Bills Introduced in Session Year 2019

Senator Alex Bergstein of the 36th

 
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Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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Bills Introduced in Session Year 2019

Senator Alex Bergstein of the 36th

Address
Legislative Office Building
Room 2402
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Phone
 860-240-0393

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HB05001 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF WORKFORCE TRAINING NEEDS IN THE STATE. 
HB05002 AN ACT CONCERNING A GREEN ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. 
HB05007 AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDENT LOAN REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES IN HIGH-DEMAND FIELDS. 
HB05249 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ARTIFICIAL TURF BY THE STATE AND MUNICIPALITIES. 
HB05251 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE, TRADE OR DISTRIBUTION OF SHARK FINS IN THE STATE. 
HB05483 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO ENACT ORDINANCES PROHIBITING THE USE OF PESTICIDES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARIES. 
HB05505 AN ACT CONCERNING THE UPDATING OF STATE FORMS AND APPLICATIONS TO INCLUDE A NONBINARY GENDER OPTION. 
HB05521 AN ACT EXPANDING REQUIRED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. 
HB05807 AN ACT IMPOSING A TAX ON LIQUID VAPING PRODUCTS. 
HB05820 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY RANKED-CHOICE VOTING. 
HB05833 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE EXPANSION OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. 
HB05903 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR REMEDIATION OF INDOOR HEALTH EMERGENCIES IN SCHOOLS. 
HB05910 AN ACT LIMITING THE USE OF PERFLUOROALKYL OR POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES IN CLASS B FIREFIGHTING FOAM. 
HB05914 AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AGE TO PURCHASE TOBACCO PRODUCTS, ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS. 
HB05975 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ONLINE SALE AND DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS. 
HB06113 AN ACT PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM INQUIRING ABOUT DATE OF BIRTH OR DATE OF GRADUATION ON EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS. 
HB06184 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS. 
HB06404 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE LIQUID OUTSIDE OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT PROHIBIT THE ENTRY OF MINORS. 
HB06464 AN ACT IMPOSING A TAX ON LIQUID VAPING PRODUCTS. 
HB06522 AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN SCREENING FOR INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER AND GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS. 
HB06540 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS. 
HB06589 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE STATE. 
HB06637 AN ACT REQUIRING AN INVASIVE SPECIES STAMP FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTORBOAT ON THE WATERS OF THE STATE AND ENFORCEMENT OF NOISE ORDINANCES ON CANDLEWOOD LAKE. 
HB06942 AN ACT CONCERNING A COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND PHYSICIANS. 
HB06996 AN ACT EXTENDING THE EZEQUIEL SANTIAGO FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM UNTIL JUNE 30, 2023. 
HB06997 AN ACT REQUIRING THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES AND RESOURCES TO STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. 
HB07077 AN ACT CONCERNING CASH REFUNDS FOR THE BALANCE OF A GIFT CARD. 
HB07125 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BENEFITS. 
HB07152 AN ACT ACCELERATING THE DEPLOYMENT OF 5G WIRELESS FACILITIES. 
HB07159 AN ACT ADDRESSING OPIOID USE. 
HB07163 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT ON AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES AND MEALS ON WHEELS. 
HB07168 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. 
HB07179 AN ACT CONCERNING CRUMBLING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS. 
HB07182 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MACHINES. 
HB07194 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PUBLIC DRINKING WATER AND CLARIFICATION CONCERNING THE EFFECT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATE WATER PLAN AND DEFINING MUNICIPALITY WITH RESPECT TO STORMWATER AUTHORITIES. 
HB07200 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF CIGARETTES, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS TO PERSONS UNDER AGE TWENTY-ONE. 
HB07215 AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL CLIMATES. 
HB07217 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF INMATES SUFFERING FROM OPIOID USE DISORDER AND REPEALING OBSOLETE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION STATUTES. 
HB07218 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN THE HOME AND FIREARM SAFETY PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 
HB07219 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS. 
HB07222 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. 
HB07223 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE. 
HB07229 AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN RENTAL UNITS. 
HB07244 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS HAVING DISABILITY RATINGS. 
HB07250 AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL TIME DEVOTED TO UNDIRECTED PLAY TO THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. 
HB07257 AN ACT CONCERNING FOOD-INSECURE STUDENTS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 
HB07282 AN ACT CONCERNING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY. 
HB07291 AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL SECURITY. 
HB07346 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF CERTAIN ORGANOPHOSPHATES. 
HB07394 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A FIRST RESPONDER AND A PEER SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER. 
HB07396 AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY BETWEEN SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE CASE OF A SPOUSAL OR COHABITATING RELATIONSHIP AND OTHER CRIMES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION OF A FAMILY VIOLENCE CRIME. 
HJ00161 RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR EARLY VOTING. 
HJ00171 RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STATE WATER PLAN. 
SB00001 AN ACT CONCERNING PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. 
SB00002 AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE. 
SB00003 AN ACT COMBATTING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT. 
SB00004 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. 
SB00005 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKFORCE PIPELINE AND JOB CREATION TASK FORCE. 
SB00020 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS, LIONS, LEOPARDS, BLACK RHINOCEROS, WHITE RHINOCEROS AND GIRAFFES. 
SB00021 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL ANIMAL SHELTERS. 
SB00068 AN ACT ESTABLISHING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EQUALITY. 
SB00069 AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF OPENING THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN TO ADDITIONAL RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE. 
SB00070 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT INFRASTRUCTURE BANK. 
SB00071 AN ACT STUDYING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NORTHEAST REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE BANK. 
SB00072 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS THAT MAKE PAYMENTS ON CERTAIN LOANS ISSUED TO EMPLOYEES BY THE CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENTAL LOAN AUTHORITY. 
SB00074 AN ACT ESTABLISHING CARBON PRICING. 
SB00075 AN ACT REQUIRING COSMETICS SOLD AND MANUFACTURED IN CONNECTICUT TO MEET CHEMICAL SAFETY STANDARDS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. 
SB00076 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO RESTRICT THE USE OF PESTICIDES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OR ON CERTAIN TYPES OF PROPERTIES. 
SB00077 AN ACT ELIMINATING THE ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES. 
SB00078 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES IN FOOD PACKAGING AND FIREFIGHTER FOAM. 
SB00079 AN ACT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES' FEDERAL TAX RETURNS. 
SB00080 AN ACT CONCERNING DARK MONEY AND DISCLOSURE. 
SB00083 AN ACT CONCERNING THE OUTSOURCING OF DELIVERY OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES. 
SB00084 AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG IMPORTATION FROM CANADA. 
SB00088 AN ACT REINSTATING FILM AND DIGITAL ANIMATION PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS. 
SB00089 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS. 
SB00090 AN ACT CONCERNING PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT UPON REQUEST. 
SB00091 AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM STORAGE SAFETY LAWS. 
SB00092 AN ACT CONCERNING 3D-PRINTED FIREARMS. 
SB00093 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE WORKERS. 
SB00099 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A LANE ON INTERSTATE 95 FOR CERTAIN MOTORISTS. 
SB00100 AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS AT THE TALMADGE HILL TRAIN STATION. 
SB00101 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRAIN STATION AREA IN THE CITY OF STAMFORD. 
SB00102 AN ACT ESTABLISHING ELECTRONIC TOLLS ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS TO FUND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. 
SB00103 AN ACT EXPEDITING THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN FAILING BRIDGES AND INCREASING THE SPEED OF TRAIN SERVICE. 
SB00104 AN ACT REQUIRING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NEW CANAAN RAIL LINE. 
SB00106 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECALCULATION OR CAPPING OF CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEE PENSIONS. 
SB00111 AN ACT APPROVING THE STATE WATER PLAN. 
SB00140 AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR TAX RELIEF FOR CERTAIN ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS. 
SB00266 AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 
SB00354 AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND VAPOR PRODUCTS. 
SB00356 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT APPRENTICESHIP AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 
SB00359 AN ACT EXTENDING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE. 
SB00375 AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME STAFFING LEVELS. 
SB00380 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF FORCE AND PURSUITS BY POLICE AND INCREASING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY. 
SB00393 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' LEVEL OF NEED ASSESSMENT. 
SB00394 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COUNCIL ON PROTECTING WOMEN'S HEALTH. 
SB00395 AN ACT PROHIBITING DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING PRACTICES BY LIMITED SERVICES PREGNANCY CENTERS. 
SB00397 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED VAPOR PRODUCTS. 
SB00435 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS MAKING EDUCATION LOAN PAYMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES. 
SB00440 AN ACT PROTECTING EMPLOYEE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CONSCIENCE. 
SB00469 AN ACT REQUIRING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO STUDY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND MINIMUM STAFFING AND EQUIPMENT LEVELS FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES. 
SB00526 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL FISCAL YEAR TO ALIGN WITH THE FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR. 
SB00533 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS IN PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. 
SB00570 AN ACT CONCERNING OPPORTUNITY ZONES. 
SB00594 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS FOR THE SALE OR LEASE OF CATS AND DOGS. 
SB00607 AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS TO EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE. 
SB00654 AN ACT CONCERNING A RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN. 
SB00655 AN ACT PROHIBITING GHOST GUNS. 
SB00697 AN ACT CONCERNING NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS IN THE WORKPLACE. 
SB00750 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 
SB00752 AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKING AND VAPING ON BEACHES IN STATE PARKS. 
SB00753 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE BAN ON FRACKING WASTE. 
SB00765 AN ACT ENSURING FAIR AND EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK. 
SB00769 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OPIOID USE DISORDER. 
SB00770 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH PREVENTION AND TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN. 
SB00792 AN ACT CREATING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO STUDY DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION THAT OCCURS IN WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS IN THE STATE. 
SB00795 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS. 
SB00796 AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINERS. 
SB00800 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MEDAL OF MERIT FOR CIVILIANS. 
SB00811 AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR COMPUTER CRIMES AGAINST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS. 
SB00827 AN ACT CONCERNING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TRAINING AND BEST PRACTICES. 
SB00832 AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRIES OF PERSONS FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSAULTS OR OTHER ABUSE, NEGLECT, EXPLOITATION OR ABANDONMENT OF ELDERLY PERSONS OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. 
SB00838 AN ACT CONCERNING VISION PLANS, OPTOMETRISTS AND OPHTHALMOLOGISTS. 
SB00857 AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED APPROVAL OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANS SUBMITTED BY CONTRACTORS TO THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES. 
SB00863 AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL AIR PATROL. 
SB00880 AN ACT INCREASING FAIRNESS AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 
SB00921 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES. 
SB00922 AN ACT ALLOWING STUDENTS TO APPLY SUNSCREEN PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. 
SB00927 AN ACT CREATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT GREEN BANK. 
SB00931 AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. 
SB00935 AN ACT REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TO DEVELOP A PROPOSED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR COMPENSATION SCHEDULE. 
SB00948 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO MISDEMEANOR SENTENCES. 
SB00951 AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN ENROLLMENT IN CERTAIN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS. 
SB00956 AN ACT CONCERNING GUIDELINES FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELOR PROGRAM. 
SB00957 AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 
SB00968 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MILITARY TO MACHINISTS AND VETERANS PLATFORM TO EMPLOYMENT PILOT PROGRAMS AND PROVIDING OTHER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS. 
SB01003 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AND PAPER BAGS. 
SB01008 AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE DISPARITIES IN PRETRIAL AND SENTENCING OUTCOMES OF CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS. 
SB01022 AN ACT CONCERNING MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION. 
SB01029 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. 
SB01030 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF HAZARDOUS WASTE ESTABLISHMENTS. 
SB01055 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE JUROR SELECTION PROCESS, PROVIDING ACCESS TO CERTAIN RECORDS POSSESSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL AND THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD, AND CONCERNING SENTENCING OF PERSISTENT LARCENY OFFENDERS AND CONFIDENTIALITY UPON APPLICATION TO A DIVERSIONARY PROGRAM. 
SB01062 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND COASTAL RESILIENCY RESERVE FUNDS. 
SB01067 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO ANALYZE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LAWS GOVERNING DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING. 
SB01070 AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED AND BLIGHTED PROPERTY RECEIVERSHIP. 
SB01078 AN ACT CONCERNING DOULA CERTIFICATION AND MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR DOULA SERVICES. 
SB01080 AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE. 
SB01097 AN ACT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES' FEDERAL TAX RETURNS. 
SB01103 AN ACT CONCERNING INTERAGENCY DATA SHARING. 
SB01108 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE CONCERNING CONSUMER PRIVACY. 
SJ00006 RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW EARLY VOTING. 
SJ00007 RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ALLOWING FOR NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING. 
SJ00012 RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONNECTICUT CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE FUNDING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF SHARED-RISK PENSION PLANS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND TEACHERS. 
SJ00014 RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT EARLY VOTING.