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STATE SENATOR

Beth Bye

Investing In & Growing Connecticut's Talent

Update on the Democratic Values Agenda

Domcratic Values Agenda

Earlier this year, Democrats in the General Assembly released a joint Democratic Values Agenda for the 2018 legislative session. Our ambitious agenda focuses on supporting the middle class and creating economic opportunities for everyone; opening access to education; protecting women's health care; keeping Connecticut residents healthy; supporting Connecticut's hospitals; and preserving our democracy.

As promised, Democrats have passed these initiatives through the legislature’s committees – usually in the face of unanimous Republican opposition -- and the bills now move to the full House or Senate for votes. I look forward to supporting these proposals once they come before the Senate between now and the end of legislative session on May 9th.

Below is a full update on these proposals and the vote totals. To learn more about these proposals read our full agenda here.

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Earned Family Medical Leave - Senate Bill 1

  • Passed Labor Committee 7-6, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the Senate for a vote of all members

Net Neutrality - Senate Bill 2

  • Republicans on the Energy Committee killed this bill.

Time's Up Act - Senate Bill 132

  • Passed Judiciary Committee 25-16, with 16 Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the Senate for a vote of all members

Pay Equity - Senate Bill 15

  • Passed Labor Committee 13-0
  • Moves to the Senate for a vote of all members

Opioids Prevention - Senate Bill 511

  • Passed Public Health Committee 26-0
  • Moves to the Senate for a vote of all members

Early Voting - Senate Joint Resolution 31

  • Republicans in the GAE Committee killed this resolution

Early Voting - House Joint Resolution 28

  • Passed GAE Committee 7-6, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

Women's Health Care - House Bill 5210

  • Passed Insurance Committee 17-4, with four Republicans opposed, after Democrats defeated two Republican amendments seeking to severely limit women’s health care options.
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

College Polling Places - House Bill 5420

  • Passed GAE Committee 9-8, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

Community Hospitals - House Bill 5296

  • Passed Public Health Committee 20-7, with six Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

Free Community College - House Bill 5371

  • Passed Higher Education Committee 11-9, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

Reduce Prescription Drug Costs - House Bill 5384

  • Passed Insurance Committee 16-5, with five Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members

Minimum Wage - House Bill 5388

  • Passed Labor Committee 7-6, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the Appropriations Committee for a vote in this committee

National Popular Vote - Senate Bill 408

  • Republicans in the GAE Committee killed this bill

National Popular Vote - House Bill 5421

  • Passed GAE Committee 7-6, all Republicans opposed
  • Moves to the House for a vote of all members