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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5001 (COMM) AGING . 'AN ACT PROVIDING RENTAL COST RELIEF TO ELIGIBLE SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to assist eligible senior citizens and persons under the age of sixty-five with disabilities by providing rebates of rental payments.
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H.B. No. 5222 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE', to help ensure adequate funding and resources are available to provide home and community-based care to elderly persons and those with Alzheimer's disease.
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H.B. No. 5223 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION', to ensure that vulnerable senior citizens receive adequate nutrition.
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H.B. No. 5224 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT INCREASING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN', to increase assistance to grandparents and other relatives raising children in the absence of parents.
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H.B. No. 5225 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT INCREASING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to increase the number of people who can receive state-assisted care at home.
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H.B. No. 5226 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS', to provide sufficient funding for personal needs for residents of long-term care facilities who are receiving state medical assistance.
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H.B. No. 5227 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AGING', to ensure that the state is prepared to offer services needed by persons sixty-five years of age or older in the next two decades.
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H.B. No. 5228 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE PROGRAM', to increase the number of persons who can receive assistance through the Alzheimer's disease respite care program.
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H.B. No. 5229 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF A SMALL HOUSE NURSING HOME PILOT PROGRAM', to allow additional senior citizens to benefit from a small house nursing home facility.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5230 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE WATERBURY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION', to provide funding to the Waterbury Development Corporation for a study of the use of certain properties to develop nonprofit provision of social services, educational training, youth programs, professional development and recreational programs.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5231 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE WILLOW PLAZA COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE CITY OF WATERBURY', to provide funding to complete the expansion of the Willow Plaza Community Center in Waterbury.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5232 REP. O'BRIEN, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THOMASTON', to provide funding to the Railroad Museum of New England in the town of Thomaston, for construction and renovations to the facility.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5233 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR WATERBURY YOUTH SERVICES', to authorize bonds of the state for a college prep initiative for minority students, preparing them to take SATs and college entrance exams, in an effort to expedite the transition into college level courses.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5234 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONNECTICUT JUNIOR REPUBLIC IN WATERBURY', to authorize bonds of the state for a college prep initiative for minority students, preparing them to take SATs and college entrance exams, in an effort to expedite the transition into college level courses.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5235 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR GREEN SPACE IN WATERBURY', to authorize bonds to provide families and community groups in the city of Waterbury with green space.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5236 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES, INC. IN WATERBURY', to authorize bonds of the state for a college prep initiative for minority students, preparing them to take SATs and college entrance exams, in an effort to expedite the transition into college level courses.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5237 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPOSING A FEE ON WASTE PRODUCTS FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING', to institute a fee to be imposed on the processing, sale, exchange or disposal of any waste product derived from hydraulic fracturing.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5238 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITALS TAX', to phase out the hospitals tax over three years, effective July 1, 2014.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5239 REP. BOWLES, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BED AND BREAKFAST INNS', to reduce taxes on the bed and breakfast establishments in the state.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5240 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE ESTATE TAX', that the estate tax threshold be increased from two million dollars.
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H.B. No. 5241 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF A PAY-IT-FORWARD COLLEGE PAYMENT PLAN', to require a study of the feasibility and implications of a pay-it-forward college payment plan.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5242 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF DNA SAMPLES FROM PERSONS ARRESTED FOR A SERIOUS FELONY OFFENSE', to provide for DNA samples be collected and processed to the full extent allowed by law.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5243 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINES REMITTED TO MUNICIPALITIES', to increase the amount of certain fines that are remitted to municipalities where the violation occurred.
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H.B. No. 5244 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL REPORTS FILED BY THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATORS', to require the annual report submitted by third-party administrators to be filed with its license renewal application.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5245 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS', to require health insurance coverage for embryo, oocyte and sperm cryopreservation procedures for an insured who has been diagnosed with cancer but has not started cancer treatment.
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H.B. No. 5246 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS', to change the date the money remaining in the surety bail bond agent examination account is transferred to the General Fund, to impose an automatic cancellation of a surety bail bond agent's license if such agent has not paid the annual examination fee by January thirty-first, and to authorize the Insurance Department to adopt regulations establishing continuing education requirements for persons licensed as surety bail bond agents.
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H.B. No. 5247 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARD OF COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES IN AN ACTION CONCERNING A HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY', to award costs and a reasonable attorney's fee to a plaintiff who prevails in any action concerning a homeowners insurance policy.
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H.B. No. 5248 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COVERAGE', to regulate certificates of insurance.
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H.B. No. 5249 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES', to prohibit individual and group health insurance policies from imposing a copayment for occupational therapy services that is greater than thirty dollars per visit.
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H.B. No. 5250 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS BETWEEN OPTOMETRISTS AND HEALTH INSURERS', to prohibit the imposition of contract provisions that would limit payment to optometrists for services or procedures that are not covered benefits under a vision plan.
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H.B. No. 5251 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT LIMITING OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to limit coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expenses imposed on insureds for covered prescription drugs.
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H.B. No. 5252 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARDS', to permit an automobile insurance identification card to be provided electronically.
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H.B. No. 5253 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION AND THE CONNECTICUT LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION', to require a final order of liquidation instead of a determination of insolvency to trigger liquidation proceedings under CIGA, change the time period of coverage of covered claims under CIGA from thirty days to sixty days, increase the maximum coverage amount for claims under CIGA, and exclude Medicare Part C and Part D policies and contracts from coverage under CLHIGA.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5254 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND MINOR CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE STATUTES', to make technical, conforming and minor changes to the insurance statutes.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5255 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN CHANGES TO RETIREMENT BENEFITS', to improve the provision of health care services to retired teachers within the state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5256 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF WORKERS ON FAMILY HOLIDAYS', to duly compensate certain retail employees who are required by their employers to work on family holidays.
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H.B. No. 5257 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES AND HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS', to educate and protect hospital workers and community members who may be subject to a hospital conversion by requiring a series of public hearings and requiring any group seeking to acquire a nonprofit hospital conversion to commit to certain staffing requirements prior to initiating the acquisition.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5258 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING BAKERIES AND FOOD MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS', to require food warehouses to be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection as "food manufacturing establishments" and to make technical and conforming changes to bakery and food manufacturing establishment statutes.
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H.B. No. 5259 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF DEBIT CARDS FOR GASOLINE PURCHASES', to require gas stations to clearly indicate on gas pumps whether debit cards are treated as cash or credit cards for gasoline purchases.
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H.B. No. 5260 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEATING FUEL DELIVERY FEES, CHARGES AND SURCHARGES AND PREPAID GUARANTEED HEATING FUEL PRICE PLAN CONTRACTS', to (1) clarify the amount of heating fuel for which a heating fuel dealer may not assess a delivery fee or surcharge, (2) require heating fuel dealers to obtain surety bonds in amounts not less than eighty per cent of the total amount of funds received from consumers for prepaid guaranteed heating fuel price plan contracts, and (3) eliminate the option of obtaining physical inventory for such prepaid contracts.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5261 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES ACT AND COUNTERFEIT COMMODITIES', to amend the Unfair Sales Practices Act to define "counterfeit commodity" and to grant the Commissioner of Consumer Protection authority to investigate alleged violators and remove counterfeit commodities from the marketplace.
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H.B. No. 5262 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT AND COUNTERFEIT DRUGS', to amend the Pharmacy Practice Act and Department of Consumer Protection statutes regarding programs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Services, sterile compounding pharmacies, nonresident pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and counterfeit substances.
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H.B. No. 5263 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES', to make minor and technical changes to Department of Consumer Protection statutes.
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