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List of Bills

Proposed H.B. No. 5136 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional limitation on expenditures by the General Assembly.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5137 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE SALARIES OF STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STATE EMPLOYEES', to reduce the cost of state government.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5138 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT THE NORTH BRANFORD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL', to provide an exemption from the state standard space specifications requirements for the school building project at the North Branford Intermediate School in the town of North Branford.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5139 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT THE NORTH BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL', to allow the town of North Branford to proceed with a roof replacement project at North Branford High School.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5140 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM FOR THE COLLECTION OF UNWANTED PHARMACEUTICALS', to establish a program a program for the collection and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5141 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TETHERING OF DOGS DURING CERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS', to promote the humane treatment of dogs.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5142 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DOGS LEFT IN STANDING OR PARKED MOTOR VEHICLES', to promote the humane treatment of dogs.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5143 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS TO UTILIZE EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIRENS ON THEIR VEHICLES WHEN TRANSPORTING INJURED ANIMALS', to facilitate the expeditious medical treatment of injured animals.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5144 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE EXEMPTION FOR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION MAINS FROM REGISTRATION AND PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS', to require the registration and permitting of diversions within and extensions and relocations of water supply system distribution mains.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5145 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to require all-terrain vehicles to be registered through the state, and that the thirty-dollar registration fee be used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to maintain trails.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5146 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OPEN SPACE REQUIRED TO BE SET ASIDE BY LAND DEVELOPERS', to require that open space set asides be useable for passive recreation use.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5147 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RIDING TRAILS FOR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to allow for the creation of all-terrain vehicle trails on state land.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5148 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONTRIBUTION OF INCOME TAX REFUNDS TO THE SAVE CONNECTICUT'S PETS ACCOUNT'
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5149 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TESTING AND LICENSING OF HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS', to require the Department of Consumer Protection to test and license home improvement contractors.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5150 REP. LEGEYT, 17th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONVEYING A PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF CANTON', to convey a parcel of land to the town of Canton.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5151 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT RECOGNIZING ITALIAN AND ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH', to commemorate the advances Italians and Italian-Americans have brought to the United States and to celebrate their cultural heritage.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5152 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS PRIOR TO APPROVAL OF PROPOSED STATE AGENCY HOUSING FACILITIES', to require state agencies to conduct public hearings on proposals for housing facilities.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5153 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION FOR ELECTORS', to require voters to present valid photo identification prior to voting.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5154 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES FOR A PRIMARY', to reduce the financial impact of elections on municipalities while protecting the right to vote.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5155 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF SENIOR HOUSING AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to include senior housing as affordable housing.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5156 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EVICTION PROCEEDINGS WITH RESPECT TO A BREACH OF THE OCCUPANCY LIMIT IN A RENTAL AGREEMENT', to expedite the process for a landlord to remove tenants and individuals who reside with the tenant when there is a continuous breach of occupancy limits established in the rental agreement.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5157 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT AMOUNT', to increase the maximum amount a landlord may charge a tenant for a security deposit.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5158 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING A LANDLORD TO ENTER A RENTED DWELLING UNIT DURING THE PENDENCY OF A SUMMARY PROCESS ACTION', to permit a landlord to lawfully enter a rented dwelling unit during the pendency of a summary process action in order to make necessary repairs in preparation for a new tenant.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5159 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO SUMMARY PROCESS PROCEDURES', to revise summary process procedures.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5160 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE', to allow a person who owns more than one motor vehicle to have automobile liability insurance rated and issued on the basis of the owner or operator, rather than on basis of the number of registered motor vehicles.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H.B. No. 5161 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVIDENTIARY STANDARD FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGE AWARDS', to reform the tort system by requiring a plaintiff to establish, by clear and convincing evidence, that a defendant acted in a wanton manner in order to recover punitive damages.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5162 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DNA TESTING UPON A THIRD ARREST FOR AN OFFENSE PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT', to facilitate the accurate identification of persons who commit crimes by requiring a DNA sample be taken from persons upon a third arrest for an offense punishable by a term of imprisonment.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5163 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO VOLUNTARILY RENDER ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS IN AN EMERGENCY', to provide immunity to persons who voluntarily render assistance to animals during an emergency.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5164 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC', to allow notaries public to charge a market-determined fee for traveling expenses.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5165 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON'S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS', to establish a rebuttable presumption in a self-defense claim that, when a person believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, such belief is a reasonable belief.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5166 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REINSTATING THE DEATH PENALTY', to restore the death penalty in Connecticut.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5167 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION', to increase the penalty for criminal impersonation from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony when committed through the use of an electronic device.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5168 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PREVENTING UNWILLING EMPLOYEES FROM JOINING A UNION OR PAYING UNION DUES', to help attract investment, make Connecticut more attractive to business and create more job opportunities by making Connecticut a Right to Work state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5169 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE EMPLOYERS FROM REQUIRING STATE EMPLOYEES TO JOIN A UNION OR PAY UNION DUES', to prohibit the forced unionization of Connecticut state employees.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5170 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSETS UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT'
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5171 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR GROUP HOMES', to require public hearings on applications for new group homes.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5172 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO ENACT NEW MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require new municipal mandates to be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5173 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTEREST RATES ON DELINQUENT MUNICIPAL BILLS', to keep interest rates on delinquent payments to municipalities in line with the fluctuating economy.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5174 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTORS TO OBTAIN COPIES OF PERMITS', to ensure that necessary permits are obtained for construction.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5175 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S PURCHASE OF GROUP HOMES', to limit state costs incurred in purchasing group homes.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5176 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER', to specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5177 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO ABATE PROPERTY TAXES FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE STATE MILITIA', to create a municipal option to abate or exempt a portion of property taxes of persons who volunteer in the state militia.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5178 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT GIVING PRECEDENCE IN HIRING AS A FIREFIGHTER TO THE CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY', to honor firefighters killed in the line of duty by providing their children with precedence in the hiring process if they seek to become firefighters.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5179 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE', to permit firearm dealers seeking sale authorization numbers greater access to the Interactive Voice Response system of the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit of the Division of State Police.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5180 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO ELECTRIFY THE DANBURY BRANCH OF THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD', to improve performance and increase the number of trains and passengers on the Danbury branch of the Metro North railroad by electrifying said branch.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5181 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE DANBURY BRANCH OF THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD TO NEW MILFORD', to extend the Danbury branch of the Metro North railroad to New Milford.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5182 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ROLE, DUTIES, POWERS AND TRAINING OF HARBOR MASTERS', to establish uniform policy concerning the role, duties and powers of harbor masters and to provide additional training opportunities for harbor masters.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5183 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to require the registration of all-terrain vehicles.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5184 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN RAIL AND BUS FARE INCREASES DURING TIME PERIODS IN WHICH PERSONAL INCOME HAS NOT INCREASED', to prohibit rail and bus fare increases for commuters when their income has not increased.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5185 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM ISSUING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO RESOLVING OUTSTANDING COMPLIANCE AND PAYMENT ISSUES', to prevent the Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing registration documents before compliance and payment issues are resolved.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5186 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEANS OF PAYMENT FOR UTILIZATION OF CERTAIN COMMUTER PARKING FACILITIES', to improve efficiency in certain commuter parking facilities by allowing various payment methods.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5187 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ANNUAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES', to improve road safety in Connecticut by requiring all motor vehicles to undergo annual safety inspections.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5188 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FREE ADMISSION TO AND PARKING AT STATE PARKS FOR CONNECTICUT VETERANS', to expand the benefit of free entry to and parking at state parks, forests and recreational facilities to all Connecticut veterans.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H.J. No. 3 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO REVERSE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION KNOWN AS CITIZENS UNITED', to allow for the prohibition of independent expenditures by corporations and other entities.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS