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List of Bills

Proposed H.B. No. 5453 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STREAMLINING APPROVAL FOR NURSING HOMES TO SHELTER VULNERABLE RESIDENTS', to ensure that nursing homes can play a role in helping to provide shelter and care to vulnerable elderly and ill residents in a declared state of emergency.
REF. AGING

Proposed H.B. No. 5454 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOTING BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND AGREEMENTS AND STIPULATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH A LAWSUIT', to require the General Assembly to vote on all collective bargaining agreements and agreements and stipulated agreements in connection with a lawsuit.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5455 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR CONNECTICUT'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM', to increase the opportunities for youth to obtain summer jobs and build work skills during the summer months.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5456 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING', to make changes to the general statutes relating to the Department of Banking.
REF. BANKS

H.B. No. 5457 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT', to establish a task force to study ways in which the state may (1) encourage the growth of business, (2) stimulate job growth and increase state and municipal tax revenue, and (3) address concerns regarding the availability of financing after the merger, takeover or liquidation of a financial institution.
REF. BANKS

Proposed H.B. No. 5458 REP. DARGAN, 115th DIST.; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST.; REP. ESPOSITO, 116th DIST.; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST.; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR PHASE II OF THE STREETSCAPING PROJECT IN THE CITY OF WEST HAVEN', to provide funding for Phase II of the streetscaping project, from Wagner Place to Water Street in West Haven, to include enhanced pedestrian access and renovated walkways.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5459 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES', to strengthen partnerships between the Department of Economic and Community Development and local organizations in order to make Department of Economic and Community Development services and programs available to businesses on a local level.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5460 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST.; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST.; SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST.; REP. JUTILA, 37th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST.; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. MOUKAWSHER, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MODEL PLAN FOR EMERGING BIOSCIENCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT', to facilitate the growth of a bioscience and pharmaceutical presence in southeastern Connecticut.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5461 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPLOITATIVE LABOR IN SUPPLY CHAINS', to require retailers and manufacturers to disclose their efforts to identify and remove exploitative labor from their supply chains.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5462 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES', to provide for the establishment of social enterprise businesses in the state.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5463 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST.; REP. O'BRIEN, 61st DIST.; REP. WILLIS, 64th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BENEFIT CORPORATIONS', to provide for the establishment of benefit corporations in the state.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5464 REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT MAKE CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO THEIR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS IN SCHOOLS', to provide financial incentives to school districts that increase security in schools and provide better emergency protections for children and staff.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5465 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT PREPARES STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND THE WORKFORCE', to create a cohesive education system in the state that prepares students for college and the workforce.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5466 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF PANIC BUTTONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to require the installation of panic buttons in public schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5467 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE REQUIREMENT THAT TOWNS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TUITION PAYMENTS AT INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to repeal the requirement that towns are responsible for paying preschool program tuition at interdistrict magnet schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5468 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF A STATE-WIDE POLICY FOR SCHOOL SECURITY STANDARDS', to improve security in public schools in the state.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5469 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM', to provide school districts with innovative tools through which to teach students to learn by doing as opposed to simply teaching them how to complete a task.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5470 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS', to shift the burden of proof to parents in special education hearings.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5471 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE LAWS REGARDING YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION', to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of youth suicide and to develop ways to prevent its occurrence.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5472 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE REQUIREMENT THAT TOWNS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TUITION PAYMENTS AT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to repeal the requirement that towns are responsible for paying preschool program tuition at interdistrict magnet schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5473 REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS', to educate substitute teachers of the safety policies and procedures of a school district.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5474 REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM PROPERTY TAX CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES FOR MUNICIPAL USE', to promote the use of renewable energy sources and to allow municipalities to benefit from such sources by expanding current law that allows a property tax exemption for renewable energy sources only if the generation of electricity is for residential or farm use.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5475 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD DEADLINES', to provide additional time for compliance with the renewable portfolio standard requirements by extending each deadline beginning in 2016.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5476 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UTILITY POLE REPAIR', to require the repair or replacement of utility poles damaged as a result of an emergency regardless of ownership.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5477 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING STORMWATER AUTHORITIES WITH CERTAIN CORPORATE POWERS', to enable stormwater authorities to successfully operate and perform their functions.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5478 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE MORATORIUM FOR WATER DIVERSIONS AND REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-WIDE WATER USE PLAN', to responsibly authorize water diversions in accordance with a state-wide water use plan.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5479 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOG IMPORTATION', to assure that persons engaged in the business of importing dogs are suitably conducting such businesses.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5480 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING GROUNDWATER TESTING AND THE DISCLOSURE OF PESTICIDE USE AT STATE-OWNED AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FIELDS', to assure that the use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides at state-owned agricultural research fields does not negatively impact water quality in the surrounding area.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5481 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OF THE STATE TO FUND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BERM IN ELTON ROGERS PARK IN BRIDGEPORT', to fund the Ox Brook flood control project in Elton Rogers Park in the city of Bridgeport.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5482 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND CONNECTICUT-GROWN PRODUCTS IN SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS', to increase local food processing and the availability of Connecticut-grown food products in school food programs.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5483 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE NOTIFICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BY FARMS THAT USE BATTERY CAGES OR VEAL OR GESTATIONAL CRATES', to identify those farms that use battery cages or veal or gestational crates.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5484 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST.; REP. COOK, 65th DIST.; REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING GENERIC SUBSTITUTIONS FOR TAMPER- RESISTANT DRUG FORMULATIONS', to require written consent of a prescribing provider in order to use a generic substitution for any drug that is designed in a tamper-resistant formulation.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5485 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALES TAX ON LIVERY SERVICES', to remove the tax on livery fares when a taxi is not required to charge the same tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5486 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF PENSION AND SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to remove a portion of pension and Social Security income from personal income tax calculations.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5487 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF HEADSTONES AND GRAVE MARKERS', to exempt headstones and grave markers from the sales tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5488 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT INCOME TAXATION OF PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to provide tax relief to senior citizens and make Connecticut more competitive with other states.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5489 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE STATE PORTION OF THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to repeal the state portion of the real estate conveyance tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5490 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5491 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A WAIVER FROM INCOME TAX LIABILITY FOR FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY', to assist the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5492 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME FROM PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to provide tax relief to senior citizens.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5493 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. 5494 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING FRENCH CANADIAN AMERICAN DAY', to recognize the contributions of persons of French-Canadian heritage, who compose the fifth largest ethnic group in the state.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5495 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 after the endorsement process.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5496 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF POLL WORKERS FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS', to allow candidates an equal opportunity to have monitors and other poll workers of their choice appointed.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5497 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS BY LANDLORDS TO TENANTS', to improve the administration of elections and reduce lines on election day by providing new residents of rental properties with voter registration applications when signing a lease or rental agreement.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5498 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUPERVISED ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESS', to permit each candidate running for office to designate a person to supervise the process of supervised absentee balloting.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5499 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING STUDENTS IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS TO TUTOR CHILDREN FROM POORLY PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to encourage potential educators to help those students most in need.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5500 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH UNIFORM FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION', to require institutions of higher education to provide financial aid information in a uniform way to ensure that students understand their true higher education costs.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5501 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGAL SALE OR RENTAL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS', to provide towns that struggle to meet affordable housing requirements with incentives to increase compliance.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5502 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING DRUG FELONS FROM RECEIVING STATE ADMINISTERED GENERAL ASSISTANCE', to foster accountability and eliminate fraud and abuse in taxpayer-funded assistance programs.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5503 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT PREVENTING THE USE OF CASH ASSISTANCE FOR ILLEGITIMATE PURPOSES', to prevent recipients of cash assistance from using benefits for illegitimate purposes.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5504 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING RECIPIENTS OF STATE-SPONSORED BENEFITS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE', to foster transparency and accountability while eliminating fraud and abuse of taxpayer-funded services.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5505 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RANDOM AUDITS OF SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS', to eliminate fraud and abuse in taxpayer-funded programs.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5506 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT DETERRING FRAUD IN SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS', to deter fraud and abuse and foster accountability and integrity in taxpayer-funded services.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5507 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT WARNING STATE ASSISTANCE BENEFICIARIES OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF FRAUD', to alert recipients and providers of the consequences of fraudulently obtaining state-administered assistance thereby deterring fraud and instilling accountability.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5508 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING DRUG FELONS FROM RECEIVING SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BENEFITS', to prevent the abuse of taxpayer-funded services and to instill integrity and accountability in such services.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5509 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE-WIDE UNIFORM AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATES', to require uniform automobile insurance rates across the towns in the state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5510 REP. ZONI, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF CREDIT HISTORIES AS A FACTOR IN UNDERWRITING OR RATING PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES', to prohibit the use of an applicant's credit history as a factor in underwriting or rating a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5511 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE', to provide state residents with choices for their health care coverage.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5512 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', to expand health insurance coverage to cover mental health therapy services with any health care provider of the insured's choice and long-term hospitalization.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5513 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW BY NOTARIES PUBLIC', to clarify that notaries public may not (1) offer legal assistance in immigration matters unless they are attorneys or otherwise permitted to provide assistance in such matters pursuant to federal law; or (2) falsely convey the impression that they are attorneys by use of certain titles.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5514 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION', to eliminate the statutory requirement that the Commissioner of Correction act as administrator of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, and allow for the Governor or the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision to appoint a compact administrator in accordance with the terms of the compact.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5515 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL STAYS AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES'
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5516 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF INDIVIDUALS FROM THE STATE CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY', to establish a procedure for individuals to remove their names from the state child abuse and neglect registry after five years have elapsed and upon the showing of good cause.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5517 REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION TO ENFORCE CERTAIN CONSERVATION EASEMENTS', to establish a private cause of action to enforce conservation easements held by the state or municipalities.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5518 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCE FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS', to adjust population data so as to count incarcerated persons as residents of their last town of residence rather than residents of the town in which the correctional facility is located.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5519 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING AND THE PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL BY A MINOR', to increase the penalties for minors who possess, purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol and for persons who give alcohol to minors or facilitate the purchase of alcohol by minors.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5520 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM DAMAGES THRESHOLD FOR MONEY DAMAGES IN SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS', to increase the maximum money damages threshold in small claims actions from five thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5521 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARD OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS', to limit noneconomic damages awards in medical malpractice cases.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5522 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING A PERSON FROM EARNING RISK REDUCTION CREDIT FOR ANY OFFENSE THAT RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER', to prohibit a person from earning risk reduction credit for any offense that results in the death of another.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5523 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR', to require publishers of advertisements for commercial sex acts to ascertain the age of persons depicted in those advertisements prior to publication.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5524 REP. SMITH, 108th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND INDEXING THE EMPLOYER'S CHARGED TAX RATE', to provide unemployment tax relief to employers and create a less hostile business environment.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5525 REP. SMITH, 108th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND PART-TIME, TEMPORARY AND SEASONAL EMPLOYEE ELIGIBILITY'
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5526 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE PERMIT SYSTEMS AND LICENSED CONTACTORS', to expedite the permit process by allowing licensed contractors to pull permits and pay for permits using an online system.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5527 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFLATION AND THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD', to provide immediate financial relief to the state and municipalities by increasing the current prevailing wage threshold and to ensure that the prevailing wage threshold keeps pace with future inflation rates.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5528 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO ENACT MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly before placing new mandates on municipalities.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5529 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO ENACT NEW MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly before a new municipal mandate can be enacted.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5530 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE POSTING OF LEGAL NOTICES ON MUNICIPAL WEB SITES', to allow municipalities to post legal notices on the Internet rather than in a newspaper.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5531 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER LINE IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON', to provide clean drinking water to area residents.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5532 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES', to reduce costs for municipalities.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5533 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTION RATE', to increase the contribution rate for members of the municipal employee retirement system.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5534 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING FOR CHILDREN', to have children screened for mental health at their yearly exams.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5535 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN DAY CARE CENTERS', to increase security in licensed day care facilities.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5536 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA', to prevent the spread of influenza by requiring health care employees to be vaccinated.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5537 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN AN EMERGENCY', to allow a school nurse to use an auto-injector to administer epinephrine to any student when necessary.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5538 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CENTERS', to improve health outcomes for students which will lead to improvement in their learning experiences.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5539 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS', to increase the influenza immunization rates and reduce the incidents of influenza in nursing home settings because the most effective way to reach this objective is to vaccinate staff and licensed individual practitioners.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5540 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ARREST POWER OF SWORN MEMBERS OF LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS', to permit sworn members of any local police department to make arrests outside of their respective precincts.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5541 REP. FOX, 148th DIST.; REP. FOX, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION AND WARNING EQUIPMENT IN ALL RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS', to promote public safety by requiring carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment and smoke detection and warning equipment in all residential buildings.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5542 REP. ESPOSITO, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISPLAY OF HOUSE NUMBERS', to require homeowners to prominently display the street number assigned to their home.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5543 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE NEW BRITAIN-HARTFORD BUSWAY', to limit the costs on taxpayers associated with the operation of the New Britain-Hartford busway.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5544 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT AND FUNCTIONALLY OBSOLETE BRIDGES', to provide notice to the public of the safety of the state's bridges.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5545 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE FINES FOR ILLEGAL USE OF A CELLULAR TELEPHONE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE', to increase the fine for the first, second and third or subsequent illegal use of a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5546 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF HANDICAPPED PARKING LAWS', to eliminate the discretion of police to give a warning rather than a citation to violators of laws that are intended to reserve parking spaces for those with disabilities.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5547 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS FOR APPROVING BRIDGE PROJECTS', to streamline the process for approving bridge projects in Connecticut.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5548 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF EXIT 19 SOUTH ON ROUTE 9 IN CROMWELL', to improve traffic flow and highway safety.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5549 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTIES FOR ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER', to increase the penalty for endangerment of a highway worker.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5550 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL USE OF A MOBILE TELEPHONE OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE', to increase the penalties for distracted driving by suspending the operator's license of repeat offenders.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5551 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 84 IN WATERBURY', to improve traffic congestion on Interstate 84 in Waterbury.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5552 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES FROM THE MINIMUM VEHICLE OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE'S HOV LANES', to provide an incentive for drivers to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles, to reduce traffic congestion and to increase funding for maintenance of the state's transportation infrastructure.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5553 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT AND INCREASING FINES FOR SPEEDING', to increase the maximum speed limit on Connecticut highways and to increase fines for speeding violations.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5554 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST.; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ENABLING CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES TO INSTALL TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS', to increase safety by reducing the number of red light violations.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5555 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF FLAGS ON THE GRAVES OF VETERANS PRIOR TO MEMORIAL DAY', to honor deceased Connecticut veterans by ensuring that ample time is afforded for the placement of flags on their graves prior to Memorial Day.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5556 REP. ZONI, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ALL VETERANS', to provide municipalities with the option of expanding the property tax exemption to all veterans, not just those who served in time of war.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.J. No. 13 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE A VOE OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 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

Proposed H.J. No. 14 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT REFERENDUM', to provide for direct public participation in the legislative process.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.J. No. 15 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT REFERENDUM', to provide for direct public participation in the legislative process.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS