The General Assembly's Commerce Committee will hold its first public hearing of the legislative session on Tuesday, March 1.

Among the bills that the committee will be considering are two measures aimed at improving the state’s regulatory climate for businesses.

SB 301 would give the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection specific parameters for adopting long-overdue rules defining what spills need to be reported to the state--a question that has gone unanswered for decades in Connecticut.

SB 302 will ensure that when proposing regulations, state agencies consider and communicate how their proposals may impact small businesses.

CBIA urges its manufacturing members and small businesses to convey the importance of these two bills to their legislators and to the Commerce Committee.

For more information, contact Eric Brown (860.244.1926) | @CBIAericb