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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

March 30, 2009

Authors: Matthew Ranelli

Most of the subject matter committees of interest have passed their favorable report deadlines and there is about a two week gap before the fiscal committees' deadlines (Appropriations Committee, April 16, and the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, April 17). Bills that have been favorably reported to the floor are assembled into a "file" which contains (1) the bill text with any substitute language approved in committee; (2) a fiscal note; and (3) a plain-language summary. Some of the bills have files already and the file numbers are listed below. For the rest of the bills, the initial files should be ready in the next two weeks (you can check on the availability of the file by selecting the "Bill Status" links below). The file copy is the official version of the bill for purposes of discussion and debate.

All of the bills listed below have been favorably reported out of committee; bills listed in prior Legislative Updates that were not reported out of committee are dead and have been deleted from the table below. Of course bills that died in committee could resurface later as 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.

Finally, bills reported to the floor may be sent back out to other subject matter committees after receiving a file number. The committee of reference can favorably report the bill back to the floor as is or with substitute language or kill the bill. The session ends
June 3, 2009.

Table 1: Select Environment and Land Use Related Bills

Committee of Origin

Bill No.

 

Title

Bill Status Report

Last Action

As of 3/25/09

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Environment

3

AA PROHIBITING THE ACQUISITION OR USE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND AS ASH RESIDUE DISPOSAL AREAS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Environment

271

AAC FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND MILL PROPERTIES

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Environment

569

AAC ENHANCEMENTS TO THE INLAND WETLANDS AND WATERCOURSES ACT

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Environment

662

AA EXPANDING THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER REDEMPTION PROVISIONS TO INCLUDE WATER BOTTLES

Bill Status

JFS > FRB

Environment

747

AAC CONSISTENCY IN PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE ON-SITE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

871

AA INCREASING THE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

File No. 146

Environment

919

AA PHASING OUT THE USE OF POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS

Bill Status

File No. 147

Environment

924

AAC A MORATORIUM ON STATE FUNDED ARTIFICIAL TURF ATHLETIC FIELDS AND THE POSTING OF SIGNS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

995

AAC BENEFICIAL REFUSE, RECYCLING AND ILLEGAL DUMPING

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

1019

AA REQUIRING BIODIESEL-BLENDED HEATING OIL AND DIESEL FUEL

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

1021

AAC NOTIFICATION OF CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

1106

AAC THE PROCESS OF REMEDIATION OF RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Environment

5211

AAC LOCAL SHELLFISH COMMISSIONS

Bill Status

JFS > GAE

Environment

5474

AAC PRIVATE, MUNICIPAL AND STATE RECYCLING, BENEFICIAL USE PERMITS AND ZONING ORDINANCES

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

5496

AAC THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT FUND AND FUEL OIL CONSERVATION ACCOUNT

Bill Status

CR > APPR

Environment

5934

AAC STATUTORY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR INLAND WETLAND COMMISSION MEMBERS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

6397

AAC OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION

Bill Status

JF > FRB

Environment

6412

AAC THE REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

6501

AAC ELIMINATING SURETY BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND HEATING OIL TANK REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT CONTRACTORS

Bill Status

File No. 110

Environment

6572

AAC BANNING BISPHENOL-A IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND FOOD PRODUCTS AND PROHIBITING CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE SUBSTANCES

Bill Status

File No. 165

Environment

6637

AAC STORMWATER PERMITS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Environment

6660

AA AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR VARIOUS STATE GRANT PROGRAMS AND CONCERNING THE FACE OF CONNECTICUT STEERING COMMITTEE

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Energy and Technology

1075

AAC COMPETITIVE ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

1101

AAC CONCERNING COORDINATION OF LOW-INCOME ENERGY PROGRAMS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

1102

AAC HYDROGEN

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

1103

AA REDEFINING CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

1105

AAC TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

1130

AAC ENERGY AND THE STATE'S ECONOMY

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

1131

AAC RENEWABLE ENERGY AND WEATHERIZATION

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

1132

AAC ENERGY INEFFICIENT STATE BUILDINGS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

1133

AAC INNOVATIVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

1134

AA CREATING THE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE STRATEGY BOARD

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

5212

AAC FUEL CELLS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

6302

AAC REVISIONS TO THE UTILITY STATUTES

Bill Status

File No. 70

Energy and Technology

6304

AAC MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC COSTS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6377

AAC GREEN BUILDING REGULATIONS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6427

AAC THE STATUTORY TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE A MULTIYEAR RATE APPLICATION

Bill Status

File No. 71

Energy and Technology

6510

AA ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC POWER AUTHORITY

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

6512

AAC THE ELECTRIC CONTRACT PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

6535

AAC ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6536

AAC LOW INCOME ENERGY PROGRAMS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6603

AAC THE CLASS III RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6632

AAC ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE COORDINATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Energy and Technology

6635

AAC SOLAR POWER

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Energy and Technology

6636

AAC THE CONNECTICUT CLEAN ENERGY FUND

Bill Status

JF > Floor

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Planning and Development

384

AA PROMOTING REGIONALISM IN THE STATE

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Planning and Development

1033

AA ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR GREEN BUILDINGS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

5254

AAC EXTENDING THE TIME OF EXPIRATION OF CERTAIN LAND USE PERMITS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

5544

AAC REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

 

Planning and Development

5557

AAC TRAFFIC ON RESIDENTIAL AND COLLECTOR ROADS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

5861

AAC THE PROCESSING OF MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS FOR STATE PERMITS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Planning and Development

6389

AA PROMOTING REGIONALIZATION

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Planning and Development

6464

AAC COORDINATED PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6465

AAC SMART GROWTH AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6466

AAC PROJECTS OF REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6467

AAC SMART GROWTH AND PLANS OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6469

AAC SMART GROWTH AND STATE PLANNING

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6585

AAC REGIONALISM

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6589

AAC LAND USE APPEALS

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Planning and Development

6590

AAC STANDARDS OF REVIEW BY INLAND WETLANDS AGENCIES

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Planning and Development

6595

AAC THE STATE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES PLAN

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation

444

AAC PARKING FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHICH LIMIT OR IMPAIR THE ABILITY TO WALK

Bill Status

JF > Floor

Transportation

6650

AAC ZERO EMISSION BUSES

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

OTHER COMMITTEES

Appropriations

246

AA CREATING A COMMISSION ON FEDERAL STIMULUS DISTRIBUTION

Bill Status

Public Hearing: 3/20/098

Government Administration and Elections

840

AAC THE ELIMINATION OF THE OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL, THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE, THE OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS AND CERTAIN LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONS

Bill Status

Public Hearing: 3/16/09

Government Administration and Elections

5214

AAC POSTING LEGAL NOTICES ON THE WEB SITE OF A MUNICIPALITY

Bill Status

Vote to Draft: 1/23/09

Commerce

6097

AAC BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Bill Status

JFS > Floor

Public Safety and Security

6284

AAC ADOPTION OF A MODEL ENERGY CODE AND GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

Bill Status

File No. 21

Government Administration and Elections

6690

AAC MUNICIPAL LOBBYING

Bill Status

Public Hearing: 3/23/09

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 Environment, Energy and Land Use Group by calling (860) 251-5000.


 

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