SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 127 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING', to make changes to the general statutes related to the Department of Banking.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 128 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT', to establish a task force to study ways in which the state may (1) encourage the growth of business, (2) stimulate job growth and increase state and municipal tax revenue, and (3) address concerns regarding the availability of financing after the merger, takeover or liquidation of a financial institution.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 129 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS', to conform state law protection of moneys exempt from execution in bank accounts to federally-required procedures.
REF. BANKS

S.B. No. 130 (RAISED) BANKS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF FIRST OR SECONDARY MORTGAGE LOAN PROCEEDS BY WIRE TRANSFER', to address concerns regarding the difficulties of closing and scheduling the settlement of funds and the potential violation of the Attorney Settlement Agent's ethical obligation not to commingle funds of different clients when wire transfers are delayed and the closing attorneys close in escrow.
REF. BANKS

Proposed S.B. No. 131 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION PROJECTS', to increase funding for brownfield remediation projects.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 132 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONSORTIUM OF CONNECTICUT ART MUSEUMS', to provide funding for the Consortium of Connecticut Art Museums.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 133 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. 134 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITY', to provide additional funding for the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 135 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT', to restore funding to the public, educational and governmental programming and education technology investment account.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 136 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE FEE FOR LOBBYIST REGISTRATION', to double the minimum fee for lobbyist registration.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 137 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIMINATING DOUBLE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES', to prevent waste and abuse and promote fairness in the distribution of child care subsidies.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S.B. No. 138 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST.; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING SERVICES UNDER A MEDICAID WAIVER FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER', to eliminate the waiting list for services under a Medicaid waiver program for persons with autism spectrum disorder.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 139 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TWEED-NEW HAVEN AIRPORT', to encourage regional travelers to use Tweed-New Haven Airport rather than going out of state for their travel needs.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 140 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 34 AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF ORANGE STREET IN NEW HAVEN', to authorize bonds of the state for improvements to Route 34 and the reconfiguration of Orange Street in New Haven.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 141 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST.; REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST.; REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE EASTERN CONNECTICUT PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION', to provide funding to the Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association for the renovation and remodeling of a performing arts center.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 142 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONSIDERATION OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF MUNICIPALITIES WHEN MAKING ALLOCATIONS UNDER STATE ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS', to require the consideration of municipal unemployment rates in determining allocations under state economic incentive programs.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 143 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONNECTICUT TROLLEY MUSEUM IN THE TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR', to provide the Connecticut Trolley Museum with funds to improve and expand the museum in order to become a larger regional tourism destination.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 144 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE TAX ON GASOLINE', to provide tax relief to motorists.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 145 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REDUCED FARES ON THE METRO-NORTH RAILROAD', to honor Connecticut's veterans and armed forces members by providing reduced fares on the Metro-North Railroad.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 146 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAY FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION BENEFITS', to end pension padding by providing that overtime pay may not be used to increase pension benefits for state employees.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 147 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional spending cap.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 148 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS', to improve fiscal accountability and efficiency through regular performance audits designed to assess whether state agencies are achieving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of state resources.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 149 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PREVENTING THE INTRODUCTION OF KENO IN THE STATE', to prevent the introduction of keno in Connecticut.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 150 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FILING FEES FOR ANNUAL REPORTS THAT ARE ELECTRONICALLY FILED BY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES', to eliminate the twenty-dollar filing fee for limited partnerships and limited liability companies that electronically file their annual reports with the office of the Secretary of the State.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 151 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD', to require the Metropolitan District of Hartford County to comply with certain state contracts concerning nondiscrimination, affirmative action and the set aside program.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 152 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT SUPPORT SERVICES', to: (1) Require the Department of Children and Families to disclose information to the Judicial Branch regarding the division's supervision and treatment services for a child or youth; (2) clarify the scope of disclosure of records of cases of juvenile matters; (3) permit disclosure of alternative sentencing plans and community release plans to employees of the Division of Criminal Justice and the Department of Correction; (4) allow authorized personnel of the Judicial Branch to access the COLLECT system with respect to Judicial Branch applicants and contractors who will have access to criminal justice information systems; (5) permit certain take custody orders regarding children to be entered into a central computer system; (6) provide that violation of a protective order issued during a period of probation constitutes criminal violation of a protective order; and (7) make changes to the pretrial drug education and community services program for accuracy and consistency.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 153 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION', to enact the recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission with respect to certificates of rehabilitation in order to provide eligible offenders with relief from barriers to employment and licensure.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 154 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS', to revise statutory provisions concerning probate court operations.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 155 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURTS', to revise and update statutes regarding (1) adoption and inheritance matters in the Probate Courts, and (2) Probate Court access to certain juvenile records.
REF. JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 156 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESECRATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN A CEMETERY', to clarify the state statute relating to interference with a cemetery or burial ground in order to ensure that law enforcement personnel take proper action in responding to a complaint alleging a violation of the statute.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 157 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST.; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST.; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SUBASE YOUTH CENTER IN GROTON', to provide funding for the Subase Youth Center at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.
REF. COMMERCE

Proposed S.B. No. 158 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST.; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT REOPENING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE RENTAL REBATE PROGRAM', to repeal the limit on eligibility for the rental rebate program.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 159 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE GAS TAX', to reduce the gas tax.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 160 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to provide financial relief to persons receiving Social Security benefits.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 161 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FULLY FUNDING THE ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM', to ensure adequate nutrition for vulnerable senior citizens.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 162 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS', to provide badly needed funds to long-term care residents for personal needs.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 163 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to provide more senior citizens with the opportunity to receive care at home rather than an institution.
REF. AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 164 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR THE DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM', to provide additional funding for the Dial-A-Ride program.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 165 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REDEFINING TERMS CONCERNING THE 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. 166 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. 167 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE', to provide an income tax credit incentive for the purchase of long-term care insurance that provides benefits for care in an insured's home.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S.B. No. 168 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. 169 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION', to increase funding for breast cancer research.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 170 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING OF THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES FUND', to adequately fund the administration of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 171 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PHASE-OUT OF THE HOSPITALS TAX', to phase out the hospitals tax over five years.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 172 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST.; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST.; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST.; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR EAST HARTFORD', to make transportation infrastructure improvements and promote economic development in East Hartford.
REF. TRANSPORTATION