HOUSE
List of Bills

H.B. No. 5018 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MANUFACTURING TRAINING PROGRAMS', to provide a credit for businesses donating more than twenty-five hundred dollars to scholarships that help Connecticut students attend manufacturing training programs in the state.
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H.B. No. 5019 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS', to establish a first-time homebuyer's credit in order to encourage the purchase of homes in the state.
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H.B. No. 5149 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY REGARDING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS', to require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to undertake a study regarding home improvement contractors.
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H.B. No. 5182 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ROLE, DUTIES, POWERS AND TRAINING OF HARBOR MASTERS', to establish uniform training policy concerning the role, duties and powers of harbor masters.
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H.B. No. 5183 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND ESTABLISHING AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to establish an All-Terrain Vehicle Division within the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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H.B. No. 5264 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT REQUIRING REFUNDS FOR DAMAGED AND DEFECTIVE GOODS', to protect consumers by requiring retailers to give refunds for damaged and defective items.
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H.B. No. 5302 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT REQUIRING A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED STATE-FUNDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS', to require a cost-benefit and return-on-investment analysis to accompany legislation concerning state-funded economic development capital investments.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5335 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND STORAGE OF FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS', to prohibit the possession and storage of fracking waste in this state.
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H.B. No. 5386 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS', to provide a preference for individuals who meet the federal veterans' preference requirements in the award of units in low rent housing projects overseen by municipal housing authorities and the Connecticut Housing Authority, and in the award of rental assistance available through the Department of Social Services for low-income families living in privately-owned rental housing.
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H.B. No. 5388 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON', to extend outreach services for veterans to every city and town.
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H.B. No. 5412 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY', to enable the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to authorize landowners to engage in deer management programs on private property.
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H.B. No. 5419 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETAIL GASOLINE REWARDS PROGRAMS', to prohibit the expiration of retail gasoline rewards program points.
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H.B. No. 5460 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR EMERGING BIOSCIENCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to develop a plan to facilitate the growth of a bioscience and pharmaceutical presence in southeastern Connecticut.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5480 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF CERTAIN PESTICIDES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT RESEARCH FARM', to require an assessment of the pesticide practices employed at The University of Connecticut Research Farm in order to assure the protection of water quality and public health in the surrounding communities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5614 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING "E-BOOKS" AND LIBRARIES', to require publishers of electronic books to offer e-books for sale to libraries on reasonable terms that would permit libraries to provide their users with access to such books.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5753 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN TIME OF WAR OR ARE DISABLED', to provide greater property tax relief for veterans who served in time of war or are disabled.
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H.B. No. 5754 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to ensure that Connecticut veterans, members of the armed forces and their dependents and family members are aware of existing mental health services available to them.
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H.B. No. 5830 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN "ADOPT-A-PARK" PROGRAM', to establish an "Adopt-A-Park" program that enables individuals and corporations to be involved in the upkeep of certain parks and open space areas.
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H.B. No. 5906 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND USE OF THE CONNECTICUT PRESCRIPTION MONITORING AND REPORTING SYSTEM', to ensure health care practitioners are aware of patients' histories of controlled drug use prior to prescribing controlled substances.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 6023 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED ASPHALT ROOFING SHINGLES IN ROAD PAVING MATERIALS', to expand recycling by using asphalt roofing shingles in road paving materials.
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H.B. No. 6033 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING', to deter distracted driving.
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H.B. No. 6096 (COMM) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING', to require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to adopt regulations regarding uniform occupational licensing standards.
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H.B. No. 6305 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT PROHIBITING HUNTING IN PROXIMITY TO WILDLIFE PRESERVES', to authorize the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to amend hunting regulations for certain localities where such hunting poses an unreasonable risk to the animals in a wildlife sanctuary.
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H.B. No. 6600 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE TAXATION OF PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES IN THE MANUFACTURING, BIOSCIENCE, AND ALLIED HEALTH FIELDS', to establish a pilot program providing a reduction in the tax rate of pass-through entities in the manufacturing, bioscience and allied health fields.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 6601 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING . 'AN ACT CLARIFYING THE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE FEES ALLOWED TO PRIVATE AND NONPROFIT ENTITIES', to clarify the approval process allowing private and nonprofit entities to charge an administrative fee while collecting statutory or regulatory fees owed to the state.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

H.B. No. 6602 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWAL OF TEMPORARY NOTES', to allow the town of Seymour to renew temporary notes past the statutory limits, when such notes were issued in anticipation of state school building project grants.
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H.B. No. 6603 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CANCELLATION OF OUTSTANDING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND AUTHORIZATIONS', to ensure that the state's general obligation bond acts are reviewed annually and analyzed to ensure that all authorized projects and programs are active and relevant to the state's best interest.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

H.B. No. 6604 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT FEES', to permit funds generated from voluntary student fees collected by a nonpartisan student organization that intends to lobby or engage a lobbyist to be controlled by such nonpartisan student organization at the will of the students and make technical changes to the sections of the general statutes governing the management of trustee accounts.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 6605 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY OF EXPENSES', to increase transparency in public institutions of higher education by prohibiting unvouchered expenses.
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H.B. No. 6606 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to study programs offered by the Department of Children and Families to determine whether they meet the needs of children and families.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 6607 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES', to study whether nursing homes are sufficient in number and services to meet long-term care needs.
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H.B. No. 6608 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF CARE', to establish an integrated system of social, emotional, behavioral, psychological and psychiatric health care for citizens of the state.
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H.B. No. 6609 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME TRANSPARENCY', to provide for greater transparency in nursing home reporting by requiring them to report on profit and losses of related parties.
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H.B. No. 6610 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL MEDICAID WAIVERS', to study whether nursing homes are sufficient in number and services to meet long-term care needs.
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H.B. No. 6611 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSIONS SOLVENCY', to require a request for information to gather data and evaluate ways the state can improve the level of funding for state retirement and pension benefits, including, but not limited to, state-owned life insurance policies issued on state employees or state retirees or both, special purpose trusts or other investment vehicles.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 6612 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HEALTH INSURANCE GRIEVANCE PROCESS FOR ADVERSE DETERMINATIONS, THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND MENTAL HEALTH PARITY COMPLIANCE CHECKS', to make changes to the health carrier review process for grievances of adverse determinations and final adverse determinations, to amend the Office of the Healthcare Advocate statutes to reflect said office's additional duties, and to require the Insurance Commissioner to select and use a method to check health insurance companies' and other entities' compliance with state and federal mental health parity laws and report on the results of such checks.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 6613 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STANDARD VALUATION LAW', to adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' changes to the Standard Valuation Law and the use of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Valuation Manual.
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H.B. No. 6614 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYERS AND HEALTH CARE', to study the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and low-income employees throughout the state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6615 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLIANCE WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT APPARATUS MAINTENANCE STANDARDS', to ensure that fire departments maintain their fire apparatus in an operationally safe condition.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY