Not much to add from last week. I have added 3 bills to the list; H.B. #5288, H.B. #5388, & S.B. #289. H.B. #5288 came across our radar this past week when a legislator asked me to source out fire departments that may have corrosion problems with apparatus as a result of chemical road treatments being used on CT’s roads. When I inquired, my surprise was that a number of you responded with those concerns. The bill had a public hearing on Friday and several of you provided testimony to support the issue. Thanks for your response.
H.B. #5388 & S.B. ##289 were added as they may be of interest to fire marshals. Both of those bills will have a public hearing on Tuesday, 3/4. I will attach the public hearing notice to this message. I am available if any inquiries.
As an F. Y. I., it is expected that a public hearing for the PSAR Task Force report will take place within the next week or so. I would suggest that if you have an interest in this issue, that you start preparing some testimony for that hearing. If I understand correctly, the report (approx. 35 pages) is available from Dept. of Public Health website. Go to http://www.ct.gov/ and source the DPH site. You may also contact Mary-Ellen Harper, Director of Fire & Rescue Svcs. at the Farmington F.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe that the committee is only required to give 3 days notice of the hearing. You are not required to attend the hearing if unable, but you are able to submit testimony electronically. We were given a tentative date of 3/14 or 3/19. I will notify all as soon as I am aware of the date.
*Public Safety and Security Committee
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 1B of the LOB. Please submit 45 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at the time of sign up. Testimony submitted after sign-up may not be distributed until after the hearing. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Room 1B of the LOB. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Elected Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin. Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.
SUBJECT MATTER: Internet sweepstakes cafes, movie theatres, resident state troopers, building officials, tuition raffles, crane operations, keno, penalty for assault on fire officials, the automated number plate recognition system, state marshals, disposal of medication
*S.B. No. 80 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING INTERNET SWEEPSTAKES CAFES.
*S.B. No. 287 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM DECIBEL LEVEL AT MOVIE THEATRES.
*S.B. No. 288 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS.
*S.B. No. 289 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DUTIES OF BUILDING OFFICIALS.
*S.B. No. 290 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION RAFFLES.
*S.B. No. 291 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CRANE OPERATIONS.
*H.B. No. 5387 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING KENO.
*H.B. No. 5388 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF FIRE MARSHALS, DEPUTY FIRE MARSHALS, FIRE INSPECTORS, BUILDING OFFICIALS AND ASSISTANT BUILDING OFFICIALS.
*H.B. No. 5389 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION SYSTEM.
*H.B. No. 5390 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MARSHALS.
*H.B. No. 5391 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OVERTIME AND FRINGE BENEFITS OF RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS.
*H.B. No. 5392 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED MEDICATION.
Ted Schroll Jr., Legislative Representative
Connecticut State Firefighters Association
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Wethersfield, CT 06109-2634
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