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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5436 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX AGREEMENTS BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES AND PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS OF BROWNFIELDS AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND ESTABLISHING A BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION TAX CREDIT', to authorize municipalities and prospective purchasers of brownfields and abandoned properties to enter into certain agreements concerning property taxes and to establish a tax credit for costs associated with the remediation of a brownfield.
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H.B. No. 5437 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A JOB CREATION INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR THE HIRING AND RETENTION OF NEW FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES', to establish a job creation incentive tax credit program for the hiring and retention of new, full-time employees in order to encourage businesses to grow and maintain jobs.
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H.B. No. 5438 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO COMMERCE-RELATED STATUTES', to make minor and technical corrections to statutes regarding the Department of Economic and Community Development and Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated.
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H.B. No. 5439 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMATION RELATING TO BIOSCIENCE AND CROWDFUNDING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEB SITE', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development web site to include information concerning bioscience and crowdfunding.
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H.B. No. 5440 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BUSINESS REGISTRATION AND PERMITTING THROUGH THE STATE'S ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL', to require the Secretary of the State and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study the feasibility of expanding the state's electronic business portal to serve as a centralized business registration and licensing filing system.
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H.B. No. 5441 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CONNECTICUT EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN CENTER WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT', to establish a Connecticut Employee Stock Ownership Plan Center within the Department of Economic and Community Development to provide assistance to businesses interested in developing employee stock ownership plans.
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H.B. No. 5442 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF NONPROFIT ENTITIES IN WORKER COOPERATIVES', to allow the participation of nonprofit entities in the governing decisions of and encourage capital support for worker cooperatives.
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H.B. No. 5443 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MARKETING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to study the needs of manufacturers in the state.
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H.B. No. 5444 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT', to create a uniform student data privacy terms-of-service agreement addendum for use in contracts, to require a one-time annual notice relating to contracts entered into by the board of education, to require the Department of Education to provide written guidance on the laws relating to student data privacy, to authorize the retention of student records required by state and federal law and for purposes of disaster recovery systems, to allow the use of certain web sites and mobile applications that do not comply with the law if specified in a child's IEP, and to add the executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools to the membership of the student data privacy task force.
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H.B. No. 5445 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS', to require the State Board of Education to revise its standards for the provision of alternative educational opportunities to expelled students.
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H.B. No. 5446 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES', to make minor revisions to the education statutes.
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H.B. No. 5447 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS CONCERNING PRIVATE PROVIDERS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION', to require that boards of education enter into contracts with private providers of special education and to clarify that individualized education programs are not considered contracts, and to require the Commissioner of Education to establish a rates schedule for the provision of special education by private providers of special education services.
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H.B. No. 5448 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALIGNMENT OF EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE NEEDS', to require the Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Higher Education and the Labor Department, to study ways in which to align curriculums and educational opportunities to meet the workforce needs of businesses and industries in the state.
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H.B. No. 5449 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALIGNMENT AND MERGING OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FUNDING STREAMS, ELIGIBILITY, RATES AND POLICIES', to authorize the Commissioner of Early Childhood to retain up to two per cent of certain appropriations for the purpose of evaluating and improving child care programs, to revise state law to be in compliance with federal law, to authorize the commissioner to review and establish rates for school readiness programs, and to expand the use of unexpended school readiness funds to assist in services for children transitioning into preschool and from preschool to kindergarten.
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H.B. No. 5450 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION', to revise the staff qualifications requirement for early childhood educators to require that all such educators hold at least an associate degree by July 1, 2020.
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H.B. No. 5451 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTERS', to increase the funding level for vocational agricultural programs to align with that of other school choice programs.
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H.B. No. 5452 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS', to implement the recommendations of the task force on life-threatening food allergies in schools.
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H.B. No. 5453 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RENEWAL OF LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS', to require liability coverage policies for underground storage tanks to renew at the end of the term for such policy if the insured is in good standing and has timely paid the premiums for such policy.
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H.B. No. 5454 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NINETY-DAY PERMIT TURNAROUND TIMES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to modify and clarify certain ninety-day turnaround times for permits issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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H.B. No. 5455 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE WATER PLAN', to require the updating of the state water plan every five years.
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H.B. No. 5456 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL REPRESENTATION ON THE CONNECTICUT SITING COUNCIL AND THE LANGUAGE OF PROPERTY OWNER NOTICES FOR CERTAIN FACILITY APPLICATIONS', to require a municipal representative be appointed for each application before the Connecticut Siting Council concerning an electric distribution company and to require certain Siting Council proceeding notices to abutting property owners to be written in layman's terms.
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H.B. No. 5457 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS', to increase the handling fee paid to redemption centers.
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H.B. No. 5458 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF THE RETAIL SALE OF MARIJUANA', to regulate the retail sale, personal growth and recreational use of marijuana by persons twenty-one years of age or older.
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H.B. No. 5459 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS AND REFERENDA', to (1) provide that, subject to certain restrictions on electioneering, members of the public may utilize restrooms in the building where a polling place is located, and (2) make technical and conforming changes to statutes concerning elections and referenda.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H.B. No. 5460 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM EMPLOYEE WAGES FOR PROVIDERS OF STATE-CONTRACTED HUMAN SERVICES', to require providers of state-contracted human services to pay employees a minimum of fifteen dollars an hour within available state appropriations.
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H.B. No. 5461 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS FOR ELDERLY PERSONS', to increase the rate of reimbursement for meals on wheels offered through the Connecticut home-care program for the elderly by ten per cent and require a study of cost savings that may be realized by consolidating the administration of funding for nutrition programs for elderly persons under the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
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H.B. No. 5462 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSITION SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS', to require transition services for special education students who are fourteen to twenty-two years of age and to provide a written bill of rights to parents of special education students at an initial planning and placement team meeting.
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H.B. No. 5463 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MEDICAID PUBLIC OPTION', to establish a Medicaid public option in which persons not otherwise eligible for Medicaid can buy coverage.
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H.B. No. 5464 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES', to require the Commissioner of Social Services to study whether nursing homes are meeting the need for long-term institutional care.
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H.B. No. 5465 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD TIME CREDITS', to prohibit persons who were sentenced prior to the abolishment of good time credits from continuing to collect such credits.
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H.B. No. 5466 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN', to require any conviction for risk of injury to a child to carry a minimum consecutive thirty-day term of imprisonment.
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H.B. No. 5467 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE RECORDINGS IN CERTAIN PREMISES LIABILITY MATTERS', to establish parameters for the retention and use of electronic surveillance recordings in certain premises liability matters.
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H.B. No. 5468 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING OF EMPLOYEES OF MASSAGE PARLORS AND MASSAGE THERAPISTS TO RECOGNIZE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING', to require training for massage parlor and massage therapy employees to recognize victims of human trafficking.
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H.B. No. 5469 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BEAR HUNTING', to increase the penalties for illegally taking a bear.
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H.B. No. 5470 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF TIMELY NOTICE OF CHILD PLACEMENT INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE CHILD IN A CHILD PROTECTION MATTER', to require the Department of Children and Families to provide timely notice of child placement information to an attorney or guardian ad litem who represents the child in a child protection matter.
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H.B. No. 5471 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VICTIM'S RIGHTS', to ensure that any victim's request for restitution is considered by the court.
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H.B. No. 5472 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VIDEO COURT APPEARANCES', to provide for video court appearances of a defendant in the custody of the Department of Correction, except in the case of arraignment, certain pretrial motions, jury impanelment, trial, judgment and sentencing.
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H.B. No. 5473 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAPTIVE AUDIENCE MEETINGS', to prohibit an employer from coercing employees into attending or participating in meetings sponsored by the employer concerning the employer's views on political or religious matters.
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H.B. No. 5474 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT REPORT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WHICH A PERSON WAS KILLED', to provide that an investigation of an accident report completed with respect to a motor vehicle accident in which any person was killed shall reach a conclusion as to the cause of the accident, or be referred to the state's attorney who may refer the case to the State Police for further investigation.
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H.B. No. 5475 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VIEWING OF BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE DURING AN INVESTIGATION', to amend statutory provisions concerning a police officer's viewing of a recording from body-worn recording equipment under certain circumstances.
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H.B. No. 5476 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT INCREASING COPAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED TO UNINSURED INMATES', to increase the required copayments for certain health care services provided to uninsured inmates.
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H.B. No. 5477 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE V. MCCAHILL', to address a constitutional issue raised in State v. McCahill concerning an amendment from public act 00-200.
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H.B. No. 5478 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND MINOR CHANGES TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT STATUTES', to implement the recommendations of the Labor Department and to make technical and minor changes to the labor statutes.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5479 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING OVERTIME FROM STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION CALCULATIONS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES', to exclude overtime payments when calculating a state employee's retirement income.
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H.B. No. 5480 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS', to update and reform unemployment compensation and ensure that the Unemployment Trust Fund remains solvent in future years.
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H.B. No. 5481 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT', to make changes to the State Personnel Act statutes.
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H.B. No. 5482 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FAIR HOUSING WORKING GROUP', to implement minor and technical revisions to zoning statutes, require that municipalities demonstrate compliance with certain zoning regulation requirements, implement certain zoning requirements regarding affordable housing, and establish a transit-oriented development planning task force.
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H.B. No. 5483 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING A STUDY OF THE CREATION OF A LAND BANK AUTHORITY', to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to conduct a study regarding the creation of a land bank authority.
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H.B. No. 5484 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SHARED RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES', to permit electric suppliers to bill for all components of electric service, permit electric suppliers to contract with subscribers for subscriptions to supplier clean energy facilities, and require electric distribution companies to establish smart thermostat installation plans.
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H.B. No. 5485 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC BICYCLES AND URBAN TRAFFIC SAFETY', to: Define and regulate electric bicycles; permit vehicles to turn left at a red signal under certain circumstances; permit municipal parking authorities to create or establish commuter lot networks, transit systems, bicycle share systems and motor vehicle share systems; permit traffic authorities to post certain signage; and lower the threshold to block re-registration of a passenger motor vehicle due to unpaid parking violations.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 5486 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY', to establish the Connecticut Municipal Redevelopment Authority.
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H.B. No. 5487 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONTINUANCE OF A NONCONFORMING USE, BUILDING OR STRUCTURE', to prohibit municipal zoning commissions from requiring a special permit or special exception for the continuance of a use, building or structure made nonconforming by new zoning regulations.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 5488 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT', to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to conduct a study regarding a transit-oriented development plan.
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H.B. No. 5489 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPLACEMENT OF SERVICE LINES BY A WATER COMPANY AND WATER TESTING', to protect the quality of drinking water and eliminate onerous duplication of water testing.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5490 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER CREDIT LICENSES', to (1) centralize certain Banking Commissioner authorities existing in mortgage and nonmortgage licensing provisions, (2) make such authorities applicable to mortgage and nonmortgage entities that obtain licenses through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry, and (3) reduce redundancy in the banking statutes.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5491 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MUST LEAVE IN A JUDGMENT DEBTOR'S ACCOUNT DURING A BANK ACCOUNT EXECUTION', to require financial institutions to leave the lesser of the account balance or one thousand dollars in a judgment debtor's account during a bank execution.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5492 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTS, CREDIT RATING AGENCIES AND CERTAIN EMPLOYER CREDIT INQUIRIES', to (1) prohibit credit rating agencies from charging consumers a fee to place or remove a security freeze from the consumer's account, (2) require credit rating agencies to notify other credit rating agencies of a consumer's request to place or remove a security freeze from such consumer's account, (3) restrict credit rating agencies from requiring consumer's to enter into certain agreements as a condition for placing a security freeze on such consumer's account, (4) prohibit certain employer credit inquiries, and (5) require the Banking Commissioner to adopt certain regulations concerning credit rating agencies.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5493 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY', to require the Banking Commissioner to submit a report concerning the feasibility of establishing a residential property assessed clean energy program in this state.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5494 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE TREASURER TO REPORT ON THE EFFECT OF FEDERAL TAX REFORM ON THE CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION TRUST', to require the State Treasurer to report on the effect of federal tax reform on the Connecticut Higher Education Trust.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5495 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT REMOVING THE SUNSET DATE FOR THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM', to make the foreclosure mediation program permanent.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5496 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM REGULATION OF VIRTUAL-CURRENCY BUSINESSES', to regulate businesses that conduct virtual-currency business activity.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5497 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN EMPLOYERS IN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY FROM REQUIRING EMPLOYEES TO ENTER INTO NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS', to prevent employers in the securities industry from requiring employees to enter into noncompete agreements.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5498 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS INELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC FUNDS AND LICENSURE OR ACCREDITATION', to prevent educational institutions that require students to waive certain rights from receiving public funds or licensure or accreditation from the Office of Higher Education.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5499 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING METHODS TO REQUIRE SALES FINANCE COMPANIES TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN CERTAIN RECORDS', to require the Banking Commissioner to submit a report concerning methods to require sales finance companies to acquire and maintain certain records.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5500 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT INFRASTRUCTURE BANK', to establish the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank to encourage the improvement of infrastructure in the state by providing loans and other financial assistance to public and private entities for infrastructure projects.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5501 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING', to make a technical change to a provision of the general statutes concerning secured and unsecured lending.
REF. BANKING

H.B. No. 5502 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNION SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND CONNECTICUT UNINSURED BANKS', to (1) change the definition of credit union service organization, (2) require Connecticut credit union service organizations to notify the of Banking Commissioner prior to the closing of such service organization, (3) allow the Banking Commissioner to require from an uninsured bank or a trust bank a fee in lieu of a certain assessment, and (4) modify the criteria for approving a proposed Connecticut bank.
REF. BANKING