OPA: Bill Tracking Report

Bill Tracking Report



Bill Tracking Report for Monday, February 13, 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

I have included the deadline to act on proposed bills for each committee in this Bill Tracking Report. Most proposed bills will not be acted on and with “die in committee”. Once this happens, these reports will be much shorter and more helpful. Until I know which of these bills will live or die I must report them all.

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 (final deadline 03/07/17)

Proposed H.B. No. 5821 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS', to allow more non-ambulatory nursing home residents to visit the homes of their families.

01/31 Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 6985 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS', to prevent a conservator from banning a conserved person's loved ones from interacting with the conserved person, except under limited circumstances.

02/07 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7020 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE', to produce budget savings by implementing the recommendations of the Program Review and Investigations Committee's December 2016 Report on Long-Term Care.

02/14 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7021 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED PERSONS', to create a task force to study transportation issues facing veterans, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

02/14 Public Hearing

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

Proposed S.B. No. 748 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES TO REALLOCATE AN UNALLOCATED BUDGET SURPLUS TOWARD SERVING THOSE ON WAITING LISTS FOR DEPARTMENT SERVICES OR TO RETAIN SUCH UNALLOCATED SURPLUS FOR SERVICES EXPENDITURES', to allow the Department of Developmental Services to capture a certain percentage of its unallocated budget surplus when it achieves savings by providing cost-effective, community-based services for people with disabilities and to reallocate such surplus toward serving more families on department waiting lists.

02/06 Change of Reference from Public Health to Appropriations Committee

Proposed H.B. No. 5163 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES', to provide supportive housing and easily accessible services to adults with developmental disabilities.

02/06 Change of Reference from Public Health to Appropriations Committee

Proposed H.B. No. 5565 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES', to ensure that unexpended funds originally appropriated to the Department of Developmental Services are not transferred to the General Fund or used for any purpose other than the provision of services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

01/26 Change of reference from Public Health to Appropriations Committee

Governor’s H.B. No. 7026 'AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Governor’s H.B. No. 7027 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2019, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations. This is the 2 year budget for the period beginning July 1, 2017.

02/14 through 02/24 Public Hearing

BANKING COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/09/17)

Raised H.B. No. 7032 'AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURY'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM', to implement the Office of the Treasury's recommended revisions to the Achieving a Better Life Experience program.

02/14 Public Hearing

CHILDREN COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/07/17)

Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC Model) (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

Youth Concussions (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

Crumb Rubber on Playgrounds (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

Therapy Animals in Court (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Clarifying the Definition of Restraint and Seclusion (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Youth Aging Out of Department of Children and Families Custody (Concept raised by Committee on Children, no bill number or language available yet)

Raised S.B. No. 769 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS', to require operators conducting youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to obtain the informed consent of a parent or guardian of each child participating in the youth athletic activity regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to complete a training course regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to remove from play youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions and to prohibit youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions from resuming play until such youth athletes obtain permission to resume play from a licensed health care provider.

02/16 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6099 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF GROUP HOMES MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to provide for and promote the health and safety of group home residents and those persons who live in close proximity to the group home.

01/31 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6297 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOLUNTARY PLACEMENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND PARENTAL RIGHTS', to protect parental rights when a child is voluntarily placed in out-of-home care for the purpose of obtaining treatment for a mental health issue or developmental disability.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

COMMERCE COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/07; final deadline 03/21/17)

None

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

An Act Concerning Minor Revisions to the Education Statutes (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Various Revisions and Additions to the Education Statutes (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning the Department of Education (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Office of Early Childhood (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Education Issues (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Elementary and Secondary Education Issues (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Boards of Education (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Special Education (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning State Funding for Education (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Local Education Authorities (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Recommendations of the Task Force on School Climate (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning Recommendations of Task Force on Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Schools (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

An Act Concerning the Recommendations of Task Force on Professional Development and In- Service Training Requirements for Educators (Concept raised by Education Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/02; final deadline 03/23/17)

none

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/24/17)

none

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

Proposed S.B. No. 16 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES', to provide a deduction from the personal income tax for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Proposed S.B. No. 350 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROGRAM THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL ABLE ACT AND ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR CONTRIBUTIONS MADE FOR SUCH PROGRAM', to (1) establish a program that meets the requirements of the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, (2) allow individuals to establish accounts pursuant to such program to make contributions to pay for disability-related expenses, and (3) establish a deduction against the personal income tax for such contributions.

Proposed H.B. No. 5290 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE AREAS ON PORTIONS OF EAST MAIN STREET AND PARK AVENUE IN BRIDGEPORT', to enable the city of Bridgeport to build and maintain handicapped accessible areas on portions of East Main Street and Park Avenue.

01/26 Change of Reference from Planning & Development to Finance Committee

Proposed H.B. No. 5515 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO MAKE STATE FACILITIES ACCESSIBLE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to authorize bonds of the state for the installation of accessible ramps, power assist doors, elevators and accessible bathrooms in state facilities in order to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/02; final deadline 03/14/17)

Proposed H.B. No. 5202 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PHARMACISTS FROM MAKING CHANGES TO PRESCRIPTIONS WITHOUT PRESCRIBER CONSENT', to require prescriber consent prior to a pharmacist making any changes to a drug prescription.

01/26 Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5730 'AN ACT CONCERNING SELF-SERVE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR MACHINES', to allow the use of self-serve alcoholic liquor machines.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5732 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LABELING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG CONTAINERS CONTAINING OPIATES', to inform patients regarding the potency and possible negative consequences of taking prescription opiate drugs.

02/07 Public Hearing

Governor’s H.B. 7052 'AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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

Proposed S.B. No. 65 'AN ACT DESIGNATING TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA AWARENESS DAY', to increase public awareness of trigeminal neuralgia.

Proposed S.B. No. 335 'AN ACT RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH AS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA AWARENESS DAY', to raise public awareness of this rare connective tissue disease.

01/26 Change of Reference from General Law to GAE Committee

Proposed S.B. No. 480 'AN ACT DESIGNATING MALE BREAST CANCER WEEK', to designate the third week of October as Male Breast Cancer Week.

Proposed S.B. No. 481 'AN ACT DESIGNATING MAY AS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH', to designate May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Proposed H.B. No. 5093 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE DEPARTMENT ON AGING', to eliminate overlapping state services and promote efficiency in government by undoing the prior transfer of functions from the Department of Social Services to the Department on Aging and by eliminating the Department on Aging.

Proposed H.B. No. 5102 'AN ACT DESIGNATING MAY AS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH', to designate May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Proposed H.B. No. 5729 'AN ACT CONCERNING OPIOID PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS', to require language concerning the safe disposal of prescription drugs and nearby locations of prescription drug collection boxes be dispensed with every opioid prescription.

Proposed H.B. No. 5731 'AN ACT DESIGNATING THE THIRD WEEK IN OCTOBER AS MALE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WEEK', to designate the third week in October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.

Proposed H.B. No. 5735 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS IN THE STATE ARCHIVES', to improve efficiency within the state archives and executive branch agencies by eliminating the need for agency review of individual restricted files and to provide open access to restricted historic public records and files when a reasonable amount of time has passed after their creation or after a person's death.

Governor’s H.B. No. 7051 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/21/17)

Proposed H.B. No. 6163 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM CREATING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN CERTAIN FITNESS FACILITIES AND PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE', to establish a pilot program between fitness facilities offering adaptive physical education programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and public institutions of higher education.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

HOUSING COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 01/31; final deadline 03/09/17)

Proposed H.B. No. 5122 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR ANTI-BLIGHT AND HOARDING REMEDIATION INITIATIVES', to establish a revolving loan fund for anti-blight and hoarding remediation initiatives for seniors, veterans and low-income communities.

01/24 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5317 'AN ACT REQUIRING ELDERLY HOUSING TO HAVE AN AUTOMATED, HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE DOOR TO COMMON FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY ROOMS', to allow handicapped residents of elderly housing to easily access common facilities and community rooms.

01/24 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5438 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF LEAD-BASED PAINT', to increase eligibility for financial assistance for the abatement of lead-based paint.

01/24 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5463 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SEPARATE LIVING AREAS IN MUNICIPAL PUBLIC HOUSING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND YOUNGER PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to ensure the safety of elderly persons and younger persons with disabilities living in public housing.

01/27 Change of Reference from Aging to Housing Committee

01/31 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6594 'AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY', to help municipalities meet the affordable housing requirements under section 8-30g of the general statutes.

01/31 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/16 Public Hearing

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/23/17)

AN ACT CONCERNING PROMOTION OF LONG-LASTING, REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT ESTABLISHING REASONABLE STANDARDS FOR MEDICAID EVV FOR PERSONAL CARE AND HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL MEDICAID WAIVERS AND STATE PLAN AMENDMENTS. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID FUNDED PROGRAMS. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING LONG TERM CARE. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY BOARD. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS BY HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS IN MOVIE THEATERS. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO HUMAN SERVICES STATUTES. (Concept raised by Human Services Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

Raised S.B. No. 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.

02/14 Public Hearing

Raised S.B. No. 802 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY CONSUMERS IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE PROGRAM', to require the state to procure and administer workers' compensation coverage for personal care attendants employed directly by consumers in the Community First Choice program.

02/14 Public Hearing

Raised S.B. No. 803 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME CARE', to allow more persons to receive care at home and save the state the greater cost of institutional care by establishing a system for presumptive Medicaid eligibility for home care.

02/14 Public Hearing

 

Raised S.B. No. 804 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SOCIAL WORK IN-HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM', to rename a program offering community-based services to persons with disabilities and eliminate duplication of services.

02/14 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7039 'AN ACT REDUCING STATE CONSERVATORSHIP EXPENSES', to secure payment for expenses related to conservatorships.

02/14 Public Hearing

Governor’s H.B. No. 7040 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/16/17)

Proposed S.B. No. 19 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG FOR A CHRONIC CONDITION DURING CERTAIN ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS', to require health insurance coverage, during certain adverse determination reviews, of a prescribed drug other than a schedule II or III controlled substance for a chronic condition.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 21 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS', to create equity between orally administered and intravenously administered medications.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 24 'AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS', to improve access to care.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 25 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG DURING THE ENTIRE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW AND EXTERNAL REVIEW PROCESSES', to require health insurance coverage, during the entire adverse determination review and external review processes, of a prescribed drug other than a schedule II or III controlled substance.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 229 'AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS', to expand health insurance coverage for hearing aids to insureds beyond children twelve years of age or younger.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5133 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF JET INJECTORS FOR INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES', to require health insurance coverage of jet injectors for individuals diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5269 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS', to require health insurance coverage for hearing aids for individuals with a hearing loss of ninety per cent or greater and to establish a graduated deductible for such individuals.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5270 'AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS', to decrease the time frame for all urgent care adverse determination review requests.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5441 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LONG-TERM ADDICTION TREATMENT', to require health insurance coverage for long-term addiction treatment.

01/19 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 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', to prohibit insurance companies and other entities from requiring that insureds diagnosed with metastatic cancer use step therapy for any prescribed drug prescribed to treat metastatic cancer.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 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.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/07 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6619 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR USED WHEELCHAIRS', to require insurers and other entities providing coverage for used wheelchairs to notify any enrollee who receives a used wheelchair that the enrollee has received a used wheelchair, permit the enrollee to return the used wheelchair within seven days after the enrollee's receipt of such notice, and process any request for repair or replacement of a defective wheelchair.

02/02 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/16 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6887 'AN ACT EXPANDING COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES', to require that each health insurance policy delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state provide coverage for additional mental health care services and substance abuse services, including, but not limited to, case management services and peer support services.

02/02 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/16 Public Hearing

 

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

Proposed S.B. No. SB 110 ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR RECOVERY FOR NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS BASED ON DAMAGE TO, OR LOSS OF, PERSONAL PROPERTY’, to establish a cause of action for recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress based on damage to, or loss of, personal property.

Proposed S.B. No. 111 ‘AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO SCHOOLS OF PROTECTIVE OR RESTRAINING ORDERS AFFECTING STUDENTS’, to require notice be sent to schools when a student is named in a protective or restraining order.

Proposed S.B. No. 113 ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PROBATE COURT CONSERVATORS’, to require the Probate Court Administrator to develop and implement a professional code of conduct applicable to any conservator appointed in a Probate Court matter.

Proposed S.B. No. 496 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS', to implement the recommendations of the Task Force to Improve Access to Legal Counsel in Civil Matters.

Proposed H.B. No. 5209 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEDICATED DRUG DOCKET IN NEW LONDON COUNTY', to establish a dedicated drug docket in New London County.

Proposed H.B. No. 5542 'AN ACT CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM DRUG DOCKET IN NEW LONDON COUNTY', to establish a pilot program drug docket in New London County.

Proposed H.B. No. 5543 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT AUTHORITY TO ORDER A PERSON TO SUBMIT TO AN INVOLUNTARY MEDICAL EVALUATION', to provide a Probate Court with the authority to order a person with a substance use disorder or mental disability to submit to an involuntary medical evaluation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5651 ‘AN ACT REQUIRING CLERKS OF THE COURT TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS TO SCHOOLS’, to ensure that the clerk of the court notifies a school system of the existence of a protective order that has been issued relating to a student enrolled at the school or the parent or legal guardian of such student.

Proposed H.B. No. 5654 ‘AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A SERVICE ANIMAL OR USER OF A SERVICE ANIMAL’, to create a new crime of harming or harassing a service animal or an individual while using a service animal.

Proposed H.B. No. 5746 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE THAT SHALL EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A HEALTH COURT', to explore the possibility of creating a health court.

Proposed H.B. No. 6451 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES', to implement reforms that alleviate the backlog of cases at the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and to permit commission legal counsel to intervene as a matter of right in any suit or other proceeding in which civil or human rights are at issue.

Proposed H.B. No. 6893 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SHARED CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH SPECIALIZED NEEDS', to establish a temporary shared custody arrangement between the state and the parent of a child with specialized needs.

Proposed H.B. No. 6894 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF A CHILD WITH SPECIALIZED NEEDS', to ensure that the parents of a child with specialized needs are allowed to retain custody of such child while obtaining the services that the child needs.

Proposed H.B. No. 6897 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW PROBATE COURT PROCEDURES AND FEES IN MATTERS INVOLVING THE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES', to establish a task force to review Probate Court procedures and fees in matters involving a parent of a child with disabilities.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/14/17)

Committee S.B. No. 27 'AN ACT INCLUDING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "PERSONAL INJURY" UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES', to expand workers' compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment.

01/19/17 Drafted by Committee

02/14 Public Hearing

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/27/17)

AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES. (Concept raised by Planning and Development Committee, no bill number or language available yet)

Proposed H.B. No. 5159 'AN ACT WAIVING THE DOG LICENSE FEE FOR SERVICE ANIMALS', to waive the dog license fee for service animals.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5448 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COSTS OF REMOVAL AND STORAGE OF PROPERTY OF EVICTED TENANTS AND FORECLOSED PROPERTY OWNERS', to alleviate an unfunded mandate on municipalities with regard to removal and storage of property of evicted tenants and foreclosed property owners.

02/02 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6931 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND MUNICIPAL COLLABORATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS', to require that the state collaborate with municipalities to develop a plan for the protection of vulnerable individuals.

02/08 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/29/17)

Proposed S.B. No. 3 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW', to promote and facilitate the donation of life-saving organs and bone marrow.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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

Proposed S.B. No. 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

Proposed S.B. No. 319 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING', to determine the costs and benefits of eliminating sources of lead exposure during childhood.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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.

02/08 Drafted by committee

Proposed S.B. No. 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 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 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 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public Hearing

Governor’s Bill S.B. No. 796 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RESPECTFUL AND PERSON-FIRST LANGUAGE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Governor's Bill S.B. No. 797 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Proposed H.B. No. 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

Proposed H.B. No. 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

Proposed H.B. No. 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 H.B. No.  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 H.B. No. 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 H.B. No. 5741 'AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER LIVING HOMES', to provide safeguards for the health and well-being of residents of sober living homes and notice to municipalities and the state of the existence of such properties to ensure proper oversight.

01/19 Change of reference from Human Services to Public Health

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5761 'AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER HOMES', to regulate sober homes.

01/25 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 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

Proposed H.B. No. 6025 'AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION UNDER SUPERVISION', to allow medical assistants to administer medication.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 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 H.B. No. 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

Proposed H.B. No. 6237 'AN ACT ADOPTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL', to enact the recommendations of the Diabetes Advisory Council.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6483 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE', to establish a task force to make recommendations regarding the impending shortage in the psychiatry workforce.

02/06 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/17 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7048 'AN ACT PROTECTING YOUTH AND STUDENT ATHLETES FROM CONCUSSIONS', to protect youth and student athletes from concussions.

02/17 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7049 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES', to make technical corrections to certain public health statutes. This bill makes a technical correction to a statutory reference in Public Act 16-66 regarding the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE (proposed bills must be acted on by 02/02; final deadline 03/16/17)

Committee H.B. No. 6260 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLICE REGARDING THE ELOPEMENT OR WANDERING OF CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER', to require the training program for state and local police to include training for the handling of cases involving the elopement or wandering of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

02/08 Drafted by committee

02/16 Public Hearing

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/20/17)

Proposed S.B. No. 77 'AN ACT REQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHS ON REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS', to require photo identification on removable windshield placards to prevent abuse of such placards.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 307 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES', to require an operator of a scooter to register the scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 345 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to allow livery permit holders to transport persons with physical disabilities using a stretcher van.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed S.B. No. 502 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO APPLY FOR IDENTIFICATION CARDS OR REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a person with disabilities to make an appointment with the department to apply for an identification card or removable windshield placard.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5178 'AN ACT REQUIRING THREE-POINT SEAT SAFETY BELTS FOR SCHOOL BUSES', to require school buses to be equipped with three-point lap and shoulder seat safety belts and to require passengers of a school bus to wear seat safety belts.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5181 'AN ACT CONCERNING REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to require removable windshield placards to bear the name of the person who is blind or person with disabilities for whom the placard was issued and to establish penalties for the abuse of such placards.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5183 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS THAT MAY BE ISSUED TO PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to permit a blind person or person with disabilities to obtain two removable windshield placards if such person owns two motor vehicles.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5184 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF "BREAST CANCER AWARENESS" COMMEMORATIVE NUMBER PLATES', to enhance public awareness of the importance of breast cancer research.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5300 'AN ACT CONCERNING PHOTOGRAPHS ON REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS', to prevent the abuse of removable windshield placards by requiring photo identification on such placards.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5771 'AN ACT CONCERNING REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS', to permit veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or other qualifying mental impairment to receive a removable windshield placard allowing such veteran to utilize parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5816 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', to study the eligibility requirements for a removable windshield placard.

01/30 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6271 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC BICYCLES', to regulate the operation of high-speed and low-speed electric bicycles.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6273 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY', to increase the penalty for motor vehicle operators who cause the serious physical injury or death of a pedestrian, bicyclist or other vulnerable user of a public way.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6274 'AN ACT CONCERNING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT CROSSWALKS', to require motor vehicle operators to stop when a pedestrian approaches a crosswalk.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6277 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR SCOOTERS', to assist the police in tracking scooters by requiring an operator of a scooter to register such scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6279 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES', to require an operator of a scooter to register the scooter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6281 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE USE OF HELMETS BY OPERATORS OF CERTAIN MOTOR SCOOTERS', to require operators of certain scooters to wear a helmet.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6719 'AN ACT REQUIRING THREE-POINT SEAT SAFETY BELTS FOR SCHOOL BUSES THAT ARE MODEL YEAR 2019 OR NEWER', to require each school bus that is model year 2019 or newer to be equipped with three-point lap and shoulder seat safety belts and to require passengers of a school bus to wear seat safety belts.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6720 'AN ACT CONCERNING REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN TRANSPORTED IN MOTOR VEHICLES', to protect children in the state by requiring any person who transports a child under two years of age to use a rear-facing child restraint system, unless the child weights more than forty pounds.

01/30 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/06 Public Hearing

Raised H.B. No. 7055 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE NOTIFICATION OF STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES, PARKING SPACES, SEAT BELTS, MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS, WAYSIDE HORNS, THE DISPOSITION OF EXCESS STATE PROPERTY, HEAVY DUTY TRAILERS AND FLASHING LIGHTS ON MOTOR VEHICLES', to amend statutes as recommended by the Department of Transportation regarding the regarding the notification of state construction contract opportunities, parking spaces, seat belts, motorcycle operators, wayside horns, the disposition of excess state property, heavy duty trailers and flashing lights on motor vehicles. Section 6 of this bill would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations “establishing specifications for protective headgear for use by operators and passengers of motorcycles”.

02/15 Public Hearing

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (final deadline 03/07/17)

Proposed S.B. No. 503 'AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS', to promote activities that may assist rehabilitation and recuperation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/14 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5194 'AN ACT WAIVING THE REGISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION FEES FOR VETERANS WHO ARE QUALIFYING PATIENTS FOR THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA', to waive the registration and administration fees for veterans who are qualifying patients for the palliative use of marijuana.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 5580 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN VETERANS DISCHARGED DUE TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY', to expand eligibility of veterans' benefits to certain veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6072 'AN ACT CONCERNING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM', to provide judges with information related to mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder issues that may impact veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

Proposed H.B. No. 6287 'AN ACT WAIVING THE INITIAL AND ANNUAL RENEWAL FEES FOR VETERANS WHO ARE QUALIFYING PATIENTS FOR THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA', to waive the initial and renewal registration and administration fees for veterans who are qualifying patients for the palliative use of marijuana.

01/26 Reserved for subject matter public hearing

02/15 Public Hearing

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END OF REPORT.



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