Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Update

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:10 AM

HB5004 An Act Increasing The Minimum Fair Wage. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/28)

To provide more economic security to Connecticut families by increasing the minimum fair wage.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


HB5833 An Act Establishing A Pilot Program For The Expansion Of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/1)

To establish a pilot program to expand advanced manufacturing certificate programs offered by regional community-technical colleges to eight public high schools throughout the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/5 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


HB6916 An Act Establishing A Task Force To Study Remedies And Potential Liability For Unreasonably Contested Or Delayed Workers' Compensation Claims. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/21)

To clarify the law regarding bad faith handling of workers' compensation claims.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


HB6921 An Act Establishing A Council On The Collateral Consequences Of A Criminal Record. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/1)

To prohibit discrimination based on a person's criminal history.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


HB7340 An Act Concerning The Use Of Veil Piercing To Determine The Personal Responsibility Of An Interest Holder Of A Domestic Entity For The Debts, Obligations Or Other Liabilities Of Such Entity And The Responsibility Of A Domestic Entity For The Debts, Obligations Or Other Liabilities Of An Interest Holder Of Such Entity. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/9)

To codify the common law use of the instrumentality test when making determinations as to (1) the liability of the shareholders of a corporation for the act or debts of the corporation, and (2) the liability of the members or managers of a limited liability company for the debts, obligations or other liability of the limited liability company.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/15 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


SB1 An Act Concerning Paid Family And Medical Leave. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/25)

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

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


SB5 An Act Establishing A Workforce Pipeline And Job Creation Task Force. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/13)

To establish a workforce pipeline and job creation task force to prepare the state's future workforce for well-paying manufacturing and technical jobs located in Connecticut.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/12 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB164 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Benefits For Certain Mental Or Emotional Impairments, Mental Health Care For Police Officers And Wellness Training For Police Officers, Parole Officers And Firefighters. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/18)

To expand workers' compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


SB607 An Act Concerning Apprenticeship Pathways To Earning A Bachelor's Degree. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/21)

To require the Labor Department and the Board of Regents for Higher Education to jointly establish nontraditional pathways to earning a bachelor's degree through apprenticeships.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


HB5001 An Act Requiring A Study Of Workforce Training Needs In The State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Vetoed by the Governor (7/12)

To establish a task force to study workforce training needs in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/5 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


HB5003 An Act Implementing A Paid Family Medical Leave Program. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/16)

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

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB5019 An Act Establishing A Five-cent Tax On Single-use Plastic And Paper Bags. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: ENV Public Hearing: Mon 3/11 10:30 AM @ ROOM 2B (3/6)

To encourage consumer use of reusable bags.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/11 10:30 AM @ ROOM 2B


HB5099 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Renovation Of The Thomaston Opera House. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/10)

To provide a grant of funds to the town of Thomaston for the renovation of the Thomaston Opera House.

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HB5108 An Act Phasing Out The Hospitals Tax Over Three Years. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/10)

To phase out the hospitals tax over three years.

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HB5207 An Act Eliminating The Board Of Regents For Higher Education. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (1/11)

To eliminate the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

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HB5226 An Act Clarifying Certain Unemployment Compensation Provisions As Applicable To Independent Contractors. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/11)

To clarify unemployment tax law so that certain independent contractors are not improperly treated as employees.

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HB5228 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Construction Of A Water Line On Jackson Street In The Town Of Thomaston. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/1)

To construct a water line on Jackson Street in Thomaston.

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HB5271 An Act Increasing Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (4/10)

To increase sexual harassment prevention training for certain entities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


HB5407 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Employers That Provide Paid Family And Medical Leave Benefits And A Family And Medical Leave Accounts Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 3/4 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2E (2/28)

To establish a tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave benefits and to authorize the Treasurer to establish a family and medical leave benefits accounts program.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/4 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2E


HB5410 An Act Concerning Preparation Of The State Budget Act. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/16)

To require that preparation of the state budget commence in the Finance Committee.

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HB5450 An Act Requiring The Use Of Seat Belts In All Positions Of A Vehicle. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Transportation (2/1)

To require the use of seatbelts in all positions of a vehicle.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 1/31 10:30 AM @ ROOM 1E


HB5537 An Act Concerning The Prevailing Wage And Public Works Projects Funded By Private Bequests. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/17)

To encourage charitable giving for the benefit of public works projects.

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HB5595 An Act Authorizing And Regulating The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/18)

To authorize and regulate the sale and adult use of marijuana in this state.

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HB5638 An Act Implementing A Paid Family Medical Leave Program In The State Of Connecticut. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/18)

To implement a paid family medical leave program in the State of Connecticut.

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HB5639 An Act Raising The Minimum Wage In Connecticut. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/18)

To raise the minimum wage in Connecticut.

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HB5677 An Act Concerning Payments In Lieu Of Taxes To Municipalities For Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/22)

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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HB5692 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Construction Of A New Police Department In Plymouth. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To provide funding for the construction of a new police department in Plymouth.

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HB5694 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Railroad Museum Of New England In Thomaston. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/22)

To provide funding to the Railroad Museum of New England in the town of Thomaston for construction and renovations to the museum.

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HB5712 An Act Concerning The Connecticut Clean Slate Law. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 2/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B (2/1)

To provide for the automatic sealing of a person's criminal record for certain offenses after seven years.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


HB5722 An Act Establishing A Public Health Insurance Option. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/22)

To establish a public health insurance option.

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HB5822 An Act Concerning Legislative Approval Of Certain Grants To Private Companies. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections (1/23)

To ensure oversight of government distribution of taxpayer funds.

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HB5828 An Act Establishing A Green Jobs Career Ladder. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To link employers in the green technology industry with technical education and career schools and institutions of higher education for the purpose of increasing green job opportunities, improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/5 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


HB5882 An Act Concerning Employee Family And Medical Leave. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/23)

To provide enhanced financial security to Connecticut families.

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HB5921 An Act Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security (1/23)

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

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HB5964 An Act Concerning Defined Contribution Retirement Plans, Pension Contributions By Employees And Longevity Payments. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/24)

To put all new state employees into a defined contribution retirement plan, increase contributions to pensions for current state employees to be level with other surrounding states, and end longevity payments.

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HB6023 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Employers That Provide Paid Family And Medical Leave Benefits And Authorizing A Family And Medical Leave Accounts Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/24)

To establish a tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave benefits and to authorize the Treasurer to establish a family and medical leave benefits accounts program.

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HB6111 An Act Concerning A Study Of Automatic Direct Paycheck Deposit Programs. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 397 (4/4)

To allow employers to control their costs of doing business by allowing them to automatically enroll their employees into direct paycheck deposit programs.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6112 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To update and reform unemployment compensation law and protect the solvency of the Unemployment Trust Fund.

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HB6113 An Act Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About Date Of Birth Or Date Of Graduation On Employment Applications. - DEAD
Status: File Number 398 (4/4)

To restrict employers from requiring an applicant's date of birth or date of graduation on an initial employment application.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6116 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Benefits For First Responder Dive Teams And Canine Search And Rescue Personnel. - DEAD
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B (2/22)

To provide workers' compensation coverage for first responder dive teams and canine rescue personnel.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


HB6118 An Act Concerning The Prevailing Wage Threshold For State Repair And Renovation Projects. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To update the prevailing wage threshold for state repair and renovation contracts.

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HB6186 An Act Concerning The Department Of Economic And Community Development's Grant Application Process For Small And Medium-sized Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/25)

To require the Department of Economic and Community Development to post grant applications for small and medium-sized businesses online and to specify the timeframe within which the Department of Economic and Community Development is required to respond to applications.

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HB6188 An Act Concerning The Development Of A State-wide Marketing Strategy. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/25)

To encourage business development in Connecticut.

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HB6189 An Act Concerning The Implementation Of The Learn Here, Live Here Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: CE Public Hearing: Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To encourage higher education graduates to live and work in Connecticut.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


HB6190 An Act Concerning The Definition Of A Town's Minimum Budget Requirement. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/25)

To define a town's minimum budget requirement as the amount of such town's appropriation for education.

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HB6264 An Act Concerning The Prorating Of Certain Taxes Paid By A Business Entity That Closes. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/25)

To require certain taxes paid by a business entity that closes be prorated to the date the business entity closes.

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HB6265 An Act Concerning The Deduction And Withholding Of Personal Income Tax From Nonpayroll Distributions. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/25)

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

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HB6276 An Act Reducing Occupational License Fees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/25)

To reduce all existing fees for occupational licenses by fifty per cent.

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HB6299 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/25)

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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HB6336 An Act Authorizing The Workers' Compensation Commissioners To Set Deadlines. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To authorize worker's compensation commissioners to set deadlines when hearing claims to facilitate a speedier disposition of claims heard in the district.

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HB6360 An Act Establishing An Annual Tourism Incentive Grant. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: CE Public Hearing: Thu 2/21 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B (2/15)

To establish an annual tourism incentive grant program.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


HB6406 An Act Concerning The Elimination Of The Requirement That A Superintendent Provide Authorization For The Employment Of Sixteen And Seventeen-year-old Students. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/28)

To eliminate the mandate that a school superintendent provide a certificate to authorize students who are sixteen and seventeen years old to be employed.

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HB6408 An Act Establishing A Task Force To Study Fund-raising Restrictions On The Technical Education And Career System. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/28)

To establish a task force to explore funding options for the Technical Education and Career System.

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HB6433 An Act Prohibiting The Use Of Disposable Single-use Plastic Bags And Promoting The Use Of Reusable Bags. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/28)

To reduce pollution from single-use plastic bags and shift consumer behavior toward the use of reusable bags.

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HB6436 An Act Establishing A Carbon Pricing Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/28)

To assess the true cost of carbon energy on fossil fuel users.

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HB6444 An Act Concerning Carbon Pricing And The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/28)

To achieve cooperative reduction of fossil fuels among the states in the northeast.

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HB6454 An Act Concerning Treatments For Roads During Ice And Snowstorms. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/28)

To implement the recommendations of the most recent study of ice treatments for roads during snow and ice storms.

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HB6474 An Act Concerning The Merger Or Closure Of Institutions Within The Connecticut State Colleges And Universities. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (1/28)

To prohibit the merger or closure of institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities without the review and approval of the General Assembly.

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HB6508 An Act Concerning Public Works Projects And The Employment Of Minorities, Residents And Women. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To create a construction job career path for low-income residents and ensure successful employment through state hiring requirements in state construction contracts.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6653 An Act Implementing Certain Recommendations Of The Commission On Fiscal Stability And Economic Growth. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/29)

To adopt recommendations of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth that will put the state on a more stable fiscal path.

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HB6724 An Act Concerning State Apprenticeship Programs And Large, State-assisted Construction. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Government Administration and Elections (2/11)

To link state apprenticeship programs with major state-assisted construction.

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HB6725 An Act Concerning Unemployment Benefits While Receiving Severance Pay. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To protect the solvency of the Unemployment Trust Fund.

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HB6728 An Act Increasing The Minimum Earnings Necessary To Qualify For Unemployment Benefits. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To increase the minimum earnings necessary to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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HB6731 An Act Concerning Paid Family And Medical Leave. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To create a paid family and medical leave program for certain employees.

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HB6735 An Act Exempting Historic Properties From Prevailing Wage Requirements. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To exempt historic properties from prevailing wage requirements.

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HB6736 An Act Increasing The Prevailing Wage Thresholds. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To raise the thresholds at which public works projects must abide by the prevailing wage laws.

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HB6738 An Act Increasing The Prevailing Wage Threshold For Remodeling And Renovation. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To increase the prevailing wage threshold for certain public works projects.

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HB6740 An Act Concerning Municipal Employers, Unemployment Compensation And The Appeals Process. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To ensure that municipal employers are reimbursed for any unemployment benefits paid to an individual if, upon appeal, it is determined that the individual has no claim to such benefits.

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HB6741 An Act Concerning Notice To Employers Regarding Unemployment Compensation Claims. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To provide adequate notice to employers when an employee files for unemployment compensation benefits.

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HB6769 An Act Concerning Funding For The Firefighter Cancer Relief Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations (2/8)

To restore funding for the firefighters cancer relief program.

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HB6850 An Act Creating A Reciprocal Occupational Licensure Agreement With New England States For Trade Licenses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/30)

To create a reciprocal occupational licensure agreement with New England states for trade licenses.

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HB6851 An Act Exempting Certain Trade License Holders From Continuing Education Requirements. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/30)

To exempt certain trade license holders from continuing education requirements.

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HB6852 An Act Concerning Contractor And Apprentice Hiring Ratios. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/30)

To reduce the hiring ratio for apprentices.

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HB6863 An Act Concerning The Legalization, Taxation And Regulation Of The Retail Sale And Use Of Marijuana. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/30)

To legalize and regulate the retail sale of marijuana and to utilize the current infrastructure to facilitate retail sales.

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HB6888 An Act Concerning The Merger Or Closure Of Institutions Within The Connecticut State Colleges And Universities. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (1/30)

To prohibit the merger or closure of institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities without the review and approval of the General Assembly.

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HB6910 An Act Improving Anti-harassment Training Of Employees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/30)

To improve anti-harassment training of employees and increase penalties for employers that fail to protect employees from harassment at work.

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HB6912 An Act Concerning Liens For Unpaid Employee Wages. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Judiciary (2/11)

To allow employees to easily file liens for unpaid wages.

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HB6913 An Act Concerning Covenants Not To Compete. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To prohibit employers from requiring certain employees from signing unfair covenants not to compete.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6914 An Act Concerning Noncompete Agreements. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/30)

To allow certain employees to find jobs after they leave their current employer.

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HB6917 An Act Applying The Minimum Wage To Tipped Employees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/30)

To apply the minimum wage to employees who receive tips.

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HB6918 An Act Expanding The Ages For Minors To Be Employed. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/30)

To expand the ages at which minors may be employed.

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HB6922 An Act Concerning Recipients Of Unemployment Compensation Benefits. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/30)

To ensure that only unemployed persons who are actively seeking employment are receiving unemployment benefits.

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HB6924 An Act Limiting "on-call" Shift Scheduling. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 406 (4/4)

To limit the practice of on-call shift scheduling.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


HB6928 An Act Concerning Temporary Employment Agencies And Paid Sick Leave. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 408 (4/4)

To ensure that day and temporary workers are provided paid sick leave annually from temporary employment agencies and their subsidiaries.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6933 An Act Requiring Disclosure Of The Salary Range Of A Vacant Employment Position. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 477 (4/8)

To require the Labor Commissioner to study whether employers in this state should be required to disclose to job applicants the salary ranges for advertised vacant employment positions.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 2:30 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6935 An Act Concerning The Right Of A Public Employee To Join Or Support A Union. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 1022 (5/31)

To provide guidelines for public employers regarding the rights of employees to join or remain members of a union.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 2:30 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB6955 An Act Adopting The International Property Maintenance Code. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Vote to Draft (2/28)

To adopt the International Property Maintenance Code.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


HB7038 An Act Concerning Statutory Standards For Reasonable Noncompete Agreements. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/31)

To establish statutory standards for reasonable noncompete agreements.

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HB7040 An Act Increasing The Minimum Fair Wage. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/31)

To increase the minimum fair wage.

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HB7041 An Act Concerning Paid Family And Medical Leave. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/31)

To create a paid family and medical leave program for certain employees.

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HB7042 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/31)

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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HB7043 An Act Concerning Breastfeeding In The Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 810 (4/25)

To specify certain parameters for a room or other location in the workplace that accommodates employee breastfeeding.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


HB7044 An Act Concerning Sexual Harassment In The Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 860 (5/1)

To clarify provisions regarding sexual harassment prevention training, permitted defenses regarding sexual harassment complaints, and calculation of damages and corrective action in sexual harassment complaint proceedings.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/5 1:30 PM @ ROOM 2E


HB7191 An Act Increasing The Minimum Wage. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 195 (3/28)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


HB7202 An Act Concerning The Sustainability Of Connecticut's Transportation Infrastructure. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (5/15)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/6 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1E


HB7239 An Act Concerning The Unemployment Insurance Fund. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Tue 3/5 01:30 PM @ ROOM 2E (3/1)

To implement the recommendations of the Employment Security Advisory Board regarding unemployment insurance.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/5 1:30 PM @ ROOM 2E


HB7280 An Act Concerning Support For Transportation Infrastructure And The Creation Of The Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 490 (4/8)

To (1) require the Commissioner of Transportation to submit a tolling proposal to the General Assembly; and (2) create the Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/6 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1E


HB7339 An Act Concerning A Public Insurance Option. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 435 (4/4)

To expand access to affordable, quality health insurance.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/19 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1C


HB7360 An Act Concerning Nonstate Public Employer Health Care Plans. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (5/15)

To authorize the Comptroller to offer additional health insurance plans for nonstate public employers.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/18 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2D


HB7408 An Act Concerning Municipal Stormwater Authorities, Studies Of The Pilot Grants Program And A Property Tax Exemption For Machinery And Equipment, And Enterprise Zones. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 1030 (5/31)

To diversify municipal revenue options, require a study of the PILOT grants program with respect to certain towns and a study of the property tax exemption for machinery and equipment under subdivision (76) of section 12-81 of the general statutes, and authorize municipalities to opt out of certain provisions related to enterprise zones.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 4/10 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB2 An Act Increasing The Minimum Fair Wage. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 207 (3/28)

To provide more economic security to Connecticut families by increasing the minimum fair wage.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


SB6 An Act Concerning Net Neutrality Principles And Internet Privacy. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: ET Public Hearing: Tue 2/19 10:15 AM @ ROOM 1D (2/15)

To require Internet service providers to register and pay registration fees, to require the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to apply net neutrality principles to Internet service providers and enforce such principles with civil penalties and to prohibit Internet service providers from taking certain actions with respect to a consumer's personally identifying information.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/19 10:15 AM @ ROOM 1D


SB17 An Act Authorizing Sports Wagering, Internet Gaming And Internet Keno. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 507 (4/8)

To authorize sports wagering, Internet gaming and Internet keno under certain circumstances.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1E


SB64 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Senate Recommitted to Labor and Public Employees (5/9)

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 3/5 1:30 PM @ ROOM 2E


SB68 An Act Establishing Women's Economic Equality. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/17)

To establish economic equality for women.

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SB69 An Act Concerning A Study Of The Feasibility Of Opening The State Employee Health Plan To Additional Residents Of This State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/17)

To create more affordable, high-quality health care options for small business owners and their employees, as well as incentives for millennials to live and work in this state, by requiring the Comptroller to study the feasibility of opening the state employee health plan to additional residents of this state.

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SB74 An Act Establishing Carbon Pricing. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/17)

To accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy.

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SB83 An Act Concerning The Outsourcing Of Delivery Of Social And Behavioral Health Services. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Human Services (1/17)

To outsource delivery of social and behavioral health services whenever private, nonprofit vendors demonstrate they can provide cost-efficient, quality services.

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SB134 An Act Concerning Public Options For Health Care In Connecticut. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/3)

To enable small businesses and small business employees to participate in the state employee health plan.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/7 12:00 PM @ ROOM 2D


SB136 An Act Establishing A State-operated Reinsurance Program And Requiring That This State Apply For A State Innovation Waiver. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: INS Public Hearing: Thu 2/21 01:00 PM @ ROOM 2D (2/15)

To establish a state-operated reinsurance program and require this state to apply for a state innovation waiver to fund such program.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 1:00 PM @ ROOM 2D


SB157 An Act Concerning Nonprofit Organization Employee State Vehicle Use. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: GAE Public Hearing: Wed 2/27 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B (2/22)

To authorize employees of nonprofit organizations to use state fleet vehicles when not providing state services.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/27 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


SB171 An Act Expanding The Definition Of Injury In The Workers' Compensation Act. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/22)

To expand the definition of injury in the Workers' Compensation Act to include certain mental or emotional impairments.

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SB206 An Act Increasing The Property Tax Credit. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To increase the property tax credit for taxes paid on a primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

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SB273 An Act Concerning Debt-free College. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/20)

To enable in-state recent high school graduates enrolled in regional community-technical colleges to graduate without student loans and to implement a program to encourage residents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/28 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


SB274 An Act Requiring The Establishment Of The Learn Here, Live Here Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (5/13)

To require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to establish the Learn Here, Live Here program to help graduates of any institution of higher education or certain certificate programs of private occupational schools save toward a down payment on their first home in the state by segregating a portion of their state income tax payments for up to ten years after they graduate.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/28 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


SB357 An Act Increasing The Minimum Earnings Necessary To Qualify For Unemployment Benefits. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/23)

To increase the minimum earnings necessary to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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SB358 An Act Concerning Employee Voting Opportunities. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/15)

To require employers to allow employees time away from work to vote on the day of an election.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/12 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB440 An Act Protecting Employee Freedom Of Speech And Conscience. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 855 (4/30)

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):
Mon 3/18 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB449 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Businesses That Offer Student Loan Repayment To Graduates Of Institutions Of Higher Education And Private Occupational Schools In The State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (1/23)

To establish a tax credit for businesses that provide student loan repayment assistance to graduates of institutions of higher education and private occupational schools in the state.

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SB470 An Act Concerning Animal Adoptions By Persons Convicted Of Animal Abuse. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, House to Committee on Judiciary (2/14)

To prohibit persons convicted of animal abuse from adopting animals.

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SB475 An Act Increasing The Sales Tax Rate And Dedicating The Additional Revenue To Municipalities. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To increase municipal revenue.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB496 An Act Concerning The Legalization, Taxation And Regulation Of The Retail Sale And Recreational Use Of Cannabis. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To provide for the legalization, taxation and regulation of the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of cannabis by individuals twenty-one years of age or older.

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SB509 An Act Establishing A Paid Family And Medical Leave Program. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To establish a paid family and medical leave program.

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SB511 An Act Concerning The Unemployment Reduction Amount. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B (2/22)

To increase unemployment compensation benefits for individuals working part-time.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


SB513 An Act Requiring The Comptroller To Offer The Partnership Plan To Small Employers. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To require the Comptroller to offer the partnership plan to small employers.

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SB518 An Act Concerning A Municipal Option For Property Tax Abatements For Arts And Culture. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (5/8)

To permit municipalities to provide a property tax abatement for real property used for arts and culture.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/6 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


SB547 An Act Concerning The Granting Of Zoning Variances. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To provide that a zoning variance may be granted by a zoning board of appeals if the literal enforcement of a zoning regulation would create an exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship because of a unique characteristic of the subject property.

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SB610 An Act Concerning The Creation Of A Task Force To Study The Use Of Noncompete Agreements By Employers In The State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/25)

To promote entrepreneurship in Connecticut.

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SB613 An Act Allowing The Creation Of A Reserve Fund For Payment Of Employee Sick Leave. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To allow employees to save funds to use during unpaid sick leave, with a possible employer match.

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SB659 An Act Concerning Predictive Scheduling. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To increase stability for working families by allowing them to better balance work hours, income and child care.

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SB660 An Act Concerning Permanent Partial Disability And Pension Offsets. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/15)

To prevent the classification of permanent partial disability settlements as wages for the purpose of workers' compensation benefits.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 2:30 PM @ ROOM 2C


SB691 An Act Concerning Erasure Of Certain Misdemeanor Criminal Records And Expedited Pardons Review For Certain Felony Offenses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 832 (4/29)

To provide for the automatic erasure of criminal records in the case of misdemeanor offenses after three years following the completion of the sentence for the person's most recent misdemeanor offense, and in the case of certain felony offenses after five years following the completion of the sentence for the person's most recent felony offense.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/29 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB696 An Act Concerning The Solvency Of The Unemployment Trust Fund. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: LAB Public Hearing: Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B (2/22)

To ensure that the Unemployment Trust Fund remains solvent in future years.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/26 12:00 PM @ ROOM 1B


SB697 An Act Concerning Nondisclosure Agreements In The Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 446 (4/4)

To prohibit the silencing of victims in the workplace and to prevent sexual harassment by repeat offenders.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


SB699 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Coverage For The Treatment Of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder For Police Officers And Firefighters. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/28)

To allow police officers and firefighters to use workers' compensation coverage for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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SB744 An Act Concerning The Palliative And Recreational Use Of Marijuana. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/29)

To amend the palliative marijuana program and to establish and regulate a recreational use of marijuana program.

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SB749 An Act Requiring Legislative Approval For The Merger Or Closing Of Institutions Within The Connecticut State Colleges And Universities. - DEAD
Status: File Number 317 (4/2)

To require legislative approval for the merger or closing of institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 12:30 PM @ ROOM 1E


SB761 An Act Promoting The Use Of Honest Recommendations Between Employers And Prohibiting An Employer's Use Of A Nondisclosure Agreement Relating To Acts Of Discrimination Occurring In The Employer's Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 674 (5/30)

To: (1) Require an employer to provide honest recommendations and commenting to a prospective employer about any act of sexual harassment or sexual assault by a current or former employer, and (2) prohibit employers from requiring an employee to enter into a contract that prevents the employee from disclosing discrimination that occurs in the workplace.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/29 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB762 An Act Increasing The Minimum Earnings Necessary To Qualify For Unemployment Compensation. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

To increase the minimum earnings necessary to qualify for unemployment compensation.

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SB763 An Act Concerning The Solvency Of The Unemployment Trust Fund. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/29)

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

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SB764 An Act Limiting "on-call" Shift Scheduling. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 518 (4/8)

To prohibit the practice of on-call shift scheduling.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/7 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


SB765 An Act Ensuring Fair And Equal Pay For Equal Work. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 694 (6/1)

To ensure all employees receive fair and equal pay for equal work.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 2:00 PM @ ROOM 2C


SB792 An Act Creating An Advisory Committee To Study Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity Or Expression That Occurs In Workplaces And Schools In The State. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 606 (5/16)

To establish an advisory committee that shall examine how state laws may be enhanced in order to strengthen protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression that occurs in workplaces and schools.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/29 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB856 An Act Requiring The State Board Of Education To Consider Manufacturers' Workforce Needs When Evaluating Public School Educational Programs. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, House to Committee on Appropriations (3/21)

To require the State Board of Education to (1) consider manufacturers' workforce needs when evaluating public schools' educational programs; (2) educate elementary school students about careers in manufacturing; (3) increase representation of manufacturers on the board's advisory committees; and (4) evaluate the effectiveness of the board's program to introduce middle school and high school students to careers in manufacturing.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


SB878 An Act Enhancing Public-private Partnerships. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 722 (4/17)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/25 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2A


SB881 An Act Establishing A Paid Family And Medical Leave Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 525 (4/8)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/12 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB1003 An Act Concerning The Use Of Single-use Plastic And Paper Bags. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 636 (4/11)

To reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/11 10:30 AM @ ROOM 2B


SB1004 An Act Concerning Public Insurance Options For Small Business Employees. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations (5/8)

To enable small businesses and small business employees to participate in the state employee health plan.

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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 3/12 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB1089 An Act Concerning Cannabis And The Workplace. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 804 (4/25)

To provide that no employer is required to make accommodations for or allow employees to use or possess cannabis in the workplace.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/22 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB1136 An Act Establishing A Credit Against The Estate Tax And Requiring Recommendations For The Establishment Of A Social Impact Bonding Program. - DEAD
Status: File Number 927 (5/20)

To (1) establish a credit against the estate tax for amounts invested by a decedent in certain bonds or funds, (2) require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to submit legislative recommendations to establish a social impact bonding program, and (3) impose a one and one-half per cent tax on the net gain from the sale or exchange of capital assets for certain taxpayers and dedicate such tax revenue to certain purposes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB1139 An Act Eliminating Property Tax On Certain Motor Vehicles And Adjusting The Uniform Property Assessment Rate. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E (4/25)

To eliminate the property tax on certain motor vehicles and adjust the uniform property assessment rate.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB1142 An Act Concerning Strategic Transportation Planning And The Financing Thereof. - DEAD
Status: File Number 930 (5/20)

To establish a Strategic Transportation Planning Commission to guide state investment in transportation.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB1143 An Act Establishing A Payroll Tax. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E (4/25)

To establish an employer compensation expense tax.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/29 11:30 AM @ ROOM 2E