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List of Bills

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. AGING

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5830 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED FUNDING FOR HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS', to increase funding for high school vocational agricultural programs.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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.
REF. EDUCATION

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.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

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.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5875 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING APPROVED BUILDING LOTS FROM LANDS CLASSIFIED AS FARM LAND, FOREST LAND AND OPEN SPACE LAND FOR TAXATION PURPOSES', to remove certain property tax exemptions for land that constitutes an approved building lot.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL 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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GENERAL LAW

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5987 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT A PROBATE COURT JUDGE TO COMPLETE HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE UPON ATTAINING SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE', to allow a Probate Court judge who attains seventy years of age to complete the term for which he or she was most recently elected.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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

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

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

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

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.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. 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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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.
REF. TRANSPORTATION