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The Connecticut State Firefighters Association, Inc. (CSFA)

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, or CSFA.

(First, please bookmark this website now for easy access to CSFA in the future.)

This is the place to learn everything about CFSA, our mission, our goals and our proud membership of brave Firefighters that spans the state of Connecticut.

We hope that some day soon Connecticut State Firefighters Association membership will include every fire company in the state, volunteer and career, because of the great benefits our members receive. We also hope that the public will learn more of our efforts to help educate communities and Connecticut’s Firefighters on issues related to safety from fire.

Who are the members of CSFA?

The Connecticut State Firefighters Association is a non-profit organization that has more than 26,000 members (22,000 Volunteer Firefighters, 4400 Career Firefighters) and we hope to soon be able to say that every Firefighter in our state is part of our organization.

Coming soon to this website will be a complete list of Fire Departments and Fire Companies that are members of CSFA.

Please make sure that your Fire Department or Fire Company is up-to-date with CSFA membership dues to ensure the best benefits coverage for yourself and family.

 

Our Officers

 

  • James O’Neil (Thomaston), President
  • Vaughan Dumas (Orange), First Vice-President
  • Stephan Brown, Jr. (Windsor Locks), Second Vice-President
  • Gerald V. Schaffer (Mansfield Center) Secretary
  • Charles M. Stankye, Jr. (Derby) Treasurer
  • Frank “Fritz” Hilbert, (Mystic), Immediate Past President

 

(For a complete list of our officers and committees, please visit our “CFSA Officers and Committees” Page.)

 

 

 What is CSFA?

The Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CSFA) is the focal organization for Connecticut’s Fire Service Members in matters relating to Federal and State legislative initiatives, Firefighter Death and Disability Benefit Claims and the exchange of pertinent information. CSFA coordinates with the various Fire Service organizations at the national, state and regional levels.

To learn more about us, our mission and our history in Connecticut, please visit our “About CFSA” page.

Why join CSFA?

Over the past five years, the Connecticut State Firefighters Association has paid out almost $1 million in benefits to members and their families. The officers of CFSA, its current members, their families, and many other “friends of the bravest” all know the many benefits of membership in our organization.

To learn more about these benefits and membership, please visit our “CFSA Member Resources” page.

Online Membership Services

We hope this website will become your source for all your CFSA information needs. Both old and new members of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association should review this site regularly for updates regarding events and benefits that membership in our organization provides. There will soon be forms available for downloading, as well as current information for seminars, training, and fundraising.

For more information, please visit our “CFSA Member Resources” page and stay informed!

Support Us

There are countless ways to support Firefighters across Connecticut, but one of the best ways to support your local firefighter is to make a donation to the Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CFSA). Thousands of supporters have kept us going for more than 125 years. Help us to be part of the future as well, visit our “Support CSFA” page.

Keep in Touch with CFSA

For contact information and email links to our officers and committees, please visit our “Contact CSFA” page.

Thanks for visiting!

CSFA Online 2014

CSFA Legislative Update – August 21, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.

CSFA Logo 2015All,
With the adjournment of the regular session and the special session of the 2015 CT General Assembly, this report will be the last listing we will be reporting for this legislative year.  I believe that I have been able to discover all items pertinent to the Fire Service for this year.  There are a few items that should be brought to your attention.
House Bill #6987 and Senate Bill #999 both provided for some co-operative efforts between the Fire Service and the Dept. of Public Health / EMS communities.
  • In H.B. #6987, Section 9 adds all levels of EMS providers as mandatory reporters of elderly abuse.  Section 51 of the same bill addresses updates to infectious disease reporting procedures.  Thanks should go to Mary-Ellen Harper of the Farmington F. D. for her efforts in this endeavor.
  • S. B. #999 makes various changes to EMS statutes.  The bill includes language that establishes a hierarchy for determining EMS provider responsibility.  It also specifies that the provisions of the bill do not limit the authority of a fire officer to control and direct emergency activities at an incident scene.  Thanks should go to Chief John Oates of the East Hartford F. D. for his assistance in ensuring that proper statutory language was inserted.
Fiscally, in the state budget bill H.B. #7061, we were able to obtain restoration of approximately 70% of the operating funding for the Regional Fire Training Schools.  This funding had been zeroed out in the Governor’s original proposal.  Also, in S.B. #1501, in the special session, we were able to obtain an additional $10 Mil toward the Regional Fire Training School Capital Improvement Project.
In S.B. #1502, named the budget implementer bill, there were a few section that pertain to the Fire Service.  Section 57 requires that when a landlord rents a dwelling unit, they must include a notice in the rental agreement as to the existence or non-existence of an operating sprinkler system.  Section 166 requires that the Commissioner of DESPP, along with the Commissioners of DOT & DEEP, shall develop and implement an enhanced accident response plan.  Section 215 & 216 includes re-writes of the flashing light and colored light statutes CGS 14-96p & 14-96q.
As a point of information, the cancer benefit for firefighters and the PTSD benefit for police officers did not pass.  Also, the bill that would have required all PSAPs in municipalities with populations below 40K to consolidate, did not pass.
If there are any questions on any of the bills on our listing, you can email me at the address on the bottom of this message.  I will then attempt to answer your question or refer you to an answer.
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
703 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
Primary Email  thschroll@snet.net
CSFA Online 2015

CSFA Legislative Update – May 19, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.

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An Update for CT Firefighters from the CSFA Lobbyist at the State Capitol:

All,
As the end nears, there is more activity.  I have pared down the listing this week to remove all of the bills that have died.  We continue to work on passage of H.B. #5871 the Cancer bill & H.B. #6776 the Just Cause bill.  The Connecticut Council of Municipalities (CCM) and the Council of Small Towns (COST) continue to vehemently oppose both of these issues.  We did meet with representatives of both of these agencies at the request of the Speaker.  I’m not certain that we made any headway in either direction.  They kind of told us that they were very busy and had other things to work on.  But we have now done as the Speaker requested and will attempt to move forward.  The UPFFA are leading the efforts on the cancer bill and we are supporting them.  We are working the Just Cause Bill.
Activity this week include:
H.B. #6792 & H.B. #6864 passed the House and moved to the Senate.
S.B. #631, #975, & #999 passed the Senate and moved to the House.
S.B. #800 & #808 were moved out of the Appropriations committee and back onto the calendar.
Email with any questions.
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
703 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
FAX 860 529-7106
CELL 860 402-3865
Primary Email  thschroll@snet.net
Secondary thschroll78@gmail.com
CSFA Online 2015

A Note to CT Firefighters about “Just Cause” Legislation from the CSFA lobbyist at the State Capitol

CSFA Logo 2015A Note for CT Firefighters about “Just Cause” Legislation

Subject: Just Cause Legislation
Reply-To: T SCHROLL <thschroll@snet.net>
A little over a week ago, I asked specific Fire Chief officers to contact their local legislators to pass H. B. #6776, AN ACT CONCERNING JUST CAUSE DISMISSALS FOR MUNICIPAL FIRE CHIEFS out of the Planning & Development committee.  All I asked, did so, and we were successful.
Now I am back again.  You are the constituents for your elected officials.  You are the ones they work for.  You are the ones who provide for our success at the General Assembly.  I am fortunate to be the vehicle you use, but the legislators react to you.  The above mentioned bill is now on the House Calendar.  I have been informed that sometime within the next 3-4 days, this bill will be brought forth for passage.
For all you fire chiefs, used to be chiefs, wanna’ be chiefs, and any others who have an interest, I am asking once again for your assistance.  If you are able to support this issue, please contact your local legislators and ask them to vote YES on House Bill #6776.  This bill has to pass the House and then the Senate within a relatively few days (less than 3 weeks left).  So here’s what I am suggesting.  Everyone has a local Representative and a local Senator.  They don’t see each others mail.  If you put together one email and change the names, you can send the same email to both.  Simple.  They will never know the difference.
It does work.  When we/you did this for the Planning & Development committee, at least three legislators told me they voted our way because they were contacted by their local Fire Chief.  And at least 2 of the 3 would have been NO votes.  As I have stated on past issues, your email (yes an email, not a letter) need not be overly involved.  Just ask them to support passage of House Bill #6776.
I realized that I have not explained the bill.  For those not aware, a municipality must have a good reason (JUST CAUSE) to dismiss a Police Chief.  The same is NOT true to dismiss a Fire Chief.  You only need to be “given notice in writing of the specific grounds for such dismissal and an opportunity”…..for a hearing.  This legislation will provide that higher level of employment protection for you as a Fire Chief.  That is the simple explanation.  Some municipal authorities are opposed to this bill.  CCM is opposing it.  Some would like to REMOVE this protection for even the Police Chiefs.
Please support this legislation if you can.  It is important that this be accomplished within the next few days.  Once again, those who are able, please use any and all email trees you may control to make contact with as many of our peers as possible.  You may not be a Chief Officer now, but if you aspire to move in that direction, you could be protecting your future employment or position.
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
703 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
FAX 860 529-7106
CELL 860 402-3865
Primary Email  thschroll@snet.net
Secondary thschroll78@gmail.com

CSFA Online 2015

Spread the word: Important News for CT Firefighters from the CSFA lobbyist at the State Capitol

CSFA Logo 2015A Special Note from Ted Schroll, Jr., May 12, 2015:

I have been asked by the UPFFA to make contact with as many of our members as possible requesting some assistance.  The subject bill is the bill that would provide for workers’ comp coverage for firefighters who contract certain cancers.  They would be considered job-related.  Your municipality could contest the claim, but THEY would have to prove that it was NOT fire service related.
As we expected there have been a few speed bumps along the way, but the bill has survived two separate committees and is currently on the House calendar awaiting further action.  It also is being co-sponsored by more than 40 legislators, something you don’t normally see before a bill is passed.  The speed bumps have been caused by a negative editorial in the Hartford Courant on 5/6.  Also, today’s CT Mirror had a news article that pretty much explained the issues; not very positive, but not totally negative.  It also has been mentioned that a major municipal lobbying organization has contacted legislators asking them to “kill” the bill as it would be a costly municipal mandate.
Please be aware that this bill would provide coverage for volunteer firefighters as well as career/paid firefighters.  There has been some mention about various funding mechanisms “especially for VOLUNTEER departments”.  To date the UPFFA has held to the premise that the fires are the same for both paid and volunteer firefighters.  Also note that if you were to contract any of these certain cancers, without this benefit, there will not be a paycheck at home for your family.
What is needed will only take each and every one of you no more than 5-10 minutes of your time.  We are asking each of you to contact your local legislator by email and ask them to support YOU by voting to pass this important benefit for firefighters.  Not a letter, just an email.  Everyone has a local Representative and a Senator.  The language can be the same for each.  Is it not worth your time to obtain this benefit?  Maybe get a little peace of mind for your spouse and children.  AND, if you are fortunate, YOU WILL NOT NEED THIS BENEFIT AT ALL!!!!!!
Time is critical.  The bill will not come up for a vote until the UPFFA Legislative Rep can prove to the leadership that the votes are forthcoming.  Right now he needs approximately 4-5 votes for a simple majority, but could use a few more for good measure.  The General Assembly adjourns on 6/3, just over 3 weeks from now, and the bill has to pass both the House & Senate.
For those who may control an email “tree” within their group or Association, can you please pass this along.
P. S.  For those who may be interested, there is more information in the CT Mirror news article.
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
703 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
FAX 860 529-7106
CELL 860 402-3865
Primary Email  thschroll@snet.net
Secondary thschroll78@gmail.com

CSFA Legislative Update – May 12, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.

 

CSFA Logo 2015 CT House Bill Status Report from our lobbyist Ted Scroll, Jr. (last updated May 9th, 2015):

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(click the link below to see the entire report):

CSFA 2015 House Bill Status Report

CSFA Online 2015

 

CSFA Firefighters to hold 132nd Convention in Upper Naugatuck River Valley, Sept. 18-20

Beacon Falls to host 2015 Convention, Events in Oxford and Seymour

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CSFA welcomes all family and friends of the Fire Service to join the family fun at our 132nd annual Convention weekend and parade. This year the Connecticut State Firefighters Association proudly joins the Beacon Falls Fire Department as it celebrates 115 years of service to the surrounding communities. The festivities include our Annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association Parade and other events. The festivities begin on Friday, September 18 and will last through the entire weekend until Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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For more information, please visit the Beacon Falls Fire Department’s special link for convention weekend events.

Click the following link to see the 2015 CSFA Convention Schedule.

Please click the following link for more information on the CSFA 2015 Parade to be held Convention Weekend

We also have a link for CSFA 2015 Parade Registration Forms, and, a link for CSFA 2015 Online Parade Registration.

Click here for 2015 CSFA Convention Advertising Information.

Click here for 2015 CSFA Convention Local Hotel Information.

 

CSFA Online 2015

 

CSFA Legislative Update – April 28, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.

CSFA Logo 2015Here’s the latest CT House Bill Status Report from Ted Scroll, Jr:

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 (click the link below to see the entire report):

CSFA 2015 House Bill Status Report

CSFA Online 2015

 

CSFA 2015 Hall of Fame Dinner – Congrats to the Honorees!

CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner Procession 2015The Connecticut State Firefighters Association Honors the Best of the Bravest

Hundreds of Firefighters from across the state celebrated with families, friends and colleagues at the Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Dinner for the Connecticut State Firefighters Association.

Once again, the event was tremendous success and CSFA would like to thank everyone who helped to make the event a memorable tribute to this year’s honorees.

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The CSFA Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame Inductees 2015
From left to right starting in front:  John “Jack” Platt, Jr., Mohegan Fire Co./Montville; Reverend Edward Goetz, Haddam; Ruby White, widow of Robert White, Westfield (Deceased); Cathleen Connor Goetz, Haddam; Kathleen Keenan, daughter of John Keenan, Long Ridge/Stamford (Deceased); Wayne Sandford, East Haven; Larry Black, Watertown, Ralph Black, Jr., New Haven Haven; John Walsh, Willimantic & Hartford; Maurice McCarthy, Jr. for Maurice McCarthy, Sr., Waterbury (Deceased), Richard Symonds, Jr., Tolland; Frank “Fritz” Hilbert, Mystic. George H. Thompson, Willimantic (Deceased) was also honored as 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee.

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CT State Firefighters Assoc. Hall of Fame Dinner next week, Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CT Firefighters prep for CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner 2015

CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner 2012 Honor Guard

CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner

Once again, tradition prevails and firefighters statewide are working together to organize and present the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Dinner.  So much has been going on behind the scenes as the event date draws near:

Wednesday April 8th, 2015.

CSFA invites members friends and families to celebrate and honor the achievement, dedication and commitment of members present and past.

 

The Class of 2015 Inductees

Larry Black, Watertown

Ralph Black, Jr., New Haven

Cathy Goetz, Haddam

Rev. Edward Goetz, Haddam

Frank Hilbert, Mystic

John Keenan (Deceased), Long Ridge, Stamford

Maurice McCarthy, Sr. (Deceased), Waterbury

John Platt, Jr., Mohegan Fire Co., Montville

Wayne Sandford, East Haven

Richard Symonds, Jr., Tolland

George H. Thompson (Deceased), Willimantic

John Walsh, Willimantic/Hartford

Robert White (Deceased), Westfield

 

 Event: CSFA Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

Gov. Malloy congratulates William Schietinger (with Gerald Schaffer, left & george Thompson, right)

When: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 6-7 pm Open Bar, 7pm Dinner

Where: The Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT

Price: $40 per person

 

Tickets are available at door or call:

CSFA Office (860) 423-5799, William Coffey(203) 746-1424 or  Bob Guthrie (203) 934-7565

 

CSFA Hall of Fame Award Details and Requirements

Purpose: To recognize a present or former member(s) of an organized Fire Department who has served both his or her department and state association(s) above and beyond normal expectations over an extended period of time. They shall have demonstrated leadership and have shown themselves to be a motivating force for the betterment of the Fire Service throughout Connecticut and the United States. These persons shall have contributed in a positive way to the enrichment of the Fire Service organizations they represented. Recipients’ names will be placed in alocation of prominence as a remembrance of their efforts which have benefited and improved the Fire Service of the state.

Eligibility: Any Firefighter who has served in a Fire Department and who has contributed to the betterment of the Fire Service on a local state or national level.

Nomination: Only one nomination shall be submitted annually and must be a recognized member of a fire department or a recognized fire service organization in the state of Connecticut the nomination shall include positions, deeds, accomplishments and awards of distinction. Review of nominations will be made by the CSFA awards committee. Awards as a result of brave actions will be given under a separate format administered by CSFA.

Applications: To be completed on CSFA application forms and received by the CSFA Awards Committee no later than July 1st. Persons nominated by a Fire Department shall be on CSFA applications and signed or countersigned by the active Chief of Department as well as the submitter. Those nominated by a state association shall be signed by the current president. All applications will be kept on file and reviewed in subsequent years.

Awards: To be made annually at the Hall of Fame awards dinner. A pin and plaque of accomplishment will be awarded to each recipient or their family in case of posthumous award. The number of awards to be presented each year will be recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee to the Executive Committee of CSFA at the February meeting.

 

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CSFA Legislative Update – February 16, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.

CSFA Logo 2014All,
Just a quick rundown since I sent info on last Wed.  Public hearings coming up this week include;
Tues. 2/17  Public Safety H.B. #6776 (Just Cause for Dismissal of Fire Chiefs), S.B. #475, #631, & S.B. 902 (PTSD W/C coverage for police officers & firefighters).
Tues. 2/17 Labor H.B. #5871 (Cancer W/C coverage for firefighters).
Thurs. 2/19 Public Safety H.B. #6303, #6494, & #6777 (Residential Sprinklers)  ****Please note that this public hearing will be off-site at the West Hartford Town Hall 50 South Main Street.
I will include headings for each hearing.  If anyone will be attending the hearings on the 17th and needs assistance in sign ups, contact me.  If unable to attend, but wish to submit written testimony, you can submit the testimony on your letterhead to the email address on the committee heading.  Or, you can always email to me and I will hand carry to the committee clerk.  Unfortunately, unless there is some change, I do not expect to attend the public hearing on the 19th at West Hartford.
Other activity last week:  Public Health met on 2/11 and voted to have public hearings on the following bills.  H.B. #5907, #5911, #5912, #6658, S.B. #684, & #800.  I will let you all know when those hearings are scheduled.
As always, I am available for any questions.
*Public Safety and Security Committee
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Please submit 35 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2B of the LOB.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.
SUBJECT MATTER:   Dispatch Consolidation; Police Body Cameras; Police Dogs; Assault of Off-Duty Police Officers; Power Assisted Doors at Elderly Housing Complexes; Internet Security Training; Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits; Police Officer Certification; Municipal Fire Chiefs; Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, Workers Compensation for PTSD; Interior Designers Related to Fire Codes
Proposed S.B. No. 475 AN ACT CONCERNING MUTUAL CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCH FACILITIES.
Proposed S.B. No. 770 AN ACT CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR POLICE BODY CAMERAS.
Proposed S.B. No. 802 AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A POLICE DOG.
S.B. No. 901 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BOXING AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
S.B. No. 902 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.
Proposed H.B. No. 5379 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER .
Proposed H.B. No. 6307 AN ACT REQUIRING A POWER-ASSISTED DOOR AT ELDERLY HOUSING COMPLEXES.
Proposed H.B. No. 6317 AN ACT ESTABLISHING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO PROVIDE INTERNET SECURITY TRAINING AND EXERCISES.
Proposed H.B. No. 6498 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMELY TRANSFER AND PROCESSING OF SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE COLLECTION KITS.
H.B. No. 6775 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF THE COSTS OF CERTIFICATION FOR A POLICE OFFICER.
H.B. No. 6776 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING JUST CAUSE DISMISSALS FOR MUNICIPAL FIRE CHIEFS. 
Proposed S.B. No. 631 AN ACT REQUIRING REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION RELATED TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE AND FIRE SAFETY CODE.
Labor and Public Employees Committee
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Labor and Public Employees Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. in Room 2A of the LOB.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin 11:30 A.M. in Room 3800 of the LOB.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to LABtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.
SUBJECT MATTER:   Miscellaneous Bills
Proposed S.B. No. 81 AN ACT CONCERNING JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES.
Proposed S.B. No. 108 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ABILITY OF ARBITRATION PANELS TO COMPROMISE WHEN RULING ON MUNICIPAL CONTRACT DISPUTES.
Proposed S.B. No. 383 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION THRESHOLDS FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS.
Proposed S.B. No. 427 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AWARDS AND ATTORNEY FEES.
Proposed S.B. No. 428 AN ACT PROTECTING INTERNS FROM WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.
Proposed S.B. No. 431 AN ACT CONCERNING FOREIGN WORKER RECRUITMENT FEES.
Proposed S.B. No. 433 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENTS AND INSURERS.
Proposed S.B. No. 435 AN ACT PROHIBITING NONDISPARAGEMENT CLAUSES IN PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SEPARATION AGREEMENTS.
Proposed S.B. No. 440 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES AND THE TRANSFER OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
Proposed S.B. No. 441 AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT IN THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL PRIOR STATE SERVICE.
Proposed S.B. No. 444 AN ACT CONCERNING SECRETARIES IN STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Proposed S.B. No. 445 AN ACT CONCERNING A PLAN FOR THE CONNECTICORPS PROGRAM.
Proposed S.B. No. 446 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “DOMESTIC WORKER”.
Proposed S.B. No. 830 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO ASSIST MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES IN OBTAINING PERFORMANCE BONDS ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
Proposed H.B. No. 5848 AN ACT CONCERNING WOMEN RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE.
Proposed H.B. No. 5852 AN ACT CONCERNING WAGE EXECUTION PROCEDURES.
Proposed H.B. No. 5854 AN ACT CONCERNING THANKSGIVING AND DOUBLE OVERTIME WAGES.
Proposed H.B. No. 5856 AN ACT PERMITTING EMPLOYERS TO PURCHASE INDEMNITY INSURANCE POLICIES TO SATISFY COLLATERAL OBLIGATIONS.
Proposed H.B. No. 5858 AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING TO THE CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT SECURITY BOARD.
Proposed H.B. No. 5860 AN ACT RECOGNIZING PROBATE COURT EMPLOYEES AS STATE EMPLOYEES.
Proposed H.B. No. 5863 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.
Proposed H.B. No. 5865 AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS AND GRATUITIES.
Proposed H.B. No. 5871 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL.
Proposed H.B. No. 5875 AN ACT CLARIFYING AND UPDATING THE MECHANISM BY WHICH  WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS ARE PAID UPON AN EMPLOYEE’S DEATH.
Proposed H.B. No. 5876 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES ASSESSED AGAINST LABOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT FAIL TO FILE AN ANNUAL REPORT.
Proposed H.B. No. 6249 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYERS WHO OFFER ON-SITE CHILD DAY CARE OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES.
Proposed H.B. No. 6566 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS WHO PROVIDE PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE IN EXCESS OF THE LEAVE REQUIRED BY LAW.
****Public Safety and Security Committee
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chambers, 3rd Floor, West Hartford, CT, 06107.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 4:30 P.M. and will conclude at 6:00 P.M. at West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chambers, 3rd Floor, West Hartford, CT, 06107.  Please submit 35 copies of written testimony to Committee staff from 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chambers, 3rd Floor, West Hartford, CT 06107.  Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.
SUBJECT MATTER:   Hoarding; Smoke and CO2 Detectors; Blasting; Fire Sprinklers
Proposed S.B. No. 18 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY HOARDING.
Proposed H.B. No. 6303 AN ACT EXEMPTING EMPLOYEE RELOCATION COMPANIES FROM THE SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR AFFIDAVIT REQUIREMENT. 

Proposed H.B. No. 6494 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHEN BLASTING CAUSES DAMAGES. 

H.B. No. 6777 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS IN NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. 
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
703 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
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