SENATE
List of Bills

S.B. No. 191 (COMM) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY', to increase awareness for vulnerable users of our roads.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

S.B. No. 759 (COMM) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WAIVER OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN BUSINESS REGULATION VIOLATIONS', to permit businesses to remediate regulatory violations without penalty if such violations are resolved in a timely manner.
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S.B. No. 1004 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE EXPORTATION OF STATE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THROUGH THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM', to encourage the exportation of the products and services of Connecticut businesses by establishing a preference in the Small Business Express application process for businesses that are attempting to enter foreign markets.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1005 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONNECTICUT TROLLEY MUSEUM', to provide the Connecticut Trolley Museum with funds to improve and expand the museum in order to become a larger regional destination for visitors.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1006 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITTING ACCOUNTABILITY', to require a state agency to, upon request, notify an individual or business of the statute, regulation, permit or order by which it has acted in regard to such individual or business.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1007 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE PAID SICK LEAVE STATUTES', to (1) clarify that all manufacturers are exempt from the paid sick leave law, (2) allow employers to administer paid sick leave on the same annual basis as other benefits, (3) allow employers to determine their number of employees in the same manner as for the purposes of the state's Family and Medical Leave Act, and (4) allow employers to require documentation in the case of a pattern of abusive sick leave usage.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1008 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to streamline certain programs of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in order to decrease costs and serve the business community.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1009 (RAISED) CHILDREN . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN', to study the well-being of children in the state.
REF. CHILDREN

S.B. No. 1010 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE FUNDING OF PROJECTS BY THE CLEAN WATER FUND', to require a consideration of the ways in which a project mitigates the effects of sea level rise when prioritizing eligible water quality projects funded by the Clean Water Fund.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1011 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN USER FEES AT STATE PARKS', to increase fees for special events held at state parks in order to generate revenues for the purpose of funding the maintenance, repair and improvement of state parks.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1012 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A BEST PRACTICES GUIDE FOR COASTAL STRUCTURES AND PERMITTING', to require the accumulation of information from the federal government and environmental protection and planning and development agencies in other coastal states that could be used to develop a best practices guide for coastal structures permitting.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1013 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DATA COLLECTION', to require a report to the General Assembly concerning the establishment of a Connecticut Center for Coasts that would perform data collection and analysis to develop tools used for planning and development in response to rising sea levels.
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S.B. No. 1014 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "RISE IN SEA LEVEL"', to provide a definition for the term "rise in sea level" that is readily useable by municipal planning and zoning agencies.
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S.B. No. 1015 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL', to recognize the New England National Scenic Trail in the same manner as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is recognized and provide for the same rights and obligations concerning said trail.
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S.B. No. 1016 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT REGULATING THE PLANTING AND SALE OF RUNNING BAMBOO', to prohibit certain actions concerning the planting of running bamboo, establish liability for failing to contain running bamboo plantings and require disclosures by persons who sell or install running bamboo.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1017 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED BOATS', to establish a new administrative procedure for the disposition of ownership and property rights concerning vessels that are abandoned which allows ownership to eventually vest with lienholders, emergency responders or municipalities without requiring the sale of such vessel and the distribution of proceeds from such sale.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1018 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAWS', to clarify certain environmental conservation provisions, establish a definition of the term "snare" and remove the exemption for violators of certain marine fisheries regulations from the requirements for suspension of fishing, trapping and hunting licenses.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1019 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to streamline various programs of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, including the Noise Program and the Streamline Channel Program.
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S.B. No. 1020 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT', to enact the Wildlife Violator Compact and repeal the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Compact that is no longer required.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 1021 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY'S INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY INSERTION PROGRAM', to provide funding to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology for its Innovative Technology Insertion Program.
REF. COMMERCE

S.B. No. 1022 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO MEET LONG-TERM CARE GOALS', to provide financial incentives to nursing homes to facilitate state goals to shift long-term care from institutional settings to home or community-based care.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

S.B. No. 1023 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE RETENTION BY NONPROFIT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS', to allow nonprofit providers of health and human services who are in compliance with state contractual provisions and regulatory standards to retain contracted amounts from the state to enhance their fiscal health and stability.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

S.B. No. 1024 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT OF EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS FOR TREATMENT OF MEDICAID RECIPIENTS', to establish reimbursement for emergency room physicians who are enrolled as Medicaid providers and provide professional services to Medicaid patients in a hospital emergency room.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

S.B. No. 1025 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCE PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE'
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S.B. No. 1026 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADEQUATE PROVIDER NETWORK TO ENSURE POSITIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS', to improve health outcomes and ensure Medicaid recipients have timely access to an adequate network of health care providers in time for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

S.B. No. 1027 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF NONPAYMENT OF PREMIUM FOR INDIVIDUAL LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS UNDER AN ANNUITY CONTRACT', to require at least thirty days' notice for cancellation of an individual long-term care policy based on nonpayment of premium, to allow a named insured under such policy to designate a third party to receive such notices of cancellation, and to permit a life insurance company to issue annuities that provide long-term care benefits.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 1028 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE DEPARTMENT EXAMINATIONS OF MARKET CONDUCT ACTIVITY', to implement, for market conduct examinations conducted by the Insurance Department, provisions regarding payment of certain costs of such examinations, immunity of persons conducting such examinations and the confidentiality of examination reports and working papers and other information obtained or reviewed by the Insurance Department during such examination.
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S.B. No. 1029 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS', to retain health insurance coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders as currently defined.
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S.B. No. 1030 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE OF PROCESS ON THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER', to require foreign and alien insurance companies doing business in the state to appoint an agent for receipt of service of legal process in any proceeding arising from or related to any transaction having a connection with this state.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 1031 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S AUTHORITY TO PROTECT CONSUMERS', to implement additional Insurance Department consumer protection provisions.
REF. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S.B. No. 1032 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING OF INCOME TAX', to authorize employers to withhold income tax if required to do so by the law of another state.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 1033 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS', to increase the spousal allowance for preretirement death benefits from fifty per cent to one hundred per cent.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 1034 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS AFFAIRS', to make technical changes to the general statutes.
REF. VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S.B. No. 1035 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATION OF WATER COMPANIES', to study the feasibility of reorganizing the regulation of water companies from the Department of Public Health to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 1036 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE', to determine the feasibility of modernizing telecommunications service.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 1037 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCUREMENT PLAN, INTEGRATED RESOURCES PLAN AND COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY AND MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE UTILITY STATUTES', to allow the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Office of Consumer Counsel to retain consultants in federal proceedings, to permit the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to be a party to each proceeding before the authority, to clarify that certain proceedings for the procurement of electricity are uncontested, to change references from department to commissioner, and to make minor changes to the Procurement Plan, Integrated Resources Plan and Comprehensive Energy Strategy.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 1038 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF SURGERY', to define surgery for purposes of the practice of medicine or surgery under licenses issued by the Department of Public Health.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 1039 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE SALVAGE AND RECYCLERS' YARDS', to eliminate any prohibition preventing the owner or operator of a motor vehicle recycler's yard from allowing any person to enter such yard to remove parts from, disassemble or assemble a motor vehicle.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

S.B. No. 1040 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD AIRBAGS', to eliminate the use of substandard and counterfeit airbags.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

S.B. No. 1041 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE ISSUES AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS', to make technical revisions to various motor vehicle statutes.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

S.B. No. 1042 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THREE-WHEELED MOTORCYCLES', to allow operators of three-wheeled motorcycles to utilize such motorcycles during their training courses.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

S.B. No. 1043 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-WIDE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-WIDE PORT AUTHORITY', to establish a state-wide port authority.
REF. TRANSPORTATION