OPA: List of Bills by Topic

List of Bills by Topic



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Updated March 25, 2017

 

ACCESSIBILITY, BUILDING CODE & PUBLIC ACCOMODATIONS

 

SB 922 AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

 

HB 5564 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT.

 

ACCESSIBLE / RESERVED PARKING (“HANDICAPPED PARKING”)

None

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (see also TRANSPORTATION)

HB 6619 AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR USED WHEELCHAIRS.

AUTISM

HB 6260 AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLICE REGARDING THE ELOPEMENT OR WANDERING OF CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.

HB 7167 AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

BRAIN INJURY

SB 769 AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS.

HB 7048 AN ACT PROTECTING YOUTH AND STUDENT ATHLETES FROM CONCUSSIONS.

BUDGET

HB 7026 AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

HB 7027 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2019, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

DEAF / HARD OF HEARING ISSUES

HB 7237 AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADVISORY BOARD FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING.

EDUCATION 

HB 7035 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION.

HB 7111 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESTRAINT, SECLUSION AND PLACING IN TIME OUT OF STUDENTS BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

HB 7112 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS.

SB 951 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

HB 7200 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS.

HB 7207 AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016.

HB 7252 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADJUDICATION PROCESS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND THE RIGHT OF PARENTS TO OBSERVE THEIR CHILD AT SCHOOL.

HB 7254 AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

HB 7276 AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF.

 

ENVIRONMENT / ALLERGIES / ASTHMA

SB 951 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

HB 7200 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION / SERVICE DELIVERY / INCLUDING LANGUAGE UPDATES / INCLUDING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

SB 326 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS AND THE FEES CHARGED FOR MEDICAL RECORDS.

SB 503 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

SB 796 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RESPECTFUL AND PERSON-FIRST LANGUAGE.

SB 797 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS. This legislation addresses the privatization of the “protection and advocacy” part of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities. It addresses all state statutes that include or refer to OPA. It makes the successor agency for the activities of the Abuse Investigation Division the Department of Developmental Services.

SB 951 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

HB 6009 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

HB 6099 AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF GROUP HOMES MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

HB 6237 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

 

HB 6483 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE.

HB 7021 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED PERSONS.

 

HEALTH / HEALTH CARE (INSURANCE BILLS LISTED UNDER 'INSURANCE')

SB 3 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW.

SB 319 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING.

SB 326 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS AND THE FEES CHARGED FOR MEDICAL RECORDS.

SB 434 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE MAVEN LEAD SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.

SB 750 AN ACT CONCERNING ORGAN DONATION.

SB 866 AN ACT CONCERNING CANNABIDIOL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

SB 922 AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

SB 937 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LEAD PREVENTION INITIATIVES AND ASBESTOS TRAINING.

SB 938 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM.

HB 5295 AN ACT REQUIRING FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS TRAINING.

HB 5564 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT.

HB 5660 AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELDER ABUSE REGISTRY.

HB 6009 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

HB 6025 AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION UNDER SUPERVISION.

HB 6235 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.

HB 6237 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

 

HB 6483 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE.

HB 7040 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

HB 7167 AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

HB 7118 AN ACT CONCERNING BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS.

HB 7182 AN ACT WAIVING CERTAIN FEES FOR VETERANS WHO ARE QUALIFYING PATIENTS FOR THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

HB 7200 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS.

HOUSING

SB 85 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

SB 922 AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

HB 6099 AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF GROUP HOMES MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

INSURANCE

SB 21 AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS.

 

SB 24 AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

 

HB 5962 AN ACT PROHIBITING INSURERS AND OTHER ENTITIES FROM REQUIRING THAT INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH METASTATIC CANCER USE STEP THERAPY FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG PRESCRIBED TO TREAT METASTATIC CANCER.

HB 5968 AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

HB 6619 AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR USED WHEELCHAIRS.

HB 6887 AN ACT EXPANDING COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

HB 7040 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

 

HB 7118 AN ACT CONCERNING BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS.

 

 

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

 

SB 38 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO PERSONS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

 

SB 39 AN ACT CONCERNING A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE QUALITY SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

 

SB 244 AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVING SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

 

SB 245 AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

 

SB 246 AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

 

SB 797 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS. This legislation addresses the privatization of the “protection and advocacy” part of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities. It addresses all state statutes that include or refer to OPA. It makes the successor agency for the activities of the Abuse Investigation Division the Department of Developmental Services.

SB 839 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING TECHNICAL AND MINOR REVISIONS TO ITS STATUTES AND REFERENCES TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

 

SB 976 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

 

SB 1003 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

 

JUDICIAL / INCLUDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE / LEGAL REPRESENTATION / DISCRIMINATION / GUARDIANSHIP / CONSERVATORSHIP

SB 859 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY COMPLIANCE WITH PROBATE COURT ORDERS.

SB 884 AN ACT ADOPTING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM RECOGNITION OF SUBSTITUTE DECISION-MAKING DOCUMENTS ACT AND REVISING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

SB 976 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

 

SB 1003 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

 

SB 1022 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ENHANCED COMMUNITY SERVICES TO THOSE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

HB 6072 AN ACT CONCERNING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

HB 6297 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY VOLUNTARY ADMISSIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

HB 6985 AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS.

HB 7112 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS.

HB 7214 AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG.

HB 7302 AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS.

LABOR / INCLUDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION & FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE and EMPLOYMENT

SB 27 AN ACT INCLUDING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "PERSONAL INJURY" UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES.

SB 802 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY CONSUMERS IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE PROGRAM.

LONG TERM CARE 

SB 801 AN ACT REQUIRING CLIENT-SPECIFIC EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE TRANSITION PLANNING FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE PROVIDERS.

SB 811 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

HB 7020 AN ACT REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

HB 7192 AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

MENTAL HEALTH (includes SUBSTANCE ABUSE and RECOVERY)

SB 976 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

 

SB 1003 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

 

SB 1022 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ENHANCED COMMUNITY SERVICES TO THOSE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

 

HB 5569 AN ACT REQUIRING MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE NEW PATIENTS WITH A PSYCHOTHERAPY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.

HB 5666 AN ACT REQUIRING WELLNESS CHECK-INS FOR PATIENTS WITH PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.

HB 5667 AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES.

HB 5730 AN ACT CONCERNING SELF-SERVE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR MACHINES.

HB 5741 AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER LIVING HOMES.

HB 5761 AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER HOMES.

HB 6037 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PSYCHIATRIC CARE BEDS TO BE USED FOR PATIENTS RECOVERING FROM HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO OPIOID ABUSE.

HB 6072 AN ACT CONCERNING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

HB 6483 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE.

HB 6887 AN ACT EXPANDING COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

HB 7052 AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE.

HB 7090 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING TRANSFER OF A PATIENT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD FOR TREATMENT OR RECOVERY.

HB 7177 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

SERVICE ANIMALS

HB 7214 AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG.

TAXES (INCLUDING “ABLE” ACT)

HB 7032 AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURY'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM.

TRANSPORTATION / MOBILITY (ACCESSIBLE / RESERVED PARKING “HANDICAPPED PARKING” LISTED SEPARATELY)

SB 345 AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

HB 7021 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED PERSONS.

HB 7126 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.

 

 END OF REPORT

 



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