SENATE
List of Bills

Proposed S.B. No. 208 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE', to increase funding and support for home and community based care for the elderly and persons with Alzheimer's disease.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 209 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES FOR NUTRITIONAL SERVICES FOR SENIORS', to study alternate funding sources for nutrition programs for the elderly.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 210 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NON-ADA DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM', to ensure the availability of adequate transportation for seniors by increasing funding for Dial-A-Ride service.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 211 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional spending cap as required by article third, section 18 of the Constitution of the state of Connecticut.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 212 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DECREASES IN UNFUNDED MANDATES UPON PASSAGE OF ANY STATE TAX INCREASE', to allow tax relief to individuals by requiring that any increase in state taxes be offset by a reduction in the local property tax burden.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 213 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING USE OF ONE-HALF OF ANY BUDGET SURPLUS TO BROADEN THE APPLICABILITY OF THE PERSONAL EXEMPTION TO THE INCOME TAX', to provide tax relief to residents by using half of any future state budget surplus to increase the income levels for which the personal exemption to the income tax is available.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 214 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS', to exempt small employers from the business entity tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 215 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT', to equalize the maximum property tax credit for couples.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 216 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR PERSONS COVERED BY LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE', to provide a tax deduction incentive for long-term care insurance.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 217 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING THE SALE OF CONNECTICUT MADE BEER AND SPIRITS AT FARMERS' MARKETS', to allow the sale of Connecticut manufactured beer and spirits at farmers' markets.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 218 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO UPDATE TECHNOLOGY', to provide funding to update technology at the Department of Social Services in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 219 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES INVOLVING THE ABUSE OF A MINOR CHILD', to better protect the state's children by increasing the criminal penalties for felonious abuse of a minor child. .
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 220 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION', to increase the funding available for breast cancer research, education and prevention.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 221 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS IN A HOME SETTING RATHER THAN A HEALTH CARE FACILITY', to promote aging in place by developing a plan to ensure seventy-five per cent of elderly persons requiring long-term care receive such care in a home setting by the end of 2015.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 222 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED ON INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY', to encourage business corporations to make greater use of solar energy by exempting such installations from property tax.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 223 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNFUNDED MANDATES', to provide property tax relief to municipalities by eliminating and restricting unfunded state mandates.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 224 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES OWED BY SENIOR CITIZENS', to provide relief to senior citizens who are delinquent on their property taxes.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 225 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM', to maintain or increase service levels in the dial-a-ride program.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 226 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO INCREASE MASS TRANSIT USAGE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY', to encourage the increased use of mass transportation in Fairfield County.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 227 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE ON THE WATERBURY BRANCH OF THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD', to reduce automobile traffic congestion in Fairfield Country and reduce carbon emissions by expanding passenger rail service on the Waterbury branch.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 228 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY', to honor Korean War veterans by designating July twenty-seventh as Korean War Veterans Day.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 229 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE', to establish a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for manslaughter in the second degree when it consists of assisting another to commit suicide.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 230 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST.; REP. GIEGLER, 138th DIST.; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; REP. SCRIBNER, 107th DIST.; REP. SMITH, 108th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SWIMMING IN CERTAIN BODIES OF WATER', to allow swimming in certain bodies of water where it has historically been permitted.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 231 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE BANKING LAW TO REFLECT THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU', to correct citations to various sections of the code of federal regulations to reflect a transfer in authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 232 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE BANKING STATUTES', to make revisions to the banking statutes.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 233 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING', to repeal a duplicate provision in the general statutes.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 234 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS', to clarify certain powers of Connecticut banks.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 235 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM ELECTRONIC LEGAL MATERIAL ACT', to adopt the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in this state.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 236 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE FOR BODILY INJURY TO A NAMED INSURED OR RELATIVE DURING THE THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE', to provide uninsured motorist coverage to a named insured or a household member of the named insured for damages arising from being struck as a pedestrian during the theft of an insured vehicle.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 237 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECORDING OF POLICE ACTIVITY BY THE PUBLIC', to protect the right of an individual to photograph or video record peace officers in the performance of their duties.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 238 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING INMATE DISCHARGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS', to make clarifying, technical and conforming changes to provisions concerning the establishment, accumulation and disbursement of inmate discharge savings accounts that are payable to the inmate upon release from incarceration.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 239 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S EDUCATION', to increase the amount of parental involvement in children's education.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 240 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST.; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST.; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST.; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING CONNECTICUT AS AN EARTH TRUSTEE STATE UNDER THE EARTH CHARTER INITIATIVE', to designate the state as an Earth Trustee State.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 241 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST.; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST.; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST.; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE RATE INCREASE REQUESTS', to require the Insurance Commissioner to approve long-term care insurance rate increase requests of greater than ten per cent and to conduct a public hearing on such request.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 242 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING EAR PIERCING OF YOUNG CHILDREN', to prohibit the ear piercing of children who are twelve years of age and younger.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 243 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PRIVATE BUILDINGS', to prohibit smoking in private buildings and require persons who smoke to do so outside in order to allow others to avoid second hand smoke.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 244 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST.; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST.; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST.; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NAME OF ROUTE 99 IN WETHERSFIELD AND ROCKY HILL', to rename Route 99 in Wethersfield and Rocky Hill to recognize the volunteer fire departments in each municipality.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 245 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST.; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENSION PRESERVATION', to enact the Pension Preservation Act to safeguard retirement benefits for future state retirees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 246 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to provide enhanced security in the public schools.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 247 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING MAGNET SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION GRANTS FOR CERTAIN DISTRICTS', to increase interdistrict magnet school transportation grant amounts for districts that are not located in the Sheff region.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 248 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDRAISING FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO SCHOOLS', to foster the use of private fundraising to provide portable communication devices to schools.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 249 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADDITION OF A COURSE ON MORTGAGE LENDING AND PERSONAL DEBT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS', to educate students of the state about the excessive use of debt and the home mortgage lending process.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 250 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING APPLICANTS OF ELECTRIC GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES TO PERFORM ENERGY ANALYSES', to provide analytical tools to assist in minimizing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 251 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN APPEAL OF A PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT', to provide property tax relief to a local small business.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 252 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRICTING PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO A SINGLE SUBJECT MATTER', to allow the public to have a better understanding of proposed legislation by requiring bills to address only one subject matter.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 253 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF STATE AND FEDERAL TAXES AT GASOLINE PUMPS', to require notice at the gas pump of the amount of taxes in the price of a gallon of gasoline.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 254 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN SMALL BUSINESSES FROM BOTTLE BILL REQUIREMENTS', to exempt small businesses holding permits allowing on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquor from bottle bill requirements.
REF. GENERAL LAW

Proposed S.B. No. 255 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS', to require school administrators to undergo emergency and crisis response training.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 256 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE CONNECTICUT HOME CARE PROGRAM', to analyze the efficacy of the state home care program for the elderly and the need for results-based budgeting.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 257 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES ON CONVEYANCES OF REAL PROPERTY', to prohibit the imposition of private transfer fees on conveyances of real property in this state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 258 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES', to eliminate the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 259 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT HEARINGS HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE FILING OF PERIODIC ACCOUNTS FOR TRUSTS', to eliminate the hearing requirements applicable to small trusts when the costs of such hearings exceed income earned by the trust.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 260 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ON YOUTH BEHAVIOR', to create a task force charged with studying the effects of violent video games on youth behavior.
REF. CHILDREN

Proposed S.B. No. 261 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGES ON LANDLORDS WHO DO NOT RESIDE IN TOWN', to prohibit the extra taxation of landlords who do not live in town.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 262 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE BY PSYCHIATRISTS CONCERNING PATIENTS THAT MAY POSE A THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS', to require psychiatric professionals to provide notice to authorities when a patient is a threat to himself or herself or to other persons.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 263 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FOOD ALLERGY INFORMATION AND RESTAURANTS', to make restaurants more food-allergy aware and safe.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 264 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS', to clarify the duties of local building officials and ensure that all inspections are performed by properly qualified inspectors.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 265 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION AND FUNDING OF THE NEW BRITAIN-HARTFORD BUSWAY', to prevent additional funding for and the continued construction of the New Britain-Hartford busway.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 266 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE FOR UNPAID OUT-OF-STATE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN A STATE WITH A RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT WITH CONNECTICUT', to prevent the suspension of a person's Connecticut driver's license and the imposition of any restoration fee after such person makes payment for traffic violations in another state with a reciprocal agreement with Connecticut.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 267 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE ADULT INSTRUCTION PERMIT REQUIREMENT', to clarify that the adult instruction permit requirements only apply to drivers who have never been issued a driver's license in Connecticut.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.J. No. 18 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CURRENT ELECTORAL COLLEGE SYSTEM AS THE BEST WAY TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES', to firmly show support for the current form of the electoral college.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS