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List of Bills

Proposed H.B. No. 5321 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO VOTE ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND AGREEMENTS AND STIPULATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH A LAWSUIT', to require a vote by each chamber of the General Assembly on all state employee collective bargaining agreements and all agreements and stipulations in connection with a lawsuit.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5322 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICERS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS', to provide funding for enhanced security at elementary schools.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5323 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING THOMASTON AS AN ENTERPRISE ZONE', to designate Thomaston as an enterprise zone.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5324 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE VO-AG SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT LYMAN HALL HIGH SCHOOL IN WALLINGFORD', to permit Wallingford to submit a change order for a school construction project later than six months after such change order was issued.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5325 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AMOUNT SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN CHARGE FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES', to limit the amount a school district can charge a student for participating in sports programs offered at school.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5326 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL PROGRAM MAGNET SCHOOL IN WALLINGFORD', to establish and construct a dual language immersion preschool program interdistrict magnet school in Wallingford.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5327 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCHOOLS FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES', to establish a tax credit for contributions to schools for extracurricular activities.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5328 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF COCHAIRPERSONS TO BOARDS OF EDUCATION', to permit boards of education to elect two cochairpersons to lead the board so as to allow for a stronger board of education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5329 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FREQUENCY OF EMERGENCY DRILLS CONDUCTED AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to ensure that public schools are properly conducting lockdown drills to prepare students for emergencies.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5330 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING', to protect public health and ensure that hydrocarbon resources are developed responsibly.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5331 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING CUSTOMERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES AN OUTAGE CREDIT', to hold public service companies financially responsible for customer outages.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5332 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING CALIFORNIA MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS IN CONNECTICUT', to repeal legislation implementing California motor vehicle emission standards in Connecticut.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5333 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE BIENNIAL LICENSING OF DOGS', to have dog registration be more in line with the biennial rabies vaccine requirements for such animals and to save municipalities the yearly postage expense for license renewal applications.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5334 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE WAIVER OF STATE PARK FEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CERTAIN PROM PHOTOS', to provide a benefit to certain residents of state park host communities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5335 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING THE RECEIPT OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS IN THE STATE', to prohibit the possession and storage of fracking waste by-products in the state.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5336 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST.; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5337 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE TREASURER TO INCLUDE INTERFUND TRANSFERS IN THE MONTHLY REPORT', to require the Treasurer to report interfund transfers.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5338 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION OF RETROACTIVE TAXES', to prohibit retroactive taxation.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5339 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to provide budget relief by eliminating the earned income tax credit.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5340 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDICATED SOURCE TO BE USED FOR THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND, EXCESS DEBT PAYMENTS AND EXCESS PENSION PAYMENTS', to provide for additional state revenue through segregating an amount representing income taxes paid on unearned income.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5341 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF REVALUATIONS', to maintain fair property taxes.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5342 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST.; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS TAX', to reduce the gas tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5343 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING A TOWN'S ABILITY TO PHASE IN A REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT DECREASE', to provide that a town implementing a revaluation may phase in a real property assessment increase but not a decrease.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5344 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING GENERATORS AT GASOLINE STATIONS', to ensure gas stations will be able to sell gasoline during power outages.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5345 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEMAKER COMPANION AGENCIES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION', to provide greater protection for consumers contracting for services with homemaker companion agencies.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5346 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT INCLUDING POLITICAL "ROBO" CALLS ON THE "DO NOT CALL" LIST', to include political "robo" calls on the "do not call" list.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5347 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS', to lower the incidence of drug overdoses.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5348 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION FOR PERSONS WHO DECONTAMINATE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS', to reduce the number of persons effected by cross-contamination and infection in surgical settings.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5349 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS', to permit candidates who are running for office to name employees to supervise the process of the absentee ballot count or recount.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5350 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION', to create a more open complaint and investigatory process for the SEEC.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5351 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES', to ensure that entities the state contracts with to provide e-services do not charge high administrative fees.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5352 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL', to empower voters and to harmonize qualifications for the office of Attorney General with the qualifications of other states.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5353 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY', to give persons with a disability equal access to state government services.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5354 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to make for a more open and transparent campaign finance system.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5355 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS', to require that any requested application for an absentee ballot be mailed to the elector's residence.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5356 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRARS OF VOTERS', to require a registrar of voters seeking reelection to step down from their office during the period of their campaign.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5357 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES', to ensure that prospective candidates for an elected office with a residency requirement supply proof of meeting such requirement for at least one year before filing a candidacy.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5358 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE CONTRACTS WITH ENTITIES MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS IN IRAN', to bring the state into compliance with Section 202 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5359 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTORS WHO MOVE BUT REMAIN WITHIN THE SAME VOTING DISTRICT', to allow an elector who has moved and not updated their voter registration to cast an ordinary ballot, provided their new address is in the same voting district as the previous address.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5360 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM', to develop and implement an internship program for adults with autism.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5361 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COVERAGE UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COUGH DROPS', to allow for state medical assistance coverage of cough drops that do not require a prescription.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5362 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL OR ADULT ENTERTAINMENT WITH STATE CASH ASSISTANCE', to comply with federal law requiring states to restrict use of Transitional Assistance to Needy Families benefits.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5363 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST.; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND A MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED', to permit a municipality in which a state-operated correctional facility is located to seek and obtain an amendment to any contract that is in effect between the municipality and a state agency related to the correctional facility.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5364 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS', to increase the penalty for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs by permitting the seizure and forfeiture of a motor vehicle used to commit such offense and remitting the proceeds to the municipality in which the offense occurred.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5365 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE PREVAILING WAGE', to increase the prevailing wage thresholds for municipal construction projects.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5366 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD', to provide financial relief to the state and municipalities by increasing the threshold at which public works projects will be subject to the prevailing wage laws.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5367 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE PREVAILING WAGE RATE TO SCHOOL AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to provide property tax relief to towns and to ensure that maximum funding is made available for local school and transportation projects.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5368 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MODERNIZATION OF THE PREVAILING WAGE LAWS', to provide financial relief to the state and municipalities by immediately increasing the threshold amount for public works projects required to pay prevailing wages and to ensure that the threshold for prevailing wage laws keeps pace with inflation in the future.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5369 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PROJECTS AND THE PREVAILING WAGE', to facilitate municipal public works projects by exempting certain projects from the prevailing wage requirements.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5370 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN MUNICIPAL PROJECTS FROM PREVAILING WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS', to exempt certain municipal projects from the prevailing wage requirement.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5371 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVAILING WAGE', to increase the prevailing wage thresholds in order to encourage the state and municipalities to undertake public works projects.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5372 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYERS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to develop a regulatory mechanism to protect businesses throughout the state from fraudulent claims brought by employees.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5373 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS FROM POWER OUTAGES', to protect vulnerable populations in the event of a power outage.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5374 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS TO MEDICAL CLINICS FOR SERVICES', to require clinical facilities, such as blood laboratories, to accept cash payments.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5375 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BACKUP GENERATORS FOR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS', to require all public community well water systems, including those maintained by private homeowners associations, have backup generators.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5376 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PHYSICIANS FROM OWNING BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES', to prevent a conflict of interest by restricting physicians from owning a physical therapy business.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5377 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS, VIOLENT MEDIA AND MASS VIOLENCE', to study the relationship between the use of psychotropic drugs and incidents of mass shootings and the impact of violent media on episodes of mass violence.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5378 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST.; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR', to honor Connecticut citizens who perform extraordinary acts of heroism.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5379 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN CHESHIRE IN HONOR OF LIEUTENANT MYRON VERNER', to name a bridge in honor of Lieutenant Myron Verner for his service with the police department in Cheshire.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5380 REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST.; SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES WITH MINOR CHILDREN', to protect children from secondhand smoke.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5381 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide sufficient notice before suspending a motor vehicle registration.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5382 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING ROUTE 322 IN WOLCOTT IN HONOR OF EUGENE A. MIGLIARO, JR', to name Route 322 in Wolcott in honor of Eugene A. Migliaro, Jr.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5383 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE PORT OF NEW LONDON', to establish a task force to develop and expand New London into a destination port for cruise ship traffic and a transportation hub for tourism in southeast Connecticut.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5384 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS BY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS TO BUYERS WITH CERTAIN LOCAL ENFORCEMENT ISSUES', to increase sales of motor vehicles by allowing dealers to issue temporary motor vehicle registrations to buyers with certain outstanding local enforcement issues.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5385 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES AND STREET LIGHT OUTAGES', to improve safety on local roads by allowing local traffic authorities to report street light outages.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5386 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS', to give preference in affordable or subsidized housing admission to veterans meeting the federal veterans' preference requirements. .
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5387 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE USE OF MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS', to determine which training and experience obtained by veterans during their service in the armed forces equates to the training or experience necessary to obtain certain state licenses.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5388 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS SERVICE CONTACT', to extend outreach services for veterans to every municipality.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.J. No. 12 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FOR TAX INCREASES', to require a two-thirds vote of each chamber of the General Assembly before a tax may be increased.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING