HOUSE
List of Bills

H.B. No. 5272 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VISITS BY NONAMBULATORY NURSING HOME RESIDENTS TO THE HOMES OF THEIR FAMILIES', to allow more nonambulatory nursing home residents to visit the homes of their families.
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H.B. No. 5273 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AFFECTING THE STATE', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to conduct an overview of issues relating to economic development in the state.
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H.B. No. 5274 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TERMS OF THE STATE POET LAUREATE AND THE STATE TROUBADOUR', to align the terms of the state poet laureate and the state troubadour.
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H.B. No. 5275 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIOSCIENCE INDUSTRY', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study issues relating to the state's bioscience industry.
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H.B. No. 5276 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON', to provide funding to the Railroad Museum of New England in the town of Thomaston for construction and renovations to the facility.
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H.B. No. 5277 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING LOAN FORGIVENESS FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM', to require the repayment of all loans made under the Small Business Express program.
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H.B. No. 5278 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN CONTRACTORS LOCATED IN DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS AND MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES', to allow contractors in distressed municipalities with less than thirty million dollars of revenue to qualify as small contractors under the set-aside program for small contractors and minority business enterprises.
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H.B. No. 5279 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION', to adjust the qualifications for members and add legislative appointees to the Historic Preservation Council and modify the powers of municipalities with regard to the historic or architectural character of properties or districts as they relate to the National Register of Historic Places and the state register of historic places.
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H.B. No. 5280 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT', to establish a tax credit for certain investments in bioscience and biotechnology businesses in the state that qualify for the "incremental" research and experimental expenditures tax credit under section 12-217j of the general statutes.
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H.B. No. 5281 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE NEEDS OF TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS IN THE STATE', to establish a working group to provide legislative recommendations to address the needs of technology companies and software developers.
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H.B. No. 5282 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS', to extend the reporting deadline of the task force to study the humane treatment of animals in municipal and regional shelters, and prohibit members of the task force receiving mileage reimbursement.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 5283 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ZONES', to require municipalities to defend and indemnify neighborhood revitalization zone planning committees and their members in certain civil actions.
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H.B. No. 5284 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LYMAN DRIVE WATER MAIN PROJECT IN TORRINGTON', to extend the permissible bond authorization period for the Lyman Drive water main project in Torrington to thirty years.
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H.B. No. 5285 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORITY FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO EXTEND THEIR BUDGET ADOPTION PROCESSES', to authorize municipalities to extend their budget adoption processes for fiscal year 2018.
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H.B. No. 5286 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CERTAIN RESIDENTS WITH HOMES DAMAGED BY NATURAL DISASTERS', to provide a municipal option to allow property tax relief for residents with homes damaged by natural disasters.
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H.B. No. 5287 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE', to allow municipalities to provide property tax abatements to support and encourage the arts and culture.
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H.B. No. 5288 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEY'S FEES IN WRONGFUL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT ACTIONS', to permit the recovery of attorney's fees in successful actions for wrongful property tax assessment.
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H.B. No. 5289 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT', to implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health to expand the Clean Indoor Air Act and prohibitions on smoking in the workplace.
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H.B. No. 5290 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY', to make the statutory changes necessary to implement the establishment of the Office of Health Strategy.
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H.B. No. 5291 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO INFORMATION REGARDING THE SAFETY OF SPORTS HELMETS', to provide consumers with access to information regarding the safety of sports helmets.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5292 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE LICENSURE OF BIRTHING CENTERS', to require a study of the independent licensure of birthing centers.
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H.B. No. 5293 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS', to require the same direct, face-to-face sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems and vapor products as is required for the sale of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5294 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NATUROPATHS', to amend the meaning of "naturopathy" and to establish a procedure for naturopathic physicians to administer prescription medications.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5295 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVES', to require the certification of pharmaceutical sales representatives.
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H.B. No. 5296 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY WAYS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH HOSPITALS', to require a study to identify ways for state government to partner with hospitals to enhance access to and affordability of health care and help meet hospitals' workforce and economic needs.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5297 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN COLONOSCOPIES AND ENDOSCOPIES', to require continuing medical education in screening for rare and gastric cancers using colonoscopies and endoscopies.
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H.B. No. 5298 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ALLOWING DENTAL ASSISTANTS TO PROVIDE FLUORIDE VARNISH TREATMENTS', to allow dental assistants to provide fluoride varnish treatments.
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H.B. No. 5299 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TELEHEALTH PRESCRIBING FOR TREATMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS', to (1) allow Connecticut licensed physicians to prescribe certain medications via telehealth for treatment of psychiatric disorders and change certain patient consent requirements; (2) add telehealth examinations; and (3) implement payment for parity for telehealth services.
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H.B. No. 5300 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF OPTIONAL ADMISSION INTO AN ADOPTION REGISTRY', to require a study of the feasibility of establishing an adoption registry for which registration is optional.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5301 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT PERMITTING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE TRAFFIC CONTROL AT CERTAIN EVENTS', to permit volunteer fire departments to provide traffic control on a state highway or municipal road during a special event of limited duration sponsored by a municipality or veteran, religious, civic, educational or charitable organization.
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H.B. No. 5302 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC BATHROOMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to require the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee to amend the State Building Code to provide for the installation of one wall-mounted grab bar and one drop-down grab bar in public bathrooms.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5303 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE ACCREDITATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS BY THE POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL', to (1) require law enforcement units to receive and maintain minimum accreditation standards developed by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, and (2) require the chief of police or Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to submit an annual report regarding pursuits by police officers.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5304 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIREARM TRAINING NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION', to require the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to conduct a study regarding its firearms training needs.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5305 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO QUALIFY AN ENTITY TO DEVELOP A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE', to (1) require the Commissioners of Consumer Protection and Economic and Community Development to develop and issue a request for proposals to qualify a person, business organization or Indian tribe to develop, manage and operate a casino gaming facility in the state, and (2) repeal the authority of MMCT Venture, LLC, to operate a casino gaming facility in the state.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5306 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF GAMBLING IN CONNECTICUT', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to issue a request for proposals for an independent research and professional service provider to perform a comprehensive study of all forms of gambling in the state and recommend a plan or model that implements any possible expansion of gambling in the state.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5307 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SPORTS WAGERING IN THE STATE', to require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to adopt regulations to regulate sports wagering when federal law is enacted or repealed or a federal court decision is issued that affirms the authority of a state to regulate sports wagering.
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H.B. No. 5308 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ANONYMOUS COLLECTION OF LOTTERY WINNINGS', to exempt the name and residential address of any person who redeems a winning lottery ticket worth one million dollars or more from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act when such person requests nondisclosure and consents to the deduction of ten per cent of the lottery prize payment payable to such person.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5309 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PORT AUTHORITY', to implement the recommendations of the Connecticut Pilot Commission.
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H.B. No. 5310 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS', to authorize the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to issue a new or used car dealer's license to an electric vehicle manufacturer.
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H.B. No. 5311 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE FEE CHARGED BY CONTRACTORS FOR A LICENSE, IDENTITY CARD OR REGISTRATION TRANSACTION', to increase the maximum convenience fee a contractor and municipality may charge for a license or identity card renewal or duplication or a registration transaction from five dollars to eight dollars.
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H.B. No. 5312 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES', to revise the motor vehicle statutes as recommended by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5313 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES', to make technical revisions to motor vehicle statutes.
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H.B. No. 5314 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION', to make technical changes and incorporate recommendations from the Department of Transportation.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5315 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RAILS', to authorize Central New England Railroad Company the authority to establish a railroad police department and employ POST-certified police officers.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5316 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' AFFAIRS', to make a conforming change.
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H.B. No. 5317 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL VETERANS' REPRESENTATIVES', to change references from "veterans' service contact person" to "municipal veterans' representative" and to permit volunteers to serve as such representatives.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H.B. No. 5318 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES FROM THE STATE MOTOR POOL TO VETERANS' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS', to allow surplus vehicles from the state motor pool to be provided to veterans' charitable organizations for donation to certain disabled combat veterans with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
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H.B. No. 5319 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS HELD BY VETERANS' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS', to deposit into the institutional general welfare fund of the Department of Veterans Affairs any funds received from the sale of property of veterans' charitable organizations presumed abandoned.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H.B. No. 5320 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND BUILDING TRADES', to adopt regulations regarding occupational licensing and the building trades.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5321 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION', to adopt regulations regarding consumer protection.
REF. GENERAL LAW