SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 613 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE BRISTOL BUSINESS EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING FOR VETERANS', to provide funding to the Bristol Business Education Foundation for job training programs for veterans.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 614 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION AND REDEVELOPMENT MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM', to increase funding for brownfield remediation projects.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 615 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM', to reallocate moneys for the purpose of studying a mileage tax to instead fund the small business incubator program within the Department of Economic and Community Development.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 616 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SALES FINANCE COMPANIES FROM RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR RETAIL INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS AND APPLICATIONS COVERING THE RETAIL SALE OF AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES', to remove the record retention requirement for installment contracts and applications covering the retail sale of agricultural vehicles.
REF. BANKING

Proposed S.B. No. 617 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FINANCIAL EDUCATION PLAN FOR RETIREES', to educate retirees and persons approaching retirement about personal finance issues.
REF. BANKING

Proposed S.B. No. 618 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A ONE-STOP PERMITTING PROCESS FOR BUSINESS PERMITS', to streamline state licensing and regulation of businesses by creating a one-stop process for state business permits.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 619 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF THE FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM', to increase reporting and oversight of large, state-funded development projects under the first five plus program.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 620 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF THE FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM AND THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SITE REINVESTMENT PROGRAM', to increase legislative oversight of large, state-funded development projects and tax credits.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 621 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING RECIPIENTS OF FUNDING UNDER THE FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND HIRE FORMER INMATES', to spur employment of released inmates to allow them a second chance.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 622 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONNECTICUT BROWNFIELDS LAND BANKS', to authorize the creation of Connecticut brownfield land banks for the purpose of acquiring, remediating and selling brownfields on behalf of municipalities.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 623 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE 7/7 PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELDS AND UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTY', to establish a "7/7" program to encourage the development of brownfields and underutilized property.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 624 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE', to extend whistleblower protections to employees of businesses who receive economic development financial assistance from the state.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 625 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR DEVELOPERS TO REMEDIATE AND REDEVELOP BROWNFIELDS', to clean up and develop brownfields in the state's urban areas.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 626 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN REGULATIONS ON CONNECTICUT BUSINESSES', to create a more business-friendly environment by easing regulatory burden on state employers.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 627 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF REGULATORY BURDENS AND MANDATES ON BUSINESSES', to provide financial relief to businesses.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 628 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN', to require the development of a high-speed broadband infrastructure plan.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 629 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING HOME SCHOOLING PARENTS TO FURNISH CERTIFICATES OF AGE', to increase the ability of minors to work.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 630 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES AND USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES', to increase the renewable portfolio standard and better incentivize use of renewable energy sources.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 631 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SHUBERT THEATER IN NEW HAVEN', to provide the Shubert Theater with funds to make structural improvements.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 632 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A FOOTBRIDGE CONNECTING PAWCATUCK TO WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND', to provide funds for a footbridge between Pawcatuck and Westerly, Rhode Island, to spur economic development in the area.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 633 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR A PRIMARY RESIDENCE OR MOTOR VEHICLE', to provide middle class tax relief.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 634 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR SENIOR CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS', to incentivize senior citizens to volunteer in their communities by providing tax relief.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 635 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS', to allow the state to enter into public-private partnerships to increase efficiencies and better provide public services and infrastructure.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 636 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS', to expand eligibility under the set-aside program for small contractors.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 637 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHILD WELFARE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL', to establish a child welfare oversight council.
REF. COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed S.B. No. 638 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NOTIFICATION OF CHILD CARE CENTERS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS', to inform child care providers cited for regulatory violations of the steps that must be taken to come into compliance with said regulations.
REF. COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed S.B. No. 639 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to implement pension reform under the municipal employee retirement system.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 640 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWERS OF PARKING AUTHORITIES', to provide for multi-modal, local transportation planning across municipal lines while encouraging competitive bids to select the best local operators.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 641 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT PLANS OFFERED BY FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS', to permit private companies to offer municipal retirement plans.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 642 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LYMAN DRIVE WATER PROJECT IN TORRINGTON', to extend the permissible amortization period to thirty years for the Lyman Drive water project in Torrington.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 643 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCALING OF PERMIT FEES FOR UTILITY COMPANIES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES', to scale permit fees for utility companies cutting into existing roads and sidewalks for damages above administration costs.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 644 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE', to prevent the avoidance of property tax payments on motor vehicles registered out of state.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 645 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX BREAK FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS', to create an incentive for commercial property owners to lease space to start-up corporations.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 646 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELIVERY OF FREE NEWSPAPERS AND FLIERS', to limit the delivery of free newspapers and fliers.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 647 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. DUFF, 2nd DIST.; REP. FERGUSON, 138th DIST.; REP. SMITH, 108th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN DANBURY FROM THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES', to exempt a nonprofit organization in the city of Danbury from assessment of property taxes due to the late filing of such organization's tax exempt organization application.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 648 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF OPEN SPACE IN SUBDIVISIONS', to reduce mandates on real estate developers.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 649 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST.; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ABILITY OF LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS TO ASSESS FINES', to permit local building officials to assess fines for construction without a building permit.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 650 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPAL APPROVAL OF PURCHASES OF DEVELOPABLE LAND FOR OPEN SPACE BY THE STATE', to require municipal approval of purchases of developable land for open space by the state.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 651 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR MUNICIPALITIES THAT CONSOLIDATE MUNICIPAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES', to establish financial incentives for municipalities that consolidate municipal and educational services.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 652 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSION-RELATED TRAINING FOR YOUTH ATHLETIC COACHES', to protect youth athletes from concussions.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 653 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUNSET AND ENACTMENT OF UNFUNDED STATE MANDATES', to provide property tax relief to municipalities by eliminating and restricting unfunded state mandates.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 654 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNFUNDED STATE MANDATES ON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS', to provide relief to municipalities from unfunded mandates.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 655 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FEES REMITTED TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR MOVING VIOLATIONS', to increase the fee remitted to municipalities in which moving violations occur.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 656 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE FOR CERTAIN VETERANS', to expand access for certain veterans to other medical care and providers beyond what is available at Veterans' Administration medical facilities.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 657 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. VERRENGIA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT AMOUNTS OF EACH TOWN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2018 AND 2019', to provide education cost-sharing grants that are based on poverty, grand list capacity and number of students.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 658 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF EDUCATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING TRAINING RELATING TO THE RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF STUDENTS', to reduce mandates on school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 659 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TO RECOGNIZE ELIGIBLE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT SATISFY THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT', to require the Office of Early Childhood to allow individuals who hold a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education from any accredited institution of higher education in the United States to teach in an early childhood education program.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 660 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DELAY FOR ONE YEAR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT', to allow school districts to delay for one year the implementation of the provisions of public act 16-189 relating to student data privacy.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 661 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS BY STUDENTS AT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS', to provide greater accessibility to interscholastic athletics for students at technical high schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 662 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS POSITION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION', to improve education opportunities for gifted students.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 663 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF STUDENT OUTCOMES DATA', to assist students and families in determining college readiness.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 664 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO WAIVE UNFUNDED EDUCATION MANDATES RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS OR FUNCTIONS', to provide mandate relief to school districts that experience reductions in state education funding.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 665 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DURING WINTER', to expand school transportation services during winter.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 666 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHARE INFORMATION RELATING TO EMPLOYEE ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT', to include private schools in the laws requiring schools to share information relating to school employee abuse and misconduct.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 667 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING STUDENTS TO TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS ON PAPER OR ON A COMPUTER', to allow students to choose to take standardized tests on paper or on a computer.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 668 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR OPEN CHOICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS', to continue the successful open choice education programs.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 669 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF GUIDELINES RELATING TO GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT EDUCATION PRACTICES', to improve opportunities for gifted and talented students.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 670 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AT RHAM HIGH SCHOOL AND RHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL IN REGION 8', to include school building projects for RHAM High School and RHAM Middle School in Region 8 on the 2016 priority list.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 671 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF ALLIANCE DISTRICT GRANT FUNDING FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to continue to provide full alliance district grant funding to a school district even though such school district is no longer designated as an alliance district because it has improved its academic performance.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 672 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVALUATION OF EQUITY ISSUES RELATED TO THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBURY'S MEMBERSHIP IN THE REGION 15 SCHOOL DISTRICT', to evaluate equity issues related to the town of Middlebury's membership in the Region 15 school district.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 673 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT A STUDENT SUCCESS PLAN BE CREATED FOR EACH STUDENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL', to provide mandate relief to school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 674 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO THOSE PROVIDERS RECEIVING STATE FUNDING', to ease the burden on private daycare facilities.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 675 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS', to ease the staff qualifications requirement for educators in early childhood education programs to allow for greater employment opportunities.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 676 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM TEACHER', to reduce the burden on school districts of complying with certain special education requirements.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 677 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RATIO OF FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS PER SOCIAL WORKER FOR EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT', to assure that there is an adequate number of social workers in each school district who can provide assistance with special education and mental health issues.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 678 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTIES FOR TRUANCY', to reduce the rate of truancy in the state.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 679 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION IN A CLASSROOM', to ease the impact of special education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 680 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TOTAL NUMBER OF SPECIAL EDUCATION CASELOADS FOR TEACHERS', to properly handle special education caseloads.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 681 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS', to provide remedial instruction in subject matter areas in which students are struggling.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 682 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE SCHOOL DAY BY THIRTY MINUTES', to improve educational performance by extending the school day and instruction time.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 683 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND AUTONOMY IN THE MONITORING, EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF TEACHERS', to provide greater autonomy in the management of teachers.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 684 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO WAIVE UNFUNDED STATE EDUCATION MANDATES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES', to provide education mandate relief to school districts when state funding for education is cut.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 685 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPLACING THE EXISTING ALLIANCE DISTRICT GRANT PROGRAM', to create an improved alliance district grant program.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 686 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPLACING THE EXISTING COMMISSIONER'S NETWORK OF SCHOOLS', to create an improved commissioner's network of schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 687 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to use federal funding to expand the D.A.R.E. antidrug education program.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 688 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES FROM TRANSFERRING LIABILITY FOR STUDENT RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT TO BOARDS OF EDUCATION', to prohibit the Department of Developmental Services from transferring liability for student residential placement to local and regional boards of education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 689 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUNCTIONS OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to increase access to critical education jobs for highly trained counseling individuals and to enhance counseling services available to public school students.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 690 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT FOR A TOWN THAT EXPERIENCES A REDUCTION IN ITS EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT', to eliminate the minimum budget requirement for any towns that experiences a reduction in its education cost-sharing grant.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 691 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF A CHILD SEVEN YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER', to assure children have equal access to an education and that appropriate discipline is administered based on the age of the child and on the age of reason.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 692 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT FREEZING TUITION RATES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN CONNECTICUT', to provide relief to middle class families by freezing college tuition for four years.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 693 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT DELAYING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT FOR ONE YEAR', to allow school districts to delay the implementation of the provisions of public act 16-189 relating to student data privacy for one year.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 694 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING LOCAL SCHOOL FUNDING', to make revisions to state and local funding for education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 695 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXCLUSION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE DATA ON THE MASTERY EXAMINATION FROM TEACHER EVALUATIONS', to prohibit the use of students' mastery test results in an individual teacher's performance evaluation.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 696 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS FOR TEACHERS', to reduce the number of professional development hours that teachers are required to complete.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 697 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF UNFUNDED STATE EDUCATION MANDATES ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to reduce education costs for school districts by reducing the amount of unfunded state education mandates.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 698 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE PROMOTION OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS', to establish a task force to determine ways for schools and guidance counselors to promote certificate programs as a viable option toward a career that provides a strong middle-class sustainable wage.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 699 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST.; REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AT GALLUP HILL SCHOOL AND LEDYARD MIDDLE SCHOOL IN LEDYARD', to ensure that the shovel-ready school construction projects at Gallup Hill and Ledyard Middle School in Ledyard are included in the 2017 school construction bill.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 700 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT MAINTAINING ALLIANCE DISTRICT FUNDING', to hold harmless alliance district funding for two years.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 701 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY RELATING TO THE REDUCTION OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPELLED STUDENTS', to study ways to reduce the costs associated with expelled students on school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 702 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; REP. SLAP, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE RECESS REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS', to require thirty minutes of outdoor recess for the purpose of enhancing children's health, learning capacity and social skills.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 703 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TEACHING OF CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAMS AT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS', to resolve the disparity between the certification requirements for teaching certified nursing assistant programs at technical high schools and comprehensive high schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 704 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REDUCE ITS SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WHEN A PARENT OR STUDENT DRIVES TO SCHOOL', to reduce school transportation costs by eliminating the requirement to have a seat on the bus for each potential student.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 705 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE TOTAL HOURS REQUIREMENT RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS', to eliminate the mandate requiring the amount of instructional time that school districts are required to provide to students who have been expelled.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 706 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATE USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION ON STUDENTS', to protect children from the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in school.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 707 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE ADOPTION OF THE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to allow boards of education and municipal governments to budget more effectively.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 708 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT', to provide local tax relief by repealing the minimum budget requirement mandate on school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 709 SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT LOWERING OF THE EXCESS COST THRESHOLD FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS', to reduce local special education costs.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 710 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING BIAS IN STATE MASTERY EXAMINATIONS', to make revisions relating to the state mastery examination.
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Proposed S.B. No. 711 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REDUCE ITS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT WHEN IT EXPERIENCES A DECLINE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT', to provide mandate relief by allowing school districts greater authority to reduce their education budgets when there is reduced student enrollment.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 712 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES AND ACHIEVEMENT', to make a series of reforms in the Connecticut public school system.
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Proposed S.B. No. 713 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS TO BE CONDUCTED BY REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTERS', to reduce mandates on school districts.
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Proposed S.B. No. 714 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF FINANCE FOR A MUNICIPALITY TO MAKE CHANGES TO AN EDUCATION BUDGET PRIOR TO FINAL APPROVAL', to authorize the board of finance for a town to make changes to any budget adopted by the local board of education prior to final approval of such budget.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 715 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENHANCEMENT OF DYSLEXIA EDUCATION', to enhance the work on dyslexia and provide more supports for children, teachers and other disciplines working or being supported in this area.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 716 SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT OPPORTUNITY AND ACHIEVEMENT', to make a series of reforms in the Connecticut public school system.
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Proposed S.B. No. 717 SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT VOICE LITERACY PROGRAM', to establish the Connecticut Voice Literacy program that will improve remedial Literacy for students in grades kindergarten to three, inclusive, in priority school districts.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 718 SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN STATE MASTERY EXAMINATIONS', to make revisions relating to the state mastery examination.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 719 SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING BY PROHIBITING THE DIVERSION OF SUCH FUNDING', to make revisions to state and local funding for education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 720 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. HARDING, 107th DIST.; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST.; REP. PETIT, 22nd DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR CORPORATIONS THAT DONATE TO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AT NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS', to allow corporations to receive a tax credit for donations to scholarship funds that allow low-income students to attend nonpublic schools or schools for students with special needs.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 721 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTS WHO WORK OUT OF STATE', to place the burden on the state when attempting to tax residents who work out of state.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 722 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN CONTRACTORS', to ease the burden on certain contractors doing work for school districts.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 723 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP COSTS', to allow small businesses to be reimbursed for expenses.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 724 SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION', to reduce burden of workers' compensation on businesses.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 725 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT BENEFITS', to prohibit time spent earning severance pay from counting as state service for the purposes of vesting in state retirement benefits and prohibit such severance pay earnings from impacting retirement benefit calculations.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 726 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST.; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th 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. 727 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF SMALL BUSINESS', to allow all businesses with one hundred fifty employees or less to be considered a "small business".
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 728 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON COSMETIC SURGERY', to provide tax relief and lower health care costs.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 729 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST.; REP. REYES, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS', to invest in job growth and strategic economic planning across the state on a coordinated, regional level.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 730 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FIRST FIVE THOUSAND PROGRAM', to reduce the financial burden for businesses.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 731 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESOURCES FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND HEALTH CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT', to provide resources to expand training opportunities for workers in southeastern Connecticut seeking employment in or employment transition to the advanced manufacturing, health care and defense manufacturing fields.
REF. COMMERCE