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CCM members and staff submit testimony and speak on behalf of hundreds of bills every session. Below are key pieces of relevant testimony submitted on bills of particular interest to local governments from past legislative sessions.

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Datesort ascending Topics
03/19/18 HB 5487 “An Act Concerning the Continuance of a Nonconforming Use, Building or Structure.”
03/19/18 SB 338 “An Act Concerning the Use of Community Investment Account Funds for Combating Invasive Species.”
03/19/18 SB 339 “An Act Extending the Prohibition on Municipal Ordinances Concerning Invasive Plants.”
03/19/18 HB 5510 “An Act Concerning the Zoning of Group Homes.”
03/19/18 SB 492 “An Act Concerning Zoning of Solar Farms.”
03/19/18 SB 347 “An Act Concerning Consent Orders Entered into by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection.”
03/19/18 SB 343 “An Act Concerning the Effects of Climate Change on the Safety Plans of Certain Chemical Facilities in the State and Residents of Distressed Municipalities”
03/19/18 HB 5356 “An Act Concerning Emergency Action Plans for Dams.”
03/19/18 HB 5482 “An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Fair Housing Working Group.” HB 5045 “An Act Establishing Accountability for Fair and Affordable Housing Through Zoning Regulations.”
03/19/18 HB 5454 “An Act Concerning Ninety-Day Permit Turnaround Times for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.”
03/19/18 SB 345 “An Act Concerning Climate Change Education In Connecticut Schools”
03/19/18 HB 5455 “An Act Concerning the State Water Plan.”
03/19/18 SB 419 “An Act Increasing the Property Tax Abatement for Volunteer Firefighters and Other First Responders.”
03/19/18 HB 5456 “An Act Concerning Local Representation on the Connecticut Siting Council and the Language of Property Owner Notices for Certain Facility Applications.”
03/19/18 SB 418 “An Act Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote of the General Assembly to Create or Enlarge Municipal Mandates.”
03/19/18 SB 420 “An Act Repealing the Commercial Solar Tax Exemption.”
03/19/18 SB 425 “An Act Concerning LED Light Pollution In The State”
03/19/18 SB 421 “An Act Concerning Municipal Budget Reserves for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2019.”
03/19/18 HB 5535 “An Act Concerning a Tax Credit for Certain Motor Vehicles.”
03/19/18 SB 423 “An Act Eliminating the Municipal Spending Cap.”
03/19/18 HB 5554 “An Act Concerning Regional Financing Options.”
03/19/18 SB 450 “An Act Concerning Municipal Volunteer Services.”
03/19/18 SB 490 “An Act Concerning Shared Municipal Services and Local Governments.”
03/19/18 HB 5493 “An Act Concerning a Study of Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy.”
03/19/18 HB 5486 “An Act Concerning the Connecticut Municipal Redevelopment Authority.”
03/19/18 HB 5500 “An Act Establishing the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank.”
03/09/18 HB 5370 “An Act Concerning Change Orders In Construction Contracts”
03/09/18 S.B 316 “An Act Establishing A Child Care Facility Neighbor Relations Task Force”
03/09/18 HB 5186 “An Act Concerning Concussion Education For Coaches Of Certain Youth Athletic Activities”
03/09/18 HB 5188 “An Act Establishing a Moratorium On The Use Of Recycled Tire Rubber At Municipal And Public School Playgrounds”
03/09/18 S.B 321 “An Act Stabilizing Working Families By Limiting “On Call” Shift Scheduling”
03/09/18 H.B 5143 “An Act Lowering The Age Of Eligibility For Property Tax Relief For Elderly Persons”
03/09/18 S.B 156 “An Act Establishing A Revolving Loan Fund To Assist Elderly Homeowners”
03/09/18 S.B 259 “An Act Concerning Senior Centers”
03/09/18 HB 5193 “An Act Concerning Bingo Permits And Municipal Officials”
03/08/18 HB 5287 “An Act Concerning a Municipal Option for Property Tax Abatements for Arts and Culture.”
03/08/18 HB 5217 “An Act Concerning Student Athletes With Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest”
03/08/18 SB 349 “An Act Concerning Regional Animal Shelters”
03/08/18 SB 221 “An Act Increasing The Fine For Failing To Move Over For An Emergency Vehicle And Injuring The Operator Of The Emergency Vehicle” HB 5220 “An Act Authorizing Third-Party Fingerprinting Services” HB 5229 “An Act Concerning Reimbursement For The Purc
03/08/18 HB 5288 “An Act Concerning Attorney’s Fees in Wrongful Property Tax Assessment Actions.”
03/08/18 SB 278 “An Act Concerning Mental Health and Wellness Training and Suicide Prevention for Police Officers.”
03/08/18 HB 5149 “An Act Concerning Sober Living Homes”
03/08/18 HB 5312 “An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department of Motor Vehicles Regarding The Motor Vehicle Statutes”
03/08/18 HB 5362 “An Act Concerning the Registration and Inspection Of Municipal Pounds And Shelters.”
03/08/18 HB 5397 “An Act Concerning Economic Development.”
03/08/18 HB 5158 “An Act Requiring Food Allergy Training in Restaurants”
03/08/18 HB 5231 “An Act Providing for a Freeze on Property Taxes for Qualified Disabled Veterans’” HB 5239 “An Act Concerning Eligibility for Certain Veterans’ Property Tax Exemptions” HB 5240 “An Act Concerning Certain Veterans’ Property Tax Exemptions”
03/08/18 HB 5367 “An Act Concerning the Disposition of Certain Biting and Attacking Dogs”
03/08/18 HB 5398 “An Act Prohibiting State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies From Providing Certain Property to a Federal Agency for the Purpose of Such Property’s Forfeiture”
03/08/18 SB 336 “An Act Concerning Community Shared Solar.”
03/08/18 SB 334 “An Act Concerning Municipal and State Competitive Procurement of Electricity, Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications Service and Other Energy-Related Products by Non-Profit Consortia.”
03/08/18 HB 5261 “An Act Concerning Fees Charged By Municipalities Under The Freedom of Information Act”
03/08/18 SB 356 “An Act Concerning Licensing Requirements for Operators of Certain Short-Term Rental Properties.”
03/08/18 SB 357 “An Act Concerning Funding for Lead Abatement.”
03/08/18 HB 5137 “An Act Eliminating Reductions of State Financial Assistance to Municipalities Whose Residents Received Grant Payments Under the Renters Rebate Program.”
03/08/18 HB 5399 “An Act Concerning the Assignment of Certain Property Tax, Water and Sewer Liens.”
03/08/18 HB 5374 “An Act Requiring Certain Housing Projects to Provide Meeting Space for Tenants.” SB 355 “An Act Requiring Elderly Housing to Have an Automated, Handicapped Accessible Door to Common Facilities and Community Rooms.”
03/08/18 HB 5285 “An Act Concerning Authority for Municipalities to Extend their Budget Adoption Processes.”
03/08/18 HB 5184 “An Act Permitting the Amendment of Municipal Charters for the Purpose of Modifying Budget Adoption Dates.”
03/08/18 HB 5286 “An Act Establishing a Municipal Option to Provide Property Tax Relief to Certain Residents with Homes Damaged by Natural Disasters.”
03/08/18 HB 5282 “An Act Concerning the Task Force to Study the Humane Treatment of Animals in Municipal and Regional Shelters.”
03/08/18 HB 5279 “An Act Concerning the Historic Preservation Council and Municipal Authority with Respect to Historic Preservation.”
03/08/18 SB 274 “An Act Concerning the Assessment of Municipal Taxes on Certain Residential Dwellings.”
03/01/18 ENV - H.B 5128 “An Act Concerning Beneficial End Uses for Discarded Tires and the Efficacy of Tire Hauling Licenses for Permits.”
03/01/18 ENV - SB 103 “An Act Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in Connecticut.”
03/01/18 ET - SB 9 “An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future.”
03/01/18 GAE - HB 5175 “An Act Concerning Appeals Under the Freedom of Information Act”
03/01/18 HSG - HB 5196 “An Act Concerning Housing Authority Jurisdiction.”
03/01/18 HSG - HB 5198 “An Act Requiring State and Local Agencies and Utilities to Adopt a Housing Affordability Impact Analysis.”
03/01/18 HSG - HB 5199 “An Act Allowing Certain Municipalities to Create Property Tax Relief Programs for Graduates of Certain Educational Institutions Located in Connecticut.”
03/01/18 PD - SB 182 “An Act Concerning Municipal Tax Appeals and Contingency Agreements.”
03/01/18 PD - HB 5180 “An Act Concerning the Appraisal of Certain Rental Income-Producing Real Property.”
03/01/18 PD - HB 5182 “An Act Concerning the Assessment of Certain Fees by Building Officials.”
03/01/18 PD - HB 5183 “An Act Requiring a Study of the Planning, Development and Financing of Municipal Entertainment Districts.”
03/01/18 VA - SB 228 “An Act Concerning the Observance of Veterans’ Day”
03/01/18 ENV - S.B 106 “An Act Concerning the Sale of “Connecticut Grown” Products.”

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Datesort ascending Topics
03/02/17 HB 7142 “An Act the Assignment of Certain Liens and Relief for Homeowners Under the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.”
03/02/17 SB 799 “An Act Reducing the Interest Rate on Municipal Tax Liens That Have Been Assigned by a Municipality.”
03/02/17 HB 7151 “An Act Concerning Economic Development.”
03/01/17 HB 6099 “An Act Concerning the Operation of Group Homes Maintained by the Department of Children and Families
03/01/17 HB 6998 “An Act Concerning the Use of Recycled Tire Rubber at Municipal and Public School Playgrounds”
03/01/17 HB 7021 “An Act Establishing a Task Force to Study Best Practices to Provide Transportation for Veterans, Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons”
02/22/17 SB 623 “An Act Establishing The 7/7 Program To Encourage The Redevelopment Of Brownfields And Underutilized Property"
02/21/17 SB 769 “An Act Concerning Concussions and Youth Athletic Activities Conducted on Public Athletic Fields”
02/21/17 HB 5472 “An Act Concerning the Exploitation of Children in Panhandling”
02/21/17 HB 6994 “An Act Establishing A Revolving Loan Fund to Assist Elderly Homeowners
02/21/17 HB 7004 “An Act Reducing Eligibility Requirements for Elderly Property Tax Relief”
02/21/17 HB 772 “An Act Requiring Emergency Generators in Certain Housing for the Elderly”
02/16/17 HB 7028 “An Act Concerning Responsibility for the Maintenance of an Abandoned Property During a Foreclosure Action.”
02/14/17 HB 7028 “An Act Concerning Responsibility for the Maintenance of an Abandoned Property During a Foreclosure Action.” - Abandoned Property Maintenance.