SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 75 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE', to direct the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange to actively negotiate, on behalf of consumers, health insurance premiums with insurers for qualified health plans offered through the exchange.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 76 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S REVIEW OF HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATES', to require the Insurance Department to consider additional factors in its health insurance rate review process and to directly monitor provider network adequacy.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 77 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PRESUMPTION OF SHARED CUSTODY', to establish a presumption of shared custody in a dispute involving the custody of a minor child.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 78 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to provide financial relief to the state and municipalities by increasing the threshold amount for public works projects required to pay prevailing wages and to ensure that future prevailing wage rates are indexed to the inflation rate.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 79 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATORS AT STATE-ASSISTED SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS', to ensure the health and safety of elderly persons in state-financed housing developments in the event of electrical power outages.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 80 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING SOUTH STRATFORD AS AN ENTERPRISE ZONE', to designate South Stratford as an enterprise zone.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 81 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT SEEKING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE IN STRATFORD', to seek public and private funding for the Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 82 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS', to provide low-income customers with energy assistance programs.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 83 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VIRTUAL NET METERING QUALIFICATIONS', to allow municipalities that enter into power purchase agreements with third parties to qualify for virtual net metering.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 84 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS TO ADMINISTER EPINEPHRINE TO STUDENTS', to prevent the loss of life or injury to students with allergies.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 85 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REGIONALIZATION OF DOG POUNDS AND ANIMAL SHELTERS', to allow municipalities to regionalize dog pounds and animal shelters.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 86 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SOCIAL WORKERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE', to have instances of animal abuse documented and reported by those individuals who may be among the first persons to learn of such events in order to enable the appropriate authorities to address such abuse and any attendant issues as early as possible.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 87 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to exclude Social Security from the personal income tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 88 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to exempt from the personal income tax all Social Security income.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 89 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 90 REP. SIMANSKI, 62nd DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT AMENDING PROVISIONS CONCERNING A CONVEYANCE TO REGIONAL REFUSE DISPOSAL DISTRICT ONE', to delete the provision permitting Regional Refuse Disposal District One to exchange a portion of the parcels conveyed to it to construct a water well line on abutting property because said provision is no longer needed.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 91 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING FACULTY OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING AT STATE PRISONS FROM QUALIFYING AS A STATE CONTRACTOR', to facilitate higher education opportunities in Connecticut state prisons.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 92 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE NEED FOR LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS', to study the necessity of oversight of certain public higher education employment contracts.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 93 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSON', to allow the spouse of an institutionalized person to retain the maximum income allowable under federal law for five years after the institutionalized person applies for Medicaid.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 94 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST.; REP. LEGEYT, 17th DIST.; REP. BECKER, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS', to add an insurance producer who is currently active in selling individual and group health insurance plans to the board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 95 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN DISCLOSURES FOR LONG-TERM CARE POLICIES', that title 38a of the general statutes be amended to require insurers to provide to prospective insureds at the time of solicitation or application for purchase or sale of long-term care coverage, clear and conspicuous disclosure that premiums for such policy may increase at any time over the life of the policy and that the insurer may cancel such policy for failure of the insured to pay the increased premium.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 96 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE', to provide tax incentives for long-term care policies that provide for home care benefits.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 97 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES', to protect bona fide claims in medical malpractice cases by extending the applicable statute of limitations.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 98 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE INSTALLATION OF SECURITY CAMERAS BY UNIT OWNERS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to ensure that a condominium unit owner is able to install an external security camera to his or her condominium unit.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 99 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SMALL TOWN ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD', to allow communities receiving STEAP grants to maximize the economic impact of these grants by removing any barriers that the prevailing wage laws may impose on public works projects.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 100 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ARE ON ACTIVE DUTY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES', to exempt active duty military personnel from delinquent tax penalties and interest while on duty outside of the United States.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 101 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE RENEWAL FEES FOR INACTIVE PHYSICIANS', to create a reduced-fee licensure category for non-practicing physicians.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 102 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST.; REP. NICASTRO, 79th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING "WELCOME HOME" MESSAGES FOR RETURNING CONNECTICUT MILITARY UNITS TO BE DISPLAYED ON OVERHEAD ELECTRONIC SIGN BOARDS ON STATE HIGHWAYS', to allow "Welcome Home" messages for state military units to be displayed on overhead electronic sign boards on state highways.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 103 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BICYCLISTS TO RIDE SINGLE FILE ON A PUBLIC ROAD', to require persons riding bicycles on a roadway to ride single file, rather than two abreast as currently allowed, in order to permit motorists to safely pass and yield three feet to the bicyclists as required by law.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 104 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING NEWLY LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS TO TRANSPORT IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS TO AND FROM SCHOOL', to eliminate a restriction placed on newly licensed drivers to allow such drivers to transport immediate family members to school.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 105 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN AREAS RESERVED FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to require police officers to issue either a written warning or a summons for commission of a violation of the handicapped parking statute.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.J. No. 5 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE TERMS OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to create term limits for members of the General Assembly and to increase the term of senators from two to four years.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.J. No. 6 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REPLACE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE', to make state government more lean, efficient and effective.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS