SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 578 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to reduce the unfunded pension liability of the state by increasing contributions made by state employee contributions to the state employees retirement system.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 579 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES', to provide consumer protections during the application process for a reverse annuity mortgage loan.
REF. BANKING

Proposed S.B. No. 580 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING HOSPITALS THAT QUALIFY FOR THE SMALL HOSPITAL POOL FROM THE HOSPITAL TAX', to protect small community hospitals by exempting them from the hospital tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 581 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL ELECTED REPRESENTATION', to require representation on the governing body of each city, town, borough, district or association with municipal powers that is elected by those residing within such city, town, borough, district or association.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 582 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES BY FOREIGN-INFLUENCED BUSINESS ENTITIES AND LIMITING COVERED TRANSFERS', to prevent foreign influence in elections, including those held in Connecticut, and limit the amount of covered transfers that may be received from a single person.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 583 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTERNET BUSINESSES FOR HOUSE-SHARING AND RENTING', to regulate Internet business for house-sharing and renting.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed S.B. No. 584 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE HEALTH REINSURANCE ASSOCIATION', to require a study and report on the current status of the Health Reinsurance Association, whether the association may resume performance of the functions it performed prior to passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and recommending legislative changes to enable the association to resume performance of such functions.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 585 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST PUMPS AND PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO WOMEN BREASTFEEDING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT', to incorporate into the general statutes provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring health insurance coverage for breast pumps and improve protections afforded to women breastfeeding in places of employment.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 586 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd DIST.; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST.; REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREVENTIVE CARE PROVIDED TO FEMALE ENROLLEES AND ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS', to incorporate into the general statutes provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act concerning preventive care provided to female enrollees and improve access to prescription contraceptive methods.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 587 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESTITUTION FROM PERPETRATORS', to require full restitution from perpetrators regardless of changes to their parole or probation status.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 588 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING AND PREVENTION SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE', to improve training and prevention services for domestic violence.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 589 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS COUNCIL', to protect victims of human trafficking.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 590 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT TRUST ACT', to establish regulations on interaction between state and local agencies and immigration and custom enforcement.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 591 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN IMMIGRANTS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to establish an immigrants' bill of rights.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 592 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST.; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT', to raise the crime victim compensation limit for victims of sexual assault.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 593 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SURVIVING SPOUSE'S STATUTORY SHARE', to amend section 45a-436 of the general statutes to ensure equity when the Probate Court settles an estate.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 594 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JUDGE TRAINING ON SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE', to require that all judges of the Superior Court attend trainings from outside experts on sexual assault and domestic violence.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 595 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING SEVENTH DEGREE LARCENY', to alleviate the backlog of criminal court cases by allowing a fine to be assessed for any minor larceny charge rather than requiring a court appearance and criminal proceedings.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 596 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEE', to clarify the definition of "managerial employee" in the general statutes.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 597 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST.; REP. STORMS, 60th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VESTING SERVICE', to allow certain employees to gain credit for retirement.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 598 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION', to examine the procedural process used by the Board of Mediation and Arbitration.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 599 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION AMOUNT', to increase unemployment compensation benefits for individuals working part-time.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 600 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALVIN W. PENN RACIAL PROFILING PROHIBITION ACT', to extend the provisions of the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act to cover pedestrian stops and thereby provide a more complete view of racial profiling in a community and to further provide a data-focused view into police interactions with youth who most often encounter law enforcement during such stops.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 601 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF THE STATE BEEKEEPER', to alter the budgeting agency for the position of state beekeeper.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 602 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE ON THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL ANIMAL SHELTERS', to provide for the humane treatment of animals in municipal animal shelters.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 603 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY', to encourage the growth of the state's industrial hemp industry.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 604 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT APPLYING THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT TO QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES', to apply the provisions of the State Personnel Act to quasi-public agencies.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 605 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST.; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST.; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST.; REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK', to establish a moratorium on the construction of a maintenance garage, concession stand, viewing stand, entrance booth and other related construction projects at Silver Sands State Park in Milford until the local legislative body approves of such project or projects.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 606 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES', to increase apprenticeship ratios.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 607 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADOPTION OF NEW AGENCY REGULATIONS', to create a business-friendly environment by requiring new regulations to contain a cost-benefit analysis and sunset provision and the repeal of two existing regulations for every new regulation adopted.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 608 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND ACCESS TO SENIOR HOUSING', to establish a bill of rights for senior citizens and others living in public housing and to review other methods to increase access to senior housing.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed S.B. No. 609 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS', to increase funding for sexual assault and domestic violence programs.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 610 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE', to offer justice to child and adult victims of sexual abuse by extending the time for victims to come forward.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 611 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHARGING OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS', to prohibit charging the payment of unemployment compensation benefits to an employer when an employee voluntarily terminated his or her employment, and the employee is subsequently terminated by a second employer and paid unemployment compensation benefits.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 612 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE PENSION PAYOUTS BASED ON RETIREE AGE', to prohibit reduced state employee pension payouts based on age unless approved in collective bargaining.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS