Legislative Update
Friday, December 14, 2018 8:07 AM

HB5028 An Act Concerning Child Care Licensing, Certain Municipal Pension Deficit Funding Bonds, Reciprocal Licensing Of Itinerant Food Vending Establishments, Functions Of The Department Of Rehabilitation Services, Business Deductions And Taxation Of Certain Wages And Income, Oral Health Assessments Requested By Local Or Regional Boards Of Education, Property Tax Treatment Of Certain Converted Condominium And Common Interest Community Units, And Payment Of Certain Grants, Advances And Transfers. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to analyze the administrative costs of collecting state taxes and make recommendations for the elimination of any state tax for which the administrative costs for collection are greater than the revenue such tax generates.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/2 12:00 PM @ Room 2E


HB5184 An Act Permitting The Amendment Of Municipal Charters For The Purpose Of Modifying Budget Adoption Dates. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/25)

To permit the amendment of municipal charters for the purpose of modifying budget adoption dates.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


HB5210 An Act Mandating Insurance Coverage Of Essential Health Benefits And Expanding Mandated Health Benefits For Women, Children And Adolescents. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/25)

To (1) mandate insurance coverage of essential health benefits, (2) expand mandated health benefits for women, children and adolescents, and (3) expand mandated contraception benefits.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/1 12:00 PM @ Room 2D


HB5312 An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Motor Vehicles Regarding The Motor Vehicle Statutes. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/13)

To revise the motor vehicle statutes as recommended by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E


HB5313 An Act Revising Motor Vehicle Statutes. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To make technical revisions to motor vehicle statutes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E


HB5314 An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Transportation. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To make technical changes and incorporate recommendations from the Department of Transportation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E


HB5433 An Act Concerning Minor And Technical Changes To The Tax And Related Statutes. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/29)

To make minor and technical changes to the tax and related statutes.

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SB7 An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning And Resiliency. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/6)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/14 1:00 PM @ Room 2B


SB9 An Act Concerning Connecticut's Energy Future. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/24)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/1 1:00 PM @ Room 2B


SB206 An Act Authorizing Pregnancy As A Qualifying Event For Special Enrollment Periods For Certain Individuals. - MONITOR
Status: Became Law, Not Signed by the Governor (6/1)

To permit certain pregnant individuals to enroll in a health insurance policy or plan not later than thirty days after the individual's pregnancy has been certified by a licensed health care provider.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 12:00 PM @ Room 2D


SB284 An Act Concerning Benefits For Certain Veterans Who Have Been Diagnosed With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Or Traumatic Brain Injury Or Who Have Had An Experience Of Military Sexual Trauma. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/31)

To expand eligibility for certain veterans benefits to certain individuals who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury or who have had an experience of military sexual trauma.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/6 3:00 PM @ Room 1C


HB5002 An Act Concerning The Occupancy Tax On Certain Bed And Breakfast Establishments. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/7)

To exempt bed and breakfast establishments with five or fewer guest rooms from the occupancy tax.

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HB5006 An Act Repealing Mandatory Combined Reporting For Calculating Corporate Income Tax Liability. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/7)

To repeal mandatory combined reporting for calculating businesses' corporate income tax liability.

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HB5030 An Act Concerning Workforce Development. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: HED Public Hearing: Tue 2/13 11:00 AM @ Room 2C (2/8)

To require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to study issues relating to workforce development in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/13 11:00 AM @ Room 2C


HB5039 An Act Concerning Mandated Health Benefit Review And Surprise Billing. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 304 (4/9)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 12:00 PM @ Room 2D


HB5043 An Act Promoting A Fair, Civil And Harassment-free Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 654 (4/30)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 2:30 PM @ Room 1D


HB5044 An Act Concerning Fair Treatment Of Sick Workers. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 167 (4/4)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 2:30 PM @ Room 1D


HB5046 An Act Concerning The Sustainability Of Transportation Projects. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 635 (4/23)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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HB5068 An Act Reducing The Cost Of Labor To State Government. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (2/14)

To address the state budget crisis by reducing the cost of labor to state government.

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HB5080 An Act Concerning Funding For Regional Fire Training Schools. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (2/14)

To appropriate funds for the operation of the nine regional fire training schools.

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HB5099 An Act Eliminating State Taxes That Cost More To Administer Than Is Gained In Revenue. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To eliminate state taxes costing more for the state to collect in administrative costs than the state gains in revenue received from the imposition of such taxes.

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HB5106 An Act Concerning A Pay Ratio Corporation Income Tax On Publicly Traded Companies. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To replace the current corporation income tax on publicly traded corporations with a corporation income tax rate based on a pay ratio scale.

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HB5111 An Act Authorizing And Taxing The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (2/14)

To authorize and tax the retail sale of marijuana.

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HB5112 An Act Permitting And Taxing The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (2/14)

To permit the retail sale of marijuana and tax such sale to raise revenue for the General Fund and to fund substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness programs.

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HB5115 An Act Concerning A Quarterly Fee Payment By Certain Employers And Franchisors. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/14)

To require certain employers and franchisors to pay a quarterly fee based in part on the number of hours worked by employees who were paid on average less than fifteen dollars per hour during the quarter.

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HB5133 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Certain Employers Making Education Loan Payments For Employees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 529 (4/17)

To establish a credit for certain employers that make educational loan payments for employees.

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HB5134 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Certain Employers That Provide Paid Family And Medical Leave Benefits. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (4/3)

To establish a tax credit for certain employers that provide paid family and medical leave benefits to their employees.

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HB5138 An Act Concerning The Minimum Fair Wage. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/15)

To establish a minimum wage of fifteen dollars per hour in the state of Connecticut.

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HB5139 An Act Creating A Paid Family And Medical Leave System In The State. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/15)

To establish a paid family and medical leave system in Connecticut.

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HB5228 An Act Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detection And Warning Equipment In Certain Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: PS Public Hearing: Tue 2/27 11:00 AM @ Room 2B (2/23)

To promote the safety of workers and customers of certain businesses by ensuring that such businesses are equipped with carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment.

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HB5260 An Act Requiring State Contractors To Adopt A Net Neutrality Policy. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: GAE Public Hearing: Mon 3/5 11:00 AM @ Room 2A (2/28)

To require Internet service providers that are state contractors to adopt a net neutrality policy.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:00 AM @ Room 2A


HB5266 An Act Permitting The Suspension Of Administrative Penalties Imposed On Certain Business Entities Pursuant To State Agency Regulations. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/24)

To permit businesses to remediate first-time regulatory violations without civil penalty if such remediation is done in a timely manner.

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HB5278 An Act Concerning The Eligibility Of Certain Contractors Located In Distressed Municipalities Under The Set-aside Program For Small Contractors And Minority Business Enterprises. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 435 (4/12)

To allow contractors in distressed municipalities with less than thirty million dollars of revenue to qualify as small contractors under the set-aside program for small contractors and minority business enterprises.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 11:00 AM @ Room 1C


HB5394 An Act Concerning The Legalization And Regulation Of The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 495 (4/16)

To develop a plan to legalize and regulate the retail sale of marijuana in the state and to provide for substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness programs and measures.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E


HB5436 An Act Concerning Certain Property Tax Agreements Between Municipalities And Prospective Purchasers Of Brownfields And Abandoned Properties And Establishing A Brownfield Remediation Tax Credit. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (3/27)

To authorize municipalities and prospective purchasers of brownfields and abandoned properties to enter into certain agreements concerning property taxes and to establish a tax credit for costs associated with the remediation of a brownfield.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/20 11:30 AM @ Room 1C


HB5437 An Act Establishing A Job Creation Incentive Tax Credit Program For The Hiring And Retention Of New Full-time Employees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (3/27)

To establish a job creation incentive tax credit program for the hiring and retention of new, full-time employees in order to encourage businesses to grow and maintain jobs.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/20 11:30 AM @ Room 1C


HB5451 An Act Concerning Funding For Regional Agricultural Science And Technology Education Centers. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: ED Public Hearing: Wed 3/14 11:00 AM @ Room 1D (3/9)

To increase the funding level for vocational agricultural programs to align with that of other school choice programs.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/14 11:00 AM @ Room 1D


HB5458 An Act Concerning The Regulation Of The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (3/20)

To regulate the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of marijuana by persons twenty-one years of age or older.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/15 10:00 AM @ Room 2C of LOB


HB5473 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/26)

To prohibit an employer from coercing employees into attending or participating in meetings sponsored by the employer concerning the employer's views on political or religious matters.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/14 10:00 AM @ Room 2D


HB5480 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation Benefits. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/24)

To update and reform unemployment compensation and ensure that the Unemployment Trust Fund remains solvent in future years.

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HB5580 An Act Concerning The Recommendations Of The Commission On Fiscal Stability And Economic Growth. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 509 (4/16)

To require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to conduct an analysis of the recommendations made by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E


HB5582 An Act Concerning The Taxation Of Marijuana And Marijuana Products Sold In The State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E (3/29)

To provide for the taxation of marijuana and marijuana products on and after the date the retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products is authorized in the state.

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HB5587 An Act Concerning The Commission On Fiscal Stability And Economic Growth. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JFS) (4/5)

To require the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth to refine the recommendations made in its final report issued March 1, 2018.

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SB1 An Act Concerning Earned Family And Medical Leave. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (4/17)

To establish a paid family and medical leave system in Connecticut.

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SB6 An Act Implementing The Governor's Budget Recommendations For General Government. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: APP Public Hearing: Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E (3/19)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E


SB10 An Act Making Adjustments To State Revenue And Concerning The Ambulatory Surgical Centers Tax. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 623 (4/23)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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SB15 An Act Concerning Fair And Equal Pay For Equal Work. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 207 (4/4)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 2:30 PM @ Room 1D


SB37 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For Road And Traffic Improvements To A Portion Of Route 7 In Wilton. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To encourage business development by providing funds for road and traffic improvements on a portion of Route 7 in Wilton.

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SB51 An Act Concerning The Funding And Expansion Of Certain Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 626 (4/23)

To facilitate education and industry partnerships through data sharing and programming to develop and train workforces in high growth industries in the state.

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SB62 An Act Concerning Free Community College. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (2/14)

To provide tuition-free community college for Connecticut residents.

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SB109 An Act Concerning The Designation Of Certain State Refuges For Wildlife. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 268 (4/5)

To protect the state's natural resources.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/14 1:00 PM @ Room 2B


SB132 An Act Combatting Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 530 (5/5)

To combat sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2C


SB181 An Act Establishing A Pilot Program For The Preservation Of Open Space. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: PD Public Hearing: Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B (2/22)

To require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to establish a pilot program to permit certain municipalities to impose a buyer's fee on the conveyance of certain real property sales to generate funds for the purchase, preservation or stewardship of open space.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B


SB201 An Act Concerning Mandated Health Benefit Review. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: INS Public Hearing: Tue 2/27 12:00 PM @ Room 2D (2/23)

To alter the manner in which the General Assembly enacts new mandated health benefits.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 12:00 PM @ Room 2D


SB214 An Act Concerning Community College Consolidation. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 32 (3/22)

To require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to obtain accreditation prior to consolidating any institution of higher education under its jurisdiction.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 1:00 PM @ Room 1E


SB223 An Act Establishing A Training Program For Mental Health And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Issues Impacting Veterans Involved In The Criminal Justice System. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (4/19)

To require the Chief Court Administrator to establish a training program for judges regarding mental health and post-traumatic stress disorders affecting veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 1:00 PM @ Room 1C


SB264 An Act Eliminating The Regional Tourism Districts. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 465 (4/12)

To eliminate tourism districts in an effort to concentrate on state-wide tourism funding.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/8 11:00 AM @ Room 1C


SB278 An Act Concerning Mental Health Care And Wellness Training And Suicide Prevention For Police Officers. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 274 (4/5)

To promote mental health and wellness training and suicide prevention for police officers in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/6 11:00 AM @ Room 2B


SB281 An Act Concerning Small Hot Water Heaters, Certain Certifications By State Agencies And The Connecticut Airport Authority, Communication With The State Building Inspector And State Fire Marshal And Revisions To Other Statutes Related To Buildings And Fire Safety. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (3/16)

To (1) add an exemption concerning small water heaters from the provisions of chapter 540 of the general statutes, (2) delete the requirement that state agencies and the Connecticut Airport Authority certify that plans and projects comply with the State Building Code and Fire Safety Code, (3) eliminate the legislature's ability to revise the implementation date for state and Connecticut Airport Authority buildings, (4) eliminate the requirement that certain applications be mailed to the State Building Inspector and State Fire Marshal, (5) require plans of buildings or structures to be constructed to comply with the State Fire Prevention Code, (6) repeal the requirement that the Commissioner of Administrative Services conduct a certain educational program, and (7) repeal the statutory authority of a local fire marshal to order the removal of fire hazards from manufacturing establishments.

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SB292 An Act Concerning Public-private Partnerships. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: TRA Public Hearing: Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E (3/1)

To amend the current public-private partnership statutes and enhance the Department of Transportation's ability to utilize these agreements in designing, developing, financing, constructing, operating or maintaining projects.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E


SB321 An Act Stabilizing Working Families By Limiting "on Call" Shift Scheduling. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JFS) (3/15)

To prohibit the practice of on call shift scheduling.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/6 11:00 AM @ Room 1D


SB351 An Act Concerning Apprenticeship. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: HED Public Hearing: Tue 3/6 01:00 PM @ Room 2C (3/2)

To require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to study issues relating to apprenticeships in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/6 1:00 PM @ Room 2C


SB369 An Act Concerning Job Development And Training Opportunities. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 519 (4/16)

To review job development and training programs in the state and the funding for such programs.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E


SB422 An Act Concerning Developer Incentives For The Remediation Of Brownfields. - DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 548 (5/6)

To provide tax incentives to developers for the remediation of brownfields.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/16 11:15 AM @ Room 1A


SB423 An Act Eliminating The Municipal Spending Cap. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 394 (4/10)

To eliminate the municipal spending cap.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/16 11:15 AM @ Room 1A


SB436 An Act Promoting Public-private Partnerships For The Cost-efficient Delivery Of Human Services. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 493 (5/3)

To promote public-private partnerships to support the cost-efficient delivery of human services.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/20 12:00 PM @ Room 2A


SB487 An Act Concerning The Legalization, Taxation And Regulation Of The Retail Sale And Recreational Use Of Marijuana And Concerning The Production And Regulation Of Hemp. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: JUD Public Hearing: Mon 3/19 10:00 AM @ Room 2C (3/15)

To legalize, tax and regulate the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of marijuana by individuals twenty-one years of age or older and to allow for and regulate the production of hemp as an agricultural product.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/19 10:00 AM @ Room 2C


SB529 An Act Concerning A Voluntary Employer Compensation Expense Tax. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E (3/29)

To establish a voluntary employer compensation expense tax.

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SB531 An Act Concerning The Assessment Of A Fee On Certain Employers. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E (3/29)

To assess a fee on employers that employ five hundred or more employees in the state and whose employees' hourly wages are less than or equal to fifteen dollars.

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SB535 An Act Establishing The Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative And Concerning Economic Development And Manufacturing Bonds For Submarine Facility Capital Improvements. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 631 (4/23)

To (1) establish the Apprenticeship Connecticut initiative to develop work force pipeline programs and provide bond funding for such programs, and (2) dedicate economic development and manufacturing bonds for capital improvements to a facility located in the state that is engaged in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the United States Navy.

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