JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:33 o'clock a.m., Representative Godfrey of the 110th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, we call upon Your divine assistance as we strive to formulate the laws of our State. Inspire our Legislators with the desire to seek first and foremost the good of our people and the needs of our poor. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

The following communications and reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Department of Insurance - Behavioral Health Working Group - Protecting Behavioral Health for Consumers in Connecticut. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-158 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received December 22, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Insurance and Real Estate, Human Services, Public Health and Children.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Report to the Legislative Regulations Review Committee Regarding Outstanding Regulations. (Pursuant to Section 4-170b and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 23, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Regulations Review.

Report - State Board of Education - Comprehensive Statewide Interdistrict Magnet School Plan. (Pursuant to Sections 10-264l (b) (1) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 27, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Education, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Manufacturing Innovation Fund Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016. (Pursuant to Section 32-7o of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 29, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - 2016 Connecticut Cybersecurity Study. (Pursuant to Special Act 15-13 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 29, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Public Safety.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Unused R&D Tax Credit Legislative Recommendations. (Pursuant to Special Act 16-21.) Date Received: December 29, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - 2017 Report of the Office of the Attorney General Regarding Civil Actions Pursuant to the Connecticut False Claims Act for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4-289 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Revenue Services - Commissioner's Report Regarding a Study Concerning the State Laws Governing the Sales and Use Tax, the Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Business Tax - January 1, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 1 of Special Act 16-14.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Children and Families - DCF Policy 35-1: Family Assessment Response and The Family Assessment Response Practice Guide. (Pursuant to Section 17a-101g(g)(9) of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended by Public Act 16-190.) Date Received December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - 2016 Film, Television and Digital Media Annual Tax Credit Report. (Pursuant to Section 32-1p of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology - Annual Report for Calendar Year 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4d-80(c)(8) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Energy and Technology.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - State Fleet Composition and Fuel Usage Report. (Pursuant to Sections 4a-67d(f) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Pilot Program for Alternative Method of Assessment for Commercial Properties, Annual Report - 2016. (Pursuant to Section 12-63i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - City of Hartford - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Technology Talent Advisory Committee Report - December 2016. (Pursuant to Section 32-7p of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report to the General Assembly on the Progress of the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. (Pursuant to Section17b-254 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 1, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Human Services, Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health.

Report - Office of the State Treasurer - Annual Report of the State Treasurer for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 3-37(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 3, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Independent Auditors' Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards - Office of the State Treasurer's Financial Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 3-37, and 2-90, Subsection (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - First Five Plus Program. (Pursuant to Section 32-4l (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Small Business Express Program Report - Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016. (Pursuant to Section 32-7(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Commerce, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - 2016 Annual Report of Connecticut Innovations. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Judicial Branch - Biennial Report and Statistics for the Years 2014-2016. (Pursuant to Section 51-1c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Advisory Council on Housing Matters - Report to the General Assembly (Pursuant to Section 47a-73 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Housing and Judiciary.

Communication - Connecticut Judicial Branch - Supreme Court - Rules of Court. (Pursuant to Section 51-14(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated January 5, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: January 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016, State of Connecticut Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 9, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - 2017 Office of the Attorney General Report on Claims Filed Against the State of Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 4-160k of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 9, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Office of the Claims Commissioner - Claims Commissioner's 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Sections 4-159 and 4-159a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 9, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - State Mandates on Municipalities: Actions in 2016. (Pursuant to Section 2-32c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Planning and Development.

Report - Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - Compendium of Statutory and Regulatory Mandates on Municipalities in Connecticut: 2017 Supplement. (Pursuant to Section 2-79a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Planning and Development.

Report - State Board of Education - Final Report of the Mastery Examination Committee. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-238.) Date Received: January 10, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Compensation Benchmarking and Performance Audit of Connecticut Innovations. (Pursuant to Section 14 of Public Act 16-3.) Date Received: January 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - 2017 Annual Report on Wait Times. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55.) Date Received: January 10, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of December 1, 2016 through December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 11, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Vargas of the 6th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

AGING

Proposed H.B. No. 5463 REP. KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SEPARATE LIVING AREAS IN MUNICIPAL PUBLIC HOUSING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND YOUNGER PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to ensure the safety of elderly persons and younger persons with disabilities living in public housing.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5464 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to increase the amount state employees contribute toward their pensions.

Proposed H.B. No. 5465 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS', to require state government to live within its means.

Proposed H.B. No. 5466 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING UNFUNDED MANDATES ON MUNICIPALITIES', to provide municipalities relief from unfunded mandates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5467 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PORTIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE EDUCATION COST SHARING FORMULA AND OTHER AID TO MUNICIPALITIES', to provide towns relief in the municipal budget process.

Proposed H.B. No. 5468 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE AND PENSION CALCULATIONS', to remove mileage reimbursement from legislator pension calculations.

Proposed H.B. No. 5469 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF STATE EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS', to require legislative approval of state employee union contracts.

BANKING

Proposed H.B. No. 5470 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURITY FREEZES ON MINOR CHILDREN'S CREDIT REPORTS', to protect the credit of minor children.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed H.B. No. 5471 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST CHILDREN', to increase the penalties for crimes committed against children.

Proposed H.B. No. 5472 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN IN PANHANDLING', to prevent the exploitation of children in panhandling.

COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5473 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A JOB CREATION INITIATIVE', to create a jobs initiative to attract and retain a quality workforce.

EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5474 REP. BYRON, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT', to allow school districts to delay the implementation of the provisions of public act 16-189 relating to student data privacy.

Proposed H.B. No. 5475 REP. BYRON, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT DELAYING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INCREASED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS', to delay implementation of the high school graduation requirements.

Proposed H.B. No. 5476 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS', to retain municipal control over alternative educational opportunities for expelled students.

Proposed H.B. No. 5477 REP. KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016', to allow school districts to delay the implementation of the provisions of public act 16-189 relating to student data privacy.

Proposed H.B. No. 5478 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNIFORM REGIONAL SCHOOL CALENDAR', to provide boards of education the option of implementing the uniform regional school calendar.

Proposed H.B. No. 5479 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENT RELATING TO THE RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF STUDENTS', to require only those educators who may have to perform restraint or seclusion of a student to complete training related to such restraint and seclusion.

Proposed H.B. No. 5480 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS', to provide the necessary funding for special education costs incurred by school districts.

Proposed H.B. No. 5481 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL', to require the Commissioner of Administrative Services to approve an application for a roof replacement project at Brookfield High School.

Proposed H.B. No. 5482 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE CAP ON HOW MUCH A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REDUCE ITS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT WHEN IT EXPERIENCES A DECLINE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT', to permit a school district to reduce its minimum budget requirement in an amount that reflects its actual decline in student enrollment.

Proposed H.B. No. 5483 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL PERSONNEL', to reduce costs to school districts related to the mandatory training of school personnel.

Proposed H.B. No. 5484 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY REQUIREMENT FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS', to amend the amount of instructional time that school districts are required to provide to students who have been expelled.

Proposed H.B. No. 5485 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT REGIONALIZE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES', to create an incentive grant program that provides funds for school districts to purchase vans and regionalize school transportation services.

Proposed H.B. No. 5486 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT TO PARENTS FOR COSTS INCURRED FROM INDEPENDENT EVALUATIONS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION IDENTIFICATION', to provide reimbursement to parents and guardians who incur costs resulting from independent evaluations conducted for the purpose of special education identification for their children.

Proposed H.B. No. 5487 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF DUPLICATIVE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to reduce similar or duplicative reporting requirements on school districts.

Proposed H.B. No. 5488 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY UNFUNDED MANDATES RELATING TO EDUCATION', to provide relief to school districts by eliminating unfunded mandates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5489 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT LOWERING THE EXCESS COST THRESHOLD FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS', to revise the manner in which school districts receive reimbursement under the special education excess cost grant.

Proposed H.B. No. 5490 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR CIVIC EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION IN CONNECTICUT', to develop a long-term strategy relating to civic education and participation in civic affairs for the citizens of Connecticut.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5491 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEREGULATION OF THE NATURAL GAS MARKET', to allow natural gas customers to choose their natural gas supplier.

Proposed H.B. No. 5492 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CITIZEN ADVISORY PANEL FOR ENERGY PROJECTS', to create a Citizen Advisory Panel for energy projects.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5493 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STORMWATER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS', to restrict standards for state-issued stormwater permits to the standards established by the federal government.

Proposed H.B. No. 5494 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING FARMERS' MARKETS TO CONDUCT SOUP SWAPS', to allow soup swaps at farmers' markets.

Proposed H.B. No. 5495 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT WAIVING HUNTING LICENSE FEES FOR BOW AND ARROW HUNTERS WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE AND OLDER', to waive hunting license fees for certain senior citizens who hunt by bow and arrow.

Proposed H.B. No. 5496 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN LABELING OF TOPSOIL', to provide consumers with standardized information when purchasing topsoil.

Proposed H.B. No. 5497 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO IMPLEMENT THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSALS CONCERNING ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to establish all-terrain vehicle policies and procedures.

Proposed H.B. No. 5498 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SUBMISSION OF CERTAIN DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE PLANS TO THE WEST ROCK RIDGE STATE PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL', to clarify the oversight responsibilities of the West Rock Ridge State Park Advisory Council.

Proposed H.B. No. 5499 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS', to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.

Proposed H.B. No. 5500 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RIDING TRAILS FOR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to allow for the creation of all-terrain vehicle trails on state land.

Proposed H.B. No. 5501 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY', to establish an animal abuser registry.

Proposed H.B. No. 5502 REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO DECIDE COMMERCIAL PROJECT APPLICATIONS WITHIN NINETY DAYS', to reduce delay in the issuing of decisions on commercial project applications.

Proposed H.B. No. 5503 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LAKE AUTHORITIES AND COMBATING INVASIVE PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES', to provide financial assistance to lake authorities in their efforts to combat invasive plant and animal species.

Proposed H.B. No. 5504 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL FISHING LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT', to encourage family members to continue to engage in the commercial fishing industry.

Proposed H.B. No. 5505 REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHOSPHOROUS REMOVAL STANDARDS', to prevent phosphorous removal requirements from exceeding ninety per cent.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5506 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR ENERGY USE FOR CERTAIN BUSINESSES', to provide energy incentives for certain businesses.

Proposed H.B. No. 5507 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5508 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY TAX CREDITS FOR BUSINESSES THAT PAY EMPLOYEES ABOVE THE TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE', to create a task force to study tax credits for businesses that pay tipped employees an amount greater than the tipped minimum wage.

Proposed H.B. No. 5509 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions and Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5510 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE GIFT TAX', to phase out the gift tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5511 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE SALES TAX', to exempt from the sales tax products that are (1) purchased by a school or a school-affiliated organization for the purpose of fundraising for such school or for school-related activities, and (2) sold to consumers for under fifty dollars.

Proposed H.B. No. 5512 REP. KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5513 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GUN SAFE', to establish a tax credit, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars, against the personal income tax for the purchase of a gun safe for a taxpayer's personal use.

Proposed H.B. No. 5514 REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5515 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO MAKE STATE FACILITIES ACCESSIBLE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to authorize bonds of the state for the installation of accessible ramps, power assist doors, elevators and accessible bathrooms in state facilities in order to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5516 REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5517 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE CONNECTICUT ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION', to provide tax equity by increasing the Connecticut estate tax exemption to match the federal estate tax exemption.

Proposed H.B. No. 5518 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5519 REP. DUFF, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PROPERTY TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLES', to eliminate the property tax on motor vehicles.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5520 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO TAKE BACK UNUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS', to establish a program to take back unused prescription medications.

Proposed H.B. No. 5521 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE GRACE PERIOD FOR CERTAIN LICENSE APPLICATIONS', to provide regulatory relief to individuals and small businesses by extending the grace period for certain license applications.

Proposed H.B. No. 5522 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING RETAILERS FROM USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE FOR MARKETING PURPOSES', to prohibit retailers from using facial recognition software for marketing purposes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5523 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HIRING RATIOS FOR APPRENTICES', to allow certain licensed contractors to employ more than one apprentice at a time.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5524 REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING NATIONAL K9 VETERANS' DAY', to designate March thirteenth as National K9 Veterans' Day.

Proposed H.B. No. 5525 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTY COMMITTEES AND CANDIDATES PARTICIPATING IN THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to prevent candidates receiving Citizens' Election Program grants from making large contributions to party committees that may subsequently make organization expenditures for such candidates' benefit.

Proposed H.B. No. 5526 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATORY PROCESS IN THE STATE', to reform the regulatory process in the state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5527 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE OF EMERGENCY CERTIFIED BILLS', to limit the use of emergency certification.

Proposed H.B. No. 5528 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES FOR REGISTRAR OF VOTERS', to permit a deputy registrar of voters running unopposed for registrar of voters to perform his or her duties during a regular election.

Proposed H.B. No. 5529 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CENTRAL COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS', to require that absentee ballots be counted at a central location in a municipal facility unless the registrars of voters agree to their counting in the respective polling places.

Proposed H.B. No. 5530 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION LOCATIONS AND ACCESS TO THE STATE-WIDE CENTRALIZED VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM', to require that election day registration be conducted in a municipal facility with secured Internet access to the state-wide centralized voter registration system.

Proposed H.B. No. 5531 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS', to require a town committee to appoint a successor registrar of voters, regardless of the presence of a deputy, in the event of a vacancy in the office of the registrar.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5532 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE CONCERNING THE CREATION AND RETENTION OF AN EDUCATED AND PREPARED WORKFORCE', to foster the creation of a bipartisan solution to creating jobs in the state.

HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5533 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REHABILITATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES', to apply the provisions of section 8-30g to the rehabilitation of properties.

Proposed H.B. No. 5534 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to allow municipalities that have made good faith efforts to develop specific areas in such municipalities the ability to prohibit new affordable housing in such areas, provided such good faith efforts were made prior to any application for such affordable housing.

Proposed H.B. No. 5535 REP. DUFF, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS IN SET-ASIDE DEVELOPMENTS', to increase the number of affordable housing units in set-aside developments.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5536 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WAIVING BANK FEES FOR MEDICAID APPLICANTS SUBJECT TO ASSET TRANSFER REVIEWS', to reduce the financial burden on Medicaid applicants subject to a five-year look-back period for asset transfers.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5537 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST.; REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES', to limit the amount certain long-term care insurance premium rates may increase in a single year.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5538 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FACTORS CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING JURY SERVICE DETERMINATIONS', to allow a person to have his or her prior jury service considered when a person is selected for subsequent jury service.

Proposed H.B. No. 5539 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGALIZATION, TAXATION AND REGULATION OF THE RETAIL SALE AND USE OF MARIJUANA', to legalize and regulate the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of marijuana in order to raise revenue for the General Fund and for substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness.

Proposed H.B. No. 5540 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEATH PENALTY', to reinstate the death penalty.

Proposed H.B. No. 5541 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF ACCELERATED REHABILITATION FOR CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN OR THE ELDERLY', to limit the application of accelerated rehabilitation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5542 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM DRUG DOCKET IN NEW LONDON COUNTY', to establish a pilot program drug docket in New London County.

Proposed H.B. No. 5543 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT AUTHORITY TO ORDER A PERSON TO SUBMIT TO AN INVOLUNTARY MEDICAL EVALUATION', to provide a Probate Court with the authority to order a person with a substance use disorder or mental disability to submit to an involuntary medical evaluation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5544 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING AN EXEMPTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR A PERSON TAKING A BLOOD SAMPLE IN A MATTER WHERE A DRIVER IS SUSPECTED OF OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS', to provide an exemption from civil liability to persons authorized to take blood samples from persons suspected of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5545 REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS BE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS', to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and provide cost savings to the state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5546 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE', to hold drug dealers criminally liable for the sale of drugs that result in the death of the person who purchased the drugs from the dealer.

Proposed H.B. No. 5547 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF FOREIGN LAW IN THE STATE', to protect Connecticut citizens from the application of foreign law.

Proposed H.B. No. 5548 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NOTIFICATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES UPON CONVICTION OF AN ILLEGAL ALIEN', to require local or state authorities to notify federal authorities when an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5549 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROVISIONS AS APPLICABLE TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS', to clarify unemployment tax law so that certain independent contractors are not improperly treated as employees.

Proposed H.B. No. 5550 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PROJECTS AND THE PREVAILING WAGE', to facilitate municipal public works projects by exempting certain projects from the prevailing wage requirements.

Proposed H.B. No. 5551 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST.; REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING WAGE INCREASES IN ARBITRATION AWARDS', to amend the collective bargaining statutes to limit binding arbitration awards to not more than the Consumer Price Index.

Proposed H.B. No. 5552 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST.; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING RETIREMENT BENEFITS FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BY STATE AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES', to bring state and municipal collective bargaining statutes into line with neighboring states by removing retirement benefits as a subject matter for such bargaining.

Proposed H.B. No. 5553 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS', to require that a collective bargaining agreement between a municipality and its employees be approved by the municipality's board of finance or equivalent body and to require that a representative of the municipality's board of finance or equivalent body participate in collective bargaining agreement negotiations and vote on proposed collective bargaining agreements.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5554 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL BODIES', to exempt municipal bodies that are advisory in nature and do not have regulatory powers from political composition requirements.

Proposed H.B. No. 5555 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO ENFORCE FEDERAL AND STATE IMMIGRATION LAWS', to require municipalities to enforce federal and state immigration laws.

Proposed H.B. No. 5556 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET CAP', to eliminate the municipal budget cap.

Proposed H.B. No. 5557 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEWER ASSESSMENT APPEALS', to require municipalities to permit property owners to appeal sewer assessments.

Proposed H.B. No. 5558 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PASSAGE OF NEW STATE MANDATES TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS', to require the vote of two-thirds of each chamber of the General Assembly to enact a new unfunded state mandate.

Proposed H.B. No. 5559 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE MUNICIPAL LEGAL NOTICE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING MANDATE', to repeal the mandate that municipal legal notices be published in newspapers.

Proposed H.B. No. 5560 REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PASSAGE OF MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require a two-thirds majority vote of both chambers in order to pass new mandates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5561 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR A PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES', to authorize municipalities to expand property tax relief to retired federal employees.

Proposed H.B. No. 5562 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF ORANGE BY ONE YEAR', to extend the municipal revaluation deadline for the town of Orange by one year.

Proposed H.B. No. 5563 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST.; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE OLD COLONY BEACH CLUB ASSOCIATION IN OLD LYME', to amend and update the charter provisions of the Old Colony Beach Club Association.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5564 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT', to require medical diagnostic equipment purchased by health care facilities to meet technical standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5565 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES', to ensure that unexpended funds originally appropriated to the Department of Developmental Services are not transferred to the General Fund or used for any purpose other than the provision of services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5566 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO PARENTS OF ABORTION PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON MINORS', to establish parental notification requirements for abortion procedures performed on persons who are less than eighteen years of age.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5567 REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WAITING LIST FOR THE MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER PROGRAM', to use the savings generated from the privatization of group homes to move one hundred people off of the waiting list for the Medicaid home and community-based waiver program.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5568 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING TRANSPARENCY IN COSTS OF MEDICAL SERVICES', to expand transparency in the costs of medical services.

Proposed H.B. No. 5569 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE NEW PATIENTS WITH A PSYCHOTHERAPY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT', to provide greater clarity and accountability to patients contemplating mental health treatment.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5570 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REMOVING VOLUNTARY ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES AS A REASON TO DENY A FIREARM PERMIT OR CERTIFICATE', to encourage a person to voluntarily admit himself or herself to a hospital for psychiatric disabilities by not disqualifying such person from receiving a firearm permit or certificate based solely on such voluntary admission.

Proposed H.B. No. 5571 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS DURING A CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY', to prohibit the Governor or any municipality from restricting lawful possession of a firearm or ammunition during a civil preparedness emergency.

Proposed H.B. No. 5572 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ENHANCED PENALTY FOR THE ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR PRISON GUARD', to protect off-duty police officers and prison guards from being assaulted while off duty.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5573 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST.; SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST.; REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN WESTBROOK THE SINGING BRIDGE', to name a bridge in Westbrook the Singing Bridge.

Proposed H.B. No. 5574 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SIGNS INDICATING THE LOCATION OF THE KATHARINE HEPBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER', to erect signs in Old Saybrook informing motorists and tourists of the location of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.

Proposed H.B. No. 5575 REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST. 'AN ACT REGULATING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES', to provide for state regulation of transportation network companies.

Proposed H.B. No. 5576 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF COMMEMORATIVE NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS', to allow veterans and members of the armed forces to obtain commemorative number plates at no additional cost beyond the cost to register a motor vehicle.

Proposed H.B. No. 5577 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING ROUTE 67 IN OXFORD AFTER LIEUTENANT COLONEL HOWARD BELINSKY', to name Route 67 in Oxford in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Howard Belinsky.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5578 REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PURPLE HEART NUMBER PLATES', to allow veterans and members of the armed forces to obtain number plates recognizing the Military Order of the Purple Heart at no additional cost beyond the cost to register a motor vehicle.

Proposed H.B. No. 5579 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES', to give veteran-owned businesses a ten per cent price preference on state contracts and set aside five per cent of all such contracts for award to such businesses.

Proposed H.B. No. 5580 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN VETERANS DISCHARGED DUE TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY', to expand eligibility of veterans' benefits to certain veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

Proposed H.B. No. 5581 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING WAIVER OF CERTAIN VOCATIONAL LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to allow veterans and members of the armed forces to satisfy certain vocational license and certification requirements with equivalent experience or qualifications acquired through their military service.

Proposed H.B. No. 5582 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HONOR GUARD DETAILS AT VETERAN FUNERALS', to provide that honor guard details at veteran funerals consist of at least five members and include at least two riflemen or riflewomen in such details.

COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5583 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. BOYD, 50th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING INVESTMENT ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT PROGRAM', to support the growth of small businesses in Connecticut by allowing investments in additional types of businesses to qualify for an angel investor tax credit.

Proposed H.B. No. 5584 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. REED, 102nd DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A SMALL BUSINESS HOTLINE', to provide resources for small businesses to assist their sustainability and growth.

EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5585 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. BOYD, 50th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM AS AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY', to improve the administration and operation of the technical high school system.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5586 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING CONNECTICUT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES', to retain a highly educated workforce and strengthen Connecticut's economy.

Proposed H.B. No. 5587 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. REED, 102nd DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. BOYD, 50th DIST.; REP. WINKLER, 56th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIORS' SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to provide tax relief to seniors.

Proposed H.B. No. 5588 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. BOYD, 50th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPOSING A CAP ON GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ALLOCATIONS', to limit the allocation of noneconomic development general obligation bonds by the State Bond Commission.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5589 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. WINKLER, 56th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM', to increase disclosure of sources of funds used for independent expenditures.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5590 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. WINKLER, 56th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT', to study and improve the workforce development system in this state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5591 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. WINKLER, 56th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAY EQUITY IN THE WORKFORCE', to help ensure pay equity in the workforce by requiring employers to provide equal pay to employees in the same workplace.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5592 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST.; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST.; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST.; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST.; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST.; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR MUNICIPAL REVITALIZATION PROJECTS', to create vibrant and livable communities by providing incentives to municipalities for undertaking local revitalization projects that contribute to the cultural and economic growth of the community.

APPROPRIATIONS

H.J. No. 10 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO ENACT NEW UNFUNDED MANDATES', to require the vote of two-thirds of each chamber of the General Assembly to enact a new unfunded state mandate.

Proposed S.B. No. 50 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR ZERO-BASED BUDGETING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE', to enact a pilot program to examine zero-based budgeting for two state agencies.

Proposed S.B. No. 51 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to enact the constitutional spending cap.

Proposed S.B. No. 52 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE SALARY OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to reduce the salary of members of the General Assembly.

Proposed S.B. No. 53 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY FUNERALS', to reallocate moneys for the purpose of studying a mileage tax to instead pay for honor guard details at funerals of state veterans.

EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 54 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WHEN A PARENT OR STUDENT DRIVES TO SCHOOL', to reduce school transportation costs by eliminating the requirement to have a seat on the bus for each potential student.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 55 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO CONVERT STREETLIGHTS TO SOLAR POWER', to create an incentive program for municipalities to convert streetlights to solar power to reduce street lighting electrical expenses in towns.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 56 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDEMPTION OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS UNDER THE BOTTLE BILL', to allow for the return of all deposit bottles at a retailer rather than just those sold by the retailer.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 57 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE CORPORATION BUSINESS TAX RATE', to stimulate the state economy, help create jobs and attract businesses to the state by reducing the corporation business tax rate.

Proposed S.B. No. 58 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ESTATE TAX', to retain and attract residents and small businesses by repealing the estate tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 59 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE HOSPITAL TAX', to reduce the cost of health care in Connecticut, improve access to services and retain jobs by repealing the hospital tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 60 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to encourage seniors and retirees to remain in the state by exempting Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 61 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF BOND PROCEEDS', to require that bond proceeds be used only for their specified purpose and prohibit the use of bond proceeds to pay for ongoing general government expenditures.

Proposed S.B. No. 62 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE GIFT TAX', to repeal the gift tax.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 63 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HAIR SALON INSPECTION FEES', to allow for lesser inspection fees for smaller hair salons.

Proposed S.B. No. 64 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ROOFING, WINDOW AND SIDING CONSUMER WARRANTIES', to prevent homeowners who have roofs, siding or windows replaced under a warranty from incurring the labor costs associated with such replacement.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 65 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA AWARENESS DAY', to increase public awareness of trigeminal neuralgia.

Proposed S.B. No. 66 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS OF PRINCIPALS OF PROSPECTIVE STATE CONTRACTORS', to require all principals of prospective state contractors to submit to criminal history records checks.

Proposed S.B. No. 67 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING THE JOSEPH J. FAULISO STATE GOVERNMENT CENTER', to honor the many years of public service by former Lieutenant Governor Joseph J. Fauliso, including service in all three branches of state government: in the judicial branch, as a state senator and as Lieutenant Governor.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 68 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to require the General Assembly to create line items for the appropriation to The University of Connecticut.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 69 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN LIBEL JUDGMENTS', to protect state residents from the enforcement of certain foreign libel judgments.

Proposed S.B. No. 70 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AFFECTING STATE MARSHALS', to avoid conflicts of interest for state marshals.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 71 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS', to reduce the instances of concussions in intramural and interscholastic athletics and other youth sports.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 72 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INDEMNIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICERS BY MUNICIPALITIES', to study indemnification of police officers by municipalities.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 73 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES BY RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS', to allow retired law enforcement officers to possess high-capacity magazines.

Proposed S.B. No. 74 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING LOCAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS', to prevent the regulation of firearms by municipalities.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 75 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN SOUTHINGTON IN HONOR OF DETECTIVE BRUCE BOISLAND', to name a bridge in Southington in honor of the career and legacy of the late Detective Bruce Boisland, who served on the Southington Police Department.

Proposed S.B. No. 76 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MILEAGE TAX STUDY', to prohibit the expenditure of state funds for a mileage tax study.

Proposed S.B. No. 77 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHS ON REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS', to require photo identification on removable windshield placards to prevent abuse of such placards.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 78 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CREATING JOINT PURCHASING AGENCIES', to allow cooperative purchasing by municipal electric utilities.

Proposed S.B. No. 79 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING SECTIONS REGARDING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVES', to repeal sections regarding municipal electric energy cooperatives.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 80 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING VESSELS, VESSEL MOTORS AND VESSEL TRAILERS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAXES', to make the state marine industry more competitive by exempting all vessels, motors for such vessels and trailers for transporting such vessels from the sales and use taxes.

Proposed S.B. No. 81 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE SALES AND USE TAXES ON CERTAIN VESSELS AND MOTORS', to make the state marine industry more competitive by limiting the sales and use taxes on vessels and motors for such vessels.

Proposed S.B. No. 82 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ESTATE TAX', to incentivize residents to remain in Connecticut by repealing the estate tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 83 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to provide economic growth incentives by repealing the business entity tax.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 84 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GPS MONITORING OF CONVICTED PERSONS AWAITING SENTENCING FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT', to require a person convicted of aggravated sexual assault who remains free pending sentencing to be monitored by a global positioning system.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 85 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH', to ease the burden placed on certain residential facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.J. No. 7 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to place term limits on members of the General Assembly.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Vargas of the 6th District, the House adjourned at 11:35 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.