Hartford Happenings

The Governor has signed HB 5271 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF OUTDOOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES AND OUTDOOR DISPLAYS OF GOODS, and HB 5501 AN ACT SUSPENDING CERTAIN GAS TAXES AND SALES AND USE TAXES ON CERTAIN CLOTHING AND ALLOCATING FUNDS FOR FREE PUBLIC BUS SERVICES into law. HB 5271 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. HB 5501 provides CT consumers with a 25-cent gas tax, and free public bus service throughout the state until June 30.
The vast majority of committee's have met their JF deadline, and the committee process of the Connecticut General Assembly is gradually coming to an end. The Appropriations and Finance, Revenue, and Bonding committees are expected to release their FY 2023 Legislative Budget Adjustment package within the next two weeks. The 2022 Legislative Session is quickly approaching the chamber process, and we expect the House and Senate to begin convening regularly within the next few weeks.
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 April 4 – April 8, 2022

Monday: April 4, 2022
• 10AM on Zoom & LOB 2C: Judiciary Committee Meeting
• 3PM on Zoom & LOB 1D: Commission on Connecticut's Development & Future

Tuesday: April 5, 2022
• 10AM on Zoom: Executive and Legislative Nominations Public Hearing followed by a Committee Meeting
• 10AM Capital Garden: Save the Sound: Climate Action Advocacy Day
• 12PM on Zoom: Commission on Connecticut's Development & Future Sewerage Working Group


Thursday: April 7, 2022
• 9AM on Zoom: Executive and Legislative Nominations Public Hearing followed by a Committee Meeting
• 2PM on Zoom: Commission on CT's Development & Future: Model Code & Design Development Working Group

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