OPA: Bill Tracking Report

Bill Tracking Report


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Bill Tracking Report for March 25, 2017

This report is available in WORD format or an accessible format on request. Please contact Beth Leslie at 860-297-4369 or Beth.Leslie@ct.gov  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Copies of bills can be accessed on the legislative website at www.CGA.CT.gov

The “JF Deadline” is the last day the committee has to vote on bills in the possession of the committee. (Bills referred to committees after the deadline have about a week from the referral to take action.)

AGING COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/15; final deadline 04/27/17)

SB 21 AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS. To create equity between orally administered and intravenously administered medications.

03/07 JF change of reference from Human Services to Appropriations

SB 801 AN ACT REQUIRING CLIENT-SPECIFIC EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE TRANSITION PLANNING FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE PROVIDERS. To protect the interests of clients receiving home and community-based services funded by Medicaid by requiring client-specific employee training and employee transition planning.

03/02 JFS change of reference from Human Services to Appropriations

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.

03/16 JFS change of reference from Human Services to Appropriations

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.

03/09 JFS change of reference from Insurance to Appropriations

HB 5968 AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. To require health insurance coverage for fertility preservation for insureds diagnosed with cancer.

03/09 JF change of reference from Insurance to Appropriations

Governor's Bill HB 7026 AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017. To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Governor's Bill HB 7027 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2019, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR. This is the Governor's two year budget proposal.

02/14 to 02/24 Public hearings

BANKING COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

CHILDREN COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

COMMERCE COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

EDUCATION COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/08; final deadline 03/27/17)

Governor’s Bill HB 7035 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION. To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

03/01 Public hearing

Raised HB 7200 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS. To implement the recommendations of the task force on life-threatening food allergies in schools.

03/06 Public hearing

Raised HB 7207 AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016. To delay the implementation of the requirements of the student data privacy act of 2016 until July 1, 2018.

03/06 Public hearing

Raised HB 7252 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADJUDICATION PROCESS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND THE RIGHT OF PARENTS TO OBSERVE THEIR CHILD AT SCHOOL. To establish an adjudication process for special education determinations and to establish a right for parents and guardians to observe their children at school.

03/16 Public Hearing

Raised HB 7254 AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA. To require teachers applying for professional certification with a comprehensive special education or integrated early childhood and special education endorsement to complete a program of study in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and language arts that includes supervised practicum hours and instruction in the detection and recognition of, and evidence-based structured literacy interventions for, students with dyslexia.

03/16 Public Hearing

Raised HB 7276 AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF.  To provide state education mandate relief by, among other things, eliminating the requirement that an alternative educational opportunity for expelled students shall be nine hundred hours.

03/20 Public Hearing

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/15; final deadline 04/28/17)

None

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/15; final deadline 03/29/17)

None

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

HOUSING COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/15; final deadline 04/07/17)

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

02/27 Public hearing

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

02/27 Public hearing

Raised SB 976 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

03/13 Public hearing

Raised SB 1003 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Section 6 adds “conserved person” to the enhanced penalty statute concerning larceny.

03/15 Public Hearing

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

03/20 Public Hearing

 

Raised HB 7214 AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG. To establish a crime for interference with a guide dog or assistance dog or such dog's handler.

03/06 Public hearing

Raised HB 7302 AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS. To codify procedures concerning isolated confinement, provide for greater transparency concerning isolated confinement and provide training and wellness initiatives for correctional staff.

03/27 Public Hearing

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/08; final deadline 03/29/17)

Committee SB 38 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO PERSONS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY. To prevent disruption of services to persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

03/10 Drafted by committee

Proposed SB 39 AN ACT CONCERNING A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE QUALITY SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. To provide continuum of care options, improve jobs and reduce the waiting list for services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

03/10 Drafted by committee

Proposed SB 85 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. To ease the burden placed on certain residential facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

03/10 Drafted by committee

Proposed SB 244 AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVING SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. To improve services for persons with developmental disabilities and increase public transparency and accountability for the provision of such services.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

Proposed SB 245 AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. To improve services for and protect the interests of persons with developmental disabilities.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

Committee SB 246 AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. To better serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by developing a state-wide waiting list for services and projecting needs twenty years into the future.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

03/23 Drafted by committee

Proposed SB 319 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING. To determine the costs and benefits of eliminating sources of lead exposure during childhood.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

Committee SB 326 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS AND THE FEES CHARGED FOR MEDICAL RECORDS. To make changes to the statutes concerning access to medical records and the fees charged for medical records to conform with changes in the health care industry.

02/06 Drafted by committee

02/22 Public hearing

Committee SB 434 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE MAVEN LEAD SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. To improve the provision of health care to children by enabling child health care providers to obtain access to data concerning a child's possible exposure to lead.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

03/23 Drafted by committee

Proposed SB 750 AN ACT CONCERNING ORGAN DONATION. To prevent the death of hundreds of Connecticut citizens each year by increasing the availability of donated organs.

02/06 Reserve for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public hearing

Governor’s Bill No. 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.

03/20 Public hearing

Proposed HB 5295 AN ACT REQUIRING FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS TRAINING. To improve food allergy awareness in the restaurant business.

02/22 Public hearing

Committee HB 5564 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT. To require medical diagnostic equipment purchased by health care facilities to meet technical standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public hearing

03/06 Drafted by committee

Proposed HB 5569 AN ACT REQUIRING MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE NEW PATIENTS WITH A PSYCHOTHERAPY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. To provide greater clarity and accountability to patients contemplating mental health treatment.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

03/07 Public hearing

Proposed HB 5660 AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELDER ABUSE REGISTRY. To provide senior citizens and their families with important information about the health care providers who care for them.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/10 Public Hearing

Proposed HB 5666 AN ACT REQUIRING WELLNESS CHECK-INS FOR PATIENTS WITH PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID ANTAGONISTS. To require wellness check-ins for patients with a prescription for an opioid antagonist and recovering from opiate addiction.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/10 Public Hearing

Proposed HB 5667 AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES. To expand access to substance abuse treatment.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/10 Public Hearing

Proposed HB 5761 AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER HOMES. To regulate sober homes.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/22 Public hearing

Proposed HB 6009 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL. To make recommendations on legislation concerning the rare disease community.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/22 Public hearing

Proposed HB 6037 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PSYCHIATRIC CARE BEDS TO BE USED FOR PATIENTS RECOVERING FROM HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO OPIOID ABUSE. To increase the number of available beds across the state for opioid abuse-related recovery.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/10 Public Hearing

Proposed HB 6235 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS. To increase available administration options for epinephrine.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/22 Public hearing

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

03/15 JF change of reference from Insurance to Public Health

Raised HB 7048 AN ACT PROTECTING YOUTH AND STUDENT ATHLETES FROM CONCUSSIONS. To protect youth and student athletes from concussions.

02/17 Public hearing

Raised HB 7220 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SAFE DRINKING WATER. To implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding safe drinking water.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (JF deadline passed)

None


Bills before the Senate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

 

Bills before the House

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

HB 5741 AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER LIVING HOMES.

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

HB 6072 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

HB 7118 AN ACT CONCERNING BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS.

HB 7126 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.

HB 7167 AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

HB 7177 AN ACT CONCERNING STUDIES ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND ON CERTAIN FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES DISCHARGED DUE TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

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

Raised HB 7192 AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

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

 

END OF REPORT

 



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