Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Update

Friday, July 12, 2024 12:17 PM

HB5275 An Act Concerning Audits Of Certain Nonstate Entities Receiving State Financial Assistance. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/14)
Status: File Number 229 (4/3)

To increase the threshold for exemption from certain auditing requirements for nonstate entities from three hundred thousand dollars to five hundred thousand dollars, specify the permissible time period for granting extensions to file certain audit reports and make technical changes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/28 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5501 An Act Concerning A Study Of Manufacturing Issues In The State. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/14)
Status: File Number 376 (4/9)

To require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study manufacturing issues in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/19 11:00 AM @


HB5164 An Act Concerning Unemployment Benefits. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/26)
Status: File Number 78 (3/21)

To allow striking employees to access unemployment benefits after a period of two consecutive weeks of striking.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5166 An Act Expanding Paid Sick Days In The State. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/26)
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Thu 2/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE (2/16)

To expand the paid sick days statutes to (1) apply to more employers and employees, (2) expand the categories of family members an employee may use paid sick leave to care for, (3) expand the permitted purposes that an employee may use paid sick leave for, (4) modify the rate at which an employee may receive paid sick leave, and (5) make other conforming and clarifying changes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5265 An Act Concerning Workers' Rights. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/23)
Status: File Number 58 (3/20)

To require the Labor Commissioner to study workers' rights in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5269 An Act Concerning Noncompete Agreements. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/23)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Judiciary (4/2)

To prohibit the use of noncompete agreements and exclusivity agreements unless they meet certain requirements.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


SB157 An Act Concerning A Research And Development Expenses Tax Credit For Pass-through Entities. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/21)
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (3/25)

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

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/27 11:00 AM @


HB5080 An Act Concerning Magnet School Tuition Assistance For The City Of Danbury. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (2/13)

To provide magnet school tuition assistance to the city of Danbury on the same basis as such tuition assistance is provided to other cities and towns similarly situated.

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HB5097 An Act Concerning The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/14)

To increase the maximum amount of the corporation business tax credit for wages paid to apprentices in the construction trades from four thousand dollars to seven thousand five hundred dollars per apprentice.

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HB5183 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For Renovations And Improvements To Various Schools In Danbury. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/16)

To provide funding to the city of Danbury for renovations and improvements to various schools, including, but not limited to, elevator replacements, air conditioning system improvements, stadium and auditorium lighting, roof replacements, parking lot and drainage repairs, security vestibule construction and improvements, playground construction and improvements, bathroom renovations and fence, window and door replacements.

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SB135 An Act Establishing A Maximum Charge For Certain Occupational Licenses, Certifications, Permits And Registrations. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/15)
Status: On Consent Calendar (5/8)

To provide that neither the Commissioner of Consumer Protection nor the Department of Consumer Protection may charge certain individuals a license, permit, certification or registration fee in an amount that is greater than one hundred dollars per license, certification, permit or registration year.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/22 1:30 PM @ ROOM 1B AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5095 An Act Concerning The Use Of Federal Funding To Provide Assistance To The City Of Danbury For Certain School Construction Costs. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/14)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (2/14)

To allocate federal funding under the American Rescue Plan Act to the city of Danbury for the purpose of making accommodations at Danbury High School which are necessary due to COVID-related supply chain disruptions.

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HB5060 An Act Concerning Funding For Danbury Charter School. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/9)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (2/9)

To increase school choice for families and students in Danbury by providing funding for operation of the Danbury Charter School, which was granted approval for a charter on October 3, 2018, by the State Board of Education.

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SB12 An Act Expanding Access To Paid Sick Days In The State. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: File Number 340 (4/9)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5047 An Act Implementing The Governor's Recommendations For General Government. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: File Number 595 (4/22)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/15 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5049 An Act Making Deficiency Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2024. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: File Number 553 (4/18)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/22 1:00 PM @ ROOM 2C AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5050 An Act Implementing The Governor's Budget Recommendations For Education. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (2/8)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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HB5056 An Act Facilitating The Expansion Of Shared Municipal Services. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: File Number 400 (4/10)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/13 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2A AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


SB7 An Act Concerning Connecticut Paid Sick Days. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: File Number 339 (4/9)

To support paid sick days.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1D AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


HB5016 An Act Concerning A Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For Licensing Fees Paid By Connecticut-licensed Social Workers. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/7)

To establish a credit against the personal income tax for Connecticut-licensed social workers in an amount equal to the amount of any licensing fee paid to the state.

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HB5021 An Act Concerning The Cap On Research And Development Tax Credits. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/7)

To increase the amount of research and development tax credits a biotechnology company may utilize for an income year.

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HB5043 An Act Reducing Fees For Small Business Filings With The Secretary Of The State. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/7)

To reduce fees for small business filings with the Secretary of the State.

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SB2 An Act Concerning Artificial Intelligence. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: House Calendar Number 426 (4/25)

To: (1) Establish requirements concerning the development, deployment and use of certain artificial intelligence systems; (2) establish an Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council; (3) prohibit dissemination of certain synthetic images; (4) prohibit distribution of, and agreements to distribute, certain deceptive media concerning elections; (5) require state agencies to study potential uses of generative artificial intelligence and propose pilot projects; (6) require the Commissioner of Administrative Services to provide training concerning generative artificial intelligence; (7) require the Chief Workforce Officer to (A) incorporate artificial intelligence training into workforce training programs, and (B) design a broadband outreach program; (8) require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to establish (A) a "Connecticut Citizens AI Academy", and (B) certificate programs in fields related to artificial intelligence; and (9) require the Department of Economic and Community Development to (A) develop a plan to offer high-performance computing services, (B) establish a confidential computing cluster, and (C) conduct a "CT AI Symposium".

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/29 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2B AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE


SB3 An Act Concerning Consumer Protection. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/7)
Status: Bill Passed Temporarily (5/8)

To (1) declare the state's policy concerning broadband Internet access service, (2) require certain broadband Internet access service providers to provide affordable broadband Internet access service, (3) require certain fee disclosures and prohibit deceptive and excessive fees for consumer goods and services, (4) prohibit public entities from purchasing or operating certain small unmanned aircraft systems, (5) impose various requirements concerning connected devices, (6) require net neutrality by imposing requirements on certain broadband Internet access service providers, (7) regulate streaming service billing practices, and (8) impose various requirements concerning repairs of electronic or appliance products.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/29 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2B AND ZOOM AND YOUTUBE LIVE