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Latest bills:

34 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.

24 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.

24 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.

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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.

24 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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DEEP Closes Offices Amid Pandemic Concerns

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IRS Launches Coronavirus Payroll Tax Credit Program

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FEMA Approves Disaster Declaration; CDC Issues Tri-State Travel Advisory

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Lamont Extends Regulatory, Administrative Deadlines

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Congress Passes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

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New Report Highlights Pandemic's Impact on State Budget

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Is the Coronavirus a Force Majeure Event?

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State, Feds Extend Tax Filing Deadlines to July 15

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Governor Closes Non-Essential Businesses Through April 22

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Connecticut Employers Adjust, Improvise as Pandemic Spreads

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State Legislature Shuts Down Through March 30

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