SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 1 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS FROM VIOLENCE', to protect children, families and other individuals from violence.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 2 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMART GROWTH AND JOB CREATION', to align economic development efforts with state-wide planning objectives for municipal growth and agricultural and open space preservation.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 3 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JOBS IN EMERGING SECTORS', to encourage job growth in emerging sectors in the state.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 4 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY VOTING', to maximize voter participation through early voting and other initiatives.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 5 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM', to provide for greater transparency of elections by increasing disclosure requirements for corporations and other entities in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United. .
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 6 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to permit state employees to fill their prescriptions at independent pharmacies.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 7 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFORM OF STATE-SPONSORED PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS', to reform state-sponsored public employee pension systems.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 8 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PER DIEM COMPENSATION OF SMALL CLAIMS AND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAGISTRATES', to provide adequate compensation for small claims and Department of Motor Vehicles magistrates.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 9 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COVERAGE FOR DEPENDENTS UNDER THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT HEALTH PLAN', to provide health care coverage for dependents of state retirees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 10 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STATE SERVICE IN THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to allow state employees with a break in service to use all previous state service towards retirement credit.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 11 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE REORDERING OF TRANSACTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAXIMIZING OVERDRAFT FEES', to create more fairness in banking.
REF. BANKS

Proposed S.B. No. 12 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF LABOR HISTORY AS PART OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM', to support a well-rounded education by including labor history and law in the prescribed courses of study in the public school curriculum.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 13 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DIABETES EDUCATION', to educate students about diabetes and to help prevent type 2 diabetes in school age children.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 14 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES IN SCHOOLS', to enhance the safety of public schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 15 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF COMMUNITY GARDENS', to assist in the development of community gardens on vacant lands.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 16 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCTS THAT ARE PACKAGED IN MATERIALS THAT CONTAIN BISPHENOL-A', to provide information to consumers that will allow consumers to avoid the purchase and consumption of products that contain harmful toxins.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 17 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF AMORTIZABLE BOND PREMIUM', to allow any state resident to deduct amortizable bond premium.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 18 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFITS FOR RETIREES', to encourage retired persons to live in this state.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 19 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE "NO SALES SOLICITATION CALL" LIST TO BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBERS', to extend consumer "no sales solicitation call" protections to businesses.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 20 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POLKA AS THE STATE DANCE', to establish the polka as the state dance.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 21 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR AN ETERNAL LIGHT IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE', to memorialize victims of gun violence.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 22 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EQUITY IN PAY FOR THE ADVOCATES', to create greater equity in government.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 23 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE', to promote ethical conduct in the General Assembly and to provide appropriate sanctions for unethical conduct.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 24 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to improve the Interagency Council on Affordable Housing by making such council more representative and informed.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed S.B. No. 25 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN ADOPTED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to encourage and promote higher education for adopted children.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 26 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF STUDENT LOAN DEBT', to require a study of student loan debt.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 27 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE PURSUIT OF EDUCATION BY CERTAIN RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE', to include certain educational pursuits among approved work activities in determining continued eligibility for funds provided pursuant to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 28 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISPENSATION AND INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG DURING REVIEW OF AN ADVERSE DETERMINATION OR A FINAL ADVERSE DETERMINATION', to require dispensation and coverage of a prescribed drug for an insured for the duration of any grievance or review filed or requested by such insured of an adverse determination or a final adverse determination.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 29 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAME FOR UTILIZATION REVIEW AND BENEFIT DETERMINATIONS BY HEALTH CARRIERS FOR URGENT CARE REQUESTS', to decrease the time for utilization review and benefit determinations by a health carrier for urgent care requests from seventy-two hours to twenty-four hours.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 30 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CLINICAL PEERS FOR ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS', to require clinical peers with whom health insurers and utilization review companies contract have the same qualifications as "similar health care providers", as defined in section 52-184c of the general statutes.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 31 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUDITS BY PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS', to regulate pharmacy audits performed by pharmacy benefit managers.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 32 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE', to regulate the sale of portable electronics insurance in this state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 33 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF TAX CREDITS AMONG AFFILIATES OF AN INSURANCE COMPANY', to sustain continued capital investment and job growth.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 34 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to prohibit health insurance policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs from requiring an insured to use any alternative prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs prior to using a brand name prescription drug that is prescribed by a licensed physician.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 35 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ADOPTING THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS' INTERSTATE INSURANCE PRODUCT REGULATION COMPACT', to create market efficiencies for insurers domiciled in this state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 36 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENTS TO PHARMACIES', to require pharmacy benefit managers to provide payment or reimbursement to pharmacies by electronic funds transfer.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 37 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', to ensure parity for mental health insurance coverage.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 38 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FACTORS USED IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATING', to prohibit insurance companies from using variables unrelated to an applicant's driving performance in setting automobile insurance rates.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 39 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE RATE INCREASE REQUESTS', to allow for public input when insurance companies request a long-term care insurance premium increase of greater than ten per cent.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 40 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES', to require insurance coverage of health care services provided through telecommunications technology.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 41 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIFURCATION OF PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH ACTIONS', to permit a civil action arising from personal injury or wrongful death, that is to be tried to a jury, to be bifurcated into a liability phase and a damages phase.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 42 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION', to strengthen the state's gun laws by providing that a person prohibited from possessing a firearm shall also be prohibited from possessing firearm ammunition.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 43 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ELECTRONIC MONITORING IN FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF VIOLATING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION', to require electronic monitoring in family violence cases when a person is found guilty of violating an order of protection.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 44 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO VISIT WITH INCARCERATED PARENTS', to transport children of inmates to the correctional institutions where their parents are incarcerated in order to maintain family unity.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 45 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING', to reduce sexual exploitation and human trafficking in this state.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 46 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECORDING OF POLICE ACTIVITY BY THE PUBLIC', to protect the right of an individual to record peace officers in the performance of their duties.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 47 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE FOR BODILY INJURY TO A NAMED INSURED OR RELATIVE DURING THE THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE', to provide uninsured motorist coverage to a named insured or a household member of the named insured for damages arising from being struck as a pedestrian during the theft of an insured vehicle.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 48 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE', to permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to take his or her life through the self-administration of prescribed medication.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 49 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING CASES', to extend the statute of limitations for personal injury claims emanating from exposure to carbon monoxide.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 50 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INVESTIGATIVE SUBPOENAS', to facilitate prosecutorial investigation of criminal conduct by authorizing a state's attorney to serve and use an investigative subpoena.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 51 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF "PHYSICALLY HELPLESS" WITH RESPECT TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENSES', to expand the definition of the term "physically helpless", with respect to sexual assault offenses, to include a person who is unable to talk or who is severely intellectually disabled or physically disabled.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 52 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVIEW AND MODIFICATION OF LENGTHY SENTENCES SERVED BY JUVENILE OFFENDERS', to establish the mechanism recommended by the Connecticut Sentencing Commission for the review and possible reduction of any lengthy sentence served by an individual for a crime that was committed when the individual was a child or youth.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 53 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING LONGEVITY PAYMENTS AND ELIMINATING OVERTIME COMPENSATION FROM THE CALCULATION OF PENSIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to establish more accountability in public employee compensation.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 54 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN FOR LOW-INCOME PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS', to create a retirement plan for low-income workers.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 55 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM REQUIRING EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE MANDATORY FLU SHOTS', to prevent employers from mandating that their employees receive flu vaccines as a condition of their employment.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 56 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE STATE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to provide a higher standard of living for Connecticut citizens earning minimum wage.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 57 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR THE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES WERE LOST IN NEWTOWN', to memorialize the children and adults whose lives were lost in Newtown.
REF. JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 58 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE REVENUE SOURCES FOR MUNICIPALITIES', to reduce the local property tax burden.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 59 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES BY ADOPTED PERSONS', to provide health protection to adopted persons by allowing them to access their birth certificates.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 60 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM', to create a unified health care system and reduce the cost of health care and health care coverage.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 61 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE TO CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS', to allow school nurses to administer epinephrine to children in the event of an emergency without a physician's order.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 62 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PATIENT CELLS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH', to allow patients whose cells are being used in medical research to obtain information regarding the use of such cells and to provide patients with a certain percentage of the money received from the sale of such cells.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 63 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS FROM THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRUST FUND FOR STROKE RESEARCH', to provide funding through the Biomedical Research Trust Fund to researchers investigating stroke.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 64 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO PATIENTS OF THE COST TO COPY OR TRANSFER MEDICAL RECORDS', to prevent patients from incurring hidden charges for the necessary transfer of medical records while allowing health care providers to charge an appropriate amount for the service.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 65 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE AND MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF INOPERATIVE LIGHTS ON THE STATE AND LOCAL HIGHWAYS', to improve safety on Connecticut's highways by facilitating the prompt replacement of inoperative lights that illuminate such highways.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 66 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE AND MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF INOPERATIVE LIGHTS ON THE STATE HIGHWAY', to improve public safety by facilitating the prompt replacement of inoperative lights along Connecticut streets and roads.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 67 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FLASHING LIGHTS ON "DO NOT ENTER" SIGNS ON ROUTE 15', to enhance public safety on Route 15.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 68 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM ALLOWING CERTAIN STATE RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR VEHICLE REGISTRATION REGARDLESS OF CITIZENSHIP OR IMMIGRATION STATUS', to promote public safety and to increase state revenues by ensuring that all Connecticut drivers are licensed and trained.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 69 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ANY PERSON ACCEPTED INTO THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM TO OBTAIN A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE', to permit any individual granted federal deferred action status to legally operate a motor vehicle in Connecticut.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 70 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTORING BENEFITS TO VETERANS DISCHARGED UNDER "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"', to ensure that Connecticut law pertaining to veterans' benefits is consistent with current federal law after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
REF. SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 71 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS AND SPOUSES OF ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL', to facilitate entry into the workforce for military spouses and veterans.
REF. SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 72 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTROL OF THE GOVERNOR'S GUARD', to streamline control of the Governor's Guards.
REF. SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 73 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN DOG GROOMING BUSINESSES FROM THE STATE SALES TAX', to assist dog grooming businesses of a certain size.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 74 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR PET GROOMERS', to improve the professional standards and qualifications of pet groomers.
REF. ENVIRONMENT