OPA: Bill Tracking Report

Bill Tracking Report

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Legislative Update for Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hi Everybody,


The legislative session began yesterday.  The “Joint Rules” for the session have been adopted (Senate Joint Resolution 1 or “SJ1”) and include some important deadlines: The deadline for proposed bills is January 16, 2015.  Committees have their own deadlines, the smaller committees generally have until February 17 and bigger committees generally have until February 18.  I will will update the OPA legislative webpages www.ct.gov/opapd regularly.


The legislative website www.cga.ct.gov has undergone major revisions.  It may take some time to get used to, but it has many improvements over previous versions of the website.  One great feature is “bill tracking” and you can use it to follow bills that you specify by bill number, legislative sponsor and co-sponsors. You have to create a free account but can then decide how you want to be notified of activity on any bill you choose to track.  I plan to use this to keep track of bills this year.


I send out email updates regularly and would be happy to add anybody who would like to receive them. If you decide you don't want to receive the emails just let me know and I will gladly remove you from the email update list.  You can always check here for updates. To be added to my email update list, kindly email me with your request at beth.leslie@ct.gov

I am happy to add or remove anybody from this list if they request it.  I am always open to suggestions on how to make these updates more user-friendly and more informative.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any ideas on improvement!

I am also available to try to answer any questions you may have about the legislative process and / or specific issues and proposals.

My contact info is below.





Beth A. Leslie

Legislative and Regulations Specialist

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

60-B Weston Street

Hartford, CT 06120


Office 860-297-4369

Cell 860-371-7614

Toll free voice/TTY 1-800-842-7303

Fax 860-566-8714

Visit us on the web at www.CT.gov/opapd



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