Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Update

Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:22 PM

HB5406 An Act Concerning A Study Of State Revenue Policies. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: In Concurrence (5/3)

To require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of Revenue Services, to conduct a study of the revenue policies of the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


HB5442 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation Experience Rates. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: In Concurrence (5/4)

To study the effects on certain businesses that had their experience rate increase despite the passage of public act 21-5.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 10:00 AM @


HB5301 An Act Concerning In-state Student Status Of Veterans, A Postsecondary Prison Education Program Office, The Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program, Food Insecure Students And Child Care Centers On Or Near College Campuses. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 3/2)
Status: In Concurrence (5/4)

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 3/8 11:30 AM @


SB251 An Act Expanding Training Programs For Careers In Health Care. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 3/2)
Status: In Concurrence (5/2)

To develop initiatives that address the critical shortage of nursing and health care professionals in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 11:30 AM @


SB228 An Act Concerning The Pipeline For Connecticut's Future Program And The Provision Of Information About The Availability Of Technical Education And Career Schools And Regional Agricultural Science And Technology Education Centers. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 2/28)
Status: In Concurrence (5/4)

To require the Department of Education to administer the Pipeline for Connecticut's Future program in which the department will assist local and regional boards of education in enhancing existing partnerships or establishing new partnerships with one or more local businesses to offer a pathways program, and to require school counselors to provide information to students in middle school and high school about technical education and career schools and regional agricultural science and technology education centers.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/4 11:00 AM @


SB163 An Act Protecting Employee Freedom Of Speech And Conscience. - OPPOSE (TRACKED ON 2/27)
Status: Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor (5/5)

To prohibit an employer from coercing any employee into attending or participating in a meeting sponsored by the employer concerning the employer's views on political or religious matters.

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


HB5248 An Act Concerning Collateral Consequences Of Criminal Convictions On Occupational Licensing. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: In Concurrence (5/4)

To address the collateral occupational licensing consequences of a criminal record.

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


HB5255 An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Transportation And Various Revisions To The Transportation Statutes. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: In Concurrence (5/2)

To implement the recommendations of the Department of Transportation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5488 An Act Concerning A Research And Development Expenses Tax Credit For Pass-through Entities. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/18)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Fri 3/25 09:00 AM @ (3/21)

To establish a tax credit for research and development expenses of pass-through entities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/25 9:00 AM @


HB5407 An Act Concerning A Study Of State Fiscal Policies. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 550 (4/20)

To require the Commissioner of Revenue Services to study the fiscal policies of the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


HB5408 An Act Concerning The Qualifying Income Thresholds For Certain Personal Income Tax Deductions For Married Individuals Filing Jointly. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 599 (4/25)

To increase the qualifying income thresholds, for married individuals filing jointly, for the personal income tax deductions for Social Security benefits, pension and annuity income and individual retirement account distributions.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


HB5429 An Act Concerning Transit-oriented Development. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: PD Public Hearing: Mon 3/14 10:00 AM @ (3/10)

To allow for the as of right development of housing with a minimum overall gross density of fifteen dwelling units per acre located within a half-mile radius of any passenger rail or commuter rail station or any bus rapid transit station.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/14 10:00 AM @


HB5443 An Act Concerning Disclosure Of Social Security Numbers On Employment Applications. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 236 (3/31)

To reduce the potential for unauthorized access of job applicants' personal information.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 10:00 AM @


SB214 An Act Concerning The Sale Of Electric Vehicles In The State. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 397 (4/11)

To permit electric vehicle manufacturers to sell electric vehicles directly to the consumer.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/14 10:00 AM @


SB380 An Act Concerning A Property Tax Exemption For Certain Passenger Motor Vehicles. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 613 (4/25)

To require the Commissioner of Revenue Services to study the tax policies of the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


SB381 An Act Concerning A Study Of State Revenue Collections. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 539 (4/20)

To require the Commissioner of Revenue Services to study state revenue collections.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


SB382 An Act Concerning A Connecticut New Market Tax Credit Program. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 614 (4/25)

To establish a Connecticut new markets tax credit program for calendar years 2023 and 2024.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


SB383 An Act Increasing The Applicable Percentage Of The Earned Income Tax Credit. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 540 (4/20)

To increase the applicable percentage of the earned income tax credit.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


SB385 An Act Concerning The Amount Of The Digital Media Tax Credit. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: File Number 541 (4/20)

To increase the amount of the digital media tax credit to be claimed against the sales tax under certain circumstances.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 9:00 AM @


SB351 An Act Concerning The Extension Of Research And Development Tax Credits To Pass-through Entities. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/4)
Status: House Calendar Number 450 (4/22)

To require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study whether to extend research and development tax credits to pass-through entities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/15 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5354 An Act Concerning Undue Delays In Workers' Compensation. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Tue 3/8 09:00 AM @ (3/4)

To extend time for employers to file a notice to contest a workers' compensation claim.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


HB5356 An Act Concerning Pandemic Pay For Essential Workers. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/22)

To provide essential workers with pandemic pay for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


SB317 An Act Concerning Unemployment For Striking Employees. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: House Calendar Number 378 (4/14)

To allow striking employees to collect unemployment benefits.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


SB318 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: File Number 266 (4/4)

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):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


SB320 An Act Concerning Raising The Threshold For Unemployment Overpayments. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (4/20)

To increase the threshold dollar amount used to determine whether unemployment compensation fraud is a misdemeanor or a felony.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


SB321 An Act Expanding Workers' Compensation Coverage For Post-traumatic Stress Injuries For All Employees. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: House Calendar Number 490 (4/27)

To extend workers' compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress injuries to all employees.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 9:00 AM @


HB5246 An Act Extending Recall Rights Of Certain Laid-off Employees. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 78 (3/22)

To extend the recall rights of laid-off employees.

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


HB5249 An Act Concerning Noncompete Agreements. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 128 (3/28)

To set certain requirements for covenants not to compete and exclusivity agreements.

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


HB5252 An Act Concerning Employees. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 109 (3/23)

To require the Labor Department to study the employees of the state.

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


HB5265 An Act Requiring The Issuance Of A Request For Proposals For A Career And Stem Computer Or Mobile Application For Students. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 293 (4/5)

To require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to issue a request for proposals for the development of a computer or mobile application to promote student career awareness and STEM skill development for middle school students in the state.

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


SB115 An Act Concerning Extended Producer Responsibility For Consumer Packaging. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: ENV Public Hearing: Fri 2/25 10:00 AM @ (2/18)

Not bottle, but look out for cardboard packaging

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 2/25 10:00 AM @


SB188 An Act Requiring Brand Name Prescription Drug Manufacturers To Provide Samples Of Brand Name Drugs To Generic Prescription Drug Manufacturers. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary (4/7)

To promote competition in the prescription drug market by allowing developers of generic drugs and biosimilar products to obtain reference samples.

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


SB221 An Act Concerning Working Conditions. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/24)
Status: File Number 95 (3/23)

To require the Labor Commissioner to adopt regulations regarding safe and equitable working conditions for all employees in the state.

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


HB5126 An Act Concerning The Bioscience Industry. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: CE Public Hearing: Tue 2/22 11:30 AM @ (2/17)

To require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study issues relating to the state's bioscience industry.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/22 11:30 AM @


SB45 An Act Concerning The Learn Here, Live Here Program. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations (4/13)

To increase the annual expenditure on the Learn Here, Live Here program to not more than five million dollars and to make such program available only to individuals whose income is fifty-five thousand dollars or less.

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


SB98 An Act Extending The Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit To Pass-through Entities. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: House Calendar Number 532 (4/30)

To allow pass-through entities to claim the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against the personal income tax or the affected business entity tax.

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


HB5039 An Act Concerning Medium And Heavy-duty Vehicle Emission Standards. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/26)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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


HB5052 An Act Repealing The Highway Use Tax. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To repeal the highway use tax.

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HB5053 An Act Repealing The Highway Use Tax. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To repeal the highway use tax.

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HB5062 An Act Repealing The Highway Use Tax. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To repeal the highway use tax.

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HB5070 An Act Increasing The Rate Of The Affected Business Entity Tax Credit For Certain Income. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To increase, for the first five hundred thousand dollars of income subject to the affected business entity tax, the rate of the credit against such tax to ninety-three and one-hundredths per cent.

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SB11 An Act Making Adjustments To State Revenue And Concerning Captive Insurance Companies. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: File Number 608 (4/25)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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


SB12 An Act Authorizing And Adjusting Bonds Of The State For Capital Improvements And Other Purposes And Concerning The Connecticut Baby Bond Trust Program And Grants For Certain Law Enforcement Equipment And Homelessness Prevention And Response. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: File Number 609 (4/25)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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


SB13 An Act Reducing Prescription Drug Prices. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/11)
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (4/29)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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


HB5003 An Act Concerning The Unemployment Trust Fund. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: APP Public Hearing: Fri 3/18 10:00 AM @ (3/11)

To support the Unemployment Trust Fund to ensure availability to more workers in the future, reduce the impacts of the pandemic and assist in business recovery.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/18 10:00 AM @


HB5009 An Act Extending The Apprenticeship Tax Credit To Pass-through Entities. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To allow pass-through entities to claim the apprenticeship tax credit against the personal income tax.

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HB5010 An Act Restoring The Rate Of The Credit Against The Affected Business Entity Tax. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Thu 3/3 09:30 AM @ (2/25)

To restore the rate of the credit against the affected business entity tax to ninety-three and one-hundredths per cent.

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


HB5011 An Act Reducing The Filing Fee For Annual Reports Filed By Small Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To reduce the fee for small businesses filing an annual report with the Secretary of the State from eighty dollars to twenty dollars.

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HB5012 An Act Expanding Eligibility For The Apprenticeship Tax Credit. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To expand eligibility for the apprenticeship tax credit by reducing the minimum number of hours required for a qualified apprenticeship training program.

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HB5013 An Act Exempting Personal Protective Equipment And Covid-19 Rapid Tests From The Sales And Use Taxes. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To exempt from the sales and use taxes the sale of and the storage, use or other consumption in this state of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 rapid tests.

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HB5019 An Act Repealing The Highway Use Tax. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To repeal the highway use tax.

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HB5022 An Act Repealing The Highway Use Tax. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To repeal the highway use tax.

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HB5024 An Act Reestablishing The Job Expansion Tax Credit Program. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

To reestablish the job expansion tax credit program.

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SB3 An Act Requiring The Board Of Regents For Higher Education To Develop Seminar Programs For Small Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: House Calendar Number 368 (4/14)

To require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to develop seminar programs for small businesses to enroll employees in courses relating to online commerce at regional community-technical colleges.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/8 11:30 AM @