SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 257 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN', to expand the duties of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to include home and community-based services and to house the office within the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
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S.B. No. 258 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXEMPTION OF PROBATE-COURT APPROVED CONSERVATOR AND FIDUCIARY FEES FROM MEDICAID INCOME ELIGIBILITY AND ASSET TRANSFER DETERMINATIONS', to exempt from Medicaid income eligibility and asset transfer determinations conservator and fiduciary fees approved by the Probate Court and assessed to a Medicaid applicant or recipient.
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S.B. No. 259 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SENIOR CENTERS', to provide for the establishment of a multipurpose senior center and a senior center work group, and to provide assistance to senior centers and municipal services for aging persons.
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S.B. No. 260 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL USES OF FUNDS AVAILABLE TO CTNEXT', to allow CTNext to use unexpended bond funds for additional activities when such funds are available in fiscal years subsequent to their deposit.
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S.B. No. 261 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP TAX CREDIT TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES', to allow certain business entities to claim the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against the personal income tax.
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S.B. No. 262 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to include in its annual report information on tax incentive programs administered by other state agencies, but not all business assistance programs administered by other agencies, and to eliminate the Sports Advisory Board report and a certain workforce development report.
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S.B. No. 263 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN UNCLAIMED AND SELDOM CLAIMED TAX CREDITS', to eliminate the enterprise zone tax credit for qualifying corporations, the service facility tax credit and the manufacturing facility tax credit for facilities located in an enterprise zone.
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S.B. No. 264 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REGIONAL TOURISM DISTRICTS', to eliminate tourism districts in an effort to concentrate on state-wide tourism funding.
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S.B. No. 265 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED PERMITTING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR BUSINESS INITIATION, EXPANSION OR NEW PRODUCTION', to establish a process for expedited permitting by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for permits required for business initiation, physical expansion or production of new products.
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S.B. No. 266 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE THE GROWTH OF BIOSCIENCE VENTURE CAPITAL IN CONNECTICUT', to exempt from the personal income tax certain income received by general partners of venture capital firms.
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S.B. No. 267 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED AND PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT', to require Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated to study private equity investment in the state.
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S.B. No. 268 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE TERM LIMIT FOR LOANS UNDER THE TARGETED BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM', to extend the maximum loan term under the targeted brownfield development loan program from twenty years to thirty years.
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S.B. No. 269 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES AGAINST SMALL BUSINESSES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to permit certain businesses to remediate first-time regulatory violations without financial penalty if such remediation is done in a timely manner.
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S.B. No. 270 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECIPIENTS OF CERTAIN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS', to require work and community service by able-bodied, adult recipients of Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
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S.B. No. 271 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNED BY A BUSINESS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX', to exempt from the property tax a business's tangible personal property that is more than ten years old and had an original value of not more than two hundred fifty dollars.
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S.B. No. 272 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS', to require municipalities to hold public hearings on proposed construction projects with a value of more than twenty-five million dollars.
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S.B. No. 273 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER LINE ON JACKSON STREET IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON', to construct a water line on Jackson Street in the town of Thomaston.
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S.B. No. 274 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL TAXES ON CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS', to require that land on which a one, two, three or four-family residential dwelling is planned for construction, is under construction or has been constructed is assessed exclusive of the value of such dwelling until a certificate of occupancy is issued for such dwelling, the dwelling is used for its intended purpose or title to such dwelling is conveyed to a buyer that intends to use such dwelling for its intended purpose.
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S.B. No. 275 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS', to extend civil immunity under the Good Samaritan law to first responders and animal control officers who provide emergency medical assistance to animals.
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S.B. No. 276 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OFF-TRACK BETTING FACILITIES', to prohibit the acceptance of off-track betting wagers and advance deposit wagers by any person or business organization other than the authorized operator of the off-track betting system.
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S.B. No. 277 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE LOTTERY DRAW GAMES', to (1) authorize the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer certain online lottery games, (2) exempt certain records concerning the corporation's voluntary self-exclusion process from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, and (3) increase the corporation's contribution to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account.
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S.B. No. 278 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS TRAINING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR POLICE OFFICERS', to promote mental health and wellness training and suicide prevention for police officers in the state.
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S.B. No. 279 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING THE DATE OF BIRTH OF A POLICE OFFICER FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT', to exempt the date of birth of a police officer from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
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S.B. No. 280 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION', to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to issue a request for proposals for independent valuation services and actuarial services to determine the impact of the possible contribution of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to the state retirement systems.
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S.B. No. 281 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. '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', to (1) add an exemption concerning small water heaters from the provisions of chapter 540 of the general statutes, (2) delete the requirement that state agencies and the Connecticut Airport Authority certify that plans and projects comply with the State Building Code and Fire Safety Code, (3) eliminate the legislature's ability to revise the implementation date for state and Connecticut Airport Authority buildings, (4) eliminate the requirement that certain applications be mailed to the State Building Inspector and State Fire Marshal, (5) require plans of buildings or structures to be constructed to comply with the State Fire Prevention Code, (6) repeal the requirement that the Commissioner of Administrative Services conduct a certain educational program, and (7) repeal the statutory authority of a local fire marshal to order the removal of fire hazards from manufacturing establishments.
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S.B. No. 282 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.
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S.B. No. 283 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT ALLOWING POLICE OFFICERS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED RELATIVE TO FIRE LOSSES', to allow federal, state and local law enforcement officers to obtain insurance records from insurance companies to aid in the investigation of fires or explosions of an undetermined or incendiary origin.
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S.B. No. 284 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. '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', to expand eligibility for certain veterans benefits to certain individuals who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury or who have had an experience of military sexual trauma.
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S.B. No. 285 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS', to make a conforming change.
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S.B. No. 286 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to make a minor and technical change.
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S.B. No. 287 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN VETERANS BENEFITS', to expand eligibility for certain veterans benefits to certain individuals (1) discharged or released from service, not active service, in the armed forces, (2) separated early from wartime service as a result of injuries incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, and (3) who have not resided continuously in the state for at least two years.
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S.B. No. 288 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT EXPANDING CERTAIN VETERANS' ACCESS TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS', to require that pension benefits granted to certain veterans by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs be disregarded when determining income eligibility for certain state Medicare programs.
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S.B. No. 289 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS', to appropriate two million dollars to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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S.B. No. 290 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ROADWAY SAFETY', to (1) increase the penalty for failing to drive a reasonable distance apart from another motor vehicle if such failure results in an accident, (2) require children fifteen years of age or under to wear protective headgear when skateboarding, roller skating or in-line skating, and (3) permit the use of neighborhood electric vehicles on highways with an established speed limit of no more than thirty miles per hour.
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S.B. No. 291 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to study issues relating to autonomous vehicles.
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S.B. No. 292 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS', to amend the current public-private partnership statutes and enhance the Department of Transportation's ability to utilize these agreements in designing, developing, financing, constructing, operating or maintaining projects.
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S.B. No. 293 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FOR DENTISTS', to allow the satisfactory completion of a postdoctoral dental residency program of at least one year's duration to substitute for the clinical licensing examination requirement for licensure.
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S.B. No. 294 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD', to amend the Psychiatric Review Board process on intra-hospital transfers and to make the commitment process conform to the psychiatric model.
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S.B. No. 295 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES', to make technical revisions to certain public health statutes.
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S.B. No. 296 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO SERVE PEOPLE SEEKING RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES', to establish a pilot program to better serve people waiting for residential services from the Department of Developmental Services.
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S.B. No. 297 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF IN-NETWORK HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND REVIEW OF ADVERSE DECISIONS BASED ON MEDICAL NECESSITY', to require health insurance coverage of in-network health care services.
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S.B. No. 298 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BURIAL AND CREMATION IN CASES OF SPONTANEOUS FETAL DEMISE', to allow the burial or cremation of a fetus following spontaneous fetal demise.
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S.B. No. 299 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OWNERSHIP OF SURGICAL FACILITIES BY DENTISTS', to extend ownership of outpatient surgical facilities to dentists.
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S.B. No. 300 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLABORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND PHYSICIANS', to allow physician assistants to collaborate with physicians.
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S.B. No. 301 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MASSAGE THERAPISTS', to increase the required hours of training for massage therapists, allow massage therapists from other states to provide massage therapy to emergency medical services personnel, first responders and supplemental first responders, and require massage therapists to obtain liability insurance.
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S.B. No. 302 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TELEHEALTH SERVICES', to add providers who can administer telehealth services and to modify and clarify patient consent procedures.
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S.B. No. 303 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING URGENT CARE CENTERS', to protect patients from unexpected costs and fees.
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S.B. No. 304 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MATERNITY MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH', to identify causes of and trends in maternity mortality and gaps in the health care delivery system and develop recommendations for best practices to prevent future deaths.
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S.B. No. 305 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING FLAME RETARDANTS', to reduce exposure to unsafe flame retardant chemicals.
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S.B. No. 306 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF PODIATRISTS TO PERFORM STANDARD ANKLE SURGICAL PROCEDURES', to permit the Connecticut Board of Examiners in Podiatry to approve podiatrists to perform standard ankle surgical procedures.
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S.B. No. 307 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR', to streamline the alcoholic liquor permitting process.
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S.B. No. 308 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION', to efficiently organize the Department of Consumer Protection.
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