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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5135 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARDS', to permit automobile insurance identification cards to be provided electronically for motor vehicle traffic stops and registration of motor vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5139 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE TO REPORT ADDITIONAL DATA', to require the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange board of directors to report additional data in its quarterly reports to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, human services and insurance.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5384 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT RAISING THE LEGAL AGE FOR PURCHASE AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS', to raise the legal age for the purchase and use of tobacco products.
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H.B. No. 5415 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE RAPID DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED TERRESTRIAL INVASIVE SPECIES', to develop a plan to detect extra terrestrial invasive species.
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H.B. No. 5499 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS', to authorize all Sunday hunting on private property by any means.
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H.B. No. 5580 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF CERTAIN FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES DISCHARGED DUE TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY', to require the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs to study the prevalence in this state of former members of the armed forces discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable from active service as a result of a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury and the operational and financial feasibility of expanding state veterans' benefits, services and other resources to such former members.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H.B. No. 5713 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM DISTILLERY PERMIT', to establish a farm distillery permit that is similar in nature to the farm winery permit.
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H.B. No. 5963 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREATMENT OR CARE PROVIDED BY RELIGIOUS NONMEDICAL PROVIDERS UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS', to specify that religious nonmedical providers may be included as providers by health insurance companies, health care centers, hospital service corporations, medical service corporations and other entities that deliver, issue for delivery, renew, amend or continue health insurance policies or health benefit plans in this state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 6065 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BUS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS', to allow a passenger who is a veteran, upon presentation of a motor vehicle operator's license or identity card indicating such passenger's status as a veteran, to ride state-owned or controlled bus public transportation free of charge.
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H.B. No. 6072 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM', to require the Chief Court Administrator to establish a training program for judges regarding mental health and post-traumatic stress disorders affecting veterans involved in the criminal justice system.
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H.B. No. 6074 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT REDUCING BY HALF CERTAIN FEES FOR CERTAIN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS OR PERMITS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES', to reduce by fifty per cent certain fees for certain occupational licenses, certifications, registrations or permits for veterans and their spouses.
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H.B. No. 6122 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE VALUATION AND TAXATION OF FARMLAND', to reevaluate the existing valuation and taxation structure for farm land.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 6124 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT RECONCILING THE DEFINITIONS OF "KENNEL" AND "COMMERCIAL KENNEL" FOR PURPOSES OF THE HOME-BASED BOARDING OF PETS', to clarify definitions pertaining to the boarding of pets.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 6334 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS', to improve animal shelters in Connecticut.
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H.B. No. 6335 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT', to prohibit the sale and trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state.
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H.B. No. 6347 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE FINDINGS TO COMPLAINANTS CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING AGAINST VETERINARIANS', to authorize appeals to the Superior Court from determinations of no probable cause made by the Department of Public Health in connection with certain complaints against veterinarians.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 6432 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURES BY REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND NOTICES OF COMMISSION RIGHTS', to modify certain deadlines concerning (1) disclosures made by real estate brokers and real estate salespersons in commercial transactions, and (2) recording of notices of commission rights.
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H.B. No. 6506 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT WAIVING CERTAIN VETERANS' RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STEP-UP PROGRAM', to permit veterans to participate in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment program regardless of residency.
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H.B. No. 7200 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS', to implement the recommendations of the task force on life-threatening food allergies in schools.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7201 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT APPLYING THE SHEFF DEFINITION OF REDUCED-ISOLATION SETTING TO ALL INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS IN THE STATE', to apply the reduced-isolation setting standards of the 2013 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as extended, to all interdistrict magnet schools in the state.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7202 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUS OF AVIATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS', to classify licensed practical nurse programs and aviation maintenance programs as postsecondary education programs for purposes of maintaining students' eligibility for federal Pell grants.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7203 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF THE RACIAL IMBALANCE LAW ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to require the Department of Education to conduct a review of the impact of the racial imbalance law on school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7204 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS', to require the electronic transfer of a student's education records when the student transfers school districts.
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H.B. No. 7205 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY LITERACY', to require that the results of the reading instruction survey be distributed to teachers and supervisors for the purpose of informing such teacher's professional development in reading instruction and to establish a reading readiness program that provides tiered supports in early literacy to schools and school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7206 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHARTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS', to increase transparency in the operations of charter management organizations.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7207 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016', to delay the implementation of the requirements of the student data privacy act of 2016 until July 1, 2018.
REF. EDUCATION

H.B. No. 7208 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM', to make changes to the commercial property assessed clean energy program.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 7209 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARMLAND PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING FARMERS', to establish a farmland purchase and preservation loan program to assist beginning farmers with the purchase of farmland that will be used to conduct agricultural activities and that will be subject to a permanent agricultural easement.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 7210 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT PROVIDING MUNICIPAL OPTIONS FOR DOG LICENSING', to provide towns with the option of requiring dogs to be licensed on a biennial or triennial basis.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 7211 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF COORDINATED AND INDEPENDENT SPENDING IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE', to (1) create bright lines between coordinated and independent spending, (2) implement federal court rulings regarding the creation of independent expenditure political committees, (3) increase disclosure of independent expenditures, and (4) reveal persons behind political committees and contributors to such committees.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H.B. No. 7212 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS', to promote student loan forgiveness programs.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 7213 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TUITION RATES', to identify factors that increase tuition costs and offer solutions to make higher education more affordable.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 7214 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG', to establish a crime for interference with a guide dog or assistance dog or such dog's handler.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 7215 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURTHOUSE SECURITY, INDEMNIFICATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF A PUBLIC TRANSIT EMPLOYEE', to require firearms training and certification for selected judicial marshals to carry such firearms in selected courthouses, to ensure that all law enforcement professionals who work for the state or a municipality are covered by the indemnification statute and to create a new crime of aggravated assault of a public transit employee.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 7216 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENTS IN THE CASES OF DEFENDANTS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN', to permit criminal defendants who have physical custody of a minor child to provide the court with a family impact statement prior to sentencing for a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 7217 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWERS OF PARKING AUTHORITIES', to provide for multimodal, local transportation planning across municipal lines while encouraging competitive bids to select the best local operators.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 7218 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS', to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state for grants-in-aid to municipalities for municipal development projects.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 7219 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT', to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to conduct a study regarding municipal development.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 7220 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SAFE DRINKING WATER', to implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding safe drinking water.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 7221 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO WATER PLANNING INFORMATION', to provide access to information that is needed for water planning purposes while adhering to prudent security considerations.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 7222 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES', to implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health concerning various revisions to the public health statutes.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.J. No. 99 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT'
REF. ENVIRONMENT