New Connecticut Laws Go Into Effect July 1/15

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Connecticut State Capitol Building. Connecticut General Assembly
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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.

Acts Effective July 1, 2015

AN ACT CONCERNING COURT FEES AND THE DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR.
Public Act No. 12-89 (See Sec. 9-14)
Summary
House Bill No. 5388

AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.
Public Act No. 13-194 (See Sec. 14)
Summary
House Bill No. 6387

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 INCREASING THE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP TAX CREDIT.
Public Act No. 13-265
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1079

AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE CONNECTICUT HISTORIC HOME TAX CREDIT.
Public Act No. 13-266
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1131

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTES AND THE DESIGNATION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
Public Act No. 13-277 (See Sec. 76)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 975

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 CONCERNING THE BANKING LAWS, THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT AND MORTGAGORS IN GOOD STANDING.
Public Act No. 14-7 (See Sec. 18)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 283

AN ACT ELIMINATING MUNICIPAL MANDATES.
Public Act No. 14-19 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
House Bill No. 5055

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PREVAILING WAGE NOTICES, INFORMATION AND RECORDS.
Public Act No. 14-44
Summary
Senate Bill No. 318

AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015.
Public Act No. 14-47 (See Sec. 50)
Summary
House Bill No. 5596

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 REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.
Public Act No. 14-130 (See Sec. 10)
Summary
House Bill No. 5290

AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND PARENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR ADOPTED PERSONS.
Public Act No. 14-133 (See Sec. 1-3, 5-11)
Summary
House Bill No. 5144

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUSINESS REGISTRY.
Public Act No. 14-154 (See Sec. 1, 6, 14, 16, 21, 26)
Summary
House Bill No. 5489

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 IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015.
Public Act No. 14-217 (See Sec. 139, 251)
Summary
House Bill No. 5597

AN ACT CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.
Public Act No. 14-228
Summary
Senate Bill No. 465

AN ACT CONCERNING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.
Public Act No. 15-10
Summary
House Bill No. 5525

AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOOD LABELING REQUIREMENTS TO NONALCOHOLIC MALT BEVERAGES.
Public Act No. 15-13
Summary
House Bill No. 6886

AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINERS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Public Act No. 15-16
Summary
Senate Bill No. 966

AN ACT CONCERNING A LABOR AND FREE MARKET CAPITALISM CURRICULUM.
Public Act No. 15-17
Summary
Senate Bill No. 963

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM.
Public Act No. 15-19
Summary
House Bill No. 6717

AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR.
Public Act No. 15-24 (See Sec. 2, 4, 7)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 386

AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE CHILDREN’S MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PLAN.
Public Act No. 15-27
Summary
Senate Bill No. 841

AN ACT EXTENDING COST REPORTING DEADLINES FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Public Act No. 15-36
Summary
Senate Bill No. 893

AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS.
Public Act No. 15-37
Summary
Senate Bill No. 898

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES FOR NUTRITIONAL SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.
Public Act No. 15-40
Summary
Senate Bill No. 287

AN ACT CONCERNING BICYCLE SAFETY.
Public Act No. 15-41
Summary
Senate Bill No. 502

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES’ RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESPECT TO AUTOCYCLES AND THREE-WHEELED MOTORCYCLES.
Public Act No. 15-46
Summary
Senate Bill No. 936

AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR FACILITIES THAT COMPLETE MEDICARE OR MEDICAID APPLICATIONS FOR PATIENTS.
Public Act No. 15-50
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1022

AN ACT CONCERNING A LONG ISLAND SOUND BLUE PLAN AND RESOURCE AND USE INVENTORY.
Public Act No. 15-66
Summary
House Bill No. 6839

AN ACT ADOPTING THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT OF 2008.
Public Act No. 15-71
Summary
House Bill No. 6973

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.
Public Act No. 15-73
Summary
Senate Bill No. 887

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
Public Act No. 15-75
Summary
House Bill No. 7007

AN ACT CONCERNING PROOF OF IDENTITY FOR A “DRIVE ONLY” MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENSE.
Public Act No. 15-79
Summary
House Bill No. 6366

AN ACT CONCERNING IN-STATE TUITION ELIGIBILITY.
Public Act No. 15-82
Summary
House Bill No. 6844

AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTS OF NURSE STAFFING LEVELS.
Public Act No. 15-91 (See Sec. 1)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 855

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 OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS FOR STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL AND GRADES KINDERGARTEN TO TWO.
Public Act No. 15-96
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1053

AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
Public Act No. 15-97
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1054

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT.
Public Act No. 15-99
Summary
House Bill No. 7019

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE PAYMENT TO CERTAIN FACILITIES FOR RESERVED BEDS.
Public Act No. 15-102
Summary
Senate Bill No. 862

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY OF STATE PARKS.
Public Act No. 15-106 (See Sec. 3-4)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1061

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 AUTHORIZING PHARMACISTS TO DISPENSE DRUGS IN NINETY-DAY QUANTITIES.
Public Act No. 15-116
Summary
House Bill No. 5771

AN ACT CONCERNING FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING.
Public Act No. 15-119
Summary
House Bill No. 6694

AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER.
Public Act No. 15-123 (See Sec. 4-5)
Summary
House Bill No. 6747

AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.
Public Act No. 15-124
Summary
House Bill No. 6752

AN ACT CONCERNING INJURED VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND SICK LEAVE BENEFITS.
Public Act No. 15-128
Summary
House Bill No. 6873

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL TRAINING AND PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED DEMENTIA.
Public Act No. 15-129
Summary
House Bill No. 6892

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFEGUARDING OF FUNDS FOR RESIDENTS OF CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Public Act No. 15-130
Summary
House Bill No. 6894

AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION.
Public Act No. 15-133
Summary
House Bill No. 7018

AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS AND INITIATIVES.
Public Act No. 15-134 (See Sec. 1-3, 5-7)
Summary
House Bill No. 7020

AN ACT PROHIBITING MANDATORY REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN CONSUMER WARRANTY COVERAGE.
Public Act No. 15-136
Summary
House Bill No. 6451

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 SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT IN SCHOOLS.
Public Act No. 15-141
Summary
Senate Bill No. 927

AN ACT IMPROVING DATA SECURITY AND AGENCY EFFECTIVENESS.
Public Act No. 15-142 (See Sec. 1-2, 4)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 949

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT’S FINANCIAL REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Public Act No. 15-144
Summary
Senate Bill No. 983

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITALS, INSURERS AND HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS.
Public Act No. 15-146 (See Sec. 18-19, 23, 25, 28-37, 39-40)
Summary
Senate Bill No. 811

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF MEDICAID WAIVER AND MEDICAID STATE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS.
Public Act No. 15-154
Summary
House Bill No. 6155

AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN.
Public Act No. 15-157
Summary
House Bill No. 6579

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF STAGE I VAPOR RECOVERY RESTRICTIONS AND SULFUR CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR DISTILLATE FUELS.
Public Act No. 15-160
Summary
House Bill No. 6730

AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS AND PRODUCTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAID BENEFIT CARDS AND NOTICE OF REGULATIONS.
Public Act No. 15-165
Summary
House Bill No. 6770

AN ACT CONCERNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND THE COLLECTION AND REPORTING OF DATA ON SCHOOL-BASED ARRESTS.
Public Act No. 15-168
Summary
House Bill No. 6834

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL REIMBURSEMENT AND REVENUE ACCOUNT.
Public Act No. 15-169
Summary
House Bill No. 6852

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS.
Public Act No. 15-174
Summary
House Bill No. 6949

AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND SUBMIT A COMPREHENSIVE STATE-WIDE INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOL PLAN.
Public Act No. 15-177
Summary
House Bill No. 6978

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO TITLE 12 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES.
Public Act No. 15-179 (See Sec. 3)
Summary
House Bill No. 6986

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, EXAMINATIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT AND STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAYMENTS TO REFERRING PRACTITIONERS.
Public Act No. 15-182
Summary
House Bill No. 7000

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 DEVELOPMENT OF A ROLLING THREE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PLAN FOR THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.
Public Act No. 15-189
Summary
Senate Bill No. 1057

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 CONCERNING PAY EQUITY AND FAIRNESS.
Public Act No. 15-196
Summary
House Bill No. 6850

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

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENTAL LOAN AUTHORITY.
Public Act No. 15-200 (See Sec. 1-4)
Summary
House Bill No. 6907

AN ACT LEGALIZING INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Public Act No. 15-202
Summary
House Bill No. 5780

AN ACT PROTECTING SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Public Act No. 15-205 (See Sec. 1, 9-10, 12,13)
Summary
House Bill No. 6186

AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE USE OF MEDICAID TO COVER THE COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Special Act No. 15-5
Senate Bill No. 864

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CEDAR HILLS INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WITHIN THE TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN.
Special Act No. 15-16
House Bill No. 6967

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF DIGITAL OPEN-SOURCE TEXTBOOKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
Special Act No. 15-18 (See Sec. 1)
House Bill No. 6117

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