2015 Environmental Legislative Highlights
any more support, but funding stayed strong for the grants and loans
to the Clean Water Fund, with $378 million, primarily for sewage
- Funding for a statewide water plan was approved to protect
Connecticut's drinking water, shorelines, rivers, freshwater habitats,
and aquatic species.
- The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) remained fully funded to
continue to be able to track and report on our progress regarding air,
land, water, and wildlife.
- $2.8 million in funding went toward the transportation overhaul
initiative. The full "Lock Box" was not passed during Special Session,
instead statutory language was added that said transportation funding
cannot be used for any other purpose.
- The Community Investment Act (used for open space, farmland,
affordable housing, and historic sites) was not unscathed, they lost 1/2
of their funding, and they had to provide a new pot of money for non-
CTLCV Legislation as of 6/19/15 at Close of Session
This is the list of environmental legislation CTLCV tracked for our 2015 legislative scorecard. We updated our watch list to reflect changes to legislation as they progressed during the 2015 legislative session. We indicate our position on the bills as supported or opposed.
347 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PERCENTAGE OF STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS THAT MAY BE USED TO PURCHASE OPEN SPACE UNDER THE OPEN SPACE AND WATERSHED LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAM. (Supported- Passed)
349 AN ACT CONCERNING SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT PLASTIC AND PAPER BAGS AND THE USE OF REUSABLE BAGS. (Supported- Failed)
366 AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIALS. (Supported- Passed in Budget Implementer in Special Session)
941 AN ACT DELAYING IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN STANDARDS AND SAMPLING REQUIREMENTS UPON THE DETECTION OF POLLUTANTS CAUSING CONTAMINATION OF SOIL, GROUNDWATER OR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DRINKING WATER WELLS. (Opposed- Failed)
1063 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AND CERTAIN PUBLIC SPACES, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIALS. (Supported- Failed)
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(A score of 1 indicates one vote according to the position supported by CTLCV. A score of 0 indicates one vote against the position of CTLCV. A score of A indicates an absence or abstention of vote.)
5286 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT AND SALE OF COSMETICS THAT CONTAIN MICROBEADS. (Supported- Passed in Budget Implementer in Special Session)
5653 AN ACT CONCERNING CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN FOR CHILDREN. (Supported- Failed)
6035 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES AT STATE FACILITIES AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIALS. (Supported- Failed)
6838 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESS TO RESIDENTIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY. (Supported - Passed)
6839 AN ACT CONCERNING A LONG ISLAND SOUND BLUE PLAN AND RESOURCE AND USE INVENTORY. (Supported - Passed)
6857 AN ACT PROTECTING TRANSPORTATION FUNDING. (Supported- Failed)
6897 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES AT STATE-OPERATED PARKS, ATHLETIC FIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS. (Supported- Failed)
6998 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND. (Opposed to sections 3, 13, and 14- Failed, Special session pending)
7009 AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC AND ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES. (Supported- Failed)
7055 AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT FIRST. (Opposed to sections 11-14- Failed)
7061 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATED TO REVENUE, DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX FAIRNESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (a full write-up of budget will be determined after the budget implementers)