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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5017 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM AND BUSINESS CREATION', to mandate, rather than allow, that the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development establish the Learn Here, Live Here program, and allow funds from that program to be applied to the establishment of a new business in the state.
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H.B. No. 5027 (COMM) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF DOGS AND CATS OBTAINED FROM SUBSTANDARD DOMESTIC ANIMAL MILLS', to prohibit pet shops from selling dogs and cats obtained from substandard domestic animal mills.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5568 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TARGETED HEALTH AREAS', to establish a Targeted Health Area program and provide economic incentives to licensed physicians and physician offices providing primary care services or needed medical specialties in such targeted health areas.
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H.B. No. 5799 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING PET BOARDING FACILITIES AND KENNELS TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL FORMS OF ADVERTISING', to enable consumers to know if a commercial kennel is properly licensed and to research any licensure issues that may exist for such kennel.
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H.B. No. 5811 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF VESSELS WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS ON INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE', to authorize the operation of certain vessels on particular inland waters of this state without requiring a safe boating certificate.
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H.B. No. 5816 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EARLIER START TO THE TROUT FISHING SEASON', to make the state more competitive with surrounding states for sport fishermen.
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H.B. No. 5836 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FOR THE VACCINATION, STERILIZATION AND HEART WORM TESTING OF DOGS AND CATS OWNED BY LOW INCOME PERSONS OR ADOPTED FROM MUNICIPAL OR REGIONAL SHELTERS', to provide for a greater distribution of animal population control funds to programs that assist persons with low incomes to have the dog or cat they purchased from a municipal or state pound sterilized and vaccinated.
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H.B. No. 5844 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERNIGHT TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS AND THE TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS UNDER CERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS', to prohibit the overnight tethering of dogs outdoors and to prohibit the tethering of dogs outdoors during certain weather conditions unless shelter is readily accessible to such dog.
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H.B. No. 5919 (COMM) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME CARE', to save the state money that would be spent on institutional care for Medicaid recipients by establishing a system of presumptive Medicaid eligibility for the Connecticut home-care program for the elderly.
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H.B. No. 6525 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHILDHOOD OBESITY TASK FORCE', to establish a task force to study childhood obesity.
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H.B. No. 6526 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TOXICS DISCLOSURE AND INNOVATION FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN', to require the Commissioner of Public Health to identify chemicals of high concern to children and to require manufacturers of children's products to provide notice to the commissioner if the manufacturer's product contains a chemical of high concern to children.
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H.B. No. 6527 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BABY FOOD', to require any infant formula or baby food sold or intended for sale in the state of Connecticut to include clear and conspicuous labeling if the infant formula or baby food contains any genetically engineered materials.
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H.B. No. 6528 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN MARINAS', to encourage clean marina practices by providing clean marinas with additional grant eligibility and a preference in the awarding of grants for harbor improvement projects.
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H.B. No. 6529 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT INTEGRATING MUNICIPALITIES INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL', to (1) allow municipalities to promote local resources on the Department of Economic and Community Development's electronic business portal, and (2) codify provisions of public act 11-1 of the October 2011 special session regarding the development of such portal.
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H.B. No. 6530 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT OF CONNECTICUT-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES', to determine how to continue the development of renewable energy sources in the state.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 6531 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT PRESERVING AND RETAINING THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF IN-STATE RESOURCES RECOVERY FACILITIES', to define in-state trash-to-energy facilities without bonded indebtedness as Class IIA renewable energy sources, and to establish a temporary market for renewable attributes of such sources.
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H.B. No. 6532 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF CLASS I AND CLASS II RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND CLASS III SOURCES, RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS AND ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE PAYMENTS', to create a certificate of eligibility for Class I and Class II renewable energy sources and Class III sources, to provide civil penalties for earning or transacting renewable energy credits while a facility or source did not qualify as a Class I or Class II renewable energy source or Class III source, to reduce alternative compliance payments, to extend the life of renewable energy credits, to prohibit projects eligible for long-term contracts for zero emission renewable energy credits from applying for power purchase contracts for low-emission renewable energy credits, and to increase transparency in buying and selling of renewable energy credits.
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H.B. No. 6533 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING', to define hydraulic fracturing and hydraulic fracturing waste and to prohibit the treatment, discharge, disposal or storage of hydraulic fracturing waste in the state.
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H.B. No. 6534 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS', to decommission stage II gasoline vapor recovery systems installed at gas stations, and to require a pressure decay test of stage I vapor recovery systems.
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H.B. No. 6535 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT REDEFINING CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES', to add anaerobic digestion of organic waste and useful thermal energy to the definition of Class I renewable energy source and to expand the definition of sustainable biomass.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 6536 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING GENERAL PERMITS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to authorize the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to assess an annual fee for general permits in order to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the general permit.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 6537 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING WATER QUALITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to require The University of Connecticut at Storrs to comply with certain water supply plans, consumer information and mapping requirements that are currently applicable to water companies and to classify certain lands of The University of Connecticut at Storrs for purposes of public health regulations.
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H.B. No. 6538 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ARBORISTS AND TREE WARDENS', to establish a requirement that arborist businesses be licensed and to establish coursework requirements for tree wardens.
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H.B. No. 6539 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORMER SUNRISE RESORT PROPERTY', to require the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to report to the General Assembly on the former Sunrise Resort in East Haddam.
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H.B. No. 6540 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS', to authorize the sale of malted beverages in containers that are composed of one or more plastics and that also include aluminum or steel.
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H.B. No. 6541 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ON-LINE EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR BOATING AND HUNTING SAFETY', to authorize certain on-line boating and hunting safety courses.
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H.B. No. 6542 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION OF FARMLAND AT THE SOUTHBURY TRAINING SCHOOL', to preserve certain farmland located on the property of the Southbury Training School for the purpose of engaging in agriculture.
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H.B. No. 6543 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT AMELIORATING THE DEBT OWED TO NURSING FACILITIES', to ameliorate the debt owed nursing home facilities for uncompensated care by allowing for the discharge or transfer of patients who fail to pay the facilities the required applied income and by requiring spouses of institutionalized individuals to pay for nursing home expenses to the extent permissible under federal law.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 6544 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PRICE GOUGING DURING RELEASE OF FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS', to determine whether any stores selling food in the state engage in price gouging during the release of federal supplemental nutrition assistance program funds.
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H.B. No. 6545 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS', to make changes in Medicaid prior authorization requirements to ensure that eligible recipients and prescribers are informed of prior authorization denials.
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H.B. No. 6546 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES', to prohibit individual and group health insurance policies from imposing a coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense for physical therapy services rendered on each date of service by a physical therapist that is greater than a coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense imposed for services rendered by a primary care physician or for an office visit to an osteopath.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 6547 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERPRISE RISK REPORTS', to specify that beginning in 2014, the enterprise risk report shall be filed annually by June first.
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H.B. No. 6548 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUITY CONTRACTS AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS', to allow a life insurance company to accelerate the value of an annuity to pay long-term care expenses.
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H.B. No. 6549 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICY CLAIMS ARISING FROM A CATASTROPHIC EVENT', to establish a mediation program for disputes between claimants and insurance companies for the settlement of claims, for certain insurance policies, that arise from a loss due to a catastrophic event for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency.
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H.B. No. 6550 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOSS RATIO GUARANTEES FOR INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES', to eliminate the loss ratio guarantee and the thirty-day deemer provision for individual health policy rate filings.
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H.B. No. 6551 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS', to enact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' requirements for domestic insurers to establish and maintain a risk management framework and to file at least annually an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Summary Report.
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H.B. No. 6552 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LABOR DEPARTMENT', to study labor issues within the state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6553 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE', to establish a task force to examine the feasibility of establishing a family medical leave insurance benefit.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6554 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION', to conduct a study to evaluate the current unemployment compensation system in the state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6555 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE WORKING CONDITIONS', to study employee working conditions in the state.
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H.B. No. 6556 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SICK BUILDINGS', to provide workers' compensation and disability benefits to employees suffering from sick building syndrome.
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H.B. No. 6557 (RAISED) PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS . 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE HEALTH CARRIER UTILIZATION REVIEW AND GRIEVANCE PROCESS', to implement the recommendations of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee concerning the health carrier utilization review and grievance process.
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H.B. No. 6558 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUICK CLEARANCE OF STATE HIGHWAYS, TOWING AND TRANSPORTING', to provide for the quick clearance of state highways and to amend provisions concerning the schedule of rates and charges for certain towing and transporting of motor vehicles.
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H.B. No. 6559 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS', to designate roads and bridges in honor of certain individuals.
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H.B. No. 6560 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING OWNER-OPERATORS OF CERTAIN VEHICLES', to apply the independent contractor standard to owner-operators of certain vehicles.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 6561 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS', to study hardships prevalent among the state's veterans.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H.J. No. 63 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND'
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