Environment Committee

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, January 18, 2013

10:30 AM in Room 1D of the LOB

I. CONVENE MEETING

II. REMARKS BY THE CHAIRS

III. CONCEPTS TO RAISE

1. AN ACT CONCERNING MERCURY EMISSIONS AT CERTAIN POWER PLANTS

2. AN ACT CONCERNING LOCALLY GROWN POULTRY IN CT FOOD MARKETS

3. AN ACT CONCERNING AQUACULTURE JOB GROWTH

4. AN ACT CONCERNING THE CULTIVATION OF SEAWEED

5. AN ACT CONCERNING CT GROWN PROTEIN IN CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS

6. AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLARIFICATION OF CT EGG STATUTES

7. AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAKING OF EASTERN OYSTERS

8. AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE COMMUNITY FARMS PROGRAM

9. AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION

10. AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION

11. AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF GROWERS OF SWINE AND THE CONTROL OF CERTAIN DISEASES

12. AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESALE OF DOGS TO MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

13. AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFIED PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

14. AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN LAWN CARE PRODUCTS

15. AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND THE APPLICATION OF LAWN FERTLIZERS

16. AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES ON PUBLIC MUNICIPAL PARKS

17. AN ACT CONCERNING A MATTRESS STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

18. AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF METHOPRENE

IV. DRAFT THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED BILLS AS COMMITTEE BILLS

1. Proposed S.B. No. 16 AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCTS THAT ARE PACKAGED IN MATERIALS THAT CONTAIN BISPHENOL-A. (ENV)

2. Proposed S.B. No. 174 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF BAMBOO STAKES TO MARK SHELLFISH BEDS IN LONG ISLAND SOUND. (ENV)

3. Proposed H.B. No. 5198 AN ACT CONCERNING NO-WAKE ZONES. (ENV)

4. Proposed H.B. No. 5286 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDEMPTION OF BOTTLES AT BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS. (ENV)

5. Proposed H.B. No. 5308 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PETROLEUM CLEAN-UP PROGRAM. (ENV)

6. Proposed H.B. No. 5309 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FINE FOR VIOLATING A QUARANTINE OR REGULATION OF THE CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. (ENV)

7. Proposed H.B. No. 5310 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL FOR THE CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. (ENV)

8. Proposed H.B. No. 5311 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION TO ENTER INTO COMPLIANCE AGREEMENTS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER. (ENV)

9. Proposed H.B. No. 5333 AN ACT REQUIRING THE BIENNIAL LICENSING OF DOGS. (ENV)

10. Proposed H.B. No. 5335 AN ACT BANNING THE RECEIPT OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS IN THE STATE. (ENV)

V. PROPOSED BILLS REFERRED TO OTHER COMMITTEES

1. Proposed S.B. No. 73 AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN DOG GROOMING BUSINESSES FROM THE STATE SALES TAX. (FIN)

2. Proposed S.B. No. 86 AN ACT REQUIRING SOCIAL WORKERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE. (HS)

3. Proposed H.B. No. 5026 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CITY OF WEST HAVEN FOR RENOVATIONS TO VETERANS' MEMORIAL PARK. (FIN)

4. Proposed H.B. No. 5143 AN ACT AUTHORIZING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS TO UTILIZE EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIRENS ON THEIR VEHICLES WHEN TRANSPORTING INJURED ANIMALS. (PS)

5. Proposed H.B. No. 5146 AN ACT CONCERNING OPEN SPACE REQUIRED TO BE SET ASIDE BY LAND DEVELOPERS. (PD)

6. Proposed H.B. No. 5148 AN ACT CONCERNING A CONTRIBUTION OF INCOME TAX REFUNDS TO THE SAVE CONNECTICUT'S PETS ACCOUNT. (FIN)

7. Proposed H.B. No. 5202 AN ACT REQUIRING EUTHANIZATIONS OF CATS AND DOGS TO BE PERFORMED IN A HUMANE MANNER BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. (PH)

8. Proposed H.B. No. 5285 AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF TREES BY HOMEOWNERS. (JUD)

VI. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND DATE OF NEXT MEETING

VII. ADJOURNMENT