What bills Conn. lawmakers passed and failed last minute in 2015 session

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HARTFORD — Following are some bills that passed or failed in this year’s session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Most still await the governor’s signature:


– Allows school districts to no longer require 11th graders to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC test.

– Bans the purchase or sale of encapsulated alcohol.

– Requires local registrars of voters to be certified and undergo training. Bill includes process for removal.

– Allows immigrants brought illegally to U.S. as children to receive in-state college tuition rates after two years instead of three years at a Connecticut high school.

– Requires school districts to add instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to middle school or high school health and safety curriculum.

– Creates two-step process for Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes to possibly open a satellite tribal casino.

– Allows limited bow-and-arrow hunting on private property on Sundays.


– Allowing physicians to provide life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

– Creating a moratorium on the state’s education commissioner from approving more charter schools.

– Requirements that the University of Connecticut Foundation adhere to state open government laws.

– Regulations for ride-sharing companies like Uber.

– Requiring people who have a restraining or protective order against them to surrender their firearms and ammunition within 24 hours of being notified of the order.

– Allowing Tesla Motors to open three stores in Connecticut to sell directly to consumers.