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List of Bills

H.B. No. 5395 (RAISED) AGING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AGING IN PLACE', to assist elderly persons and persons with disabilities to live at home longer.
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H.B. No. 5396 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETENTION OF THE COPARTICIPANT OPTION UNDER THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AFTER DIVORCE', to permit members of the teachers' retirement system to retain the coparticipant option after divorce.
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H.B. No. 5397 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTEREST ON UNCLAIMED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND ELIMINATING CERTAIN OBSOLETE LANGUAGE', to cease crediting interest on unclaimed contributions for inactive members of the teachers' retirement system and to eliminate obsolete language concerning the pension reserve account.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5398 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF ACTUARIAL VALUATIONS', to ensure the availability of actuarial information concerning state agencies.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5399 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE GENERAL FUND', to review appropriations from the General Fund.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5400 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES FOR THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION', to review the programs and services administered or provided by the Department of Education.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5401 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES FOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION', to review the programs and services administered or provided by the Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education, the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut and the constituent units of higher education.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5402 (RAISED) APPROPRIATIONS . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF STATE AGENCIES PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES', to review the programs administered by state agencies providing social services.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5403 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONNECTICUT INVENTION CONVENTION', to provide funding for an expansion of The Connecticut Invention Convention's programs.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5404 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY PROLONGED STATE INFRASTUCTURE PROJECTS', to establish a program providing financial assistance to businesses affected by prolonged state infrastructure projects.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5405 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM INVESTMENTS', to make the first five plus program subject to the legislative approval provisions of sections 32-462 and 32-9t of the general statutes.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5406 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR COMMERCIAL RAIL FREIGHT LINE IMPROVEMENTS', to increase the amount of bond funds available for grants for commercial rail line improvements and add certain preferences for the award of such grants.
REF. COMMERCE

H.B. No. 5407 (RAISED) COMMERCE . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO COMMERCE-RELATED STATUTES', to make minor and technical corrections to statutes regarding the Department of Economic and Community Development and Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, to remove and update antiquated provisions.
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H.B. No. 5408 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREE TRIMMING', to place the burden of proving that public convenience and necessity require the pruning or removal of a tree or shrub on utility companies.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5409 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE', to (1) define hydraulic fracturing waste, (2) regard hydraulic fracturing waste traveling in the state as hazardous waste, and (3) require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a comprehensive assessment of hydraulic fracturing waste.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5410 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING GAS COMPANIES' COST RECOVERY OF LOST AND UNACCOUNTED FOR GAS', to limit the amount of lost and unaccounted for gas that a gas company can recover from ratepayers.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5411 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING ELECTRIC METER AGGREGATION FOR NONPROFIT ENTITIES', to allow a nonprofit entity to aggregate up to ten electric meters.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5412 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SHARED CLEAN ENERGY FACILITIES', to allow for the use of shared clean energy facilities.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5413 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE', to determine the feasibility of modernizing telecommunications service.
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 5414 (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. 5415 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AIR LINE STATE PARK TRAIL', to preserve and recognize the importance of the Air Line State Park Trail as an important part of the transportation history of the state.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5416 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIVESTOCK CARE STANDARDS ADVISORY COUNCIL AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF CERTAIN ENCLOSURES FOR GESTATING SOWS', to establish a Livestock Care Standards Advisory Council to provide policy recommendations to the Commissioner of Agriculture on the care and handling of livestock and to prohibit the use of certain enclosures for gestating sows.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5417 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEASON FOR THE TAKING OF GLASS EELS', to allow for the taking of glass eels.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5418 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL LIABILITY FOR THE CLEAN-UP OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS WASTE', to provide the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection with the authority to accept less than the full payment of costs and expenses associated with certain hazardous waste clean-ups under certain circumstances.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5419 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION OF THE SAVIN FARM IN LEBANON', to preserve the Savin Farm in Lebanon.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5420 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS FOR WATER SUPPLIES IN CONTAMINATED AREAS', to assist municipalities in addressing general water supply and quality concerns in areas affected by contamination.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5421 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS IN CERTAIN WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS', to authorize the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to delegate authority for discharges from certain alternative sewage treatment systems to municipal water pollution control authorities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5422 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING AWARENESS OF HEARTWORM DISEASE AND THE STANDARD DOG LICENSING FORM', to raise awareness concerning heartworm prevention in dogs by requiring the dog licensing form to contain a check-off box for the purpose of indicating that such dog receives heartworm preventative medication.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5423 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SPEED OF VESSELS ALONG CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER', to create parity between the restrictions for vessels travelling on lakes and those travelling on rivers in this state.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5424 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE WATER PLANNING COUNCIL', to facilitate the development of a state water plan and implement legislative recommendations of the Water Summit Working Group.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5425 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF FARM WINERY BRANDY', to allow farm wineries to sell brandy made from grapes harvested on premises but distilled off-premises.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5426 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING FREE WINE TASTINGS ON PREMISES WHERE WINE KITS ARE SOLD', to allow persons who produce wine for personal or family use to provide free wine tastings on business premises where wine kits are sold.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5427 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNTIMELY SHIPPING AND UNAUTHORIZED DELIVERIES BY ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR MANUFACTURERS AND OUT-OF-STATE SHIPPERS', to prohibit untimely shipping and unauthorized deliveries of alcoholic liquor by manufacturers and out-of-state shippers.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5428 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT CONCERNING A FLOOR STOCK ALLOWANCE FOR BEER', to authorize a floor stock allowance for beer.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5429 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CRAFT DISTILLER PERMIT', to establish a craft distillers alcoholic liquor permit.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5430 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW . 'AN ACT PERMITTING RESTAURANT AND CAFE PERMIT HOLDERS TO SELL GROWLERS OF BEER AT RETAIL', to allow restaurant and cafe permit holders to sell growlers of beer at retail.
REF. GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5431 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE SUSPENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES IMPOSED ON CERTAIN BUSINESS ENTITIES', to permit businesses to remediate first-time regulatory violations without civil penalty if such remediation is done in a timely manner.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H.B. No. 5432 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT REQUIRING A REPORT ON PERFORMANCE AUDITS', to require the Auditors of Public Accounts to report on the status of any performance audits conducted by the auditors.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H.B. No. 5433 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL', to establish an Office of the Inspector General to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in state government.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H.B. No. 5434 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE COOPERATIVE', to encourage collaboration between the regional community-technical colleges and the technical high schools.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 5435 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN EVALUATION OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION', to require the Office of Higher Education to evaluate the effectiveness of certificate programs offered by the regional community-technical colleges and the Connecticut State University System.
REF. HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 5436 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MEDICAL RESPITE FOR THE HOMELESS', to require the Commissioner of Housing to establish a pilot program to provide temporary housing to homeless persons suffering from illness or injury.
REF. HOUSING

H.B. No. 5437 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE IN URBAN AREAS', to encourage young professionals to live in urban areas.
REF. HOUSING

H.B. No. 5438 (RAISED) HOUSING . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF BED BUG INFESTATIONS', to establish landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities regarding bed bug infestations in rental housing.
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H.B. No. 5439 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID BRAND NAME DRUG PRESCRIPTIONS', to revise the requirements for practitioners utilizing electronic prescriptions to prescribe a brand name drug product as "medically necessary".
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5440 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIANS', to allow emergency department physicians to be reimbursed separately from hospitals for treating Medicaid recipients.
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H.B. No. 5441 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING DIRECT PAYMENT OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES', to establish direct Medicaid payment to residential care facilities and more timely and accurate reporting from such facilities.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5442 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-ADMINISTERED GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM', to clarify benefits for married and single persons from the state administered general assistance fund and to remove obsolete provisions.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5443 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS', to add Medicaid coverage for certain preventive over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin and folic acid in accordance with federal law.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5444 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE OF CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES', to add chiropractic treatment as an optional service for adult Medicaid recipients.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5445 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE OF TELEMONITORING SERVICES', to allow Medicaid coverage of home telemonitoring services.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5446 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OR ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES', to eliminate or prevent double child care subsidies from the Departments of Social Services and Children and Families.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5447 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RATES OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE TRANSPORTATION FEES PAID BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES', to restore Medicaid payment rates for emergency transportation to the rates in effect on December 31, 2010.
REF. HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5448 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGHWAYS AND PRIVATE WAYS BY MUNICIPALITIES', to require town selectmen to notify abutting property owners when the selectmen propose to discontinue all or part of a highway, private way, or land dedicated for such use.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5449 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDERS', to require that registered sexual offenders who are released into the community reside at least one thousand feet away from an elementary or secondary school or a licensed child day care center.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5450 (RAISED) JUDICIARY . 'AN ACT CONCERNING ARBITRATION IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES', to permit parties to a civil action to elect to have the matter referred to an arbitrator.
REF. JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5451 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH CARE POOLING', to require municipalities to submit information regarding such municipalities group health policy or plan to the State Comptroller for analysis and to allow the Comptroller to enter into cooperative health care agreements that may allow individuals to acquire low-cost, high-quality health care.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5452 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to allow individuals receiving unemployment compensation benefits to continue to receive such benefits while engaged in volunteer community service pursuant to the approval of the Labor Commissioner.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5453 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYERS AND HOME CARE WORKERS', to allow employers and individuals employed in domestic service to agree to exclude an eight hour regularly-scheduled sleeping period from the calculation of regular pay provided certain conditions are met.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5454 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES . 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP RATIOS', to increase the apprenticeship opportunities in the state by requiring a ratio of one journeyperson or contractor to one apprentice for up to five apprentices.
REF. LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5455 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF MUNICIPAL SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMITS', to expedite the processing of municipal soft-serve ice cream vendor permits.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 5456 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY', to make the Department of Developmental Services abuse and neglect registry information available to organizations that recruit volunteers to support programs for persons with autism spectrum disorder and to make technical changes.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5457 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF DATA BY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES', to require certain state agencies to collect and maintain identifying information concerning the persons such agencies serve.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 5458 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE, VIA INTERNET AUCTION, OF LICENSE PLATES ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES', to develop a program for the online sale of number plates issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5459 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION', to determine the feasibility of improvements to motor vehicle registration in the state.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5460 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT ALLOWING PERSONS WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS CONTROLLED WITH MEDICATION TO OBTAIN CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSES', to allow persons with medical conditions controlled by medication to obtain motor vehicle operator's licenses with public passenger transportation endorsements.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5461 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY', to (1) appropriate funds in conjunction with the operation of the general aviation airports directly to the Connecticut Airport Authority, (2) exempt the Connecticut Airport Authority from complying with personnel policies and procedures of the Department of Administrative Services and the Office of Policy and Management, (3) provide the Connecticut Airport Authority with flexibility to offer alternatives to the state retirement system when hiring certain employees, and (4) exempt employees of the Connecticut Airport Authority from certain licensing requirements.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5462 (RAISED) TRANSPORTATION . 'AN ACT CONCERNING SALES AND USE EXEMPTIONS FOR TAX SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES', to exempt the delivery of a product and the fuel used to deliver such product from the sales and use tax.
REF. TRANSPORTATION

H.J. No. 18 (COMM) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY . 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT'
REF. ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY