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Latest bills:

201 days old CBIA Supports
HB 5421 an act concerning surgical smoke in the operating room Status: Awaiting Action (Public Health)

Requires hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities to adopt and implement a policy to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke through the use of a surgical smoke evacuation system.

191 days old
SB 481 an act concerning prequalification and disqualification of state contractors and substantial subcontractors for state contracts Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Prohibits any contractor or subcontractor found to have violated certain statutory provisions from receiving prequalification for a period of three years, disqualifies certain contractors that have violated wage provisions for three years and requires the use of prequalified substantial subcontractors for certain contracts.

191 days old
SB 483 an act concerning revisions to the state codes of ethics Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Makes revisions to the State Codes of Ethics concerning the scope of gift prohibitions, reporting of gifts, the authority of the ethics enforcement officer, contracting with quasi-public agencies, activities involving consultants and independent contractors, findings of ethics violations and the repeal of certain provisions.

191 days old
SB 479 an act concerning the department of administrative services and the modernization of real estate and construction management Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Removes references to "update bid statement", to reduce certain deadlines for the disposition of surplus real property, to expand the department's ability to grant and receive easements, Clarifies the State Property Review Board's scope and standard of review, raises the threshold for review of construction consultant contracts, to permit the department to hire real estate brokers, gives the department authority over integrated works of art in state buildings and amends what factors are considered when evaluating a bidder for a state construction project.

191 days old
SB 476 an act concerning organization of the state elections enforcement commission Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Requires that the enforcement and compliance duties and staff of the State Elections Enforcement Commission be separate, specifically with regards to investigation and prosecution of complaints and adjudication of such complaints.

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Climate Change Solutions Require Collaboration Between Public, Private Sectors 

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Governor's COVID-19 Emergency Authority Extended to February

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State's Hourly Minimum Wage Rises to $12 Sept. 1

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State Application for New Federal Unemployment Benefit Funds Approved

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CBIA BizCast: Investing for Impact in Our Communities

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Will Employer Tax Hikes Follow Unemployment Fund Loans?

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Climate Change Solutions Require Collaboration Between Public, Private Sectors 

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IRS: Payroll Tax Break Comes at a Cost

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Governor's COVID-19 Emergency Authority Extended to February

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State's Hourly Minimum Wage Rises to $12 Sept. 1

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State Application for New Federal Unemployment Benefit Funds Approved

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State Agencies Spent $235 Million on Overtime in 2020

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IRS Suspends Charitable Cash Contribution Limits

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Connecticut Joins Multi-State Electric Truck Compact

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COVID-19 Jobs Recovery Continues; Warning Signs for Manufacturing

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What Will It Take to Rebuild Connecticut's Economy?

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CBIA BizCast: Investing for Impact in Our Communities

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'A Lot at Risk' As COVID-19 Jobs Recovery Nears 50%

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Connecticut Companies Pivot, Address COVID-19 Needs

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[WATCH] USMCA Trade Deal 8.11.20

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Ask the Experts: USMCA Trade Deal

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Employers Add 73,300 Jobs in June As 'Fragile' Recovery Continues

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State's GDP Shrinks 4.6% in First Quarter

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CBIA BizCast: Meet Chris DiPentima

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CBIA BizCast: Joe Brennan Reflects on Career, Connecticut's Future

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Made in America Podcast Talks with CBIA's Joe Brennan

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Bristol Myers Squibb CEO: Why COVID-19 Has Me Optimistic About the Future of Medical Research

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CBIA BizCast: Tracking the Pandemic by the Numbers

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A Safe Reopening Is Everyone's Responsibility

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Reopening the State's Economy Demands Balance, Collaboration

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Gen. Stan McChrystal's Crisis Leadership Lessons for Connecticut Employers

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State Legislature Shuts Down Through March 30

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