SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 14 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN ADVISORY COUNCIL RELATING TO DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, INTERNET SAFETY AND MEDIA LITERACY', to create an advisory council within the Department of Education relating to digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 15 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPAL APPROVAL OF A SCHOOL CLOSURE', to require a town to hold a referendum to approve the decision of a local board of education to close a school within the school district.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 16 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES', to provide a deduction from the personal income tax for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 17 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ASSISTING STUDENTS WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS WITH THE COST OF COLLEGE', to improve the state labor force.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 18 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCE NOTICE OF GUIDELINES AND BULLETINS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES', to improve government transparency.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 19 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG FOR A CHRONIC CONDITION DURING CERTAIN ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS', to require health insurance coverage, during certain adverse determination reviews, of a prescribed drug other than a schedule II or III controlled substance for a chronic condition.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 20 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT IN A HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE FILING REVIEW', to include affordability as a factor the Insurance Department shall consider when reviewing health insurance premium rate filings and to establish standards for such factor.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 21 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS', to create equity between orally administered and intravenously administered medications.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 22 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COST-SHARING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to assist Connecticut citizens with prescription drug costs.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 23 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SITE-NEUTRAL PAYMENTS FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES', to improve the health care market.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 24 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS', to improve access to care.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 25 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG DURING THE ENTIRE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW AND EXTERNAL REVIEW PROCESSES', to require health insurance coverage, during the entire adverse determination review and external review processes, of a prescribed drug other than a schedule II or III controlled substance.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 26 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SWATTING', to make swatting a felony offense.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 27 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT INCLUDING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "PERSONAL INJURY" UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES', to expand workers' compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 28 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES TO CONCLUDE THAT A PERSON HAS PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES AND IS DANGEROUS TO HIMSELF OR HERSELF OR OTHERS FOR PURPOSES OF CONFINEMENT IN A HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES UNDER AN EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE', to allow advanced practice registered nurses to conclude that a person has psychiatric disabilities and is dangerous to himself or herself or others for purposes of confinement to a hospital for psychiatric disabilities under an emergency certificate.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 29 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES TO PRACTICE INDEPENDENTLY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN EXPERIENCED ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE', to allow new advanced practice registered nurses to collaborate with experienced advanced practice registered nurses.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 30 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STAFF MEMBERSHIP OR PRIVILEGES OF PHYSICIANS', to prevent patients from receiving unexpected bills.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 31 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PHYSICIANS' OFFICES AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES', to assist persons with disabilities in attaining medical care.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 32 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TWO-YEAR MORATORIUM ON ERECTING SIGNS TO IDENTIFY ROADS, BRIDGES AND HIGHWAYS NAMED IN MEMORY OF PERSONS OR IN COMMEMORATION OF ORGANIZATIONS', to establish a two-year moratorium on erecting signs to identify roads, bridges and highways named in memory of a person or in commemoration of an organization and to create a registry of existing roads, bridges and highways that are named in memory of a person or in commemoration of an organization.
REF. TRANSPORTATION