SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 109 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CONNECTICUT'S WATER, AIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES', to protect the state's natural resources.
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S.B. No. 424 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDING FOR BIKEWAYS, GREENWAYS AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS', to authorize additional bonding for trails, greenways and bikeways.
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S.B. No. 425 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LED LIGHT POLLUTION IN THE STATE', to establish a preference for the purchase of yellow-tinted LED lights whenever state funds are used for the purchase of LED lights in order to minimize the health effects and glare from white LED lighting and to authorize municipalities to develop their own ordinances concerning light pollution.
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S.B. No. 426 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED FISHING GEAR IN LONG ISLAND SOUND', to better address the problem of abandoned commercial fishing gear in Long Island Sound and allow for its removal and disposal.
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S.B. No. 427 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC TRUST COMPONENTS OF THE STATE WATER PLAN', to provide that private drinking wells are not held in the public trust and therefore not subject to regulation by the state water plan.
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S.B. No. 428 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POST-CONSUMER CONTENT FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES SOLD IN CONNECTICUT', to require plastic beverage bottles sold in the state to contain twenty-five per cent post-consumer recycled content by 2025.
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S.B. No. 429 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PASSPORT TO THE PARKS', to enable the transfer of funds from the Passport to the Parks account and require special event fees at state parks to be based on the number of attendees and cover state costs related to such events.
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S.B. No. 430 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT UPDATING STATUTES REGARDING ELECTIONS', to amend or repeal certain provisions of election law.
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S.B. No. 431 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE STATUTES', to prohibit prescribers from prescribing controlled substances for themselves and their family members and to create mechanisms for the distribution of naloxone by certain nonprescribers.
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S.B. No. 432 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF ABANDONED OR UNUSED CEMETERY LOTS', to decrease the time limit for cemetery lot resales due to unpaid charges.
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S.B. No. 433 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SANCTIONS FOR THE SALE OF FRAUDULENT EVENT TICKETS VIA THE INTERNET', to discourage the sale of fraudulent event tickets via the internet.
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S.B. No. 434 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER ACCESS TO SPORT HELMET SAFETY INFORMATION', to provide consumers with access to sport helmet safety information.
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S.B. No. 435 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF CONSUMER GRADE FIREWORKS', to permit the sale and use of consumer grade fireworks.
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S.B. No. 436 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT PROMOTING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE COST-EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF HUMAN SERVICES', to promote public-private partnerships to support the cost-efficient delivery of human services.
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S.B. No. 437 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE', to facilitate the free flow of information between partner agencies in the two-generational academic achievement and workforce development initiative.
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S.B. No. 438 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS AND THE CONNECTICUT ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM', to require the Commissioner of Social Services to study the efficacy of Medicaid-funded programs and other programs administered by the Department of Social Services and to ensure payment of fuel vendors in the Connecticut energy assistance program.
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S.B. No. 439 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO HUMAN SERVICES STATUTES', to make technical revisions to the human services statutes.
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S.B. No. 440 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COVERAGE OF PHARMACOGENOMICS TESTING UNDER THE HUSKY HEALTH PROGRAMS', to require Medicaid coverage without prior authorization for certain pharmacogenomics tests determined medically necessary by a treating primary care practitioner.
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S.B. No. 441 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INVENTORY OF THE STATE'S CYBERSECURITY JOB TRAINING PIPELINE', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development, in collaboration with Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Department of Education, the Board of Regents for Higher Education and The University of Connecticut, to conduct an inventory of the educational resources available in the state to prepare students for careers in the cybersecurity field.
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S.B. No. 442 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to conduct an overview of the department's economic development programs.
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S.B. No. 443 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to study blockchain technology.
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S.B. No. 444 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING AND THE CAPITAL NEEDS OF THE SUBMARINE INDUSTRY', to (1) provide funding for advanced manufacturing training programs administered by the regional workforce development boards; (2) make space available on the campus of Three Rivers Community College for plastics manufacturing training; and (3) require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to conduct a comprehensive review of the capital needs of the submarine industry every three years.
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S.B. No. 445 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ANALYSIS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON FISCAL STABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to conduct an analysis of the recommendations made by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth.
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S.B. No. 446 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE BIOSCIENCE SECTOR IN CONNECTICUT', to require Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Department of Economic and Community Development to develop a short and long-term strategic plan for the bioscience sector in Connecticut, along with a marketing and promotional plan to complement the strategic plan.
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S.B. No. 447 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING TO EXPEDITE THE COMPLETION OF BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS', to provide a funding source to allow for the timely completion of background checks for school bus drivers.
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S.B. No. 448 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING', to require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study the needs of manufacturers in the state.
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S.B. No. 449 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF THE FORMER SEASIDE SANATORIUM FACILITY', to require the issuance of a request for information in order to learn what the highest and best use for the former Seaside Sanatorium facility is while preserving public access to the shoreline area of such property.
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S.B. No. 450 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES', to prohibit municipalities from entering into collective bargaining agreements that limit the ability of municipalities to permit volunteer services for the benefit of municipalities.
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S.B. No. 451 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT', to allow a board of education to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to any reductions in its education cost sharing grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.
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S.B. No. 452 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM', to include Holocaust and genocide education awareness in the social studies curriculum for public schools.
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S.B. No. 453 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLASSROOM SAFETY AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR', to include provisions relating to daily classroom safety in safe school climate plans, establish a student to school social worker ratio, and to require notification of incidents of violations of daily classroom safety.
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S.B. No. 454 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL SECURITY', to require school districts to submit reports on fire drills and crisis response drills to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and the Department of Education, to extend the school security infrastructure competitive grant program for an additional year, and to include notification of emergencies to schools and child care facilities in local emergency plans of operations.
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S.B. No. 455 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION', to require the Department of Education to take certain actions to recruit and retain minority teachers, amend its regulations relating to teacher certification, issue a provisional educator certificate to certain holders of charter school educator permits, develop a definition of educator effectiveness and issue an initial educator certificate to applicants who have passed a relevant examination or completed advanced coursework, and to revise the membership of the minority teacher recruitment and retention task force.
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S.B. No. 456 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ENROLL STUDENTS FROM PUERTO RICO WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY HURRICANE MARIA', to allow a school district to enter into a memorandum of understanding with other school districts for the purpose of educating and supporting displaced students from Puerto Rico.
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S.B. No. 457 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS', to require the Department of Education to establish an alternate route to certification program for school social workers.
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S.B. No. 458 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES', to make various revisions and additions to the education statutes.
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S.B. No. 459 (RAISED) EDUCATION. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGIONAL PROCESSING AND RETENTION OF FINGERPRINT RECORDS', to authorize regional educational service centers to arrange for or conduct fingerprinting and criminal history records checks and to retain those records for the purpose of assisting school districts in the hiring process of prospective employees.
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S.B. No. 460 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYEES', to require agricultural employers to participate in the unemployment compensation system only when agricultural employees satisfy the base wage threshold for at least two consecutive quarters in a calendar year or forty nonconsecutive weeks.
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S.B. No. 461 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT OMITTING CERTAIN PAY FROM A STATE EMPLOYEE'S FINAL AVERAGE SALARY CALCULATION ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2027', to omit overtime pay from a state employee's final average salary calculation on or after July 1, 2027.
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S.B. No. 462 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TAKE-HOME OR GARAGED VEHICLES', to prohibit state employees from using state-owned vehicles for personal use.
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S.B. No. 463 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FACILITIES AND RESOURCES PLAN FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY', to establish a task force to develop a facility and resource plan to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disability.
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S.B. No. 464 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO ENHANCE PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT IN THE STATE', to establish a working group to enhance physician recruitment in the state.
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S.B. No. 465 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISPARITIES IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM', to establish uniform procedures for state agencies, boards and commissions that collect and share demographic data to reduce disparities in the health care system.
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S.B. No. 466 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DUAL ARRESTS AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE', to reduce the number of dual arrests that occur in domestic violence cases and enhance domestic violence training offered to state and local law enforcement agencies.
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S.B. No. 467 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF A DECEDENT'S BODY', to clarify the responsibilities of funeral homes in situations involving a dispute concerning the custody and control of a decedent's body.
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S.B. No. 468 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE OF CIVIL PROCESS ON A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR OR THE OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE', to permit service of civil process to be made on the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in a matter involving (1) an unlicensed motor vehicle operator, or (2) a motor vehicle owner who has not registered the motor vehicle.
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S.B. No. 469 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY RELATIVE TO FIRE LOSSES', to allow state and local law enforcement agencies to obtain insurance records from insurance companies to aid in the investigation of arson fires.
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S.B. No. 470 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF ELDER LAW', to ensure that the practice of elder law in the state is limited to attorneys admitted to the bar in accordance with section 51-80 of the general statutes.
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S.B. No. 471 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT FOR AN 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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S.B. No. 472 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR SECURITY FREEZES ON CREDIT REPORTS, NOTIFICATION OF A CONSUMER'S DECISION TO PLACE OR REMOVE A SECURITY FREEZE ON A CREDIT REPORT AND THE DURATION OF CERTAIN IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION SERVICES REQUIRED AFTER A DATA BREACH', to (1) prohibit credit rating agencies from charging a fee to consumers 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, and (3) increase the amount of identity theft prevention or mitigation services provided after a security breach.
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S.B. No. 473 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING', to make a minor change to a statute related to the Department of Banking.
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S.B. No. 474 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT PROTECTING ELDERLY ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION', to (1) provide a mechanism by which broker-dealers and investment advisers may voluntarily report suspected cases of financial exploitation involving seniors and other vulnerable adults, and (2) authorize a temporary disbursement delay from securities-related accounts in suspected cases of financial exploitation.
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S.B. No. 475 (RAISED) BANKING. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE EFFECT OF FEDERAL TAX REFORM ON HEDGE FUNDS AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRMS IN THIS STATE', to study the effects of federal tax reform on hedge funds and investment management firms.
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