Legislative Update
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HB5210 An Act Concerning Various Pay Equity And Fairness Matters. - MONITOR
Status: File Number 50 (3/13)

To strengthen provisions of the law concerning pay equity and fairness.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 1/31 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2E


HB5422 An Act Requiring The Use Of Natural Alternatives To Magnesium Chloride For Melting Ice On State Highways. -
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Transportation (3/28)

To require the use of natural alternatives to magnesium chloride for melting ice on state highways.
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HB5583 An Act Expanding Investment Eligibility Under The Angel Investor Tax Credit Program. -
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/30)

To support the growth of small businesses in Connecticut by allowing investments in additional types of businesses to qualify for an angel investor tax credit.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/23 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 1C


HB5584 An Act Concerning The Creation Of A Small Business Hotline. -
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/7)

To provide resources for small businesses to assist their sustainability and growth.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/23 12:30 PM @ LOB Room 1C


HB5590 An Act Concerning The Workforce Development System In The State Of Connecticut. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/11)

To study and improve the workforce development system in the state.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Thu 2/16 4:30 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB5591 An Act Concerning Pay Equity In The Workforce. -
Status: File Number 626 (4/17)

To help ensure pay equity in the workforce by requiring employers to provide equal pay to employees in the same workplace.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6058 An Act Concerning Electronic Tolls. -
Status: Bill Passed Temporarily (6/6)

To allow the Department of Transportation to construct, maintain and operate electronic tolling systems on highways in this state.
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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/27 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C


HB6206 An Act Concerning Age Discrimination In Hiring Practices. - MONITOR
Status: No Action (4/25)

To reduce the incidence of age discrimination in hiring practices.
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HB6208 An Act Increasing The Minimum Wage. - OPPOSE
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a five-year period.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Thu 2/16 4:30 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB6212 An Act Concerning Earned Family And Medical Leave. - MONITOR
Status: File Number 217 (3/27)

To establish a paid family and medical leave system in Connecticut.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6313 An Act Establishing A Tax On Single-use Plastic And Paper Bags. -
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (3/28)

To establish a tax for single-use carry out plastic and paper bags, use funds from such tax for environmental purposes and encourage consumers to use reusable bags.
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HB6461 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation. -
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (5/15)

To update and reform unemployment compensation and ensure that the Unemployment Trust Fund remains solvent in future years.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Tue 2/21 4:00 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB6519 An Act Prohibiting Employer Credit Inquiries For Positions Involving Access To Certain Nonfinancial Assets. -
Status: File Number 120 (3/22)

To prevent the use of credit reports by employers to deny employment to employees or prospective employees for positions involving access to certain nonfinancial assets.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1A


HB6666 An Act Expanding Remedies And Potential Liability For Unreasonably Contested Or Delayed Workers' Compensation Claims. - MONITOR
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/11)

To allow individuals seeking compensation for a workers' compensation claim to bring an action against an employer, insurer or third-party administrator that has unreasonably contested liability or delayed payments or adjustments of such compensation.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Tue 2/14 4:00 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB6668 An Act Concerning Pregnant Women In The Workplace. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/6)

To improve workplace protections for pregnant women.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6914 An Act Concerning A Minimum Workweek For Persons Performing Janitorial Or Building Maintenance Services. - OPPOSE
Status: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (5/10)

To institute a minimum workweek of thirty hours for individuals who perform janitorial or building maintenance services.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Thu 2/16 4:30 PM @ LOB Room 2C


HB7034 An Act Transforming The School Construction Program. -
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/25)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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HB7054 An Act Concerning Roadways. -
Status: File Number 390 (4/4)

To require the Department of Transportation to study issues relating to roadways in the state.
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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/15 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 1E
Wed 2/15 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 1E
Wed 2/15 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E


HB7085 An Act Concerning Credit Card Transactions And Gratuities. -
Status: File Number 91 (3/20)

To discourage employers from imposing a surcharge on or reducing the gratuity paid to any employee through a credit card transaction.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB7132 An Act Concerning The Provision Of Notice Of A Claim For Compensation By An Employee To An Employer Or A Workers' Compensation Commissioner. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/5)

To ensure that an employer is expeditiously made aware of any workers' compensation claim made by an employee.
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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/27 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2B


HB7194 An Act Concerning Exceptions To The Ten-year Repose Period For Certain Product Liability Claims. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/30)

To eliminate the requirement that a claimant not be entitled to compensation under chapter 568 of the general statutes when determining the repose period for a product liability claim in which the claimant alleges that harm occurred during the useful sale life of the product.
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SB1 An Act Concerning Earned Family And Medical Leave. -
Status: Matter Pass Retained (6/6)

To establish a paid family and medical leave system in Connecticut.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB2 An Act Concerning The Development Of A More Equitable Education Cost-sharing Grant Formula. -
Status: File Number 517 (4/11)

To establish a more equitable education cost-sharing grant formula.
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SB27 An Act Including Certain Mental Or Emotional Impairments Within The Definition Of "personal Injury" Under The Workers' Compensation Statutes. -
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations (5/3)

To expand workers' compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Tue 2/14 4:00 PM @ LOB Room 2C


SB353 An Act Establishing An Apprentice, Journeymen And Contractor Working Group. -
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/27)

To establish an apprentice, journeymen and contractor working group and to amend current hiring ratios concerning apprentices, journeymen and contractors.
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SB364 An Act Concerning Access To Legal Counsel For Indigent Individuals In Certain Civil Matters Involving Allegations Of Abuse. -
Status: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (5/23)

To establish a pilot program that shall provide access to legal counsel for indigent individuals in certain civil matters involving allegations of abuse.
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SB366 An Act Requiring A Party To Reimburse The State Or A Municipality For The Wages Of An Employee Who Is Subpoenaed To Testify In A Legal Proceeding. -
Status: Matter Pass Retained (6/1)

To require a party who issues a subpoena to a state or municipal employee to reimburse the state or municipality for the employee's time spent complying with the terms of the subpoena.
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SB599 An Act Concerning The Unemployment Reduction Amount. - SUPPORT
Status: Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations (5/3)

To increase unemployment compensation benefits for individuals working part time.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C
Tue 2/14 4:00 PM @ LOB Room 2C


SB611 An Act Concerning The Charging Of Unemployment Compensation Benefits To Employers. -
Status: File Number 84 (3/16)

To prohibit charging the payment of unemployment compensation benefits to an employer when an employee voluntarily terminated his or her employment, and the employee is subsequently terminated by a second employer and paid unemployment compensation benefits.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2D
Tue 2/14 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E


SB642 An Act Concerning The Lyman Drive Water Main Project In Torrington. -
Status: File Number 561 (4/12)

To extend the permissible bond amortization period for the Lyman Drive water main project in Torrington to thirty years.
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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/22 10:30 AM @ LOB Room 2D


SB723 An Act Concerning Apprenticeship Costs. -
Status: Signed by the Governor (7/7)

To require a study of the effect of apprenticeship costs on small businesses.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2D
Tue 2/14 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E


SB747 An Act Prohibiting "on-call" Shift Scheduling For Employees. -
Status: File Number 271 (3/28)

To prohibit the unfair employment practice of on-call shift scheduling.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB787 An Act Concerning Revenue. -
Status: File Number 761 (5/15)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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SB824 An Act Concerning Consumer Protection. -
Status: Moved to Foot of the Calendar, Senate (5/25)

To adopt regulations regarding consumer protection.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Tue 2/21 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1C
Tue 2/21 2:30 PM @ LOB Room 1B


SJ5 Resolution Proposing An Amendment To The State Constitution Regarding The Special Transportation Fund. -
Status: File Number 311 (3/29)

Analysis Forthcoming
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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/27 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C


SJ9 Resolution Proposing An Amendment To The State Constitution To Allow For Direct Initiative And Referendum. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections (1/13)

To provide for direct public participation in the legislative process by granting the citizens of Connecticut the right to propose laws through direct initiative and the power to approve or reject a statute through referendum.
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HB5016 An Act Concerning Voting By The General Assembly On Collective Bargaining Agreements And Agreements And Stipulations In Connection With A Lawsuit. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/24 (3/17)

To require the General Assembly to vote on all collective bargaining agreements and agreements and stipulated agreements in connection with a lawsuit.
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HB5022 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Railroad Museum Of New England In Thomaston. - DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/1)

To provide funding to the Railroad Museum of New England in the town of Thomaston for construction and renovations to the facility.
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HB5044 An Act Authorizing Bonds Of The State For The Renovation Of The Thomaston Opera House. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/4)

To provide a grant of funds to the town of Thomaston for the renovation of the Thomaston Opera House.
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HB5148 An Act Preventing Unwilling Employees From Joining A Union Or Paying Union Dues. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/4)

To establish Connecticut as a "Right to Work" state.
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HB5149 An Act Concerning Certain Minimum Fair Wage Provisions. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (3/3)

To amend certain minimum fair wage guidelines.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB5150 An Act Prohibiting Employers From Requiring Disclosure Of Workers' Compensation Claims Filed By Applicants For Employment Or Prospective Employees. - DEAD
Status: Labor and Public Employees Public Hearing: Tue 2/21 03:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E (2/17)

To prohibit employers from asking applicants for employment or prospective employees certain questions concerning workers' compensation.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB5156 An Act Concerning Municipal And Education Fund Payments. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/4)

To increase municipal budget certainty and reliability by giving towns the ability to budget based on the actual amount of state funds provided.
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HB5207 An Act Imposing A Surcharge On Certain Personal Risk Insurance Policies To Fund Regional Fire Schools' Operating Budgets And Certain Firefighter Training Costs. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/16 (2/9)

To impose a surcharge on the net direct premiums of homeowners and renters insurance policies written on property or risks located or resident in this state, to fund the operating budgets of regional fire schools, certain training costs and fees and purchases of fire equipment.
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HB5222 An Act Concerning Fluctuating Work Week Agreements. - DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/15)

To allow for a more flexible work week schedule for certain employees.
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HB5248 An Act Phasing Out Income Taxes On Social Security Benefits. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/6)

To phase out income taxes on Social Security benefits.
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HB5287 An Act Informing Certain Employees Of The Right To Opt Out Of Union Membership. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/6)

To provide clear notice of an employee's right to choose not to be a member of a union.
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HB5428 An Act Reducing The Tax Rate Applicable To Bed And Breakfast Establishments. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/11)

To reduce the tax rate on lodging at bed and breakfast establishments.
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HB5440 An Act Expanding Health Insurance Coverage For The Treatment Of Mental Or Nervous Conditions. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/11)

To expand health insurance coverage for the treatment of mental or nervous conditions.
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HB5443 An Act Concerning The Penalty For Transmission Of An Unsolicited Facsimile. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/11)

To change the penalty for the transmission of a facsimile containing unsolicited advertising materials.
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HB5444 An Act Concerning Eligibility For Unemployment Compensation Benefits. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/11)

To require that employees be employed for a period of thirty days before becoming eligible to file a claim for unemployment benefits.
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HB5458 An Act Establishing Electronic Tolls On Connecticut's Highways. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/27 (2/23)

To establish electronic tolls and create a source of revenue for the Special Transportation Fund.
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HB5523 An Act Concerning Hiring Ratios For Apprentices. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/12)

To allow certain licensed contractors to employ more than one apprentice at a time.
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HB5539 An Act Concerning The Legalization, Taxation And Regulation Of The Retail Sale And Use Of Marijuana. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/12)

To legalize and regulate the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of marijuana in order to raise revenue for the General Fund and for substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness.
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HB5549 An Act Clarifying Certain Unemployment Compensation Provisions As Applicable To Independent Contractors. - DEAD
Status: Labor and Public Employees Public Hearing: Tue 2/14 01:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E (2/9)

To clarify unemployment tax law so that certain independent contractors are not improperly treated as employees.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2D
Tue 2/14 1:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E


HB5550 An Act Concerning Municipal Projects And The Prevailing Wage. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/12)

To facilitate municipal public works projects by exempting certain projects from the prevailing wage requirements.
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HB5551 An Act Limiting Wage Increases In Arbitration Awards. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/12)

To amend the collective bargaining statutes to limit binding arbitration awards to not more than the Consumer Price Index.
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HB5553 An Act Concerning Municipal Collective Bargaining Agreements. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/12)

To require that a collective bargaining agreement between a municipality and its employees be approved by the municipality's board of finance or equivalent body and to require that a representative of the municipality's board of finance or equivalent body participate in collective bargaining agreement negotiations and vote on proposed collective bargaining agreements.
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HB5559 An Act Repealing The Municipal Legal Notice Newspaper Publishing Mandate. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

To repeal the mandate that municipal legal notices be published in newspapers.
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HB5562 An Act Extending The Municipal Revaluation Deadline For The Town Of Orange By One Year. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

To extend the municipal revaluation deadline for the town of Orange by one year.
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HB5585 An Act Establishing The Technical High School System As An Independent Agency. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/12)

To improve the administration and operation of the technical high school system.
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HB5600 An Act Concerning The Establishment Of A Recovery High School In Connecticut. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/13)

To establish a recovery high school in Connecticut to improve recovery rates of high school age youth who have been treated for addiction and discharged to the community by following the Massachusetts model.
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HB5645 An Act Exempting Municipalities From Liability For Injuries Sustained By Persons While Using Municipal Lands For Recreational Purposes. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/13)

To expand the municipal exemption from liability under the state's recreational land use statutes.
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HB5657 An Act Concerning Eligibility For Unemployment Benefits And Seasonal Agricultural Businesses. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/13)

To update the basis on which unemployment benefits will be required to be paid and protect seasonal agricultural businesses from disproportionate taxation.
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HB5661 An Act Concerning Licensure Of Accredited Nonprofit Community Providers Of Health And Human Services. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/07 (3/2)

To reduce costs and enhance administrative and operational efficiencies for accredited nonprofit community providers and the state.
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HB5694 An Act Restoring Funding For Regional Tourism Districts. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/17)

To maximize revenue from tourism in Connecticut.
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HB5701 An Act Concerning The Timing Of The Adoption Of The Education Cost-sharing Grant And Municipal Aid Funding By The General Assembly. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 04/03 (3/27)

To require the education cost-sharing grant and municipal aid portions of the state budget be adopted by April first of each year.
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HB5748 An Act Concerning Drug Testing Of Seasonal Employees. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/17)

To promote safety in the workplace by allowing seasonal employers to drug test seasonal employees that are rehired each year.
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HB5750 An Act Concerning The Establishment Of Mill Rates By Local Boards Of Education. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/17)

To authorize local boards of education to establish separate mill rates to fund local public education.
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HB5754 An Act Allowing For The Regionalization Of Certain Health Services. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/07 (3/2)

To allow for the regionalization of certain health services.
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HB5765 An Act Concerning The Consolidation Of District Departments Of Health And Municipal Health Authorities. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/07 (3/2)

To allow for the existing health district structure to be maintained.
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HB5908 An Act Exempting A Portion Of Businesses' Tangible Personal Property From The Property Tax. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/19)

To exempt the first ten thousand dollars of a business's tangible personal property from the property tax.
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HB5912 An Act Imposing An Excise Tax On Beverages That Contain Added Sugar. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/19)

To combat diabetes and obesity rates in the state by imposing a one cent per ounce excise tax on beverages that contain added sugar.
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HB6004 An Act Concerning Municipal Applications For Land Use Permits And Tax Abatements. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (3/21)

To create transparency so that municipal officials and the public have accurate information regarding the purpose of any development requiring land use, zoning or wetlands approval or for the purpose of a tax abatement.
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HB6045 An Act Instituting Congestion Variable Pricing Lanes On Interstate Highways. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/27 (2/23)

To construct lanes for congestion pricing electronic tolls on Connecticut interstate highways to generate revenue for the maintenance of the state's highway infrastructure and accident management.
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HB6218 An Act Requiring Recipients Of Unemployment Compensation To Verify They Are Seeking Employment. - DEAD
Status: Labor and Public Employees Public Hearing: Tue 2/21 03:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E (2/17)

To reduce fraud by requiring recipients of unemployment compensation to verify that they are actively seeking employment opportunities.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6330 An Act Increasing The Amount Of The Bottle Deposit, Including Teas, Juices And Sports Drinks Under The Bottle Bill And Dedicating Added Revenues To State Parks. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/23)

To increase recycling rates while funding our state parks.
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HB6370 An Act Establishing A Tax Deduction For Businesses That Provide After-school Stem Programs For Students. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To establish a tax deduction for businesses that provide, at no charge, after-school science, technology, engineering and mathematics enrichment programs for students.
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HB6373 An Act Establishing A Pay Ratio Corporation Income Tax On Publicly Traded Companies. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To replace the current corporation income tax on publicly traded corporations with a corporation income tax rate based on a pay ratio scale.
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HB6375 An Act Concerning The Premium Tax On Municipal Health Insurance Plans. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To generate municipal savings by eliminating the premium tax on municipal health insurance plans.
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HB6401 An Act Prohibiting One Alcoholic Liquor Permit Class From Having Undue Influence Over Another Separate And Distinct Permit Class. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/23)

To prohibit one alcoholic liquor permit class from having undue influence over another separate and distinct alcoholic liquor permit class.
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HB6418 An Act Concerning The First Five Plus Program And Political Contributions. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/06 (3/2)

To require that businesses that receive first five plus funding be considered state contractors to prohibit them from contributing to political campaigns.
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HB6451 An Act Concerning The Commission On Human Rights And Opportunities. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/23)

To implement reforms that alleviate the backlog of cases at the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and to permit commission legal counsel to intervene as a matter of right in any suit or other proceeding in which civil or human rights are at issue.
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HB6456 An Act Increasing The Minimum Fair Wage. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/23)

To establish a minimum wage of fifteen dollars per hour in the State of Connecticut.
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HB6457 An Act Limiting Wage Increases In Arbitration Awards. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/21 (2/17)

To provide a cap on wage increases under binding arbitration awards.
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HB6468 An Act Eliminating Property Tax Exemptions For Certain Nonprofit Organizations. - DEAD
Status: Change of Reference Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/2)

To increase savings to municipalities by eliminating property tax exemptions for certain nonprofit organizations.
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HB6491 An Act Raising The Age For Cigarette Purchases. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health (1/23)

To require cigarette purchases to be made by those twenty-one years of age and older.
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HB6554 An Act Concerning The Tax Treatment Of Investment Fund Net Profits Attributable To Certain Investment Management Services. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/24)

To provide tax parity for financial services professionals.
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HB6570 An Act Permitting Businesses And State Agencies To Seek A Declaratory Ruling From The Attorney General. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections (1/24)

To ensure that regulations are interpreted accurately and quickly in order to provide businesses with regulatory predictability.
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HB6640 An Act Increasing Penalties For The Unlawful Release Of Social Security Numbers. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To protect the public from identity theft.
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HB6647 An Act Concerning The Establishment Of Series Limited Liability Companies. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To allow a person to establish an umbrella limited liability company with subentities for individual properties.
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HB6648 An Act Increasing The Jurisdictional Monetary Limit In Small Claims Matters. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To increase the jurisdictional monetary limit in small claims matters from five thousand dollars to seven thousand five hundred dollars.
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HB6649 An Act Concerning The Payment Of Attorney's Fees By A Plaintiff Who Refuses To Accept A Defendant's Offer Of Compromise. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To permit the award of reasonable attorney's fees to a defendant in a matter where the plaintiff recovers less than the sum specified in the defendant's offer of compromise.
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HB6656 An Act Concerning An Employee's Duty To Provide Notice Of A Claim For Workers' Compensation To His Or Her Employer. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/24)

To streamline the filing of workers' compensation claims by expanding the reach of public act 16-112 to include all employers.
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HB6670 An Act Requiring Recipients Of Unemployment Compensation To Verify That They Are Seeking Employment. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To ensure that only unemployed persons who are actively seeking employment are receiving unemployment benefits.
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HB6671 An Act Requiring Employee Consent For The Utilization Of Union Dues Unrelated To The Union's Collective Bargaining Functions. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/24)

To prevent unionized workers from being forced to support causes with which they do not agree.
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HB6733 An Act Appropriating Funds For The Regional Tourism Districts. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/25)

To restore funding for the three regional tourism districts in the state.
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HB6748 An Act Prohibiting New Projects Under The First Five Plus Program. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/23 (2/17)

To eliminate the first five plus program for future projects.
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HB6865 An Act Concerning The Qualifications Of State Contractors. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections (1/25)

To allow state contractors who have qualified to bid on one project to bid on all projects and to require the creation of a database of all qualified state contractors.
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HB6901 An Act Concerning The Recoupment Of State Costs Attributable To Low Wage Employees. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (3/3)

To recoup state costs relating to services provided to workers who earn a low wage.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6908 An Act Concerning A Connecticut Small Business Retirement Marketplace. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To replace the current state-administered retirement system with a market-based opportunity for enhanced retirement savings based on the Washington state model.
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HB6909 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Coverage For First Responder Dive Teams And K9 Search And Rescue Personnel. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To provide workers' compensation coverage for first responder dive teams and canine rescue personnel.
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HB6912 An Act Concerning State And Federal Wage And Hour Laws. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To create more consistency between state and federal wage and hour laws.
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HB6965 An Act Concerning Connecticut Jobs. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (3/7)

To create jobs in Connecticut's construction industry.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB6973 An Act Concerning The Imposition Of A Surcharge On Investment Management Services Fees. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/27)

To provide tax parity.
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HB7027 An Act Concerning The State Budget For The Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2019, And Making Appropriations Therefor. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/24 (2/14)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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HB7028 An Act Concerning Responsibility For Maintenance Of An Abandoned Property During A Foreclosure Action. - DEAD
Status: Banking Public Hearing: Tue 2/14 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1A (2/10)

To make a plaintiff in a foreclosure action responsible for maintenance of the property being foreclosed if such property is abandoned.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/14 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1A


HB7051 An Act Implementing The Governor's Budget Recommendations For General Government. - DEAD
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations (3/28)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/13 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B


HB7084 An Act Concerning Employee Wages. - DEAD
Status: Labor and Public Employees Public Hearing: Tue 2/21 03:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E (2/17)

To eliminate the exemptions to the minimum fair wage, including the training wage and tip credit.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


HB7197 An Act Increasing The Jurisdictional Monetary Limit In Small Claims Actions. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed  (Joint Favorable Substitute) (3/10)

To increase the jurisdictional monetary limit in small claims cases from five thousand dollars to seven thousand five hundred dollars.
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HB7322 An Act Concerning State And Local Revenue. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Finance, Revenue and Bonding Public Hearing: Tue 4/25 11:30 AM @ LOB Room 2E (4/21)

To (1) increase the rate of the sales and use taxes and repeal certain exemptions, (2) impose a rate of fifty-five per cent for state-owned real property and college and hospital property for the purposes of grants in lieu of taxes payments, (3) require regional councils of governments to submit collaboration plans and establish a regional collaboration account to fund such plans, (4) make various revisions to methods of funding municipalities and municipal projects, (5) make an allocation adjustment to the municipal revenue sharing account, (6) increase the uniform municipal assessment rate, and (7) increase certain municipal filing fees.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 4/25 11:30 AM @ LOB Room 2E


SB11 An Act Concerning The Legalization And Taxation Of The Retail Sale Of Marijuana. - DEAD
Status: Judiciary Public Hearing: Wed 3/22 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C (3/17)

To provide for and regulate the retail sale of marijuana to persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxation of any sales of such marijuana.
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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/22 10:00 AM @ LOB Room 2C


SB13 An Act Concerning The Minimum Fair Wage. - DEAD
Status: Motion Failed  (Senate Favorable) (2/21)

To provide more economic security to Connecticut families by increasing the minimum fair wage.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Thu 2/16 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB15 An Act Requiring Municipal Approval Of A School Closure. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/9)

To require a town to hold a referendum to approve the decision of a local board of education to close a school within the school district.
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SB109 An Act Concerning Employer Adherence To Guidance By The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/13)

To ensure employers adhere to guidance issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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SB110 An Act Establishing A Cause Of Action For Recovery For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress Based On Damage To, Or Loss Of, Personal Property. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/13)

To establish a cause of action for recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress based on damage to, or loss of, personal property.
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SB124 An Act Concerning Exceptions To The Prevailing Wage Requirement In Public Works Projects. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/13)

To reduce municipal tax burdens by increasing the threshold amounts for public works projects under the prevailing wage statute.
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SB158 An Act Defining "insufficient Funds" For Purposes Of Rejection Of State Employee Arbitration Awards. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/24 (3/17)

To define "insufficient funds" for purposes of state employee arbitration awards.
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SB225 An Act Concerning A Public-private Partnership For The Delivery Of Human Services. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Human Services (1/18)

To improve the cost-effective delivery of human services and make sure such services are given only to those in need.
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SB238 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/18)

To provide financial relief to Connecticut businesses.
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SB240 An Act Permitting The Posting Of Legal Notices On Municipal Internet Web Sites. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/18)

To allow municipalities to post legal notices on their Internet web sites, rather than in a newspaper.
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SB292 An Act Concerning Exceptions To The Prevailing Wage Requirement In Public Works Projects. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/19)

To reduce municipal tax burdens by increasing the threshold amounts for public works projects under the prevailing wage statute.
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SB368 An Act Removing Pensions From The Scope Of Collective Bargaining Agreements For State Employees. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/24 (3/17)

To save the state money and reduce the state's long-term liabilities by enacting comprehensive pension reform.
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SB371 An Act Excluding Overtime Pay From The Calculation Of State Employee Pension Benefits. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 03/24 (3/17)

To end pension padding by providing that overtime pay may not be used to increase pension benefits for state employees.
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SB406 An Act Concerning A Property Tax Exemption For Businesses. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/15 (2/9)

To provide tax relief to small businesses.
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SB432 An Act Concerning Exceptions To The Prevailing Wage Requirement In Public Works Projects. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (2/27)

To provide relief from municipal mandates by increasing the prevailing wage thresholds.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 12:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 1E
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2A
Tue 2/21 3:00 PM @ LOB Room 2E


SB551 An Act Concerning Unemployment Compensation. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/23)

To provide financial relief to businesses.
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SB560 An Act Instituting Electronic Tolls On Connecticut's Highways. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/27 (2/23)

To establish electronic tolls to generate revenue for the state.
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SB583 An Act Concerning Internet Businesses For House-sharing And Renting. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/07 (2/3)

To regulate Internet business for house-sharing and renting.
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SB596 An Act Concerning The Definition Of Managerial Employee. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/21 (2/17)

To clarify the definition of "managerial employee" in the general statutes.
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SB606 An Act Concerning Journeymen And Apprentices. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/24)

To increase apprenticeship ratios.
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SB714 An Act Authorizing The Board Of Finance For A Municipality To Make Changes To An Education Budget Prior To Final Approval. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/25)

To authorize the board of finance for a town to make changes to any budget adopted by the local board of education prior to final approval of such budget.
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SB724 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation. - DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees (1/25)

To reduce burden of workers' compensation on businesses.
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SB727 An Act Concerning The Definition Of Small Business. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/14 (2/9)

To allow all businesses with one hundred fifty employees or less to be considered a "small business".
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SB751 An Act Establishing Electronic Tolls On Connecticut's Highways Using A Congestion Pricing System. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/27 (2/23)

To ease traffic congestion by establishing electronic tolls using a congestion pricing system and raise revenue for long-term transportation infrastructure projects.
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SB763 An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Coverage For Police Officers, Firefighters And Emergency Medical Technicians With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Public Safety and Security Public Hearing: Thu 2/16 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1E (2/10)

To provide workers' compensation coverage to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of witnessing the death of a human being or the immediate aftermath of such death.
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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/16 11:00 AM @ LOB Room 1E


SB793 An Act Concerning Fairness For Municipalities And Local Taxpayers. - DEAD
Status: Public Hearing 02/22 (2/17)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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SB822 An Act Concerning Consumer Contracts. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: General Law Public Hearing: Tue 2/21 02:30 PM @ LOB Room 1B (2/17)

To protect seniors who enter into consumer contracts and to protect persons who enter into weight loss program and social referral service contracts.
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Hearing Date(s):
Tue 2/21 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1B
Tue 2/21 2:00 PM @ LOB Room 1C
Tue 2/21 2:30 PM @ LOB Room 1B