Final Bill Tracking Report – 2022 Legislative Session

Bill Sponsors Description Status Position Notes

HB 5003

Dead

Rep. Vincent J. Candelora (86); Rep. Laura M. Devlin (134); Rep. Tom O’Dea (125);  et al. (6)

An Act Concerning The Unemployment Trust Fund.

To support the Unemployment Trust Fund to ensure availability to more workers in the future, reduce the impacts of the pandemic and assist in business recovery.

APP Public Hearing: Fri 3/18 10:00 AM @ (3/11)

HB 5010

Dead

Rep. Vincent J. Candelora (86); Rep. Laura M. Devlin (134); Rep. Tom O’Dea (125);  et al. (6)

An Act Restoring The Rate Of The Credit Against The Affected Business Entity Tax.

To restore the rate of the credit against the affected business entity tax to ninety-three and one-hundredths per cent.

FIN Public Hearing: Thu 3/3 09:30 AM @ (2/25)

HB 5013

Dead

Rep. Vincent J. Candelora (86); Rep. Laura M. Devlin (134); Rep. Tom O’Dea (125);  et al. (6)

An Act Exempting Personal Protective Equipment And Covid-19 Rapid Tests From The Sales And Use Taxes.

To exempt from the sales and use taxes the sale of and the storage, use or other consumption in this state of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 rapid tests.

Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

HB 5029

Dead

Rep. Gary A. Turco (27)

An Act Exempting Certain Covid-19 At-home Test Kits From The Sales And Use Taxes.

To exempt from the sales and use taxes the sale of and the storage, use or other consumption in this state of federal Food and Drug Administration-approved COVID-19 antigen and PCR at-home test kits.

Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/9)

HB 5039

Dead

REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 9

An Act Concerning Medium And Heavy-duty Vehicle Emission Standards.

To implement the Governor’s budget recommendations.

Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/26)

Governor’s Bill – Heavy duty emissions

 

HB 5043

Dead

REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 9

An Act Reforming Motor Vehicle Assessment.

To implement the Governor’s budget recommendations.

File Number 596 (4/25)

Governor’s Bill – Motor vehicle assessment

 

HB 5255 Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Transportation And Various Revisions To The Transportation Statutes.

To implement the recommendations of the Department of Transportation.

Signed by the Governor (5/17)

DOT Bill: Section 18

 

HB 5287

Dead

Education Committee

An Act Concerning Remote Learning In Connecticut.

To move up the date that the plan for the state-wide remote learning school is due from July 1, 2023, to January 1, 2023, and to permit local and regional boards of education to authorize remote learning to students in grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive.

File Number 129 (3/28)

HB 5354

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Undue Delays In Workers’ Compensation.

To extend time for employers to file a notice to contest a workers’ compensation claim.

LAB Public Hearing: Tue 3/8 09:00 AM @ (3/4)

HB 5358

Dead

Planning and Development Committee

An Act Concerning Certificates Of Approval For Motor Vehicle Dealerships And Repair Shops.

To specify that applicants for licenses for dealing in or repairing motor vehicles shall obtain certificates of approval of location and use from the zoning enforcement official of the municipality.

PD Public Hearing: Wed 3/9 10:00 AM @ (3/4)

HB 5366

Dead

Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning Revisions To The Motor Vehicle Statutes.

To revise the motor vehicle statutes concerning (1) certificates of title, (2) emissions-related repair waivers, (3) operators’ licenses, (4) autocycles, (5) aftermarket parts, (6) the Removable Windshield Placard Advisory Council, and (7) school bus violation detection monitoring systems.

File Number 392 (4/11)

Sections 6,7,16-18

 

HB 5381

Dead

Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning The Federal Clean Air Act Fee On Motor Vehicle Registration.

To ensure that the revenue collected from the “federal Clean Air Act fee” is used to fund green transportation initiatives.

File Number 299 (4/5)

HB 5401

Dead

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

An Act Exempting Covid-19 At-home Test Kits From The Sales And Use Taxes.

To exempt COVID-19 at-home test kits from the sales and use taxes.

File Number 547 (4/20)

HB 5438

Dead

Commerce Committee

An Act Establishing A Credit Against The Corporation Business Tax And Personal Income Tax For Nonresidential Building Improvements Made To Reduce The Spread Of Covid-19.

To establish for certain taxable years a credit against the corporation business tax and personal income tax for nonresidential building improvements made to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Referred by House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (4/13)

HB 5441

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Adopting The Recommendations Of The Task Force To Study The State Workforce And Retiring Employees.

To adopt the recommendations of the task force to study state workforce and retiring employees.

Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/22)

HB 5443

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Disclosure Of Social Security Numbers On Employment Applications.

To reduce the potential for unauthorized access of job applicants’ personal information.

File Number 236 (3/31)

HB 5444

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Union Workers.

To add new unfair labor practices and to establish a timeline for representatives to commence first negotiations after elected or designated.

Senate Calendar Number 373 (4/18)

HB 5492

Dead

Government Administration and Elections Committee

An Act Concerning The Process For Public Health And Civil Preparedness Emergency Declarations.

To modify the process of public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations, including by requiring legislative approval for renewal declarations issued one hundred eighty days or more after the initial declaration, permitting the legislative disapproval of executive orders issued one hundred eighty days or more after the initial declaration and permitting the legislative disapproval of any declaration of civil preparedness emergency regardless of cause.

File Number 503 (4/14)
SB 4 Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning The Connecticut Clean Air Act.

To reduce carbon emissions by expanding public and private utilization of electric vehicles in Connecticut to protect human health and the environment.

Signed by the Governor (5/10)
SB 5 Judiciary Committee

An Act Concerning Online Dating Operators, The Creation Of A Grant Program To Reduce Occurrences Of Online Abuse And The Provision Of Domestic Violence Training And Protections For Victims Of Domestic Violence.

To: (1) Establish verification requirements prior to the creation of an online dating account, (2) establish the crime of child grooming, (3) create a grant program to prevent online abuse, (4) require domestic violence training for state employees, (5) prohibit discrimination against a victim of family violence, and (6) expand assistance to families and children in homes experiencing domestic violence.

Signed by the Governor (5/24)

Section 10

 

SB 9 REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 9

An Act Concerning Additional Adjustments To The State Budget For The Biennium Ending June 30, 2023, A Community Ombudsman Program, Certain Municipal-related Provisions, School Building Project Grants And High-deductible Health Plans.

To implement the Governor’s budget recommendations.

Transmitted to the Secretary of State (5/26)

Governor’s General Gov’t bill

 

SB 26

Dead

Sen. Martin M. Looney (S11)

An Act Establishing A Refundable Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For Licensed Drivers.

To establish a refundable credit against the personal income tax of fifty dollars for each licensed driver, regardless of filing status.

FIN Public Hearing: Thu 3/3 09:30 AM @ (2/25)

SB 30

Dead

Sen. Martin M. Looney (S11)

An Act Lowering The Mill Rate Cap For Motor Vehicle Property Tax And Concerning Reimbursements To Municipalities For Lost Revenue.

To reduce the cap for mill rates imposed on motor vehicles to 30 mills and reimburse municipalities, for fiscal years commencing July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2026, inclusive, for lost revenue.

Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (2/14)
SB 162 Public Safety and Security Committee

An Act Concerning Fees Charged By Independent Contractors That Process Criminal History Records Checks.

To eliminate the requirement that an independent contractor, operating under an agreement with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to process criminal history records checks, collect and remit the fee that would otherwise apply to the criminal history records check and to increase the maximum convenience fee that the contractor may charge.

Signed by the Governor (5/10)
SB 210 Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Technical And Other Changes To The Labor Department Statutes.

To make technical and other changes to the Labor Department statutes.

Signed by the Governor (5/23)

SB 240

Dead

Environment Committee

An Act Concerning The Use Of Sodium Chloride To Mitigate Snow And Ice Accumulations.

To provide training, certification and protection from liability for roadside applicators of sodium chloride who use best practices when applying sodium chloride which, in turn, will reduce the environmental impact of such applications.

File Number 662 (4/27)
SB 256 Public Safety and Security Committee

Act Concerning Catalytic Converters.

To impose restrictions on and require recordkeeping by motor vehicle recyclers, scrap metal processors and junk dealers when purchasing catalytic converters.

Signed by the Governor (5/17)

SB 312

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Connecticut Paid Sick Days.

To expand paid sick days and domestic worker coverage.

File Number 443 (4/13)

SB 318

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings.

To prohibit an employer from coercing employees into attending or participating in meetings sponsored by the employer concerning the employer’s views on political or religious matters.

File Number 266 (4/4)

SB 320

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Raising The Threshold For Unemployment Overpayments.

To increase the threshold dollar amount used to determine whether unemployment compensation fraud is a misdemeanor or a felony.

Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (4/20)
SB 333 Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Motor Vehicles And Various Revisions To The Motor Vehicle Statutes.

To implement the recommendations of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Signed by the Governor (5/17)

Sections 5-7

 

SB 356

Dead

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

An Act Requiring The Insurance Commissioner To Consider Affordability As A Factor In Reviewing Individual And Group Health Insurance Policy Premium Rate Filings.

To require the Insurance Commissioner to consider affordability as a factor in reviewing individual and group health insurance policy premium rate filings.

INS Public Hearing: Tue 3/15 09:00 AM @ (3/9)

SB 391

Dead

Transportation Committee

An Act Concerning The Recommendations Of The Legislative Commissioners’ Office Regarding Minor And Technical Revisions To The Transportation And Motor Vehicle Statutes.

To recommend minor and technical revisions to the transportation and motor vehicle statutes.

File Number 387 (4/11)

Section 7

 

SB 417

Dead

Labor and Public Employees Committee

An Act Concerning Amnesty For Nonfraudulent Unemployment Overpayments.

To provide assistance to individuals who received non fraudulent unemployment overpayments through no fault of their own.

Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate (4/22)

SB 427

Dead

Education Committee

An Act Concerning The Expansion Of The Open Choice Program And Creation Of The State Teacher Shortage And Retention Task Force.

To include Guilford as a participant in the open choice program for the New Haven region, and to create a school bus driver rebate program as an incentive to recruit new school bus drivers.

File Number 654 (4/26)

Section 2

 

SB 438

Dead

Government Administration and Elections Committee

An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Auditors Of Public Accounts.

To implement the recommendations of the Auditors of Public Accounts contained in their 2021 annual report.

House Calendar Number 511 (4/28)

Section 2: Background checks

 

SB 446

Dead

Judiciary Committee

An Act Imposing Requirements Upon Motor Vehicle Recyclers, Scrap Metal Processors And Junk Dealers When Purchasing Or Receiving Catalytic Converters.

To require record keeping by and impose other requirements upon motor vehicle recyclers, scrap metal processors and junk dealers when purchasing or receiving catalytic converters.

JUD Public Hearing: Fri 3/25 10:00 AM @ (3/21)

SB 479

Dead

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

An Act Establishing A Commercial Driver’s License Training Program.

To establish a training program to assist individuals seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license for the purpose of establishing a career as a commercial truck driver.

File Number 620 (4/25)