Legislation Passed In The House This Week

May 5, 2023
Legislation That Passed Out of The House
This Week
Celebratory balloons are a hazard to wildlife and add to plastic pollution. That's why the House just passed AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF CERTAIN BALLOONS.
We passed HB 5575, a necessary measure to ensure the humane treatment of animals in municipal animal shelters. We set municipal regulations establishing guidelines that maintain the health and safety of both the animals and the individuals working in the facilities.
Don't be scared…the House approved AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP ON THE RESTORATION OF EEL GRASS. Eel Grass is an important component of seagrass meadows that improve water quality and protect from erosion.
House Bill 6479 contains a key provision to maximize federal funds designated for state and municipal climate change resiliency projects, including coastal resiliency projects.
Diaper insecurity, food insecurity, and housing instability….this bill creates a task force to develop a plan that utilizes Medicaid funding to support these health-related social needs, seek federal approval for services, and report how the proposed coverage will impact current recommendations.
The House proved our commitment to all CT mothers having access to specialized lactation healthcare. HB 6819 will require the DPH to provide a full list of international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) in the state on their website and will establish a taskforce to study licensure.
The House approved HB6632 which opens previously closed avenues for local housing authorities housing units. On to the Senate for consideration.
The House approved HB6689 to make a career in health care a realistic option for more CT students. The Nursing and Mental Health Care Professionals Loan Subsidy Program will mean lower interest rates for students looking to go into health and mental health care.