- HB 5528, AN ACT CONCERNING ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES, passed both the House and the Senate on the last day of the session. It was amended to require DPH to implement the legislation “within available appropriations” – this was done to remove the fiscal note that had originally been attached to the bill. In addition, the bill was amended with an unrelated provision designed to “fix” legislation passed last year related to Pfizer and the euthanizing animals.
- SB 66, AN ACT CONCERNING OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES, will maintain the federal requirements concerning the installation and use of outdoor wood burning furnaces.
- HB 5113, AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS, which Dave Knauf testified on behalf of before the Children’s Committee.
Proposed legislation that died:
· HB 5455, AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF MUNICIPAL SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMITS. Bill passed House but died in Senate, despite being watered down via amendment in the House.
- HB 5151, AN ACT CONCERNING HOOKAH LOUNGES, which would have allowed a town to grant licenses. Passed out of Judiciary Committee but died on House Calendar.
- HB 5438, AN ACT CONCERNING LANDLORD AND TENANT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BED BUG INFESTATION. CADH was concerned about ambiguity in the legislation related to the role of the LHD. Passed House but died in Senate.
Special thanks to all of your members who testified at the public hearing, contacted their legislators and made clear the importance of this legislation to the powers that be at the Capitol. In just the last week of the session, contacts made by Rob Miller, David Knauf and Tim Callahan gave our efforts a real boost at a critical time.