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List of Bills

Proposed H.B. No. 5189 REP. PISCOPO, 76th 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. 5190 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION BENEFIT PLAN FOR NEW STATE EMPLOYEES', to create a defined contribution pension plan for new state employees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5191 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to ensure additional funding for the state employees retirement system.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5192 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS', to allow candidates for certification as a superintendent of schools to substitute high level state service in lieu of local administrative service.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5193 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF PANIC BUTTONS IN ALL SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS', to require all school construction projects to include the installation of panic buttons in schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5194 REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING NONPROFIT NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BECOME CHARTER SCHOOLS', to permit nonprofit nonpublic schools offering educational alternatives for low-income families to become charter schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5195 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OUTAGE CREDIT TO CUSTOMERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES', to hold public service companies financially responsible for customer outages.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5196 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF ELECTRIC SERVICE BY MUNICIPALITIES', to expedite the repair and restoration of electric service during an electric service outage.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H.B. No. 5197 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALMON RIVER', to provide for the availability of a regional spring water source.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5198 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NO-WAKE ZONES', to reduce land erosion that results from the wakes created by irresponsibly operated vessels and to protect responsible operators of marine vessels.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5199 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE PROPER INSPECTION OF CERTAIN DENTAL X-RAY TUBE HEADS', to ensure the proper inspection of certain x-ray equipment.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5200 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS', to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5201 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGULATION OF WOOD SMOKE COMBUSTION AS A HEAT SOURCE', to reduce air emissions generated from wood smoke combustion.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5202 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EUTHANIZATIONS OF CATS AND DOGS TO BE PERFORMED IN A HUMANE MANNER BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN', to require that when a cat or dog is euthanized that such euthanization be performed in a humane manner by a licensed veterinarian.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5203 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF WASTE FATS', to prevent the improper disposal of waste fats in public sewer systems and avoid attendant costs to municipalities when such fats clog such systems and cause such systems to malfunction.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5204 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING', to allow Sunday hunting.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5205 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS', to establish a registry for convicted animal abusers.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5206 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AIR LINE STATE PARK TRAIL', to create recognition of the Air Line State Park Trail.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5207 REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING TAX CREDITS', to provide incentives for businesses to create new jobs in manufacturing.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5208 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX FOR PENSION INCOME', to provide relief for taxpayers by reducing the income tax on pensions.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5209 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE TAXATION OF DEALER CONVEYANCE FEES OR PROCESSING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SALE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE', to prohibit the Department of Revenue Services from taxing dealer conveyance fees or processing fees charged in conjunction with the sale of a motor vehicle.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5210 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS', to provide that owner-occupied bed and breakfast establishments are competitive by reducing the amount of sales tax imposed on them.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5211 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF INTEREST OR PENALTIES UPON THE FILING OF AN APPEAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES', to suspend the accrual of interest or penalties while an appeal is pending with the Department of Revenue Services.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5212 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to provide tax relief to senior citizens and make Connecticut more competitive with other states.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5213 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING FOR GOODS AND SERVICES DURING SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS', to protect consumers from price gouging during severe weather market disruptions.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5214 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFUSE REMOVAL OR DISPOSAL COMPANY FEE INCREASES', to provide peace of mind for customers of refuse removal or disposal companies by requiring written notification of increased fees.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5215 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF LANDSCAPERS', to require landscapers to be licensed by the state.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed H.B. No. 5216 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES' GRANT AMOUNTS', to reduce grants for candidates for state senate to thirty-five thousand dollars and for candidates for state representative to fifteen thousand dollars.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5217 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF A PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF SOUTHBURY', to convey a parcel of land to the town of Southbury.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5218 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING GRANTS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to reduce the amount of grants given under the Citizens' Election Program.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5219 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REVIEW OF NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS', to increase efficiency in government by requiring the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to review new government programs.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5220 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REVISING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS', to make the affordable housing land use appeals process more equitable.
REF. HOUSING

Proposed H.B. No. 5221 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG TESTING OF CASH ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS', to require testing for illicit drug use by recipients of cash assistance.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5222 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM', to develop and implement an internship program for adults with autism.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H.B. No. 5223 REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS', to protect victims of domestic violence by expediting a divorce proceeding when one party to the proceeding is incarcerated for a crime related to a domestic violence incident.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5224 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING RISK REDUCTION CREDITS', to eliminate the risk reduction credit program.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5225 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST.; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST.; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST.; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND A MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED', to permit a municipality in which a state-operated correctional facility is located to seek and obtain an amendment to any contract that is in effect between the municipality and a state agency related to the correctional facility.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5226 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY TREES', to establish liability on property owners for trees that fall and cause damage to a neighbor's property.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5227 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTS BY THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE', to require the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to study issues relating to the ability of an executor or administrator of an estate to access electronic accounts maintained by the decedent and to distribute the proceeds of electronic financial accounts maintained by the decedent.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5228 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTS BY THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE', to provide the executor or administrator of an estate with greater access to electronic accounts maintained by the decedent.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5229 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AWARDS OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS', to limit awards of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5230 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FAILURE OF A WITNESS TO REPORT THE COMMISSION OF A SERIOUS CRIME', to make it a criminal offense for a person who witnesses a murder, assault, sexual assault or child abuse to fail to report that crime to law enforcement officials.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5231 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST.; SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT APPROVAL PROCESS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to provide a more democratic process to unit owners in common ownership communities who actually exercise their right to vote on questions relating to the adoption of proposed budgets and special assessments for such communities.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5232 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS BY INMATES', to require a person who files a court action while committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction to reimburse the defendant for court costs if the civil action is determined to be frivolous.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5233 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICE TO JOURNEYMAN RATIOS', to increase the training and employment opportunities for apprentices by allowing contractors to employ one apprentice for every licensed contractor or journeyman that the contractor employs.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5234 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR FIRE POLICE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL', to expand the scope of workers' compensation so that all first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their witnessing the death of another first responder shall be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5235 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE PERMIT SYSTEMS FOR LICENSED CONTRACTORS', to expedite the permit process by allowing licensed contractors to pull permits and pay for permits using an online system.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5236 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING AN EMPLOYERS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to create an Employers' Bill of Rights that would serve to protect employers from frivolous complaints and claims brought by employees.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5237 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to place a two-year moratorium on any increase to the state minimum wage.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5238 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST.; REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TIMETABLES FOR MUNICIPAL BINDING ARBITRATION', to provide rigid timelines for the completion of municipal binding arbitrations.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5239 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM LONGEVITY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to require that employees be employed for a period of thirty days before they become eligible to file a claim for unemployment benefits.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5240 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF HOOKAH LOUNGES', to authorize greater regulation of hookah lounges.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5241 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd 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. 5242 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING FEE IN LIEU OF OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS', to authorize towns to use fee in lieu of open space payments to fund the establishment and maintenance of sidewalks.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5243 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING WATER COMPANIES TO CONDUCT PERIODIC PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER TESTS', to require public water systems to conduct tests of their pressure vacuum breakers once every five years.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5244 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES AND FOOD AT FUNERAL HOMES', to allow funeral homes to provide certain services to patrons.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5245 REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON MINORS', to establish parental notification requirements for abortion procedures performed on persons who are less than eighteen years of age.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 5246 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BICYCLING ON ROADWAYS', to require persons riding bicycles on roadways to ride single file to increase safety for bicyclists and motorists.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5247 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EYE EXAMINATIONS FOR PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE SEEKING RENEWAL OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE', to require eye examinations for any person over the age of sixty-five seeking to renew a driver's license.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5248 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING', to increase penalties for distracted driving.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5249 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABILITY ON THE NEW HAVEN LINE OF THE METRO NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD', to provide wireless Internet access on the New Haven line of the Metro North commuter railroad.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5250 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF WORKERS IN ROADWAY WORK ZONES', to enhance the safety of roadway work zones.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5251 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE SALE OF LAND ACQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 7 AND THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM SUCH SALE FOR OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to study the sale of land acquired for the expansion of Route 7.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5252 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFRACTIONS FOR FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNALS GIVEN BY FIRE POLICE OFFICERS', to require drivers to obey traffic signals given by fire police officers.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5253 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE SALE OF LAND ACQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 7 AND THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH SALE TO UPGRADE THE DANBURY BRANCH OF THE NEW HAVEN COMMUTER RAILROAD LINE', to study the sale of land acquired for the expansion of Route 7 and the use of the proceeds of such sale for upgrades to the Danbury branch of the New Haven line.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5254 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF PROVIDING WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS ON THE METRO NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD', to study the provision of wireless Internet on commuter railroad trains.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5255 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION OF AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE OR IDENTITY CARD INDICATING A PERSON'S STATUS AS A VETERAN', to allow a veteran to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license or identity card reflecting his or her status as a veteran at any time, without additional charge.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS