Legislative Highlights from SaturdayJune 1, 2019
With only four days of session remaining, the House is working tirelessly for you over the weekend to ensure we are passing legislation that matters most to you.
- SB 1026, AN ACT ESTABLISHING CERTAIN INCENTIVES TO GROW THE BIOSCIENCE INDUSTRY IN THE STATE
The bill will provide incentives to extensively develop Connecticut’s bioscience industry by aiding in alleviating and eliminating several of the industry’s financial burdens, allowing businesses in the bio science industry to thrive, expand, boost revenue, attract investors, and more.
- SB 647, AN ACT STREAMLINING THE LIQUOR CONTROL ACT
The current legislation regarding liquor has not been updated in decades and has not kept up with the changes in the state. This bill will streamline the Liquor Control Act by eliminating and condensing permits
- HB 6096, AN ACT LIMITING CHANGES TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORMULARIES AND LISTS OF COVERED DRUGS
The bill addresses the disruption in treatment and higher out of pocket costs to insured caused by changes to the drug formulary occurring during the plan year. The bill does this by limiting mid year changes to the formulary to drugs found to be unsafe by the FDA or approved by the FDA for non-prescription use and restricts the reclassification of drugs to cause a greater co-pay, or larger deductible to the plan holder.
- SB 607, AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS TO EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Currently there is no nontraditional pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree at the Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College by using credits earned through apprenticeships. This bill requires Department of Labor and the Board of Regents to jointly create such a plan.
Thank you to my legislative colleagues for introducing and passing these important bills.