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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

May 17, 2007

The legislative session adjourns sine die on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 (less than three weeks from now). Below please find a table of bills before the General Assembly that may be of interest generally on environmental and land use matters. The table contains only bills that have survived the committee process and now are before either the House or Senate. This is not an exhaustive list of bills before the General Assembly.

Bills are arranged in by Committee of Origin. The "Bill Status Report" link provides a short description of the purpose of the bill, a link to the bill text, and information regarding its status in the legislative process, proposed amendments, committee reports, and vote tallies. The bill status information is updated automatically so it is always current. If you are tracking specific bills, now is the time to search the legislative database to see what amendments have been filed related to those bills. To check for called or uncalled amendments, go to the "Bill Status" page and look for links to amendments or search all amendments at: http://search.cga.state.ct.us.

To check on whether the House or Senate is ready to vote on a bill, first refer to the respective "Calendar" to see if the bill is marked double "XX" (bills marked with one "X" are not technically ready for action). Next, check the daily "Go List" on session days to see if the bill is, in fact, scheduled for a vote. The Calendars and the "Go List" are available on the General Assembly’s main webpage (http://www.cga.ct.gov) under the heading "CGA Today."

Environment and Land Use Related Bills

Committee of Origin Bill No.   Title Bill Status Report File Number
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
Environment 1091 AAC DAM SAFETY Bill Status File 405
Environment 1224 AAC LICENSED ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS Bill Status File 793
Environment 1258 AAC UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS Bill Status File 564
Environment 1260 AAC ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND FLEXIBLE FUELED VEHICLES Bill Status File 183
Environment 1289 AAC THE EXPANSION OF THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER REDEMPTION PROVISIONS Bill Status File 577
Environment 1333 AAC ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 580
Environment 1432 AAC GLOBAL WARMING AND BROWNFIELDS REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 828
Environment 5119 AAC THE LOCATION OF A RESOURCES RECOVERY FACILITY Bill Status File 407
Environment 5121 AN ACT CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITHIN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE REMEDIATION OF ABANDONED MINES Bill Status File 731
Environment 5214 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO ENTER INTO LEASE AGREEMENTS FOR THE GENERATION OF HYDROELECTRICITY Bill Status File 596
Environment 6402 AN ACT PLACING A MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE ON-SITE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM Bill Status File 363
Environment 6559 AAC THE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK FUND AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES Bill Status File 733
Environment 6768 AAC THE APPROVAL OF SMALL ALTERNATIVE ON-SITE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS Bill Status File 421
Environment 6856 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITY PILOT PROGRAM Bill Status File 801
Environment 6859 AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE PRESENCE OF GUN CLUBS AND HUNTING PRESERVES Bill Status File 672
Environment 7121 AAC THE AQUIFER PROTECTION AREA PROGRAM Bill Status File 756
Environment 7125 AAC UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, AQUACULTURE STRUCTURES, SAND REMOVAL AND INVASIVE PLANTS Bill Status File 822
Environment 7275 AAC THE FACE OF CONNECTICUT Bill Status File 779
Environment 7276 AAC REVISIONS TO THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES ACT Bill Status File 433
Environment 7368 AAC BROWNFIELDS REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 382
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Energy and Technology 1374 AAC ELECTRICITY PROCUREMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Bill Status File 192
Energy and Technology 5927 AAC THE CONNECTICUT SITING COUNCIL AND CELLULAR TOWERS Bill Status File 820
Energy and Technology 6209 AAC THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT FUND Bill Status File 200
Energy and Technology 6602 AN ACT EXPANDING TRASH-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES Bill Status File 131
Energy and Technology 7097 AAC CONNECTICUT’S ENERGY POLICY Bill Status File 199
Energy and Technology 7098 AAC CONNECTICUT’S ENERGY FUTURE Bill Status File 798
Energy and Technology 7183 AAC WATER RESOURCE PLANNING Bill Status File 777
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Planning and Development 618 AAC DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS Bill Status PA 07-26
Planning and Development 784 AAC FLOODPLAIN USES Bill Status File 385
Planning and Development 1017 AAC THE EMERGENCY PLANS OF OPERATIONS OF SHORELINE COMMUNITIES AND THE DESIGNATION OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS HAZARD AND SECURITY ZONES Bill Status File 223
Planning and Development 1054 AN ACT REVISING THE PROCESS FOR THE TAKING OF REAL PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 387
Planning and Development 1057 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM OF HOUSING FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH Bill Status File 720
Planning and Development 1084 AN ACT REORGANIZING LOCAL LAND USE COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND AGENCIES Bill Status File 396
Planning and Development 1085 AAC ZONING APPEALS Bill Status File 226
Planning and Development 1087 AAC ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN INCOME RESTRICTED HOUSING Bill Status File 389
Planning and Development 1215 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING A PROCESS OF STATE-WIDE RESPONSIBLE GROWTH Bill Status File 723
Planning and Development 1236 AAC THE UPGRADING OF EXISTING MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS Bill Status PA 07-43
Planning and Development 5414 AAC APPEALS OF DECISIONS BY LOCAL TREE WARDENS Bill Status File 320
Planning and Development 5714 AAC TRAFFIC ON RESIDENTIAL AND COLLECTOR ROADS Bill Status File 284
Planning and Development 5729 AAC THE SALE, LEASE OR TRANSFER OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY Bill Status File 412
Planning and Development 6995 AAC SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONES Bill Status File 469
Planning and Development 7040 AAC RESUBDIVISIONS AND CLARIFYING CONSIDERATIONS OF INLAND WETLANDS DECISIONS BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSIONS Bill Status File 427
Planning and Development 7090 AAC RESPONSIBLE GROWTH Bill Status File 471
Planning and Development 7154 AAC THE STATE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT, MAKING A MINOR CHANGE TO THE LOCAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND REVISING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN DANBURY AND RIDGEFIELD Bill Status File 429
Planning and Development 7186 AAC CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT ZONES Bill Status File 432
OTHER COMMITTEES
Judiciary 167 AN ACT REVISING THE PROCESS FOR THE TAKING OF REAL PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 560
General Law 1051 AAC THE INSPECTION AND EVALUATION OF AIR QUALITY IN STATE BUILDINGS Bill Status File 508
Government Administration and Elections Committee ("GAE") 1182 AAC ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, AUDITING OF LARGE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF CERTAIN LAND TRANSFERS, GRANT PAYMENTS TO MUNICIPALITIES, ADVERTISING ON STATE BUILDINGS AND CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Bill Status File 475
GAE 7000 AAC MUNICIPAL ETHICS AND MUNICIPAL LOBBYING Bill Status File 830
GAE 7079 AAC BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND REDEVELOPMENT Bill Status File 704
Commerce 7223 AAC BUSINESS AND ENERGY INDEPENDENCE DISTRICTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS Bill Status File 841

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

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