THE

BULLETIN

 

Connecticut General Assembly

www.cga.ct.gov

 

 

 

2018 Regular Session

Published Under the Direction of the

Clerks of the Senate and House

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT STATE OFFICERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR

Dannel P. Malloy

Room 202 - Capitol - 566-4840

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Nancy Wyman

Room 304 - Capitol - 524-7384

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

Denise W. Merrill

Room 104 - Capitol - 509-6200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURER

Denise L. Nappier

55 Elm Street -702-3010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPTROLLER

Kevin P. Lembo

55 Elm Street - 702-3301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

George C. Jepsen

55 Elm Street - 808-5318

 

 

 

 


OFFICERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SENATE

 

SENATE DEMOCRATS - ROOM 3300 - 240-8600

SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Martin M. Looney

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

CHIEF DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Terry Gerratana

DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
& FEDERAL RELATIONS LIAISON

Mae Flexer

SENATE DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Steve Cassano

John Fonfara

Joan Hartley

Carlo Leone

Doug McCrory

Marilyn Moore

 

Cathy Osten

 

SENATE DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADER

Beth Bye

Paul Doyle

Edwin Gomes

Ted Kennedy Jr.

Tim Larson

Gayle Slossberg

 

Gary Winfield

 

 

 

SENATE REPUBLICANS - ROOM 3400 - 240-8800

 

SENATE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Leonard Fasano

DEPUTY SENATE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Kevin Witkos

CHIEF DEPUTY SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER

Toni Boucher

Tony Guglielmo

John Kissel

 

DEPUTY SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER

Scott Frantz

Mike McLachlan

Craig Miner

 

ASSISTANT SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER

Paul Formica

Tony Hwang

Kevin Kelly

Art Linares

Henri Martin

Len Suzio

 

ASSISTANT SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER/SCREENING CHAIRMAN

Joe Markley

SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY WHIP

George Logan

Heather Somers

 

 

 

CLERK OF THE SENATE

Garey E. Coleman

ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SENATE

Michael Jefferson

PERMANENT ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SENATE

Timothy B. Kehoe

SENATE CHAPLAIN AND DEPUTIES

Rev. James J. Nock, Chaplain

Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Deputy Chaplain

Rabbi Philip Lazowski, Deputy Chaplain

Monsignor Gerald Schmitz, Deputy Chaplain

 

 


OFFICERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - HOUSE

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Joe Aresimowicz

MAJORITY LEADER - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Matthew D. Ritter

DEPUTY SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

Bob Godfrey

DEPUTY SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Jeff Berger

Juan Candelaria

Michelle Cook

Linda Gentile

Russ Morin

Bruce Morris

Linda Orange

Kevin Ryan

ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKERS - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Emil "Buddy" Altobello

Mary Mushinsky

Peter Tercyak

DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADERS - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

James Albis

David Arconti

Jeff Currey

Minnie Gonzalez

Emmett Riley

Hilda Santiago

 

Charlie Stallworth

 

MAJORITY CAUCUS CHAIR - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Cristin McCarthy Vahey

CHIEF MAJORITY WHIP

Chris Rosario

MAJORITY WHIP-AT-LARGE - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Danny Rovero

DEPUTY MAJORITY WHIP-AT-LARGE ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Patricia Dillon

ASSISTANT MAJORITY WHIPS - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Mike D'Agostino

Kelly Juleson-Scopino

Brandon McGee

Kim Rose

Bobby Sanchez

Ezequiel Santiago

 

ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADERS - ROOM 4100 - 240-8500

Terry Adams

Andre Baker

Henry Genga

Joe Gresko

John Hampton

Susan Johnson

Rick Lopes

Patricia Billie Miller

Chris Perone

Geraldo Reyes

Steve Stafstrom

 

 

MINORITY LEADER - ROOM 4200 - 240-8700

Themis Klarides

DEPUTY MINORITY LEADER - ROOM 4200 - 240-8700

Vincent Candelora

DEPUTY LEADERS AT LARGE - ROOM 4200 - 240-8700

Tom O'Dea

Arthur O'Neill

HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS CHAIRMAN

Noreen Kokoruda

Deputy: Lezlye Zupkus

HOUSE MINORITY WHIPS - ROOM 4200 - 240-8700

John Piscopo, Chief Whip

Tony D'Amelio & John Frey, Senior Whips

Whit Betts

Brenda Kupchick

Dave Labriola

Jason Perillo

Rosa Rebimbas

Dave Rutigliano

 

Terrie Wood

 

ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADERS - ROOM 4200 - 240-8700

Mitch Bolinksy

Fred Camillo

Christie Carpino

Christopher Davis

Livvy Floren

Tim LeGeyt

Gail Lavielle

Bill Simanski

Rich Smith

Prasad Srinivasan

Dave Yaccarino

Melissa Ziobron

 

CLERK OF THE HOUSE

Frederick J. Jortner

ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE HOUSE

Charles R. Augur

PERMANENT ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE HOUSE

Ann M. Clark

HOUSE CHAPLAIN

Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz

HOUSE DEPUTY CHAPLAINS

Rev. Charles E. Jacobs

Imam Refai Arefin

 

STATE CAPITOL

240-5300.........................

Auditors of Public Accounts

........................ Room 114

527-0747.........................

General Assembly Message Center

................ 2nd Floor West

240-0222.........................

Information and Tour Desk

........................ Room 101

240-0444.........................

Legislative Bulletin

............. (Capitol) Vault 5

240-0000.........................

Information Technology Services

........................ Room 014

240-0500.........................

Legislative Information

............................................

240-0400.........................

Office of the House Clerk

........................ Room 109

524-7386.........................

Office of Policy and Management

........................ Room 402

240-0500.........................

Office of the Senate Clerk

........................ Room 305

240-0193.........................

SMG

........................ Room 007

 

LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

240-0333.........................

Bill & Document Room

...................... Room 1400

240-0150.........................

Cafeteria

...................... Room 1100

240-0240.........................

Capitol Police

...................... Room 1200

240-0110.........................

Copy & Supply Center

...................... Room 1220

240-8500.........................

House Democratic Leaders

...................... Room 4100

240-8700.........................

House Republicans Leaders

...................... Room 4200

240-0224.........................

Information & Tour Desk

....... 1st Floor West Foyer

240-8410.........................

Legislative Commissioners’ Office

...................... Room 5500

240-8888.........................

Legislative Library

...................... Room 5400

240-0100.........................

Legislative Management

...................... Room 5100

240-0102.........................

Mail Room

...................... Room 1210

240-0522.........................

News Stand

........................ Concourse

240-0200.........................

Office of Fiscal Analysis

...................... Room 5200

240-8400.........................

Office of Legislative Research

...................... Room 5300

240-8600.........................

Senate Democratic Leaders

...................... Room 3300

240-8800.........................

Senate Republican Leaders

...................... Room 3400

 

JOINT COMMITTEES AND ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

240-0090.........................

Aging

....... (Capitol) Room 011

240-0390.........................

Appropriations

...................... Room 2700

240-0410.........................

Banking

...................... Room 2400

240-0370.........................

Children

....... (Capitol) Room 011

240-0380.........................

Commerce

....... (Capitol) Room 504

240-0420.........................

Education

...................... Room 3100

240-0430.........................

Energy & Technology

...................... Room 3900

240-0440.........................

Environment

...................... Room 3200

240-0450.........................

Executive & Legislative Nominations

...................... Room 1000

240-0460.........................

Finance, Revenue & Bonding

...................... Room 3700

240-0470.........................

General Law

...................... Room 3500

240-0480.........................

Government Administration & Elections

...................... Room 2200

240-0280.........................

Higher Education & Employment Advancement

...................... Room 1800

240-0340.........................

Housing

...................... Room 2700

240-0490.........................

Human Services

...................... Room 2000

240-0510.........................

Insurance & Real Estate

...................... Room 2800

240-0520.........................

Internship

...................... Room 5150

240-0530.........................

Judiciary

...................... Room 2500

240-0540.........................

Labor & Public Employees

...................... Room 3800

240-0550.........................

Planning & Development

...................... Room 2100

240-0560.........................

Public Health

...................... Room 3000

240-0570.........................

Public Safety & Security

...................... Room 3600

240-0580.........................

Regulation Review

....... (Capitol) Room 011

240-0590.........................

Transportation

...................... Room 2300

240-8467.........................

Veterans’ Affairs

......  (Capitol) Room 508



CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN       

SESSION SCHEDULES

SENATE

Wednesday

March  7, 2018

12:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

HOUSE

Wednesday

March  7, 2018

  1:00 P.M.

 

Monday

March 12, 2018

10:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  The summary of scheduled events follows the Notes of Interest.

*INDICATES ADDITION OR MODIFICATION SINCE LAST BULLETIN

today at a glance

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

 

 

10:30 AM

Transportation Committee Public Hearing

1E

11:00 AM

Public Health Committee Public Hearing 

1D

11:00 AM

Government Administration and Elections Committee Public Hearing

2A

11:15 AM

Planning and Development Committee Public Hearing

2D

11:30 AM

U.S. Senator Blumenthal Press Conference Re:  DACA

1B

 


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

NOTICE TO COMMITTEE CLERKS

The Bulletin deadline will be 2:30 P.M. for the session.  Please submit your meeting notices, etc. to the Bulletin Clerks before then.  Thank you.

tuesday, march 6, 2018

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee will hold a committee meeting immediately following an 11:00 A.M. public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Room 1A of the LOB.

*HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE:  The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee will hold a committee meeting to JF bills on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.

thursday, march 8, 2018

AGING COMMITTEE:  The Aging Committee will hold a committee meeting to JF bills on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.

*HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE:  The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee will hold a committee meeting to JF bills on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.

Friday, March 9, 2018

*JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:  The Judiciary Committee will hold a committee meeting to JF bills on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2E  of the LOB.

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 6 (c) (i), the conduct for public hearings shall be the following:

Members of the public who wish to testify at a public hearing may place their names on a list, which shall be made available at a time and place to be determined by the chairpersons. Members of the public shall either (A) place their own name on the list, if they wish to testify, or (B) place the name of one other person on the list who will testify. Members of the public placing the name of another person on the list shall also place their own name on the list next to the name of the person who will testify. The placement of another person's name on the list by a person who receives a fee solely for that service shall be ineffective and the person so named shall not be permitted to testify.

NOTE:  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

government administration and elections committee

monday, march 5, 2018

The Government Administration and Elections Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will be from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 8:30 A.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to GAEtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills and/or Resolutions.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Freedom of Information; Government Administration; Contracting and State Property Bills

H.B. No. 5260 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING STATE CONTRACTORS TO ADOPT A NET NEUTRALITY POLICY. 

H.B. No. 5261 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEES CHARGED BY MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. 

H.B. No. 5262 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF THE TRIENNIAL AUDIT OF STATE CONTRACTING AGENCIES BY THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD. 

H.B. No. 5263 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE LIST OF LEGISLATIVELY APPOINTED BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COUNCILS. 

H.B. No. 5264 (RAISED) AN ACT PERMITTING BUSINESSES TO SEEK AN OPINION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL REGARDING STATE AGENCY REGULATIONS. 

H.B. No. 5265 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AND REQUIRING THE PROMPT PAYMENT OF CONTRACTORS. 

H.B. No. 5266 (RAISED) AN ACT PERMITTING THE SUSPENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES IMPOSED ON CERTAIN BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO STATE AGENCY REGULATIONS. 

H.B. No. 5267 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS. 

H.B. No. 5268 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION. 

H.B. No. 5269 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIVESTMENT OF STATE FUNDS INVESTED IN COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN VENEZUELA. 

H.B. No. 5270 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING BID SHOPPING. 

H.B. No. 5271 (RAISED) AN ACT REDEFINING "PUBLIC AGENCY" FOR PURPOSES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. 

H.J. No. 13 (COMM) RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE NINETEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONNECTICUT-TAIWAN SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP. 

S.B. No. 250 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SOLICITATION OF LEGISLATIVE CONTRACTS. 

S.B. No. 251 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM, ADVERTISING FOR STATE SPACE NEEDS, STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND STATE INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 

S.B. No. 252 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE SALE OF THE FORMER SEASIDE REGIONAL CENTER. 

S.B. No. 253 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING "TRICK OR TREAT DAY". 

S.B. No. 254 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF LEGISLATIVE  WORKING GROUPS AND TASK FORCES. 

S.B. No. 255 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT. 

S.B. No. 256 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS. 

planning and development committee

monday, march 5, 2018

The Planning and Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:15 A.M. in Room 2D of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2100 of the LOB.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to orally summarize their testimony for no longer than three minutes.  Public speaking order will be determined by a lottery system.  Please submit two copies of written testimony to the Committee staff in Room 2100 of the LOB, between 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be uploaded until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state the testifier's name and related bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to items on the Agenda.  The first hour will be reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Property Taxes; Municipal Budget Adoption

S.B. No. 271 (RAISED) AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNED BY A BUSINESS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX. 

S.B. No. 272 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. 

S.B. No. 273 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER LINE ON JACKSON STREET IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON. 

S.B. No. 274 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL TAXES ON CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS. 

H.B. No. 5184 (RAISED) AN ACT PERMITTING THE AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL CHARTERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MODIFYING BUDGET ADOPTION DATES. 

H.B. No. 5282 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS. 

H.B. No. 5283 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ZONES. 

H.B. No. 5284 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LYMAN DRIVE WATER MAIN PROJECT IN TORRINGTON. 

H.B. No. 5285 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORITY FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO EXTEND THEIR BUDGET ADOPTION PROCESSES. 

H.B. No. 5286 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CERTAIN RESIDENTS WITH HOMES DAMAGED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. 

H.B. No. 5287 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE. 

H.B. No. 5288 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEY'S FEES IN WRONGFUL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT ACTIONS. 

public health committee

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Public Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1D of the LOB.  The Committee is accepting electronic testimony via email at phtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Please submit electronic testimony in Word or PDF format no later than 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  If you are unable to submit electronic testimony, please submit 10 copies of your written testimony no later than 9:30 A.M. on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Room 3000 of the LOB.  Please submit separate testimony for each bill.  Testimony submitted after the deadline will be made available to legislators after the hearing.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:30 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Bills Related to Department of Developmental Services; Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Smoking and Other Public Health Related Bills

H.B. No. 5297 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN COLONOSCOPIES AND ENDOSCOPIES. 

H.B. No. 5217 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT ATHLETES WITH SYMPTOMS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST. 

S.B. No. 169 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS AND TRAINING. 

S.B. No. 216 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT OF MINORS FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES. 

H.B. No. 5150 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES CONCERNING MUNICIPAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH. 

H.B. No. 5156 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ACCESS TO A COPY OF AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PATERNITY. 

S.B. No. 219 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INDOOR TANNING. 

S.B. No. 293 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FOR DENTISTS. 

H.B. No. 5161 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SEAT BELTS. 

H.B. No. 5213 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS OF CHILDREN. 

S.B. No. 297 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF IN-NETWORK HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND REVIEW OF ADVERSE DECISIONS BASED ON MEDICAL NECESSITY. 

S.B. No. 299 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OWNERSHIP OF SURGICAL FACILITIES BY DENTISTS. 

H.B. No. 5214 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES AND NEBULIZER TREATMENTS. 

H.B. No. 5215 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS STATUTES. 

S.B. No. 301 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MASSAGE THERAPISTS. 

S.B. No. 303 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING URGENT CARE CENTERS. 

H.B. No. 5294 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NATUROPATHS. 

H.B. No. 5295 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVES. 

H.B. No. 5298 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING DENTAL ASSISTANTS TO PROVIDE FLUORIDE VARNISH TREATMENTS. 

S.B. No. 304 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MATERNITY MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 

S.B. No. 305 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING FLAME RETARDANTS.  

H.B. No. 5296 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY WAYS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH HOSPITALS. 

H.B. No. 5163 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES. 

S.B. No. 295 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES. 

Transportation Committee

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.  Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system.  Lottery numbers will be drawn from 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in Room 2401 of the LOB.  Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.  Please submit 55 copies of written testimony to Committee staff until 9:30 A.M. in Room 2401 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Transportation Committee Bills

S.B. No. 290 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ROADWAY SAFETY. 

S.B. No. 291 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. 

S.B. No. 292 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. 

H.B. No. 5309 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PORT AUTHORITY. 

H.B. No. 5310 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS. 

H.B. No. 5311 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE FEE CHARGED BY CONTRACTORS FOR A LICENSE, IDENTITY CARD OR REGISTRATION TRANSACTION. 

H.B. No. 5312 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES. 

H.B. No. 5313 (RAISED) AN ACT REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES. 

H.B. No. 5314 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. 

H.B. No. 5315 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RAILS. 

banking committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Banking Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 1B of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2401 of the LOB.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to BAtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Banking Bills

S.B. No. 390 (RAISED) AN ACT PRESERVING THE INTERESTS OF PRIOR TITLE HOLDERS. 

S.B. No. 391 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT A MORTGAGOR REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL ATTEND THE FIRST FORECLOSURE MEDIATION SESSION IN PERSON. 

S.B. No. 392 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS. 

S.B. No. 393 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING THE INVESTMENT AUTHORITY OF CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNIONS. 

S.B. No. 394 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNIONS TO MAKE CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGES. 

S.B. No. 395 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES. 

H.B. No. 5396 (RAISED) AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF FRAUD BY CERTAIN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 

H.B. No. 5397 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 

H.B. No. 5398 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM PROVIDING CERTAIN PROPERTY TO A FEDERAL AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH PROPERTY'S FORFEITURE. 

H.B. No. 5399 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX, WATER AND SEWER LIENS. 

H.B. No. 5400 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER COLLECTION AGENCIES. 

H.B. No. 5401 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR CASHING PAYROLL DRAFTS. 

H.B. No. 5402 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER'S NONPAYMENT FOR CERTAIN UTILITY AND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES. 

H.B. No. 5403 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY LEAD ABATEMENT. 

H.B. No. 5404 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNIONS TO MAKE MEMBER BUSINESS LOANS THAT MEET CERTAIN FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. 

H.B. No. 5405 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNIONS. 

H.B. No. 5406 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CASH REFUNDS FOR THE BALANCE OF A GIFT CARD. 

committtee on children

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Committee on Children will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1D of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will be from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to KIDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators and State Agency Heads.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:    Committee on Children Bills

S.B. No. 325 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MATERNAL CHOICE IN THE EVENT OF STILLBIRTH. 

S.B. No. 324 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS. 

S.B. No. 323 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER OF A CHILD TO A NEW OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT. 

S.B. No. 322 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GUARDIANSHIP SUBSIDIES FOR GRANDPARENTS CARING FOR GRANDCHILDREN. 

S.B. No. 321 (RAISED) AN ACT STABILIZING WORKING FAMILIES BY LIMITING "ON CALL" SHIFT SCHEDULING. 

S.B. No. 320 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AGAINST SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. 

S.B. No. 319 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PARENT MEMBERS OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCILS. 

S.B. No. 318 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INTERVENTIONS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH. 

S.B. No. 317 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT BY CERTAIN MANDATED REPORTERS. 

S.B. No. 316 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHILD CARE FACILITY NEIGHBOR RELATIONS TASK FORCE. 

S.B. No. 315 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE STATUTES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 

S.B. No. 314 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WILDERNESS SCHOOL. 

S.B. No. 313 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL CARE FOR CHILDREN IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 

S.B. No. 312 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. 

S.B. No. 311 (RAISED) AN ACT UPDATING THE DEFINITION OF SEX TRAFFICKING. 

S.B. No. 310 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PERMANENCY PLANNING FOR CHILDREN. 

H.B. No. 5328 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF ADMISSIONS, CONFESSIONS AND STATEMENTS BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN. 

H.B. No. 5329 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE. 

H.B. No. 5330 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMELESS CHILDREN ENROLLING IN CHILD CARE. 

H.B. No. 5331 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILDREN'S REPORT CARD. 

H.B. No. 5332 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 

H.B. No. 5333 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY.

*energy and technology committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2E of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 3900 of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in Room 3900 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to ETtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Energy and Technology Bills

S.B. No. 331 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE ENERGY CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES. 

S.B. No. 332 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SOLICITATION FOR NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY. 

S.B. No. 334 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AND STATE COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT OF ELECTRICITY, NATURAL GAS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE AND OTHER ENERGY-RELATED PRODUCTS BY NONPROFIT ENERGY BUYING CONSORTIA. 

S.B. No. 336 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR. 

S.B. No. 337 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD, A PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUALITY STANDARD FOR RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS AND THE PROCUREMENT OF ELECTRICITY GENERATED FROM A BIOMASS FACILITY. 

H.B. No. 5348 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING USEFUL THERMAL ENERGY GENERATED FROM BIODIESEL A CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE AND CREATING A HOMEOWNER-GENERATED USEFUL THERMAL ENERGY PROGRAM. 

H.B. No. 5349 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF THE PERMITTING OF FARM-BASED ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS. 

H.B. No. 5350 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SHARED SOLAR FACILITIES AND MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS. 

H.B. No. 5353 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPANE FUEL DELIVERIES IN CASES OF EMERGENCY. 

H.B. No. 5351 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF ENERGY SOURCES. 

 

*executive and legislative nominations committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee will hold a public hearing followed by a committee meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1A of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1A of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff one hour prior to the start of the public hearing in Room 1A of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to EXNtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Nominations.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Nominees.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Nominations

Senate Joint Resolutions:

Richard J. Barlow of Canton, to be a member of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority

James Gildea from Derby, to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council

Holly Howery from Bristol, to be a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education

general law committee

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 The General Law Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will be from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please submit written testimony in Word or PDF format to GLtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testified name and related Nominations.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Public Officials, Legislatures, and Agencies.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines

SUBJECT MATTER:   Alcoholic Liquor

S.B. No. 307 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR. 

S.B. No. 308 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION. 

S.B. No. 326 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY REGARDING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING. 

S.B. No. 327 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS. 

S.B. No. 328 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREPARATION AND SERVICE OF FOOD BY VETERAN'S ORGANIZATIONS. 

H.B. No. 5036 AN ACT PROMOTING CRAFT BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES AND PRICE FAIRNESS. 

H.B. No. 5368 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHIPMENT OF WINE TO CONSUMERS. 

H.B. No. 5369 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS. 

H.B. No. 5370 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGE ORDERS IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS. 

higher education and employment advancement

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HEDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads, Chief Elected Municipal Officials and students with a valid student ID.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Higher Education

S.B. No. 51 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SMALL BUSINESS MANUFACTURING PIPELINE. 

S.B. No. 213 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR APPRENTICESHIP AND WORK-BASED OPPORTUNITIES. 

S.B. No. 351 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP. 

H.B. No. 5338 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUNDING AND EXPANSION OF CERTAIN CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. 

housing committee

tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Housing Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2700 of the LOB.  Please submit 20 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2700 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HSGtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Miscellaneous Housing Bills

H.B. No. 5137 (COMM) AN ACT ELIMINATING REDUCTIONS OF STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO MUNICIPALITIES WHOSE RESIDENTS RECEIVED GRANT PAYMENTS UNDER THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM. 

H.B. No. 5374 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN HOUSING PROJECTS TO PROVIDE MEETING SPACE FOR TENANTS. 

H.B. No. 5375 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HOUSING OPTIONS FOR PERSONS REENTERING THE COMMUNITY AFTER INCARCERATION. 

H.B. No. 5376 (RAISED) AN ACT LIMITING RENT INCREASES IN CERTAIN MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS. 

H.B. No. 5377 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS TO PREVENT THE OVERCROWDING OF SATELLITE DISHES ON THE ROOFS OF SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTIFAMILY HOMES IN THIS STATE. 

S.B. No. 355 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING ELDERLY HOUSING TO HAVE AN AUTOMATED, HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE DOOR TO COMMON FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY ROOMS. 

S.B. No. 356 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS OF CERTAIN SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES. 

S.B. No. 357 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT. 

human services committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 8:00 A.M. in the Second Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 7 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 8:00 A.M. in the Second Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Human Services Committee Bills

S.B. No. 245 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO CONTRACT WITH OTHER STATES. 

S.B. No. 246 (RAISED) AN ACT LIMITING AUTO REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COVERED UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM. 

H.B. No. 5253 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO THE MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AND REPEALING OBSOLETE STATUTES. 

H.B. No. 5254 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION FEES. 

H.B. No. 5038 AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES. 

insurance and real estate committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Insurance and Real Estate Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2D of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Please submit 25 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to INStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous Insurance Bills

S.B. No. 377 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AGENCY CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

H.B. No. 5384 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS. 

H.B. No. 5383 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISPUTES BETWEEN HEALTH CARRIERS AND PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS THAT ARE HOSPITALS. 

H.B. No. 5382 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUITY OF CARE AND NETWORK ADEQUACY. 

S.B. No. 378 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENTS UNDER CERTAIN HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLANS. 

H.B. No. 5381 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPOSING A SURCHARGE ON CERTAIN PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE POLICIES TO FUND REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOLS' OPERATING BUDGETS AND CERTAIN FIREFIGHTER TRAINING COSTS. 

H.B. No. 5380 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PEER REVIEW PERFORMED FOR PURPOSES OF A UTILIZATION REVIEW. 

H.B. No. 5378 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE ATTESTATIONS BY SPECIALISTS REGARDING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. 

S.B. No. 379 (RAISED) AN ACT LIMITING CHANGES TO HEALTH INSURERS' PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORMULARIES. 

S.B. No. 380 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG DURING ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS AND EXTERNAL REVIEW PROCESSES. 

S.B. No. 384 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH PARITY, DATA REPORTED BY MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE. 

S.B. No. 383 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS. 

S.B. No. 371 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT STATE EXPENSE. 

 

public safety and security committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 40 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 10:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Matters Affecting Public Safety

S.B. No. 275 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS. 

S.B. No. 278 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS TRAINING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR POLICE OFFICERS. 

S.B. No. 279 (RAISED) AN ACT EXEMPTING THE DATE OF BIRTH OF A POLICE OFFICER FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. 

S.B. No. 281 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SMALL HOT WATER HEATERS, CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS BY STATE AGENCIES AND THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY, COMMUNICATION WITH THE STATE BUILDING INSPECTOR AND STATE FIRE MARSHAL AND REVISIONS TO OTHER STATUTES RELATED TO BUILDINGS AND FIRE SAFETY. 

S.B. No. 282 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS. 

S.B. No. 283 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING POLICE OFFICERS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED RELATIVE TO FIRE LOSSES. 

H.B. No. 5301 (RAISED) AN ACT PERMITTING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE TRAFFIC CONTROL AT CERTAIN EVENTS. 

H.B. No. 5302 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC BATHROOMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. 

H.B. No. 5303 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE ACCREDITATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS BY THE POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL. 

H.B. No. 5304 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIREARM TRAINING NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION. 

veterans' affairs committee

tuesday, march 6, 2018

The Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 2:00 P.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 25 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 2:00 P.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to VAtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Matters Affecting Veterans

S.B. No. 284 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY OR WHO HAVE HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA. 

S.B. No. 285 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS. 

S.B. No. 286 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES. 

S.B. No. 287 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN VETERANS BENEFITS. 

S.B. No. 288 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING CERTAIN VETERANS' ACCESS TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. 

S.B. No. 289 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. 

H.B. No. 5316 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 

H.B. No. 5317 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL VETERANS' REPRESENTATIVES. 

H.B. No. 5318 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES FROM THE STATE MOTOR POOL TO VETERANS' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS. 

H.B. No. 5319 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS HELD BY VETERANS' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS. 

Aging Committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Aging Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:15 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.  Please submit 20 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 9:00 A.M. in Room 1E of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to AGEtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Aging Committee Raised Bills

S.B. No. 233 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHER BOOKS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. 

S.B. No. 234 (RAISED) AN ACT PERMITTING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED SPOUSE TO RETAIN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE ASSETS. 

S.B. No. 235 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEERS. 

S.B. No. 236 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR INDIVIDUALS CARING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS, CHILDREN AND DISABLED PERSONS. 

S.B. No. 257 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN. 

S.B. No. 258 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXEMPTION OF PROBATE-COURT APPROVED CONSERVATOR AND FIDUCIARY FEES FROM MEDICAID INCOME ELIGIBILITY AND ASSET TRANSFER DETERMINATIONS. 

S.B. No. 259 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SENIOR CENTERS. 

S.B. No. 309 (RAISED) AN ACT ALIGNING THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN WITH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT. 

H.B. No. 5242 (RAISED) AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX. 

H.B. No. 5243 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING-IN-PLACE INITIATIVES. 

H.B. No. 5244 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON’S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS. 

H.B. No. 5245 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR DISABLED PERSONS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND VETERANS. 

H.B. No. 5272 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VISITS BY NONAMBULATORY NURSING HOME RESIDENTS TO THE HOMES OF THEIR FAMILIES. 

H.B. No. 5322 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF HOME CARE WORKERS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PROVISION OF HOME CARE. 

H.B. No. 5395 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF SERVICES TO SENIOR CITIZENS. 

commerce committee
thursday, march 8, 2018

The Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:30 A.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 9:30 A.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to CEtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Department of Economic and Community Development Agency Bills; Miscellaneous Commerce Committee Bills

S.B. No. 260 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL USES OF FUNDS AVAILABLE TO CTNEXT. 

S.B. No. 261 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING THE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP TAX CREDIT TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES. 

S.B. No. 262 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. 

S.B. No. 263 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN UNCLAIMED AND SELDOM CLAIMED TAX CREDITS. 

S.B. No. 264 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REGIONAL TOURISM DISTRICTS. 

S.B. No. 265 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED PERMITTING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR BUSINESS INITIATION, EXPANSION OR NEW PRODUCTION. 

S.B. No. 266 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE THE GROWTH OF BIOSCIENCE VENTURE CAPITAL IN CONNECTICUT. 

S.B. No. 267 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED AND PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT. 

S.B. No. 268 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE TERM LIMIT FOR LOANS UNDER THE TARGETED BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM. 

S.B. No. 269 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES AGAINST SMALL BUSINESSES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. 

H.B. No. 5273 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AFFECTING THE STATE. 

H.B. No. 5274 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TERMS OF THE STATE POET LAUREATE AND THE STATE TROUBADOUR. 

H.B. No. 5275 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIOSCIENCE INDUSTRY. 

H.B. No. 5276 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON.  

H.B. No. 5277 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING LOAN FORGIVENESS FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM. 

H.B. No. 5278 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN CONTRACTORS LOCATED IN DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS AND MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. 

H.B. No. 5279 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION. 

H.B. No. 5280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT. 

H.B. No. 5281 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE NEEDS OF TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS IN THE STATE. 

*education committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1A of the LOB.  Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at the time of sign-up in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Public speakers will be determined by a lottery system.  Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Public speakers will be allowed to pick up to 3 lottery numbers at a time if they wish to sign up more than one person to testify.  Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery should report to Room 3100 of the LOB and will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.  Written testimony must be submitted no later than 9:30 A.M. on Monday, March 5, 2018 to the Committee staff.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please submit written testimony in PDF format to EDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Elected Officials, State Agency Heads and Students.  The time period from 5:30 P.M. until 6:30 P.M. is reserved for School Superintendents.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous Education Bills

S.B. No. 364 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING. 

H.B. No. 5334 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY CONTRACTORS TO BOARDS OF EDUCATION REGARDING INCIDENTS OF ARREST OF EMPLOYEES. 

S.B. No. 359 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISAGGREGATION OF STUDENT DATA BY ETHNIC SUBGROUPS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION SYSTEM. 

H.B. No. 5335 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALIGNMENT OF THE COORDINATED STATE-WIDE READING PLAN WITH THE STATE'S TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE. 

S.B. No. 362 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION IN READING. 

H.B. No. 5336 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUNDING OF THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER. 

S.B. No. 363 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNIZATION RECORDS, THE DEFINITION OF CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING TRUANTS. 

H.B. No. 5342 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES REGARDING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING. 

S.B. No. 361 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERDISTRICT COOPERATION AND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS. 

H.B. No. 5341 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WHO MAY ADMINISTER MEDICATION TO A STUDENT. 

S.B. No. 360 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES REGARDING RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION. 

H.B. No. 5340 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. 

H.B. No. 5337 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS. 

S.B. No. 358 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES. 

H.B. No. 5339 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

energy and technology committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2E of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 3900 of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in Room 3900 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to ETtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Renewable Energy

S.B. No. 2 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS AND NET NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLES. 

S.B. No. 330 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF VOICE SERVICE PROVIDERS. 

S.B. No. 335 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CONSUMER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. 

S.B. No. 329 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM UTILITY STAFFING AND EQUIPMENT LEVELS. 

S.B. No. 333 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND RATE DESIGN STUDIES. 

H.B. No. 5343 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FINES ORDERED BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY, CIVIL PENALTIES FOR FAILURES TO COMPLY RELATED TO EXCAVATION, DEMOLITION OR DISCHARGE OF EXPLOSIVES AND CERTAIN TIMEFRAMES FOR CALCULATING LOST AND UNACCOUNTED FOR GAS. 

H.B. No. 5344 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING. 

H.B. No. 5345 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT. 

H.B. No. 5346 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER UTILITY ASSETS. 

H.B. No. 5347 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COSTS RELATED TO FEES PAID BY PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

H.B. No. 5352 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE STATE. 

higher education and employment advancement committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Please submit 30 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HEDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads, Chief Elected Municipal Officials and students with a valid student ID.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Higher Education

S.B. No. 352 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM ON APPROVAL OF PROGRAMS OF INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 

S.B. No. 353 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF THE CONNECTICUT HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. 

S.B. No. 354 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCEPTANCE OF ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE CREDIT AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 

H.B. No. 5371 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FREE 2 START SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND THE FREE 2 FINISH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. 

H.B. No. 5372 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTION OFFERED IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS. 

H.B. No. 5373 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS IN CRISIS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

human services committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 8:00 A.M. in the Second Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 7 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 8:00 A.M. in the Second Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to HStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Bills must be submitted to the Committee electronically prior to the start of the hearing.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous Human Services Committee Bills

S.B. No. 242 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF REGULATORY, POLICY AND PROCEDURAL CHANGES FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY. 

H.B. No. 5257 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. 

S.B. No. 243 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUDITS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS. 

S.B. No. 244 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS TO BE MANDATED REPORTERS OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. 

H.B. No. 5255 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ADVISORY COUNCIL. 

H.B. No. 5256 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO COLLECT AND MAINTAIN DATA CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF MEDICAID RECIPIENTS. 

S.B. No. 270 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECIPIENTS OF CERTAIN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. 

insurance and real estate committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Insurance and Real Estate Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2D of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Please submit 25 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to INStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous Insurance Bills

H.B. No. 5039 AN ACT PROTECTING HEALTH CARE FAIRNESS AND AFFORDABILITY. 

H.B. No. 5379 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY FEE AND THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH CARE SAVINGS PROGRAM. 

S.B. No. 376 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES. 

S.B. No. 375 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE STATUTES. 

S.B. No. 374 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THAT HEALTH CARRIERS USING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE PAY A MINIMUM COMMISSION TO CERTAIN INSURANCE PRODUCERS. 

H.B. No. 5385 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO MITIGATE SUCH INCREASES. 

S.B. No. 372 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING PRIOR LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF INCREASES IN ASSESSMENTS AND USER FEES CHARGED BY THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE. 

S.B. No. 373 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE, LOW OPTION BENEFIT DESIGN AND SHORT-TERM CARE POLICIES. 

S.B. No. 382 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION INTERNET WEB SITE. 

S.B. No. 381 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR FEES. 

labor and public employees committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Labor and Public Employees Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. in Room 1D of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will be from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the First Floor Atrium.  Please submit 10 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at that time.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to LABtestimony@cga.ct.gov. no later than 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Testimony is limited to items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers and State Agency Heads.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Labor Bills

S.B. No. 1 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. 

S.B. No. 15 AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR AND EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK. 

H.B. No. 5043 AN ACT PROMOTING A FAIR, CIVIL AND HARASSMENT-FREE WORKPLACE. 

H.B. No. 5044 AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR TREATMENT OF SICK WORKERS. 

H.B. No. 5386 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS PAY EQUITY AND FAIRNESS MATTERS. 

H.B. No. 5387 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE. 

H.B. No. 5388 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A FAIR MINIMUM WAGE. 

public safety committee

thursday, march 8, 2018

The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Please submit 40 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Gaming and Lotto

S.B. No. 276 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OFF-TRACK BETTING FACILITIES. 

S.B. No. 277 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE LOTTERY DRAW GAMES. 

S.B. No. 280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION. 

H.B. No. 5305 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO QUALIFY AN ENTITY TO DEVELOP A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE. 

H.B. No. 5306 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF GAMBLING IN CONNECTICUT. 

H.B. No. 5307 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SPORTS WAGERING IN THE STATE. 

H.B. No. 5308 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ANONYMOUS COLLECTION OF LOTTERY WINNINGS. 

appropriations committee

Friday, march 9, 2018

The Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB.  Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system.  Lottery numbers will be drawn from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.  Please submit 60 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff no later than 12:00 P.M. in Room 2700 of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to APPtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Early Childhood Funding; Pre-K Education Funding; Higher Education Funding; Assistance for Victims of Natural Disasters; Medicaid Funding; Mental Health Funding

S.B. No. 365 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FUNDING. 

S.B. No. 366 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. 

S.B. No. 370 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING. 

H.B. No. 5323 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND NATURAL DISASTER FUNDING IN THE STATE. 

H.B. No. 5325 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PREKINDERGARTEN TO GRADE TWELVE EDUCATION FUNDING. 

H.B. No. 5326 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID FUNDING. 

environment committee

friday, march 9, 2018

The Environment Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will take place at 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  Any individual wishing to sign up after the start of the public hearing may do so with the Committee staff inside the hearing room.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to envtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  PDF format is strongly preferred.  Testimony received by 3:00 P.M. the workday before the hearing will be available for members of the Committee during the public hearing.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed on the Public Hearing Agenda.  The order in which bills are listed in the Bulletin does not reflect their Agenda order.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Sportsman and Animal Related Bills

S.B. No. 344 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE DEVICES REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. 

S.B. No. 348 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NIGHT HUNTING OF COYOTES. 

S.B. No. 349 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTERS. 

H.B. No. 5354 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SNAPPING TURTLES AND RED-EARED SLIDER TURTLES. 

H.B. No. 5355 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR THE ADEQUACY OF DOG SHELTER DURING EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS. 

H.B. No. 5358 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BLACK BEAR HUNTING IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY. 

H.B. No. 5359 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SHELLFISH LEASES. 

H.B. No. 5360 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. 

H.B. No. 5361 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO REQUIRE CERTAIN ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICES FOR AQUACULTURE LICENSEES. 

H.B. No. 5362 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF MUNICIPAL POUNDS AND SHELTERS. 

H.B. No. 5364 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF HORSESHOE CRABS. 

H.B. No. 5365 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES. 

H.B. No. 5366 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY BOW HUNTING OF DEER ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THROUGHOUT THE STATE. 

H.B. No. 5367 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN BITING AND ATTACKING DOGS. 

*judiciary committee

friday, march 9, 2018

The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB.  Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system.  Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB.  Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.  Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff any day prior to but no later than 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB.  Written testimony submitted by a person(s) or organization(s) which exceeds five (5) single-sided pages per bill or resolution will only be posted on the Judiciary Committee’s website at the discretion of the Judiciary Committee chairs.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee's website and indexed by internet search engines.

SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous bills

*S.B. No. 215 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS. 

*S.B. No. 239 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM MONITORING OF CONVICTED PERSONS AWAITING SENTENCING FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT. 

*S.B. No. 240 (RAISED) AN ACT PROMOTING THE REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. 

*S.B. No. 241 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS. 

*S.B. No. 247 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS. 

*S.B. No. 248 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF PAUL DEMARIA. 

*S.B. No. 249 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. 

*S.B. No. 396 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING JUSTICES OF THE PEACE WHO MAY SERVE AS MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS. 

*S.B. No. 397 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM TRUST CODE, THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM DIRECTED TRUST ACT AND THE CONNECTICUT QUALIFIED DISPOSITIONS IN TRUST ACT. 

*S.B. No. 398 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. 

*S.B. No. 399 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM PROTECTED SERIES ACT. 

*H.B. No. 5211 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING JUDICIAL PROCEDURES RELATING TO INITIATION OF AN ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF A CIVIL UNION OR LEGAL SEPARATION. 

*H.B. No. 5212 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANDPARENT'S RIGHT TO VISITATION WITH HIS OR HER GRANDCHILD. 

*H.B. No. 5247 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COURTHOUSE SECURITY. 

*H.B. No. 5249 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GPS MONITORING OF CONVICTED PERSONS AWAITING SENTENCING FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT. 

*H.B. No. 5250 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RELEASED FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS. 

*H.B. No. 5251 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING BENEFIT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES. 

*H.B. No. 5252 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ANTITRUST LITIGATION. 

*H.B. No. 5258 (RAISED) AN ACT ADOPTING THE REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT. 

*H.B. No. 5407 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS. 

*H.B. No. 5408 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS. 

*H.B. No. 5410 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION LITIGATION. 

*H.B. No. 5412 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME FRAME FOR THE FILING OF AN ANNUAL REPORT BY A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. 

*H.B. No. 5413 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALVIN W. PENN RACIAL PROFILE PROHIBITION ACT. 

*H.B. No. 5414 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE JURY ADMINISTRATOR'S RETENTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA RELATING TO JURORS. 

 


COMMITTEE FORUMS AND PRESENTATIonS

*commerce committee
informational forum

The Commerce Committee will hold an Informational Forum with “CT Next” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1C of the LOB.

Environment committee
Informational Meeting

The Environment Committee will hold an Informational Meeting on Connecticut Siting Council Determination Process for Solar Farm Applications on Friday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.

 


NOTES OF INTEREST

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connecticut council of small towns
presentation

The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) cordially invites all legislators to attend a presentation “What’s in the New ECS Formula,” on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in Room 310 of the State Capitol.  For further information please contact Kathryn Dube at (860) 989-8502 or kdube@ctcost.org.

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connecticut early childhood alliance
Meeting

The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to attend a meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol.  For further information, please contact Samantha Dynowski at (860) 819-3647 or Samantha@earlychildhoodalliance.com.

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*connecticut automotive retailers association
legislative breakfast

The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to a legislative breakfast on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in the Legislative Dining Room of the LOB.  Please RSVP by Fax to (860) 527-2582 or cara@ctcar.org.

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connecticut voices for children
informational briefing

The Connecticut Voices for Children cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to an informational briefing on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Lyceum, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 227 Lawrence St, Hartford, Connecticut.  For further information, please contact Ray Noonan at (203) 498-4240, ext. 113 or rnoonan@ctvoices.org.

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connecticut nurses’ association and advanced practice
registered nurses’ legislative breakfast

The Connecticut Nurses’ Association and the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ cordially invites all legislators and staff to a legislative breakfast on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in the Legislative Dining Room of the LOB.  For further information, please contact Virginia Malerba at (203) 238-1207, ext. 1.

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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
LOBBY DAY

The Alzheimer's Association cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to “Lobby Day” on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol.  For further information, please contact Christy Kovel at (860) 828-2828 or ckovel@alz.org.

^^^^^

Bio Connecticut
advocacy Day

Bio Connecticut cordially invites all legislators and staff to “Bioscience Advocacy Day” on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Old Appropriations Room of the State Capitol.  For further information, please contact Kelley Gipson at (203) 470-2720 of kgipson@bioct.org.

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capitol consulting
irish coffee legislative reception

Capitol Consulting LLC cordially invites all legislators and staff to the 2018 Irish Coffee Reception, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol.  According to section 1-96(e) of the state ethics code, this event meets Connecticut ethics laws as an annual event and is not required to be itemized.  For further information, please contact Mike Dugan at (860) 833-2198 or mike@capitolconsultingct.com or Josh Hughes at (860) 305-4395 or josh@capitolconsultingct.com.

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ANNUal Italian-American legislative caucus
reception

The Italian-American Legislative Education Fund Caucus cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to the annual celebration of St. Joseph's Day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  For further information, please contact Dawn Niles at (860) 240-0082.

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ag-day at the capitol

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Connecticut Agricultural Information Council cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to experience Connecticut agriculture on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the North Lobby and Hall of Flags of the State Capitol.  Over 40 of Connecticut's agricultural organization and businesses, along with local, state and federal ag-related agencies will be present.  A brief presentation and reading of the Agriculture Day Proclamation will begin at approximately 12:00 P.M.  Please join us for this historical day at the Capitol.

^^^^^

connecticut small business development center
reception

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to a reception on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol.  Celebrate Connecticut’s support for small business and entrepreneurship and learn about the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Kristen Mozian at kristen.mozian@uconn.edu.

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connecticut pharmacists' association
reception

The Connecticut Pharmacists' Association cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to a reception on Thursday, March 22, 2017 from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  The event is co-sponsored by the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists, Connecticut Association of Community Pharmacies, Connecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacies, UConn School of Pharmacy and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy.  For further information, please contact Lisa Capobianco at (860) 563-4619 or lcapobianco@ctpharmacists.org

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* black and puerto rican caucus
legislative reception

The Legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus cordially invites all legislators and staff to a legislative reception honoring the 2018 Scholarship recipients and families on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the North Lobby of the State Capital.

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*black and puerto rican caucus annual spring fling

The Legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus cordially invites all legislators, staff and the public to their annual “Spring Fling” to benefit the Wilfred X. Johnson Scholarship program on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. at the Red Rock Tavern, 369 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.  The night will feature dance, food and music.  For further information, please contact Caucus members for tickets.

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connecticut community nonpprofit alliance
legislative reception

The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance) cordially invites all legislators and staff to attend a legislative reception on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol.  For further information, please contact Jeff Shaw at (860) 525-5080, ext. 1027 or jshaw@ctnonprofitalliance.org.

 


schedule of events

Meetings scheduled at the State Capitol or Legislative Office Building for the period of March 6, 2018 to March 20, 2018

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CT Council of Small Towns Training

310

9:00 AM

National Association of Social Workers - CT Chapter:  ELAN Committee (Education and Legislative Action Network) Lobby Day

CONCOR

9:30 AM

Rep. Ohler & Rep. Boyd:  Fire/EMS Caucus

2B

9:30 AM

CT Early Childhood Alliance:  Early Childhood Advocacy Day

JUDRM

10:00 AM

Human Services Committee Public Hearing

2A

10:00 AM

General Law Committee Public Hearing

1E

10:30 AM

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee Meeting

2C

11:00 AM

Committee on Children Public Hearing

1D

11:00 AM

Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee Public Hearing followed by Committee Meeting

1A

11:00 AM

Public Safety and Security Committee Public Hearing

2B

12:00 PM

Insurance and Real Estate Committee Public Hearing

2D

12:00 PM

Housing Committee Public Hearing

1C

1:00 PM

Banking Committee Public Hearing

1B

1:00 PM

Energy and Technology Committee Public Hearing

2E

1:00 PM

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee Public Hearing

2C

3:00 PM

Veterans' Affairs Committee Public Hearing

1C

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CT Athletic Trainers Association:  Athletic Training Lobby Day

ATRIUM2

8:00 AM

American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) - Connecticut:  Educational Display

CONCOR

9:00 AM

Capitol Ministries:  BIble Study for Legislators

2600

9:30 AM

Sen. Formica:  Tourism Caucus Meeting

1C

10:00 AM

Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut:  Advocacy Day

JUDRM

12:30 PM

SENATE SESSION

SENATEC

1:00 PM

HOUSE SESSION

HOUSEC

5:30 PM

Commission on Equity & Opportunity:  Monthly Commission Meeting

1C

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CT State Medical Society & CT Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Legislative Breakfast

LEG_DINE

9:00 AM

State Capitol Police : Coffee with a Cop

ATRIUM2

10:00 AM

Commerce Committee Informational Forum

1C

10:00 AM

Public Safety and Security Committee Public Hearing

2B

10:00 AM

Human Services Committee Public Hearing

2A

10:30 AM

Aging Committee Meeting 

1E

10:30 AM

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee Meeting

2C

11:00 AM

Committee on Children Meeting

1D

11:00 AM

Commerce Committee Public Hearing

1C

11:00 AM

Education Committee Public Hearing

1A

11:15 AM

Aging Committee Public Hearing

1E

12:00 PM

Insurance and Real Estate Committee Public Hearing

2D

1:00 PM

Energy and Technology Committee Public Hearing

2E

1:00 PM

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee Public Hearing

2C

2:30 PM

Labor and Public Employees Committee Public Hearing

1D

3:00 PM

State Innovation Model Program:  Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee Meeting

310

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

 

 

8:30 AM

UConn Center on Disabilities:  LEND Policy Training

JUDRM

9:00 AM

Interdistrict Committee for Project Oceanology:  Informational Display and Outreach

CONCOR

9:30 AM

Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council Meeting

1E

10:00 AM

Environment Committee Informational Meeting: Connecticut Siting Council Determination Process for Solar Farm Applications

2B

10:00 AM

Judiciary Committee Meeting

2E

11:00 AM

Judiciary Committee Public Hearing

2E

11:00 AM

Environment Committee Public Hearing

2B

1:00 PM

MAPOC: Developmental Disabilities Work Group Meeting

1A

1:00 PM

Government Administration and Elections Committee Meeting

2A

1:00 PM

Appropriations Committee Public Hearing

2C

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  Opioid Treatment Services Awareness Day

CONCOR

8:30 AM

Working Lands Alliance Board Meeting

JUDRM

9:00 AM

Ministerial Health Fellowship Legislative Breakfast

LEG_DINE

9:00 AM

Office of the Healthcare Advocate:  Healthcare Cabinet Monthly Meeting

310

10:00 AM

Human Services Committee Meeting

2A

11:00 AM

Committee on Children Meeting

1D

11:00 AM

Human Services Committee Public Hearing

2A

12:00 PM

CT Parent Power:  Equity Advocacy Day

JUDRM

1:00 PM

Housing Committee Meeting

1C

5:00 PM

CT Psychiatric Society

ATRIUM1

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CBIA Day

2C

8:00 AM

Rep. Hampton:  CT Special Education Parent Teacher Organization & Simsbury Special Education Parent Teacher Organization Conference

310

8:30 AM

Alzheimers' Association, CT Chapter:  Legislative Lobby Day

JUDRM

9:30 AM

Sen. Witkos:  Northwest Chamber of Commerce CBIA Day

1B

10:00 AM

OPM: Lean Showcase

LOBBYN

10:00 AM

CT Nurses' Association Educational Display Re:  Health, Health Care and Nursing

CONCOR

10:00 AM

MAPOC: Care Management Committee Meeting

1A

2:00 PM

Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council

1D

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

Connecticut Assisted Living Association Legislative Breakfast

LEG_DINE

8:30 AM

Nutmeg State Council of Sportsmen Educational Display

CONCOR

10:00 AM

Human Services Committee Public Hearing

2A

10:00 AM

Girl Scouts of CT:  Day @ the Capitol

JUDRM

10:30 AM

CT State Capitol Preservation & Restoration Commission Quarterly Meeting

1C

11:00 AM

Committee on Children Meeting

1E

1:00 PM

Sen. Looney:  Health IT Advisory Council Meeting

1D

2:30 PM

Rep. Walker:  JJPOC Meeting

2A

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

 

 

7:30 AM

The CT Society of Eye Physicians

LEG_DINE

8:30 AM

CT Chapter of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education: Legislative Breakfast

ATRIUM2

10:00 AM

Sen. Osten:  Electric Boat Presentation

2C

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

Capital Community College Foundation:  Informational Display

CONCOR

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CT Coalition for Public Education (CCPE): Legislative Breakfast

LEG_DINE

8:00 AM

Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities:  Educational Display & Outreach

CONCOR

8:00 AM

Capital Community College Foundation:  Informational Display

CONCOR

8:30 AM

Uniformed Professional Firefighters:  Legislative Conference

JUDRM

9:30 AM

Sen. Formica:  CT Association of Councils of Government Meeting

1C

10:00 AM

CWCS:  Water Safety Task Force Meeting

1B

4:00 PM

Rep. Serra:  St. Joseph's Day

1C

 


CAPITOL information

CAFETERIA SCHEDULE

SESSION DAYS ONLY

  7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Breakfast

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Continental Breakfast

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Lunch (Salad Bar closes at 2:30 P.M.)

  3:00 P.M.  - 4:00 P.M.

Snacks and Beverages

 

THIRD fLOOR kIOSK

FIRST IN FLIGHT CAFE

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Specialty Salads & Sandwiches

Fresh Cut Fruit, Yogurt Parfaits

Gourmet Pastries & Desserts

Specialty Beverages feat. Starbucks

 

Grab & Go Snacks

 

Cash, personal check, VISA, AMEX, Discover or Master Card will be accepted as payment in the cafeteria.  Cafeteria tables cannot be reserved by placing unattended briefcases, newspapers or coats on tables and chairs.  The Cafeteria staff or Capitol Police will remove unattended items.  Tables are on a first-come, first-served basis as you enter from the food service area with your meal.  The Legislative Management Committee appreciates everyone's cooperation.

LEGISLATIVE PRIVATE DINING ROOM

The Legislative Office Building Private Dining Room is available for breakfast reservations Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. For further information, please contact Legislative Management at (860) 240-0100.

PROCEDURE TO REQUEST Lessing’s CATERING SERVICES

The Legislative Office Building dining room is available for catering services.  The procedures are as follows:

·      Book a room for your event through Legislative Management at (860) 240-0100.

·      Call Peter (Lessing’s Food Service Management) at (860) 240-0150 to discuss food, beverage and wait staff needs.  An information packet will be forwarded to you.

·         A Function Request Form is included in the information packet.  Please complete and fax or email the form back to the café first, detailing your menu requests and special arrangements.

 ·        Have the person who will be responsible for payment for the food/catering services sign the line above “authorized signature” on the Function Request Form.

·         Lessing’s will return the Function Request Form after the cafeteria manager has reviewed and signed the line above “Manager’s Signature.”  Be sure you receive a confirmation back with our signature on it.  This is your confirmation that Lessing’s will provide catering services in accordance with your requests.

·         Please remember that if you need to cancel or reschedule your event, it is your responsibility to notify both Lessing’s at (860) 240-0150 and Legislative Management at (860) 240-0100 at least 24 hours prior to the event.  (If we are not notified at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged for the function).  Cancellations for weekend events need to be provided 48 hours prior to the event.

·         Overseeing of the Food Service Contract is the responsibility of Legislative Management.  If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the dining room/kitchen or the catering services please call Kitten Digges at (860) 240-0120 or send an interoffice email to:  Kit.Digges@cga.ct.gov.

CAPITOL INFORMATION AND TOURS

Capitol Information and Tours, operated by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, is in two locations:  Room 101 in the Capitol at (860) 240-0222, and first floor, west foyer of the Legislative Office Building at (860) 240-0224.  Free one-hour guided tours are available.

PUBLIC SERVICES AVAILABLE IN The LOB

·         Vending Machines - 1st Floor opposite Room 1610, which is in the corridor between Hearing Rooms 1C and 1D.

·         Coat Racks - 1st Floor opposite Room 1610 and near the Cafeteria Restrooms.

·         Newsstand & Gift Shop - 1st Floor.

·         ATM - 1st Floor near newsstand.

·         Public Bathrooms - 1st and 2nd Floors.

·         Lactation Room - 2nd Floor near Room 2500.

·         Cafeteria - 1st Floor, open 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

·         “First in Flight” Kiosk Café - 3rd Floor, open 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

·         Wi-Fi - Can be accessed free-of-charge by accepting the terms and conditions.

PUBLIC SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE CAPITOL

Soda, candy, and snack machines are located on the second and third floors of the Capitol's east and west fire stairs and in the Capitol west basement.

The General Assembly’s message center is located outside the west entrance to the House Chamber.  The telephone number is (860) 527-0747.

The General Assembly’s lactation room is in the second floor ladies room on the west side of the State Capitol.

LEGISLATIVE BILL ROOM

The Legislative Bill Room, which is located on the first floor of the Legislative Office Building, Room 1400, operates during the legislative session between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.  Requests for bills can only be processed if you have the number of the bill, which can be obtained by calling the Legislative Information Room at (860) 240-0555.  Bills will be mailed if the request is in writing and is accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  The Bill Room does not have fax facilities.  All information in the bill room is available on the General Assembly's Internet home page at www.cga.ct.gov.

aUDIO/VISUAL ACCESS TO PROCEEDINGS FROM LEGISLATOR OFFICES

The following are the MATV channel numbers through which Legislators may monitor floor and public hearing proceedings in their LOB offices:

Channel 14

CNN

Channel 15

Fox News

Channel 16

CNBC

Channel 98

CT·N  

Channel 99

C-SPAN 1

Channel 42

Hearing Room 1A

Channel 43

Hearing Room 1B

Channel 44

Hearing Room 1C

Channel 45

Hearing Room 1D

Channel 46

Hearing Room 1E

Channel 47

Hearing Room 2A

Channel 48

Hearing Room 2B

Channel 49

Hearing Room 2C

Channel 50

Hearing Room 2D

Channel 51

Hearing Room 2E

Channel 52

House Chamber

Channel 53

Senate Chamber

Channel 54

MSNBC

Channel 55

LOB & Capitol Schedule

TELEVISION COVERAGE

CT-N, The Connecticut Network, provides daily live and taped coverage of the legislature's activities.  When hearings, committee meetings or floor sessions are being taped, live video coverage will be available in the Capitol and LOB over the in-house television system. House and Senate sessions will be covered in their entirety and selected hearings and committee meetings will also be covered. This live coverage can be viewed in-house on the channel assigned to the room where the proceeding is taking place. CT-N itself can be seen on channel 98 of the in-house system and on Comcast Cable’s Hartford system.

CT-N is available full-time on cable TV statewide, and on basic or expanded cable in most of the state.

For more information on The Connecticut Network or to find out where CT-N is available in your area, visit their website at www.ct-n.com or call (860) 240-1400.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings are administered in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act.  Requests for accommodation should be directed to Eric Connery at (860) 240-0100.

Hearing assistance devices are available for all hearing rooms and the House and Senate chambers.  Sign language interpreters are available for access to the legislative process.  Request should be directed to the Committee Clerk or the Office of Legislative Management at (860) 240-0100.  All requests for accommodation should be made at least 5 business days in advance.

RULES GOVERNING PUBLIC USE OF CAPITOL AND LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDINGS

In addition to the provisions in Sections 2-1a through 2-1g of the General Statutes, the following Legislative Management Committee rules govern public use of the Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings:

1.             The number of persons permitted within the lobbies, offices, committee rooms, galleries and other areas of the Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building shall not exceed the limits established by the State Fire Safety Code.

2.             Signs, banners, placards or other display materials may not be brought into the Capitol or Legislative Office Building if, in the opinion of the State Capitol Police, they present a hazard to the health and safety of the public.

3.             Radio or television equipment, recording equipment, or sound-making amplifying equipment may not be brought into the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building by anyone other than accredited representatives of the news media (note: this regulation shall not prevent persons from bringing hand-held cameras or portable cassette recording equipment into the buildings).

4.             The Office of the State Capitol Police may clear the Capitol Building and/or the Legislative Office Building of persons and close the building(s) to the public in the event that there is a disturbance within the building(s) that might prevent official business from being conducted or that might endanger any member of officer of the General Assembly or any officer or employee of the State of Connecticut or the general public.  Accredited representatives of the news not participating in such disturbance may be permitted to remain within the building(s) at such times that they may be closed for the purposes stated herein.

5.             When the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building is closed for the purposes stated in rule #4 the building(s) shall remain closed only as long as is necessary to avoid the disruption of official business and/or to ensure the safety of members of officers of the General Assembly, officers or employees of the State of Connecticut, or the general public.

6.             No person or group of persons shall solicit, peddle or sell any goods, products or services within the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building without permission of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management through its Office of the State Capitol Police.

7.             No person shall be allowed access to or use of the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building while wearing a mask, hood or other device which conceals his or her identity, unless such mask, hood or device: is: a) incidental to an authorized amusement or entertainment at an authorized event; b) for the purpose of ensuring the person's physical safety while he or she is employed in either of the buildings; or c) prescribed as part of a civil defense drill or exercise or; d) prescribed by the practice of the person’s religious beliefs.

8.             No tape or other foreign object may be affixed to the wall, doors, or woodwork in the hallways or meeting rooms of the Capitol or Legislative Office Building without permission from the Office of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

9.             Access to the mechanical, engineering and systems control rooms and areas in the Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings are restricted to authorized personnel.

10.          Animals may not be brought into the Capitol Building or Legislative Office Building without prior permission from the Office of the State Capitol Police or unless otherwise permitted by law.

CAPITOL POLICE-PARKING REGULATIONS

Limited parking facilities make it impossible to guarantee parking for members of the public attending meetings and functions at the Capitol and LOB. Parking in the garage for the public is on a space-available basis only.  During the legislative session, Capitol Police officers greet visitors and direct them to available parking spaces reserved for members of the public.

Cars parked in inappropriate areas will be ticketed, and vehicles that present a hazard to public safety will be towed.

There is no parking allowed in the cut out area in front of the LOB. This is a fire lane for emergency vehicles and is also used as a discharge area for students visiting the Capitol. Please do not park in this area even if you are “just running into the building for a minute.” The 15 minute parking is located on the south side of Armory Road Extension (in front of the Armory park side).

The south and west areas of the Capitol are for reserved parking and for vehicles with a Capitol grounds permit. A section of the north driveway is reserved for public parking only. Signs clearly identify where the public parking ends and the permit parking begins. Parking regulations will be enforced. Call the Capitol Police at (860) 240-0240 for further information.

VISITOR PARKING

Capitol Police direct visitors to the first floor of the Legislative Office Garage.  When this area fills, visitors are directed to other available areas of the parking garage until it is at capacity.

REMINDER – NO LOBBYIST $$ DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The State Elections Enforcement Commission reminds all concerned individuals of the ban on campaign contributions and the solicitation of such contributions by registered lobbyists and their affiliated political action committees (PACs) to General Assembly and statewide candidates and their affiliated political committees during the legislative session.

Note that there were significant revisions to the laws governing lobbyist contributions and solicitations in Public Act 10-01 (Sp. Sess.). Significantly, Public Act 10-01 returned the sessional contribution and solicitation ban to its original form to cover both “client lobbyists” and “communicator lobbyists.”

There are two different sets of provisions that apply to registered lobbyists: (1) a temporary “sessional” contribution and solicitation ban while the General Assembly is in session that applies to all individuals or entities that are registered with the Office of State Ethics as either a “client lobbyist” or a “communicator lobbyist” and political committees established by or on behalf of such lobbyists and (2) a permanent (year round) set of restrictions that applies to all individuals or entities registered as a “communicator lobbyist,” their immediate family members and political committees established or controlled by communicator lobbyists or members of their immediate family. Specifically, communicator lobbyists are subject to a year round $100 contribution limit to candidates for General Assembly and statewide office, political committees established or controlled by such candidates, legislative leadership and caucus committees, and party committees. In addition, communicator lobbyists are prohibited from bundling[1] contributions for such covered committees. Finally, as of January 1, 2011, communicator lobbyists may not knowingly solicit contributions for such covered committees from individuals who serve on the board of directors of, are partners of, are employed by, or have a 5 percent or more ownership interest in any client lobbyist they represent. The Office of State Ethics maintains a list of all client lobbyists and communicator lobbyists.

The sessional ban begins from the time the General Assembly convenes in regular session on February 7, 2018 and continues until adjournment sine die on May 9, 2018. Candidates for (1) Statewide office, (2) General Assembly and (3) political committees that failed to certify that they were “not established (a) for an assembly or senatorial district, (b) by an elected statewide official, a member of the General Assembly or their agent, or (c) in consultation with or at the request or suggestion of any such official, member or their agent, or controlled by such official, member or agent,” are prohibited from receiving lobbyist contributions or benefiting from lobbyist solicitations during the session. See General Statutes § 1-91 (l), (u) and (v), for the definition of “lobbyist,” “client lobbyist” and “communicator lobbyist” and General Statutes § 9-610 (e), (g), (h) and (i), for the application of the bans.

The State Elections Enforcement Commission has provided to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Senate Minority Leader, the House Republican Leader, and each Statewide officer, a copy of its updated list of “Political Committees Established by or on behalf of a Client Lobbyist” as well as an updated “Prohibited Recipients List of Political Committees.” Copies of these lists are available to each legislator from these leaders as well as by accessing the Commission’s website located at www.ct.gov/seec. Any questions concerning application of the lobbyist contribution bans or any other provision of the State’s campaign financing laws should be directed to the Commission at (860) 256-2940, or toll free outside of the Hartford local calling area at: 1-866-733-2463.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Senator Martin M. Looney                                                                                Rep. Joe Aresimowicz

Senate Democrat President Pro Tempore                                       Speaker of the House

 

Senator Leonard A. Fasano                                                              Rep. Themis Klarides

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore                                    House Republican Leader

 

Sexual Harassment Complaints

It is the policy of the Connecticut General Assembly to create and maintain a work environment in which all members of the General Assembly, legislative employees, and third parties are treated with dignity and respect. Legislators, legislative employees, and third parties have the right to a workplace that is free from harassment, both subtle and overt. Therefore, the Connecticut General Assembly will strive to eliminate sexually harassing behavior which legislators, legislative employees, and third parties may encounter in the course of their work.

Complaints made by or against legislators should be brought to the attention of the appropriate caucus chief-of-staff or a caucus staff person of the opposite gender whom each chief-of-staff shall designate.  Complaints made by or against legislative employees should be brought to the attention of the appropriate caucus chief-of-staff, office director, executive director or a manager of the opposite gender whom each chief-of-staff, office director or executive director shall designate.  Complaints made by or against third parties should be brought to the attention of the Human Resources Administrator of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management (Room 5100, LOB) or a staff person of the opposite gender whom the Human Resources Administrator shall designate. 

The following people have been designated as contacts in their office for sexual harassment complaints.

Sexual Harassment Contacts by Office

 

Office

Female Contact

Male Contact

HDO

Maureen Magnan

Matthew Brokman

HRO

Jennifer Skehan

Jared Schmitt

SDO

Courtney Cullinan

Vinnie Mauro

SRO

Lisa Hammersley

Rob Poudrier

OLM

Andrea Walker

Jim Tamburro

OLR

Steph D’Ambrose

John Rappa

LCO

Louise Nadeau

Bill O’Shea

OFA

Andrea Walker

Neil Ayers

ITS

Susan Marsh

Ken Greene

SCP

Erica O’Connor

Walter Lee

CEO/CWCS

Subira Gordon

Steven Hernandez

 

Ethics Compliance Assistance

The Connecticut Office of State Ethics (OSE) is an independent agency that administers the Code of Ethics for Public Officials and the Code of Ethics for Lobbyists (known together as “the Codes”).  Staff attorneys from the OSE are on hand every day to offer assistance in navigating the Codes.  In addition, various plain-language guides to the Codes are available on the OSE’s website, www.ct.gov/ethics.  For personal advice or assistance in complying with the ethics codes, please contact the OSE’s Legal Division at Ethics.Code@ct.gov, or call (860) 263-2400. 

Security Precautions

The State Capitol Police request the cooperation of all individuals regarding security in the Capitol and LOB.  Please do not leave briefcases or other items unattended.  In addition, please do not use papers, briefcases, etc. to reserve a space in the lines for public hearing signups.  Abandoned items are subject to search and may be seized by the Capitol Police.

All Staff and lobbyists are reminded to wear their identification or lobbyist badges. 

Members of the Public

The public entrances are located on the west side of both buildings.  Members of the public will be required to walk through a metal detector and have all property scanned through a package scanner. Anyone who does not possess a CGA issued ID/Access card is considered a member of the public.

Military Department Services

Captain Erich J. Heinonen is available to assist legislators with Military Department and constituent issues.  Captain Heinonen can be reached by phone at the Military Department at (860) 524-4961 or by email at erich.j.heinonen.mil@mail.mil.

Department of Motor Vehicles

Millie Torres from the Department of Motor Vehicles is available to assist legislators with DMV services and constituent issues.  Millie Torres can be reached by phone at the DMV at (203) 213-0227 or by email at millie.torres@ct.gov.

CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERNET
HOME PAGE WWW.CGA.CT.GOV

The Connecticut General Assembly welcomes you to visit the internet site (HTTP://WWW.CGA.CT.GOV).  We hope that you will find this site informative and helpful during the 2018 session.  We will continue to enhance this site throughout the session and appreciate your feedback and suggestions.  You can reach us at its@cga.ct.gov.

Internet Access

Wireless (WI-FI) connectivity to the Internet is provided free of charge for the public’s use within the Capitol/LOB complex.  The General Assembly provides this wireless network for your convenience, with the understanding that you will use it appropriately.  Please observe the law and respect for others when you communicate over this network or access the internet from it.  You are fully responsible for your use of this network.

Public Bill Tracking

Public Bill Tracking is a program you can use to alert you to legislative activity affecting one or more bills from a list you create and maintain.  This program can be accessed from the Bill Tracking link on the Connecticut General Assembly's Internet site.

After you register to use the program and you create a list of bills to be tracked, you can display or print the Bill Listing Report immediately and receive notification by email of a status change on the bills in your list.

You have the ability to add individual bills to a list, add all bills introduced by a specific Legislator or Committee, and add all bills co-sponsored by a specific Legislator.  You can add and remove bills, Introducers, and Co-Sponsors from your Bill Tracking list. When Introducers and Co-Sponsors are added to a bill, the Bill Tracking List is updated automatically with the changes.

Connecticut State Library

The Connecticut State Library (www.ctstatelibrary.org), located at 231 Capitol Avenue, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., and on Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.  The Library maintains the permanent record of all activities of the Connecticut General Assembly including: bills, legislative hearing transcripts, Journals and Bulletins.  Comprehensive legislative histories are provided on request.  Along with an extensive legal collection, visitors will find books, journals, newspapers, databases, federal and state agency publications, as well as the resources of the State Archives - all to support research needs.  Patrons can contact the Library at (860) 757-6500 or visit, http://ctstatelibrary.org/contact-us/ for links to email, instant messaging.  Follow the State Library on Facebook, Twitter or the State Library blog.

Lost and Found

Please note that for all lost and found items contact SMG (maintenance) at (860) 240-0193, located in the Capitol basement, in Room 007 of the State Capitol building.

REMINDER:  LOBBYISTS MUST WEAR BADGES

This is a reminder to lobbyists to wear their identifying badges in the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.  Sec 1-101 of the statutes requires individuals who are lobbyists to wear identifying badges while lobbying.  Thank you for your cooperation.

REMINDER TO LOBBYISTS:  PROHIBITION FROM FLOOR

All lobbyists are reminded that pursuant to House Rule 42, on any  day during which the House of Representatives is in session, lobbyists shall be prohibited from the Floor of the House except during a public hearing held on the Floor of the House.

REMINDER TO LEGISLATORS AND STAFF
regarding visitors

Due to limited seating in the Legislative Office Building cafeteria, it is requested that you please inform students/groups visiting the Legislative Office Building (LOB) and State Capitol, that bag lunches may not be eaten in the cafeteria or elsewhere in the building.  Outdoor picnic tables are available on the north side of the LOB (students are welcome to eat there if the weather permits).  If students/groups wish to purchase lunch, the cafeteria should be contacted 24 hours before the event at (860) 240-0205 to make arrangements.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Capitol Smoking Policy

Pursuant to Joint Rule 30 (a), smoking is not permitted in the State Capitol or Legislative Office Building.

 


commITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

AGING

 

SENATORS GOMES, (Vice Chair), 23rd; MCCRORY, (Co-Chair) 2nd.

 

SENATORS KELLY, (Co-Chair), 21st District; HWANG, (Vice Chair), 28th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SERRA, (Chair), 33rd District; ROVERO, (Vice Chair), 51st; HAMPTON, 16th; JULESON-SCOPINO, 12th; WINKLER, 56th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES BYRON, (Ranking Member), 27th District; BOLINKSY, 106th; D’AMELIO, 71st; FUSCO, 81st.

 

Clerk:  Rhonda Carroll

Room 011, Capitol (860) 240-0090

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

SENATORS OSTEN (Co-Chair), 19th District; HARTLEY, (Vice Chair), 15th; FLEXER, 29th; GERRATANA, 6th; SLOSSBERG, 14th; WINFIELD, 10th.

 

SENATORS FORMICA (Co-Chair), 20th DISTRICT; MINER (Vice Chair), 30th; BERTHEL 32nd; KISSEL, 7th; MARKLEY, 16th; SOMERS, 18th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES WALKER, (Chair), 93rd District; GENGA, (Vice Chair), 10th; SANTIAGO (Vice Chair), 130th; SOTO (Vice Chair), 39th; ABERCROMBIE, 83rd; BAKER, 124th; BORER, 115th; CANDELARIA, 95th; CURREY, 11th; DILLON, 92nd; DIMASSA, 116th; FLEISCHMANN, 18th; GONZALEZ, 3rd; HADDAD, 54th; JOHNSON, 49th; MCCRORY, 7th; PERONE, 137th; PORTER, 94th; REYES, 75th; ROSARIO, 128th; RYAN, 139th; TERCYAK, 26th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ZIOBRON, (Ranking Member), 34th District; BELSITO, 53rd; BETTS, 78th; BOLINSKY, 106th; CASE, 63rd; FRANCE, 42nd; HALL, 59th; KOKORUDA, 101st; LEGEYT, 17th; MCCARTY, 38th; OHLER, 64th; O’NEILL 69th; PETIT, 22nd; SREDZINSKI, 112th; STANESKI, 119th; STOKES, 58th; STORMS, 60th; WILMS, 142nd; ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st.

 

Senior Committee Administrator: 

Susan A. Keane

Room 2700, LOB (860) 240-0390

 

Clerk: Brandon McCall

 

BANKING

 

SENATORS WINFIELD, (Co-Chair), 10th District; MCCRORY, (Vice-Chair) 2nd.

 

SENATORS MARTIN, (Co-Chair), 31st District; BERTHEL, (Vice Chair). 32nd.

 

REPRESENTATIVES LESSER, (Chair), 100th District; STALLWORTH, (Vice Chair), 126th; ADAMS, 146th; BAKER, 124th; DIMASSA, 116th; GIBSON 15th; GUERRERA, 29th; URBAN; 43rd.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SIMANSKI, (Ranking Member), 62nd District; DELNICKI, 14th; DUFF, 2nd; FREY, 111th; MACLACHLAN, 35th; POLLETTA, 68th; WILSON, 66th.

 

Clerk:  Sara LeMaster

Room 2400, LOB (860) 240-0410

 

CHILDREN

 

SENATORS MOORE, (Co-Chair), 22nd District; MCCRORY, (Vice Chair), 2nd.

 

SENATORS SUZIO, (Co-Chair), 13th District; KISSEL, (Vice Chair), 7th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES URBAN, (Chair), 43rd District; BOYD, (Vice Chair), 50th; ELLIOTT, 88th; LINEHAN, 103rd; JULESON-SCOPINO, 12th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ZUPKUS, (Ranking Member), 89th District; BUCKBEE, 67th; DAUPHINAIS, 44th; KOKORUDA, 101st.

 

Clerk:  Joyce Turner

Room 011, Capitol (860) 240-0370

 

COMMERCE

 

SENATORS HARTLEY, (Co-Chair), 15th District; LARSON, (Vice Chair), 3rd; LEONE, 27th.

 

SENATORS FRANTZ, (Co-Chair), 36th District; LINARES, (Vice Chair) 33rd; FORMICA, 20th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SIMMONS, (Chair), 144th District; REYES, (Vice Chair), 75th; GENTILE, 104th; HAMPTON, 16th; LINEHAN, 103rd; MORIN, 28th; ZIOGAS, 79th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES YACCARINO, (Ranking Member), 87th District; ACKERT, 8th; BUCKBEE, 67th; CAMILLO, 151st; FISHBEIN, 90th; PETIT, 22nd; SKULCZYCK, 45th.

 

Clerk:  Kathy Salemi

Room 110, Capitol (860) 240-0380

 

EDUCATION

 

SENATORS SLOSSBERG, (Co-Chair), 14th District; BYE, (Vice Chair), 5th; MOORE, 22nd District; WINFIELD, 10th.

 

SENATORS BOUCHER, (Co-Chair), 26th District; SOMERS, (Vice Chair) 18th; LINARES, 33rd; LOGAN, 17th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES FLEISCHMANN (Chair), 18th; SANCHEZ, (Vice Chair), 25th; BAKER, 124th; CANDELARIA, 95th; COOK, 65th; CURREY, 11th; GENGA, 10th; JOHNSON, 49th; LEMAR, 96th; LOPES, 24th; MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd; MCCRORY, 7th; MCGEE, 5th; MILLER, 145th; MORRIS, 140th; ROSARIO, 128th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES LAVIELLE, (Ranking Member), 143rd District; BELSITO, 53rd; BOLINSKY, 106th; DUNSBY, 135th; FERGUSON, 138th; GREEN, 55th; HALL, 59th;  KOKORUDA, 101st; LEGEYT, 17th; MCCARTY, 38th; PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th; SIMANSKI, 62nd; STOKES, 58th.

 

 

Clerk:  Leslie Navarrete

Room 3100, LOB (860) 240-0420

 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

 

SENATORS WINFIELD, (Co-Chair), 10th District; DOYLE, (Vice Chair), 9th.

 

SENATORS FORMICA, (Co-Chair), 20th District; HWANG, (Vice Chair), 28th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES REED, (Chair), 102nd District; SLAP, (Vice Chair), 19th; ABERCROMBIE, 83rd; ARCONTI, 109th; DE LA CRUZ, 41st; DEMICCO, 21st; ELLIOTT, 88th; GRESKO, 121st; PERONE, 137; STEINBERG, 136th; TERCYAK, 26th;.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ACKERT, (Ranking Member), 8th District; BOCCHINO, 150th; CHEESEMAN, 37th; DAVIS, 57th; DUFF, 2nd; FERRARO, 117th; FISHBEIN, 90th; PISCOPO, 76th; SREDZINSKI, 122nd; TWEEDIE, 13th.

 

Clerk:  Ethan Ives

Room 3900, LOB (860) 240-0430

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

SENATORS KENNEDY, (Co-Chair), 12th District; FLEXER, (Vice Chair), 29th.

 

SENATORS MINER, (Co-Chair), 30th District; SOMERS, (Vice Chair), 18th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES DEMICCO, (Chair), 21st District; GRESKO, (Vice Chair), 121st; ARCONTI, 109th; BORER, 115th; DILLON, 92nd; LINEHAN, 103rd; MUSHINSKY, 85th; REYES, 75th; RYAN, 139th; SANTIAGO, 130th; SLAP, 19th; TONG, 147th; VARGAS, 6th; ZIOGAS, 79th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES HARDING, (Ranking Member), 107th District; BYRON, 27th; CARNEY, 23rd; DUBITSKY, 47th; DUNSBY, 135th; MCGORTY, 122nd; PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th;  PISCOPO, 76th; SRINIVASAN, 31st; TWEEDIE, 13th; WILSON, 66th; ZIOBRON, 34th.

 

Clerk:  Robin Bumpen

Room 3200, LOB (860) 240-0440

 

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

 

SENATORS DUFF, (Co-Chair), 25th District; LOONEY, (Vice Chair), 11th; DOYLE, 9th; HARTLEY, 15th.

 

SENATORS FASANO, (Co-Chair), 34th; WITKOS, (Vice Chair), 8th; GUGLIELMO, 35th; MCLACHLAN, 24th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES VARGAS, (Chair), 6th District; DIMASSA, (Vice Chair), 116th; D'AGOSTINO, 91st; GIBSON, 15th; GODFREY, 110th; HALL, 7th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES WOOD, (Ranking Member), 141st District; CAMILLO, 151st; MACLACHLAN, 35th; PERILLO, 113th; YACCARINO, 87th.

 

Clerk:  Ethan Ives

Room 1000, LOB (860) 240-0450

 

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

 

SENATORS FONFARA, (Co-Chair), 1st District; LEONE, (Vice Chair), 27th; CASSANO, 4th; KENNEDY, 12th; MCCRORY, 2nd; MOORE, 22nd.

 

SENATORS FRANTZ, (Co-Chair), 36th District; BOUCHER, (Vice Chair), 26th; LINARES, 33rd; MCLACHLAN, 24th; MARTIN 31st; SUZIO, 13th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ROJAS, (Chair), 9th District; ELLIOTT, (Vice Chair), 88th; MCGEE, (Vice Chair), 5th; ALBIS, 99th; ALTOBELLO, 82nd; BUTLER, 72nd;  GRESKO, 121st; HENNESSY, 127th; LEMAR, 96th; LOPES, 24th; MILLER, 145th; MORIN, 28th; MORRIS, 140th; MUSHINSKY, 85th; PERONE, 137th; REED, 102nd; SANCHEZ, 25th; SANTIAGO, 84th; STAFSTROM, 129th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES DAVIS, (Ranking Member), 57th District; CANDELORA, 86th; CARNEY, 23rd; CHEESEMAN, 37th; DEVLIN, 134th; DUNSBY, 135th; FLOREN, 149th; FREY, 111th; GREEN, 55th; HARDING, 107th; KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th; KUPCHICK, 132nd; LAVIELLE, 143rd; PERILLO, 113th; PISCOPO, 76th; POLLETTA 68th; WILSON,  66th; WOOD, 141st; YACCARINO, 87th.

 

Committee Administrator:  Tom Spinella

Clerk: Dawn Marzik

Room 3700, LOB (860) 240-0460

 

GENERAL LAW

 

SENATORS LEONE, (Co-Chair), 27th District; LARSON, (Vice Chair), 3rd.

 

SENATORS WITKOS, (Co-Chair), 8th District; KISSEL, (Vice Chair), 7th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES, D’AGOSTINO, (Chair), 91st District; ARCONTI, (Vice Chair) 109th; ALTOBELLO, FOX, 148th; GIBSON, 15th; ORANGE, 48th; ROVERO, 51st.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SMITH, (Ranking Member), 108th District; CANDELORA, 86th; D’AMELIO, 71st; KUPCHICK, 132nd; RUTIGLIANO, 123rd; ZIOBRON, 34th.

 

Clerk: Nick Rogers

Room 3500, LOB (860) 240-0470

 

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

SENATORS FLEXER, (Co-Chair), 29th District; SLOSSBERG, (Vice Chair), 14th.

 

SENATORS MCLACHLAN, (Co-Chair), 24th District; FRANTZ, (Vice Chair), 36th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES FOX, (Chair), 148th District; WINKLER (Vice Chair), 56th; HADDAD, 54th; LESSER, 100th; MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd; MILLER, 145th; SANTIAGO, 84th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES DEVLIN, (Ranking Member), 134th District; CUMMINGS, 74th; FRANCE, 42nd; LABRIOLA, 131st; REBIMBAS, 70th; SAMPSON, 80th.

 

Clerk:  Susan Tufts

Room 2200, LOB (860) 240-0480

 

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

 

SENATORS BYE, (Co-Chair), 5th District; FLEXER, (Vice Chair), 29th.

 

SENATORS LINARES, (Co-Chair), 33rd District; SOMERS, (Vice Chair), 18th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES HADDAD, (Chair), 54th District; ZIOGAS, (Vice Chair), 79th; ELLIOTT, 88th; GENTILE, 104th; MUSHINSKY, 85th; SANCHEZ, 25th; SIMMONS, 144th; SOTO, 39th; STALLWORTH, 126th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES STANESKI, (Ranking Member), 119th District; ACKERT, 8th; BETTS, 78th; CAMILLO, 151st; CHEESEMAN, 37th; DUFF, 2nd; LEGEYT, 17th; TWEEDIE, 13th.

 

Clerk:  Jeanie Phillips

Room 1800, LOB (860) 240-0280

 

HOUSING

 

SENATORS SLOSSBERG, (Co-Chair), 14th District; OSTEN, (Vice Chair), 19th.

 

SENATORS HWANG, (Co-Chair), 28th District; KELLY, (Vice Chair), 21st.

 

REPRESENTATIVES BUTLER, (Chair), 72nd District; ROSE, (Vice Chair), 118th; DE LA CRUZ, 41st; SOTO, 39th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES, KUPCHICK, (Ranking Member), 132nd District; BERTHEL 68th; BOCCHINO, 150th; DAVIS, 57th; POLLETTA, 68th.

 

Clerk:  Zoe Scalzo

Room 2700, (860) 240-0340

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 

SENATORS MOORE, (Co-Chair), 22nd; BYE, (Vice Chair), 5th.

 

SENATORS MARKLEY, (Co-Chair), 16th District; KELLY, (Vice Chair), 21st.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ABERCROMBIE, (Chair), 83rd District; ADAMS, (Vice Chair), 146th; BUTLER, 72nd; COOK, 65th; MCGEE, 5th; MORRIS, 140th; SANTIAGO, 84th; STALLWORTH, 126th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES CASE, (Ranking Member), 63rd District; BYRON, 27th; DAUPHINAIS, 44th; FERRARO, 117th; FUSCO, 81st; OHLER, 64th; WOOD, 141st.

 

Clerk:  Kayleigh Royston

Room 2000, LOB (860) 240-0490

 

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

 

SENATORS LARSON, (Co-Chair), 3rd District; HARTLEY, (Vice Chair), 15th.

 

SENATORS KELLY, (Co-Chair), 21st District; BERTHEL, (Vice Chair), 32nd.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SCANLON, (Chair), 98th District; DE LA CRUZ, (Vice Chair), 41st; ALBIS, 99th; JOHNSON, 49th; LESSER, 100th; PAOLILLO, 97th; RILEY, 46th; STEINBERG, 136th; ZIOGAS, 89th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SAMPSON, (Ranking Member), 80th District; ACKERT, 8th; BERTHEL, 68th;  DELNICKI, 14th; FLOREN, 149th; PAVALOCK-D’AMATO 77th; POLLETTA, 68th; SIEGRIST, 36th; VAIL, 52nd.

 

Clerk:  Diane Kubeck

Room 2800, LOB (860) 240-0510

 

INTERNSHIP

 

SENATORS KENNEDY, (Co-Chair), 12th District; FONFARA, 1st; GOMES, 23rd.

 

SENATORS GUGLIELMO, (Ranking Member), 35th District; BERTHEL, 32nd; FASANO, 34th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES HAMPTON, (Ranking Member), 16th District; FLEISCHMANN, 18th; ROSE, 118th; TONG, 147th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES MCCARTY, (Co-Chair), 38th District; BUCKBEE, 67th; CASE, 63rd; FERGUSON, 138th.

 

Room 5150, LOB (860) 240-0520

 

JUDICIARY

 

SENATORS DOYLE, (Co-Chair), 9th District; WINFIELD, (Vice Chair), 10th; FLEXER, 29th; GERRATANA, 6th; GOMES, 23rd; MCCRORY, 2nd.

 

SENATORS KISSEL, (Co-Chair), 7th District; MCLACHLAN, (Vice Chair), 24th; HWANG, 28th; MARKLEY, 16th; SUZIO, 13th; WITKOS, 8th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES TONG, (Chair), 147th District; STAFSTROM, (Vice Chair), 129th; ALBIS, 99th; BERGER, 73rd; CONLEY, 40th; CURREY, 11th; DILLON, 92nd; FOX, 148th; GODFREY, 110th; GONZALEZ, 3rd; MORRIS, 140th; PORTER, 94th; RILEY, 46th; SERRA, 33; WALKER, 93rd.

 

REPRESENTATIVES REBIMBAS, (Ranking Member), 70th District; CANDELORA, 86th; CARPINO, 32nd; CUMMINGS, 74th; DUBITSKY, 47th; HARDING, 107th; LABRIOLA, 131st; MCGORTY, 122nd; O’DEA, 125th; O’NEILL, 69th; SAMPSON, 80th; SMITH, 108th; SRINIVASAN, 31st; STORMS, 60th.

 

Senior Committee Administrator:

Deborah Blanchard

Room 2500, LOB (860) 240-0530

 

Clerk: Adam Skowera

 

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

 

SENATORS GOMES, (Co-Chair), 23rd District; OSTEN, (Vice Chair), 19th.

 

SENATORS MINER, (Co-Chair), 30th District; MCLACHLAN, (Vice Chair), 24th;

 

REPRESENTATIVES PORTER, (Chair), 94th District; PAOLILLO, (Vice Chair), 97th; HALL, 7th; ROSARIO, 128th; VARGAS, 6th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES BOCCHINO, (Ranking Member), 150th District; RUTIGLIANO, 123rd; SMITH, 108th; VAIL, 52nd.

 

Clerk:  Virginia Monteiro

Room 3800, LOB (860) 240-0540

 

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

SENATORS LOONEY, (Co-Chair), 11th District; DUFF, (Vice Chair), 25th; BYE, 5th; DOYLE, 9th; FONFARA, 1st; HARTLEY, 15th; MOORE, 22nd.

 

SENATORS FASANO, (Co-Chair), 34th District; WITKOS, (Vice Chair), 8th; BOUCHER, 26th; FRANTZ, 36th; GUGLIELMO, 35th; KISSEL, 7th; MCLACHLAN, 24th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ARESIMOWICZ, (Chair), 30th District; RITTER, (Vice Chair), 1st; COOK, 65th; GENTILE, 104th; GODFREY, 110th; GONZALEZ, 3rd; MORIN, 28th; MORRIS, 140th; ORANGE, 48th; RILEY, 46th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES KLARIDES, (Ranking Member), 114th District; CANDELORA, 86th; FREY, 111th; KOKORUDA, 101st; O'DEA, 125th; O'NEILL, 69th; PISCOPO, 76th, REBIMBAS, 70th.

 

Clerk: Sandra Forte`

Room 5100, LOB (860) 240-0100

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

SENATORS CASSANO, (Co-Chair), 4th; FONFARA, (Vice Chair), 1st; BYE, 5th.

 

SENATORS LOGAN, (Co-Chair), 17th District; MARKLEY, (Vice Chair), 16th; HWANG, 28th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES LEMAR, (Chair), 96th District; CONLEY, (Vice Chair), 40th; D’AGOSTINO, 91st; HALL, 7th; REED, 102nd; ROJAS, 9th; SLAP, 19th; SANTIAGO, 130th; STAFSTROM, 129th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES ZAWISTOWSKI, (Ranking Member), 61st District; BELSITO, 53rd; DELNICKI, 14th; DUBITSKY, 47th; FRANCE, 42nd; HALL, 59th; SIMANSKI, 62nd; WILMS, 142nd.

 

Clerk:  Wade Packer

Room 2100, LOB (860) 240-0550

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

 

SENATORS GERRATANA, (Co-Chair), 6th District; KENNEDY, (Vice Chair), 12th; MOORE, 22nd.

 

SENATORS SOMERS, (Co-Chair), 18th District; LOGAN, (Vice Chair), 17th; MARKLEY, 16th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES STEINBERG, (Chair), 136th District; BORER, (Vice Chair), 115th; COOK, 65th; DEMICCO, 21st; GENGA, 10th; RILEY, 46th; RYAN, 139th; SCANLON, 98th; TERCYAK, 26; WINKLER, 56th.

 

RESPRESENTATIVES SRINIVASAN, (Ranking Member), 31st District; BETTS, (Ranking Member) 78th; CANDELORA, 86th; CARPINO, 32nd; CUMMINGS, 74th; KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th; MCCARTY, 38th; PERILLO, 113th; PETIT, 22nd; STANESKY, 119th.

 

Senior Committee Administrator:

Beverley Henry

Room 3000, LOB (860) 240-0560

 

Clerk:  Walter Morton

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY

 

SENATORS LARSON, (Co-Chair), 3rd District; CASSANO, (Vice Chair), 4th; GOMES, 23rd.

 

SENATORS GUGLIELMO, (Co-Chair), 35th District; WITKOS, (Vice Chair), 8th; MINER, 30th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES VERRENGIA, (Chair), 20th District; ORANGE, (Vice Chair), 48th; ADAMS, 146th; BERGER, 73rd; BOYD, 50th; DIMASSA, 116th; GONZALEZ, 3rd; PAOLILLO, 97th; ROVERO, 51st; SIMMONS, 144th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES SREDZINSKI, (Ranking Member), 112th District; DAUPHINAIS, 44th; FISHBEIN, 90th; FUSCO, 81st; OHLER, 64th; SEIGRIST, 36th; SKULCZYCK, 45th; VAIL, 52nd; ZUPKUS, 89th.

 

Clerk:  Jamie Hobart

Room 3600, LOB (860) 240-0570

 

REGULATION REVIEW

 

SENATORS DOYLE, (Co-Chair), 9th District; SLOSSBERG, 14th; GOMES, 23rd.

 

SENATORS KELLY, (Ranking Member) 21st District; LOGAN, 17th; MINER, 30th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES JOHNSON, (Ranking Member), 49th District; GODFREY, 110th; REYES, 75th; URBAN, 43rd.

 

REPRESENTATIVES CARPINO, (Co-Chair), 32nd; KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105st; O'NEILL, 69th; RUTIGLIANO, 123rd.

 

Committee Administrator:

Kirstin Breiner

Room 011, Capitol (860) 240-0580

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

SENATORS LEONE, (Co-Chair), 27th District; CASSANO, (Vice Chair), 4th; KENNEDY, 12th; LARSON, 3rd; OSTEN, 19th.

 

SENATORS BOUCHER, (Co-Chair), 26th District; SUZIO, (Vice Chair), 13th; FRANTZ 36th; LINARES, 33rd; MARTIN 31st;

 

REPRESENTATIVES GUERRERA, (Chair), 29th District; ALTOBELLO, 82nd; CONLEY, 40th; HENNESSEY, 127th; LOPES, 24th; MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd; MORIN, 28th; PERONE, 137th; ROSARIO, 128th; SCANLON, 98th; SERRA, 33rd; STEINBERG, 136th; VERRENGIA, 20th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES CARNEY, (Ranking Member), 23rd; DEVLIN, 134th; FERGUSON, 138th; GREEN, 55th; LABRIOLA, 131st; LAVIELLE, 143rd; MACLACHLAN, 35th; MCGORTY, 122nd; O'DEA, 125th; STORMS, 60th; WILMS, 142nd; ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st.

 

Clerk:  Phil Mainiero

Room 2300, LOB (860) 240-0590

 

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

 

 

SENATORS FLEXER, (Co-Chair), 29th District; GOMES, (Vice Chair), 23rd; OSTEN, 19th.

 

SENATORS MARTIN, (Co-Chair), 31st District; LOGAN, (Vice Chair), 17th; SUZIO, 13th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES HENNESSEY, (Chair), 127th District; LINEHAN, (Vice Chair), 103rd; BOYD, 50th; GUERRERA, 29th; ROSE, 118th.

 

REPRESENTATIVES FERRARO (Ranking Member), 117th District; SIEGRIST, 36th; SKULCZYK, 45th; STOKES, 58th.

 

Clerk:  Paul Tarbox

Room 509A, Capitol (860) 240-8467

 

 



[1] The statute defines “bundle” as forwarding five or more contributions to a single committee by a communicator lobbyist, lobbyist’s agent or immediate family member or raising contributions for such a committee at a fundraising affair hosted or sponsored by such lobbyist, lobbyist’s agent or immediate family member.