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The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.


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A better Connecticut starts with you

Track legislation and regulations, directly engage your state legislators, and help change Connecticut's business climate.

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Workplace Harassment Bill Exposes Companies to Strict Liability, Huge Costs

Connecticut employers support safe work environments. Lawmakers must ensure any changes to current law do not bring severe and costly consequences for businesses.

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Video Surveillance Bill Turns Cameras Against Businesses

Tell legislators HB 5467 is unnecessary as current Connecticut regulations already require the production of video surveillance in premises liability cases.

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Don't Silence Connecticut Businesses

Tell your state lawmakers to focus their energy on fixing the state’s economy and growing jobs—not silencing Connecticut’s businesses.

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Latest bills:

51 days old CBIA Monitoring
SB 384 an act concerning mental health parity, data reported by managed care organizations and the all-payer claims database Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Requires certain health insurance policies to cover, at an annual physical, screenings for mental or nervous conditions. Also: expands reporting requirements for the insurance commissioner, and changes to the data that must be included in the Consumer Report Card.

58 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 5210 an act mandating insurance coverage of essential health benefits and expanding mandated health benefits for women, children and adolescents Status: Awaiting Action (House)

Expands the definition of mammograms to now include the term breast tomosynthesis. Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that is not currently a mandated health benefit. The inclusion of tomosynthesis to the current mammogram definition would make it new mandated health benefit.

51 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 376 an act concerning health insurance coverage for prosthetic devices Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Requires insurance coverage for certain prosthetic devices. Insurance coverage for a prosthetic device must be at least equivalent to the coverage Medicare provides for such devices. It also requires policies to cover repairs or replacements of prosthetic devices that the patient's health care provider determines are medically necessary.

58 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 206 an act authorizing pregnancy as a qualifying event for special enrollment periods for certain individuals Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Permits certain pregnant individuals to enroll in a health insurance policy or plan no later than 30 days after the pregnancy has been certified by a licensed health care provider.

65 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 103 an act concerning hydraulic fracturing waste in connecticut Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Eliminates requirement for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to adopt regulations concerning fracking wastes, thus creating a total ban on the practice, and expands the scope of the ban to include natural gas and oil wastes.

House Approves Pay Equity Bill After Compromise Reached

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Thriving Microbiome Sector Will Improve Health Outcomes, Economy

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State Overtime Spending on Pace to Exceed $237 Million

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Compromise State Water Plan at Risk

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Connecticut's Commodity Exports Rise 2.5% in 2017

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March Jobs Report Sends Lawmakers a Message about Priorities

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Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost Taxpayers $50 Million

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Cost Concerns Doom One Paid FMLA Bill, Another Survives

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New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail Service Launches June 16

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House Approves Pay Equity Bill After Compromise Reached

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Thriving Microbiome Sector Will Improve Health Outcomes, Economy

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Compromise State Water Plan at Risk

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Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost Taxpayers $50 Million

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Cost Concerns Doom One Paid FMLA Bill, Another Survives

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Drug Costs, Tax Incentives, Workforce Development Among Key Bioscience Bills

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OFA Says Reforms Restore Unemployment Fund's Solvency

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Highway Tolls Bill Moves to State House

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Committee Fails to Act on Labor Department's Employer Tax

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State Overtime Spending on Pace to Exceed $237 Million

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Connecticut's Commodity Exports Rise 2.5% in 2017

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March Jobs Report Sends Lawmakers a Message about Priorities

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New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail Service Launches June 16

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New Video Series Inspires Next Generation Manufacturers

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Bioscience Company Moves New York City Jobs to Connecticut

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Electric Boat President Keynotes April 20 Economic Conference

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Connecticut Public-Private-Partnerships Forum

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Momentum Key as State Adds 2,600 Jobs in February

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Paid FMLA Mandates: 'Do As I Say, Not As I Do'

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Fiscal Policy, Transportation, Workforce Key Business Day Issues

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Fiscal Stability Commission Chairs to Speak at Business Day

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A Question of Priorities?

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2018 Connecticut Business Day: Make Your Voice Heard

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Now's the Time for Businesses to Lead

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Q&A: CBIA Chair Mary Kay Fenton

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'It's Going to Be a Wild Ride'

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Poll: Taxes, Cost of Living Erode State's Quality of Life

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CBIA's 2018 Policy Agenda

Lawmakers must focus on jobs—training for them, filling them, and creating an economic climate that grows them.

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