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Legislative Update

Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:39 PM

HB6688 An Act Concerning A Highway Use Fee. - OPPOSE (TRACKED ON 6/8)
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/12)

Analysis Forthcoming

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HB6607 An Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 5/20)
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/6)

To incentivize the adoption of cybersecurity standards for businesses by allowing businesses that adopt certain cybersecurity framework to plead an affirmative defense to any cause of action that alleges that a failure to implement reasonable cybersecurity controls resulted in a data breach concerning personal or restricted information.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/18 12:00 PM @


HB6633 An Act Restructuring Unemployment Insurance Benefits And Improving Fund Solvency. - OPPOSE (TRACKED ON 3/23)
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/12)

To restructure unemployment insurance benefits and improve fund solvency.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/17 9:00 AM @


SB1019 An Act Concerning The Board Of Pardons And Paroles, Erasure Of Criminal Records For Certain Misdemeanor And Felony Offenses, Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Erased Criminal History Record Information And Concerning The Recommendations Of The Connecticut Sentencing Commission With Respect To Misdemeanor Sentences. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 3/7)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/10)

To (1) require certain training to members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and to require the board to provide a written explanation when denying a pardon, to streamline record erasure in the case of misdemeanors and certain felonies, (2) waive certain fees for applicants for a pardon, (3) allow for appointment of a deputy warden to serve as director of reentry services, (4) establish a reentry employment advisory committee, (5) prohibit discrimination against a person based on such person's erased criminal history record information, and (6) enact the Connecticut Sentencing Commission's recommendations with respect to misdemeanor offenses.

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


HB6476 An Act Concerning A Disparity Study. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To require a disparity study.

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


HB5312 An Act Concerning Acceptable Forms Of Currency As Payment In Local Businesses. - (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/16)

To prohibit persons who offer consumer goods and services to the public from refusing to accept cash as a form of payment.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 1/28 9:30 AM @


HB6442 An Act Concerning Equitable Access To Broadband. - SUPPORT (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/12)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 10:30 AM @


SB1 An Act Equalizing Comprehensive Access To Mental, Behavioral And Physical Health Care In Response To The Pandemic. - (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To equalize comprehensive access to mental, behavioral and physical health care in response to the pandemic.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/17 9:00 AM @


SB2 An Act Concerning Social Equity And The Health, Safety And Education Of Children. - (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/16)

To (1) establish a youth suicide prevention training program, (2) require certain licensed health care professionals to complete mental health and suicide screening and prevention training, (3) permit minors to receive more than six outpatient mental health treatment sessions without the consent of a parent or guardian, (4) require local and regional boards of education to integrate the principles and practices of social-emotional learning into programs of professional development and statements of educational goals, (5) permit parents to attend parent-teacher conferences remotely, (6) require additional parent-teacher conferences during periods when a school district conducts school sessions remotely, (7) require the provision of information by teachers concerning safety, mental health and food insecurity during such conferences, (8) permit local and regional boards of education to provide instruction to high school students remotely and prohibit such boards from deeming absent a student who attends school remotely, (9) require local and regional boards of education to permit students to take up to four mental health wellness days per school year, (10) require the collection of adverse childhood experiences data by local and regional boards of education and the Department of Education, (11) require the Commissioner of Children and Families to provide children in the care and custody of the commissioner remote visitation opportunities in lieu of in-person visitation, in the event of a pandemic or outbreak of communicable disease, (12) require the Commissioner of Children and Families to develop a policy requiring the cessation of in-person visitation on a case-by-case basis in the event that such visitation could result in the contraction of a communicable disease by one or more participants, (13) expand the operation of the Department of Children and Families telephone Careline to accommodate the receipt and provision of information concerning child abuse and neglect by text message, (14) require the Commissioner of Children and Families to provide certain notice to parents and guardians in the event that the commissioner is considering removal of a child from the home, and the services of a translator, if necessary, during any meeting to discuss such removal, (15) require the Commissioner of Early Childhood to develop and implement a plan to expand the birth-to-three program to provide early intervention services to children five years of age and under and eliminate parent fees for such services, (16) require the Commissioner of Education to establish an Internet access grant program for local and regional boards of education to provide students, educators and staff with Internet access during school sessions that are conducted remotely, and (17) establish a task force to study the comprehensive needs of children in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 1:00 PM @


SB3 An Act Concerning Diverse Economic Opportunity, Worker Protections And Small Business Revitalization. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/13)

To grow the economy by supporting diverse economic opportunities, worker protections and small business revitalization.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/18 12:00 PM @


SB56 An Act Deterring Age Discrimination In Employment Applications. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/8)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/24)

To deter age discrimination by prohibiting questions regarding age in preliminary employment applications.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/9 2:00 PM @


HB6380 An Act Concerning The Disclosure Of Salary Range For A Vacant Position. - MONITOR (TRACKED ON 2/3)
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/7)

To require employers to disclose salary ranges for vacant positions and to provide comparable pay for comparable work.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/9 10:00 AM @


HB6675 An Act Concerning A Municipal Option For A Homestead Property Tax Exemption. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 4/20)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Tue 4/20 09:00 AM @ (4/15)

To authorize municipalities to establish a homestead property tax exemption.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 4/20 9:00 AM @


SB1106 An Act Establishing The Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund And Dedicating Certain Revenues To Said Fund. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 4/20)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Tue 4/20 09:00 AM @ (4/15)

To establish the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund and council and dedicate certain revenues to said fund to be used for certain purposes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 4/20 9:00 AM @


HB5125 An Act Concerning The Provision Of Immunity From Civil Liability For Entities That Have Operated Pursuant To Health And Safety Guidelines During The Covid-19 Pandemic. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/21)
Status: JUD Public Hearing: Mon 3/22 10:00 AM @ (3/18)

To provide immunity from civil liability to entities that have operated pursuant to health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/22 10:00 AM @


HB6595 An Act Concerning Labor Matters Related To Covid-19, Personal Protective Equipment And Other Staffing Issues. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (5/18)

To address labor matters related to COVID-19, personal protective equipment and other staffing issues.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/11 10:00 AM @


SB1002 An Act Concerning Labor Issues Related To Covid-19, Personal Protective Equipment And Other Staffing Matters. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/10)
Status: No Action (6/1)

To address labor issues related to COVID-19, personal protective equipment and other staffing matters.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/11 10:00 AM @


HB6447 An Act Creating The Covered Connecticut Program To Expand Access To Affordable Health Care. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/8)
Status: File Number 383 (4/12)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 12:00 PM @


HB6443 An Act Concerning Revenue Items To Implement The Biennial Budget. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/5)
Status: File Number 638 (5/10)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/24 10:00 AM @


SB884 An Act Reducing Transportation-related Carbon Emissions. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/5)
Status: File Number 533 (4/20)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/8 10:00 AM @


HB6475 An Act Concerning Public Enforcement Actions. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/26)

To allow employees to sue employers on behalf of the state after having waived their personal rights to sue by signing forced arbitration agreements.

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


HB6537 An Act Concerning Expansion Of Paid Sick Days And Domestic Worker Coverage. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/3)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/26)

To expand paid sick days and domestic worker coverage.

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


HB6536 An Act Requiring Employers To Provide Employees Working From Home Certain Equipment Or Reimbursement For Certain Necessary Expenditures. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 3/1)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/26)

To require employers to provide adequate equipment and reimbursement to certain employees who work from home.

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


HB6468 An Act Concerning Incentives For Qualified Data Centers To Locate In The State. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/22)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Tue 2/23 10:00 AM @ (2/19)

To provide certain tax exemptions to incentivize qualified data centers to locate in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/23 10:00 AM @


HB6474 An Act Concerning Collateral Employment Consequences Of A Criminal Record. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: File Number 386 (4/12)

To address the collateral employment consequences of a criminal record.

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


HB6478 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (5/11)

To address various issues concerning workers' compensation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/11 10:00 AM @


SB893 An Act Concerning Consumer Privacy. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/18)

To establish a framework for controlling and processing personal data, to establish responsibilities and privacy protection standards for data controllers and processors, to grant consumers the right to access, correct, delete and obtain a copy of personal data and to opt out of the processing of personal data for the purposes of targeted advertising.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/25 9:30 AM @


SB902 An Act Concerning Working Conditions. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: Moved to Foot of the Calendar, Senate (6/9)

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 3/4 10:00 AM @


SB906 An Act Concerning Noncompete Agreements. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/18)
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary (4/28)

To set certain requirements for covenants not to compete.

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


HB6097 An Act Studying The Feasibility Of Providing Passenger Train Service From Danbury To New York. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/28)

To study the feasibility of using existing assets to provide passenger train service from Danbury to New York.

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HB5039 An Act Concerning A Personal Income Tax Credit For Certain College Graduates With Stem Degrees. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/11)

To reestablish a credit against the personal income tax for certain college graduates who receive a degree in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field.

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HB5172 An Act Concerning Payments In Lieu Of Taxes To Municipalities For Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: APP Public Hearing: Fri 3/26 11:00 AM @ (3/22)

To assist municipalities with the cost of providing the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption, provide property tax relief and encourage growth in manufacturing.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/26 11:00 AM @


HB5198 An Act Concerning Reimbursement Of Certain Expenses Incurred By Employees During The Course Of Their Employment. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Public Hearing 02/18 (2/11)

To allow for the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by employees during the course of their employment.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/18 12:00 AM @


HB5199 An Act Concerning The Consumer Price Index And The Minimum Wage. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/15)

To eliminate the consumer price index from the calculation of the minimum wage.

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HB5265 An Act Excluding Certain Loans Received In Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic From Being Included As Revenue Or Income. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To exclude certain loans provided to a small business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from being included as revenue or income of a small business.

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HB5268 An Act Reestablishing The Job Expansion Tax Credit Program. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To reestablish the job expansion tax credit program.

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HB5275 An Act Concerning The Estate Tax Exemption Threshold And The Gift Tax Cap. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To maintain the estate tax exemption threshold at its current level and eliminate the gift tax cap.

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HB5277 An Act Concerning The Deduction And Withholding Of Personal Income Tax From Nonpayroll Distributions. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To eliminate the requirement that payers of nonpayroll distributions deduct and withhold personal income tax from such distributions.

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HB5281 An Act Concerning A Tax Credit For Wages Paid To Employees While Attending Sexual Harassment Training. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To establish a tax credit for employers for the amount of wages paid to employees while attending mandatory sexual harassment training.

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HB5282 An Act Eliminating The Estate And Gift Taxes And Exempting Social Security, Pension And Annuity Income From The Personal Income Tax. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To eliminate the estate and gift taxes and exempt from the personal income tax all Social Security income and income from pensions and annuities.

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HB5296 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Employers Assisting Employees With Child Care Expenses. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To establish a tax credit for employers that establish an on-site child care facility for their employees or contribute funds toward their employees' child care expenses.

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HB5348 An Act Enabling Small Groups Of Employees To Negotiate Insurance Rates. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/22)

To enable groups of fifty or fewer employees to negotiate rates for the purchase of insurance.

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HB5457 An Act Suspending Penalties And Interest For Certain Late Filings. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 3/8 09:00 AM @ (3/4)

To suspend the imposition of penalties and interest for certain late filings to assist individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


HB5481 An Act Establishing A Grant Program For Women And Minority-owned Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/26)

To provide access to capital for women and minority-owned businesses.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/16 12:00 PM @


HB5482 An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Working Group On A Public-private Partnership To Recruit Businesses To Connecticut. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: File Number 197 (3/30)

To implement the recommendations of the working group on a public-private partnership to recruit businesses to the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 10:00 AM @


HB5647 An Act Exempting Small Businesses From Penalties For Nonpayment Of Estimated Taxes On A Quarterly Basis. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/27)

To prohibit the Department of Revenue Services from imposing a penalty on small businesses for nonpayment of estimated taxes on a quarterly basis.

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HB5702 An Act Delaying Scheduled Increases In The Minimum Wage. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/27)

To delay scheduled increases in the minimum wage.

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HB5704 An Act Allowing Individuals To Opt Out Of The Paid Family Medical Leave Program. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/27)

To allow individuals to opt out of the Paid Family Medical Leave program.

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HB5836 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For Apex Community Care In Danbury To Purchase Real Property. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/28)

To provide capital funding for APEX Community Care, to provide space for its services to people living with HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance use disorders and their families and loved ones and to actively promote education and prevention in the community.

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SB4 An Act Concerning Data Privacy, Net Neutrality, Cyber Security And Fairness In Data Usage In The New Age Of A Digital Workforce. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: ET Public Hearing: Tue 3/9 10:30 AM @ (3/5)

To: (1) Require the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to apply net neutrality principles to broadband Internet access service providers and enforce such principles with civil penalties; (2) direct the authority to conduct studies on cybersecurity and data privacy laws in the state; and (3) extend the crime of stalking in the second degree to certain electronic disclosures of personal identifiable information without consent; and (4) establish a civil action for victims of such crime and require school boards to post existing suicide prevention policies and procedures on their Internet web sites.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 10:30 AM @


SB92 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Employers That Make Payments Toward Child Care Costs Of Employees. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (3/1)

To provide a tax credit to employers that make payments for the child care costs of employees who reside in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/18 1:00 PM @


SB128 An Act Concerning Funding For Connecticut's Transportation Future. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/12)

To establish long-term, sustainable funding for the Special Transportation Fund by authorizing the Department of Transportation to construct, maintain and operate electronic tolling systems on Interstate Route 84, Interstate Route 91, Interstate Route 95 and portions of Connecticut Route 15.

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SB140 An Act Establishing A Task Force To Study The State Workforce And Retiring Employees. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/13)

To establish a task force to study the state workforce and retiring employees.

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SB143 An Act Prohibiting On-call Shift Scheduling. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/13)

To prohibit the practice of on-call shift scheduling.

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SB150 An Act Establishing The Connecticut Infrastructure Authority. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: File Number 106 (3/23)

To establish the Connecticut Infrastructure Authority.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/2 10:00 AM @


SB173 An Act Establishing A Surcharge On Capital Gains. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To establish a surcharge of one per cent of the net gain from the sale or exchange of capital assets on certain taxpayers.

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SB174 An Act Exempting Small Businesses From Certain Fees During The Covid-pandemic. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

That small businesses be exempted from paying licensure or permitting fees until the Commissioner of Public Health declares the COVID-19 pandemic to be over.

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SB223 An Act Suspending Employee Paid Family Medical Leave Contributions During A Covid-19 Public Health Or Civil Preparedness Emergency. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/22)

To suspend the employee payroll contribution to the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority during a COVID-19 emergency.

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SB255 An Act Concerning The Expansion Of The Open Choice Program. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/22)

To expand educational opportunities for Connecticut students by authorizing the Open Choice Program to place students from the Norwalk and Danbury school districts into neighboring school districts.

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SB344 An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Governor's Workforce Council. - DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/10)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/26)

To adopt programs that meet the workforce needs of Connecticut.

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SB842 An Act Concerning Health Insurance And Health Care In Connecticut. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/4)
Status: Moved to Foot of the Calendar, Senate (5/26)

To: (1) Authorize the Comptroller to offer health coverage to plan participants and beneficiaries in this state under a multiemployer plan, nonprofit employers and their employees and small employers and their employees; (2) assess an annual fee against certain insurers, health care centers and exempt insurers; (3) require the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange to (A) administer the "Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange account", (B) consult with the Office of Health Strategy to develop and, if approved, implement a plan to (i) establish a subsidiary, (ii) seek a state innovation waiver, and (iii) use the moneys deposited in said account for the purposes set forth in the plan, (C) consult with the Commissioner of Social Services to develop and, if approved, implement a methodology to determine eligibility for the working persons with disabilities program, and (D) determine whether certain individuals referred to the exchange by the Labor Commissioner are eligible for free or subsidized health coverage or other assistance or benefits and, if such individuals are eligible for such coverage, assistance or benefits, enroll such individuals in such coverage, assistance or benefits; (4) establish the "Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange account"; (5) require certain qualified health plans offered through the exchange to (A) provide coverage for certain benefits, (B) have a minimum actuarial value of at least seventy per cent, and (C) provide enrollees with access to the broadest provider network available under the qualified health plans offered by the health carrier through the exchange; (6) require the Office of Health Strategy to (A) annually determine, and disclose to the Office of Policy and Management, the amount of an annual assessment against certain insurers, health care centers and exempt insurers, and (B) develop, and submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance for approval, a plan for the exchange to (i) establish a subsidiary to create a marketplace for health carriers to offer affordable health insurance coverage to persons who are ineligible for coverage under the qualified health plans offered through the exchange, (ii) seek a state innovation waiver to (I) reduce the cost of health insurance in this state, (II) make health insurance coverage available to persons in this state who are ineligible for coverage under a qualified health plan offered through the exchange, and (III) allow persons to receive coverage under the working persons with disabilities program through the exchange, and (iii) use the moneys deposited in the "Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange account" to (I) reduce the cost of qualified health plans offered through the exchange, (II) make coverage affordable for persons who are ineligible for coverage under a qualified health plan offered through the exchange, and (III) implement the state innovation waiver if the federal government issues su

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/9 11:00 AM @


HB5756 An Act Establishing A Working Group To Assist Minority-owned Businesses Affected By Covid-19. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/4)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/28)

To establish a working group to assess how the state can assist minority-owned businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HB5897 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Businesses That Hire Recent Graduates. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/4)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (1/28)

To establish a tax credit for businesses that hire a recent high school or college graduate.

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HB6080 An Act Studying And Participating In Pilot Programs Regarding A Mileage-based User Fee On Motor Vehicles. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/4)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/28)

To permit the Department of Transportation to study and participate in federal pilot programs regarding a mileage-based user fee on motor vehicles operated on state highways.

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SB430 An Act Concerning Regional Tourism District Boards Of Directors. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/4)
Status: CE Public Hearing: Tue 3/9 10:00 AM @ (3/5)

To allow two or more municipalities in any regional tourism district to jointly appoint one representative to the regional tourism district boards of directors.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/9 10:00 AM @


HB6379 An Act Concerning A Study Of Employees' Rights. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/3)
Status: File Number 429 (4/14)

To protect workers by specifying certain conditions for covenants not to compete.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/9 10:00 AM @


HB6183 An Act Concerning The Credit For Income Taxes Paid To Other States. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/29)

To prohibit the Department of Revenue Services from disallowing a credit claimed by a resident or part-year resident of this state pursuant to the provisions of section 12-704 of the general statutes solely because such resident or part-year resident was working from home in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HB6184 An Act Establishing A Tax Deduction For Certain Companies That Laid Off And Rehired Employees. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/29)

To establish, for companies with five hundred or fewer employees, a tax deduction of one thousand dollars for each employee who was laid off in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rehired by such company.

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HB6187 An Act Concerning The Restructuring Of Certain Taxes And Tax Equity. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 3/15 09:00 AM @ (3/11)

To restructure certain taxes to assist in the economic recovery of all state residents and require the Labor Commissioner to make a one-time direct payment of five hundred dollars to individuals who experienced economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and received unemployment compensation benefits between March 15, 2020, and December 31, 2020, inclusive.

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


HB6247 An Act Concerning Public Options For Health Care In Connecticut. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/29)

To: (1) Establish the ConnectHealth Program, the ConnectHealth Trust Account and the ConnectHealth Advisory Board; (2) require the Comptroller, in consultation with the ConnectHealth Advisory Board and the Office of Health Strategy, to establish the ConnectHealth Plan; (3) authorize the Comptroller to offer coverage to plan participants and beneficiaries in this state under a multiemployer plan, nonprofit employers and their employees, and small employers and their employees; and (4) require the Commissioner of Social Services to seek to amend the federal waiver for the state-wide dental plan that provides for the administration of the dental services portion of the department's medical assistance to expand coverage to include additional individuals in this state.

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HB6270 An Act Concerning The Disclosure Of Salary Ranges For A Vacant Position. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To require employers to disclose salary ranges for vacant positions and to provide comparable pay for comparable work.

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HB6285 An Act Concerning Noncompete Agreements. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/2)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To establish statutory standards for reasonable noncompete agreements.

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HB6117 An Act Concerning A Tax Credit For Businesses That Hire Individuals In Recovery From Substance Use Disorders. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/1)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/29)

To create tax incentives for businesses to hire individuals who are in recovery from substance use disorders.

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HB6118 An Act Establishing A Student Loan Forgiveness Program For Recent Graduates Of Institutions Of Higher Education. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/1)
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (2/4)

To encourage recent graduates to open businesses in Connecticut by establishing a student loan forgiveness program.

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HB6119 An Act Concerning Arts, Culture And Tourism Funding. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/1)
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (4/26)

To strengthen the arts, culture and tourism sector in the state by directing additional funds into the Tourism Fund, and renaming the fund to better represent the full scope of the sector.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/11 10:00 AM @


HB6120 An Act Establishing A Connecticut Center For Worker Ownership. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 2/1)
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Thu 3/4 10:00 AM @ (2/26)

To establish a Connecticut Center for Worker Ownership.

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


HB5607 An Act Concerning The Use Of Covid-19 Relief Funds To Replenish The Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: File Number 643 (5/10)

To require that a portion of COVID-19 relief funds be deposited into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/26 11:00 AM @


HB5946 An Act Delaying The Increase Of The Minimum Wage For One Year. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/28)

To delay the increase of the minimum wage for one year.

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HB6268 An Act Stopping Further Increases In The Minimum Wage And Reducing The Minimum Wage For Minors. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To promote a more pro-growth economic environment and to increase the employment rate of entry-level workers.

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HB6336 An Act Concerning The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange And Health Coverage Offered By Small Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (2/1)

To require the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange to apply the advance premium tax credit for small businesses on a quarterly basis in accordance with an existing tax schedule.

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HB6339 An Act Raising The Minimum Wage In Connecticut. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/1)

To raise the minimum wage in Connecticut to keep up with productivity growth.

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HB6343 An Act Concerning A Study Of Gig Workers. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: File Number 413 (4/13)

To require the Labor Commissioner to conduct a study of gig workers and make recommendations for legislation concerning the classification of such employees.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/18 12:00 AM @


HB6345 An Act Granting Temporary Unemployment Benefits To Certain Individuals During A Covid-19 Related Public Health Emergency. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/1)

To allow individuals who are disqualified from accessing unemployment benefits because of such individuals' debt to the state to be temporarily granted such benefits during a COVID-19 related public health emergency.

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HB6348 An Act Eliminating The Tip Credit And The Use Of Federal Minimum Wage Exemptions For Employers Of Disabled Persons. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/31)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/1)

To eliminate the tip credit and to eliminate the use of federal minimum wage exemptions for employers of disabled persons.

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SB805 An Act Creating A Public Option For Workers' Compensation Insurance. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/30)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/1)

To create a public option for workers' compensation insurance.

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SB808 An Act Concerning Property Taxes And Affordable Housing. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/30)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (2/1)

To require an additional property tax for certain municipalities and use the revenues from such tax to fund support services and programs in other municipalities.

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SB429 An Act Concerning Grants To Chambers Of Commerce. - SUPPORT DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/28)
Status: CE Public Hearing: Tue 2/23 12:00 PM @ (2/19)

To ensure that Connecticut chambers of commerce are adequately funded.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/23 12:00 PM @


SB469 An Act Excluding Office Supplies From The Property Tax For Certain Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/28)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/27)

To exclude, for small businesses, office supplies from tangible personal property subject to the property tax.

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SB668 An Act Concerning A Fair Work Week Schedule. - OPPOSE DEAD (TRACKED ON 1/28)
Status: House Calendar Number 517 (5/19)

To require certain employers to provide advance notice to certain employees of the employees' work schedule.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/18 12:00 AM @