevent landlords from placing restrictions on the operation of licensed group child care homes and licensed family child care homes, and (3) provide certain protections to landlords when their property is utilized by operators of licensed group child care homes and licensed family child care homes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB293 An Act Concerning A Study Of Rent Stabilization. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To study potential rent control policies in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB294 An Act Concerning Housing Protections For Victims Of Family Violence. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: File Number 264 (4/4)

To prohibit a landlord from taking certain adverse actions against a tenant based on such tenant's family violence victim status.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB296 An Act Eliminating The Requirement To Store The Personal Property Of Evicted Tenants. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To eliminate the requirement that landlords or municipalities store the personal property of evicted tenants.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB297 An Act Concerning Reimbursements To Landlords For The Disposition Of Tenant Property. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To enable landlords to seek an order for payment after eviction when the landlord has incurred unpaid costs related to the disposition of an evicted tenant's property.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB300 An Act Concerning A Study Of Excessive Rent Increases. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @ (3/4)

To study excessive rent increases in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


SB301 An Act Establishing A Pilot Program To Fund Reimbursements To Landlords For Lost Rental Payments. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations (4/13)

To establish a pilot program to (1) identify landlords who were not reimbursed for rental payments under the UniteCT program, and (2) reimburse landlords who were denied solely for lack of tenant participation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


HB5232 An Act Concerning Service Animals. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: Senate Recommitted to Human Services (4/29)

To align state statutes concerning service animals with federal law.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 10:00 AM @


HB5233 An Act Concerning Evictions For Cause. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 107 (3/23)

To require cause for the eviction of certain tenants.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 12:00 AM @


HB5234 An Act Concerning The Rights And Responsibilities Of Landlords And Tenants. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 591 (4/22)

To (1) allow landlords to accept damage insurance in lieu of security deposits, (2) permit tenants to conduct a walk-through inspection of the dwelling unit prior to moving in, (3) limit fees a landlord may charge in connection with tenant screenings, (4) require landlords to provide written notice to certain protected tenants of their legal rights regarding evictions, (5) require landlords to provide notice of pending foreclosure actions to current and prospective tenants and allow current tenants to seek a court order appointing a receiver of rents, and (6) require that landlords provide tenants with voter registration forms upon the execution of any lease.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 12:00 AM @


SB200 An Act Concerning Summary Process Records. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 71 (3/22)

To require the removal of Internet records or identifying information concerning summary process actions after the disposition of such actions.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 12:00 AM @


SB203 An Act Concerning Certain Fees Payable To A State Marshal And Extending Privacy Protections To A State Marshal Relating To The Nondisclosure Of The Marshal's Residential Address. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: JUD Public Hearing: Fri 3/4 10:00 AM @ (2/24)

To: (1) Provide increases in certain fees payable to a state marshal, and (2) extend statutory privacy protections to a state marshal relating to the nondisclosure of the marshal's residential address.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/4 10:00 AM @


HB5204 An Act Concerning A Needs Assessment And Fair Share Plans For Municipalities To Increase Affordable Housing. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/23)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/13)

To require (1) an assessment of the state-wide need for affordable housing and an allocation of such need to planning regions and municipalities, (2) the creation of affordable housing plans for each municipality, and (3) a study concerning the municipalities' performance in meeting the requirements of such plans.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/10 12:00 PM @


HB5208 An Act Concerning Housing Opportunities For Justice-impacted Persons. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/23)
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Tue 3/1 01:00 PM @ (2/25)

To prohibit housing providers from considering a prospective tenant's criminal conviction after certain time periods.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM @


SB168 An Act Establishing A Right To Housing. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/23)
Status: File Number 260 (4/4)

To establish a right to housing for all residents of the state and a right to housing committee.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM @


HB5180 An Act Appropriating Funds For The Rental Assistance Program. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/19)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (2/18)

To provide funding to the rental assistance program.

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SB130 An Act Concerning Regulation Of Community Residences. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/17)
Status: File Number 42 (3/21)

To distinguish certain facilities from community residences for the purposes of certain zoning statutes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 2/25 11:00 AM @


HB5117 An Act Concerning Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/16)
Status: ET Public Hearing: Thu 2/24 10:30 AM @ (2/18)

Bad bill for landlords. Cost? Responsibility?

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/24 10:30 AM @


HB5041 An Act Concerning Home Energy Affordability For Home Renters. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Senate Calendar Number 530 (4/30)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 1:00 PM @


HB5059 An Act Establishing A Personal Income Tax Credit For Individuals Leasing And Occupying A Primary Residence. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To establish a credit against the personal income tax in the amount of five hundred dollars for individuals leasing and occupying a dwelling unit as a primary residence.

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SB14 An Act Concerning Home Energy Affordability For Home Buyers. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: INS Public Hearing: Tue 3/1 10:00 AM @ (2/24)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/1 10:00 AM @