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during this year's legislative session (February 5 – May 6).

Bill Chapman      
bchapman@ctbar.org
(860)707-3309    
Twitter: @CTBarLeg

LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The new legislative session started this past Wednesday with a few new faces—many we have seen before and some who plan on this being their last session. Bills have started to be introduced, some with only concepts and others having been fully drafted. Issues include legalized marijuana, vaccinations, sports wagering, the cost of insulin, statute of limitations, and erasure of some criminal records.

CAPITOL UPDATE VIDEO

The Legislative Policy and Review Committee (LPRC) is this week’s topic in our Capitol Update video with Bill Chapman, CBA director of government affairs.

CANNABIS LAW COMMITTEE DEBATE

On February 13, this committee will hold a panel with Rep. Josh Elliott and Rep. Vin Candelora discussing the proposed legislation on legalization of cannabis. These attorney legislators are on opposite sides of this discussion and will be leaders of the discussion that ensues in the general legislature. The subject affects many CBA members, whether its’ on the criminal justice perspective, being educated on the issues, or learning more for their present or future clients. The committee is taking on the responsibility of being educators to the CBA with no plans to take legislative positions.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee at 11:00 a.m. in Room 1A of the LOB

General Law Committee at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1B of the LOB

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2B of the LOB

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Judiciary Committee 10:00 a.m. in Room 2E of the LOB

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020
Human Services Committee at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2A of the LOB

General Law Committee at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2D of the LOB

Energy and Technology Committee at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1D of the LOB

Aging Committee at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1C of the LOB


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Housing Committee at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2A of the LOB

Energy and Technology Committee at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1D of the LOB

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Environment Committee at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2B of the LOB

 

BUDGET PRESENTATIONS

The Appropriations Committee will hold its first week of state agency budget presentations and public hearings starting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

 

COMMITTEE FORUMS AND PRESENTATIONS

The Public Safety and Securities Committee will hold an informational forum on gaming on Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2B of the LOB.

 

YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION (YLS) LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Save the Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Legislative Office Building