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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

April 27, 2012

The legislative session adjourns sine die on May 9, 2012 – less than two weeks away.  As of yesterday, the General Assembly has passed approximately 13 Public Acts; based on 2010 and 2008 short sessions, the number of new Public Acts this year will likely be near 190.  In the next 12 days (counting likely weekend sessions) the General Assembly will be hard at work passing the remaining 170+ Public Acts (many of which have already passed one chamber or the other).

Of course, it is the content, not the number, of the new Public Acts that will concern those affected by them.  The Table below contains a list of select bills related to the environment, energy, and land use (organized by committee of origin).  If you would like more information on any of the bills listed below, you can follow the "Bill Status" link to get its text, a summary and fiscal note, and its current status.

Many of the bills will be amended between now and the end of the session so if you are tracking specific bills, now is the time to search the legislative database for those amendments.  To check for called or uncalled amendments, go to the "Bill Status" page and look for links to amendments or search all amendments from the General Assembly's website search page:  http://search.cga.state.ct.us.  The drafting process continues through the final session day so new amendments may appear at any time.  However, the reprinting process for amended bills changes for the final four days of the session because of the pace of action.  Bills amended after May 5 are not required to be reprinted (although they may be) before final action.  You may have to piece together the final language using the latest file copy and any adopted amendments.

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

Committee of Origin

Bill No.


Title

Bill Status Report

File Copy as of 4/27/12

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Environment

84

AAC OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES

Bill Status

File No. 196

Environment

347

AAC THE STATE'S OPEN SPACE PLAN

Bill Status

File No. 589

Environment

348

AAC CONCERNING WATER CONSERVATION

Bill Status

File No. 336

Environment

351

AAC CERTAIN CEMETERY EROSION MITIGATION EFFORTS WITHIN THE COASTAL BOUNDARY

Bill Status

File No. 277

Environment

375

AAC REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PETROLEUM CLEAN-UP PROGRAM

Bill Status

File No. 373

Environment

376

AAC THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ACT AND SHORELINE FLOOD AND EROSION CONTROL STRUCTURES

Bill Status

File No. 282

Environment

5116

AA REQUIRING THE LABELING OF FOOD PACKAGING THAT CONTAINS BISPHENOL-A

Bill Status

File No. 306

Environment

5117

AAC GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOODS

Bill Status

File No. 307

Environment

5121

AAC THE USE OF ORGANIC PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF THE USE OF PESTICIDES ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Bill Status

File No. 308

Environment

5128

AAC CERTAIN REVISIONS TO THE COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT STATUTES

Bill Status

File No. 341

Environment

5129

AAC THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN LOW EMISSION VEHICLES, IONIZING RADIATION AND STREAM CHANNEL ENCROACHMENT LINES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

File No. 210

Environment

5130

AAC THE DAM SAFETY PROGRAM

Bill Status

File No. 381

Environment

5256

AAC STATE FUNDED HOUSING RECONSTRUCTION WITHIN A FLOODPLAIN

Bill Status

File No. 139

Environment

5260

AA RESTRICTING THE USE OF METHOPRENE

Bill Status

File No. 386



 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Energy and Technology

23

AA ENHANCING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Bill Status

File No. 401

Energy and Technology

415

AAC THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM, WATER CONSERVATION AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITY.

Bill Status

File No. 456

Energy and Technology

416

AAC THE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS OF THE HOLDING COMPANIES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES

Bill Status

File No. 428

Energy and Technology

449

ACC MUNICIPAL WATER RATES

Bill Status

File No. 433

Energy and Technology

450

AAC ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, ENERGY EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCY, TREE TRIMMING AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE

Bill Status

File No. 434

Energy and Technology

451

AAC THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HEATING FURNACE AND BOILER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

Bill Status

File No. 413

Energy and Technology

5271

AAC THE SITING COUNCIL

Bill Status

File No. 55

Energy and Technology

5272

AAC ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Bill Status

File No. 56

Energy and Technology

5385

AAC ENERGY RETROFITS FOR CERTAIN BUILDINGS AND THE DISCLOSURE OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF CERTAIN BUILDINGS

Bill Status

File No. 445

Energy and Technology

5474

AAC THE AUTONOMY OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Bill Status

File No. 450

Energy and Technology

5542

AAC CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR UTILITY CUSTOMERS

Bill Status

File No. 453

Energy and Technology

5543

AAC THE CREATION AND EXPANSION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

Bill Status

File No. 454

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Planning and Development

263

AAC LIABILITY OF ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Bill Status

File No. 49

Planning and Development

343

AAC INTERVENTION IN PERMIT PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 1971

Bill Status

File No.  369

Planning and Development

345

AAC MUNICIPAL FLOOD AND EROSION CONTROL BOARDS

Bill Status

File No. 371

Planning and Development

5155

AA MODIFYING THE BAN ON PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

Bill Status

File No. 15

Planning and Development

5159

AAC THE STATE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

File No. 343

Planning and Development

5315

AA AUTHORIZING PLANNING COMMISSIONS TO NOTIFY REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCIES OF SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL

Bill Status

File No. 84

Planning and Development

5318

AAC THE REVISION OF MUNICIPAL CHARTERS

Bill Status

File No. 87

Planning and Development

5319

AA INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

Bill Status

File No. 88

Planning and Development

5320

AAC BONDS AND OTHER SURETY FOR APPROVED SITE PLANS AND SUBDIVISIONS

Bill Status

File No. 349

Planning and Development

5454

AAC THE VALUATION OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY EMINENT DOMAIN

Bill Status

File No. 353

Planning and Development

5492

AA PROVIDING MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITIES WITH CERTAIN CORPORATE POWERS

Bill Status

File No. 356

 

OTHER COMMITTEES

Commerce

220

AAC NAVIGATION, COASTAL ACCESS AND CLEAN MARINAS

Bill Status

File No. 19

Finance, Revenue and Bonding

413

AAC BONDING AUTHORITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY AUTHORITY

Bill Status

File No. 529

Government Administration and Elections

426

AAC GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DATA SHARING

Bill Status

File No. 473

Public Health

5334

AAC THE SALE OR ABANDONMENT OF WATER SUPPLY SOURCES AND ASSOCIATED LAND

Bill Status

File No. 310

Commerce

5340

AAC A STUDY ON THE WAIVER OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN BUSINESS REGULATION VIOLATIONS

Bill Status

File No. 325

Commerce

5342

AAC REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT STATUTES

Bill Status

File No. 441

Commerce

5343

AAC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH STREAMLINED AND IMPROVED BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION PROGRAMS

Bill Status

File No. 389

Commerce

5344

AAC STREAMLINING THE STATE'S STORMWATER GENERAL PERMITTING PROCESS

Bill Status

File No. 311

Commerce

5465

AAC THE STATE'S REGULATORY AND PERMITTING PROCESS

Bill Status

File No. 317

Judiciary

5502

AAC STANDING TO APPEAL A ZONING DECISION AND ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES

Bill Status

File No. 545

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or would like more detailed information, please contact Matt Ranelli at (860) 251-5748 or by e-mail at 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 our website at http://www.shipmangoodwin.com.

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