SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 173 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS', to provide an incentive for residents to purchase long-term care insurance.
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S.B. No. 174 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR HOME-CARE CLIENTS', to apply the same medical assistance payment guidelines to participants of the Connecticut home-care program for the elderly as applies to institutionalized persons.
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S.B. No. 175 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF EMERGENCY POWER NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY', to determine emergency power needs for persons living in public housing for the elderly.
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S.B. No. 176 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT POLICIES BY QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES', to allow Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries to purchase Medicare Supplement Policies if permissible under federal law.
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S.B. No. 177 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS', to allow the spouse of an institutionalized resident sufficient resources to live independently and avoid costly institutional care.
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S.B. No. 178 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SENIOR SAFETY ZONES', to help protect senior citizens from sexual offenders.
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S.B. No. 179 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRAINING', to connect the growing number of Connecticut state residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to critically needed services.
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Proposed S.B. No. 180 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM', to provide funding for the academic advancement program so that academically advanced students can graduate high school early and enroll in college.
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S.B. No. 181 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING UCONN LEASES WITH STATE AGENCIES AND QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES', to clarify that The University of Connecticut may enter into leases for space with another state agency or quasi-public agency.
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S.B. No. 182 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CONFORMING PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION PURCHASING STATUTES WITH DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PURCHASING STATUTES AND PRACTICE', to conform public higher education purchasing statutes with Department of Administrative Services purchasing statutes and practice.
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S.B. No. 183 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCING TRANSACTIONS FOR REVENUE BOND PROJECTS UNDER UCONN 2000', to expand the revenues acceptable for issuing certain securities for UConn 2000 projects.
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Proposed S.B. No. 184 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTORING MONEYS TO THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND', to restore one hundred million dollars to the Special Transportation Fund.
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S.B. No. 185 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STANDARD VALUATION AND NONFORFEITURE LAWS, AND THE USE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS' VALUATION MANUAL', to adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' changes to the Standard Valuation and Nonforfeiture Laws and the use of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Valuation Manual.
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S.B. No. 186 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . '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.
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S.B. No. 187 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS AND THE INSURERS REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT', to extend certain protections to a Federal Home Loan Bank for any pledge, security, credit, loan, advance, reimbursement or guarantee agreement or arrangement or any similar agreement or arrangement or other credit enhancement to which it is a party with an insurance company that is under conservation, rehabilitation, liquidation or administrative supervision by the Insurance Department.
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S.B. No. 188 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES', to facilitate the process of captive insurance companies forming in or transferring domicile to Connecticut and make other revisions to the captive insurance statutes.
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S.B. No. 189 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S MARKET CONDUCT EXAMINATION AUTHORITY', to establish, for market conduct examinations conducted by the Insurance Department, circumstances under which the department may engage professionals and specialists as examiners, provisions regarding payment of certain costs of such examinations, immunity for persons conducting such examinations and the confidentiality of examination reports, workpapers and other information obtained or reviewed by the Insurance Department during such examination.
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S.B. No. 190 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS', to require health insurance coverage for tomosynthesis for breast cancer screenings.
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S.B. No. 191 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS', to require health insurance policies that provide coverage for intravenously administered medications for the treatment or palliation or therapeutic intervention for the prevention of disabling or life-threatening chronic diseases to provide coverage for orally administered medications for such treatment, palliation or intervention on a basis no less favorable than intravenously administered medications.
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S.B. No. 192 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CLINICAL PEERS FOR ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS', to redefine the qualifications of a clinical peer for purposes of reviews of adverse determination grievances.
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S.B. No. 193 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF FEES FOR THE PROCESSING OF INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS', to require disclosure of any fees charged by an insurer or agent of such insurer for the processing of premium payments.
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S.B. No. 194 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RISK MANAGEMENT AND OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS', to enact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' requirements for domestic insurers to establish and maintain a risk management framework and to file Own Risk and Solvency Assessment reports.
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S.B. No. 195 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN PARKING FEES BY INSURANCE COMPANIES', to require health insurance companies to cover parking fees in excess of one hundred fifty dollars in a policy year that are incurred by an insured and related to the receipt of a covered service or treatment.
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S.B. No. 196 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING GROUP-WIDE SUPERVISION FOR INTERNATIONALLY ACTIVE INSURANCE GROUPS', to authorize the Insurance Commissioner's oversight of internationally active insurance groups and establish requirements for the determination or acknowledgment of group-wide supervisors.
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S.B. No. 197 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS', to decrease the time frame for all urgent care adverse determination review requests.
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S.B. No. 198 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS DATA PROVIDED TO CERTAIN EMPLOYERS', to require insurers to provide additional information to certain employers regarding their group health insurance policies, and to specify a time frame for the provision of information by such employer to an employee organization that is the exclusive bargaining representative of the employees of such employer.
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S.B. No. 199 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES', to require insurers that file a rate increase of twenty per cent or more for an individual or a group long-term care insurance policy to spread such increase over not less than three years and to make available to policyholders and certificate holders the additional option to reduce policy benefits to reduce the premium rate.
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S.B. No. 200 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SPECIALIZED FORMULA', to expand health insurance coverage for specialized formula from children up to age twelve to individuals up to age twenty-six.
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S.B. No. 201 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CANCELLATION NOTICES OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES', to allow an applicant for or policyholder of an individual life insurance policy to designate a third party to receive notice of cancellation for nonpayment of premium from the insurer.
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S.B. No. 202 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES', to require health insurance coverage of medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment provided through telemedicine if such advice, diagnosis, care or treatment is covered when provided through in-person consultation.
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S.B. No. 203 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS PROGRAM', to educate children in the state about the dangers of sexual assault and abuse and to establish uniform policies and procedures to assist children in the state who may be victims of sexual abuse and assault.
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S.B. No. 204 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPERS' EDUCATION', to improve the safety of children attending youth camps by requiring youth camps to (1) educate campers on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, (2) establish procedures for campers to report instances of injury and abuse, and (3) require directors and assistant directors at the youth camp to submit to certain background checks.
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S.B. No. 205 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISER AND APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY STATUTORY DEFINITIONS', to implement the recommendations of the Department of Consumer Protection's Trade Practices Real Estate Unit, as a result of a federal audit conducted by the Appraisal Subcommittee of the federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, and eliminate outdated references to limited appraisers and licensed appraisers.
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S.B. No. 206 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION', to enhance the authority of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to investigate and enforce matters assigned to said commissioner.
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S.B. No. 207 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT REQUIRING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS AND SALESMEN TO OBTAIN AND DISPLAY IDENTIFICATION BADGES', to require home improvement contractors and salesmen to obtain and wear personalized identification badges.
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S.B. No. 208 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY REWARDS PROGRAMS AND PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION', to protect consumers by requiring greater disclosure regarding pharmacy rewards programs.
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S.B. No. 209 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT PROHIBITING UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL TEXT MESSAGES AND INCREASING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY', to ban unsolicited commercial text messages to consumers without prior written consent, to strengthen penalties for violations of the Do Not Call Registry and to educate consumers regarding the filing of complaints.
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