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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
03/12/19 HB 7159 “An Act Addressing Opioid Use”
03/06/19 HB 6335 An Act Concerning Land Use Appeals
03/06/19 HB 7220 An Act Establishing a Right to Appeal the Decision of a Municipal Ethics Board to the Superior Court Under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
03/05/19 HB 7215 An Act Concerning Safe School Climate Policies
03/05/19 HB 7228 Requiring Certain Municipalities To Waive Payment In Lieu Of Taxes From A Housing Authority
03/05/19 HB 7226 An Act Establishing A Pilot Program To Provide Incentives For Teachers To Live In Certain Municipalities
03/04/19 HB 7200 “An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products to Persons Under Age Twenty-One”
02/27/19 SB 864 “An Act Concerning Liability for Injuries Occurring in a Skateboard Park or Dog Park Maintained by a Municipality.”
02/27/19 HB 7185 “An Act Concerning Liability of a Political Subdivision and its Employees, Officers and Agents.”
02/27/19 SB 824 “An Act Concerning Mental Health and Wellness Training and Suicide Prevention for Police Officers.”
02/26/19 SB 164 “An Act Including Mental or Emotional Impairments within the Definition of Personal Injury under the Workers’ Compensation Statutes”
02/25/19 HB 7133 “An Act Concerning Blood Lead Level Requirements”
02/19/19 HB 7102 “An Act Concerning Senior Centers”
02/19/19 SB 849 “An Act Concerning Change Orders In Construction Contracts”
02/15/19 H.B. 5185 “An Act Concerning Consent Orders Entered into by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection.”
02/15/19 H.B. 5249 “An Act Prohibiting the Purchase or Use of Artificial Turf by the State and Municipalities.”
02/15/19 S.B. 234 “An Act Establishing a PILOT Program for Curbside Food Waste Collection Used in Anaerobic Digesters.”
02/14/19 SB 808 An Act Concerning Workforce Housing
02/14/19 SB 789 “An Act Concerning Reimbursement to Law Enforcement Units for Training Costs”
02/14/19 SB 777 “An Act Requiring a Study of Veterans’ Tax Abatements”
02/14/19 HB 6955 “An Act Adopting the International Property Maintenance Code”
02/14/19 HB 6155 An Act Concerning Regionalization or Consolidation of 9-1-1 Dispatch Centers
02/14/19 HB 6155 An Act Concerning The Communication Needs Of Persons Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind in Emergency Situations
02/14/19 SB 562 An Act Lowering the Age of Eligibility for Property Tax Relief for Elderly Persons
02/14/19 HB 6156 “An Act Concerning First Responder Training For Incidents Involving Juveniles With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Nonverbal Learning Disorder”
02/14/19 SB 709 “An Act Creating a Division of Cyber Division of Cyber Security Within The Department of Emergency Services And Public Protection” HB 6575 “An Act Concerning Active Shooter Response Plans”
02/14/19 HB 7064 “An Act Concerning Municipal Veterans’ Representatives”
02/14/19 S.B. 70 “An Act Establishing the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank.” S.B. 71 “An Act Studying the Establishment of a Northeast Regional Infrastructure Bank.”
02/14/19 HB 6998 An Act Concerning Notification By Contractors To Superintendents Of Schools Regarding Incidents Of Arrest By Employees
02/14/19 SB 570 “An Act Concerning Opportunity Zones”
02/14/19 HB 6291 An Act Concerning Protections for Certain Group Child Care and Family Care Homes
02/14/19 HB 6356 An Act Concerning Payment In Lieu Of Taxes for State Housing Authority Properties
02/14/19 HB 6892 An Act Concerning the State’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development
02/14/19 HB 7067 An Act Concerning Housing Authority Jurisdiction
02/14/19 SB 608 An Act Concerning the Improvement of Rental Unit Safety
02/13/19 H.B. 5641 “An Act Concerning Municipal Participation in the Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program.”
02/13/19 H.B. 6347 “An Act Concerning the Issuance of Written Warnings Providing Notice of Violations of Municipal Regulations and Ordinances.”
02/13/19 H.B. 6552 “An Act Concerning Exemptions from Certain Historic Preservation Requirements.”
02/13/19 H.B. 6761 “An Act Allowing Municipalities Greater Flexibility to Determine Qualifying Income Levels for Municipal Property Tax Relief Programs for Seniors.”
02/13/19 S.B. 140 “An Act Expanding the Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program.” S.B. 361 “An Act Concerning a Municipal Option to Establish a Property Tax Credit for Donations to Promise or Similar Scholarship Programs Established by the Municipality.”
02/13/19 S.B. 527 “An Act Permitting Municipalities to Combine the Property Assessments of Multiple Electric Generating Facilities.”
02/13/19 SB 475 “AN ACT INCREASING THE SALES TAX RATE AND DEDICATING THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO MUNICIPALITIES”
02/13/19 SB 422 “An Act Concerning a Study of Automated Traffic Enforcement Safety Devices”
02/13/19 HB 5366 “An Act Establishing a Task Force to Study Motor Vehicle Registration Laws”
02/13/19 HB 6772 An Act Concerning the Completion of Local Transportation Projects.
02/13/19 HB 6959 “An Act Concerning Seat Belts on School Buses”
02/13/19 H.B. 5229 “An Act Defining “Advertising Sign” for the Purposes of Municipal Zoning Regulations.”
02/13/19 H.B. 5123 “An Act Prohibiting the Use of Eminent Domain for Commercial Purposes.”
02/13/19 H.B. 5273 “An Act Concerning As of Right Multifamily Housing Zones.”
02/11/19 SB 380 “An Act Concerning Mental Health and Wellness Training and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement Officers”
02/07/19 HB 7004 An Act Concerning Concussion Education For Coaches Of Youth Athletic Activities
02/07/19 HB 7003 “An Act Concerning A Moratorium On The Use Of Recycled Tire Rubber At Municipal And Public School Playgrounds”
02/04/19 H.B. 5318 “An Act Establishing Local Representation on the Connecticut Siting Council for Certain Projects.”
02/04/19 H.B. 6643 “An Act Concerning Regional Animal Control Shelters.”
02/04/19 S.B. 753 “An Act Concerning The State-Wide Ban on Fracking Waste.”

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Datesort ascending Topics
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 419 “An Act Increasing the Property Tax Abatement for Volunteer Firefighters and Other First Responders.”
03/19/18 SB 420 “An Act Repealing the Commercial Solar Tax Exemption.”
03/19/18 SB 421 “An Act Concerning Municipal Budget Reserves for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2019.”
03/19/18 HB 5493 “An Act Concerning a Study of Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy.”
03/19/18 SB 423 “An Act Eliminating the Municipal Spending Cap.”
03/19/18 HB 5500 “An Act Establishing the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank.”
03/19/18 SB 450 “An Act Concerning Municipal Volunteer Services.”
03/19/18 SB 338 “An Act Concerning the Use of Community Investment Account Funds for Combating Invasive Species.”
03/19/18 SB 490 “An Act Concerning Shared Municipal Services and Local Governments.”
03/19/18 SB 339 “An Act Extending the Prohibition on Municipal Ordinances Concerning Invasive Plants.”
03/19/18 SB 492 “An Act Concerning Zoning of Solar Farms.”
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 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 SB 345 “An Act Concerning Climate Change Education In Connecticut Schools”
03/19/18 HB 5486 “An Act Concerning the Connecticut Municipal Redevelopment Authority.”
03/19/18 SB 347 “An Act Concerning Consent Orders Entered into by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection.”
03/19/18 HB 5487 “An Act Concerning the Continuance of a Nonconforming Use, Building or Structure.”
03/19/18 HB 5356 “An Act Concerning Emergency Action Plans for Dams.”
03/19/18 HB 5510 “An Act Concerning the Zoning of Group Homes.”
03/19/18 HB 5454 “An Act Concerning Ninety-Day Permit Turnaround Times for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.”
03/19/18 HB 5535 “An Act Concerning a Tax Credit for Certain Motor Vehicles.”
03/19/18 HB 5455 “An Act Concerning the State Water Plan.”
03/19/18 HB 5554 “An Act Concerning Regional Financing Options.”
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 425 “An Act Concerning LED Light Pollution In The State”
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”
03/09/18 HB 5370 “An Act Concerning Change Orders In Construction Contracts”
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 HB 5285 “An Act Concerning Authority for Municipalities to Extend their Budget Adoption Processes.”
03/08/18 HB 5399 “An Act Concerning the Assignment of Certain Property Tax, Water and Sewer Liens.”
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 5279 “An Act Concerning the Historic Preservation Council and Municipal Authority with Respect to Historic Preservation.”
03/08/18 HB 5287 “An Act Concerning a Municipal Option for Property Tax Abatements for Arts and Culture.”
03/08/18 SB 349 “An Act Concerning Regional Animal Shelters”
03/08/18 HB 5288 “An Act Concerning Attorney’s Fees in Wrongful Property Tax Assessment Actions.”
03/08/18 HB 5362 “An Act Concerning the Registration and Inspection Of Municipal Pounds And Shelters.”
03/08/18 HB 5149 “An Act Concerning Sober Living Homes”
03/08/18 HB 5367 “An Act Concerning the Disposition of Certain Biting and Attacking Dogs”
03/08/18 HB 5158 “An Act Requiring Food Allergy Training in Restaurants”
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 5217 “An Act Concerning Student Athletes With Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest”
03/08/18 SB 336 “An Act Concerning Community Shared Solar.”
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 5261 “An Act Concerning Fees Charged By Municipalities Under The Freedom of Information Act”
03/08/18 SB 278 “An Act Concerning Mental Health and Wellness Training and Suicide Prevention for Police Officers.”
03/08/18 SB 356 “An Act Concerning Licensing Requirements for Operators of Certain Short-Term Rental Properties.”
03/08/18 HB 5312 “An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department of Motor Vehicles Regarding The Motor Vehicle Statutes”
03/08/18 SB 357 “An Act Concerning Funding for Lead Abatement.”
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 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 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 5184 “An Act Permitting the Amendment of Municipal Charters for the Purpose of Modifying Budget Adoption Dates.”
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 5397 “An Act Concerning Economic Development.”
03/08/18 SB 274 “An Act Concerning the Assessment of Municipal Taxes on Certain Residential Dwellings.”
03/01/18 ENV - S.B 106 “An Act Concerning the Sale of “Connecticut Grown” Products.”
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”

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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 HB 7151 “An Act Concerning Economic Development.”
03/02/17 SB 799 “An Act Reducing the Interest Rate on Municipal Tax Liens That Have Been Assigned by a Municipality.”
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.