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 CONCERNING TREE REMOVAL ALONG LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS.  
*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 ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF 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.  
*SB00943AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.  
*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.  

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