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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5174 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION EMPLOYEE', to establish a penalty for the assault of a reasonably identifiable off-duty police officer and employee of the Department of Correction.
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H.B. No. 5176 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL', to authorize municipalities to increase the property tax exemption for local volunteer emergency service personnel.
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H.B. No. 5297 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTIMIDATION BASED ON BIGOTRY OR BIAS AGAINST A PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE', to include within the offense of intimidation based on bigotry or bias the act of a person intimidating or harassing another person because such other person is a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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H.B. No. 5402 (COMM) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMERA, COMPUTER AND CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE REPAIR PERSONNEL AS MANDATED REPORTERS', to include camera, computer and cellular mobile telephone repair personnel as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.
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H.B. No. 6038 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS', to extend the Good Samaritan law to apply to first responders who provide emergency medical assistance to animals.
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H.B. No. 6265 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAWNBROKERS, SECONDHAND DEALERS AND PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS', to require the court to order restitution to a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer and precious metals or stones dealer under certain circumstances and allow secondhand dealers and precious metals or stones dealers previously licensed as pawnbrokers to pay cash for any property received pursuant to such licenses.
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H.B. No. 6713 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT DEFINING MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTORS AS PEACE OFFICERS', to redefine "peace officer" to include a motor vehicle inspector who is certified as a police officer.
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H.B. No. 6715 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.
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H.B. No. 6983 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME-CARE SERVICES', to provide Medicaid coverage retroactively for eligible individuals.
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H.B. No. 6984 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RECIPIENTS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES', to expand the oversight of the State Ombudsman to home and community-based services.
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H.B. No. 6985 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED 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, except under limited circumstances.
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H.B. No. 6986 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS', to provide a tax incentive for persons to purchase long-term care insurance.
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H.B. No. 6987 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security income includable for federal income tax purposes from the state income tax.
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H.B. No. 6988 (RAISED) AGING. '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.
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H.B. No. 6989 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES', to provide consumer protections during the application process for a reverse annuity mortgage loan.
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H.B. No. 6990 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS', to ensure that long-term care programs are accessible and sufficient to meet the needs of Connecticut residents.
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H.B. No. 6991 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF COST SAVINGS FROM THE UTILIZATION OF MOBILITY SYSTEMS', to study potential cost savings from the utilization of mobility systems and other technology for persons who receive state-funded medical assistance.
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H.B. No. 6992 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS DOING BUSINESS WITH FINANCIAL PLANNERS', to provide protections for consumers who receive investment advice from financial planners.
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H.B. No. 6993 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION', to provide adequate state reimbursement to cover the costs of providing meals to elderly persons.
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H.B. No. 6994 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO ASSIST ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS', to assist elderly homeowners who fall behind on their property tax payments.
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H.B. No. 6995 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SAFETY TRAINING FOR EQUESTRIAN RIDING ESTABLISHMENTS' OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTORS', to require persons who operate or provide instruction at equestrian riding establishments to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, complete a first aid course and complete a safety training course regarding concussions approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
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H.B. No. 6996 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY', to study the safety of children in the state.
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H.B. No. 6997 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN', to study the effects of the programs offered by the Department of Children and Families that address the well-being of children in the state.
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H.B. No. 6998 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS', to prohibit the installation of ground cover that contains shredded or ground rubber recycled from motor vehicle tires in municipal and public school playgrounds.
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H.B. No. 6999 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS', to allow the use of therapy dogs to provide comfort to children who are testifying in a criminal prosecution of an offense involving the assault, sexual assault or abuse of a child under the age of eighteen.
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H.B. No. 7000 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT EQUALIZING ACCESS TO STUDENT-GENERATED FINANCIAL AID', to allow students to have equal access to institutional financial aid.
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H.B. No. 7001 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to add two additional student trustees to the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut.
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H.B. No. 7002 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS', to extend the sunset date for personal risk insurance filings.
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H.B. No. 7003 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS', to (1) impose an automatic cancellation of a surety bail bond agent's license if such agent has not paid the annual examination fee by January thirty-first, (2) change the time of transfer of funds in the surety bail bond agent examination account from the close of the fiscal year to the end of the calendar year, and (3) authorize the Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations establishing continuing education requirements for surety bail bond agents.
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