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Implements recommendations made by the Governor's Council on Climate Change, including further incorporating climate change concerns into local regional and state planning documents. It also changes the current requirement for a Comprehensive Energy Strategy every three years to a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy every four years.
Implements the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's revised Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Creates a new requirement for the amount of Class 1 renewable power supplied to customers; reduces penalties for non-compliance; narrows the array of clean energy technologies the state will consider as Class 1, including stripping fuel cells and certain biofuel technologies of that status; calls for additional charges on ratepayers to fund clean energy and energy efficiency programs.
Implements the Governor’s budget recommendations for general government including imposition of a new tax on employers to be used for the Connecticut Department of Labor’s expenses.
Allows the Department of Transportation to charge, collect, retain, and fix the amount of all tolls on state highways. Toll revenues will be used for implementing and administering electronic tolling and highway maintenance, construction, and administration costs, including debt servicing.
Preserves a number of elements of the federal Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate.