While the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections committee has focused a lot on election reform this session, it has also missed some good opportunities to improve Connecticut’s regulatory climate.

Several proposals failed to gain the committee’s approval, including:

  • HB 5788 would give employers a break for first-time regulatory violations that are promptly addressed
  • SB 845 would strengthen the state’s fiscal-impact analyses for proposed regulations
  • HB 7000 would allow businesses that believe a state agency is exceeding its regulatory authority to request the state to review the matter

These bills are all dead for now but lawmakers interested in improving Connecticut’s regulatory climate could revive and improve them before the end of the session.

On a positive note, the committee did approve SB 384 which provides an opportunity for businesses to opt-out from having to file reports to the state electronically if it creates a hardship for them.

For more information, contact CBIA’s Eric Brown at 860.244.1926 | eric.brown@cbia.com | @CBIAericb