RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Proposals Currently Under Review

Phases:

Phase 0 - Proposal has been drafted and submitted to lawmakers.

Phase 1 - Proposal has been raised by a legislative committee and public hearing is forthcoming.

Phase 2 - Proposal has passed Committee Vote and has been sent to  for "Floor Vote' consideration.

Phase 3 - Proposal has passed Floor Vote and is awaiting consideration by the Govornor.

Phase 4 - Proposal has become law

2021
HB-5162

AN ACT CREATING A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES REGARDING CARE OF PEOPLE ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS.

To combat opioid abuse and addiction.

Introduced by:

Rep. Robin Green, 55th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5135

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HIGH-RISK NAVIGATOR PROGRAM.

To combat opioid abuse and addiction.

Introduced by:

Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5583

AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY INTERVENTION BY A POLICE OFFICER WHEN A PERSON SUFFERS AN OVERDOSE.

To allow a police officer to take a person into custody when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that such person is experiencing a drug overdose.

Introduced by:

Rep. Carol Hall, 59th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-6117

Proposed by A Promise to Jordan (APromisetoJordan.org)

AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE INDIVIDUALS IN RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS.

To create tax incentives for businesses to hire individuals who are in recovery from substance use disorders.

Introduced by:

Rep. John K. Hampton, 16th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5123

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF NECESSARY MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR DRUG-DEPENDENT PERSONS.

To combat opioid abuse and addiction.

Introduced by:

Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5063

AN ACT CONCERNING FOLLOW-UP SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS DISCHARGED FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER REHABILITATION FACILITIES.

To provide follow-up services to persons discharged from substance use disorder rehabilitation facilities.

Introduced by:

Rep. Kathleen M. McCarty, 38th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5141

AN ACT PERMITTING FAMILY MEMBERS TO PETITION FOR MANDATORY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ABUSING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

To allow a family member to petition the courts for mandatory assessment and treatment of an individual twenty-five years of age or younger who is abusing drugs or alcohol and appears to be a danger to himself or herself or others.

Introduced by:

Rep. Joe Polletta, 68th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5078

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY THAT POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL MAY USE WHEN RESPONDING TO OPIOID OVERDOSES.

To study technologies that may assist police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel when responding to opioid overdoses.

Introduced by:

Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5586

AN ACT REQUIRING EXPANSION OF THE CRISIS INITIATIVE PILOT PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

To require the Division of State Police to expand the CRISIS Initiative Pilot Program to all areas of the state.

Introduced by:

Rep. Vincent J. Candelora, 86th Dist.
Rep. Laura M. Devlin, 134th Dist.
Rep. Tom O'Dea, 125th Dist.
Rep. Jason Perillo, 113th Dist.
Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas, 70th Dist.
Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, 89th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5723

AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE DEPARTMENT ACCESS TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS SUCH AS NARCAN.

To help increase the availability of opioid antagonists, such as Narcan, to police departments to help save lives.

Introduced by:

Rep. Alphonse Paolillo, 97th Dist.
Sen. Martin M. Looney, 11th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
SB-781

AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING REQUIRED BY THE STATE POLICE ACADEMY AND POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL.

To recognize that incidences related to mental health are on the rise and to provide law enforcement officers with the tools they need for mental health awareness and crisis intervention.

Introduced by:

Sen. Christine Cohen, 12th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
SB-23

AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIRED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR DETOXIFICATION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

To modify required health insurance coverage for detoxification and substance abuse services.

Introduced by:

Sen. Saud Anwar, 3rd Dist.

Phase 1
2021
SB-108

AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT FOR A CERTIFICATE OF NEED FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT FACILITIES.

To increase access to programs offering substance use disorder treatment.

Introduced by:

Sen. Saud Anwar, 3rd Dist.

Phase 1
2021
SB-396

AN ACT ALLOWING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TRACK AND TRACE CELLULAR PHONES OF YOUNG ADULTS IN DISTRESS.

To allow law enforcement the ability to track and trace a cellular phone of an eighteen to twenty-year-old who is believed to be in distress or danger and still living dependently in the home of a parent or guardian.

Introduced by:

Sen. Christine Cohen, 12th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
HB-5722

AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX STIPENDS PAID TO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE MEMBERS.

To exempt from the personal income tax any stipend paid by a municipality, a volunteer fire department of the municipality or a volunteer ambulance association of the municipality, to a volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambulance member.

Introduced by:

Rep. Brian Lanoue, 45th Dist.
Rep. Patrick S. Boyd, 50th Dist.
Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.
Rep. Tom Delnicki, 14th Dist.
Rep. Rick L. Hayes, 51st Dist.
Rep. Greg S. Howard, 43rd Dist.
Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd Dist.
Sen. Heather S. Somers, 18th Dist.

Phase 1
2021
Open-1

PROPOSAL FOR EMERGENCY CARE PROTOCOL. 

Guideline to monitor an addicted person for a period of at least 72 hours if they have been administered NARCAN. 

Phase 0
2021
Open-3

PROPOSAL TO REMOVE IMPEDIMENTS/BARRIERS FOR THOSE SEEKING DETOX SERVICES. 

Guideline to ensure any individual seeking services is permitted entrance into a treatment program, regardless if their urine is 'dirty' or clean. Additionally, providing a suitable amount of time for the individual to arrange transportation. 

Phase 0
2021
Open-4

PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE 'TRAP-HOUSES' WITHIN CONNECTICUT COMMUNITIES . 

Guideline to identify residences that have a history of frequent overdose activities with provisions to help and inform in the first event, impose monetary penalties in the second event, and  foreclose/transfer ownership in the third event. 

Phase 0
2021
Open-5

PROPOSAL TO INSTITUTE MANDATORY MINIMUM CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER FOR THOSE FOUND GUILTY OF DISTRIBUTING LETHAL OPIOIDS OR SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVES (FETENYL) , AND LIFE  SENTENCE FOR THOSE FOUND GUILTY A SECOND TIME

Phase 0
2021
Open-6

PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO SUICIDE SCREENING PROTOCOLS 

Phase 0
2020
HB-5248

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PEER SUPPORT SERVICES IN THIS STATE.

To establish a task force to study health insurance coverage for peer support services in this state.

Phase II
2020
HB-5254

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER.

To require health insurance coverage for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

Phase II
2020
HB-5256

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER.

To require health insurance coverage for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

Phase II
2020
SB-135

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO PHARMACY AND DRUG CONTROL STATUTES.

To make revisions to Department of Consumer Protection pharmacy and drug control statutes.

Phase II
2020
Open-2

PROPOSAL TO MAKE HIGH RISK NAVIGATOR/ANGEL PROGRAM AVAILABLE  IN EVERY REGION  OF CONNECTICUT. 

Guideline to ensure every region within CT has access to a person or team dedicated to responding to overdose events that will provide on-going support services to the patient and their families, throughout their recovery journey. 

Phase 0
2020
SB-380

AN ACT REQUIRING NOTIFICATION OF A FAMILY MEMBER OF A PATIENT ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL.

To require hospitals to notify a patient's designated family member not later than twenty-four hours after admission.

Phase 1