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.
Modernizes the state’s occupational licensing system, including for military spouses. Transitions additional licenses to an online renewal system, allows all classroom training to be completed through online courses, expedites the process for recognizing licenses conferred by other states, expands access to on-the-job training, and clarifies and limits which criminal convictions can bar applicants from a license.
Generally legalizes the recreational use of cannabis and cannabis products by adults 21 years or older, provides a framework for regulations for the licensing and operation of cannabis businesses and the taxation of cannabis products and, with defined exceptions, limits the ability of employers to condition hiring or employment on the use of cannabis outside the workplace.
Prohibits employers from requesting dates of birth or dates of graduation from educational institutions on an initial employment application unless such information is based on a bona fide occupational qualification or need.
Directs DECD to establish a program in which graduates of Connecticut higher education institutions can segregate their income tax liability (a maximum of $2,500 per calendar year) for up to 10 years after graduation to be used to buy their first home in the state.
Requires businesses to respond to consumer requests for personally identifiable data collected and used by the business. Mirrors California's Consumer Privacy Act, forcing businesses with as little as one employee to incur an initial cost of $50,000 to comply with the law.