Acts Effective October 1, 2008


AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT.
June Special Session, Public Act No. 07-4 (See Sec. 12)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1500

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM COMPLIANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS.
Public Act No. 07-247 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 7361

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND TOWN CLERKS.
Public Act No. 07-252 (See Sec. 52)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 7163

AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
January Special Session, Public Act No. 08-1 (See Sec. 41)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1700

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.
Public Act No. 08-2 (See Sec. 8)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5505

AN ACT REQUIRING THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION TO PROVIDE INJURED EMPLOYEES THE FORMS NECESSARY FOR FILING A CLAIM.
Public Act No. 08-3
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 57

AN ACT CONCERNING COMPREHENSIVE ETHICS REFORMS.
June 11 Special Session, Public Act No. 08-3
Summary
House Bill No. 6502

AN ACT ALLOWING BLIND OR PHYSICALLY DISABLED STATE OR QUASI-PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO USE ACCUMULATED SICK LEAVE FOR GUIDE DOG TRAINING.
Public Act No. 08-4
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 65

AN ACT CONCERNING PREVENTION OF FRAUD IN ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS.
Public Act No. 08-5
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Senate Bill No. 114

AN ACT CONCERNING A PROHIBITION RELATING TO HOMEMAKER-COMPANION SERVICES.
Public Act No. 08-17
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House Bill No. 5125

AN ACT CONCERNING RADIATION RELEASES.
Public Act No. 08-20
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House Bill No. 5329

AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
Public Act No. 08-22
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House Bill No. 5623

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT IDA INITIATIVE.
Public Act No. 08-23
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House Bill No. 5624

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF IDENTIFYING MARKS ON DENTAL PROSTHESES.
Public Act No. 08-24
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House Bill No. 5706

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REGISTRATIONS.
Public Act No. 08-25
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Substitute House Bill No. 5772

AN ACT CONCERNING BOATING SAFETY.
Public Act No. 08-26
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Substitute House Bill No. 5806

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF TIME LIMITS FOR TRANSITIONAL INDIVIDUALS IN THE STATE-ADMINISTERED GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Public Act No. 08-28
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House Bill No. 5909

AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSE RENEWAL FEES FOR PHYSICIANS.
Public Act No. 08-31
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Senate Bill No. 462

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECYCLING OF COVERED ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
Public Act No. 08-35 (See Sec. 1-4, 6-8)
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 582

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING CARE FACILITIES AND CONTINUING CARE AT HOME.
Public Act No. 08-36
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Senate Bill No. 665

AN ACT CONCERNING DESIGNATION OF THE LOWER FARMINGTON RIVER AND SALMON BROOK WITHIN THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM.
Public Act No. 08-37
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House Bill No. 5143

AN ACT CONCERNING LETTERS OF CREDIT.
Public Act No. 08-39
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Substitute House Bill No. 5331

AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH WHO RUN AWAY.
Public Act No. 08-41
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House Bill No. 5529

AN ACT PROMOTING CONSISTENCY AMONG PEER REVIEW PROCEEDINGS.
Public Act No. 08-42
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Substitute House Bill No. 5630

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUATION OF WATER LIENS.
Public Act No. 08-43
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House Bill No. 5633

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOVERY EXCEPTIONS FOR PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENTS AND AWARDS.
Public Act No. 08-45
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Substitute House Bill No. 5904

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF REPORTS PREPARED BY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
Public Act No. 08-48
Summary
Senate Bill No. 507

AN ACT CONCERNING HATE CRIMES.
Public Act No. 08-49
Summary
Senate Bill No. 604

AN ACT CONCERNING REINSTATEMENT PAYMENT STATEMENTS.
Public Act No. 08-58
Summary
House Bill No. 5578

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TAX PAYMENTS.
Public Act No. 08-60
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House Bill No. 5628

AN ACT CONCERNING SURVIVORS' BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE.
Public Act No. 08-64
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5680

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION CODE.
Public Act No. 08-65
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House Bill No. 5802

AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON VITAL RECORDS.
Public Act No. 08-66
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Substitute House Bill No. 5808

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS AND THE NOTIFICATION OF A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE N FATALITY.
Public Act No. 08-67 (See Sec. 2)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5875

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING AND TRAINING OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES, GUARD SERVICES AND SECURITY PERSONNEL.
Public Act No. 08-73
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 179

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE DISCOUNTS.
Public Act No. 08-74
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 279

AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO CHILD LABOR LAWS.
Public Act No. 08-75
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 366

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL STAFFING.
Public Act No. 08-79
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Substitute House Bill No. 5902

AN ACT CONCERNING STEM CELL RESEARCH.
Public Act No. 08-80
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 464

AN ACT CONCERNING SHORTHAND REPORTERS AND THE REGISTRATION OF LOCKSMITHS.
Public Act No. 08-81
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 272

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE REINVESTMENT ACT.
Public Act No. 08-82
Summary
Senate Bill No. 391

AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Public Act No. 08-84
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5722

AN ACT CONCERNING FAMILIES WITH SERVICE NEEDS.
Public Act No. 08-86 (See Sec. 1-5)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5926

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM WAGE.
Public Act No. 08-92
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5105

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMISSION OF ELDERLY PERSONS TO PUBLIC AND SUBSIDIZED HOUSING.
Public Act No. 08-93
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5127

AN ACT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES AND THE STORAGE OF ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIAL.
Public Act No. 08-94 (See Sec. 2)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5145

AN ACT CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP OVERSIGHT COUNCIL.
Public Act No. 08-95
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Substitute House Bill No. 5447

AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS.
Public Act No. 08-98 (See Sec. 1-7)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5600

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Public Act No. 08-101 (See Sec. 1, 3, 4-6, 11-15, 17, 31)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5746

AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATION.
Public Act No. 08-102 (See Sec. 1-4, 6-7)
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Substitute House Bill No. 5877

AN ACT CONCERNING JURORS.
Public Act No. 08-103
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House Bill No. 5918

AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS AND EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION.
Public Act No. 08-105 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5113

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD PRODUCT SAFETY.
Public Act No. 08-106 (See Sec. 1-4, 6-12)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5650

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIP CREDIT.
Public Act No. 08-113
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 55

AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY.
Public Act No. 08-114
Summary
Senate Bill No. 285

AN ACT CONCERNING TELEPHONE AND CABLE INSTALLATION FEES FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS.
Public Act No. 08-115
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Senate Bill No. 382

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT IN RETIREMENT PLANS.
Public Act No. 08-118
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 157

AN ACT CONCERNING BANK AND CREDIT UNION AUTHORITY AND NONDEPOSITORY LICENSES.
Public Act No. 08-119
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 182

AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD PRODUCT SAFETY.
Public Act No. 08-122 (See Sec. 1-3, 5-6)
Summary
House Bill No. 5025

AN ACT CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Public Act No. 08-127 (See Sec. 20)
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 281

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY SURPLUS LINES INSURERS.
Public Act No. 08-129
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5520

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS.
Public Act No. 08-134
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 496

AN ACT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
Public Act No. 08-137 (See Sec. 1, 3-6)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5730

AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF WRONGFULLY CONVICTED AND INCARCERATED PERSONS, THE DUTIES AND DURATION OF THE SENTENCING TASK FORCE AND THE PREPARATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Public Act No. 08-143 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5933

AN ACT CONCERNING HUNTING OF MOOSE AND BEAR AND THE DISCARDING OF FISHING LINE OR OTHER LITTER IN THE WATERS OF THE STATE.
Public Act No. 08-144 (See Sec. 2)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5855

AN ACT MAKING CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE STATUTES.
Public Act No. 08-147 (See Sec. 1-7, 10-12)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5158

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
Public Act No. 08-150 (See Sec. 1-25, 28, 31-39, 44, 49-60, 62-63)
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 298

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FOOD STAMP EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CHILD POVERTY AND PREVENTION COUNCIL.
Public Act No. 08-161
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Substitute Senate Bill No. 344

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
Public Act No. 08-167
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Substitute House Bill No. 5658

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PERMITTING OF SOLID WASTE FACILITIES LOCATED NEAR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS AND THE SALE OF CERTAIN HOUSING.
Public Act No. 08-173 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5874

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FACE OF CONNECTICUT STEERING COMMITTEE, THE PRESERVATION OF FARMLAND, A MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, LOANS FOR BROWNFIELD PURCHASERS AND TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR OPEN SPACE LAND HELD BY OR FOR CERTAIN CORPORATIONS.
Public Act No. 08-174 (See Sec. 3)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5873

AN ACT CONCERNING LIFE SETTLEMENTS.
Public Act No. 08-175
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5512

AN ACT MODERNIZING INSURANCE DEPARTMENT FINES AND MAKING MINOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE INSURANCE STATUTES.
Public Act No. 08-178
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Substitute House Bill No. 5159

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MARKETING OF MEDICAL DISCOUNT PLANS, THE ISSUING OF SMALL EMPLOYER PLANS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY THE COMPTROLLER AND ASSOCIATION GROUPS, AND AN OFFSET OF THE ANNUAL STANDARD PREMIUM REQUIRED OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION SELF-INSURANCE GROUPS.
Public Act No. 08-181 (See Sec. 1-4)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5157

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY OF REGIONAL PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
Public Act No. 08-182 (See Sec. 1-10, 12-16)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5324

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
Public Act No. 08-184 (See Sec. 1-8, 10-17, 20-29, 32, 34, 36, 38-42, 44-49, 53, 62-63)
Summary
Substitute House Bill No. 5701

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, THE DEFINITION OF "BIOMASS", THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS WITHIN ADRIAEN'S LANDING, AND MUNICIPAL OPTIONS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AND TO MAKE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS.
Public Act No. 08-185 (See Sec. 12)
Summary
Substitute Senate Bill No. 26

AN ACT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION POLICE OFFICERS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, THE STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, A STUDY OF THE NORWALK RIVER WATERSHED, AND THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY.
Public Act No. 08-186 (See Sec. 3-4, 6)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 615

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