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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

June 9, 2011

Authors: Matthew Ranelli

The 2011 legislative session adjourned on June 8, 2011. The table below is a list of new Public Acts regarding environment, energy, and land use that may be of interest. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list but rather a select list of Public Acts we have been monitoring during the session. The Acts are organized in the table by their committee of origin; the acts that started as “emergency certification” bills are listed under “other committees.”

Many of the Acts passed in the closing days of the session do not have Public Act numbers yet; as the Public Act numbers become available, they will appear on the "Bill Status" page. If a bill was amended but did not receive a new file copy before final passage, then the most recent file copy is included in the table below along with links to each of the subsequent amendments (e.g., House A; Senate A) adopted.

Now that the session has adjourned, the Governor has 15 days from the date of receipt of an engrossed bill to either sign or veto the bill. If after 15 days he has not signed or vetoed the bill, it automatically becomes law. If any Public Acts are vetoed, the legislature will hold a veto session to consider or attempt to override those vetoes.

Table 1:  Environment, Energy, and Land Use Related Bills


Committee of Origin


Bill No.



Title


Bill Status Report

File Number or Last Action
(as of 5/25/11)

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Environment

210

AA PROHIBITING THE USE OF BISPHENOL-A IN THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER

Bill Status

File No. 669
Senate passed as Amended by Senate A

Environment

212

AA SIMPLIFYING CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE BOTTLE BILL

Bill Status

File No. 441
Senate and House passed

Environment

227

AAC REMEDIATION STANDARDS UNDER A CONSENT ORDER

Bill Status

File No. 328
Senate and House passed

Environment

5068

AA CREATING A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION FOR THE APPROVAL OF AN INLAND WETLANDS PERMIT FOR A DRY HYDRANT

Bill Status

File No. 877
House and Senate passed

Environment

5508

AAC THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

File No. 401
House and Senate passed

Environment

5526

AA REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE QUARRYING

Bill Status

File No. 852
House and Senate passed

Environment

6157

AAC STATE FORESTRY PROGRAMS

Bill Status

File No. 555

Environment

6262

AAC THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT

Bill Status

File No. 706
House and Senate passed as Amended by House A

Environment

6263

AAC THE TRANSITION FROM THE TEN MILL PROGRAM

Bill Status

File No. 867
House and Senate passed as Amended by House A

 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Energy and Technology

6249

AA REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS FOR THE SITING OF WIND PROJECTS

Bill Status

File No. 848
House and Senate passed as Amended by Senate A

Energy and Technology

6250

AAC THE SITING COUNCIL

Bill Status

File No. 861
House and Senate passed

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Planning and Development

859

AA EXTENDING THE TIME OF EXPIRATION OF CERTAIN LAND USE PERMITS

Bill Status

P.A. No. 11-5

Planning and Development

860

AAC BONDS AND OTHER SURETY FOR APPROVED SITE PLANS AND SUBDIVISIONS

Bill Status

File No. 504
Senate and House passed as Amended by Senate A

Planning and Development

5178

AA AUTHORIZING NOTICE OF ZONE CHANGES TO BE SENT BY ELECTRONIC MAIL

Bill Status

File No. 672
House and Senate passed

Planning and Development

5697

AAC CHANGES TO THE MUNICIPAL ENERGY COOPERATIVE STATUTES

Bill Status

File No. 476
Senate and House passed

Planning and Development

5780

AAC INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS

Bill Status

File No. 823
House and Senate passed

 

Planning and Development

6100

AAC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS IN THE TOWN OF WINDSOR

Bill Status

File No. 894
House and Senate passed

OTHER COMMITTEES

Government Administration and Elections

1196

AAC THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND

Bill Status

File No. 841

House and Senate passed as amended by Senate A

Judiciary

6341

AAC THE STATUTE OF REPOSE FOR ASBESTOS-RELATED PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS

Bill Status

File No. 883
House and Senate passed

Commerce

6526

AAC BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER

Bill Status

File No. 870
House and Senate passed

Judiciary

6557

AAC LIABILITY FOR THE RECREATIONAL USE OF LANDS

Bill Status

File No. 709
House and Senate passed

Emergency Certification

1243

AAC THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND PLANNING FOR CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY FUTURE

Bill Status

New Bill
Senate and House passed as Amended by Senate A

Emergency Certification

6652

AA IMPLEMENTING THE REVENUE ITEMS IN THE BUDGET AND MAKING BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS, DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, CERTAIN REVISIONS TO BILLS OF THE CURRENT SESSION AND MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES (§ 67)

Bill Status

New Bill
House and Senate passed as Amended by House A

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or would like more detailed information, please contact Matt Ranelli at (860) 251-5748 or mranelli@goodwin.com.  You can also contact any member of the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Group by calling (860) 251-5000 or by visiting Shipman & Goodwin's website at http://www.shipmangoodwin.com.

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