OPA: Legislative Update

Legislative Update




March 3, 2017

Hi Everybody,

The List of Bills by Topic and Bill Tracking Report are up-to-date. Please remember that Tuesday, March 7th is Disability Advocacy Day and is coming up fast.  If you have not registered, please register online for Disability Advocacy Day at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z55LB6F


These are new bills from the week ending March 3, 2017

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Raised SB 951 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES. To require each local and regional board of education to a conduct test of the water supply for any school building or facility constructed before July 1, 1986.

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.

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.

HUMAN SERVICES

Raised SB 958 AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO MOTION PICTURE SCREENINGS IN THE STATE. To expand access to motion picture screenings by persons who are deaf, blind or hearing or sight impaired.

Raised HB 7237 AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADVISORY BOARD FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING. To rename, reconstitute and revise the mission of an advisory board on issues concerning deaf and hard of hearing persons and establish oversight of complaints concerning interpreters.

JUDICIARY

Raised SB 976 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY. To provide the Probate Court Administrator with the authority to: (1) Audit an account of a conservator of the estate, and (2) adopt, in consultation with the Connecticut Probate Assembly, standards of practice that will provide guidance to court-appointed conservators in the performance of their duties.

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Raised SB 937 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LEAD PREVENTION INITIATIVES AND ASBESTOS TRAINING. To implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding lead prevention initiatives and asbestos training.

Raised 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. To provide the Commissioner of Public Health with the authority to implement the medical orders for life-sustaining treatment program state-wide.
 
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.


Beth

Beth A. Leslie
Legislative and Regulations Specialist
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60-B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Beth.Leslie@ct.gov
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