Session Days May 9 & 10: Here's What We Voted On

May 12, 2023

We held two sessions days this week - Tuesday and Wednesday. We are now less than one month before Sine Die - the official end of the session. Here are some of the bills we passed over the last two session days.

First, we had a really important resolution regarding no-excuse absentee ballots:

  • HJ No. 1: Similar to early voting, this voting reform measure takes two successive sessions before it can go directly to you in the form of a referendum. CT's restrictive voting system is codified in the state Constitution. This vote is to get a resolution to amend the Constitution to allow no-excuse absentee ballots on the ballot in 2024.  

Bills passed that now go to the Senate for consideration:

  • HB 6891: A small but mighty change for taxpayers to allow charge card, debit card, or electronic payment of municipal taxes or penalties. 
  • HB 6877: An act concerning risk protection orders or warrants and disqualifiers for firearm permits and eligibility certificates based on temporary commitment under a physician's emergency certification.
  • HB 6672: Endometriosis is an under-studied disease impacting 1-in-10 women in CT. The House passed HB 6672 to create the Endometriosis Data and Biorepository Program and associated endometriosis research lab.
  • HB 6638: An act revising the State's antidiscrimination statutes.
  • HB 6642: An act concerning a Title IX compliance toolkit for school districts. 
  • HB 6699: An act concerning cannabis regulation.
  • HB 6614: An act concerning debit cards and cash discounts for gasoline purchases. 
  • HB 6823: Putting elections in the hands of the Constitutional office that manages elections makes sense. This bill designates the Secretary of the State as the state official responsible for certifying presidential electors.
  • HB 6891: A small but mighty change for taxpayers to allow charge card, debit card or electronic payment of municipal taxes or penalties.
  • HB6590: This bill makes it easier for families to get access to the childcare they need.
  • HJ No. 34: From 1647 to 1697, several individuals in Connecticut, primarily women, were hanged for suspicions of witchcraft. Similar to the Salem trials, the accusations against the victims were often unfounded and based in misogyny. Watch the video below to hear my comments on the House Floor.