Hartford Happenings

Hartford Happenings: Week of March 28, 2022
The Senate convened this week to vote on HB 5271 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF OUTDOOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES AND OUTDOOR DISPLAYS OF GOODS. The bill is designed to extend the application of certain temporary provisions concerning the permitting of outdoor food and beverage services and outdoor displays of goods until April 30, 2023, and delay the application of certain permanent provisions concerning the permitting of outdoor food and beverage services until May 1, 2023. The bill passed the Senate 34-0, with 2 members absent or not voting. The bill was immediately transmitted to the Governor for his signature.
The Senate and House also took up Emergency Certified Bull HB 5501 AN ACT SUSPENDING CERTAIN GAS TAXES AND SALES AND USE TAXES ON CERTAIN CLOTHING AND ALLOCATING FUNDS FOR FREE PUBLIC BUS SERVICES. The bill aims to reduce the Gas Tax for consumers, and provide free public bus services throughout Connecticut until June 30, 2022. The bill passed both the Senate and House unanimously and has been immediately transmitted to the Governor for his signature.
We have posted the schedule of events that may be of interest to you below and we are working with your Chamber to keep them updated as the session begins.
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Upcoming Legislative Schedule March 28 – April 1, 2022

Tuesday: March 29, 2022
• 9AM on Zoom: Executive and Legislative Nominations Public Hearing followed by a Committee Meeting
• 10AM on Zoom: Judiciary Committee Meeting
• 12PM on Zoom: Commission on CT's Development & Future: Sewerage Working Group
• 12PM on Zoom: Council on Sexual Misconduct Climate Assessments Meeting
• 2PM on Zoom: Appropriations, Human Services and Insurance & Real Estate Public Hearing followed by Committee Meetings
Wednesday: March 30, 2022
• 9AM on Zoom: Public Health Committee Meeting
• 10AM on Zoom: Judiciary Committee Meeting
Thursday: March 31, 2022
• 9AM on Zoom: Executive and Legislative Nominations Public Hearing followed by a Committee Meeting
• 10AM on Zoom: Judiciary Committee Meeting
• 12PM on Zoom: Commission on CT's Development & Future: Sewerage Working Group
• 4PM on Zoom: Commission on CT's Development & Future: Municipal Affordable Housing Plans Working Group
Friday: April 1, 2022
• 10AM on Zoom: Judiciary Committee Meeting

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