2015 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee

Aging Committee

S.B. 705 An Act Concerning a Community Spouse’s Allowable Assets (2/5/2015)

Appropriations Committee

Governor’s Proposed Budget: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (3/5/2015)

Governor’s Recommended Budget: Department of Economic and Community Development (3/2/2015)

Governor’s Recommended Budget: Department of Social Services (2/27/2015)

Children’s Committee

S.B. 956, AA Expanding the Care 4 Kids Program (3/3/2015)

H.B. 5653, AAC Chemicals of High Concern to Children (2/5/2015)

Government, Administration and Elections Committee

H.B. 5793, AA Establishing Safe Haven Day (2/25/2015)

Higher Education Committee

S.B. 966, An Act Concerning Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners at Institutions of Higher Education (3/12/2015)

Human Services Committee

S.B. 895 An Act Concerning Temporary Family Assistance (2/19/2015)

S.B. 795 An Act Concerning a Two-Generational School Readiness and Workforce Development Plan (2/10/2015)

H.B. 5823 An Act Implementing a State-Wide Coordinated Two-Generational Model (2/5/2015)

H.B. 5806 An Act Increasing the Minimum Amount of Assets that May be Retained by the Spouse of an Institutionalized Person (1/29/2015)

Insurance Committee

H.B. 5500, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation for Insureds Diagnosed with Cancer (2/17/2015)

S.B. 7, AAC Health Insurance Coverage of Orally and Intravenously Administered Medications (2/3/2015)

Judiciary Committee

S.B. 651, An Act Concerning a Temporary Hold for Certain Family Violence Arrestees, S.B. 1087, An Act Concerning Sexual Offender Registration Laws, Residency Restrictions for Registered Sexual Offenders and Reentry Housing, H.B. 7004, An Act Concerning Implementation of the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Service of Restraining Orders (3/16/2015)

S.B. 650, An Act Concerning Temporary Restraining Orders & H.B. 6848, An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence (3/11/2015)

H.B. 6923, AAC Sexual Assault (3/4/2015)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

S.B. 858, AAC Employees Who Customarily and Regularly Receive Gratuities and the Minimum Fair Wage, H.B. 6784, AA Expanding Paid Sick Leave, H.B 6932, AAC Paid Family Medical Leave & H.B. 6933, AAC Predictable Scheduling (3/5/2015)

Governor’s Bill No. 6850, An Act Concerning Pay Equity and Fairness (3/3/2015)

H.B. 6244, AAC Parents and Guardians of Crime Victims and Unemployment Benefits (2/24/2015)

SB 446, AAC the Definition of the Term “Domestic Worker, SB 428, AA Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, HB 5848, AAC Women Re-Entering the Workforce, HB 5854, AAC Thanksgiving and Double Overtime Wages, HB 5865, AAC Credit Card Transactions and Gratuities,HB 6249, AA Establishing a Tax Credit Program for Employers who Offer On-Site Child Day Care Options for Employees &HB 6566, AA Establishing a Tax Credit for Employers Who Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave in Excess of the Leave Required by Law (2/17/2015)

Public Health Committee

S.B. 687, An Act Concerning Notice to Patients of Costs for Routine Health Services & H.B. 5270, An Act Concerning Video Monitoring of Nonverbal Nursing Home Residents (3/11/2015)

Public Safety & Security Committee

H.B. 6498, AAC the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (2/17/2015)

Veterans’ Affairs Committee

S.B. 904 An Act Establishing the Husky Women Veterans’ Program (2/17/2015)

2014 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee

Aging Committee

S.B. 177, AAC a Community Spouse’s Allowable Assets, H.B 5001, AA Providing Rental Cost Relief to Eligible Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, H.B 5224, AA Increasing Public Assistance to Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children & H.B 5225, AA Increasing Eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care Program for the Elderly (2/24/2014)

Appropriation’s Committee

S.B. 340, AAC A Two-Generational School Readiness Plan (3/7/2014)

Children’s Committee

H.B. 5035, AAC Toxic Fire Retardants in Children’s Products, H.B. 5036, AAC Children’s Products and Chemicals of High Concern & H.B. 5354, AAC Chemicals of High Concern to Children (3/6/2014)

Commerce Committee

H.B. 5269, AA Creating Parity Between Paid Sick Leave Benefits and Other Employer-Provided Benefits & H.B. 5275, AAC the Learn Here, Live Here Program and Business Creation (2/27/2014)

Environment Committee

S.B. 316, AA Requiring the Labeling of Food Products that are Packaged in Materials that Contain Bisphenol-A (3/7/2014)

Government, Administration and Elections Committee

S.B. 452, AA Implementing the Initial Findings of the Disparity Program Concerning the Minority Business Set-Aside Program (3/17/2014)

Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee

S.B. 401, AAC Workforce Diversity Standards of Contractors Performing Work at Southern Connecticut State University (3/11/2014)

H.B. 5029, AAC Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus (2/11/2014)

Insurance & Real Estate Committee

S.B. 191, AA Concerning Health Insurance Coverage of Orally and Intravenously Administered Medications & H.B. 5245, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients (3/6/2014)

H.B. 5363, AA Prohibiting Gender Rating as a Rating Factor for Long-Term Care Insurance Policies (3/4/2014)

S.B. 8, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening & S.B. 10, AAC Deductibles for Breast Ultrasound Screenings (2/18/2014)

Judiciary Committee

H.B. 5593, AAC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (3/31/2014)

H.B. 5569, AA Establishing a Child Nursery Facility at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Niantic (3/24/2014)

S.B. 462, AAC Civil Restraining and Protective Orders (3/17/2014)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

H.B. 5527, AAC A Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights (3/13/2014)

S.B. 249, AA Promoting Retirement Savings (3/11/2014)

H.B. 5283, AAC Expansion of Family Medical Leave (2/27/2014)

S.B. 32, AA Concerning Working Families’ Wages (2/18/2014)

Public Health Committee

H.B. 460, AAC Hospital Conversions and Other Matters Affecting Hospitals & H.B. 5571, AAC Certificate of Need Requirements, Hospital Conversions and Medical Foundations (3/19/2014)

S.B. 126, AAC Children’s Exposure to Chemicals (2/28/2014)

2013 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee (* indicates YWLP testimony)

Aging Committee:

SB 885, AA Establishing a Task Force to Evaluate the Utility of Creating a Public Retirement Plan, SB 937, AAC Care for Elderly Persons in a Home Setting Rather than a Nursing Home Facility, SB 939, AAC a Registry of Criminal Offenders Whose Victims Are Elderly, HB 6461, AAC Presumptive Medicaid Eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care for the Elderly, HB 6463, AAC Aging (2/26/2013)

HB 5764, AA Increasing Temporary Family Assistance Benefits for Grandparents and Other Nonparent Caretaker Relatives & HB 5757, AA Increasing Eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care Program for the Elderly (2/5/2013)

Appropriations:

H.B. 6354, AA Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendations Concerning General Government (3/22/2013)

Department of Social Services Budget (2/22/2013)

Children’s:

HB 6526, AAC Toxics Disclosure and Innovation for Healthy Children (3/5/2013)

SB 887, AAC the Care 4 Kids Program & HB 6332, AAC Toxic Fire Retardants in Children’s Products (2/21/2013)

Commerce:

HB 5017, AAC the Learn Here, Live Here Program and Business Creation (3/7/2013)

Environment:

SB 16, AA Requiring Labeling of Food & Drink Products that Are Packaged in Materials that Contain Bisphenol-A (2/25/2013)

Higher Education:

SB 176, An Act Establishing A Higher Education Performance Incentive Task Force (2/28/2013)

Housing:

HB 5062, AAC Urban Housing for Young Professionals (2/19/2013)

Human Services Committee:

HB 5919, AAC Presumptive Eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care Program for the Elderly (3/5/2013)

HB 6367, AA Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendations for Human Services Programs (2/27/2013)

SB 27, Promoting the Pursuit of Education by Recipients of Assistance, SB 93, AAC the Community Spouse of an Institutionalized Person, SB 851, AA Protecting the Assets of the Spouse of an Institutionalized Medicaid Recipient (2/14/2013)

Finance:

SB 843, AAC Revenue Items to Implements the Governor’s Budget (3/4/2013)

GAE:

HB 6579, AAC the Prequalification of Subcontractors, Removing the Municipal Exemption from the Set-Aside Program and the Percentage of Contracts Reserved for Minority Businesses (3/11/2013)

SB 284, AAC the Percentages of Contractors and Subcontractors Who Are Minorities or Women Under the Set-Aside Program (2/22/2013)

Insurance & Real Estate Committee:

SB 446, AAC Health Insurance Coverage and Tort Reform, SB 862, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening & HB 5644, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Fertility Preservation (2/19/2013)

SB 811, AAC Health Insurance Coverage of a Second Mammogram & HB 6320, AAC Health Insurance Coverage of Orally and Intravenously Administered Medications (2/5/2013)

Judiciary Committee:

S.B. 1158, AAC Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, H.B. 6683, AAC the Abatement of a Public Nuisance, H.B. 6696, AAC Enhanced State Efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking, H.B. 6702, AAC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (4/15/2013)

S.B. 1155, AAC Revisions to Statutes Relating to Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment, H.B. 5666, AAC the Forfeiture of Moneys and Property Related to Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, H.B. 6636, AAC the Collection of Sexual Assault Evidence from an Intoxicated or Incapacitated Victim & H.B. 6688, AAC Revisions to Statutes Relating to the Award of Alimony (4/5/2013)

H.B. 6641, AAC the Sexual Assault of Persons Whose Ability to Communicate Lack of Consent is Substantially Impaired & H.B. 6664, AAC Restraining Orders (3/25/2013)

Labor & Public Employees Committee:

HB 6553, AA Establishing a Task Force to Study Family Medical Leave Insurance (3/12/2013)

SB 54, AA Establishing a Retirement Savings Plan for Low-Income Private Sector Workers (2/26/2013)

S.B. 387, AA Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage (1/31/2013)

Public Health:

SB 63, AAC Grants from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund for Stroke Research, SB 366, AA Requiring Licensed Social Workers and Counselors to Complete Continuing Education Coursework in Cultural Foundations & HB 5728, AAC a Study of Breast Cancer Rates in the State and Potential Causes (2/20/2013)

Public Safety:

SB 834, AAC the Trafficking in Persons Council & SB 856, AAC Domestic Violence (2/21/2013)

Transportation Committee:

H.B. No. 6038 AA Requiring the Use of Gender-Neutral “People at Work” Signs by the Department of Transportation (2/13/2013)

 

2012 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee (* indicates YWLP testimony)

Aging Committee

H.B. 5337, AA Establishing a Task Force to Evaluate the Utility of Creating a Public Retirement (3/6/2012)

S.B. 142 AA Increasing Eligibility for the Connecticut Home Care Program for the Elderly (2/28/2012)

Appropriations Committee

H.B. 5016, AA Implementing the Governor’s Recommendations Concerning General Government (3/8/2012)

H.B. No. 5014, AA Making Adjustments to State Expenditures and Revenue for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012 – Department of Social Services (2/17/2012)

H.B. No. 5014, AA Making Adjustments to State Expenditures and Revenue for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012 – Budgets for the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Office of Protection and Advocacy (2/16/2012)

Banks Committee

S.B. 359, AAC Financial Literacy (3/15/2012)

Select Committee on Children

H.B. 5218, AAC Toxic Fire Retardants in Children’s Products & S.B. 194, AAC the Postponement of Jury Duty for Breastfeeding Mothers (3/1/2012)

Commerce Committee

H.B. 5340, AA Establishing an Energy-Related Jobs Task Force (3/6/2012)

SB 1, AAC Connecticut Jobs and the Economy & SB 78, AAC the Learn Here, Live Here Program (2/21/2012)

Environment Committee

H.B. 5116, AA Requiring the Labeling of Food Packaging that Contains Bisphenol-A (3/7/2012)

Government Administration and Elections Committee

SB 429, AAC the Set-Aside Program and the Percentage of Contracts Reserved for Minority Business Enterprises (2/21/2012)

Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee

H.B. 5031, AAC Sexual Violence on College Campuses (3/6/2012)

Human Services Committee

H.B. 5450, AA Establishing a Basic Health Program (3/13/2012)

S.B. 209, AA Increasing Educational Incentives in the Jobs First Employment Services Program (3/1/2012)

Judiciary Committee

H.B. 5535, AAC Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage after a Divorce or Legal Separation & H.B. 5548, AAC Domestic Violence (3/23/2012)

H.B. 5509, AAC The Payment of Alimony and Child Support (3/19/2012)

S.B. 247, AAC the Sexual Assault of Persons Whose Ability to Communicate Lack of Consent is Substantially Impaired (3/12/2012)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

S.B. 352, AA Creating a Process for Family Child Care Providers to Collectively Bargain with the State & H.B. 5433, AA Creating a Procedure for Personal Care Attendants to Collectively Bargain with the State (3/13/2012)

S.B. 154, AAC State Employees and Violence and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace, S.B. 180, AA Increasing Penalties on Employers for Refunds of Wages in Exchange for Furnishing Employment, H.B. 5313, AA Creating a Task Force to Study a State-Administered Pension Fund for Employees in the State (3/8/2012)

S.B. 150, AAC Family and Medical Leave Benefits for Certain Municipal Employees (3/1/2012)

H.B. 5199, AAC Discriminatory Hiring Practices and Unemployed Individuals &H.B. 5291, AA Increasing the Minimum Wage, Removing the Minimum Wage Tip Credit, and Increasing Penalties for Failure to Pay Minimum Wage (2/28/2012)

Public Health Committee

S.B. 425, AA Establishing a Basic Health Program (3/21/2012)

S.B. 274, AAC Chemicals of High Concern to Children (3/7/2012)

PCSW Testimony 2011

* indicates YWLP

Appropriations Committee

H.B. 6380, AAC The Budget for the Biennium Ending June 20, 2013 – Department of Public Health Budget (3/2/2011)

Re: PCSW Budget (3/1/2011)

Select Committee on Aging

S.B. 775, AA Increasing Eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care Program for the Elderly & H.B. 6155, AA Reducing the Individual Contribution Under the State-Funded Home-Care Program for the Elderly (2/10/2011)

Banks Committee

S.B. 414, AAC Financial Institutions’ Consideration of Unpaid Health Care Bills (2/10/2011)

Select Committee on Children

H.B. 5293, AA Extending the “Care 4 Kids” Program To Families With A Parent Who Is Actively Seeking Employment & *S.B. 135 AAC Postsecondary Educational Financial Assistance for Children in Kinship Care (2/8/2011)

Commerce Committee

H.B. 6399, AA Establishing a Green Jobs Taskforce (2/24/2011)

Government Administration and Elections Committee

H.B. 5475, AAC State Contracting with Businesses Owned by Minorities and Persons with Disabilities, H.B. 5877, AAC the Set-Aside Program for Minority Business Enterprises and Establishing a Supplier Minority Council & H.B. 5974, AA Redefining “Minority Business Enterprises” (3/7/2011)

Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee

*H.B. 5888, AAC College Credit for Transfer from a Licensed Practical Nursing Education Program into a Registered Nursing Education Program (2/24/2011)

S.B. 927, AAC Requirements for Early Childhood Educators (2/17/2011)

*SB 847, AAC the Elimination of Sexual Violence on College Campuses (2/10/2011)

Housing Committee

H.B. 6052, AAC Supportive Housing & *H.B. 6456, AA Establishing a Learn Hear, Live Here Program (3/1/2011)

*S.B. 305, An Act Concerning First-time Homeowners (2/8/2011)

Human Services Committee

S.B. 1150, AAC the Provision of Medicaid Benefits to Certain Childless Adults (3/17/2011)

S.B. 1031, AA Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendations Concerning Human Services & H.B. 6550, AAC Medicaid Coverage for Smoking Cessation Treatment (3/15/2011)

S.B. 1042, AAC a Pilot Project Under the Jobs First Employment Services Program (3/1/2011)

S.B. 9, AAC Medicaid Eligibility, S.B. 128, AAC Expansion of the ConnPACE Application Period, S.B. 840, AAC Educational Activities for Participants in the Jobs First Program, H.B. 5558, AAC Educational Opportunities for Recipients of Benefits Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program & H.B. 6218, AA Establishing a Task Force on Safety Net Services (2/10/2011)

Insurance & Real Estate Committee

S.B. 10, AAC Insurance Coverage for Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging & S.B. 12, AA Prohibiting Copayments for Preventative Care (2/3/2011)

Judiciary Committee

S.B. 1220, AAC Family Violence, H.B. 6629, AAC Domestic Violence & H.B. 6633, AAC Stalking (3/30/2011)

H.B. 6599, AAC Discrimination (3/21/2011)

S.B. 918, AAC the Sexual Assault of Persons Whose Ability to Communicate Lack of Consent is Substantially Impaired (2/23/2011)

Joint Hearings

Human Services, Insurance & Real Estate and Public Health Joint Hearing: H.B. 6305, AAC Implementation of the Sustinet Plan (2/14/2011)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

H.B. 6347, AAC the Enforcement of the Family and Medical Leave Act for State Employees (3/3/2011)

S.B. 913, AA Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees (3/1/2011)

H.B. 5464, AAC State Employees and Violence and Bullying in the Workplace (2/17/2011)

S.B 482, AAC the Labor Department and the Provision of Statistical Information to the United States Office of Management and Budget & H.B. 5461, AAC Protection for Employees Who Breastfeed or Express Milk in the Workplace (2/15/2011)

HB. 5174, AAC State Employees and Training to Deal with Workplace Violence & H.B. 5465, AAC Family and Medical Leave Benefits for Certain Municipal Employees (2/10/2011)

Public Health Committee

H.B. 5608, AAC the Implementation of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards in Health Care Settings & H.B. 6481, AAC The Establishment of a Lupus Education and Awareness Plan (3/2/2011)

H.B. 5048, AA Requiring Certificate of Need Approval for the Termination of Inpatient and Outpatient Services by a Hospital (2/9/2011)

PCSW Testimony 2010

Testimony is in chronological order by Committee

Government Administration & Elections Committee 3/17/2010

Commerce Committee 3/16/10

Judiciary Committee 3/15/2010

Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee 3/15/10

Labor Committee 2/25/2010

Select Committee on Children 2/23/2010

Appropriations Committee 2/11/2010, 2/17/2010, 2/18/2010

PCSW Testimony 2009

Select Committee on Aging 1.27.09

Select Committee on Aging 3.3.09

Appropriations Committee 2.17.09

Appropriations Committee 2.18.09

Appropriations Committee 2.20.09

Appropriations Committee 3.20.09

Banks Committee 2.17.09

Banks Committee 2.24.09

Commerce Committee 2.10.09

Commerce Committee 3.3.09

Energy and Technology Committee 2.10.09

Government Administration and Elections Committee 3.16.09

Government Administration and Elections Committee 3.23.09

Government Administration and Elections Committee 3.23.09 – YWLP

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee 2.10.09 – YWLP

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee 2.19.09

Select Committee on Housing 2.19.09 – YWLP

Human Services Committee 2.5.09

Human Services Committee 2.5.09 – YWLP

Human Services Committee 2.10.09

Human Services Committee 2.24.09

Human Services Committee 3.3.09

Human Services Committee 3.17.09

Insurance and Real Estate Committee 2.3.09

Insurance and Real Estate Committee 2.5.09

Insurance and Real Estate Committee 2.10.09

Joint Hearing 3.2.09

Judiciary Committee 3.6.09

Judiciary Committee 3.19.09

Judiciary Committee 3.24.09

Judiciary Committee 3.26.09

Judiciary Committee 5.8.09

Labor and Public Employees Committee 2.10.09

Labor and Public Employees Committee 2.17.09

Labor and Public Employees Committee 2.24.09

Public Health Committee  2.11.09

Public Health Committee 2.11.09 – YWLP

Public Health Committee 3.16.09