Dozens of new laws go into effect in Connecticut Wednesday, July 1.
From now on, drivers charged with operating a vehicle under the influence will need to install an ignition interlock device in their cars in order to get their licenses back, according to the state Department of motor vehicles. They require drivers to pass a breath test in order to turn on the car and administer additional tests at random while the car is in use.
People who were born and adopted in Connecticut and are at least 18 will now have a chance to see their birth certificate. To be eligible, the adoption also has to have been finalized after Oct. 1, 1983.
Another law makes changes to college sexual assault procedures. Now, sexual assault victims can be examined and treated at a college or university’s health care facility.
Starting Wednesday, parents can provide a notarized exemption statement to their kids’ school to excuse them from immunizations.
Click here for the full list of new laws effective July 1, 2015.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST PAID BY THE STATE ON OVERPAYMENTS OF TAXES, VARIOUS CHANGES TO TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE UNDER THE INSURANCE PREMIUMS TAX AND THE CORPORATION BUSINESS TAX, EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX, AND A STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX. Public Act No. 13-232 (See Sec. 4, 17) Summary Senate Bill No. 1052
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT BROWNFIELD WORKING GROUP AND CONCERNING BROWNFIELD LIABILITY RELIEF, NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN CONTAMINATED PROPERTIES AND THE USE OF NOTICE OF ACTIVITY AND USE LIMITATIONS. Public Act No. 13-308 (See Sec. 31-32) Summnary House Bill No. 6651
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES, AND CONCERNING MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE SMART START PROGRAM, THE WATER IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM PROGRAM, SCHOOL SECURITY GRANTS, THE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH FUND, THE CONNECTICUT MANUFACTURING INNOVATION FUND AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE ACT. Public Act No. 14-98 (See Sec. 22) Summary Senate Bill No. 29
AN ACT CONCERNING A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES, A HOMEOWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PROGRAM, ADJUSTMENTS TO A PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM AND A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY USED FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUSINESS. Public Act No. 14-174 (See Sec. 3) Summary Senate Bill No. 447
AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TRAINING, THE SAFE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Public Act No. 15-94 (See Sec. 2) Summary Senate Bill No. 962
AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORTAGE AREAS, INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION RECIPROCITY, MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY INSTRUCTION. Public Act No. 15-108 (See Sec. 1-4, 6-11) Summary Senate Bill No. 1098
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP TASK FORCE CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A DIRECTOR OF READING INITIATIVES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. Public Act No. 15-137 Summary House Bill No. 6974
AN ACT CONCERNING THE FAILURE TO FILE FOR CERTAIN TAX EXEMPTIONS, THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN TAX CREDITS AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND ADMISSIONS TAX REQUIREMENTS, AND VALIDATIONS. Public Act No. 15-184 (See Sec. 1-6, 10-11) Summary House Bill No. 7060
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMEDIAL ACTION AND REDEVELOPMENT MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM, THE TARGETED BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM AND THE REMEDIATION OF STATE-OWNED AND FORMERLY STATE-OWNED BROWNFIELDS. Public Act No. 15-193 Summary House Bill No. 6830
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE REGARDING RESIDENTIAL SERVICES AT THE VETERANS’ HOME. Public Act No. 15-197 (See Sec. 3-5) Summary House Bill No. 6855
AN ACT EXPANDING GUARDIANSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL PREVENTING SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ACT. Public Act No. 15-199 (See Sec. 1-16) Summary House Bill No. 6899