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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5098 (COMM) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF ASSIGNED MUNICIPAL LIENS', to require more transparency in the assignment of municipal liens.
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H.B. No. 5102 (COMM) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE MILL RATE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF ANTIQUE, RARE OR SPECIAL INTEREST MOTOR VEHICLE', to establish a state-wide mill rate on motor vehicles and to amend the definition of "antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle".
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H.B. No. 5638 (COMM) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAME FOR PAYMENT BY AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO AN APPRAISER', to decrease the time frame for payment by an appraisal management company to an appraiser for an appraisal or valuation assignment from sixty days to forty-five days.
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H.B. No. 5718 (COMM) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TAX ABATEMENTS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT', to give municipalities greater authority to provide tax abatements in order to encourage residential development.
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H.B. No. 6243 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT MAKING A TECHNICAL CHANGE TO THE STATUTE CONCERNING ADVERTISING BY MASSAGE THERAPISTS', to make a technical change to section 20-206g of the general statutes by deleting the references to "Thai yoga".
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H.B. No. 6460 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT LIMITING THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT MISSING ADULTS', to protect missing adult persons from the release to the public of private information.
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H.B. No. 6461 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to save state funds on institutionalization by establishing a presumptive eligibility program for home care.
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H.B. No. 6462 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND THE DUTIES OF THE STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN', to establish a pilot program to expand the oversight of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to recipients of home and community-based services.
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H.B. No. 6463 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AGING', to ensure that the state is prepared to offer services needed by persons fifty-five years of age or older in the next two decades.
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H.B. No. 6464 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME', to increase the criminal penalty for causing injuries resulting in shaken baby syndrome.
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H.B. No. 6465 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANIMAL THERAPY', to facilitate the development and implementation of a state-wide animal assisted therapy program.
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H.B. No. 6466 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CLARIFYING COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED', to clarify that an applicant for financial assistance from the Department of Economic and Community Development or Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated is not required to provide the agency with collateral as a condition of receiving such assistance in the form of a grant.
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H.B. No. 6467 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID FROM CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED', to allow staff of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated to approve financial aid transactions in amounts up to three hundred thousand dollars in order to expedite the financial aid process for smaller transactions and allow the board of directors to focus on larger, more material transactions.
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H.B. No. 6468 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT REPEALING HIGH PERFORMANCE WORK ORGANIZATION PROGRAMS AND THRESHOLD PROJECT REQUIREMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED', to repeal the threshold project and high performance work organization statutes and the associated statutorily-required reports.
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H.B. No. 6469 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT', to streamline the annual report by the Department of Economic and Community Development in order to make it more customer-friendly, clear and focused.
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H.B. No. 6470 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLARITY OF RETAIL ELECTRIC OFFERING TERMS', to require retail electric suppliers to indicate, in any advertisement or disclosure that includes an advertised price, the length of term of the advertised price as prominently as the advertised price itself.
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H.B. No. 6471 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREE TRIMMING BY UTILITIES', to expand a utility company's ability to cut or trim trees on private, municipal or state property, to eliminate the consent requirement that such company must receive from a property owner to cut or trim trees, to require notification of tree cutting or trimming by such company to a property owner, and to create a process for such owners to file a written objection to such cutting or trimming.
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H.B. No. 6472 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM', to amend the definition of energy improvements to include the participation in a district heating and cooling system by a qualifying commercial real property.
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H.B. No. 6473 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION, THE PURCHASED GAS ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE, ELECTRIC SUPPLIER DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, THE CALL BEFORE YOU DIG PROGRAM, AND MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE UTILITY STATUTES', to (1) extend the time period for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to make preliminary findings on the validity of a utility employee's complaint that an employer has retailed against such employee for reporting misconduct, (2) modify provisions of the purchase gas adjustment statute, (3) require electric suppliers to provide certain disclosure and notifications, (4) update definitions and increase civil penalties for violation of the Call Before You Dig program, and (5) make technical and other minor changes to the utility statutes.
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H.B. No. 6474 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING', to revise certain statutes concerning public housing.
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H.B. No. 6475 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION', to provide that owners of real property taken for use for school construction shall be compensated the greater of the average value of two independent appraisals or the assessed value of such property according to the most recent grand list.
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H.B. No. 6476 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COVERAGE', to regulate certificates of insurance.
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H.B. No. 6477 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTORY LIEN FOR ASSESSMENTS ON A CONDOMINIUM UNIT', to extend the number of months from six to twelve for which common expense assessments due a common interest unit owners' association may be counted for purposes of a lien.
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H.B. No. 6478 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS DATA PROVIDED TO CERTAIN EMPLOYERS', to require insurers to provide additional information to certain employers regarding their group health insurance policies, and to specify a time frame for the provision of information by such employer to an employee organization that is the exclusive bargaining representative of the employees of such employer.
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H.B. No. 6479 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF MONEY DAMAGES IN A SMALL CLAIMS ACTION', to increase the maximum amount of money damages in a small claims action from five thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars.
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H.B. No. 6480 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT DELAYING REVALUATION', to authorize municipalities required to effect a revaluation of property in the assessment year commencing October 1, 2012, to delay such assessment until the assessment year commencing October 1, 2014.
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H.B. No. 6481 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENFORCEMENT PROTECTION FOR NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES', to extend protections currently applicable to nonconforming buildings to nonconforming structures.
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H.B. No. 6482 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH', to allow certain homeless youth to access their birth certificates.
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H.B. No. 6483 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT REQUIRING STUDENTS PLAYING THE POSITION OF GOALTENDER IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS TO WEAR MOUTH GUARDS', to decrease the number of oral injuries incurred during school sporting activities by requiring goaltenders to wear mouth guards.
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H.B. No. 6484 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT REQUIRING PAPER TOWELS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS', to require the placement of paper towels and dispensers in all public restrooms for the purpose of sanitation.
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H.B. No. 6485 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A BARBERSHOP APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM', to study the establishment of a barbershop apprenticeship program.
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