Now that Connecticut's Legislature is back in session, what do our local representatives and senators have in mind? Here's a sampling of a few of the most notable proposals so far.
East Lyme Rep. Ed Jutila has proposed establishing electronic tolls on the Route 11 extension from Salem to I-95. The tolls would only be located on the newly constructed extension and would be removed when all the bonds issued for the construction have been retired.
Old Lyme/Lyme Rep. Marilyn Giuliano has proposed a bill that would certainly please towns burdened by state mandates. It would require any legislation imposing a mandate on municipalities to be passed by a vote of two-thirds of the members of each chamber of the General Assembly.
Sen. Andrea Stillman and Giuliano have both proposed a bill that would give water pollution control authorities jurisdiction over septic tanks on private property and that would require easements over such private property to maintain such septic systems.
Newcomer Sen. Art Linares has introduced a number of ambitious bills proposing to eliminate taxes in a variety of ways and to toughen the penalties for vehicular manslaughter and child abuse. He also proposes to create a task force to study shoreline preservation.
Here's a rundown of all bills introduced so far by Rep. Ed Jutila (East Lyme/Salem); Rep. Marilyn Guiliano (Old Lyme/Lyme); Sen. Andrea Stillman (East Lyme, Old Lyme, Waterford, Montville, New London, Bozrah, Old Saybrook, Salem); and Sen. Art Linares (33rd District, which includes Lyme).
To find out the details, click on the bill numbers and follow the links.HB05460 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MODEL PLAN FOR EMERGING BIOSCIENCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT. Introducer: Jutila HB05908 AN ACT REQUIRING SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR THE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION INDUSTRY. Introducer: Jutila HB05996 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN THE TOWN OF GRISWOLD. Introducer: Jutila HB06052 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOLLS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ROUTE 11. Introducer: Jutila SB00700 AN ACT CONCERNING NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS WHO RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART.
HB05637 AN ACT CONCERNING APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES. Introducer: Giuliano HB05777 AN ACT REQUIRING JOB IMPACT STATEMENTS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION. Introducer: Giuliano HB05780 AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR MANUFACTURING INTERNSHIPS. Introducer: Giuliano HB05847 AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS AND ON CERTAIN TREE FARMS. Introducer: Giuliano HB05851 AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT. Introducer: Giuliano HB05854 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY. Introducer: Giuliano HB05857 AN ACT CONCERNING AN OPTIONAL DONATION TO MEALS ON WHEELS MADE THROUGH THE INCOME TAX FORM. Introducer: Giuliano HB05911 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TEACHING OF GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN. Introducer: Giuliano HB05974 AN ACT CONCERNING APPROVAL OF NEW MUNICIPAL MANDATES. Introducer: Giuliano HB06290 AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS MADE FROM JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNTS. Introducer: Giuliano SB00352 AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS. Introducer: Giuliano SB00142 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR CAUSING THE DEATH OF ANOTHER WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE . Introducer: Linares SB00179 AN ACT CONCERNING PAID SICK LEAVE AND ITS EFFECTS ON STATE BUSINESSES. Introducer: Linares SB00214 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS. Introducer: Linares SB00219 AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES INVOLVING THE ABUSE OF A MINOR CHILD. Introducer: Linares SB00265 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION AND FUNDING OF THE NEW BRITAIN-HARTFORD BUSWAY. Introducer: Linares SB00531 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY TOURISM ON THE CONNECTICUT SHORELINE. Introducer: Linares SB00532 AN ACT ALLOWING LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE FUNDS TO BE APPLIED TO THE CREATION OF A NEW BUSINESS. Introducer: Linares SB00536 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS IN MANUFACTURING TRAINING PROGRAMS. Introducer: Linares SB00544 AN ACT REPEALING THE FEES FOR FISHING LICENSES IN THE STATE. Introducer: Linares SB00549 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY SHORELINE PRESERVATION. Introducer: Linares SB00566 AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX EXEMPTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THAT HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES. Introducer: Linares SB00665 AN ACT CONCERNING THE 2011 TAX INCREASES. Introducer: Linares SB00667 AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM. Introducer: Linares SB00674 AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS. Introducer: Linares SB00785 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS. Introducer: Linares HB05666 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE OF MONEYS AND PROPERTY DERIVED FROM HUMAN OR SEX TRAFFICKING. Introducer: Stillman HB05936 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE RELATING TO A PARTY'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE STATE'S SEATBELT LAW IN CIVIL ACTIONS. Introducer: Stillman HB05996 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN THE TOWN OF GRISWOLD. Introducer: Stillman SB00275 AN ACT CONCERNING RECEIPT AND ADOPTION OF THE MASTER PLAN DEVELOPED BY THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP TASK FORCE BY THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR ENDING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP. Introducer: Stillman SB00352 AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS. Introducer: Stillman SB00530 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONSORTIUM OF CONNECTICUT ART MUSEUMS. Introducer: Stillman SB00561 AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN STATE AND LOCAL POLICE TO RECEIVE TRAINING ON THE MANAGEMENT OF ESCAPED LIVESTOCK. Introducer: Stillman SB00700 AN ACT CONCERNING NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS WHO RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART. Introducer: Stillman SB00705 AN ACT EXPANDING THE POWERS OF MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITIES. Introducer: Stillman SB00723 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ESTATE TAX FOR FARM ASSETS. Introducer: Stillman SB00731 AN ACT ADJUSTING THE CONTRIBUTION RATE FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Introducer: Stillman SB00746 AN ACT CONCERNING EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVE CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS. Introducer: Stillman SB00753 AN ACT CONCERNING SUNDAY SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AT RESTAURANTS. Introducer: Stillman SB00755 AN ACT CONCERNING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AND REQUIRING CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS. Introducer: Stillman