Connecticut Senator Heather Bond Somers [R]

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CTHB05058PassTo implement the Governor's budget recommendations.
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05432PassTo establish a working group to develop a plan for expanding the tourism industry in the Mystic Seaport area of the towns of Stonington and Groton.
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05458PassTo maximize efforts to aid homeless persons.
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05003PassTo ensure that children and families have increased access to all available nutrition programs in the state.
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05455PassTo require the Commissioner of Social Services to study and make recommendations concerning the efficiency of the Department of Social Services in making eligibility determinations for medical assistance and responding to requests for information or ...
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTSB00123PassTo (1) provide that no individual shall cause another individual to incur a coerced debt, and (2) establish procedures to (A) review documentation to determine whether debt is coerced debt, and (B) bring an action to establish whether debt is coerced...
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2024-05-23
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTSB00339PassTo require restitution to the law enforcement unit, entity or individual that owns a police animal or dog in a volunteer canine search and rescue team when such animal or dog is injured or killed.
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2024-05-22
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05350PassTo authorize enforcement of boating laws on interior bodies of fresh water that touch the state's borders with Rhode Island, Massachusetts or New York.
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2024-05-22
Public Act 24-123
CTHB05267PassTo implement the recommendations of the Labor Department by (1) making changes to statutes relevant to the Labor Department, and (2) repealing obsolete provisions and statutes relevant to the Labor Department.
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2024-05-22
Public Act 24-147
CTHB05399PassTo (1) establish a council to develop a model policy related to the criminal justice response to sexual assault and require distribution of such policy to law enforcement units, (2) establish responsibilities of a peace officer at the scene of a sexu...
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2024-05-22
Public Act 24-127
CTHB05291PassTo require each hospital that treats a patient for a nonfatal overdose of an opioid drug to administer a toxicology screening of such patient if medically appropriate.
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2024-05-21
Public Act 24-120
CTHB05196PassTo expand the podiatric scope of practice to include surgical treatment of complications within the tibial diaphysis related to the use of external fixation pins, the performance of total ankle replacements and the treatment of tibial pilon fractures...
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2024-05-21
Public Act 24-112
CTHB05197PassTo adopt the social work licensure compact.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05491PassTo establish a property tax exemption for veterans who have a service-connected permanent and total disability rating as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05434PassTo authorize the Community and Economic Development Fund to conduct business outside the state.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05219PassTo require railroad company vegetation management plans to be consistent with the requirements for such plans in the state of Massachusetts.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05237PassTo require student surveys as part of the evaluation of private career schools during the process for renewal of a certificate of authorization.
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2024-05-21
Public Act 24-116
CTHB05300PassTo authorize the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to consider certain businesses that do not have their principal business operations in Connecticut to be eligible businesses under the invest CT fund program.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05189PassTo require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to study the state's "blue economy" and ways to promote and grow economic activity on the state's coastline and waterways.
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2024-05-21
Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
CTHB05308PassTo allow an absentee ballot applicant, who is a patient in a nursing home within six days immediately preceding the close of the polls at an election, primary or referendum, to designate someone to deliver an absentee ballot to such applicant.
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTSB00385PassTo (1) permit the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to coordinate with other New England states to procure generation resources from a nuclear power generating facility for ten years following the end of existing agreements with a n...
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2024-05-21
Signed by the Governor
CTSB00296PassTo prohibit certain undesired interactions between roaming swine and bovine.
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2024-05-20
Public Act 24-105
CTSB00272PassTo adopt the Connecticut Uniform Trust Decanting Act.
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2024-05-20
Public Act 24-104
CTHB05199PassTo establish a task force to study the shortage of athletic trainers in the state.
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2024-05-20
Special Act 24-17
CTSB00407PassTo add vocational agricultural students enrolled in an internship to the definition of "employee" for purposes of the Workers' Compensation Act.
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2024-05-20
Special Act 24-16
CTHB05190PassTo allow the historic homes rehabilitation tax credit to be applied against additional taxes.
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2024-05-20
Public Act 24-109
CTHB05369PassTo establish a pilot program to prevent immediate loss of benefits in certain public assistance programs for persons who exceed income thresholds due to employment.
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2024-05-20
Special Act 24-8
CTHB05002PassTo establish (1) the Early Childhood Care and Education Fund and advisory commission and specify funding for said fund, (2) a Tri-Share Child Care Matching Program in New London County, and (3) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025, a wage supplem...
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2024-05-20
Public Act 24-91
CTHB05222PassTo establish a no-wake-zone on the Pawcatuck River.
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2024-05-14
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05229PassTo implement certain of the recommendations of the eelgrass working group that are intended to assist in the preservation and restoration of eelgrass in the state.
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2024-05-14
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05225PassTo implement the recent recommendations of the Invasive Plants Council by prohibiting the sale and cultivation of certain plants determined to be invasive or potentially invasive.
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2024-05-14
Signed by the Governor
CTHB05404PassTo provide that, for any veteran or member of the armed forces who has military fire department training and experience related to operation of fire apparatus, the requirements for a "Q" driver's license endorsement shall be waived on submission of c...
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2024-05-14
Signed by the Governor
CTSB00135Engross
50%
To provide that neither the Commissioner of Consumer Protection nor the Department of Consumer Protection may charge certain individuals a license, permit, certification or registration fee in an amount that is greater than one hundred dollars per li...
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2024-05-08
On Consent Calendar
CTHB05167Engross
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To authorize municipalities to abate up to five hundred dollars per assessment year of property taxes for certain first-time homebuyers who obtain a loan from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.
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2024-05-03
Senate Calendar Number 432
CTHB05266Engross
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To amend section 31-225a of the general statutes to shorten the time an employer can protest any unemployment benefits they contend have been improperly charged to their employer unemployment insurance quarterly statements due to fraud or error from ...
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2024-05-03
Senate Calendar Number 456
CTHB05258Engross
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To require state courts to extend full faith and credit to military protection orders.
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2024-04-29
Senate Calendar Number 380
CTHB05257Engross
50%
To provide that the owner or keeper of a dog shall be jointly and severally liable for any dog causing damage to the person or property of another person.
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2024-04-25
File Number 615
CTHB05379Engross
50%
To promote efficiencies in the duties undertaken by state marshals, the State Marshal Commission and the State Marshal Advisory Board.
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2024-04-25
File Number 612
CTHB05416Intro
25%
To (1) include the Greek genocide as part of the Holocaust and genocide education and awareness curriculum, (2) require the Department of Education to develop a plan to replace the current state-wide mastery examination, (3) allow teachers employed b...
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2024-04-22
File Number 591
CTSB00225Intro
25%
To make certain motor vehicles used exclusively for farming eligible for personal property tax exemptions.
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2024-04-17
To Joint Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee
CTHB05298Intro
25%
To clarify the meanings of "sexual intercourse" and "sexual contact" following the Connecticut Supreme Court rulings in State v. Douglas C. and State v. Joseph V.
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2024-04-15
File Number 479
CTHB05481Intro
25%
To provide grants to municipalities for tourism public safety in amounts equal to twenty-five per cent of the occupancy and meals taxes collected from such municipalities.
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2024-04-09
To Joint Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee
CTSB00383Intro
25%
To establish a mitigation fund to make payments to individuals or entities harmed by adverse impacts to fisheries and wildlife from offshore wind power facilities.
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2024-04-09
File Number 349
CTHB05281Intro
25%
To allow a personal income tax deduction for a stipend paid by a municipality to a volunteer firefighter, fire police officer or ambulance member.
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2024-04-08
To Joint Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee
CTSB00275Intro
25%
To prohibit nursing homes from denying a patient admission solely on the basis that such person has, at any time, received mental health services.
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2024-04-08
File Number 319
CTSB00440Intro
25%
To make various revisions to the certificate of need process.
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2024-04-08
File Number 314
CTSB00277Intro
25%
To require the Department of Transportation to restore service on the Shore Line East rail line.
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2024-04-03
File Number 211
CTSB00182Intro
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To prohibit certain health carriers from requiring step therapy for prescription drugs used to treat a mental or behavioral health condition or a chronic, disabling or life-threatening condition.
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2024-03-13
File Number 20
CTHB05090Intro
25%
To provide funding for training of law enforcement officers in advanced crime scene processing.
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2024-03-08
To Joint Appropriations Committee
CTSB00051Intro
25%
To fund the high school preapprenticeship grant program.
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2024-03-08
To Joint Appropriations Committee
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