SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 19 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG FOR A CHRONIC DISEASE 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 treatment of a chronic disease.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 20 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO CONSIDER AFFORDABILITY IN REVIEWING INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY PREMIUM RATE FILINGS', to require the Insurance Commissioner to consider affordability as a factor in reviewing individual and group health insurance policy premium rate filings.
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S.B. No. 21 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS', to require health insurance policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs to provide coverage for intravenously administered drugs on a basis no less favorable than orally administered drugs.
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S.B. No. 22 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT LIMITING COST-SHARING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to limit coinsurance, copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses imposed on insureds for prescription drugs.
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S.B. No. 23 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SETTING-NEUTRAL REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES IN CONTRACTS BETWEEN HEALTH CARRIERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS', to require setting-neutral reimbursement policies to be included in contracts between health insurers and other entities that contract with health care providers for the provision of health care services.
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S.B. No. 24 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAME FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS', to decrease the time frame for urgent care adverse determination review requests from seventy-two hours to forty-eight hours.
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S.B. No. 34 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION OF STROKE CENTERS AND STROKE-READY HOSPITALS', to recognize stroke centers and stroke-ready hospitals in the state.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 136 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS', to provide veterans, members of the armed forces and surviving spouses of such veterans or members who engage in agricultural production as a trade or business with a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates for farm vehicles used exclusively for farming purposes.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 493 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF AN ANNUITY TO FUND PENSION BENEFITS', to require an insurance company to provide certain disclosures to employees and retirees of an employer when such company issues a group annuity contract to provide retirement benefits to such employees and retirees, and limit subsequent transfers of such annuity contract.
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S.B. No. 507 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTIFIED FORESTERS TO SERVE AS TREE WARDENS', to authorize certified foresters to serve as tree wardens and not have to complete certain tree warden coursework if their training and experience otherwise includes knowledge of such coursework's information.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 522 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT', to authorize bear hunting in Connecticut.
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S.B. No. 543 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF INPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES', to require health insurance policies to provide coverage for inpatient substance abuse services with a duration of not less than fourteen days.
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S.B. No. 546 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATING PROVIDER DIRECTORIES AND PROVIDERS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ON AN OUTPATIENT SERVICES BASIS', to require that each health carrier disclose whether a health care provider listed in the carrier's participating provider directory is accepting new patients on an outpatient services basis.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 552 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STANDING ORDER PROGRAM FOR DISPENSING OPIOID ANTAGONISTS', to allow pharmacists to dispense opioid antagonists pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescribing practitioner.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 603 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY', to encourage the growth of the state's industrial hemp industry.
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S.B. No. 934 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT RESTORING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to (1) restrict money in state parties' federal accounts from being used on state races, (2) permit gubernatorial candidates participating in the Citizens' Election Program to raise additional funds and qualify for supplemental grants under the program, (3) eliminate grants from the Citizens' Election Fund for candidates without an opponent, (4) permit members of the State Elections Enforcement Commission to serve more than two consecutive terms, (5) maintain consistent annual funding of the Program even if the Fund is overdrawn, (6) require increased disclosure with regard to campaign consultants, (7) adjust the lottery process by which districts are randomly selected for audit, and (8) make technical changes.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S.B. No. 935 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF A FEE TO AN OFFICER OR PERSON WHO PREPARES A NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT', to permit an officer or other person who serves process to charge a fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars for the preparation of a notarized affidavit.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 936 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY STATUTES', to make technical and conforming changes to the energy and technology statutes.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 937 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LEAD PREVENTION INITIATIVES AND ASBESTOS TRAINING', to implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding lead prevention initiatives and asbestos training.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 938 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM', to provide the Commissioner of Public Health with the authority to implement the medical orders for life-sustaining treatment program state-wide.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 939 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PATIENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW', to ensure that every patient knows his or her options when a health care entity refuses to provide a health care service on religious grounds.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 940 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO REDUCE MALPRACTICE COSTS AND REQUIRING A COOL-DOWN PERIOD PRIOR TO COMMENCING A MALPRACTICE ACTION', to reduce malpractice costs in the state.
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S.B. No. 941 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PLANS', to implement recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding revisions to local emergency medical services plans.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 942 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL'S LAW', to prohibit the importation of big five African species.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 943 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS', to discourage the use of prime farmlands and forest lands as locations for the siting of utility-scale solar photovoltaic facilities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 944 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING THE CONTINUATION OF NONCONFORMING USES, BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES', to allow the repair of a nonconforming use, building or structure when such repair requires demolition or deconstruction, without losing the right to continue such nonconforming use, building or structure.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

S.B. No. 945 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY', to authorize the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority to invest in certain noncore businesses, including energy projects.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

S.B. No. 946 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES', to make technical, conforming and minor changes to the insurance and related statutes.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 947 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WAIVER PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TEACHING FACULTY', to establish a waiver process allowing manufacturing technology faculty applicants to satisfy advanced degree prerequisites with relevant employment experience.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S.B. No. 948 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DIGITAL DISCOUNTS TO REDUCE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES', to reduce the cost of textbooks and other educational resources.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S.B. No. 949 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CREATING 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

S.B. No. 950 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF THE HIRING PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TEACHERS IN THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM', to decrease the number of years of employment experience an applicant seeking teacher certification for a position at a technical high school shall complete from eight years to five years, and to require the Department of Education to provide guidance on the application process to applicants seeking teacher certification for a position at a technical high school.
REF. EDUCATION

S.B. No. 951 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES', to require each local and regional board of education to a conduct test of the water supply for any school building or facility constructed before July 1, 1986.
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S.B. No. 952 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARING OF FEDERAL FUNDING BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES', to create a means by which the Department of Social Services shall transfer federal funds to the Office of Early Childhood for purposes of funding the Care 4 Kids child care subsidy program.
REF. EDUCATION

S.B. No. 953 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS', to implement the recommendations of the task force on professional development and in-service training requirements for educators.
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S.B. No. 954 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL', to require the Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Early Childhood, to develop a plan for universal preschool beginning in 2022.
REF. EDUCATION

S.B. No. 955 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE ASSISTANCE TO CERTAIN UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to authorize the State Board of Education to appoint a district improvement officer to implement an improvement plan for a low achieving school or educational reform district.
REF. EDUCATION

S.J. No. 25 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN THE CADET NURSE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II AS VETERANS'
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS