Bills Passed in the House on Monday
With the final week of the 2022 legislative session upon us, we are busy taking up a number of bills in the House before the clock strikes midnight on Thursday. Here are a few that we passed today and that I voted in support of:
S.B. 256, AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OR RECEIPT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS BY MOTOR VEHICLE RECYCLERS, SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS AND JUNK DEALERS.
Like other states across the country, Connecticut has seen an increase in the theft of catalytic converters. With the passage of SB 256, we are working to interrupt the process of profiting off stolen catalytic converters by aiding law enforcement in the tracking and identification of potential criminal activity. CLICK HERE for more details.
S.B. 251, AN ACT EXPANDING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE.
As we optimistically move toward a post-pandemic world, we know that health care workers will remain integral to the state's continued success in combatting the pandemic and any future public health emergencies. SB 251 will address the current critical shortage by requiring the Office of Workforce strategy to assess the shortage and make recommendations to grow existing workforce development and job training programs. CLICK HERE for more details.
S.B. 103, AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY AND THE CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENTAL LOAN AUTHORITY.
The cost of attending a postsecondary education program extends well beyond the cost of attending a class. While accruing debt for attending school, students are worried about the cost of affording laptops, broadband, transportation, and several other related costs. The House just passed SB 103 to enable CHESLA to increase access to postsecondary education opportunities. CLICK HERE for more details.