Policy Issues & Updates

Legislative Updates & Monitored Bills

CTAA Advocates for You!
Advocacy is at the heart of CTAA's core mission - to educate, ADVOCATE and communicate with our members.  The Government Relations Committee monitors the state legislature and tracks issues that may affect the industry and our membership.  Our Action Alerts, communication, and partnership with NAA help to make our members aware of hot button issues.  We lobby on behalf of our membership, and the industry as a whole. See our monitored bills below. 

Legislative Updates

In January 2022, the GRC held the first annual legislative breakfast, bringing together legislators and property owners to discuss issues that are important to our industry. We had great dialogue and several key takeaways, which will be communicated to the association over the coming weeks.  State Representatives Jill Barry, Cara Pavalock-D’amato, Craig Fishbein, and Mike France were in attendance. From the CTAA, Lobbyist John Bailey, President, Kelly Dematteo, Lifetime Board Member, Robert Chesson, and GRC Chair Steve Weir, as well as owners or senior management from Konover Residential, Lexington Properties, Paredim Communities, Parkville Management, Trio Properties, & Winn Residential. See more.


Calling all Volunteers

The GRC is looking for members to join this great committee. If you have ever wondered how laws are made, what happens at the Capitol, how those laws affect our industry, or if you have a passion for making a significant impact on our industry, this is the committee for you!  Please reach out to Jessica at info@ctaahq.org for information.

We encourage CTAA members to reach out to the GRC and "Tell us your story.” Recently we heard from a member about the rise in car thefts and vandalism at their properties.  It is not an isolated event, and with information like that, we can develop a call to action. 


Priority Bills

SB 138

AN ACT CONCERNING RENT STABILITY AND NO-FAULT EVICTIONS.

Bill Description:
To provide stability for renters in the state by capping annual rent increases and establishing rules for no-fault evictions.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/13)

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Monitored Bills

HB 5069
AN ACT REQUIRING GREEN ROOF TECHNIQUES FOR CERTAIN NEW CONSTRUCTION.

Bill Description:
To reduce impermeable surface area runoff on new construction and provide for enhanced stormwater management.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/9)

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HB 5107
AN ACT CONCERNING SMALL CELL SITING AND SMART METER OPT-IN.

Bill Description:
To give municipalities different options in conducting the siting for small cell installations and to prohibit electric utilities from installing smart meters if the customer does not opt in and consent to the installation.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Energy and Technology (1/9)

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HB 5145
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS PROCEDURE.

Bill Description:
To include dwelling units that meet certain income requirements into the ten per cent threshold of the affordable housing appeals procedure.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/10)

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HB 5207
AN ACT CONCERNING THE SETTING OF FIRST PAYMENT DUE DATES UNDER THE EZEQUIEL SANTIAGO FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

Bill Description:
To provide that no repayment plan nor loan modification agreed upon under the Ezequiel Santiago Foreclosure Mediation Program shall set the first payment due date for a date that is sooner than fifteen business days after finalization.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Banking (1/12)

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HB 5235
AN ACT CONCERNING HOME INSPECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

Bill Description:
To require a purchaser of residential property to obtain a home inspection of the property, including condominiums and other common interest ownership communities, by a licensed home inspector in this state, before the final sale of the residential property.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/12)

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HB 5240
AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.

Bill Description:
To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/12)

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HB 5244
AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO ESTABLISH A PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM UNITS.

Bill Description:
To authorize municipalities to establish a property tax abatement for condominium units that do not receive certain municipal services.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

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HB 5324
AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCAL DETERMINATION OF DEED-RESTRICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEVELS.

Bill Description:
To allow each municipality to determine the percentage of deed-restricted affordable housing that is appropriate for such municipality.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/13)

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HB 5325
AN ACT CREATING THE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES TAX CREDIT.

Bill Description:
To create a tax credit for landlords who provide housing for justice-impacted individuals.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/13)

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HB 5326
AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS PROCESS AND REMOVING THE MUNICIPAL OPT OUT DEADLINE FOR ACCESSORY APARTMENTS.

Bill Description:
To include dwelling units that meet certain income requirements into the calculation of the ten per cent threshold for the affordable housing appeals procedure and to remove the deadline for any municipality to opt out of the as-of-right allowance of accessory apartments.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/13)

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HB 5327
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF EVICTIONS.

Bill Description:
To establish a task force to study the costs and effects of residential evictions on property owners.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/13)

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HB 5349
AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF EVICTED TENANTS' POSSESSIONS.

Bill Description:
To eliminate the requirement that municipalities store the possessions of evicted tenants.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/13)

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SB 24
AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S PROGRAM PROVIDING HOUSING SUPPORT TO PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES.

Bill Description:
To expand the Department of Public Health's program providing housing support to persons with respiratory illnesses to persons who are twenty-six years of age or younger.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health (1/12)

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SB 36
AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE.

Bill Description:
To prohibit a landlord from taking certain adverse actions against or discriminating against a tenant or prospective tenant due to the tenant's or prospective tenant's family violence victim status.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/12)

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SB 37
AN ACT CONCERNING RENT STABILIZATION IN MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS.

Bill Description:
To protect the owners of mobile manufactured homes in mobile manufactured home parks from unfair and unreasonable rent increases.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/12)

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SB 43
AN ACT CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES FOR THE PREVENTION OF FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS.

Bill Description:
To require builders of new residential construction to follow industry best practices for the prevention of failing concrete foundations.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

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SB 47
AN ACT ADDING A RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPERT TO THE GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE COUNCIL.

Bill Description:
To add a member to the Governor's Workforce Council, who is an expert in residential construction.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Commerce (1/12)

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SB 79
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUND TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HOMEOWNERS TO ADDRESS PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY A NATURAL DISASTER.

Bill Description:
To establish a fund to assist homeowners who have property damage from natural disasters.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/12)

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SB 81
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF CONTINUED FUNDING FOR THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL PROGRAM.

Bill Description:
To ensure continued funding for the Right to Counsel program in the housing session of the Superior Court.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/12)

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SB 94
AN ACT CONCERNING FORECLOSURE, ASSIGNMENT AND OTHER ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS FOR UNPAID SEWER ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER FEES AND CHARGES.

Bill Description:
To prohibit foreclosure, assignment and other enforcement actions for unpaid sewer assessment and other fees and charges in the case of owner-occupied real property for which the principal of such unpaid assessments, fees and charges is less than four thousand dollars.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/12)

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SB 100
AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ACCOUNT IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO TOWNS THAT NEED PFAS TESTING AND REMEDIATION.

Bill Description:
To provide municipalities with needed resources to test for and remediate PFAS contamination on town-owned properties and to assist residential homeowners impacted by such contamination.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Environment (1/12)

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SB 210
AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL HOUSING CHOICE PROGRAM VOUCHERS.

Bill Description:
To make modifications to the use of vouchers obtained through the federal Housing Choice Program to assist the recipients of such vouchers.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/17)

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SB 211
AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR SHARE HOUSING PLANS FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND SUMMARY PROCESS ACTIONS.

Bill Description:
To create better equity in housing by requiring a state-wide study of regional housing needs, establishing municipal fair share goals, creating financial incentives for municipalities to develop affordable housing, prohibiting certain evictions based on the expiration of the rental agreement, prohibiting excessive rent increases, establishing protections against collateral consequences for evicted tenants, and sealing and removing judicial records for eviction actions.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/17)

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SB 216
AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF FAIR RENT COMMISSIONS.

Bill Description:
To increase funding for affordable housing and expand the scope of fair rent commissions.

Recent Action Taken:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/17)

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