JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 54 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Teach us how to love and work, that every deed we do may be to someone, in its turn, a service that is fine and true.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(f) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated January 23, 2017, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

REPORTS

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

Report – Office of Policy and Management – Tobacco and Health Trust Fund Board of Trustees' Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4-28f of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: January 20, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Public Health

Report – Judicial Branch – Annual Rules Report for Period from February 3, 2016 to January 3, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 51-14(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: January 20, 2017

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), 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:

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 537 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. ; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING HEALTH CARE AND PENSION BENEFITS FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to restore legislative authority and accountability with regard to state employee health and pension benefits and bring Connecticut into alignment with most other states.

Proposed S. B. No. 538 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION TO FUND FIRE TRAINING SCHOOLS', to appropriate funds to train firefighters and increase public safety.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 539 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE SAFETY OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINES', to assess the safety of natural gas pipelines.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 540 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION TRANSPARENCY, PUBLIC VERIFIABILITY AND SECURITY', to promote integrity in elections and post-election audit procedures.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 541 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY CONSUMERS IN STATE-FUNDED PROGRAMS', to extend workers' compensation protections to home care consumers and their personal care attendants.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 542 SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST. ; SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT SPECIAL EDUCATION PREDICTABLE COST COOPERATIVE', to establish the Connecticut Special Education Predictable Cost Cooperative to fund special education services and special education programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 543 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS', to require insurance coverage of inpatient substance abuse treatment programs not less than fourteen days in duration.

Proposed S. B. No. 544 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. ; SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PRIOR LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF INCREASES IN ASSESSMENTS AND USER FEES CHARGED BY THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE', to require that the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange receive the approval of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance before increasing the amount of any assessment or user fee and implementing or altering any process used to increase the amount of any assessment or user fee.

Proposed S. B. No. 545 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF REQUESTS BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO OVERRIDE STEP THERAPY DRUG REGIMENS FOR CERTAIN CANCER PATIENTS', to require a study and report on the processes that insurance companies, hospital service corporations, medical service corporations, health care centers and other entities that use step therapy for prescription drugs employ in assessing requests made by treating health care providers to override the use of step therapy drug regimens for insureds diagnosed with metastatic cancer and the response time to such requests.

Proposed S. B. No. 546 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATING PROVIDER DIRECTORIES PROVIDED BY HEALTH CARRIERS AND PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ON AN OUTPATIENT SERVICES BASIS', to require that health carriers include in each participating provider directory a current and accurate list of participating providers accepting new patients on an outpatient services basis.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 547 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ENGAGING A POLICE OFFICER IN PURSUIT', to provide that a person operating a motor vehicle who increases the speed of such motor vehicle in an attempt to escape or elude a police officer who has signaled such person to stop shall receive a mandatory minimum sentence of two years and that minors be treated as adults in such cases.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 548 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETICIANS', to expand career options in the hairdressing and cosmetology fields.

Proposed S. B. No. 549 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INVOLVING CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES USED FOR TRANSPORT PURPOSES', to expand the unemployment compensation exemption for certain motor transport vehicles.

Proposed S. B. No. 550 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE STATE-ADMINISTERED RETIREMENT PLAN', to eliminate the state-administered retirement plan.

Proposed S. B. No. 551 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION', to provide financial relief to businesses.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 552 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STANDING ORDER PROGRAM FOR DISPENSING OPIOID ANTAGONISTS', to increase access to opioid antagonists and prevent drug overdoses and deaths by adopting a standing order program for the dispensing of opioid antagonists.

Proposed S. B. No. 553 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HEALTHY INCENTIVES PROGRAM', to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 554 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES', to promote healthy outcomes for individuals with diabetes.

Proposed S. B. No. 555 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR DENTISTS TO TREAT LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS', to increase the overall health of Connecticut residents.

Proposed S. B. No. 556 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS', to restore the right of every adopted adult resident to obtain a copy of his or her original birth certificate or, in certain circumstances, the identifying information of such person's birth parents contained on such certificate.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 557 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOWER-POWERED RIMFIRE TARGET PISTOLS', to allow the purchase and possession of any . 22 caliber rimfire target pistol.

Proposed S. B. No. 558 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RIMFIRE TARGET PISTOLS', to exclude from the definition of "assault weapon" any . 22 caliber rimfire target pistol that is designed for use in target shooting.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 559 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. ; SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. ; REP. BAKER, 124th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF MUNICIPAL SEWAGE SYSTEMS ASSIGNEES', to restrict assignees of water pollution control authorities from purchasing foreclosed properties and to establish financial guidelines that trigger foreclosure.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 560 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT INSTITUTING ELECTRONIC TOLLS ON CONNECTICUT'S HIGHWAYS', to establish electronic tolls to generate revenue for the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 561 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE ESCROW SERVICES', to permit new or used car dealers to arrange escrow accounts for the payment of taxes and insurance.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 562 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR FEDERAL PENSIONS AND VETERANS' PENSIONS', to provide tax parity for federal pensions and veterans' pensions.

Proposed S. B. No. 563 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING ALL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt all Social Security benefits from the state income tax.

AGING

Proposed S. B. No. 564 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. ; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY', to protect vulnerable senior citizens from being displaced or needing daily emergency services for health needs during power outages.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 565 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS FROM CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE A WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT BENEFIT', to require a request for proposals.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 566 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE STATE REGULATORY PROCESS', to create a more business-friendly climate.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 567 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO INCREASE TUITION', to make higher education tuition costs more affordable for students and their families.

Proposed S. B. No. 568 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROGRAM APPROVAL PROCESS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to ensure the efficiency and appropriateness of the program approval process at institutions of higher education.

Proposed S. B. No. 569 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A PRIVATELY FUNDED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM', to assist recent graduates in making student loan payments while they are seeking employment.

Proposed S. B. No. 570 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOAN INFORMATION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to require institutions of higher education to notify and inform students about their student loan debt and its consequences.

Proposed S. B. No. 571 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM', to encourage higher education graduates to live and work in Connecticut.

Proposed S. B. No. 572 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY REGARDING TUITION', to require transparency regarding funds that are set aside from a public institution of higher education's tuition revenue.

Proposed S. B. No. 573 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE INCREASE OF TUITION AT A FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to provide stability to students and their families in planning for the cost of higher education.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 574 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. ; SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. ; SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCE FOR REPEAT VIOLENT OFFENDERS', to enact a true "three strikes" law in Connecticut by requiring a person convicted of a third violent offense to be sentenced to life in prison.

Proposed S. B. No. 575 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF THE RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to codify the practices and procedures undertaken internally by the Department of Correction in administering the risk reduction credit program.

Proposed S. B. No. 576 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. ; REP. HALL, 59th DIST. ; REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ; REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. ; REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE', to create justice for unborn victims of violence by providing that a child in utero may be considered a victim if killed or injured as a result of a crime.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 577 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH A CHILD AS A PASSENGER', to create a greater deterrent to endangering children while driving drunk.

AGING

Proposed H. B. No. 5987 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to expand home-care services for elderly persons.

Proposed H. B. No. 6291 REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROTECTED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS', to prevent a conservator from banning a conserved person's loved ones from interacting with the conserved person.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 6292 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM RECEIVING A STATE PENSION', to prohibit elected officials from receiving a state pension.

Proposed H. B. No. 6293 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING NONFEDERAL STATE HOLIDAYS', to save money by eliminating nonfederal state holidays.

Proposed H. B. No. 6294 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMPTROLLER TO ANALYZE CERTAIN CUMULATIVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS', to allow the Comptroller to analyze the cumulative monthly financial statements issued by the Office of Policy and Management.

Proposed H. B. No. 6295 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 PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS, COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS AND DEFINED BENEFIT CONTRIBUTION PLANS', to reduce the state's financial burden and to create parity between state and private pension plans.

BANKING

Proposed H. B. No. 6296 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FORECLOSURE BY COMMERCIAL POWER OF SALE', to authorize foreclosure of a mortgage by statutory power of sale, other than a mortgage of owner-occupied residential real property or a mortgage granted by a religious corporation.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed H. B. No. 6297 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOLUNTARY PLACEMENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND PARENTAL RIGHTS', to protect parental rights when a child is voluntarily placed in out-of-home care for the purpose of obtaining treatment for a mental health issue or developmental disability.

Proposed H. B. No. 6298 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES', to protect minors from secondhand smoke while riding in motor vehicles.

Proposed H. B. No. 6299 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADOPTED PERSON'S ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE', to ensure equal treatment under the law for an adopted person with respect to such person's ability to obtain an uncertified copy of his or her original birth certificate.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 6300 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STUDY OF COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION IN CONNECTICUT', to require a study of community access television in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6301 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPAIR OF NATURAL GAS LEAKS WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS OF REPORTING TO THE GAS COMPANY', to require natural gas leaks to be repaired within two business days of reporting to the gas company.

Proposed H. B. No. 6302 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY', to require the consideration of the application and use of technology in conservation and development plans, discontinue certain incentive program grants, and require publication of a list of state technology contracts.

Proposed H. B. No. 6303 REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ULTRA HIGH-SPEED GIGABIT-CAPABLE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSUMER ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE BROADBAND SERVICES AND DEFINING A STANDARD WAGE FOR BROADBAND WORKERS', to further develop ultra high-speed gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure, enable universal consumer access to affordable broadband services and define a standard wage for broadband workers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6304 REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR A DISTRICT HEATING NETWORK', to establish a pilot program in Bridgeport for developing a district heating network.

Proposed H. B. No. 6305 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT MAY BE USED TO TRACK THE LOCATION AND MOVEMENT OF A PERSON', to protect the privacy of state residents.

Proposed H. B. No. 6306 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SOLAR-READY CONSTRUCTION STUDY GROUP', to establish a solar-ready construction study group.

Proposed H. B. No. 6307 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS', to increase the renewable portfolio standard to fifty per cent by 2030.

Proposed H. B. No. 6308 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION IN CONNECTICUT', to study community access television in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6309 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT SITING COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS WHEN CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO EXISTING STRUCTURES', to require a public hearing when changes will be made to existing structures.

Proposed H. B. No. 6310 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NATURAL GAS UTILITIES AND NATURAL GAS FROM THE STATE'S ORGANIC WASTE STREAM', to require natural gas utilities to purchase a portion of their supply from resources that produce renewable natural gas from fractions of the state's organic waste stream.

Proposed H. B. No. 6311 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER ACCESS TO AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS', to provide equal access to energy conservation programs created by the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6312 REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEM INCENTIVE PAYMENTS', to change the incentive payment made to district heating system end use customers.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6313 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AND PAPER BAGS', to encourage shoppers to utilize reusable shopping bags.

Proposed H. B. No. 6314 REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL TREE REMOVAL', to clarify existing tree stewardship laws and preserve public notice of municipal tree removal.

Proposed H. B. No. 6315 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS AT WASTEWATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT FACILITIES', to re-engage the wastewater facility operators in the state through professional development in order to better protect the environment and public health.

Proposed H. B. No. 6316 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF CERTAIN INFORMATION AT ANIMAL RESCUE SHELTERS', to require the posting of information for consumers about dogs in animal rescue shelters.

Proposed H. B. No. 6317 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHER AMOUNTS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to enable senior citizens to have greater access to nutritional foods.

Proposed H. B. No. 6318 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF MERGING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE STATE HISTORIC COMMISSION', to provide adequate services to users of such agencies while consolidating for the purpose of financial savings.

Proposed H. B. No. 6319 REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WATER RATES FOR WATER BOTTLERS IN THE STATE', to limit the extent of water rate discounts to large bottlers of water in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6320 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. ; REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINES FOR RUNNING BAMBOO AND ENFORCEMENT OF RUNNING BAMBOO RESTRICTIONS BY MUNICIPALITIES', to provide for local enforcement of the state's running bamboo law.

Proposed H. B. No. 6321 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RUNNING BAMBOO', to amend the state's running bamboo law to provide additional prohibitions and provide incentive for municipal enforcement of such law.

Proposed H. B. No. 6322 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UNLIMITED TAKING OF GAME PURSUANT TO A HUNTING LICENSE', to remove limits on the number of game that may be taken pursuant to a hunting license.

Proposed H. B. No. 6323 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING WATER CONSERVATION AND ASSURING ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY', to restructure water rates to assure ongoing revenue stability necessary to protect the public access to a safe, quality water supply.

Proposed H. B. No. 6324 REP. DE LA CRUZ, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WATER TESTING FOR PURPOSES OF SHELLFISH HARVESTING', to avoid state agency time constraints that may result in shellfish harvesting areas unnecessarily being closed.

Proposed H. B. No. 6325 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TIRE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM', to establish a tire stewardship program in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6326 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPER SHELTER FOR COMPANION AND SERVICE ANIMALS', to prevent the endangerment of companion and service animals.

Proposed H. B. No. 6327 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 PROCESS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN GENERAL PERMITS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to establish a procedure for the issuance of certain general permits by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Proposed H. B. No. 6328 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CLASS I AND CLASS II WATERSHED LANDS', to prohibit the destruction of watershed lands and protect public drinking water supplies.

Proposed H. B. No. 6329 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. ; REP. STORMS, 60th DIST. ; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT', to permanently prohibit the storage, disposal, handling and use of hydraulic fracturing waste in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6330 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF THE BOTTLE DEPOSIT, INCLUDING TEAS, JUICES AND SPORTS DRINKS UNDER THE BOTTLE BILL AND DEDICATING ADDED REVENUES TO STATE PARKS', to increase recycling rates while funding our state parks.

Proposed H. B. No. 6331 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE TIMEFRAME FOR THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTES IN CONNECTICUT', to extend the timeframe for the prohibition on the storage and disposal of fracking waste in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6332 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS', to allow towns to use alternative treatment septic systems.

Proposed H. B. No. 6333 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE FEDERAL FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT', to make the Department of Agriculture the lead state agency for implementing the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Proposed H. B. No. 6334 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th DIST. ; REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS', to improve animal shelters in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6335 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT', to minimize the illegal trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn, which may fund terrorist activities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6336 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SUPPRESSORS ON HUNTING RIFLES', to reduce hearing loss and hearing damage from firearm discharges.

Proposed H. B. No. 6337 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR STATE CAMPGROUNDS', to study other ways to fund state campgrounds.

Proposed H. B. No. 6338 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN THE STATE', to prohibit the sale and trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state while preserving the antiques trade in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6339 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRATES USED FOR VEAL CALVES, BREEDING PIGS AND EGG-LAYING HENS', to prevent animal cruelty, improve food safety, protect the environment and support family farms.

Proposed H. B. No. 6340 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT ABOLISHING THE SNAPPING TURTLE TRADE', to put an end to the snapping turtle trade.

Proposed H. B. No. 6341 REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DIVERSION PERMITS FOR LARGE-SCALE WATER BOTTLING OPERATIONS', to provide water use guidance for large-scale bottling operations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6342 REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFORM ASSESSMENT OF CLEAN WATER PROJECT CHARGES BY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION', to provide for uniform assessment of clean water project charges of the Metropolitan District Commission.

Proposed H. B. No. 6343 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO WATER PLANNING INFORMATION', to provide access to information that is needed for water planning purposes while adhering to prudent security considerations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6344 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING DOGS AT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS', to authorize persons to have dogs at state park campgrounds.

Proposed H. B. No. 6345 REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF NOTICE WHEN LAND ABUTS OTHER PROPERTY SUBJECT TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL LAND USE RESTRICTION', to alert potential land buyers that abutting properties may pose a potential health threat to them and their families.

Proposed H. B. No. 6346 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BILLS OF SALE AND RECORDS OF TRANSFER FOR HORSES SOLD OR TRANSFERRED IN THIS STATE', to better track the sale and transfer of horses in the state and provide information concerning their eventual welfare.

Proposed H. B. No. 6347 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE FINDINGS TO COMPLAINANTS CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING AGAINST VETERINARIANS', to provide improved disclosure to pet owners who file complaints with the Department of Public Health against veterinarians.

Proposed H. B. No. 6348 REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HANDLING FEES FOR RECYCLING REDEMPTION CENTERS', to increase the handling fee for recycling redemption centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6349 REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE STATE'S WATER RESOURCES DURING A DROUGHT OR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY EMERGENCY', to protect the state's water resources during a drought.

Proposed H. B. No. 6350 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MICROCHIPPING OF DOGS IMPORTED INTO THE STATE', to better keep track of dogs imported to the state by animal rescue organizations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6351 REP. SOTO, 39th DIST. ; REP. DE LA CRUZ, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW LONDON VETERANS FIELD REMEDIATION', to reimburse the city of New London for remediation work it performed on the New London Veterans Field remediation project and for which the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection previously authorized funding.

Proposed H. B. No. 6352 REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TIRE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM', to minimize public sector involvement in the management of discarded tires.

Proposed H. B. No. 6353 REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING THE SHORELINE OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD AS A "NO KILL OR HARVEST ZONE" FOR HORSESHOE CRABS', to preserve the Stratford horseshoe crab breeding grounds for uses such as pharmaceutical development.

Proposed H. B. No. 6354 REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. ; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING HARDENED STRUCTURES BELOW THE HIGH-TIDE LINE FOR LIVING SHORELINE PURPOSES', to increase the resiliency of hardened structures below the high-tide line in severe weather conditions.

Proposed H. B. No. 6355 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE TIME FRAME FOR THE ADOPTION OF FRACKING WASTE REGULATIONS TO JULY 1, 2027', to extend the existing prohibition on the acceptance, receipt, collection, storage, treatment, transfer and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the state in order to protect the environment and public health.

Proposed H. B. No. 6356 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. ; REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC NOTICE OF TREE REMOVAL ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY', to reconcile tree stewardship laws and provide clarity as to the requisite public notice concerning tree removal on municipal property.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 6357 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RENOVATION OF CRISCUOLO PARK IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding for the renovation of Criscuolo Park in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 6358 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING FAMILY-OWNED FARM LAND FROM THE ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES', to prevent families from having to sell their farm land by exempting such land from the estate and gift taxes.

Proposed H. B. No. 6359 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE CIGARETTE TAX RATE', to increase the cigarette tax rate.

Proposed H. B. No. 6360 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BROADENING THE APPLICATION OF THE GREEN BUILDINGS TAX CREDIT', to broaden the application of the green buildings tax credit.

Proposed H. B. No. 6361 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions and Social Security benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 6362 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE PURCHASE OR CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OR FACILITY FOR ARTE, INC', to provide funding for the purchase or construction of a building or facility for Arte, Inc.

Proposed H. B. No. 6363 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX OVER FIVE YEARS', to phase out the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6364 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT TO PHASE OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX OVER FIVE YEARS', to phase out the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6365 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING A PORTION OF BUSINESSES' TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM THE PROPERTY TAX', to assist businesses by exempting tangible personal property assessed at an aggregate value of two thousand five hundred dollars or less from the property tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6366 REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to repeal the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6367 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE PURCHASE OR CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OR FACILITY FOR THE SPANISH AMERICAN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding for the purchase or construction of a building or facility for the Spanish American Merchant Association in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 6368 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM METHOD OF TAXATION FOR ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS', to promote tax parity between all tobacco products by establishing a uniform method of taxation.

Proposed H. B. No. 6369 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR FACILITY RENOVATIONS OR PURCHASE OF A NEW BUILDING FOR JUNTA FOR PROGRESSIVE ACTION IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding for facility renovations or purchase of a new building for Junta for Progressive Action in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 6370 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX DEDUCTION FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE AFTER-SCHOOL STEM PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS', to establish a tax deduction for businesses that provide, at no charge, after-school science, technology, engineering and mathematics enrichment programs for students.

Proposed H. B. No. 6371 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE HOSPITAL TAX', to repeal the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6372 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6373 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PAY RATIO CORPORATION INCOME TAX ON PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES', to replace the current corporation income tax on publicly traded corporations with a corporation income tax rate based on a pay ratio scale.

Proposed H. B. No. 6374 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from the state income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6375 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. ; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREMIUM TAX ON MUNICIPAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS', to generate municipal savings by eliminating the premium tax on municipal health insurance plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 6376 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE ADMISSIONS TAX MORATORIUM ON ATHLETIC EVENTS AT THE BALLPARK AT HARBOR YARD IN BRIDGEPORT', to extend the moratorium on the imposition of the admissions tax on athletic events at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.

Proposed H. B. No. 6377 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. ; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR STUDENT LOAN INTEREST', to provide tax relief to persons paying student loan interest by establishing a deduction from the personal income tax for student loan interest.

Proposed H. B. No. 6378 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. ; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX DEDUCTION FOR QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXPENSES', to establish a deduction against the personal income tax for qualified medical expenses.

Proposed H. B. No. 6379 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FISCAL NOTES FOR PROPOSED BOND AUTHORIZATIONS', to encourage fiscal restraint in the bond authorization process.

Proposed H. B. No. 6380 REP. ZIOGAS, 79th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DOWNTOWN PROJECT IN BRISTOL', to provide funding for the reconstruction of downtown Bristol.

Proposed H. B. No. 6381 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6382 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE STATE INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to repeal the state income tax on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 6383 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND ALL PENSIONS', to eliminate the income tax on Social Security benefits and all pensions.

Proposed H. B. No. 6384 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. ; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST. ; REP. FERGUSON, 138th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR AIDS PROJECT GREATER DANBURY TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE', to provide funding for AIDS Project Greater Danbury to purchase real estate.

Proposed H. B. No. 6385 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to repeal the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6386 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR BICYCLE CORRIDORS WITHIN THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN', to provide funding to promote bicycle corridors within the city of Middletown.

Proposed H. B. No. 6387 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING INCOME TAXES ON ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR PENSIONS', to eliminate income taxes on all public and private sector pensions.

Proposed H. B. No. 6388 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6389 REP. BYRON, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6390 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to eliminate the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6391 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ALLOCATION LIMITS AND REDUCTIONS', to reduce state debt by establishing statutory mechanisms by which general obligation bonds are further limited or automatically reduced.

Proposed H. B. No. 6392 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT TO PHASE OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX OVER FIVE YEARS', to phase out the hospital tax over a period of five years.

Proposed H. B. No. 6393 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT TO PHASE OUT THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD', to phase out the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6394 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REFUNDABLE CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS', to address the shortage of qualified early childhood teachers by establishing a refundable tax credit for individuals who receive degrees in early childhood or a related field and teach in an early childhood program.

Proposed H. B. No. 6395 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT TO PHASE OUT THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to phase out the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 6396 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate income tax on Social Security benefit payments.

Proposed H. B. No. 6397 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE GIFT TAX', to eliminate the gift tax.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 6398 REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES', to create equity and opportunity for economic stability for individuals with criminal histories.

Proposed H. B. No. 6399 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR ON EASTER SUNDAY', to ban alcoholic liquor sales on Easter Sunday.

Proposed H. B. No. 6400 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FANTASY SPORTS CONTESTS', to regulate fantasy sports contests and place a fee on winnings from such contests.

Proposed H. B. No. 6401 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. ; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING ONE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMIT CLASS FROM HAVING UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER ANOTHER SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PERMIT CLASS', to prohibit one alcoholic liquor permit class from having undue influence over another separate and distinct alcoholic liquor permit class.

Proposed H. B. No. 6402 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS FOR CERTAIN TELEPHONE CALLS', to protect consumers from misleading commercial or information gathering telephone communications.

Proposed H. B. No. 6403 REP. MCGEE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSES AND PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS', to ensure fairness in the licensing of previously incarcerated individuals.

Proposed H. B. No. 6404 REP. MCGORTY, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING TELEPHONE BOOKS TO BE HAND DELIVERED OR MAILED TO RECIPIENTS', to require that telephone books either be hand delivered or mailed to recipients.

Proposed H. B. No. 6405 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES FROM ACCESSING A USER'S PERSONAL CONTACT LIST TO ENGAGE IN UNSOLICITED ADVERTISING', to protect a consumer from having his or her personal contacts accessed by a social media site in order to generate unsolicited marketing to the consumer's contacts.

Proposed H. B. No. 6406 REP. CUMMINGS, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OMBUDSMAN', to provide a centralized location for apprenticeship information.

Proposed H. B. No. 6407 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING OVERSIGHT AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS', to study which regulatory burdens are barriers to entry into certain professions and make recommendations regarding their repeal.

Proposed H. B. No. 6408 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING INVESTMENT COMPANIES TO WITHHOLD OR DEPOSIT ACCOUNT FUNDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES', to allow investment companies to withhold or deposit account funds, with the permission of the account holder, for the purpose of paying taxes due to the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6409 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR DISTILLERIES TO SERVE FULL-SIZED COCKTAILS AND MIXED DRINKS AT RETAIL', to allow alcoholic liquor distilleries to serve full-sized cocktails and mixed drinks at retail for consumption on their premises.

Proposed H. B. No. 6410 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION', to allow a new home construction contractor to do remodeling work without having to obtain a separate home improvement contractor certificate of registration.

Proposed H. B. No. 6411 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER TICKET TRANSFERS', to ensure that consumers have the option to transfer or sell tickets on the secondary market without penalties or charges.

Proposed H. B. No. 6412 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURER PERMITS FOR BEER', to encourage economic growth in the beer industry.

Proposed H. B. No. 6413 REP. MILLER, 145th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER RETAIL TRANSACTION RECEIPTS', to require that consumer receipts remain legible for a reasonable period of time.

Proposed H. B. No. 6414 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 DESIGNATION OF NEW CHEMICALS AS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES', to establish an expedited process by which new chemicals may be designated as controlled substances.

Proposed H. B. No. 6415 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURER PERMITS FOR BEER', to support the success and growth of microbreweries.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 6416 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT REDEFINING "SMALL CONTRACTOR" FOR PURPOSES OF THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM', to redefine "small contractor" for purposes of the set-aside program to reference the federal standards adopted pursuant to the federal Small Business Act.

Proposed H. B. No. 6417 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES FOR BUDGET AND REVENUE RELATED BILLS', to provide appropriate notice to members of the General Assembly and the public prior to votes on budget and revenue related bills.

Proposed H. B. No. 6418 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 FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM AND POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS', to require that businesses that receive first five plus funding be considered state contractors to prohibit them from contributing to political campaigns.

Proposed H. B. No. 6419 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. ; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES WITH CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM FUNDS', to prohibit the use of Citizens' Election Program funds for the payment of goods and services from business entities owned by family of members of the General Assembly.

Proposed H. B. No. 6420 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOTING ON BUDGETARY LEGISLATION', to provide appropriate notice to members of the General Assembly of budgetary bills.

Proposed H. B. No. 6421 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF TAX PREPARERS', to require the licensing of tax preparers to protect consumers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6422 REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY', to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Proposed H. B. No. 6423 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE HOURS OF ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION', to permit applicants in line for election day registration prior to eight o'clock p. m. to be admitted as electors and eliminate the immediate notification requirement for registrars of voters if any such applicant is an elector in another municipality according to the state-wide centralized voter registration system.

Proposed H. B. No. 6424 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS', to afford greater time in prosecuting knowing and willful campaign finance violations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6425 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING STATE AGENCIES TO PERMIT BUSINESSES TO CORRECT REGULATORY VIOLATIONS WITHOUT PENALTY', to educate and provide ample time for businesses to correct regulatory violations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6426 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONSULTANTS AND USE OF FUNDS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to increase transparency with regard to political campaigns' use of Citizens' Election Program funds.

HOUSING

Proposed H. B. No. 6427 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS OF TENANTS', to make state law consistent with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's interpretation of federal law.

Proposed H. B. No. 6428 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A THREE-PERSON PANEL TO HEAR AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS', to create a three-person panel to hear affordable housing appeals.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H. B. No. 6429 REP. CURREY, 11th DIST. ; REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTUAL LIMITATION PERIODS FOR SUITS CONCERNING DENIAL OF PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE CLAIMS', to impose contractual limitations on insurers issuing property and casualty insurance and require that insurers disclose additional information to insureds.

Proposed H. B. No. 6430 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING USE OF CREDIT SCORES AND THE CITY OR TOWN WHERE A MOTOR VEHICLE IS GARAGED AS UNDERWRITING FACTORS FOR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES', to exclude the credit score of an insured and the city or town where a motor vehicle is garaged as factors in underwriting automobile insurance policies.

Proposed H. B. No. 6431 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UTILIZATION REVIEWS', require peer review performed for purposes of a utilization review to be performed by a medical professional licensed in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6432 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURES BY REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND NOTICES OF COMMISSION RIGHTS', to modify certain deadlines concerning disclosures made by real estate brokers and real estate salespersons in commercial real estate transactions and recording of notices of commission rights.

Proposed H. B. No. 6433 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PEER REVIEW PERFORMED FOR PURPOSES OF A UTILIZATION REVIEW', to require the clinical peer review performed for purposes of a utilization review to be licensed in the same specialty that manages the medical condition, procedure or treatment under review.

Proposed H. B. No. 6434 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARRIERS TO INFORM THE COVERED PERSON WHOSE MATTER IS UNDER EXTERNAL REVIEW THAT THE CARRIER COMPENSATES THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW ORGANIZATION CONDUCTING THE REVIEW', to inform covered persons whose matters are subject to external review that the health carrier compensates the independent review organization conducting the review.

Proposed H. B. No. 6435 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING HEALTH INSURERS AND OTHER ENTITIES FROM CHARGING DISABLED VETERANS FOR CERTAIN OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES', to prohibit health insurers and other entities from requiring disabled veterans to pay out-of-pocket expenses for prosthetic devices and related medical equipment under a health insurance policy.

Proposed H. B. No. 6436 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR SURPRISE BILLS AND BILLS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES', to require the establishment of an arbitration process by which a dispute over a bill for emergency services or a surprise bill for health care services may be resolved and standards to be used in the arbitration process.

Proposed H. B. No. 6437 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF CHANGES TO HEALTH INSURER NETWORK DIRECTORIES AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORMULARIES', to require health insurers to immediately and publicly disclose changes made to their listings of participating health care providers and facilities and prescription drug formularies.

Proposed H. B. No. 6438 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS FOR SURPRISE BILLS AND BILLS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES', to require the establishment of a dispute resolution process by which a dispute over a bill for emergency services or a surprise bill, as defined in subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 38a-477aa of the general statutes, may be resolved and standards to be used in the dispute resolution process.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 6439 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RANSOMWARE', to define ransomware and make it a crime to knowingly install ransomware on a computer.

Proposed H. B. No. 6440 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF PREJUDGMENT REMEDIES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS', to prohibit the use of prejudgment remedies in medical malpractice actions.

Proposed H. B. No. 6441 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE VALUE OF THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WITH RESPECT TO JUDGMENT DEBTORS', to modernize the value of the homestead exemption.

Proposed H. B. No. 6442 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE', to expand upon the type of conduct that constitutes criminal custodial interference in the first degree.

Proposed H. B. No. 6443 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMOVAL OF A TREE OR TREE LIMBS THAT FALL ON NEIGHBORING PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY', to impose liability on an owner of private real property for the expenses of removing a tree or tree limb located on such property that falls on neighboring private real property.

Proposed H. B. No. 6444 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. ; REP. CUMMINGS, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF A PETITION BY A GRANDPARENT SEEKING VISITATION WITH HIS OR HER GRANDCHILD', to remove the requirement that a grandparent include specific and good-faith allegations that a parentlike relationship exists when a grandparent files a petition seeking visitation with a grandchild.

Proposed H. B. No. 6445 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FORFEITURE OF MONEYS AND PROPERTY RELATED TO THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF A CRIME', to eliminate asset forfeiture associated with the alleged commission of a crime until such time as the defendant has been convicted of the crime.

Proposed H. B. No. 6446 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR WRONGFUL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT', to protect property owners from wrongful property tax assessment.

Proposed H. B. No. 6447 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING GUARDIANS AD LITEM FROM FILING MOTIONS IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS', to prohibit a guardian ad litem from filing a motion in a family relations matter.

Proposed H. B. No. 6448 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER ON DEATH ACT', to allow an owner of real property to pass the property simply and directly by operation of law to a beneficiary upon the owner's death.

Proposed H. B. No. 6449 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRANDPARENT VISITATION WITH A MINOR CHILD', to allow a grandparent visitation with a minor child if: (1) A parentlike relationship exists between the person and minor child and denial of visitation would cause real and significant harm; or (2) the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that there are compelling circumstances to overcome the presumption that the parental decision is in the child's best interest.

Proposed H. B. No. 6450 REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STALKING WITH AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE', to prohibit a person from stalking another person by using an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Proposed H. B. No. 6451 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES', to implement reforms that alleviate the backlog of cases at the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and to permit commission legal counsel to intervene as a matter of right in any suit or other proceeding in which civil or human rights are at issue.

Proposed H. B. No. 6452 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPORTIONMENT OF DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES', to permit apportionment of damages in personal injury and wrongful death trials between a defendant and former defendant who received a withdrawal from the plaintiff.

Proposed H. B. No. 6453 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MOST EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF THE STATE'S PRETRIAL DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS', to decrease the chance for the criminal justice system to extend its reach to arrested persons beyond the reasons for which they were arrested.

Proposed H. B. No. 6454 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE A LARGER PORTION OF THE REVENUE GENERATED FROM THE ISSUANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATION FINES', to provide equity in revenue sharing with municipalities and to provide an incentive to police departments to enforce motor vehicle violations, thereby increasing public safety on the roads.

Proposed H. B. No. 6455 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF MOTIONS IN CIVIL AND FAMILY MATTERS', to improve efficiency in the court system.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 6456 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST. ; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST. ; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. ; REP. DE LA CRUZ, 41st DIST. ; REP. DIMASSA, 116th DIST. ; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. ; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST. ; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. ; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. ; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. ; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. ; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. ; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST. ; REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. ; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST. ; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. ; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST. ; REP. SOTO, 39th DIST. ; REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. ; REP. STALLWORTH, 126th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. WINKLER, 56th DIST. ; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. ; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. ; SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. ; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. ; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to establish a minimum wage of fifteen dollars per hour in the State of Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 6457 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 WAGE INCREASES IN ARBITRATION AWARDS', to provide a cap on wage increases under binding arbitration awards.

Proposed H. B. No. 6458 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 MUNICIPAL COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND VOLUNTEERING', to provide financial relief to municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6459 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS', to raise the prevailing wage thresholds for public works projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 6460 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS', to exclude overtime payments and mileage reimbursements from pension calculations for state employees and elected officials.

Proposed H. B. No. 6461 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION', to update and reform unemployment compensation and ensure that the Unemployment Trust Fund remains solvent in future years.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6462 REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES', to lower state operating expenses by merging committees as appropriate.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6463 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO HOMEOWNERS DISPLACED BY A NATURAL DISASTER', to permit towns to provide property tax relief to certain homeowners in times of crisis.

Proposed H. B. No. 6464 REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INVESTIGATION INTO METHODS OF REMEDIATING FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS', to require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to investigate alternative methods of valuation for residential buildings in need of remediation due to failing concrete foundations and options to increase the availability of grants and loans to homeowners with failing concrete foundations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6465 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. ; REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PYRRHOTITE TESTING BY QUARRIES', to require quarries to test for the presence of pyrrhotite, prohibit quarries from using material that contains pyrrhotite in concrete intended for residential or commercial use, and establish penalties for failure to comply.

Proposed H. B. No. 6466 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 MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to provide relief to municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6467 REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL TAX INCREASES', to provide for a ceiling on municipal tax increases.

Proposed H. B. No. 6468 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS', to increase savings to municipalities by eliminating property tax exemptions for certain nonprofit organizations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6469 REP. SOTO, 39th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES TO DETERMINE THE PROPERTY TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES', to allow municipalities to determine by vote of its legislative body whether property that becomes subject to section 12-81 of the general statutes due to a change in ownership or use of such property on or after the effective date of this act will be exempt from taxation.

Proposed H. B. No. 6470 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION BUDGETS', to enhance oversight and transparency of local boards of education budgets.

Proposed H. B. No. 6471 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUDITS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to enhance oversight and transparency of board of education budgets.

Proposed H. B. No. 6472 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS-IN-AID FOR BODY-WORN RECORDING EQUIPMENT', to permit municipalities with resident state troopers to access grants-in-aid for reimbursement of costs associated with the purchase of body-worn recording equipment.

Proposed H. B. No. 6473 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FROM SERVING ON CERTAIN MUNICIPAL LEGISLATIVE BODIES', to prohibit municipal employees from serving on municipal legislative bodies that have the responsibility and authority of boards of finance, except where permitted by charter or home rule ordinance or where the employee serves because of membership on the legislative body of the municipality.

Proposed H. B. No. 6474 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. ; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS', to ease the burden on municipalities from affordable housing land use appeals.

Proposed H. B. No. 6475 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING ZONING COMMISSIONS FROM REQUIRING SPECIAL PERMITS OR SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES', to prohibit municipal zoning commissions from requiring a special permit or special exemption for the continuance of a nonconforming use, building or structure.

Proposed H. B. No. 6476 REP. DUFF, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS', to limit the availability of the affordable housing land use appeals procedure to applications for affordable housing developments that are greater than one acre in area.

Proposed H. B. No. 6477 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE OF UNFUNDED MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to provide mandate relief for municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6478 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. ; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. ; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. ; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. ; SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. ; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; REP. CURREY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DELNICKI, 14th DIST. ; REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. ; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. ; REP. HALL, 59th DIST. ; REP. GREEN, 55th DIST. ; REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. ; REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. ; REP. STOKES, 58th DIST. ; REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS', to address the problem of failing concrete foundations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6479 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CHARTER REVISION', to require that municipal charters and home rule ordinances be reviewed every ten years and to allow municipalities to make minor and technical revisions to their charters and home rule ordinances without following the procedure set forth in section 7-191 of the general statutes.

Proposed H. B. No. 6480 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING DISTRICTS FOR COMMUNITY BROADBAND SYSTEMS', to authorize districts for community broadband systems.

Proposed H. B. No. 6481 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPRAISAL OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES', to prevent the sale of properties encompassing watersheds, wells and reservoirs for less than their value.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 6482 REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. REYES, 75th DIST. ; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REAL-TIME ACCESS TO INDIVIDUAL-LEVEL DATA FOR VITAL STATISTICS, EMERGENCY CARE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RECORDS', to better position municipal health departments and district departments of health to address the health care needs of their jurisdiction in a timely manner.

Proposed H. B. No. 6483 REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE', to establish a task force to make recommendations regarding the impending shortage in the psychiatry workforce.

Proposed H. B. No. 6484 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF DISTRICT DIRECTORS OF HEALTH', to increase savings and efficiency.

Proposed H. B. No. 6485 REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY AND TRACKING SYSTEM', to ensure easy, reliable access to immunization records by parents and doctors for all childhood immunizations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6486 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS BY FIRST RESPONDERS', to allow first responders to provide first aid treatment to domestic animals.

Proposed H. B. No. 6487 REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF LACTATION CONSULTANTS', to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by providing for the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in lactation care and services.

Proposed H. B. No. 6488 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT MAINTAINING THE CURRENT HEALTH DISTRICT STRUCTURE', to allow for the existing health district structure to be maintained.

Proposed H. B. No. 6489 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE INCREASING NUMBER OF CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA', to address the increasing populations of Connecticut residents with dementia.

Proposed H. B. No. 6490 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADULT ADOPTED PERSON'S ACCESS TO AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE', to restore the right of every adopted adult resident of the state to obtain his or her original, true birth certificate.

Proposed H. B. No. 6491 REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT RAISING THE AGE FOR CIGARETTE PURCHASES', to require cigarette purchases to be made by those twenty-one years of age and older.

Proposed H. B. No. 6492 REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST. ; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. ; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST. ; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. ; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. ; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT AFFIRMING A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE', to affirm a woman's right to choose.

Proposed H. B. No. 6493 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND NATURAL GAS AND OIL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES', to extend the existing prohibition on the storage and disposal of waste from hydraulic fracturing and to prohibit the storage and disposal of waste from natural gas and oil extraction activities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6494 REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE DELEGATION OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION BY A REGISTERED NURSE TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS', to increase the number of individuals available to administer medication.

Proposed H. B. No. 6495 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE STATE AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING CARBON-RELATED POLLUTION', to encourage electric vehicle usage to reduce carbon density and improve the state's air quality.

Proposed H. B. No. 6496 REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH CONNECTICUT HOSPITALS', to enhance programs and site rotations for Connecticut medical students.

Proposed H. B. No. 6497 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS', to protect the employment of those whose academic credentials and working history have been in the area of providing social work services but have not obtained the required statutory credentials for licensure as a clinical social worker.

Proposed H. B. No. 6498 REP. CURREY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION AND LICENSURE OF A SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER', to require the Department of Public Health to adopt regulations regarding school-based health centers and require the Commissioner of Public Health to issue school-based health center licenses in accordance with such regulations.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 6499 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING POLICE ACADEMY FIREARM TRAINING TO SATISFY THE FIREARM TRAINING COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR A FIREARM PERMIT', to permit the completion of a minimum basic training program conducted by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or the Police Officer Standards and Training Council to satisfy the firearms training course required for receiving a firearm permit.

Proposed H. B. No. 6500 REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL GAMING LICENSES', to ensure that the state maximizes the benefits of authorizing commercial gaming.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6501 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION', to study issues regarding motor vehicle registration.

Proposed H. B. No. 6502 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A "MOVE OVER" LAW FOR OIL AND GAS DELIVERY VEHICLES AND GARBAGE TRUCKS', to increase public safety by requiring motorists to slow down or move over one lane when passing oil and gas delivery vehicles, garbage trucks and recycling trucks.

Proposed H. B. No. 6503 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVITALIZATION OF UNDERUSED STATIONS ALONG THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD', to revitalize underused stations along the Metro North railroad.

Proposed H. B. No. 6504 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEVEN-DIGIT NUMBER PLATES', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue number plates with seven digits.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 6505 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MILITARY UNIFORMS', to prohibit the transfer of state military uniforms to persons not authorized to possess such uniforms.

Proposed H. B. No. 6506 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT WAIVING CERTAIN VETERANS' RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STEP-UP PROGRAM', to permit veterans to participate in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment program regardless of their residency.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 45 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE DONATION OF EXCESS FOOD TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO FEED FOOD-INSECURE PEOPLE', to encourage donations of excess food for food-insecure people in the state.

H. J. No. 46 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ALLOWING FOR NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING', to eliminate the requirement that an elector satisfy a particular reason, specified by law, in order to cast an absentee ballot.

H. J. No. 47 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. ; REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. ; REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. ; REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. ; REP. TONG, 147th DIST. ; REP. BAKER, 124th DIST. 'RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONNECTICUT-TAIWAN SISTER STATE RELATIONSHIP', to commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of the Connecticut-Taiwan sister state relationship.

H. J. No. 48 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO GRANT THE POWERS OF INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL OF CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS', to grant state electors the powers of initiative, referendum and recall of certain elected officials.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

H. J. No. 49 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PERSONAL SCREENING SYSTEM IN THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING AND STATE CAPITOL', to require a vote of both houses on the personal screening system, which was instituted without the participation or a vote of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the members of the Connecticut General Assembly.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 59 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.