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List of Bills

Proposed H.B. No. 5328 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BEST PRACTICES BY STATE AGENCIES TO ACHIEVE COST SAVINGS', to review ways in which state agencies may implement best practices and cost savings.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5329 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE SALARIES OF LEGISLATORS, COMMISSIONERS OF STATE AGENCIES AND THE GOVERNOR', to reduce the pay of legislators, commissioners and the Governor.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5330 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS TO BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to require the legislature to vote on all union contracts.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5331 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING A FORTY-HOUR WORK WEEK FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to study the feasibility of a forty-hour work week for state employees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5332 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING IN ZERO-BASED BUDGETING FOR STATE AGENCIES', to phase in zero-based budgeting for state agencies.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5333 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING OVERTIME PAYMENTS FROM BEING USED TO CALCULATE THE RETIREMENT INCOME OF STATE EMPLOYEES', to remove overtime pay from pension calculations for retiring state employees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5334 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO VOTE ON ALL STATE EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS', to require state employee collective bargaining agreements to be voted on by the legislature.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5335 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING COST-OF-LIVING INCREASES TO STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAYMENTS', to require cost-of-living increases to state employee pension payments to mirror those of Social Security.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5336 REP. HALL, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BY BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES', to allow school districts to choose which school transportation services it will provide when the state does not provide funding for school transportation services.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5337 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO ANALYZE STATE EDUCATION FUNDING', to analyze and propose changes to state education funding formulas and grant programs.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5338 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ON EDUCATORS', to reduce the amount of training required for certain teachers and school personnel.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5339 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ALIGNING STATE AND FEDERAL EDUCATION MANDATES', to streamline and reduce state education mandates.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5340 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION', to establish qualifications for the position of Commissioner of Education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5341 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING VETERANS TO SERVE AS MENTORS TO STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to provide veterans the opportunity to mentor students.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5342 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TAX CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATING IN SUCH PARTNERSHIPS', to foster partnerships between technical high schools and the business community.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5343 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS', to implement clean energy solutions.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5344 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SITING COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS', to keep the public updated on the status of projects.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5345 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE PROVIDED BY THE SITING COUNCIL', to require the Siting Council to provide notice when projects have not been completed within three years.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5346 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX', to phase out the hospital tax over a period of five years.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5347 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING NEW TAXES ON BUSINESSES FOR FIVE YEARS', to prohibit new taxes on businesses.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5348 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSIONS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5349 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT COMPENSATING BUSINESSES IN THE STATE FOR COSTS INCURRED TO COLLECT SALES TAX', to compensate businesses in the state for the cost such businesses incur to collect sales tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5350 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions and Social Security benefits.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5351 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to phase out the ambulatory surgical center tax over a period of five years.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5352 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING CERTAIN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS', to prohibit political contributions by certain individuals and increase transparency in the financing of election campaigns in the state.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5353 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR FRAUDULENT VOTING, ABSENTEE BALLOT FRAUD AND VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD', to maintain the integrity of elections by increasing the penalties for fraudulent voting, absentee ballot fraud and voter registration fraud.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5354 REP. DUNSBY, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT APPEALS', to reduce frivolous complaints under the Freedom of Information Act.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5355 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM DEBATING OR VOTING ON LEGISLATION AFTER MIDNIGHT', to prevent the General Assembly from acting on legislation after midnight.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5356 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THAT LEGISLATION BE MADE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO ITS PASSAGE', to give legislators time to review legislation prior to voting on it.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5357 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF TUITION INCREASES', to ensure proper funding of students at institutions of higher education.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5358 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to modernize the number of elected members of the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut and the processes for electing them.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5359 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT AMENDING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS', to amend the affordable housing land use appeals process.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5360 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MEDICAID AUDIT TRANSPARENCY', to require greater accountability for Medicaid audits.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5361 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID AND MEDICARE FRAUD', to require that available information on Medicare fraud in the state be included in a joint annual report on Medicaid fraud.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5362 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT INSTITUTING A FIVE-YEAR BAN ON STATE-ADMINISTERED GENERAL ASSISTANCE FOR DRUG FELONS', to ban drug felons from receiving state-administered general assistance for five years after their convictions.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5363 REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTERPRETERS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PERSONS', to ensure that persons who are deaf and hard of hearing have access to adequate and effective interpreting services.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5364 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS ABSENT FROM THE STATE FOR MORE THAN 30 DAYS', to prohibit public assistance for persons who leave the state for more than thirty days.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5365 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER CARDS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES', to prohibit improper use of electronic benefit transfer cards outside the United States.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5366 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT INSTITUTING A FIVE-YEAR BAN ON SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF DRUG FELONIES', to prevent drug felons from receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits for a period of five years after their convictions.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5367 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMICIDE IN THE CASE OF A DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH', to establish a new crime for homicide in the case of a drug overdose.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5368 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING BUSINESSES THREE ATTEMPTS TO COMPLY WITH STATE REGULATIONS', to promote businesses by providing "three strikes" to comply with state regulations.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5369 REP. HALL, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POSSESSION OF HEROIN', to reclassify heroin possession as a felony.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5370 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEATH PENALTY', to reinstate the death penalty.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5371 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW AND EVALUATE THE STATE'S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWS', to establish a task force that shall review and evaluate the state's medical malpractice laws.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5372 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE TO STREAMLINE ONLINE FILINGS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS', to enable independent contractors to work more efficiently in Connecticut.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5373 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SMALL BUSINESSES THREE ATTEMPTS TO COMPLY WITH FINANCIAL REGULATIONS', to promote small businesses by providing "three strikes" to comply with financial statutes and regulations.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5374 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WAGE PARITY UNDER MUNICIPAL BINDING ARBITRATION AWARDS', to create wage parity between comparable public and private sector jobs under municipal binding arbitration awards.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5375 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROVIDED TO STATE EMPLOYEES', to require that state employee benefits be in line with those provided in private industry.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5376 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REEVALUATION OF THE AMOUNT OF MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COPAYS PAID BY STATE EMPLOYEES', to review current copayment amounts paid by state employees under state employee health care plans.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5377 REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION', to increase citizen participation in neighborhood revitalization planning committees and ensure the success of strategic plans.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5378 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTHBURY TRAINING SCHOOL', to close Southbury Training School and provide appropriate transfer and care to its residents.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5379 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN', to strengthen the provision of mental, emotional and behavioral health services to children.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5380 REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF EPINEPHRINE IN PUBLIC VENUES', to make emergency epinephrine in cartridge injectors more widely available to people who suffer anaphylactic symptoms in public venues.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5381 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PAIN CONTRACTS PRIOR TO PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS', to require the establishment of pain contracts.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5382 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A REVIEW OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS', to review the current certificate of need process for the purchase of hospital machinery and equipment.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5383 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING BY PROVIDERS OF MEDICAL CARE TO SENIOR CITIZENS ON INCIDENTS AND COMPLAINTS CONCERNING FRAUD AND ABUSE', to prevent senior citizens from becoming victims of fraud and abuse while receiving medical care.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5384 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT RAISING THE LEGAL AGE FOR PURCHASE AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS', to raise the legal age for purchase and use of tobacco products.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5385 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TOBACCO USE CESSATION PROGRAMS', to help promote tobacco use cessation programs.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5386 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSURANCE FOR COMPETITORS IN A BOXING OR MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCH', to require any person, firm or corporation that employs a person to be a boxer or competitor to provide insurance to such person for injuries sustained in a boxing, sparring or mixed martial arts match.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5387 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MULTI-LINE TELEPHONES TO PROVIDE DIRECT ACCESS TO 9-1-1', to require business firms, state agencies and municipalities to configure their multi-line telephone systems so that a user may directly access the enhanced 9-1-1 service by dialing the digits "9-1-1" without an additional code or digit.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5388 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NONDISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES OF POLICE OFFICERS ON MUNICIPAL LAND RECORDS', to protect the privacy of police officers from disclosure of their home addresses on municipal land records.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5389 REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE "HARTFORD WHALERS" COMMEMORATIVE NUMBER PLATE', to commemorate the Hartford Whalers and support charitable organizations.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5390 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT A CROSSWALK', to promote the safety of pedestrians by requiring motor vehicle operators to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who step to the curb at a crosswalk.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5391 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN HOMEOWNERS AND REAL PROPERTY TAXES', to permit municipalities to offer real property tax relief to certain veteran homeowners.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5392 REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to assist soldiers and veterans by creating a safety net of services to help with their transition from the military to civilian life.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5393 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF VETERANS SERVICES', to study the expansion of the OASIS center programming and services to all veterans regardless of enrollment at a public institution of higher education.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5394 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNUSED TUITION WAIVERS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND CHILDREN OF VETERANS', to provide a tuition waiver at public institutions of higher education for any child of a veteran who did not utilize any tuition waiver to which such veteran was entitled.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5395 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR VETERANS', to allow all veterans to claim certain property tax exemptions.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.B. No. 5396 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE BONUSES FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD', to increase the maximum payment to certain members of the Connecticut National Guard who serve or have served in combat zones.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.J. No. 8 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT THE IMPOSITION OF RETROACTIVE TAXES ON BUSINESSES', to amend the state Constitution to prohibit the imposition of retroactive taxes on businesses.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

H.R. No. 8 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION'
REF. APPROPRIATIONS