SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 158 (COMM) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON THE PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN', to create a task force to implement various programs and policies in order to decrease the instances of sexual abuse of children within the state.
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S.B. No. 314 (COMM) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION', to exempt couples seeking a second-parent or coparent adoption from the home study requirement.
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S.B. No. 979 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS', to conform state law protection of moneys exempt from execution in bank accounts to federally-required procedures.
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S.B. No. 980 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEBT SECURITY LIMITS FOR CONNECTICUT BANKS', to permit Connecticut banks to invest in additional debt securities guaranteed or issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, provided said association or corporation is operating under the conservatorship or receivership of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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S.B. No. 981 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS', to expand the ban on the use of lawn care pesticides in schools to include schools with students in grades nine to twelve, inclusive.
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S.B. No. 982 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHY CHILDREN', to study the health of children in the state.
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S.B. No. 983 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING UNCLASSIFIED FELONIES', to classify certain felonies that were previously unclassified as class E, D or C felonies.
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S.B. No. 984 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS', to revise probate law and procedure and repeal obsolete provisions.
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S.B. No. 985 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING AN EXEMPTION FROM STATE CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER COURSES TO INMATES AT NO COST', to exempt institutions of higher education that arrange for professors to teach courses to inmates for college credit from state contracting requirements when such courses are offered without cost to the Department of Correction and the inmate.
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S.B. No. 986 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF PROBATE COURT ORDERS TO STATE AGENCIES', to require each state agency to follow any order, denial or decree of a Probate Court that is applicable to a determination made by the state agency, and clarify that a state agency has standing to appeal any such order, denial or decree to the Superior Court with respect to its applicability to the state agency's determination.
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S.B. No. 987 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF TREES BY HOMEOWNERS', to establish that a property owner has constructive notice of a tree's defect if such owner receives or refuses to receive a certified letter notifying such owner of the tree's defect, and to require property owners to visually inspect their property and remove trees and tree limbs that visually appear to be unhealthy or in a potentially dangerous condition.
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S.B. No. 988 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM', to implement the recommendations of the Program Review and Investigations Committee concerning the Farmland Preservation Program.
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S.B. No. 989 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING A PLAN FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REDUCE THE STATE'S ACHIEVEMENT GAP', to require the public institutions of higher education to assist in closing the achievement gap.
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S.B. No. 990 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKING POLICIES AND PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CERTAIN AREAS', to include electronic cigarettes in the definition of "smoking", to prohibit smoking in certain areas outside of facilities where smoking is prohibited and to redefine business facilities for the purpose of the smoking prohibition.
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S.B. No. 991 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PALLIATIVE CARE', to establish an advisory council on palliative care.
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S.B. No. 992 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS STATUTES', to require nonprofit hospitals to provide certain information to the Office of Health Care Access, to eliminate civil penalties for health care providers in section 19a-653 of the general statutes and to provide a definition of a "detailed patient bill".
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S.B. No. 993 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND EXPANDED FUNCTION DENTAL AUXILIARY', to modernize dental assisting in the state by defining services that may be performed by certain dental professionals.
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S.B. No. 994 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER', to adopt a definition of "school-based health center".
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S.B. No. 995 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH', to: (1) Require the Department of Children and Families to disclose information to the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch with respect to the division's supervision and treatment services for a child or youth; (2) clarify the scope of disclosure of Judicial Branch records of cases of juvenile matters with respect to judges and employees of the Probate Court; (3) permit disclosure of alternative sentencing plans and community release plans to employees of the Division of Criminal Justice and the Department of Correction; and (4) allow authorized personnel of the Judicial Branch to access the COLLECT system with respect to Judicial Branch applicants and contractors who will have access to criminal justice information systems in the performance of their duties.
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S.B. No. 996 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES', to make technical revisions to the education statutes.
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S.B. No. 997 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EDUCATOR PREPARATION ADVISORY COUNCIL', to establish the Educator Preparation Advisory Council to assist in the development and implementation of a system for the approval, regulation, oversight and accreditation of teacher preparation programs.
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S.B. No. 998 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER BUDGETS', to improve the understanding of the budgets of regional educational service centers by requiring the budget for each regional educational service center to be a separate line item in the state budget act and to require the Department of Education to submit an annual report regarding the budgets of regional educational service centers to the General Assembly.
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S.B. No. 999 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMELY TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS', to impose a financial penalty on a unified school district that fails to promptly deliver the student records of a student transferring from such unified school district to a new school district and to require school districts to immediately enroll students transferring from the unified school districts.
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S.B. No. 1000 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ACADEMICALLY GIFTED ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM', to establish an academically gifted advancement program that will permit students to test-out of grade twelve and enroll in certain colleges and universities in Connecticut.
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S.B. No. 1001 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MASTER PLAN BY THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP TASK FORCE AND THE RECEIPT OF THE MASTER PLAN BY THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR ENDING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP', to ensure that the Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap has received the master plan developed by the achievement gap task force.
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S.B. No. 1002 (RAISED) EDUCATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS', to establish full service community schools in alliance districts with the goal of bringing together community partners to provide important student and family services at such schools.
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S.B. No. 1003 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECONDHAND DEALERS', to exclude businesses that primarily engage in buying and selling clothing or children's products from sources other than wholesalers from the licensing, record-keeping and other requirements that apply to secondhand dealers.
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