Rep. Gentile Co-Introduces Legislative Package

January 20, 2017

Rep. Gentile, along with Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter co-introduced a package of 10 bills focused on encouraging job growth and economic development.

The bills were filed by Aresimowicz and Ritter on Friday.

Gentile said, "As I campaigned across my district and in all my travels attending events throughout the state, I have heard over and over again three main issues from three main constituencies. Overwhelmingly, seniors and retirees want affordable living, families want to keep their children here after they graduate from school and businesses want to grow jobs and enjoy economic expansion and stability. All of these bills help to achieve those goals. They are all focused on making Connecticut better."

The legislative package has widespread support among the House Majority caucus and is expected to also garner bipartisan backing as the proposals are developed further by the joint House-Senate committees.   

Gentile will co-introduce the following bills:

HB05583-AN ACT EXPANDING INVESTMENT ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT PROGRAM 

HB05584-AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A SMALL BUSINESS HOTLINE 

HB05585-AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM AS AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY

HB05586-AN ACT MAKING CONNECTICUT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES

HB05587-AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIORS' SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

HB05588-AN ACT IMPOSING A CAP ON GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ALLOCATIONS

HB05589-AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

HB05590-AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

HB05591-AN ACT CONCERNING PAY EQUITY IN THE WORKFORCE

HB05592-AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR MUNICIPAL REVITALIZATION PROJECTS