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STATE SENATOR

Tim Larson

Getting Results

More Help for Crumbling Foundations

I recently introduced an amendment that would create revenue for the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund through fees on new or renewed homeowner insurance policies and mortgages.

This proposal renews my continued commitment to help eastern Connecticut homeowners who are still struggling through this horrific ordeal. This legislation provides a new source of revenue, which is a $10 surcharge on new home mortgages, homeowner insurance policies and rental insurance policies. All of these funds collected will be deposited into the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund.

This week, House leaders pledged to schedule a vote on my amendment. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said the $10 surcharge is "something we are ready to move forward on" and that the vote "will happen before" the end of session May 9.

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