Environment Committee

Bills Reported Out in 2017


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*HB05415AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE RAPID DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED TERRESTRIAL INVASIVE SPECIES.  
*HB05416AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S REVIEW OF ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS.  
*HB05422AN ACT REQUIRING THE USE OF NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE FOR MELTING ICE ON STATE HIGHWAYS.  
*HB05502AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO NOTIFY COMMERCIAL PROJECT APPLICANTS OF DEFICIENCIES WITHIN NINETY DAYS.  
*HB05503AN ACT CONCERNING LAKE AUTHORITIES AND COMBATING INVASIVE PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES.  
*HB05618AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.  
*HB05713AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM DISTILLERY PERMIT.  
*HB05857AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS TO HAVE RECYCLING BINS ON THE PREMISES.  
*HB05858AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.  
*HB05871AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.  
*HB05873AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE PRIOR TO PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS BY RAILROAD COMPANIES AND REQUIRING VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLANS BY SUCH COMPANIES.  
*HB05884AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF COAL TAR SEALANTS ON STATE AND LOCAL HIGHWAYS.  
*HB06123AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF VEGETATION AND TREE REMOVAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.  
*HB06313AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AND PAPER BAGS.  
*HB06329AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.  
*HB06332AN ACT CONCERNING THE AMENDMENT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH CODE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO ESTABLISH CATEGORIES OF DISCHARGE FOR CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS.  
*HB06333AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN AUTHORITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RELATING TO THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT.  
*HB06334AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS.  
*HB06335AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT.  
*HB06347AN ACT CONCERNING PET OWNER ACCESS TO STATE AGENCY RECORDS OF INVESTIGATION FOR COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING BY VETERINARIANS.  
*HB06352AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFICIAL END USES IN CONNECTICUT FOR DISCARDED TIRES AND REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TIRE HAULER LICENSE.  
*HB06353AN ACT DESIGNATING THE SHORELINE OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD AS A "NO KILL OR HARVEST ZONE" FOR HORSESHOE CRABS.  
*HB06356AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC NOTICE OF TREE REMOVAL ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY.  
*HB06975AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PRACTICE OF "ROLLING COAL".  
*HB07065AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PERMITTING OF WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES.  
*HB07066AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR CHANGES TO THE POULTRY DEALER LICENSING STATUTE, REGISTRATION OF POULTRY FLOCKS AND THE LABELING OF FARM STAND EGGS.  
*HB07067AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PACKAGING.  
*HB07068AN ACT CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF NONPROFIT FARMERS IN THE WIC AND SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION VOUCHERS PROGRAM.  
*HB07069AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF COMMISSION SALES STABLES.  
*HB07209AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARMLAND PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING FARMERS.  
*HB07210AN ACT PROVIDING MUNICIPAL OPTIONS FOR DOG LICENSING.  
*HJ00099RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT.  
*SB00129AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF MUSHROOMS AT STATE PARKS AND ON OTHER STATE PROPERTY.  
*SB00130AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SURCHARGE ON ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES TO FUND THE SECOND CHANCE LARGE ANIMAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM.  
*SB00285AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN CIVIL PENALTIES ASSESSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES.  
*SB00287AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.  
*SB00506AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.  
*SB00513AN ACT AUTHORIZING EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL TO AID CHILDREN AND ANIMALS LOCKED IN VEHICLES WHEN CONDITIONS ENDANGER THE WELFARE OF SUCH CHILDREN OR ANIMALS AND PROHIBITING THE PLACEMENT OF A CHILD OR ANIMAL IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.  
*SB00515AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS AND ENJOYMENT TO WATERWAYS FOR LAND-CONSTRAINED MUNICIPALITIES.  
*SB00522AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.  
*SB00603AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.  
*SB00605AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK.  
*SB00753AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL BOTTLED WATER OPERATIONS AND STATE STREAMFLOW REGULATIONS AND THE STATE WATER PLAN.  
*SB00754AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF HERBICIDES ON STATE HIGHWAYS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.  
*SB00833AN ACT CONCERNING BEE INSPECTIONS.  
*SB00834AN ACT CONCERNING THE FOREST PRACTICES ADVISORY BOARD AND GRACE PERIODS FOR THE RENEWAL OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.  
*SB00835AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENT-RELATED STATUTES AFFECTING VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.  
*SB00836AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE DEADLINE FOR CERTAIN REPORTS UNDER THE PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.  
*SB00943AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS, INCENTIVES FOR THE USE OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS BY AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMER HOSTS, APPLICATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF KELP IN CERTAIN BIOFUELS AND THE PERMITTING OF WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES.  
*SB00994AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.  
*SB00995AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF CERTAIN LAND-BASED MARINE AND FRESHWATER DEBRIS.  
*SB00996AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.  
*SB00997AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S KELP INDUSTRY AND THE STATE'S NITROGEN CREDIT EXCHANGE PROGRAM.  
*SB00998AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF HIGH-PRIORITY REGULATORY CONCERNS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FROM A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.  
*SB00999AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE HARNESSING OF COW POWER IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.  
*SB01000AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS.  
*SB01001AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING ON BEACHES IN STATE PARKS.  
HB07134AN ACT CONCERNING CONSENT ORDERS ENTERED INTO BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.  

* Indicates that Environment Committee is the Committee of Origin