HOUSE
List of Bills

H.B. No. 5353 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to give persons with disabilities equal access to state government services.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 6173 (COMM) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REFORM OF DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES', to reform debt collection practices in this state.
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H.B. No. 6496 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE BANK', to require a study of issues concerning the establishment of a public infrastructure bank in Connecticut.
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H.B. No. 6497 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MARKETING OF FIREARMS TO YOUNG CHILDREN', to study the effects of marketing firearms to young children within the state.
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H.B. No. 6498 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CADMIUM LEVELS IN CHILDREN'S JEWELRY', to restrict the use of cadmium in children's jewelry.
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H.B. No. 6499 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESULTS-BASED ACCOUNTABILITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS', to explore the effectiveness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and determine whether the state's children would benefit from the United States Congress ratifying the convention.
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H.B. No. 6500 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMENTS FOR COMMERICAL SEXUAL ACTS THAT DEPICT A MINOR', to provide that any person who publishes, disseminates or displays any advertisement for a commercial sex act that includes a depiction of a minor shall be guilty of a class C felony.
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H.B. No. 6501 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT', to allow a parent, guardian or grandparent having custody of a school age child to take up to twenty hours of parental leave annually from their employment to attend qualified school-related activities involving such child.
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H.B. No. 6502 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARAPROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL', to expand the membership and responsibilities of the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council.
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H.B. No. 6503 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL POOL SAFETY', to establish standards for who can teach and supervise a physical education course that makes use of a swimming pool; to require an additional supervisor of a physical education class that makes use of a pool if such class has more than twenty-five students; to require school districts to establish a swimming pool safety plan; and to require the Department of Public Health to adopt regulations to include swimming pools and natatoriums located at schools in the Public Health Code.
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H.B. No. 6504 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS', to provide clarity and uniformity to alternative school programs offered by local and regional boards of education.
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H.B. No. 6505 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARAMETERS FOR FEES FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to prohibit local and regional boards of education from charging fees to students who do not participate in any extracurricular activities; to limit the amount local and regional boards of education can charge for participation in athletic activities; to permit local and regional boards of education to develop student activity fee exemption policies; and to prohibit local and regional boards of education from charging any student activity fees to students who are unable to pay such fees.
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H.B. No. 6506 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-FUNDED CHILD CARE FACILITIES', to continue state financial assistance to those child day care facilities and child day care centers that entered into a loan agreement prior to July 1, 2012, and whose loans are guaranteed by the state.
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H.B. No. 6507 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SLIDING TUITION SCALE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED AT INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOL PROGRAMS', to require the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, to develop a sliding tuition scale based on family income to be used in the calculation of the amount that a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school offering a preschool program may charge for tuition to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in such preschool program.
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H.B. No. 6508 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING FALSE STATEMENT', to clarify the crime of false statement.
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H.B. No. 6509 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION', to add the cochairpersons and ranking members of the Judiciary Committee to the membership of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.
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H.B. No. 6510 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OFFICIALS AS PEACE OFFICERS', to enable Department of Correction officials, who are authorized by the Commissioner of Correction, to make arrests while in the performance of their duties.
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H.B. No. 6511 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE ENHANCED PENALTY FOR THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF DRUGS NEAR SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTERS AND PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS', to adopt the recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission regarding the enhanced penalty for the sale or possession of drugs near schools, day care centers and public housing projects.
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H.B. No. 6512 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY', to establish requirements for the maintenance and repair, and cost-sharing of such maintenance and repair, of private easements and rights-of-way.
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H.B. No. 6513 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT APPROVAL PROCESS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to revise voting requirements governing the rejection or approval of proposed budgets and special assessments by unit owners in common interest communities.
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H.B. No. 6514 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MEDICAID PAYMENT INTEGRITY', to implement the recommendations of the Program Review and Investigations Committee regarding the establishment of annual reporting on Medicaid payment system integrity efforts.
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H.B. No. 6515 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE FOR MAXIMIZING ALTERNATIVE REVENUE', to create an Office for Maximizing Alternative Revenue to facilitate state identification of federal and alternative funding opportunities and assist state agencies with applications for federal and alternative funding.
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H.B. No. 6516 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY FOR THE EXPENDITURES OF THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AND THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE', to require the Insurance Department to render with its proposed assessments to domestic insurance companies or other domestic entities liable for payment under section 38a-47 of the general statutes for the expenditures of the Insurance Department and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate a statement that includes (1) the most recent total cost of examinations or valuations assessed against the insurance companies or other entities liable to assessment under section 38a-49 or 38a-50 of the general statutes, (2) the amount of such assessment recouped to date, and (3) a clear description of the effect of such recouped amount on the proposed assessment amount.
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H.B. No. 6517 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S DUTIES, MENTAL HEALTH PARITY COMPLIANCE CHECKS AND THE EXTERNAL REVIEW APPLICATION PROCESS', to implement the recommendations of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee concerning the Insurance Department.
REF. PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS

H.B. No. 6518 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES', to make changes to statutes concerning the provision of emergency medical services.
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H.B. No. 6519 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LABELING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD', to require the labeling of genetically engineered food.
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H.B. No. 6520 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING BY FOR-PROFIT HOSPITALS', to require for-profit hospitals to report certain information to the Office of Health Care Access.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 6521 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT', to allow the Commissioner of Public Health to establish a pilot program to implement the use of medical orders for life-sustaining treatment.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 6522 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY AND USE OF CERTAIN DEVICES TO ADMINISTER ANTIEPILEPTIC MEDICATION', to ensure the availability of a DIASTAT device or other device to administer diazepam antiepileptic medication in an emergency situation.
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H.B. No. 6523 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF FIRE CHIEFS AT CERTAIN STATE FACILITIES', to set forth the authority of the fire chiefs of fire departments at certain state facilities when another fire department or company responds to a fire or other emergency at such state facility.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 6524 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING BUILDING CODE ADOPTION CYCLES AND DUTIES OF BUILDING OFFICIALS', to allow less frequent revisions to the State Building Code and require building officials to ensure that inspections are done by the appropriate licensed inspectors.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY