JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:33 o'clock a.m., Representative Elliott of the 88th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, we thank You for your guidance as we gather today in this Chamber. Bless us as we work to serve the common good of Your people. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the House Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

January 19, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 1-205 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint LENNY T. WINKLER from Groton, to be a member of the Freedom of Information Commission, to serve a term ending June 20, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Gentile of the 104th 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.

NOTE: H.B. Nos. 5830 and 5875 have been deleted from List of Bills No. 11 dated January 19, 2017. The bills were inadvertently delivered to the Clerk of the House. The bills have been restored to the proper possession of the Clerk of the Senate. Corrected Copies of H.B. Nos. 5830 and 5875 will be available in the Legislative Bill Room at a future date.

AGING

Proposed H.B. No. 5821 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS', to allow more nonambulatory nursing home residents to visit the homes of their families.

Proposed H.B. No. 5822 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELDERLY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF', to allow towns to provide property tax relief to more of its senior citizens.

Proposed H.B. No. 5823 REP. BYRON, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE TRANSPORTATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS, VETERANS AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES', to create a task force to study the transportation of senior citizens, veterans and disabled individuals.

Proposed H.B. No. 5824 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM', to expand eligibility for the Alzheimer's disease respite care program.

Proposed H.B. No. 5825 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY HOW TO GET MORE PARTICIPATION IN THE VOLUNTEER RESIDENT ADVOCATE PROGRAM', to create a task force to study how to get more participation in the volunteer resident advocate program.

Proposed H.B. No. 5826 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES', to provide consumer protections during the application process for a reverse annuity mortgage loan.

Proposed H.B. No. 5827 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER NONPARENT RELATIVES WHO ARE RAISING CHILDREN', to provide financial assistance to grandparents and other nonparent relatives who have assumed the responsibility of raising needy children.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5828 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RESCISSION AUTHORITY', to limit the Governor's budget rescission authority to two per cent of the budget.

Proposed H.B. No. 5829 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYS UNDER STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PLANS', to increase certain copays paid by state employees for health care services.

Proposed H.B. No. 5831 REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR TRANSITIONAL HOUSING IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY FOR WOMEN RETURNING FROM INCARCERATION', to fund an ex-offender halfway house for women in New Haven County to improve parole, employment and housing outcomes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5832 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'RESOLUTION REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO APPROVE MANDATES TO MUNICIPALITIES', to require the vote of two-thirds of both chambers of the General Assembly to enact a new unfunded state mandate in order to ease the burden of mandates on municipalities and to provide local property tax relief.

Proposed H.B. No. 5833 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING COPAYS UNDER STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PLANS', to increase copays for all state employees by one per cent.

Proposed H.B. No. 5834 REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MAXIMIZING FEDERAL FUNDS', to reduce state expenditures by maximizing federal funds available to support state programs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5835 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY BUDGET DEFICIENCIES', to allow the legislature to work with state agencies in finding cost saving measures to reduce or eliminate budget deficiencies.

Proposed H.B. No. 5836 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ADOPTING DEFINITIONS FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to adopt definitions for the constitutional spending cap.

Proposed H.B. No. 5837 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERFORMANCE-BASED BUDGETING FOR STATE AGENCIES', to provide performance-based budgeting for state agencies similar to the model used in the state of Florida.

Proposed H.B. No. 5838 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BY STATE EMPLOYEES', to require that future state employee retirement and health care benefits be determined by the legislature.

Proposed H.B. No. 5839 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT TO INCLUDE CURRENT SERVICES IN STATE BUDGET REPORTING', to ensure proper reporting of the state budget.

Proposed H.B. No. 5840 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING MUNICIPAL FUNDING', to protect municipal funding.

Proposed H.B. No. 5841 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CAP ON STATE EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to cap educational reimbursements for state employees to an in-state university tuition level.

Proposed H.B. No. 5842 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNFUNDED MANDATES ON MUNICIPALITIES', to provide mandate relief to municipalities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5843 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PREPARATION OF THE STATE BUDGET ACT', to require that preparation of the state budget begin with the Finance Committee.

Proposed H.B. No. 5844 REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT DEFINING TERMS PERTAINING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to define terms pertaining to the constitutional spending cap.

Proposed H.B. No. 5845 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AVAILABILITY OF THE BUDGET ACT PRIOR TO A VOTE BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to provide transparency in the budget process.

Proposed H.B. No. 5846 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. REED, 102nd DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR THE FREEDOM SCHOONER AMISTAD', to provide reimbursement for Connecticut small businesses that were not paid for goods and services provided to Amistad America, Inc.

Proposed H.B. No. 5847 REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING REIMBURSEMENTS TO LEGISLATORS FOR MILEAGE FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME', to lessen the burden of state pension liability.

Proposed H.B. No. 5848 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXCLUSIONS FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT INCOME', to prevent state pensions from being artificially inflated.

Proposed H.B. No. 5849 REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. CURREY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING MILEAGE AND OTHER REIMBURSEMENTS TO LEGISLATORS FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME', to eliminate any mileage or other reimbursements from the calculation of legislators' pensions.

Proposed H.B. No. 5850 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS', to allow for legislative rejection of certain state contracts if either house of the General Assembly determines there are insufficient funds for full implementation of the contract.

EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5851 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE', to increase oversight of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5852 REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGULATION OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITIES BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY', to provide for a professional and expert analysis of the functions and responsibilities of water pollution control authorities as is currently provided for other public utilities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5853 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIMINATING OR RAISING THE VIRTUAL NET METERING CAP', to encourage expansion of renewable energy projects.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5854 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PERSONS CONVICTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY FROM BUYING, SELLING OR TRANSFERRING ANIMALS', to prevent persons convicted of animal cruelty from being allowed to be involved in the pet business.

Proposed H.B. No. 5855 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS FOR PURPOSES OF SELF-DEFENSE', to allow people to carry handguns in state parks and forests for self-defense.

Proposed H.B. No. 5856 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TIMING FOR THE RENEWAL OF DOG LICENSES', to make dog licensing more convenient for dog owners.

Proposed H.B. No. 5857 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS TO HAVE RECYCLING BINS ON THE PREMISES', to increase recycling of bottled and canned beverages at retail food establishments, increase the overall waste diversion in the state and decrease the cost of waste management for towns.

Proposed H.B. No. 5858 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES', to allow for the purchase of lifetime hunting and lifetime fishing licenses.

Proposed H.B. No. 5859 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A MINIMUM RECYCLED GLASS CONTENT FOR GLASS CONTAINERS', to improve the market for scrap glass and increase recycling rates for glass containers.

Proposed H.B. No. 5860 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES FOR BEEKEEPING IN CONNECTICUT', to establish guidelines and best practices for beekeeping in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 5861 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT DELAYING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN STORMWATER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS', to delay the implementation of MS4 stormwater permit requirements.

Proposed H.B. No. 5862 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PERSONS WHO OPERATE KAYAKS OR CANOES TO WEAR LIFE VESTS AND POSSESS AN ALERT DEVICE', to ensure the safety of kayakers and canoeists.

Proposed H.B. No. 5863 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE PROCUREMENT OF LAND TO FOLLOW CERTAIN STATUTORY PROCEDURES', to enact required safeguards prior to the state's purchase of land.

Proposed H.B. No. 5864 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISTRIBUTION OF UNSOLICITED MARKETING FLYERS TO HOMES', to prevent litter and to limit sales solicitations.

Proposed H.B. No. 5865 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PET SHOP SOURCING OF CATS AND DOGS BE CONSISTENT WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE', to ensure the sourcing of dogs and cats by pet shops in the state is consistent with USDA practices.

Proposed H.B. No. 5866 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST.; REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE RECYCLING AND REUSE OF DEFECTIVE CONCRETE', to prevent defective concrete materials from being reused.

Proposed H.B. No. 5867 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGIONALIZATION OF LICENSING FOR FARMERS' MARKETS', to provide larger geographic areas for those who are licensed to hold and participate in farmers' markets.

Proposed H.B. No. 5868 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE IN CONNECTICUT', to improve the health of Connecticut soils.

Proposed H.B. No. 5869 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE REMOVAL OF PUPPIES FROM THEIR MOTHER', to keep puppies with their mother for a certain minimum amount of time.

Proposed H.B. No. 5870 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE FEASIBILITY OF PHASING OUT THE BOTTLE BILL', to study the feasibility of phasing out the bottle bill.

Proposed H.B. No. 5871 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING FEES BY CONSERVATION DISTRICTS', to maintain the technical land use services offered to landowners and municipalities by the conservation districts.

Proposed H.B. No. 5872 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CARBON CONTENT OF SOIL SOLD IN CONNECTICUT', to increase the effectiveness of soil that is sold in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 5873 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE PRIOR TO PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS BY RAILROAD COMPANIES AND REQUIRING VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLANS BY SUCH COMPANIES', to require notice of pesticide and herbicide applications along railroad rights-of-way and the filing of vegetation management plans with the state and each town along the right-of-way.

Proposed H.B. No. 5874 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF CATS', to require the licensing of cats in the same manner as the licensing of dogs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5876 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE MANUFACTURE, SALE AND USE OF FISHING TACKLE THAT CONTAINS LEAD', to protect loons and other diving birds from ingesting toxic lead through fish sources and other marine debris in order to preserve the health of such birds.

Proposed H.B. No. 5877 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING CONNECTICUT'S BOTTLE BILL', to increase recycling rates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5878 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINES ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLATION OF THE STATE'S RUNNING BAMBOO LAW', to provide for local enforcement of the state's running bamboo law.

Proposed H.B. No. 5879 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING THE ALLOWABLE DAILY LIMIT FOR THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN BALLOONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE', to reduce the daily limit for the release of helium filled balloons into the atmosphere from ten to one.

Proposed H.B. No. 5880 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF THE BOTTLE DEPOSIT AND INCLUDING WINE BOTTLES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BOTTLE BILL', to increase the amount of the bottle deposit to fifteen cents and to apply the bottle deposit to wine bottles.

Proposed H.B. No. 5881 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES TO FUND THE MAINTENANCE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE TRAILS', to provide a funding source for the creation and maintenance of all-terrain vehicle trails on state property.

Proposed H.B. No. 5882 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE TRAILS ON STATE LANDS', to provide trails for use by operators of all-terrain vehicles.

Proposed H.B. No. 5883 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT WAIVING ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES FOR VETERANS', to establish a registration fee for certain all-terrain vehicles, waive such fee for veterans and require funds from such fee to be used for the maintenance of all-terrain vehicle trails on state property.

Proposed H.B. No. 5884 REP. BOYD, 50th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF COAL TAR SEALANTS ON STATE HIGHWAYS', to protect the environment and public health by limiting human and wildlife exposure to hazardous materials.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5885 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST.; REP. CURREY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING COIN-OPERATED CAR WASHES FROM THE SALES TAX', to repeal the sales tax on coin-operated car washes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5886 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR FOOD DONATED BY FARMERS TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS', to assist farmers who donate food to charitable organizations by establishing a tax credit for such donation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5887 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING NEW BUSINESSES FROM THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to exempt new businesses from the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5888 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF EXPENSES FOR SKILLED NURSING CARE OR HOME HEALTH CARE UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to allow a deduction for skilled nursing care or home health care under the state personal income tax to the same extent as provided under the federal income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5889 REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE LUXURY TAX RATE', to reduce the "luxury tax" to the prior rate of seven per cent.

Proposed H.B. No. 5890 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING THE OAKDALE THEATRE FROM THE ADMISSIONS TAX', to provide tax equity for the Oakdale Theatre with similar event facilities in the state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5891 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE TAXES IMPOSED ON BUSINESSES ORGANIZED AS PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES', to require the Commissioner of Revenue Services to compare and analyze the taxes imposed by the state on businesses organized as pass-through entities with the taxation of such businesses in other states and to make recommendations for changes to the state's tax code.

Proposed H.B. No. 5892 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE ALLOCATION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS OR PLAYGROUNDS CONSTRUCTED WITH CRUMB RUBBER', to prohibit the State Bond Commission from allocating bond funds for the installation of athletic fields or playgrounds constructed with crumb rubber on any school grounds, municipal park or state-owned property.

Proposed H.B. No. 5893 REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A RESTRUCTURING OF THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to ensure patient access to high-quality effective care in convenient community-based surgical centers and provide tax relief to patients and state businesses by restructuring the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5894 REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND AND MONEYS RECEIVED FROM TOBACCO TAXES', to ensure that a percentage of state funds in the Tobacco Settlement Fund and moneys derived from taxes on tobacco products are allocated to programs that ameliorate the ill effects of tobacco products.

Proposed H.B. No. 5895 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt pensions and Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5896 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD FOR IMPOSITION OF THE ESTATE TAX', to increase the threshold for imposition of the estate tax to match the federal estate tax filing threshold.

Proposed H.B. No. 5897 REP. DUNSBY, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF BONDS AUTHORIZED FOR LOCAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS', to increase the aggregate amount of bonds authorized under said section by thirty-five million dollars.

Proposed H.B. No. 5898 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX', to phase out the hospital tax over a period of five years.

Proposed H.B. No. 5899 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CAPPING THE PROPERTY TAX ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FOR HOMEOWNERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OVER', to alleviate the property tax burden on seniors.

Proposed H.B. No. 5900 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to restructure the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5901 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX AND REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to phase out the hospital tax over a six-year period and to repeal the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5902 REP. HOYDICK, 120th 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. 5903 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX DEDUCTION FOR STUDENT LOAN INTEREST PAID', to provide relief to residents from student loan debt by establishing a tax deduction against the personal income tax for student loan interest paid.

Proposed H.B. No. 5904 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX', to phase out the hospital tax over a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017.

Proposed H.B. No. 5905 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING WATER COMPANIES FROM THE SALES TAX', to exempt water companies from the sales tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5906 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF BUDGET RESERVE FUNDS AND UNAPPROPRIATED SURPLUS', to eliminate future special assessments that may be imposed on businesses to pay the interest due on amounts the state borrows from the federal government for unemployment compensation benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5907 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE ESTATE TAX', to restructure the estate tax to assist family-owned businesses to remain family-owned and encourage residents to remain in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 5908 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING A PORTION OF BUSINESSES' TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM THE PROPERTY TAX', to exempt the first ten thousand dollars of a business's tangible personal property from the property tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5909 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING MEDICATION LOCK BOXES FROM THE SALES TAX', to encourage the use of medication lock boxes by exempting such boxes from the sales tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5910 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS', to establish a credit against the personal income tax for premiums paid for long-term care insurance.

Proposed H.B. No. 5911 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS TAX CREDITS AND GRANT PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESSES AND ESTABLISHING A LEGISLATIVE TAX EXPENDITURE SUBCOMMITTEE', to ensure that taxpayers are getting an acceptable rate of return on tax credits and tax expenditures by requiring the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis to analyze business tax credits and grants programs for businesses and by establishing a legislative tax expenditure subcommittee to review and analyze the effectiveness of each tax expenditure and tax credit.

Proposed H.B. No. 5912 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST.; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPOSING AN EXCISE TAX ON BEVERAGES THAT CONTAIN ADDED SUGAR', to combat diabetes and obesity rates in the state by imposing a one cent per ounce excise tax on beverages that contain added sugar.

Proposed H.B. No. 5913 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE RECENT GRADUATES OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE STATE', to encourage businesses to hire recent graduates of institutions of higher education in the state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5914 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE OCCUPANCY TAX RATE FOR BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS', to reduce the occupancy tax applicable to hotels and lodging houses to ten per cent for bed and breakfast establishments.

Proposed H.B. No. 5915 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TOURISM PROMOTION, JOBS AND REVENUE ACCOUNT', to establish a tourism promotion, jobs and revenue account to be used by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to market the state for tourism purposes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5916 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX', to phase out the hospital tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5917 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to provide more disposable income to seniors by exempting Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5918 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to restructure the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5919 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING TAX EXPENDITURES TO BE LISTED INDIVIDUALLY AS LINE ITEMS IN THE BUDGET', to promote transparency and accountability in state government spending.

Proposed H.B. No. 5920 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL EXEMPTION UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR SINGLE-FILERS', to reduce the higher tax liability imposed under the personal income tax on unmarried individuals.

Proposed H.B. No. 5921 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING A LOCAL OPTION TAX ON SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES', to provide towns with populations greater than fifty thousand the authority to impose, at their discretion, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Proposed H.B. No. 5922 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to restructure the ambulatory surgical center tax.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5923 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FALSE OR MISLEADING ADVERTISING IN THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR', to prevent the publication of advertising by alcoholic liquor retailers that suggests that discounts are being given for alcoholic liquor regulated by minimum bottle pricing.

Proposed H.B. No. 5924 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PRINT AND DIGITAL NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION REFUNDS', to require a pro rata refund to consumers, upon request, of the subscription price for print and digital newspaper subscriptions, based upon temporary suspension of such subscriptions due to vacation, travel or illness.

Proposed H.B. No. 5925 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR MINIMUM BOTTLE LAW', to increase the penalties for intentional violation of minimum bottle provisions to prevent intention violation of the law.

Proposed H.B. No. 5926 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSPECTION OF OUT-OF-STATE SHIPMENTS OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR', to permit the state to inspect shipments of beer, spirits and wine shipped into Connecticut from out of state, to allow for verification for taxation and public health purposes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5927 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE DROP-OFF OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS TO PHARMACIES', to allow for the proper disposal of unused medications.

Proposed H.B. No. 5928 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM BREWERY MANUFACTURER PERMIT', to promote the growing of hops and barley in Connecticut by creating a farm brewery manufacturer permit.

Proposed H.B. No. 5929 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING OR REDUCING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FEES FOR LOW-INCOME OR DISABLED PERSONS', to encourage job growth by eliminating or reducing occupational licensing fees for low-income or disabled individuals.

Proposed H.B. No. 5930 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT MODERATING THE RISE IN MEDICATION PRICES', to moderate the rise in drug prices.

Proposed H.B. No. 5931 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REMOVING MARIJUANA-RELATED CONVICTIONS AS A BARRIER TO OBTAINING A MARIJUANA-RELATED BUSINESS LICENSE', to remove past marijuana-related convictions as a barrier to obtaining a marijuana-related business license.

Proposed H.B. No. 5932 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MANUFACTURED AND SOLD ONLY IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT', to remove the label requirement for alcoholic beverages manufactured and sold only in the state of Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 5933 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PACKAGE STORES AND CONNECTICUT-BREWED BEER', to allow package store permittees to sell growlers of Connecticut-brewed beer.

Proposed H.B. No. 5934 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSTING OF TAXES BY GASOLINE RETAILERS', to provide transparency in the retail sale of gasoline.

Proposed H.B. No. 5935 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS TO CONTAIN A LARGER-SIZED WARNING', to increase awareness of opioid risks.

Proposed H.B. No. 5936 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING BARRIERS TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING', to limit barriers to occupational and professional licensing.

Proposed H.B. No. 5937 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING OR REDUCING PROFESSIONAL LICENSING FEES FOR LOW-INCOME OR DISABLED PERSONS', to eliminate or reduce professional licensing fees for low-income or disabled persons.

Proposed H.B. No. 5938 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRAFT BEER LABELING REQUIREMENTS', to remove a burden on the in-state manufacture of craft beer.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5939 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED DISCLOSURE OF INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AND FUNDS USED FOR INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES', to expand the scope of information required to be disclosed when independent expenditures are made.

Proposed H.B. No. 5940 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION AT CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES', to prohibit automatic voter registration at certain state agencies.

Proposed H.B. No. 5941 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION ON ACCOUNT OF FEDERAL DECLARATION OF DISASTER', to provide for an extension of the voter registration deadline in the event of a federal declaration of disaster in the state within ten days of such deadline.

Proposed H.B. No. 5942 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING CERTAIN ORGANIZATION EXPENDITURES AND DEEMING CERTAIN EXPENDITURES COORDINATED SPENDING', to cap certain organizational expenditures by party committees and deem certain expenditures coordinated spending subject to penalty by the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Proposed H.B. No. 5943 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UTILIZATION OF BUILDINGS OCCUPIED BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH AGENCIES', to require the Office of Policy and Management to include in the inventories of state real property the number of state employees per square foot in buildings occupied by executive branch agencies.

Proposed H.B. No. 5944 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON REPORTS OF THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS', to require legislative public hearings to be held on reports of the Auditors of Public Accounts.

Proposed H.B. No. 5945 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM AND CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT OPPOSED', to limit the grant of funds under the Citizens' Election Program to only those candidate committees of candidates who have opponents.

Proposed H.B. No. 5946 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS BY CONNECTICUT'S YOUTH', to encourage civic engagement among Connecticut's youth by permitting them to preregister to vote at the age of sixteen years.

Proposed H.B. No. 5947 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE IDENTITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS', to suppress the publication of information that may potentially place law enforcement families at risk of harm.

Proposed H.B. No. 5948 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING REFERENCES TO CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT OPPONENTS IN CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATIONS', to permit a candidate who is participating in the Citizens' Election Program to reference candidates who are not the opponent of such candidate in campaign communications.

Proposed H.B. No. 5949 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES FROM RECEIVING GRANTS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to ensure that the Citizens' Election Program is used only for opposed candidates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5950 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF RANKED-CHOICE VOTING', to conduct a study of ranked-choice voting.

Proposed H.B. No. 5951 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLITICAL COMMITTEES', to limit who may serve as an officer of certain political committees and restrict certain contributions from political committees that file campaign reports with a town clerk.

Proposed H.B. No. 5952 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT REFORMING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to implement several reforms to the Citizens' Election Program.

Proposed H.B. No. 5953 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADMISSION OF ELECTORS', to extend the deadline for registering to vote an additional two days and eliminate election day registration.

Proposed H.B. No. 5954 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING GRANTS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT OPPOSED', to eliminate grants under the Citizens' Election Program for unopposed candidates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5955 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REGISTRARS OF VOTERS AND DEPUTY REGISTRARS OF VOTERS', to ensure registrars and deputy registrars of voters running for other offices do not have greater access to voter data than opposing candidates for such offices.

Proposed H.B. No. 5956 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOTER REGISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES', to provide for a person's automatic voter registration during certain transactions with the Department of Motor Vehicles unless such person opts out of so registering.

Proposed H.B. No. 5957 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF PUBLIC FINANCING OF CAMPAIGNS FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICES', to allow an additional municipality to participate in a pilot program for the public financing of candidate campaigns for certain municipal offices.

Proposed H.B. No. 5958 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND THE COMMISSION ON ENHANCING AGENCY OUTCOMES', to achieve budget savings estimated at one billion dollars annually through certain efficiencies recommended by the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century and the Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5959 REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING K-9 VETERANS DAY', to create an annual K-9 Veterans Day, celebrated on March 13, the birth date of the United States K-9 Corps, which was created on March 13, 1942.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5960 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PATHWAYS USED BY HEALTH CARRIERS', to establish requirements for clinical pathways used by health carriers.

Proposed H.B. No. 5961 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING TO PHYSICIANS THE PROHIBITION ON THE SETTING OF PAYMENTS BY HEALTH INSURERS AND OTHER ENTITIES FOR NONCOVERED BENEFITS', to extend to physicians the prohibition on insurers and other entities setting payment for services or procedures that are not covered benefits under certain health insurance policies or health benefit plans.

Proposed H.B. No. 5962 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING INSURERS AND OTHER ENTITIES FROM REQUIRING THAT INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH METASTATIC CANCER USE STEP THERAPY FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG PRESCRIBED TO TREAT METASTATIC CANCER', to prohibit insurance companies and other entities from requiring that insureds diagnosed with metastatic cancer use step therapy for any prescribed drug prescribed to treat metastatic cancer.

Proposed H.B. No. 5963 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREATMENT OR CARE PROVIDED BY RELIGIOUS NONMEDICAL PROVIDERS UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS', to specify that any health insurance company, health care center, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or other entity may include religious nonmedical providers as in-network providers.

Proposed H.B. No. 5964 REP. HALL, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LONG-TERM ADDICTION TREATMENT', to require health insurance coverage for long-term addiction treatment.

Proposed H.B. No. 5965 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY ACUPUNCTURISTS', to require health insurance coverage for services rendered by an acupuncturist licensed under chapter 384c of the general statutes to the same extent coverage is provided for services rendered by a physician.

Proposed H.B. No. 5966 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING BREED OF DOG AS AN UNDERWRITING FACTOR FOR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES', to prohibit breed of dog to be used as a factor in underwriting homeowners insurance policies.

Proposed H.B. No. 5967 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES AND COVERAGE FOR THE PERIL OF COLLAPSE', to require insurance companies to provide coverage for the peril of collapse and any mitigation undertaken to prevent all or part of a covered dwelling from falling down or caving in.

Proposed H.B. No. 5968 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER', to require health insurance coverage for fertility preservation for insureds diagnosed with cancer.

Proposed H.B. No. 5969 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING TO PHYSICIANS THE PROHIBITION ON THE SETTING OF PAYMENTS BY HEALTH INSURERS AND OTHER ENTITIES FOR NONCOVERED BENEFITS', to extend to physicians the prohibition on insurers and other entities setting payment for services or procedures that are not covered benefits under certain health insurance policies or health benefit plans.

Proposed H.B. No. 5970 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING PREMIUM RATE INCREASES FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES', to limit the amount the premium rate for any long-term care insurance policy may increase over the life of the long-term care insurance policy to ten per cent.

Proposed H.B. No. 5971 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE PERIOD CHILDREN MAY RETAIN DENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE UNDER THEIR PARENTS' INSURANCE POLICIES', to allow children to retain dental insurance coverage under their parents' insurance policies until they attain the age of twenty-six.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5972 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST.; REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL DEFENSIVE INSTRUMENTS', to allow persons to protect themselves using nonlethal defensive instruments in conformity with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Caetano v. Massachusetts.

Proposed H.B. No. 5973 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGAL SALE OF OPIOIDS', to increase the penalties for the illegal sale of opioids.

Proposed H.B. No. 5974 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER EXTORTION', to establish the crime of computer extortion.

Proposed H.B. No. 5975 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A BLOOD TEST FOR PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA', to allow for the effective prosecution of persons driving while under the influence of marijuana.

Proposed H.B. No. 5976 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEALING OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS', to protect the public by increasing the penalties for dealing synthetic drugs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5977 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR DEALING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to increase penalties for dealing prescription drugs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5978 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANIMAL CRUELTY OFFENDER REGISTRY', to provide a registry database of convicted animal abusers that can be accessed and searched by law enforcement agencies in order to prevent continued animal abuse and to help deter crimes against persons.

Proposed H.B. No. 5979 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIOID CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE', to protect the public by holding drug dealers liable for dealing drugs that result in the death of the user.

Proposed H.B. No. 5980 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MALPRACTICE ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST PHYSICIANS AND ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES', to protect the personal assets of a physician and an advanced practice registered nurse during a medical malpractice action when such persons have complied with the statutory requirements concerning the purchase of professional liability insurance.

Proposed H.B. No. 5981 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS', to prevent the infringement of free speech rights, guaranteed pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, resulting from the filing of frivolous lawsuits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5982 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF CHILD SUPPORT THAT MAY BE ORDERED IN A FAMILY LAW MATTER', to provide adequate financial support for children.

Proposed H.B. No. 5983 REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EFFECTUATION OF QUITCLAIM DEEDS', to require both the grantor and grantee, or their respective attorneys, to be present at the time a quitclaim deed is executed.

Proposed H.B. No. 5984 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS FOR IMPROVED COLLECTION OF PAST DUE CHILD SUPPORT', to implement the recommendations of the task force to study methods for improved collection of past due child support.

Proposed H.B. No. 5985 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSENT ORDERS ENTERED INTO BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to ensure that any consent order entered into by a party and the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, or the commissioner's designee, is not modified or revoked without the consent of the party.

Proposed H.B. No. 5986 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES', to prohibit the state and municipalities from exercising the use of eminent domain for commercial purposes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5988 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO RESCUE ANIMALS CONFINED IN AN AUTOMOBILE WHEN THERE IS EXTREME HEAT', to create an affirmative defense for a person rescuing an animal from a hot car.

Proposed H.B. No. 5989 REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PARENTAL EQUALITY RIGHTS', to establish parental equality rights.

Proposed H.B. No. 5990 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST.; REP. COOK, 65th DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TRAINING', to address forced and exploited labor.

Proposed H.B. No. 5991 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG DISTRIBUTOR CIVIL LIABILITY', to establish civil liability for persons who distribute drugs that lead to addiction, treatment and economic loss.

Proposed H.B. No. 5992 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to require that inmates adhere to their offender accountability plans and actively participate in eligible programming in order to earn risk reduction credits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5993 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR DEALING SYNTHETIC DRUGS', to increase penalties for dealing synthetic drugs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5994 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE', to prevent prescription drug abuse.

Proposed H.B. No. 5995 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEROIN POSSESSION', to make first-time possession of heroin a felony.

Proposed H.B. No. 5996 REP. STOKES, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG DEALER LIABILITY', to hold drug dealers 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. 5997 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THEFT IN ORDER TO EXCHANGE STOLEN ITEM FOR A GIFT CARD', to create a new crime of theft.

Proposed H.B. No. 5998 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR DEALING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to increase the penalty on the unlawful dealing of prescription drugs.

Proposed H.B. No. 5999 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD TIME CREDITS', to prohibit persons who were sentenced prior to the abolishment of good time credits in 1993 from continuing to collect such credits.

Proposed H.B. No. 6000 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE SALE OF FENTANYL', to increase penalties for the sale of fentanyl.

Proposed H.B. No. 6001 REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT UPON REQUEST', to require the holder of a permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver to present such permit upon request of a law enforcement officer.

Proposed H.B. No. 6002 REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING "SEXTING" BY A CHILD', to ensure that all children under eighteen years of age are charged with a misdemeanor for sexting behavior rather than a felony for child pornography.

Proposed H.B. No. 6003 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG DEALER CRIMINAL LIABILITY', to hold drug dealers liable for the sale of drugs that result in the death of a person who purchased the drugs.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6004 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LAND USE, ZONING, WETLANDS AND TAX ABATEMENT APPLICATION TRANSPARENCY', to create transparency so that municipal officials and the public have accurate information regarding the purpose of any development requiring land use, zoning or wetlands approval or for the purpose of a tax abatement.

Proposed H.B. No. 6005 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO ESTABLISH A FUND TO ASSIST HOMEOWNERS WITH CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS', to assist homeowners with crumbling foundations.

Proposed H.B. No. 6006 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO LEVY A LOCAL SALES TAX', to provide additional revenue to municipalities and reduce reliance on local property tax revenue.

Proposed H.B. No. 6007 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS OR RIGHTS-OF-WAY', to clarify the definition of residential real property for purposes of maintaining private easements or rights-of-way.

Proposed H.B. No. 6008 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION TO ADD A CONSUMER ADVOCATE BOARD MEMBER', to provide the public information in a timely manner about policies, ordinances, agenda, motions and votes, hearings, and other substantive information dealing with water and sewer management and operations of the Metropolitan District Commission so that the public and municipal officials are aware of matters impacting their towns and fellow residents.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 6009 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL', to make recommendations on legislation concerning the rare disease community.

Proposed H.B. No. 6010 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY', to recognize nationally certified classical homeopaths and allow those persons to practice homeopathy.

Proposed H.B. No. 6011 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH', to allow for the existing health district structure to be maintained.

Proposed H.B. No. 6012 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE', to protect consumers from dubious technology that can compromise well-accepted standards of care and place a patient's health at risk.

Proposed H.B. No. 6013 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING PATIENTS TO INDICATE A CHOICE NOT TO RECEIVE OPIOIDS', to help patients have more control of their medicine.

Proposed H.B. No. 6014 REP. RILEY, 46th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OPIOID DRUG TESTING PILOT PROGRAM', to develop an opioid drug testing program in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 6015 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING PATIENTS AGAINST SURPRISE OUT-OF-NETWORK MEDICAL BILLS', to protect patients against surprise out-of-network medical bills.

Proposed H.B. No. 6016 REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION BY THE IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY', to better position local health departments to address the health needs of their jurisdiction in a timely manner.

Proposed H.B. No. 6017 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY PERMITS ISSUED TO APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE AS A REGISTERED NURSE', to allow applicants ample time to meet the state's licensing requirements.

Proposed H.B. No. 6018 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING OVERSIGHT OF THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM', to combat the opioid crisis in the state.

Proposed H.B. No. 6019 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID DRUGS', to reduce the length of time for opioid prescriptions.

Proposed H.B. No. 6020 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES WITH FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL PILOT FUNDING', to allow municipalities with federally qualified health centers to be eligible for additional PILOT funding.

Proposed H.B. No. 6021 REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMELESS AND UNACCOMPANIED MINOR CONSENT TO PRIMARY CARE', to provide greater access to primary care services to homeless and unaccompanied minors.

Proposed H.B. No. 6022 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SOCIAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN CONCERNING THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF MOLD', to raise public awareness of the adverse effects of mold.

Proposed H.B. No. 6023 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY CONCERNING THE COSTS OF MEDICALLY IDENTIFIED NEEDS OF THOSE SUFFERING FROM CELIAC DISEASE', to investigate cost-savings measures for those with celiac and other similar diseases.

Proposed H.B. No. 6024 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS', to enable terminally ill patients to seek an appropriate means of ending their lives.

Proposed H.B. No. 6025 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION UNDER SUPERVISION', to allow medical assistants to administer medication.

Proposed H.B. No. 6026 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A MODIFICATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS', to allow for a more contemporary care environment, leveled playing field and a process that better addresses community needs.

Proposed H.B. No. 6027 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTS FOLLOWING THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST', to help eradicate the opioid epidemic.

Proposed H.B. No. 6028 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES', to ensure the health and well-being of children with allergies traveling to and from school.

Proposed H.B. No. 6029 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING CHIROPRACTORS TO DIAGNOSE AND CLEAR STUDENT ATHLETES FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN ATHLETIC EVENT AFTER A CONCUSSION', to allow chiropractors to clear student athletes for play after concussions.

Proposed H.B. No. 6030 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONSENT ORDERS', to revise the consent order process.

Proposed H.B. No. 6031 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREATMENT OF A MINOR FOR VENEREAL DISEASE', to add preventative and prophylactic treatments to the permitted treatments of minors for venereal disease.

Proposed H.B. No. 6032 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BACK FLOW PREVENTION DEVICES FOR CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES', to require back flow prevention devices for condominium complexes to connect only to the water main to the property.

Proposed H.B. No. 6033 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH OR MUNICIPAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES', to allow for the existing health district structure to be maintained.

Proposed H.B. No. 6034 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERALL SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES', to create a comprehensive and strategic protocol to protect children with life-threatening food allergies.

Proposed H.B. No. 6035 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST.; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATES OF NEED', to change the requirements for certificates of need.

Proposed H.B. No. 6036 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST.; REP. CURREY, 11th DIST.; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST.; REP. GREEN, 55th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST.; SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S SAFE HAVEN LAWS', to make various revisions to the state's safe haven laws.

Proposed H.B. No. 6037 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PSYCHIATRIC CARE BEDS TO BE USED FOR PATIENTS RECOVERING FROM HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO OPIOID ABUSE', to increase the number of available beds across the state for opioid abuse-related recovery.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6038 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RENDER FIRST AID TO POLICE DOGS', to extend the Good Samaritan law to apply to first responders that provide first aid to injured police dogs.

Proposed H.B. No. 6039 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT DEFINING PEACE OFFICER TO INCLUDE TELECOMMUNICATORS', to include a person employed as a telecommunications operator by any public safety agency or private safety agency under the definition of a peace officer.

Proposed H.B. No. 6040 REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEW COMMERCIAL GAMING FACILITIES', to allow new commercial gaming facilities to be developed in the state and ensure that the state maximizes revenue from any such facilities.

Proposed H.B. No. 6041 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO SELL RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE', to permit nonprofit organizations to sell raffle tickets online.

Proposed H.B. No. 6042 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE USE OF GRILLS ON OUTDOOR PATIOS AT CONDOMINIUMS', to amend the State Fire Prevention Code to permit the use of grills on the outdoor patios and decks at condominiums.

Proposed H.B. No. 6043 REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN CERTAIN BUSINESSES', to promote the safety of workers and customers by ensuring that certain businesses are equipped with carbon monoxide detectors.

Proposed H.B. No. 6044 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND THE USE OF BODY-WORN RECORDING EQUIPMENT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT', to exclude the use of body-worn recording equipment from being a subject of collective bargaining.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 6045 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT INSTITUTING CONGESTION VARIABLE PRICING LANES ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS', to construct lanes for congestion pricing electronic tolls on Connecticut interstate highways to generate revenue for the maintenance of the state's highway infrastructure and accident management.

Proposed H.B. No. 6046 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING "KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS" SIGNS ON THE MERRITT PARKWAY AND WILBUR CROSS PARKWAY', to require motor vehicle operators on the Merritt Parkway and Wilbur Cross Parkway to drive in the right-hand lane and use only the adjacent lane for overtaking and passing another vehicle.

Proposed H.B. No. 6047 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC TRANSIT COORDINATION IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT', to require the coordination of public transportation services in eastern Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 6048 REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE USE OF HELMETS BY MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS', to require the use of helmets by motorcycle operators and passengers.

Proposed H.B. No. 6049 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT APPARATUS', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to annually inspect fire department apparatus.

Proposed H.B. No. 6050 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE TO STUDY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES', to require the Connecticut Transportation Institute to study student transportation efficiencies and save municipalities money regarding student transportation services.

Proposed H.B. No. 6051 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTS ABOUT THE HARTFORD-NEW BRITAIN BUSWAY', to require the Commissioner of Transportation to submit an annual report to the General Assembly regarding the Hartford-New Britain busway.

Proposed H.B. No. 6052 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES FROM THE MINIMUM VEHICLE OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS OF HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES', to provide an incentive to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles, reduce traffic congestion and increase funding for maintenance of the state's transportation infrastructure.

Proposed H.B. No. 6053 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING PROCESS FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS', to address the shortage of school bus drivers by reducing unnecessary delay in the application process.

Proposed H.B. No. 6054 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BACK SEAT PASSENGERS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS', to promote safety for passengers in the back seat of a motor vehicle by requiring such passengers to wear seat belts.

Proposed H.B. No. 6055 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF HISTORIC BRIDGES', to encourage the repair and restoration of historic bridges by the Department of Transportation.

Proposed H.B. No. 6056 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING RIDERSHIP ON THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD', to study rail service in Connecticut to ensure quality and timely service.

Proposed H.B. No. 6057 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS', to expand the use of contractors by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Proposed H.B. No. 6058 REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC TOLLS', to establish electronic tolls on Connecticut's highways.

Proposed H.B. No. 6059 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER OUT-OF-STATE MOTOR VEHICLES WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES', to increase the penalty for operating a motor vehicle in this state with marker plates issued by another state and thereby reduce the number of vehicles in Connecticut that are not properly registered.

Proposed H.B. No. 6060 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES FOR REST AREAS ON STATE HIGHWAYS', to study alternative funding sources to maintain rest areas on state highways.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 6061 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT WAIVING THE FEE FOR HAVING DRIVER'S LICENSES OR IDENTITY CARDS REISSUED PRIOR TO EXPIRATION WITH AN INDICATION OF STATUS AS A VETERAN', to provide veterans, free of charge, with a deserved recognition of their status on their motor vehicle operator's licenses or identity cards.

Proposed H.B. No. 6062 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBERS', to expand eligibility for a property tax exemption for Gold Star family members.

Proposed H.B. No. 6063 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING A DISCOUNT ON DRIVER'S LICENSE RENEWAL FEES FOR WARTIME VETERANS', to give wartime veterans a discounted fee on renewing their driver's licenses.

Proposed H.B. No. 6064 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING VETERANS BENEFITS', to grant eligibility for state benefits to all veterans, regardless of any service during war time.

Proposed H.B. No. 6065 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS', to assist veterans in securing public transportation to their places of employment and to medical appointments.

Proposed H.B. No. 6066 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN FUNERAL HONORS', 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.

Proposed H.B. No. 6067 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND MILITARY SPOUSES', to allow military spouses with occupational licenses from other states to more easily acquire them in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 6068 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING WAIVER OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN MILITARY SPOUSES', to provide a more seamless transition for military spouses with occupational licenses in other states in securing licensure in Connecticut.

Proposed H.B. No. 6069 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE HONORARY RANK OF CONNECTICUT COMMODORE', to recognize individuals who have shown exceptional support for the state's military and veteran communities.

Proposed H.B. No. 6070 REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING A MOTOR VEHICLE TAX EXEMPTION TO VETERANS AND SENIOR CITIZENS', to provide a motor vehicle tax exemption to veterans and senior citizens.

Proposed H.B. No. 6071 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISABLED VETERANS' PROPERTY TAXES', to assist disabled veterans by increasing the property tax exemption municipalities are allowed to provide to certain disabled veterans.

Proposed H.B. No. 6072 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST.; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST.; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM', to provide judges with information related to mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder issues that may impact veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

Proposed H.B. No. 6073 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS AND CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FEES', 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. 6074 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING OR ELIMINATING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FEES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES', to reduce or eliminate occupational licensing fees for veterans and their spouses.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.J. No. 33 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW VOTING BY MAIL', to reduce obstacles to voting and increase participation in the electoral process by allowing electors to cast ballots by mail.

H.J. No. 34 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION PERMITTING EARLY VOTING AND VOTING BY MAIL', to provide electors the options of voting early or by mail.

H.J. No. 35 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PETITIONING CONGRESS TO CONVENE AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION', to urge Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

Proposed H.J. No. 36 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING', to permit electors to cast absentee ballots without having to satisfy a reason, specified in law, for doing so.

H.J. No. 37 REP. BOYD, 50th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATION BY DIRECT INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM', to provide for direct public participation in the legislative process by granting the citizens of Connecticut the right to propose laws through direct initiative and the power to approve or reject a statute through referendum.

TRANSPORTATION

H.J. No. 38 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION FUNDS', to propose a constitutional amendment to prevent the misuse of state transportation funds.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 280 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF CERTAIN AGREEMENTS', to provide legislative oversight of state employee collective bargaining agreements.

Proposed S.B. No. 281 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A TRAINING FACILITY AT THE GALES FERRY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY', to provide funding to construct a training facility at the Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company.

Proposed S.B. No. 282 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TREASURER TO PURCHASE THE GUARANTY OF CERTAIN LOANS', to assist small businesses in the state and encourage economic growth.

Proposed S.B. No. 283 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF A JUDICIAL PENSION TO A PERSON WHO REENTERS STATE SERVICE', to prohibit double-dipping by retired state judges who reenter state service.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 284 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL'S LAW', to deter the taking of big-game animals as hunting trophies.

Proposed S.B. No. 285 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE OFFSET OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL FINES THROUGH INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION', to reduce regulatory burdens and promote investments by businesses in environmental remediation.

Proposed S.B. No. 286 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES THAT CONTROL DAMS FROM COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSPECTION OF SUCH DAMS', to exempt nonprofit organizations and municipalities that control dams from the costs associated with the inspection of such dams.

Proposed S.B. No. 287 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES', to ease the burden on the shellfish industry by expanding the network of acceptable labs for shellfish testing.

Proposed S.B. No. 288 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A STATE, FEDERAL AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO FUND A NEW DOCK FACILITY AT THE NAUTILUS MUSEUM IN GROTON', to study the feasibility of establishing a partnership to fund a new dock at the Nautilus Museum in Groton.

Proposed S.B. No. 289 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN WASTEWATER FACILITY OPERATOR LICENSES', to retain college graduates in the field of wastewater facility management.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 290 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING A PORTION OF RETIRED MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS' PENSIONS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to provide tax relief to retired municipal police officers by exempting fifty per cent of their pensions from the personal income tax.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 291 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROHIBITING THE USE OF STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PURCHASE SODA', to prohibit the purchase of soda with state financial assistance.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 292 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXCEPTIONS TO THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to reduce municipal tax burdens by increasing the threshold amounts for public works projects under the prevailing wage statute.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 293 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING PUREBRED DOG DAY', to honor purebred dogs and their breeders by designating May first of each year as Purebred Dog Day.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 294 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION OF STATUTES AND PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF DRUGS', to reclassify drug dealing statutes and penalties.

Proposed S.B. No. 295 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL LIABILITY IN THE CASE OF A DRUG OVERDOSE', to increase the penalty for drug dealers providing fatal overdoses.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 296 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD NECESSARY FOR PASSAGE OF UNFUNDED MANDATES', to require a two-thirds majority vote of both chambers in order to pass any new or expanded unfunded mandates.

Proposed S.B. No. 297 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL FOR NEW STATE MANDATES', to require a two-thirds majority vote of both chambers in order to pass new unfunded state mandates.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 298 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN CONNECTICUT', to protect Connecticut jobs that provide a good living to working families and to preserve and create critically important state tax revenue that supports important services for residents.

Proposed S.B. No. 299 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF SECURITY PERSONNEL', to increase the minimum training requirements and establish continuing education training for armed and unarmed security officers.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 300 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PLAQUE ON "LORD'S BRIDGE" ON ROUTE 97 IN SPRAGUE', to permit a plaque to be placed on "Lord's Bridge" on Route 97 in Sprague that describes the history of such bridge.

Proposed S.B. No. 301 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE ON THE WATERBURY BRANCH OF THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD', to expand passenger rail service on the Waterbury branch of the Metro North railroad.

Proposed S.B. No. 302 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING MODEL YEAR 1999 OR OLDER MOTOR VEHICLES FROM EMISSIONS INSPECTIONS', to exempt model year 1999 or older motor vehicles from emissions standards and inspections.

Proposed S.B. No. 303 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON THE TRANSPORT OF MOBILE AND MODULAR HOMES', to subject vehicles that transport mobile or modular homes to the same restrictions as other vehicles that are oversized or overweight.

Proposed S.B. No. 304 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF A NUMBER PLATE TO COMMEMORATE THE CHARTER OAK TREE', to establish a commemorative number plate recognizing the Charter Oak Tree.

Proposed S.B. No. 305 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE USE OF MASS TRANSIT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY', to ease traffic congestion in Fairfield County by expanding and improving mass transit options.

Proposed S.B. No. 306 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO INCREASE MASS TRANSIT AND RAIL USAGE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY', to explore methods of increasing and promoting mass transit usage.

Proposed S.B. No. 307 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES', to require an operator of a scooter to register the scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Proposed S.B. No. 308 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES', to expand the use of contractors to provide services currently performed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 309 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT AIDING THE SPOUSES OF INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS', to allow the spouse of an institutionalized person sufficient resources to live independently in the community for a longer period.

Proposed S.B. No. 310 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. '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 program.

Proposed S.B. No. 311 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ASSISTANT STATE OMBUDSMAN POSITION AND EXPANDING THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN', to create an Assistant State Ombudsman position and to expand the duties of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Proposed S.B. No. 312 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RECIPIENTS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES', to expand the scope of the State Ombudsman's duty to protect long-term care clients to those receiving home and community-based care.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 313 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN OUTDOOR PUBLIC RECREATION SPACES', to promote public health and wellness.

Proposed S.B. No. 314 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS TO PRESCRIBE MEDICATION', to keep costs of medical treatment down and give flexibility to patients to seek care from a physician with whom they are comfortable.

Proposed S.B. No. 315 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AGE FOR WHICH THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION AND COUNSELING IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO AN ABORTION TO PERSONS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE', to require persons who are sixteen and seventeen years of age to receive pregnancy information and counseling.

Proposed S.B. No. 316 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FROM REFERRING PATIENTS TO CERTAIN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES', to protect patients.

Proposed S.B. No. 317 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES', to allow the expansion of health care services for individuals discharged from hospital care.

Proposed S.B. No. 318 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEAVING A CHILD UNSUPERVISED IN A LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE', to allow emergency personnel to take any necessary action to assist a child who is left unsupervised in a motor vehicle for a period of time that presents a substantial risk to the child's health or safety.

Proposed S.B. No. 319 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING', to determine the costs and benefits of eliminating sources of lead exposure during childhood.

Proposed S.B. No. 320 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF BLOOD BY MINORS', to allow persons sixteen years of age and older to donate blood.

Proposed S.B. No. 321 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST.; REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST.; REP. HALL, 59th DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; REP. SIMANSKI, 62nd DIST.; REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ABORTION', to ensure that the best interests of the minor are protected when facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Proposed S.B. No. 322 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A PROGRAM ON SICKLE CELL ANEMIA', to promote public health.

Proposed S.B. No. 323 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHIROPRACTORS CLEARING STUDENT ATHLETES FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY', to assure patient choice of a medical provider.

Proposed S.B. No. 324 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTIONS', to require parental notification of abortions with certain exceptions.

Proposed S.B. No. 325 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING IN-PATIENT OPIOID REHABILITATION', to expand in-patient opioid rehabilitation.

Proposed S.B. No. 326 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS AND THE FEES CHARGED FOR MEDICAL RECORDS', to make changes to the statutes concerning access to medical records and the fees charged for medical records to conform with changes in the health care industry.

Proposed S.B. No. 327 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO TRAIN NEW PARENTS ON SAFE SLEEP PRACTICES FOR INFANTS', to decrease cases of sudden infant death syndrome and other accidental deaths of infants during sleep.

Proposed S.B. No. 328 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES', to expand emergency medical services.

Proposed S.B. No. 329 SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STANDARDS FOR LYME DISEASE TESTING', to set standards for administering Lyme disease testing to alleviate long-term issues with undiagnosed Lyme disease.

Proposed S.B. No. 330 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST.; REP. HALL, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN ULTRASOUND PROCEDURE PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF A PREGNANCY', to ensure the health and well-being of an individual who decides to terminate a pregnancy.

Proposed S.B. No. 331 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PERSONS WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST TO ENTER A DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAM', to allow overdose reversal drugs to be a trigger for drug rehabilitation.

Proposed S.B. No. 332 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONFINEMENT OF DRUG OVERDOSE VICTIMS IN A HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES', to allow physicians to hold a drug overdose victim in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities under an emergency certificate for being a threat to himself or herself.

Proposed S.B. No. 333 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADDICTION-RELATED PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES', to incentivize greater access to addiction recovery services in the state.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 334 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A PROGRAM FOR THE RETURN OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to ease the availability of prescription drugs and lessen their abuse.

Proposed S.B. No. 335 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH AS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA AWARENESS DAY', to raise public awareness of this rare connective tissue disease.

AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 336 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION', to provide sufficient state reimbursement to cover the costs of providing meals to the elderly.

Proposed S.B. No. 337 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PROPERTY TAX REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS', to assist elderly homeowners who fall behind on their property tax payments.

EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 338 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT ANNUAL TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES', to require annual testing for lead in public school water supplies.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 339 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE TAX ON A HOSPITAL'S NET PATIENT REVENUE', to provide assistance to state hospitals and lower health care costs.

Proposed S.B. No. 340 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING MILITARY PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt military pensions and Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 341 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COST SAVINGS FOR STUDENTS', to achieve cost savings by enrolling Medicaid eligible college students in the school's health insurance plan.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 342 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF "VETERAN"', to allow armed forces reservists and members of the National Guard to receive state veterans' benefits.

Proposed S.B. No. 343 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT HONORING THE NATION'S FALLEN SOLDIERS', to honor the nation's fallen soldiers.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 344 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT PROGRAM', to fund the drug recognition expert program in Connecticut.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 345 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to allow livery permit holders to transport persons with physical disabilities using a stretcher van.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 346 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES AND THE TRANSFER OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS', to allow state employee retirement benefits to be transferred to a significant other immediately upon the death of such state employee.

Proposed S.B. No. 347 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES', to create state budgetary savings by placing nonunion state employees in health and retirement plans that are similar to those in the private sector.

Proposed S.B. No. 348 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING COPAYS UNDER STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PLANS', to provide tax relief to Connecticut residents by decreasing the cost of state employee health insurance coverage.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 349 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING COMMISSIONS PAID TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS OR SALESPERSONS FROM THE CALCULATION OF THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to reduce the real estate conveyance tax burden by excluding commissions paid to real estate brokers or real estate salespersons from the calculation of such tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 350 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROGRAM THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL ABLE ACT AND ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR CONTRIBUTIONS MADE FOR SUCH PROGRAM', to (1) establish a program that meets the requirements of the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, (2) allow individuals to establish accounts pursuant to such program to make contributions to pay for disability-related expenses, and (3) establish a deduction against the personal income tax for such contributions.

Proposed S.B. No. 351 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE SERVICES TO ANALYZE AND IDENTIFY NUISANCE TAXES', to provide tax relief by requiring the Commissioner of Revenue Services to identify and recommend "nuisance" taxes to be repealed.

Proposed S.B. No. 352 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WAIVER OF THE ESTATE TAX', to incentivize charitable contributions.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 353 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALLOWABLE HIRING RATIOS REGARDING APPRENTICES, JOURNEYMEN AND CONTRACTORS', to increase the training and employment opportunities for apprentices by allowing contractors to employ more apprentices.

Proposed S.B. No. 354 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR SPIRIT PERMIT', to treat distilleries in the state in the same manner as wineries and breweries.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 355 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FORM OF OATHS', to make technical amendments to the wording of oaths taken by individuals and officials.

Proposed S.B. No. 356 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CERTAIN QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCY CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS', to increase the oversight and transparency of quasi-public agencies.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 357 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION', to add additional student representatives to the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 358 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AGE OF OFFENDERS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEXUAL OFFENDER', to extend sex offender registry protections to all ages.

Proposed S.B. No. 359 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HIT-AND-RUN DRIVERS', to enhance penalties against hit-and-run drivers.

Proposed S.B. No. 360 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT', to amend section 42a-4a-108 in order to adopt the 2012 Uniform Commercial Code amendments, which provide that article 4A does apply to a remittance transfer that is not an electronic funds transfer under the federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Proposed S.B. No. 361 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE OFFERING OF SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AT HOTELS, MOTELS OR SIMILAR LODGINGS AT AN HOURLY RATE', to protect victims of sex trafficking and enhance the ability of law enforcement personnel to apprehend and prosecute individuals who promote sex trafficking.

Proposed S.B. No. 362 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF SARAH DEMARIA AND PAUL DEMARIA', to permit Sarah DeMaria and Paul DeMaria to present their claims against the state to the Claims Commissioner for a hearing on the merits of such claim, as their failure to timely file with the Claims Commissioner was caused by the alleged negligence or omissions on the part of the State of Connecticut, namely, that agents, servants or employees of the state misdiagnosed Sarah DeMaria's 2010 biopsy, thereby failing to discover or notify the claimants that the material biopsied was early stage mesothelioma.

Proposed S.B. No. 363 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FAMILY COURT JUDGES TO RECEIVE TRAINING ON PARENTAL ALIENATION', to ensure that adequate training on parental alienation is provided to judges in the family court system.

Proposed S.B. No. 364 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVED ACCESS TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN CIVIL MATTERS', to increase access to legal representation for state residents in civil matters potentially impacting essential human needs.

Proposed S.B. No. 365 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ATTORNEYS TO MAINTAIN PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE', to protect clients from professional malpractice committed by attorneys.

Proposed S.B. No. 366 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A PARTY TO REIMBURSE THE STATE OR A MUNICIPALITY FOR THE WAGES OF AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY IN A LEGAL PROCEEDING', to require a party who subpoenas a public employee to make payment to the public employer for the employee's time spent complying with the subpoena.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 367 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAYMENTS, LONGEVITY PAY AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR MILEAGE FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME OF STATE EMPLOYEES', to reduce the unfunded state pension liability.

Proposed S.B. No. 368 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST.; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT REMOVING PENSIONS FROM THE SCOPE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to save the state money and reduce the state's long-term liabilities by enacting comprehensive pension reform.

Proposed S.B. No. 369 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE HIRING OF FAMILY MEMBERS FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT', to remove nepotism from state employment.

Proposed S.B. No. 370 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN FEDERAL AND PRIVATE GRANTS TO THE STATE', to require the General Assembly to identify and approve any federal or private grant to the state that may not be sustainable without a significant state investment.

Proposed S.B. No. 371 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST.; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAY FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION BENEFITS', to end pension padding by providing that overtime pay may not be used to increase pension benefits for state employees.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 372 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING CERTAIN ENERGY SOLICITATIONS', to repeal section 16a-3j regarding certain energy solicitations.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 373 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARTWORK FOR STATE BUILDING PROJECTS', to eliminate the requirement that the State Bond Commission allocate one per cent of the state building project cost for the purchase of artwork.

Proposed S.B. No. 374 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT SUBJECTING THE UCONN FOUNDATION TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT', to subject the UConn Foundation to the Freedom of Information Act in order to guarantee accountability and openness.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 375 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY OF HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES FOR PERSONS THEY SEND TO CLIENTS', to clarify that home health care agencies are liable for the acts of their agents.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 376 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT AUGMENTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR RADIOLOGY SERVICES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES', to require the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission to augment the fee schedule for certain radiology services by fifteen per cent.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 377 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS' HOME OF CONNECTICUT', to increase the amount of the tax exemption for real and personal estate held by the Odd Fellows' Home of Connecticut to thirty-five million dollars and to specify that any tax assessed against said Home on or after June 15, 2012, and prior to the effective date of this act shall be calculated on the amount exceeding twenty-five million dollars.

Proposed S.B. No. 378 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DUPLICATIVE MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS', to provide cost savings to municipalities by permitting the merger of duplicative administrative functions.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 379 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF HOSPICE CARE IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES', to identify means to provide hospice care in skilled nursing facilities that is similar to the hospice care provided in hospice facilities.

Proposed S.B. No. 380 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ON CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT', to study the impact of violent video games on children.

Proposed S.B. No. 381 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ENHANCING THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE', to enhance diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Proposed S.B. No. 382 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK OF EMPLOYEES AND SUBCONTRACTORS OF HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES AND HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCIES', to protect the residents of home health care agencies and homemaker-companion agencies.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 383 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. SMITH, 108th DIST.; REP. HARDING, 107th DIST.; REP. FERGUSON, 138th DIST.; REP. DUFF, 2nd DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A PORTION OF ROUTE 53 IN DANBURY THE "DANBURY VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY"', to name a portion of Route 53 in Danbury the "Danbury Veterans Memorial Highway".

Proposed S.B. No. 384 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING SERVICE ON THE WATERBURY RAIL LINE', to ease traffic congestion by increasing use of rail on the Waterbury rail line.

AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 385 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES', to commit additional state funds to expand access to aging in place initiatives.

Proposed S.B. No. 386 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. '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.

Proposed S.B. No. 387 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING PARTICIPANT COSTS AND EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to reduce participant costs and expand eligibility for home-care services for persons sixty-five or older.

Proposed S.B. No. 388 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO ASSIST ELDERLY TAXPAYERS', to provide financial relief to elderly homeowners who fall behind on their tax payments.

Proposed S.B. No. 389 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS', to provide sufficient funds for the personal needs of long-term care facility residents.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 390 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional spending cap and prohibit any emergency or other expenditures that exceed the cap from being included in the calculation of the cap for future years.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 391 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALLY OPERATED EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS', to expand municipally operated education and government public access channels.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 392 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPERSONS', to require criminal background checks for door-to-door salesperson job candidates, the cost of which to be covered by the individual.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 393 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE MANDATED USE OF A UNIFORM ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAID-FUNDED HOME CARE', to remove burdensome administrative costs for providers of home care.

Proposed S.B. No. 394 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING RETROACTIVE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR ELIGIBLE HOME CARE SERVICES', to provide Medicaid coverage retroactively for eligible home care clients in accordance with federal law.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 395 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST.; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST.; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEADLINE FOR CONSENSUS REVENUE ESTIMATES', to change the deadline for issuing consensus revenue estimates from being after to being prior to elections.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed S.B. No. 396 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PROCEDURES', to provide for an independent review of fatalities involving children with Department of Children and Families involvement, promote a more transparent review process and ensure a public discussion of findings and recommendations.

Proposed S.B. No. 397 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OMBUDSMAN', to establish an independent Department of Children and Families ombudsman to give children in the care and custody of the department an opportunity to have complaints and grievances heard, reviewed and addressed.

Proposed S.B. No. 398 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES', to improve juvenile justice facilities, programs and services by transferring them to the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch.

COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 399 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION', to require a cost-benefit analysis and economic impact statement on all proposed legislation.

EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 400 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE REQUIREMENT OF A PRELIMINARY PLANNING AND PLACEMENT TEAM MEETING', to reduce special education mandates on school districts.

Proposed S.B. No. 401 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE UNIFORM REGIONAL SCHOOL CALENDAR MANDATE', to eliminate the mandate that a school district implement a uniform regional school calendar.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 402 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATES', to provide tax relief by decreasing the personal income tax rates to a maximum of four and one-half per cent.

EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 403 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICERS', to require special education hearing officers to have subject matter expertise.

Proposed S.B. No. 404 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT UNTIL 2018', to allow school districts to delay the implementation of the provisions of public act 16-189 relating to student data privacy.

Proposed S.B. No. 405 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENT RELATING TO THE RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF STUDENTS TO CERTAIN EDUCATORS', to reduce mandates on school districts.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 406 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR BUSINESSES', to provide tax relief to small businesses.

EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 407 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK FOR CERTAIN APPLICANTS FOR TEACHING POSITIONS', to reduce mandates on school districts.

Proposed S.B. No. 408 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INDEPENDENT EVALUATIONS AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS', to reduce special education mandates on school districts.

Proposed S.B. No. 409 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME LIMIT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS', to reduce special education mandates on school districts.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 410 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING MUNICIPAL BROADBAND PILOT PROGRAMS', to establish municipal broadband pilot programs.

Proposed S.B. No. 411 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A GRAY WATER UTILITY PROGRAM', to create a gray water utility program.

Proposed S.B. No. 412 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF INCENTIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR ARRAYS ON AGRICULTURAL LAND', to restrict the use of incentives for the development of solar arrays on agricultural land to protect farmland against large-scale solar development.

Proposed S.B. No. 413 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING MUNICIPAL UTILITY COMPANIES' BOOKS AND FINANCIALS SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT', to allow the public to examine the financials of municipal utilities.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 414 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR WORKING GRANDPARENTS CARING FOR GRANDCHILDREN', to create a tax credit for working grandparents serving as primary caregiver to their grandchildren.

Proposed S.B. No. 415 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR A PRIMARY RESIDENCE OR MOTOR VEHICLE', to provide property tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle.

Proposed S.B. No. 416 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ALLOCATIONS AND ISSUANCES', to limit the state's bond indebtedness.

Proposed S.B. No. 417 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD', to phase out the estate tax over a five-year period.

Proposed S.B. No. 418 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT TO EXEMPT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 419 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX OVER FIVE YEARS', to phase out the estate tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 420 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT INCOME TAX FOR PENSION INCOME OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD', to phase out income tax on pension income.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 421 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FEES', to increase access to certain occupational licenses by removing the financial burden associated with occupational licensing fees.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 422 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST.; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR IDENTIFIED JOB GROWTH INDUSTRIES', to create a private-public partnership in an apprenticeship program for certain industries displaying job growth.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 423 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONVEYING A PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF GROTON', to permit the economic development project to proceed at the former Mystic Oral School in Groton.

Proposed S.B. No. 424 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A WRITTEN CERTIFICATION FROM CONTRACTORS BIDDING ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to require contractors bidding on public works contracts to certify that they and other personnel of the contractor have not been convicted of certain crimes or been subject to certain legal or administrative proceedings for certain other offenses at the time of bidding.

Proposed S.B. No. 425 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST.; SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JOINT CAMPAIGNING FOR CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR', to require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to jointly seek their party's nomination and raise funds to qualify for the Citizens' Election Program.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 426 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM INAPPROPRIATE BILLING PRACTICES', to protect patients from inappropriate billing practices.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 427 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AGAINST PERSONS CHARGED WITH SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS THAT LEAD TO FATAL OVERDOSE', to require drug dealers selling an illegal drug that leads to a fatal overdose be charged with manslaughter.

Proposed S.B. No. 428 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO EARN RISK REDUCTION RELEASE CREDITS', to add certain violent offenders to those ineligible to earn risk reduction release credits.

Proposed S.B. No. 429 SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EVALUATION BY THE SENTENCING COMMISSION OF THE ADEQUACY OF CRIMINAL SENTENCING STATUTES IN WHICH A FATALITY OCCURS AS THE RESULT OF AN INDIVIDUAL OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL', to require the Sentencing Commission to examine the adequacy of sentencing statutes applicable in criminal matters in which a fatality occurs as the result of an individual operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Proposed S.B. No. 430 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A CAP ON CERTAIN PROBATE COURT FEES', to ensure that there is a cap on Probate Court fees for all decedent's estates.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 431 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to provide tax relief to municipalities by repealing the prevailing wage requirement.

Proposed S.B. No. 432 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXCEPTIONS TO THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to provide relief from municipal mandates by increasing the prevailing wage thresholds.

Proposed S.B. No. 433 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXCEPTIONS TO THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to provide relief from state mandates to municipalities.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 434 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE MAVEN LEAD SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM', to improve the provision of health care to children by enabling child health care providers to obtain access to data concerning a child's possible exposure to lead.

Proposed S.B. No. 435 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION BRANDS THAT ARE MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOR PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY', to provide access to prescription drug brands that are medically necessary for the treatment of persons diagnosed with epilepsy.

Proposed S.B. No. 436 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BAKERY PERMIT LICENSE FOR EXISTING RESTAURANTS', to eliminate the bakery permit requirement for existing restaurants.

Proposed S.B. No. 437 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING ENGAGEMENT ON THE STATE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL', to increase engagement on the State Health Information Technology Advisory Council.

Proposed S.B. No. 438 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ASSISTING COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS', to assist community health care providers.

Proposed S.B. No. 439 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING CONNECTICUT'S IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY AND TRACKING SYSTEM', to ensure easy, reliable access to immunization records by parents and physicians for all childhood immunizations.

Proposed S.B. No. 440 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND LOCAL POLICE HANDLING OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS OR INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY', to protect individuals with a mental illness or intellectual or developmental disability in their interactions with state and local police officers.

Proposed S.B. No. 441 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. SOTO, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT REGULATING SOBER HOMES', to regulate sober homes.

Proposed S.B. No. 442 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PREDATORY PRICING OF PHARMACEUTICALS', to control the costs of prescription drugs.

Proposed S.B. No. 443 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MONITORING OF HEALTH CARE TRENDS BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL', to address imperfections in the health care market.

Proposed S.B. No. 444 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE HEALTH CARE CABINET TO STUDY ESTABLISHING A HEALTH CARE COST GROWTH TARGET AND REPORT ON TOTAL STATE-WIDE HEALTH CARE SPENDING', to lower the cost and improve the quality of health care in the state.

Proposed S.B. No. 445 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACEUTICAL PRICE TRANSPARENCY AND DISCLOSURE', to increase public and government knowledge of pharmaceutical prices.

Proposed S.B. No. 446 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICARE FRAUD', to reduce Medicare fraud.

Proposed S.B. No. 447 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIDIRECTIONAL EXCHANGE OF PATIENT ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS', to improve the quality of patient care.

Proposed S.B. No. 448 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST.; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST.; REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT RAISING THE AGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO TWENTY-ONE', to raise the age for the purchase of all tobacco products.

Proposed S.B. No. 449 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS FROM ADVERTISING REGARDING HEALTH CARE RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND CONTRACEPTION', to ensure that individuals seeking time-sensitive health care related to pregnancy and contraception do not face delays caused by false advertising from organizations that are not established medical organizations or organizations without licensed medical personnel.

Proposed S.B. No. 450 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHARGES FOR VACANT NURSING HOME BEDS', to eliminate double billing for patients who pay for both a vacant nursing home bed and a hospital stay.

Proposed S.B. No. 451 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM UNREASONABLE MEDICAL BILLS', to protect patients from unreasonable medical bills.

Proposed S.B. No. 452 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION', to advance sickle cell disease awareness and prevention efforts within at risk populations of child bearing age.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 453 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST.; REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONVENING SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS BY APPLICATION OF INHABITANTS', to increase the number of inhabitants required on an application to invoke a special town meeting.

Proposed S.B. No. 454 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNFUNDED STATE MANDATES ON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS', to provide relief to municipalities and taxpayers from unfunded mandates.

Proposed S.B. No. 455 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNFUNDED STATE MANDATES ON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS', to protect municipalities from unfunded state mandates and provide property tax relief.

Proposed S.B. No. 456 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AID FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH FAILING FOUNDATIONS', to address the problem of failing foundations.

Proposed S.B. No. 457 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF IN-LAW APARTMENTS', to encourage senior citizens to age in place in community settings rather than seek institutionalized long-term care.

Proposed S.B. No. 458 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL FISCAL YEAR', to ensure that municipalities are aware of state funding levels when creating municipal budgets.

Proposed S.B. No. 459 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS', to address the problem of failing concrete foundations.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 460 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD CAR SEAT BEST PRACTICES', to require the use of best practices with regard to the use of child restraint systems.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.J. No. 26 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ALLOWING FOR EARLY VOTING DURING STATE ELECTIONS', to provide for early voting at elections held in even-numbered years.

S.J. No. 27 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION ALLOWING FOR NO-EXCUSE IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING', to permit any elector to appear at a designated location within such elector's municipality and cast an absentee ballot in an election.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S.J. No. 28 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SUPPORT OF PREGNANCY CARE CENTERS AND THEIR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS', to express the support and appreciation for pregnancy care centers and their staff and volunteers.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S.J. No. 29 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE ENACTMENT OF TAXES BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MILES DRIVEN', to prevent tax burdens based on the number of miles driven from being imposed on state drivers.

TRANSPORTATION

S.J. No. 30 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND', to propose a constitutional amendment to protect the Special Transportation Fund.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S.J. No. 31 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE ENACTMENT OF CERTAIN TAXES', to prevent tax burdens based on the number of miles driven from being imposed on state drivers.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Gentile of the 104th District, the House adjourned at 11:34 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.