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CTAA In the News:

There Is Still Time To Find Common Ground On Quality Housing 4.14.24

Just Cause Eviction Will Backfire 2.25.24

Wrong Way to Protect Residents 2.20.24

CT Advocates Push for More Just Cause Evictions, Transit-Oriented Housing 2.16.24

CT Landlords Speak Out Against Proposed Expansions of Tenant Eviction Rights 2.16.24

Tenants Speak Out Against No Fault Eviction 2.16.24

Landlords Vow to Fight Expansion of Eviction Protection 2.14.24

Access to CT Rental Homes for all hinges on boosting supply 11.25.23

Standing up for CT Residents 9.9.2023

Let’s Get to Connecticut’s Unfinished Business of Boosting the Housing Supply for All Ages and Incomes 6.21.23

Legislature Should Protect Property Rights 4.2.23

We Need to Build in Connecticut 3.19.23

State Needs More, Better Rental Homes 2.25.23

Renters, tenants clash over bill that would cap annual rent increases 2.21.23

Pubic Hearing on rent caps continues 2.21.23

Public hearing on bill that would cap rent in CT draws in hundreds 2.21.23

With a 20% increase in rent, a new proposal would cap prices for CT residents 2.21.23

Public hearing on proposed CT rent caps pulls in hundreds of responses from landlords and tenants 2.21.23

Legislative Updates

CTAA has been preparing for our upcoming legislative session in many ways. We have already met with Majority Leaders, Committee Chairs, and with our greater Connecticut Housing Coalition Group. 

Priority Bills

HB 5156
AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICES OF RENT INCREASES.

Bill Description:
To prohibit (1) any rental agreement from providing a tenant with less than sixty days' notice of any increase in rent, and (2) a landlord from issuing a notice to quit based on a tenant's refusal to accept an increase in rent unless such tenant has been provided not less than sixty days' notice of such increase in rent.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (5 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 21 (3/13)

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HB 5242
AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL RECORDS ON HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES.

Bill Description:
To prohibit housing providers from considering a prospective tenant's felony conviction in connection with a rental application after certain time periods.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (10 cosponsors)

CTAA Note:
Public Hearing scheduled for 2/27

Recent Action Taken:
Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations (3/27)

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HB 5334
AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAJORITY LEADERS' ROUNDTABLE GROUP ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO STUDY RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY COUNSELING PROGRAMS IN THE STATE.

Bill Description:
To require the majority leaders' roundtable group on affordable housing to study the effectiveness of residence mobility counseling programs in the state.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (2 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 64 (3/20)

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HB 5337
AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES.

Bill Description:
To (1) require a surety bond from any developer who submits an affordable housing application to a zoning commission, and (2) allow a municipality to award funds from a tax increment district master plan fund for improvements to certain affordable housing if pursuant to an agreement with the owner to renew the affordable deed covenants or restrictions concerning such affordable housing.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (3 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 65 (3/20)

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HB 5419
AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INITIATE LEGAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES.

Bill Description:
To permit the Attorney General to bring legal actions in response to alleged discriminatory housing practices.

Sponsors:
Judiciary Committee (6 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5419-JUD-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
Senate Calendar Number 334 (4/19)

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HB 5474
AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPAL REPORTS CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION APPROVAL TO THE OFFICE OF RESPONSIBLE GROWTH.

Bill Description:
To require municipalities to submit annual reports to the State Responsible Growth Coordinator concerning residential building permit applications submitted, approved and denied by such municipality.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (3 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
Senate Calendar Number 451 (5/3)

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SB 6
AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING.

Bill Description:
To make housing more affordable for Connecticut residents.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (24 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 6-HSG-Substitute Language

General Note:
This is Moore housing bill.

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 92 (3/25)

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SB 143
AN ACT CONCERNING EVICTIONS FOR CAUSE.

Bill Description:
To require cause for the eviction of certain tenants and residents of mobile manufactured home parks.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (21 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 38 (3/18)

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SB 209
AN ACT CONCERNING NONRESIDENT LANDLORD REGISTRATION AND INCREASING PENALTIES FOR REPEAT BUILDING AND FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS.

Bill Description:
To (1) require certain nonresident landlords, project-based housing providers or agents in charge of rental properties to register certain personal identifying information, and (2) to increase penalties for repeat violations of building and fire codes.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (6 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 209-HSG-Substitute Language

CTAA Note:
SB 209 requires certain nonresident landlords, project-based housing providers or agents in charge of rental properties to register certain personal identifying information and increases the penalties for repeat violations of building and fire codes.

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 502 (4/16)

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Monitored Bills

HB 5047
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

Bill Description:
To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Sponsors:
REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 9 (0 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5047-APP-Substitute Language

General Note:
Joint Favorable Report: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/JFR/H/PDF/2024HB-05047-R00APP-JFR.PDF

 
 

Substitute Language:

 
 

Sections 1 – 13 were deleted.

 
 

Sections 18 – 19 were deleted. The language would have made changes to the School Construction process.

 
 

Sections 20, 25 – 28, and 30 were deleted due to insufficient information regarding the need for the changes. Section 24, which sought to add an exemption from disclosure of public records, was deleted due to input from the Freedom of Information Commission.

 
 

In addition to the CPA quarterly reports, new language was adopted as follows:

 
 

• Requiring OPM to review the state contracting process – Concerns have been raised in recent years by nonprofits that the contracting system is wrought with inefficiencies that result in contract delays, which then results in payments to contractors being delayed. Many nonprofits have been forced to "float" the cost of the programs by tapping into their lines of credit or their reserves to ensure continuity of services.

 
 

• Creation of a Higher Education Financial Oversight Committee – The state's colleges and universities have experienced severe financial challenges over recent years. The oversight committee will allow for legislative review and evaluation regarding the financial status of the state's public higher education system.

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 595 (4/22)

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HB 5049
AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2024.

Bill Description:
To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

Sponsors:
REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 9 (0 cosponsors)

General Note:
Joint Favorable Report: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/JFR/H/PDF/2024HB-05049-R00APP-JFR.PDF

 

The bill authorizes funds for several state agencies to allow them to cover shortfalls in the current fiscal year. Since it is difficult to anticipate extraordinary circumstances that may place additional demands on agencies (court orders, increased caseloads, public health concerns, etc.), deficiency appropriations are necessary in order for agencies to meet their fiscal obligations.

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 553 (4/18)

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HB 5153
AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

Bill Description:
To modify the percentage of workforce housing opportunity development project units that shall be rented at market rate and to eligible workforce populations.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (7 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 618 (4/29)

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HB 5154
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE SECURITY DEPOSIT GUARANTY PROGRAM.

Bill Description:
To provide funding for the security deposit guaranty program.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (3 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
Favorable Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations (3/7)

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HB 5158
AN ACT CONCERNING THE STANDARDIZED VALUATION OF AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING.

Bill Description:
To standardize the methodology used to determine the present true and actual value of real property classified as affordable housing.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (2 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 34 (3/14)

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HB 5335
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIDDLE HOUSING.

Bill Description:
To provide municipalities with one-quarter housing unit-equivalent point for each middle housing unit developed as of right.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (2 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 109 (3/25)

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HB 5336
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT HOUSING AND SEGREGATION STUDY.

Bill Description:
To adopt certain recommendations of the Connecticut Housing and Segregation Study concerning (1) the equalization of state housing assistance payments with federal Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance payments, (2) requiring biennial inspections of any housing unit participating in the rental assistance program, and (3) the modification of certain scores under the Qualified Allocation Plan adopted by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and the Commissioner of Housing.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (3 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5336-HSG-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 110 (3/25)

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HB 5390
AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSIT-ORIENTED COMMUNITIES.

Bill Description:
To (1) provide financial incentives for municipalities that adopt certain transit-oriented development policies and to coordinate related state funds through the Office of Responsible Growth, (2) establish the interagency council on housing development, (3) direct the State Responsible Growth Coordinator to establish a fund for the expansion of water and sewerage infrastructure, (4) to allow the coordinator to provide additional funding for certain infrastructure projects, and (5) to include transit-oriented districts in the definition of housing growth zones.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (15 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5390-PD-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
Senate Calendar Number 453 (5/3)

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HB 5431
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STABILIZATION SUPPORT AND ARPA REPLACEMENT FUND.

Bill Description:
To review appropriations from the General Fund.

Sponsors:
Appropriations Committee (1 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5431-APP-Substitute Language

General Note:
Substitute Language: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/appdata/sl/2024HB-05431-R00LCO03642APP-SL.PDF

 

This was originally a placeholder bill, but through the substitute language, it would create a fund that the State Treasurer could use to direct money toward Higher Education, Non-Profit and Human Service Providers, as well as Youth Behavioral Health.

 
 

Lines 10 - 12:

 
 

(b) Moneys in the fund shall be expended by the office of the Treasurer for the following purposes during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025: (1) The state system of higher education; (2) stabilization grants to private providers; and (3) children's mental health initiatives.

Recent Action Taken:
Senate Calendar Number 448 (5/3)

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HB 5473
AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING AND REQUIRING THE MAJORITY LEADERS' ROUNDTABLE GROUP ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO STUDY THE ELIMINATION OF MUNICIPAL DESIGN REVIEW PROCESSES.

Bill Description:
To require that the majority leaders' roundtable group on affordable housing conduct a study concerning the elimination of any municipal design review processes in connection with residential development.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (3 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5473-PD-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 417 (4/10)

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HB 5523
AN ACT CONCERNING ALLOCATIONS OF FEDERAL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO GENERAL GOVERNMENT, HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION AND THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2025.

Bill Description:
Analysis Forthcoming

Sponsors:
Sen. Bob Duff (S25); Sen. Martin M. Looney (S11); Rep. Matthew Ritter (1); Rep. Jason Rojas (9) (1 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
Emergency Certification (5/6)

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SB 1
AN ACT CONCERNING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS.

Bill Description:
To improve the health and safety of Connecticut residents.

Sponsors:
Public Health Committee (37 cosponsors)

General Note:
File Number 315: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/FC/PDF/2024SB-00001-R000315-FC.PDF

 

Joint Favorable Report: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/JFR/S/PDF/2024SB-00001-R00PH-JFR.PDF

 
 

 

 
 

This bill addresses several issues regarding the delivery of healthcare in Connecticut, workplace violence, and the safety of healthcare workers. The bill also has a provision to address the increasing number of medical school graduates who are unable to find a residency program. The bill includes the following:

 
 
 
   
·       • Requires home health agencies to collect information as to who might be in the patient's home when the healthcare worker visits and provide this information to agency employees prior to the scheduled visit.
 
   
·       • Requires home health agencies to train staff on safety-related issues.
 
   
·       • Requires home health agencies to report incidents of verbal or physical abuse to the Department of Public Health (DPH).
 
   
·       • Requires Department of Social Services (DSS) to increase reimbursement to agencies who provide safety escorts for home visits.
 
   
·       • Requires DPH to create a grant program for the purchase of safety technology and appropriates $1 million for the program.
 
   
·       • Requires the Public Health Committee to create working groups to study the following a) staff safety issues for home health agencies, b) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, c) health hazards for nail salon workers d) loneliness and isolation.
 
   
·       • Creates a graduate licensure program for medical school graduates who were unable to get a residency position.
 
   
·       • Requires DPH to provide educational material on gun violence to primary care providers for annual distribution to patients. Page 2 of 4 SB-1
 
   
·       • Requires DPH and the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to study and report on prescription drug shortages.
 
   
·       • Requires Department of Children and Families (DCF) to do in-person home visits when there is information that the parent or guardian has a substance abuse problem.
 
   
·       • Prohibits hospitals from requiring physicians to participate in maintenance of certification (MOC) programs.
 
   
·       • Prohibits certain insurers from denying reimbursement to providers who do not participate in MOC programs
 
   
·       • Requires pharmacies to provide, for free, a drug deactivation and disposal system to patients receiving an opioid prescription. • Removes a current exemption from the Labor Relations Act for physicians and physician assistants (PAs) who work at DPH-licensed institutions.
 
   
·       • Requires certain insurance policies to cover coronary calcium scans.
 
   
·       • Requires DPH to develop a plan for healthcare facility readiness during cybersecurity attacks. It also appropriates $25000/year for 4 years for a related annual meeting.
 
   
·       • Requires DPH to create an initiative to address health conditions affecting the brain.
 
   
·       • Requires DPH to maintain a Parkinson's Disease registry and a data oversight committee to monitor the registry.
 
   
·       • Requires Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to create a program providing specialized treatment for schizophrenia spectrum disorder.
 
 

Recent Action Taken:
House Calendar Number 461 (5/3)

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SB 2
AN ACT CONCERNING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

Bill Description:
To: (1) Establish requirements concerning the development, deployment and use of certain artificial intelligence systems; (2) establish an Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council; (3) prohibit dissemination of certain synthetic images; (4) prohibit distribution of, and agreements to distribute, certain deceptive media concerning elections; (5) require state agencies to study potential uses of generative artificial intelligence and propose pilot projects; (6) require the Commissioner of Administrative Services to provide training concerning generative artificial intelligence; (7) require the Chief Workforce Officer to (A) incorporate artificial intelligence training into workforce training programs, and (B) design a broadband outreach program; (8) require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to establish (A) a "Connecticut Citizens AI Academy", and (B) certificate programs in fields related to artificial intelligence; and (9) require the Department of Economic and Community Development to (A) develop a plan to offer high-performance computing services, (B) establish a confidential computing cluster, and (C) conduct a "CT AI Symposium".

Sponsors:
General Law Committee (64 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 2-GL-Substitute Language

General Note:
It was stated by members of the Committee (General Law) that this bill was still a work in progress and would likely see amendments on the Floor. This Bill does a number of things to address artificial intelligence. There were a number of changes made in the substitute language in response to testimony that was given at the Public Hearing over the private right of action if one feels they have been discriminated against using AI. The substitute language removed these concerns to allow for a private right of action. There were also concerns about the implementation of artificial intelligence for state agencies and the costs that this would create. Towards the end of the discussion, Senator Maroney stated that sometimes AI can have biases in outcomes due to the information that was input into the artificial intelligence. He gave a few examples and said that the Committee and the General Assembly need to be careful and make sure that artificial intelligence is accurately tested before being implemented. The substitute language also added enforcement under the Department of Consumer Protection as well as the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

 

 

 
 

File Number 188: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/FC/PDF/2024SB-00002-R000188-FC.PDF

 
 

Substitue Language: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/TOB/S/PDF/2024SB-00002-R02-SB.PDF

Recent Action Taken:
House Calendar Number 426 (4/25)

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SB 7
AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT PAID SICK DAYS.

Bill Description:
To support paid sick days.

Sponsors:
Labor and Public Employees Committee (27 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 7-LAB-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 339 (4/9)

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SB 142
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HOUSING AUTHORITY RESIDENT QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM AND A HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER TASK FORCE.

Bill Description:
To establish (1) a resident quality of life improvement grant program, and (2) a housing choice voucher task force.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (3 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 15 (3/13)

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SB 146
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAMS.

Bill Description:
To modify the rental assistance program to (1) increase the effective duration of rental assistance program certificates, (2) reduce eligible unit inspection periods, (3) require that program payments to landlords begin within ten days of the commencement of a qualifying tenancy, (4) provide for the electronic signature and electronic submission of all program documents, (5) create an online tool that allows interested parties to calculate housing authority payments under the program, (6) allow the Commissioner of Housing to adjust maximum rent levels for certain housing assistance programs, and (7) notify prospective tenants of the portability of rental assistance program certificates and other housing vouchers.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (3 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 146-HSG-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 91 (3/25)

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SB 207
AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING AUTHORITY JURISDICTION.

Bill Description:
To allow a housing authority to expand its jurisdiction to include other municipalities.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (4 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 40 (3/18)

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SB 284
AN ACT CONCERNING A SECURITY DEPOSIT LOAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Bill Description:
To (1) require the Commissioner of Housing to establish a security deposit loan assistance program, and (2) authorize a tax deduction for interest deferred by, or not charged to, an eligible renter in connection with a security deposit loan issued under such program.

Sponsors:
Banking Committee (0 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 162 (3/28)

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SB 416
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVERSION OF COMMERCIAL REAL PROPERTY FOR RESIDENTIAL USE.

Bill Description:
To allow the conversion or partial conversion of any commercial building into a residential development as of right.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (13 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
House Calendar Number 460 (5/2)

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SB 452
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX APPEALS PROCESS AND THE PENALTY RELATED TO THE SUBMISSION OF INCOME AND EXPENSES INFORMATION FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES.

Bill Description:
To (1) remove the ability of boards of assessment appeals to elect not to conduct an appeal for certain types of properties, (2) require assessors to provide certain information before a board of assessment appeals hearing, (3) provide for mediation before a court may hear an appeal of the action of a board of tax review or a board of assessment appeals, (4) increase the valuation threshold for when an appraisal must be filed with the court for an appeal related to the valuation of real property, and (5) replace the existing penalty related to the submission of income and expenses information by rental property owners with a penalty of five hundred dollars.

Sponsors:
Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee (0 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 600 (4/22)

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HB 5288
AN ACT ALIGNING STATE LAW WITH FEDERAL LAW CONCERNING SERVICE ANIMALS.

Bill Description:
To (1) align state law with federal law concerning service animals, and (2) within available appropriations, make available through the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities educational materials concerning service animals, emotional support animals and therapy animals.

Sponsors:
Veterans' and Military Affairs Committee (11 cosponsors)

CTAA Note:
Has a piece addressing Emotional Support Dogs.

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 614 (4/25)

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HB 5475
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING, CHALLENGES TO CERTAIN DECISIONS OF MUNICIPAL AGENCIES, AND THE CONVERSION OF VACANT NURSING HOMES INTO MULTIFAMILY HOUSING.

Bill Description:
To (1) require that a person claiming to be aggrieved by certain decisions of municipal commissions, agencies or boards demonstrate actual damage or an impairment of right, title or interest to such person's real property, (2) remove the right of protest against certain zoning changes by persons who do not own lots affected by such changes, (3) allow municipalities to adopt ordinances which exempt developments in certain areas from review by the inland wetlands agencies of such municipalities, (4) allow the conversion of vacant nursing homes into multifamily housing as of right, and (5) require the Commissioner of Housing to conduct a study of certain unused real property owned by the state to determine the suitability of such real property to improve affordable housing opportunities.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (3 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: HB 5475-PD-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 419 (4/10)

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SB 224
AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE OF REVALUATION TO CERTAIN OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS WITH DEFECTIVE CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS.

Bill Description:
To require municipal assessors to notify owners of residential buildings that have been reassessed due to defective concrete foundations of upcoming revaluation cycles, and make technical changes.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (5 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
House Calendar Number 322 (4/11)

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SB 267
AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS ON THE HOUSING MARKET OF THE STATE.

Bill Description:
To require the Commissioner of Housing to conduct a study of the effects of short-term rentals on the housing market of the state.

Sponsors:
Housing Committee (1 cosponsors)

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 49 (3/19)

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SB 301
AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND GRANTS FOR RETROFITTING PROJECTS.

Bill Description:
To (1) update state energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and other equipment, and (2) expand the Housing Environmental Improvement Revolving Loan and Grant Fund to include a grant program and adjust the bonding authorization for this program.

Sponsors:
Energy and Technology Committee (5 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 301-ET-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 345 (4/9)

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SB 335
AN ACT CONCERNING SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES.

Bill Description:
To authorize municipalities to adopt ordinances concerning short-term rental properties and hire consultants to assist in the development of such ordinances.

Sponsors:
Planning and Development Committee (3 cosponsors)

Substitute Language: SB 335-PD-Substitute Language

Recent Action Taken:
File Number 426 (4/11)

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