SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 2 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT SUPPORTING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES', to support veteran-owned small businesses.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 226 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS', to require a phased-in transition to one hundred per cent recyclable single-use carryout bags that contain not less than eighty per cent post-consumer recycled materials and to require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the grocery and retail industries that provides for a fifty per cent reduction in the distribution of paper bags and plastic single-use carryout bags by 2021.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 227 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL'S LAW', to prohibit the import, sale and trade of big-game hunting trophies from overseas.
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S.B. No. 228 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DAMAGES FOR THE UNLAWFUL KILLING OR INJURING OF A COMPANION ANIMAL AND REQUIRING A REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONCERNING THE TETHERING OF DOGS', to enable a court to award damages for the loss of companionship when a companion animal is intentionally killed or injured and to require a report on the adequacy of the state's dog tethering and confinement statute.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 229 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCURACY AND APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT EVALUATIONS', to require environmental impact evaluations made by state agencies to be timely in reflecting the environmental consequences and effects of such proposed action.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 230 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENT-RELATED STATUTES', to make technical and conforming changes to various environment related statutes.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 231 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLLINATOR HEALTH', to implement state and private actions that are aimed at protecting pollinator populations through restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids and the increase and preservation of pollinator habitats.
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S.B. No. 232 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECYCLING OF CONSUMER HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES', to add consumer household batteries to the list of designated recyclable items.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 233 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION OF CONSUMER-BASED PACKAGING MATERIALS', to reduce the amount of consumer packaging in Connecticut's solid waste stream.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 234 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF A FIREARMS TRAINING FACILITY', to require (1) the construction of a firearms training facility to be located on previously purchased state-owned or leased property, and (2) the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to conduct a study regarding its firearms training needs.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 235 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FIREARMS TRAINING FACILITY', to establish requirements for the construction of a firearms training facility by a state agency.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 236 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE SCHOOL SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM', to extend the time period to award a school security grant from June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2017.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 237 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF SECURITY PERSONNEL', to increase the minimum training requirements and establish minimum continuing training requirements for unarmed and armed security officers.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 238 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES REGARDING AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS IN NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS', to allow municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring automatic fire extinguishing systems in new residential buildings.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 239 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT REQUIRING VERIFICATION TO REDUCE FALSE ALARMS', to require that alarm monitoring companies attempt to verify the validity of an alarm before requesting state or municipal police to respond to the alarm.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 240 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC SAFETY', to not require fences around a splash pad or spray park.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 241 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT INCREASING THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to increase the amount of nutritious food that senior participants may purchase at farmers' markets.
REF. AGING

S.B. No. 242 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES', to determine whether nursing home services are sufficient to serve those in need of institutionalized care.
REF. AGING

S.B. No. 243 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVISOR'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES', to make various technical changes concerning grammar, clarity and accuracy of internal references and consistency in the general statutes.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 244 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF INJURIES RESULTING FROM THE DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM AND STAB WOUNDS', to expand current reporting procedures and evidence maintenance procedures concerning injuries resulting from the discharge of a firearm and to include stab wound injuries as those wounds reported to local police departments or the state police.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 245 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL RECOVERY OF MONEYS PAID ON BEHALF OF DISPLACED TENANTS', to allow municipalities to recover costs paid on behalf of a tenant who is housed on an emergency or temporary basis in a hotel, motel or similar establishment for lodging.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 246 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ZERO-TOLERANCE SAFE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ACT', to increase the penalties when a threat involves a preschool, school or an institution of higher education and to provide for an automatic pardon for certain persons who make such a threat prior to attaining the age of eighteen years.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 247 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR LOSS OF CONSORTIUM BY A MINOR CHILD WITH RESPECT TO THE DEATH OF A PARENT', to establish a cause of action for loss of consortium by a minor child with respect to the death of a parent in a manner that is consistent with the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision in Campos v. Coleman, 319 C. 36 (2015).
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 248 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES AFFECTING TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY', to make various revisions to statutes affecting title to real property.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 249 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS', to clarify the procedure by which a landlord can recover possession of rented premises if the sole occupant of the premises dies.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 250 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOURS OF ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION', to require that any individual wishing to register as an elector on election day in the town in which he or she wishes to cast his or her ballot shall appear in person not later than seven o'clock p.m. at the election day registration location.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 251 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS', to align the reporting of municipal election results with the bifurcated process in place for reporting state election results.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 252 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING POST-ELECTION AUDIT INTEGRITY AND EFFICIENCY', to (1) enhance the coverage, accuracy and transparency of post-election audits while reducing cost and effort required for local election officials, (2) provide for timely notification of public events and filing of mandatory reports, (3) provide sufficient security of materials and equipment required for audits and follow-up investigations, and (4) make technical revisions to account for security of paper ballots at the polling place.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 253 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES', to allow municipalities to reduce the number of polling places for primaries.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 254 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SATURDAY REGISTRARS OF VOTERS SESSIONS', to eliminate the mandatory registrars of voters session held the Saturday of the third week before the day of each state or municipal election and make conforming changes.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 255 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY AND PROVISION OF TRAINING FOR REGISTRARS OF VOTERS', to eliminate (1) the requirement that each registrar, or a deputy or assistant designated by such registrar, attend the Secretary of State's election law and procedures training program, and (2) the Secretary of State's authority to delegate the conduct of certain other training for purposes of certification to a third party.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 256 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN LIMITED DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FUNCTIONS BY TOWN CLERKS', to establish a task force to study the feasibility, costs and benefits of authorizing town clerks to perform certain limited Department of Motor Vehicles functions.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 257 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REMOVAL FROM PARTY ENROLLMENT LISTS AND DENIAL OF PRIVILEGES', to eliminate the procedures whereby, at the discretion of members of a certain political party, (1) an enrolled member of such party is disaffiliated from such party, or (2) an unaffiliated registered voter or an enrolled member of another party is prevented from enrolling in such first party.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 258 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF CHILD CARE FACILITY', to broaden the definition of "child care facility" to include persons under twenty-five years of age who are currently homeless.
REF. HOUSING

S.B. No. 259 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING INSPECTIONS BY FIRE MARSHALS', to ease the burden on fire departments in conducting state mandated fire inspections.
REF. HOUSING

S.B. No. 260 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT AMENDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASSESSMENT AND MEDIATION PROGRAM', to amend the requirements of the assessment and mediation program.
REF. HOUSING

S.B. No. 261 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS SERVICES AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES', to implement recommendations of the study conducted by The Board of Regents for Higher Education, pursuant to special act 15-1, on programming available at OASIS centers at public institutions of higher education in this state.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 262 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SERVICE', to provide under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act a leave right related to military service provided under with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 263 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to require the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs to study mental health and suicide prevention programs and services available to veterans and members of the armed forces in this state and make recommendations to state agencies, community organizations and nonprofit entities concerning allocation of resources.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 264 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS', to require the Adjutant General to compile a list of armed conflicts authorized by the President of the United States to be included for commemoration by the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial in Minuteman Park.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.J. No. 33 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'RESOLUTION PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CONVENE AN ARTICLE V CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION', to petition Congress to convene a constitutional convention of limited scope to address concerns raised by and overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and related cases.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS