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2005 CONNECTICUT PUBLIC AND SPECIAL ACTS EFFECTIVE 7/1/05

Public Act No. 05-4
Senate Bill No. 605
AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARDING OF EDUCATION DOCTORAL DEGREES BY THE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

Public Act No. 05-13
House Bill No. 6675
AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO EDUCATION GRANT STATUTES.

Public Act No. 05-20
House Bill No. 6618
AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLANS.

Public Act No. 05-24
House Bill No. 6787
AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

Public Act No. 05-33
House Bill No. 6712
AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO ESTABLISH MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES.

Public Act No. 05-43
Senate Bill No. 1155
AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW.

Public Act No. 05-44
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1157
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF HUSKY PLAN, PART A AND THE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES UNDER HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER PROGRAMS.

Public Act No. 05-45
Senate Bill No. 1196
AN ACT CONCERNING WITNESS FEES.

Public Act No. 05-51
Senate Bill No. 1008
AN ACT CONSOLIDATING THE FITCH FUND AND THE POSTHUMOUS FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE VETERANS' HOME.

Public Act No. 05-60
House Bill No. 6795
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL STUDENT PROTECTION ACCOUNT.

Public Act No. 05-63
Substitute House Bill No. 6866
AN ACT CONCERNING LIFE INSURANCE OFFERED TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Public Act No. 05-65
Substitute House Bill No. 6917
AN ACT CONCERNING INTERLOCAL RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCIES.

Public Act No. 05-77
Substitute Senate Bill No. 967
AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON AGING.

Public Act No. 05-81
Substitute House Bill No. 5799
AN ACT CONCERNING DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS BY FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

Public Act No. 05-93
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1207
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE THRESHOLD FOR THE REGULATION OF EQUIPMENT ACQUISITIONS.

Public Act No. 05-94
Senate Bill No. 1002
AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS OF HEALTH INSURANCE DETERMINATIONS MADE TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Public Act No. 05-96
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1256
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "CHAIN STORE" FOR PURPOSES OF CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAX STATUTES.

Public Act No. 05-98
Senate Bill No. 1319
AN ACT REQUIRING PARTICIPANTS IN HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS OFFERED BY THE CONNECTICUT TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BE MEDICARE PART A PARTICIPANTS.

Public Act No. 05-99
Senate Bill No. 1330
AN ACT CONCERNING SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATIONS TO THE CHILDREN'S CENTER, HAMDEN.

Public Act No. 05-110
Senate Bill No. 398
AN ACT CONCERNING IN-STATE TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY STATIONED IN CONNECTICUT.

Public Act No. 05-120
House Bill No. 6542
AN ACT PROVIDING THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES WITH AUTHORITY TO SEEK A MEDICAID WAIVER FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES.

Public Act No. 05-124
Substitute House Bill No. 6783
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION AND USE OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS.
Sec. 5

Public Act No. 05-129
Senate Bill No. 1108
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CONNECTICUT NEW OPPORTUNITIES FUND.

Public Act No. 05-130
House Bill No. 5573
AN ACT CONCERNING THE MILK REGULATION BOARD AND A STUDY OF THE CONNECTICUT DAIRY INDUSTRY.

Public Act No. 05-139
Senate Bill No. 732
AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF CUSTOMER FINANCIAL RECORDS BY A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO A SUBPOENA AND APPROVAL OF THE PLAN OF CONVERSION FOR A MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK.
Sec.2

Public Act No. 05-143
House Bill No. 5907
AN ACT CONCERNING ASSISTANCE FOR DEFENSE MANUFACTURERS' SUPPLIERS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE-NEW LONDON LOCATED IN GROTON.

Public Act No. 05-151
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1145
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS STATUTES.
Sec.11-13

Public Act No. 05-153
Senate Bill No. 1318
AN ACT REQUIRING THE TIMELY TRANSMITTAL BY EMPLOYERS OF NECESSARY INFORMATION TO THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD.

Public Act No. 05-157
Substitute Senate Bill No. 898
AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP ON THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL.

Public Act No. 05-158
Substitute House Bill No. 6519
AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH CLUBS.

Public Act No. 05-160
House Bill No. 6771
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS.

Public Act No. 05-161
Substitute House Bill No. 6894
AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

Public Act No. 05-162
Substitute Senate Bill No. 31
AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF LATE FEES UNDER PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE POLICIES AND THE COMMISSIONERS' 2001 STANDARD ORDINARY MORTALITY TABLE.
Sec.2-3

Public Act No. 05-163
Senate Bill No. 1230
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF DAILY RENTAL MACHINERY.

Public Act No. 05-165
Substitute House Bill No. 5910
AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INNOVATION NETWORK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Public Act No. 05-166
Substitute House Bill No. 6072
AN ACT PROTECTING THE COMMISSIONS OF SALES REPRESENTATIVES.

Public Act No. 05-167
Substitute House Bill No. 6304
AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPROVEMENT OF CARDIAC CARE.

Public Act No. 05-175
Substitute House Bill No. 6907
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVISION AND MODERNIZATION OF MILK REGULATION STATUTES AND THE LICENSING OF POULTRY DEALERS.
Sec.22-24

Public Act No. 05-176
Substitute House Bill No. 6824
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DRY CLEANING ESTABLISHMENT REMEDIATION ACCOUNT.

Public Act No. 05-181
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1276
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE E 9-1-1 COMMISSION.

Public Act No. 05-183
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1
AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS AND THE CITIZEN'S ETHICS ADVISORY BOARD.
Sec.1-34

Public Act No. 05-184
Substitute House Bill No. 6709
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION.

Public Act No. 05-187
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1088
AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE SPRINKLERS IN NURSING HOMES.
Sec.3

Public Act No. 05-188
Substitute Senate Bill No. 55
AN ACT CONCERNING VOTER REGISTRATION, CERTAIN NOMINATING PROCEDURES, CAMPAIGN ACCOUNTABILITY, A VOTER GUIDE, PUSH POLLING AND ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES.
S.1-3, 6-8

Public Act No. 05-190
Senate Bill No. 1085
AN ACT CONCERNING BUFFERS TO INLAND WETLANDS AREAS AND CONCERNING APPLICATION OF THE CONVEYANCE TAX TO LAND CLASSIFIED AS FARM LAND, FOREST LAND OR OPEN SPACE LAND.

Public Act No. 05-193
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1251
AN ACT CONCERNING OWNER-CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAMS ON STATE AND MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

Public Act No. 05-194
Substitute House Bill No. 6499
AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PUBLIC INVESTMENT COMMUNITIES, DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES AND ENTERPRISE CORRIDOR ZONES.

Public Act No. 05-195
Senate Bill No. 21
AN ACT CONCERNING AUDITS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

Public Act No. 05-198
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1258
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY.

Public Act No. 05-199
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1336
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES GOVERNING THE SECOND INJURY FUND.

Public Act No. 05-203
Substitute House Bill No. 5615
AN ACT CONCERNING MOTORBOAT NOISE AND MOTORBOAT SOUND LEVEL TESTS.

Public Act No. 05-205
Substitute House Bill No. 6570
AN ACT CONCERNING PLANS OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
S.1-10, 15

Public Act No. 05-206
House Bill No. 6594
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENT SERVICE COORDINATORS.

Public Act No. 05-208
Substitute House Bill No. 6639
AN ACT CONCERNING OFFSETS AGAINST DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND STRESS-RELATED WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS.
Sec.1-4

Public Act No. 05-209
Substitute House Bill No. 6688
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING CERTAIN GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESPECT TO SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS.
Sec.1-2

Public Act No. 05-210
Substitute House Bill No. 6720
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Sec.24-27, 35-36

Public Act No. 05-218
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1116
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.
Sec.1-4, 8, 11-14, 31-34, 36-45

Public Act No. 05-220
Substitute House Bill No. 6959
AN ACT CONCERNING ACCIDENTS INVOLVING STATE VEHICLES AND THE USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONES AND MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES BY OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
Sec.1

Public Act No. 05-233
House Bill No. 5292
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT PRESCRIPTIONS BE FILLED BY MAIL ORDER.

Public Act No. 05-235
Substitute House Bill No. 6669
AN ACT CONCERNING ABSENTEE VOTING, ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT, A VOTING TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS BOARD, NOMINATION PROCEDURES, TRAINING FOR ELECTION OFFICIALS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING, RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS AND VOTER REGISTRATION.
Sec.1-12, 19-25, 31

Public Act No. 05-236
House Bill No. 6565
AN ACT PROVIDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE ARMED FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY.

Public Act No. 05-237
Substitute House Bill No. 6619
AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL DISCOUNT PLANS.
Sec.1

Public Act No. 05-238
Substitute House Bill No. 6655
AN ACT CONCERNING GROUPS COVERED UNDER THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN AND ASSOCIATION GROUP PLANS.
Sec.2

Public Act No. 05-239
Substitute House Bill No. 6662
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE RELATING TO POPULATIONS IN STATE ELDERLY AND DISABLED HOUSING PROJECTS.
Sec.3

Public Act No. 05-240
Substitute House Bill No. 6608
AN ACT CONCERNING THE LIQUOR CONTROL ACT.

Public Act No. 05-242
Substitute House Bill No. 5165
AN ACT RESTRICTING TRAFFIC SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICES.

Public Act No. 05-245
House Bill No. 6989
AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION IMPLEMENTER PROVISIONS.
Sec.1-11, 13-24, 26- 36, 38-39, 42-44, 46, 48-49

Public Act No. 05-246
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1037
AN ACT CONCERNING A NURTURING FAMILIES NETWORK DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACCREDITATION AND REVISION OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES STATUTES.
Sec.16

Public Act No. 05-248
Substitute House Bill No. 6975
AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF CERTAIN UNPAID FEES, FUNERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS AND THE ILLEGAL SALE OR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL OF COCAINE.
Sec.1-2

Public Act No. 05-251
Substitute House Bill No. 6940
AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2007, DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2005, AND CERTAIN TAXES AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO REVENUE.
Sec.1-48, 50-57, 60, 64-65, 77-86, 90-91, 93-112

Public Act No. 05-255
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1050
AN ACT CONCERNING ENDOWMENT MATCHING FUNDS, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, FACULTY INCREASES, AND THE UCONN HEALTH CENTER.

Public Act No. 05-256
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1093
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION STATUTES.
Sec.5-6

Public Act No. 05-257
Substitute House Bill No. 6948
AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.
Sec.1

Public Act No. 05-260
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1232
AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN TAXES ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES.
Sec.1

Public Act No. 05-261
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1350
AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST EARNED ON LAWYERS' CLIENTS' FUNDS ACCOUNTS PROGRAM.

Public Act No. 05-262
Substitute House Bill No. 6685
AN ACT CONCERNING FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY OF STATE GOVERNMENT.
Sec.1-2

Public Act No. 05-268
Substitute House Bill No. 6841
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX.

Public Act No. 05-270
House Bill No. 6865
AN ACT REDEFINING HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER HEALTH REINSURANCE ASSOCIATION PLANS.

Public Act No. 05-272
Substitute House Bill No. 6713
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.
Sec.16

Public Act No. 05-275
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1052
AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.
Sec.16

Public Act No. 05-280
House Bill No. 7000
AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS.
Sec.1-15, 17-33, 35, 37-38, 40, 44, 45-51, 53, 55-66, 77-82, 84, 86-87, 91-93, 95-99, 101-103

Public Act No. 05-281
Substitute Senate Bill No. 132
AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOBSTER RESTORATION PROGRAM.
Sec.2

Public Act No. 05-287
Substitute Senate Bill No. 96
AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.
Sec. 3-5,32-45,53

Public Act No. 05-289
House Bill No. 6205
AN ACT CONCERNING TAXING DISTRICTS TO PAY FOR SOUND BARRIERS AND ESTABLISHING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS WITHIN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT AND THE TOWN OF EAST LYME.

Public Act No. 05-290
Substitute House Bill No. 6678
AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATORS.

Special Act No. 05-8
House Bill No. 6794
AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRADUATE INSTITUTE.

Special Act No. 05-14
Substitute Senate Bill No. 1331
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT WITHIN THE TOWN OF REDDING.

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-1
House Bill No. 7501
AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE.
Sec.7, 22-23, 25, 32-33, 36

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-2
Senate Bill No. 2004
AN ACT CONCERNING THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-3
House Bill No. 7502
AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VARIOUS BUDGETARY PROVISIONS.
Sec. 4-5, 7, 11,15-18, 21-23, 26-32, 35, 37, 41-43, 49, 60-67, 70-72, 74-83, 86-88, 98, 100-103, 106, 108-110. 114-115, 117

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-4
Senate Bill No. 2000
AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES.
Sec.1-6, 18-32, 35-37, 39-44, 48-53

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-5
Senate Bill No. 2001
AN ACT INCREASING CERTAIN BOND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF COSTS BY THE PROBATE COURT AND CONCERNING A HOUSING TRUST FUND.

June Special Session, Public Act No. 05-6
Senate Bill No. 2002
AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

June Special Session, Special Act No. 05-1
Senate Bill No. 2003
AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES.
Sec.1-19, 39-100